Application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2017

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 28 Oct 2016.

The STSPMF is a community project initiated by The Straits Times, to provide pocket money to school-going children from low-income families. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as a recess meal or their bus fares. 

The eligibility criteria and benefits are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria
a.  Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR).
b.  Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller.
c.  Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/month or less
d.  Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/Centralised Institute
e.  Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes  Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply.  
f.   Have never received school pocket money fund in the past, prior to applying for STSPMF at the school. Past recipients of STSPMF will not need to apply. 

Benefits
Students supported by the STSPMF will be able to receive $95 per month (secondary school students) for a maximum of 24 months (starting Jan 2017 onwards).  

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms are available from the SST General Office.  Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 28 Oct 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Dec 2016.   


Launch of Good Neighbour Award 2017

Dear Students,

Do you know a neighbour with a big heart whom you can always count on?  Or one who goes the extra mile to make a new comer feel right at home?  Don't miss this chance to show your appreciation!  Nominate him/her for the Good Neighbour Award 2017 today.  

To nominate your neighbour, visit www.hdb.gov.sg/gna or call 1800-866-3079 (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm). Nomination forms are also available at the SST General Office.  Nominations will close on 31 Dec 2016.

House Meeting for Sec 1 & 2 - Inter-House Games (UPDATED!)

Dear Students (Sec 1 & 2),

Please note that there is House Meeting in Week 3.

Sec 1 (3pm - 3.30pm26 Sep, Monday 
                                  

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Seminar Room*AtriumISHMPHLO2


Sec 2 (3pm - 3.30pm28 Sep, Wednesday 
OEE Briefing is at AUDITORIUM 2.30pm


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AuditoriumAtriumISHMPHLecture Theatre*
*changes made to earlier post

On behalf of Sports & Wellness Department.
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Opening of Info Hub Level 5 Study Space

The Info hub Level 5 will be open up in the afternoons after lunch to 5.15pm from Monday 26 September 2016. This is to give you a conducive space to do your revision for the EOY exams and for the Sec 4s as you gear up for the ‘O’ levels.

There will be these available to you:
Brand new study carrels
- 14 brand new study carrels have been arranged near the glass panels to capture natural light for those who prefer to have private space to do their work. Priority will go to the S4s to use these carrels.

Tables & Chairs
Tables to sit about 22 people will also be available for quiet study and there will still be the usual sofa chairs and the single chairs that you can also use.

4 Discussion Rooms
The 4 Discussion Rooms will also be kept open. There is a booking roster outside the door for you to fill up. Again the priority to book these rooms go to the S4s. If, however, no one books the room after you, you may stay on to use the room.

However, on the days that the Career Guidance Counselor is in SST, she will be using Discussion Room 4. Please take time to say ‘hello’ to her and do take advantage of this very experienced and highly qualified counselor to help you make sound career decisions, which include which JC, IB school or Polytechnic to go to or subjects to take at Upper Sec.

The tables in the Discussion Rooms are meant to sit 6 people. Discussion Room 4 is larger so 8-10 people could still fit into that room.

ACCESS FROM LEVEL 5 & BAGS ALLOWED
Access to the Level 5 Info Hub will be from Level 5 doors, and not via the staircase from Level 4. This is to enable you to bring your bags in. There will be no access to Level 4 from Level 5 or vice-versa.

Our request is that you do not leave your belongings to reserve spaces and that you be responsible for the use of space and also respect that others in the Info Hub are there to study. Hence please do not relocate furniture and do keep the place tidy, safe and quiet.

CODE OF CONDUCT & 4RS APPLIES
The usual SST Code of Conduct & the application of 4 Rs of Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Reflection are expected of you.

TRIAL & FEEDBACK
We will be monitoring the use of venue for a fortnight (Yes, we have CCTV cameras and security mirrors installed) and will consider recommendations for better use of the space and the furniture there. We have already requested light bulbs be changed to ‘day light’ bulbs which would work better for studying. We appreciate your feedback to help us make the space work better for you.

You can contact Ms. Patricia Ng @patricia_ng@sst.edu.sg or you can approach her in the Info Hub if you have feedback or further queries. You can also approach Mdm Julie, the librarian as she is less a Mad Hatter than Ms Ng.

[Sec 4 students only] Student ICT Survey 2016

Dear S4 students,

Please be reminded to bring your LD to school for the annual student ICT survey tomorrow.
The FT time has been allocated for you to complete the survey.

All S4 students are to complete the survey by 21 Sep 2016

Email Mr Dean Ang (ang_ngee_keng@sst.edu.sg) if you need any clarification.

2016 Junior Student Council / Junior Peer Support Board Selection

Dear Sec 1 students,

The application period for Sec 1 students to join the Junior Student Council / Junior Peer Support Board is now open until Sep 19, 2016 (Mon) at 3pm.

This is an excellent opportunity for students aspiring to develop their leadership skills and thus, all interested students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application forms may be obtained from the General Office or through the Sec 1 Google site announcement HERE. Hardcopy forms are to be submitted through a box in the General Office.

For further clarifications, please contact Mr Perdana Pan at pan_ping_rui_perdana@sst.edu.sg, or any of the Student Leadership teachers (Mr Keith Wee, Mrs Sin Chuen Chuen, Mrs Praveena Mohan, Mr Johari Salleh, or Mr Jerome Tan).

Thank you.