Schools re-open on 1 July 2013 after the June school holidays. MOE has announced
its school continuity plan for the haze situation. The health and well-being of our students
and staff are of top priority and all schools will take appropriate mitigation measures based
on MOH's health advisory for the day to ensure the well-being of our students and staff.
For as long as schools remain open, the school will take the following mitigation measures,
which are based on the health advisory for the day:
Mitigation measures taken while in schools
School activities will be guided by the daily health advisory. For example, should the health advisory correspond to the ‘unhealthy’ level or above, there will be no outdoor activities.
- To better enclose classrooms should the haze situation deteriorate, classroom windows and doors will be closed as far as possible while allowing adequate ventilation. We will also maximise the use of existing air-conditioned spaces for teaching and learning.
- We will scale down lessons if necessary.
- We have an air-conditioned room with an air purifier to temporarily accommodate students or staff who develop respiratory symptoms and / or are not feeling well, before they are taken to seek medical attention if necessary.
Response to transient rise in health advisory forecast to ‘hazardous’ level
All classroom windows and doors will be closed.
- We will scale down lessons.
- Students will be moved from classrooms to other enclosed indoor spaces, such as the library and school hall. The distribution of students across all enclosed indoor spaces will allow better thermal comfort and ventilation.
- Students and staff who are unwell or have a medical history of chronic heart and lung disease will be taken to the air-conditioned room with an air purifier before they are taken to seek medical attention.
Closure of School for Students 1.
MOE will consider closing all primary and secondary schools to students when the health
advisory for the next day indicates that the air quality will be at hazardous levels.
School-based student care centres will not operate during periods of closure. On days when
there are oral examinations for GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ levels, candidates affected by school closure
will have their oral examinations rescheduled. Should closure be prolonged, schools will
activate home-based learning for their students.
2. Should the health advisory for the next day correspond to the ‘hazardous’ level,
MOE will announce the closure of schools at around the same time that the health advisory
is released. This will be at around 6.00 pm on the day before the schools are to be closed.
Schools will also contact parents to inform them of the closure of schools for students
via phone or SMS.
3. We would like to seek parents’ understanding that relatively short notice for any
announcement of school closure can be given, as the health advisory for the next day is
only available in the late afternoon each day. We also wish to encourage parents to make
advance care arrangements for their children if necessary for such a possibility.
The well-being of your child and our staff are our primary concern. We would like to assure
all parents that the school is working closely with MOE. We will monitor the well-being of our
students and staff closely and adopt the necessary mitigation measures based on the
MOH Health Advisory. We thank you for your support and understanding.