Assembly on 31 March 2017, Friday

Dear students,

Please be informed that assembly this Friday will be hosted by the MTL Department as the finale for 2017 MTL Fortnight. Assembly programme will thus be decentralised at various locations for different groups of students:

Level/Students involved
Sec 1 Chinese students
12 pm – 1.15 pm
Chinese Challenge
Ms Yeo Sok Hui
Sec 2 to 4 Chinese students
12 pm – 1.30 pm
Xin Yao Appreciation
Ms Yap Hui Min
All sec 1 to 4 Malay students

12 pm- 1 pm
Fiesta Budaya & Communal Dining
Madm Azizah & Mdm Arfah
All Sec 1 to 4 Tamil students

Tamil Room
12 pm- 1 pm
Various activities
Mr Jeya
All sec 1 to 4 Hindi students

Hindi Room
12 pm- 1 pm
Various activities
Miss Shubhra & Miss Sandhya

Students exempted from MT and those offering Foreign Language/Asian Language as MT are to be at the respective locations with their form class.

Please remind the respective subject teacher to release the class by 11.55 am. Be punctual so that we can start the various programmes on time. 

Thank you and looking forward to a meaningful and fun-filled time.

[Lower Sec] 'Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio' Interactive Workshop

Dear S1 and S2 students

The SST EL Programme has a unique opportunity for ALL lower secondary students to participate in.

A FREE Interactive Workshop for Students titled 'Memorable Heroes and Villains of Shakespeare' will take place Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm at the National Library Singapore (transport from SST to NLB provided).

For more information and registration, please review this Google Form.

Limited places are available.
Please sign-up as soon as possible using the Google Form. Sign-Up
Deadline: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 by 18:00.

From: Ms Maggie Brown Language Arts - Sec 2

'Quiet Desperation' - SST Drama Club's 2017 SYF Performance Item

Dear Students

This is to inform you that SST Drama Club will be presenting our 2017 SYF performance, entitled 'Quiet Desperation', to the entire school next Thursday 6 April during the morning assembly. Our performance will commence promptly after the flag raising ceremony.

Here is the synopsis of our performance:
This is a true story of a teenage boy who has manic depression. It is an account of what he has gone through in his lost years and his journey in recapturing his identity.

Enjoy our show!

Ms Christine Lam (Drama Club Teacher-in-charge)

Investiture of Class Chairpersons and Vice-chairpersons during Morning Assembly

To: Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons

In the build-up to Student Leaders’ Investiture on 3 April, all class chairpersons and vice-chairpersons will be receiving their student leader badges during morning assembly this week.

S1-S2 class chairpersons and vice-chairpersons will be receiving their badges on Friday (31 Mar) while S3-S4 class chairpersons and vice-chairpersons will be receiving theirs on Tuesday (28 Mar).

On the day, please report to the ISH by 0720 in school uniform. We will need to line you up and prepare you for the ceremony. Please ensure that your hair is of acceptable length and style.

Tech Bites @ SST Student Community

What is the latest technology trend out there? What are the latest topics on internet use? Want useful tips to manage technology?
Find out more in the G+ Community that serves the SST student community. 
As a member, you may also share interesting news and tips related to technology with fellow SST students!
Click HERE and ask to join the community using your SST email account 
(see the green button on the left, just below the name of the community)

2017 MTL Fortnight (20-31 March)

Dear SST students,
This year marks the 6th year with MTL Fortnight in SST. A myriad of activities has been planned by the MTL dept with the following objectives in mind:

(1) To create an immersive environment for the learning and appreciation of MTL;
(2) To provide platforms for students to actively learn MTL and the associated culture; and
(3) To provide authentic opportunities for students to use MTL and experience the culture.

Do visit the  2017 MTL Fortnight Blog ( ) for the detailed programme and register for the various activities.

Thank you!

Mdm Bek

2017 NUS Steps

Dear Students, 

forwarded is a message from NUS School of Computing. 

You may sign up on your own if you are interested to know more about the future of Computing. 

Greetings from NUS, School of Computing!

We'd like to invite you our 10th STePS (SoC Term Project Showcase), coming up on the 12 April 2017, from 6-10pm at the School of Computing (SoC). See what the future of computing holds by seeing first-hand all of the interesting projects, ideas and applications that SoC students have been creating over the semester. See the attached EDM invitation for details or visit us on the web and on Facebook. Please register now! We hope to see you there! 

[For S4 Students] Career Aspiration and Interest in DSA-JC/EAE Form

Dear S4 students,

I refer to the career aspiration and interest form sent out to you via email in January 2017. 

In this form, you will also be required to indicate your interest in applying for the Direct School Admission – Junior College (DSA-JC) and Early Admission Exercise (EAE) for Polytechnics. You are encouraged to discuss this matter with your parents, teachers or Dr Piriya (ECG counsellor) if you need any clarification.

If you do not have the intention to apply for DSA-JC or EAE, a NIL reply will be required.

For those who are interested in applying for the DSA-JC, please check the website of the respective Junior Colleges for more details (application period is typically around May to June).

For those who are interested in applying for the EAE, you are encouraged to read up more about the polytechnics and courses that you would like to apply for (application period is typically in June).

Kindly fill this form up by 31 March 2017 if you have not done so or have made any changes to your decision. We seek your understanding and cooperation to adhere to this deadline as we need time to prepare the documentation in time for your application. Any late submissions may result in unnecessary delay in this process.

Please email me if you require further assistance.

Thank you.

2017 School Dental Service (For Sec 1 and 3 Students)

Dear Students (Secondary 1 and 3),

The School Dental Service (SDS) will commence service to Secondary 1 and 3 students from 21 March 2017 (Tuesday) 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.

