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 School celebrated National Day by having a formal parade in the morning led by our distinguished three Uniformed Groups: NPCC, NCC and Red Cross Youth.
Students watched the parade from the hall, via a live video feed, to ensure that all were able to see the parade in full. This was followed by National Day classroom lessons, which focused on commemorating 50 years of National Service. Some male teachers came to school in their National Service uniforms, and shared their national service stories with the students.
After the lesson, it was back to the hall for the concert segment and the annual Greendale’s Got Talent event, in which students get to showcase their hidden talents ranging from singing, playing musical instruments and dancing.
The event also featured guest performances by our very own Greendale Orchestra and Greendale Chorale.
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!
On 26 August 2017, a group of Sec 3 students consisting of Student Councillors, CCA Leaders and Sports Leaders went on a trek as part of the School’s Level 4 leadership training programme.
The student leaders trekked from MacRitchie Reservoir all the way to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Along the way, there were ‘pitstops’ where they had to accomplish various tasks before continuing on their journey.
While it was physically demanding for some students, it was generally a fruitful and enjoyable trek. They had to work together to plan their route, and overcome the challenges along the way.
This strengthened their teamwork and planning skills, and more importantly helped them have a better appreciation of servant leadership traits, such as Foresight and Conceptualization.
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!
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!
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)
The Interact Clubof Greendale Secondary School held their annual Installation on the evening of 25 August 2017 (Friday). Guests from Interact Club of Tanjong Katong Girls School, our sister club Interact Club of Evergreen Secondary School, and Rotary Club of Suntec City were present to witness the new Board of Directors taking over the leadership of the club.
We started the day with speeches by our Vice-Principal Mr Derek Lee and Rotarian Felix Tok, who read out a prepared script on behalf of Mdm Teresa Lim, current President of Rotary Club of Suntec City. Then we had some games before we dig into our sumptuous dinner!
We would like to thank all our guests for their presence despite their busy schedule, and wish the new Board all the best for the upcoming year!
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 conducted a fire drill on Tue, 29 Aug to familiarise staff and students with the evacuation procedure in the event of a fire outbreak. Students, staff and even school-based service providers responded to the alarm and evacuated via the designated routes to the assembly area in orderly manner.
Students of Secondary 1 were also introduced to the drill to evacuate to an external holding (EHA) area, which is located approximately 500m away from the school. This exercise prepares students for school emergency that renders the school unsafe for staff and students and, hence, the need to vacate the school premises.
The school’s PSG organised a parenting talk on How to Raise Confident Youth, on Saturday, 26 Aug. The talk was conducted by Mr Nicholas Choo, an experienced and MSF accredited trainer in the area of family and parenting.
At the talk, Mr Choo provided practical tips on how to nurture confident teen. He emphasised that every child is uniquely different and has his/her own perspectives and the role parents is to promote positive self-esteem in their child.
The school would like to thank parents who attended the talk and for supporting programme organised by PSG.
The school implemented a Key Management Apps to manage the loan of keys. The system uses QR code to tag the key to the user. With the apps, the General Office is able to have an overview of the loan status. The system also sends SMS to remind users to return the key if key are not in by the stipulated time.
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!!!
Greendale Secondary NCC and NPCC participated in the Punggol North National Day Observance Ceremony on 9 Aug 2017. The 36-member strong contingent, in their ceremonial No 1 uniform, formed main parade contingent of the ceremony. All eyes were on the cadets as they stood tall and proud on hard court of the Social Innovation Park to welcome the arrival of the reviewing officer, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education, Second Minister for Transport, Advisors to Pasir-Ris Punggol GROs cum MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
The drills were flawlessly executed throughout the ceremony under the command of their parade commander. Their sharp and well-synchronised movement impressed the spectators and made the entire parade looked like a mini NDP.
The cadets truly did the school proud on our Nation’s 52nd Birthday. Go Greendale!!!
Here is the post on Minister Ng’s Facebook and highlights of the observance ceremony:
On 28 July, student Sylvia Lee, Ally Wong, Nicholas Chan and Yeo Choy Tuang from Class 1E5 took part in Montfort Secondary School’s Cyberwellness Conference. The Montfort Secondary Cyberwellness Conference 2017 was organised by Montfort Secondary School in collaboration with King Maker Pte Ltd. The conference served as a platform for Cyberwellness ambassadors and student leaders to come together to share best practices and initiate collaboration to raise awareness on issues related to Cyberwellness.
The team came in third for the poster design segment! Well done and congratulation!!!