E-waste Collection Charity Drive

Dear staff and students,

Project Elixir, a youth-for-causes project is working with the Children's Cancer Foundation to raise funds for children afflicted with cancer.

As partners of CompAsia Singapore, we will be collecting old/used handphones/mini tablets regardless of brand, quality or functionality, which will be given to CompAsia. In return, they would donate the valued price of these electronics to the Children's Cancer Foundation.

This will benefit the CCF beneficiaries greatly, as well as play our part in conservation. 

The details are as follows:
Collection dates: 31 July - 2nd Aug (Wed - Fri)
Venue: General Office Collection Box

Thank you and have a great week ahead.

On behalf of Chua Hao Ren (S3-07)

PS: To protect your privacy and data, please delete all data (eg. restore to factory settings) before donation. 

Pen fundraiser (29 July - 7 Aug 2019)

Dear SST students

My name is Chua Xing Zi from S305. We are a group of ACE leaders who started the interactions@LengkokBahru with a group of under-privileged old folks. Most of these old folks live alone in a one-room rental flat and rely on public donations and social services to get by. They get together on every Saturday afternoon at the void deck of Block 52 Lengkok Bahru for lunch and interaction with some volunteers from "The Saturday Movement". We approached "The Saturday Movement" and requested to join them in their interaction sessions.

We are planning 2 Dazzling Saturdays with them. (Join us!)
1) 3 August 2019 - Jewellery making
2) 31 August 2019 - A visit to Jewel, Changi Airport

To carry out the programmes on these two Saturdays, we are doing a pen fundraiser from 29 July 2019 - 7 Aug 2019. The funds will be used to purchase materials and refreshments for the jewellery making session and the outing to Jewel. You may wish to pre-order the pen refills/ pens and pick up your purchases at the canteen during your recess time between 5 - 7 August 2019. Please bring your cash when you pick up the items.

We hope that you will be able to support us!
Thank you!

Yours sincerely
Chua Xing Zi S3-05
Seah Wei Ning S3-04
Ignatius Lim S3-03





Call for SAW Concert Performance

Dear Students,

The Peer Support Board is back with Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) 2019! The theme for SAW 2019 is "Creating Moments That Last".

What exactly is SAW all about? SAW is a platform through which the SST community comes together to express our gratitude for the staff of the school. Just like previous years, one of the items during SAW will be a concert on 5th September 2019, and we would like to seek your active support!

If you are interested in showcasing your talents during the Concert, please do fill in THIS form and include a video of your performance of not longer than 5 minutes. Please do take note that the purpose behind why and the story behind your performance will be taken into consideration during the selection process of the performers.

The e-Audition will be open from Monday, 15 July 2019 and will close on Monday, 19th August 2019, at 2000 hrs.

Selected performers will be informed by Friday, 23 August 2019 and are required to attend the concert rehearsals on Monday, 26th August 2019 and Wednesday, 28th August 2019.

We look forward to your submissions! :)

(On behalf of Peer Support Board)

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Talks in SST (Term 3 Week 5)




Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) will be holding its 16th Annual Meeting in Singapore, from 28 July to 2 August 2019 (Term 3 Week 5). This meeting is attended by world renowned scientists, some of whom are from NASA.

Introduction to AOGS

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. Asia Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.

AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public.

A series of talks have been planned for SST students; namely the Sec 2 students, Biology and Biotech students; students from the Science TDP (LoS 3) and Astronomy Club.

