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Sec 4/5 Meet-the-Parents 27 May 2016 (Friday)

Sec 4/5 Meet-the-Parents 27 May 2016 (Friday)

Greendale turns 10! Greendale Secondary School Nurturing Talents, Developing Character, Inspiring Lives

Greendale turns 10! Greendale Secondary School Nurturing Talents, Developing Character, Inspiring Lives

Celebrating 10 with 10! • Objectives – Celebrate Success – Build positive Culture of

Celebrating 10 with 10! • Objectives – Celebrate Success – Build positive Culture of Care, Learning & Excellence – Involve stakeholders and community – Build foundation for next chapter of Excellence Greendale Secondary School Nurturing Talents, Developing Character, Inspiring Lives

Save the Date! Greenda le Concert Friday, 1 Jul Greendale Secondary School Nurturing Talents,

Save the Date! Greenda le Concert Friday, 1 Jul Greendale Secondary School Nurturing Talents, Developing Character, Inspiring Lives

School Leaders

School Leaders

Key Personnel Academic Excellence Team Mr Ghazali HOD EL Mrs Elsa Khoo HOD Humanities

Key Personnel Academic Excellence Team Mr Ghazali HOD EL Mrs Elsa Khoo HOD Humanities Ms Vani HOD Math Mr Soh Chung Wei HOD/MTL(Ag) Mr Chen Poh Keong HOD Science Mr Chang Man Ho HOD/D&T

Key Personnel Academic Excellence Team Miss Yue Yoke Har HOD/ICT Ms Tan Jie Qi

Key Personnel Academic Excellence Team Miss Yue Yoke Har HOD/ICT Ms Tan Jie Qi LH/EL Mr Colin Phee HOD/PE Mr Jacky Tan SH/Science Mdm Siti Zaleha SH/EL Mr Darius Tan SH/Maths

Mdm Halimah SH/Malay Language Mr Jason Lian SH/Normal Technical Miss Lee Pei Ni SH/Data

Mdm Halimah SH/Malay Language Mr Jason Lian SH/Normal Technical Miss Lee Pei Ni SH/Data Management

Key Personnel Character Excellence Team Mrs Tan Li May HOD/CCE Mr Abdul Halim SH/OAE

Key Personnel Character Excellence Team Mrs Tan Li May HOD/CCE Mr Abdul Halim SH/OAE Mr Zaini SH/Discipline Ms Adeline Liew SH/Student Leadership

Key Personnel Year Heads Miss Kerry Lim Year Head/ Sec 1 Mrs Serene Ang

Key Personnel Year Heads Miss Kerry Lim Year Head/ Sec 1 Mrs Serene Ang Year Head/Sec 2 Miss Tng Wee Li Year Head/Sec 3 Mrs Koh Hui Leng Year Head/Sec 4

Key Personnel Administration Team Mr Tama Operation Manager Mr Ariff Operation Manager Ms Khairunnisha

Key Personnel Administration Team Mr Tama Operation Manager Mr Ariff Operation Manager Ms Khairunnisha Administration Manager

Secondary 4 E/5 N FTs Class FT (s) 4 E 1 Ms Tan Khia

Secondary 4 E/5 N FTs Class FT (s) 4 E 1 Ms Tan Khia Yee, Ms Fang Su Xian 4 E 2 Mr Ernest Lin, Ms Karishma 4 E 3 Ms Cheung Kayan, Mr Zhuo Jian Xiang 4 E 4 Mr Kelvin Chan, Mrs Chia Hui Hong 4 E 5 Mr Arman, Mdm Goh Sim Choo 5 A 1 Ms Gayathri, Ms Adeline Loo 5 A 2 Mr Shahmir, Miss Elizabeth Ong

Information that parents need to know nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

Information that parents need to know nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

Joint Admission Exercise Post-sec Institution Posting based on Junior College L 1 R 5

Joint Admission Exercise Post-sec Institution Posting based on Junior College L 1 R 5 Centralised Institute L 1 R 4 Polytechnic EL R 2 B 2 ITE EL B 4 / EL R 1 B 3 / EL R 2 B 3 L 1–First Language; R–Relevant subjects; nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER B–Best subjects ▪ inspiring LIVES

All you need to know about the Early Admissions Exercise Ministry of Education, Singapore

All you need to know about the Early Admissions Exercise Ministry of Education, Singapore

