This is a discussion on EXTRA 1wk sch holiday, you heard? within the Local & Foreign Issues forum, part of the Community Lounge category; Heard maybe sch holiday will be extended for 1 more wk .... you heard? True?....more H1N1 cases n seemed like ...
Heard maybe sch holiday will be extended for 1 more wk .... you heard? True?....more H1N1 cases n seemed like spreading to community
Hi are you serious??I will be delighted if there is!
Only heard that it's just the doctors' suggestion but have not received any formal letter or announcement from the MOE or school. They are only considering, dont't think it is confirmed yet. Can check out MOE's website for more details.
OMG~~~~another one week of kids doing nothing at home? *faints*
lols~~~~~my son is super whiny during school holidays lols~~~
MOE has said in today's papers that there's no plans to extend the holidays YET.
But teachers are all gearing up for possible school closure by creating online materials for lessons and we are given deadlines to upload them too.
haha, same here CanCanMum, it will be chaos with a capital C for me when all kids are at home together. But on the other hand, if this H1N1 is really getting out of control, better to let the kids stay away frm sch. Wah, must plan for another wk of home activities too for them. also must be like the teachers huh!
dont't start thinking school closure is a good thing. We all will have to make up for it during the next hols if it happens.
hi so you are a sch teacher?
Yesterday's news reported no extension of hols already. Those who travelled gotta keep themselves at hm for a week rite? But how many kiasu parents would do so? To let their kids miss sch for a week?
That's the problem. And MOE does not want to close schools yet.
I can't imagine when there is a community spread in school. It'll be disastrous!
Yes, I'm a pri school teacher. I believe that school will re-open as usual, but there will be a lot of screenings and temperature-taking and stuff like that for everyone going in and out of the schools.
Those with school-going kids, dont't forget to pack their thermometer in their school bags. I believe you should all have been asked to submit your travel plans to the schools before the hols started, so if you need to be quarantined, it is likely that the school will contact you, or reject your entering the school even if you turn up.
With all the measures that the schools will be taking, I think it's safer to allow your kids to go to school than to the shopping mall. Based on the last Orange alert, all entry and exit gates to the schools will be manned for screening and everyone going in and out of the school will be recorded.
All in all, I'd say as parents, you have nothing to worry about. It's the teachers and school staff that are having a headache. All these means extra duties and reports etc.
Some parents like jasobias may resort to confine their child at home but child will miss 1 wk lesson and sch/teacher will not replace or cover what was missed.
I have parents who requested to keep their children at home and requested teachers to mail them the notes/worksheets/assignments and email the parents what topics were covered in class. The kids will self-study and email questions to the teacher. If need be, we'll do video chat with them.
Actually I'm already all geared up to conduct off-campus lessons with my students. I've already taped 3 weeks worth of lessons and prepared so many worksheets to guide them to learn on their own. I believe my students will not lose out by staying at home or if school closes.
I have asthma and my family is very worried about me going back to work when school reopens cos even if I have the common flu, it'll trigger a whole round of asthma attacks plus many check ups. And what's making things worse is I'm trying to concieve now, if I really strike, then my risk factor just went up!
In an event that a community spread does occur in school, who's responsible? Parents or the government? Who's the one who have to suffer the heartache?
At the end of the day, it's the parents' choice. Would you risk your child's safety just so that they will not miss that one week of lessons? I know I won't risk education for my son's life.
Empty vessels make the most noise
Is it most teachers in Sg advised to video tape class for students who opt to stay home till coast is clear? dear son class teachers doesnt give contact number nor email to communicate. During the yearly parents meeting, I couldnt go (husband working) thus requested subject teachers to communicate via email, till today, 2.5 mths passed still nobody bothered to ring or email me. Last year also like this ...... I cant go sch when nobody babysit dear daughter.
Last edited by Angelmum; 24-06-2009 at 09:40 AM.
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced several precautionary measures to deal with the H1N1 flu when schools reopen on June 29.
The MOE said it will issue a seven—day leave of absence to all school staff and students returning from affected countries on or after June 22. The measure will also apply to kindergartens and childcare centres.
The ministry said schools will remind all their staff and students to exercise social responsibility to declare their travel history if they have been to the affected countries. It added that they are to stay at home for seven days before returning to school if they have visited the affected countries.
Speaking at a news conference, Education Minister Ng Eng Hen said the ministry believes about one to two per cent of students and staff will return from the affected countries. But his ministry is not taking any chances.
He said: "What we want to do is we are all very clear on how we are approaching H1N1. We want to slow down the spread of the disease because you can’t eradicate it and, as I have mentioned, slowing down makes sense.
"It helps (us) to gain more time (and) more information....for vaccines to be developed, and our healthcare resources are not overwhelmed and we can continue to lead life as normal as possible.
"Our only weapon here is social distancing and social responsibility and that means if all those who are unwell can do their part, all those who are well can continue with life as possible. But if those who are sick spread disease too quickly, then you have a lot of disruptions to schools, businesses, community events."
Dr Ng cautioned that schools will have to step up their vigilance measures as things will not return to normalcy for a long term.
He added that if clusters are found in schools, then some classes, or if necessary, the whole school will be closed for a period of time. Singaporeans will have to be prepared for these disruptions as and when clusters are found.
He said: "We may have to close classes....or even schools. And instead of thinking that this is just a one—off (thing), you may very well have situations where the schools close, open and then close (again). I want the public and parents to prepare for this disruptive pattern."
Schools have started contacting students and parents to check on their travel history and health status.
Students on leave of absence will receive home—based learning materials so that they can keep up with their classmates. There will also be make—up lessons for these students.
i was given a form before the school closes for holidays to fill in stating if we will be bringing my kid for holidays to anywhere
if yes they will contact me
if no most likely they wonx
coz till now no one called me leyy~
Westwood Secondary and Presbyterian High will postpone school reopening by a week, after a teacher in each school had tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
Probably, they were one of the crowd at Butter Fact.