Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Homework - August 6th

Admin:
Weekly planner

History:
Sbq bpgh

SS:
07, 03, 04 papers

Chem:
Notes according to email

Math:
4AM papers
4EM papers
*Bring pink file tmr*

English:
Speech

Days to O's: 72

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Homework, August 2nd

History:
BPGH SBQ qn A&B


Math:
Complete worksheet/paper from Friday

English:
Speech writing structure

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Homework - July 29th

Admin:
Sign CCA forms, hand in to Bowen in tmr

Physics:
Mock paper tmr (2012)


Math:
Redo mock paper test if:

  •  AMath score under 60%
  • EMath lose more than 20 marks
Chinese:
电邮

SS:
Complete 2 questions (2010)

History:
Read sources

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Homework - July 24th

Admin:
Sign Night Study Program form - ALL to hand in, even if you do not wish to participate

Chem:
Complete 2009 paper

Physics:
Bring 2013 paper  - Mock exam
DO SYLLABUS

Chinese:
电邮

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Homework - July 23rd

Biotech:
O level paper

English:
Oral transcript

Chemistry:
Bring TYS to put in locker
Complete 2009 paper 2+MCQ

History:
Research on assigned topics (refer to slides)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Homework - July 19th

English:
Oral practice on gg doc

SS:
2010 SBQ

History:
SBQ - W4
SEQ - W5

Physics:
TYS 2011

Math:
Reattempt Mock paper if >60




Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Homework - July 16th

English:
Oral worksheet

Bio:
2010 Mcq

Physics:
2011 paper
Practice 3 - due tmr

Social studies:
2010 sbq

History:
Sbq - coming wed
Essay - following wed

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Homework - July 11th

Admin stuff:

  • SDM form - Hand in to me during assembly
  • Report books
  • Bring charged LD 
English:
SCGS paper 

Physics:
08-10 papers to be completed (P1&2)

Chemistry:
09 paper
Bring TYS (locker)



Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Homework- July 9th

Admin:
Bring report books and hand in too Mr Zhang or Ms Yong

English: Complete AMK sec paper by next EL lesson

Physics:
SCGS paper
2010&09mcq

Chem:
Bring tys to keep in locker

History:
read tb on K war
Essay
"09 sbq on ggsite (due next Wed)

HAVE FUN WITH REVISION XOXO
祝明天考口试的同学们好运!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Homework - July 8th

English:
AMK sec MYE paper

History:
Cold war essay - Due wk 3

Physics:
SPA skill 3 practice 3&4

Chemistry:
2009 O level paper

SS:
Surprise qn b (Source x is the base source)

O LEVEL IS IN APPROX 3 MONTHS, ARE YOU EXCITED? WOOHOO!

Friday, 30 May 2014

June Holiday Homework :O

Social Studies - complete TYS 2005,2008 (SBQ only)
SEQ revision
1) Read the textbook and notes
2) Make own notes
3) Try topical SEQ
4) Summarize the mindmap

Chinese - Compre and extra notes, Letter writing

English- Summary worksheet

History - Infographic on Cold War

Math - 15 papers

 Biology - worksheet and workbook ecology,cell div workbook

Chemistry - MCQ

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Celebrating Kindness Day

Hi all

As we celebrate Kindness Day on the 30 May 2014, here are some resources you might be interested in.

1. Theme song for 2014 Singapore Kindness Movement

Please click on the link below to enjoy the song for this year's kindness movement.

Lorraine Tan - Kindness Is In Me (Theme Song for Singapore Kindness Movement 2014)

2. Mobile app game

You may proceed to download the mobile app game: “A-OK” (Agents of Change) on your smart devices. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


3. Article by Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement (Taken from The Straits Times, 14 April 2014)

An article for you to read and ponder.


