Transformation In Action
Developing the Skills and Attitudes
Science, Technology, Engineering, Aesthetics and Mathematics (STEAM)
SST aims to develop students who are curious and passionate practitioners in improving society through the application of STEAM skills problem solving.
Programmes that enable our students to hone their STEAM skills include:
- ChangeMakers Programme
- SST-3M InnoScience Challenge
- ChangeMakers Innofest
- Discover Programme
- SUTD-SST Big-D Camp
- NTU Applied Sciences Camp
- NP Accelerator Camp
- Bioprocessing Workshop with ESCO Aster
- Applied Subjects
- Design Studies
- Engineering+ Programme (Opting of up to two Applied Subjects: Computing+ and Electronics)
- Investigative Skills in Science (ISS)
- Talent Development Programme (TDP) (Eg. ADMT, English, ICT, leadership, Mathematics, Robotics, Science)
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.
Learn more about SST’s TDP here.
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 Teach@SST Lab School and Tech Summit@SST Lab School.
Active Citizenship Education (ACE)
Nurturing Active Local And Global Citizens
The ACE programme plays a pivotal role in fostering SST students to become global citizens who see the world as an interconnected set of systems. It aims to help our students develop attributes that allow them to take advantage of the opportunities abroad under the Overseas Learning Experience (OLE) programme.
They will be equipped with skills to carry out advocacy projects and serve the community with purpose and enthusiasm. Through this experience, we want our students to appreciate that their actions have an impact on others and hence have the courage to take the lead in contributing towards creating a better environment for themselves and others.
Click on the following links for various ACE initiatives:
Learn more about ACE via our e-publications here.
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.
Learn more about IRAP here.
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 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and the United States that provide additional learning opportunities for our students.
Learn more about our Industry Partners here.
Learn more about our Educational Partners here.
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.