Students as Inquirers, Teachers as Facilitators of Students’ Learning Experiences
The Science Department is committed to nurturing students who demonstrate a high level of curiosity in Science and a high level of motivation and concentration and can make intuitive leaps in solving Science problems. We also want our students to be able to comprehend abstract concepts beyond age level expectations and see connections between Science and other disciplines.
Our strategy for developing critical and inventive thinking in our students includes the use of Mathematics to define, understand and/or solve problems and teaching students to draw linkages and identify assumptions based on data. We train our students to support their ideas using logical reasoning and to switch methods with ease, in a systematic manner. As for communication, collaboration and information skills, we help to enhance our students’ ability to integrate information and concepts into their existing knowledge base and to relate that knowledge base to new problems and topics.
Key Programme: Science Experiential, Enrichment and Development Programme (SEED)
This programme aims to promote interest and authentic learning in Science and Technology within and beyond the confines of the classroom. Through this programme, we hope to:
develop skills and deepen knowledge so as to enhance students’ understanding of scientific concepts
develop students’ interest and nurture talent in Science and Technology
provide students with exposure to current scientific and technological trends
The programme is divided into three tiers:
Enrich, Engage, Excel
Stage 1 (Enrich)
- Field trips
- Learning journeys
- Survival in the Wild Inquiry Workshop
Stage 2 (Engage)
- External workshops (Forensic Science, Applied Sciences and Engineering)
- Intra-school and inter-school competitions
Stage 3 (Excel)
- Customised field trips
- National and international competitions
Learning Outcomes and Objectives
- Demonstrate a high level of curiosity in Science and a high level of motivation and concentration.
- Make intuitive leaps in solving Science problems.
- Comprehend abstract concepts beyond age level expectations and see connections between Science and other disciplines
Science Experiential, Enrichment and Development Programme (SEED) which aims to promote interest and authentic learning in Science and Technology within and beyond the confines of the classroom
Unity Scientific Innovation Challenge with SP & ERI@N (USPE 2022) Finals
- Consolation prize and Participation prize
IgnITE Skills Challenge 2022
- Certificate of Participation
International C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2022
- Lower Secondary - 2 silver, 1 bronze and 1 participation
- Upper Secondary - 1 silver, 1 bronze, 3 merit and 3 participations
Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2022
- Individual round - 1 bronze, 7 honourable mentions and 5 participations
- Team round - 1 bronze and 2 participations
Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad 2022
- Individual round - 3 bronze, 2 honourable mentions and 2 participations
ASEAN +3 Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO)
- Science Process Skills Challenge - Silver
- Sustainability Challenge - Silver
- Interdisciplinary Group Project - Gold
- Best Oral Defense Award’ for USPE 2023
- Bronze Award’ for SISTEMIC 2023
- Provides an authentic environment for experiential learning to instil the joy of learning, foster curiosity, deepen learning, cultivate responsibility and to improve sense of belonging to the school.
- Enables students to better appreciate the relevance of prevalent global issues which may impact their lives and help extend their learning beyond the syllabus and classroom when learning activities across subjects and levels are aligned to relevant UN sustainable development goals.
You can access the virtual tour of our school’s Eco Garden here.
Teachers as Facilitators of Students’ Learning Experiences
Students as Inquirers in the Science classroom
Students demonstrating evidence of their learning at different national and international competitions