1 April 2019

 Dear Parents / 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