Life in Sembawang Secondary
Explorations in Sci – Fun with Micro:bits’ Workshop
The Science Department, led by teacher champion Mr Gary Lim, and supported by Ms Tan Hui Nah, Ms Caroline Eu, and our ICT Associate Ms Elynn Pang, ran a three day coding workshop for the Secondary 1E students. In this workshop, students had the opportunity to code a Micro:bit using a simple programming software and apply their coding knowledge to make scientifically-sound and technologically-enhanced products.
Students enjoyed creating products such as automatic sensor lights and musical keyboards during the workshop. Some of their products were submitted to be showcased at the upcoming Maker Faire Singapore exhibition and we are proud that 2 projects were selected! Sembawang Secondary School is one of 10 schools selected by Info-communications Media Development Authority to be a part of this public event.
The students involved in the selected works are Siah Jaymie (1EX2), Adreeana Nasrin Binti Mohidin (1EX2), Evelyn Carolyn Indriani Binte Aman (1EX2) and Sebastini Faith Manimohan (1EX2).
Secondary 1 Drama Enrichment Programme
Term 1 – 2
Our Secondary 1 Literature students got to experience drama first hand through an 8-week drama workshop series. Using their literature play-text Cars and other plays, the students gained a deeper understanding of the plays that they were studying as well as what drama entails when it is performed, bringing what they learn to life.
“The programme is very useful, and it makes us work together. I even think that it should carry on next year for the new secondary 1 pupils!”
NG KAI BOON, 1EX1
“I am way too shy to speak up at first, but now I can speak with confidence.”
YEE SHIN, 1EX4
“I learnt that if I think positively, I can achieve what I want.”
Speech and Prize Giving Day 2018
13 April 2018
The Speech and Prize Giving Day was a special one because it is also Sembawang Secondary School’s 20th birthday. It was a celebration of both our staff and student’s achievements as well as the diverse talents that exist in our vibrant school community. A ceremonial parade also showcased the grit and discipline of our uniformed groups. Our Guest of Honour, Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Advisor to the Canberra Grassroots Organisations, joined in our celebrations as he reminisced with us on our journey thus far. It was a day that celebrated the past, present and future of our school.
Mother Tongue Fortnight (March)
Secondary 2 and 3 Drama Workshop (Tamil)
“I was very glad to meet Mr. Ananda Kannan who conducted the drama workshop after doing a module with him previously. Since, I am new to this school I got to bond with my schoolmates here. In this drama workshop, I have learnt how to use different types of expressions in different situations. I also learnt how to create a story. I got to realise my friends’ hidden talents. I think that it was a good platform to showcase our acting skills. That was definitely a fun and engaging experience for me.”
Secondary 1 Mother Tongue Camp (Tamil)
“We went to ‘Fort Canning’ for our MTFN Sec 1 camp. It was a very new place to me and I have never hear of this place. It was a very fun trip. I met many new friends. At first we went to spice garden. I have learnt about different types of spices and their uses. Then I did henna template and it was fun to do as it was my first time doing henna. I learnt how to draw henna design. Also we learnt how to draw ‘Kolam’. I was so excited when I drew kolam first time in my life. Finally I learnt some dance movements. It was a wonderful experience”
IgnITE Skills Challenge Workshop 2018
27 March 2018
A team of students from the class of 1EX3 participate in the IgnITE Skills Challenge 2018. Students were given the opportunity to engage with electronics and the digital world by using electronic components and a pocket size computer to build a propeller circuit for a “Flying Saucer”. Though this, the students had the chance to gain hands-on experience in building electronics circuits.
The team comprised Choe Zhi Luo, Rykel Low, Ashlea Wong, A Shavin Avinesh, Luqman Hakim Basri and Teo Yong Xiang.
Girls’ Brigade 13th Company Enrollment and Dedication Service
24 March 2018
A total of 9 new recruits were enrolled into the 13th Girls; Brigade (GB) Company and together with the appointment of four GB leaders and dedication of our Non-Commissioned Officers. Over the past 16 years, a strong partnership has been forged to help the girls develop to their fullest potential, be equipped with string leadership skills and challenged to serve at home as well as in local and overseas communities.
Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships
23 March 2018
Sembawang Secondary School hosted the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Preliminary Round 3. Students and teachers had the chance to witness debaters from 68 secondary schools engage in verbal sparring over argumentative issues. Some of our very own students were also involved as chairpersons and timekeepers for the debates.