It’s time to update the kampung spirit
For quite some time now, we in Singapore have bemoaned the loss of neighbourliness – the kampung spirit – in our communities, and have argued passionately for its revival. Unfortunately, unless there is a collective will to do something about it, the kampung spirit, now highly endangered, is likely to become extinct, just like the kampungs after which many areas of Singapore have been named.
Our original kampung were made up of families and extended families, working together to survive and, sometimes, prosper. The men worked together in nearby plantations. The women spent their days together in the kampung, and so did the children. If they worked elsewhere, the men and women would return in the evening, and the kampung would come together for meals and for entertainment.
This constant engagement and interaction was the foundation of the kampung spirit. Residents were not just neighbours. They were friends, and even family.
Singapore society has evolved from the traditional kampung to the vertical kampung. Apartment living means dense populations living with many new neighbours.
But they are mostly strangers, not friends. We do not interact much any more, nor do we depend on one another for survival.
Modern convenience comes with a mortgage, and now more women are working. When we return home, most choose to retire to the privacy and comfort of our padlocked homes.
The decline of neighbourliness across the world follows a similar pattern. Dual-income families, the individualisation of leisure and entertainment, dense city living, greater physical mobility brought about by better public and private transport, and growing disparity in incomes, are all factors that have made neighbours more insular and less connected to one another.
It is time to update our idea of the kampung spirit with a simpler notion of neighbourliness.
Neighbourliness is, at its core, recognising that people who live near and around us form a community of potential friends and “family by proximity”. It widens our traditional definition of community to go beyond kinship, nationality, race or social group such as work or school ties.
Neighbourliness reaches out to embrace people next door. It begins with the will or desire to connect with our neighbours.
The need for neighbourliness is made even more urgent by dwindling family sizes, long hours at work and increased work-related travel.
As traditional kinship support weakens, and as our population ages, we need to build bonding communities in which people living near one another are able to give and receive help when needed. It must start with a recognition that we are mutually dependent on those who live around us.
An attitude of being considerate towards the feelings of our neighbours, and being responsive to their needs, will give us the right perspective to begin this journey towards good neighbourliness.
Despite living in vertical silos, we are not alone, for we do have a community in our neighbours – they are friends in waiting.
When neighbours become friends, we create a more pleasant neighbourhood. Offering assistance and watching out for one another quickly becomes a social norm.
Even when misunderstanding arises, the road to a friendly resolution is more likely as we have positive memories of friendship to recollect.
This spirit of neighbourliness will demand more from us.
Being neighbourly no longer happens naturally as a result of living and labouring together in a traditional kampung.
Instead, we have to consciously choose to reach out and engage our immediate neighbours. We have to create and take advantage of opportunities to nurture relationships with them, step outside our comfort zones and take that tentative first step to make friends.
When one of my friends first moved into a new neighbourhood, her immediate neighbours came by with a tray of snacks to introduce themselves and welcome her to the neighbourhood.
When they went to the market, they would “da pao” (take away) something for her as well. Every few days, my friend would receive some sort of treat – souvenirs from a holiday, or doughnuts from a store.
It made my friend uncomfortable at first. She never asked for any of those things. Nor did her neighbours ever ask if she wanted those little gestures. I asked if she had ever expressed to her neighbours that their generosity was making her uncomfortable.
“No lah! So paiseh (embarrassing). But now I always have to remember to get them something in return.”
A few months later, I learnt that she had settled in nicely in her new neighbourhood.
When she cooked or baked, she would always set aside a portion for her neighbours. When either of them went away on vacation, the other would take care of their pets and plants.
Today, they are good neighbours and fast friends, but they could just as easily have been strangers who lived next to each other. It took the persistence of giving and the grace of accepting for the happy neighbourly situation to materialise.
The key to this new neighbourliness is the connector – the person who takes the initiative out of goodwill and the desire to be a good neighbour to another.
For Singapore to become the kind and gracious society that we desire, we have to start at home. Being good neighbours to the people next door is the perfect first step.
Dr William Wan
General Secretary
Singapore Kindness Movement
First published in The Straits Times – April 14, 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Chemistry lesson during June holidays

Hi all

These are the students who have been identified to come back for extra lessons on 3 June (Tues) from 1030-1230pm. Attendance will be taken.

Seminar Room with Ms Mohan

Cheng Hao En
Tang Kun Mun Tobias

Lecture Theatre with Dr Slatter

Charlene Tan Ling Yi
Man Jun Jie
Jemaimah Beatrice Santos Duran
Ng Kai Chek
Chung Yi De
Lee Jee Hoon



Friday, 16 May 2014

Chemistry SPA files and S4 practicals

Hi all

Next monday, i would like to have everybody bring their SPA files. We will stay back after CE for approx. 2 h to complete as much filing as we can.
We will settle the S4 practicals (regardless if they belong in your SPA file or not).

Energy changes
1. Thermometric Titration
2. A cool experiment
3. Cooling curve

Redox
1. Redox titration

Electrolysis
1. Electrolysis practical

Speed of reaction
1. Effect of concentration on speed of reaction

Organic chemistry
1. Cracking of paraffin

Sign up for Career Talks by Parents of SST students

Hi all

Please refer to Ms Doreen Tan's email sent on 15 May 2014. This is with regard to the upcoming career talks by parents. You will need to indicate your interest by 19 May.

