The 2020 Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) was conducted on 20th and 21st February 2020. This centralized admissions exercise targets international students who wish to join Singapore's mainstream primary and secondary schools in 2020. This year, TSI sent students for the 2020 S-AEIS for the designated levels - Primary 4/5 and Secondary 1.
To prepare our students for the 2020 S-AEIS, the Academic Department started
intensive S-AEIS revision through revision packs for English and Mathematics; and conducted numerous mock tests since December 2019. An extra hour of intensive remedial was also structured into
the daily timetable to provide students with more contact time with their teachers.
The Head of Academic Department also met students at the examination venue before the start of their papers to show their support and boost the confidence of the students. At the end of the two days’ 2020 S-AEIS, students gave encouraging feedback on the questions they had to complete. We wish all the students the best of luck when the results are released on 15th April 2020!
In response to Novel Coronavirus situation, TSI has taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. Our school has instituted travel declarations to those who have travelled or will be travelling to Mainland China, Daegu and Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) and all other destinations.
Staff and students are advised to monitor their health and take their temperatures regularly for 14 days upon their return.
Enhance School Measures
TSI staff and students play a crucial part in keeping good personal hygiene and taking social responsibility so as to keep our working environment safe and minimize disruption to learning. We also provide face masks and hand sanitizers. In addition, we arranged for bought-in lunch so that students need not go out to buy lunch. Classroom seating is also re- arranged to ensure students are spread out from each other. While teachers actively look out for students’ well-being, students are also reminded at all time of the following when they are in school.
- Observe good personal hygiene.
- Practise frequent hand washing (e.g. before handling
food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing).
- Wear a mask if they have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose.
- Cover their mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing.
- Seek medical attention promptly if they are feeling unwell.
In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, TSI recognizes that there may be a possibility of students’ learning being affected due to various measures introduced by the Singapore government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As such, E-Learning platforms have been introduced to assist students who are required to stay home to continue with their learning. Since February 2020, teachers at TSI have started preparing our students in the use of online facilities and social media platforms to access online lessons and learning material. In terms of supporting students who were on LOA with their learning, TSI had implemented a home-based learning programme that best suits the lessons and the needs of their students; for example, teachers sending and informing their students on specific pieces of homework or readings from their textbooks to be reviewed. Daily check-ins were conducted by teachers to ensure completion of daily tasks set.
TSI will continue to explore various methods of E- Learning implementation and seek all stakeholders’ support on this initiative.
Our trainer Mr Jacob went over to the island of Batam, Indonesia to conduct Robotics lessons on 15th February 2020 for students of The Independent School of Batam. The workshop was attended by students from primary and secondary levels, learning how to build and programme Lego Robotics. This is a long-term collaboration between TSI and the Independent School of Batam and we hope that the students from our sister school enjoy the Robotics lessons.