Sec 3 Meet-Parents-Session : Principal's Briefing 26 May 2012
OUR BRAND OF EDUCATION
Our Brand of Education Our Mission Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future We empower Teck Whyeans to create opportunities for themselves and others in the future by equipping them with the 21st century values, skills and knowledge. We help them discover their passion and purpose in life and develop strength of character to succeed despite challenges
Our Brand of Education Our Vision A Community of Future-ready Learners Who Lead, Serve and Achieve Through a culture of collaboration, a mindset of excellence and a spirit of lifelong learning, we aspire to be a community of Teck Whyeans ready for the future, as we lead with conviction, serve with compassion and achieve with confidence.
School Theme 2011 - 2012R + I + S = E Resilience: Always trying; not giving up when faced with challenges Integrity: Knowing and doing what is right Synergy: Working as a team; respecting different perspectives, strengths and talents Excellence: A journey of continuous improvement as well as a destination of achievements
Value-added Results since 2010 2010: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for 1st time in Band 5 of 2009 4 Exp Results School Achievement Table for Normal Course! 2011: Achievement Award 2011: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for (Academic Value-added) for 2010 4 Exp Results 2010 5 N(A) Results 2012: Achievement Award 2012: Achievement Award(Academic Value-added) for (Academic Value-added) for 2011 4 Exp Results 2011 5 N(A) Results
Hockey Floorball Archery 2008 2008 2011 1st Sustained Achievement B Boys: 1st B Girls: 3rd B Girls: 1st C Girls: 1st, C Boys: 4th C Girls: 1st B Boys: 2nd Award (Sports) 2009 2009 C Girls: 1st for outstanding achievements in B Girls: 2nd B Girls: 4th C Boys: 2ndHockey & Floorball from 2007 - 2009 C Girls: 3rd, C Boys: 2nd 2010 2012 2010 B Girls: 2nd Ongoing B Girls: 1st C Girls: 3rd 2nd Sustained Achievement C Girls: 1st 2011 2011 B Girls: 1st Award (Sports) B Girls: 1st, B Boys: 2nd C Girls: 4th for outstanding achievements in C Girls: 2nd 2012Hockey & Floorball from 2008 - 2010 2012 B Girls: 2nd B Girls: 1st C Div: C Div: ongoing ongoing 3rd Sustained Achievement Award (Sports) for outstanding achievements inHockey & Floorball from 2009 - 2011
School Focus 2011 - 2012 See and make connections between subjects, activities, programmes and real life to make learning meaningful and enjoyable Work with teachers and with one another to achieve and excel
Mdm Grace Tan Winner of the Inspiring Chinese Language Teacher Award 2012 (全国模范 华文教师奖 )Mrs Shirley TeoWinner of theInspiring Teacher ofEnglish Award 2011 Winners of the 2012 Caring Teacher Awards (school level)
The TWSS Team Mrs Shirley Teo Mr Alwin Njoo Mrs Soh Siow TinMr Gideon Yong Mr Michael Tan Dean (Curriculum) HOD Science School StaffVice Principal 1 Vice Principal 2 HOD EL DeveloperMdm Tong Wee Mrs Vena Foo Ms Deborah Tan Mr Kelvin Cheok Mr Ng Chor Tan Heng HOD Humanities HOD Pupil HOD Pupil HOD PE & CCA HOD Maths Development Management
The TWSS Team Ms Tan Pin Yin Mr Krishnamoorthy Mdm Nurulazmi Mrs Rizal Mr Yusman HOD MTL SH TL Manan, SH ML HOD ICT Ithnin, SH ICT Mr Alvin Tay Mr Rahmat Ms Shafillah Mr Aidil Sharil Ms Ng Shu WenHOD Art & Design Hassan Begum SH PE/CCA LH Science SH Aesthetics SH F&N
The TWSS Team Ms Elodie Sng Mdm Lim Bee Mdm Lye Eng Mdm Mary Katru Mrs Ong LeeSH/Social Studies Buat Senior Tr CL Senior Tr Maths Choo Senior Tr EL Senior Tr F&N Ms Safiah Ms Charlene Mr Mark Mr Dave Goh Mr Alan Mr Tan Boon Rais Yang Brosas Admin Mgr 1 Wong Peng LH EL Counsellor Counsellor Admin Mgr 2 Ops Mgr
The TWSS Sec 3 TeamAng Weiqi Teo Yen Peng Stephanie Ong Lai Yin Fong Amal Hayati FT 3A FT 3A FT 3B FT 3C FT 3CTrevor Lee Mohamed Chrystal Tan Lilian Li FT 3D FT 3D FT 3E FT 3E
The TWSS Sec 3 TeamFong Peng Li Sumarni Idayu Low Jingxian FT 3F FT 3F FT 3G FT 3GSheryl Chong Ong Min Sing FT 3H FT 3H
The Post-SecondaryEducation Landscape University DegreeJunior College (2 yrs) or Polytechnic Institute of Technical Centralised Institute (3 yrs) Education (1 - 2 yrs) (3 yrs) GCE A-Levels Diploma Nitec/Higher Nitec (DSA) (DSA) GCE O-Level Examination Sec 5N GCE N-Level Examination Special/Express Normal (Academic) / Normal (Technical) Course (Sec 1 – 4) Course (Sec 1 – 4)
