[Invitation to sign up] Informatics Training Sessions in Term 3

Dear students,

The ICT department will be conducting a series of Informatics training sessions in term 3, leading to the Australian Informatics Olympiad.

There will be a series of intermediate classes,  as well as advanced classes, to be run in parallel sessions.

The topics covered include:
* Basic File I/O  (Intermediate)
* Mathematical Topics such as combinatorics, functions, sets etc (Intermediate)
* Data Types and Structures (Intermediate)
* Recursion
* Greedy Algorithm
* Complexity Analysis
* Dynamic Programming

Students with strong mathematical background and an interest in problem-solving are encouraged to sign up for the training sessions.

Please register by 2 July 2017. 
Sign up form can be accessed at http://gg.gg/informaticstraining.


Thank you for your attention.

Mr Dean Ang
Senior Teacher (Computing)

2017 GCE O-Level eOral Exam

Dear S4 CL/ML/TL/CLB/MLB/HCL/HML/HTL candidates & S3 HCL/HML candidates,
Pls receive the briefing slides and exam schedules here.
If your classmates were not around during the briefing, kindly share with them important notes about the eOral Exam. Thanks.

HOD MTL
Mdm Bek

2017 Term 3 Timetables

The timetables for 2017 Term 3 (Ver 1e5) are ready now. You may refer to them HERE.

Please check your class timetable and be prepared for tomorrow's (27 June 2017, Tuesday) lessons.
S4: Common tests will resume on Wednesday (28 June 2017).



Youth Day Appeal 2017

Dear all students,

The Youth Service committee will be having a donation drive for ComChest on this coming Tuesday morning, 27 June 2017 during morning assembly at the ISH. We will be collecting funds during the assembly session.

All donated funds will go to assist the many beneficiaries and voluntary organisations supported by ComChest.

Your kind support is much appreciated as it will go a long way for the needy and those who need social support.

Thank you and looking forward to your support on Tuesday.

Cheers,
Mr Seth Tan
(on behalf of Youth Service Committee)


Reminder - Attire and Grooming on First day of Term 3, 2017


Dear Students,

Welcome back to SST in Term 3, 2017!

Gentle reminder for all students to be appropriately groomed when you report for school on 27 Jun, Tuesday (Monday, 26 Jun is a Public Holiday!). There will be a attire and grooming check during morning assembly.

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Fingernails must be kept clean, short and unvarnished
  • Attire worn must be clean and neatly pressed with no holes, tears or frayed areas.

  • Click here for more guidelines

Application for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2018

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 21 July 2017.   This is for students who are continuing with their studies in SST for next year (2018).  

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 (starting Jan 2018 onwards).  

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 21 July 2017.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Dec 2017.   

ICT-Related Contest

1. Code::XtremeApps::2017

Code::XtremeApps:: (CXA) hackathon is back this year to challenge minds and inspire innovative solutions for current issues that affect us. The theme this year will be “My Smart City: Connecting Our Senses”. The focus will be on sharing of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and data, to promote a heightened level of awareness in the world we live in.

Participants will be challenged to solve real problems from organisations across various sectors – Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), PSA Singapore and Suntec Singapore - through IoT technology and standards. The aim is to discover new and innovative solutions that give them competitive advantage in the businesses/services that they are operating on, and thus galvanize Singapore to becoming a Smart City.

Registration is now open, on 5th May! The competition will be held from the 14th to 15th of July 2017.

What’s different this year is the challenge statements will be released 6 weeks prior to the 24-hour final hackathon. Participants will now have the opportunity to develop better and more complete solutions for this challenge.

Code::XtremeApps::2017 Website

Students who are interested in participating, please contact Mr. Jonathan Chua @ jonathan_chua@sst.edu.sg.

SST Inc. is Recruiting!

SST Inc. is recruiting! Click the image below if you are passionate about ICT and want to learn more about technology!


You can also sign up through https://goo.gl/edulZ3


[For Parents] G+ Community for Parents

[This post was first put up on 1 April 2017]

Dear Parents

Do join the G+ Community (if you have not done so) to be posted with tips and trends related to the cyber space. Information on upcoming Parents Engagement programme and resources from previous sessions are also available via the community.

Click HERE to access the community and click at the "ASK TO JOIN" button (on the left panel)
(To help us verify your identity, please add your child to your circle. Thank you.)





