2019 Sec 1 Orientation program

Dear 2019 Sec 1s,

Welcome to SST! I am sure you are all excited about starting school in a new environment.

Here's the Orientation schedule for your reference.





Wishing you a great 2019 ahead!

Regards,
Ms Camellia Lee
Head of Year (Sec 1)


Welcome Back to School Programme for Secondary 2, 3 4 students (2 Jan to 7 Jan 2019)

Dear Sec 2, 3 and 4 students,

Welcome Back to School! :)

Here is the Welcome Back to School Programme (2 January to 7 January 2019) for your reference. Do remember to bring a book for silent reading and rags for classroom cleaning on the first day of school.

See you in school on Wednesday (2 January 2019)!

2019 S1 Parents: (Digital Citizenship) Parents Engagement

Dear Parents of 2019 S1 Students

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.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the session with your child.
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The Programme

1. Digital Citizenship at SST - What is it?
2. The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) - The Expectations
3. How to monitor your child's work or online activities?
4. What can you do to guide/ monitor your child in their school work?
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Please click HERE to register for the session, if you have not done so. 

Date: 5 January 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Venue: Auditorium (Block A Level 4)


[extracted from the S1 Registration briefing slides]




2019 S1 Class List

Dear Sec 1 Students of 2019

Please click HERE to find out the class that you are assigned to.
You will line-up by your classes on 2 Jan 2019 morning.



First Day of School on 2 Jan 2019

Dear Students,

Welcome back to SST in 2019!

1. Please remember to bring a book for reading and a rag for cleaning of your learning area(s).

2. Gentle reminder for all students to be appropriately attired and groomed when you report for school on 2 Jan 2019:

  • Attire worn must be clean and neatly pressed with no holes, tears or frayed areas. 
  • Kindly also replace your uniform if they are too small and/or short or they have become too faded.
  • 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 big.
  • 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.
    • Fingernails must be kept clean, short and unvarnished.
  • Click here for more Attire and Grooming guidelines.

Happy New Year and Enjoy your weekend!


School Gates Opening Hours from 2019 Onwards

Dear Students,

Please note the revised School Gates Opening Hours from 2019 onwards.  

The school gates will open from 6:30 a.m instead of 6:00 a.m. Details are as follows:

Monday to Friday
  • Gate B, in front of Block A General Office, will be open to pedestrians and vehicles from 6:30 a.m to 7:00 a.m. After 7.00 a.m, only pedestrians will be allowed through the gate until 6.30 p.m. when it closes. 
  • Gate A, next to linkway drop-off point, will be open to pedestrians and vehicles from 7.00 a.m to 7.00 p.m.
  • Gate C, for students taking public transport, will be open from: 
                  Monday: 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.

Saturday
  • Gate B, in front of Block A General Office, will be open to pedestrians and vehicles from 6:30 a.m to 3.00 p.m.


2019 S2 to S4: Class Pages in GoogleSite

Dear Students

With effective from 2019, the 'class blogs' will be integrated into the GoogleSite as "Class Pages".
In other words, by logging into the cohort GoogleSite (with your SST email account), you would be able to access the cohort announcements as well as class announcements.

This change is based on a review on the use and developments of the various technology platforms we are currently using. We hope that this will create greater convenience for you to access information in a more organised and timely manner.

On the other hand, general information and announcements for the student community will still be made via the Students Blog. Do follow this blog for daily announcements.


Cohort links (login with SST email account is required)











2019 Sec 3 Class Allocation

Dear Sec 3s (2019), 

The 2019 Sec 3 class allocation is now out on the Sec 2 (2018) Googlesite.

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

Thank you for your attention.

2019 Secondary 1 Students Using Primary School's School Smart Card

Dear 2019 Secondary 1 Students,

Welcome to SST!

Please be informed that you will be issued with a new Secondary level School Smart Card (SSC) in due course.  We will inform you when the new Smart Card is available for collection.  

While waiting for the Secondary level SSC to be ready, you may continue to use your Primary level SSC for concessionary travel till end April 2019. You can still purchase the Bus Concession Pass (BCP) using your Primary level SSCs but you would need to purchase the BCP for Secondary School students.

