21 October 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 


We are pleased to welcome your child/ward to Canberra Primary School. We would like to invite you and your child to the P1 Orientation that will be conducted virtually this year on Friday, 20 November 2020. 

We strongly encourage you to attend the session so that you and your child can find out what to look forward to and prepare for the exciting transition to Primary 1. Useful information and resources to help you play a supportive role at home will also be shared during the Orientation.

The P1 Orientation will be conducted virtually via YouTube Live at the following timings: 



Care 1 – Care 4

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Care 5 – Care 8

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

* Parents/Guardians will be informed separately via SMS which class and house colour  your child/ward will be in.

The link to the YouTube Live session for the P1 Virtual Orientation will be uploaded via Parents Gateway by early November 2020. We welcome at least one parent/guardian per child to log in for the virtual orientation session. For parents/guardians who are unable to join the P1 Virtual Orientation at the abovementioned day/time, please note that the sharing materials used during the session will be posted via Parents Gateway on 23 November 2020. 

Leading up to the P1 Virtual Orientation, the school will also be uploading bite-sized information and a parent kit onto Parents Gateway on 30 October and 6 November 2020 to support and ease the transition of your child/ward from preschool to primary school.  


Administrative Matters

The P1 Admin Days will take place on 23, 24, 25 and 27 November 2020 in the school. To ensure that safe management measures are adequately in place, we are recommending attendance of one parent and one child (up to a maximum of two adults). We seek the understanding of parents/guardians to come to the school according to the dates and timeslots indicated in the following table:  




Care 1

Mon, 23 Nov 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Care 2

Mon, 23 Nov 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Care 3

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Care 4

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Care 5

Wed, 25 Nov 20

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Care 6

Wed, 25 Nov 20

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Care 7

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Care 8

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Please bring a blue or black pen on P1 Admin Day.

Parents/Guardians who have registered under Phases 2A2, 2B and 2C are also required to bring the following original documents and a photocopy for verification, if you have not already done so during the P1 registration exercise:

-        Both parents NRIC

-        Child’s Birth Cert 

-        Child’s Immunisation Cert

-        Child’s Citizenship Cert/Re-entry Permit, if applicable 

GIRO and Edusave Standing Orders  

You are invited to join the GIRO scheme and enjoy the hassle-free and convenient payment arrangement. By paying through GIRO, your child/ward will not need to bring additional cash to school monthly. The same GIRO arrangement will be extended to cover your child’s/ward’s payment for enrichment programmes, school charges and national examination fees.

You may sign up for the GIRO Standing Orders online via the following link if you have a POSB or DBS account: https://go.gov.sg/moe-p1-online-giro-form. Otherwise, you may also sign up with the hardcopy forms which will be made available on P1 Admin Day (please have the bank account information with you).


In addition, students who are Singapore Citizens can also tap on the Edusave account created by the government to pay the 2nd-tier miscellaneous fees and enrichment programmes charges. We strongly encourage you to sign up to reduce the out-of-pocket educational expenses for your child/ward. You may sign up either via online form at 

https://go.gov.sg/moe-edusave-signup or hardcopy form on P1 Admin Day. 

Purchase of School Books

Our school bookshop vendor is Cambridge Book Centre. The school bookshop will be open during the P1 Admin Days.   You are highly encouraged to place your order online at 

http://www.cambridgebookcentre.com/orders.php in advance (at least 3 days in advance) to avoid having to wait in long queues, and collect your pre-ordered items on P1 Admin Day. Online purchase will commence on 30 Oct 2020. 

Purchase of Uniforms 

Primary 1 and Primary 2 students wear PE T-shirts and PE shorts daily as their school uniform. The colour of the PE T-shirt will be according to the house colour allocated to the child. You may purchase the attire in school during the P1 Admin Days or order the attire online at the website of our uniform vendor, Chop Kong Chong, at http://www.euniforms.com.sg/shop/.

Registration for School Bus Transport Service

Our school bus transport vendor is L & W Transport Services Pte Ltd. The registration form for school bus transport is available at https://canberrapri.moe.edu.sg/our-school/service-providers. You may wish to print the form and submit the completed hardcopy on P1 Admin Day.

Indication of Interest for Student Care Centre

The student care centre in the school is operated by Singapore EduSmart Learning Hub Pte Ltd. If you would like to indicate your interest in registering in your child/ward at the student care centre, please approach our staff on P1 Admin Day. As places at the student care centre are limited, admissions are selected on a priority of needs basis. More information will be shared at the P1 Virtual Orientation. You may wish to explore other nearby student care centres options in the meantime.

For further clarifications, please contact the school at 67597433 during office hours.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely, 

Mr Sam Wong