VENUETITLE of TALKDATETIMESPEAKERDESIGNATIONMORE INFO
SST Lecture Theatre,
100 pax
Earth Climate Science, Satellite communications29-Jul3:00-4:00 pmDr Jack KayeAssociate Director, Research of Earth Science Division, Science Missionn Directorate, NASA Headquartershttps://science.nasa.gov/about-us/organization-and-leadership/dr-jack-kaye
SST Seminar Room,
100 pax
Ocean Science and Coral Reefs29-Jul3:00-4:00 pmDr Kyle MorganAsian School of Environment at Nanyang Technological University
SST Lecture Theatre,
100 pax
Pluto30-Jul3:00-4:00 pmDr Jim GreenPhysical Research Scientists, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centerhttps://science.nasa.gov/about-us/leadership/dr-jim-green
SST Lecture Theatre,
100 pax
Cassini Project31-Jul3:00-4:00 pmProf Wing IpGraduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central Universityhttp://www.astro.ncu.edu.tw/people/faculty_bio_e.php?id=5
SST Learning Oasis 1, 50 paxNatural Hazards Demo Lecture1-Aug3:00-5:00 pmProf Bruce MalamudProfessor of Natural and Environmental Hazards, King's College, Londonhttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/bruce-malamud


For more information, you can check out this weblink: http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2019/public.asp?page=edu_outreach.htm

Interested students can sign up at https://forms.gle/hu5Zi1Z7GMy95ZHGA


Teacher in-charge: Mr Tan Hoe Teck


Media Club’s National Day Photo Competition

Media Club is organizing a National Day Photography Competition for all staff and students of SST. This year’s theme is “2”. House points will be given and the best 3 entries will even get their photos printed! What are you waiting for? Snap away and submit your photos at https://tinyurl.com/SSTND19.

For more information please refer to the document in the link below.

[S1-S3] Term 3 Written Test Schedule

Dear S1, S2 and S3 students,

Please find the schedule for Term 3 Written Test in the links below:


Do familiarise yourselves with the following:

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


By Mrs Lim Woon Foong, HOD Science




[S4 students] 2019 Preliminary Examination Schedule


Dear S4 students,

Please be informed that the 2019 Preliminary Examination will start on 26 August and end on 20 September.

Here is the Preliminary Examination Schedule.

Do familiarise yourselves with the Exam Rules and Regulations.

Two briefings will be conducted:
(a) Science Practical Exam Briefing - 13 Aug (Tue), 07:40 - 08:00, Auditorium
(b) Prelim Exam Briefing - 19 Aug (Mon), 08:40 - 09:00 Auditorium.

Please share the Preliminary Examination Schedule with your parents/guardian.

By Mrs Lim Woon Foong, HOD Science

2019 MTL O level Listening Comprehension Exam matters

Dear Sec 4 MTL and Sec 3 HMTL candidates,

Thank you for attending the briefing today.

As per mentioned in the briefing, please take note of your assigned venue and seating arrangements for the exam.

Please click the following links to access the above documents and the briefing slides used this morning.



Please contact Ms Yap Yee Ying at yap_yee_ying@sst.edu.sg, if you have further enquires.

Thank you and do your level best for the exam.

Extension of Concessionary Travel for All Sec 4 Students

Dear Sec 4 Students,    

Please note that the concessionary travel for all Secondary 4 students who are taking the GCE "O" Level examinations in 2019 will expire on 31 Dec 2019
 
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 2020.
 
All students can start to activate the extension with effect from 15 Jul 2019 and the last day for extension of concessionary travel is 15 Sep 2019.  Please call Transit Link (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.
 
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.


2019 Sec 3 English EOY Oral Exam (22 to 26 July): Out-of-bounds Venues

The Sec 3 English end-of-year oral examination will take place on 22, 24, 25 and 26 July, from 3.15 p.m., 2.45 p.m., 3.50 p.m. and 1.45 p.m. respectively until around 6.30 p.m. each day.

The designated exam venues are S4-01 to S4-04 Classrooms while the holding rooms are S2-05 to S2-08 Classrooms.

Your assistance is required to ensure a conducive environment for the Sec 3s to take their examination. Please refrain from making noise or walking around the vicinity of Block C (including the locker areas), especially areas nearer to these classrooms as you may disrupt those taking the oral examination.

