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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What are the documents to bring during Sec 1 registration?
a. Report Book
b. Pupil Birth Certificate
c. Father and Mother NRIC
d. Parent’s Marriage Certificates (for Malay pupils)
2. If the parents are overseas during the period of Sec 1 registration, can the child register via a proxy and do the parents need to produce any documentary proof?
Yes (Please provide details of documentary proof)
3. If both parents and child are overseas during the period of Sec 1 registration and only the appointed proxies have all the relevant documents, will the school allow the child to register?
Yes (Provide more details on buying of uniforms/textbooks/getting secondary one registration folder upon returning Singapore etc. or proxy to collect folder)
4. Does school provide school bus?
No school bus services for secondary school. Public Transport: SBS 27, 80, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 119, 156, 159, 163, 372, 965 MRT Station: Seng Kang, Ranggung LRT.
5. What are the school operating hours?
Our school operational hours are from 7.00am to 6.00pm. Our General office operates from 7.00am to 6.00pm. We are open from Monday to Friday and are closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays.
6. What are the school hours?
Our school hours are from 7.30am to 2.30pm daily except Friday (12.40pm) for most students. CCA will start after school from 2.30pm to 6.00pm
7. My child was exempted from the MTL exam at PSLE. Does he/she still need to study a MTL at Secondary School?
If your child was exempted from taking the MTL exam at PSLE because he/she has applied to study a foreign language, your child will still need to register for a foreign language as a MTL-in-lieu at Secondary School. Without a MTL or MTL-in-lieu, your child will not be able to register for the National Examination at the end of Secondary School education.
If your child was granted exemption because he/she fulfilled a condition stated in Question 2 (see below), it would be clearly stated on the official letter of exemption (which your child received in Primary School) that your child will no longer need to reapply for exemption at Secondary School. In such a case, your child will not be required to sit for the MTL examination at ‘N’ or ‘O’ level.
8. I would like to apply for MTL exemption for my child. How can I go about doing it?
Under the National Bilingual Policy, all students including foreign students, must study two languages: English Language and a Mother Tongue Language. If you wish to apply for MTL exemption for your child, please get an application form from the General
9. My child is studying a NTIL (Non-Tamil Indian Language) in Primary School. Does he/she need to reapply at Secondary School? Are there NTIL lessons conducted in school?
Students who have obtained approval at the primary level to study a NTIL are also required to reapply at Secondary School. They must continue to offer the approved non-MTL or NTIL at secondary and pre- tertiary levels. There are no NTIL lessons in school. Students studying NTIL are required to attend lessons with the NTIL community groups and sit for examinations set by the Board for the Teaching and Testing of South Asian Languages.
10. Can my child choose to take HMTL at Secondary School?
Students will be eligible for HMTL at Secondary School if they are short-listed by MOE when they are first posted to the school at Secondary One or the school approves the students based on school internal criteria to take up the HMTL. Please approach the HOD/ MTL.
11. If my child does not meet the eligibility criteria for HMTL, is it still possible for him/her to be offered HMTL later?
Yes. If your child is able to take up HMTL in the following year if your child meets the following criteria:
(1) Obtained an overall percentage of A1 (75% and above) in MTL in current Sec 1 or Sec 2 Express stream;
(2) Passed EL;
(3) Promoted to Sec 2 or Sec 3 Express stream in the following year.
12. My child opted to study a third language. Why was the application unsuccessful?
Students who opted to study a third language do not automatically qualify for entry into the programme. Selection is entirely based on merit and determined solely by each applicant’s PSLE results.
13. Where do I get further information on Parents Gateway?