Friday, 30 December 2022

Welcome back to SST 2023!

 Dear students, 

Welcome back to SST in 2023! 


We hope that you have had a good break and are looking forward to seeing your friends and teachers back in school! :) 


We have planned class-based bonding activities and organised talks to support you in your transition back to school.  


  • Secondary One : Orientation Programme 
    • Theme: This is our Call. We rise above all.
    • Please refer to the information about the programme on Parents Gateway (through your parents)
  • Secondary Two to Four : Welcome Back to School Programme

 

On the first day of school, 3 January 2023, Tuesday, please report to the Indoor Sports Hall (ISH) by 0740 when you arrive in school. 


Here are some useful information and usual reminders to help you prepare for your return to school. 


Preparing for the School


1. Things to pack: 

  • A working digital thermometer
  • A lock to secure your locker
  • Hand sanitiser / Wet wipes
  • book for reading.

2. Attire and Grooming 

  • A gentle reminder for all students to be appropriately attired in your school uniform and groomed when you report for school. 
  • You may refer to the SST School Attire guidelines for details. 
  • Attire for first day of school
    • Secondary One: S & W attire
    • Secondary Two: S & W attire
    • Secondary Three: Full School Uniform
    • Secondary Four: Full School Uniform


3. Your Journey to School

  • You are advised to set off earlier than usual from home for school. 
  • When commuting to school on public transport, you are advised to practice good hygiene by sanitising your hands after touching surfaces like handrails. 

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. 


Social Responsibility: 

  • Remain at home if you are feeling unwell or have a positive ART result and seek medical advice. 
  • Check and monitor your own temperature daily. 


5. Practising Good Hygiene Upon Arrival in School 

  • Wash hands with soap and water or clean hands with hand sanitiser.
  • Report directly to your classroom. 
  • Wipe down your desk area.
  • Wash hands with soap and water or clean hands with hand sanitiser after wipe-down.


Here’s wishing you Happy New Year and have a great year ahead! :) 


Looking forward to seeing you back in school!

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Service-Learning opportunity - Heartware River Hongbao 2023 General Volunteer Recruitment

Dear SST Community, 

Here is sharing a volunteering opportunity for you all, where you will be part of the biggest celebrations this upcoming Chinese New Year. 

In collaboration with the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), the River Hongbao 2023 is an annual event organised to celebrate the Chinese New Year festivities. 

The organisers are looking for general volunteers, who will be involved in roles such as ushering and spectator management. 

What this experience can help you learn: 

The experience provides the students an opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills, as they manage and interact with members of the public. It also allows them to forge new friendships, while immersing in a cross-cultural celebration. 

Key details: 
Recruitment period: Closes 4 Jan 2023 
Commitment period: 20 Jan 2023 - 28 Jan 2023 (shifts available) 
Location: Gardens by the Bay 
For more information/ Sign up link: https://www.youthbank.sg/eventdetail/?eventid=950

*As always, volunteering hours done with approved organisations contribute towards the Service component in LEAPS 2.0



Friday, 23 December 2022

SLS: How to access your 2022 assignments/ lessons?

Dear Students

As we prepare to enter the new academic year, the student accounts in SLS are now assigned to your 2023 classes. As a result, assignments/ lessons that were assigned in 2022 are now moved to the "Past" category in the system.

To access these "old assignments"

STEP 1: Select "Class Groups"


STEP 2: Click "Past"




Saturday, 17 December 2022

[2022 S2] Year 2023 Secondary 3 class

Dear Students
 
Some of you might be aware of your 2023 S3 class through your parents.

If you are not aware....
  • You may ask your parent to check the Parents Gateway. Your 2023 S3 class is reflected under your profile.
  • Alternatively, do look out for email notification in the next few days. 
In addition,
  • Do look out for Google Classroom invitations from your Sec 3 Form Teacher and Subject Teacher in the last week of year. 