Thank you.  

Student Travel Declaration for Nov/Dec 2018

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3), 

We understand that some of you may be travelling overseas during the school holidays in Nov/Dec 2018. 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. Only Sec 1 to 3 students (2018 Class) will need to complete the form.  You do not need to complete the form if you are travelling on a OLE trip organised by the school.

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



Thank you and happy holidays!

Updates: Post Exams Life Skills Programme

Updates: Report to ISH for morning assembly on 22 Oct, Monday. 
                Venues for activities have also been amended, please check the schedule again:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O6v_e4GUl8puQhgt3SJ1Q9IVhGIP-BSzVmT9SkRywns/

Wear full school uniform and report to ISH for morning assembly, unless otherwise stated. 

Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam and Ms Choo Mui Luan

Outstanding Youth in Education Award and President's Award for Teachers

Dear Students,

Do you have a passionate, dedicated and effective SST teacher who has positively impacted you in your learning and beyond? Do consider nominating your teacher for the two national level awards. Please visit the respective websites hyperlinked below for more information and the online nomination forms.

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: 22 Jan 2019)
The PAT recognises excellent educators for their role in moulding the future of our nation. 

You may also collect the hardcopy form from the GO reception. 

Thank you and have a wonderful year-end break ahead.

Briefing slides for InnoFest 2018 (Mon 15 Oct 2018)

Dear Sec 2 students, 

Attached is the PDF version of my briefing slides from this morning. You can check out the relevant details from the link to the Google Slide on the second last page. As for the consent forms, please pass them back to your chairpersons by this Thursday for collation, before they can submit them together as a class into my pigeon hole.

Regards,
Mr Irfan

Briefing Notes

Updated Volunteering Opportunities (Environment Theme)

Dear students,

The ACE@SST: Volunteering Opportunities spreadsheet is updated with volunteering opportunities related to the environment theme. (This spreadsheet can be found under Student Services at the SST Student Blog.)

If you wish to participate in these volunteering opportunities related to the environment theme, please contact Ms Rachel Yau at rachel_yau@sst.edu.sg.

After you complete the service, please obtain an official document from the external organisation stating your name and the hours you volunteered. This document must be signed by the personnel in charge or stamped with the official logo of the organisation. Then submit a copy of the document to Ms Madeleine Chew or Ms Wong Ho Yan within 2 weeks after service, personally or by email to Ms Chew (madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg) or Ms Wong (wong_ho_yan@sst.edu.sg).

Thank you.







Student Leadership Selection for Junior Boards

Dear Sec 1 students,

If you applied to be a junior student leader next year, please attend a short information session next Monday, 1 Oct at 2:45pm at LO2. At the session, you will find out more information about the selection process. You will also know if you have been shortlisted for the next round. 

2018 S3 EOY Post Exam SEP Electives


Dear Sec 3 students, 

As briefed on 27 Sept 2018, please select your preferred sport (Inline skating/ DragonBoat)for the post exam activities on 12 Oct 2018. Each session can only accommodate 100 students and it will be on a first come first serve basis.

You may indicate your preference here from 12pm onwards today. You will be allocated a sport if you do not indicate by 12pm on Friday.

Thank you.

Regards,

Ms Choo


Sec 2 Outdoor Education Expedition (OEE) Matters

Dear S2s

Please refer to the S2 GoogleSite Announcement page for the briefing slides as well as further details pertaining to OEE.

Thank you.



Sec 2 Outdoor Education Expedition(OEE) Camp Briefing

Dear all Sec 2 Students,

There is a Sec 2 Outdoor Education Expedition (OEE) Camp Briefing on next Tuesday 18 Sep morning assembly. Please report as usual before 7:40am at Multi-purpose Hall (MPH). 
See you there. Thank you!

Note: Report and sit in the same arrangement for all morning assembly (horizontal row facing the stage starting S201...)

