Announcements

2
Oct
2020
Student’s Travel In and Out of Singapore

2 October 2020

Dear Parents/ Guardians/ Students,

Student’s Travel In and Out of Singapore

2020 is coming to an end and we understand that our students may have plans to go back to their home countries for the year-end holidays. We strongly discourage students to travel out of Singapore at the end of the year due to the volatile COVID-19 situation as they may have difficulty re-entering Singapore, which may cause a delay in starting school in 2021.

All students must declare their travel plans by 12 October 2020 via the ASKnLearn portal. If there are any changes to the travel plans after the travel declaration has been submitted, please email [email protected] to inform the school.


In the event that the student has to return back to his or her home country, please ensure that the steps mentioned in page 2 of this letter are completed to ensure a smooth return to Singapore.

Once again, stay safe and healthy. God bless.

Important Note:
1. SYAS is only able to help the student apply for an entry approval if the student holds a valid SYAS student pass or a STP-IPA letter. Secondary 4 students will have to return in Dec before their STP expires.
2. As the COVID-19 situation is continuously evolving, if a student chooses to travel, he or she will have to bear the risks of delays and disruptions if any.
3. For the latest information, please visit the school’s website (www.syas.edu.sg) or the ICA’s website (www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19/enteringsg)

Yours Faithfully,

SYAS Administration
 

28
Jul
2020
Second Half Of Term 3 - Updates of School Programmes

28 July 2020

Second Half of Term 3 - Updates of School Programmes

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for attending the Parent-Teacher Conference via Zoom on Friday, 17 July.  We hope that

our teachers were able to address all your concerns. If there is a need to discuss any area of

concerns with our staff, please make an appointment and we will gladly attend to your child/ward’s needs.

Moreover, we would like to welcome all students back to school in the second half of Term 3.  We hope that our students have had a well-rested one-week break and are ready to continue with their studies.  We would also like to share some of the highlights scheduled for the rest of the academic year:

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21
Jul
2020
CPE 21st Advisory: Updated requirements for travellers with recent travel history to Japan, Hong Kong and the state of Victoria, Australia

21 July 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please take note of the extract from Committee of Private education (CPE) to private educational institutes (PEIs) and student pass holders (STPs):

CPE 21st Advisory: Updated requirements for travellers with recent travel history to Japan, Hong Kong and the state of Victoria, Australia

Changes to requirements for affected travellers

1. Travellers entering Singapore after 19 July 2020, 2359 hours, who had spent their last 14 days in Victoria (Australia), Japan and Hong Kong, will be required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities instead of their previously approved SHN accommodation. They will also need to undergo a COVID-19 test before they end their SHN as is the current requirement.

2. All travellers who left Singapore from 27 March 2020 despite the prevailing travel advisory, and travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (regardless of their date of departure) are required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities. This will also apply to Student’s Pass Holders (STPs).

Changes for PEI STPs

3. Entry Approval Applications from existing STPs who have travelled to affected countries/regions will not be considered: With effect from 19 July 2020, 2359 hours, entry approval applications from existing STPs from Private Education Institutions (PEIs) who had spent their last 14 days in Victoria (Australia), Japan and Hong Kong, will not be considered until further notice.

4. Previously-approved applications for STPs who have travelled to affected countries/regions: STPs who spent their last 14 days in Victoria (Australia), Japan and Hong Kong, and who had been previously approved by MOE to enter Singapore, will now need to pay S$1,500 (inclusive of GST) for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities with effect from 19 July 2020, 2359 hours, even if they were previously approved to stay at alternative lodging.

5. CPE will convey the revised PayPal links for affected STPs to PEIs by 21 July 2020, and PEIs are to ensure affected STPs have made the required payment for the dedicated SHN facility by 24 July 2020, 2359 hours. Please note that:

a. STPs who have planned flights to Singapore from 25 July 2020 will have their entry approvals rescinded and payments refunded (where applicable), if payment is not received by 24 July 2020, 2359 hours; and

b. STPs who have planned flights to Singapore before 24 July 2020, 2359 hours may continue to enter Singapore before making payment during this period on an exceptional basis. However, CPE seeks the cooperation of PEIs to ensure that STPs make the payment by 24 July 2020, 2359 hours.

Upon arrival, STP holders will serve their SHN at dedicated facilities, with dedicated transport provided to them.

At SYAS, we seek the fullest cooperation from you to keep us updated of your child/ward’s travelling plans.

