[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

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

Hi Upper Sec students (Sec 3 and Sec 4),

There will be house meeting for you to sign up for Mid Year Post Exams IHG this Wednesday from 2-2.30pm.

The venues are as follow for the respective Houses:

Black - Audi
Red- Mph
Green - Ish
Blue - Atrium
Yellow- Big stairs outside LO2

Thank you.

CCE Lessons on 24 April 2017 (Monday)

Below is the programme for Monday's CCE Lesson.

S1 & S2 will remain in classes for lessons while S3 & S4 will proceed to the multi-purpose hall for the talk.


LevelProgrammeTopicLocation
S1
Peer to Peer programme
Discerning Fake NewsS1 Classroom
S2Be wary of online scamsS2 Classroom
S3
Assembly talk
(by Touch Cyber-wellness)
Social Media:
The Unbridled World of Social Media
MPH
S4

Morning Assembly for Tues 18/4/17 (All Levels) and Rescheduling of S3 Common Test Briefing

Dear students,

Please kindly note that all levels will report to the ISH for morning assembly tomorrow, 18/4/17.

Common Test briefing for S3 will be rescheduled to Thurs, 0740.

Thank you.

ICT-Related Contest

1. SiTF Awards

SiTF Awards, inaugurated in 2009, is championed by the industry. It is an important accolade for made-in Singapore infocomm innovations.

Over the years, besides recognising innovative ICM (Infocomm Media) Applications/Solutions which are developed locally, SiTF Awards has evolved and extend its recognition to companies which have taken efforts to innovate its business through the adoption of technology.

The judges presiding over this competition are distinguished individuals; amongst them are luminaries of ICM industry, venture capitalists, investors and academia. Nominees who participate in SiTF Awards will receive professional feedback on their projects from the judging panel.

SiTF Awards also helps to identify nominations for other important competitions such as the National Infocomm Awards (NIA), regional awards such as the Asia Pacific ICT Allicance (APICTA) Awards, and the biennial World Summit Awards (WSA).

Best Innovative infocomm Product/Solution Award (Digital Services)

SiTF Awards Website

Students who have a working app and are interested in participating, please contact Mr Jonathan Chua @ jonathan_chua@sst.edu.sg.

Common Test Briefing for S3 and S4

Dear S3 and S4 students, Please report to the Auditorium on the following dates for your morning assembly followed by Common Test Briefing. S4: Monday 17/4/17 by 0840 hrs S3: Tuesday 18/4/17 by 0740 hrs

Mathematics-Related Contests



1. 11th Inter-school Sudoku Challenge

Broadrick Secondary School is organising its 11th Inter-School Sudoku Challenge on Thursday, 6 July 2017. SST is invited to send 1 team of 4 students from Secondary 1 or 2. The top 5 teams will receive prizes. There is no registration fee.

Students interested in sudoku and logic puzzles, please email Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg by Friday (21 April 2017) for registration.


2. 2017 Singapore Statistics Poster Competition

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability of NUS is organising the 2017 Singapore Statistics and Poster Competition. This competition is open to all Sec 3 and 4 students. There is no registration fee.

Students interested in taking part, please email Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg with your project ideas by next Friday (21 April 2017). He will mentor you in this competition.


SST Glider Competition (2017)

Dear Sec 1s and 2s, 

As mentioned during the morning assembly, the SYFC will be holding its inaugural SST Glider Competition later this term. 

Not only will participants learn about the basic theory of flight and how to build a wooden glider from basic raw materials, they also stand to win attractive prizes in the competition.

We will be conducting (a) theory lesson and (b) hands-on workshops to guide all participants in building their wooden gliders, which will be used in the competition later; all building materials will be provided during the workshops. 

To sign up, please visit this following URL: http://tinyurl.com/melsqbl.

Important notes:
  • Registration will close by this Thursday (13 April), 5:00pm;
  • Only the first 30 registered participants will be accepted; all participants will be notified via email upon successful registration.
  • Details and schedule of the theory lesson and workshops will be sent via email to all participants at a later date (once registration is closed).
  • Participants are not allowed to skip TDP, SSP and CCA for the theory lesson, workshops and competition itself in the event of a clash.
Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.

