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    • Sec 4 & 5 Meet-Parents- Session: Principal’s Briefing 4 Feb 2012
    • TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
    • We can make a difference!TWSS: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future
    • Our brand of education Mission: Empowering Lives, Transforming our Future Vision: A Community of Future-ready Learners who Lead, Serve and Achieve ST1: Developing a dynamic and professional staff ST2: Providing a connected and forward-looking curriculum ST3: Nurturing morally upright and socially responsible students ST4: Nurturing synergistic partnershipsResilience Integrity the Synergy in Excellenceour anchor Foundation diversity our goal Core Values
    • Our brand of education Our MissionEmpowering 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 educationOur VisionA 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 - 2012R + 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
    • 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
    • Learning & Teaching: Achievements & Outcomes 2011 GCE N-Level Examination Passes DistinctionsBetter/Equal N(A): 8 subjects N(A): 5 subjectsNational Average (EL, Maths, Science, MTL, (EL, Maths, Science, D&T, F&N) MTL, D&T, F&N) N(T): 8 subjects N(T): 5 subjects (EL, MTL, CPA, EBS, D&T, (EL, MTL, CPA, EBS, FS) D&T, FS)Better/Equal N(A): 5 subjects N(A): 2 subjects2010performance N(T): 7 Subjects N(T): 7 Subjects
    • Learning & Teaching: Achievements & Outcomes2011 GCE N-Level Examination 4N(A) top students  Poh Jia Hui (4E): 5 Grade 1s, EMB3: 7  Lee Yi Ling (4G): 5 distinctions, EMB3: 8  Sean Lim En Wei (4F): 5 distinctions, EMB3: 9  Lee Wei Ping Joyce (4G): 4 distinctions, EMB3: 9  Chua Ee Ting (4E): 4 distinctions, EMB3: 9  Jolin Pek Si Min (4E): 4 distinctions, EMB3: 9 4N(T) students  Chiang Jun Ming (4I): 4 ‘A’s and 1 ‘B’, Grade 2 for N(A) Maths  Tan Shi Hui (4I): 4 ‘A’s and 1 ‘B’  Carine Ng Jia Yin (4I): 4 ‘A’s
    • Learning & Teaching: Achievements & Outcomes 2011 GCE O-Level Examination Passes Distinctions 4 Exp: 7 subjects 4 Exp: 5 subjects (Science, D&T, F&N, MTL) (MTL, D&T, F&N)Better/Equal 2010National Average 5NA: 9 subjects 5NA: 4 subjects (Science, Maths, A Maths, CH, (CH, TL, D&T, F&N) MTL, Art, D&T, F&N)Better/Equal 2010 4 Exp: 10 subjects 4 Exp: 7 subjectsSchool results 5NA: 8 subjects 5NA: 7 subjects
    • Learning & Teaching: Achievements & Outcomes2011 GCE O-Level Examination 4 Express top students  Elaine Tan Hui Zhi (4A): 6 distinctions (1 A1 & 5 A2)  Lee Feifei (4B): 6 distinctions (3 A1 & 2 A2) (1A1 for CL 2010)  Fuh Ling Huey (4B): 6 distinctions (2 A1 & 3 A2) (1A1 for CL 2010)  Lim Yun Zhen Stella (4B): 5 distinctions (3 A1 & 2 A2)  Soo Guan Roo (4B): 5 distinctions (3 A1 & 2 A2)  Wang Shi Wen Celine (4B): 5 distinctions (2 A1 & 3 A2)  Neo Shi Yi (4B): 5 distinctions (2 A1 & 3 A2)  Ng Jia Lam Sherman (4B): 5 distinctions (1 A1 & 4 A2)
    • Learning & Teaching: Achievements & Outcomes2011 GCE O-Level Examination 5 N(A) students  Tan Yan You (5A): 5 distinctions (3 A1)(2A1 for E Math & A Math 2010)  Wong Yong-Zhi Erwin (5A): 5 distinctions (2 A1 & 2 A2)(1A1 for E Math 2010 )  Muhammad Hanifa (5B): 4 distinctions (4 A1)  Eric Peh Zheng Wei (5B): 4 distinctions (3 A1 & 1 A2)  Liang Jingjing (5A): 4 distinctions (1 A1 & 1 A2)(2A1 for E Math and HCL in 2010 )
    • Summary of performance Pass 5 or more Eligible for Eligible for 4 Exp subjects (%) JC/Pre-U (%) Poly (%)2009 83.5 78.8 95.92010 85.2 74.7 90.72011 83.4 77.7 93.6
    • Summary of performance Pass 5 or more Eligible for5 N(A) subjects (%) Poly (%)2009 45.1 73.62010 58.7 70.72011 62.5 75.0
