Application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2018 (Sec 1 Students Only)

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 26 February 2018.   This application exercise is for Sec 1 students only.  

The STSPMF is a community project initiated by The Straits Times, to provide pocket money to school-going children from low-income families. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as a recess meal or their bus fares. 

Eligibility Criteria
Students have to meet the following criteria:
a. Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
b. Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
c. Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
d. Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/ Centralised Institute (including specialised independent school); and
e. Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes. Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply.  
f.  Is currently *NOT receiving STSPMF and has not been a STSPMF beneficiary for 24 months for the whole schooling years of primary and secondary school and 48 months for post-secondary school. [Note: *This does not refer to students who are currently receiving the fund through your school and wish to continue receiving the fund, subject to their eligibility].

Benefits
Students supported by the STSPMF will be able to receive $95 per month (secondary school students) for a maximum of 24 months.  

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms are available from the SST General Office. Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 26 February 2018.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in May 2018.   

[Parents of S1 students] (DC) Parents Engagement Prog - An Experiential Session

Dear Parents of S1 students

You are invited to sign up for the upcoming Parents Engagement session organised by the Digital Citizenship (DC) Committee - an experiential session to find out what learning with technology is like in SST.

This is the session led by our Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors.
Note: Session 3 is a re-run of Session 2

  • Session #2: 26 January 2018 (Friday) 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Registration closes on 21 Jan)
    • Click HERE to register
  • Session #3: 3 February 2018 (Saturday) 9 am to 12 pm (Registration closes on 29 Jan)
    • Click HERE to register

As the workshop involves hands-on activities, we can accommodate up to 30 participants for each session only. 


Registration for the session will be closed once all places are filled up.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.

More information on the programme is available at the G+ Community for Parents.
Click HERE to access.

Thank you for your attention.

CCA Schedule and Briefing Slides

Dear Parents and students,

If you were not able to access the CCA Schedule and LEAPS 2.0 Briefing slides previously, please try again using these links instead:

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16N2CHa0tVr2e08QoQd1oRLqMrb7N4dIvWEaAaknPvN8/edit?usp=sharing

Slides:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AqksX_ZfLLeUqUqEhSty7dZLhedx3pK2/view

I apologise for any inconveniences caused. Sorry I am not able to respond to individual access requests. Thank you.

Mr Dennis Lam

CCA Schedule and Briefing Slides

Hi Everyone,

You can refer to the CCA schedule herehttps://tinyurl.com/schedulecca


Please note that the timings may change from time to time - kindly refer to respective CCA Teachers-in-charge for confirmation. 

You can also find the Sec 1 CCA/LEAPS 2.0 briefing herehttps://tinyurl.com/ccaleaps

Thank you.
Mr Dennis Lam
Sport and Wellness Department

'Back to School' Flat Lay Photo Competition

Dear Students,

Media Club is organising 'Back to School' Flat Lay Photo Competition.

Theme: Items or things related to school Composition: Flat Lay 
(Explanation: Flat lay photography is basically when you're shooting items from directly above, with those items arranged or styled on a flat surface).

Entries: One entry per person via Google form
Closing date: Sunday, 21 January at 5.00 pm

Please refer to the Slides and Terms & Conditions for details.

We look forward to your participation and amazing photos.

*Important* 2018 Term 1 timetables (w.e.f. 8 Jan 2018)

Dear students, 

Please click HERE to access the new timetables (ver2).
The timetables will take effect from 8 Jan 2018 (Monday).

Thank you for your attention.

Sec 1 and Sec 3 Individual Photography Session

Dear Sec 1 and Sec 3 Students, 

Please be informed that we have arranged for individual photo-taking session as follows:

Date : 8 Jan 2018 (Mon)
Venue : Visitor Centre

Students are reminded to be properly attired in the school uniform and to be punctual for the photo-taking session.  Please also be reminded to bring $3/- to be paid directly to the vendor and you will be receiving 4 passport-size photos.  

