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FMS Updates (Parenting Talks)


Date: 20 Sep 2014 (Sat)
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Sch Library, 2nd Level

(Registration starts at 9.00am.)

To register:

  1. Please call FMS Co-ordinator, Ms Lena Yap at Tel: 6779-6867 ext 141 OR
  2. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See more details here.

PSG Updates


Date: 15 Sep 2014 (Mon)
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm (Dinner will be served from 6.30pm onwards)
Venue: Meeting Rm, Level 1

Agenda:

School Safety Issues:

  • Mr Yong Kek Shoong (Vice Principal)

 

Sharing and Q&A:

  • Mrs Cheryl Goh (HOD of English)

» Prelim Science Practical Exam 2014 for Sec 4E and Sec 5Nclick to download

» Scheme of Assessment SA2 2014

» Final Exam Timetable 2014

» Preliminary Exam Timetable 2014

» Schoolbag.sg - THE EDUCATION NEWS SITE

This website features education news, stories on school programmes and activities, and resources to help readers better understand our education system.

The website can be viewed through the link above and under Quicklinks section at the bottom of the school website.

» LMS Parent Portal

The LMS Parent's Portal has been launched. Refer to the User Guide for details.

» Direct School Admission (UGs) - for admission to Secondary One 2015. The application is now open!

 

» University Education Pathways Beyond 2015 (CUEP)

Starting from March 2012, students from households with gross monthly income of $2,500 and below will be eligible for the FAS.  For households with monthly income in excess of $2,500, students can still be considered for the FAS if there are five or more members in the household (comprising parents, unmarried siblings, grandparents and other dependents) and the per capita income is $625 or less.

For example,
A household, with monthly income of $2800, has 5 members staying in the same place.
The family members are father, mother, grandfather, the child and another sibling.
Its per capita income would be $2800/ 5 = $560.
This household will qualify for the FAS.

FAS recipients are not required to pay school fees and standard miscellaneous fees. FAS recipients are also eligible for free textbooks and school attire.

Please approach the school general office for the application form and further information.


On 8 August 2014, New Town celebrated the 49th National Day together with Sports Carnival that full of fun and excitement.

See more photos at the Gallery Section

Secondary 1 & 2
Inter-class Cheering Competition

Champion: 1N6 & 1N7
1st Runner Up: 1E2 & 2E3
2nd Runner Up: 1E4 & 2N6

 

Secondary 1
Inter-class Frisbee Competition

Secondary 2
Inter-class Tchoukball Competition

1st Place:  1E2 1st Place: 2E3
2nd Place: 1N5 2nd Place: 2N6
3rd Place: 1E4 3rd Place: 2E4
4th Place: 1E1 4th Place: 2E5

 

Secondary 3
Inter-class Captain's Ball Competition

Secondary 4 & 5
Inter-class Captain's Ball Competition

1st Place:  3E2 1st Place:  5N2
2nd Place:  3E3 2nd Place:  4E3
3rd Place:  3N6 3rd Place:  4E1
4th Place:  3N5 4th Place:  4E2

 

Secondary 3
Inter-class Football Competition

Secondary 4 & 5
Inter-class Football Competition

1st Place: 3E1 1st Place: 5N2
2nd Place: 3N6 2nd Place: 4E4
3rd Place: 3E4 3rd Place: 4E1
4th Place: 3N5 4th Place: 4E3
On 22 July 2014, the Parents Support Group organised a cultural experience in conjunction with Racial Harmony Day celebrations. Held during recess, students visited stalls that introduce the unique and distinct features of the Chinese, Malay and Indian culture and traditions. From Muah Chee to Henna drawing, students and were immersed in an experience that fully engaged their sight, smell, taste and touch.
 
Once again, the school is grateful for the parent volunteers who made time and effort to decorate the stalls and prepare the food and display items. One of the PSG member (Ms Judy Tan) even enlisted the help of her son who is waiting for enlistment to host the session. Jarrett's live and lively commentary further hyped up the energy and excitement.

