30 Jan 2016: Parents Engagement Session 2

Dear Parents Please "sign" your attendance by filling up the following form. Thank you.
 

Nominate your English Teacher - closing date: 31 March 2016

Dear Students

The Inspiring Teacher of English Award is now open for nominations. Please click here for a copy of the brochure. You may download the nomination form from this website. The closing date is on 31 March 2016. All students, parents and fellow teachers are invited to send in nominations. Thank you.

[Sec 1 - Sec 3] Interschool Step Challenge



Dear Students,

Please be reminded to download the application "Healthy 365" from itunes or google store by THURSDAY, 28th Jan.

Note the following,
  • Sign up using the profile tab - please use the SST email in the sign up
  • If your phone is not IOS 8 or android 4.3 and above, you might not be able to sign up. You may use your tablet or ipad. 
  • If you do not own any of the devices, you will sign up after Inter School Steps Challenge briefing on Friday, 29th Jan at the Kiosk provided the Health Promotion Board.
You may download the FAQs in the attached for more details or enquire Health Promotion board personnels on Fridayduring Assembly.

Regards,
Sports & Wellness Department

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Z-eybT9aNAMFpFVU5STlZVNEh3ZjJLLXMta2FzeVJUWmNv/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Z-eybT9aNATUlhamgxX0hORGtzRUEydF9NMGxyX29iTVVz/view?usp=sharing

15th National Inter-school Golf Championship

The 15th National Inter-school Golf Championship is open for registration. It will be held on 4 & 5 April 2016. Students interested to participate are to email Mr Dennis Lam. Thank you.

[S1] Language Arts - Alternative Assessment Briefing on Monday (25 Jan)

Dear Sec 1 Students, 

Please proceed to the Auditorium after you CE lesson on Monday (25 Jan) afternoon. Attendance is compulsory. 

Bring along your notebook and pen for note taking.
  • Event : Secondary One Language Arts Alternative Assessment: Science Fiction Short Story Briefing (Conducted by Mr Tan Hoe Teck and Mr Noor) 
  • Venue: Auditorium
  • Date/ Day: 25 January 2016 (Monday)
  • Time: 1400h-1445h

[S1-S3] EL TDP - Oratorical Auditions

Dear students,

Auditions will be held for all Sec 1-3 students who are interested to be trained as emcees to host school events, play host to our visitors or participate in oratorical competitions.

If you feel that you have excellent public speaking skills, an ability to think on your feet, and the wit to speak clearly and intelligently, we welcome you to audition for this English Language Talent Development Programme.

Training sessions will be held three Mondays, from 3.30pm-4.30pm.
More details will be disseminated to students who are shortlisted for the programme.

Here are the details of the first audition:
  • Day & Date : Thursday, 28th January 2015
  • Time : 4.00pm
  • Venue : Multi-purpose Room 3 (beside LO2)

Interested parties, please sign up HERE to secure an audition slot and if you have any other queries, you may contact Mr Mohammad Noor at mohammad_noor@sst.edu.sg.


Study Support Programme (SSP)

Dear Students

Please refer to the LINK at the left panel (see screenshot below) of the Students Blog for detailed information for the programme.
  • Take note of the TIME of each day and VENUE assigned to each subject.





Chingay 2016 Community Engagement Programme

Dear SST Students,

SST NE Committee, in collaboration with Student Development Committee, would like to inform you that CE Lesson on 25th January 2016 will be on the upcoming Chingay 2016 Community Engagement Programme.  

For smooth administration of the hands-on activity, Class NE Representative can get the classmates to pen down thoughts and ideas on what you dream of Singapore in 2065 (in 50 years’ time).  
  • You may use various platforms like Class Blog, Google Classroom to start the online discussion.  
  • You may refer to the E-Magazine from Chingay 2016 Committee for more information on the celebrations.
An interesting hands-on activity will be carried out during the CE Lesson on Monday, 25th January.  Please be reminded to bring permanent markers, decorative materials like coloured papers and other suitable materials.

Showcase your creativity on 25th January!

Thank you.

SST NE Committee in collaboration with Student Development Committee



Chingay 2016 NE Show - Students' Participation

Dear Class NE Representatives & other students,

SST NE Committee wish to invite interested students to be part of Chingay 2016 NE Show.  We will be there as spectators.  

Do sign up via the attached Google Form.  
We have up to 37 vacancies available.  Do sign up fast.  
It will be on first come first serve basis.  
The deadline will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20th January

The details are as follows:
  • Event:  Chingay 2016 NE Show
  • Date: 30 January 2016
  • Venue: F1 Pit Building Area
  • Reporting Time & Venue: 4.00 p.m. at SST Canteen
  • Dismissal Time & Venue: 11.00 p.m. at SST Canteen
  • Attire:  SST School Uniform
  • Transport:  2-way transport from SST
  • Teachers Involved: SST Teachers
You will be informed via SST email by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21st January.  
Consent Form will be given to the students involved on Friday, 22nd January.