“ We must make a greater effort to help students discover their interests and

“ We must make a greater effort to help students discover their interests and passions, through education and career match student interests with their course of study as much as possible during the guidance. . . We then admissions process… As Confucius says, 知之者不如好之者,好之 者不如�之者: somebody who knows cannot match someone who wants to know, and somebody who wants to know cannot match somebody who loves to know. Mr Ong Ye Kung Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) Committee of Supply Debates 2016 16

Polytechnics can each admit up to 12. 5% of their Academic Year intake through

Polytechnics can each admit up to 12. 5% of their Academic Year intake through EAE as compared to 2. 5% previously. An increase of 10%

Polytechnic courses where up to 50% of students can be admitted via EAE Applied

Polytechnic courses where up to 50% of students can be admitted via EAE Applied Sciences • Baking & Culinary Science Built Environment • Architecture • Landscape Architecture • • Health Sciences (Nursing) Nursing Social Sciences (Social Work) Sports & Exercise Sciences Business & Management • Arts Business Management • Communications & Media Management • Culinary & Catering Management • Food & Beverage Business • Mass Media Management • Outdoor & Adventure Learning • Restaurant & Culinary Operations • Sport & Wellness Management • Sports & Leisure Management • Sports Coaching 18

 • • • Humanities Applied Drama & Psychology Child Psychology & Early Education

• • • Humanities Applied Drama & Psychology Child Psychology & Early Education Creative Writing for Television & New Media Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Studies • • • • Information & Digital Technologies Cyber & Digital Security Cyber Security & Forensics Digital Visual Effects Game Design & Development Game Development & Technology Infocomm Security Management Information Security & Forensics Information Technology Mobile Software Development Multimedia & Animation Music & Audio Technology Network Systems & Security 19

Design & Media • • • • • 3 D Interactive Media Technology Advertising

Design & Media • • • • • 3 D Interactive Media Technology Advertising & Public Relations Animation & 3 D Arts Apparel Design & Merchandising Arts & Theatre Management Chinese Media & Communication Design for User Experience Digital Animation Digital Film & Television Digital Game Art & Design Environment Design Experience & Product Design Film, Sound & Video Game Design Games Design & Development Industrial Design Interaction Design Interactive & Digital Media Interior Architecture & Design Interior Design Mass Communication Media & Communication Media Production & Design Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design Product & Industrial Design Product Design & Innovation Sonic Arts Space & Interior Design Visual Communication & Media Design • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics 20 • • • •

1 It’s for those who have aptitudes and interests in specific fields of study

1 It’s for those who have aptitudes and interests in specific fields of study • Focus on course-specific aptitudes and interests • But, non-course-specific achievements, e. g. sports, leadership, also considered 2 You’ll be assessed through different modes • E. g. interviews, aptitude tests, showcasing your portfolio, depending on the course you apply for 3 All this will take place before your OLevel exams • If your application is successful, the polytechnics will give you a conditional offer before you take the O-Level exams 21

4 You’ll still have to meet the polytechnic admissions criteria • Net ELR 2

4 You’ll still have to meet the polytechnic admissions criteria • Net ELR 2 B 2 score of 26 points or better at O-Levels • Minimum entry requirements for the polytechnic course (…or your offer will be revoked) 5 But you won’t have to compete for admission to polytechnic strictly on the basis of how well you do academically compared to everyone else 22

Important Dates to Remember 23

Important Dates to Remember 23

22 June – 29 June • Application Stage • Apply online at the EAE

22 June – 29 June • Application Stage • Apply online at the EAE portal Three choices in order of preference, one write-up for each course 4 July – 17 August • Shortlisted students will be contacted for interviews, aptitude tests etc. at the polytechnics 23 August – 26 August • • Check results online Successful students can choose to accept or reject offer If you had earlier accepted a DSAJC offer but wish to take up EAE offer instead, you will need to withdraw from DSA-JC Students who want to cancel their acceptance must withdraw during this period. They will then be able to take part in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) after the O-Level 24 exams. Selection Stage Offer & Acceptance Stage • 27 August – 7 October Withdrawal Stage •

Things You Could Do Before You Apply 25

Things You Could Do Before You Apply 25

Step 1 • • • Explore your interests and develop your strengths Advanced Elective

Step 1 • • • Explore your interests and develop your strengths Advanced Elective Modules; Applied Subjects; Applied Learning Programme Work attachments; community / volunteer work Course-related school / personal activities, course-related achievements and projects, CCAs 26