Reminder for Parents of Sec 1 students  -  On-line Consent for Dental Services  
HPB has launched the Child Consent Portal on 1 Jan 2017 for the Secondary School Dental Programme. Parents of Sec 1 students are reminded to submit the on-line consent for dental services for their child if they have not done so earlier.   Please log on to  Hard copy consent forms will be issued for those who are unable to submit their consent online.

Please note below the class schedule.
Date Day Start Time End Time Class
21-Mar-17 Tue 8.30am 4.20pm S3-01
22-Mar-17 Wed 8.30am 1.40pm S3-02
27-Mar-17 Mon 9.00am 2.30pm S3-03
28-Mar-17 Tue 8.30am 5.00pm S3-04
29-Mar-17 Wed 8.30am 2.00pm S3-05
3-Apr-17 Mon 9.00am 2.30pm S3-06
4-Apr-17 Tue 8.30am 3.40pm S3-07
5-Apr-17 Wed 8.30am 2.00pm S3-08
10-Apr-17 Mon 9.00am 2.30pm S1-01
11-Apr-17 Tue 8.30am 2.00pm S1-02
12-Apr-17 Wed 8.30am 2.00pm S1-03
17-Apr-17 Mon 9.00am 2.30pm S1-04
18-Apr-17 Tue 8.30am 2.00pm S1-05
19-Apr-17 Wed 8.30am 2.00pm S1-06
24-Apr-17 Mon 9.00am 2.30pm S1-07
25-Apr-17 Tue 8.30am 2.00pm S1-08
26-Apr-17 Wed 8.30am   Reserve
2-May-17 Tue 8.30am   Reserve
3-May-17 Wed 8.30am   Reserve

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.

2017 Term 2 timetables

Dear students, 

You can now access the 2017 Term 2 timetables (ver 1h) via this LINK.

Please make sure you take a look at your class timetable and be prepared for lessons on Monday when school reopens. 

Thank you for your attention.

You can also access the timetable via the left panel (Timetable)

What's new @ InfoHub? Tuning in to Reading....

Dear Students

Just before the end of Term 1, we distributed a reading list, with titles recommended by the NLB.
You can find the complete list below.

Indeed, you would have noticed that the InfoHub has made an attempt to tag the Lexile score to the titles in the list when possible.

In addition, we have added the Lexile score to the books in the InfoHub, whenever possible. With more than 75% of you had taken the Lexile test and obtained the score, you can now select books that are pegged at your reading level so that you can work towards leveling up your reading proficiency.

Please do not hesitate to approach Ms Juliana, our librarian if you need assistance in this.

Info Hub - March School Holidays

Dear all, 

Info Hub is open as usual on Monday (13/3) and Wednesday (15/3) during the March School Holidays. 

2017 8th Annual Track and Field Meet

Dear students,

1) Attendance:

Please check the schedule for the Annual Track and Field Meet events carefully and attend on time to participate. Attendance is compulsory for all who have registered unless you are on medical exemption.

2) Changes and postponement:

The second day for Track Heats has been postponed from 27 March (Mon) to 7 April (Fri) and the venue has been changed from Clementi Stadium to Academy of Singapore Teachers, PESTA Stadium (located opposite Alexandra  Retail Centre along Alexandra Road).

3) Walk-in registrations:

We will not entertain any last minute walk-in registrations for all events. If you wish to participate in any event but has not registered, you can email Mr Tan at for your requests. Please send in your requests before 17 March 2017. We will consider your requests but reserve the right to reject your requests. 

4) Transport

There will be 1-way transport provided for the Track Heats to Choa Chu Kang Stadium (20 March). All participants are to gather at the Atrium by 3pm before boarding the buses. As for the Track Heats at PESTA Stadium (7 April), participants will make their own way there and report by 3pm. 

Remember to stay healthy, keep yourself hydrated and have enough rest in preparation for the events. Let's look forward to an enjoyable and enriching experience.

2017 School Dental Service (for Sec 1 and Sec 3 Students)

Dear Students (Secondary 1 and 3),

The School Dental Service (SDS) will commence service to Secondary 1 and 3 students starting on 21 March 2017, Tuesday.  Students whose parents have given consent earlier will be required to report during school hours (upon request by the Dentist) to the SDS bus which will be stationed at the visitor's parking lot.

The class schedule will be made available at a later date.  Thank you.

Drilling noise in Info Hub on 9 & 10 March 2017

Dear all, 

Info Hub will be installing some new shelves, display slate walls, and security mirrors as well as castors on some of existing furniture on 9 & 10 March

If you are thinking of using the venue, please be advised that inevitable but intermittent noise from drilling will occur.  

Ms Patricia Ng

West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football Competition

Our SST 'C' Division players will be playing against Choa Chu Kang Sec Sch on Tuesday, 7 March.

The school field will be out of bounds from 7.00 am to 10.30 am to host the West Zone Inter-Schools 'C' Division Football match.

Classes having S&W Lessons between 8.00am to 10.30 am are to report to their SW teachers as per normal in your SW attire.

Thank you.

Informed Giving

Dear students,

This is the full episode from Crimewatch that was shown during assembly this week. Please take some time to watch it on your own.

Purchase of SST Jackets (L and XL sizes)

Dear Students,

We have been informed that the L and XL sizes for the SST Jackets have been out-of-stock for a while.  We are working with the School Uniform Shop to expedite on the delivery of the new stock.  

The vendor has suggested for students who need the jackets urgently to place orders so that they can work on providing the required quantities and sizes.  Please place your orders (together with payment) at the School Uniform Shop on 6 Mar, Monday during their opening hours (9 am - 4 pm) if you would like to purchase the L or XL sizes of the jacket.  

Thank you.