The following schedule is for your reference:

Sec 1 Schedule
Sec 3 Schedule (for NRIC)
Class
Time
Class
Time
S1-01
9.00am – 9.15am
S3-10
11.30am – 11.45am
S1-02
9.15am – 9.30am
S3-02
11.45am – 12.00pm
S1-03
9.30am – 9.45am
S3-03
12.00pm – 12.15pm
S1-04
9.45am – 10.00am
S3-04
12.15pm – 12.30pm
S1-05
10.00am – 10.15am
S3-05
12.30pm – 12.45pm
S1-06
10.15am – 10.30am
S3-06
12.45pm – 1.00pm
S1-07
10.30am – 10.45am
S3-07
1.00pm – 1.15pm
S1-08
10.45am – 11.00am
S3-08
1.15pm – 1.30pm

Thank you.

Your are Invited! Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition



Dear Students,

Welcome back to a new school year!

We would like to invite you to participate in the annual international writing competition: The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Submit an essay on the theme "Towards a Common Future" by 1 June 2018. 


[Important] 2018 Term 1 timetables

Dear students,

The timetables for 2018 Term 1 (ver 1v, updated 2 Jan 2018) are now ready and you may click HERE to access them.

Pls note that the new timetables will take effect from 3 Jan (Wed) 2018, and that the school programme on 2 Jan (Tue) 2018 will follow a different schedule.

Thank you for your attention and have a pleasant new year.

Y2018 (S2 to S4) Invitation to Class Blogs

Dear Students

The 2018 Class Blogs are set-up and you will be receiving an invitation to be the author of the Blog, via the sst.edu.sg account.

The URLs of the class blogs are available via the GoogleSite.

To facilitate smooth operations (e.g. entry of comments, posting and opening files shared via the school account), please accept the invitation with the official SST account.
If you accept it using your personal account - it will be rejected and you will be asked to re-enrol to the blog again.






[Updated] Welcome to 2018! Gentle reminders

Dear Students,

Welcome back to SST!

First Week of School Programme
You may find the 1st week of school programme here.

Morning Assembly and Progress report book
Please bring along a book for your morning assembly silent reading. Please also bring along your progress report book. Your form teacher will be collecting from you during the form Teacher time.

Attire and Grooming
Gentle reminder for all students to be appropriately groomed when you report for school on 2 Jan 2018:

1. Male Students
  • Hair must be short and neatly combed
  • Clean-shaven (not allowed to keep facial hair such as beards, long side-burns or moustaches)
  • Must tuck in their polo t-shirt and wear a belt if necessary. Belts (if worn) must be black in colour and must be plain without fancy patterns. Buckles must only have simple designs and must not be too large.
2. Female Students
  • Hair that is shoulder length or longer must be tied up
  • Simple hair accessories such as hand bands, hair clips may be worn
  • Long fringe should be clipped up
3. Fingernails must be kept clean, short and unvarnished

4. Attire worn must be clean and neatly pressed with no holes, tears or frayed areas.

Click here for more guidelines.

Cleaning of Learning Space
Do remember to bring a rag to clean and ensure that your learning space for 2018 is clean and comfortable!

See you on 2 Jan 2018!
Happy New Year!

Sec 3 (2018) Class Allocation

Dear Sec 3s (2018), 

The 2018 Sec 3 class allocation is now out on the Sec 2 (2017) Googlesite.

Pls make sure you have a look before the start of school. 

Thank you for your attention. 

Application for NEU PC Plus Grant and iNSPIRE Fund Through School


Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform that SST has worked with IMDA to provide the NEU PC Plus Grant, which allows students from low-income households to own a brand new learning device (MacBook) at an affordable price. Under the programme, SST students fulfilling certain criteria will be able to own a Macbook at a subsidised rate. 

Eligibility Criteria
  1. The application is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents students.
  2. Total monthly household income must not exceed $3,400 or per capita income must not exceed $900
iNSPIRE Fund
In addition, the iNSPIRE Fund scheme offers additional financial assistance to full-time students who are unable to afford the co-payment amount under the NEU PC Plus Programme.  

