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1. School Merger

We wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to your continuous support in our partnership for the all-round development of the pupils.

As announced by the Ministry of Education, White Sands Primary School will retain her name when the school merges with Coral Primary School wef 02 Jan 2019. Please be assured that we will do our utmost to ensure minimal disruption as we prepare for the merged school. We will also keep you informed of any updates in the course of the year.

2. C4RE Teachers

In our endeavour to ensure pupils are given the due care and attention, our school has embarked on a whole-school approach whereby all teachers (including the Key Personnel) play an active role in building strong Teacher-Pupil relationship. To highlight the importance of the teachers’ role in looking after the all-round development of the pupils, the terms ‘Form Teacher’ and ‘Co-Form Teacher’ will be replaced by C4RE (pronounced as Care) teachers. 

Our character development programme revolves around the 6 school values of Care, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Rallying together, Excellence. As character building is better caught and not merely taught, we try our best to be good role-models of these values which are encapsulated in the acronym C4RE. 

While we seek your understanding in situations in which we may fall short of these ideals, we also hope that all parents will partner us in this journey to be good role-models for the pupils. The success to this partnership lies in mutual respect and it is our hope that we can rally together towards this aim. 

3. Our Key Personnel

We are pleased to introduce the key personnel of our school. Please feel free to contact them if you have enquiries pertaining to the respective areas.



Email Contact

Mr Amos Sim

Head of Department (English)


Mdm Hariani Bte Salleh

Head of Department (Mathematics)


Mdm Qiu Suguan

Head of Department (Mother Tongue)


Mrs Joycelyn Lok

Head of Department (Character & Citizenship Education)


Mrs Tan-Lim Hui Yuen

Head of Department (ICT)


Mr Alvin Tan

Head of Department (PE, Aesthetics & CCA)


Mdm Naziathul Suhailah Ibrahim

Year Head (P1 and P2)


Mr Faisal Hassan

Year Head (P3 and P4)



Mdm Nadera Bawany

Year Head (P5 and P6)



Mdm Maznah Bte Ismail

Level Head (Science)



Mdm Lee Soon Cheng

Level Head (Chinese Language)


Mdm Seah Hui Xin

Level Head (Chinese Language)


Mdm Rabi’ah Bte Rahmat

Subject Head (Malay Language)


Mr Liew Guan Jie

Subject Head (ICT)



Mdm Norizah Bte Mohamed Akib

Subject Head  (National Education / Social Studies)


Ms Emmeline Ong Chang Ching

Level Head (Student Management)


Ms Lina Tiong

Administration Manager



Mr Roy Tay

Operations Manager



4. Welcome and Farewell

We would like to welcome the following staff who have recently joined our school:

(1) Mdm Hartini Bte Hamid (Malay Language Teacher)
(2) Ms Khadijah Bte Aron (Malay Language Teacher)
(3) Mdm Guo Yiying (Operations Support Officer)
(4) Mrs Siva (Tamil Language) – Flexi Adjunct Teacher

and bid farewell to the following:

(1) Mr Terence Ong (posted to MOE)
(2) Mr Frank Ng Aik Kah (posted to Tampines Secondary School)
(3) Mdm Rizalia Bte Abdul Rahim (posted to Fern Green Primary School)
(4) Mdm Lim Mui Keng (posted to Fern Green Primary School)
(5) Mdm Rohani Bte Ahmad (completed re-employment contract)

5. Smart Notification Acknowledgement Console (SNAC) Registration

The school uses the Smart Notification Acknowledgement Console (SNAC) smartphone app for conveying important messages and notifications to parents. Future In-Link Bulletin will also be sent via SNAC as it also supports the school’s efforts in being environmentally friendly. Thus, we would like to seek your support to install and register for the SNAC app if you have not done so. Kindly refer to /for-parents/snac for instructions on how to register. Please approach your child’s C4RE teacher if you need further assistance. 

6. White Sands on Social Media

Our school maintains a presence on Facebook. This is a platform for us to share on the vibrancy of learning in our school, relevant resources and interesting news. Parents can access it at https://www.facebook.com/whitesandsprimaryschoolofficial. Please be informed that photos of students for their involvement during various events and learning experiences will be posted on this page. Parents are to contact Mr Liew Guan Jie at liew_guan_jie@moe.edu.sg if they have any feedback on the matter.

7. Group Personal Accident Insurance for Pupils

The Ministry has purchased a Group Personal Accident (GPA) insurance plan from NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Ltd for all pupils. Your child will be receiving a leaflet with details of the benefits of the GPA insurance, claims handling procedure and contact persons from NTUC Income.

8. Designated Collection Time for Cash Payments

Parents who wish to make cash payments at our school’s General Office may do so at the following time:



Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)

9.00 am to 3.00 pm

A receipt will be given for the cash payments made.

9. Major Events and Holidays for Term 1




Friday, 26th January 2018

School Parent Engagement and Communication Session (Primary 5 and 6)

Note - Primary 6D will have their session on 2nd February 2018

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Details will be provided later.

Friday, 2nd February 2018

School Parent Engagement and Communication Session (Primary 3 and 4)

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Details will be provided later.

Friday, 9th February 2018

School Parent Engagement and Communication Session (Primary 2)

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Details will be provided later.

Thursday, 15th February 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration

School will function from 7.45 am to 10.15 am.

Friday, 16th February 2018

Public Holiday

Chinese New Year

Monday, 19th February 2018

Scheduled School Holiday

Thursday, 22nd February 2018 – Wednesday. 28th February 2018

P2 Term test

P5 Readiness Test

P6 CA1

Details will be provided later.

Friday, 23rd February 2018

School Parent Engagement and Communication Session (Primary 1)

10.45 am to 12.45 pm

Details will be provided later.

Friday, 9th March 2018

Primary 6 Parent Teacher Meeting (8.00 am to 1.30 pm)

Primary 6 pupils need not attend school. Detailed schedule will be provided later.

Saturday, 10th March 2018 – Sunday, 18th March 2018

Term 1 Vacation

Ng Teng Joo

Vision – A Vibrant School of Choice where Character Shines and Talents Soar
Mission – To Nurture Caring Hearts, Creative Minds and Confident Individuals
School Values – Care, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Rallying Together and Excellence (C4RE)