The Principal & Staff of Greendale Secondary School wish all Muslim students and their families Selamat Hari Raya Puasa! And for the rest, a Happy Holiday!
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.
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!
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:
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!
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!
Congratulations Team ODAC!
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!
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.
At Esplanade, after receiving our Gold certificate and participation trophy!
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)
In Phase 2 of the Greendale Docents Programme, the docents went on a heritage trail led by their very own teachers to the heritage site of Balestier. Our docents had an extremely fruitful and insightful experience learning about the changes and continuities of businesses in Balestier from past to present. Our docents were also able to see for themselves how History exists in their daily lives, waiting to be uncovered and shared.
Through this experience, our docents were also able to reflect on how they would like to conduct their own heritage trail by the end of the programme.
Do keep a lookout for future updates of our docents as they embark on the research of various heritage sites in Singapore!
– Ms Bernice Lek (History Teacher, Humanities Department)
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)
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:
About 60 Secondary 1 and 2 students, in the Greendale Scientist Programme (GSP), participated in the Applied Materials Science Explorer Camp, held at United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA) this year. This camp is supported by the North East Community Development Council (NECDC). The programme is a collaboration between NECDC and Applied Materials South East Asia Pte Ltd to inspire and spark off interest in children with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It aims to promote innovative thinking through Science workshops and hands-on experiments that could further their learning in Science.
This year, students learnt the science behind up-cycling and understand the circuitry in battery-operated toys. Working in groups of 4 or 5, the students repaired and used their newly acquired soldering skills to creatively use discarded toys to build their own mini-robots to compete in a robot challenge.
– Reported by: Mr Chen Poh Keong (Head of Department, Science)
We would like to highlight the exemplary behavior of the following students, between January and March this year, in displaying our school values… caught 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)
The Greendale Docents Programme was launched in January this year, where selected Secondary 2 and 3 History students were invited to join the programme. This is an initiative from the Humanities Department (otherwise proudly known as The HuManiacs!) as part of our Talent Development Plan. The programme aims to guide our students to become critical thinkers and confident speakers, who are able to spread their interest and love for History to their peers.
In phase one of the programme, our docents were engaged in a series of public speaking activities to build up their confidence. The first two sessions saw our docents putting their creative juices to use, as they came up with fictional life stories of their friends, as well as a fictional holiday they imagined to have gone on. In the third session, docents had to select an item from their wallet to discuss the significance of the item in their lives.
Through these experiences, not only have our students become more confident in speaking in front of a crowd, they also learnt about their role as ambassadors of History in sharing stories to people around them.
More updates on the Greendale Docents Programme will be provided in subsequent blog posts! Stay tuned!
– Reported by: Ms Bernice Lek (History Teacher, Humanities Department)
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!
– Reported by: Mr Ghazali Abdul Wahab (Senior Teacher, English)
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!
Our very first Young Mathematician @GreendaleSec was launched in January 2018, opened to this year’s Sec 2 cohort. Students, from the Express and Normal Streams, were selected and invited to join the programme based on their Secondary 1 Overall Mathematics results in 2017.
Kickstarting the Young Mathematician programme, was an original “Escape Room” challenge designed by our Mathematics Department. On 23 January 2018, Young Mathematicians in training were tasked with solving a series of Olympiad questions which would eventually lead them to the key to escape their classroom.
It was heartening to see students display perseverance, teamwork and creativity!
“It was interesting! I initially thought it may be boring but it turned out to be challenging. It required a lot of teamwork and thinking.” – Vidhi, 2E2
“It was challenging but fun. I liked the challenge! I enjoyed the thrill of being locked up and having to escape by solving maths questions.” – Amanda, 2E5
“The escape room was fun and interesting!” – Kah Hang, 2E3
– Reported by: Ms Sarah Lee (Teacher, Mathematics Department)
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)