Info Hub Closure from 15 March (1pm) to 24 March 2019

Please note that the Info Hub will be closed from 1pm on 15 March to 24 March 2019.

The Info Hub will open on 25 March 2019 in Term 2.


2019 S4 Common Test Schedule

Dear S4 students,

Please find 2019 S4 Common Test Schedule for your reference.

Do familiarise yourselves with the Exam Rules and Regulations.

Two briefings will be conducted:
(a) Common Test - 22 Apr (Mon), 07:30-08:00, Auditorium
(b) Science Practical Exam - 23 Apr (Tue), 07:30-08:00 Auditorium.

Please share the Common Test Schedule with your parents/guardian.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong, HOD Science


2019 Classroom Climate Survey

Dear Students,

These are the Classroom Climate Survey briefing slides used at this morning's briefing.

Please be at your classrooms for morning assembly this Thurs and Fri (14 & 15 March). You will be using your LDs (or mobile phones) to complete the surveys so please charge your devices. Do ensure you have access to your SST email accounts as the links to the survey forms will be emailed to you. 

Thank you.

Dear SST students,

This year marks the 8th 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  2019 MTL Fortnight Blog ( https://sst2019mtlfortnight.blogspot.com/) for the detailed programme and register for the various activities.

Thank you!

cheers
Mr Peng

Save That Pen

Dear Students

These were the slides used on Tuesday’s (26/2) presentation.

We hope to reduce the wastage of materials generated from the usage of pens, and to encourage the use of refillable pens in SST.

Click HERE to indicate your interest to volunteer for the sorting, refilling, and recycling process.







[S4 students only] 2019 GCE O-Level Exam Registration Exercise


Dear S4 students,

Please note that the 2019 GCE O-Level Exam Registration Exercise will take place between 25 Feb and 11 Mar.

Do refer to the briefing slides for details: 2019 GCE O-Level Exam Registration Exercise.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong (HOD Science) and Ms Ng Ee Nee (teacher in-charge of Registration)



First Time Use of School Smart Cards for Concessionary Travel for Secondary One Students

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that the School Smart Cards (SSCs) for Secondary One students have been delivered to the school to meet the expiry deadline on the use of the primary level SSCs by the Secondary One students on 30 April 2019.   You will receive your School Smart Card through your respective Form Teachers.  


Please note that you are required to activate your card at the TransitLink Ticket Offices / TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices / Passenger Service Centres (PSCs) at the MRT / Bus Interchanges by topping-up the value for the card before the SSCs can be used for concessionary travel. In support of national initiative to steer commuters towards adopting e-payments in transit ticketing, top up at Passenger Services Centre is progressively ceased. However, PSCs will continue to assist in the activation of concession card for MOE students. To avoid being turned away, students are advised to inform the PSC staff that they would like to activate their concession card.  The minimum top-up value is $5.

TransitLink has included a brochure on Auto Top-Up (ATU) for Sec 1 students. Students may opt for the Auto Top-Up (ATU) facility as a convenient and seamless way of automatically adding value to their concession card when there is insufficient value. Students can apply for the Auto Top-Up only after the SSC is activated.  For more details, please refer to the ATU brochure that will be distributed to the students together with their School Smartcards.



Please call TransitLink at 1800 2255663 if you require further clarification.  Thank you.  

Support #teamSST in the NUS Geography Challenge Competition 2019

Do support #teamSST in the NUS Geography Challenge Creative Component Competition 2019 by voting for them with a "Like" or "Love" via Facebook hereOur team of four Sec 4 students has chosen Rojak and created a poster demonstrating excellence and commitment in their efforts. Please also share their poster on your Facebook, before voting closes this Friday 22 Feb 2019 2359hours. 




The focus for this year's Creative Component is on Food. Teams are required to map the journey of a chosen food item from its historical origins to its arrival on the shores of Singapore. In their poster, teams should aim to clearly represent the journey of the food item, stakeholders involved (e.g. a brand/company that brought it to Singapore, or immigrants who brought it with them in the past) and adaptations made to the food item from its origin to Singapore, over space and time. Additionally, they should describe how the food item further evolved after its arrival in Singapore, where applicable.

Thank you!

2019 Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Registration

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) which will be held on the afternoon of 2 April (Tuesday) in SST. The exact time and location will be confirmed at a later date.

