Hari Raya Programme on Friday, 1st August 2014

Dear Students,

1. Hari Raya Celebrations
There will be a Hari Raya Concert on Friday, 1 August 2014 at MPH from 11.55 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.  Please report punctually in the MPH for the Hari Raya Celebrations.

2.  Spirit of Unity in Diversity

In the spirit of celebrating Hari Raya Puasa, you are strongly encouraged to be dressed in the Malay Traditional Costumes on Friday. Otherwise, you may come in any appropriate traditional ethnic costumes.  

You are reminded that you should be dressed appropriately (no revealing clothing etc.). For the ladies, please be reminded that you will be seated on the floor in MPH.  For S&W lessons, please ensure that you wear your S&W attire.

If you have chosen not to be in any traditional ethnic costumes, you are to be in your full school uniform. 

If you are in doubt, please check with either DMs, HOYs or Mdm Azizah.

Thank you.

On behalf of MTL Department

Call for Audition: Staff Appreciation Day

Dear students,

As we will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Day in Week 10, the Peer Support Board will be holding auditions for students wishing to perform during the Staff Appreciation Day Celebrations. The audition session will start at 12pm after the National Day Celebrations (8 Aug). All participants are required to sign up at http://tinyurl.com/sadaudition prior to the auditions by 6 Aug, 8pm.

Date: 8 Aug (Friday)
Time: 12pm onwards
Venue: Auditorium

We will be holding another session the following week if demand permits.

For any enquires, please email muhamad_danish_karlin@s2012.sst.edu.sg .

Thank you.

On behalf of the Peer Support Board

Parents Engagement Programme #9

Workshop: The Art & Science of Parenting in the Internet Age
Date: 16 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon
Venue: SST Learning Oasis 2 (Block C, Level 3)

Synopsis
Many Singaporean teenagers use social media to interact with friends, share Internet content and search the web for learning. Beyond the obvious benefits, however, there are also many risks such as loss of privacy, distraction, cyber bullying and careless online expression. Video gaming also figures prominently as the top Internet activity among teenage boys. Video gaming commonly leads to poor academic grades, poor physical heath, anxiety, depression and family tension.
This workshop brings parents into the world of social media & video gaming. Drawing from latest research and youth trends, parents will learn to guide their teenagers and help them avoid addiction with video games and social media. Parents will learn to recognise signs of game addiction in their children, and discern their children’s motivation for gaming.
This workshop also focuses on helping parents adapt their parenting approaches for teenage years. With practical ideas and strategies, parents will understand how to use video games and social media to build a better relationship with their teenagers.

The trainer is Mr Poh Yeang Cherng.Trainer's profile: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8_-JaMuU28QQ052N1B0UDM3X3M/edit?usp=sharing
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Please click HERE to register your interest by 8 August 2014 (Friday). For further enquiries, please contact the school at 6571 7200 or email us at contactus@sst.edu.sg. 
Note: This workshop is organised under MSF's "Family Matters@School" programme

Morning Assembly on 25 Jul 2014 - Secondary 4 students

Dear Secondary 4 students,

Please report at the Auditorium for 25 Jul 2014 Friday's Morning Assembly by 7.40am.

There will be a briefing for your Preliminary Examinations after.

Thank you.

Design Studies GCE O Level Project Oral Presentation Component

The Sec 4 Design Studies students would be having their Oral Presentation component of their Design Studies GCE O level project, on Tuesdays (29th July and 5th August) and Thursdays (31st July and 7th August), from2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at ADMT Studio 2

Please avoid any large-scale or high-decibel-generating activities during the stated days and timings. The spaces affected are at areas on Level 2 of Block C around the ADMT Studio 2, the rooms nearby and those located immediately above. The corridor just outside ADMT Studio 2 would also be cordoned off throughout the duration of the oral presentation.

Mr Irfan Darian
Subject Head/ADMT (Art, Design, Media & Technology)

Digital Citizenship Week 2014 (Students) Quiz 4

EXPRESS OF INTEREST FOR GCP NEPAL TRIP IN TERM 4 2014

Dear Sec 2 and 3 students,

Those who are interested in the Nepal GCP Trip may indicate their interest here by 25 Jul 2014.

Say "NO" to Plastic Bags & Disposables

Dear SST Students,

Do bring along your lunch boxes to school from tomorrow, 24 July (Thurs)onwards.
Say "NO" to plastic bags or disposables and be awarded a slip from our canteen, cafe and bookshop vendors.
Do hand-over these slips to your Environment Leader who will need to safekeep them.

You will be rewarded as you put in your effort to save the environment!

