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FAQs

While we strive to answer as many questions as possible, this FAQ is by no means exhaustive, Please do not hesitate to contact us through the General Office if you have any urgent inquiries, 

General Questions

1 How can I get to Bowen Secondary School?

Our school is situated along the junction of the main roads of Yio Chu Kang Road and Hougang Ave 2. Thus, it is easily accessible by public buses from MRT stations such as Ang Mo Kio MRT, Hougang MRT or Serangoon MRT.

Click on the link to find out how to get to Bowen Secondary school  >>> 
  
2What is the school's contact information?

Tel: 6385 9466 (General Office)
Fax: 6385 6559 
Email: bowen_ss@moe.edu.sg 

Click on the link to find out more School Contact Information  >>> 

 3How can I contact or get in touch with my child's form/subject teachers?
 We encourage parents/guardians to contact the General Office when trying to get in touch with specific teachers in our school. They are the best people to assist you as they will be able to direct your call to the specific teacher or take a message to get the teacher to return your call. Do leave your name, child's name and class and your contact number so that the teacher will be able to return your call.
  
4 What time does the school start?
 Morning assembly starts at 7.30am on regular school days. Students are encouraged to reach school early especially on rainy days, as traffic can be heavy during inclement weather.
  
 5What are the school rules regarding attire and uniform?

The school uniform is a key symbol of school identity. Students should wear the school uniform neatly and with pride. All students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modifications to the uniform are not allowed.

You can find detailed information about the school uniform in 
School Rules and Regulations here >>>
or
you can download the document
Care and Discipline - School rules.pdf
  
 6 Where can school uniforms be purchased?
  School uniforms can be purchased at the following places

  1. Pacific Bookstores Pte Ltd (School Bookshop)
    c/o Bowen Secondary School
    2 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547529
    Tel/Fax: 6386 2669

    Business Hours
    Monday – Thursday: 7.00 am – 3.30 pm
    Friday: 7.00 am to 3.00 pm

    Note: School attire is available at the school’s bookshop from 19 March 2018 to 28 Sep 2018.

  2. Johnson Uniform and Trading Company Pte Ltd
    471 (2nd Floor) Geylang Road
    Singapore 389430
    Tel: 6345 8698
    Fax: 6744 7689

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
    Saturday: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
  
7When are the school holidays?
 https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/school-terms-and-holidays
  
8I am a student and I am travelling out of Singapore during the holidays. Must I disclose my travel plans?
 Yes. You should inform the school of your travel plans if your family plans to bring you on a holiday out of Singapore during the school holidays. You should declare your travel plans in the MC-online portal here.

There is also a guide to assist you here.
Travel Declaration Guide.pdf 
  

Finance Matters

1 How much are the current school fees?

All students will receive their bills for school, miscellaneous and autonomous fees by postal mail to their home address from MOE directly. You can find out detailed information about secondary school fees from the MOE website here >>>
  
2 How can school fees payment be made?

OPTION 1: GIRO
Parents are encouraged to pay their children’s fees through GIRO so that the pupils do not have to bring large sums of cash to school. GIRO deduction will be made monthly from February to December. The deduction in February will include the fees for January. Deduction date is on 26th of every month. Eg: For March fees, the deduction date will be on 26th March.
(Please note that GIRO deductions will be suspended after two consecutive unsuccessful deductions due to insufficient funds. Students will then receive cash bills and will have to pay the outstanding amount in cash. GIRO deduction will be reinstated once all outstanding fees have been paid.)

OPTION 2: CHEQUE
For cheque payment, either post the cheque or submit it to our General Office. Please make cheques payable to "Bowen Secondary School".

OPTION 3: CASH
Alternatively, you may make cash payments at our General Office.

3 What are the MOE financial schemes available?
 
Singapore Citizens in Government and Government-aided schools can apply for assistance under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS).  Application forms are available for collection in-person at the school's General Office. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school's General Office to find out more.

To find out more about, you may click on the links below
  
 4How can students under FAS go about redeeming Transport Subsidy?
 Students on FAS may redeem the evouchers via the Transitlink eVoucher System from the 28th of the current month to the 10th of the next month

Evouchers can be redeemed at any Transitlink Add Value Machines or Transit Link Ticket Offices located at selected stations such as Hougang and Serangoon stations.

To find out more about, you may click on the links below
  

Miscellaneous

1 What is Parent Gateway App?
 The Parent Gateway(PG) Mobile App is an initiative by MOE to enable parents to interact with schools more conveniently on administrative and financial matters. Parents will also be able to use this app to stay updated on school’s programme and activities.

To find out more about, you may click on the links below
Parent Gateway Information >>>
FAQs on Parent Gateway >>>
  
 2 Are students allowed to bring their Mobile Phones to school?

We want our students to be responsible users of their mobile devices. Students are expected to switch off their mobile phones during curriculum time so as not to be a source of distraction during lessons. Students are to use their mobile phones only in designated areas such as the canteen during their recess or after school.

You can find detailed information in School Rules and Regulations here >>>


3 Does my child need to buy a laptop/tablet/mobile device as part of the school programme when he joins Bowen Secondary School?

Our school does not require students to buy laptops or mobile devices, although we have ICT programmes and ICT-supported curriculum. We provide school-owned devices such as laptops or tablets for students when required during curriculum time. 

 4My child has his own laptop. Is there any way he/she can connect to the Internet to access on-line lesson content when in school?
 
The school's SWN Wi-Fi network provides students who bring their own devices, a means to connect to the internet for learning purposes using their school IAMS account,

Please refer to the guide here on how to connect to the SWN network.
  
 5Are there any schemes for families who require support to help their school-going children purchase laptops?
 
The NEU PC Plus Programme is a support programme by the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) that helps needy families with school-going children own a brand new computer/laptop (bundled with free 3-year broadband subscription) at a subsidised rate. 

To apply, please fill in the application form and submit it with the required documents to the school’s General Office.
  
  6Photographs and videos of students and their legal guardians used in this website.
 Photographs or video images of students or their legal guardians may be taken during school activities and events such as classroom lessons, CCA, school camps, or school concerts. The school may use and publish such photographs or video recordings in school publications, the school’s website, social media channels, or other communication channels.