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VISION

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STAFF DETAILS

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Name / Designation
Mdm Lew Ching Min Jessica
(HOD Science)
Mr Vincent Voo Tech Hong
(School Staff Developer) 
 Mrs Eunice Chan
(ST Biology)
 Mr Tan Shao Xun
(SH Science)
Mrs Joselyn Luei Sin Yen
(Ag. LH Assistant Year Head - US)
Mr Lee Tai Shen
 Miss Tay Siew Peng
(ST Chemistry)
Mrs Yeo Chai Hoon
Mr Ronnie Pang
Mr Yeo Chee Keong Spencer
Ms Hun Li Shee
Mr Kevin Andrew Thesman
Ms Ferng Yung Ying Audrey
Miss Zhang Ruifang
Miss Tan Jieying 
Mdm Nurshuaidah Musa
 Mrs Jessica Knapp

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INITIATIVES

Current Programmes / Enrichment


  1. Sec 1 Science Competition and Quiz Show
  2. Desired Outcomes

    • Sec 1 pupils to promote their interest and general knowledge in Science.
    • To apply 21st century ICT skills to solve problems in real world context

    Target Level

    • Sec 1
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  3. Sec 1 Robotics Workshop and Competition
  4. Desired Outcomes

    • To give students a platform to do simple computer programming.
    • To heighten students’ interest in Science through application of scientific concepts.
    • To allow students to interact with Scientists from A*Star.
    • To apply 21st century ICT skills to solve problems in real world context

    Target Level

    • Sec.1
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  5. Science Investigative & Inventive Research Work
    Desired Outcomes

    • To develop pupils skills of inquiry, initiative and inventiveness
    • To plan simple investigations and learn that science is part of everyday life.
    • To develop pupils scientific report writing & experimental skills
    • To stimulate interest in and care for the local and global environment
    • To identify, motivate, challenge and develop pupils with research potential and interest
    • To apply 21st century ICT skills to solve problems in real world context

      Target Level
    • Sec.2E / NA/NT
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  6. Questa Card Programme
    Desired Outcomes

    • To stimulate life-long interest in science among students
    • To encourage students to work independently in areas of interest in science 
    • To provide opportunities for students to develop initiative and creativity and be self-directed learners
    • To enable the students to appreciate applications of Science in their daily life
    • To arouse the pupils’ interest in pursuing a Science related career

      Target Level
    • Sec.1E and 2E

  7. Secondary 3 Science Buskers’ Festival and AMA
    Desired Outcomes

    • To promote the learning of science through creativity and drama.
    • To polish the oratorical skills of students.

    As part of the students’ AMA, the secondary 3 students recorded videos of them putting their drama skills that they have learnt in their IAP programme while explaining and performing a Science Trick.

    You can find the collation of videos at our you-tube channel below:

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    Target Level

    o  Sec.3E and 3NA


  8. Science Hub Shows and Enrichment

    Desired Outcomes

    • To promote the learning of science through creativity and drama.
    • To polish the oratorical skills of students.
    • To imbue in students the love for the learning of science 
    Enrichment/Show Target Group
    Science Buskers Show Secondary 3E and 3NA Students
    Sec 2 Science Investigative project Showcase Secondary 2E and 2NA students
     Fun with Science Secondary 1 Station Learning  Secondary 1 students 
     Fun with Science Applications Secondary 3 Students 

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  9. Collaborative learning through the use of ICT
    Desired Outcomes

    • To enhance pupils analytical skills by using Data-loggers to collect data for analysis using excel spreadsheet.
    • To use Google docs for collaborative learning to promote synthesis of ideas by posting reflection questions on the week’s lesson for all pupils in the class. Every pupil’s response and ideas can be seen by the entire class thus allowing peers to learn from one another.
    • To use Wikis to brainstorm and create mind maps on topics taught.
    • To use Google Power point slides for presentations.eg Sec.2 Science Research Work.
    • To use apps and tools such as Kahoot, Socrative to promote learning.

    Target Level
    • All Levels

  10. Amazing Math & Science Trail
    Desired Outcomes

    • To imbue in students the love for learning for both Science and Mathematics
    • To be able to apply concepts to solve problems in real world context
    Target Level
    • Sec.3E

  11. Participation in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools in Science administered by the University of New South Wales(UNSW)
    Desired Outcomes

    • To expose pupils to data-based and higher order thinking questions.
    • To better prepare them for the rigour of National exams
    Target Level
    • Sec.3 Express

  12. Science CONNECT Newsletters and AMKSS Amazing Science Facebook
    Desired Outcomes

    • To heighten students’ interest in Science through application of scientific concepts in real world context

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ACTIVITIES


Activities for the Year

Term Level Activity
Term 1 & 2 Sec 2 Science Investigative & Inventive Research Work
Term 1 Sec 2 STEM Day during learning festival
Term 1  Sec 3 Science Buskers Festival 
Term 2  Sec 3 UNSW ICAS - University of New South Wales International Competition & Assessment for Science 
Term 2  Sec 1  Fun with Science-Science Hub Station Learning
Semester 1 Sec 2 Applied Learning Programme 
Semester 2 Sec 1 Applied Learning Programme 
Term 2  Sec 1E  Robotics Enrichment a collaboration with A*Star 
Term 4 Sec 3E  Amazing Math & Science Race 
Term 4  Sec 2  Science Investigative Project Showcase



Enrichment Activities:


    1. Learning Journey to Gardenia for Sec 4 and 5 students
     
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    1. Learning Journey to NKF for Sec 4 Biology students

    1. Learning Journey to Yakult Factory


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    1. Learning Journey to Blood Bank for Secondary 3 students

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    1. Forensic Science course for Secondary 3 Biology Students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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    1. Visit to SIMtech: A*Star Outreach Programme

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ACHIEVEMENTS

National / International Competitions


  • UNSW ICAS - University of New South Wales International Competition & Assessment for Science

    • Elementz North Zone Science Research Competition & Exhibition
    • One Silver award, one Bronze award and one certificate of commendation

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    • A*STAR Science Fair: Certificate of Merit

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    • 2015 Ignite Challenge. Finalist school (Chemistack Challenge)

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    • National Science Buskers’ Challenge 2015
    • One team emerged one of the top 12 teams in the Secondary Category and this team presented at the Science Buskers’ Festival to the public held at Vivocity in July 2015.

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