2014 International Friendship Day@SST

 Dear SST students,

On behalf of the Citizenship Committee (NE Events), we would like to share the mission and objectives of International Friendship Day (IFD) for 2014.
International Friendship Day provides a good opportunity for students to explore Singapore’s connection to the region and the world. They must value the good relations we share with our neighbours and beyond. More importantly, we need to teach them that such relations cannot be taken for granted.  For this year, the theme is ‘Our Stories We Share’.
To commemorate the IFD, SST NE Events Committee has planned a variety of events for staff & students. 
A.  Articles from Straits Times by SD Team
- All students have received a complimentary copy from The Straits Times on Monday, 24th March 2014.  There is more information on International Friendship Day.  

B.  Resources on International Friendship Day by Infohub Committee
-  There is static display where staff & students are welcome to view the exhibits on Singapore’s efforts and willingness to help others. We can learn about Singapore’s commitment to develop and maintain excellent relationships with other nations.
-  Please see attached pictures.


C. IFD Games by NE Ambassadors
-  Games stalls will be set up during Lower Sec & Upper Sec recess from 2nd April to 4th April.
-  Ms Tan Sok Qin & her team of NE Ambassadors will be carrying out Puzzle Games.
-  A set of Puzzle Game will be placed on the table outside Apple Care Centre for fun play.
-  Staff & students are welcome to take part & win prizes at the Games Stalls at the Canteen.
-  See picture to view the Game Cover Set.
 


D. 'Our World Our Views' by Education & Outreach Team
-  On Thursday, 3rd April, S405 will be sharing on the importance of international relations and friendship for their presentation during morning assembly.


E.  ‘Our Stories We Share’ by International Students
-  Morning Assembly will be held at MPH. Ms Mohan & her team of International students will be sharing on their experiences living in Singapore.

B. ‘Our Stories We Share’ by NE Events Committee

- Advisory Period in MPH.
- Mr Justin Ke & his team of NE Ambassadors will be conducting the session.  There will be performance from SST Show Choir & external group, Drama Arts. A short quiz will be conducted too.  We hope to see everyone at MPH.  Please be informed that all students are to be seated by 12 p.m. sharp.

On behalf of NE Events Committee, we would like to invite everyone to be part of this event.
Thank you.

[POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS] ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT) IB OPEN HOUSE


This announcement is for all Secondary 3 and 4 students.

Students who interested to find out more about the IB Programme may visit the upcoming Open House by ACS (Independent).

Date: Saturday, 12 April 2014

Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Highlights of the Open House are detailed below:-

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - IB Information & Enquiries @ Auditorium 1

10:30 a.m. - IB Presentation @ Centre for Performing Arts 1



  • During the IB Open House, you will have the opportunity to meet the IB Deans and teachers to learn about the IB subjects offered and obtain information on university courses and requirements. 
  • Information on the Direct School Admission (DSA) will also be shared during the IB presentation. 
  • Please note that this would be the only Open House oragnised by ACS (Independent) for the year.
  • For more information on ACS (Independent) and the IB Programme, pls refer to their school's website

Do share this information with your parents and kindly make you own way to the venue if you are interested.

Earth Hour 2014

Event: Earth Hour
Date/Day: 29 March 2014 (Sat), 8.30-9.30pm
Action: Turn off the Lights!



Do participate in Earth Hour by plunging into darkness with your family and friends!
Snap a photograph of yourselves in action and add on a caption
Or send your thoughts/personal quotes about Earth Hour
Send your responses to environmentcomm@sst.edu.sg
Include your full name and class in your submission

SST Environment Committee 2014

Change of Authentication Server for S3, S4 & Pioneer students

Dear Students,

Please take note that we will be retiring the email.sst.edu.sg authentication server at 8.00 a.m. next Monday (31st March 2014). This update will only affect current Secondary 3, Secondary 4 and Pioneer students.

What to expect?

1. You will no longer login using https://email.sst.edu.sg

2. You can login to your emails directly using https://mail.google.com

3. On your first login, you will use your SST email address as your login name and your I/C number as your password. Please change your password immediately.
4. After logging in, you will no longer be brought to your level's Main Google Site. You may, instead, using these direct links

For s2010 - https://sites.google.com/a/s2010.sst.edu.sg/main/
For s2011 - https://sites.google.com/a/s2011.sst.edu.sg/main/
For s2012 - https://sites.google.com/a/s2012.sst.edu.sg/main/

You may want to bookmark these links for easy references in future.

5. You will be able to login to your Google Apps on your mobile devices using your school account.

6. The ICT Helpdesk will be on standby to render any assistance on Monday morning. If you have any trouble logging in or problem with your password, please let us know asap.

Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore.

Finalists of Inter House Speech Challenge 2014

After the preliminary rounds for the Inter House Speech Challenge (Upp Sec), the following have been shortlisted as the finalists for next week's finals:

Yellow House: Marcellus Chang & Peh Ruo Song
Green House: He Shiying & Dawn Tan
Black House: Athiyah Azeem

The provision of an emcee and supporters for the preliminary rounds also contributed to Yellow House's lead in the scoring of house points. This lead could change if Houses can garner more supporters to attend the event and emcees are used to introduce their speakers.

