Greendale Staff Awards 2018

As part of the annual Teachers’ Day celebration, Greendale staff and students took some time to nominate well-deserving staff for the following awards: The Caring Teacher Award, The Inspiring Teacher Award, The Skilful Teacher Award as well as The Service Excellence Award.

We celebrate with all nominees and awardees, and we look forward to scaling greater heights in our T&L!

– Mrs Joyce Kong (School Staff Developer)

MOE Service Excellence Award 2018

We are pleased to share that our school was awarded the MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) for this year! Please join us in congratulating our staff for being awarded the MSEA (Silver):

1. Mr Pee Kai Hing

2. Mr Bobby Chia

3. Ms Claudia Toh

4. Miss Khairunnisha Bte Bakri

5. Mdm Radha D/O P.G. Sotdaram

6. Ms Noor Hazlin Binte Sabtu

7. Ms Angela Teo

8. Mdm Lily Tan

Well done and congratulations!

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!

MOE Service Excellence Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that the School Operations Support Team @GreendaleSec has been awarded accolades at the MOE Service Excellence Award 2017!

Well done! Congratulations and thank you, Mr Tama and his School Operations Support team, for all the hard work and services rendered to the school!

Happy Retirement to our EAS Staff!

Happy Retirement to our EAS staff, Mdm Tan Siew Eng (Technical Support Officer), who will be retiring in March this year. She joined MOE in 2002, and has served the School @GreendaleSec since 2008.

Retirement is when you stop living at work, and you start working at living!

We sincerely thank you, Mdm Tan, for your many years of service to our schools. You will be sorely missed!

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

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)]

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)]

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!

PEeps @GreendaleSec Hosts NBSS PE Team!

“So today (6 Oct 2017) we hosted the PE Department from Naval Base Secondary… 


Hello NBSS! And Mr Colin Phee… And Mr Augi Seah… Hey, isn’t that Ms Edna Tay?! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

Nice right, the new Staff InnoHub… “The Teaching Lab” sounds nice too [Photo by: Mr Halim]

My ex-Boss going through the Paces… [Photo by: A PEep]

Activity Time! Off We Go! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

Run Forests… Run! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

The Aftermath, Cool & Chill people… Not Netflix ah [Photo by: A PEep]
… Had a good session of sharing and discussion of OAE practices!”

Taken and posted, with permission, from: Mr Halim FB

Graduation Day 2017

We had a fun-tastic moment just now… Our annual Graduation Day 2017!


Look at All the Goodies… Eh wait, Who is… That? [Photo by: Mr Derek Lee]

Getting Ready to be Taken Home… [Photo by: Mr Derek Lee]

The Stage is Set… Awaiting the Audience [Photo by: Mr Halim]

Here they come… [Photo by: Mr Halim]

And not forgetting the Parents… [Photo by: Ms Shafiqah]

Let’s Monkey around, before we start Jamming! [Photo by: Mr Halim]

After the Jam, a Wacky Skit… by “The Talented Teach” [Photo by: Mr Halim]

The Crowd simply Loved it! [Photo by: Mr Rahman]

Our Honoured Guests enjoyed It too! [Photo by: Ms Shafiqah]

And not Forgetting our Passionate Teachers! With one acting Clueless… [Photo by: Ms Shafiqah]

Official Sending Off? Nooo, Not yet… [Photo by: Mr Rahman]
Till our next Graduation Day!

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!

Teachers’ Day 2017

The theme for this year’s Teachers’ Day Celebrations was Hollywood.

Our teachers have the talent, and were the Hollywood Stars of the day. It was definitely a day for students to express their gratitude to all teachers who shaped and nurtured them.

The first part of the celebrations was the ‘class party’, uniquely planned per each class, for their form teachers to show their appreciation.

After the class parties, teachers proceeded to the hall for a concert, filled with games and impressive performances by 1T1, 2E4 and the finalists of Greendale’s Got Talent.


Surprise!

A Time for Fun!

The Teachers’ Pledge

Thanks for being Awesome!

 

National Day Awards 2017

The Singapore National Day Awards are a means of recognising various forms of merit and service to Singapore. This year, a total of 4 322 individuals in 21 award categories received National Day Honours.

We are proud to announce that two of our staff members were awarded the honours as well. Mdm Halimah Bte Mohmad (Subject Head/Malay Language) was awarded the Commendation Medal, while Mr Goh Cheng Hian (HOD/Mother Tongue Languages) was awarded the Long Service Medal. We rejoice with both of them and look forward to more accolades for our staff!

 

Greendale Staff Awards 2017

As part of the annual Teachers’ Day celebration, Greendale staff and students took some time to nominate well-deserving staff for the following awards: The Caring Teacher Award, The Inspiring Teacher Award, The Skilful Teacher Award as well as The Service Excellence Award.

We celebrate with all nominees and awardees, and we look forward to scaling greater heights in our T&L!

– Reported by: Mrs Joyce Kong

Staff Happenings at Greendale

There has been a lot going on in Term 3 for Greendale Sec, especially with regard to its staff:

Education & Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor

The Greendale Family is pleased to welcome our ECG Counsellor, Ms Corinne Tan.

With an ECG Counsellor in school, our students can now look forward to even better guidance and direction to explore their strengths and interests, in relation to their aspirations and the changing demands of the workforce. They will be better able to plan and make informed decisions for their education and career pathways in future.

In addition to providing individual and group counselling on career guidance to students, Ms Tan will also be working with our teachers and the school’s ECG Committee to provide ECG resources and to organise activities to create a holistic and meaningful ECG experience for our students. We welcome Ms Tan to our Greendale Family, and look forward to her contributions to the school!

InfoComm Technology (ICT) Manager

The Greendale Family would also like to welcome our ICT Manager, Mr Azlan Shah Rahman.

A former Teacher (AED T&L) with 6 years of experience, Mr Azlan will assist with plans to improve and implement effective ICT systems for Teaching and Learning (T&L) and school administrative system.

We gladly welcome Mr Azlan on board, and look forward to the various ICT works of the School in the pipeline!

– Reported by: Mrs Joyce Kong (School Staff Developer)