Flexibility for N(A) students There are manyopportunities to go to poly from ITE New pathways to polytechnic
Direct Entry to Higher Nitec for N(A) students
Direct Entry to Higher NitecA high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 months fromgraduation or completion of full-time NS, with mean salary of $1,400(ITE 2009 Graduate Employment Survey) Higher Nitec Course Employment Mean Gross Rate Salary Biotechnology 81% $1,490 Paramedic & Emergency Care 94% $1,870 Business Studies (Sport 100% $1,510 Management) Electronics Engineering 89% $1,500 Information Technology 89% $1,430 Electrical Engineering 91% $1,460 Mechanical Engineering 87% $1,480
Are they ready for their future?(1 = Strongly Disagree; 4: Strongly Agree) 3EXP 3NA 3NTI am aware of my abilities and interests. 3.04 2.93 3.09I am aware of the kinds of careerswhich can match my interests and 2.91 2.93 2.97needs.I know what careers are available in my 2.86 2.88 2.94interest and ability areas.I know the entry requirements for the 2.79 2.73 2.91careers that I am interested in.I am able to make decisions about my 2.84 2.77 3.15future career.I know how to prepare for careers in 2.87 2.83 3.12which I am interested.
Entering a Junior College/MI• Entry criteria: L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI) First 5 Relevant 4 Relevant Language subjects subjects EL/Higher 3 subjects: 2 subjects: MTL Humanities/ Humanities/ Mathematics/ Mathematics/ Science Science 2 other subjects 2 other subjects (except CCA) (except CCA)
Entering JC/MI 2011 Cut-off Points for some JCs JC Arts Science Anderson 10 8 Innova 20 20 Jurong 14 15 Pioneer 16 16 Average subject grade: A2 to B3
Entering a polytechnic Entry criteria: EL-R2-B2 English Group 1 of relevant Group 2Language subjects (R1) (R2)Compulsory Humanities / Media (A): (A) & (B): Art, 2 Best Art, Combined D&T, F&N, Humanities Maths, CH,subjects Business/ Science / POA 2 other Engineering courses (B/C/D): subjects (C) & (D): D&T, E Maths or A Maths Science, F&N(except CCA)
Entering a polytechnic 2011 Cut-off Points for some courses NP: Biomedical Science – 9 NP: Accountancy – 11 NP: Aerospace Technology – 12 NP: Child Psychology & Early Childhood – 11 SP: Biotechnology – 10 SP: Business Admin – 12 SP: Media & Communication – 12 Average subject grade: A2 to B3
Entering ITE Higher Nitec Entry criteria (O-level results):EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2 EL R1 R2 Compulsory E Maths, A R1: E Maths or A Maths Maths or POA R2: Science or D&T B4 B3 B2 Any subject Any subject Any subject (except CCA) (except CCA) (except CCA)
Progressing to 5N(A) &Direct Entry to Higher Nitec Entry criteria (N-level results): EL-Maths-B3 ≤ 19 EL Best 3 subjects Compulsory Any N-level subject Maths (CCA excluded) Compulsory * Direct Entry to Polytechnic (Poly Foundation Programme): EL-Maths-B3 ≤ 11 (see http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/pfp/)
N(A) Entry to Nitec 3 N-level passes, including EL and Maths Cut-off points 2010 Aerospace: 4 Baking/Food Studies: 6 – 7 Fitness/Service: 9 Digital animation: 10 ICT: 12
Sec 3 Mid-year Results Class Subject Analysis Class Strongest Subjects Weakest Subjects 3A Maths, Biology, CH EL, A Maths, Chemistry 3B Science, D&T/F&N, ML EL, A Maths, Maths, CL 3C Science, POA EL, Maths, CH 3D ML, Art/D&T EL, Maths, Science 3E ML, F&N EL, CL, Maths, CH
Sec 3 Mid-year Results Class Subject Analysis Class Strongest Subjects Weakest Subjects 3F Science, POA EL, Maths, CH 3G ML EL, CH, Maths 3H Maths, Science Art, CPA
The O-level/N-level examination is a 2-year journey 2013 timeline Term 1 & 2 Term 3 Complete Sep hols: N-level Lessons syllabus / Motivation& Term 4 June holidays Intensive Study Skills Revision Prelim Exams workshops O-level MTL cont’d Exams O/N-level Complete Oral / Intensive syllabus, class Complete Coaching Art/D&T/ F&N Listening tests Compre Coursework Evening Revision Evening Revision Evening Prog O/N-level Practical Revision Prog & Written Exams Mid-year Exams Prelim Exams At most 7 months to complete syllabus!
