Term 1 - 8 January 2015
8 Jan 2015
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Greetings from Maris Stella High School and Happy 2015! We also welcome our Sec 1s to the Marist Family! Our Theme for this year continues to be the Joy of Learning. We aim to develop our Marists to be Aspiring Learners, who find joy in the learning process. We encourage parents to promote this love of learning at home by talking with your son about school and their many learning experiences in class and during CCAs.
Our Term 1 letter will provide you with information pertaining to key school activities.
1. STAFF MATTERS
New Key Personnel Appointment
We are pleased to announce that there are new key personnel appointments in Maris Stella High School.
The details of our HODs, Subject Heads / Level Heads are attached in Annex A.
New Staff joining the school
We welcome the following new staff to the Marist Family
We would also like to announce that our former Head of Dept / ICT Mr James Peh has been promoted to Vice-Principal at Cedar Primary School. We wish him all the best.
2. STUDENT PROGRAMMES
Secondary One Orientation and CCA Maze
As part of their Marist Experience, the Sec 1 students will go through the Marist Orientation programme from Mon, 5 Jan to Fri, 9 Jan 2015. All Sec 1 parents and guardians are cordially invited to attend the Sec 1 Welcoming Ceremony cum Campfire, which will be held at the Primary Section Basketball Court at 6.15pm, Fri, 9 Jan 2015.
Sec 2 and Sec 3 Camps
The Sec 2 and 3 students will have their annual camps from Wed, 7 Jan to Fri, 9 Jan 2015. The Sec 2 Adventure Camp will be held at Sembawang PA Water Venture, and the Sec 3 Bonding Camp will be held at Safra Yishun. The level camps allow for teachers and students to bond over an experiential setting, and are designed to build resilience, camaraderie and teamwork in our Marists.
Sec 1 Catholic Camp
There will be a Sec 1 Catholic Students' Camp held in the school from Fri, 16 Jan to Sun, 18 Jan 2015. The theme of the camp is "The Call Of Christ." (Matthew 11:28-30) Marist Brothers, Bro. John Lek, Bro. Paul Ching, together with our Marist old boys will be some of the presenters at this camp. All Catholic Sec 1 students are required to participate in this camp while Sec 1 non-Catholic students are most welcome to attend as well. Please refer to the forms given in the Sec 1 folder for more details.
Year Head and Assistant Year Heads
To deliver a quality school experience and help promote the school theme of Joy of Learning, we are pleased to introduce our 2015 Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads.
The Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads will be working closely with Form Teachers to look into pastoral care for students and design activities for each academic level.
3. PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (PSG)
The school would like to introduce our PSG Coordinator, Mr Vincent Tan. Vincent also helms the Fathers@Maris Stella which conducts regular family activities and parenting talks. The team of PSG volunteers also organizes regular activities for parents to enrich Marist school experience and support school activities. Parents who are interested to join or learn more about the PSG can contact Vincent at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. KEY DATES FOR TERM 1
Your partner in education
Mr Joseph LimPrincipal
School Executive Committee