NE Committee


Info Hub Operating Hours

Dear all,

Please note that the Info Hub will be operating from 8.15am to 12.00pm on 19 January 2016 (Tuesday).

[Sec 3] Photo-taking for NRIC on 15 Jan 2016 (Friday)

Dear Secondary 3 Students

Please be reminded that the photography session tomorrow (15 Jan 2016) will be at the Visitor Centre. You would need to pay $4 for the photo. Please remember to bring $4 and pay to the vendor directly. Thank you.

Parents Engagement Session #1 - Attendance

Dear parents/ guardians

Please sign your attendance by filling up the form.

Change of Citizenship status

Dear Students (non-Singapore Citizens and non-SPR)

If you have applied for Singapore Citizenship or Singapore Permanent Residence and have obtained approval from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), please inform us of the updated information at SST General Office. Please provide a photocopy of your Identity Card or Passport once you have completed the registration for our further attention.

For clarification or assistance, please contact SST General Office. Thank you.

CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2016 (for Secondary 1 and 4 students)

Dear Secondary 1 and 4 Students

We are pleased to inform you that the CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2016 is open for application from now till 1 February 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 (applicable to Secondary 4 students)
Excellent, Very Good or Good

(d) Attendance (applicable to Secondary 4 students)
At least 90% (unless with valid reasons)

(e) Others
Not receiving The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and other scholarship or bursary (with the exception of the MOE Edusave Merit Scholarship or bursary)

Benefits
Successful applicant will receive a bursary quantum of $450 via Interbank GIRO/Cheque by end April 2016. CDAC will grant 90% fee subsidy for the bursary recipients to attend enrichment programmes/courses organised by 12 CDAC centres. CDAC will waive the tuition fee for the academically weak bursary recipients attending CDAC Tuition Programme in 2016.

Application Procedures and Submission:
If you qualify to apply for this bursary, you may collect the application forms from SST General Office or download the application forms here. Please note that application to CDAC closes on 1 February 2016.

Thank you.




Release of results for 2015 GCE O-Level

Dear Class of 2015,

The 2015 GCE O-Level Examination Results will be released on Monday, 11 January 2016 at 2.00 p.m.

Reporting time & items to bring
  • All students are to be seated at the Multi-purpose Hall by 1.30 p.m.
  • If you should turn up prior to 1.30 p.m., please stay at the canteen and do not wander around campus as lessons are in progress.
  • Please bring along your NRIC/Passport/Birth Certificate/Student Pass for identification purposes. Writing materials are optional.
Dress code & grooming
  • All students must be properly attired in FULL SST uniform.
  • Your grooming (i.e. hair colour, length, appearance) must adhere to the school’s standards.
  • Students who fail to comply will be turned away at the Guardhouse. They will be allowed to enter the school premises once they have addressed their attire and grooming.
For students who are unable to collect their result slips on 11 January 2016
These are the ways in which you can collect your result slips if you are unable to do so on 11 January 2016 or if you arrive later than 5.00 p.m. on 11 January 2016.
  • You may appoint either your parent/ sibling/ guardian to collect the result slips on your behalf.
  • The appointed person will need present the following documents to the staff member at the General Office before he/she is able to collect your result slip.
  • You may also collect your results in person from the General Office on 12 January 2016. You are required to present your NRIC/Passport/Birth Certificate/Student Pass for verification.
Here are some references that you may find useful in guiding you to making an informed decision for your next phase of education.
If you have any further queries, please contact Ms Doreen Tan at doreen_tan@sst.edu.sg

Thank you for your cooperation and wishing you all the best!

Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Fruit token usage reminder

Dear students,

The school has implemented the Healthy Meals In School Programme from 4 Jan 2016. With this, every meal purchased in the canteen comes in a set with fruit. A token is given to every student to redeem a fruit from the fruit machine. All students are strongly encouraged to redeem and consume the fruits as part of a healthy diet.

For the fruit redemption system to work, the tokens given out must be returned to the system either by redemption from the fruit machine or returning the tokens to Canteen Stall 3 (Drinks and Fruits). These returned tokens will then be reused. The redemption system fails when the tokens are not returned to the system as there would be insufficient tokens in the system. We have experienced this intermittently.

The tokens, like the cutlery issued during every purchase, must be returned after use as they are the property of the canteen operators. Students are once again reminded to help the canteen operators make this system work by redeeming your fruits from the machine or returning the tokens to Canteen Stall 3 (Drinks and Fruits) if you do not wish to consume the fruits.