Friday, 2 December 2022

SLS: New Interface and Login Methods

w.e.f. 2 Dec 2022: New look of the SLS at https://www.learning.moe.edu.sg/


You can now login to your SLS using 2 methods (as shared earlier):

  • Existing SLS account OR
  • MIMS account (which is similar to your MOE ICON email account)


If you encounter problem logging into the SLS, please send an email to itd@sst.edu.sg using your SST email account (as a means of identity authentication) 

  • Provide a clear subject heading (e.g. Problem logging into SLS)
  • State your full name, NRIC number and current class clearly in the email.
  • Describe the problem encountered clearly. Screenshots would be helpful.
REMEMBER: Observe 4Rs when crafting an email - start with a greeting. 

Thursday, 1 December 2022

[SLS] Unavailable from 30 Nov to 1 Dec 2022

[Message was first posted on 27 Oct 2022]
Dear Students, 

Please be informed that the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) will be temporarily unavailable during a system upgrade from Wednesday 30th Nov until the evening of Thursday 1st December 2022.




Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Students Accessing School During School Holidays / Saturday

Dear Students 


Please note that you are required to inform your FT if you are returning to school for unplanned activities.

You are also required to sign in at the security post using a QR code. Please note that you should be in your school attire when you are in school.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday.


Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Closure of General Office on 17 Nov, 18 Nov and 21 Nov 2022

Dear Students


Please note that the General Office and Info Hub will be closed on the following dates for our staff events:

 - 17 Nov 2022 (Thursday) - after 3.30 pm
 - 18 Nov 2022 (Friday) - after 12pm
 - 21 Nov 2022 (Monday) - whole day 

Normal operations will resume on 22 November 2022 (Tuesday).  Thank you. 

School of Science and Technology, Singapore 

Monday, 7 November 2022

Seeking Feedback for SST Student Space

Hi SST Students! 

We are a group of student councillors planning to create activity spaces within SST for you. We would like to hear your suggestions and wishlist for this Student Space. Your data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be used for any other purposes.


You can access the survey via this link. 

Thank you.

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Sharing Session: International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) (SG) 2022

Dear Students

The Pedagogical Excellence Branch (Mathematics) of the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) is organising an IMMC (SG) 2022 online sharing session that you might be interested to attend:

Date: 23 November 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm.
Online: Zoom (Details of the meeting will be available at a later date)

Programme Outline
  1. Welcome speech by Dr Ang Keng Cheng, Adviser for IMMC.
  2. Sharing by Team VJC and Team Advisor Miss Soh Qian Wei on their team’s solution for IMMC 2022 Challenge Problem
  3. Sharing by Mr Wang Muran on "A possible Mathematical Modelling Problem related to PCR Tests"
  4. Sharing by Dr Tan Liang Soon on "Pre-empting the capacity of our health-care system in dealing with Omicron"
  5. Closing remarks by Dr Tan Liang Soon

👉 Please indicate your interest HERE by 15 November 2022 so that we can register you for the session.
👉 We will email you when we receive the login information from the organiser.

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Purchase of School Textbooks and Uniform for AY 2023

 

Dear Students

Please note the following information for the purchase of textbooks and uniform for the next academic year:  

Purchase of School Uniform 

Purchase of school uniform can be made via the following:  

- Online purchase with delivery to home address at a nominal fee of $6 per sales transaction

- Purchase in SST (selected dates and strictly by appointment only)

- Purchase at vendor's retail outlet (strictly by appointment only).  

Current students are encouraged to purchase the uniform before 30 November 2022.  Please refer to the following link for further details on online purchase and booking of appointments.  

2023 Uniform

Uniform Price Guide 

Online Uniform Purchase

Please note that the sale of School Uniform items in the School Bookshop will be suspended during the school holidays and until 5 January 2023.  


Purchase of School Textbooks 

Purchase of school textbooks and stationery can be made in School (no appointment required) or via the vendor's online ordering platform from 7 November 2022.  Please note that you are required to register an account before proceeding with your online purchase.  To ensure timely delivery of the school textbooks, all online orders should be placed by 14 December 2022.  Students may request for delivery to their home address (a delivery charge of $10.70 per location is applicable) or self-collection from the School Bookshop (strictly by appointment only).  Students can select the date and time for collection after orders have been placed and payments have been made online.   

 2023 Booklists

Online Textbook Purchase


As part of our Safe Management Measures, kindly note that only one parent can accompany the student to enter the school.

