Student Support Services
Airport Pick up and Familiarization Service
Airport pick up service, which is chargeable, is available to international students who wish to study in our School and who wish to be met at the airport.
Familiarization services include:
1. Assistance with accommodation (Accommodation service is chargeable, please refer below)
2. Assistance with purchase of EZ Link Cards for transportation and familiarization of travel routes (EZ Link is bought by students)
3. Assistance with Phone Card or SIM Card purchases (Purchase of Cards is borne by students)
4. Familiarization with the amenities near the school and where the student stays (hawker centres, shopping malls,)
5. Assistance in Bank account Opening (Bank Charges borne by students and subjected to terms and conditions of the Bank)
Arrangement for Accommodation
To assist and help students who are unfamiliar with Singapore to find suitable accommodation according to their needs. The accommodation arrangements may include meals and clothes washing services. Charges for accommodation and related services are borne by the students.
Arrangement for Guardianship
Some international students may be living in Singapore alone without their parents. The school can assist such students, who are below 18 years of age, to make arrangements for guardianship. Guardianship service is usually provided together with provisions for accommodation.
Student Orientation Programme
The school provides an orientation programme for new students, to help them to know the school and its services and operations better. The orientation will cover many areas such as fee matters, school policies, procedures and rules, attendance requirements, leave application, etc.
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
In Singapore secondary schools, CCA is treated seriously and all students are required to choose at least one core CCA. Primary schools also have many CCA activities, though it may not be compulsory for all.
Smart Learners also organises CCA activities as a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence in our students.
The school provides basic pastoral counselling to help students deal with and manage personal challenges and difficulties. If problems are complicated, students may be referred to professional counsellors in external agencies.
The school organises Teachers-parents meeting to provide parents and/or guardians with feedback on students’ performance in school.
Academic Assistance to Students
Academic assistance may be provided to students who are weaker in their subjects in the form of free one-to-one coaching after lessons. If deemed necessary, additional lessons may be scheduled. These lessons are conducted after careful evaluation of the student’s progress, commitment and ability.
Higher Education Guidance
Guidance is provided to enable the students to have a better understanding of possible academic pathways after completing their studies in Smart Learners. This service may include advice on pathways after the ‘O’ levels (e.g. polytechnic or junior college, courses available, and admission requirements).
Tuition Referral Services
Upon request from students or parents or guardians, the School can provide tuition referral services for students who want more help with their subjects. The tutors may be teachers of the school and/or other external teachers who have been vetted by the School.
Exam Registration and Results Checking
For all external exams, the school will help the students to register for their examinations. Due notification will be given. The school can also assist in retrieving the examination results for the students.
Students Pass Application
Having a valid Student Pass allows an international student to remain in Singapore for a sufficient period of time to complete his course of study. The school will handle all documentation for the Student Pass application.
Visa Application for Student’s Parents
Depending on their nationality and length of stay, parents of international students may require a visa either to enter or to remain in Singapore beyond an initial period of time. The school can help the parents to apply for the visa.
Medical Insurance Coverage
The school provides medical insurance coverage for full-time students.
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Excursions and Field trips
The school may organise excursions, field trips or other events to provide them with a more holistic education, develop social responsibility or contribute to community involvement. Students will be given advance notice of these events as and when organised.
On the academic calendar annually is Family Day, generally during the end of term in October. This event is open to all teachers, students and their parents/guardians. These activities are partly paid by the school, with students paying only a subsidised rate. Parents/guardians and students have a choice as to whether or not they want to participate in these school events.