[You are Invited] CPIB Short Story Writing Competition 2017

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) is organising the following a writing competition.
Click HERE to find out more information.

Deadline: 30 April 2017


First Time Use of School Smart Cards for Concessionary Travel for Secondary One Students

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that the School Smart Cards (SSCs) for Secondary One students have been delivered to the school to meet the expiry deadline on the use of the primary level SSCs by the Secondary One students on 30 April 2017.   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 Office / TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Centre / Passenger Services Centres at the MRT / Bus Interchanges by topping-up the value for the card before the SSCs can be used for concessionary travel.  The minimum top-up value is $5.

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

Update: Lecture is CANCELLED

Dear Students

We regret to inform you that the lecture by Prof John Barrow is cancelled.

For those who have signed up for the lecture. Thank you for your interest.


Unavailability of School Field: West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football Competition

The school field will be out of bounds on the following dates as SST will be hosting the West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football matches.

Visiting schools will be arriving from 2:00pm onwards.

The match dates are as follows:

Tuesday, 21 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Clementi Town Sec vs. Tanglin Sec.

Thursday, 23 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Assumption Pathway vs. ZhengHua Sec
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Choa Chu Kang Sec Sch


Registration for Participation for 8th Annual Track and Field Meet

Dear Students,

Greetings.

Please note that it is compulsory for all Sec 1 and Sec 2 students are to register for at least 1 individual event.

All students may register up to only 2 individual events and any number of relays.

Please check against your own schedule and ensure that there are no clashes in the Heats with your other commitments.

The closing date for registration is 24 Feb 2017 (Friday).

Sec 1, C Division Registration Form

Sec 2, C Division Registration Form

Sec 3, 4, B Division Registration Form

We look forward to your active participation.

Thank You.

Reminder: House Meeting

Dear Students,

Please report to the following venues by 3.15pm today, 20 Feb, for House Meeting:
Black - Auditorium
Red - MPH
Green - ISH
Blue - Atrium
Yellow - Stairs outside LO2.

The meeting should end by 4pm.
Thank you!

[Reminder] Reporting time on 20 Feb 2017 (Monday)

This is a reminder that reporting time this coming Monday (20 Feb) is 0740 instead of 0840. 

Please report to the ISH for morning assembly. 
The Student Council and Peer Support Board election candidates will be delivering their speeches after flag raising.



Book Sale

Attention All Book Lovers!

Closetful of Books will be here to sell Alice Pung's novels on Monday, 20 February 2017, during your recess time. There will be books by other writers featured as well.

Alice Pung is the invited speaker for Secondary Ones Assembly on the following Monday, 27 February, 2017. She will be sharing on "Growing Pains and Belonging.

For all more information about the writer, please visit alicepung.com.
Remember to bring some cash to make purchases.




Astronomy 2017 @ Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sands

On 18 and 19 February 2017, the SST Astronomy Club will be joining other groups, including SINGASTRO, Institute of Physics Singapore, National University Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution and other Astronomy Interest Groups to host the largest Astronomy Exhibition in Singapore.

SST will be showcasing its Radioastronomy Research to the public.

Booth Name:
LISTENING TO THE UNIVERSE

Research Work Description:

Over the last 5 years, SST has been conducting Astronomy-Based Research for its students. Amongst the more interesting are the projects based on radio telescopes. There are various models of radio telescopes available for the students to work on.

SST will be showcasing the following radio telescopes that are relevant to the amatuer astronomers: RADIOJOVE, INSPIRE, SSID, SSRT and WRMDS. These telescopes operate on different frequencies to detect emissions from the planet Jupiter, Lightning, Solar Flares and Meteors. This exhibition booth aims to open up the radio spectrum where we can “hear” the universe.

The details of the exhibition can be found here:
http://www.celestialportraits.com/a2017/a2017.html

To attend this free exhibition, please register here:
http://www.celestialportraits.com/a2017/a2017reg.html

YSP Volunteer Opportunities

Dear students

Please click HERE to view the spreadsheet that contains details of all the various service/ volunteering activities that you may wish to sign up for throughout the year.

Do visit this page regularly for new updates on any upcoming volunteering opportunities.
It is accessible at the left panel in the Students Blog


“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” ― Marian Wright Edelman


New Arrivals @ Info Hub



New arrivals and Read!@school titles are now available in the Info Hub. You should be receiving your East version of the NLB Reading List and the 'Little Book' books from your EL teachers shortly.

We have Britannica School!

Dear Students,

 is a great learning resource for you. You can access the Britannica School tab and start exploring how it will help you in your area of interest, research and for any revision, in the topics, you may need help in. Have fun!

Regards, Ms Patricia Ng


Malay Language Teachers' Award

Dear students,

Following up on last week's post about the national-level awards for exemplary teachers, there is now a fifth award to recognise excellent Malay Language teachers, the Arif Budiman Malay Language Teachers' Award. More information about it has been added to the list of national-level awards. Closing date is 7 Apr 2017.

