PARENTS - information and communications
Communication with Parents
Sangkhim Canaan School respects the authority of the parents and is committed to work with parents towards the student’s growth and development.
There are various channels of communication which the school offers to parents. The Parent-Student Handbook highlights school activities and important upcoming events.
Parents are welcomed to call the teachers and speak to them about their child. The school will arrange meetings where the parents can visit the school and talk to the teachers.
The teacher will also send written notes to the parents through the Student Folder. The progress of the child is communicated via the homework sheets, progress report and report cards.
As teachers do not leave the classroom to take telephone calls except for emergencies, parents may call the office and leave a message for a teacher to return the call at a later, convenient time.
Parent - Teacher Meetings
Parent-teacher meetings are scheduled at the end of the first quarter. It is highly recommended that at least one parent/guardian attend the meeting. Additional meetings may be scheduled by either the parent or teacher as the need arises. To prevent disruption to the teaching schedule, the parent is requested to make the necessary appointments for any additional meetings.
At a parent - teacher meeting - parents and teachers have informal discussions
Sangkhim Canaan School seeks to make education affordable to all and hence school fees are kept affordable. The fees are subsidised and will not be able to cover the operational costs. The fees are collected to let students and parents share in the cost and help to ensure good stewardship. Students are NOT expected to pay the teachers any money. Please contact the school for the applicable fees.
Sangkhim Canaan School is supported by donations from Christians and Churches around the world. Their generous support enables the school to charge the subsidised school fees. In the event that some deserving students are still unable to pay the subsidised fees due to financial difficulty, they can apply for financial support in the form of a bursary. The support is given based on availability of funds, and only to students with exceptionally good conduct.
Text and Library Books
Sangkhim Canaan School will loan all the standard text books to the students. There are also library books for loan. Students are expected to take good care of them so that they can be passed on to the subsequent batch of students.
Our class size is limited to 30 students. With a smaller teacher – student ratio, students will be provided with greater opportunities for interaction and teamwork.
All students of Sangkhim Canaan School must be aware of and adhere to the following:
While the majority of disciplinary actions will occur in the classroom administered by the teacher, there are six basic behaviours that will automatically necessitate discipline from the Principal. Those behaviours are the following:
Students are expected to be present and to arrive at school on time. All students have to attend the school assembly. All students have to achieve a minimum of 85% attendance every quarter. Failing to achieve this could result in failing the level and not being able to advance to the next level. In more serious cases, it may lead to dismissal from the school.
Student with valid reasons eg illness, accident or emergency may be excused from school or class lesson. If a student needs to be absent from school, the parents should contact the school office in writing or by telephone as soon as possible. As a guide, the maximum quota of absence days is: Five (5) days per quarter and no more than twenty (20) days per school year. If a student is absent, we request that the parent notify the school at least 30 minutes prior to class commencement on the date of the absence. In the event the total number of absence days (including those approved by parent), exceeds the maximum quota, the student shall not be allowed to advance to the next level. Parent will have to send in a special appeal letter if they want their child to move to the next level.
All students are required to be appropriately dress when in the school. Attire has to be clean and neat. Shirts are to be tucked in, shoelaces tied, any holes/tears in clothes are to be mended, and clothing worn as designed. Students are to ensure that hair is neatly cut and for girls with long hair, that it is brushed and tied up neatly. Students are not to use hair colour and nails are to be neatly clipped and clean. Jewelry should be kept to a minimum. Tattoos and body piercings are not permitted. Students must comply with the dress code at all school functions.