Info Hub Closed for Open House Rehearsal

Dear all,

Info Hub will be closed for Open House Rehearsal at 1.15pm, today, 29 May 2015. We will resume our operation hours after the rehearsal.

Info Hub Operation Hours during June School Holidays

Dear all,

Please note, Info Hub will be closed from 5 /6 - 9/6  and 15/6 - 18/6.

We will be operating as usual, 8.30am -5.00pm, except for the following dates.

2/6  - 1pm to 5pm
12/6  - 8.30am to 12.30pm
22/6 - 8.30am to 12.30pm

Any inconvenience caused is much regretted.

Post Exam Activities (S1) Gentle Reminder & More Info for Visit to Singapore Discovery Centre

Dear Students

1. Please note that you will be attending the Post Examination Activity: Humanities Learning Journey to Singapore Discovery Centre. The details of the event are as follow:

  • Date: 28th May 2015
  • Time: 0830 - 1200 hr
  • Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road S638365



2. You are to make your own way to the Singapore Discovery Centre in the morning and assemble at the Open Square at 0830hr. I will be there waiting for you.

3. Transport will be provided for the students from the Singapore Discovery Centre back to SST.

In addition, the following information have been disseminated to you via email on 26 May.


For enquiries, please email me at huang_pei_shan@sst.edu.sg

Regards,
Ms Huang Pei Shan
For Humanities Department
School of Science and Technology


27 May 2015 - Morning Assembly Arrangements for the Various Levels

Dear students,

Please report to the following venues for morning assembly tomorrow (27 May 2015).


Level
Venue
Agenda
Secondary 1
ISH
Silent reading
Secondary 2
ISH
Silent reading
Secondary 3
ISH
Silent reading
Secondary 4
Classroom
Form Teacher’s Time
 
Thank you. 

Cyber4U: An online course to heighten your awareness and deepen your knowledge



Cyber4u project is a collaborative project between MDA, IDA and Singapore Polytechnic. We aim to promote awareness in the areas of Cyber Wellness, Cyber Security and Media Literacy, through an online portal, student ambassadors to secondary schools and a special meet-up session to learn and have fun at the same time.

You are strongly encouraged to access the portal at http://www.cyber4u.sg , work through all the 3 courses not only to learn for free but also stand a chance to be selected as the winner of a iPad. 
(The winner will be announced on 1stAug 2015)

How to participate?





Student Librarian Volunteers 2015

Dear Students,

Do you have passion to see the Info Hub running effectively & developing its role into a research centre? Do you have an hour or two to spare? If you have answered 'YES' to the two questions, this is an opportunity to be part of the Info Hub Team running the Info Hub & promoting the Info Hub and its services to your peers as well as staff.

Job Description :
  • act as a Info Hub representative to promote Info Hub ettiquette
  • design and update Info Hub Blog
  • design promotional posters
  • write, illustrate for book reviews or talk about good reads during assembly
  • conduct Info Hub orientation
  • help students and staff use the Info hub facilities effectively
  • assist during Info Hub events e.g. Book Display, Info Hub related competitions
  • survey users for ideas to enhance the service
  • issue and return books & magazines
  • shelve and tidy book and magazine displays
  • help in maintaining books and magazines
Qualities needed:
  • reliable and responsible 
  • friendly and helpful
  • able to work without supervision
Benefits :
  • obtain librarian skills training, certificates & badges
  • acquire media literacy skills which be used for NYAA (Skills)
  • get the chance to represent the Info Hub in competitions 
  • receive leadership opportunities
  • be the first to preview new books, magazines and audio visuals
  • have the satisfaction of contributing to the improvement of the Info Hub
Interested students may apply for the volunteer student librarian position here . Successful applicants will be notified for a interview session at a later date with Info Hub Committee teachers.
http://goo.gl/forms/LFqCWZvXz6

NRIC Registration Exercise (for 15-year-olds)

Dear Students (for 15 year-olds)

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will be conducting NRIC Registration Exercise:
On: 29 June 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to about 3:00 pm
Venue: SST Learning Oasis 1

Class Schedule:
S3-08, S3-07 & others at 1:00 pm
S3-06 and S3-05 at 1:30 pm
S3-04 and S3-03 at 2:00 pm
S3-02 and S3-01 at 2:30 pm

You will be receiving the notification letters and application form from ICA two (2) weeks before registration date.

Please prepare a recent passport size photograph (35 by 45 mm dimension). The photograph should be in colour and taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish. Eyebrows should not be covered by hair.

