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[Sec 1 CT Matters] 24 May 2017 (Wed) - Result Slip, Sec 1 PTM, Subject Feedback, etc ... ...


Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

My apologies for this very late email. As we end the term, kindly note the following pointers ... ... 
  • (1) Results Slip Matters.  
    • Attendance. Total No of Days = 94   
    • Remarks. Please be reminded that remarks must be keyed-in for all students regardless if their parents are attending PTM.
    • Remarks for Common Test Absentees. For students who were absent for the EOY, their marks are to be entered as NA in the data entry section of the SDMSS and under remarks, type the following:
      • "English Language - (Absent with MC)" - if student is sick 
      • "History - Absent" - if on compassionate ground 
      • "Science Paper 1 - 24/30. Absent for Science Paper 2 (With MC)" - for students who sat for 1 component without sitting for the other.
    • Cover Page for Report Book. Copies were distributed to classes last week to check. Do return them to Student Services if you have not done so. They are assisting with the printing of this.
    • Printing of Result Slips 
      • Checking of Marks. Hopefully if we can check the marks next Tue during PSE ... ...
      • Printing - SMS HOL. As per practice, kindly drop me a SMS when all's good to go.
      • Admin to Sign. Kindly send your signed result slips with Mark Sheet to Admin for signing. Will advise later who is Admin is signing ... ...
      • Duplicate. Will advise CTs in this as Student Services may be assisitng in this.
      • 'Re-Prints - TA2'. Just drop me an eamil when this is required ... ... 
  • (2) Sec 1 PTM on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Class Tutor, CT).   
    • Booking by Parents. Kindly note that the time slots have been opened to parents for booking ... ...  
    • Absence of CT. Teachers who are not available for the above are requested to inform your class parents so that parents wishing to meet you can make alternative arrangements or you may communicate with them via email assuring them that you will try to meet them by early next term.  
  • (3) Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 29 May (Mon), 1700 hrs, please ... ...] 
    • Template / Sample. Found at the end of this email. The feedback for the previous years is included for your reference. Subject Tutors (STs) may extract and para-phrase what is submitted in the Marker's Report. 
    • Feedback from Subject Tutors. To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, STs are kindly requested to assist in the above by 29 May (Mon), 1700 hrs so that it can emailed to the parents early next week before PTM and hopefully save all of us several emails ... ...
  • (4) Sec 1 Enrichment Day.   
    • Notice Form. Kindly collect and hand them to HOL1 soonest possible. HOD (ICT) has been tasked to account for all of them ... ... 
    • Briefing for Students. At Level Assembly on Tue, if there are anything else we'll need to brief Sec 1s.
  • (5) Class Admin Matters.   
    • TSR (Student eRecord). As briefed previously at Level Meeting, please be reminded that enter your TSR for the term online. 
    • Clearing Out of Lockers. CTs are requested to reminded Sec 1s to clear out their lockers by 30 May (Tue). 
    • Email to Parents. CTs are reminded regular communication with parents is essential. If you have not done so in 2017, it'll be timely if an email is sent to your parents to 'close the term'.   
  • (6) Other Matters.
    • Travel Declaration. Pls remind Sec 1s on this. 
    • Application of Leave. Pls remind Sec 1s on this. Do also apply your own leave for the Jun holidays if you have not done so ... ... (Staff Portal > Leave / Training > Request for Vacation Leave)


Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Semester 1 2017)
To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learnt in the past semester and some common pointers for the mid-year examinations.   
  • English Language
    • Text 
  • Geography 
    • Text 
  • History  
    • Text 
  • Lower Secondary Science  
    • Text  
  • Mathematics  
    • Text 
  • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
    • Text

Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 2, Term 1) - Abstracted from Term 1, 2016