On behalf of SST Environment Committee




Use of ISH for National Day Celebrations

Dear students,

In view of the upcoming National Day Celebrations@SST, PforSST will be conducting technical dry-run & final set up of National Day Celebration.

Please be informed that ISH will be out of bound on these two dates.

1.  Technical Dry-run
- 26 July 2014, Saturday from 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

2.  Final Set Up
7 August 2014, Thursday from 3.00 p.m. onwards


Thank you.

On behalf of NE Events Team & PforSST

Digital Citizenship Week: Voting for Clips in G+

Dear students,
In lieu of Digital Citizenship Week, Cyber Wellness Ambassadors of your respective classes have posted up videos in Google+ Community. You may vote for your favourite videos by clicking "+1" button below. You may like more than one video.
Prizes will be given out for the most popular/relevant video.

To access, you may visit Tech Bites @ SST Community via https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100250373099590631205.


Extension of Concessionary Travel for all Secondary 4 students

Dear Secondary 4 students

Your School Smartcard (SSC) will expire on 31 December 2014.

Please extend your SSC between 21 July to 20 September 2014 to continue enjoying travel concession fares.

Please present your SSC at any:

  • Transit Link (TL) Ticket Office
  • Concession Card Replacement Office (CCRO)
  • Passenger Service Centre (PSC) Add Value Machine (AVM) or the General Ticketing Machine (GTM) 

to extend the concession validity till 31 January 2015.

Thank you.


Digital Citizenship Week 2014 (Students) Quiz 3

[S3 & S4] [Preparation] Assembly Programme on 25 July - Forum @ Auditorum

2014 National Day Celebration@SST

Dear SST Students,

The theme for this year’s National Day Celebrations “Our People, Our Home” celebrates how individual Singaporeans can come together, united as a nation, to create the extraordinary. 
 
In this regard, PforSST will be collaborating with our teachers from the SST National Education Committee to celebrate the event on 8 August 2014. Students are encouraged to wear red and white to commemorate the event.

Below are the activities for various levels.  

Sec 1 : Telematch
Sec 2 : Amazing Race
Sec 3 : Art Sculpture
Sec 4 : Green Champion

Click here for more information.  More details will be given via your NE Ambassadors & Environmental Ambassadors.

See you on 8th August!


On behalf of NE Events Team

(Mdm Azizah, Ms Yap Yee Ying, Ms Tan Qook Qin & Ms Praveena Mohan)

Display @ InfoHub & Canteen: Digital Citizenship Week & Racial Harmony Day

Dear SST students,

In the commemoration of Digital Citizenship & Racial Harmony Week, there will be static display in the InfoHub & Canteen.  Refer to the pictures below.





In addition, there will assembly programme on Friday, 25th July,

  • Sec 1 & Sec 2 (1155-1245) at MPH
  • Talk by Mr Naresh from ICON Media Group

  • S3 & S4 (1155-1245)  at Auditorium
  • Talk by Mr Norman, ICON Media Group
  • All Sec 3s & 4s students are strongly encouraged to fill up the form here.


Thank you.

Mdm Azizah

On behalf of Digital Citizenship & National Education.

Things to note for GCE O-level MT Listening Comprehension this afternoon

Dear all,

(A) Please note that the GCE O-level MT Listening Comprehension will be conducted today:

Date: Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
Reporting Time: 1400 hrs (Session 1: Chinese), 1600 hrs (Session 2: Malay/Tamil/Chinese B)
Venue: Block B, Level 4 and 5

(B) For Sec 4 MT students and Sec 3 HMT students who are taking Session 1, you will be released from lessons latest by 1.20 pm to get your lunch and prepare to report.

(C) ​To ensure that the candidates are provided with a conducive environment for their exams, please do NOT conduct any activities or loiter around or near Block B while the exams are ongoing.​
 
Do note that Session 2 will only end after 5.30 pm, so please do NOT resume your activities before that.​

Thank you for your attention and adherence.

Digital Citizenship Week 2014 (Students) Quiz 2

2014 National Day Celebration@SST

Dear SST NE Ambassadors & Environmental Ambassadors,

In preparation for upcoming National Day Celebration@SST, SST NE Committee would like to have a short meeting.  The details are as follows :

Day  :  Wednesday
Date  :  23 July 2014
Venue  :  Seminar Room
Time  :  2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Agenda  : 2014 NDP@SST

Here are the list of students.  Please be punctual.



Thank you for your attention.
On behalf of NE Events Committee 

(Ms Mohan, Ms Tan Sook Qin & Mdm Azizah)

Digital Citizenship Week 2014 (Students) Quiz 1

Dear Students

In this year's Digital Citizenship Week, we are running a week-long quiz to heighten our awareness of the cyber space and practices.