All S1-S4 students are eligible to sign up.

The competition fee is AUD$6.50.

If you are keen to sign up, kindly sign up here.
Deadline for Registration is 1 March 2019 (Friday)

Please refer to the official website below for more information on the competition.
https://www.amt.edu.au/cat-competition/
Should you have further questions, you can contact Mr Lee at lee_tzi_yew_samuel@sst.edu.sg.



2019 Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO)

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) which will be held on the afternoon of 22 August 2019 (Thursday) in SST. It will be held during school hours. The exact time and location will be confirmed at a later date.

All S1-S4 students are eligible to sign up.
The competition fee is AUD$29.00.

If you are keen to sign up, kindly sign up here.
Deadline for Registration is 1 March 2019 (Friday)

Additional training will be provided for you once you have signed up. More details of the training will be provided at later date.

Please refer to the official website below for more information on the competition.
https://www.amt.edu.au/australian-informatics-olympiad/

Should you have further questions, you can contact Mr Lee at lee_tzi_yew_samuel@sst.edu.sg.



Sec 1 Only: CCA Allocation

(The following document is only accessible using an SST Sec 1 student account; to access, you will need to log out of all other Google accounts. Chrome browser is recommended.)

Dear Sec 1's,

You can find your CCA allocation here:
https://tinyurl.com/SSTSec1CCAAllocation2019

If you cannot open the document, please follow the instructions at the top of this post, or get a classmate to assist you. For security reasons, the document cannot be accessed without a valid SST Sec 1 student account.

All Sec 1 students are to report for weekly CCA sessions by next week. For CCA with 2 sessions, you are to attend both. Please follow the CCA schedule stated here:

https://tinyurl.com/sstccaschedule2019

Thank you.

Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam

The Inspiring Teacher of English Award

Dear Students, 

The Inspiring Teacher of English Award acknowledges teachers who have been instrumental in igniting a love for the English Language and are effective in helping their students speak and write better.  These teachers are passionate about making English interesting and relevant to their students and are innovative in engaging their students to help them learn English better. The Award salutes these teachers for their continual learning and constant efforts to upgrade themselves to benefit their students and schools.

If you would like to nominate your English language teacher, please obtain more information here, including the online nomination form.  Closing date for nominations is 5 April 2019, 6 pm. 

Thank you.

New Muslim Noodle Stall

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce that our Muslim Noodle Stall at the canteen is finally open!  

With this new stall, our canteen will now have 6 stalls in operation.  Together with the Good News Cafe, these provide you with a variety of food options.   

We look forward to your support for the canteen stalls and the Cafe!  Thank you.  


SST Soccer C Div Home Ground Matches

Dear students and teachers,

Our 'C' Div soccer team will be playing home ground matches on the following dates and times. Since these are home ground matches, surely we must show our opponents the SST Spirit! Please gather at the school field to support our 'C' Div team. *ROAR*!!!

SST Match Dates:1) 12 Feb (Tue) 4.30pm SST vs Riverside Sec2) 14 Feb (Thu) 4.30pm SST vs AMK Sec3) 19 Feb (Tue) 4.30pm SST vs SJI4) 26 Feb (Tue) 4.30pm SST vs Holy Innocents' High


[S1-S4] 2019 Written Test Matters

Dear students,

Please find links to the following files for your reference.

1. Briefing slides
2. Seating plans
3. Test/Exam Rules and Regulations.

Do familiarise yourselves with the Rules and Regulations.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong, HOD Science and Ms Priscilla Lee, HOD Math


Info Hub Level 5 and Discussion Rooms

Dear all,

Level 5 of Info Hub will be closed on Thursday 7 February 2019. The Discussion Rooms are not available for students to book and use on that day. Level 4 of the Info Hub remains open as per normal.

[S1-S4] Invitation to Participate: Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) 2019

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) 2019 which will be held on the afternoon of 3 April (Wednesday) in SST. The exact time and location will be confirmed at a later date.

All S1-S4 students are eligible to sign up.
The competition fee is $20 and will be collected through Edusave.
If you do not have sufficient Edusave funds, it will be collected through GIRO.

If you are keen to sign up, kindly sign up here.
Should you have further questions, you can contact Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg.



