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Term IV, 2017

 
(29 September 2017) SA2 Schedule

The SA2 schedule provides details such as paper duration and time of administration for Listening Comprehension and Written papers.

2017 SA2 Schedule (Communicated on 29 Sep 2017).pdf

 
(27 September 2017) Donation Drive for SWAMI Home

We look forward to the warm support and generous contributions from pupils and parents for the donation drive for SWAMI Home. Through this endeavour, we seek to nurture Riverians as caring and charitable citizens.

2017 CCA Scouts - Donation Drive for SWAMI Home.pdf

 
(25 September 2017) Webpage on School Safety

The safety and health of our pupils and the school community are our top priority. We have consolidated school safety measures and messages in a webpage for easy reference by parents, pupils and stakeholders. Please click on the link to access the webpage: 

School Safety Matters

 

(25 September 2017) Webpage on School Administrative Matters

We have consolidated the school administrative matters in a webpage for easy reference by parents, pupils and stakeholders. Information such as Payment of School Fees, MOE Financial Assistance Scheme, Insurance, Application for Admission, SNAC Notifications, School Smart Card and School Booklist has been included. Please click on the link to access the webpage:  

School Administrative Matters

 

Term III, 2017

 
(14 August 2017) School as Usual on PSLE Oral Days

 PSLE Oral will be conducted on Thursday, 17 August 2017 and Friday, 18 August 2017. As our school does not have P6 PSLE candidates, lessons and school activities will be conducted as usual on these two days.

 
(27 June 2017) Year Heads, Form Teachers and Co Form Teachers for Semester Two
We warmly welcome the following colleagues to Team Riverside!
    • Mr Kanakarajh Raman - Mathematics and Science Teacher
    • Ms Susan Gan - English Language and Mathematics Teacher
    • Mdm Ma Shaowen - Chinese Language Teacher
    • Ms Yong Lok Ping - Chinese Language Teacher
    • Mdm Gowri d/o V Vairavan - Tamil Language Teacher
    • Mdm Nagaraj Hema - Tamil Language Teacher
    • Mr Teo Teck Lam - Operations Manager
We are also pleased to have Mdm Normala Sarman (Mrs Alex) back from leave.
We would like to express our appreciation to Ms Magdalene Sng for her service and contributions to Riverside and Riverians. She has been appointed to teach in another school from Term III onwards.
With new teachers joining the school and with some teachers on leave in Semester Two, we have made some changes to the appointment of Form Teachers and Co Form Teachers. The attached document shows the Year Heads, Form Teachers and Co Form Teachers for Semester Two.
 
(23 June 2017) Weekly Schedule with effect from Term III, 2017
The revised Weekly Schedule is attached below. We will be implementing three recesses from Term III onwards, catering to at most two levels per recess. This is to better ensure pupils' well-being with more space for rest, meals, play and interaction.
  • P1/P2 Recess: 9.30am to 10.00am
  • P3/P4 Recess: 10.00am to 10.30am
  • P5 Recess: 10.30am to 11.00am

2017 Weekly Schedule (communicated on 23 June 2017).pdf

 
(23 June 2017) School Homework Policy with effect from Term III, 2017

The revised School Homework Policy is attached below. English Language Spelling Day has been changed from Wednesday to Tuesday. Mother Tongue Spelling Day remains as Thursday. With this one-day gap, we hope to help our pupils better pace their home revision for Spelling.

2017 School Homework Policy (communicated on 23 June 2017).pdf

(21 June 2017) Temperature Taking Exercise on Friday, 30 June 2017

In Term III, we will be conducting the temperature taking exercise on Friday, 30 June 2017. The temperature taking exercise aims to maintain our preparedness to manage health-related emergency situations. It also serves to educate pupils to take personal responsibility for their own health and exercise social responsibility.

For P1 Pupils

  • Please note that your child’s Oral Digital Thermometer (ODT), which is a one-time issue to P1 pupils by MOE, is being safe-kept by the Form Teacher.

For P2/P3/P4/P5 Pupils

  • Please ensure that your child brings a working personal ODT to school on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 for a thermometer check. The Form Teacher will collect pupils’ ODTs on 28 June 2017 and safe-keep them until Friday, 30 June 2017 for the temperature taking exercise.
  • If your child’s ODT has been misplaced or is not working, please purchase a new one for him/her. Limited stocks of ODTs are available for sale in the school bookshop.
  • Please help your child to label his/her ODT before he/she brings it to school.

 

(16 June 2017) P5 NE Show on Sunday, 2 July 2017

As part of National Education (NE) efforts, MOE partners with the National Day Parade (NDP) organisers to arrange NE Shows for all P5 pupils annually. NE Shows are full-dress combined rehearsals for the NDP. The NE Show aims to instil national pride and serves as a cohort bonding experience for the pupils. This year, the NE Shows will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay.

Our school has been scheduled for the NE Show on Sunday, 2 July 2017. Tentatively, P5 pupils will need to report to school at about 3.00pm and will be dismissed from school at about 10.15pm. We will be issuing a letter with confirmed details and instructions to parents when school reopens for Term III on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Meanwhile, parents may wish to set aside a red t-shirt with sleeves for their child. Each P5 pupil will be wearing a red t-shirt with school shorts/skirt to the NE Show.

Please note that Monday, 3 July 2017 is the Youth Day School Holiday. P5 pupils will be able to have a good rest after attending the NE Show.

