Friday 29 July 2016

youthchaNgE 3.0 Voice Up! Challenge 2016 - Please Vote!

Dear Students,

Your friends from the SST Media Club have submitted an entry for the youthchaNgE 3.0 Voice Up! Challenge 2016.

Do click on the link below to vote for them! (Google sign in required)

You can watch their video submission via the link below:

(We're close! Keep voting!)

Wednesday 27 July 2016

57th National Inter School Team Chess Championships 2016 (06 Sep to 07 Sep 2016)

The 57th National Inter School Team Chess Championships 2016 (06 Sep to 07 Sep 2016) will be held at Northland Primary School, 15 Yishun Avenue 4. Details can be found here:

Please email me if you are interested to take part. Thank you.

Mr Dennis Lam

[Important reminder] Australian Mathematics Competition 2016

Dear Students,

Please be reminded that Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) this year will take place on 28 July(Thursday) and 29 July (Friday).
Attendance is compulsory for all S1 and S3 students.
Registered Sec 2s and Sec 4s are also reminded to take part.

All Sec 1 students, selected Sec 2 students,

Date: 28 July 2015 (Thu)
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Auditorium (for Sec 1) and Classroom S2-01 (for Sec 2)

All students from S3-01, S3-02, S3-03

Date: 28 July 2015 (Thu)
Time: 4.10 pm - 6pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre (S3-01 and S3-03) and Seminar Room (S3-02)

All students (except Muslim boys) from S3-04, S3-05, S3-06, S3-07, S3-08, selected S4 students

Date: 29 July 2015 (Fri)
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Auditorium

Muslim boys from S304, S305, S306, S307, S308,

Date: 29 July 2015 (Fri)
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Tutorial Room 1 (B5-01)

On the competition day,

1. Leave your belongings in your respective lockers and bring along only your writing materials (2B or B Pencils, eraser) with you. Calculators are NOT allowed.

2. Report outside the venue before the starting time stated above for respective sessions. Sit according to ascending index number outside and wait for your class to be called.

3. If you need to visit the washroom, go before you report to the auditorium.

Mr Zeng Wei
on behalf of Mathematics Department

Enrichment Workshop for Informatics

To cultivate creativity in problem-solving and to equip students with the knowledge and expertise of programming, the ICT department will be conducting a series of crash course for informatics competition.

In this series of 4 workshops, students will be taught:
1. Advanced programming techniques for problem-solving
2. General problem-solving heuristics

The course will be conducted in Python with a strong focus on Australian Informatics Competition questions.

If you have prior coding experience and a strong aptitude to mathematical problem solving, please complete this form and submit it by 29 July 2016.

The details of the 4 sessions of workshop are as such:

Targetted Audience: Sec 1 - 2 Students and Sec 3 students who can commit on Tuesday afternoon
Dates: 2, 16, 23, 30 Aug 2016
Time: 230 - 430 pm
Venue: SST Inc

A separate session can be mounted for upper secondary students if there is sufficient interest.

Permission to be excused from other school commitments will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Interested students(Sec 1-4)  are to meet Mr Ang in SST Inc on Monday, 1st Aug at 3 pm.

Link to sign-up form: 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

The Schedule for Inter-Class Kinball Semi-Finals

Dear Students,

The Schedule for Inter-Class Semi-Finals are as follows:
Please come to the Atrium on 27 July,

Wed 10am - 1040am: S302, S303, S308, S408, and
Wed 2pm onwards: S404, S307, S302, S303, S308, S408

Sorry for the late notice.
Thanks =)

Mr Dennis Lam

CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2017 (for Secondary 1 to 3 students)

Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform you that the CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2017 is open for application from now till 2 September 2016.

The eligibility criteria and benefits are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria
(a) Race/Citizenship:  Chinese students who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
(b) Household Income:   Gross monthly household income less than or equal to $1,900 or monthly per capita income less than or equal to $650.
(c) Conduct:  Excellent, Very Good or Good
(d) Attendance:  At least 90% unless with valid reasons
(e) Others:  Not receiving The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and other scholarship or bursary (Those receiving MOE Edusave Scholarships or ISB may apply.)

Successful applicant will be notified of the application outcome and receive a bursary quantum of $450 via Interbank GIRO by end of November 2016.  CDAC will grant 90% fee subsidy for the bursary recipients to attend enrichment programmes/courses organised by 13 CDAC centres.  CDAC will waive the tuition fee for the academically weak bursary recipients when they attend the CDAC Tuition Programme in 2017.

Application Procedures and Submission
Students who qualify to apply for this bursary may collect the application forms from the General Office or download the application forms here. Please note that application to CDAC closes on 2 September 2016.

For further clarification or assistance, please call SST General Office on Tel: 6571 7200. 