 Thank you for keeping our school safe.

 

Friday, 28 October 2022

Joint Advisory by SPF, CNB, NCPC and NCADA and Advisory by HSA and HPB

 Dear Students

With the upcoming year-end schools holidays, the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) would like to remind students to stay away from crime and drug/inhalant abuse, as well as to take measures to avoid being victims of crime.

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Health Sciences Authority (HSA) would also like to alert students to the laws and harms of vaping.


Please refer to the following links for details:

October to December 2022 : Service-Learning / Volunteering Opportunities

Dear Students, 

With the school holidays starting tomorrow for most of you, the ACE committee in collaboration with Heartware Network is sharing some volunteering opportunities which you may be keen to take up. 

To note: 

1. These opportunities are open for October to December 2022 for sign up and some projects go into the end of 2023.  

2. You will need to create an account on Youthbank to access the sign-up. 

3. To be awarded the Service-hours under LEAPS 2.0, you will need to submit the relevant information to the link here

Details: 

S/N

Programme Name

Volunteer Role

What they can learn

Duration of Commitment

Recruitment Period 

1

Heartware - River Hong Bao 2023

 

Provide hospitality management to spectators and visitors to the River Hongbao celebrations. 


General Volunteer

· Learn to manage the spectators and visitors visiting the River Hongbao event and improve communication skills

Jan 2023 

Start Date: 13 Oct 2022 

 

https://www.youthbank.sg/eventdetail/?eventid=950

2

Heartware 

Support Our Pioneers Programme 2023

 

Provide social emotional support to isolated seniors through bi-weekly home visitations.

General Volunteer

· Learn to engage isolated seniors bi-weekly  through house visitations. 

Jan 2023 to Dec 2023

Start Date: 1 Oct 2022 

 

https://www.youthbank.sg/eventdetail/?eventid=962

 

3

Heartware Support Our Pioneers (Digital Learning Workshop) Q1 2023

Equip seniors with relevant digital skills, such as using a smartphone and e-govt services.

 

General Volunteer



Learn to conduct digital learning workshops with seniors weekly for three months

Feb 2023 to Apr 2023

Start Date: 12 Dec 2022 

4

Heartware – Interactive Virtual Learning 2022 (December Holidays)

General Volunteer

· Learn to plan and execute virtual activities to enrich the lives of underserved beneficiaries

5 Dec 2022 to 29 Dec 2022

Start Date: 30 Sept 2022

https://www.youthbank.sg/eventdetail/?eventid=961

Thursday, 27 October 2022

[Sharing] S2 Geography Performance Task in Collaboration with LTA

At the start of the year, Our Geography Performance Task was established on our national policies on "Sustainable Transport" which is one of the key pillars of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. It was collaborated with the Land Transport Authority to make our learning on transport to be in a real world context. This learning experience sparked our curiosity and creativity in making our learning of our environment in an authentic way.

Click HERE to view the set of slides to find out more on what we shared at the morning assembly:



[SLS] New ALTERNATIVE method to login

Starting from 1 December 2022, SLS will introduce an alternative method to login to the system.
Apart from the existing method, you may also login to the SLS using your MIMS account i.e. same as your ICON email address (from MOE), NOT your SST email account.

URL: https://vle.learning.moe.edu.sg


 

IMDA Year- End Programmes

Dear SST Students, 

IMDA is pleased to announce that the applications for their year-end programmes are now open! Backed by significant industry partners (AWS, Meta, SenseTime), these boot camps and accelerator programmes are designed to allow students to dive deeper into the world of emerging technologies such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR). They will be fully funded for successful applicants.

Please refer to the details of the boot camps and accelerator programmes below. Students can attend multiple programmes as long as their schedule permits.

ProgrammeDescription
Meta Spark AR Bootcamp
Students will learn how to create their own interactive AR filters and effects and be able to publish and share their creations with the world through Meta and Instagram. Their products will also be submitted to a nationwide AR competition where they stand a chance to win attractive prizes from Meta. https://go.gov.sg/sparkarnov22
 
Duration: 24 hours over 5 days  (5,7,8,9,11 Nov 2022)
Application closes: 31 Oct 2022
 

SenseTime AI BootcampGain insights into what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about and experience being part of a Hackathon.
 
