[Updated] Welcome to 2018! Gentle reminders

Dear Students,

Welcome back to SST!

First Week of School Programme
You may find the 1st week of school programme here.

Morning Assembly and Progress report book
Please bring along a book for your morning assembly silent reading. Please also bring along your progress report book. Your form teacher will be collecting from you during the form Teacher time.

Attire and Grooming
Gentle reminder for all students to be appropriately groomed when you report for school on 2 Jan 2018:

1. Male Students
  • Hair must be short and neatly combed
  • Clean-shaven (not allowed to keep facial hair such as beards, long side-burns or moustaches)
  • Must tuck in their polo t-shirt and wear a belt if necessary. Belts (if worn) must be black in colour and must be plain without fancy patterns. Buckles must only have simple designs and must not be too large.
2. Female Students
  • Hair that is shoulder length or longer must be tied up
  • Simple hair accessories such as hand bands, hair clips may be worn
  • Long fringe should be clipped up
3. Fingernails must be kept clean, short and unvarnished

4. Attire worn must be clean and neatly pressed with no holes, tears or frayed areas.

Click here for more guidelines.

Cleaning of Learning Space
Do remember to bring a rag to clean and ensure that your learning space for 2018 is clean and comfortable!

See you on 2 Jan 2018!
Happy New Year!

Sec 3 (2018) Class Allocation

Dear Sec 3s (2018), 

The 2018 Sec 3 class allocation is now out on the Sec 2 (2017) Googlesite.

Pls make sure you have a look before the start of school. 

Thank you for your attention. 

Application for NEU PC Plus Grant and iNSPIRE Fund Through School


Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform that SST has worked with IMDA to provide the NEU PC Plus Grant, which allows students from low-income households to own a brand new learning device (MacBook) at an affordable price. Under the programme, SST students fulfilling certain criteria will be able to own a Macbook at a subsidised rate. 

Eligibility Criteria
  1. The application is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents students.
  2. Total monthly household income must not exceed $3,400 or per capita income must not exceed $900
iNSPIRE Fund
In addition, the iNSPIRE Fund scheme offers additional financial assistance to full-time students who are unable to afford the co-payment amount under the NEU PC Plus Programme.  

Eligibility Criteria
  • Total household income must not exceed $2,500 or per capita income must not exceed $700.  
Successful applicants of the NEU PC Plus Programme who are eligible for the iNSPIRE Fund will need to render between 6 to 12 hours of community service within a period of 6 months.  The School will assist to arrange community service activities (conducted within School) in order for the successful applicant to fulfil the requirement.  

Students who meet the criteria, may obtain the application form by either downloading the form HERE or collect a hardcopy from the SST General Office.  Completed applications and supporting documents are to be submitted directly to SST General Office for processing and the school's approval. The application deadline is on 5 January 2018, Friday.  

More information about the NEU PC Plus programme and iNSPIRE Fund eligibility criteria/assistance level and conditions are available HERE. Thank you.

Sec 3 Outward Bound School 2018

Dear Sec 2 students (2107),

Greetings. Hope you are enjoying your holidays and resting well this far.

This is with regards to OBS 2018 which will be from 20 February 2018 (Tue) to 24 February 2018 (Sat). This is a cohort camp that is compulsory for all Sec 3 students, unless you are medically exempted from physical activities.

As the camp is in Term 1 next year, the schedule is very tight, it is very important that the compulsory medical screening by a certified doctor be done after 20 Nov 2017 (within 3 mths prior to the start date of the camp) and the fully completed registration form submitted latest by 8 Jan 2018

To avoid delays, it will be most ideal if the forms can be submitted by the last week of December or earlier, so that there will more time for me to check and get back to you in cases when the forms are incomplete. 

In particular, please ensure that the following are clearly filled up in the registration form:

a) Doctor's signature,
b) Clinic Stamp,
c) Doctor's indication for Fit or Unfit,
d) Date of Tetanus immunisation (This is indicated in the Health Booklet or found through the immunisation website https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nirp/eservices/login), and 
e) Parent/Guardian's signature. 

Please read and fill up in capital letters the attached OBS Registration Form carefully and completely and email it to me as soon as possible. You may also submit the hard copy to the SST General Office. Please note that you will still need to submit the hard copy to me when school reopens in 2018.

There will be a briefing for all students in the first week of school in 2018. There will also be a briefing for parents/guardians at a later date.

