Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) is hosting a panel session on Facebook Live on 1 April 2020, Wednesday, from 8 pm to 9 pm. Entitled “Ask Me Anything About Home-Based Learning” (HBL), the discussion will facilitate the understanding of HBL.
Panellists – Mr Sin Kim Ho (Divisional Director of Curriculum Planning & Development), Mrs Fiona Tan (Principal of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School) and Ms Liang May (parent of two) – will share what HBL means and how it supports your child’s learning.
Catch the broadcast live and ask the panellists any pressing questions you might have about HBL and the roles parents can play in their child’s HBL via Ministry of Education, Singapore’s Facebook page.
The panel discussion is set to take place on the evening of the first day (1 Apr) primary schools begin one day a week of Home-Based Learning (HBL). Join in the discussion here.
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One Day of Home-Based Learning A Week from 1 April 2020
To better support safe distancing, students from all levels are required to be part of this new blended learning model where schools still remain open, but close for one day of HBL. They are to participate in HBL on the following days each week:
– Primary Schools: Every Wednesday
– Secondary Schools: Every Thursday
– Junior Colleges/Centralised Institute: Every Friday
Recently introduced on 27 March 2020, the HBL implementation allows students and parents to be better prepared for more days of HBL, should the current COVID-19 situation call for it.
Schools remain open for a small group of students with parents who are unable to secure alternative childcare arrangements. Priority will be given to parents in healthcare services. A few teachers in school will then supervise these students.
MOE has further enhanced precautionary measures including staggered dismissal times on the days students are not on HBL and the continued suspension of CCAs for the rest of Term 2.
More details on the one day of HBL a week is available here.