School Tours 2017
Our school will be open to the public on the following dates and times after the release of the PSLE results:
- 24 Nov (Friday) 1230 - 1630 hrs
- 25 Nov (Sat) 0830 - 1630 hrs
- 27 Nov (Mon) 0830 - 1630 hrs
- 28 Nov (Tues) 0830 - 1630 hrs
- 29 Nov (Wed) 0830 - 1230 hrs
Do visit us to have a tour around the premises and find out more about our school.
International Friendship Day
On 7th April, Canberra Secondary school celebrated International Friendship Day (IFD). To show appreciation to our migrant friends for their contributions to Singapore, all Canberran staff and students came together to raise funds to buy breakfast sets for them. Some teachers and student leaders helped to give out the breakfast sets to the migrant workers in the morning. The migrant workers were pleasantly surprised by the simple act of compassion by the Canberran family.
During the morning recess programme, the Parent Support Group set up booths in the canteen, where students enjoyed various international delicacies. Thereafter, the commemoration of IFD continued through the CCE lessons for all levels. Students were reminded to appreciateSingapore’s relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. Moreover, they were also visually treated to a video where our international students and teachers shared about their experiences living in Singapore.
Happy Hour – EAS Day
On 27 March 2017, we celebrated and showed our appreciation to the EAS staff, without whom we would not be able to carry out our work smoothly. We started off the event by showing a short video of the EAS staff doing a Mannequin challenge. They were very supportive and enthusiastic during the filming. Then we presented the cards, gifts and certificates to them. After a simple reception, a game of Scavenger Hunt was carried out. Bonus points were given to the teams that found the selected EAS staff’s items. It ended off with everyone enjoying themselves.
Srinagarindara The Princess Mother School Visit
On 6th - 10th March 2017, Canberra Secondary School welcomed and hosted a group of 15 teachers and students from Srinagarindara The Princess Mother School, Thailand. The Thai students were hosted by 13 Canberrans from 3E1-3E4 and 3N1-3N2 who served with distinction and enthusiasm.
The teachers and students from Srinagarindara The Princess Mother School experienced the following.
- School Tour
- Chinese Fan Making
- Visit to Gardens by the Bay
- Farewell Session
- Malay Dance
All in all, it was a wonderful experience. Our Canberrans learnt much from the humble learning spirits of the Thai students, while the Thai students appreciated the warm hosting from our school.
Sec 2 Streaming Talk & Parent Teacher Meeting
An estimated 200 parents were present for the Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) cum Streaming Talk held on 10 March 2017 from 6.30 – 8pm. After the warm address given by our Principal, Mr Ng, the streaming process was presented by the Head of the Academic Steering Committee. This was followed by the parent-teacher meeting where parents get feedback from form teachers as well as subject teachers on their child’s behavior and performance. It was heartening to see parents setting aside time for this and the school hopes to continue working closely with parents to benefit our students.
Samakkhiwitthayakhom School Visit
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.
Lunar New Year Celebrations cum Mother Tongue Language Week
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.
Release of GCE ‘O’ Level Results
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!
Secondary 1 Discovery Camp
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.
Polytechnic Open House 2017
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.
Start Right Programme 2017
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.
Secondary 1 Registration 2017
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.
Release of GCE ‘N’ Level Results
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!
GCP Trip to Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
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.
GCP Trip to Vietnam - Hanoi
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.
Secondary 4&5 Cohort Activities
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.
National Shutterbugs Competition 2016
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
Reporting for first day of School on 27 June 2016 (Monday)
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.
Cultural Immersion Programme to China (Xi’an)
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.
Secondary 1 Cohort Day
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