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.