A quiz will be posted in the Students Blog on a daily basis.

  • 21 July (Monday): 9 am
  • 22-25 July (Tuesday - Friday): 7 am

Each day, several prizes are to be won; correct responses will also contribute to your house points.
> Only ONE ENTRY per SST student per day
> In an event that you submit multiple entries, only the 1st submission will be considered.

We look forward to your participation.


Youth Service Opportunity - Mid Autumn Lantern Festival Engagement by JEM

Dear students,

There is an upcoming youth service opportunity to serve the community in Southwest CDC. Interested participants are to sign up HERE.

The details of the youth service:

Event: Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival Engagement with JEM 2014

Date: 5th Sep 2014 (Friday) - Term 3 Week 10 - actual event
Time: 1930-2100 hrs (see item #6 below)
Venue: JEM Rooftop Park @ JEM (Level 5 and 6)

Target Beneficiaries: About 30 low income children aged 5-9 years old in the precinct

Brief on Youth Service: Participants will undergo training on story telling techniques and will tell stories to the beneficiaries on the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival and the legend of Chang Er which will last for about 15 to 30mins on the actual day of event.

Programme on 5 Sep

1) 1730hrs – Beneficiaries arrive at JEM and will make their way up to the JEM Park
2) 1745hrs – Pomelo Peeling Contest and Mid-Autumn Family Games
3) 1830hrs – Short performance by Cultural and Acrobatic Performers
4) 1900hrs – Lantern Giveaway and Lantern Trail
5) 1930hrs – Dinner/Moon Cake Tasting
6) 2000hrs – Story Telling on origins of Mid-Autumn Festival and the legend of Chang Er
7) 2030hrs – Photography session

Youth service hours (preparation hours and actual day service) will be granted for all participants.


Please direct any enquiries on this community service to Mr Seth Tan (seth_tan@sst.edu.sg)

Sec 3 WSA-RHD Inter-class Oratorical Competition

Please give your support by voting your choice in the form below.
Alternatively, you may click HERE to access the form.

Parents Engagement 2014 [Industry Visit]: Discover Your Child's Future in Infocomm

Dear Parents 

Infocomm is a critical enabler in many key economic sectors such as banking, hospitality and healthcare. How to translate your child's interest and aptitude in technology into a leading edge career in the infocomm field? What are the student talent management programmes initiated by the government and industry players that your child can tap on?
In 2012 and 2013, SST collaborated with IDA to run the "Discover Your Child's Future in Infocomm" programme for parents and we received positive feedback from parents.
In conjunction with the Digital Citizenship Week, SST is please to once again collaborate with IDA to bring the programme to you to look into the above. In this half-a-day workshop, IDA will present to you an update on the current infocomm landscape in Singapore, and the career possibilities for your child in this field. This is followed by a visit to one of IDA's industry partners, IBM, where you would have the opportunity to interact and learn what IT professionals in IBM do.

Date: 25 July 2014 (Friday)
Time: 1.30 pm to 5 pm*
Venue: School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Programme (updated):

1. Presentation on infocomm career possibilities for your child
2. Depart to IBM [at 2 pm].
3. Tea Break & Networking
- Sharing by IBM personnel on careers in IBM
- Tour around IBM premises
4. Depart to SST [at about 4 pm]

Please click HERE to register your interest by 20 July (Sunday).

Note: Update from IDA (17 July)
Tea break will be at IBM.
2-way transport will be provided by IDA: 
  • From SST to IBM; and 
  • from IBM to SST for parents who would like to come back to SST or have parked their cars in SST.  The bus will be depart IBM at around 4 pm (to avoid the peak hour traffic jam)
Location:
IBM Ireland Product Distribution Limited Singapore Branch
 Singapore 528760



[Preparation] Sec 3 WSA-RHD Inter-class Oratorical Competition

Dear Students

Tomorrow's assembly period is going to take place at the Hall.

You will be listening to eight Sec 3 students in the inter-class oratorical competition.
As audience to the competition (during the assembly), you will be contributing votes to the candidate whom you support.

Please remember to bring your mobile devices for the assembly.

Thank you.

Ms Juliana Ho

Briefing Slides for 2014 GCE O-level MT/MTB Listening Comprehension Exam

To all Sec 4 MT and Sec 3 HMT students :

The briefing slides for the 2014 GCE O-level MT/MTB Listening Comprehension Exam can be found HERE.

Service Learning Project - Orange Valley Nursing Home

This announcement is for all Secondary 3 students.

