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 Student Selected for Allianz Junior Football Camp

Update:

We present you an article in The Straits Times under the Sports section from 10 September 2018, which featured our student Muhamad Raqin Bin Shamrin (3T1) at the recent Allianz Junior Football Camp held in Munich, Germany:

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/youth-nited-nations

Original Blog Post (17 July 2018):

This past June, one of our Secondary 3 footballers, Muhamad Raqin Bin Shamrin from 3T1, was selected to be one of only four youth players to represent Singapore at the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Bangkok, Thailand.

This trip is on 16 – 19 July 2018, and is fully sponsored by the organizer. If he fares well in Bangkok against representatives from various other Asian countries, he could be selected for the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Munich, Germany which will be conducted by coaches and professional players of the famous German club Bayern Munich.

To get this opportunity, he attended trials that tested his football skills as he was pitted against youths from all around Singapore. In addition, in the final round, he had to go through an interview before being selected.

We wish Raqin all the best!

UPDATE:

We are pleased to share that Raqin is selected for the Allianz Junior Football Camp in Munich, Germany!

The camp will be held on 27 – 31 August 2018.

He, and another selected Singaporean, had a successful trip in Bangkok last week, where they played alongside representatives from various Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Laos, Taiwan and Thailand.

Congratulations Raqin! May he fly the Greendale and Singapore flags proud!

Greendale ODAC East Area Orienteering Competition

On 28 July 2018 (Saturday), Team ODAC @GreendaleSec participated in another Orienteering Race, but this time in the East Area Orienteering Competition which involved a total of 250 participants.

The competition required the students to navigate through 25 checkpoints in Sunplaza Park accurately at the fastest time. Team ODAC competed and beat the competitors from other schools, such as Xinmin Secondary.

We are pleased to announce that Team Anzer (2E5) and Li Sun (2E5) finished as Champions, while Team Zafri (3E1) and Khayri (3A2) received the Second Runners-Up (Bronze) placing, in the competition’s Open Category.

Gold (Open Category):
1. Lim Li Sun (2E5)
2. Anzer Tan Jun An (2E5)

Bronze (Open Category):
1. Muhammad Khayri Hayyan (3A2)
2. Zafri B Rahmat Ali (3E1)

On top of that, Team ODAC @GreendaleSec, as a whole, emerged as Champions of the East Area Orienteering Competition!

Congratulations Team ODAC!

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!

 

Greendale Chorale Gold (Orientale Concentus 11)

Evocation 2018

On 2 June 2018, Greendale Chorale took part in Evocation 2018, a concert organised by EVOKXEVOKX is a young adult choir who seeks to involve youth in choral production while raising awareness of social causes.

In Evocation 2018, 5 choirs, including Greendale Chorale, came together to help raise funds for Community Health Assessment Team, a national outreach programme under the Institute of Mental Health. We had a great time learning from other choirs and performing the finale item, Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid), with everyone!

Orientale Concentus 11

Greendale Chorale took part in Orientale Concentus 11 on 2 July 2018, held at SOTA Concert Hall. In this international competition, choirs from all over the world came to compete for the grand prize of $20,000!

We saw choirs from all over South East Asia, as well as from China, Taiwan and South Korea.

In our category, we faced off quality choirs from Philippines, Indonesia and other secondary school choirs from Singapore. We are proud to announce that of the six choirs in our category, only 2 were awarded Gold and we are one of them!

It was an amazing experience as we managed to invite one of the adjudicators to come to our school to conduct a masterclass for us. We also had the opportunity to listen to the winners of all the different categories on 4 July in Esplanade Concert Hall. Indeed, with these learning experiences, we aim to do our best for SYF next year!

The combined choir performing Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid). We are on your right.

We had just performed our pieces for the judges!

At Esplanade, after receiving our Gold certificate and participation trophy!

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!

Celebrate the Good!

We would like to highlight the exemplary behavior of the following students, between January and March this year, in displaying our school valuescaught in the act!

