Singapore-Brunei Twinning Programme 2019!

The school hosted students and teachers of Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Secondary School, Brunei Darussalam, for the annual twinning programme between the two schools on 26 – 30 August 2019.

The Bruneians had an enriching learning experience during their visit here in Singapore! One of the teachers quoted that they were delighted with the school’s “warm welcome, hospitality and kindness” throughout their stay.

Here are some photos taken from the twinning programme. We hope you enjoy viewing them!

An Evening with Greendale Orchestra!

One of our Performing Arts CCA, Greendale Orchestra, put up a 30-minute performance at the Oasis Terraces Community Plaza on Saturday, 31 August 2019. The initiative is part of the CCA’s Values-in-Action (VIA) programme. It was well received by the public!

We present you the photo highlights of last Saturday’s evening with Greendale Orchestra:

Hope you enjoyed viewing it!

SkillsCraft Youth Makers Programme!

A programme in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), SkillsCraft aims to inspire students and spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and participate in meaningful STEM activities and projects that contribute to the community!

16 students were selected to attend the programme’s 3D Printing Workshop and DIY Hacks (Household) Workshop held at the SIT MakerSpace at Punggol 21CC and, the Design Thinking Workshop held at Greendale Secondary School.

@ Punggol 21CC
@ Punggol 21CC
@ Greendale Secondary School

The future is bright for these geniuses and philantrepreneurs!

IDE Series 2019!

The Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDE) Series is a national technology and engineering event, which Greendale Secondary School participated recently.

There are 2 categories under the IDE Series: the Arduino Maker and IDE Challenge.

Under the Arduino Maker category, students need to use Arduino micro controller technology to come up with projects to solve problems faced by the elderly, showcase their idea through a video, a working prototype and a presentation to the judges.

Whereas in the IDE Challenge category for this year’s event, students have to build a glider to be released from a predetermined height, a landing pad to prevent eggs from breaking when dropped from a certain height and a height to withstand weight of drink cans loaded on it.

We are pleased to share that our students Jackie, Danial Haziq and Shreeya were awarded the Engineering Award in the Arduino Maker Category!

Engineering Awardees: Arduino Maker Category (IDE Series 2019)

In the IDE Challenge Category, Subbayan, Moliparambil and Yi Jie were awarded the Design Award!

Design Awardees: IDE Challenge Category (IDE Series 2019)

Congratulations!

SYF Celebrations Play!

Following the SYF Arts Presentation, 8 of our Theatricks! CCA students participated in the SYF Celebrations (Play!) on 5 July 2019 at The Arena @ Our Tampines Hub. This showcase provided the students a platform to explore creativity in drama through devising an original play.

The team garnered positive responses from the panel of adjudicators, who particularly enjoyed the humour and the synergy of the ensemble in the performance.

Inter-School Handball Competition!

A group of Secondary 2 boys signed up and participated in the C Division Inter-School Team Handball Competition on 13 July 2019.

It was great to see the team playing hard and putting up a strong fighting spirit up against the other schools’ CCA Teams! The team managed to emerge as the 1st Runners’ up eventually! As the team only had one month of training on top of the skills learnt in PE lessons, it was definitely not an easy feat!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the school for believing in us and allowing us to take part in this competition! And special thanks to the coaches who volunteered their time to be with us. Thank you everyone for your support!

– Reported by Qi Xuan (2E4)

National Orienteering Race (Schools) 2019!

On 13 July 2019, 22 of our Outdoor Adventure Club (ODAC) students participated in the annual National Orienteering Race (Schools) held at Singapore Polytechnic.

We are proud to share that six of them managed to clinch awards!

1st Position (B Division Girls)
1. Farhanah (3E4)
2. Humairah (3E4)

1st Position (B Division Boys)
1. Alim (3E2)
2. Kristophe (3T1)

3rd Position (B Division Boys)
1. Razeem (3E5)
2. Anzer (3E2)

Congratulations! If you happened to teach or bump into these students in school, do extend your congratulations to them!

Sea Expedition 2019!

On 13 and 14 July 2019, Greendale Secondary’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP) Committee led a group of various CCA students and teachers on an expedition at sea! This would be the third time running ever since its inception in 2017.

Starting from Sembawang to Pasir Ris on the first day, then followed by from Pasir Ris to Punggol on the 14th, the expedition went well with no major hiccups.

Till next year’s expedition!

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

Learning journey to Brunei

Staff and students of Greendale Secondary School embarked on a MOE initiated exchange programme to Brunei from 21 Nov to 24 Nov 2018.

The 4-day and 3-night twinning programme aimed to allow both staff and students to learn more about the culture of our ASEAN neighbour. The delegation was hosted by Sekolah Manengah Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Radhidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah  (SMAPHRSB, a local secondary school located  in Kulau Belait). They had the opportunity to interact with the teachers and students of the school and learnt more about schooling in Brunei through the 1-day school visit.

Here are the highlights of the trip:

Day 1

At the airport

Ice breaking @ Bowling Centre

Day 2 : School Visit

  

 

Day 3: City Tour in Brunei

 

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!