Regards. 
Mr Derrick Foo OEE Camp IC
Ms Adele Lim OEE Camp 2IC
S&W Dept




Applications for Junior Student Leader Selection (For 2019)

Dear Sec 1 students,

We are currently receiving applications for Junior Student Leader Selection. Please be reminded that applications will close next Monday (17 Sept 2018) at 3pm.

Should you require more information about the selection, you may refer to the slides here. The link to the application form (in soft copy) can also be found in the slides.

HIP and FIT Month Photos and Videos 2018

Dear all,

Thank you for your participation in the HIP and FIT Month 2018 and congratulations to all Prize Winners!

This is the photos link and the video link.

Reminder: Please view/ use the photos and videos with RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.

See you next year!!

Info Hub Closure

Dear all,

Info Hub will be closed from August 30 to Sept 7,  for the September School Holidays. We will operate as usual on Monday, Sept 10.

Celebrating Our Teachers - Share Your Tiny Moments That Matter

Dear Students, 

Excited about Teachers' Day? We're all ready to celebrate our teachers too!

MOE is organising a contest and they want to hear how the little moments spent with your teachers have inspired you or impacted you positively. The best stories will be turned into an illustration and the winners will receive a copy of the illustration.

Here's how you can participate and share your story:

1. Write your story in a Facebook/Instagram post in 100 words or less.
2. Add the hashtag #TinyMoments2018 and remember to make your post public for the organisers to read.

Do take time out to show your appreciation to your teachers and have a wonderful September break ahead!


Programme and Attire for Teachers' Day Celebration

Dear Students, 

Please be informed that the programme for 30 AugustThursday is as follows. 

Attire for the day is School Uniform.

TimeItemVenue
07:40 - 07:50Observance of National SymbolsISH
07:50 - 09:00Class activities and End of term cleaning up.

*Please bring cleaning materials like rags etc. 
Classes
09:00 - 09:30RecessCanteen
09:30 - 10:45SAW Concert
*Please be punctual
MPH
10:45(approx)
Dismissal

MPH

Flag Day for Lions Befrienders

Dear Students,

Lions Befrienders will be having their annual Flag Day on 25 August 2018 (Saturday). The funds raised will be used to support their operations to serve our seniors and help them age-in-place in the community. The details are provided  below.

If you are keen to help out, please sign up via their website: https://www.lionsbefrienders.org.sg/get-involved/flag-day-2018/. After you complete the Flag Day Service, please obtain an official document from Lions Befrienders stating your name and the hours you volunteered. This document must be signed by the personnel in charge or stamped with the official logo of the organisation. Then submit a copy of the document to Ms Madeleine Chew or Ms Wong Ho Yan within 2 weeks after service, personally or by email to madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg / wong_ho_yan@sst.edu.sg.

Date25 August 2018 (Saturday)

Duty Shifts:
1) 9am to 2pm
2) 1pm to 6pm
3) 9am to 6pm

Collection Centres/ Meeting Points:
1)      Ang Mo Kio Hub
2)      Bedok Point
3)      Bishan MRT
4)      Bugis Junction
5)      Choa Chu Kang MRT
6)      Clementi MRT
7)      Far East Plaza
8)      Jurong Point
9)      Novena Square
10)   Orchard ION Link
11)   Paya Lebar MRT
12)   People’s Park Centre
13)   Punggol Waterway Point
14)   Serangoon MRT
15)   Tampines MRT
16)   Tiong Bahru Plaza
17)   Toa Payoh MRT
18)   Yishun MRT

Thank you.

National Day Celebrations

Dear students,

The attire for National Day Celebrations in school will be as follows:

S1 & S2: S&W Attire
S3 & S4: Red / White top with jeans or bermudas with covered shoes

Please be reminded to bring along your reading materials for the reading period.

Programme for S1-3 should end around 1030hrs. For S4, it will depend on your learning journey.

Invitation to Participate in the 2018 Australian Informatics Olympiad

Dear students,

This is an invitation to participate in the 2018 Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO).
The AIO is a 3-hour competition in which students must write computer programs to solve logic problems.