[22 May 2017] School Parent Meeting, Celebration of Learning and Career Day @ SST - Programme

Dear students, 

Please read through the programme planned for the various levels for SPM, Celebration of Learning and Career Day @ SST which will take place this Monday (22 May 2017). 

Kindly be reminded that students are expected to be in full school uniform and that the usual school rules apply. 

Thank you. 

Lower Sec MY Post Exams Activities Briefing 2017

You can find the slides to this morning's briefing here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Pkoj9xY_z0ZbLZfz3i_BanXMZ5rCf7V61cU-8vByOdw/edit#slide=id.g1e04a2deff_0_361

Thank you!

SunburST InnoFest 2017 (for Sec 2's only)

Good Day everyone.

The SunburST InnoFest 2017 is a competition that aims to seed and develop students' interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Aesthetics and Mathematics (STEAM) content areas. It would be a cohort-wide event for the Sec 2s and is compulsory for everyone to participate in.

As have already been mentioned by your respective ADMT teachers, each team of 5 would consists of members who would be adopting the various roles of either a (Team) Leader, Maker, Coder, Designer and Marketer. 

Members would go for differentiated learning journeys on Tuesday morning (23 May 2017) and full-day training sessions (Wednesday (24 May 2017), before coming together and working as a team on Thursday, full day (25 May 2017). There would be an overnight component on Thursday too.

The competition would culminate in a concurrent presentation of the various strands on Friday morning (26 May 2017), before the grand finals happening at the Auditorium, somewhat similar to the 3M Challenge finale last year. The competition is scheduled to finish by 1130 H, before your end-of-semester class cleanup. The prize presentation would be happening during the end-of-semester school assembly.

For those that are very keen, the organising committee is also looking at between 20 to 40 participating students from the event, that would like to help out with the nationwide SunburST Make-A-Thon 2017 event for upper primary schools, which would be happening the week after, from 31 May to 2nd June 2017. Do inform us should you be keen to facilitate with the running of the event, as it is a major event in SST's calendar!

More detailed information regarding the InnoFest, including your packing list and timings, are downloadable from the Event Admin Brief PDF document here: https://goo.gl/FjdIZG

Please do contact any of your ADMT teachers, or me directly, should you require more information regarding the event. 

Best regards,
Mr Irfan Darian
On behalf of the Organising Committee
SunburST InnoFest and Make-A-Thon 2017

Post Exams Activities (Lower Secondary Only)

Dear Sec 1 and Sec 2 students

You are to refer to this link and be prepared for the Post Exams Activities Schedule, starting 18 May 17:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1olpLnu8ZP0AdE9dWV1QVtZjcNYYG98SoIf4ZUAsrbnI/edit#gid=0

If you have not submit your consent form, please pass it to your SW teacher immediately. Thank you!

Mr Dennis Lam

[S1-S3] [Invitation to Participate] Australian Mathematics Competition

The Australian Mathematics Competition is an annual competition to encourage students in mathematics and stimulate their interest in mathematical problem solving. This competition will take place in SST on 27 July (Thurs) from 3:30pm - 5pm and is open to all Sec 1 - 3 students. S3 students, please note that this might clash with your AS.

This contest costs $11.50 per student, which will be paid by Edusave. In the event that you do not have an Edusave account/do not wish to pay through Edusave, it will be deducted through GIRO.

If you wish to participate in this competition, please click HERE to fill up the form.
[Note: Please inform your parents before committing to the competition]

The deadline for registration is May 26 (Friday).

If you have further queries, please email Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg.

2017 NRIC Registration Exercise (for 15 year olds)

Dear Students (mainly Secondary 3 students),

The NRIC Registration Exercise will be conducted at SST in July 2017:

Date:   7 July 2017 (Friday)
Time:   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:   SST Learning Oasis 2 (LO2), Blk C, Level 3


Class Schedule  
1.00 pm  -  S3-01, S3-02
1.30 pm  -  S3-03, S3-04
2.00 pm  -  S3-05, S3-06
2.30 pm  -  S3-07, S3-08

The exercise will be conducted by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA). Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who reach the age of 15 this year must register for their Identity Cards (ICs) before their 16th birthday. Parents of registrants will receive notification letters from ICA two (2) weeks before the date of registration. The documents required for the IC registration will also be indicated in the notification letter.

