Outdoor Fitness Stations

The school installed a new set of outdoor fitness equipment at the open court near the Indoor Sports Hall. The addition of this facility is aimed at promoting health and fitness, and encourage students to adopt a more active lifestyle.

A video on the proper use of the outdoor fitness stations, produced by our very own Greendale Broadcasting Club and endorsed by the supplier, was shown to the students during the morning assembly on 17 April 2019 (Wednesday). The Head of Department for PE, Mr Colin Phee, also went through with the students on its proper use:

The outdoor fitness stations at the Indoor Sports Hall open court is opened to all students on 22 April 2019 (Monday).

– Mr Derek Lee (Vice-Principal, Administration)

Singapore Youth Festival 2019!

The SYF 2019 Arts Presentation officially begins this week! Here’s our Greendale Orchestra performing at the Singapore Conference Hall.

We beam with pride as we see the students learn and grow together as an orchestra under the baton of conductor, Mr Goh Wei Hong
A big THANK YOU to the teachers and parents for your support!
Our Principal, Ms Amy Ng, with Parent-Supporters at Singapore Conference Hall

– Mrs Serene Lin-Ang (HOD Aesthetics & Innovation)

Fire & Evacuation Drill

On 12 February 2019, Greendale Secondary School conducted a fire drill exercise. This is to prepare the school for an emergency that may arise.

The drill went smoothly with no hic-cups in between. It was executed at 8.30 AM and ended 8.50 AM, two “casualties” were planted but were recovered by the search team within the stipulated time. The whole school population managed to assemble at the designated Assembly Area within 6 mins.

With the whole school population accounted for, the whole level of Secondary 1s then move from Greendale Secondary School to Punggol Secondary School, which is the school’s External Holding Area (EHA). The aim is to familiarise the students with the route and the designated EHA during an emergency. Road marshals were assigned to facilitate the student’s crossing.  Once the students arrived at the EHA and were accounted for, bottled water was given out to them so as to ensure that the students were properly hydrated and ready for their walk back to Greendale Secondary School.

In short, the exercise was conducted with zero casualties and with assurance that both the students and staff are always prepared for this type of contingency.  Kudos to the whole school population for reaching this level of readiness.

– Mr Mohd Ariff Abdul Aziz, Operations Manager

Yet Another Value-Added Improvement at GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations 2018!

We are pleased to share that the school @GreendaleSec has achieved yet another value-added improvement in last year’s GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations, as compared to 2017 and 2016!

80.7% of our Secondary 4 E students are qualified for the Junior College/ Millennia Institute (JC/ MI) track in 2019, as compared to 76.8% (2017) and 75.6% (2016), while 95.0% of them qualified for the Polytechnic track in 2019, as compared to 92.9% (2017) and 92.4% (2016).

As for our Secondary 5 N(A) students, they faired well too! With 24.3% of them qualified for the JC/ MI track in 2019, as compared to 23.1% (2017), while 83.8% of them qualified for the Polytechnic track in 2019, as compared to 71.8% (2017) and 70.8% (2016).

We wish them all the best!

For more information on post-GCE ‘O’ Level matters, please click here.

Record-Breaking Results at GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations 2018!

We are pleased to share that the school @GreendaleSec has achieved a record-breaking, value-added improvement in this year’s GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations, as compared to 2017 and 2016!

92.3% of our Secondary 4 N(A) students are qualified to take the GCE ‘O’ Level Programme under Secondary 5 N(A) in 2019, as compared to 83.5% (2017) and 77.1% (2016); 29.5% of them qualified for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP), as compared to 17.3% (2017) and 6.8% (2016), and 89.7% of the Normal-stream students in general qualified for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP), as compared to 79.5% (2017) and 67.8% (2016).

We wish them all the best!

For more information on post-GCE ‘N’ Level matters, please click here.

 

Greendale Staff Awards 2018

As part of the annual Teachers’ Day celebration, Greendale staff and students took some time to nominate well-deserving staff for the following awards: The Caring Teacher Award, The Inspiring Teacher Award, The Skilful Teacher Award as well as The Service Excellence Award.

We celebrate with all nominees and awardees, and we look forward to scaling greater heights in our T&L!

– Mrs Joyce Kong (School Staff Developer)

MOE Service Excellence Award 2018

We are pleased to share that our school was awarded the MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) for this year! Please join us in congratulating our staff for being awarded the MSEA (Silver):

1. Mr Pee Kai Hing

2. Mr Bobby Chia

3. Ms Claudia Toh

4. Miss Khairunnisha Bte Bakri

5. Mdm Radha D/O P.G. Sotdaram

6. Ms Noor Hazlin Binte Sabtu

7. Ms Angela Teo

8. Mdm Lily Tan

Well done and congratulations!

Sea Expedition (SeaEx) 2018

On 7 July 2018, our students from various CCA groups (ODAC, Canoeing, NPCC & Student Leadership) set out for a Kayaking Expedition, the second running of its kind since 2017. Accompanied by the teachers from the LLP committee, the weather was perfect, as the 18 students departed from Sembawang Beach towards Pasir Ris Beach. Along the 12 km route, they had to paddle strongly against the currents and pounding waves.

Upon reaching the destination at pasir ris beach, the students built their tents and prepared for dinner.


Setting up tents at Pasir Ris Beach

The next morning of 8 July 2018, the students were awaken by the sunrise at 7 AM. They began packing up and had their breakfast, followed by a short lesson by Mr Halim on how to plan a sea expedition, and considering factors like tide table and earth movements. At 8.30 AM, they set off towards Punggol jetty, paddling towards their destination in about 90 mins. Upon arrival, they loaded the canoes and made their way back to school.

