Transformation In Action
Developing the Skills and Attitudes
Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM)
SST aims to develop students who are curious and passionate practitioners in improving society through the application of STEM skills problem solving.
Programmes that enable our students to hone their STEM skills include:
- Applied Subjects (Biotechnology, Computing, Design Studies, Electronics)
- Investigative Skills in Science (ISS)
- NTU-SST Flagship Programme
- Talent Development Programme (Science, ICT, Math, Robotics)
- SST-3M Innovation Challenge
- SUTD-SST Big-D Camp
- SunburST Makers’ Innofest
Early Start to Applied Learning
Providing An Edge Beyond The GCE O-Level Examination
At SST learning is not confined within the four walls of the classroom. Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that students are actively engaged in learning tasks that are not only content rich, but process-focused, and meaningfully connected to issues in the community and the world at large. By enabling students to apply their learning to challenges outside the classroom early on, students gain mastery of academic subjects through acquiring a deeper understanding of critical concepts and skills in authentic real-life contexts. This integration of a strong academic foundation with an Applied Learning approach to instruction will prepare students well for the GCE O-Level Examination and beyond, enabling them to pursue their chosen paths and excel in their future endeavours.
Talent Development Programme (TDP)
Enabling Students To Realise Their Full Potential
SST’s TDP provides opportunities for students to gain foundational skills and competencies that capitalise on their personal strengths and unique talents. Students may choose from a wide spectrum of areas to cultivate their interests and talents. Students who want to develop leadership skills can take part in the Student Leadership Programme which incorporates the Peer Support and Student Council platforms. For students interested in robotics, technology, or start-ups, our Robotics @APEX club and SST Inc. are great avenues to transform those passions into industry expertise.
Forerunners In Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Exploring Beyond Textbook Learning
“Technology as a way of life” is a dictum at SST as we believe that the 1:1 ICT-enabled learning environment elevates student engagement in learning and stretches each student’s potential. The use of simulation tools, cutting-edge geometrical software and applets, as well as online platforms and tools, all contribute to the creation of a dynamic and interactive classroom. Beyond software application and computational thinking, SST provides the differentiated opportunities for students to develop the skills and attributes of designers, makers and programmers.
As a forerunner in transforming learning, the school believes in helping to build an empowered community. SST students take the lead in running several ICT initiatives for their peers/students from other schools, which include SST Hackathon, SST Make-A-Thon and the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) initiatives. SST teachers help other educators adopt innovative teaching practices through platforms such as the SST Tech Summit and Lab School@SST.
Global Citizenship Programme (GCP)
Nurturing Active Local And Global Citizens
The GCP plays a pivotal role in developing global citizens in SST. Through valuable partnerships with various organisations in different countries, students have the opportunity to observe the world as an interconnected set of systems and to develop empathy towards diversity and difference. The GCP seeks to encourage students to be active drivers of change and contribute to a just and sustainable world. The programme is designed to engage students’ hearts (empathy), heads (knowledge) and hands (application).
SST Industrials and Research Attachment Programme (IRAP)
Enhancing Learning Experiences
The IRAP is open to SST students who are keen on the practical application of their skills and competencies, and first-hand experience in understanding the functions, operations and challenges of the various organisations in their respective industries. Some companies where students have completed internships include A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore, National University Hospital (NUH), National Library Board (NLB), Winson Press Pte Ltd and Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd.
Partnership Learning Networks
Grooming Passionate Innovators
At SST, provision is made for students to be academically, professionally and globally competitive in the fields of science and technology. Through our partnerships with premier tertiary institutions such as Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), we have availed our students to various learning opportunities exclusive to SST. We also have partner schools and organisations in our overseas networks in China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the United States and ASEAN countries that provide additional learning opportunities for our students.
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
CCE in SST aims to prepare students for the vulnerable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world of the future. The SST CCE Programme is an intentional, proactive effort to develop students holistically and imbue core ethical values through its academic and non-academic programmes. It seeks to develop 21st Century skills in our students so that they are anchored in sound moral values and able to lead a life of good conduct. They will learn how to contribute actively and meaningfully to the community.
Student Leadership Programme (SLP)
The SLP aims to develop leadership competencies and values in SST students so that they will become dynamic leaders in service of humanity. We also believe that each SST student is a leader who has the potential to advocate for a worthy cause for the common good and lead others to act in a manner which will impact the community in a positive way. We believe that self-mastery is the foundation in every SST leader. There are many leadership opportunities and platforms available in SST where students are able to develop skills in leading themselves, others and communities.
Youth Service Programme (YSP)
The YSP is SST’s community involvement programme. It is both an essential and integral part of the curriculum in SST, and we seek to develop students who are: Community-Oriented, Active Contributors to Society, Reflective and Empathetic. As part of the programme, students will apply relevant knowledge and skills in school-organised or self-initiated community projects. Through this process, our students will make meaningful connections between what they learn and the society at large. In rendering community service, SST students will meet and work with people of different ages, ethnicity and socio-cultural backgrounds. This allows them opportunities to develop and hone their 21st Century skills such as civic-mindedness, cross-cultural understanding, effective collaboration and communication skills.