    • 2011 GCE O-level Examination L1B5 aggregate (4 Express) L1B4 aggregate (5N) 23.6 Positive 22.3 value-add! Positive23.2 value-add! 23.2 21.3 22.9 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2010 2011: Achievement Award 2011: Achievement (Academic Value-added) Award (Academic Value- for Special/Express added) for Normal
    • 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 G. Mdm Nurulazmi Mrs Rizal Mr Yusman HOD MTL Krishnamoorthy Manan, SH ML HOD ICT Ithnin, SH ICT SH TL 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 4/5 TeamMdm Pua Lee Too Mr Liew Weiyang Mdm Zhang Sijia FT 4A FT 4B FT 4C Mr Lee Meng Teck Ms Mary Hew Mdm Kasturi Ms Tang Li Tang FT 4D FT 4D FT 4E FTs 4E
    • The TWSS Sec 4/5 TeamMrs Teh Lay Bee Mr Chin Kwek Siong Ms Trina Wong Mr Sebastian Tiong FT 4F FT 4F FT 4G FT 4GMs Lee Fanghui Mr Kevin Joseph Ms Alice Seah Mdm Nur Fadelinah Mr Christopher FT 4H Francis FT 5A FT 5B Goh FT 4H FT 5B
    • The exams are a heavy investment for the futureBasic fee $52Fees for each written Subject $43Fees for each subject with coursework $53(e.g. D&T, Art, F & N) or practical(Science)Estimated total for 6 – 7 subjects $300 - $400The actual fees may vary as these are only estimates
    • Post-secondary Education 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 and Choice New pathways to polytechnic
    • 10 weeks 1 year
    • ITE Direct Entry to Higher NitecA high % of graduates obtained employment within 3 monthsfrom graduation or completion of full-time NS, with meansalary of $1,400 (ITE 2009 Graduate Employment Survey) Higher Nitec Course Employment Mean Gross Rate Salary Biotechnology 81% $1,490 Paramedic & Emergency 94% $1,870 Care 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
    • Entering a JC/MIEntry criteria:L1-R5 (JC) L1-R4 (MI) First 5 Relevant 4 RelevantLanguage subjects subjects EL/MTL 3 subjects: 2 subjects: Humanities/ Humanities/ Mathematics/ Mathematics/ Science Science 2 other subjects 2 other subjects (except CCA) (except CCA)
    • Entering JC/MI2011 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): 2 Best Art, Combined Art, D&T, F& Humanities N, Maths, CH,subjects Business/ Science / POA 2 other Engineering courses (B/C/D): (C) & (D): subjects E Maths or A Maths D&T, Science,(except CCA) F&N
    • Entering a polytechnic2011 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 – 12Average subject grade: A2 to B3
    • Entering ITE Higher Nitec Entry criteria:EL-B4 or EL-R1-B3 or EL-R2-B2 EL R1 R2Compulsory 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)Entry criteria: EL-Maths-B3 EL Best 3 subjects Compulsory Any N-level subject Maths (CCA excluded) CompulsorySame criteria for Higher Nitec Direct EntryScheme
    • ITE Direct Entry to Higher Nitec Higher Nitec Cut-off Points 2010 (N-level EMB3)  Hospitality: 14  Leisure/Travel: 15  Business Studies: 15  Mechatronics/ IT: 18  Electrical Engineering: 19
    • N(A) Entry to Nitec3 N-level passes, including EL and MathsCut-off points 2010  Aerospace: 4  Baking/Food Studies: 6 – 7  Fitness/Service: 9  Digital animation: 10  ICT: 12
    • Sec 3 results analysis4A (Exp) 4B (Exp) Strongest subjects:  Strongest subjects: MTL, Maths MTL, Maths Weakest subjects:  Weakest subjects: EL, CH, Phy, Chem, B EL, CH, A Maths, io Bio, D&T
    • Sec 3 results analysis4C (Exp) 4D (Exp) Strongest subjects:  Strongest subjects: MTL, Science (P/C) MTL, Art Weakest subjects:  Weakest subjects: EL, CH, Science EL, CH, Maths, (B/C), POA Science, POA
    • Sec 3 results analysis4E (Exp) 4F (NA) Strongest subjects:  Strongest subjects: MTL, F&N MTL, POA Weakest subjects:  Weakest subjects: EL, CH, Maths, EL, CH, Maths, A Science Maths, Art
    • Sec 3 results analysis4G (NA) 4H (NT) Strongest subjects:  Strongest subjects: MTL, D&T, F&N BMTL, CPA Weakest subjects:  Weakest subjects: EL, CH, Maths, EL, Maths, EBS, Science Science