The following places will also be out of bounds 15 minutes before the start of the examination:
  • S4-01, S4-02, S4-03 and S4-04 Classrooms (Exam Rooms)
  • S2-05, S2-06, S2-07 and S2-08 Classroom (Holding Rooms)
  • Area between these S4 and S2 classrooms (Silent preparation area)
  • TR1 and TR6 (Briefing Room and Quarantine Room respectively)
  • Level 5 linkway from Block C to Block B

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr Perdana Pan
Subject Head (English), Acting




A BIG THANK YOU from Project Blaze On (Fundraising for CCF)

The following message is from the "Project Blaze On team"


Dear SST Family

We would like to THANK YOU for your generous support in donating to the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF). During the last week of school in Semester 1 and SST Open House 2019, we advocated and raised funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF). With your support, we managed to collect $4831.05 for CCF. 100% of the proceeds have been handed over to the charitable organization.

Your kind effort will go a long way in helping children with cancer and their families.

Once again, thank you for your generous donations!

Yours Sincerely
Project Blaze On team
Valerie Tan
Saffron Lim
Evan Lim
Kendra Ling




[All levels] SLS Email Verification Exercise

Read SLIDE 2 carefully.

  • S1, S2 & S3 classes: You will carry out the email verification exercise during the FT period (Wed, 0740-0800).
  • S4: You will complete the verification exercise on your own by the end of this week. 




Students' Congress

Dear Students,

Students' Congress 2019 will be taking place on the 12 of July, Friday from 7.50 a.m. to 12.50 (approx) p.m.

To bring:
1) Reading materials (Reading Period)
2) Writing materials
3) Learning Device

Attire:
Main Student Body: School uniform
SC and PSB: Student leaders' tee

In line with SST celebrating her 10th year anniversary next year, this year's theme will be: 
To fulfil our destiny, (as) daughters and sons of SST.

Program for the day:
(Venues for each cohort will be briefed on the day itself)

Online Voting for Create your Own Newspaper Competition 2019

2 groups of students from the upper secondary and lower secondary took part in the "Create your Own Newspaper Competition" in June this year.

We would need your support to "like" our entries as part of the popularity contest.
The online voting will close on 7/7/2019, 2359, Sunday.

The link to the online voting is as follows:







2019 GCE O-Level MTL/HMTL Oral Exam


The GCE O-Level MTL eOral examination will take place from 9 to 22 July(MTL) and 29 July to 2 Aug(HMTL),  between 2:00 p.m. and 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.

Your assistance is required to ensure a conducive environment for the candidates to take their examination. Please refrain from making noise in the vicinity of Block A, especially areas nearer to the Info Hub to ensure a conducive environment for candidates taking the O-level examination.

The following venues will be out of bounds after 13:45:
  • Info Hub (Level 5)
  • Tutorial Room 3
  • Level 5 linkway from Block C to Block B and from Block B to Block A
S4 CL/ML/TL/CLB/TLB/HCL/HML/HTL candidates & S3 HCL/HML/HTL candidates, Please take note of:

  1. Briefing Slides
  2. CL Oral Schedule
  3. ML Oral Schedule
  4. TL Oral Schedule
  5. CLB Oral Schedule
  6. TLB Oral Schedule
  7. S4HCL Oral Schedule
  8. S4HML Oral Schedule
  9. S4HTL Oral Schedule
  10. CSP Oral Schedule
  11. French Oral Schedule
  12. German Oral Schedule


If your classmates were not around during the briefing, kindly share with them important notes about the eOral Exam.

The SEAB interactive platform can be accessed via the internet from the following URL:


https://www.seab.gov.sg/home/examinations/e-exam-resources


All the best for your exams!


Mr Peng Wee Chuen

HOD MTL




Phase 2 Student Leaders Selection for SC and PSB

Dear Sec 2 students, 

The Student Leadership Programme provides leadership opportunities and experiences in order to develop our students' leadership competencies and values. At the end of each year, we select Sec 1 students to join the Junior Student Council and the Junior Peer Support Board. This continues to be the main recruitment point into the Student Council and Peer Support Board. 

