Wednesday 30 June 2021

Youth Day Appeal 2021

Dear students,

On this coming Friday morning, 2 July, our school will be collecting donations in support of the Youth Day Appeal (YDA) 2021.

YDA is an annual nationwide fundraising campaign that aims to nurture, encourage, and inspire students to be socially responsible citizens who can contribute meaningfully to the community. YDA is supported by MOE and is in-line with Values-in-Action (VIA) principles, and enables students to play a part in building a caring and inclusive society.

100% of the donations raised in the YDA will go towards empowering the lives of the social service users from more than 80 social service agencies supported by Community Chest.

Kindly remember to bring along your desired amount of $ to be donated and drop them into the small yellow envelope that your form teacher will be using to collect the physical donations from you on Friday.

Alternatively, you may want to encourage your parents to donate via the PayNow QR code below. Please use a banking app that supports PayNow and scan the QR code to make the donation. Direct scan via a generic QR scanner will result in getting an invalid URL.

Thank you for joining us in our school effort to contribute positively to the less advantaged in society!

From: YDA Team 2021 
(Mr Seth Tan and Ms Esther Tan)

Information Note on Singpass Account for Eligible Students taking 2021 GCE O-level Examination

Dear Sec 4 students

This is to inform you that MOE is creating a Singpass account for all Sec 4 students who have registered for the 2021 GCE O-Level examination.


The information is also shared with your parents/guardians via Parent Gateway.


Please refer to your email for more detailed information.


Thank you.

School of Science and Technology, Singapore

#startathon Junior (I&E Competition)

 Dear Students,

River Valley High School (RVHS) is organising the #startathon Junior for students from Secondary

3, 4 and Junior College 1 (or their equivalents) in 2021!

Since 2016, RVHS has brought this startup “hackathon” competition to younger students from

secondary schools, integrated programme schools, specialised schools and junior colleges.

Below are details of the competition:

1 #startathon Junior is a two-day competition that aims to instigate creative thought in

entrepreneurship and value creation. Participants will apply their entrepreneurial skills and pit

their wits against other peers in this intense and exciting innovation nation-wide event organised

for young coders, dealers, makers, designers and emphatisers to rapidly ideate, prototype and

validate their business ideas.

2 This year’s theme is ‘Navigating the Pandemic’.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a generation-defining event with far-reaching implications. It is not

only the most severe public health emergency in recent history but also an economic and social

crisis of unparalleled proportions that is affecting every aspect of human life. Societies must

embrace a digital economy so that a semblance of normalcy can be restored and maintained in

uncertain situations in this age of global disruption.

Students are challenged to brainstorm and present their ideas (either a product or service)

empowering them to transform communities into thriving societies in uncertain times through

digital innovation.

3 Challenge domains based on the theme ‘Navigating the Pandemic’ will be released on the day of the event. Students will then generate an idea based on the domain assigned and bring that idea into reality and present it within the given 24-hour timeline. There is minimal prior preparation required on the part of the participants.

4 #startathon Junior emphasises on learning and actualisation. Every team will present convincingly their idea in a business plan and a prototype to allow an audience to visualise their ‘Navigating the Pandemic’ concept in a tangible manner. Students will create either a physical or digital prototype of their idea, with any material or tool accessible to them, e.g. art and craft materials, recycled materials, technical tools and equipment for traditional and digital fabrication, and digital design softwares. Expect actual technology practitioners who will work side by side with the team to bring the business idea and prototype to reality.

5 Details of event:

Dates : 20 Aug (Fri) 13:00 h – 21 Aug (Sat) 14:00 h

Platform : Zoom and / or other online communication & collaboration tools

Each school can send up to two teams of five members (maximum) each.

Maximum number of participants: 150 (registration will cease when reached first 30 groups)

There is no registration fee required.

Students can choose to work collaboratively as a team at school and / or from their homes.

6 Each team consists of members of five different roles with different learning specialisations: Role Coder Dealer Maker Designer Empathiser

Job Scope

The Coder makes use of open-source wares to code simple programs that would increase the functionality or create a working prototype of an IT product.

The Dealer makes sense of the product and find the value proposition to present to the judges through business plans or proposals.

The Maker brings the idea to life through rapid prototyping through various means of production from modern methods of 3D printing to traditional ways of drilling and sawing.