Hari Raya Celebration@SST

Dear Students,

In the spirit of celebrating Hari Raya, these yummy cookies have been placed at the canteen for you to enjoy from today, 26th July to Friday, 29th July (while stock lasts).  Please feel free to have a bite or two.

Thank you. 
On behalf of MTL Department (ML Unit)

Info Hub Opening Hours (27 July 2016)

Dear all,

Info Hub will be open from 8.15 am to 12.00 pm tomorrow, 27 July 2016. There will be no 'over the counter services'. Only the Self Machine system is available for borrowing and returning. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Sunday 24 July 2016

2016 Digital Citizenship Profiling Exercise

Dear Students

This year, we are rolling out the annual Digital Citizenship Student Profiling Exercise earlier, in conjunction with the Digital Citizenship Week (instead of end-of-the-year). As like the past, we will share with you the trends observed in the SST community. 

The surveys are already posted in the respective level's GoogleSite. 

Please attempt them by Wednesday (27 July 2016). 

Thank you.

From: Digital Citizenship Community

Saturday 23 July 2016

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Quiz Summary

Dear Students,

We've come to the end of 2016 Digital Citizenship Week. Thank you to those who've participated in the daily quizzes the past few days. The 5 quizzes will remain open over the weekend for you to get in final participation points for your Houses.

Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:

Have a good weekend.

From Mr. Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Update: Guess which house has taken the lead so far?

Friday 22 July 2016

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Day 5

Dear Students,

Happy Friday everyone. We've come to the final day of Digital Citizenship Week 2016 and here's the final quiz for the week.

House participation pie chart can be found below. Once again, do note that the colours do not match the Houses'.

From Mr Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Thursday 21 July 2016

Assembly Programme on 22 July 2016 (Friday), 1200-1250

Please report to the respective venues punctually.

Assembly Programme 1200-1250
S1 & S2Drama production : 'Friends ?'
- Presented by SST Drama Club
S3 & S4The Art of thinking - a Cyber and Racial issues in Conflict
- Directed by Mr Leon Choo

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Posters

Dear Students,

As of this writing, every class should have received a poster. If your class were not in the classroom when I sent it over, I have left it on the teacher's table. Please put it up on any of your classroom notice boards.

Thank you.

From Mr. Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

[Important] New timetable for Term 3 (with effect from Week 5)

Dear students, 

Please note that there will be a new timetable (ver 2w6) for Term 3 - this is in response to feedback from both SST staff and students. 

You may now access the new timetable HERE

Do note that the new version will take effect from this coming Monday (25 July), Week 5.

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Day 4

Dear Students,

We're almost at the end of the week! Here's the question for Day 4. Keep the participation going for your Houses!

As before, the House participation pie chart can be found below.

From Mr Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Commemorating Racial Harmony Day (in DC & RHD Week@SST)

Dear students,

As a mark of Racial Harmony Day today, SST Digital Citizenship & National Education committee has planned SST Treats Fair. It will be held today, 21st of July 2016 from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. at SST Cafe.

The items that are to be sold are Malay Nonya Kueh, Japanese Mochi and Doriyaki and French Macarons.

Enjoy your time with friends over food.

Mdm Azizah
On behalf of Digital Citizenship & National Education Committee

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Day 3

Dear Students,

We're at the halfway mark of Digital Citizenship Week 2016! Here's the question for Day 3. Keep the participation going for the Houses!

The House participation pie chart can be found below once again. Do note the colours do not match the Houses.

From Mr Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Tuesday 19 July 2016

National Pushcart Challenge 2016

Dear Students,

Do help team SST win the 'Best Supported School award' in the National Pushcart Challenge 2016 by voting for them!
Follow the 3 simple steps to vote:

Step 1: 'LIKE' DSEM Facebook Page
Step 2: 'LIKE' the photo of the SST team.
Step 3: Share the post to help SST to gather more 'LIKES'

*Please note that you have to 'LIKE' the DSEM Page and the Photo to be considered as 1 valid vote. If you 'LIKE' the photo only, the vote will not be counted.

Thank you for your support!

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Day 2

Dear Students,

Welcome to Day 2 of Digital Citizenship Week 2016! Here's the question for Day 2.

You can scroll down to see the participation pie chart for yesterday's question to see which House leads for Day 1's question.

From Mr Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Monday 18 July 2016

2016 Racial Harmony Day

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The theme for this year's Racial Harmony (RH) commemoration is “Our Cultural Heritage”. Our cultural heritage refers to the community’s way of living that evolves as it is passed on from generation to generation and taking pride in one another's cultural heritage strengthens our collective identity.

We have lined up an online quiz and displays on our cultural heritage in our daily living.

1)  Online Quiz :
The online quiz portal will be opened on Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12 noon and closes on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 3pm.  
Attractive prizes will be given away. 
Click  HERE for the online quiz.

2) Cultural Heritage Display :
The display of our preparation of food by our forefather as compared to our simplified modern way of is held in infoHub. 
Do drop by InfoHub to try out how curry powder is hand made.


