ENGLISH FEST 2015
The annual English Fest this year started on 13 March with Blind Date with a Book, where close to 100 books were put on display. The twist was that all the books were wrapped up. Thus, the students had to make their choices based on only keywords listed of the books.
This was followed by a collaboration with the National Library Board where the students were allowed to browse through and borrow books from the national library collections while on the school premises.
Some other exciting activities that took place in the week of 13 to 17 April included Poetry Writing Competition, Essay Writing Competition, Scramble the Unscramble, Jeopardy, TedTalk in class, Literature Exhibition and the highlights were the Spelling Bee Competition during the Lower Secondary Assembly and the ‘Beautiful Mind’ Competition which tested not only language competency but also general knowledge.
EL Fest 2015 ended with a sharing by Professor Warren Mark Liew, an NIE (National Institute of Education) lecturer on the importance of literature in today’s society and some insights into the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, an O-level exam text the students are currently reading.
Secondary One Camp 2015
The inaugural Secondary One Camp took place from 13 to 14 March 2015, with the objectives of providing the Sec 1 students with an opportunity to bond as a class, and also to allow the students to display and exhibit the school values - R3ICH (Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care and Harmony). This camp also provided an opportunity for our Sec 3 and 4 Student Leaders (Student Councillors and NT Leaders) to hone their leadership skills, leading the Sec 1 classes in the various activities.
The 2-Day-1-Night camp was packed with activities. The camp started with sandcastle building at East Coast Park, followed by an Amazing Race and a campfire in school. The students also had a chance to try dragon boating on the second day, followed by a mini boat race at the Kallang Basin.
All in all, the camp was well-received by both students and teachers and from the positive feedback received, the camp is likely to be a permanent feature in our annual events calendar.
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