– Mr Abdul Halim Bin Mohamed Anwar (Senior Teacher, PE & OAE)

Greendale Sec in Semi-Finals of National Science Challenge 2018

Congratulations Team Greendale, for making it to the semi-final of the National Science Challenge 2018!

The team made headlines in the school’s history by achieving outstanding results at the first semi-finals, by finishing second of the 4 top teams!

To see our team in action, please view the video below:

Applied Learning Programme (ALP) Achievements

We are pleased to share the following achievements of the ALP @GreendaleSec!

First off, three of our Design Technology & Engineering (DTE) student teams were in the Top 10 of the Infineon Chips @ Schools competition for this year, organised by Infineon Technologies and themed “Green Energy for Today and Tomorrow”, with one of the teams coming in overall at second place.

Second Place
Team 2: Sherlin Lee, Alicia Kok, Allyssa Francheska, Benjamin Yong (all from 2E3)

In the Top 10
Team 3: Zhi Yan, Chok Ying, Khalish Ukail, Kresnarendra (all from 2E4)

Team 1: Shreya, Cabading Roanne, Kah Hang, Yi Cheng (all from 2E3)

Our school was awarded the Special Award of being the Most Active School as well, based on the most number of submitted and shortlisted entries for the finals.

The top 3 teams would be collaborating with the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), in the design and production of their respective prototypes. And the top 10 teams are also invited to participate in either a day or a week’s worth of work attachment opportunities and internship programme.

Secondly, Robotics clinched Second Runner-up for the Best Design Car Category at the recent Future Transportation Challenge, co-organised by Singapore Polytechnic and STEM Inc., Science Centre Singapore.

Second Runner-up (Best Design Car)
Javier Lee (3E4), Rachel Him (3E2), Jerald Choong (2E2), Matthew Goh (2E1)

Congratulations and well done, ALP @GreendaleSec!

Greendale ODAC Achievements at National Orienteering Race

On Saturday, 14 July 2018, ODAC @GreendaleSec participated in the National Orienteering Race held at the Singapore Polytechnic.

We are proud to announce that our ODAC clinched the Bronze medal!

Bronze (B Div Girls):
1. Toh Ying Xuan, 3E4
2. Phoebe Lim Jia Yi, 3E2

On top of that, ODAC managed to come in first place in a mini orienteering race held after the main race!

First Place (Mini Orienteering Race):
1. Damian Lim Zeng How, 3E2
2. Philip Ng Zi Tai, 3E1
3. Alim Zahid Bin Adhar, 2E2

Congratulations Team ODAC!

 

The Greendale Docents – Humanities Week 2018

In Term 2, our Greendale docents also took on the role of being Humanities ambassadors during the Humanities Week. The Humanities week showcased how all the humanities subjects – History, Geography and Social Studies – are related to one another, and also allowed our Greendale students to learn beyond the classrooms. The docents were given opportunities to hone their public speaking skills through being presenters of the various events, as well as facilitators for the activities planned for the week.


Our docents who helped spread the message of how precious clean water is.


Our docents giving a briefing for a card game tournament.

Apart from helping out in the Humanities week, our docents also started to conceptualise and plan their very own heritage trail that will be conducted by the end of the year. The docents were given the task of selecting a heritage area to research and brainstorm for possible sites to include in their trail.

Do look forward to the trails that our docents have planned!

– Ms Bernice Lek (History Teacher, Humanities Department)

The Greendale Docents – Balestier Heritage Trail

In Phase 2 of the Greendale Docents Programme, the docents went on a heritage trail led by their very own teachers to the heritage site of Balestier. Our docents had an extremely fruitful and insightful experience learning about the changes and continuities of businesses in Balestier from past to present. Our docents were also able to see for themselves how History exists in their daily lives, waiting to be uncovered and shared.


Our own teacher docent Miss Liu Jiamin making traditional Nanyang kopi for students to taste during the heritage trail.


Students finding out about the purpose of two water tanks in the middle of Balestier.


Our docents interviewing the caretaker of the Shaw Brothers Malay Film Studios.

Through this experience, our docents were also able to reflect on how they would like to conduct their own heritage trail by the end of the programme.

Do keep a lookout for future updates of our docents as they embark on the research of various heritage sites in Singapore!

– Ms Bernice Lek (History Teacher, Humanities Department)

Celebrate the Good!

We would like to highlight the exemplary behavior of the following students, between March and May this year, in displaying our school values… caught in the act!

Bravo! Please do commend and encourage them if you see them around!

– Ms Lynn Ang (History Teacher, Humanities Department)

Honours Day 2018 & Eladneerg II Highlights

We present you the video highlights of the school’s Honours Day 2018 and Eladneerg II The Musical events, held on Friday, 6 April 2018, at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD):

We would also like to share the achievements of the school for 2017 on video, presented at the Honours Day 2018 event:

Please enjoy!

Science Explorer Camp!

About 60 Secondary 1 and 2 students, in the Greendale Scientist Programme (GSP), participated in the Applied Materials Science Explorer Camp, held at United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA) this year. This camp is supported by the North East Community Development Council (NECDC). The programme is a collaboration between NECDC and Applied Materials South East Asia Pte Ltd to inspire and spark off interest in children with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It aims to promote innovative thinking through Science workshops and hands-on experiments that could further their learning in Science.

This year, students learnt the science behind up-cycling and understand the circuitry in battery-operated toys. Working in groups of 4 or 5, the students repaired and used their newly acquired soldering skills to creatively use discarded toys to build their own mini-robots to compete in a robot challenge.

– Reported by: Mr Chen Poh Keong (Head of Department, Science)