Eligibility Criteria
  • Total household income must not exceed $2,500 or per capita income must not exceed $700.  
Successful applicants of the NEU PC Plus Programme who are eligible for the iNSPIRE Fund will need to render between 6 to 12 hours of community service within a period of 6 months.  The School will assist to arrange community service activities (conducted within School) in order for the successful applicant to fulfil the requirement.  

Students who meet the criteria, may obtain the application form by either downloading the form HERE or collect a hardcopy from the SST General Office.  Completed applications and supporting documents are to be submitted directly to SST General Office for processing and the school's approval. The application deadline is on 5 January 2018, Friday.  

More information about the NEU PC Plus programme and iNSPIRE Fund eligibility criteria/assistance level and conditions are available HERE. Thank you.

Sec 3 Outward Bound School 2018

Dear Sec 2 students (2107),

Greetings. Hope you are enjoying your holidays and resting well this far.

This is with regards to OBS 2018 which will be from 20 February 2018 (Tue) to 24 February 2018 (Sat). This is a cohort camp that is compulsory for all Sec 3 students, unless you are medically exempted from physical activities.

As the camp is in Term 1 next year, the schedule is very tight, it is very important that the compulsory medical screening by a certified doctor be done after 20 Nov 2017 (within 3 mths prior to the start date of the camp) and the fully completed registration form submitted latest by 8 Jan 2018

To avoid delays, it will be most ideal if the forms can be submitted by the last week of December or earlier, so that there will more time for me to check and get back to you in cases when the forms are incomplete. 

In particular, please ensure that the following are clearly filled up in the registration form:

a) Doctor's signature,
b) Clinic Stamp,
c) Doctor's indication for Fit or Unfit,
d) Date of Tetanus immunisation (This is indicated in the Health Booklet or found through the immunisation website https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nirp/eservices/login), and 
e) Parent/Guardian's signature. 

Please read and fill up in capital letters the attached OBS Registration Form carefully and completely and email it to me as soon as possible. You may also submit the hard copy to the SST General Office. Please note that you will still need to submit the hard copy to me when school reopens in 2018.

There will be a briefing for all students in the first week of school in 2018. There will also be a briefing for parents/guardians at a later date.

A similar email has been sent to your parent/guardian. Please also see Letter to Parents/Guardians and Frequently Asked Questions and Sample Programme.

Looking forward to your prompt responses.  

Thank You.

Travel Declaration for Nov/Dec 2017 (Sec 1 to 3 Students)

Dear Students, 

We understand that some of you may be travelling overseas during the school holidays in Nov/Dec 2017. Please complete the on-line Travel Declaration Form and also update the school of unplanned travels once school opens on the first day of school. You do not need to complete the form if you are travelling on a GCP trip organised by the school.

Travel Declaration Form 

This information is vital to help us safeguard all our students' health. 

Thank you and happy holidays!

Nomination of Teachers for OYEA and PAT


Dear students,

Following up on this morning's announcement during assembly, please visit the respective websites hyperlinked below for more information and the online nomination forms for the two national level awards.

The Outstanding Youth in Education (OYEA) Award (Closing date: 30 Nov 2017): The OYEA is a national award that recognises excellent young teachers for their enthusiasm, energy and active involvement in the development of youth. 

The President's Award for Teachers (PAT) (Closing date: 15 Jan 2018)
The PAT recognises excellent educators for their role in moulding the future of our nation. 

Do submit your nominations before the closing date. 

Thank you and have a wonderful year-end break ahead



House Meeting (Lower sec)

Dear Lower Sec,

Please be at the House Meeting on 24th OctTuesday 
1.45pm - 2.30pm at your allocated house venue.

Auditorium - Black & Red
Atrium- Yellow
Lecture Theatre- Green
Seminar Room - Blue

Thank you.

Post Exams Activities Schedule has been updated

Hi Everyone,

The Post Exams Activities Schedule has been updated. In particular, there are changes to the Sec 1 Exoro Business Game and the Lower Sec House Meeting. Kindly refer to the schedule here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ehbuDeYvDBiYLZFTEytHPKz1-7_pwKyZ-9dSUcHc7N8/edit#gid=215423981

Please update your parents of the changes and share the link above with them. Thank you!