Graduation Day 2019!

“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams”

The annual GDLSS Graduation Ceremony for the Secondary 4/5 was held on 4 October 2019 (Friday).

It was an emotional ceremony for the students, teachers and parents. This ceremony marks the closure of a chapter, but it also signifies the beginning of another.

Teachers and many of the parents present had said they would not shed a tear, but the emotional moments of tenderness was too much to contain.

Planned and organised by the school management and teachers, every detail was meticulously looked into and carefully planned.

It was a special moment for all graduands when the Sec 4/5 Form Teachers took to the stage and sang a moving rendition of “If we hold on together”, sending out the message of “live believing; dreams never die”.

In return, the cohort delivered an emotional rendition of “Do I make you proud” to thank and appreciate the school, teachers and parents.

Not a single dry eye in the school hall on this day and this is the strongest testament of the bonds built between the teachers and students.

This graduation ceremony is the finale of the Class of 2019 in Greendale Secondary, where talents were nurtured and lives, inspired.

Every student received an unique graduation bear dressed in the school’s polo tee, and with a class gift filled full to the brim with loving thoughts and blessings from the Form Teachers of the graduating classes.

Indeed, the students went away with not only the memories of their life as a GDLSS student, but also the blessings of the school leaders and each and every teacher for their journey ahead.

As parents, we are more than heartened and appreciative of what had become of our children – Committed Learners, Critical Thinkers, Confident Leaders in their own rights.

All these would not be possible without the dedication and nurturing of the school leaders and teachers. ❤

To the Class of 2019, happy graduation 🎓! Remember, the best is yet to come! Game on and all the best for the rest of the N and O levels papers! 💪

– Greendale Secondary School Parents Support Group

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)

PEeps @GreendaleSec Hosts NBSS PE Team!

“So today (6 Oct 2017) we hosted the PE Department from Naval Base Secondary… 


Hello NBSS! And Mr Colin Phee… And Mr Augi Seah… Hey, isn’t that Ms Edna Tay?! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

Nice right, the new Staff InnoHub… “The Teaching Lab” sounds nice too [Photo by: Mr Halim]

My ex-Boss going through the Paces… [Photo by: A PEep]

Activity Time! Off We Go! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

Run Forests… Run! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

The Aftermath, Cool & Chill people… Not Netflix ah [Photo by: A PEep]
… Had a good session of sharing and discussion of OAE practices!”

Taken and posted, with permission, from: Mr Halim FB

Physical & Sports Education Conference 2017

The Physical & Sports Education Conference (PSEC) 2017 was held on 28 and 29 August 2017, at the Singapore Sports School. The conference was intended for PE practitioners to examine fundamental tenets of quality teaching and learning, and deepen their understanding and application of pedagogical practices.


PSEC 2017 Keynote Address by Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister (MOE Schools)

The PE Department presented under Strand B – Innovative Learning and Teaching through Leveraging Technology. It is believed that technology, when used purposefully in PE, Sports and Outdoor Education, can have a significant impact on the engagement of students and help them to enhance their learning. The meaningful use of technology acts as a catalyst to enhance students’ appreciation of the application of skills in authentic situations, increase verbalisation of their deeper understanding, and enable a transfer of practice from one context to another.


GDLS PEeps Presenting to Fellow PE Practitioners

Orienteering is typically conducted using a map and a compass. While this skill is useful to know, the current generation is more “tech-savvy” and prefer using technology to aid in navigating. This preference, coupled with a high mobile penetration rate in Singapore, provided the impetus for adopting technology in orienteering lessons.


Our HOD PE/CCA Presenting the Orienteering App

At Greendale Secondary, we use a variety of free apps in mobile tablets for orienteering lessons, which allow student-centred collaborative learning to take place. Hence, students are more engaged and have become more responsible for their own learning.


Look who Came to Visit our Booth… The Legend, C Kunalan!


Current & Ex PEeps of GDLS!

Annual Interact Club Installation

The Interact Club of Greendale Secondary School held their annual Installation on the evening of 25 August 2017 (Friday). Guests from Interact Club of Tanjong Katong Girls School, our sister club Interact Club of Evergreen Secondary School, and Rotary Club of Suntec City were present to witness the new Board of Directors taking over the leadership of the club.


The New Board taking their Pledge

We started the day with speeches by our Vice-Principal Mr Derek Lee and Rotarian Felix Tok, who read out a prepared script on behalf of Mdm Teresa Lim, current President of Rotary Club of Suntec City. Then we had some games before we dig into our sumptuous dinner!


A Group Photo with All Guests!

We would like to thank all our guests for their presence despite their busy schedule, and wish the new Board all the best for the upcoming year!

Parenting Talk – How to Raise Confident Youth

The school’s PSG organised a parenting talk on How to Raise Confident Youth, on Saturday, 26 Aug. The talk was conducted by Mr Nicholas Choo, an experienced and MSF accredited trainer in the area of family and parenting. 

At the talk, Mr Choo provided practical tips on how to nurture confident teen. He emphasised that every child is uniquely different and has his/her own perspectives and the role parents is to promote positive self-esteem in their child.

The school would like to thank parents who attended the talk and for supporting programme organised by PSG.