Maris Stella High

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Maris Stella High

Postby tiredmama » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:21 pm

Moderator's note: This is the Parents' Networking Group for Maris Stella High

Once you have gotten your child in this school, come introduce yourself to other parents in this school and network with each other. Share tips, on-going news and alerts and discuss issues pertaining to the school.


HI , my son is going to MSH next year (2010) .. any other parents with kids going in too ? and how many are newbies to MSH ? (i.e. not via elder siblings.. like mine) , would like to forma small support network.. many thanks.. :)

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Maris Stella in 2010

Postby tiredmama » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:27 pm

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Hi, I have a boy entering MSH next year P1 .. if anyone has a boy going in too, would be great to connect and we can have some mutual support. I found this v useful esp when we are not familiar with the place/ teachers in a new envt... I did that 3 years back before my daughter gets into P1.. and it was lots easier having know some parents in the same situation before hand and we can help to compare notes / cross check certain information. I have posted a similiar note in the other forum index as well :) :idea:

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Postby 2DMommy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Hi, my elder son just transferred to the school beginning of the year, another boy will be joining him the following year!

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:03 pm

2DMommy wrote:Hi, my elder son just transferred to the school beginning of the year, another boy will be joining him the following year!


Neat! How old are your sons? Which Primary levels are they?

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Postby 2DMommy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:03 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
2DMommy wrote:Hi, my elder son just transferred to the school beginning of the year, another boy will be joining him the following year!


Neat! How old are your sons? Which Primary levels are they?


My elder boy is currently P3 and younger boy is K1

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Postby t2 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:23 pm

Hi, my boy currently in P1 at MSHS too...I really like thier school system...very evident in my boy's character developement....academic wise, they're quite strong too... :D

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Postby Miracle Child » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:40 am

Hi all,

My son will be in P1 next year in MSH.

Orientation is on 7 Nov 2009. Can parents accompany the child for orientation? Thanks.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:13 am

Miracle Child wrote:Hi all,

My son will be in P1 next year in MSH.

Orientation is on 7 Nov 2009. Can parents accompany the child for orientation? Thanks.


Hmm? I thought P1 orientation is really meant for parents? :wink:

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Postby t2 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:44 am

Miracle Child wrote:Hi all,

My son will be in P1 next year in MSH.

Orientation is on 7 Nov 2009. Can parents accompany the child for orientation? Thanks.


Parents supposed to accompany the child....bring your cheque book...alot of expenses for the day. For MSHS, P1 - P2 their recess is catered in so you will have to pay for catering (you can opt out but must pack food for the kid everyday). From what is practised for P1s this year, they are not allowed to go to the canteen. They only allowed to play after they finish their food.

They wil send you the soft copy of the booklist, just need to buy the compulsory items. Everything will be packed into a box for you. Even the plastic folders are included ($2). They will give you a list of which book requires wrapping and those that don't.

PE attire can be bought at the school, white uniform at Bras Basah Complex. Name tags will be ordered in the school. (at our cost of cos)

Other additional costs include buying of a lock for their lockers in school. School bus(if required). Reccommended to take school bus cos after dismissal, school bus has priority to leave first. Also, the roads there tend to get really jammed in the morning.You also need to buy a phone card for your boy to bring to school.

They were very organised last year....I think they should be ok this year too...heard that they ballot at 2B...lucky last year I didn't have that stress :pray: :D

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Postby Merlion » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:00 am

> academic wise, they're quite strong too

MSHS is VERY strong. Just to give you an idea how strong they are. Last year, about 82 students got into GEP Selection Test Round 2, 12 students got selected for GEP. The year before, 15 students got selected for GEP. Too bad that they don't have GEP classes, almost all their top students have no choice but to transfer to GEP schools every year.

Another interesting thing is their test papers are not available in market because students are not allowed to bring home. Parents can only look at the test papers during the Parent-Tecaher meeting. Overall, their test papers' standard is one of the highest in Singapore.

So don't worry. Your son is in good hands. Cheers. :celebrate:

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