Do note the closing date for the prestigious President's Award for Teachers is this Friday 17 Feb 2017.

Thank you and have a great week ahead. 

Special Programme for 20 Feb 2017

13 February 2017
Adjustments in School Programme on 20 February 2017 (Monday)
1. This is to inform you that there will be an adjustment to the start time for school on 20 February 2017 (Monday) only. All students are expected to report to the Indoor Sports Hall by 7.40am instead of the usual reporting time of 8.40am for all Mondays.
2. The programme for the day will be as follows:
Time
Programme
7.40am
Flag-raising
7.45am
Student Leaders Election Speeches
8.40am
World Scouts Day Observance Ceremony
9.00am
Classes as usual
2.30pm
Lunch
3.15pm
House Captains Election Speeches
4.00pm
End

3. The Student Leaders Elections is an important activity for the school as a whole. It is important that all students get to vote to elect the leaders amongst their peers who will lead them in the respective programmes for the year ahead.

Annual School-Based Health Screening

Dear Students,
(All Secondary 1 and 2 students and selected Secondary 3 and 4 students)

The Annual School-Based Health Screening for our students will be conducted from 17 Feb to 24 Feb 2017.  

Date:  17 Feb 2017, Friday - 24 Feb 2017, Friday
Venue:  Block B, #03-01

Time:  During curriculum time. Please click HERE to view the class schedule

Important, please note:
(1) For both Secondary 1 and 2 students - please come in PE attire.  For new foreign students, please bring your Health Booklet and Immunization Certificates.

(2) For Secondary 3 and 4 students - you may either come in PE attire or school uniform.

(3) Secondary 3 and 4 students selected for the Health Screening will be informed separately.  

(4) Please be punctual for the Health Screening.

(5) Absentees will have to do their Health Screening on 24 Feb 2017, Friday at 10.40 a.m.

For further clarification, please contact SST General Office at Tel: 6571 7200. Thank you.

Total Defence Day: Pre-Sharing Survey for Sec 3 & 4 students only (pls respond by 10 Feb, 9 pm)

Dear Sec 3 & Sec 4 students

In view of the upcoming commemoration of Total Defence Day in Term 1 Week 7, there will be Sharing Session during Assembly Period on Friday 17th February for Upper Sec students. As such, we need to gather your input prior to the session.

You are strongly encouraged to complete this survey form.
Click HERE to access
It will take about 5 minutes to complete the form.
Please complete the form by Friday 10th February, 9 p.m.


Thank you.

NE Events Team
(Mdm Azizah, Ms Wong HY, Ms Ruth Loh, Ms Pearl Huang)

*Email has been sent to all Sec 3 & 4 students, HOYs & FTs

Attention: All School Athletes

All school athletes are to meet Mr Dennis Lam at the ISH at 2pm this Wed, 8 Feb, for a short briefing. Please come quickly immediately after period 16 so that the briefing can start and end quickly for all involved. 

Thank you.

Nominate your favourite teacher whom you feel is an outstanding educator!

Dear Students, 

As mentioned at morning assembly today, there are now four national awards for teachers open for nomination. Please refer to this document for more details on the criteria and nomination process for each award. The closing date for the prestigious President's Award for Teachers is next Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Hard copies of the nomination forms for the President's Award and the Inspiring Chinese Language Teacher Award can also be obtained from the General Office. 

Thank you.

[You are Invited!] Lecture by Prof John Barrow on 21 Feb 2017


Dear Students,

A distinguished professor, Prof John Barrow from Cambridge University, would be visiting Singapore shortly. He is the Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project and is a leading researcher in theoretical physics, cosmology and other areas of applied mathematics.

He will be visiting SST on the afternoon of 21 February and share with you about mathematics and its applications. This is a very precious opportunity to listen to a world-class mathematician.

If you would like to learn from this great mathematician, please fill in this Google Form.
We hope many of you who are free that afternoon will seize this opportunity.

From: The Mathematics Department


[For Info] West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football Competition

The school field will be out of bounds from 2:00pm to 6:00pm as SST will be hosting the West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football matches.

Visiting schools will be arriving from 2:00pm onwards.
The match dates are as follows:

Thursday, 2 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Tanglin Sec vs. Assumption Pathway Sch
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Zheng Hua Sec Sch

Tuesday, 7 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Assumption Pathway Sch vs. Zhenghua Sec
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Chua Chu Kang Sec Sch

Thursday, 9 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Choa Chu Kang Sec Sch vs. Zhanghua Sec
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Tanglin Sec Sch

Tuesday, 14 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Tanglin Sec Sch vs. Choa Chu Kang Sec Sch
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Assumption Pathway Sch

Thursday, 16 February
3:00 - 4:15pm: Zhenghua Sec Sch vs. Tanglin Sec Sch
4:30 - 6:00pm: SST vs. Clementi Town Sec