[S4] 2019 S4 HMTL/MTL Written Test

Dear S4 students,

Please be informed that you will be sitting for the HMTL/MTL Written test on 25 Feb (Monday).
It is a 2-hour paper, starting at 08:55 and ending at 10:55.

Students who are not taking the written test are to report to Tutorial Room 3 for self-study.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong
HOD Science

[S1 - S3] 2019 Term 1 & 2 Written Test Schedules

Dear S1-S3 students,

Please find the schedule for Term 1 and 2 Written Test in the links below:


There will be a briefing to all students on 8 Feb 2019.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong
HOD Science

[Sec 3] Sec 3 Assessment Plan & Schedule 2019

Dear students,

Please find the Sec 3 Assessment Plan and Schedule in this LINK.

With your parents/guardian, please red through the details carefully and take note of the Assessment Policy.

Thank you.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong
HOD Science

[S1-S4] Invitation to Participate: Singapore Cube Championship 2019

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the Singapore (Rubik's) Cube Championships 2019 which will be held on 16 Feb (Saturday) at NUS.

S1-S4 students are eligible to sign up. The competition fee is between $6 and $10, depending on the number of events you choose to participate in.

More information can be found on http://cube2019.nusmathsoc.org/school.html.

If you are keen to sign up, kindly email Mr Chen at chen_jin_quan@sst.edu.sg by 8 Feb.


Lunar New Year Celebrations

Please report to classroom by 0740 on 4 Feb Mon, which is the eve of the Lunar New Year.

Students are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately in any shades of red. No inappropriate language or picture should form any part of the attire.

The day celebration programme should end around 10am.

Thank you.

[Sec 2] Sec 2 Assessment Plan & Schedule 2019

Dear students,

Please find the Sec 2 Assessment Plan and Schedule in this LINK.

With your parents/guardian, please read through the details carefully and take note of the Assessment Policy.

Thank you.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong
HOD Science

[Sec 1] Sec 1 Assessment Plan & Schedule 2019

Dear students,

Please find the Sec 1 Assessment Plan and Schedule in this LINK.

Please read through the details carefully and take note of the Assessment Policy.

Your parents will be able to access the same document via the Parents Gateway.

You will be given a hardcopy of the Acknowledgement Slip this Wednesday (30 Jan).

Both you and your parent will need to sign the Acknowledgement Slip and return to your Form Teacher by this Friday (1 Feb).

Thank you.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong
HOD Science

House Leaders Election Speech



Dear Students,

Please report to your various venues for the House Meeting for Thursday Morning assembly (31 Jan 2019).
The venues are set based on last year's Overall House Ranking.
Hence, it may change based on 2019 Overall House Ranking.

PositionHouseVenue
5thBlueStairs Outside Learning Oasis 2 (Block C)
4thYellowAtrium
3rdGreenIndoor Sports Hall (ISH)
2ndRedMulti-Purpose Hall (MPH)
1stBlackAuditorium



ACE@SST: Volunteering and Service Hours Matters

Dear students,

Under "Student Services" on the SST Student Blog, there are a 3 links on Active Citizenship Education, ACE@SST.



If you are keen to volunteer with external organisations, please note the following information on volunteering and submission of service hours document.

(i) Before volunteering: Get permission from your parents/ guardians before signing up with the external organisation.

(ii) After volunteering: Get 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.

(iii) Within 2 weeks after the completion of service: Submit a scanned copy or clear photo image of the official document using “ACE@SST: Service Hours Submission” Google Form.

For volunteering opportunities, you may refer to "ACE@SST: Volunteering Opportunities".

For resources on ACE (Active Citizenship Education), you may refer to ACE@SST: Active Citizenship Education Google Site (student tab).



If you have queries on the following service learning matters, you may contact the following teachers:

Queries on service hours for LEAPS 2.0:
  • Mr Leon Choo (leon_choo@sst.edu.sg) 
  • Ms Althea Ong (althea_ong_min@sst.edu.sg)
Queries on NYAA booklet (Service):
  • Ms Madeleine Chew (madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg) 
  • Mr Leon Choo (leon_choo@sst.edu.sg)
Note:
If you will like us to verify your service records and sign on your NYAA booklet, please bring your latest CCA records together with the NYAA booklet.

Thank you.