 
(16 June 2017) P5 PlayWorks Module "UpWorks" in Term III Week 1 and Week 2

Our school’s Applied Learning Programme, PlayWorks seeks to nurture our Riverians as Joyful and Productive Learners who think critically and inventively and solve problems collaboratively. Our pupils experience a signature module every year. The P5 Module “UpWorks” will be conducted during Term III Week 1 and Week 2. It will focus on upcycling and nurture our pupils’ passion for creative reuse,environmental conservation and sustainable development. We have briefed our P5 pupils and have asked them to research on upcycling during the school holidays.

 

(16 June 2017) P4 PlayWorks Module "ParkWorks" in Term III Week 1

Our school’s Applied Learning Programme, PlayWorks seeks to nurture our Riverians as Joyful and Productive Learners who think critically and inventively and solve problems collaboratively. Our pupils experience a signature module every year. The P4 Module “ParkWorks” will be conducted in Term III Week 1. Pupils will work in groups to redesign Woodlands Crescent Park to meet community needs.

We have briefed our P4 pupils and have asked them to do the following preparatory work during the school holidays.

  • Visit Woodlands Crescent Park with your parents and family.
  • Think about the different groups of people who use the park.
  • Look at the features in the park.
  • Think about new features you want to include in the park and why.
  • Think about existing features you want to do away with and why.

Parents may wish to help their child get some of the following materials to be used during the “ParkWorks” module. Parents can equip their child with other materials which may be useful for building a park model.

  • Old newspapers
  • Empty tissue box
  • Core of toilet roll
  • Cotton wool
  • Drinking straws

 

(16 June 2017) P3 PlayWorks Module "PaperWorks" in Term III Week 1

Our school’s Applied Learning Programme, PlayWorks seeks to nurture our Riverians as Joyful and Productive Learners who think critically and inventively and solve problems collaboratively. Our pupils experience a signature module every year. The P3 Module “PaperWorks” will be conducted in Term III Week 1. Pupils will work in groups to solve a series of problems and design solutions as Island Survivors. The solutions are to be modelled using paper.

We have briefed our P3 pupils and have asked them to do the following preparatory work during the school holidays.

  • Collect some reusable paper products, e.g. old newspapers, old magazines,empty tissue boxes.
  • Collect at least one core of toilet roll.
  • Think about how you can use paper as a medium for design and creation.

 

 

Term II, 2017

 
(1 June 2017) Workshops for Parents
We would like to thank parents who took the time to attend the Workshops for Parents conducted on 19 May 2017. We are delighted to receive your feedback that the workshops are useful and helpful. The workshop slides are below for your easy reference.
 
(17 May 2017) Order Form for Class Photographs

The Class Phototaking Session was conducted on 5 May 2017. The class photographs are now ready for orders. Please refer to the notification issued along with an order form/envelope with instructions is enclosed.

2017 Order Form for Class Photographs.pdf

 
(9 May 2017) SA1 Written - Earlier Dismissal

Semestral Assessment One (SA1)Written Papers will be administered from 11 May 2017 (Thursday) to 17 May 2017(Wednesday). You can view the 2017 SA1 Schedule using the link from the message dated 4 April 2017. Please be reminded that all P1 to P5 pupils will be dismissed at 12.30pm from 11 May to 17 May.

 

(27 April 2017) Riverside Sports and Games Day
We will be holding the 5th Riverside Sports and Games Day on Friday, 28 April 2017 at Woodlands Stadium from 7.45am to 11.00am. The House-based event seeks to promote a physically active and healthy lifestyle in a culture of respect, camaraderie and affiliation.

Four Houses We Unite, Together We Are Riverside! 

 
(12 April 2017) ICAS Science for P3/P4/P5 Pupils

P3/P4/P5 Pupils who registered for 2017 ICAS Science will sit the assessment in school on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Each pupil is to have with him/her a 2B pencil and an eraser. There will be a lunch break from 2.00pm to 2.30pm and a bus service departing from school at 4.10pm.

 
(7 April 2017) P3/P4/P5 House Practice and Preliminary Rounds of Sports and Games Day

House Practice for P3/P4/P5 pupils will be conducted on Monday, 10 April 2017 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Additionally, we are using the CCA session on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm to conduct the preliminary rounds of Sports and Games Day. All P3/P4/P5 pupils are to report to school in their PE attire on 10 April and 12 April.

 
(4 April 2017) Semestral Assessment 1 (SA1) Schedule
The SA1 Schedule provides the details for the listening comprehension, composition and other written assessments. We would like to highlight that all P1 to P5 pupils will be dismissed at 12.30pm from 11 May 2017 to 17 May 2017.
 
(29 March 2017) Healthy Meals in School Programme (HMSP)

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has been working closely with schools to promote healthy eating among pupils as part of the holistic development of our children. Since the start of Term II, our school has implemented the HMSP. The food stallholders are selling set meals which include food in the four main groups, i.e. wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and meat (or others). We would like to seek parents’ assistance to encourage their children to eat the vegetables and fruits that come with the set meal. The circular from HPB provides more information.

HMSP Circular for Parents.pdf

 
(20 March 2017) Welcome and Introduction
We warmly welcome the whole school community back for Term II! The term ahead of us promises to be rich with learning and growth. We are pleased to introduce Mdm Lalithaa Kanesan, our new teacher who has many years of teaching experience. We also welcome Mrs Jaslyn Choo and Mdm Norazah Ibrahim back to Team Riverside.
 

(20 March 2017) Midday Snack Break

The school has implemented the midday snack break since 9 January 2017. Riverians clearly appreciate and enjoy the snack break as it helps them to sustain their energy level till the end of the school day. Parents are reminded to prepare healthy snacks which are easy for their child to manage during the 10-minute snack break in the classroom. It would be helpful for pupils to have wet wipes with them to clean up after the snack break.