The AIO is open to all secondary students. There are two papers: 
  • Junior (Sec 1-2) 
  • Intermediate (Sec 3-4)

Within each paper are four tasks to test the students' skills using C, C++, C#, Pascal, Java, PHP or Python. 
Students only need to know one of these languages in order to compete. Those new to programming may find Python the easiest of these languages to learn. 

The AIO will be held in SST on Thursday 23 August 2018. Students' solutions are submitted online.

Please register by Monday 13 Aug 2018, 5 pm.

Link to the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/K9Wt8ImApINuAogw1

National Day Photography competition

Calling all photographers!

Media Club is organising a National Day Photography competition! This competition is open to all SST students and staff to showcase what Singapore means to them. 

To find out more information about the competition, please view the slides shared with you during this morning's assembly: bit.ly/MC2018ND


2018 HIP & FIT MONTH QUIZ 4

Dear Students,

Here comes HIP & FIT MONTH QUIZ 4.
Quiz closes on 24th July 23:59
Here's the Direct Link


Application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2019



Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 21 August 2018. This is for students who are continuing with their studies in SST for next year (2019).

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.

Eligibility Criteria
Students have to meet the following criteria:
  • Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
  • Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
  • Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
  • Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/ Centralised Institute (including specialised independent school); and
  • Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes. Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply. 
  • Has not been a STSPMF beneficiary for 24 months for the whole schooling years of primary and secondary school and 48 months for post-secondary school. 
Note
For current beneficiaries who wish to apply for another year of school pocket money fund assistance, income documents are required to be submitted together with section six of the application form – Declaration form for further STSPMF assistance (applications for further STSPMF assistance through schools). The parent/legal guardian will also declare on the form if there are any changes as compared to their previous applications.

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 2019 onwards).

Application Procedures and Submission
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. Application forms are available from the SST General Office. You may also download the application form HERE. Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 21 August 2018. Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Jan 2019.

CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2019 (for Sec 1 - 3 Students)

Dear Students (Sec 1 - Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that the CDAC - SFCCA Bursary 2019 is open for application from now till 31 August 2018.  The objective of the bursary is to help needy students cope with schooling expenses, including transport and meals.  

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.)
Note: Students graduating in 2018 will not be eligible to apply.  

Benefits
Successful applicant will be notified of the application outcome and receive a bursary quantum of $450 via Interbank GIRO from January 2019 onwards.  CDAC will grant 90% fee subsidy for the bursary recipients to participate in learning programmes/courses at CDAC Centres. 

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 (31 August 2018).  

For further information on the bursary, please call the CDAC general hotline at: 6603 5555.  

Maker Lab - General Information on Use

Dear Students

Please click at the link below to access the slides that was presented on this morning (Tuesday, 24 July 2018), regarding the opening up of the Maker Lab to the general student population.


Please look for Mr Irfan should you require further clarification regarding anything related to the use of the Maker Lab.

Staff Appreciation Week(SAW) 2018

Dear Students,

The Peer Support Board is back with the Staff Appreciation Week(SAW) 2018 and this year’s theme is "Appreciating the Little Things".

SAW is a platform through which the SST community comes together as one to express our gratitude for the staff of the school. As with tradition, one of the items during SAW will be a Concert on 30th August 2018 and we seek your active support.
If you are interested in performing during the Concert, please do fill out THIS FORM and include a video of your performance of not longer than 5 minutes. Do take note of the purpose behind why and story behind your performance which will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

We will be holding E-Auditions from 20th July till 10th August 2018.

After the E-Auditions end on 10th August, the selected performers will be informed via email on 13th August.

If you are selected, you will be interviewed and we look forward to work together with you during the concert rehearsals.

TimeLine:

W8, Friday
10 Aug
Registration for SAW Concert e-Audition closes
W8, Saturday

11 Aug
To
W9, Monday
13 Aug
Selection of the concert performers and confirmation of lineup.
W9, Monday
13 Aug
Announcement of SAW Concert Performers and lineup

W9, Friday, 24 Aug
Technical Run for concert + Filming for Introduction Videos of performers
W10, Monday,
27 August
Rehearsal: SAW Concert
W10, Wednesday,
29 August
Rehearsal: SAW Concert
Thank you and We look forward to your submissions!