Monday, 12 May 2014

NE Quiz 2014 and Annual Health Screening

Hi all

1. NE Quiz 2014

For next monday's CE period (19 May 2014), you will be having your online NE quiz. Please bring along your personal LD. You will not be able to complete the quiz on your smartphones and tablets. Please also ensure you have the Unity Web player installed (http://unity3d.com/webplayer/).

It is a requirement from MOE that you pass this quiz in order to graduate.

2. Annual Health Screening


The School Health Service (SHS) will be visiting SST to conduct health checks for all students. 

The health screening (height, weight and eyesight checks) will be conducted during school hours. 

For our class, please refer to the details below.

Date: 26 May 2014 (27 May is set aside for absentees).

Time: 9.45 am

Venue: Block B #03-01 and #03-02 (Level 3 facing Block C)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

SPM on 22 May 2014

Hi all

This is a reminder that SST will be having its annual SPM on the 22 May. 

The details of the SPM and other events happening on the same day can be found in the Monthly Letter to Parents (April Issue) which was released to your parents previously. 

You may proceed ask your parents to book an appointment if they have not done so. 

Monday, 5 May 2014

Swopping of lessons on 9 May 2014

Hi all
Please come in your S&W attire this Friday morning. Mr Dennis Lam will take your class's third period for S&W and Mr Karlson Goh will take your class for English during the first period. There will be no Maths that day.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Clearing of classroom and DSA/DPA

Hi all

1. Clearing of classroom

If you have not already done so, please ensure that you clear the classroom (esp on the shelves and inside the cupboards) and lockers of all notes, file and textbooks on Monday.

You should have all your learning materials at home in preparation for the Common Tests.

2. DSA/DPA

A Googleform has been sent out for you to indicate your preference in applying for DSA - JC and DPA. If you have intention of applying, please ensure you complete the form by 2 May, 5.00 pm.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Homework ~ 24 April 2014, Thursday

English - Complete summary in comprehension, Due Tomorrow 

Math - Complete worksheet on matrices. Complete worksheet on mensuration.


Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem. 





Biology -. Complete your file. Refer to google drive for corrections.  

 

New Change in Homework post 

- New homework is underlined 

 

- Homework due tomorrow is Bold

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Homework ~ 23 April 2014, Wednesday

Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN and file. Complete Email. 
 
English - Complete summary in comprehension, Due Tomorrow 

Math - Complete worksheet on matrices

Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem. 
 
Biology - Complete workbook Chapter 16 Short structured Questions. Complete your file. Refer to google drive for corrections.  
 
New Change in Homework post 
- New homework is underlined 
 
- Homework due tomorrow is Bold

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Homework ~ 22 April 2014, Tuesday

History - Fill in your part of the history chapter 5&7 google document, Due Tomorrow
 
Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN and file. Complete Email. 
 
**Dear Normal Chinese Students, please complete Zhang Lao Shi's homework. He is trying very hard for us. He marks our work and he cares for us. Please don't make him anymore demoralized then he is already... It is very disheartening to see Zhang Lao Shi like this. If you can do other homework,please do his too. And the work is good for you. Don't bully him just because he is nice D:< Do not be stubborn. Complete his homework :)
English - Complete Speech and compre, Due Tomorrow

Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem. 
 
Math - Bring at least 3 graph paper for math tomorrow

Biotech - Complete mock exam paper 2

Biology - Complete workbook Chapter 16 Short structured Questions. Complete your file. Refer to google drive for corrections.  
 
New Change in Homework post 
- New homework is underlined 
 
- Homework due tomorrow is Bold

Monday, 21 April 2014

Homework ~ 21 April 2014, Monday

History - Fill in your part of the history chapter 5&7 google document, Due Tomorrow
Social Studies - Complete the lesson package and SBQ, SBQ Due tomorrow
Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN and file. Complete Email. 
 
**Dear Normal Chinese Students, please complete Zhang Lao Shi's homework. He is trying very hard for us. He marks our work and he cares for us. Please don't make him anymore demoralized then he is already... It is very disheartening to see Zhang Lao Shi like this. If you can do other homework,please do his too. And the work is good for you. Don't bully him just because he is nice D:< Do not be stubborn. Complete his homework :)
English - Complete Speech and compre, Due Tomorrow
Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem. Complete 2013 Common Test. Due Tomorrow
Math - Complete Paper given by Mr Jo today
Biotech - Do not lose you Gel Electrophoresis results. Do research on why your plating results are as such.Complete mock exam paper 2.
Biology - Complete workbook Chapter 16 Short structured Questions. Complete your file. Refer to google drive for corrections.  
 
