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e Open House 2022
Principal's Live Engagement Session with Parents via Webinar
SGPS E-OPEN HOUSE INFOGRAPHIC
Find out more through an informative talk by our Principal, Mr Martin Tan on the history of St. Gabriel’s Primary School and our founder, St. Louis Marie De Montfort. In the video, he highlights the school’s virtues and the student outcomes of our Gabrielite 2025 - a Leader, a Sportsman, an Achiever and many of our key initiatives for our students. Our Assistant Year Head, Mr Andy Kong also clearly defines what it takes to be a Gabrielite of the future. We hope you find the video useful and that St. Gabriel’s Primary School will be a choice school for your child.
Inquiry-Based Learning @ SGPS
In St. Gabriel’s Primary School, our Primary 1 to Primary 5 Gabrielites embark on Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) projects based on their level’s learning outcomes. IBL is a learning
methodology that centers on student centricity. Fundamentally, Gabrielites take charge of their own learning. They are encouraged to explore the resources and materials through questioning and sharing of ideas. Inquiry-based learning uses different approaches to learning, including Collaborative learning, small-group discussion and guided learning.
Gabrielites learn through constructivism, this allows them to build knowledge through exploration, construction, experience, and meaningful conversation. These provide Gabrielites with experiences which build on their interest and stimulate their curiosity about the world.
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Our Vision - A Gabrielite will be God-loving, disciplined, gracious, caring and a life-long learner.
Our Mission - Shaping Lives for Service to God and Nation.
Our Motto - The Latin motto “Labor Omnia Vincit” stands for “Labour conquers all things.”
Our School’s Corporate Video showcases the student as the centre of focus for his well-being and development here in St. Gabriel’s Primary School. We would also like to highlight our Gabrielite 2025 Outcomes - a Leader, a Sportsman and an Achiever towards realising our school’s Vision, Mission and Motto.
Our doors are still open … online! Click on the video to view our vibrant school campus from the comfort of your home!
2022 P1 REGISTRATION EXERCISE (FOR ADMISSION TO P1 IN 2023)
Children born between 2 January 2016 and 1 January 2017 (both dates inclusive)can participate in the 2022 P1 Registration Exercise for admission to P1 classes in 2023. Parents of Singapore Citizen (SC)/ Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) childrenmay proceed to the school of choice during their eligible phase to register their child for the P1 Registration Exercise.
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, there will not be any in-person registration at schools for the 2022 P1 Exercise. The form and user guides will be available on MOE Website during the registration period.
For a child who has a sibling studying in the primary school of choice.
All children registered under this phase will be given places in the schools.
•For a child whose parent or sibling is a former student of the primary school, including those who have joined the alumni association of the primary school as a member.
•For a child whose parent is a member of the School Advisory or Management Committee.
•Whose parent is a staff member of the primary school.
Registration via online form
From 9am on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 to 4.30pm on Friday, 8 July 2022
•For a child whose parent has joined the primary school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2021 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2022.
•For a child whose parent is a member endorsed by the church/ clan directly connected with the primary school.
•For a child whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader.
Registration via online form
From 9am on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 to 4.30pm on Wednesday, 20 July 2022
For a child who is not yet registered in a primary school.
Registration via P1-Internet System (P1-IS)
From 9am on Wednesday, 27 July 2022 to 4.30pm on Friday, 29 July 2022
Phase 2C Supplementary
For a child who is not yet registered in a primary school after Phase 2C.
Registration via P1-Internet System (P1-IS)
From 9am on Monday, 15 August 2022 to 4.30pm on Tuesday, 16 August 2022
For non- Singapore Citizens (SC)/ non-Permanent Residents (PR)
International students must go through a 2-step process:
1. Submit an Online Indication of Interest from (via the MOE Website) 9am on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 to 4.30pm on Monday, 6 June 2022, otherwise you will not be able to register in Phase 3 of the P1 Registration Exercise.
2. MOE will notify you via email in October: • Whether your child can be offered a P1 place. • How to register in Phase 3 with the designated school if they are offered a place.