Looking forward in receiving all of entries for your online quiz and your thrills of trying out curry powder making.


The NE Committee 2016

Extension of Concessionary Travel for Secondary 4 Students

Dear Secondary 4 Students  

Please note that the concessionary travel for all Secondary 4 students will expire on 31 Dec 2016
Please present your School Smart Card (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 of your SSCs to continue enjoying concessionary travel till 31 Jan 2017.
Students can start to activate the extension with effect from 18 Jul 2016 and the last day for extension of concessionary travel is 18 Sep 2016.
Students who are paying their fare charges through GIRO or Auto Credit Card are also required to extend the concession validity of their SSCs  at any of the machines/offices.  

You may call TL-Hotline at 1800-2255 663 for assistance if you encounter problem extending the concession validity.  TL's Hotline Operating hours are from  8 am - 6 pm daily  and they are closed on Public Holidays.

Digital Citizenship Week 2016 - Day 1

Dear Students,

It's our annual Digital Citizenship Week! Starting today (18 July) to Friday (22 July), we celebrate and remind ourselves about cyber-wellness and healthy living in today's digital age. 

We would be running a series of daily quizzes this week. Take part and accumulate participation points! Best submissions will also stand to win prizes!

Have a great Digital Citizenship Week ahead!

From Mr. Teng JY
on behalf of the Digital Citizenship Committee

Tuesday 12 July 2016

2016 School Dental Service (For Secondary 1 and 3)

Dear Students (Secondary 1 and 3),

The School Dental Service (SDS) will commence service to Secondary 1 and 3 students from 14 July 2016 (Thursday) 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.

Please Click HERE for the class schedule.

Please understand that the schedule may be subject to changes depending on the situation each day, due to the nature of treatment.   For more information, please contact our General Office at Tel: 6571 7200.  

Thank you.

Monday 11 July 2016

[S4 MTL, S4 MTLB & S3 HMTL students] Briefing for O Level Listening Comprehension Exam

Sec 4 MTL, Sec 4MTLB and Sec 3 HMTL students 
sitting for the O Level Listening Comprehension Exam

Please attend the briefing:

Date: 15 July 2016 (Friday)
Time: 7:40am ~ 8:00am

Venue: SST Auditorium
Attendance is compulsory for All Sec 4 students, and Sec 3 Higher Mother Tongue students. 

Please report directly to the auditorium for morning assembly.

Thank you.

From: Mr Zeng Wei
Updated: 11 July 2016, 1850h

Saturday 9 July 2016

Study Support Programme (SSP) - Semester 2 Update

Dear Students

After half a year of implementation, we have sought feedback from students and staff, and reviewed our approach so that the programme could better meet the needs of our students.

Taking into account of the curriculum programme in Semester 2, there is a slight change in the 'Consultation' component and the 'Homework Support' component.

Click HERE to find out the schedule and workflow for the remedial support and consultation components. To benefit fully from the support available, please read the workflow carefully.

Tuesday 5 July 2016

[Attn Sec 2s] Minor changes to 2016 Term 3 timetable

Dear Sec 2s,

Please note that there are changes to some of your timetables due to a need to shift some of the Sec 2 S&W lessons to the early mornings.

In most cases, the changes are carried out between lessons on the same day.

However, the following classes will have lessons swapped between different days of the week and should therefore pay closer attention to the changes: 
  • S2-02
  • S2-05
  • S2-07
​The updated timetable can now be accessed HERE and will take effect from Thursday (7 July)

Please ensure you take a thorough look and be well aware of the change(s) that concern your lessons.

Thank you for your attention and understanding. 

Have a pleasant Hari Raya Puasa holiday ahead.

SST Debates and Student Council Googlesite

Dear students

As announced this morning, the Student Council would like to invite all students to participate actively in SST Debates. 

For our very first motion, we have, "Are We Using Technology to Communicate Effectively?"
Make a stand, support your statement and submit your views here before 10 July 2016.

This morning we have also brought to your attention on a SC Googlesite page. You can also view all our past projects and events from the googlesite, which is available via this link: or from the side panel under SST Info in the Students' Blog. This will also be accessible from your cohort GoogleSites.

Thank you for your kind attention and we look forward to your active participation.

Brought to you by the Student Council

Monday 4 July 2016

[Important] New timetable for 2016 Term 3 Week 2

Dear students,

Please note that the new timetable for 2016 Term 3 has been uploaded and you may access it HERE.

Please check it thoroughly and be informed that the new version (ver 2w2) will take effect from tomorrow (Tue, 5 July 2016).

Thank you for your attention.

Saturday 2 July 2016

SST Inc. 2016 Recruitment

Dear SST Students,

We know you have been waiting...
We are pleased to inform you that SST Inc. is now recruiting.
Apply through