New Change in Homework post 
- New homework is underlined 
 
- Homework due tomorrow is Bold
 

21 April 2014

Hi all

*Impt

1. 2013 Chemistry Common Test
Complete both papers 1 and 2 by tomorrow. I will not accept more than 10 marks worth of blanks.
As long as one person has not completed or left more than 10 marks blank, I will not do anything for the three periods tomorrow.
I have personally done the paper myself. It is definitely do-able (with the help of notes and textbook).
Please post this in the class whatsapp group. I do not want to hear people saying they do not know about this. Anyway, It was clearly stated that this paper was to be done by Tues.

2. Speed of reaction practical
I will collect this tomorrow.

3. Assignment for petroleum, alkanes and alkenes
I will go through this tomorrow.

4.People who have yet to submit their medical declaration forms
- Charlene Tan
- Esther Tiey
- Dawn Tan
- Cheng Hao En
- Chung Yi De
- Darryl Lam
- Liu Guo Jin
- Luke-John Lee
- Ng Kai Chek
- Sheares Tiong

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Homework ~ 18 April 2014, Thursday

History - Fill in your part of the history chapter 5&7 google document

Social Studies - Complete the lesson package

Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN and file

English - Complete Speech and compre

Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem. Complete 2013 Common Test.

Math - Complete integration homework 1 (due Monday)

Biotech - Do not lose you Gel Electrophoresis results. Do research on why your plating results are as such.Complete mock exam paper 2.

Biology - Complete workbook Chapter 15 (Reproduction in humans) and worksheet 15A (Heredity). Complete your file. Refer to google drive for corrections. 

Lesson swop with Mr Dennis Lam

Please take note of the following changes for next week's timetable.

Original timetable:

22 April, 0805 - 0855: S&W
25 April, 0855 - 0945: Chemistry

New arrangement:

22 April, 0805 - 0855: Chemistry
25 April, 0855 - 0945: S&W

Thus, please come to school in your uniform on Tuesday and ensure you are in S&W attire on Friday instead.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Homework~16 April 2014, Wednesday

History - Fill in your part of the google document
Social Studies - Complete the debate
Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN and file
English - Complete Speech
Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem
Math - Complete integration homework 1 (due Monday)
Biotech - Do not lose you Gel Electrophoresis results. Do research on why your plating results are as such.Complete mock exam paper 2.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Homework ~ 15 April 2014, Tuesday

History - Fill in your part of the google document
Social Studies - Complete the debate
Chinese -COMPLETE ALL OVERDUE HW MAN
English - Do the speech thingy I think
Chemistry - Complete assignment on organic chem
Math - Complete example 9-11 and integration homework 1 (due Monday)
Biotech - Do not lose you Gel Electrophoresis results. Do research on why your plating results are as such

Saturday, 5 April 2014

CE plan for 7 and 11 April

Hi all

Here are the details:

7 April (Monday)

S3 & S4 : Talk by NP on Poly Admission

2.00 to 2.30 pm - Talk on poly admissions and Ngee Ann's offerings (courses, scholarships, talent development programmes, etc).  The speaker is Mr Tan Jui Kuan, Polytechnic Education Advisor cum Lecturer

2.30 - 2.50 pm - Talk on Engineering Science, Ngee Ann Poly's premium engineering course.  The speaker is Dr Li Zhongqiang, Lecturer from the School of Engineering.  He is also the Course Manager of the diploma in Engineering Science course.

11 April (Friday)

Assembly Performance - Talking Body Language 
A Theatre performance by Roger Jenkins
Venue: MPH 

Brief on the Performance - Talking Body Language
A highly entertaining one-man show by Roger Jenkins and more than a dozen of his beautiful and highly expressive wooden masks. With more than 170 performances in schools since its debut in the 1996 Arts Education Programme, this show vividly succeeds in showing students how the way they present themselves plays an important part in how people (eg future employers, colleagues!) will respond to them. 

Our attitudes, our demeanour, our behaviour are all critical factors in contributing to our success and happiness. 

Alongside the masks, Mr Jenkins incorporates stories designed to reinforce the message that this could happen to the audience – that they do have control over how they interact with people and how they can influence the way people react with them. 