On behalf of SST SYFC.

2017 Sec 4 English Oral Prelim Exam (10 to 17 Apr): Out-of-bounds Venues

The Sec 4 English oral preliminary examination will take place on 10, 11, 13 and 17 April 2017, from 3.15 p.m. (on 10 and 17 April) or 4.00 p.m. (on 11 and 13 Apr) and end at 6.30 p.m.

The designated exam venue and waiting room will be Info Hub (Level 5) and Tutorial Room 3 (B-05-05) respectively.

As such, your assistance is required to ensure a conducive environment for the Sec 4s to take their examination. Please refrain from making noise in the vicinity of Block A, especially areas nearer to the Info Hub as your noise might affect the performance of those taking the oral examination.

  • The following venues will be out of bounds 15 minutes before the start of the examination:
    • Info Hub (Level 5)
    • Tutorial Room 3
    • Level 5 linkway from Block C to Block B and from Block B to Block A
Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr Perdana Pan
Sec 4 EL Level Coordinator

2017 International Friendship Day@SST - Logo Design Competition

To commemorate this year’s International Friendship day, let’s put our creativity together and design a logo that represents good relationships between Singapore and other nations. You may use any software to create the logo. The logo can represents the relationships between Singapore one particular nation or several nations.

Examples:




  • (A) Theme: Friendship between Singapore and other nations.
  • (B) Team: a pair of students from any level
  • (C) Product: Logo
  • (D) Deadline: Thursday, 13th April 2017 before 3 p.m.
  • (E) Information to be included when you email:
    • Name and Class of Group Members
    • Caption of the logo
    • Short reflection on the reasons behind the design
  • (F) Email to Mr Thanapat, thanapat_thanchitt@sst.edu.sg

Thank you.



Infohub Closure

Dear students,

Please be informed that the Infohub will be closed at 3 pm today as the Info Hub Executive will not be available. We apologise for the short notice.

[For Parents] G+ Community for Parents

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.)





Spice Challenge

In commemoration of 2017 International Friendship Day, SST NE Events is organising an interesting activity. This is open to Lower Sec Classes.
 Please nominate two Class NE Representatives or any two interested class representatives.

The details are as follows:

  • Activity: Spice Challenge
  • Day/Date: Tuesday, 4th April 2017
  • Reporting Time: Anytime between 2.30 - 3 p.m. (After school)
  • Reporting Venue: Atrium
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Teachers-in-charge: Ms Ruth Loh & Ms Wong Ho Yan

Thank you.
On behalf of NE Events Team
Ms Wong Ho Yan, Ms Pearl Huang, Ms Ruth Loh & Mdm Azizah

2017 International Friendship Day@SST - E-Poster Competition

7th April 2017 marks International Friendship Day which is dedicated to the understanding of Singapore’s relations with her neighbouring countries within ASEAN and beyond. Singapore being a small nation with increasingly interconnected world, she needs an active foreign policy to maintain its good relations with neighbouring countries and take advantage of opportunities arising from a rapidly evolving global landscape. Singapore needs to cultivate is the good relations in term of geopolitical with the countries around.

Singapore does not have natural resources like many of the neighbouring countries do, therefore one of the strong act that Singapore needs to cultivate is the good relations in term of geopolitical with the countries around. This day also provides a good opportunity for us to think and reflect on our part as global citizens

To commemorate this day, let’s put our thoughts on an E-Poster on how food plays an important role in fostering good relationship. Food come in all shapes and sizes, but it deserves recognition on International Friendship Day. The details of the rubrics of the E-Poster are provided. You may refer to articles for ideas from the complimentary copy of IN Edition of The Straits Times, Monday, 27th March 2017.



Looking forward to your entry.

Details of the E-Poster Competition

  • (A) Theme: Celebrating 50 years of tasty ASEAN relations.
  • (B) Team: a group of 4-5 students from any level
  • (C) Product: E-Poster
  • (D) Deadline: Wednesday, 5th April 2017 before 3 p.m.
  • (E) Information to be included in the E-Poster
    • Name and Class of Group Members
    • Caption of the E-Poster
  • (F) Email to Ms Wong Ho Yan, wong_ho_yan@sst.edu.sg

Thank you.
On behalf of NE Events Team
Ms Wong Ho Yan, Ms Pearl Huang, Ms Ruth Loh & Mdm Azizah




School Canteen Matters

Dear students, 

Some updates on canteen matters.  