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

– Reported by: Ms Lynn Ang (History Teacher, Humanities Department)

Jogathon 2018!

The School @GreendaleSec had their first school-level event for the year, and that is the Jogathon 2018!

We had the whole Greendale Family down, which includes the PSG and Alumni, to grace this annual inaugural event!

We hope you enjoy the pictures!

Greendale Sec Celebrates O Level Milestones!

Our 2017 cohort of Secondary 4 Express students have achieved many firsts for the School @GreendaleSec at the 2017 GCE O Level examinations!

We have our first straight A1 student, Fanny Xueqi Or, and more than 15% of our students achieved at least 4 distinctions. We also celebrate the good performance of our Secondary 5 Normal Academic students.


Top Students of 2018! [Photo Courtesy of: Ms Shafiqah (ICT Executive)]

Congratulations to our 2017 cohort for their fine performance at the O levels! And a special mention of thanks to the Year Head, the Form and Subject Teachers, of the said batch who travelled alongside them in their journey.

Reported by The School Leaders (Ms Amy Ng, Mr Joseph Peterson, & Mr Derek Lee)

[Photos Courtesy of: Ms Shafiqah (ICT Executive)]

NPCC Retains Gold Award

We are proud to announce that, out of the 136 school unit entries, the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) @GreendaleSec has retained the Gold Award, at the NPCC Unit Overall Proficiency Award 2017!


Photo Courtesy of: hometeam.sg

It is awarded by assessing the overall performance of NPCC school units in an academic year. All NPCC Units are encouraged to participate in the assessment process.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the teachers, for their passionate commitment and efforts in the pursuit of Character Development excellence! In the words of the School Principal, Ms Amy Ng:

It is most encouraging to see the NPCC students, past and present, coming together for their CCA and its achievements. We must believe  that they will carry that great sense of belonging, commitment and excellence in all that they do, today, tomorrow and into the future.

Well done NPCC @GreendaleSec!

Sec 1’s First Day of School

The School @GreendaleSec welcomed the 2018 Secondary 1 cohort on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. By 7.20 AM, 320 Secondary 1 students had reported and were ushered in to the school hall for their very first morning assembly.

The School’s Principal, Ms Amy Ng, welcomed the new Secondary 1 cohort, shared the school’s mission and rallied the new students towards the realisation of the school’s vision of Committed Learners, Critical Thinkers and Confident Leaders.

Following the morning welcome, the student leaders led the Secondary 1 students through ice-breaking activities, to get them to know their new classmates. Here are some snapshots of the day’s session:

Photos Courtesy of: Mr Derek Lee (VPA) & Ms Tng Wee Li (Sec 1 Year Head)

– Reported by Mr Derek Lee (Vice-Principal, Admin)

Release of GCE N Level Results

The 2017 N level cohort performed well in the GCE N level exams!

The Secondary 4N results were the best in Greendale’s history, with 17.3% (as compared to the national average of 10%) eligible for Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP).

79.5% of students were eligible for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP), and 83.5% were promoted to Secondary 5 (as compared to the national average of 76.6%).

This is a result of the hard work of the students, Year Head and teachers.

Together as the Family @GreendaleSec, we were able to achieve this set of fantastic results, and many of our students have excellent post-secondary options. We look forward to many more good years ahead!

– Reported by: Mr Wee Meng Kiat (Lead Teacher)

[Photos Courtesy of: Ms Shafiqah (ICT Executive)]

Celebrate the Good!

We would like to highlight the exemplary behavior of the following students, between September and October this year, in displaying our school valuescaught in the act!

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

– Reported by: Ms Lynn Ang (Humanities)

Chips@School Competition 2017

[Featured Image courtesy of: Infineon Technologies AG]

We were at it again!

Well, for this time, we didn’t emerge as the Top 3 teams… But we sure did impress the judges to warrant ourselves in the Top 10, despite tougher competition from other schools as compared to the previous year!

