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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What are the school hours?
The official school hours for 2020 are as follows:
Monday – Friday (except Wednesday) :    7.30am - 1.30pm
Wednesday :    7.30am - 1.15pm
All pupils are expected to report to the hall daily by 7.25am. Assembly will begin promptly at 7.30am and pupils who are not with their class for assembly at 7.30am will be considered late.
(Due to the current COVID-19 situation, students no longer assemble in the hall but proceed directly to their classrooms upon arrival.)

  • What are the school fees like?
If your child is a Singaporean, her school fee per month will be $13.00,  out of which $6.50 can be paid via your child’s Edusave Account. 
If your child is a non-Singaporean, please visit MOE website for the latest school fees.

  • Does your school have a School-Based Student Care Centre (SCC)?
Yes. Our SCC Operator is Commit Learning Schoolhouse Pte Ltd. You can contact their headquarters via email at enquiry@commitlearning.com.sg 
If your child is a current student of OLN and you would like a place in the SCC, you can email us at chijoln@moe.edu.sg.

School Programmes

  • What are some of the school’s key programmes?
OLN 360
OLN 360 is a compulsory programme for all P3 to P6. Through this programme, pupils will be able to explore and experience success in a range of activities, apply learning beyond the classroom, develop their Learning Dispositions and grow in our school’s GRACIA values. Pupils will be exposed to topics and activities in 4 different domains, namely, Sports (Ready, Steady, Go!), Life Skills (Pockets of Joy!), New Media Literacies (#thinkER) and Inquiring into Our World (Have a Heart!).

REAL (Rich, Enduring and Active Learning)
Through a customized English Language Programme, REAL (Rich, Enduring and Active Learning) programme, the school makes use of literature texts during lessons to help our students learn grammar and extended their vocabulary within authentic contexts as well as improved their skills in applying plot structure and character development in their written work.

Mathematics in Modules Programme (M2P)
The Mathematics department adopted a modular approach to deliver the P5 and P6 Maths curriculum whereby similar topics covered in both P5 and P6 were restructured and taught as modules so that students could make connections when acquiring mathematical skills and concepts, and this strengthened their understanding of the topics.  This programme built on the spiral teaching of heuristics and problem-solving skills advocated by the MOE Mathematics syllabus.

Character & Citizenship Education (CCE) @OLN
Guided by the revamped V-LIVE (Vision realized through Love, Internalization, Values-based education and Engagement of stakeholders) framework, the Values Education programme (V-Ed) was initiated in 2015. This programme helped students understand and adopt the G.R.A.C.I.A values progressively from P1 to P6, and was supported by a series of six teacher-designed G.R.A.C.I.A. STAR booklets and classroom resources. 

LLP (Learning for Life Programme): OLN SPARK (SPorts for Active and Resilient Kids)
OLN SPARK (SPorts for Active and Resilient Kids) provided opportunities for broad-based development across various sports as well as specialization in a specific sport, for all students via a 3-Tier Approach i.e. Tier 1 Exposure (Sports for All), Tier 2 Engagement (for identified students) and Tier 3 Excellence (for students who excel in CCA). This resulted in P2 students participating in modules focused on specific skills related to Netball, Floorball, Table Tennis and Bowling. P2 students were also assessed by the Coach and the PE teacher, and those with the aptitude were then invited to join the Netball, Floorball, Table Tennis or Bowling CCA in P3. 

  • When can my child join CCA and what are the CCAs offered?
All Primary 3 to 6 pupils are strongly encouraged to participate in a CCA of their choice. CCA is not compulsory for all primary school students.  The CCAs offered are:
SportsUniformed GroupVisual and Performing Arts
BowlingBrowniesArt Club
Floorball
Brass band
 Netball  Choir
 Table-Tennis  Dance Inc. (International Dance, Chinese Dance and Malay Dance


P1 Registration Exercise

  •  What are the registration dates?
For more information on P1 Registration Exercise details  you can refer to the MOE website.

  • How many vacancies are available at CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity?
For information on vacancies please refer to the MOE website on vacancies.

  • How can I find out if I am staying within 1km or 2km of the school?
You can refer to OneMap for home-school distance category.

  • If I am an ex-girl of CHIJ Ponggol and my child is a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident, which phase do I fall under?
If you are an ex-girl of CHIJ Ponggol and your child is a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident, you can register your child under Phase 2A2. 

  • Can I join the Alumni?
Currently, the school Alumni is inactive.

  • If I am a Roman Catholic and and my child is a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident, which phase do I fall under?
If you are a Roman Catholic and your child is a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident, you can register your child under Phase 2B.

  • How can I apply to be a 40-hour parent volunteer?
You can download the application form and submit the completed form to us at chijoln@moe.edu.sg . Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend an interview as the school is unable to accept all applicants for 40-hour parent volunteer scheme.

  • Does your school have an Open House?
Due to the current  COVID-19 situation, we will be having an eOpen House on 10 July 2020. No registration is required. 
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Other Information

  • My child is in another primary school. Can I put my child on the wait list?
You can download the application form and submit the completed form to us at chijoln@moe.edu.sg.

  • Is CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity affiliated to any secondary school?
Yes. Both our school and CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel are affiliated to CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent. You can refer to the MOE’s affiliation guidelines here.