Through a hands-on learning project, students will learn to use AI to create image recognition and image processing programs. They will then apply the skills they learnt by solving real-world problems in a Hackathon. Students will also connect with SenseTime practitioners to learn more about their work. https://go.gov.sg/sensetime-bc2022
 
Duration: 24 hours over 5 days (14 – 18 Nov 2022)
Application closes: 31 Oct 2022
 

AWS Data Science AcceleratorLearn about the world of Augmented Reality (AR) through Meta’s Spark AR Platform and participate in a nationwide AR competition.
 
Acquire excellent Data Science skills through designing and building solutions to solving real problem statements from our partners.
 
Students will learn the necessary machine/deep learning skills to design and build their AI solutions to absolute problem statements provided by our partners from various sectors. Students will also obtain the foundational AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials certification, sponsored through this Accelerator. https://go.gov.sg/aws-accel22
 
Duration: 110 hours over 10 months (first class starts 12 Nov 2022)
Application closes: 5 Nov 2022

Resources:
AWS Data Science Accelerator PDF

Supported By:


Wednesday, 26 October 2022

[S3] 2022 S3 Supplementary Lessons, 31 Oct to 4 Nov

Dear S3 students,

Please be reminded that you are required to attend supplementary lessons from 31 Oct (Mon) to 4 Nov (Fri)

Refer to the link: 2022 S3 Supplementary Lesson Schedule for details - date, time, venue, subject and teacher taking your class for the lessons.

There is no morning assembly on these days. Report to the respective venue for your lessons. Be punctual. Bring along the necessary learning materials and stationery.

Should you have any query, please approach Mrs Priscilla Lee (Dean, Acad Studies), Ms Karen Ng (HOY), your Form Teacher or Subject teacher.



Friday, 21 October 2022

[S2] Briefing for Course Option Exercise

Dear Sec 2 students

You may access the Briefing slides HERE.

Please remember to keep to the deadlines.

[Update: 2022 Oct 21, 9PM] All S2 students should have received the overall results of the examinable subjects via the SST email account.


Monday, 17 October 2022

[S3] HMTL students - GCE O-Level MTL Exam

Dear Sec 3 HMTL Students

The GCE O-Level MTL Exam is scheduled on 8 November.

Please refer to the links below for details:

 
Please read and note the following points prior to your examination.

THINGS TO NOTE:
1. REPORTING TIME - Candidates are to report 45 mins BEFORE the start of the exam paper at the exam assembly venue.

2. ASSEMBLY VENUE/ SEAT NUMBER AND SEATING PLAN - Refer to your seat number and seating plan BEFORE the exam day - Assemble at ISH (Sit according to the row number card placed on the floor)

3. THINGS TO BRING - ENTRY PROOF and NRIC - All required exam stationery and equipment, approved dictionaries (with SST sticker) or e-dictionaries (with SST sticker)
- The e-dictionaries model MUST be visible on your dictionaries. - OPTIONAL ITEMS: Water bottles, SST Jackets (ONLY)

4. ATTIRE AND PERSONAL GROOMING - Check your own personal grooming (attire, hair, nails, etc) - SST Uniform and S&W T-shirt are allowed - SST Jacket (optional)

5. TO ENSURE EXAM RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE NOT COMPROMISED - SWITCH OFF all electronic devices, e.g. handphones, and put them in your bag before reporting at the Exam/ Assembly venue. - Check that there are no slips of papers or notes in your pockets or jacket's pockets. EMPTY your pockets before reporting to the Exam/ Assembly venue.

6. SELF-CARE: - Visit the toilet BEFORE reporting at the Exam/ Assembly venue - Fill your water bottles, if needed, BEFORE reporting to the Exam/ Assembly venue

7. OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE: - Write your FULL name, O-Level Index Number (Not your class register number) on EVERY piece of writing paper you use during exam. - Write your FULL name, O-Level Index Number (Not your class register number) DURATION the given exam duration, NOT after the exam duration. Please do not test the system. - Use a ball-point pen for all your examination.

