Announcements

18
Mar
2021
In preparation for Term 2

18 March 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

1.      I hope that our students are enjoying their March holidays.  Thank you for working with us to ensure the success of the completion of Term 1.  SYAS students have shown resilience in this “new normal” situation.  Besides classroom learning, students participated actively in many engaging activities such as the orientation day camps, Chinese gospel day camp, indoor and outdoor co-curricular activities and learning journeys.  We look forward to welcoming all students back on campus on Monday, 22 March, after a well-deserved break.

2.      We would like to stress that safe crossing of the road between Novena Church and SYAS must be strictly adhered to.  Please do not rush to cross when the traffic light is about to turn red.  Pedestrians are not supposed to wait in the middle of the road.  It is always better to be safe and a little late than to be involved in an accident.  We urge parents and guardians to remind students on a daily basis to be alert and adopt the safety measures the road signs/signals provided. 

3.      On another note, we would like to reiterate that as the government slowly moves towards the use of TraceTogether app or token for access to facilities, the use of TraceTogether will eventually be enforced for entry into SYAS.  Therefore, the school would like to request that students who prefer not to use or do not have access to the TraceTogether app to collect a token before the commencement of the compulsory usage of TraceTogether.  All students are strongly encouraged to collect the TraceTogether tokens during the March holiday break.

For more information about TraceTogether and the collection of the token, please refer to the following government websites.

https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/

https://token.gowhere.gov.sg/

Stay safe and God bless,

SYAS Administration

2
Feb
2021
Updated Student Handbook and collection of TraceTogether Token

2 February 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

1.      We have uploaded an updated version of the Student Handbook and it can be viewed and downloaded from our website.  Some of the main changes included internal staff movement – our registrar, Mr Thomas Ang, has taken up the position of Business Manager and Ms Grace Ng is the new registrar of the school.

2.      As the government slowly moves towards the use of TraceTogether app or token for access to facilities, the use of TraceTogether will eventually be enforced for entry into SYAS.  Therefore, the school would like to request that students who prefer not to use or do not have access to the TraceTogether app to collect a token before the commencement of the compulsory usage of TraceTogether.  From 1 February, the public can collect their TraceTogether tokens from any of the 108 community centres and clubs (CCs) in Singapore.

For more information about TraceTogether and the collection of the token, please refer to the following government websites.

SYAS Administration

27
Jan
2021
School Updates

27 January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

School Updates

Greetings.  We thank God that most of our students are settling into a good routine of coming to school punctually and attending lessons regularly.  Please refer to the following for major upcoming updates:

1.       Home-based Learning (HBL) on 28 and 29 January:

  •  Primary 2 to Secondary 4 students will be engaged in HBL by following their class timetables and complete online and offline assignments.  For more details, refer to the letter that was dated 21 January.

2.       Orientation Day Camps for New Students on 28 and 29 January:

  • Primary 1 orientation day camp will be held in SYAS.
  • Primary 5 to Secondary 3 orientation day camp for new students will be held on and off campus.

3.      Travel Declaration and Survey via ASKnLearn:

  • All students to declare that they will NOT be travelling out of Singapore during the Chinese New Year period due to the current Covid-19 situation.
  • Primary school parents/ guardians are invited to complete a survey on after-school student care services.

We hope that students’ educational journey in SYAS will be enriched as they participate actively in the planned activities.  God bless.

SYAS Administration

22
Jan
2021
Home-based Learning (HBL) During Two-Day Orientation Camp

21 January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to inform you that all students from Primary 2 to Secondary 4, who are not involved in the Two- Day Orientation Camp, do not need to attend school on Thursday, 28 January and Friday, 29 January 2021, as the school would be conducting HBL. The HBL timetable will be put up in the AsknLearn learning portal and tasks will be assigned by all subject teachers whose lessons are scheduled in the school timetable for the class of your child/ward, from 8.20 am to the last period, for the two days. All students are required to complete all the HBL assignments during the scheduled HBL days. Only new students from P5, PS1F, S1, S2 and S3, who are attending the camp on the 2 days are allowed to complete their assignments latest by 5.00 pm on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

22
Jan
2021
Primary 1 Two-Day Orientation Day Camp 2021

21 January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to inform you that the school has organised a Two-Day Orientation Day Camp for your child/ward from Thursday, 28 January to Friday, 29 January 2021. Please refer to the schedule to determine the time that your child/ward is scheduled to attend.

23
Dec
2020
First day of school 2021

23 Dec 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

2021 First Day of School Information

Greetings from all of us here at San Yu Adventist School (SYAS).  We hope that our students are looking forward to a brand new academic year where they can learn and grow together with teachers and friends.

  1.  To keep our students safe, we would be implementing a staggered schedule for students to return to SYAS as follows:
  • Monday, 4 January 2021 – school commences for Primary 1, plus PS1F to Secondary 4 students.  Students will attend school from 7.57am to 1pm.  Students will follow normal timetable (which will be issued on 4 January) from Tuesday, 5 January onwards.
  • Tuesday, 5 January 2021 – school commences for Primary 2 to 6 students.  Students will attend school from 7.57am to 1pm.  Students will follow normal timetable (which will be issued on 5 January) from Wednesday, 6 January onwards.
  1. Things to take note on the first day of school (4 and 5 January respectively):
  • One adult would be able to accompany a young student to school.  After confirming the student’s identity and class, the accompanying adult will leave the school premises.
  • The school bookshop will be opened from 1pm to serve parents/guardians who need to purchase school materials on the first day of school.
  • Students are to bring their Trace Together tokens (if any) and/or a copy of their Student’s Pass/ Dependent’s Pass for SafeEntry purposes.
  • Students who are currently staying with a person serving a Quarantine Order (QO), Leave of Absence (LOA) or Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) should not be in school.  Please inform SYAS via email immediately.

With a staggered returning, student movements in school can be better guided and directed by staff to ensure social distancing and other safe management procedures.  We seek your understanding and cooperation during the initial days of dismissals where delays may be expected as we remind students to keep their social distance from one another.

Last but not least, we thank God for His blessings of health and protection.  See you soon.

SYAS Administration

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