To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learnt in the past term.   
  • English Language
    • Comprehension & Summary. Students answered the comprehension question without using the precise vocabulary as required by question. As for the summary questions, their answers generally lack connectors. There was also over-paraphrasing which caused meaning of point to change and hence in them losing content marks. 
    • Expository Writing. A number of students misunderstood the question and thus failed to answer it correctly. The arguments presented were also weak which don't adequately show how examples support the point of argument or relate to the question (arguing by example - merely listing examples without explaining). The examples given were also weak and these only make for a superficial argument.
    • Speech Delivery. Students who did not perform up to expectation usually lack expression when delivering their speech or were not familiar with their content. Having more confidence with speaking in front of a crowd will also be beneficial foe some boys. 
  • Geography 
    • Students were tested on the topics - Sense of Place and Valuing Places. These 2 topics are skill-based and do not have much content. Prior to their Common Test, students were exposed to different types of questions and taught skills/ format on how to answer them. Most students scored well in their TA1, with the majority obtaining a distinction.  
  • History  
    • Students should work on their content mastery (reasons for the fall of Singapore and Impact of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore) and revise their source-based skills as taught in Sec 1 and 2 as these are fundamental Source Based Skills before more will be introduced. In addition, they could also read ahead for the next topic which is ‘Challenges of Post-War Singapore’.  Students should also use the Error Analysis posted online to evaluate their own performance.  
  • Lower Secondary Science   
    • Term 1 assessment for Science comprised of a common test and a practical test with the majority of students doing very well for the latter. Therefore most students did much better in science obtaining results which is much higher than they usually would. However, the boys still must be commended for their efforts but also be reminded that as science is a content-based subject, clarity of concepts through note-making would help them better understood ans apply what they have learnt.  
  • Mathematics  
    • The Mathematics grades Term 1 consists of: Quiz 1 (20%), Quiz 2 (20%) and Common Test (60%). The Common Test was fairly attempted with the majority of students managing to obtain good grades. Students who did not perform up to expectation usually are not clear of concepts and it would be beneficial for them to clarify their doubts with their Math teachers. In Term 2, the topics that will be covered are Algebraic Manipulation and Quadratic Equations. 
  • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
    • Most of the students did well for Common Test 1. The assessment comprises language test, composition/email writing, oral and vocabulary test. Composition / email writing, oral and vocabulary are the components which the students can study and prepare in advance. Students who put in efforts in these 3 components generally scored higher for the overall.  



Dear Sec 1 CTs,
  
As we end off the academic year, kindly note of the following matters ... ... 
(1) Result Slips - Conduct, Attendance, CCA etc. By 19 Oct (Mon, 0900 hrs) 
Data for Results.  
Attendance & Conduct. As per all terms ... ... 
NAPFA Results.  Do note that the new MOE guidelines only require NAPFA Test to be conducted at Sec 2 & 4. As such, kindly leave this entry blank.
CCA Attendance.  CTs requested to key-in as per Tahor's email. Please counsel Sec 1s with <75% attendance. Do let me know if there be anyone that I may need to speak to.  
Remarks. To be keyed-in for all students even if we are meeting their parents at PTM. 
Remarks for EOY Absentees 
For students who were absent for the EOY, their marks are to be entered as NA in the data entry section of the SDMSS and under remarks, type the following: 
"English Language - (Absent with MC)" - if student is sick 
"History - Absent" - if on compassionate ground 
"Science Paper 1 - 24/30. Absent for Science Paper 2 (With MC)" - for students who sat for 1 component without sitting for the other. 
Result Slips 
SMS HOL. As per practice, kindly drop me a SMS when all's good to go. 
Printing - Soonest possible. f you need more time, do let me know. Tue contact time is the latest ... ... 
Admin to Sign. Kindly send your signed result slips with Mark Sheet to Admin for signing. Will advise later who is Admin is signing ... ... 
Duplicate. Will be printed for you for filing into student's dossier. 
'Re-Prints - TA2'. Kindly remind me of any if I still owe you ... ... 
(2) Time-table for Term 4 Week 6 - 19 to 23 Oct  
CTs to note that Han Seng will be sending out 'new' time-table for next week soon ... ...   
(3) Travel Declaration & Sec 2 Booklist.  
Travel Declaration. Details will be posted on Sec 1 Level Website over the weekend. Kindly reminds boys to complete... ... 
Sec 2 Booklist. Akan Datang. Details will be posted on Sec 1 Level Website when available.    
(4) Sec 1 ACE Camp 2015.  
Notice Form. CTs to safe-keep these and dispose them in Jan 2016. 
Edusave Forms / Cheques. Kindly consolidate these and pass them Benjamin when completed.
Medical Conditions on Class List. CTs requested to update version shared by HOL in Term 1 for easy reference at ACE Camp, if required.  
Overnight 'Visitors'. CTs who are visiting and may like to stay overnight, please inform Alfred and myself so that the necessary can be made. 
Camp Dates  
Camp 1 [28 to 31 Oct (Wed to Sat)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities
Camp 2 [2 to 5 Nov (Mon to Thu)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
(5) Sec 1 PTM on 9 Nov (Mon) from 1230 to 1630 hrs. Email will be sent on details.  
No of Students (14 students / Teacher) - Proposed.  
With Examinable Subject (3 + 7 + 4). 3 (Top 1 + Bottom 2) from Form Class; 8 from Subject Class; 4 Free Slots for parents to book 
Without Examinable Subject (10 + 4). 10 from Form Class; 4 Free Slots for parents to book  
(6) Clearing Up in Term 4 Week 6.   
Classroom. Kindly note briefing by Too Yong during contact time this morning.   
Lockers. CTs to ensure that Sec 1s clear out lockers by 21 Oct (Wed). This will prevent them from having excessive things to bring back on Thu / Fri.   
(7) Gather of Friends @ Jude's Place on 21 Nov (Sat) 1800 to 2100 hrs.   
Why. To celebrate another year passed, an end of a very hectic year.     
What to Do. Come early to have a swim, tennis or even cycling or jogging @ East Coast Park. Most importantly, bring your spouse, partner, the kids and join in for a time of food, fun and lots of fats. Your presence is greatly appreciated … … But no obligations, please.  
When. 21 Nov (Sun) from 1800 onwards, Laguna Park Function Room, 5000 Marine Parade Road  
Do note that the relevant info will be update on the Sec 1 Level Website this weekend ... ...  