On the day of the registration, please bring the following items:

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Ezlink card/School Smart Card with a top-up value of minimum $10 for Singapore Citizen and $50 for Singapore Permanent Residents students
  • One (1) recent passport-size colour photograph
  • Supporting document if there is a change in name: Baptism / religion certificates (for inserting of religious name) and Deed Poll (for change in name including ethnic name)
  • For Singapore Permanent Resident students: Foreign passport with valid Re-Entry Permit

For an overview of the process, please refer to the following weblink
IC Registration for 15-year-olds

Please note that absentees will have to proceed to ICA directly with their parents to register for their NRICs.

For further clarification, you may call SST General Office. Thank you.


T2W10 (S1 & S2) Post-Exam Activities Schedule

Click HERE to access the Schedule

Take note of the materials/ equipment required for the activities.

Doodle 4 Google SG Competition and Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Dear all,

The following are two design competitions for your consideration:

Doodle for Google - Singapore, the next 50 years

One talented artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage on National Day, and win a trip to meet the doodle team at our global headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Closing date for entries is Monday, June 8, 2015
See http://www.google.com.sg/doodle4google/ for more details.

2015 ADOBE DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Students, you could win recognition from the global creative community, Adobe software, cash, mentorship, and more. Enter your best work. See how far you go.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2nd deadline: June 19, 2015.
Contest is open to all individuals age 18 years or older who are students in an accredited institution of higher education and who reside in an eligible country.
See http://adobeawards.com/us for more details.

SCS Splash Awards 2015

Students who are interested to participate in the following completion, you may approach any teacher whom you think can advise or guide you. At the same time, please keep Mr Aurelius Yeo or Dean Ang informed of your intended participation. Thank you.

Click HERE to access the website for more details.

SCS Splash Awards 2015 - Beyond 2015: Education and Work – Reimagined
A national Infocomm competition in collaboration with MOE and IDA

The Splash Awards is back! Envision the future of Singapore beyond our 50th year of nationhood using any media platform you prefer and stand towin $20,000 worth of prizes!
The competition is open to individuals or teams of not more than three students in TWO categories:
·         Category 1: Pre-tertiary Students  -   from Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges
·         Category 2: Tertiary Students  - Full-time and part-time students from ITEs, Polytechnics and Universities

So spread the word, stretch your imagination and be sure to send your entries before 3 July 2015! See details in the eflyer below.

For enquiries, please contact Sharon or Camilla at 62262567 ext 15/13 or email splash@scs.org.sg .

Regards, 
Splash Awards 2015 Committee 
Singapore Computer Society 

www.infopier.sg/scssplashawards/2015 

*Under this open category, students can submit ANY project that is related to the main theme. Proposals for projects under this category first must be submitted to, and approved by, the organisers.





School Parent Meeting / Career Day@SST

Dear Students,

Do join us for our SPM & Career Day on 21 May 2015, Thursday.

For a list of key events happening on the same day, please refer to the attachment below:

Student Travel Declaration (Jun 2015)

Dear Students

Some of us may have holiday plans in June. Please fill up this form if you are travelling overseas during the June school holidays. If you are not, no action is required.

You may update your declaration at a later date via this link. The declaration form will be available until 30 June 2015.

Thank you.

List of Lost & Found items

Dear Students

To claim your lost & found items, please:
(1) click on the link, which is available on the Students Blog, to check the list of items
(2) claim the item from SST General Office
Thank you.




Current OBS Participants Only: One Day Break from CCA

Dear OBS Participants,

Selected Sec 3 students are excused from CCA tomorrow. This applies specifically to those who are currently attending OBS Challenge Course - the 12 who didn't go to OBS in May 2015 will still have to attend CCA as per normal.

This will apply to all CCA's that have sessions 15 May 15, and only for 15 May 15 (one day).

This, however, DO NOT apply to other duties or commitments that Sec 3 students may have (e.g. congress training) - all Sec 3's will still have to attend non-CCA activities unless explicitly excused by teachers in charge.

Please contact me or Mr Lam if you need further clarifications. I apologise for the late notice. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam

Installation of Additional Lift at Linkway between Block B & C

Dear Students

Please be informed that construction works for the installation of additional lift at the linkway between Block B & C has begun over the weekend. The entire work is expected to be completed sometime end August 2015. Please be careful when you are around that area.


(S4) Research Study by NTU - rescheduled to 13 May 2015

This notice is for S4 students who have been identified and would be participating in the survey on a research study by NTU:

The survey has been rescheduled to 13 May (Wednesday) because of the Humanities programme taking place on 11 May afternoon.