Thank you and all the best for your O-Level Exam! 😀

Posted on behalf of Ms Janet Tan, Presiding Examiner

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Friday, 14 October 2022

[S1, S2, S3] EOY Exam - Review of Scripts Schedule

Dear students,

Please note the dates for the EOY Exam Review of Scripts.

  • Sec 1 - 19 and 20 Oct
  • Sec 2 - 19 and 20 Oct
  • Sec 3 - 19 to 21 Oct.
For the detailed schedules and venues, please refer to the respective links below:
Do pack the appropriate stationery for the review of scripts namely, calculator and a green pen for corrections. 

If you have any queries, please approach your FT, subject teachers, HOYs, Ms Priscilla Lee (Dean, Acad Studies) or Mrs Lim WF (HOD Science).









    [S1, S2, S3] IMPORTANT - O-Level Exam: Out of Bounds Areas and Timing

    Dear S1, S2 and S3 students,

    Secondary 4 students will be sitting the GCE O-Level (Written) Exam from 14 Oct to 11 Nov 2022.

    During this period of time, please note the Out of Bounds areas and timing

    Do pay special attention to exam papers held in the MPH - the field and entire block D will be Out of Bounds to all students. This includes the ISH, Gym, CCA rooms, ACE Leaders Room, House Leaders Room, Student Leaders Rooms and Outdoor courts.

    You may refer to the schedule below or the link here:


    Please check with your FT or CCA teacher in-charge or HOY if you have any queries.






    Monday, 10 October 2022

    [S4] GCE O-Level Exam - Seating Plans and Important Instructioins

    Dear Sec 4 Students


    The GCE O-Level Exam will be happening from 14 October to 11 November.

    The SEATING PLAN and SEAT NUMBER can be found in the links below:
    1. Main cohort - Click the link in Column G of the tab "SCHEDULE" to access the seating plan and seat number for the respective papers.

    The O-Level briefing slides to candidates are also attached for your reference.  

    Please read and note the following points prior to your examination.

    THINGS TO NOTE:
    1. REPORTING TIME - Candidates are to report 45 mins BEFORE the start of the exam paper at the exam assembly venue.

    2. ASSEMBLY VENUE/ SEAT NUMBER AND SEATING PLAN - Refer to your seat number and seating plan BEFORE the exam day - For Paper conducted at Blk D: Assemble at ISH (Sit according to the row number card placed on the floor) - For Paper conducted at Blk B or C: Assemble at the individual exam venue. Bags should be placed OUTSIDE the Exam Room

    3. THINGS TO BRING - ENTRY PROOF and NRIC - All required exam stationery and equipment, approved calculators (with SST calculator sticker), approved dictionaries (with SST sticker) or e-dictionaries (with SST sticker)
    - The calculators and e-dictionaries model MUST be visible on your calculator or dictionaries. - OPTIONAL ITEMS: Water bottles, SST Jackets (ONLY) (Some venues may have air-condition)

    4. ATTIRE AND PERSONAL GROOMING - Check your own personal grooming (attire, hair, nails, etc) - SST Uniform and S&W T-shirt are allowed - SST Jacket (optional)

    5. TO ENSURE EXAM RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE NOT COMPROMISED - SWITCH OFF all electronic devices, e.g. handphones, and put them in your bag before reporting at the Exam/ Assembly venue. - Check that there are no slips of papers or notes in your pockets or jacket's pockets. EMPTY your pockets before reporting to the Exam/ Assembly venue.

    6. SELF-CARE: - Visit the toilet BEFORE reporting at the Exam/ Assembly venue - Fill your water bottles, if needed, BEFORE reporting to the Exam/ Assembly venue

    7. OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE: - Write your FULL name, O-Level Index Number (Not your class register number) on EVERY piece of writing paper you use during exam. - Write your FULL name, O-Level Index Number (Not your class register number) DURATION the given exam duration, NOT after the exam duration. Please do not test the system. - Use a ball-point pen for all your examination


    Thank you and all the best for your O-Level Exam! 😀

    Posted on behalf of Ms Janet Tan, Presiding Examiner