    • Time is running out! Term 1 & 2 Term 3 Sep hols: N-level Lessons Intensive Motivation& June holidays Term 4 Revision Study Skills O-level MTL Prelim Exams workshops O-level Oral / cont’d Exams ListeningCommon & Class Complete Compre Intensive Coaching Tests Art/D&T/ F&N Evening Evening Revision Evening Coursework Revision Prog O/N-level Practical Revision Prog Prelim Exams & Written ExamsMid-year ExamsAt most 7 months to complete syllabus!
    • Upper Sec Timetable New! 50-min periods to provide more flexibility and improvement engagement TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY0730 - 0735 FLAG-RAISING, NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLEDGE-TAKING0735 - 0800 DEAR Programme [Silent Reading]0800 - 08500850 - 0940 LESSONS0940 - 10301030 - 1100 RECESS1100 - 1150 LESSONS1150 – 1240 Assembly / FT LESSONS1240 - 1330 LESSONS contact time1330 - 1400 LUNCH1400 – 1450 Afternoon Afternoon lessons, ASP CCA1450 – CCA lessons, ASP
    • Student Development Sec 4/5:Transforming the Future Sec 3: Collaboratingwith Community Developmental Themes Sec 2: [by level] Connecting to inculcate CCE with Others values, skills, compet encies, habitudes and Sec 1: NE messages [draft] Empowering Self
    • ST2: Learning our FocusSpecial support for Sec 4 students New timetable structure Motivation & study skills workshops (Jan) Academic Support Programme (ASP)  Afternoon Remedial (term time)  Evening Self-Study (prior to exams)  Mar, June & Sep extended programme
    • ST3: Students our FutureIntegration of Character and CitizenshipEducation (CCE) values & competencies &leadership development into Curriculum CCAs CIPGreater outreach to the community CIP Community Arts Concert (14 Apr)
    • Student Management Strong emphasis on building a respectful learning environment: A Level Management team working with teachers to support studentsMr 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
    • Student 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
    • Student ManagementThe ‘Yellow Slip’ system: after-schooldetention Improper attire & appearance Entering class late or absence from lessons Disruptive behaviour in classOthers Handphone policy: Strictly disallowed during lessons Late-coming: detention; more serious consequences for late-coming after 8 am
    • Parents: You can help your childDiscuss 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 ! What to work on this year? • Tip: Clear MTL by June (4E5N) • Tip: Excel in Art/D&T/F&N by working on coursework component early and consistently
    • Parents: You can help your childSupport 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
    • Parents: You can help your childSupport your child (NA) in making the rightchoice between Sec 5N and Higher Nitec:  His/her strong and weak subjects: Especially EL, mathematics, science, humanities  His/her preferred learning style: Hands-on vs exam-oriented  His/her preferred educational & career path: university vs poly
    • Strong partnership between school & parentsCheck your child/ward’sStudent Handbookregularly 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 strong partnerships with parentsCheck out the school website or join us on Facebook!Join the TWSS Parent Support Group www.teckwhyesec.sg
    • Building strong partnerships with parentsWith your permission, school will send SMSalerts on important or urgent matters, e.g.invitation to MPS, special activitiesFill in the Parents’ Survey & Feedback form tohelp us meet your needs and expectations andplan good programmes for studentsEmail us at twss@moe.edu.sg or send yourqueries/suggestions through the online form onthe school website
    • Let’s work together to create a greatTWSS experience for your child!