1) Trial for fruits system.

There will be a trial period to encourage eating of fruits amongst students. To make it more convenient and visible for all, the fruits will be placed at the stalls during the trial. The token system will cease during the trial, which will last for 1 month starting from 3 April. Those who have tokens from previous purchases can exchange them for fruits at the stalls during the trial.

2) Use of disposables.

You are strongly encouraged to bring your own non-disposables for those who intend to have takeaways. Do remind one another to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible. It is important to cultivate habits to reduce our carbon footprint.

3) Cleanliness responsibility

You are reminded to clear the areas you use after eating. You are to clear any leftover food off the utensils, before placing them gently in the receptacle bins. You are also reminded to reduce food wastage and politely ask for smaller portions if need be.

Thank You.

New Arrivals in Info Hub for Term 2

Dear Students,

New arrivals for Term 2 are available for borrowing. Do come and check them out.

     



Student Leaders' Investiture

Dear Students,

The 2017 Student Leaders' Investiture is taking place in the afternoon on Mon, Apr 3 (T2W3). This year, all Secondary 2, 3 and 4 students will attend this event. 

The objectives of the Investiture are:
  • To officially recognise newly-elected student leaders, vesting them with their duties as leaders.
  • To symbolically present the handing over of duties from present student leaders to new student leaders.
  • To inspire SST student leaders to be the epitome of performance and moral character.
Students will report to the respective venues by 14:30 as follows: 
Sec 2, 3 - Outside ISH
Sec 4 - Our Space

All students will be seated in the MPH by 14:45. The ceremony will start at 15:00 sharp. Ensure also that you leave your bags in your lockers given the limited space in the MPH.

As we inaugurate our 124 office bearers and thank the incumbent cohort of student leaders, we would encourage you to see this momentous occasion as part of a larger school-wide enculturation of our belief that leadership, regardless of positions, is a privileged responsibility.  

This ceremony on that note occupies your CCE slot on Monday. Other lessons will be as usual, although you will be dismissed for lunch at 13:40, with the following exceptions:
  • Sec 2, Sec 3, and selected S4 Peer Support Leaders, in addition to selected Student Councillors, as well as Media Club crew supporting the event: To be excused for lunch after 13:00.
  • Other Sec 2 and Sec 3 Student Councillors, CCA Captains/Chairpersons, CCA Vice-captains/Vice-chairpersons and House Captains and Vice-captains: To be excused for lunch after 13:15.
Here is the seating plan in the MPH for this Investiture:



Feel free to contact Mr Chen Jinquan, Mr Perdana Pan, or Sajidah Banu (Peer Support Board/S3-04) for clarifications.

Assembly on 31 March 2017, Friday

Dear students,

Please be informed that assembly this Friday will be hosted by the MTL Department as the finale for 2017 MTL Fortnight. Assembly programme will thus be decentralised at various locations for different groups of students:

Level/Students involved
Venue
Time
Programme
ICs
Sec 1 Chinese students
Auditorium
12 pm – 1.15 pm
Chinese Challenge
文大比拼
Ms Yeo Sok Hui
Sec 2 to 4 Chinese students
MPH
12 pm – 1.30 pm
Xin Yao Appreciation
新空下新谣音乐分享会
Ms Yap Hui Min
All sec 1 to 4 Malay students

Atrium
12 pm- 1 pm
Fiesta Budaya & Communal Dining
Madm Azizah & Mdm Arfah
All Sec 1 to 4 Tamil students

Tamil Room
12 pm- 1 pm
Various activities
Mr Jeya
All sec 1 to 4 Hindi students

Hindi Room
12 pm- 1 pm
Various activities
Miss Shubhra & Miss Sandhya


Students exempted from MT and those offering Foreign Language/Asian Language as MT are to be at the respective locations with their form class.

Please remind the respective subject teacher to release the class by 11.55 am. Be punctual so that we can start the various programmes on time. 

Thank you and looking forward to a meaningful and fun-filled time.