On 26th and 27th January 2017, Canberra Secondary School hosted a group of 60 teachers and students from Sammakhiwitthayakkhom School, Thailand. The Thai teachers and students were engaged in many interactive Chinese New Year Activities, namely paper cutting, calligraphy and lantern making lessons. It was an enriching experience for our students and especially the Thai visitors.
The aim of school-based MTL Week is to provide students with an environment conducive for the learning and usage of the various MTLs with as many opportunities as possible to experience how the MT languages can be applied as a living language.
Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals on the lunar calendar as it heralds the beginning of a new year. To celebrate the spirit of the festival, the MTL department organised a series of activities aimed at increasing students’ knowledge about the Lunar New Year.
Our Sec 4E/5NA students from the 2016 batch received good results for the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations. For instance, 63.2% of our Pure Physics Sec 4E students, and 46.5% of the Sec 4E Combined Sciences students, scored distinctions for their respective subjects. We are very happy for our graduands and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
We look forward to more good news from our graduating cohort this year!
This year the Secondary 1 students discovered more about themselves and their peers through various activities during the Discovery Camp. True to its theme, “You Light Up My World”, Canberrans sang, cheered and even had their debut performance under the guidance of our Student Leaders as a mark of their initiation into the Canberran Family! Recognition was given to the best camper of each group and the best performance of the night. It was a successful camp as many went home with smiles and stories to share with their families.
The Secondary 4 and 5 students attended the Polytechnic Open House on 5 Jan 2017. The learning journeys to the various Polytechnics were aimed at raising awareness and providing opportunities for students to explore different pathways and career opportunities. Through the Open House, students also got to experience the dynamics of campus lifestyle and an opportunity to speak and seek advice from the Polytechnic representatives to find out more about their desired courses.
Canberra Secondary welcomed our students on 3 Jan 2017 with the Start Right! Programme for 2017. Our Principal Mr Ng Tiong Nam outlined his vision for every Canberran to demonstrate and live up to the values of Gratitude, Respect and Compassion starting from this year onwards. The cohort managers then continued to reinforce the school’s directions as well as the cohorts’ directions in the area of academic excellence and character development during their respective cohort address. The programme for the day ended with a CCA talk which emphasised the importance of CCAs as an integral part of their holistic education.
On 22 December 2016, Canberra Secondary School welcomed our new batch of Secondary One students and their parents for the Secondary One Registration 2017. Both the Sec One students and their parents met our new Principal Mr Ng Tiong Nam for the first time during his opening address. Both the students and parents had the opportunity to meet and interact with their Form Teachers. By the end of the registration day, students were seen to be eager and ready to embark on their learning journey in Canberra Secondary School.
Our 2016 batch of Sec 4NA and NT students came back on 19 December 2016 to receive their GCE ‘N’ Level results. We are very happy to announce that our graduands have done us proud once again for excelling in the national examinations. Our students did well in almost all subjects, with a higher percentage of students scoring distinctions and passing as compared to the national level. All 4NT students were eligible to further their education at ITE. For our Sec 4NA, 77.78% of them were eligible to pursue GCE ‘O’ Level education as a Sec 5 student as compared to 75.2% at the national level. Congratulations Canberrans!
Selected Secondary 3 students along with 5 teachers embarked on a 6D5N Cultural Immersion Programme to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from 12 – 17 November 2016. The trip was organised to expose students to the cultures and traditions of Vietnamese. The trip gave students insights to the lives of Vietnamese through visits to historical and cultural sites including the HCM Agricultural Villages, a tour along the Mekong River and the Water Puppet performance at the Golden Theatre for Water Puppetry. The highlight of the trip was the CIP visit to Phong My Primary School where Canberrans displayed the school values as they contributed to the refurbishing work in the school.
On 12 November, some Secondary Three students and teachers went on a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. The focus of the trip was to deepen students’ commitment and contributions back to the society through service learning in school and an orphanage. Our students visited Doan Thi Diem Secondary School. They were involved in singing Dikir Barat to the students and staff, and participated in a friendly basketball match. There was also a visit to Thuy An Orphanage. Students conducted art lessons for toddlers and even fed newborn babies. The students also visited popular cultural sites such as The One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Hoan Kiem Lake. It was a memorable trip for all involved.
Sec 4/5 students were involved in many activities. In May, the students explored institutions such as NUS, ITE Central and Nanyang Polytechnic to learn more about the different courses offered. In preparation for the national examinations, students were studying hard during the Night Study Programme. On Graduation Day in October, students and teachers were laughing and hugging as they celebrate the memories shared and achievements made. Finally, students gathered at Carlton Hotel for Prom Night on 24 November. Students became glamorous stars for the night. It was indeed a memorable year for our graduating students.
This year, Digital Media in Visual Arts Club (DMV) organised a national competition in collaboration with National Heritage Board and National Library Board. The theme for the competition was Landscapes of our time. A total of 108 Primary 4, 5 and 6 student participants from 27 schools took part. The participants, guided by students from DMV, visited Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex and shophouses opposite Joo Chiat Complex to capture the life and activities of the people and architecture. Our sponsors, N8 Cluster and Canon sponsored the top three winners from each category – People, Architecture and Abstract. It was a successful event with many good entries being submitted and our DMV students sharing their knowledge and skills with the younger counterparts.
1st - Edgefield Primary School
2nd - Clementi Primary School
3rd - Teck Whye Primary School
1st - First Toa Payoh Primary School
2nd - Hougang Primary School
3rd - Loyang Primary School
1st - Greenwood Primary School
2nd - First Toa Payoh Primary School
3rd - Pioneer Primary School
Canberra Secondary welcomes all Canberrans back to school on 27 June 16 (Mon). All students will report to the hall by 7.20am. Please be neatly groomed and continue to have with you a storybook and a working oral digital thermometer (ODT) daily.
Our Sec 3 students went to Xi’an for a School Immersion Programme @ Jin Yuan International School (Middle School) in June. They also had a Values In Action activity @ 李家坪小. Canberrans organised art and craft activities as well as taught the children English Language. Students also visited places such as Xi'An Jiaotong University, Terracotta Warriors Museum, Forest of Steles and Shuyuanmen Street.
The day was filled with exciting activities for the Secondary 1 students on Cohort Day, 19 May. The day started off with a motivational workshop conducted by Mastereign Achievers to motivate and bond the Secondary 1 students as a cohort. Both teachers and students also enjoyed the mass games of “A Minute to Win it” and cheered one another on. It was an enriching day as everyone came together to learn and play
On 19 May, the Sec 2 students took part in a series of exciting activities arranged for them. The day started off with an enriching Social Awareness Workshop conducted by Mindpower Innovations. Through the team-bonding games, the Sec 2 students were able to build camaraderie amongst themselves and also build rapport with their teachers. They let their hair down and cheered for one another during the “A minute to win it” segment. All in all, it was a joyous and enriching day whereby students learned and played together.
On 19 May, Sec 4/5 students explored the different institutions such as NUS, ITE Central and Nanyang Polytechnic to learn more about the different courses offered. Interactive station games were played to increase students’ self-confidence and discover the courses offered at the institution. There was self-reflection time during the debrief session to help students to recalibrate their focus leading to Preliminary Examinations 2 and ultimately give their best in the N and O Level Examinations.
16 April 2016 was a day of celebrations as we showcased our students’ talents and celebrated the achievements of students and staff. The Guest of Honour was our School Advisory Committee (SAC) Chairman, Mr Jimmy Soon. This year, we had a Art Static Display where our students artworks were displayed. We also held a birthday celebration for our GOH, Mr Soon, as it was his birthday on that day. It was a happy day Mr Soon and us.
On 11 March 2016, a Streaming Talk/Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) was conducted for the Sec 2 cohort. The main objective of this session was to provide parents and students details about the streaming process, which would then help them to make informed decisions at the end of the year. It also provided parents with the opportunity to network with their child’s teachers as well as other parents.
On 7 April 2016, we commemorated International Friendship Day (IFD). IFD is a day to commemorate the understanding of Singapore’s relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. Two of our students, Khant Thal from 2E4 and Jie Su from 2E3, who are from Myanmar and South Korea respectively shared about their experiences living in Singapore.
Click on the link below to download the form :
The Inspiring Teacher of English Award is a national award for English teachers in Singapore schools that acknowledges teachers who ignite a love for the English language and are effective in helping their students speak and write accurately.
To nominate your favourite English teacher, download and fill up these forms:
Leadership Award (for Heads of Departments)
The nomination period for this year will be from 13 February 2017 to 7 April 2017.
Nomination for the President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) 2017 are open from Monday, 16 January 2017 to Friday, 17 February 2017!
The President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) recognises excellent teachers for their role in moulding the future of our nation. These teachers inspire both their students and peers, through their words and deeds. They are role models that exemplify the Ethos of the Teaching Profession. This Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore on Teachers’ Day.
What are we looking for in our PAT nominees?
- Nominees for the PAT should be teachers who are:
- presently teaching in a primary or secondary school, a junior college or centralised institute, polytechnics and Institute of Education (ITE)
- committed to the character, moral and citizenship development of students;
- able to motivate, challenge and inspire students to bring out their full potential;
- reflective practitioners who demonstrate deep pedagogy;
- leading in and contributing to the professional growth of teachers; and
- role models for the teaching profession.
GCE 'O' Level Results Release 2016
The school welcomes you back on 3 January 2017 (Tuesday). As a responsible Canberran, please remember to do the following:
(1) Be neatly groomed according to our school rules ;
(2) Bring one storybook and
(3) Bring your working ODT in preparation for the temperature-taking exercise.
We wish all Canberrans a wonderful 2017!
Please go the link below to see the Secondary 2 Streaming Results :