A similar email has been sent to your parent/guardian. Please also see Letter to Parents/Guardians and Frequently Asked Questions and Sample Programme.

Looking forward to your prompt responses.  

Thank You.

Travel Declaration for Nov/Dec 2017 (Sec 1 to 3 Students)

Dear Students, 

We understand that some of you may be travelling overseas during the school holidays in Nov/Dec 2017. Please complete the on-line Travel Declaration Form and also update the school of unplanned travels once school opens on the first day of school. You do not need to complete the form if you are travelling on a GCP trip organised by the school.

Travel Declaration Form 

This information is vital to help us safeguard all our students' health. 

Thank you and happy holidays!

Nomination of Teachers for OYEA and PAT


Dear students,

Following up on this morning's announcement during assembly, please visit the respective websites hyperlinked below for more information and the online nomination forms for the two national level awards.

The Outstanding Youth in Education (OYEA) Award (Closing date: 30 Nov 2017): The OYEA is a national award that recognises excellent young teachers for their enthusiasm, energy and active involvement in the development of youth. 

The President's Award for Teachers (PAT) (Closing date: 15 Jan 2018)
The PAT recognises excellent educators for their role in moulding the future of our nation. 

Do submit your nominations before the closing date. 

Thank you and have a wonderful year-end break ahead



House Meeting (Lower sec)

Dear Lower Sec,

Please be at the House Meeting on 24th OctTuesday 
1.45pm - 2.30pm at your allocated house venue.

Auditorium - Black & Red
Atrium- Yellow
Lecture Theatre- Green
Seminar Room - Blue

Thank you.

Junior Student Leaders Selection Briefing for S1 Applicants

Junior Student Leader Selection Briefing for S1 Applicants

All S1 students who applied to join the junior student leadership boards in 2018, please report for an important briefing as follows: 

Venue: Seminar Room.
Date: 11 
October 2017.
Time: 10:30am.

At the briefing, we will explain the selection process and announce the candidates shortlisted for the selection interview.

For enquiries, please email Mr Chen Jinquan at 
chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg.

Thank You.

ISH - Out of Bounds

Dear students,

Please be informed that ISH is out of bound from Thursday 5th October 12 p.m. till Friday 6th October 3 p.m.  This is to prepare for S4 Graduation Ceremony.

Thank you.


On behalf of HOY4 & Sec 4 Teachers

Train Disruption during End of Year exams (S1-3 only)

Dear Sec 1-3,

In the event of MRT service disruption, students DO NOT need to get a verification chit from the MRT station. Affected students will be given full duration of the paper.

Thank you.

Charity Bazaar on 25 Oct. Canteen stalls and Cafe will not be open.

We are having our annual Charity Bazaar on 25 Oct and the students will be selling food and drinks, as well as running games and merchandise stalls. 50% of all profits will go to charity. The canteen and cafe vendors will not be operating due to the bazaar and students will only be selling food until 11am. Please plan ahead for your meals in school on that day!

Thank you.

Sec 2 Environmental Project - an initiative by S2-04 & S2-08

Dear Students

S2-04 and S2-08 are collecting used pens that have run out of ink. If you have any pens you would like to donate, please drop them in the donation box located next to the IT Helpdesk by Wednesday, 4 October 2017. 

Thank you.


The Caring Teacher Awards 2018

Dear Students,

The Caring Teacher Awards (CTA) are aimed at acknowledging and rewarding teachers in our schools who show care and concern for the holistic development of their students and go the extra mile to ensure their charges grow up to be confident and independent learners. 
To nominate a teacher, do submit the nomination form here @http://www.cta.nie.edu.sg/ by 13 October 2017.

Thank you.  

[S1-S3] [Invitation to Participate] American Mathematics Olympiad

The American Mathematics Olympiad is an annual competition to encourage students in mathematics and stimulate their interest in mathematical problem solving. This competition will take place in SST on 17 Oct (Tues) from 3pm - 4:30pm and is open to all Sec 1 - 3 students

This contest costs $20 per student, which will be paid by Edusave. In the event that you do not have an Edusave account/do not wish to pay through Edusave, it will be deducted through GIRO.

If you wish to participate in this competition, please click HERE to fill up the form.
[Note: Please inform your parents before committing to the competition]

The deadline for registration is Sep 25 (Monday). 

If you have further queries, please email Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg. 



Info Hub Closure

Dear students,

Please be informed that the Info Hub is closed from 4/9 to 6/9 (Monday - Wednesday) during the September school break. Info Hub will operate as usual from Thursday, 7/9. Any inconvenience caused is much regretted.