 

It is the Humanities department's belief that every parent/guardian is a supportive partner of the school. On the morning of 19 July, the school's Humanities Department organised a sharing session for parents/guardians of Secondary 1 students. Ms Elissa Goh, the school's Level Head for Humanities conducted the session. Also present were Mrs Chua-Teo Ting Ting (Vice-Principal) and Mr Tan Say Pin (Head-of-Department for Humanities). The session provided an opportunity for parents/guardians to gain a clearer and deeper understanding of the revised assessment criteria in alignment to the focus on Inquiry-Based Learning for both History and Geography at the Lower Secondary level.

From the 15 to 20th of June, a group of key personnel, led by Mrs Chua, one of the school’s vice-principal visited Xiamen City of Fujian Province. The province is located along the south-eastern coast of the People’s Republic of China.

One education goal is to develop 21st century competencies of global awareness and cross-cultural skills and sensitivities amongst students. This visit provided the team many networking opportunities to explore possibilities towards achieving the goal.

It was a most enriching learning journey as they had the opportunity to learn from different groups including educators and students of different levels, museum docents and the management team of a private corporation involved in cartoon-production.

In the midst of a busy schedule, the participants did not forget to immense themselves in the local culture of morning exercise, food and the arts. It was indeed, a holistic experience for all!

Below, are excerpts from the reflections of each participants;

Ms Siow Xing Yu:
‘You will when you want to'. This is really what I gathered during my conversation with students in the schools we visited. Students really show a heightened sense of self-directedness. For example, I learnt that they take the initiative to learn a software or skill so as to be able participate actively in the activity they are interested in, rather than wait to learn something from the activity.

Mrs Mabel Fong:
Although class sizes vary from 48 to 56 students and are considered large by Singapore standards, the students I observed were well-disciplined. They paid attention in class, did their homework and were also punctual for all lessons, including PE. This can be attributed to a strong school culture that has been established through very purposeful planning and cascaded through the curriculum.

Ms Tham Jing Quan:
Visiting the schools reinforced my belief that empowerment develops a sense of ownership, independence and spirit of excellence. Through my interaction with the teachers and students, empowerment comes with proper guidance, mentorship and clear articulation of ground rules, goals and outcomes.

Mr Tan Say Pin:
The sense of school culture is prevalent in each of the schools we visited. To forge a culture, an organisation needs clear directions from leaders and genuine ownership by teachers and students. For example, the 5-step strategic roadmap we learnt and the “talking” walls we saw are complementary, not competing with each other.

Mrs Chia Su May:
Visiting the Tan Kah Kee Memorial Hall was a moving experience for me. Mr Tan’s vision, spirit and contribution especially to education continued even after his passing. His legacy inspired me greatly.

Mrs Chua Ting Ting:
Singapore has been sharing its expertise of governance and building of infrastructure with China for many years. The modelling of Xiamen City after Singapore’s city development is an example of how a tiny nation like Singapore can exercise its “soft power” far beyond her shore. Singapore needs to continue to reinvent itself so that we can stay ahead and not risk being over-taken by others.


Congratulations to our alumna Ms Olivia Teng (Class 2010) for being awarded Course Medalist (Diploma in Architecture) at Singapore Polytechnic in 2014.


On the morning of 8th July, a Singaporean marathoner, better known by his moniker “Blade Runner” spoke to our students and staff during the morning assembly. Mr Shariff, who runs with a prosthetic blade, has participated in countless marathons held both locally and overseas.

Born without a left leg and given away from young, Mr Shariff's story of overcoming all odds and running (no pun intended) after his dream, was an inspiration to a captive audience.

We were further touched when Mr Shariff shared several other personal incidents in his life which he had to deal with. These included his narrow shave at the 2013 Boston Marathon where the first explosion took place less than a kilometre away from him.

Mr Shariff's parting words to his new-found fans was "Stay healthy. Think positive". Indeed, his iron will and positive mindset was something that all of us can emulate and learn from.

The school wishes him all the best for his future endeavour including participation at the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon 2015 in Nepal. This is Mr Shariff's personal gift to Singapore as part of the nation's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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