Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Lightning Alert System

 Dear SST,

The school's lightning alert system lights up whenever there is an elevated risk of lightning. For your own safety, please seek shelter immediately when any of these lamps lights up, regardless of the weather condition. Thank you.

Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) Essay Competition 2021


Dear Students,


You are invited to take part in the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) Essay Competition 2021.

The objective of the competition is to expose students to topics related to Math and encourage articulation of Math through the exposition on these topics. The theme for this year is “Mathematics and Pandemics”.

More details on the competition can be found HERE.

You may sign up for the competition as an individual or as a team of no more than 3 members from the same level (lower secondary/ upper secondary).

If you are interested in signing up for the competition, please submit your essay via this Google form. The deadline for this form submission is 1 May 2021 (Saturday), 5 p.m.

A panel of teachers will decide whether your essay is suitable for submission to the organisers. Cost of submission for the selected entries will be paid by the school.

Should you have further questions, you can contact Mr Ivan Tan at tan_yiren_ivan@sst.edu.sg.

[S4] 2021 S4 Common Test Schedule

Dear S4 students,

2021 S4 Common Test starts on 26 April and ends on 12 May.

Please find the schedule in the link here: 2021 S4 Common Test Schedule - ver 2.

There will be two briefings to students:

1. 19 Apr, 07:45-08:00 - Common Test (Written)

2. 20 Apr, 07:45-08:00 - Common Test (Science Practical).

Kindly familiarise yourselves with the Test/Examination Rules and Regulations; pages 1, 3 and 4.


Posted by Mrs Lim Woon Foong, HOD Science


Monday, 29 March 2021

SST Math Challenge #5

Dear Students,


Math Challenge #5 starts today. You may participate here: https://tinyurl.com/mathchallenge5


Note that submissions are open from Monday (29 Mar) to Thursday (1 Apr) 5pm.

Here are the previous challenge's top winners by house and class:


f there are any queries, please contact Ms Deana (deana_syazwani_binte_azman@sst.edu.sg) or Mr Tan (tan_yiren_ivan@sst.edu.sg).







 

Friday, 26 March 2021

[Mathematics] π Week 2021 Day 5

Day 5 Puzzle: click here

Cracked the code and know what's Mrs Chan's favourite pie? Let us know here!

The fastest 3 people to submit the correct answer will win a prize!

Locations of QR Codes for Days 1-4
Day 1: Good News Cafe
Day 2: Mirrors
Day 3: Big Staircase in between Levels 3 and 4 at Block C
Day 4: ISH


LINK to SST's Math Blog 

Brought to you by: The Mathematics Department


Thursday, 25 March 2021

[Mathematics] π Week 2021 Day 4

The clue to the location of QR Code for Day 4:


Head over to SST's Math Blog to discover how you can crack the code and find out what Mrs Chan's favourite pie is! 



Brought to you by: The Mathematics Department


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

[Mathematics] π Week 2021 Day 3

The clue to the location of QR Code for Day 3:



Head over to SST's Math Blog to discover how you can crack the code and find out what Mrs Chan's favourite pie is! 


Brought to you by: The Mathematics Department


Media Talent Development Programme (TDP) Special Interest Group is recruiting!

If you have the interest and talent in this area of media please drop Ms Patricia Ng an email (patricia_ng@sst.edu.sg) as soon as possible as the first session of TDP SIG will start on Monday 29 March 2021 at 3.15 pm in the video production studio

Please share the reason for your interest and if possible, share your experiences in any area of media work: photography, videography, special effects, photo-journalism, podcast, design work, drone filming, etc.



Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Sustainable Schools Competition: Microsoft X ZWSG

 Dear Students,

The programme is open to secondary school-age students (13-15 years old). Students will get a chance to hear from and be guided by mentors from Microsoft, Zero Waste SG, and other organisations. This will definitely give students a unique opportunity to learn about sustainability in a practical context and will be a meaningful out-of-school experience!

You can scan the QR code for more information.



Timeline

Apr- Confirmation of teams (up to 10 teams)

Week of May 17 - Mentorship and preparation on problem framing, understanding context and how to pitch project idea (3 sessions, timing TBC)

28 or 29 May (before start of Jun hols) - First round of pitching/ elimination to go into second round (up to 5 teams will enter final round)

Jun to Oct - Mentorship during project preparation, implementation and data collection process (up to 8 mentorship sessions, including mass speaker sessions for students; dates and time TBC)

Nov - Project wrap up & final round of competition pitch

Students who have signed up for the competition must be fully committed to the above timeline. In addition, they must also be able to commit time to meet up with the teacher mentors on Monday afternoons during TDP time from 3 - 4.30 p.m. as and when requested by the teacher mentors.

If you are interested, please form a team of not more than 5 students and email Mr Lam Hin Chew (lam_hin_chew@sst.edu.sg) with the full names and classes by Friday 26 March 1 p.m. Students can only sign up once they have been acknowledged by Mr Lam through email. 

Thank you.