A group seniors from the Alumni is looking for students (at least 10 pax) for a service learning project during the September Holidays. They are looking at planning and executing a half-day programme for the elderly residents of Orange Valley Nursing Home.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up as a group (class or CCA). The exact date of the project will be discussed with all participants upon the commencement of the project discussion.

Please submit your application via the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cRXB9p-WTkEZ2KOLg175xWjYmZtJEtamDaiXVyY4Zm8/viewform.  Application for the above project will close on 18th July 2014 (Friday).

Thank you!


Regards,
Youth Service Team



Principal's Letter : School Updates (July 2014)

Dear Students,

We are pleased to enclose the Principal’s Letter to Parents, Ref: SST/P/14-056, dated 14 July 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.

CCA Stand-down

Dear Parents/Students,

RE: CCA Stand-down Date

Greetings.

1)  Please be notified that all CCAs will stand-down for the final examinations from 5 Sept 2014 to 7 Oct 2014.  

2)  CCAs will resume as normal on 8 Oct 2014 till school closure for the end-of-year holidays.  

3)  A separate CCA schedule for the end-of-year holidays will be made available in Term 4.

Thank You.

Jerome Tan
CCA Coordinator

Briefing for GCE O-level MT/MTB Listening Comprehension : Thu (17 Jul)

To all Sec 4 MT and Sec 3 HMT students:

Pls note that there will be an exam briefing this Thu (17 Jul) during the morning assembly period.

You are to report to the Auditorium instead of the ISH, and be seated by 0740 hrs sharp.

Details on the exam itself will be put up on the Students Blog after the briefing.

Prize Presentation for SST Track and Field Championships 2014

Dear Prize Winners for Relays,

Please note that prize presentation has been changed to Friday 12th Jul (4 x 100m) and next wed 16th Jul(4x400m). 

Please report at 7 a.m. outside the gym on the respective days.

Thank you.

Ms Adele Lim

New timetable for Term 3 (w.e.f. 8 July 2014)

Dear all,

Pls note that we will be running on a NEW Term 3 timetable starting today.

Pls refer to the Students Blog HERE for the new version 7.

QSE Questionnaire (for Secondary 2 and 4)

Dear Students (Secondary 2 and 4)

Please be informed that all Secondary 2 and Secondary 4 students are required to do a questionnaire from the Ministry of Education.

Secondary 4
Date: 14 July 2014 (Mon)
Time: 8:45am to 9:45am
Venue: Auditorium (A-04-01)

Secondary 2
Date: 17 July 2-14 (Thu)
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Auditorium (A-04-01)

Please note the following:
(1) bring your laptop.
(2) sit according to class.
(3) ID and Password labels will be distributed by Class Chairperson/teacher.
(4) KEY to login will be given on the day of questionnaire.
(5) URL is http://archsi.net/qse2014/
you may like to bookmark it under Favourites.
(6) Attendance is compulsory.

Thank you and see you all.

School Dental Service (for Secondary 1 and 3)

Dear Students (Seconday 1 and 3)

The School Dental Service (SDS) will commence service to Secondary 1 and 3 students from 18 July 2014, Friday onwards.

Students who have given consent will be required to report during school hours (upon request by the Dentist) to the mobile SDS bus which will be stationed at the visitors' parking lots.

Click HERE to view class schedule for Secondary 1
and HERE to view class schedule for Secondary 3

Please understand that the schedule maybe subject to changes depending on the situation each day, due to the nature of treatment.

For more information, you may contact the General Office at 65717200 or email Ms Kong Ai Choo at kong_ai_choo@sst.edu.sg  Thank you.

2014 Sec 4 Physics SPA Skill 3

This notice goes out to all Sec 4s taking Physics SPA Skill 3 :

The Skill 3 assessment will be carried out in Week 4 of Term 3.

The topic tested is Thermal Physics.

If you are unable to take the assessment in Week 4 for official reasons, make sure you inform your Physics teacher as soon as you can.

More details on the assessment will be released in time to come.

SST Inc. Recruitment

Dear Sec 1,

SST Inc. (ICT Talent Development Programme) is recruiting! Calling all dynamic individuals, join us by filling in this FORM!



Student Leaders' Investiture Rehearsal

Dear students,

Please be reminded that rehearsal for Student Leaders' Investiture will take place on the following days:

Date: 4th July 2014 Friday
Time: 1430 - 1730
Venue: MPH
Students involved: All student leaders*, organisers and AV crew (Students involved in MT Oral Exams are excused)

Date: 9th July 2014 Friday
Time: 1430 - 1730
Venue: MPH
Students involved: All student leaders*, organisers and AV crew. (Sec 4 students taking Biotech are excused)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Ng Guohui / Mr Shawn Kwek / Tay Yong Hong (S4-01).

