Our NPCC team would like to take the chance to share with everyone a piece of good news!
Chintakunta Shreya from Class 4A has been awarded the most prestigious SPF-NPCC badge for this year’s selection! The objective of awarding SPF-NPCC Badge to cadets is to identify and recognise outstanding cadets with good leadership qualities.
We would like to extend our congratulations to her for her achievement!
Greendale Secondary congratulates Greendale alumnus Wang Haiyi (Class of 2017, 4E1) for her stellar performance at the 2019 GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations. Haiyi attained a H3 Distinction in Science Research, and Grade As for 4 H2 Subjects. She has also attained the A*STAR scholarship. Haiyi, who joined Greendale Secondary in 2015 at Secondary 2, subsequently enrolled into National Junior College via DSA. Haiyi expressed her heartfelt appreciation to Greendale teachers for their guidance and support, and she particularly reached out to Mr Darius Tan (Head of Department, Math) when she received her results.
The school also received affirmation from the mother of alumnus Samuel (Class of 2017, 4E1), attributing Samuel’s good performance to the inspiring and hardworking teachers and the school’s caring culture. Samuel attained Grades A and B for his H1 and H2 subjects for his GCE ‘A’ level exams. His younger brother, from Class of 2019, 4E1, also did well in the 2019 GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations with a nett score of 6. Here’s the affirmation from the mother of alumni Samuel and his brother :
“… Teachers in Greendale Sec have made such an impact on both my boys’ secondary school lives and Sam is thinking of applying to NIE too. Sam is an example of how Greendale Sec has groomed students with a PSLE score of 185. Greendale Sec teachers are the best in Singapore! My boys have no tuition and their good results are all Greendale Sec teachers’ hard work. I can testify to that. The caring culture at Greendale Sec is second to none. … teachers in Greendale Sec are gems … I can’t thank all teachers in one note. So many and I haven’t even shared about my second son’s teachers.”
We wish all our Alumni the very best in their education pursuit and as a school, we will continue to SERVE, LEAD and EXCEL.
We are pleased to share the school has achieved overall value-added improvement once again in the GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations!
Part of this year’s value-adding results in the N-Levels include the school’s core achievement in the English, Mathematics and Best 3 Subjects (EMB3) score, 90.4% of our Secondary 4 N(A) students’ eligibility to progress to Secondary 5 N(A) in 2020, and 82.6% of the Normal-stream students in general qualifying for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP).
We wish all of our students the very best in the next phase of their education journey!
For more information on post-GCE ‘N’ Level matters, please click here.
One of the strategic initiatives’ goals of the school’s applied learning programme (ALP) is to bring about the “joy of learning” and engage the students’ understanding of a subject matter more effectively. Hence, by adopting “The Maker Education Mindset”, which is closely associated with science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) learning, we hope to bring leverage on the initiative’s goal and to provide the applied learning opportunities and experiences to students where possible.
An activity that revolves around the Makers’ Mindset is the SIT – Greendale Community Challenge. Involving the Secondary 2 cohort, the students are given the opportunity to visit the various host community organisations, attend design-thinking workshops organised by the SIT, and to research, design and create practical solutions to real-life aid technological problems faced in the welfare-community homes.
There were quite a number of entries submitted. But only 11 teams were shortlisted and made it to the finals of the Challenge. For these teams, as part of the Challenge they attended The Makers’ Workshop conducted by the SIT.
At the finals, the teams presented their ideas to a panel of judges. And here we present the top 3 winners of the Challenge:
It is worth to note that the winning ideas would be adopted for implementation for the welfare-community homes’ usage in future. In tandem with the school’s theme for this year: Maker Empowerment, Thinking Tinkering.
The school recently embarked on a project on virtual reality (VR) in the classrooms in Term 3, which aims to supplement the student’s understanding of the lessons learnt in there. This initiative is undertaken as part of the school’s applied learning programme (ALP), and a select few teachers and classes were enrolled to pilot it.
It encourages collaboration work amongst the students, after the lesson was taught in-proper by the teacher. Overall, it was well received by the teachers who piloted the VR project as they found it useful in their lessons. And as for the students in general, they find it unique, are able to comprehend what is taught earlier during the lessons and they thoroughly enjoyed the new learning experience!
Moving forward, the school plans to continue with VR as part of the school’s curriculum-programme from 2020. Exciting times ahead!
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.
The future is bright for these geniuses and philantrepreneurs!
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!
In the IDE Challenge Category, Subbayan, Moliparambil and Yi Jie were awarded the Design Award!
Greendale Secondary School participated in the National Schools Literature Festival 2019. Two of our students won the Lower Secondary Category of the Flash Fiction Competition and they are:
Jeanna (1E3) – National 5th Position
Ro En (2E5) – National 10th Position
This is the third consecutive year that the school has won in this keenly contested category. Congratulations to our budding writers!
Here are their winning entries:
Mirror, mirror on the wall! (by Jeanna)
Friday, 22nd October.
The house was empty. The entire town experienced blackout and the only light source was the moon that casted an eerie shadow.
The sound of the clock echoed throughout the room. I stared at the ceiling, unable to sleep. Even at this hour, there were children running on the streets, outside.
Annoyance grew in me as the children threw stones at the window. I stood up and marched over to the window, flinging it open to yell at them.
There was nobody in sight.
I heard it again. But this time, from the mirror.
Marriages don’t end in heaven (by Ro En)
Today, is the day I had highly anticipated. I was going to reunite with my beloved husband. I woke up in bliss as I nimbly walked over to put on the dazzling black dress that I had bought just for this day. I winged my eyeliner and slipped into my stilettoes. I could not contain my excitement. I want to wipe those tears away. I want all of our misery to end today and for all the bitter days to vanish. I then made way down. The gates have finally opened. It is the first day of the seventh month.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)