Mr Lam Hin Chew 
Dean, Student Development




[Mathematics] π Week 2021 Day 2

The clue to the location of QR Code for Day 2:

Head over to SST's Math Blog to discover how you can crack the code and find out what Mrs Chan's favourite pie is! 



Brought to you by: The Mathematics Department


Monday, 22 March 2021

2021 Blended Learning - Students' Guide

 

Dear students,

Attached is the 2021 Blended Learning - Students' Guide as mentioned by Mrs Chew. The HBL days will take place fortnightly, starting in Term 2 for lower secondary school students. Click 2021 Blended Learning - Students' Guide for more details.

[Mathematics] π Week 2021

Dear students,

To commemorate Pi Day which falls on 14 March (3.14), the Math Department is organising Pi Week from 22 - 26 March.
 
Head over to SST's Math Blog to discover how you can crack the code and find out what Mrs Chan's favourite pie is!


Thank you for your continued support.




Sunday, 21 March 2021

Term 2 Unstructured Play

Dear Students,

Unstructured play will start on Wednesday 24 March, please refer to the information below. For this year, there will not be online registration using the QR code but registration will be on physical form.

Guidelines for Unstructured Play

Use of Venue
1. The use of the various venues will be based on first come first serve basis at the venue. Prior booking is not allowed. (See tables below for availability of venues and number of groups)

2. Once the number of groups allowed for each venue is fully taken up, groups that come later will be turned away. They are not to loiter around the venue.

3. Students must register their full names and classes using the file provided by the teacher on duty before they can start to play.

4. The use of the venues is only allowed during the recess breaks and with teacher supervision. If the teacher is not at the venue, students are not allowed to start their play.

5. No unstructured play should take place before and after school.

6. In the event of inclement weather, ISH and MPH may be used by other S&W classes for wet weather proramme, hence they would not be available for unstructured play.

 During Activities
1. Students should only play with members of their class of up to 8 students, with 3m distancing between groups.

2. Once the number of groups allowed for each venue is fully taken up, groups that come later will be turned away. They are not to loiter around the venue.

3. Students must register their full names and classes using the file provided by the teacher on duty before they can start to play.

4. The use of the venues is only allowed during the recess breaks and with teacher supervision. If the teacher is not at the venue, students are not allowed to start their play.

5. Safe distancing should be at least 2m between individuals during these activities.

6. Students should end their play at least 5 minutes before the end of their recess to wipe down the equipment before returning them to the teachers.

7. The teachers will have the right to stop the unstructured play if the students do not follow instructions from the teachers.

Venues and Number of Groups Per Venue 




Venues, Time and Teachers on Duty










Mr Lam Hin Chew
Dean, Student Development

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Timetable: 2021 Term 2

Dear Students

We are going to use a new timetable in Term 2. It will take effect from Term 2 Week 1 Monday. 

The timetable will be made available through your form teacher. Please look out for email/ notification coming from your form teacher. 

Thank you for your attention.


From: The KM Committee (Scheduling)

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

(Sec 3 Students) 2021 School Dental Service

Dear Sec 3 Students,

The School Dental Service (SDS) will commence service to Sec 3 students from 22 Mar 2021 (Monday) onwards.

Students, whose parents have given consent earlier, will be required to report during school hours, upon request by the Dentist, to the mobile SDS bus stationed at the visitors' car park.

Please note below the class schedule.  Please understand that the schedule may be subject to changes depending on the situation each day, due to the nature of the treatment. 

DateDayStart TimeClass
22-Mar-21Mon9:00amS3-01
23-Mar-21Tue8:20amS3-02
24-Mar-21Wed8:20amS3-04
25-Mar-21Thur8:20amS3-05
26-Mar-21Fri8:20amS3-06
29-Mar-21Mon9:00amS3-08
30-Mar-21Tue8:20amS3-08
11:40amS3-03
31-Mar-21Wed8:20amS3-03
1-Apr-21Thur8:20amS3-07


For more information, please contact the General Office at Tel: 6571 7200 or E-mail: ssd@sst.edu.sg.  Thank you. 

School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Friday, 12 March 2021

Issue of Personal Learning Device (PLD)

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that your personal learning devices will be ready for collection from our IT Helpdesk from 17 to 19 March 2021 and we have informed your parents of the details via Parents Gateway.  As the collection is strictly by appointment only, please remind your parents to book an appointment for the collection using the on-line form that we have provided.  (Note: Student is required to be present for the collection.) 

The Acceptable Use Policy (click HERE to access) is intended to prescribe effective, ethical and lawful use of ICT resources by students and ensure a conducive and safe virtual environment in our learning community.  This policy applies to the use of the ICT resources owned and managed by SST, as well as those brought in for use by students in SST.  All students are to comply with this Policy.  Please read through to understand the terms of this Policy.  

We look forward to starting our Term 2 with the use of the learning devices.  

School of Science and Technology, Singapore




Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Climate Conversations with Dr Shawn Lum



Climate Conversations with Dr Shawn Lum
Time: 10 March 2021 (Wednesday) | 8-9pm
Livestream talk followed by Q&A

Join us in the concluding talk in Climate Conversations series featuring prominent ecologist and President of Nature Society (Singapore), Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum.

