We believe in cultivating an inquiring spirit and developing balanced perspectives of world issues through the humanities.
We aim to develop informed, concerned, and active citizens with critical and conceptual lenses through the humanities.
Applied Learning Programme (ALP): Critical and Inventive Thinking through Media Literacy
The school’s ALP focuses on developing students’ critical and inventive thinking (CIT) skills through media literacy. This distinctive programme is anchored in the Humanities with purposeful connections across English Language and Aesthetics. It aims to develop students as critical consumers and producers of media and knowledge in the subject disciplines. Students will be equipped with media literacy skills of media reception, media creation, and digital productivity. The various assessment modes promote independent learning, foster the spirit of inquiry, develop collaborative and communication skills as well as lay a strong foundation of knowledge in our students. Students learn how to analyse sources of information presented in different media types and acquire an array of media related skills that culminate in the presentation and production of media products such as production of video clips and infographic posters set in an authentic context.
Applied learning in authentic contexts include ExCITE@Singapore River Education Quest for Secondary Ones and community outreach through Values-in-Action (VIA) ALP-Project Work (PW) for Secondary Twos. The ExCITE@Singapore River Quest is a signature school event for all Secondary One students. The Singapore River learning journey is an opportunity for students to make sense of history and geography beyond the textbook and classroom. They learn how the Singapore River is a story about change and continuity, the importance of strategic location, of how a river has changed and contributed to the success of Singapore. The river quest is an exciting platform for students to explore key landmarks along the Singapore River in order to uncover our national past. Equipped with iPads, students engage in collaborative and self-directed learning leveraging media literacy. At the same time, students apply our school’s ExCITE core values to their learning experiences:
As part of community outreach through VIA, the Secondary Two ALP-PW provides students opportunities to produce video clips and share their findings on environmental issues in Sembawang with the Sembawang community.
Through all these varied learning experiences, we hope to better engage students in learning the humanities, sustain their interest, and help them develop essential 21st century competencies
Head of Department : Mdm Doreen Lim
Senior Teacher/History : Mr Chua Si Yuan
Subject Head/Geography : Ms Munirah Bte Saini
Subject Head/ICT : Mr Puah You Kai
|Ms Munirah Bte Saini
Ms Betty Chua Yi Qin
Mdm Masriani Bte Mahat
Ms Tan Li Loo Denise
Ms Nurull Dzarifa Bte Othman Z
Ms Kor Jia Her
|Mr Joab Ng Poh Choon
Ms Nathalie Ng Si Min
Mr Lok Liangxun
Mr Mohamad Zulqarnain
Mr Zeng Hengguang
Ms Melody Foo