2017 Staff Appreciation Week Assembly Arrangements

Dear students,

This is a reminder to assemble in the MPH on 30 Aug (Wed) in the usual assembly seating arrangement by 0740 hrs.

We will begin the day with the Staff Appreciation Concert in the MPH immediately after the National Symbols.

Thank You.

2017 Staff Appreciation Week

Dear Students,

This week, the Peer Support Board will organise the Staff Appreciation Week (SAW). The theme for 2017 SAW is "Together, One SST"; it is a platform through which the SST community comes together as one to express our gratitude for the staff of the school.

If you have not submitted your entry for the SST Sayat.chers event, do drop by our booth in the canteen near the elevator during your recess on Monday (28 Aug).

The week-long celebration will culminate on Wednesday (30 Aug), and no lessons will be held on that day. Students are to report to school as usual in school uniform. The programme for the day will be as follows:

Programme for Wed (30 Aug 2017)
TimeItemVenue
07:40 - 07:50National SymbolsMPH
07:50 - 09:00Staff Appreciation ConcertMPH
09:00 - 09:30RecessCanteen
09:30 - 10:15Class Games with PSBClassrooms
10:15 - 10:30Clean-up and DismissalClassrooms

We look forward to a meaningful and memorable week as the end of the term approaches.

Ministry of Education (MOE) Quality of School Experience (QSE) Survey for Sec 4 Students

Dear Secondary 4 Students,

Please be informed that you will be required to participate in the above questionnaire survey on 21 Aug 2017, Monday.  The questionnaire survey is to assess the extent to which students find their school experience positive and enriching.  

Date:      21 Aug 2017, Monday
Time:      1.40 - 2.40 pm
Venue:    Auditorium (A-04-01)

Please note the following for the survey:
  • Attendance is compulsory for all (except for students who are scheduled for GCE O Level EL Oral on 21 Aug).  
  • Students who are unable to to attend the survey on 21 Aug 2017 (including students who are scheduled for GCE O Level EL Oral on 21 Aug) will be scheduled to take the survey on : 
23 Aug 2017, Wed at 7.40 am at the LT (Room C-03-11)   
  • Please bring your own Learning Devices (Macbooks) on 21 Aug as the survey will be administered on-line.  Students will NOT be allowed to do the survey using mobile phones or tablets.
  • Students are required to be seated by class during the survey, and with an empty seat in-between each student.  
  • Individual log-in ID and password will be distributed on the day of the survey.   
We are expecting MOE personnel to be present as observers during the survey.  As such, we seek your kind co-operation to remain orderly and follow all instructions carefully during the conduct of the survey.    

Thank you.  

[Join Us!] Show Choir Performance @ Clementi Community Centre

Dear SST students,

The SST show choir will be performing our Bedazzled pieces in the National Day Celebration Events from 5:45-6:00 pm this coming 9th August 2017 at Clementi Community Centre.

The details and event highlights are as per attached poster.

Do show your support and join us there!

From the Show Choir and NE Events Team
Ms Patricia Ng, Ms Chua Wanting, Ms Genevieve Tia, Ms Pearlyn Loke, Ms Yeo Leng Leng, Mdm Azizah, Ms Pearl Huang & Ms Wong Ho Yan






2017 National Day Celebration@SST (8 August)

Dear SST students

We will be celebrating Singapore’s 52nd birthday in SST.

Here are the details of the celebration:

  1. Day/Date: Tuesday, 8 August 2017
  2. Reporting Time: Before 7.40 a.m. (Morning Assembly)
  3. Dismissal Time: 10.45 a.m.
  4. Venue: ISH
  5. Attire: SST School Uniform
  6. Things to bring: Learning Device (fully charged)

Please remember to assemble in the SBOR position.
We will confirm the position during the Dry-Run on Monday 7th August during CE Lesson from 1.40 - 2.30 p.m. at ISH.

Do take note that SST Canteen and Café will be open on 8 August 2017.

Thank you.

On behalf of NE Events Team
Mdm Azizah, Ms Wong Ho Yan & Ms Pearl Huang

You are invited! AOGS Educational Outreach Talks Organised by the Astronomy Club

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.

From the 7th to 11th of Aug, SST will be hosting some of their lecturers!

