03 December 2019

Dear Respected Parents/Guardians

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Combining School Fees and Meal Fees

Alhamdulillah, it has been two years since Madrasah Alsagoff embarked on providing meals for our students. On top of breakfast and lunch, light snacks like biscuits have also been made available for students who need to stay back in school.

We have received positive feedback from parents for this ‘Meals in School’ programme and we wish to thank you for your support in ensuring that the meal fees are paid promptly together with the school fees.

In order to streamline the fee payment system, we have decided to combine all the fees i.e. school, miscellaneous and meal fees into one. Hence, as of the year 2020, the monthly School Fees  will be inclusive of the three aforementioned fees.

Please refer to the table here for the fee payment made in 2018 – 2019 and the new School Fees for 2020.

Should you need any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your strong support and partnership.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

Best Regards,

Syed Mustafa bin S Ja’afar Alsagoff

Mudir

08 October 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

We are in the final term of the 2019 academic year. This is the final lap before students are tested for their understanding and progress. We would like to emphasize that we should not only focus on their grade but their knowledge and development are far more important than top performance.

CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS

We are pleased to share with you the achievements of our students in various competitions and awards attained in Semester 2. Highlights of our key achievements are here.

POST-PSLE PROGRAMME

The PSLE Written Examination was completed on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. We wish the best for all our Primary 6 students. Insya-Allah they will attain success.

We have planned interesting STEM/ Coding activities and also interpersonal skills programmes for our Primary 6 students after the PSLE. There is so much to look forward to and we will make the most of our time together before the end of the school year. Daily attendance is compulsory. Do note that the post-PSLE dismissal time for our P6 students will be at 2.00 p.m.

TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

We would like to thank to all parents for your strong support and contributions for the Teachers’ Day celebration and the annual Inter-House Games which was held at Toa Payoh Sports Hall on Thursday, 3 Oct 2019.

END-OF-YEAR EXAMINATION & POST EXAM ACTIVITIES

The end-of-year examination will start on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Please refer to the letter that was sent earlier via SNAC for more details on the examination time-table and instructions.

We have also planned very interesting post-exam programmes for all our students to learn beyond the classroom. Attendance during post-exam is compulsory and we seek your help in ensuring that your daughter attends school during that period.

Please take note of the school days and dismissal time stated on the class calendar.

FRIDAY COLLECTION 2019

MUIS has allotted Friday, 15 November 2019 as our annual Friday mosque collection. This collection is very important to us as it helps to generate funds for the school. As our policy is not to allow our students to be at the mosques for the collection, we really hope to get as many volunteers as we can, especially fathers, to come forward to help us every year. Should you wish to volunteer, contact our main office to register your name and indicate your preferred mosque.

FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN

We are still actively looking for donors and sponsors for our waqaf lift campaign. Please help to encourage more people to donate via all the various available platforms – Giro, LaunchGood, Bank Transfer etc.

BRIYANI AMAL 2019

We still have about 3000 unsold coupons for our Briyani. If you are able to help us sell more coupons, please get more coupons from the general office. We hope all 15 coupons that were given to each student will not be returned to us unsold. We also welcome sponsorship for the ingredients as we want to achieve zero cost and get more funds for this project. You may contact our admin staff at the general office for more details.

UMRAH DEC 2019

The registration for our umrah package is still open. We still have 25 seats. Our package price is the cheapest when compared to others in the same category. The price remains the same and no top up is required despite the new policy by Saudi government.

LIFT WORKS

The construction work for the lift will begin immediately upon school closure on 16 Nov 2019. As such, all operations in school will be suspended until January 2020.

BOOK SALE

Due to the upcoming lift construction work, we will not be able to hold the Book Sale in the school compounds.  Our vendor will decide on the collection venue and dates. Details will be given soon.

ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENING & CLASS PHOTO-TAKING

The annual health screening will be conducted from Monday, 7 October 2019 to Friday, 11 October 2019 by the Health Promotion Board Singapore. Class photo-taking session will be on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Please ensure your daughters are neatly dressed on that day.

TERM 4 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Our Term 4 Calendar of Events and your daughter’s level calendar can be found here for your reference.

We look forward to your continued support so that your daughters will have a positive end to the school year.

Thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

Yours faithfully,

Syed Mustafa bin S Ja’afar Alsagoff

Mudir

12 July 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Assalamu’alaikum wr wb

We are very excited to continue our journey with our students in semester 2. Alhamdulillah, we started the semester with a joyful Eid event with very strong support from the mothers of our Primary 1 girls. We also had our esteemed scholar from Tareem, Habib Musa Kazhim bin Jaáfar Alsagoff with us during his dakwah journey in Singapore. He gave a meaningful sharing and advice to our students during his short visit to our madrasah. His full speech will be shared soon.

Our annual Mini Pasar Amal last Saturday would not have been a big success without your attendance and support and we would like to thank you for that. We look forward to more of this kind of collaboration especially for our future fundraising activities.

STAFF UPDATES

We are delighted to welcome back our VP (ARK), Ustazah Asyunifar binte Abu, who has completed her MLS course in Semester 1. We also welcome Mr. Arzami bin Salim and Madam Rubiyah binte Biamin to our school.

As we warmly welcome our new colleagues, we also bid a fond farewell to Miss Norhikmah binte Sohoi and Mr. Muhammad Hamdan bin Rahmat. We thank them for all their contributions to the school. Jazahumullah Khairan Kathiran.

E-LEARNING DAY

Due to SEAB requirement for the PSLE Oral Examinations, we have scheduled our e-learning days to be on 15 & 16 August 2019 for all levels. All students, except for the P6s, need not attend school on these two days. They are to complete their e-assignments at home.

For the PSLE Listening Comprehension examination on Friday, 20 September 2019, only P1 to P5 students are not required to come to school. Secondary students will continue to have lessons as per normal.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION

Teachers’ Day celebration will be on Wednesday, 4 September 2019. Time-table will be suspended, and students will be dismissed at 2 p.m. on that day. This year, the event will be organized by our PSG and our Student Council. If you have any ideas to share with them, you may do so by emailing to psg@alsagoff.edu.sg.

School will be closed from 5 September 2019 to 6 September 2019 in-lieu of awal Muharram and Teachers’ Day. Please refer to Term 3 calendar for more details.

RAMADAN FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN

We would like to thank all our parent volunteers led by our Parent Support Group EXCO, who had assisted us in our Ramadan donation drive at 12 mosques island wide. Alhamdulillah, we collected $106,000.00.

KORBAN & EIDUL ADHA

As part of our annual fund-raising campaign, we are doing korban in Indonesia and Australia this year. We are targeting to get 500 participants for our Korban. Our price is relatively low compared to other organisations. As usual, our Mudir will be there to ensure that the korban is done properly according to Syariah. Please help to disseminate the info to all your friends and relatives. You may click HERE for more information.

School will be closed from 9 August to 12 August 2019 to observe National Day and Eidul Adha. Lessons will continue as per normal on 13 August 2019. The distribution of meat from korban (Australia) will be on Saturday, 17 August 2019.

WAQAF ALSAGOFF GIRO CAMPAIGN

As announced via the media last week, we have launched this new fundraising initiative. The main purpose for this campaign is to generate funds for the building of a lift in the school compound. However, it will not be limited to this alone. From time to time, the madrasah needs to do upgrading works to maintain a pleasant learning environment for our students. Therefore, we want to give the community a chance to be part of this waqaf and not just make an ordinary sadaqah. Please help us to spread the word about this campaign to your family and friends.  You can help us by simply signing up to make a contribution of as little as $20 per month. Please click HERE to download the form.

UMRAH 2019 – 5 to 17 Dec 2019

Madrasah Alsagoff will be organising a 13-day umrah trip to Mecca and Madinah to raise funds for the school. We hope to get 70 participants for this umrah. With every person joining us, at least $150 will go to our funds. If you know of any of your friends or family members who wish to do umrah, please refer them to us. Please click HERE for more information.

BRIYANI AMAL 2019 – 10 NOVEMBER 2019

Briyani Amal is another fundraising initiative this year. We hope to distribute 5,000 donation coupons for this initiative. We seek your generosity as we hope to get sponsorship for the ingredients needed. We also need manpower for the preparation and during the distribution. Please avail yourself on 9 & 10 November 2019 to help us out. More details will be given in August Insya-Allah.