The following participants also scored valuable house points for their respective houses:
Black House: Marco Gerard
Red House: Nicole Heng & Thurga

The finals for the Inter-House Speech Challenge (Upper Sec) will be at 2pm on 2nd April 2014 at the Info-hub. 

SST Track and Field Championships 2014

Dear Students,

Please find the following attached information for the SST Track and Field Championships 2014.

In addition, the dates for the Championships are as follows:

26 Mar 2014 (Thursday) - Heats for Field events at SST for C division

31 Mar 2014 (Monday) - Heats for Track events (Heats 200m, 800m) for all divisions at PESTA

7 April 2014 (Monday) - Heats for Track events (Heats 100m, 400m, 1500m, 200m Finals) for all divisions at PESTA

11 April 2014 (Friday) -  Heats for Field events at SST for B division

23 May 2014 (Friday) - Grand Finals at Clementi Stadium

Hope to see you at there - be it to participate or support your friends!



2014 Inter-House Story Telling Challenge

The following participants have made it into the finals of the 2014 Inter-House Story Telling Challenge:  

Black House: Fone (My Neighbour, My Friend) & Ze Feng (Importance of Listening)
Green House: Wayne (A Happy Teenager)
Red House: Shirley (My Neighbour, My Friend)

The finals will take place on 1st April 2014 at the Info Hub from 2-3pm. Please come support your house t-shirts to gain extra house points.

*We thank Tiara (Yellow House) and Joshua Yeow (Black House) for their participation.

[25 Mar 2014] Info Hub is closed in the afternoon.

Info Hub is closed today in the afternoon.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Beware of Google Docs Phishing Attempt


Dear Students,

Do take note that there is an elaborate phishing attempt out on the Internet that attempts to steal your Google Apps password. You can read more about the mechanisms of the scam here http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/google-docs-users-targeted-sophisticated-phishing-scam

As usual, do not open unknown or suspicious emails. Do not open up any kind of files or file-shares sent from people you do not know or did not expect. 

[19 - 20 March] Info Hub is closed

Info Hub is closed on 19th - 20 March.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Principal's Letter: School Updates (March 2014)

Dear Students,

We are pleased to enclose the Principal’s Letter to Parents, Ref: SST/P/14-017, dated 18 March 2014.
In line with our “Go Green” initiative, you will only receive this letter in the soft copy form. It is also made available in the parent’s corner.

Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Representation in Taekwondo Inter-school Competition

This announcement is for students who are not in Taekwondo CCA but who wishes to participate in the upcoming Inter-school Taekwondo Competition.  This is applicable only to students who have been training in Taekwondo with an external coach/organisation and who have been graded.

Please email or approach Mr Dennis Lam with your Grading Card.  He will need to brief you on some required commitments.  Please do so by 20 March 2014 and note that there will be no further extension of deadline.

Special Timetable for 14 March 2014


CCA Stand-down Term 2, 2014

Dear Students,

Please be informed of the important CCA dates in Term 2 as follows:
1) Sec 1 and 2 – Last day of CCA prior to Common Tests will be on 17 April 2014 (Thurs)
2) Sec 3 and 4 – Last day of CCA prior to Common Tests will be on 11 April 2014 (Fri)
3) In addition, for all Sec 1, 2, 3 and 4 members:
For CCAs with important tournaments or performances ending after 11 April 2014, members will stop their CCA involvement immediately after the end of these important tournaments or performances. Teachers of these affected CCAs will inform you the details and your parents/guardians will be issued a separate letter.
Thank you.

Classroom Climate Survey 2014

Dear students,

You will be using the reading period to complete the Classroom Climate survey for all your subjects following the schedule below (3 subjects a day).

You are required to login to your SST accounts - the username is being automatically collected for tracking to ensure completion of surveys. The info will be removed by the administrators before the results are sent to the academic departments for their analysis. Therefore your responses will be kept strictly confidential. 

Pls use the main survey form (hyperlinked below for each level) for all your subjects except I&E, Mother Tongue and S&W which have separate survey forms. 


Day
Sec 1
Sec 2
Sec 3
Sec 4
11 March Tues
1.    English
2.    Science
3.    ADMT
1.    English
2.    Science
3.    ADMT
1.    English
2.    Mathematics
3.    Social Studies
1.    English
2.    Mathematics
3.    Social Studies
12 March Wed
4.    Mathematics
5.    Integrated Humanities

4.    Mathematics
5.    Integrated Humanities

4.    Chemistry
5.    Mother Tongue*
6.    S&W*
4.    Chemistry
5.    Mother Tongue*
6.    S&W*
13 March
Thurs
7.    I&E*
8.    S&W*
7.    IRS
8.    I&E*
9.  S&W*
7.    Geography OR History
8.    Physics
9.    Biology
7.    Geography OR History
8.    Physics
9.    Biology
*Pls note the survey forms for I&E, Mother Tongue and S&W are different.