[Sec 1 CT Matters] 1 May 2017 (Mon) - Access Arrangement, Common Test, Sec 1 Enrichment Day, PTM, etc ... ...


Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

Kindly note the following pointers for the above ... ... 
  • Replacement Day on 2 May (Tue) for 1 May (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
    • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 2 May (Tue). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
  • Briefing for Sec 1 Common Test immediately after Assembly on 2 May (Tue)
    • Kindly note that all Sec 1s are to remain on the track for the above which will be conducted by Han Semg. 
  • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed). 
    • When. During school hours. No lessons. Details will be made known when available.
    • Why? All Sec 1s are to attend the above field trip. Students will observe and collect data on the field and make meaningful connections to what is taught in class to what they see in authentic environments. To develop the skills in field inquiry; acquire skills in field observations, data collection, analysis and presentations.
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Jude Tan <judetan@sji.edu.sg>
  • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. Details to be made known when available. 
    • The Sec 1 PTM involves parents meeting up their son's form tutors. Your son is expected to be present with you for the PTM. If you wish to meet subject tutors, please make a separate arrangement with the subject tutors on another day as all teachers are involved in meeting the parents from their own form class. 
    • Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. Details to be made known in due course. 
    • Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Sec 1 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 
  • HDB "Friends Next Door" Show on 18 May (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Founder's Hall 
    • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to the Founder's Hall by 0800 hrs for the talk. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 
  • Sec 3 EL Oral Exam on 24 May (Wed), 25 May (Thu) & 29 May (Tue)
    • Kindly note that the EL dept will be using the Sec 1 classrooms for the above. Do remind the Sec 1s to, at the end of the school day to clear their belongings from under their desks ... ... 



[Sec 1 CT Matters] National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri)


Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

Kindly note the following pointers for the above. We pray for good weather ... ...
  • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub.  
    • Attire for TeachersCasual Fri or PE attire
    • Meeting Place / TimeOpen Area outside Stadium MRT - Exit B (near Leisure Park Kallang)  / 1330 hrs 
    • Teacher AllocationSec 1 CTs not involved in the above are to note that your reporting hours to school are as per normal school day.  
      • OIC Jude
      • 2IC Law Whye Kiat (FN & LE)
      • 3IC Josephine Lee (ML & MN)
      • FN 101 Alphonsus
      • FN 102 Nigelo Fabular
      • FN 103 Nicole Khoo
      • LE 101 Krison Tan
      • LE 102 Anthony Khoo
      • LE 103 Denise J
      • ML 101 Teresa Lim
      • ML 102 Sophie Heike
      • ML 103 Karen Teo
      • MN 101 Pek Peng Kiat
      • MN 102 Ong Mei Fen
      • Relief Ernest Chin
    • Attendance / Dismissal.
      • Attendance. To be taken online by respective CTs. 
      • Dismissal. CTs are to dismiss students when the clearance is given from HOL.  
    • SJI Seating Arrangement. For your info ... ...
      • Nearest Entry & Exit Point for SJI is at Gate 15 and 16 of the Sports Hub
      • SJI Seating place is at Section 130 at level 3. 
    • First Aid & Safety. For your info ... ...
      • First Aid Rooms are situated near the Entry & Exit Gate (15, 16, 20 and 21) for any students who are sick or injured. A teacher need to accompany the student to the First Aid Room
      • In any emergency situation, all the stadium gates will be opened. 
      • All students and teachers are to exit at the nearest gate and wait at the 100Plus Promenade Track (which is the Colourful Track just outside the Gates)
      • At the nearest exit gates for SJI and on the 100Plus Promenade Track, there will be signage for SJI students and staff to gather.
      • Teachers are to take attendance and to report to any officials for any missing students or staff
      • Further announcements and instructions will be made by officials during an emergency.
    • Other Matters. Students can only bring along water bottle filled with water and no other types of drinks are allowed.














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