Let's share our thought of kindness

Dear Students

On 30 May, we did the "Kindness Movement" activity where everybody is given a set of postcards to pen our notes of appreciation to people around us.

Please remember to take a photo of your card(s) and post them in the G+ event where you are invited. If you have not received any invite, just click to join the Tech Bites @ SST Student Community


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SST Open House 2014

Dear Students,

Please find the resources for the SST Open House 2014 in the links below:

http://www.sst.edu.sg/blog/ai1ec_event/open-house-2014/?instance_id=440


General Open House resources
Parents are discouraged from driving to fetch/drop of their children within the Campus vicinity during the Open House as heavy traffic is expected.

Phishing Attacks on Students' Domains

Dear Students,

It had been brought to our attention that there is a phishing email propagating among the students' email accounts. When students opened up the link embedded in the email, the login session will be hijacked and the account might even be taken over.

Students, and staff, are reminded to be mindful when opening emails that they did not expect and not click on any links with destinations they are not sure of - even if the email came from someone they know.

One such example of the phishing email is as follow
From: xxxx@s2014.sst.edu.sg
Date: 22 May, 2014 10:00:24 am GMT+8
To: xxxx@s2014.sst.edu.sg
Subject: wealth development file
Hello,

Kindly download and view the wealth management document i uploaded for you below

 VIEW HERE

Regards
NOTE: This is a message to enlighten friends and family on wealth management, so feel free to login and view document for your financial enlightenment.

In the meantime, affected students may seek help from the ICT Helpdesk to have your account passwords reset. Students are also advised to activate Google's 2FA to help secure their accounts against unauthorised logins.

https://www.google.com/landing/2step/



Best regard,
ITD

[S4 students] 2014 GCE O Level Exam Briefing for MTL

Attention to all Sec 4 CL, ML & TL students sitting for the 2014 GCE O Level Mother Tongue Exam on 2 June(next Monday),

Please attend a briefing on the 2014 GCE O Level Mother Tongue Exam. Attendance is compulsory. Details are as follow:
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre
  • Date: Thurs, 29 May 2014
  • Time: 7:35am to 8.05am
  • Teacher I/C: Mr Dennis Lam
Pls report to Mr Dennis Lam at the Lecture Theatre directly for flag-raising ceremony latest by 7.35 am.

*Mdm Bek Su Ling 麦素玲*
Head Of Department, Mother Tongue Language  


SST Make-A-Thon (Internal)

SST Make-A-Thon

Pre-requisites:  None. Training will be provided. See Schedule below.
Date: 3 – 5 June 2014 (Note that there will be training available on 3 Jun, 3-5 June, 2 Day 1 Night competition)
Who:   Secondary 1 & 3. Sec 2 is unable to participate due to NTU Flagship Programme. Students who wish to participate please put Mr Aurelius Yeo or Mr Dean Ang as Teacher I/C. ICT TDP Employees who wish to participate will be included in the organising committee as helper.

*Limited Places
Enquiries:   Please email event@sst.edu.sg
Registration closes on 28 May 2014. Click Here to register.

12 Geeks
3E Gadgets Logo
Annikken



Home Fix



HYPERFLOW


IDA Logo
Starhub I3
Texas Instruments











*In alphabetical order

Pre Make-A-Thon Training (Strongly encouraged):

3 – 5 June 2014
We will be providing some fundamental training for all participants. The training is optional and on an opt-in basis but it is strongly recommended for all participants to attend.  Please note that the arduino knowledge is required and will be taught during the training.
End May
Off-Site, Online TrainingBasic Online Tutorials
3 June 2014 (9am – 5pm)
On-Site TrainingArduino, Soldering, 3D Printing

Make-A-Thon Event Days

4th – 5th Jun 2014
9am (4th  Jun)Registration
9.30amOpening Ceremony
10amMake-A-Thon Begins. Start Coding!
3pm (5th Jun)Coding and Creating Ends
3.30pmDemos/Judging
5pmClosing Ceremony (Expected to end by 6pm)