Release of 2015 GCE O-Level Mother Tongue Examination Results

To 2016 sec 4 Higher Mother Tongue students,

Pls be at the Lecture Theatre by 3pm next Monday, 11 Jan 2016. The 2015 GCE O-Level Mother Tongue Examination results will be released at 3pm.  

Mdm Bek Su Ling
HOD MTL

2016 Sec 1 Students - Purchase of PE/Sports & Wellness Attire

Dear Secondary 1 Students

Please click here to view your house team to buy your PE/Sports & Wellness attire. The uniform shop at SST premises will be open on the following days:
7 Jan (Thu) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
11 Jan to 15 Jan (Mon to Fri) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

And thereafter, the uniform shop at SST premises will operate once a week, every Monday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For clarification or assistance, you may contact SST General Office. Thank you.

[Sec 1] Y2016 Parents Engagement Session #1

Dear Parents

SST will be conducting a Parents Engagement Session for parents of incoming Secondary 1 students on
Date: 9 January 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Venue: Auditorium (Block A Level 4)

This is an induction on how students would use computers for learning in SST. We will touch on the guidelines on students' use of learning devices in the school. We will also be sharing with parents information related to Digital Citizenship, which we hope that it will better prepare parents to support their children in the transition from primary to secondary school, in particular learning in the 1-to-1 ICT-enabled environment.

For those who have not register your interest, you can still register via the FORM (pls click).

Attire for students who are attending with parents: School Uniform


Exchange Token for Fruits

Dear students,

 Please be reminded to exchange your tokens for fruits via the vending machines. There are very limited tokens available. As it is now, a lot of the tokens have yet to be returned to our canteen vendors because many of you have yet to exchange them for fruits. Please kindly do so by today. This is to ensure that other students will be able to have their portions of fruits. Thank you.

Updating info in the SDM system

Dear Parents and Students

Please note that the vendor for SDM is in the midst of upgrading the system. You may face some problem when updating your information temporarily.

The vendor is trying their best to expedite the upgrading process. You may try to update your information tomorrow (6 Jan) morning.

We apologise for the inconveniences caused and thank you for your patience.

SST Scouts bring to you: 'The Heart of Aviation Bus'

Dear students,

As you would have noticed by now, there is an exhibition bus parked at the bus bay near Gate A (at canteen side).

The bus is the 'Heart of Aviation Explorer Exhibition Bus' and is proudly brought to you by the SST Scout CCA (Air Scout unit) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. It will be stationed in SST from 5 Jan (Tue) to 8 Jan (Fri).

This exhibition bus is a tie-up between the SST Scout CCA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The objectives are:
  • to bring about greater awareness among secondary school students (and visitors) with regard to aviation-related activities and knowledge and possible future careers in the aviation line (flight, maintenance, air control, aero-engineering, etc)
  • to complement the career guidance portion in the Sec 4 Discover Program (in Term 1 Week 2)
  • to showcase the varied aviation-related activities that SST Scout (Air Scout unit) is involved in

There will be an adult facilitator in the bus to guide the visitors (yes, that will be you!) and answer to any queries with regards to the exhibition.

The opening hours of the exhibition bus is from 0830-1730hrs on each day of the exhibition. Students can visit the bus during their recess breaks or after-school.

Hurry, come and visit the exhibition bus! All are welcomed!

The exhibition will end on this Friday.


Cheers!

Learning Gateway 2016

Dear Students

You can find the link to the learning gateway that the left panel (refer to the highlighted link in image). You can now access the spreadsheet.

Please note that the teachers are still in the midst of populating the spreadsheet with the URLs - all should be in by end of this Friday (8 Jan). Meanwhile, your teachers would also be informing you the URL/ platform when you see them in class.



2016 OBS Camp (Sec 3)

Dear Sec 3 students,

We are pleased to inform you that we have reserved places for you at Outward Bound Singapore for the Youth Navigator Programme Camp from 15 Feb 2016 to 18 Feb 2016. 

Please take note of the following timeline:

4 Jan 2016 - Briefing at Auditorium by Mr Jerome Tan (1.45pm); Registration for Medical Screening.
8 Jan 2016 - Medical Screening by ST Medical Services at LO2 (1pm to 4pm).
15 Jan 2016 - Deadline for submission of registration forms.
12 Feb 2016 - Briefing for parents/guardians by OBS at SST; Pre-course reflections, briefing.
15 Feb 2016 - Start of OBS Camp.
18 Feb 2016 - End of OBS Camp.
19 Feb 2016 - Post-course reflections.

Please take note of the following guidelines and reminders:

1) Medical Screening by ST Medical Services: 
- Fill in the GoogleForm to indicate whether you will be having the medical screening in SST.

