Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does the kindergarten teach Buddhism?
No. Although the kindergarten is affiliated to Singapore Soka Association (a lay Buddhist organisation), the kindergarten and the association do not have any religious affiliation.
2. Does the kindergarten provide snack for the children?
Children bring their own healthy snack from home on Mondays. We provide chicken rice/porridge, noodles, macaroni, and wholemeal bread on Tuesdays to Fridays*. Dessert is slices of apples and the only regular drink allowed in school is water. The pantry provides only halal food and vegetarian version where necessary.
* Menu may vary a little each term.
We place importance on the nutritional value of the food that we serve to the children. As such, the school has achieved the Cherish Junior Award from the Health Promotion Board for promoting good health and hygiene practices for staff and children.
3. Do the children go on field trips? How much do we need to pay?
Yes, the children go on field trips each term. These field trips are compulsory as they are integral to the development of the project. The objectives of the field trips are investigative in nature. Thus it is important that every child participate in the field trips for opportunities to find answers to their project questions.
The field trip fee includes transport fee, admission fee and additional snack (where necessary). Therefore, the fee for each trip varies according to above factors. Parents will be informed of the amount in a letter.
4. Can I celebrate my child’s birthday in school?
We understand that your child will be excited to celebrate his/her birthday with his/her classmates. However, we strictly do not allow birthday celebrations in school.
We promote good health practices and are particular about the type of food allowed. Likewise, we do not allow food items in goodie bags to be shared with other children.
5. If my child is sick, what is the kindergarten’s procedure?
Upon arrival at school, your child will undergo a temperature check and a visual health screening. If your child is found to be unwell or have symptoms of HFMD, etc. you will be contacted to take your child home to see a doctor.
We also encourage parents to take the child’s temperature and do a visual check of his/her mouth and hands for ulcers and red spots before letting your child attend school each day.
In the event that your child does not feel well during school hours, he/she will be taken to the sick bay in the teachers’ office to rest and you will be contacted to take him/her home as soon as possible.
6. How often does the teacher meet the parents?
Official parent and teacher meeting is twice a year – Mid Year and End Year. However, meetings can take place as and when necessary any time during the year.
Nursery and Kindergarten One children:
• Mid Year – A family visit from the period May to July to update on your child’s progress at your home.
• End Year – Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) at the kindergarten.
Kindergarten Two children:
• Mid and End Year – Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) at the kindergarten.