Will training be provided?    Yes. See Schedule above. Please note that we will be emailing some lesson materials and resources to participants prior to the training. It will be useful if participants can work through some of these material prior to the training.
Can participants leave halfway?  Yes and No. We encourage participants to stay throughout the event, but if something crops up, participants will not be disqualified if they leave the event during the Make-A-Thon.
Do I need to stay overnight?   Yes. All teams need to, as far as possible, stay for the duration of the event. Please bring along your own sleeping bags if necessary. A steady supply of drinks, meals and snacks will be provided.
Will I retain IP rights?   Yes.
Will food be provided?  All meals are provided, including drinks and snacks throughout.
Will there be WIFI?  Yes.
Do I need to bring my own laptop?  Yes. Unfortunately, we can’t provide computers. Please bring anything that you’ll need to code and build. Sharing is also okay. For the training, computers will be required as well. As long as your computer has WIFI, can run modern web browsers (such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome), and you have installation/admin rights to install Arduino software and the various library, you will be able to participate in the training.
Any rules?  (1)  All code and artefacts must be written and created within the event. However, if you have existing libraries, you may make use of them.  The product presented by your team should not be built upon, or is merely an extension of, any existing products that you have prepared prior to the Make-A-Thon. Reusing chunks of code is permissible, but not entire programs.  (2) All participants must be currently enrolled at a secondary or primary school. (3) Teams can have any number of members from 2 to 5 students (i.e. you can chose to work with a partner, with a full team, or anywhere in between). (4) Every team will have about 3 minutes to present their hacks to the judges on 5 June 2014. (5) We might limit the number of teams per school to allow better representation.
What’s the judging like?   Judging will be based on the innovativeness of the idea, technical difficulty, community viability, and quality of implementation.  Judges’ decision is final. More detailed judging criteria will be conveyed at the start of the event.
Who are the judges?   The composition will be announced closer to the date of the Make-A-Thon.

Highlights from the previous event: http://www.sst.edu.sg/blog/news/hackathon-2013/

Post Exams Activities for Sec 1's

Dear Sec 1's who are not currently on GCP,

Please check the Post Exams Activities Schedule here: tinyurl.com/2014postexam and come prepared each day. Thank you.

For Tues, 27 May, students from S1-05 (index 7, 9, 10 and 19), S1-02 (index 2 - 14) and S1-01 will go to Bio Lab 1 for the ICT Workshop 
while those in S1-02 (index 15 - 23), S1-03, S1-04 (index 9), S1-06 (index 7 and 12) and S1-07 will go to Bio Lab 2. The rest will go on Humanities Trail.

For Wed, 28 May, students from S1-04, S1-05 and S1-06 (index 1 - 14) will go to Bio Lab 1 for the ICT Workshop 
while those in S1-06 (index 15 - 24) and S1-08 will go to Bio Lab 2. The rest will go on Humanities Trail.

For Thurs, 29 May, everyone is to wear full school uniform to attend full day Leadership Workshop.

On Friday, all classes will have a kindness lesson from 0740-0850 hrs in the classrooms. Please bring and leave MacBooks in the lockers, before proceeding to gather at MPH for their pre-service briefing at 0850 hrs. Bring a small bag (umbrella and water bottle) and wear full school uniform.

In case you missed my briefing last week, here are the key points:

•             Please bring writing materials
•             Morning Assembly in ISH
•             FT’s will take attendance every morning
•             Take ownership of your learning
•             Restore the venues to original state
•             Dress appropriately, esp. if out of school
•             Note the long hours and missing recess on some days
•             Expect some canteen stalls to close
•             Expect “flexi-hours” and other changes
Remember to bring your LD's and chargers for ICT Workshop and Friday. Thanks!

Mr Dennis Lam

Have you downloaded the "SST Announcer" apps?

What's the BEST way to be in touch with the happenings in SST without the need to check the Students Blog everyday, especially during the school holidays?

Download the SST Announcer apps!

You will be alerted almost immediately when any announcement is posted in the Students Blog.


Click the links below to download the app:


[For Parents] EVENT INVITE (from Microsoft): PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM THREATS IN CYBERSPACE - Exclusive Dialogue with Experts for Parents (31 May 2014, Sat)

Microsoft in collaboration with the Coalition against Bullying for Children and Youth (CABCY) is organizing an inaugural parents event titled “PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM THREATS IN CYBERSPACE – exclusive dialogue with experts for parents” on the 31st May 2014, Saturday at Microsoft Singapore, Auditorium (One Marina Boulevard, #22-01 Singapore 018989). We have specially invited renowned speakers and experts to help parents understand the impact of cyber-bullying and how the new anti-harassment law can protect you and your children.

We would like to cordially invite everyone in the school community - including school leaders, teachers and parents to join us for this special event. Should you need any clarifications, please kindly contact Lena Chang at a-lecha@microsoft.com or directly at 68887195. We hope to see you there!

Best,
Microsoft in Education Singapore

Please click HERE to sign up



SST Talent Showcase Auditions

Auditions for SST Talent Showcase tomorrow 22 May 2014

Please fill in your audition slots via this link. Alternate auditions for valid reasons are on Monday after school but please indicate if you need to come for that in the spreadsheet as well.

Service Learning Workshop

Dear Sec 1 students (who are not on GCP trip and are attending the Post-Exam programme in May),

You will be going through a compulsory Service Learning workshop on 26 May (Monday) and Service Day on 30 May (Friday).