You may complete the surveys at home if you are not done by 8.05am

With your input/suggestions, your teachers can better customise the learning environment to cater to your needs and make any necessary changes to help you learn better. Thank you very much for your participation and have a great end to Term 1. 

Regards,
IP Committee

CCA Schedule for March Holidays 2014

Students' Classroom Climate Survey

Dear students,

You will be completing the Classroom Climate Survey for all your subjects during reading period from 11 - 13 March (Tues-Thurs) 7.45 - 8.05am. Pls bring along your LDs or tablets for this purpose and report to your classrooms for morning assembly tomorrow.

Thank you.

Regards,
IP Committee

School Emergency Training and Exercise (SEMTREX)



Dear Students,

As a further enhancement to the school’s emergency preparedness, SST will be carrying out a 1.5 hours full-scale exercise, supported by Ministry of Education,Singapore (MOE) and relevant home team agencies, on 14 March 2014.

This scenario-based and experiential exercise will involve all staff, students and parent volunteers. Training will be provided to appointment holders prior to the exercise.

Through this exercise, students and staff will get a better sense of how to react in possible emergency situations.
Students will have to report to the ISH at 7.40 a.m. as per normal and will be dismissed from school at 12.00 p.m. (except for students involved in the exercise)

Due to the ongoing dry spell, students are advised to hydrate themselves before the exercise and to have your breakfast. You may wish to bring your water bottles along during the evacuation.

Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Magazines @ Info Hub


 
 
 Check out the latest issue of magazines
 

Power shutdown on 16 March 2014

Dear Students,

Please be informed that SST will be carrying out a power shutdown of the school to facilitate the replacement of a faulty voltage transformer at our High Tension (HT) switch-room on 16 March 2014, Sunday from 8.30 a.m. till 6.00 p.m.  The school will be totally out of power during this period and therefore all electrical devices including servers and network equipment will need to be shutdown to facilitate this repair.

Students are advised to carry out their own back-ups before 14 March 2014 if they are storing files on the local file servers in the school. For students using the s2011.sst.edu.sg and s2012.sst.edu.sg domains, they will not be able to access Google Apps as well and are reminded to perform a synchronisation of files on their Google Drive should they foresee a need to access them on the 16th of March.

Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Collection of Peace Messages

Track & Field meet Sign-up form

Dear Students, 

SST's Track and Field Meet 2014 will be held on the 23rd of May (Friday). We are pleased to announce that the Sign Up form for the 2014 Track & Field meet is available from today onwards.

Please sign up using the correct form; C division refers to students aged 12-14, and the B division refers to students aged 15-17.

Do read the instructions on the sign up form and take note of the dates for the heats so as to avoid clashes.




Please see your Sports & Wellness teachers if you have further enquiries.

2014 Conservation Ambassador (CA) programme

Conservation Ambassadors act as ambassadors for wildlife by spreading conservation messages to park visitors 
through interactive sharing of animal information. CAs can also conducted guided tour for keen visitors and through 
positive guided experiences, we hope to communicate the importance of wildlife conservation to the visitors, 
encouraging and hopefully effecting a change in their mindset.

Conservation Ambassadors will also get a chance to volunteer for our ad hoc events or be part of our 
volunteer-exclusive activities that may happen throughout the year.
Discipline and responsibility are paramount as Conservation Ambassadors work with one another 
independently, without the supervision of Education staff on weekends.
Requirements:
  • Must be 15 year old in 2014
  •  Attend 2 full-day training sessions at respective parks
  • Complete 6 duties within 6 months (each duty last 2 hours). Duties are available for sign-ups on weekends, 
              with the exception of June and December, where duties are available daily
  • Registration fee of $25
  • Flu vaccination is compulsory (at your own cost)
Training dates for the various parks are as follow:
ParkTraining DatesUseful information
Training to be Jurong Bird Park Conservation Ambassador
Duty time slot: 11.30am – 1.30pm
5 & 12 April (Saturdays)
9am – 5pm
Tentatively no programme in school
Training to be Singapore Zoo Conservation Ambassador
Duty time slot: 10am – 12pm
10 & 17 May (Saturdays)
9am-5pm
Common test ended
 *Please check your own schedule before signing up for programme.
Please sign up by 10 March 2014. Successful applicants will be informed via email.
Please read the FAQ attached below. Please email Ms Teo Wei Ting (teo_wei_ting@sst.edu.sg) if you have any queries.
You can find more information about the programme at http://education.zoo.com.sg/servicelearning.html 

2014 Conservation Ambassadors programme


Name (in NRIC) *

NRIC *

Date of birth *

Mobile number *

Class *

Preferred email address *
Please provide accurate email address which you will check regularly as information will be disseminated via emails.

Preferred park to volunteer at. *

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