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                            Combined Humanities-Science cum Cultural Exchange Trip to Perth

Vision

Critical and Compassionate learners in the 21 Century Competencies 

Mission

To cultivate an appreciation an interest of the Humanities in the students; and instil in them a strong civic consciousness through varied teaching approaches in Humanities Education. 

1) Teaching and Learning Model/Approach/Pedagogy

The study of Humanities utilises the use of inquiry. This approach encourages questioning, critical thinking, investigation and problem solving in the exploration of issues surrounding us. 
  
Sec 1 Geography – Geographical Investigations – Water Quality @ Bishan Park Waterway
21st Century skills will be infused in the lessons in order to nurture our students to be independent learners. Students will undergo lessons that incorporate Thinking Routines, an element of Visible Thinking, to meaningfully foster critical thinking amongst the students. 

2) Curriculum/Signature Programmes

Programme Name

Details

Sec 1 Geography – Geographical Investigations – Water Quality @ Bishan Park Waterway

Students embark on an investigation about the water quality at the Waterway at Bishan Park and make connections about how human impact the environment.                  

Sec 2 History - Historians in Action @ Ford Factory

To prepare students for the demands of the new History Elective and Social Studies syllabus, secondary 2 students embark on an investigation into whether the Japanese Occupation has changed the lives of the people in Singapore. At the museum, students will collect oral and pictorial sources. A study of the context, content and origins of the sources allows students to craft their own perspective as opposed to receiving information from the textbook.

Sec 3 Geography – Geographical Investigations – Micro-Climate Investigation After generating a hypothesis, students investigate the weather elements in the school. They will collect, analyse and evaluate data obtained  

Overseas Humanities Trip

Secondary 3 students will go for an overseas Humanities Trip, which comprises of Geography, History and Social Studies elements, to countries such as Australia and Cambodia. For Principles of Accounts, there are also overseas trips to Hong Kong. 

*subject to availability 

3) Achievements


Year

Achievements

Awardee’s Information

Details

2016

Accounting Carnival 2016 jointly organised by Manjusri Secondary and NIE

LEE MING JUN, JASPER

TEE WEI YAN

AARON LOW QI XUN

JARED TAN

WANG PEIZHEN

LEONG KAIYUN, JANELLE

NGOH SI YING

ONG ZI HUI ISABEL

TAN HUI QI GRACIA

HONE CHI YAN

MELISSA KANG JIN YENG

CHOO HUI SHAN

ELYN, TEO JING RU

JOEY LAU RUN-QI

WEE YUE KHIM

First Runners-up

2016

NTU-ICC National Cashflow competition 2016

ONG ZI HUI ISABEL

MELISSA KANG JIN YENG

JOEY LAU RUN-QI

JARED TAN

ELYN, TEO JING RU

NGOH SI YING

LEE MING JUN, JASPER

HONE CHI YAN

LEONG KAIYUN, JANELLE

WEE YUE KHIM

Entered Finals

 

 

 

2016

Accounting and Finance Challenge 2016 @ Temasek Polytechnic

LEONG KAIYUN, JANELLE

AARON LOW QI XUN

TAN HUI QI GRACIA

NGOH SI YING

ONG ZI HUI ISABEL

LEE MING JUN, JASPER

HONE CHI YAN

JARED TAN

 

2014

NUS Geography Challenge (organized by National University of Singapore)

Hubert Chong (4E1)

Melissa Ong (4E1)

Tay Le Min (4E1)

Ong Sing Min (4E1)

 

Melissa Ong (4E1)

Team Award - Preliminary Finalists

 

 

 

Individual Award – Bronze Award

2014

National Accounting Quiz (organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic) 

Poh Kah Siang (4E3)

Low Zhong Xian (4E3)

Jasmine Tan (4E3)

Celine Tan (4E3)

Team Award –  Merit Award 


4) Enrichment

Learning Journeys are integral to the holistic development of students. We believe in exposing our students to different range of issues – from self to national and global. Integrated Learning Journeys are planned to provide experiential learning that deepens the students’ understanding. To develop our students’ cultural intelligence, we organize many learning journeys for which our students would get to interact with students from other countries such as Perth, Cambodia and Hong Kong. These trips are carefully planned to include what they have learnt in the classrooms.