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.
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“:
While another team, Team 5, awed the judges with their impressive video on the “Emergency Response Chip“:
And not forgetting Team 3, for their noble idea of “Let’s Lend a Wrist“:
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.
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!
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).
Did you know that our Robotics @GreendaleSec participated in the World Robot Games (Singapore) this year:
And we won the Gold and Bronze Award for the 1 Kg Category?
Congratulations Chew Tze Han and Lim Yuheng (of 2E1), and Odelia Chua and Shermaine Yeoh (of 2E4) for winning the two awards respectively! Well done!
It was, by no means, an easy feat. The competition is purely autonomous based (of having the freedom to act independently), so the robots must be programmed to function in ways without any human intervention during the game!
The students, under the guidance of their passionate DTE teacher, Ms Elizabeth Ong, carefully designed the two robots prior to the competition, and pre-programmed them with a few possible strategies, which they eventually selected the “best one” for each at the start of the game. And boy, did it turn out well!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students, from Secondary 1 to Secondary 3, participated in the Malay Language Fortnight programme during the September 2017 school holidays. They participated in batik painting, poetry writing and recital, Malay traditional games, and debates.
They enjoyed the sessions as they were given opportunities to showcase their talents to their peers. They were very engaged as all the activities were hands-on.
The theme for 2017 Art Club / NE National Day Competition 2017 was #onenationtogether.
Students, from Secondary 1 to Secondary 3, submitted their entries in either 2D or 3D.
The winners’ artworks were displayed at our Vanishing Trades Area (VTA) at Level 2, Outside the Main Staffroom. The competition was held for a month, prior to the School’s National Day 2017 celebrations.
Art Club teachers and students, together with the National Education (NE) department, made this competition a success!
It was a ‘delicious’ affair last Friday, 15 September 2017. And quite literally.
Led by Mdm Suriani and Mdm Gajae, the Class of 1T1 presented their Cafe Project, themed “Kampong Fusion Cafe”, to the Greendale Family. They had gone through a 10-Week programme on the project in Term 3 prior to it, to which they found the programme fruitful and engaging.
It was also a time where colleagues gather for a brief respite, away from their busy schedules, and are being treated to the sumptuous cuisine and service the students had put together.
Kampong Fusion Cafe Happenings on Vid!
The kitchen was abuzzed with activity, with little rest in between for the busy bees. In spite of this, the spirit was high and overwhelming.
And smiles were all around. Proof that the Greendale Family had a good time.
The cafe project was also a fund-raising project, to help the needy students of the school. Needless to say that the project, on the overall, was a success!
Every year, hundreds of students from schools all over Singapore pit their skills against each other, in the Science & Technology Challenge (STC) organised by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), School of Engineering.
We are happy to announce that one of our teams emerged as Champions in the Projectile Launcher Category of this year’s STC! The winning team comprised of Liew Yoon Qing (of 2E2), Koh Tze Rui (of 2E3), and Shermaine Yeoh (of 2E4), mentored by Mr Ong Choon Kiat (Science Department).
The Media Computing (MEC) Competition is an annual competition that is organised by the Computer Education (CE) Unit, Curriculum Planning and Development Division. The objectives of the MEC Competition are to develop students’ interest in media design, and provide a platform to showcase students’ work.
Congratulations to Dany Zulhairie B Muhammad J (2T1), who won the Bronze Award in the Animation Category, and Jeremy Leong Kai Heng (3T1), who won the Gold Award in the Game Category!
The school organised an inter-class art competition as part of National Day Celebration. The theme for the art competition was “#OneNationTogether”. Sharing with you the winning art pieces. Congratulation and well done!!!
Art Club students participated in the Draw my stamp competition organised by Singapore Philatelic Museum in May 2017. The school is proud to announce that participating students clinched a total of 2 silver awards and 3 bronze awards.
The artworks of the 5 student’s would be on display at The Plaza, National Library from 18 August 2017 to 3rdSeptember 2017. Here are the award recipients:
The school is proud to announce that Muhammad Rifdi from 1E2 and Chintakunta Shreya from 1E3 clinched the First and Third prize respectively in this year’s National Schools Literature Festival, Flash Fiction competition (Lower Secondary Category). This is indeed a remarkable achievement for the school. Only two entries were allowed per school and both entries from our school were selected to be in the top 3! The prize presentation was held in St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School on Saturday, 15 July.
Congratulations and well done !!!
These are the students’ stories:
His Skin isn’t Perfect
I don’t look good today. Maybe it’s the hair. Wait, no, maybe it’s the new pimples. I think it’s the mouth, it’s definitely too red. I think the moustache doesn’t look good on me. Honestly, I would prefer fairer skin. I don’t know, this man’s skin just doesn’t look good on me.
Night in the Woods
I felt, rather than saw, the hanging vines move but there was no wind. Startled, I pointed my flashlight towards the old, giant oak tree and saw it. I wondered what it was doing there—the dangling corpse of my wife whom I had brutally murdered not two hours ago at home.
German TV, Station ZDF, was @GreendaleSec on 28 Mar to film a documentary featuring the positive aspect of Singapore education system in both the academic and non-academic domains.
Greendale Secondary School was selected by the MOE, to showcase the school’s effort in promoting the joy of learning and acquisition of 21st Century Competencies (21CC) outside the classroom, through two of its key programmes:
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Design, Technology & Engineering (DTE); and
Outdoor & Adventure Education (OAE), a signature programme under the school’s Learning-for-Life Programme (LLP)
It is with great pride that we share this short video clip with all of you: