School Safety & Security Approach
safety and security of our students and staff are of paramount importance to
us. Working in partnership with our parents and stakeholders, we adopt a
whole school approach in the creation of a safe and secure learning
visitors (including parents/guardians) are required to access the School via
the main gate and report to the security guard post to exchange for a visitor
pass. All visitors must then report to the General Office to seek assistance. Visitors
are not allowed to proceed beyond the General Office without an
accompanying school staff. All visitors must display their visitor pass
prominently. The school staff have been briefed to approach a visitor should
any of the above is not adhered to. Please refer to the 5/2020 Open Letter for
the additional Safe Management Measures (SMM) due to the COVID-19 situation.
School Gates Opening Hours
the morning assembly, students may enter the school using either the main gate
or one of the side gates. The main gate is open from 6.30 am to 7.00 pm on
school days, while the side gates are open for students before morning
assembly and during school dismissal time.
Before morning assembly
Regular school dismissal
Side Gate 1
(opposite block 317)
6.45 am to 7.30 am
6.45 am to 7.45 am
1.30 pm to 2.00 pm
1.10 pm to 2.00 pm
Side Gate 2
(opposite block 305)
who choose to drive to school are encouraged to drop off your child at the access
roads next to Blocks 312/313 Sembawang Drive or Blocks 316/317 Sembawang Vista.
Alternatively, parents can drop off your child at the MSCP located at Block
313A Sembawang Drive or Block 306B Canberra Road. Students who alight at these
locations may enter the school via the side gates.
the morning reporting period from 6.45am to 7.30am (main gate will remain open
till 7.45am to facilitate drive-in and drop off of students on late
reporting), parents may alight your child at the sheltered foyer of the school
concourse. To ensure smooth flow of traffic in the school, we seek parents’
assistance to get your child ready to alight with their school bags upon
entering the school gate.
We urge drivers
to exhibit patience and care when driving within the school compound.
Drivers must keep to the speed limit of 15 km/h and follow the directions
given by our school staff or security guards.
may be dismissed via the main gate or one of the side gates during
school dismissal. We seek parents/guardians’ cooperation to wait at the
designated areas along the walkway at the main gate or at the void decks of the
HDB flats located near the side gates for their child/ward, so as to avoid
congestion at the gates. Similar to reporting, parents may also arrange with
your child for pick up at the drop off locations outside of the school. The
School’s main gate is close from 1.15pm to 1.45pm (1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)
to all vehicles, except for authorized vehicles such as School buses. Parents
who are driving into the School to pick up your child can only do so from
1.45pm (2.00 pm) provided all our school buses have left the
Permission to Leave School Early
are not allowed to leave school on their own during curriculum time.
Students who need to leave school before school dismissal must be fetched
by either their parents, a member of their family or household helper.
Such persons will be required to produce identification(s)/identify themselves or
be identified by the student in the presence of a General Office staff
before they are allowed to leave with the student.
Safety Around The School
are reminded to exercise caution and observe safety in the school. Students are to walk quietly from point to
point. Students are not to play or run along the corridor, staircases, on the
roads within the school premises, at the concourse and the canteen. Students
are to also observe play safety during CCA, PE and Sports lessons. For
instance, students must keep fingernails short, and avoid wearing necklace and
watch during PE and Sports lessons. Students should also queue up when making
purchases at the school canteen and bookshop, and when boarding school
event that the lightning warning system is triggered, students must stop all
outdoor activities immediately and move indoors or into sheltered areas.
places high emphasis on road safety. Our students are reminded to always exercise
caution and care on the road. School educates our students to always use
pedestrian crossings; practise the Kerb Drill when crossing the road; obey
traffic signals; avoid crossing in front of stationary vehicle or
in-between vehicles as the drivers may not see you; do not run, play or use
personal devices (such as mobile phones) when crossing the road; use footpath
and walkway instead of walking on the side of the road.
students who cycle to and from the School, we seek parents/guardians’ co-operation
to ensure that your child/ward adhere to the safety regulations by the Land
Transport Authority (LTA) on cyclists.
exercises such as lockdown and fire evacuation drills are held twice a year to
familiarize our students and staff on what to do in an emergency. As
Minister for Home Affairs once said, it is not a matter of “IF”, but “WHEN”.
conducts Temperature Taking Exercise twice a year, typically in January and
July period. This is primarily aimed at maintaining schools' preparedness to re-activate the
temperature-taking regime should there be a need to. Parents/guardians are requested to ensure that your child/ward
possesses a serviceable personal Oral Digital Thermometer (ODT) for use at all
times of the year and not only for Temperature Taking Exercises.
Update of Particulars
are reminded to provide up-to-date (1) health declaration of your child, (2)
addresses and (3) contact details of parents/guardians to the school. For
students who commute daily from Malaysia, parents/guardians are reminded to
provide up-to-date local and foreign contact addresses and contact details
(contact number and person), to facilitate link up during emergency situations.
of emergency management, students and staff who travel out of Singapore during
the mid-year and end-of- year school holidays are required to submit their
Travel Declaration. Given the transition to primary school environment, Parents
of all P1 students are to declare the travel plans of your child, regardless of
travel intent. Parents of other levels are to declare the travel plans ONLY if your
child intend to travel. Parents/guardians may submit your child’s travel declaration
via the Parents Gateway. The hardcopy form for parents without internet or
PG access is also available upon request.
Note: Refer to the updated timings in BOLD and ITALICS. The
new timings were established to support the SMM.
Last updated : 16/06/2020