Please check email that was sent to you on 6 May 2015.
(subject title: [Gentle Reminder] (S4) Research Study by NTU - Attendance)





CCA Stand Down and Resumption

Dear Students,

There will be no CCA activities this week, unless you have been informed otherwise by your respective CCA teachers or student leaders. All CCA's will resume next week as per normal.

The Sec 4 students no longer need to attend CCA for the rest of this year.

Please contact Mr Dennis Lam or your CCA teachers if you have further queries.

Thank you.

National Infocomm Competition Face-Off | Data Analytics

National Infocomm Competition Face-Off | Data Analytics
Towards a Smart Nation
As Singapore strives to become the world’s first smart nation, the city-state is abuzz with excitement on how smart technologies can improve our lives. The possibilities are endless. Which facets of the country should we focus on? We invite youths to contribute their views. Supported by data and facts, we want you to give ideas on how smart technologies can be used to make a real difference to the people who need them most.
Using a data analytics tool, you can uncover trends and show insights by visualizing data and proposing solutions.


SAP is partnering IDA to run the National Infocomm Competition Face-Off | Data Analytics – Young Thinkers Challenge in 2015. This challenge aims to spark the interest of youths in IT and inspire them to leverage data analytics to show insights and contribute ideas as Singapore strives towards becoming a SMART NATION.

This is an experiential learning to help youths understand the extraordinary revolution brought about by Big Data today and its impact on societies, businesses and everyday life. Additional learning resources on Big Data documentary and study guide can be provided upon request.

This competition is meant for all students regardless of their level of IT knowledge. Contestants do not need to have any programming knowledge to join. The analytics software is user-friendly and easy to learn. As long as they have a analytical mind and enjoy presenting their ideas backed with facts, students will do well in this competition.

Teams will register by end May and submit their entries by end June. Shortlisting process will take place in July/Aug before culminating in IDA’s National Infocomm Competition Face-Off in September 2015.

Hands-on training for students can be arranged. The 1st series has taken place duing March school holidays at the polytechnic campuses. 

Smart Nation video: A little girl's hopes for the future by IDA
More about Smart Nation 

Registration & Submission Information

Register here to participate in the Challenge! 

I Code to Celebrate Competition

I Code to Celebrate

Important Dates
15 MayRegistration Deadline
28-29 May or 2-3 JunWorkshop
25 AugSubmission
2 SepCompetition
Eligibility
  • All full time Secondary School students are eligible to take part in [i.code] 2015 National Infocomm Competition.
  • Each school may register up to a maximum of 3 teams (3 students per team).
  • Each team must elect a team leader, and nominate a school representative.
  • There is no restriction to the software used to create the app, and the app can be optimized for any platform.


http://www.nyp.edu.sg/i.code/

An IDA Initiative: WALKABOUTSG

Flyer from IDA


WALKABOUTSG

Walkabout Singapore is a city-wide open house for technology companies. Check out the spaces, see how the companies work, and meet the people behind the innovative companies of Singapore.

Join us on June 26th to see the unique offices behind the tech companies. The goal is simple: to put Singapore’s vibrant tech scene on the map and to inspire each other and the growing generation of entrepreneurs. IDA will be hosting 2 sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon for students to have a chance to participate in this walkabout.

Expect sharing sessions from industry partners and National Infocomm Scholarship talks. Buses will be provided to the 2 drop-off points (morning session is at Blk 71, afternoon session would be Raffles place).

There are limited places, but there is no cap on the number of students who can register.

To find out more about WalkaboutSG (http://www.walkabout.sg) or to register, please email jean_lee@ida.gov.sg with the email subject: WalkaboutSG Registration.

Registration closes on 15th June 2015.



National Software Competition

Make a difference. Help improve peoples’ lives through technology by designing a sleek eBook, or developing a cool mobile app.

Organised by Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology, the 31st National Software Competition aims to heighten IT awareness amongst youth by encouraging creativity and innovation in IT, and the acquisition of skills in mobile technology.

Registration for training and competition by 29th May 2015
http://nsc.sp.edu.sg/2015/




NTU Flagship Programme Project Briefing for Secondary 2

Dear Secondary 2 students,

please note that morning assembly for this Wednesday (6 May) will take place in the Auditorium. It will be followed by a briefing on the NTU Flagship Programme.

Thank you.

Info Hub Closed

Info Hub is closed today, 4 May 2015. Any inconvenience is much regretted.