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Craft and Technology Department

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Department Overview

The Craft and Technology Department believes in providing students with an authentic learning experience to recognise their academic abilities and talents. This year, our Secondary One YTzens participated in the D&T Hands-On Marvel Programme. They also visited the National Gallery and went through the Sculpture Walk to appreciate artworks first-hand. 

Our Secondary Two YTzens were engaged in music performance in class to deepen and contextualise students’ understanding and appreciation of music from local and global cultures. They also attended the SensaYTion Exhibition, a programme put up by teachers in the department to expose students to the different subjects in the department. Our Sec 3NA/NT Design & Technology and Art YTzens participated in the Capitaland Young Architect Programme (CYAP). 

Our Sec 3 D&T YTzens went on an industrial experiential learning to Protoking, a local company that specialises in Design Thinking. Selected Sec 3 D&T YTzens also took part in the Powering Lives competition organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and were exposed to different aspects of engineering to solve the competition tasks. Our Sec 3 Art YTzens went to the National Gallery to understand more about European artworks through the Century of Light Exhibition, while the Sec 3NT Music YTzens showcased their Pop Music performance at the inaugural NT Music Camp at ITE Central and attended the imagin.Asia Concert at Victoria Theatre.

The philosophy of Design and Technology Education

The motivating factor behind all technological activity is the desire to fulfil a need. The centre of technology encompasses design. The design process in technology is an iterative process which begins with the perception of a need, continues with the formulation of a specification, the generation of ideas and a final solution, and ends with an evaluation of the solution. All design should be made, whether through prototype or computer model, and evaluated. The design activity is made to be purposeful and meaningful. Technology is informed by values at every point. Value decisions may be called for not only in relation to the specific design specifications (i.e. aesthetic, ergonomic and economic judgments, suitability for purpose and ease of manufacture) but also in relation to the rightness or wrongness of a particular solution in ethical terms.

The philosophy of Art Unit

In a fast-changing and an increasing globalized world, we need to prepare our students with lifelong skills of observing, envisioning, innovating and reflecting both in school and elsewhere in life. These competencies will help them cope better with challenges in adulthood so that they respond to them with creative intelligence. They learn these lifelong skills through a thorough and holistic Art Education in Yishun Town Secondary School.

The study of Art as a discipline nurtures creativity and allows room for self-expression and develop traits of mental behaviour that are valuable such as mental flexibility and spontaneity which will help them flourish in a dynamic environment in the years ahead.

The philosophy of Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) Unit

Food and Consumer Education focusses on Food Studies and Consumer Studies. 

Food Studies equip students with the knowledge about diet and health, so that they could be more discerning in choosing nutritious food for good health and be informed of the benefits of a balanced meal. Students will also be equipped with food management skills where they will be taught culinary skills to be self-sufficient in planning and preparing healthy meals for themselves and their family. In multi-cultural Singapore, students will also learn to appreciate the diversity of food from the different ethnic groups.

Consumer Studies prepares students to make sound food choices and consumer decision in their everyday life. Students will learn the basic principles of understanding consumer rights and responsibilities. 

The philosophy of Music Unit

Music lessons are musical, in which the instructional experience revolves around the music itself. The students should be involved aurally and kinesthetically in the music. Hence, music lessons need to involve students in as much music making as possible where students are given the opportunity to listen, perform and create. Through music lessons, students develop a keener sense of hearing and gain awareness of the use of music in our everyday lives. They will then learn to listen with purpose and take more interest in the culture and society in which we live in.

Mission and Vision

Mission To imbue in pupils a sense of curiosity and to equip pupils with analytical skills through
student-centred activities
Vision Every pupil to be passionate about Science

Key Programs / Enrichment for students


YearActivityAchievements
                               Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) Unit                                                                                            
2018
FCE Talent Development students making popcorn for Teachers' Day Celebration
Participation
2018
NYP Health Exhibition 2018 on Anti-Smoking and Diabetes
Participation
2017
Students and NFS teachers at the Photo Booth of NYP Health Exhibition
Participation

YearActivityAchievements
                               Art Unit                                                                                                                                               
2019Sec 1 Visit to National Gallery
Participation
2018
Sec 3 Higher Art student explaining about Live Painting during SensaYTion Exhibition
Participation
2017
Artworks by Art Teachers at SensaYTion 2017
Participation
2017
Students during Hands-On Marvel  Participation

YearActivityAchievements
                              Music Unit                                                                                                                                                  
2018Sec 3NT Music Camp Performance at ITE Central (2018)
Participation
2017
Sec 2 students at the DJ KoFlow Music Excursion at Esplanade Concert Hall (2017) 
Participation
2017
Sec 2 students at the DJ KoFlow Music Excursion at Esplanade Concert Hall
Participation

Competitions and Achievements


YearActivityAchievements
2018
D&T students winners at Powering Lives Competition 2018

Participation

2018
Capitaland Young Architect Programme winners
Participation
2017Keat Hong CC Sandwich Making Competition
Participation
2017Bull's Eye Competition 2017 @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic Participation
2017Monsterise Competition
Lee Xuan Hui (3N3)
First Prize
2017Let's Draw! Art Competition
Tey Shi Wei (3E7)
Winner 
2016Project Bake-Off 
“Most Eye-Catching Cheese Tart”
Award Winners

“Best Teamwork”
Award Winners

 "Most Eye-Catching Cake”
Consolation Prize


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