Sports And Wellness

The SST S & W curriculum is based on the philosophy of education through the physical, a multi-dimensional approach to develop students holistically through sports and games excellence.

The curriculum engages students actively with relevant activities that help them learn experientially. Lessons are focused on acquiring games skills for sports recreation, uncovering games concepts for understanding, and promoting sportsmanship and sporting behaviour through authentic sports participation and competition.

Besides sports and games, there is also a focus on adventure education in the curriculum. An adventure compels the participants to develop and sharpen their coping and management strategies in an ambiguous environment. It forces them to operate out of their comfort zone while having to manage their relationship with self, others and the environment. Students experience physical, mental and social emotional challenges, which are effective in developing strength of character.

Learning Objectives

At the end of four years, students will be able to:

  • Acquire a range of motor skills to participate in a variety of physical activities recreationally
  • Apply movement and game concepts, principles, strategies and tactics in a range of physical activities
  • Demonstrate safe practices during physical activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment
  • Acquire and maintain physical health and fitness through regular participation in physical activities
  • Display spirit of fairplay, teamwork and sportsmanship

Key Programmes

Rope Course (Secondary 1)

During their Secondary 1 orientation camp, students have to tackle the high elements in a rope course that is set to challenge them physically, mentally and emotionally.

Overnight Outdoor Expedition (Secondary 2)

After going through a 16-hour outdoor education module, Secondary 2 students embark on an overnight outdoor expedition that navigate through both urban and natural terrains.

Outward Bound Singapore (Secondary 3)

As a folllow-up to their overnight outdoor expedition, all Secondary 3 students have to attend a five-day course at Outward Bound School Singapore. Based on students’ feedback and reflection, this is one of the highlights of their experience in SST.

Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) (Secondary 2 and Secondary 3)

The more adventurous students have the opportunity to sign up and be selected for the 15-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal or 10-day adventure trip to Taiwan that includes summitting a mountain, river tracing and spelunking among other activities. These trips are open to students at the Secondary 2 and Secondary 3 levels. Other destinations for adventure trips include Mount Kinabalu, Sabah and Mount Rinjani, Lombok.

Student Leaders/Facilitators for LoS 1

Students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an aptitude for adventure during their LoS 2 GCP adventure trips are selected and trained to lead students during LoS 3 adventure trips.

Programme Highlights

The Sports And Wellness Department aims to develop and build the students capacity for wellness and fitness to lead a healthy and physically active life.