Craft & Technology
|Design & Technology|
The Design & Technology Unit aims to instil in our pupils the design-thinking culture. This is achieved mainly through product design which is essentially meeting user’s needs through technology where applicable. The resilience, confidence and problem-solving skills acquired by the pupils prepare them for the challenges which they may face after they graduate from secondary school.
Pupils in Lower Secondary are given opportunities to select their own users (someone from his/her community), seek to understand and empathize with the selected user’s need and propose ideas to design and make a product that can meet the selected user’s need.
Pupils in the Lower Secondary are introduced various aspects of technology (namely structures, mechanical kit and simple lighting electronics) and how they are used to meet our everyday needs. They are also taught basic skills in the handling of tools and simple machinery which is essential in the realization of a design project.
Pupils in Upper Secondary cover technology topics in greater depth and focus on the application of technology in their design coursework. In the area of design, pupils are required to complete one comprehensive cycle of design, from identification of user's needs to ideation and finally the realisation (making) of the design. Pupils also went through 3D CAD simulation and design software enrichment courses that will help in their visualisation in 3D. As part of the department’s effort to explore up-to-date technology, the Design & Technology Unit has utilised 3D printing in selected projects. The 3D printer will be used to bring the fabrication of the artefact closer to reflect the designing experience of the actual designers in the real world.
Lower Sec and Upper Sec went through 3D CAD simulation and design software enrichment course.
The Art Unit aims to instil in our pupils the critical thinking culture in Art. This is achieved mainly through developing fundamental skills and knowledge in the Lower Secondary Art program. The students will be given opportunity to explore and experience Art through a fun and hands-on approach. The Art Unit will also ensure rigor with the aim to ensure that Lower Secondary students taking Upper secondary Art elective will have sufficient skills and knowledge to manage Art coursework.
With a clear understanding of the importance of the basic skills of sketching and drawing in the upper secondary programme, the art teachers are committed to developing programmes and interesting lesson ideas that will help hone each student’s skills. Projects on self-portraiture and studying the different painting techniques and styles of masters are amongst some of the basic skills covered in the Lower Secondary Art Programme.
The Art teachers are also proactive in organising relevant learning journeys as well as exposing students to participate in various art competitions. For example, we organised an out-of-class observation drawing and sketching activity for the Secondary Three Normal (Academic) art students at the Dinosaur Exhibition held at the Art and Science Museum. Last year also saw one of our submissions shortlisted for the Singapore Youth Festival Art Exhibition. We aspire to continue reviewing and improving our art programme for the future.
Students at work - painting outside the art studio.
Students’ work - ‘Copy Painting’ during the month of integrity.
|Food & Consumer Education|
The NFS (Nutrition and Food Science) unit aims to empower students to be health-conscious and discerning consumers; enabling them to better manage their lives for the present and the future. The focus is on how individuals and families optimise their resources of food, finance and time to meet their physical, mental, social and economic needs.
The core areas of study for the lower secondary curriculum which include food studies and consumer studies, equips students with the core knowledge and practical literacies that provide a strong foundation for everyday living in the future. The foundational knowledge and skills allow progression to the upper secondary level or even tertiary level.
Signature programmes are specifically designed for the lower secondary students. Classroom activities are designed to nurture critical and creative thinking, encouraging the use of information technology and imbue a sense of national identity. Practical work in the classroom takes on an investigative approach where students use fundamental principles to design and create products to meet specific needs.
To better prepare our upper secondary students with the relevant 21st century competencies, students will learn to think critically about issues on food, health and nutrition, approach problems with creative solutions and make decisions based on sound judgement and logical reasoning. Coursework develops in students the process skills of planning, execution and evaluation, and competencies such as decision making and management of information.
The Music Unit believes that every student can express himself through music. By learning how to appreciate the music around them, students are taught to create and recreate them via different music genres.
Express and Normal (Academic) Streams
The General Music Programmes for Express and Normal (A) students aim at building listening and instrumental skills. Real-life, relevant and popular music is used to stimulate awareness on different music types and students learn to understand and recreate them in the music classroom. Secondary 1 students explore the possibilities of STOMP music and put together their own performances. Secondary 2 students learn how to play the ukulele, keyboard and sing in front of a small audience. These instrumental skills are put to even better use when students write and perform their own songs.
Normal (Technical) Stream
The Music Programme for Normal (T) students is spread over 4 years, with the option for students to take up Music as an N(T) Level subject in upper secondary. The programme focuses very much on Popular Music, and emphasises on manipulating technology to create music. Secondary 1 students pick up keyboard and ukulele skills, and learn how to perform covers in small ensembles. Secondary 2 students build on these skills from secondary 1 and record their own covers using a sequencing software, GarageBand. Upper secondary music focuses on Popular, Classical and Traditional Music, as well as technological uses on music today. Students are taught to listen, read, analyse and reproduce music in different forms, and more importantly, to be active listeners who readily interacts with music of different genres.
|Design & Technology||
Mr Andrew Lim
HOD Craft & Technology
|Design & Technology||Mr Kelvin Leong Whye Mengfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Design & Technology||Mr Koh Chun Kiatemail@example.com|
|Design & Technology||Ms Rekha D/O Gopal Chandradasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Design & Technology||Mr Teo Yu Wen Wilfredemail@example.com|
|Music||Ms Leong Su Juenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Jasmine Peh Hui Wenemail@example.com|
Lower Secondary Mathematics
|Dr Lee Kai Hanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Mdm Siti Mirna
SH Food & Nutrition / Art
|Home Economics||Mdm Nur Nadiah Adananemail@example.com|
|Home Economics||Ms Kalaivani Mooventharfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Art||Mr Noor Rahman Sainiemail@example.com|
|Art||Ms Leom Li Yanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Art||Ms Suria Binte Sukhidiremail@example.com|
|Art / English Language||Ms Priscilla Tey Shu Huifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Support Staff||Mr Mohd Ali Yunosemail@example.com|
|Support Staff||Mr Sanusi Idrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|