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Term 1 - 8 January 2014 (Sec 1)



8 January 2014


Dear Parents/ Guardians of Sec 1 Marists,


Late Start Time for School on Thursdays in 2014


Greetings from Maris Stella High School!


1 This letter informs all parents and guardians on the late start time every Thursday in 2014. The details are:


Start time for flag raising: 8:50 AM

Students are to arrive by: 8:40 AM


This will take effect: Term 1 Week 1, on Thursday, 9 January 2014


Please note that this will also apply to CA, SA and Prelim weeks.


2 The reasons for the late starting time are: creating common professional development for teachers to enhance the student experience and allowing students more rest time the day after the Wednesday CCA day.


3 Common Professional Development Time. In an effort to carve a common protected time for teacher professional development, the Thursday morning slot will be reserved for professional development activities (before the start of flag raising). Raising teacher professional capacities will translate into enhance student experiences and quality teaching and learning.


4 More Rest Time for Students A late start time on Thursday will also allow students more rest time, given that Wednesday is designated as one of the CCA training days.


5 Students may arrive earlier and classrooms will be open from 6:45 AM. We thank parents and guardians for their understanding and support as we continue to do right by our students through teacher development.


Thank you


Your Partner in Education 


Mr Joseph Lim




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