With the belief of providing leadership opportunities, the SC and PSB leadership boards are opening up applications for Phase 2 of recruitment.

This is strictly for Sec 2 students only. Applications will be self-nomination in nature and deserving candidates must display outstanding leadership qualities, be exemplary in performance and moral character. 

The application form can be found here. Application dates are from 1 July 2019 to 12 July 2019, 1 pm.


Late entries will not be considered.

2019 Youth Day Celebrations @ SST on 5 July 2019

2019 Youth Day @ SST: ‘Dress and Pledge’ and Inter-house Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
Information for Students

Youth Day is a national holiday dedicated to the youth. In Singapore, we celebrate youth day on the first Sunday of July every year.
This year, we are commemorating Youth Day in SST on 5 July 2019 (Friday). Lessons will take place as usual along with 2 key events: (1) Dress and Pledge and (2) the Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge.

Programme
7:40 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Morning Assembly @ ISH)
Youth Day Message and Appeal 

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Lessons as per usual. 

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Friday Assembly @ MPH)
Introduction by Emcees
Inter-house Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
Announcement of Winners
Closing by Emcees

Dress and Pledge
This coming Youth Day (This Friday 5 July 2019), we invite all students to be involved in ‘Dress and Pledge’.

Dress
You are allowed to come to school either in school uniform or home clothes in house colours. If you are wearing home clothes, you are encouraged to be creative and include a recycled wearable art item in the form of a self-made accessory like a mask or a hat that represent your house values as part of your outfit. Alternatively, you may also come to school attired in your school uniform as per usual.

Attire Guidelines
  • Attire should still adhere to the fundamental philosophy of SST Student Code of Conduct and uphold the dignity of the SST student. 
  • Hence, revealing clothes and clothes with objectionable text/prints should not be worn.
  • Students are required to wear covered shoes. 
  • Please remember that the usual rules of decency and apply in the choice of your outfit.
  • Please note that for S&W lessons, you will have to change into appropriate S&W attire. 
Pledge
While we have fun and laughter on Youth Day, we also remember those who are less fortunate.
Hence, it is also a day in which we pledge a portion of our pocket money for charity.
Do remember to bring along the money which you would like to contribute to the Youth Day appeal.
This year the amount collected for the Youth Day appeal will be donated to the Community Chest.
Your contribution will be collected during the morning assembly period.
2019 Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
We will also run the 2019 Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge on the same day during the Assembly at 12 noon. We will like to challenge each house to create a piece of wearable art item that reflects the house values. Each house will be given up to 3 minutes to present a story in which the wearable art item is used as the main prop. The storyline should also reflect the values of the house and can be based on an original idea or adapted from a fairy tale, legend, myth or cultural tale.  

Requirements:
  • The wearable art item can be part or whole outfit or an accessory to an outfit e.g. a shirt or a hat or bag to match an outfit. 
  • The materials should be 100% recycled (with the exception of binding elements e.g. threads, sticky tape, staples, glue, cable ties).
  • If you use blue tack or strings, please limit yourself to pre-used blue tack or strings instead of buying new ones.
  • For clarity, using new coloured paper, post-it note pads, masking tape, cardboard/vanguard sheets, glitter, plastic sheets or anything else that is new is NOT recycling.
  • Colour markers, spray paint, acrylic paint, buttons, feathers, rings and other embellishments are all allowed but please do not buy new ones. 

Judging Criteria
The presentation for each house will be judged based on the following criteria

1. Innovative use of recycled materials in the making of the wearable art piece
2. House values clearly weaved into the storyline narrated
3. Wearable art piece creatively included as the main focus in the storyline
4. The overall aesthetic quality of the wearable art piece


Extra Bonus!
We are also looking out for 3 to 5 best student outfits from the audience on that day.  
If you have been spotted by our judges, you will have a chance to earn extra points for your house! :)

Be ready to support your houses with the loudest of cheers! :)