From the Principal
Welcome to the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST)! An exciting journey awaits your child at SST. Transiting from primary to secondary school can be a stressful time for both students and parents. We have prepared the following brief to keep you informed of the key administrative matters so that your child’s integration into the SST family will be a smooth one.
SST Secondary 1 Registration Exercise
Preparation for the new year begins from 27 November 2017. This section provides an overview of the important events and dates leading up to the Badge Ceremony that require your action.
In particular, please pay attention to the following:
- Submission of information (online and hardcopies)
- School-related purchases, which should be completed before 29 Dec 2017
- Engagement programmes for students (online) and parents (face-to-face)
1. E-mail Receipt From SST
SST will send an email to all parents whose children have been successfully admitted to SST, shortly after the release of 2017 PSLE results. This email will provide important information on getting ready for the start of the school term in 2018.
Parents are to use the information provided to prepare their children for Secondary 1 in 2018.
Parents are required to acknowledge the email and use the information provided to prepare their children for Secondary 1 in 2017.
2. Purchase of Items
To ensure that students are prepared for the new academic year with minimal disruption to their learning, parents and students are strongly advised to make their purchases early (before the Secondary 1 Registration day).
|Type Of Purchase||Dates & Opening Hours||Venue||Additional Information|
|School Uniform||24 Nov to 29 Dec 2017 (open on most days, not daily)
Click HERE to view sales schedule.
|Block B Level 2 @ B-02-04|
Supplier’s Info (for enquiries):
Jeep Sing Fashion
Tel: 6456 3198
|Textbooks & Stationery||24 Nov to 29 Dec 2017 (open on most days, not daily)
Click HERE to view sales schedule.
|Block B Level 2 @ B-02-03||Click HERE to view book, stationery lists and sales schedule.
Supplier’s Info (for enquiries):
Asencio Pte Ltd
Tel: 6764 3102
|Learning Device||Online order starting from 25 Nov 2017|
Click HERE to view.
|See 2.1 Learning Devices|
2.1 Learning Device
SST’s 1-to-1 computing programme is an integral part of our school programme to equip students with the 21st century skills for the digital age. The teaching and learning programme will utilise applications from the Macintosh platform. As such, each student will require an Apple laptop to access all the online platforms and tools to engage in SST’s interactive classroom.
The school has negotiated with vendors to offer three different packages (bundled with the AppleCare Protection Plan and Insurance) sold at competitive prices. Parents may transact directly with the selected vendor, Newstead Technologies Pte Ltd, by filling in the online form which has details of the packages.
- The online order form from Newstead Technologies Pte Ltd will be made available through this order form from 25 Nov 2017, 9am onwards.
- Please contact Mr Ben teng for enquiries of the packages offered by Newstead Technologies Pte Ltd:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- HP: +65 9695 0486
- Parents are to note that lead time is needed to ensure timely delivery of the learning device and the availability of device for the pre-engagement activities. The collection of the purchased device will be on Sec 1 registration day if the orders are placed online before 29 Nov 2017. Else the next collection date will be during the 1st week of school.
Students who already own their personal Apple laptops may continue to use them in SST. However, since they will be using the device throughout their 4 years in SST, their existing Apple laptops should meet the following minimum requirements:
- 2.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
- 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
- 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage for Mac
- Mac OS High Sierra (10.13)
- The computer should be installed with Apple Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, GarageBand and iBooks Author which are freely downloadable in the Mac App Store.
For general matters regarding the learning device, please contact:
Mr Aurelius Yeo
Head of Department, Educational Technology
School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Tel: 6571 7418
3. ICT Matters For Students And Parents
3.1 Email Account
All SST students are assigned an official email account for communication and access to learning resources during their course of study. The official email account will be used for all correspondences between the school and students. Students will receive their email addresses during orientation week in 2018.
3.2 Students’ Blog
The students’ blog serves as a platform to communicate announcements and general information to students. This is a public blog where parents can find information that is communicated to the student community.
Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to “follow” the blog to keep posted on the updates. In addition, parents and students can also download the app “SST Announcer” on their mobile phones. The app enables updates to be pushed to the users.
URL (to download the apps):
Do note that that the iOS SST announcer will be going through an upgrade and will only be operational end Jan 2018.
3.3 Digital Communications
You may be aware of our general portal for communications, www.sst.edu.sg. This portal serves to facilitate general communication to the public.
For SST parents, we have planned the following channels of communication:
- A letter from the Principal will be sent via email at the start of every school term (Week 2) and end of every school semester to inform you of SST’s current activities and future events on a regular basis.
- There will be a Google Site for SST Parents introduced in January 2018. For ease of access, information pertaining to Principal’s Letter to Parents, Announcements, Insurance, Bursary, School fees, School Uniform and Book list etc. will be made available on the site.
Information on the Google Site will be provided in the first letter from the Principal in January.
3.4 SST Official Social Media Platforms
3.5 Pre-Engagement Activities
In SST, students learn a range of ICT skills to apply and demonstrate their understanding (e.g. creation of artefacts). This is in line with the national strategies as well as SST’s goals to prepare our learners to be 21st century-ready.
To prepare your child, he/she will need to go through 2 tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org:
Students are strongly encouraged to attempt these activities as they will be applying the skills learnt through the activities during the Secondary 1 Orientation and their daily lessons.
3.6 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
The AUP is intended to prescribe effective, ethical and lawful use of ICT resources by students and ensure a conducive and safe virtual environment in our learning community. This policy applies to the use of the ICT resources owned and managed by SST, as well as those brought in for use by students in SST. All students are to comply with this Policy.
A printed copy will be issued on Secondary 1 Registration Day and parents are to return the signed copy through their children on the first day of school.
