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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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:
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!
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!
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!
On 2 June 2018, Greendale Chorale took part in Evocation 2018, a concert organised by EVOKX. EVOKX 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!