Secondary 1 Registration Day
Welcome Address 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 after the release of the PSLE results. 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 hard copies)
- School-related purchases, which should be completed before 30 Dec 2019
- Engagement programmes for students (online) and parents (face-to-face)
- Email Receipt From SST
SST will send an email to all parents whose children have been successfully admitted to SST, shortly after the release of 2019 PSLE results. This email will provide important information on getting ready for the start of the school term in 2020.
Parents are to use the information provided to prepare their children for Secondary 1 in 2020.
Parents are required to acknowledge the email and use the information provided to prepare their children for Secondary 1 in 2020.
- 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||21 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 (open on most days, not daily)
Click HERE to view sales schedule.
|Block B Level 2
|Supplier’s Info (for enquiries):
Jeep Sing Fashion
Tel: 6456 3198
Online purchase at: www.jeepsinguniform.com
|Textbooks & Stationery||21 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 (open on most days, not daily)
Click HERE to view sales schedule
|Block B Level 2
|Click HERE to view book, stationery lists and sales schedule.
Supplier’s Info (for enquiries):
Asencio Pte Ltd
Tel: 6764 3102
Order Online: www.asencio.com.sg
|Learning Device||See 2.1 Learning Device|
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 programmes in SST will require an Apple MacBook to utilise applications from macOS to develop applications natively for iOS and Android. The Apple MacBook is also needed to access online platforms and tools.
Parents are welcome to purchase the MacBook from any vendor of their choice.
The following are some places to purchase MacBooks:
- Apple Online Education Store**
- Best Denki
- Harvey Norman
- JK Technologies – Education Store
**Available to current and newly accepted university students and their parents, as well as teachers and staff at all levels.
Please note that SST does not have any special relationship nor arrangements with the vendors listed. Your interactions with the companies above, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the companies. You are encouraged to conduct relevant research before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.
Parents are encouraged to buy AppleCare+ warranty (3 years) and even insurance (4 years) for the MacBooks. Do note that lead time is needed to ensure timely delivery of the learning device and the availability of device for the pre-engagement activities during the school holidays.
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:
- 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
- 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
- 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage for Mac
- macOS Catalina (10.15)
- 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 7200
- 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. The login information (ID and Password) will be emailed to parents before Students will receive their email addresses by 23 Dec 2019.
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to “follow” the blog to keep posted on the updates; parents may also do so for more information. 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.
Click here to download the SST Announcer App:
3.3 Digital Communications
The school website, www.sst.edu.sg is the general portal for communication to the public.
For SST parents, we have planned the following channels of communication:
- A letter from the Principal will be sent via the Parents Gateway 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. The Parents Gateway is a new digital platform developed by the Ministry of Education and GovTech to bring greater convenience to parents to perform simple administrative transactions and to stay updated on schools’ programmes and activities.
3.4 SST Official Social Media Platforms
For regular updates on our students, school events and achievements, follow our official social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the 2 Instagram channels, @sstudents.life (run by our Student Council) and @SSTenYears (a commemorative 10 year anniversary account to celebrate SST’s milestones).
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 this LINK.
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.
An electronic form will be issued during Secondary 1 Orientation. Parents and students are to read and accept the AUP terms in the form.
- Click HERE to view the AUP
In administering and/or managing activities organised and/or held by SST, please note that photographs(s) or video/interview images of your child/children and/or you may be taken during such activities and used, disclosed, processed and published in materials (both soft and hard copy) such as on our online social media platforms, newsletters or other publications.
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 23 December 2019. (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 23 December 2019.
4.1 Programme Overview (Updated on 26 November 2019)
|8.15 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.||Registration
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.||Briefing
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
to 11.30 a.m
Parents who have enquiries on the following may proceed to the respective venues after the briefing:
|Block A/B, Level 5:|
|Co-curricular Programme||Info Hub (Level 5) @A5-03|
|Parents for SST (PforSST)|
|Scholarships, Bursaries & Financial Assistance||Tutorial Room 2 @B05-04|
|Mother Tongue & Third Languages||Tutorial Room 3 @ B05-05|
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-02-03 / B-02-04
4.2 Documents To Bring For Registration:
- MOE DSA-SEC Posting Outcome;
- Student SmartCard (EZ-Link Card) or equivalent photo-identification;
- First Day Of School
The school year begins on 2 January 2020 (Thursday). Students are expected to report by 7.40 am at the Indoor Sports Hall (ISH, Block D, Level 1) in full school uniform (SST T-shirt & pants/skorts). If they arrive before 7.40 am they should head straight to the ISH.
More details will be available at this section from 23 December 2019.
- Secondary 1 Orientation Programme
The Secondary 1 Orientation Programme 2020 will place emphasis on individual adaptability to the new environment during this period 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). This will prepare them for a positive team-based learning experience in SST.
2 Days Orientation camp:
The Orientation Camp will be held on the school campus from 6 – 7 January 2020, Monday – Tuesday. It would be a 2-day event with no overnight component. More details will be provided closer to the date.
- Badge Ceremony
The Badge Ceremony will be held on 10 January 2020 (Friday).
At SST, we believe that parents are our partners in creating meaningful learning experiences for our students. 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 (MPH, Block D, Level 2).
During this ceremony, they will be presented with their school badges. We believe that your presence at SST’s Badge Ceremony on 10 January 2020 (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, the invitation is extended to parents/guardians only. An invitation card has been placed inside the Welcome package. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/badgeceremony2020 or QR code by 27 December 2019.
More details will be available at this section from 23 December 2019.
8. Parents’ Engagement Programme
A series of Parents’ Engagement Sessions (as part of 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.
Please refer to the dates below:
- Parents Engagement Session 1 (4 Jan 2020, Saturday, 0900-1200)
- Parents Engagement Session 2 (15 Feb 2020, Saturday, 0900-1200)
- Parents Engagement Session 3 (21 Feb 2020, Friday, 1430-1730)
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the sessions. Please click HERE for more details.
- General Administrative Matters
9.1 School Fees And Financial Assistance
Please click the following link 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 27 December 2019.
No deserving Singaporean 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) Scheme to understand the eligibility criteria and 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 2 January 2020 (Thursday) for the bursary to be effective from January 2020 onwards.
9.2 Application for NEU PC Plus Grant and iNSPIRE Fund Through School
SST has worked with Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) to provide the NEU PC Plus Programme which allows students from low-income households to own a brand new learning device (MacBook) at an affordable price. Under the programme, SST students fulfilling certain criteria will be able to own a Macbook at a subsidised rate.
The application is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents students. Total monthly household income must not exceed $3,400 or per capita income must not exceed $900.
In addition, the iNSPIRE Fund scheme offers additional financial assistance to students who are unable to afford the co-payment amount under the NEU PC Plus Programme. To qualify for the iNSPIRE Fund, total household income must not exceed $2,500, or per capita income must not exceed $700. Successful applicants of the NEU PC Plus Programme who are eligible for the iNSPIRE Fund will need to render between 6 to 12 hours of community service within a period of 6 months. The school will assist to arrange community service activities (conducted within school) in order for the successful applicant to fulfill the requirement.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may download the application form (HERE) or collect a hardcopy from the SST General Office. Completed applications and supporting documents are to be submitted directly to SST General Office by 2 January 2020, Thursday for processing and the school’s approval.
Please click HERE for more information about the NEU PC Plus programme and iNSPIRE Fund eligibility criteria, assistance level and conditions. For successful applicants, the MacBook will be purchased and deployed by the School in 1st quarter 2020.
Information is correct as of 15 November 2019.