ST2: Learning our FocusSpecial support for Sec 3 students New timetable structure Motivation & study skills workshops (Term 1 - 2) Academic Support Programme (ASP) Afternoon Remedial (term time) June & Nov extended programme* * A reminder not to book overseas holidays immediately when school term ends in Oct.
Upper Sec TimetableNew! 50-min periods to provide more flexibility and improve engagement TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY0730 - 0735 FLAG-RAISING, SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLEDGE-TAKING0735 - 0800 DEAR Programme [Silent Reading]0800 - 08500850 - 0940 LESSONS0940 - 10301030 - 1100 RECESS1100 - 1150 LESSONS1150 – 1240 Assembly / FT COMMON LESSONS1240 - 1330 LESSONS contact time TEST1330 - 1400 LUNCH1400 – Afternoon1450 Afternoon lessons, ASP CCA lessons, ASP1450 – CCA
Parents: You can help your child Discuss these questions with your child Where he/she would like to go after secondary school? (JC/MI/Poly/ITE, which course) • Check out poly websites or MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/jae/) What he/she needs to get there? (entry criteria) • Tip: EL & Maths are critical and different courses require different compulsory subjects What to work on this year? • Tip: Identify weak subjects which can be useful for entry to desired course
Parents: You can help your child Support your child Attendance: Be present and punctual Attention: Help him/her get enough sleep so that he/she can focus on learning Attitude: Foster habits of self-discipline and consistent work, e.g. completing homework, constant practice Name PSLE JAE L1R4 Attendance Student A 169 7 189 Student B 135 10 189 Student C 174 34 180 Student D 181 33 174
Key to success: Work consistentlyThe Sunday Times, 2 Jan 2011
Develop good habits I am working part-time during term time. 3EXP 3NA 3NT 5.8% 8.1% 5.9%I usually sleep _______________ every weekday. % between % before % between % after 11pm - 12 10pm 10pm - 11pm midnight midnight 3EXP 8.1 36.4 39.3 16.2 3NA 13.5 41.9 33.8 10.8 3NT 0 41.2 38.2 20.6
Develop good habitsI start preparation for common tests and examinations __ % 1 day before % at least 1 % at least 2 % at least 1 or the night week weeks month before before before before3EXP 11.0 38.2 30.1 20.83NA 12.2 48.6 28.4 10.83NT 14.7 38.2 32.4 14.7
Syasya RifqahThe New Paper School Sports Star 2011 Award WinnerCharacter-building at Teck Whye “It is the little things andSecondary SchoolSimple and basic habits like habits of punctuality, payingbeing punctual, paying attention attention and being respectfulin lessons, revising my work, that matters when it comes torespecting teachers and being successful.”following their advice made allthe difference to me.
Sec 3 Adventure camp Leadership training Development Character & Leadership
Values in Action: Serving the Community Overseas CIP in Batam Zaobao & Straits Times(Aug 3, 2011) Southwest Mural of Love project SW CDC’s Lets Paint Homes!
Overseas Partnerships:Enriching Learning and Making New Friends Singapore-Hong Kong Exchange Programme Seojae Middle School, South Korea
The Next Lap:Character & Citizenship Education Sec 4/5: Transforming the Future Sec 3: Collaboratingwith Community Developmental Themes by level to inculcate CCE Sec 2: values, skills, competencies, Connecting habitudes and NE messages with Others Sec 1: Empowering Self
Pupil Management Strong emphasis on building a respectful learning environment: Pupil Management team working with teachers to support pupilsMr Kelvin Cheok Mr Foo Sek Jin HOD/PM Lower Sec N(A) LM Express LM Mr Jack Ho Upp Sec N(A) & N(T) LM Mdm Tan Yoke Hong Ms Teo Yen Peng Express ALM Mdm Idayu N(A) ALM Mr Wafi N(T) member
Pupil ManagementMinor offences ConsequencesSkipping lessons or school After-school DetentionactivitiesTruancy or leaving schoolwithout permission Make restitution/compensationVandalism / damage of schoolpropertyMajor offences ConsequencesCheating, forgery Verbal / Written Apology (private / public)Defiance to teachers DetentionFighting, bullying, rioting In-house Suspension & Suspension fromPossession of weapons SchoolSmoking Caning (class / office / school)Gambling Community Service & special ProjectsOther criminal offences Self-Reflection & Counseling Referral to external agencies, e.g. police
Pupil Management The ‘Yellow Slip’ system: after-school detention Improper attire & appearance Entering class late or absence from lessons Disruptive behaviour in class Others Handphone policy: Strictly disallowed during lessons Late-coming: detention; more serious consequences for late-coming after 8 am
Strong partnership between school & parents Check your child/ward’s Student Handbook regularly as it contains Goals & targets set by your child/ward Record of CIP, leadership training and service (pg 51 – 52) Record of homework & comments by teachers (pg 74 onwards)
Building strongpartnerships with parents Check out the school website or join us on Facebook! www.teckwhyesec.sg