With origins stretching back to 1921 when the Singapore Natural History Society was formed, the Nature Society (Singapore) is a volunteer-led NGO dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. Dr Lum's leadership of the Society since 2008 has been associated with many conservation and outreach initiatives that aim to make nature part of the Singaporean identity. He will share about the efforts by Nature Society focused on marine conservation and coastal cleanup, and how we can play a role in protecting our marine environments and biodiversity.

The programme will be hosted and moderated by Zhang Baoxin (Curator, Public Programmes).

ABOUT DR SHAWN LUM
(President of Nature Society Singapore and Senior Lecturer, NTU Asian School of the Environment)

Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum is a tropical rainforest ecologist. He was born in Hawaii and was educated at Harvard University and obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. Dr Lum joined the Natural Sciences and Science Education faculty at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore before moving to the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2015. He is the current President of the Nature Society (Singapore).
Dr Lum’s work on forest fragmentation and regeneration has aided the protection of Singapore’s forests and formed the basis for public outreach of our natural heritage. He also does work in conservation biology and environmental education, and interacts with a wide range of people, from fellow researchers to naturalists, primary school pupils, and educators. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for the Environment 2017 and Public Service Medal 2020.
ABOUT CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
Climate Conversations runs parallel to Planet or Plastic? exhibition and brings together climate scientists, ecologists and artists in a programme of talks that spotlights some of the most profound stories from the frontlines of conservation and climate innovation.
The series launched with a talk by Cynthia Doumbia (Director, International Exhibitions at National Geographic Society), who spoke about how this multi-year initiative harnesses storytelling to tackle the global plastic waste crisis and effect meaningful change. The second session by Intan Suci Nurhati (senior researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ Research Center (LIPI) for Oceanography and National Geographic Explorer) highlighted issues in plastics management and her recent research work on the rising tide of pandemic-driven plastic waste. Mandy Barker (photographer and National Geographic Explorer), whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition, shared how she has been working alongside marine scientists to transform data on ocean plastics into arresting collages of pollution in the third talk.
Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum (President of Nature Society (Singapore), and Senior Lecturer, NTU Asian School of the Environment) will join us in the concluding iteration in the series.

Monday, 8 March 2021

Classroom Climate Survey (CCS)

Dear students,

The Classroom Climate Survey (CCS) is conducted each year to allow you the opportunity to share with your subject teachers your learning experiences in their classes. Your feedback will help your teachers and the school in making the learning environment even more conducive.

This year, the CCS will be conducted on 09 Mar (Tue) and 11 Mar (Thu). You will be given time after flag raising to complete the survey.

In the morning of the two days, you will receive an information email indicating the subjects which you need to provide your feedback on. The maximum number of surveys to be completed each day is two.

Your feedback is important to us and we want to hear from you. We hope you will provide honest and candid responses. Although your details are required, this is solely for tracking the completion of surveys. Your details will not be included when the survey results are generated for analysis.

Should you have any query, please do not hesitate to email Mr Koh Siak Peng (HOD/IP) at koh_siak_peng@sst.edu.sg.

From:
Instructional Programme Committee

SST Math Challenge #4

Dear Students,

Math Challenge #4 starts today. You may participate here: https://tinyurl.com/mathchallenge4


Note that submissions are open from Monday (8 Mar) to Friday (12 March) 5pm.

Here are the previous challenge's top winners by house and class:

If there are any queries, please contact Ms Deana (deana_syazwani_binte_azman@sst.edu.sg) or Mr Tan (tan_yiren_ivan@sst.edu.sg).



From: The Mathematics Department



Monday, 1 March 2021

Sec 1 CCA Reporting This Week

Dear Sec 1 students,

Hope you are having a fruitful time in SST so far!

It is time for you to embark on the next stage of your SST journey and join your CCA. All CCA sessions are compulsory as your teachers, coach and seniors work hard to organise enriching experiences for you. If you ever need to miss a session for any valid reason, you are to inform the teachers-in-charge beforehand via email or parent's letter. Before each session, you can consume your lunch in your classroom unless your CCA teachers assign you a table in Level 1. The training schedule and venues can be found here:

Please report to your CCA by this Wednesday (except Scouts and Media Club, which starts on Friday) based on the information in the spreadsheet above. Students in Show Choir (Dance) and all sports CCA are to report in S&W attire and track shoes. Others can report in either school uniform or S&W attire, unless informed otherwise. On the first session, you must inform the teacher-in-charge if you have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. Be sure to inform your parents of the dismissal timings and take note that some CCA's have different timings for upper and lower sec.

You can find your CCA allocation in the your email (Note: I have to shorten your names in the attachment, my apologies). Thank you.

Regards,
Mr Dennis Lam

Digital Citizenship Week 2021

Let's find out what's the theme of this year's Digital Citizenship Week and the list of activiites that we have lined up for you this week.
- brought to you by the Digital Citizenship Committee & SST Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors -

LINK to the OPENING VIDEO


L👀k out for the Daily Quizzes from 2nd to 4th March.