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Home-Based Learning (HBL)

MAY - JUNE 2020 



sAFE oPENING - BACK TO SCHOOL 

With the end of the Circuit Breaker on 1 June 2020, we enter the phase of safe opening. 2 June 2020 marks the beginning of a brand new school term. This new term with new arrangements and routines will be a new normal for all of us.

MOE has provided a new issue of Parent Kit that hopes to help you understand Back to School arrangements better and how you can guide your children to adjust back to school. 

You may download the document here.

AprIl 2020


Transitioning to Full HBL @ NBPS 


Background and Overview (Adapted from MOE Press Release)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) have been taking the necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of all students and staff in view of the COVID-19 situation.

All primary schools will shift to full Home-Based Learning (HBL) from 8 April to 4 May 2020. The Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) platform will be accessible to students and our students can rely on the ongoing support of their teachers.

With HBL, all school-based Mid-Year Examinations will be cancelled. However, national examinations, including Primary School Leaving Examinations will proceed as planned.


Full HBL at NBPS

Full HBL at NBPS consists of both online e-learning and offline assignments which include readings (e.g. readings from textbooks, worksheets prepared by teachers that can be downloaded from SLS). Students are expected to refer to the NBPS HBL website for their daily HBL schedule and instructions.

During this period, teachers will continue to monitor and review students’ learning progress. In addition, teachers will also check in on students’ well-being from time to time.

There will still be differences between learning from home and learning at school in the classroom setting. As such, we seek parents’ understanding for your patience and support as our teachers embark on these new methods of teaching and learning during this extended period of time.

NBPS would like to show our appreciation to all parents who have provided their relentless support to ensure that the teaching and learning of their children continues at home on 1 April 2020.  

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Parents’ Support

The activities during full HBL are designed to allow students to complete them independently as much as possible.  We encourage you to continue to support your child by providing a conducive environment at home. Below are some suggestions:

  • Working out a daily schedule/routine with your child and guiding your child in setting goals and scheduling tasks. For further tips on guiding your child in setting goals, refer to the Resilience Boosters.
  • Establishing an agreement with your child on managing screen time. We will assign a maximum of 2 hours of online learning every day. For further tips and guides on reinforcing your childs cyber wellness, please click here.
  • Encouraging your child to maintain an optimistic and positive outlook while accepting the changes and emotions that he/she has had to face as part of going through HBL.

In addition, you may refer to the attached Parent Kits (three of them) from MOE that provides tips on how you can support your child’s HBL and addresses some of your concerns.

You may download Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here.

(NEW!) With the May holidays coming up, MOE has provided a fourth Parent Kit, School Holiday Edition. We hope this resource gives you an opportunity to find new ways to spend time and strengthen the bonds with your children while staying safe at home. You may download it here.


Additional Support for Selected Students during full HBL

During this period of time, the school will remain open to support a limited group of parents or guardians who are unable to find alternative care arrangements, to ensure that no Navalites are left behind.  

In addition, for FAS students who do not have computers or Wi-Fi at home, the school will be able to help them to apply for computers under NEU PC Plus scheme. If your child is in urgent need of a device to complete his HBL, kindly alert your child’s Form / co-Form teachers as soon as possible.

mARCH 2020


Introduction of National HBL Days


Dear Parents, 

From 1 Apr 2020, schools will progressively transit to a blended learning model, starting with one day of Home-Based Learning (HBL) a week.

All students would have been briefed in school by teachers about HBL. As mentioned in our PG announcement on our school’s HBL, the HBL learning activities will be designed to allow students to complete them independently.  We encourage you to support your child by providing a conducive environment at home. You could do this by:

  • Working out a daily schedule/routine with your child and guiding your child in setting goals and scheduling tasks. For further tips on guiding your child in setting goals, refer to the Resilience Boosters.
  • Establishing an agreement with your child on managing screen time. We will assign a maximum of 2 hours of online learning every day. For further tips and guides on reinforcing your childs cyber wellness, please click here.
  • Encouraging your child to maintain an optimistic and positive outlook while accepting the changes and emotions that he/she has had to face as part of going through HBL.

In addition, we have also attached a Parent Kit PDF document that provides tips on how you can support your child’s HBL and addresses some of your concernsDownload the PDF here.

Thank you.

HBL During psle written exams

The PSLE written exams will be held from 1 - 2 October 2020 and 5 - 6 October 2020. During this period, the P4 and P5 levels will be at home doing Home-Based Learning for 2 days as we will need the use of more classrooms to implement precautionary measures for the examination arrangements.

DatesLevel on HBL
1 - 2 October 2020Primary 4
5 - 6 October 2020Primary 5