7th Aug 2017, Monday, 3-4pm @ Lecture Theatre:
  • Flora of South East Asia by Dr Shawn Lum
8th Aug 2017, Tuesday, 1-2pm @ Lecture Theatre:
  • Earthquake Waves by Dr Shengji Wei
  • Volcanos and Singapore? by Associate Professor Adam D Switzer
11th Aug 2017, Friday, 2-3pm @ Lecture Theatre:
  • An Overview of NASA Earth Sciences: From Satellites to Computer Models by Dr Steven E. Platnick

Click HERE to sign up!


We understand that some of the talks may clash with CCA timings so please seek permission from your teacher-in-charge on days of clash before signing up.

More information is provided on the sign-up forms.


From: Mr Tan Hoe Teck and Mrs Rachel Jang
Astronomy Club, Teachers-in-Charge

Note: Posters with updated information (refreshed on 5 August 2017)












Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Lectures

Dear students,

The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.

From the 7th to 11th of Aug, SST will be hosting some of their lecturers! 

Speakers' Photos and Information

You can read up on the speakers' Biography and Abstract for the lectures through here.

Interested students can sign up to attend the lectures through goo.gl/9qfAFW.

My Singapore! Photo Competition

Dear Students,

Media Club, in collaboration with NE Events Team, is organising 'My Singapore!' Instagram Competition.

Theme: Things that make us feel Singaporean
Entries: Up to 2 photos with caption via Instagram
Closing date: Sunday, 6 August 2017 at 5.00 pm

Click at the following links to find the details:

We look forward to your participation and amazing photos.






Invitation: one-north Festival 2017- Pioneering an Innovation Future


A*STAR warmly invites you to bring your family and friends to the one-north Festival 2017! Held on 18 and 19 August, the festival features over 50 talks and interactive displays; as well as hands-on workshops and tours presented by the one-north community and beyond. Scientists, innovators and creators will bring you the latest breakthroughs that will shape and transform our lives. 

Register now for talks, workshops and open houses!

Visit www.onenorthfestival.sg and follow our Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates!

For enquiries, please email contact@onenorthfestival.sg


CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2018 (for Secondary 1 - 3 Students)

Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform you that the CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2018 is open for application from now till 1 September 2017.

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 Merit Scholarships or ISB may apply.)

Benefits
Successful applicant will be notified of the application outcome and receive a bursary quantum of $450 via Interbank GIRO between 8 November 2017 and 8 January 2018.  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 2018.

Application Procedures and Submission
Students who qualify to apply for this bursary may collect the application forms from the SST General Office or download the application forms here.  Students from the same family are only required to complete 1 set of the form.  Completed application together with the required supporting documents must be mailed out to the CDAC Secretariat before the closing date (1 September 2017).

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

Extension of Concessionary Travel for Secondary 4 Students

Dear Sec 4 Students, 

Please note that the concessionary travel for all Secondary 4 students will expire on 31 Dec 2017
 
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 2018.
 
All students can start to activate the extension with effect from 17 Jul 2017 and the last day for extension of concessionary travel is 17 Sep 2017 . 
 
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 mentioned at para 2 above.

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

Thank you.  

2017 Hari Raya Aildifitri@SST

Dear SST students,

In the spirit of celebrating Hari Raya, these yummy cookies have been placed at the canteen for you to enjoy from today, 18th July to Friday, 21st July (while stock lasts).  Please feel free to have a bite or two.


On behalf of MTL Department (ML Unit)






2017 Racial Harmony Day - Online Quiz & Cultural Heritage Display

Dear Students

The theme for this year's Racial Harmony (RH) commemoration is “The Singapore Way”. We celebrate Singapore as a harmonious society build on a rich diversity of cultures.  Each culture and race adds its own unique flavour to the Singapore way and together, we all play important roles in promoting social cohesion.

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, 18 July 2017 12 noon and closes on Wed and closes on Wednesday, 19 July 2016, 3 pm.
  
Attractive prizes will be given away!

Click  HERE for the online quiz.

2) Cultural Heritage Display

Display of traditional kampong games in the Info Hub.

Looking forward in receiving all of entries for your online quiz and see you in the Info Hub!




Digital Citizenship Week - Quiz 2





Digital Citizenship Week - Quiz 1



Staff Appreciation Week 2017

Dear Students,

Staff Appreciation Week 2017 will take place on on the 28th to 30th of August this year and we would love for you to be part of the celebrations. As such, we would like to invite you to show your appreciation through showcasing your talent during the Celebratory concert on 30 Aug. 


