1. What time does school start and end?
Morning assembly starts at 7.30am. However we strongly encourage students to arrive before 7.20am for a time of silent reading.
As part of our 4+1 curriculum , we will have the bulk of our academic curriculum from Mon to Thu and our non-academic curriculum e.g. CCAs and CCE lessons on Fri. School will end by 4 pm from Mon – Thu and by 12.40pm on Fri.
2. What does it mean to be a mission school? Must students be Christians in order to apply?
CHR welcomes all students regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs. We have daily morning reflections which emphasize the character development of our students based on sound values that can be applied to all, regardless of ethnicity or religion.
3. How is CHR affiliated with St Andrew’s JC? What does affiliation mean for my child?
CHR is affiliated to Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC). If students are eligible for entry for JC, they are able to deduct 2 points off from their aggregate score to qualify for acceptance in SAJC.
4. What are the public transport options near your school?
We have bus service 901 as well as 901M from Woodlands MRT and Interchange. Alternatively, students can take the Thomson-East Coast Line and alight at Woodlands South Station (TE3) which is right at the back gate of our school.
5. What are the benefits of Full Subject Based Banding (FSBB)?
Key benefits include recognizing different strengths as the students are now mixed together in a class. Through such mixing, students will learn to appreciate others with different interests and strengths, learning from each other as they would in the real world.
6. Is Hindi language offered?
Only Tamil language is offered in the school. Should our students choose to take Hindi, he/she will need to travel to another school/centre to take Hindi lessons.
7. What are some of the school’s distinctive programmes?
The school is well-resourced with a variety of in-house adventure learning facilities. The school’s Learning for Life Programme in Leadership through Outdoor Adventure Learning leverages on this advantage by offering all students the experience of outdoor living in a community, drawing our students out of their comfort zones and helping them discover their potential to overcome their fears and limitations.
Students are also provided with the opportunity to apply design thinking and knowledge learnt across disciplines to solve authentic problems in collaboration with Woodlands Health Campus (WHC) through the Applied Learning Programme in Health Sciences. In the Lower Secondary years, the CHRian school experience focuses on encouraging self-awareness and personal leadership in the various arenas of students’ lives.
Students also use E-Colors as a self-discovery tool to help them take ownership of their character and leadership development., through knowing self and others better.
Introduced in 2010, Christ Church Secondary School’s ‘4+1’ curriculum week reflects our emphasis on the holistic development of students through striking a healthy balance between students’ academic and co-curricular pursuits.
As our students progress to Upper Secondary, they are given opportunities to challenge themselves and strive towards building their dreams and contributing their best in all that they do. The school has talent development programmes for high achievers, preparing them for a variety of national and regional academic competitions.
8. What are the safety measures for the various outdoor activities that your school may expose my child to?
Our outdoor adventure learning activities are conducted by certified instructors and school staff. The equipment used is regularly checked to ensure it is in good working condition. Our outdoor adventure learning facilities undergo safety inspections and annual audits. Activities are subject to environmental factors and are closely monitored by the conducting instructors and staff.
9. I heard there are no lessons on Friday. What is the rationale?
To ensure the holistic development of our students, the school has dedicated Friday AM as our CCA day whereby students are engaged in their co-curriculum activities. This is topped off by an hour-long level wide activity such as assembly talks, CCE activities etc to develop the child holistically. The balanced growth of the child in areas like academics, outdoor education and personality is important to us. We believed that in building up the child to be self-directed learners equipped with the necessary learning as well as social skills like working with others will enable him/her to face future challenges confidently.