School Relocation

Dear Parents / Guardians,

RELOCATION OF GRACE ORCHARD SCHOOL IN TERM 3, 2021

  1. We are pleased to share that we will be working with Ministry of Education (MOE) to expand the current campus of Grace Orchard School (GOS) at 6A, Jurong West St 52. This is to provide new educational and vocational training facilities, larger classrooms, and modulation spaces to cater to our students. The new campus would also be equipped with PE and sports facilities such as sheltered playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas.
  2. To facilitate its expansion plan, the school will be moving out of its current premises at Jurong West to a holding school at West Coast Road. Please refer to the Holding School Map for the exact location.
  3. The school will start its operations at the holding school in Term 3, Week 1:

Start Date

Address of Holding School

28 June 2021

170, West Coast Road, Singapore 127443

  1. To better support your child/ward for the relocation, please refer to the following:

a) Holding School Map

b) Getting there!

c) Traffic & Road Safety Advisory

  1. For students who require school bus service to the holding school, please fill in the Bus Registration Form and take note of the submission deadline.

 

  1. Please refer to the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have any further queries, you may contact the General Office at 6561 9128 during office hours.

Grace Orchard School
Location Map of Holding School (with effect from Semester 2, 2021)
170, West Coast Road, Singapore 127443

Why is there a need to expand GOS?

With the increase in demand for places at GOS, the school hopes to expand its physical capacity to allow more students to access quality teaching and learning and be supported in developing their potential to lead meaningful lives. The expanded GOS will also come with new and improved facilities for our students to engage in learning of academic subjects, vocational training and independent living.

Why is there a need to relocate? I heard some schools carried out their expansion plans without moving to a holding school.

Due to physical site constraints and anticipated extent of works, the school will need to move to a holding site to ensure the safety of students and smooth school operations. We had worked with MOE on the possible holding sites before settling for the current holding site location, based on the availability of usage, proximity and size of site.

What will be the improvements made to the existing school campus?

We are currently working with MOE to finalise the refurbishment plans for the existing campus and will share more details at a later date. The refurbishment works are intended to provide the appropriate learning experiences of our students.

The holding school is located at West Coast Road. Will there be school bus service provided for my child? Can the school help me with the transport costs?

The school is actively working with school bus operators to provide the necessary information so that parents will have sufficient time to make transport arrangements with the school bus operators directly. A registration form for School Bus Service will be given to all parents in Semester 1, 2021. You may register with the company to indicate your interest to engage their service. The school will continue to provide financial support to students and families who qualify for financial assistance. If you require financial assistance, please approach our office to enquire about available support.

Will there be changes to the school hours? Will my child be in the morning or afternoon session?

There will be no changes to your child’s session. However, there will be minor changes to the school reporting and staggered dismissal timings due to easing of COVID-19 measures.

More details will be given by end of Term 2, 2021.