Step 2 • • Research on the polytechnic courses you are interested in and

Step 2 • • Research on the polytechnic courses you are interested in and related careers in the sector Attend EAE talks and workshops at the polytechnics Conduct online research, e. g. polytechnic websites Visit course counselling booths at the polytechnics during Application Stage Talk to your teachers, ECG Counsellors, family/relatives 27

Step 3 Prepare for your application Prepare your write-ups • • Short-write-up on why

Step 3 Prepare for your application Prepare your write-ups • • Short-write-up on why you want to enter the course Clear and concise descriptions of your interests, passion and relevant skills, experiences and activities participated in Prepare relevant documents • • Portfolios (where relevant), e. g. samples of creative work done for design courses Other examples include evidence of experiences / involvement in course-related activities, CCA records, course-related certificates / awards, latest school-based examination results Prepare for interviews 28

More information on Early Admission Exercise is made available at https: //www. moe. gov.

More information on Early Admission Exercise is made available at https: //www. moe. gov. sg/admissions/directadmissions/eae

Academic Studies Program nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

Academic Studies Program nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

School Targets Stream Criterion Target Express L 1 B 5 20 5 Normal Academic

School Targets Stream Criterion Target Express L 1 B 5 20 5 Normal Academic L 1 B 4 21

Our Level Outcomes A confident and valuesdriven youth who excels and contributes to society.

Our Level Outcomes A confident and valuesdriven youth who excels and contributes to society. nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS NAME CLASS Nur Farah Nadiah Bte K 4 E 3 Bryan

MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS NAME CLASS Nur Farah Nadiah Bte K 4 E 3 Bryan Lim Ding Fong 4 E 1 Zhuang Xinyi 4 E 1 nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS NAME CLASS Darrell Tan Hong Jun 5 A 1 Chau Pei

MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS NAME CLASS Darrell Tan Hong Jun 5 A 1 Chau Pei Ying 5 A 2 Lee Yan Peng 5 A 1 nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

What the school is doing to help your child succeed – Overall Scheduling for

What the school is doing to help your child succeed – Overall Scheduling for Graduating Cohort

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMME Month 31 May – 7 Jun 8 Jun

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMME Month 31 May – 7 Jun 8 Jun – 17 Jun Programme Intensive Lessons Self Study Programme 11 Jul – 22 Jul 15 Aug – 31 Aug 13 Sept – 29 Sept Extended Academic All classes Programme Sept term break Sept academic programme All classes During O/N level Exam period Consultation Sessions All classes nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER Target Audience Ex, NA classes Selected students from Ex and NA classes ▪ inspiring LIVES

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE O LEVEL COHORT Date Subject Programme 8 Jun English 23

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE O LEVEL COHORT Date Subject Programme 8 Jun English 23 Jun Maths Time Oral Morning Communication Skills Workshop Mock Exam (Paper 1. 30 – 1) 3. 20 pm Mock Exam (Paper 2) Mock Exam (Paper 1) Mock Exam (Paper 2) nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER Venue Respective Classroom School Hall 4 – 5. 50 pm School Hall 8 – 10 am School Hall 10. 30 am - School Hall 1 pm ▪ inspiring LIVES

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – ASSESSMENT Month Assessment Stream July Oral Examinations All Streams, except NT

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – ASSESSMENT Month Assessment Stream July Oral Examinations All Streams, except NT 2 Aug – 12 Aug 22 Aug Preliminary All streams Examination Submission of GCE Express classes ‘O’ Level Coursework (Internal) nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

Subject Specific Matters English • Students need to be immersed in the subject everyday.

Subject Specific Matters English • Students need to be immersed in the subject everyday. This can be done through: - Reading the newspaper for current affairs and language features. - Practise writing skills by using ten-year series topics. - Brush up on their grammar by studying the grammar reference book. - Improve their vocabulary by collecting useful new words when reading novels. - Getting a comprehension assessment book to practise regularly.

Subject Specific Matters Mother Tongue • Important to pass & obtain a good MTL

Subject Specific Matters Mother Tongue • Important to pass & obtain a good MTL grade score at 1 st sitting for 4 E 5 N in June. Reason: it is only opportunity where students can concentrate on only 1 subject. For those students taking 2 nd sitting, they have to manage at 5 -6 other subjects in Nov. • Very important to do well for oral and listening component (35%) for 4 E 5 N; (40%) for 4 NA. • In 2016 there will be O level HMTL oral exam (20%). Students will need to prepare their script. • MTL teachers will help students to prepare well for the exams. Students will need to focus, hand up work on time and do self revision and preparation (doing past years papers and other school's exam question papers).

Subject Specific Matters Mathematics • Students are expected to • (1) understand apply maths

Subject Specific Matters Mathematics • Students are expected to • (1) understand apply maths concepts and skills in a variety of context. (2) organised analyse data and information. (3) Solve problems including those in real-world context by using appropriate techniques. (4) Interpret maths results. (5) solve high order thinking problems. (6) write mathematical explanation • For national examinations, the phrasing of questions is different from previous years, especially for Paper 1. Students must have good conceptual understanding of the topics to perform well in these questions. • The last question in the O level paper 2 is focused on applying mathematics to a real-world scenario. • (1) Revision schedule will be given to the students focusing on sec 1 to 3 topics • (2) Stretch and expose students to higher order thinking questions and varied phrasing of questions for the same topic. (Pass with Distinction Book) • (3) Students will do Weekly Self-assessment to check for understanding of the topics learnt 42

Science Subject Specific Matters • Knowledge from 2 to 3 topics is required to

Science Subject Specific Matters • Knowledge from 2 to 3 topics is required to answer a question. Students must learn to see the inter-relatedness of the science concepts from different topics. Doing a concept map across related science topics will help. • We see a trend towards more “explanation” questions. Students must explain with examples to elaborate their points. Students must have sufficient content knowledge and apply to relevant situation to explain scientific fact. Example: “Metals are extracted in many different ways. Use the reactivity series, with examples, to explain the fact that some metals can occur in the ground as the un-combined metal. ” • Students must be able to justify scientific facts, not simple memorising. Example: “Iron and calcium require different conditions to react with water. By referring to these conditions, justify the relative positions of iron and calcium in the reactivity series. ” 43

Subject Specific Matters Social Studies / Elective History Areas of focus for the subject?

Subject Specific Matters Social Studies / Elective History Areas of focus for the subject? 1. Source-based skills – inferring, comparison, reliability, utility and purpose 2. Structured essay questions – explanation and judgment How parents can help in your subject areas? What are the study skills required? § Read up prior to lesson and revise conscientiously § Help to monitor your child to do constant revision and to submit work on time. 1. Critical thinking - questioning and weighing up evidence as they learn 2. Condensing information, summarizing and the use of keywords (graphic organizers, mindmaps)

Subject Specific Matters Elective Geography Areas of focus for the subject? 1. Geographical Inquiry

Subject Specific Matters Elective Geography Areas of focus for the subject? 1. Geographical Inquiry Skills – Interpret and analyze geographical data, present findings and analysis, evaluate reliability of data and improve data collection and analysis 2. Open-ended questions – Interpret data, describe (demonstrate knowledge), constructing explanation and iscuss issues (Giving judgment) How parents can help in § Read up prior to lesson and revise conscientiously your subject areas? § Help to monitor your child to do constant revision and to submit work on time. What are the study skills 1. Critical thinking - questioning and weighing up evidence required? as they learn 2. Condensing information, summarizing and the use of keywords (graphic organizers, mindmaps)

Subject Specific Matters POA • The revised POA syllabus has more focus on thinking

Subject Specific Matters POA • The revised POA syllabus has more focus on thinking questions that test the students’ ability to apply their conceptual knowledge. • To score a distinction grade, rote learning is insufficient. • Students should revise all syllabus content from Sec 3 to 4 and attempt all questions in their POA workbook to build a strong foundation in basic concepts. • We would expose students to as many types of questions through revision compilation. Coursework subjects (D&T, Art, CPA, EBS) • Time consuming thus time-management is crucial. • Students are aware of the expected schedule • Do consistent work so that other subjects are not neglected. 46

Partnerships Parental Involvement n n n Provide a conducive learning environment Provide a pair

Partnerships Parental Involvement n n n Provide a conducive learning environment Provide a pair of listening ears Be supportive Be understanding Be present! Collaborate with the school nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing LEADERS of CHARACTER nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

Let us work together to help our students BELIEVE & ACHIEVE! nurturing TALENTS ▪

Let us work together to help our students BELIEVE & ACHIEVE! nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing LEADERS of CHARACTER nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES

nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing LEADERS of CHARACTER nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring

nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing LEADERS of CHARACTER nurturing TALENTS ▪ developing CHARACTER ▪ inspiring LIVES