Additional Required Documents for P1 Registration Exercise to Show Eligibility:
Documents Required (School will contact parents for additional supporting document(s))
For proof thatyou, your spouse or your older child has studied in the same primary school, you will need to submit:
• A scanned copy of relevant pages of the school report book that clearly shows the name of you, your spouse or your older child and the primary school, or the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) certificate.
• Birth certificate of Older Child as proof of relationship (if applicable) For proof of membership of the School Advisory/ Management Committee, you will need to summit: • Proof of membership that parent is a member of the School Advisory/ Management Committee.
Relevant Documents certifying one of the status of the parent: • School’s email to parent on the completion of at least 40 hours of parent volunteer service at the school by 30 June 2022 (not required to print the email as school can verify via internal records). • Baptism Certificate of one parent who is a baptised member of the Catholic Church in Singapore. If parent was baptised overseas and the parent now attends mass in a Catholic Church in Singapore, parent is to approach the local church, which he/she is attending for a letter to endorse that he/she is a member of the church or to approach church to endorse on the overseas Baptism Certificate of the parent. • Eligibility letter issued by People’s Association (PA) informing you to proceed to your school of choice on the day of registration.
Singapore Citizens (SCs) will be given absolute priority over Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) when balloting is necessary in a specific phase.
SCs and PRs will continue to be eligible for the same phases, and all applicants will be admitted if the total number of applications in any phase does not exceed the number of vacancies.
However, if the number of applications exceeds the number of vacancies in a specific phase, SCs will be admitted first ahead of PRs, before home-school distance is considered.
You may refer to the MOE website at [go.gov.sg/P1reg](go.gov.sg/P1reg) for updates on the 2022 P1 Registration exercise.
Do both parents need to be present during registration
In light of the COVID-19 precautionary measures on safe distancing and ensure minimal contact among the public, parents will register their child online via MOE P1 Registration Website. There will be NO physical registration at schools. The form and user guides will be available during the registration period.
You may refer to the MOE website at go.gov.sg/P1reg for updates on the 2022 P1 Registration exercise.
What address can be used for registering my child in the P1 Registration Exercise?
The address used for Primary 1 (P1) registration should be the parents' official residential address as reflected on the NRICs. If the addresses on both parents’ NRICs are different, parents should decide on the address to be used for registration.
This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category, where required for consideration of priority admission. If the child gains priority admission under the home-school distance category, you will have to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the commencement of the P1 Registration Exercise. If this condition is subsequently not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child out of the school to another school.
How can I find out the home-school distance category between my primary school of choice and my residence?
From the 2022 P1 Registration Exercise, HSD will be calculated based on the School Land Boundary (SLB). The HSD used will be the shortest distance from a point on the boundary around the school (instead of from a single reference point) to the registrant’s home.
You can check the home-school distance category from the Singapore Land Authority's (SLA) OneMap SchoolQuery Service.
To use this service: Go to SchoolQuery on the OneMap website. Read the "School Query - Disclaimer" information and select "I Agree" Select the "Find Schools Near a Building" option. Enter your residential address in the "Search and Explore" box. Your address will be displayed in the dropdown address list. Select your address. A list of "Schools within 1km" and "Schools between 1-2km" will be displayed.
For more information, you can email SLA_enquiry@sla.gov.sg or call the SLA helpdesk at 1800 323 9829.
Can I register my child in more than one school
No. You can only register your child in one school at any particular phase. Our computer system will be able to detect duplicate registrations. You must withdraw your application in order to register at another school.
When and how will I know the outcome of my child’s P1 Registration?
Parents of SC/PR children will be notified of their registration outcome on the date of result announcement, through Short Messaging System (SMS) if a Singapore Mobile Number is provided.
Should you not receive your registration outcome on result announcement day, you could contact the school directly in the afternoon to check on the results. Parents of SC/PR children will be notified of their registration outcome on the date of result announcement, through Short Messaging System (SMS). Should you not receive your registration outcome on result announcement day, you could contact the school directly in the afternoon to check on the results.
We are proud to have in place our very own MCLE Programme which infuses Social and Emotional learning through life stories of our Founder, St Louis Marie de Montfort. This programme encompasses both Character Education (CE) and Religious Education (RE) lessons, designed for non-Catholics and Catholics respectively.