* Class chairpersons and vice chairpersons
CCA chairpersons and vice chairpersons
CCA captains and vice captains
House captains and vice captains
Peer Support Leaders
Student Councilors

Leaders Circle

This year, in alignment with the Student Leadership Framework, we have created a new platform named Leaders Circle for all student leaders.

1. Objectives:
  • To allow student leaders to further distill their learning from various experiences (eg competitions, organizing events, attending external conferences) in alignment with the domains of the Leadership Framework
  • To provide an additional platform for student leaders to share knowledge within their own circle in order to contribute to the growth of other student leaders
  • To increase confidence and competency in delivering public speeches to peers for student leaders
2. Format:
  • 30-min sessions in afternoons
  • All student leaders will receive an invitation from the organizers
  • Interested students will RSVP directly to the organizers
3. Leaders Circle in Term 3 2014:
  • Theme: Attributes Which Help Us Succeed
  • Session 1: 8 JulyTuesday, 2.30 – 3 pm 
  • Session 2: 16 JulyWednesday, 2.30 – 3 pm 
  • Session 3: 22 July, Tues, 2.30 – 3 pm
  • Session 4: 1 AugustFriday, 2 – 2.30 pm

All student leaders would receive more instructions in their emails.
Please approach Mrs Sin if you have any queries.

2014 Youth Day Celebrations @ SST - “Dress and Pledge” this Friday (4 July 2014)

Youth Day is a special day celebrated by many countries in the world to appreciate the youths’ achievement in each country. It is also celebrated to promote the contribution of young people to their countries’ development. In Singapore, Youth Day is celebrated on first Sunday of July every year. This year we will celebrate Youth Day in Singapore on 6 July 2014 (Sunday).

Theme
In SST, we will celebrate Youth Day on 4 July 2014(Friday). The theme for the day is “Dress and Pledge”. Through the events planned, we hope to raise awareness about less fortunate youths, celebrate the different talents of the youths in SST and to empower SST students to contribute to the community.

Attire
Students are encouraged to come dressed as Cosplay characters or in their home clothes.

Attire should still adhere to the fundamental philosophy of SST Student Code of Conduct. Hence, revealing clothes and clothes with objectionable prints should not be worn. Students are required to wear covered shoes. Students who do not wish to come in home clothes or Cosplay costumes can choose to come in full school uniform.


While you have fun dressing up and celebrating, we hope that you will also take time out to consider the less fortunate. Here is the programme for the day.

Programme
Time
Event / Details
Venue
7:40 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
(Morning Assembly)
ComChest Youth Day Appeal 2014
ISH
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
(Lower Secondary Recess)
10:35 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.
(Upper Secondary Recess)

After 12:45 p.m. (Lunch)
Photo-booth organised PSB
(Fund raising for Community Chest)

Each polaroid photograph costs $1.30.


Atrium
Canteen
11:55 am to 12:45 pm
(Assembly)
Inter-House Cosplay Challenge &
SST Talent Show Case
MPH

Temperature Measurement Exercise

Dear Students,
There will be a temperature measurement exercise on 3 July 2014. The objective of the exercise is to remind our students of the need to exercise social responsibility and personal hygiene and to be prepared against threats posed by diseases such as Influenza A virus.
You are reminded to bring along your personal Oral Digital Thermometers (ODT). The ODT, which costs $5.00, can be purchased from the school bookshop.
All students are reminded to keep their ODTs in good working condition.
Disciplinary actions will be taken against those without thermometer on that day.
Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore.


B-Dazzled Showchoir Tickets for Sale!!

Dear All,

SST Showchoir will be participating in the upcoming B-Dazzled Showchoir Festival both in the solo and group categories.

Teachers of the showchoir would like to invite you to support our students! 

The details are as follows:

1. Under-21 Solo Category
Date: 5 July 2014 (Sat)
Time:12pm
Venue:Star Vista Atrium
Support Tay Hao Yang Mark (S4-03) and Joey Lim Hui Shan (S1-03)!!
FREE ENTRY!!

2. B-Dazzled Showchoir Grand Festival
Date:20 July 2014 (Sun)
Time:3.30pm, to be seated by 3pm
Venue: University Cultural Centre, NUS Centre for the Arts
Tickets at $15 only!!Submit your request via this form: 
http://tinyurl.com/ldwk2qw

Do submit your orders by 3 July 2014 (Thursday) 12 noon!
We look forward to your support!!


From: Ms Praveena