UPDATED: Primary Returns to Online Learning

International primary schools have switched to online learning and Primary 1 to 5 students are full-time home-based learning ahead of taking year-end national exams – but all international secondary schools remain open.
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Students at all international and local primary schools in Singapore have returned to full home-based learning (HBL) from today (September 27) following a recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Students in local schools will continue to learn at home until the end of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), which is sat until October 6.

Students in Years 1-6 at international schools across Singapore, which are regulated by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), have also moved to online learning.

In the latest wave of Covid-19, Singapore expects to see 1,000 new cases a day.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) hopes to minimise the risk of school-based transmissions and reduce the number of students placed on Quarantine Order (QO) or Leave of Absence (LOA) prior to the PSLE examination, which is taken by all Primary 6 students at the end of the Singaporean academic year.

Singapore's vaccination programme is open to all secondary-age students aged 12  and above.

The MOE said:

"This will better protect our younger students who are not yet medically eligible for vaccination."

The PSLE runs from September 30 until October 6, and Primary 6 students will start study leave from September 25 ahead of the exam.

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