If you are having the medical screening in SST, please
- submit Health Booklet to your FT by 7 Jan 2016,
- bring $15 for medical screening and $16 for tetanus jab (if you have not had your tetanus jab in the last 5 years or if your are unsure),
- bring the registration form, duly filled in and signed by parent/guardian (The Medical Screening form is embedded in the Registration Form),
- First come first serve basis, with priority given to students attending CCAs and other urgent matters. 

2) Day 1 (15 Feb 2016)
- Attire: S&W Attire.
- For the majority who are going from school: Assemble in MPH by 7.30am.
- For those going to Punggol Jetty on their own, please report at the OBS Reception Centre by 8.30am.

3) Last Day (18 Feb 2016)
- Students are allowed to leave from OBS Reception Centre at Punggol with their parents/guardians. Please inform Mr Jerome Tan by 16 Feb 2016.
- Parents/guardians of students who are leaving on their own without their parents/guardians from OBS Reception Centre at Punggol, are to submit a written or email letter of consent to Mr Jerome Tan by 16 Feb 2016.
- Departure time from OBS Reception Centre at Punggol will be at 3pm approximately. 
- Students taking the buses back to SST are expected to be dismissed at 4pm approximately.

Please see Sec 3 Googlesite for more information and forms.

[Secondary 1] Exchange Design Defect Uniform

Dear Secondary 1 Students

Please be informed that stocks for the correct* design uniform will be ready from 11 January 2016. For the exchange of design defect polo t-shirt, the uniform shop at SST premises will be open daily for 1 week. The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We have scheduled the classes so that the exchange can be done in an organised and orderly manner.

11 Jan (Mon) - S1-01 and S1-02
12 Jan (Tue) - S1-03 and S1-04
13 Jan (Wed) - S1-05 and S1-06
14 Jan (Thu) - S1-07 and S1-08
15 Jan (Fri) - for students of all classes who have missed the days for exchange earlier

For the purpose of exchange, the uniform vendor will accept washed, unwashed or torn design defect uniform. For clarification or further assistance, you may contact SST General Office. Thank you.

*The correct design uniform is with inner placket and neckline trimming in beige - please see picture below.

Uniform Shop opens for an additional day on 7 Jan 2016

Dear Students

Please be informed that the uniform shop at SST premises will be open on 4 Jan (Mon) and 7 Jan (Thu) 2016. The opening hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. And thereafter, the uniform shop will operate once a week, every Monday, at SST premises.

Thank you.

[S1] Class Allocation & Orientation update

Dear S1 students

Just in case that you are not aware, based on the class blog invitation, you should know which class you have been assigned to.

If you are still not sure, you can look at the class list on the right panel of the class blogs to find your name there.

Additional information related to S1 Orientation has been posted in the GoogleSite.
Click HERE* to access the GoogleSite
*Login with your email account first

S1-01http://sst2016-s101.blogspot.sg
S1-02http://sst2016-s102.blogspot.sg
S1-03http://sst2016-s103.blogspot.sg
S1-04http://sst2016-s104.blogspot.sg
S1-05http://sst2016-s105.blogspot.sg
S1-06http://sst2016-s106.blogspot.sg
S1-07http://sst2016-s107.blogspot.sg
S1-08http://sst2016-s108.blogspot.sg

[Important] 2016 Term 1 Timetables

Dear students,

*Updated 6 Jan 2016* Pls note that there is a NEW timetable (ver 4.3) for Term 1 (2016) - you may refer to the same post on Googlesite for the updated version of the timetable.

*Updated 3 Jan 2016* Pls note that there is a NEW timetable (ver 4.2) for Term 1 (2016) - you may refer to the same post on Googlesite for the updated version of the timetable.

The timetables for Term 1 (2016) is now available at your respective Googlesites. 

Pls make sure you take a thorough look at them before the start of school.

Thank you for your attention.

[S1] Invitation to Class Blog

Dear S1 students

Welcome to the SST community!

An email was sent to you on 31 Dec 2015, "[Action needed] Getting Ready for 2016: Class Blogs (S1)"
Please read the email carefully and accept the invitation to become the author of your class blog.
Reminder: You are to accept the invite with your SST email account only [for Compliance]

Remember to bookmark the Class Blog as it serves as the gateway to your learning resources.

S1-01http://sst2016-s101.blogspot.sg
S1-02http://sst2016-s102.blogspot.sg
S1-03http://sst2016-s103.blogspot.sg
S1-04http://sst2016-s104.blogspot.sg
S1-05http://sst2016-s105.blogspot.sg
S1-06http://sst2016-s106.blogspot.sg
S1-07http://sst2016-s107.blogspot.sg
S1-08http://sst2016-s108.blogspot.sg

Additional Note:
Subject teachers are in the midst of populating the relevant information/ links in the "Learning Gateway" spreadsheet. It should be accessible by students by the 8 January 2016 (Friday). Meanwhile, the file is not viewable by students.