Briefing Slides for S2 Parents Briefing - 9th Feb 2018

Dear S2 parents and students,

The slides from the Sec 2 Parents' Briefings held on 9th February are available below:

Secondary 2 

Thank you.

First Time Use of School Smart Cards for Concessionary Travel for Sec 1 Students


Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that the School Smart Cards (SSCs) for Secondary One students will be delivered to the school between 1 Feb to 14 Feb 2018 to meet the expiry deadline on the use of the primary level SSCs by the Secondary One students on 30 April 2018.   You will receive your School Smart Card through your respective Form Teachers.  

Please note that you are required to activate your card at the TransitLink Ticket Offices / TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices / Passenger Service Centres (PSCs) at the MRT / Bus Interchanges by topping-up the value for the card before the SSCs can be used for concessionary travel. In support of national initiative to steer commuters towards adopting e-payments in transit ticketing, top up at Passenger Services Centre is progressively ceased. However PSCs will continue to assist in the activation of concession card for MOE students. To avoid being turned away, students are advised to inform the PSC staff that they would like to activate their concession card.  The minimum top-up value is $5.


Please call TransitLink at 1800 2255663 if you require further clarification.  Thank you.  

#ACEfooddrive2k18

Dear Students,

The festive period is just around the corner. Whilst we are planning for our respective reunion dinners, there is a group of people within our community who might not be as fortunate. 

This year, the ACE (Active Citizenship Education) leaders are organising a food donation drive for the less privileged in our community. The ACE leaders are working with Food From The Heart (FFTH) and Mr Raymond Khoo (Founder - Saturdays @Lengkok Bahru) to collect food donations from the SST community. The ACE leaders aim to collect food items to distribute to at least 200 families. 



The following food items may be dropped off at these collection points between 7th February - 12 February 2018:
  1. outside ISH
  2. outside GO
  3. outside the staffroom

Food items requested by FFTH  (with shelf life of at least 6 months)
  1. 5kg packs of rice
  2. small bottles of cooking oil
  3. milo packets (3-in-1 sachets)
  4. biscuits
  5. Canned food

Food items requested by Saturdays@Lengkok Bahru during this festive period (with shelf life of at least 6 months)
  1. 5kg packs of rice
  2. small bottle of cooking oil
  3. canned food
  4. Brands essence of chicken - a special festive treat for the less privileged residents (elderly) in the Lengkok Bahru estate. 

To find out more about FFTH, please click here.
To find out more about Saturdays@Lengkok Bahru, please click here

The ACE leaders will be using the Instagram page @sstudents.life to update us on the outcome of the Food Donation Drive. Do help to spread awareness of their project by using the hashtag #ACEfooddrive2k18

Thank you for taking action to do your part for our community! :)


Active Citizenship Education (ACE) Briefing Slides

Dear students, 

The briefing on Active Citizenship Education (ACE) was conducted during morning assembly today. Please refer to the ACE@SST briefing slides here

As shared during the briefing, 
1. Refer to ACE@SST Google Site for resources related to ACE. The link is also found on the left column of SST Student Blog. 

2. For volunteering opportunities, please refer to ACE@SST: Volunteering Opportunities link found on the left column of SST Student Blog or ACE Google Site. Please read the instructions.

3. [For Upper Secondary students only] 
If you are interested to initiate a service learning project, please refer to this Student-Initiated Service Learning Project Form Template (Open Group). Please read through the criteria, process, instructions, project deadlines and submission guidelines thoroughly before filling in the form. 

If you are interested to initiate a service learning project related to your CCA, please approach your CCA teachers in charge as a different form is required. 


4. Here are the emails of the teachers in charge of the various ACE programmes:

Sec 1 Basic Advocacy and Service Education:
Ms Sabrina Soh (sabrina_amir_soh@sst.edu.sg)

Sec 1 Overseas Learning Experience and
Sec 2 #SST ACT-vocates:
Ms Caroline Chua (caroline_chua@sst.edu.sg)

Sec 3 Service Learning Week:
Ms Sabrina Soh (sabrina_amir_soh@sst.edu.sg)

Sec 4 Flag Day:
Ms Madeleine Chew (madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg)

Student-Initiated Service Learning Project:
Ms Madeleine Chew (madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg)

Submission of service hours for LEAPS 2.0:
Ms Madeleine Chew (madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg)/
Ms Wong Ho Yan (wong_ho_yan@sst.edu.sg)

NYAA Booklet (Service):
Mr Seth Tan (seth_tan@sst.edu.sg)




[Reminder] S2 Parents Briefing on 9th February 2018

Dear S2 parents and students,

The S2 Parents Briefing will take place this Friday (9th February 2018) and the details are as follows:

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm

Venue: Auditorium (Blk A Level 4)

Programme Outline:
Address by Principal
Briefing on Sec 3 Course Options and Applied Subjects
Q & A

All S2 students are to attend the Parents Briefing to have a better understanding of the Applied Subjects available. Students are strongly encouraged to be seated with their parents during the briefing.

Thank you.


House Captain candidates 2018











Dear all,
We are seeking students to form teams of 3 to compete in the Young Technopreneur Challenge. Students who wish to participate must be able to attend the Bootcamp on 24 Feb, 10 Mar and 24 Mar (Sats). Please approach your CM (IE) teachers if you wish to be part of this competition. More information of competition is as below and attached.


The Young Technopreneur Challenge aims to support students to take ownership of the world they live in and actively develop solutions to the UN Global Goals. By providing expert advice and mentorship, combined with skills development and training, we hope to empower students to become problem solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs.  
Please see attached for details of this competition.  I am sure you will find this a worthwhile competition and will support and encourage your students to participate.   Timeline:
Dates (2018)
Activity
Fri 9th Feb
Team registration deadline
Sat 24th Feb
Bootcamp 1
Sat 10th Mar
Bootcamp 2
Sat 24th Mar
Bootcamp 3
Sat 21st Apr
Innovative Idea Expo and Final Presentation
June (TBC)
Award Trip
Sept (TBC)
Singapore Slush

(S1-S4) Invitation to Participate: Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) which will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. S1-S4 students are all eligible for this contest.

SASMO is one of the largest math contests in Asia with over 100 schools in Singapore participating. Besides, unlike most math olympiads that target the top 0.1% of students, SASMO aims to be accessible to the top 40% of the student population. 

Click here if you would like to sign up for the contest. The deadline for signing up is 1 Feb 2018. You will need to pay a nominal sum of $20 for the contest fee but you can do so through Edusave. More information on payment will be provided in a later email for those who have registered.

Please email Mr Chen Jinquan at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg if you have any enquiries on the above.



[S1 students] Literature comes Alive!

Dear S1 students

We are screening the movie of the book that you are currently studying in the Language Arts Programme. Through motion pictures, we hope that you can better appreciate the story that you are working on, especially when analysing the text.

As far as possible you will attend the session at the date designated for your class. However, if you are unable to make it on both Fridays, do turn up on the last session (Wednesday).

Please remember to bring along the learning materials given by your respective teachers when coming for the session.






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

'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.