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Department Overview

In this increasingly technologically-driven world, YTzens need scientific literacy for effective functioning and meaningful participation in society. Many future challenges will need to be approached from a scientific perspective. Science can be used to improve the quality of living through new inventions, new technologies and new treatment of diseases but it can also be the source of many problems. Learning Science will enable them to use scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions which are ethically sound and socially responsible in order to tackle these challenges.

Desired Outcomes

  • To develop YTzens who are able to communicate confidently in a systematic and logical manner based on observations and evidence (Confident Leader)

  • To develop YTzens who are open-minded and able to see new perspectives. They can think critically about issues related to science with relevant data to support their way of thinking and solve problems (Global Thinker)

  • To develop YTzens who are aware of the ethical implications of science and technology and its limitations and are able to take a stand on and make socially responsible decisions that will help improve the lives of others (Active Citizen)

 
The Science department provides a range of activities such as learning journeys, experiential learning through our Science Exchange Programme with Sagano High in Japan and enrichment workshops to excite and enthuse YTzens about Science.

For YTzens who have a passion for Science and want to challenge themselves further, the Science Talent Development Programme aims to support students in their learning of Science. YTzens have the opportunities to take part in Science competitions and in the Junior editions of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiads. There are also opportunities for students to engage in scientific project work investigation. 

Mission & Vision 

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

Key Programs / Enrichment for students

Year

Activity

 

2021

Scientist in Schools Programme

As part of the Science Talent Development Programme, some of our students had the opportunity to be mentored by Dr Mohit Kumar Sharma from A*STAR on a coding project as part of the Scientist in Schools Programme.

 

2021

STEM Programme

As part of our STEM programme, our Lower Secondary students had the opportunity to learn coding and build their own machine using the Arduino platform. Some students encountered failure but learnt from their failed attempts. Some were successful in coding their own machines. All in all, everyone had fun and learnt a lot in the process

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2021

GMAC Students Challenge

In the GMAC Students’ Challenge 2021 organised by the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee, our students showed their creativity by producing videos to explain the theme for this year’s competition “Gene-editing and GMOs”. Watch their videos here:

 

 


 

 

2022

3D Printing Workshop

During this year’s Beyond Classroom Week, our Sec 2 students had the opportunity to design their very own perfume holder in a 3D Design and Printing Workshop. During the workshop, students learnt about 3D printing applications and embarked on designing their perfume holder using tinkercad, an online 3D design software. Our students showed creativity in their design and were proud to show off their 3D printed perfume holder at the end of the workshop.

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2022

Perfume and Cosmetic Making Workshop

Our Sec 2 students had a fun experience extracting essential oils from fruits and flowers through distillation to concoct their own perfumes. They also got the opportunity to make their own lip balms, bath bombs and shampoos and conducted investigations on their cosmetic products to test their effectiveness.


 



Competitions

Year

Activity

Achievement

2021

Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad (SJBO)

Silver Award

Leong Jia Jing (4E6)

Toh Zhi Heng (4E6)

 

Bronze Award

Evanael Jevico Garcia (4E6)

Tew Zhe Kai (4E6)

 

2021

Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO)

Gold Award

Eddie Tan Zhi Rong (4E6)

 

Silver Award

Evanael Jevico Garcia (4E6)

 

Bronze Award

Loke Kar Hoong (4E6)

 

2022

Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO)

Bronze Award

Wang Ting Yu (4E6)

 

Merit Award

The Songheng (4E4)

2022

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad (SJPO)

Silver Award

Rachel Teo K-Yi (4E4)

 

Bronze Award

Miao Zhiyu (4E3)

Hein Khant Aung (4E4)

Yeo Zheng Le (4E4)

Lee Zhao Rui Kevin (4E5)

Huwa Jia Wei (4E5)