The Designe balances the aesthetic appeal of the product and the functionality of it. This includes making sure the

product looks decent for display and creating the best visualisation.

The Empathiser thinks from the perspectives of potential customers or even think of how the idea may benefit different

social groups (e.g. elderly, physically challenged, etc.).

7 Teams will market and pitch their business plans and prototypes to judges. Their ideas will be validated for their creativity, originality, practicality and level of impact. The rubric of assessment will be made available on the day of challenge.

8 Interested students can form their teams and emailed Mr Lam Hin Chew ( latest by Friday 9 July 2021 1 p.m. The email should include the full name of all the students and their classes, the student who emailed Mr Lam will be taken as the leader of the team. As SST can send only two teams, it will be based on first come first serve basis.

Teams who are participating in the competition must be able to attend Monday I&E TDP sessions when called for. They will also have to do a reflection and attend a debrief.

9 More details of the competition will be shared by the organisers after registration.

10. The Champion team will stand to win up to S$1000. Other winning teams will also receive

attractive prizes, including book vouchers and various exciting category awards.

Thank you.

Mr Lam Hin Chew

Dean of Student Development

Saturday 26 June 2021

Welcome back to Term 3, 2021!

Dear students, 

Welcome back to SST in Jun 2021! We hope that you have had a good break!

Here are some reminders for your preparation to school reopening:

1. Reporting for school:

  • Secondary 1 students will continue to be on Full Home-based Learning from 28th June 2021 (Monday) to 30th June 2021 (Wednesday) and will report back to school on 1st July 2021 (Thursday).
  • Secondary 2 students will continue to be on Full Home-based Learning from 28th June 2021 (Monday) to 30th June 2021 (Wednesday) followed by Home-based Learning on 1st July 2021 (Thursday) and will report back school on 2nd July 2021 (Friday).
  • Secondary 3 and 4 students will report back school on 28 Jun 2021, (Monday) at 8.40am.
  • Students reporting back to school are to proceed directly to their classrooms upon arrival in school. 

2. Things to pack: 

  • Bring your own kit (see list below) and avoid sharing essential items to prevent cross-contamination.

    • Face Mask

    • Reusable bag (eg. a plastic “sandwich” bag or paper bag) to store your mask and/or face-shield for hygiene purposes. Label your name and class on your reusable bag.

    • Oral Digital Thermometer

    • Hand sanitiser

    • Wet wipes

    • A box of tissue paper for wiping down of your learning area(s)

  • Students are reminded to bring a book to read during the morning reading period.

3. Attire and Grooming 

  • Students are reminded to be appropriately attired and groomed according to the guidelines outlined in the SST Code of Conduct when they report back to school. 

4. Safe Management Measures in School

All students are expected to play their part as a responsible member of the SST community by complying with the Safe Management Measures: 

4. Social Responsibility: 

  • Remain at home if you are feeling unwell and seek medical advice. 

  • DO NOT come to school if you are on Leave of Absence (LOA), Stay Home Notice (SHN), Home Quarantine Order (HQO) and Approved Absence (AA). 

  • DO NOT come to school even if you are well but one of your adult household members (18 years old and above) shows flu-like symptoms. Please have your parents inform your form teacher or contact the General Office when this situation arises. 

  • Check and monitor your own temperature daily. 

5.  Maintaining a Safe Distance at All Times

  • Abide by all social distancing measures when commuting between home and school

  • If you take the MRT to school, you are encouraged to walk to and from Dover MRT station and especially from SST to Dover MRT station to school if the weather permits to avoid crowding at the bus-stop. 

  • Maintain social distancing from others at the school gate when entering and leaving the school. 

  • When buying food, obey queue markers on the floor of the canteen for safe distancing. You are encouraged to join the queue that is cleared faster. 

  • To facilitate the quick clearance of queues, most canteen stalls will be offering a fixed standard menu on a pick-and-go basis. You are advised to plan ahead so as to avoid browsing to see what is being offered by each stall.  

  • Keep your mask on and do not talk when you are eating during recess. Put on your mask as soon as you have finished eating.

6. Practising Good Hygiene Upon Arrival in School 

  • Wash hands with soap and water or clean hands with hand sanitiser

  • Report directly to your classroom. 

