School Fees and Miscellaneous Fees
Students who are at the primary level do not have to pay school fees. They only have to pay Miscellaneous
Fees which will go to the school to help cover the cost of equipments and special programs for the benefit
of the students. However students at the secondary and pre-university level have to pay both
fees as well as miscellaneous fees.
All schools provide facilities for their students to have a balanced education. Facilities will include
things like a well-stocked library to encourage students to do self-study, self-research and reading. Other
facilities would include things such as science laboratories, music room, art room, media resource rooms, computer
rooms as well as projector rooms. Facilities such as basketball and netball court, multi-purpose halls are also
available. Junior colleges also provide slightly more facilities such as tennis and squash courts. Their lecture
theatres are also fitted with sound system and multimedia projection facilities to aid learning.
With the implementation of the IT Masterplan in the year 2000, now all teachers and students can have sufficient
access to multimedia resources, course wares, the internet and digitized media resources. The aim of the IT
Masterplan is to provide one computer to every two students from Primary one to Junior Colleges. IT will take up up
till 30% of curriculum time.
The School Year
The school year consists of four terms made up of 10 weeks for each. There will be a week break in between the first and
second term and another one in between the third and fourth term. There will be a four week break in the middle of the year
and a six week break at the end of the year.
from formal school curricular, students are also encouraged to participate in
co-curricular activities (CCAs). CCAs not only provide a means of recreation and
the same time it instills a keen sense of self-discipline, teamwork and
confidence. The character development and growth are provided here, which is
something that cannot be provided for in formal school curricular.
range of CCAs are provided in the schools of Singapore. There are a variety of
sports such as Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Netball and many others.
There are also uniformed organizations such as the Red Cross, the National
Police Cadet Corps, the National Cadet Corps, etc. Cultural activities such as
Military band, the ethnic dance group or the drama club are also available.
Students can also participate in clubs such as Photographic club, gardening club
and the computer clubs.
in CCAs are voluntary in Primary four, and in secondary schools, at least one
core CCA is compulsory.
compete in a number of Co-Curricular events at the zonal and national level each
year. These include sports event such as the Inter-school Cross Country
Championships, and the national Track and Field and Swimming Championships. The
Singapore Youth Festival is an annual event which showcases the creativity and
talent of Singapore students through drama presentations, choral singing, art
and craft presentation, uniformed group events and sports events.