TERM 3 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Our Term 3 Calendar of Events can be found HERE for your reference. You can also check the school calendar HERE for general information about school activities. We would like to provide you with timely information so that you are able to take note of important dates and events. However, we do seek your kind understanding if changes are made during the year. We will keep you updated of such changes.

We thank you for your strong support and partnership.

 

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

Yours faithfully,

Syed Mustafa bin S Ja’afar Alsagoff

Mudir

1 April 2019

 Dear Parents and Guardians

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb,

We are now in the second term of the school academic year and also in the important month of Rejab. Syaaban will come soon, followed by Ramadhan and Syawal. So many important historical events took place during these months. For example, in a few days’ time, we will commemorate Israk Mikraj. Hence, it is very important for us to create an awareness of these events in our family.

CELEBRATING LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENTS

We are pleased to share with you the learning and achievements of our students. We are proud of our students who have given their best and demonstrated our school values, including students who have taken part in competitions but did not win any awards. We would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our teachers and instructors for their dedication and hard work, and to all parents for your support. Our key achievements for Term 1, 2019, can be found HERE.

PRIMARY 1 TO SEC 4 LEARNING JOURNEY

All students will be going on a learning journey to different places on 10 April 2019. Please refer to your child’s consent form that was given earlier for specific information and instructions.

PLAY & LEARN

Play & Learn will set up a booth in the madrasah on 4th and 5th April during the students’ recess time. Math and Science manipulatives and learning materials will be on sale on these two days. Kindly refer to the Play & Learn catalogue, which will be given nearer the date, for more information.

USE OF NEW MOBILE APP – SNAC

In our effort to improve our communication with parents, we will be using a new app, SNAC. SNAC is a mobile app that allows the school to engage with parents, to send updates on attendance, programmes and activities and for parents to perform administrative functions such as providing consent for participation in school activities.

Please download the free SNAC app on your mobile phone (available on iOS and android), and click HERE for more information on how to register.

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION

Our mid-year examination will take place from 2 May 2019 to 15 May 2019. Please click HERE for more details and refer to the student handbook for the school’s examination rules and regulations.

We hope that the girls will take good care of their health and avoid ‘over-studying’ to the extent that their health is affected. Although the examination is a form of summative assessment, the main focus should be on the learning and understanding of what has been taught instead of the just final grades attained. We hope that you could also emphasise this at home. If your child is unwell during the examination period, please see a doctor to get a medical certificate and we will arrange for her to sit for the paper she has missed on another day.

PARENT-TEACHER MEETING (PTM)

The PTM is a great opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers to find out more about her learning progress. We are committed to give our best to help your child reach her potential and hope that you would work with us hand in hand to help her soar to greater heights. Therefore, we strongly encourage that all parents attend the PTM on 27 May 2019. Kindly book a PTM slot nearer the date. A separate notification on the PTM will be sent to you.

PUBLIC/ SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Please note that the school functions as per normal on both Good Friday, 19 April 2019 and Vesak Day (holiday in lieu), 20 May 2019.

Our Semester 2 will also resume one week earlier on 24 Jun 2019. Please click HERE and refer to the school calendar for more details.

 IFTAR JAMA’IE 1440

Iftar Jama’ie is one of our annual special events where we invite students’ family members and also friends of the Madrasah to come and break our fast together. This year, our Iftar Jama’ie will be on 24 May 2019. We hope you could mark this date on your calendar and join us on that day.

FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES

In our effort to generate more income for our upgrading project this year, we are going to reach out to as many zakat donors during our zakat campaign this year. We would like to invite you to share the contact information of your family and friends who can contribute to our zakat collection. We will send a zakat appeal brochure to their home addresses.

We hope that each of you can share at least three addresses for this purpose. To ease the process of collecting contact information, we have prepared a form, which you can fill in. We appreciate your kind assistance and cooperation.

We have launched our annual fundraising projects for Kurma Syafaawi and Korban/Aqiqah 2019 last Friday. Please feel free to share the Kurma Syafaawi poster and Korban/Aqiqah posters with your contacts and place your orders early to avoid disappointment.

We are also organising an umrah trip in December this year, as shared via our FB Page last Friday. It is limited to 70 people only and will be led by me. For every successful registration (adult only), $150 will be channeled to our fundraising campaign.

We thank you for your strong support and partnership.

Thank you. Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

Yours faithfully,

Syed Mustafa Alsagoff

Mudir