5 teams were sent to the Chips@School Competition (C@SC) 2017, organised by Infineon (Singapore): a competition where students would need to come up with conceptual ideas on how chips could be used to “Build a Smart Welfare City”, the theme of this year’s C@SC.


[Image Courtesy of: Infineon Technologies AG]

Students @GreendaleSec in the Background! [Photo Courtesy of: Infineon Technologies AG]
Out of the 5 teams, 3 of them were honoured to be part of the 10 shortlisted teams for the C@SC 2017 Finals. One of them, Team 2, was commended for being passionate in presenting their idea of the “Tumour Detecting Chip“:


Team 2 – Phoebe Lim, Gilaine Ong, Muhammad Naqeeb, and Muhammad Isa (of 2E1)

While another team, Team 5, awed the judges with their impressive video on the “Emergency Response Chip“:


Team 5 – Javier Lee, Lee Mingxuan, and Janeese Tiang (of 2E3)

And not forgetting Team 3, for their noble idea of “Let’s Lend a Wrist“:


Team 3 – Muhammad Danial, Lynn Ng, and Nur Quraisyah (of 2E1)

For them to be amongst the shortlisted teams for the Finals, they had to present before a panel of industry-expert judges, comprising of two Management Personnel of Infineon, a Professor from SUTD, and the President of the Singapore Semiconductor Association.


The Panel of Judges of C@SC 2017 [Photo Courtesy of: Infineon Technologies AG]

Team 2 Presenting their Motion before the Panel

Special mention of thanks to the Sec 2 DTE teachers for their dedication and excellence, in guiding our teams in this year’s C@SC!

Well done, Team DTE @GreendaleSec!

National Sports Achievements 2017

“Good things come to those who wait persevere… And never give up” – Anonymous

For the first time in the history of Greendale Secondary School, we have achieved honours in the sports arena at the National level!

First up, our Softball @GreendaleSec B Division Boys Team, for clinching 3rd Placing at the Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) National Softball Championships 2017:


3rd Placing – 2017 SSSC National Softball B Division Boys [Photo Courtesy of: Red Sports Twitter]

As it Stands in 2017… [Info Courtesy of: National School Games @ MOE]
And at the 2017 National Inter-School Taekwondo Championships:


[Photo Courtesy of: Singapore Taekwondo Federation]
We present Cheryl Ng (of 4A1), for winning the Gold Medal at the B Division Female Black Belt (under 56 Kg) Category.


Alongside the TKD Champion, at the recent Graduation Day 2017 [Photo by: Mr Halim]
These achievements could not be made possible, without the support and belief of everyone in the Greendale Family. And that includes the Teachers and Coaches who dedicated their time, and effort in tirelessly working with the winners, amidst the various challenges and surmounting odds that were constantly knocking on the doors, in order to achieve sporting excellence.

To the Softball B Boys, and Cheryl, we salute you. And congratulations!

Young Engineer Award (Gold)

We are pleased to announce that eight of our students, from the Robotics @GreendaleSec, are awarded the “Young Engineer Award (YEA) Gold”!

With this, it recognises their active participation in the Future Transportation Challenge which they took part in June this year. Quoting a letter from the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Singapore Polytechnic):

“During the course of the challenge, they have demonstrated a creative and innovative mind, which are important attributes of an engineer in making our world a better place.”

The YEA Gold also gives the students an added advantage when applying for SP engineering courses, as well as the Early Admission Exercise (EAE)! Let’s give them a round of applause for this amazing achievement, and a pat on their backs if you happen to see them around in school!

WRG (Singapore) 2017 Sumobot Winner, Lim Yuheng, and Theodore Ong (of 2E1),

Jedd Laurence, Maxwell Timothy and Nabil Hussain (of 2E2),

Our WRG (Singapore) 2017 Sumobot Winners:

Odelia Chua and Shermaine Yeoh (of 2E4),

and last but not the least, our dear Kavinesh (of 3T1).

Congratulations to all!

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!