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a. Nurture Life-long learners
The 2016 Team
Head of Department: Christopher Tan (History/SS)
Subject Head SS/NE: Jeff Mak (SS/EL)
Senior Teacher: Tan Shuen Tsing (Geography)
Members: Matt Yee (SS/EL)
Nur Ashirah (Geo/EL)
Fong Yi Shuen (Geo/EL)
Mohamad Imran Saleh (SS/EL)
Siti Sufiana (EL/SS)
Linus Chan (SS/EL)
Daniel Fung (History/SS)
Daniel Chew (History/SS)
Laura Tay (EL/SS)
The Lower Secondary Geography syllabus enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills to understand aspects of physical and human geography. They learn to explain geographical phenomena, environmental and social issues in different places and cultures. Students become aware of the appropriate values and attitudes required to ensure sustainability of our resources, country and the planet Earth. The inquiry based approach teaches the students to ask critical questions and think reflectively on the management of current issues such as water resources and traffic congestion in Singapore.
To mark SG50, the Humanities Department has published an SG50 Booklet for the school, and as a gift to the nation. The aim of the booklet is to provide readers with an appreciation of Singapore’s history through 50 years of nation building. It provides an account of a significant event that has occurred yearly from 1965-2015. Reading through the booklet, it is our hope that readers will develop a deeper sense of how Singapore has journeyed from tumultuous independence to become what it is today - a modern metropolis with international recognition and high standing in the world.
As a present from students from all our schools to Singapore for her 50th birthday, a commemorative e-book titled SG50 Reflections: Our HOpes &MEmories (HOME) has been officially launched by our President, Dr Tony Tan on 29 July 2015(Wednesday). The contents of the e-book comprise a diverse range of students’ works about people, places and events that feature six themes over a span of five decades.
Our school is proud to be part of the SG50 e-book project. The team of students that have created this section of the E-book was mentored and guided by the Humanities Department. The details of the E-book are as follows:
Theme : Memorable Spaces
Decade : 1975-1984
Topic : Creation of Hougang New Town
You may access our school’s contribution via the following link :
Learning Journey 2015
Sec 1E / 1NA History Learning Journey to Kranji War Memorial and Changi Chapel Museum (May)
All classes of Sec 1 students had their history learning journey on 25-26 October 2015. At the Kranji War Memorial, the students learned more about the people who defended Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II. They conducted themselves in an orderly manner and were able to respect the Memorial after learning the meaning behind the sacrifices of those defenders. The students were further engaged in their learning of Singapore’s military history during WWII at the Changi Chapel Museum. They learnt about the Japanese attack and about the suffering of the prisoners-of-war who were interned at Changi Gaol during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945.
Lower Secondary Geography Learning Journey ( May and October)
The Sec 2 Express and Sec 2 NA students embarked on a geographical inquiry in Chinatown after the Mid –Year Examinations. The students had to observe the land use in the area and identify the attractions and amenities that cater to the needs of tourists. They interviewed some tourists and mapped the land use survey of the shophouses in Chinatown.
Due to the inclement weather of haze, the Sec 1 Express and Sec 1 NA students went to indoor spaces for their Learning Journey. The students were learnt about land use planning and the importance of Singapore as an aviation hub at Changi Airport. They learnt about Singapore’s handling of air traffic, as well as the importance of Changi Airport for the growth of the tourism industry in Singapore.