The lessons are carried out termly during MCLE periods. They cover topics based on the virtues of the term and aim to foster in our students awareness and the practice of the eight school virtues, namely, Self-discipline, Generosity, Perseverance, Sincerity, Loyalty, Orderliness, Respect and Diligence.
Catholic students attend the Religious Education classes. Our teachers work with a team of dedicated and experienced Catechists to impart the Catholic Faith to our children. All topics are aligned with those taught in Character Education classes, but discussions would be from a Christian perspective, incorporating lessons from the life of Christ and that of the Saints. Mass is celebrated at least once a term.
Students are advised to be in school by 7.30 a.m. As a mark of respect during our flag-raising ceremony, the school gate will be closed by the stipulated time.
All Primary One students are to report to their classrooms on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, they are to report to the hall. The flag raising ceremony will be conducted at 7.30 a.m. daily.
Start of School day
End of School day
Monday to Thursday
By 7.30 a.m.
By 7.30 a.m.
P1 & P5 students
P2 & P4 students
P3 & P6 students
9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
#Daily Short Break - Mondays to Thursdays
#Daily Short Break - Fridays
# short rest, snacks, drinks
Students are encouraged to pack dry food (e.g. cereal, bread and biscuits and etc.) We strongly encourage our students to choose water over sugared beverages.
To ensure the safety and security of our students during dismissal, students taking the school bus will be allowed to board their school buses before we allow other motor vehicles into the school compound.
All P1 students will have to assemble in the school hall first and will then be taken to the various dismissal points by the teachers.
For students whose parents drive (Kindly put up an A4-sized label with your child’s name & class on the car dashboard as you drive in to the Foyer for easy identification.)
For students walking home or taking public transport
School Bus Line
For students taking the school bus
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a Parent Support Group (PSG) in St Gabriel’s Primary School ?
Yes. Parents are encouraged to be part of their child’s schooling life by being part of the PSG.
Information on the PSG is also available on the same page. Please refer to the Parent Support Group link.
What are the operating hours of the General Office?
Mondays to Fridays 7.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
When will the school gate be open in the morning and during dismissal?
The school gate will be opened at 6.30 a.m. in the morning and at 1.30 p.m. during dismissal from Mondays to Thursdays and 1.00 p.m. on Fridays.
Can I enter the classroom during school hours to pick up my child if he is unwell?
Parents are not allowed to enter the classrooms or explore the school premises during school hours on your own due to security reasons. Parents are to report to the security guard post upon entry to pick up a ‘Visitor Pass’ before entering the school.
You will then need to proceed to the General Office where the staff will assist you.
How do I get information about school programmes?
Once your child is registered with St. Gabriel’s Primary School, you can log on Parents Gateway to access announcements. (more information will be provided during P1 Orientation Day)
Alternatively, if you wish to find out more about upcoming programmes, you may wish to clickhereto access the school’s Calendar of Events.
What are the curriculum hours from Monday to Friday?
Mondays to Thursdays: 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Fridays: 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Where can parents buy the school uniform from?
Shirley Season Wear
7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #04-55 (Lift Lobby 1) Singapore 569880
Parents can register for bus transport online via www.tongtar.com after they have registered with the school. More information will be provided during P1 Orientation Day)
What is PAL?
Programme for Active Learning. Clickhereto find out more.
Can my child sign up for more than 1 CCA?
At primary one, your child is still learning how to adapt to the new school setting and routines. Hence, primary one students are not encouraged to register for a CCA.
How does the school manage bullying cases?
The school will not condone bullying. Bullying constitutes using deliberate actions / words to hurt or frighten someone else, often over a period of time, and often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do.
The school will investigate the situation and take the students through a Modified Restorative Approach (MRP) to manage the issue. Parents of the students involved would also be notified for them to work in partnership with the school to guide/ monitor their boys. Appropriate disciplinary measures will also be meted out where necessary.
How does the school help students who require extra support in Mathematics?
The Learning Support for Math (LSM) Programme is designed for identified students who need extra support in acquiring basic numeracy skills when they enter Primary 1. Support will be for 2 years in a small class size and covers P1 / 2 Mathematics syllabus for all students during Mathematics period during school hours. LSM focuses on building good Mathematical understanding and aims to build students’ confidence positive beliefs about their ability to do Math. Students learn through varied activities.