Click HERE to view the AUP
If you have any questions relating to our collection, use, disclose and/or process of your child/children and/or your personal data or matters set out in this document, please email us at email@example.com. And if you wish to withdraw your consent in part or as a whole, please state details of your withdrawal request and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Secondary 1 Registration Day Programme
Secondary 1 Registration will take place on 22 December 2017. (Link HERE)
Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the Secondary 1 Registration Day. In the event that parents are unable to register their children on that day, they should arrange for a proxy to register and attend the briefing on their behalf.
(Refer to protocol as given in Part 1: General Information for Admission to Secondary School booklet 1) MOE Proxy Form
Parents who are unable to do both may contact email@example.com to make an appointment for registration after 22 December 2017.
4.1 Programme Overview
|8.00 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.|
After registration, parents will proceed to the Auditorium while students will proceed to the Indoor Sports Hall
|Block A, Level 1: Atrium|
|8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.|
Parents: Briefing by Principal and Heads of Departments
Students: Pre-Orientation briefing
Note: All students will report to SST in their Primary School Uniform
Block A, Level 4: Auditorium @ A-04-01
Block D, Level 1: Indoor Sports Hall
|10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m|
Parents who have enquiries on the following may proceed to the respective venues after the briefing:
Block C, Level 3:
SST Inc @ C-03-07
Lecture Theatre @ C-03-11
Multi Purpose Room 4 (Beside Learning Oasis)
Learning Oasis 2 @ C-03-01
|From 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.|
Parents and students who have yet to purchase their school uniform and textbooks/stationery may make the purchase after the briefing.
|Block B, Level 2:|
@ B-02-04 / B-02-03
5. First Day of School
The school year begins on 2 January 2018 (Tuesday). Students are expected to report by 7.40 am at the Indoor Sports Hall (Block D, Level 1) in full school uniform (SST T-shirt & pants/skorts).
More details will be available at this section from 22 December 2017.
6. Secondary 1 Orientation Programme
The Sec 1 Orientation Programme 2018 will place emphasis on individual adaptability to the new environment in the area of transition, getting to know new classmates, seniors and school staff team who will be crucial in helping them settle into the new environment and learning the key qualities of what is expected of all students (culture and policies) that will prepare them for a positive team-based learning experience in SST.
2D1N Orientation Camp:
The Orientation Camp will be held at the school campus @ 1 Technology Drive from 4 – 5 January 2018, Thursday & Friday. It would be a 2 days 1 night event. More details will be provided closer to the date.
7. Badge Ceremony
The Badge Ceremony will be held on 12 January 2018 (Friday).
At SST, we believe that parents are our partners in creating great learning experiences. The Badge Ceremony is an important day in the life of Secondary 1 Students as it marks the day when they are formally inducted into the SST community. The ceremony will be held at the Multi-Purpose Hall.
During this ceremony, they will be presented with their school badges. We believe that your presence at SST’s Badge Ceremony on 12 January 2018 (Friday) will provide greater encouragement for your child/ward to be engaged in their learning at SST. As seating capacity at the Ceremony is limited, invitation is extended to parents/guardians only. An invitation card has been placed inside the Welcome package. Please rsvp at http://tinyurl.com/2018SSTBadgeCeremony by 29 December 2017.
More details will be available at this section from 22 December 2017.
8. Parents’ Engagement Programme (& Registration)
A series of Parents Engagement Sessions (under the Digital Citizenship Programme) has been planned for parents to provide the necessary support and guidance to their children when they embark on their 1-to-1 ICT-enabled learning in SST.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the sessions. The first Parents Engagement Session will take place on 6 January 2018 (Saturday). More details to follow from December 2017.
- Parents Engagement Session 1 (6 Jan 2018, Saturday) – please RSVP via this online form by 3 January 2018 (Wednesday) and click here for more information.
- Parents Engagement Session 2 (26 Jan 2018, Friday)
- Parents Engagement Session 3 (3 Feb 2018, Saturday)
- Parents Engagement Session 4 (24 March 2018, Saturday)
A Google+ Community, Parents Engagement@SST – Digital Citizenship (Click HERE) has been set up to post event updates and useful tips related to cyber wellness on a regular basis. Parents will be invited to the online community via email after the Secondary 1 Registration Day.
9. General Administrative Matters
9.1 School Fees And Financial Assistance
Please click the following links to download the documents pertaining to the payment of school fees and the Application Form for Interbank GIRO. The Interbank GIRO Form should be submitted to the SST General Office by 29 December 2017.
No deserving student will be denied a place at SST due to his/her family financial situation. If you require financial assistance, please download and complete the following application form. You may refer to the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Award Framework to understand the entitlement under the scheme.
You may refer to SST website or call the General Office on Tel: 6571 7200 for enquiry or clarification. All completed forms, together with the necessary documents, should be submitted to SST General Office by 29 December 2017 (Thursday).
9.2 Secondary One Students using Primary School’s School Smart Cards (SSC)
Please be informed that all students entering Secondary One in Jan 2018 will be issued with a new Secondary level School Smart Cards (SSC). Students will be informed when the new cards are ready for collection.
While Secondary One students are waiting for their Secondary level SSCs to be ready, they can continue to use their Primary level SSCs for concessionary travel till end Apr 2018. Students can still purchase the Bus Concession Pass (BCP) using their Primary level SSCs but they would need to purchase the BCP for Secondary School students.
9.3 Traffic Movement And Parking
Parents will be allowed to drop off and pick up their children at the designated drop-off point (enter from Gate A). However, they are not allowed to park in the school compound. This is to ensure the safety of our students and to avoid traffic congestion.
The main and side gates near the bus stop are open from 6.00 a.m.
Latecomers are required to report at the General Office before proceeding to class. To ensure the safety of our students, only the main gate will be open during dismissal time.