Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. How long is the School term at KMS Dharma School?

The school term consists of 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1:    Mid January to End May 2024
  • Semester 2:    July to End September 2024

School date may change when the need arises. Any changes to School dates will be notified to parents via email and published on the School Website

Q2. What is the student age and timing of the Dharma classes?

KMS Dharma School provides Dharma classes for students from Primary School (age 7-12) to Secondary School (age 13-16) as well as for Mentoring Program (MP) – youths (age 17-22).

Q3. How does the School conduct its lessons?

In 2024, classes will be held on-site at Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, level 3 classrooms. Kids School lesson is 2 hours, and Teens School lesson is 2 hours and 50 minutes, Sunday lunch provided (food contemplation).

School hours 

New & Existing Students
Levels Language Day Class Time
Primary one to six Chinese Saturday C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6 1.30pm to 3.30pm
English J1, J2, J3, J4, J5 and J6 4pm to 6pm
Secondary one to four and Mentor Programme (17-22 years old) English Sunday S1, S2, S3, S4, SN and MP 9am to 11.50am
Q4. Other than the regular classes, what other activities does the School organise?

Besides our regular on-site Dharma classes, we also have School-level Vesak in May, Primary 6 and Secondary 4 examination blessings in July, and gratitude performance, exhibition and year-end repentance chanting in September.

Q5. What are the eligibility criteria for a student to be accepted by the School?

Students must have the right motivation to learn and observe the School rules. The School welcomes students who are keen to learn Dharma to join us.

Children with Special needs/Learning Challenges are required to be interviewed by the School before registration. Parents/Guardians can write in to our School email : and we will follow up with you.

The School reserves the rights to reject any registration by parents/guardians.

Q6. When is the registration for new students?

We accept new students’ registration from 16 October 2023 onwards.  

Q7. Can new students still join the School after the registration period is over?

The School will continue to accept new students when the School term starts. 

Q8. I am an existing student. Do I need to register at the end of the year for the next year?

Existing students will automatically be promoted to the next class level the following year, e.g. from Primary 1 to Primary 2.

He/she will need to submit a Renewal online and pay the administrative fee during registration.

Q9. What do I do if I want to withdraw from the School?

Students who wish to withdraw need to submit their request to the School, stating their reasons, via email.

Q10. How much does it cost to join the School?

The programme is offered free; however, we collect an administrative fee of S$50 during registration.

Q11. Where and when can I buy the School T-shirt?

The School T-shirt can be purchased from KMS Dharma School (Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, level 3) during school hours.            

Q12. Does my child need to attend every School session?

Attendance is compulsory for every lesson. The School regards every Dharma lesson as a very precious opportunity for our students to learn wholesome values. We would like our students to come and benefit from every Dharma lesson. Our Dharma teachers would also be concerned for your child if he/she does not turn up for lessons.

If your child really needs to take leave from School, please write an email to the School. Failure to do so will be considered as ‘absence without reason’.

Volunteer with us!

How can I volunteer in KMS Dharma School?

Please email to the School if you wish to be a volunteer and we will follow up with you. The smooth running of the School depends heavily on volunteers. You may volunteer in areas like Teaching | Administration | Logistics | Curriculum development | AV set-up | Multimedia | Photography.