[S3, SS4] ACE@SST: Student-Initiated Service Learning Project 2019

Dear Sec 3 and Sec 4 students,

As announced at the Active Citizenship Education (ACE) Briefing today, if you are interested to initiate a student-initiated service learning project, please refer to the 2019 Student-Initiated Service Learning Project (Open Group) form for the criteria, guidelines and deadlines. Make a copy of this project proposal form.

Please take note of these key dates:

Some possible projects are:

  • Collaborating with a voluntary welfare organisation to continue advocating for the cause your OLE did as part of Sec 2 #SST-ACTvocates in 2018.
  • Organising a visit to the eldercare centre your class went to as part of Sec 3 post exam service learning week in 2018

If you will like to initiate a service learning project related to your CCA, please approach your CCA teachers as there is another procedure and form.

If you have any queries on student-initiated service learning project, please email Miss Madeleine Chew at madeleine_chew@sst.edu.sg

We look forward to your project proposals.
Thank you.





[S2, S3, S4] Cohort GoogleSite: Streamlining of Communication Channels with Students

Dear S2 to S4 Students

The school has carried out reviews and we are progressively streamlining the various communication channels with students. We take into account the developments and enhancements of technology platforms over the past few years, and the user habits in the school community. 

As such, from now, all class announcements will be carried out via platforms created within the class community by the Form Teachers (e.g. Google Classroom for CCE/ Advisory). Cohort announcements will be communicated via the Students Blog

This move will mean you can access school-wide and cohort announcements at the same place. In addition, we can use the "Announcer" app to help alert us when any new post is published in the Students Blog. 








Online Ordering of 2019 Class Photos

Dear Students,

This year, to improve efficiency and minimise administrative work in facilitating photo orders, our photography vendors will be allowing students and their parents to make their photo orders online and pay through PayNow. 

Please follow these steps:
  1. You may first view the sample class photos at www.tinyurl.com/SSTphoto19  (Please note that if you notice any errors in the photographs such as wrong placement of the names, the mistakes have already been conveyed to the vendor. The above link will be updated with the edited photos by 31st Jan 2019, before the printing and dissemination.)
  2. Next, you may place your order through a simple form at www.tinyurl.com/SSTorder19
  3. You will receive a confirmation email after your order:
    • The email will contain your Order ID, and 
    • PayNow payment instructions (attached guide below)
  4. Simply make your payment through PayNow (by 5 Feb 2019). (Please ignore the date given in the photo below.)
    • The PayNow function may be found in your Bank App
    • *Important* Please press DONE on your keypad after typing the UEN before proceeding to press NEXT in the app
    • *Important* Please remember to include your ORDER ID as the reference
  5. You will then receive a payment confirmation within 1 working day
  6. Photos will be sent to your school as usual
  7. Please contact the photography vendors at 67105443 / orders@LSP.sg / chat with them via WhatsApp here: tinyurl.com/LSPhelp for any issues!




Level 5 of Info Hub will be closed on Tuesday 22 Jan and Wednesday 23

Dear all,

Level 5 of Info Hub will be closed on Tuesday 22 Jan and Wednesday 23 2019. The Discussion Rooms are not available for students to book and use on these 2 days. Level 4 of the Info Hub remains open as per normal.

Application for Straits Time School Pocket Money Fund 2019 (Sec 1 Students Only)

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 18 February 2019.   This application exercise is for Sec 1 students only.  

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:
a. Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
b. Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
c. Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
d. Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream secondary school (including Independent School); and
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.  Is currently *NOT receiving STSPMF and 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: *This does not refer to students who are currently receiving the fund through your school and wish to continue receiving the fund, subject to their eligibility].

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

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms can be downloaded HERE. (For Annex B - Income Declaration Form.)  Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 18 February 2019.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in May 2019.   

2019 CCA Schedule

Hi Everyone,

You can find the 2019 CCA Schedule here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fi7mgAyuH_mv8Y9p89M1yfCkKF5LFNrwKuGov06XcbA/edit#gid=0

If you have any query, please approach the CCA teachers-in-charge. Thank you.

Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam
SH/S&W

[For Class of 2018] - Information for Open House (Jan 2019)

To: Secondary Four students from the Class of 2018, 

Please see the latest infographic showing the various Open Houses that are taking place on each day. Kindly note the deadline for the JAE application as well. 