SYAS Administration

15
Jul
2020
End of 1st Half of Term 3

16 July 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

End of 1st Half of Term 3

1.         Thank you for cooperating with the school so that teaching and learning can take place in what is termed as the “new normal”.  Everyone has put in effort to ensure that students can study in a safe school environment.

2.         On behalf of the Parent-Teacher Conference committee, we would like to inform you that students do not need to attend school on 17 July as most, if not all, teachers will be involved in communicating with parents/guardians via Zoom. 

3.         We wish that all students will be able to take a good break and engage themselves in meaningful activities during the first term break between 18 and 26 July.  We’ll welcome all students back to school on Monday, 27 July.

God bless.

SYAS Administration

30
Jun
2020
Safe Management Measures - Safe/Social Distancing and Social Responsibility

30 June 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Safe Management Measures - Safe/Social Distancing and Social Responsibility

1.         We are thankful to have our full cohort of students coming back to school for learning.  We pray that our students will adjust to the normal school hours and keep up a good pace to engage in purposeful and meaningful learning.

2.         It was brought to our attention that some parents/guardians have been gathering outside the school gate while waiting for their children/wards.  We seek your fullest cooperation to observe a one metre safe/social distance among you and would like to make an appeal for you to quickly drop off/pick up your child/ward and leave the premises.  Please refrain from small talk at this juncture.  Together, we can protect the young ones and one another.

3.         Last but not least, we would like to remind students living with any member of the household serving Home Quarantine Order/ Stay Home Notice, or with flu-like symptoms to stay away from school.

God bless.

SYAS Administration

25
Jun
2020
Full Reopening of SYAS from 29 June 2020

25 June 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Full Reopening of SYAS from 29 June 2020

1.         Greetings.  We are looking forward to welcome students from all levels back to campus daily from Monday, 29 June 2020.  All students are to report to school before 8am.  We strongly encourage students to arrive in SYAS before 7.30am daily so as to prevent crowding due to the implementation of safe management measures.

2.         As a school, we will continue to implement the following measures to protect staff and students: 

  • Daily temperature-taking and visual screening for all students and staff.  Students and staff who are unwell, or who have household members on Home Quarantine Order/Stay Home Notice or have adult household members with flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, are required to stay away from school.  Should students be required to be swab tested, they should return home immediately after the swab test and not leave their place of residence while waiting for the results of their tests.
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and disinfection of the premises to be done daily.
  • Students will continue to practise frequent hand-washing.
  • Intermingling across classes and levels will be reduced/ avoided. 
  • Safe distancing to be adhered.
  • Students and staff are required to wear masks. In situations where wearing of masks may not be practical, they may wear face shields instead. 

3.         Together, we will exercise personal and social responsibility to create a safe environment in SYAS for teaching and learning to take place.

SYAS Administration

12
Jun
2020
EXPANDED SURVEILLANCE TESTING FOR COVID-19

12 June 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

EXPANDED SURVEILLANCE TESTING FOR COVID-19

We hope that your child has been adjusting well to the start of school.

Since 2 Jun, the government has expanded surveillance testing for COVID-19. We would like to share MOH’s guidelines and what it means for our students.

Read the full announcement here

26
May
2020
Commencement of Term 3 from 2 June 2020

26 May 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

Commencement of Term 3 from 2 June 2020

Greetings!  It is with joyous anticipation that we will be welcoming our students back to SYAS campus based on the following blended learning model under phase 1 after the Circuit Breaker:

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22
May
2020
Updates from San Yu Adventist School (SYAS) - 22 May 2020

22 May 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

Updates from San Yu Adventist School (SYAS)

We hope that our students are able to take a short break to enjoy Term 2 holidays before Term 3 commences on 2 June.  Like government schools, in order to protect our students, we will further enhance safe management measures.  Thus, besides the existing measures of regular temperature screenings and sanitising of hands and high-touch surfaces, students will likely to return to school on a rotation basis.  Students from graduating cohorts - Primary 6 and Secondary 4 levels will likely to attend school daily, while other cohorts will likely to rotate weekly, alternating between Home-Based Learning (HBL) and returning to school for lessons.  More information will be shared once the governing body of private education institutions, the Committee of Private Education, gives us the green light.

In the meantime, our students should be mentally prepared for an exciting term of learning ahead.  We look forward to seeing our students returning to SYAS fresh-faced and physically well-rested.  They should be neat and tidy in appearance.  For those who are apprehensive about visiting hairdressers due to the COVID-19 situation, we will engage our teaching staff to trim students’ hair to ensure that students look sharp and ready for learning.

Stay safe and God bless.

SYAS Administration