The objectives are:
1. To introduce the definition and components of Service Learning to students.
2. To help students recognise social issues and understand the meaning of meeting real needs
3. To inspire students with servant leadership qualities and organising abilities so they can better carry out S-L projects.
4. To impart the heart of compassion in service
Details:
Service Learning Workshop
Date: 26 May (Monday)
Timing: 0910-1730hrs (with breaks in-between)
Location: ISH, ADMT Studio 1, 2, LO2, MPR 3, 4
Attire: Full school uniform
Materials to bring: Writing materials and Learning Device

Please report to school (assembly at ISH) as per normal on the morning of 26 May by 0840hrs. You will have a briefing on Humanities trail from 0850 to 0910hrs first, before the Service Learning Workshop.

Service Day

Date: 30 May (Friday)
Timing: 0850-1245hrs
Location: MPH, service venues outside of school
Attire: Full school uniform
Materials to bring: Writing materials, Learning Device, water bottle, umbrella, materials needed for the Elderly Homes
Please report to school as per normal on the morning of 30 May. The groupings can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/a/sst.edu.sg/file/d/0BwT4nIidYz-cOWRqTUN1OWZmS3c/edit
Cheers!
Mr Seth Tan (on behalf of the Youth Service Committee)

Greenwave 2014 @ SST

Aim: To continue to ensure S’pore remains  
         green & vibrant – A City in a Garden
Tree-Planting on 22 May, 10am
By
Mr Vincent Tan, Vice-Principal (Admin)
@
Behind Carpark Lots 34 & 35

Head on to the venue to find out the name of the tree which is being planted!

Sec 4 Physics SPA Schedule (T2W10)

Dear Sec 4s,

Please refer to your Physics SPA assessment schedule HERE.

Reminder: The topic for the assessment is Electricity and Magnetism.

Should you be unable to attend the examination (with official reasons only), you are to inform your Physics teacher ASAP.

Do note that this is a national examination and you are expected to observe proper examination decorum at all times.

Thank you for your attention and adherence.

Attention Relay runners for SST Track and Field Championships!

Dear Relay Runners,
Please meet Mr Jerome Tan & Ms Lim at the atrium at 2pm on Tuesday, 20th May for a short briefing on the relay rules.

SST Track and Field Championships 2014

Dear students, 

We are pleased to announce that the names of all prize winners for completed track & field events have been put up on the students' respective googlesites. Thank you.

Ms Andrea & Ms Adele

NEmation! 9 Content Development Workshop

Registration for Content Development Workshop (NEmation Season 8) is now open!

Please form a team of 3-4 to register for the workshop. If you are not able to form a team on your own but is interested, do drop me an email seah_yen_sin@sst.edu.sg. I will try to help you form a team. You need to be a PR or Singapore Citizen to participate in the competition. It is strongly encouraged for you to attend the workshop so that you know what is the focus of the competition. Details of the workshop are as follows:

Date: 8th July 2014
Time: 2-6 pm
Venue: ADMT Studio 1

Registration Deadline: 30th May 2014

Please click on the link to register.


Ms Seah Yen Sin

CCA Schedule, Mid-Year Holidays 2014

[16 May 2014] Info Hub is closed in the afternoon

Today Info Hub is closed after 2:00pm for Google Apps training.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

PforSST Badminton Challenge (Family Bonding Event)

Calling all badminton enthusiasts!


What about time to relax and get some adrenaline pumping? In fact, why not do both at our upcoming badminton competition. PforSST is organising its first ever badminton competition on Saturday, 7 June 2014. There will be both competitive and non-competitive games to cater to all.

If you have a competitive spirit, pair up with your father/mother and spar against a fellow parent-child team. Can't play badminton well? No problem! Then just pair up with your parent and indulge in a fun & friendly game.


Kindly note the following details:

1. Date: 7 June 2014

2. Venue: Indoor Sports Hall and Multi Purpose Hall

3. Time: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

4. Registration period : 25 April - 25 May 2014

5. Registration fees: $10 per team (by cash only)

6. Registration payment date & time : 

16th May 2014 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 
22nd May 2014 - 8:00 am to 4:00pm
26th May 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
27th May 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

7. Collection venue: Cafe @ SST.


Do register online using the google link below to confirm your participation.




See you there!


Best regards,
PforSST Team

School Parent Meeting on 22 May 2014


Dear students, 

Kindly inform your parents that there will be a School Parent Meeting on 22 May 2014 from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. 

Your parents can make appointments with your form teacher to collect your Progress Report for Semester One. 

Details on how to make appointments and other information are available in the Monthly Letter for Parents (April issue) on the SST  website under Announcement for Parents. 

Students are expected to come with their parents on that day. Students are to be attired in the SST school uniform on that day. 

Thank you.

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