Students are to bring along the following original items on the day of the registration:

  1. ICA's notification letter.
  2. One recent passport-sized colour photograph (with dimensions 35 x 45 mm) taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish.
  3. MOE student card cum ez-link card with top up value of minimum $10/- for a Singapore Citizen and $50/- for a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR).
  4. For payment by credit card, the parent to provide the card details on the notification letter.
  5. Original and one photocopy of deed poll executed by both parents for change of name (including ethnic characters). If the deed poll was executed by only one of the parents, the other parent is required to come to ICA building to complete a declaration that he/she consents to the name change.
  6. Original and one photocopy of Baptism or Religious Certificate for insertion of religious name.
  7. Foreign passport, Certificate of identity (if any) with valid Re-entry Permit. (This item is for SPR only)

For an overview of the process, please refer to the ICA website.

Absentees will have to proceed to ICA directly with their parents to register for their NRICs.  

If you have any queries or if you are unable to be present for the registration exercise on 7 July 2017, please call SST General Office at Tel: 6571 7200 for assistance. Thank you.

[ECG] 2017 DSA-JC Exercise - Information Note for Secondary 4 Students

Dear S4 students and parents,

Introduced in 2005, the DSA-JC Exercise provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a Junior College (JC), based on a diverse range of academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination.

You would have received a copy of the "Information Note on 2017 DSA-JC Exercise" on 8 May 2017 (Monday) during Monday's CE lesson. 

For those who are interested in applying for DSA-JC, please visit the respective Junior Colleges' DSA website and https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-jc/ for the DSA-JC Exercise FAQs. 

Should you have any enquiries and/or clarifications on the DSA-JC Exercise, please feel free to check with your Form Teachers or Head of Year 4 (Ms Karen Ng). 

[You may find the link to the "Information Note on 2017 DSA-JC Exercise" here]

Thank you.

[ECG] Talk by ECG Counsellor - Leaping from SST - Preparing for Post Secondary Education & School Admissions

Dear all,

As we are approaching the end of Term 2 and the DSA-JC and EAE period, it is a good time to revisit the various post-secondary educational pathways and the admission exercises available.

Our ECG counsellor, Dr. Piriya will be conducting a talk on "Preparing for Post-Secondary Education and School Admission".

The details of the talk can be found below. If you are interested, please register via the email sent to your SST email or the link available on Google Site

Regards,
Ms Karen Ng

[Parents] I Can't Live Without IT! - Engaging The IT & Smartphone Generation

This Parents' Engagement Programme takes place on the School-Parent Meeting (SPM) Day when you will be in SST to meet up with the Form Teacher and find out your child's progress in this semester. Mr Shem Yao, is the Senior Executive of TOUCH Cyber Wellness (TCW) will be the speaker of the talk. Come and attend the talk to find out practical tips that you can guide and support your child during this holiday!


Synopsis:

There is a growing prevalence of mobile gadget usage in Singapore. Pre-school toddlers are being nanny-ed with smart mobile devices. Primary school children are pressurising their parents to buy them a smartphone. And more than 90% of youths own a smartphone by the time they are 13 years old. 50% of them own at least two or more gadgets, such as a smartphone, laptop, tablet or portable audio device.

Be engaged by our experienced speaker and gain a better understanding of youths’ mobile habits, some of the mobile technology concerns and how to connect with them more effectively in this digital age. Practical tips, rules and guidelines to managing the child’s mobile usage will also be shared.

Topic: I Can't Live Without IT! - Engaging The IT & Smartphone Generation
Date: 22 May 2017, Monday
Time: 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm (2 hrs)
Venue: LT (C-03-11)
Fee: Session is FREE

Click HERE to register


Upper Secondary Mid Year Post Exams Inter House Games (IHG)

Dear Sec 3 and 4,

All upper secondary students will be involved in Inter-House Games on the morning of 12 May 2017 (Friday). Students with medical excuses, please help us out with score-keeping and officiating. 

Everyone, please come in SW attire and appropriate shoes, with your nails trimmed. During the games, please remove all watches and jewellery and empty your pockets. Kindly get plenty of sleep the night before and have a good breakfast as there isn't any fixed recess time that day. Students who are unwell or recovering from illness/injury, but who would still like to participate, are to declare the medical conditions to the teachers-in-charge before the start of first game. We expect school to end at 1pm that day. Please do not bring valuables that day as everyone will be too busy to take care of your belongings for you. 

We look forward to an exciting sports carnival with you. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam