Our Vision: A Globally Connected Institution of Science and Technology
Our vision stems from our keen awareness of the present realities of Singapore as a global city, and the role that our school could play to live up to our country’s status by realizing our reason for being (raison detre).
SST is founded to offer an educational experience that is relevant and authentic to the 21st century learner, which necessarily means that it has to include borderless learning and use of technology in a significant way. SST also seeks to be globally connected to benefit SST students, and its learning community by contributing as an institution to the education landscape, locally and globally.
Our Mission: To Develop World-ready and Future-looking Leaders through Innovative Technology and Applied Learning
Our graduates will be distinctive in the way that they demonstrate the 21st century skills and competencies articulated as the 10Cs in the SST community. The holistic broad-based programming, platforms and approaches used to facilitate student learning will equip them to become IT-savvy and creative producers grounded in values that make them worthy digital citizens as well as fully engaged community leaders who are able to seize opportunities to make a positive difference to the human condition. The applied learning pedagogy in SST seeks to connect the students’ head, heart and hands so that they will also be fully engaged learners in the present and connected leaders in the community in the years ahead.
Members of the SST community will embark on every endeavour with passion, commitment, confidence and courage, and a belief that our best efforts will bring about positive outcomes for the common good, whilst developing excellence in work ethics and character. ‘Arete’, the origins of the word, ‘excellence’, is a notion tied up with the fulfillment of a higher purpose and the act of living up to one’s fullest potential. SST is an organization where people care about, and work towards being the best they can possibly be, both personally and at the organizational and community levels.
Building an Empowered Community
In SST, we shall build others and ourselves, in every interaction and decision we make, and through respect and responsibility, live our shared values with a sense of efficacy and desire to improve. We shall empower ourselves and others with positive thoughts to explore what is possible and to bring SST to greater heights. We will take responsibility for constructing the future world that we will inhabit and make it better for generations to come. We will take responsibility and care for SST and the larger community beyond.
Expanding Learning Networks
We understand that SST is an ecological entity unto itself, where individuals with diverse interests, talents and world-views converge as a learning community, and where everyone is interdependent and need actively leverage on the diversity to share knowledge and build collective wisdom. As a future school, SST is well-positioned to be a forerunner in learning on the ICT platform, and leading the way for learning communities in Singapore and beyond, in recognition of the affordances and efficacy of expanding learning networks in the 21st Century.
Students who have been nurtured and developed in SST will become,
- Life-long learners of Character. Individuals imbued with intellectual curiosity and humility, and the innate motivation to continue to learn and grow, whilst squarely anchored in ethical values.
- Creative Thinkers and Innovators. Inquiring and inventive minds with the confidence and courage to seize and transform opportunities for the benefit of society to improve the human condition.
- Collaborative and Independent Problem Solvers. Individuals who are self-directed, yet value participation and contributions from others, as they recognize the inextricable interdependence of humanity in managing the challenges that abound.
- Dynamic Leaders. Movers and shakers who challenge the status quo in service of humanity.
- Active Local and Global Citizens. Stewards of their lives and the community beyond who bridge cultures, beliefs, and international borders to create a better world.