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1.  Sec One First Day and Orientation

2.  Full Subject-Based Banding (FSBB)


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With a good understanding of the pilot schools which have benefited tremendously from FSBB in 2020, Northbrooks Secondary School will be embarking on the FSBB commencement with our Secondary One classes in 2021.

Please click on the link below to find out more.  There is also a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section in it.


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3.  Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP)


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At MOE’s Committee of Supply Debate in March 2020, MOE launched the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) for our schools and Institutes of Higher Learning to help students strengthen their digital literacy. One of the components of the NDLP is the introduction of the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) for all secondary school students, whereby every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed computing device or Personal Learning Device (PLD) by end-2021. 

Northbrooks Students will be purchasing the latest 8th generation Apple iPad (10.2”).  2021 Sec 2 and 3 students have completed the purchase in 2020.  To reduce out-of-pocket cash from students, Singapore citizen students can use their Edusave account to pay for the PLD.  For students on financial assistance, further subsidies will be provided.  Currently, most students will be able to pay through their Edusave without paying any cash.  The purchase of the device will be done through the school.  The purchase process for 2021 sec 1 students will happen in January 2021.  More information will be provided in January 2021.

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You may click on the link below to access the 1 to 1 device page where you can find videos, letters and information sheet created in 2020 for our current students.  Within each letter and information sheet, there are frequently asked questions section as well.  Please do not use any of the forms found in it as it is not for 2021 Sec 1 students.






4.  Blended Learning (BL)

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Blended Learning builds on Singapore’s education reform – “Learn for Life” movement – to build stronger abilities, skills and habits for independent and lifelong learning. This is in line with Northbrooks Mission and Vision to imbue in Brooksians a growth learning mindset, rooted in values and impacts the community, so as to better prepare the students for the future.

Blended Learning refers to the model of integrating Home-Based Learning (HBL) as a regular feature in the schooling experience. It constitutes a seamless learning experience, with days when students learn in school, and days (which could be termed as “Independent Learning Days”*) when students can learn at home.

Through blended learning, we hope to nurture self-directed and independent learners and develop passionate and intrinsically motivated learners who possess the desire and passion to learn for life.

5. Parents Support Group (PSG)

The school values its partnership with all Parents/Guardians.  This is key in supporting your child.  We would like to invite you to join the Parents Support Group (PSG).  If you are keen, please click on the link below to complete the enrolment form. Thank You. 

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PSG Enrolment Form

6. Year Head's Message

7. Primary to Secondary School Transition

FAQs

1)   Does my child/ward need to report on 23 Dec for registration?

       No, parent/guardian is encouraged to do registration online and student is to complete a ‘Getting to know you’       

       survey by referring to the school website.

2)   Does my child/ward still need to register via e-registration or report in person if he intends to appeal for  

      a transfer to another school?


      If
you intend to appeal for a transfer, your child must still submit his e-registration at our school and subsequently   

      approach the school of your choice to request for a transfer. 

3)   How do I know if my child/ward is eligible for Higher Mother Tongue/Third Language?
      If
your child/ward is eligible for Higher Mother Tongue or Third Language, our subject co-ordinator will be  

      contacting you on 23 December 2020.4) How do I know if my child/ward is offered Subject Based Banding (SBB) subject(s) and what do I need to do? 

    Students offered Subject Based Banding subject(s) will be notified via Parents Gateway on 23 Dec 2020.

5)  Can my child/ward still use his Primary School EZ-Link card? 
     Your child/ward
can continue to use his Primary School EZ-Link card till the new card is issued. Those  

     purchasing concession passes will need to purchase the concession pass for secondary school students.

6) My child/ward’s uniform is not ready. Can he/she wear the primary school uniform when school term starts?

    Your child/ward is allowed to wear his/her primary school uniform and school shoes till the new ones are ready.