[Class of 2018] Release of 2018 GCE O-Level Examination Results on 14 January 2019 (Monday)

Dear Secondary 4 students from the Class of 2018,


The 2018 GCE O-Level Examination Results will be released on Monday, 14 January 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Reporting time & items to bring
All students are to be seated at the Multi-purpose Hall (MPH) 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 14 January 2019
These are the ways in which you can collect your result slips if you are unable to do so on 14 January 2019 or if you arrive later than 5:00 p.m. on 14 January 2019.

(i) You may also collect your results in person from the General Office on or after 14 January 2019. You are required to present your NRIC/Passport/Birth Certificate/Student Pass for verification.

(ii) You also may appoint either your parent/ sibling/ guardian to collect the result slips on your behalf. The appointed person will need to present the following documents to the staff member at the General Office before he/she is able to collect your result slip.

SST Authorization Letter duly completed
Your NRIC/Passport/Birth Certificate/Student Pass
Person’s original NRIC

Educational and Career Guidance Resources
Here are some references that you may find useful in guiding you to making an informed decision for your next phase of education.

Post-Secondary Brochure - Provides information on Post-Secondary Pathways and Educational Institutions
MySkills Future - Education and Career Guidance Portal
MOE ECG Publication “The Next Step Forward. Navigating Your Education and Career Pathways”
JAE 2019 Booklet - Contains information on Joint Admission Exercise
List of JC and Polytechnic Open Houses for 2019


If you have any further queries, please contact Ms Doreen Tan (doreen_tan@sst.edu.sg) or Mr Stanley Tan (stanley_tan@sst.edu.sg).


Wishing you all the best!

See you in SST on Monday! :)

Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore

[All Students] Your Login Account to SDM

Dear Students

In line with MOE's compliance requirement with regards to PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act), the SDM login ID for both parents' and students' account has changed.

The password is however retained.
For student's SDM login ID, it is the same as your SLS login ID.
Please click HERE for the instructions and more details.

Thank you for your attention.

From: KM Committee

#ACEfooddrive2k19

Dear SST Students


#ACEfooddrive2k19 is here again!

The ACE leaders will be carrying out #ACEfooddrive2k19 from 2 January - 12 January 2019.

We will be conducting door-to-door distribution of food packs to the underprivileged community living in the 1-room rental flats in the Henderson vicinity on the 12 January 2019. We hope to benefit at least 540 families this year and we look forward to your generous support!



**Please ensure that the donated food items are Halal certified, Non-spicy and have at least a 6 months shelf life.**

You may wish to make your contributions through Redmart, NTUC, Cold Storage, Honestbee etc (any delivery service) and have the items delivered to SST’s General Office (GO). Please put a note indicating your child’s full name and class when you make the order.

OR

You may wish to drop off your donations in the donation boxes placed outside

  • ISH (Bus Bay area)
  • Outside General Office
  • Outside Staffroom

For clarifications, please feel free to drop us an email at: hans_zheng_en_tze@s2016.sst.edu.sg

Looking forward to your support! Thank you!




Sec 1 SST Email Account Details

Dear Secondary 1 Students,

Please be informed that your SST Email Account details and your school network login details have been sent to your parents'/guardians' email accounts.


School Gate Opening Hours effective from 4 January 2019, Friday

Dear Students,

Based on the past 2 days' observation, we will make the following changes to fine-tune the gate opening hours:

Monday to Friday

  • Gate B, in front of Block A General Office, will be open to pedestrians only from 6:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Gate A, next to linkway drop-off point, will be open to vehicles from 6.30 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.

Thank you.

[IMPORTANT] 2019 Term 1 Timetable

Dear S2, S3 & S4 students

Please login to your respective GoogleSite to access the Timetable.


Cohort links (login with SST email account is required)

Dear S1 students

Your timetable will be communicated through your Form Teachers.




Media Club Website


[S2] Outdoor Education Training

Dear Sec 2s,
Below is the schedule for the Outdoor Education training for the next 2 days on 3 - 4 Jan. For tomorrow all can wear their school uniform for all the activities because of photo taking. On Friday everyone should be in Sports and Wellness attire. For those doing outdoor cooking, please bring your own folk and spoon. Thank you.