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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

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 students participated in the D&T Hands-On Marvel Programme. They also visited the National Gallery and NUS Museum to appreciate artworks.

Our Secondary Two students 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 subjects.

Our Sec 3 D&T and Art students went for an Advanced Elective Module at Temasek Polytechnic to deepen their design skills while our Sec 3 Music students showcased their performance at the inaugural NT Music Camp at ITE Central.


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 The


Nutrition and Food Science unit delivers the Food and Consumer Education curriculum to the lower secondary students. Our two-year curriculum equips students with nutrition knowledge and practical skills to lead a healthy life. Students will learn to prepare nutritious and aesthetically appealing meals for different groups of people and make informed decisions as consumers.


NFS Philosophy

To develop students into a:

1.     Health 
        Ambassador

Advocate nutrition and health for self, family and the community.

2.     Discerning
        Consumer

Appreciate how a variety of food is used in food management and take into consideration the issue of food security, which includes food safety and sustainable food consumption.

3.     Food Innovator

Apply scientific principles during food preparation and cooking.

 

NFS Vision
Every student, an advocate of nutrition, health and food sustainability.

NFS Mission
To empower students with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions concerning food and nutrition.


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.

Key Programs / Enrichment for students

 

Year

Activity

Achievements

                                   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

 

Year

Activity

Achievements

                               Art Unit                                                                                                                                               

2022

Sec 1 Visit to National Gallery and NUS Museum

Participation

2022

Sec 3 Learning Journey to National Gallery

Participation

 

Year

Activity

Achievements

                              Music Unit                                                                                                                                                  

2022

Sec 3NT Music Camp Performance at ITE Central (2022)

Participation

 

Year

Activity

Achievements

                              Design and Technology (D&T) Unit

2022

3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Learning Experience at Temasek Polytechnic

Participation

2022

Advanced Elective Module at Temasek Polytechnic

Participation

2021

Talent Development on Design Thinking using Microbit

Participation

2020

Talent Development on Design Thinking using Microbit

Participation

2019

Advanced Elective Module at Nanyang Polytechnic

Participation

2019

Sec 3 Learning Journey to Enabling Village

Participation

2019

SensaYTion Exhibition

Participation



Competitions and Achievements

Year

Activity

Achievements

2022

Toy Design Competition by Singapore Polytechnic

Participation

2022

Chong Pang CC Façade Art Design Competition

First, Second and Third Place

2021

UOB Painting Competition

Participation

2019

Earthquake Competition at Singapore Polytechnic

Participation

2019

Powering Lives Competition at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Participation