Police Advisory on ‘Derby’

Dear Alumni

The police has observed several cases whereby members of the public who had responded to job offers by ‘Derby’, have been duped into transferring money on behalf of ‘Derby’ as part of their job scope. As some of the victims were students, SPF has provided an advisory for schools to alert students about the ongoing scam targeting anyone looking for part-time jobs, as well as to take measures to prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime.

Details are in the attached file – click here .

– School Administration (On Behalf of Singapore Police Force)

Open for Nominations of National Awards for Outstanding Teachers

Dear Alumni,

Do you know of any teachers who have made outstanding contributions in moulding the future of our nation? The Ministry of Education (MOE) invites you to nominate them for the following national awards: The President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) and the Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA).

Nominations for both the PAT and OYEA started on 1 October 2018. The OYEA nominations will close on 8 January 2019, while the PAT nominations will close two weeks later on 22 January 2019.

Please note that: 

  • Nominations for both awards can be submitted online or via hard copy. The links to the online nomination forms can be found on the Academy of Singapore Teachers’ website at https://tinyurl.com/2019PAT and https://tinyurl.com/OYEA2019.
  • Hard copy nomination forms for both awards are available at all primary and secondary schools, JCs, MI, and MOE’s Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive. PAT nomination forms can also be found at all 5 polytechnics and ITE.

For further details on the PAT and OYEA, please click on the following link:

https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/open-for-nominations–2-categories-of-national-awards-for-outstanding-teachers

Alumni NS Engagement Session

On Monday, 23 July 2018, we invited a few of our alumni to speak to the graduating students on their National Service experiences.

The response was quite positive. The students were engaged and most were genuinely interested in finding out more about NS life.

The Alumni were asked about a variety of things related from pre-enlistment procedures and preparation, to life during BMT and friendships formed during National Service.

Our Alumni is Awesome

I think what is most heartening is to see our former Greendale students turning into fine young adults, and good role models for our current students:

Eng Junjie, Class of 2010

Junjie is an NCC alumni who served for several years as a cadet officer. He continued his passion for the military and is currently a regular in the Singapore Armed Forces as an Army Intelligence officer. At the moment, he is also with our dance students every Saturday as a liaison officer for NDP.

Xavier Lee, Class of 2012

Xavier is currently a regular in the Singapore Police Force. He was offered a scholarship while in Polytechnic which paid for his polytechnic education. He is doing well in his career as a part of the Ground Task Force team and besides his regular police duties he is also part of the career advisory team in the force and hold career talks for aspiring policemen. Xavier came straight from his night shift to be with us for the sharing!

Duncan Quek, Class of 2012

Duncan went to polytechnic after Greendale, and just finished serving his Full Time NS obligations this year in the Guards Formation. He will be starting his university studies at NTU Accountancy this year. Like Xavier, Duncan was a Student Leader when he was in Greendale and shared with me that he learnt a lot of valuable skills from his experiences there that served him well as part of the Greendale Alumni as well as during his poly education.

To the Teachers who have taught these students before, thank you for helping them develop into fine gentlemen!

Mr Mohamed Shahmir Anwar
Teacher-in-Charge, Greendale Alumni
Subject Head, National Education