How does the school help students who require extra support in English?
Learning Support Programme (LSP) is an early intervention programme that aims to provide additional support to students with weak literacy and language skills. Identified students will attend a half an hour lesson daily during English lessons. The main focus of the lessons is to develop reading, spelling and comprehension skills. In addition to LSP, St Gabriel’s Primary School also offers Buddy Reading Programme which is a weekly programme that focuses on helping developing readers in Primary 1 and 2. The programme’s objectives are to increase the students' exposure to reading and build their confidence and skills in reading high frequency words.
How does the school help students who require extra support in Mother Tongue Languages?
Tamil Language The Primary 1 and 2 Tamil Syllabus focuses mainly on the introduction of the Tamil alphabets and building of the Tamil vocabulary. The teachers take extra care to teach the nuances of the language, especially in reading and oral communication, to familiarize students with the language and to build their vocabulary. At Primary 2, students go through the in-house reading programme where they start reading graded booklets. At this stage, parents also play an active role in supporting and monitoring their son's progress.
Malay Language Primary 1 Malay students go through the Phonetics and Reading Programme by MOE to establish the foundation for the learning of the Malay Language before embarking on the Primary 1 syllabus.
At St. Gabriel’s Primary School, there is also a reading and oral communication programme for Primary 2 to 6 Malay and Tamil students. This programme renders support to students who face challenges when communicating in their respective languages. The respective teachers give extra support in the form of reading and oral communication practices in class, with the use of ICT to minimize and close the gap in oracy.
Chinese Language Teachers use an approach that scaffolds learning in the classroom, emphasizing on the development of the four essential language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Teachers tap on the “Dudu Town Reading” programme to cultivate the interest for reading. It is a self-paced, personalised learning system for the Chinese language by providing students with Chinese Story eBooks that are appropriately matched to their reading abilities. It increases students’ motivation in reading, improve their reading skills, build vocabulary and enhance the comprehension skills of the students. It encourages some self-directed learning.
What is the class size for a Primary 1 class?
There is a maximum of 30 students in each class.
What are the different modes of communication with the class teachers?
Parents may call the school or teacher for an appointment before they come to speak to the teacher. Parents may also e-mail their request to the teacher or send a message to the teacher via “Classdojo”. Parents can also use the Student Diary to correspond with the teacher.
Will there be any weighted assessments at Primary 1?
At Primary 1 and 2, there will be no examinations and weighted assessments so that our students can ease into formal schooling more smoothly. Teachers will provide timely and targeted feedback to students to move the students’ learning forward.
My child is a non-Catholic but I would like him to participate in Religious Education (RE) classes. Is that possible?
Yes, it is possible. Upon registration, there will be an option form to be completed for non-Catholics to opt-in to the RE programme.
My child is non-Catholic. Will he be taught religious education during character classes?
Although our school is a mission school, only Catholics will attend Religious Education (RE) classes. Non-Catholics can opt in upon P1 registration. All students, Catholics and non-Catholics, go through character lessons based on the universal values (e.g. respect and diligence) of our Founder, St. Louis Marie de Montfort using his life stories.
Parent Support Group (PSG)
The PSG @ SGPS was established around 2008. For the past 12 years, parents @ SGPS have been playing a vital role in the school. We are important partners in enriching your child’s learning. Being involved in your child’s school sends a clear signal to your child as a form of concern for them, thus, encouraging them to adopt positive life attitudes towards learning. Communication is key and a two-way process that benefits the children, parents and the school.
The Parent Support Group is a great opportunity to foster a closer bond with our children, understanding them better. PSG@SGPS is made up of a group of dedicated parents who comes together to offer collaboration and support; playing an active and important role in being the bridge between the parents, students and the school. With the advice from the school’s advisors, PSG complements by aligning the school’s programs further improving our children’s well-being and learning. Meetings are held on a termly basis where parents come together to meet, discuss and share our collective efforts for our children at SGPS.
As a member of the PSG@SGPS, we strive to promote the spirit of community within the SGPS family. Not only does it allow you to have greater awareness of how the school is run but it also helps identify more with your child in their schooling experience. If you are keen to join us, pick up a form from the General Office or you may email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.