2014 10 October

TO                          :               ALL PARENTS

DATE                     :               24 September 2014

SUBJECT               :               Circular to parents

CIRCULAR NO.   :               October 2014


  1. PT3 Examination 2014

1.1          The Form 3 students will sit for the PT3 Examination from 13-16 October 2014.

1.2          The timetable for the examination will be issued to all students concerned on Friday 26 September 2014.

1.3          Please ensure that your child spend sufficient time revising for the examination.

1.4          Dismissal time for the Form 3 from 13-16 October 2014 will be at 12:30 p.m.


  1. End of Year School Examination 2014

2.1          The final school examination for the primary and secondary school will begin on Monday 3 November 2014 and end on Friday 7 November 2014.

2.2          Timetables for the examination will be issued to all students concerned on Friday 10 October 2014.  Kindly ensure that your child spend sufficient time revising for the examination.

2.3          All extra-curricular activities (ECA) for 2014 will end on 31 October (Friday).

2.4          Dismissal times during the examination period (3-7 November 2014) are as follows:

·         Primary school 12:00 noon
·         Secondary school 12:30 p.m.

We hope that with the earlier dismissal, your child will have more time for revision.

2.5          The Mandarin Language Examination for Form 1 and 2 will be held on 27 October and 29 October 2014 and Form 3 on 28 October and 30 October 2014 from 3:50 pm to 5:20 pm.

2.6          School Report Cards will be issued on the last day of school 21 November 2014 after the prize giving ceremony.


3.0          Retreat Camp for Form 1

3.1          A Retreat Camp is planned for the 10, 11 and 12 November 2014 (Monday to Wednesday) at the school, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It will be conducted by the Empowered Ministry.

3.2          Parents are to drop off their children as usual before 7:30 a.m. and pick them up at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Private School.

3.3          During the 3 days, there will be no classes for the students in the secondary school in the afternoon, including the Form 2 who had their Retreat Camp earlier.


4.0          Retreat Camp for Form 3

4.1          The Form 3 Retreat Camp will be held at Mt. Singgai, Bau  from 10-12 November 2014. The students stay overnight there.

4.2          Parents are to drop off their children as usual before 7.30 a.m. on 10 November at the school and pick them up at 3.00 p.m. at the school on 12 November 2014.

4.3          A separate circular will be issued in connection with the Form 3 Retreat Camp.


5.0          Classes from 3 to 12 November 2014

As all our students will be having their Examinations and most of the Secondary students will be having their Camp from 3 November to 12 November 2014, the School will be closed in the afternoon. All our students including the primary school classes will go home at 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. respectively. Classes will resume as usual from 13 November 2014.


6.0          End of Academic Year

6.1          The school will close for the final term on Friday 21 November 2014. We resume school on Monday 5 January 2015.

6.2          A final assembly/ prize giving ceremony will be held for all students at 8:00 a.m. on Friday 21 November 2014.

6.3          All students are to report for school in school uniform by 7:30 a.m.

6.4          Report cards will be issued to students after the assembly/ prize giving ceremony.

6.5          Dismissal times on 21 November 2014 will be as follows: –

·          Primary 10:30 a.m.
·         Secondary 11:00 a.m.

6.6          Parents are welcome to our prize giving ceremony.

6.7          Please note that classes will be on until the last day of school, parents are reminded not to take their children out of the school until the holidays.


7.0          Outstanding Achievement

Our congratulations to the following students on their recent achievements.

a. Kangaroo Math Competition (KMC) 2014

Gold Award: Zachary Liew Zhe-Xi (F2A), Norman Wong Kee Wei (F2A)

Bronze Award: Lauren Teh Shin Yee (F1A), Marcus Ho Hao Xiang (F2A)

b. Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads (SASMO) 2014

Award Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Silver Chew Tze Lin (F1A)

Norman Wong Kee Wei (F1A)

Zachary Liew Zhe-Xi (F2A)

Germaine Cassandra (F2A)

Bronze Marcus Ho Hao Xiang (F2A)

Isaac Lau Yu Jie (F2B)

Jayne Tan Zhia Ne (F3A)

Sharon Ng Yu Xin (F3A)

Participation Grace Wong Chee Eng (F2B) Jee Yu Fei (F3B)

c. Kejohanan Olahraga Terbuka Negeri Sarawak Kali Ke-61, Tahun 2014

  • Lester Bong Jin Hao (F3C) won second place, silver medal in the Open Men 5000 meter race held on 6-7 September 2014 at Stadium Negeri, Petra Jaya, Kuching.
  • Joshua Tami Dickson (F3B) won third place, bronze medal in the Long Jump (Boys under 16).


8.0          Important Dates

30.09.2014           Monday                 –               Last Day for the final payment of fees

05.10.2014           Sunday                   –               Hari Raya Haji

06.10.2014           Monday                 –               Public Holiday

25.10.2014           Saturday               –               Awal Muharram (Public Holiday)

31.10.2014           Monday                 –               Last day for ECA

01.11.2014           Saturday               –               All Saint’s Day

Holy Day of Obligation

02.11.2014           Sunday                   –               All Soul’s Day

03.11.2014           Monday                 –               Final School Examination until 07.11.2014

–               Staff Meeting

10.11.2014           Monday                 –               Retreat camp for Form 1 and 3 until 12.11.2014

21.11.2014           Friday                     –               Final Assembly

Prize Giving

Report Card’s Day

22.11.2014           Saturday               –               School closes for the year

05.01.2015           Monday                 –               School reopens for 2015

St. Joseph’s Private School – education beyond the ordinary.