Sec 2 Science Busking
Science Busking is a hands-on, interactive way of learning and sharing about Science. Students use the knowledge learnt in books and classroom activities and apply the concepts to real life experiences and situations. Busking comprises students engaged in live demonstrations (using everyday objects) which convey to people how Science can be interpreted, transferred and applied to real life. In Science Busking, students communicate complex Scientific Concepts through skillful, live demonstrations and make Science come alive.
Science Learning Journeys
Science Learning Journeys is a series of activities to enthuse our students to learn science beyond our classroom. It includes short workshops which allow them to apply what they have learnt in classroom to real world context. There are also research work which requires them to collect data for their experiment during School Holidays.
- Enrichment – Learning journey to fusion world, Surprising Science, Forensic Science, Cluster Science for Sec 1, NUS Physics Camp, AEM – Fighting Invisible Enemies
- Competitions – Singapore Junior Water Prize, Science Centre Research, Science Busking Festival
In GI, students investigate a geographical issue relating to specific topics learnt in class.
In the Geographical Investigations, students have to engage in water testing, interview people on the roads based on their experiences and interactions in Singapore, analyse the data obtained and form clear conclusions. Each issue has a GI question and students are tasked to gather, select and present relevant data from the field. Based on their data, students will form their own geographical interpretations regarding the issue and answer the GI question.
Types of GI:
- Secondary 1 – Testing water quality at Pang Sua Canal
- Secondary 2 – Yew Tee Point and Yew Tee MRT station (housing perception)
- Secondary 3 – Weather investigation in Regent Sec Sch
- Secondary 4/5 – Explore Chinatown and to interview tourists and understand more on tourism trends
In Historical Investigations, students explore a range of authentic sources to glean perspectives of the lives of people in the past and infer on life old Singapore. Students also navigate through various historical sites in Singapore and encounter authentic learning experiences which help them connect with their learning.
- Secondary 1- Fort Canning: Students learnt about the history of Singapore before 1819 by analysing sources found at Fort Canning Hill.
- Secondary 2 – Battlebox: Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill in the heart of Singapore City. It was part of the headquarters of Malaya Command, the army which defended Malaya and Singapore in WWII. It was inside the Battlebox that the British made the decision to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese on 15 February 1942. Students visited the Battlebox which has been converted into a museum to learn stories on the fall of Malaya and Singapore in WWII.
Lower Secondary English Language Drama Enrichment
The lower secondary students took part in a drama enrichment workshop to enable them to improve their communication skills. The drama curriculum, which was conducted by InwardBOUND, helped sharpened students’ reading skills while they explored and interpreted dramatic scripts. Students learned to express themselves creatively using their voices, body movements and facial expressions. They raised their self-confidence while working together to perform in front of an audience.
Conversational Chinese and Malay Language (CCM) Programme
Conversational Chinese and Malay Language (CCM) Programme aims to strengthen Singapore’s multiracial identity and expose students to a third language. Students will have an elementary understanding of a different mother tongue language and have the opportunity to explore cultural aspects of a particular ethnic group. Being able to communicate with others in a different mother tongue language will enable students to expand their cultural consciousness beyond their individual ethnic groups. At the end of the programme, students will be equipped with basic conversational skills to enable them to interact with native speakers confidently.
Details of Programme
- Every Tuesday, 2.45pm to 4.15pm
- 10 weeks lessons. ( 1 term)
- Lower Secondary students
- Introduction to basic vocabulary.
- Ways of greetings
- Reading aloud
- Basic sentence formation
- Introduction to festivals and culture