At the end of the performance, students will understand:
a) The power of masks - how they exaggerate certain features and communicate a character or an attitude.
b) That we all wear 'masks' in everyday life in the different roles we play - as students, siblings, sons and daughters, neighbours.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Saturday, 29 March 2014

CE plan for 31 March and 4 April

Hi all

Pls find below the CE Plan for the week.

31 March 2014 (Monday)
  • Talk by ACJC on JC curriculum and admission
  • 3 SST alumni (Cheng Ngee, Karan and Jingjie) will also sharing on behalf of ACJC.
  • Venue: Auditorium
4 April 2014 (Friday)

We will commemorate International Friendship Day.
Please proceed to the MPH.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Please read this

(From MP Indranee Rajah's Facebook post 22 March 2014)

A few days ago, the internet was abuzz with the story of Miss S'pore finalist, Ms Jesslyn Tan, who found the sight of a man with a hole in his T-shirt napping on the MRT so amusing that she took a snapped a photo of him and put it on her FB with the caption "Holey moley. Sibei trendy worzxxz".

The post caused a minor internet storm. Many were critical of it, and Ms Tan has since removed the post and apologised online for being insensitive.

What's it to me? Well, you see, the man in that pic is my resident, Mr Koh Hee Huat, and I have known him for many years. I want to share a little more about this man who has been unwittingly caught up in this mini furore.

Mr Koh is a helper at the Ye Shanghai Teochew Muay stall at Bukit Merah View (BMV). The stall opens at night till the early hours of the morning. Those familiar with the area - and certainly all the taxi drivers on the midnight shift - will know this stall and Mr Koh. He's the man who takes the orders from the customers in the queue and dishes out their selections into small plates for the other helper to bring to the tables. He's on his feet from evening until 3.00 am in the morning when the stall closes.

Every time I've been to the stall after my Friday night MPS ( and that's many times over the years ) he's been there - in good or bad weather, quiet and unassuming, but always hard at work, and responsive to all customers, no matter who they are.

He makes an honest living to support his mother and his family. His wife works at the same stall. He has a daughter waiting to enter poly.

In the midst of all the buzz and noise on the topic, I would like to address this from his perspective, so people can understand the impact the episode has had on him.

First, he's genuinely bewildered why he has been singled out like this out of the blue, and on such an issue. His T-shirts have holes because he wears them for work. The stall has metal fixtures which snag on the T-shirts, causing them to tear. It's just part and parcel of his work environment, in the same way that people who wear overalls may get grease stains, or outdoor workers get dust on their uniforms.

But more importantly, the episode caused him to feel a deep loss of face and hurt. When I visited him at the stall last night, he said many customers asked him about the incident, and it was very embarrassing for him because so many people know him. Despite that, though, he still turned up for work over the past few days, stoically carrying on with his job. Many may not realise this, but it takes courage to do this - to turn up and carry on when suddenly, through no doing of your own, you are the subject of national discussion, and every eye is on you.

Mr Koh initially thought of quitting in the wake of this, but his boss encouraged him to stay. His boss told me that he has known Mr Koh since he was boy and he is a very good worker. When Mr Koh's father passed away, he asked the boss to take care of Mr Koh, which the boss promised to do. The boss is determined to keep that promise.

My grassroots leaders and I encouraged Mr Koh to stay too. We told him that this will pass. He doesn't surf the net and he wasn't aware that many have people expressed support for him.

So if you are in the area and have a yen for teochew muay, do go and give Mr Koh a word of encouragement or a thumbs up. He's very much part of our Bukit Merah family, and just like whenever a family member feels down, it helps when others rally round to give a morale booster. And if anyone merits a boost it is this quiet, hardworking, unassuming man. He may not be sibei trendy, but he is definitely "sibei ho".

As for Ms Tan, I am glad that she has apologised, albeit online and not to Mr Koh directly. She says she has learnt from this and would be very mindful of social media in the future.

I do hope so.

We still do not sufficiently appreciate the impact that what we do or say can have on others, especially via social media. The consequences are often unintended, but by then it is too late. The old adage "the pen is mightier than the sword" still holds true in the internet age, even though the keyboard has replaced the pen. A sword cuts deep, but words can cut deeper. We need to have a care in what we say about others.



Saturday, 22 March 2014

CE plan for 24 & 28 March

Hi all

Here is the CE plan for the coming week. Please take note of the venue.

24 March
NYAA Briefing by Mr Jerome Tan
Venue: Auditorium. 
Students to bring their LD to the venue. 

28 March
Student Leaders Election 
Venue: Indoor Sports Hall