Earth Week at Shuqun Secondary School Conserving the environment can be great fun!
Sec 2 Recycling Contest
Turning recyclable materials into creative objects!
The Secondary 2 classes had a competition for turning recyclable materials into creative objects. The winning designs were first exhibited at the School Library for a few weeks to raise awareness of the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Subsequently, the winning designs were displayed at the Little Green Corner.
The Little Green Corner is a platform for the students to showcase their works which highlights their ability to turn recyclable materials into aesthetically pleasing art pieces.
The school hopes the students would be able to gain a better understanding of the key issues concerning the environment and feel empowered to take on an active role to help spread the green message to the world.
Litter-monitoring at Jurong Lake
Doing our part for the environment!
The members of the Shuqun Environment Club (SEC) spent an entire afternoon litter-picking at Jurong Lake. Despite having spent the afternoon picking up litter along Jurong Lake, the members of the SEC felt a sense of accomplishment after seeing the clean environment as a result of their hard work under the sweltering heat!
This yearly event of litter-monitoring is a good way to inculcate the importance of reducing waste and keeping the environment clean as well as bringing across the importance of students doing their part for the environment.
Water-quality testing at Jurong Lake & Compost-making
Raising environmental awareness can be fun and enjoyable too!
The SEC has held several activities as part of their efforts to pump up the fun factor while raising awareness of environmental issues. One of the highlights was a trip to Jurong Lake so students could learn about the testing of water quality in lakes and reservoirs. The students even had an opportunity to try their hands at water-testing using simple testing instruments - oh what fun they had on that day!
Students from the SEC also learned about compost making using discarded fruit peelings. The compost would subsequently be used in the school garden, putting into practice the 3Rs. The students witnessed first-hand the feasibility of turning unwanted waste into useful compost
School-Home Partnership : Engaging Parents through English Workshop
42 parents attended an English Language (EL) Workshop for Parents on 20 April 2013. The workshop, conducted by one of the school teachers, Mrs Shirin Goh, was divided into two parts.
For the first two hours, Mrs Goh went through the format and expectations of the new EL syllabus 2010. The parents of the Lower secondary students were made aware of the exam format and syllabus requirements. After a short break, parents were given some strategies on how they could help their children improve on their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
The workshop incorporated hands-on activities for parents to familiarise themselves with the questions their children face during the exams.