Dear Parents/ Guardians and Secondary 1 students
1. Welcome to Seng Kang Secondary School (SKSS)! Congratulations to all students on your posting to SKSS to commence your secondary school education. It will be a new phase of your development and we are happy to welcome you to be part of the family.
2. The Secondary One Registration process will be conducted online, so the Secondary One students are not required to report in person on Registration Day. The designated primary contact of the child would receive a Parent Gateway (PG) notification from us, directing you to the Online Registration Portal and other relevant information, from the afternoon of the S1 School Posting Day. You will be informed of your child’s form class from 30 December 2022 onwards via PG.
3. Online Registration Portal
(a) Go to https://go.gov.sg/sksss1registrationformay2023. The online registration will open on Registration Day, 22 December 2022 (Thursday).
(b) The registration takes about 15 minutes. Please complete all fields.
(c) It is compulsory for parents/ guardians to complete the registration. Please complete the registration latest by 24 December 2022, Saturday, 11:59 pm.
4. Full Subject-Based Banding (FSBB)
Purpose of FSBB
Full SBB is part of MOE’s ongoing efforts to nurture the joy of learning and develop multiple pathways to cater to the different strengths and interests of our students.
From 2024, Secondary 1 students will be able to offer subjects at three levels: G1/G2/G3 (G stands for General), mapped from today’s N(T), N(A) and Express standards respectively. All secondary schools will have implemented the following aspects of Full SBB:
- Mixed form classes with the provision of a common curriculum; and
- Offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary Two.
FSBB in Seng Kang Secondary in 2023
The Secondary One students will be grouped in mixed form classes, comprising students from different courses of study. Students will attend lessons in the form classes for the following subjects: Character and Citizenship Education, Music, Physical Education, Art, Design & Technology, as well as Food and Consumer Education.
English Language, Mother Tongue Languages, Mathematics and Science will continue to be offered at Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) level. The criteria for taking these subjects at a more demanding level from the start of Secondary One is based on students’ PSLE AL Score for each subject. Students will be grouped in different classes based on their subject level for each subject.
The common learning experience through the mixed form classes creates a valuable setting for students to mingle, build meaningful friendships, and appreciate different perspectives. It can also help reduce the inadvertent labelling associated with streaming.
To find out more about FSBB, you can watch this video or visit https://www.moe.gov.sg/microsites/psle-fsbb/full-subject-based-banding/main.html.
Parents whose child is eligible to take subjects at a more demanding level will receive the SBB acceptance form(s) via PG. Please note that you may receive up to 4 forms depending on the number of subjects your child is eligible for. You will need to submit the acceptance form(s) by 27 December 2022.
5. Outcome of Application to offer Non Mother Tongue Languages/ Higher Mother Tongue / 3rd Language
The school will get in touch with you via PG or phone call or email with regard to the outcome of your application from 22 December onwards.
6. School Uniforms, School Textbooks and Learning Materials
To ensure a smooth and pleasant purchase experience, we strongly encourage parents to make online purchase from the respective goods and service providers. The details are as follows:
(a) Sales of Textbooks and Learning Materials, Name of vendor: POPULAR
Click the following links for Sec 1 booklist and instructions for the purchase of textbooks and learning materials
Instructions for purchase of books
Sec 1 Express
Sec 1 Normal Academic
Sec 1 Normal Technical
Note: Please note that due to high delivery volume during festive season, home delivery may take longer for your items to be delivered.
(b) Sales of School Uniforms, Name of vendor: Student Mart
Items to be purchased
- School uniform (blouse & skirt/shorts)
- PE attire
- School tie
- School polo T-shirt
Click here for instructions for the purchase of school uniform
7. Application for MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for 2023
(a) The objective of the MOE FAS is to help financially needy Singaporean students in Government and Government-aided schools to meet basic schooling expenses.
(b) If you wish to apply for Financial Assistance Scheme, you may choose to
- submit via e-FAS form https://go.gov.sg/moe-efas or
- obtain a copy of the application form from the General Office, or download a copy here. Upon completion, please submit the hardcopy application form and the required supporting documents to the General Office.
You may wish to refer to the checklist on the required documents that needs to be submitted with your child application.
(c) Please approach our staff at 6388 7258 for enquiries before you purchase the textbooks or uniforms. You may also click here for more information on Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) 2023.
8. Appeal for Transfer Out (for Serious Medical Conditions Cases)
(a) Parents and students will need to submit their appeal in person through the posted secondary school by 12:00 pm on the following working day after the release of S1 posting results.
(b) Please refer to the MOE website for more details.
9. Appeal for Transfer In (for non-medical cases)
(a) Student transfers are subjected to the availability of vacancies of the school.
(b) Your child’s PSLE score should meet the school’s cut-off point of the posting year before they can be considered for transfer.
(c) Students successfully allocated to their DSA school will not be allowed to transfer to another school. They are expected to honour their commitment to the allocated DSA school for the entire duration of the programme.
(d) Please visit (https://go.gov.sg/sksss1transferinformay2023) to complete the online Transfer Form and submit the necessary supporting documents by Tuesday, 27 December 2022, 11:59 pm.
(e) Your appeal is deemed to be unsuccessful if you do not hear from the school by 13 January 2023. Reason(s) for the outcomes of your appeal will not be disclosed.
(f) Students should still report to the posted secondary school on 3 January 2023.
Start of 2023 – Important Information for Parents and Students
To ensure you are well prepared for the start of your Secondary school journey with us, please note the following information.
Reporting & Dismissal Time and Venue
Daily reporting time:
Students are to be seated and do silent reading with their classes at the parade square, hall or classrooms in an orderly manner for assembly by 7:25 am;every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:35 am on Thursday.
Usually by 1:50 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 2:40 pm on Thursdays and 12:30 pm on Fridays
Depending on your child’s / ward’s involvement in CCAs / curriculum lessons / school programmes such as Learning Journeys, Values-In-Action, etc, he / she may have a different dismissal time on affected days.
School Uniform and Shoes
Students are to report in Seng Kang Secondary school uniform on the first day of school. Shoes should be white-based with white shoe laces.
*If the Secondary 1 student is not able to purchase the SKSS school uniform by the first day of school, he/ she will report to school in his/ her primary school uniform instead.
Sec 1 Orientation and CCA Experience @ SKSS Programme
To orientate our new Sec 1 students, the Sec 1 Orientation Programme will be held from 4 to 6 January 2023. Students are not required to bring curriculum books during the orientation period. The class timetable will be distributed within the first week of school, and you will only be required to bring your learning materials for lessons from 9 January onwards.
There will be CCA Performing Arts and Sports Trial conducted on 4 and 5 January 2023 afternoon. Details of the CCA Trial will be released to your child on 3 January.
We strongly encourage your child to visit https://go.gov.sg/skssccaexperience to find out what CCA is offered in the school.
Please note that reporting and dismissal timing for the Sec 1 students from 3 to 6 January 2023.
3 January (Tues)
4 January (Wed)
5 January (Thurs)
6 January (Fri)
More details for Sec 1 Orientation and CCA Experience @ SKSS Programme will be made available through Parents Gateway nearer the date.
Sec 1 Parents Engagement Session
This would be held on 6 January 2023, Friday at 6.30pm. More details will be made available at a later date via Parents Gateway.
For further enquiries, please call the General Office at 6388 7258, or send an email to Ms Serene Loh, Year Head (Lower Secondary) at firstname.lastname@example.org .