Pls do note that signups close on the 4 Aug 2359 hours. See you and Thank you !
Peer Support Board and Ms Patricia Ng.

Dear all,

You may find the HIP & FIT month Inter Class fixture here.

Please contact your S&W or the teacher in charge of your level if you have any queries. Please report to the various venue on the day of your games.

Sec 1 - Mr. Ng Guohui/ Mr. Derrick Foo - ISH
Sec 2 - Mr. Goh Yingrui/ Mr. Patrick Hiap - Field
Sec 3 - Mr. Shawn Kwek - Atrium
Sec 4 - Mr. Lam Hin Chew - Field


Thank you and have fun!!


2017 Sec 3 English Language Oral Exam (19 to 24 Jul): Out-of-bounds Venues

The Sec 3 English Language Oral Examination will take place on 19, 20, 21 and 24 July 2017, from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The designated exam venue and waiting room will be Info Hub (Level 5) and Tutorial Room 3 (B-05-05) respectively.

As such, your assistance is required to ensure a conducive environment for the Sec 3s to take their examination. Please refrain from making noise in the vicinity of Block A, especially areas nearer to the Info Hub as your noise might affect the performance of those taking the oral examination.

The following venues will be out of bounds 15 minutes before the start of the examination:

  • Info Hub (Level 5)
  • Tutorial Room 3
  • Level 5 linkway from Block C to Block B and from Block B to Block A

Thank you for your cooperation.


Mr Karlson Goh
Sec 3 EL Level Coordinator

InfoHub availability in July-August 2017

Dear Students

In July and August, a number of Oral Examinations take place in the afternoon at the InfoHub (Level 5):
  • GCE O Level Exam - Mother Oral Examination
  • GCE O Level Exam - English Language Oral Examination
  • S3 English Language - Oral Examination
As such, the InfoHub (Level 5) will be out-of-bounds during this period (both morning and afternoon)In addition, InfoHub (Level 4) will be out-of-bounds in all the afternoons.

Thank you for your attention.


GCE O-Level MT/MTB Listening Comprehension Exam Briefing on 10 July (Mon)

Dear Sec 4 MT and Sec 3 HMT students,

Please report to the Auditorium this coming Monday (10 July) for your morning assembly; there will be a briefing for the GCE O-Level MT/MTB Listening Comprehension exams.

Thank you for your attention.

HIP & FIT Month 2017

Dear all,

HIP & FIT Month is here again!

We have exciting activities planned ahead for you! This is the schedule of events. Please get more details and sign up via your various House Captains for IHG events! The ICG (Inter class) events will be facilitated by your S&W teachers.

IHG - 3-6pm on Mondays
10 Jul - Laser Tag
17 Jul - Water Soccer
24 Jul - Bubble Bump

ICG (Inter Class) - Recess Time
18 - 28 Jul
Sec 1- American Touch
Sec 2 - Handball
Sec 3 & 4 - Kinball

Assembly Talk - 12-12.45pm, Friday
Eye Care

Note: Please check your schedule before you sign up for the activities. If you have other activities that is on-going, e.g. CCA, SSP, etc, please seek permission from your teacher(s), you will not be excused from the activity unless permission is given by the teachers in-charge.

Special Invitation from Microsoft for girls



Hi!

We at Microsoft Singapore are excited to tell you about DigiGirlz 2017 – an event hosted for girl students in the age group of 13-16, to get them excited about a career in Science and Technology.

DigiGirlz is Microsoft’s signature programs to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manth (STEM) industries for young secondary school girls. This year, DigiGirlz Singapore will be held on 29th July 2017 at Microsoft OMB Auditorium from 8AM-4:30PM. We are aiming to target approximately 200 students, 30 parents and 20 teachers as participants this year.

 We have selected the theme “Tech Adventure”, which aspires to bring secondary school girls, parents and teachers on a journey exploring several different industries (Eg. Healthcare, Finance and Education). Through this, we want to ignite the interest to explore and discover the many wonders of being a part of the STEM industry. We want to bring across the message that girls are equally capable of being great inventors and can work in any industry. 

We would like to invite the girl students of School of Science and Technology, Singapore for this event. You can find the event details in the flyer below where there is also a link to register you and your students.

For any concerns feel free to reach out to me at +65 8694 9577 or t-nigera@microsoft.com
Have a great day!

We encourage you to join our “Tech Adventure” event to learn and be inspired from the exciting world of STEM.

To register, please click here. We look forward to seeing you at this event. 


Best regards,
Microsoft Singapore