  • No playing of sport games (free/ unstructured play/ structured) or board games.

  • Wipe down your desk area.

  • Wash hands with soap and water or clean hands with hand sanitiser after wipe-down.

Friday 11 June 2021

Dear Sec 4 Students,

During the June holidays, Secondary 4 students with a higher risk of tooth decay may be receiving a short 15 mins call from the School Dental Service (SDS) staff. The staff will be providing you with some oral health tips and raise awareness on how you may take on self-responsibility for dental care and maintenance once you leave the school system.

If you need further clarification, you may contact SDS during office hours from Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.00pm at 6435 3782 or send an email to

Thank you.

School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Thursday 10 June 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise for Students


Dear Students,

With reference to the vaccination exercise, please note the following:

* Bring along your student's Ezlink Card/NRIC for both appointments

* Please turn up on time

* Please wear short-sleeved attire, or sleeves loose enough to be rolled up

* If you are unwell, stay home and postpone your appointment

School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Wednesday 9 June 2021

[For those who are interested] Training for algorithmic & competitive programming

These sessions will provide you with the basic skill set required for programming competitions.One of the focuses will be for the upcoming AIO 2021.

Please note that these sessions are not meant for total beginners. 

You should possess some basic knowledge of programming constructs (sequence, selection and iteration) and data types. 

Python Language
Date: 14th, 15th & 16h June 2021
Time: 9 am to 11 am (including a 15-min break)

C++ Language 
Date: 21st & 22nd June 2021
Time: 9 am to 11 am (including a 15-min break)

Sign up via this Google form.

From: Mr Robin Pang

Monday 7 June 2021

Monthly Concession Pass Refund for Students During Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

Dear Students, 

In view of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and full Home-Based Learning period from 19 to 28 May 2021, Transit Link Pte Ltd (TransitLink) recognises that most students would not have to take public transport during this period. As such, all students from primary to tertiary level who purchased their Monthly Concession Passes (MCP) on or before 16 May 2021 will receive an automatic pro-rated refund for the period from 19 May to 13 Jun 2021, or up to the pass expiry date, whichever is earlier. The refund amount will be based on the unused days of the pass during the valid refund period and will be made by way of a public transport electronic voucher.
Students can redeem the public transport eVoucher at any TransitLink Ticket Office (TLTO)/ Concession Card Replacement Office (CCRO)/ Add-Value Machine/ TransitLink Kiosk/ Top-up Kiosk/ Assisted Service Kiosk by crediting it to their concession card or use it to offset the price for the next MCP purchase starting from 17 Jun to 30 Sep 2021.  Please refer to the FAQ on Transit Link’s website ( for reference.
For any queries, please contact TransitLink Hotline at 1800-2255-663 directly.

Thank you.

School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Thursday 3 June 2021

NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History (LKCNHM) Museum's Thursday Talk Shop Series

Dear students,

The NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History (LKCNHM) Museum's Thursday Talk Shop Series is back! This school holidays, the LKCNHM will be conducting two virtual talk shop sessions –‘Nature & Us’ and ‘Folklore, Myths & Misconceptions’. Join LKCNHM online for some engaging biodiversity learning, suitable for everyone!

Click on the links below to register:

‘Nature & Us’ (10 June, 3pm-4:15pm):

‘Folklore, Myths & Misconceptions’ (17 June, 3pm-4:15pm):

Tuesday 1 June 2021

2021 SST Inc. (ICT TDP) Recruitment

Dear SST Students,

This is the moment that many of you have been waiting for:

SST Inc. is the technology Talent Development Programme in the School of Science and Technology, Singapore. It is an incubator that nurtures student employees in running technology start-ups to serve communities and better our world. We are seeking to recruit passionate and innovative candidates to join us in impacting our society.

To apply, visit

2021 SST Inc. Recruitment Poster

COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise for Students

Dear Sec 4 Students,

As part of the national vaccination exercise, all parents of the graduating cohort will progressively be receiving an SMS invite today from MOH.  

Please remind your parents to look out for the SMS message and book your preferred vaccination slots as soon as possible so that you can have greater flexibility in scheduling your vaccination appointments in view of your upcoming national examinations.

For more information on the vaccination, please refer to the MOH website.

School of Science and Technology, Singapore