Monday, October 24, 2011

22nd October, SST's 3rd A Day @ SST experience !

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On 22nd October, SST held its 3rd A Day @ SST.  A Day @ SST gives the potential SST students a chance to experience lessons in a typical SST classroom. The P6 students are broken up into 3 different sessions and a few different groups. Each group of students would be able to experience 2 different lessons together as a class.

The first session starts at 8.30am ad ends at 1025, the second session starts at 11.00am and ends at 12.55am. The last session which is the third session of the day, starts at 2.00pm and ends at 3.5pm.

As the P6 students arrive and go over to the registration counter, student helpers and teachers in various classrooms are getting ready for the arrival of their class. As more and more students arrive, our student ushers get busier and our classroom student helpers and teachers get more excited.

In the morning with a talk given by both the Principal and Vice-Principal for the parents of the potential selected students of SST. Kicking of the event, two students, Niklaus Teo of class S2-09 and Mavis Cheng of S1-01 shared with the parents their experiences in SST. Mrs Chew Wai Lee, vice principal of SST, gave a brief on filling in the option form to accept SST’s offer and the other scenarios of the procedure of selecting the preferred schools if they reject SST’s offer. Moving on, Mrs Chew touched on the school’s structure, learning style and the future campus. After the presentation, there was a Q and A session where Mr Chua answered questions posed by the parents. The parent’s session ended with a feedback form which  will enable the school to further improve on the talk for future events.

While the parents were seated in the hall, the student leaders brought the students up to class, where they are greeted by the student helpers and teachers. After introductions, lessons commence. The students get to experience lessons such as English, Maths, Science and Humanities. After, students were required to complete a feedback form which would allow us to improve on our lessons.

In the English lessons which were conducted in Learning Oasis and Multi Purpose Room 2. The science lessons were split into Biology and Physics lessons. These science lessons were conducted in Multi Purpose Room 1 and the Physics Laboratory respectively. Maths lessons were taught in Classroom S106 and Classroom S107 during session 1 but one of the Maths lessons changed to be conducted in Design and Technology Studio room instead of Classroom S106. Last of all is the Integrated Humanities, Geography and History, which were conducted in the Earth Science Lab and Classroom S109 respectively.

In the english lessons, they have to arrange some procedures on pieces of paper in order then they have to follow it and do a self introduction with photo booth. For the next task, they were given a piece of paper, they have to copy down a set of instructions that will be read out by a teacher .They will follow the instruction they copy and create a iPhone ring tone using garage band. Last of all, they also have to upload to iTunes after completing the ring tone. During science lessons, the students were taught to use Google Sketchup to construct blood vessels like the arteries, veins and capillaries.

As the students leave, we all hope that we would be able to see them again next year, and that we have done an excellent job and had left a good impression.

Interview with student helpers :
Wang Ruoyu  S101          Student Helper for English language

Question 1. How do you feel about being a student helper for English in A Day@SST event ?
I felt that this was a great experience for me as i had loads of fun but at the same time learnt new knowledge, it also gave me a chance to bond and interact with my possible juniors.

Question 2. Share with us what are some of the interesting experiences during the A Day@SST event?
The whole event was exciting and fun, one of the most interesting experience was listening to the junior's Iphone ring tone ,as most of them were not very sure what to compose and the end results was very funny and random, i had a good time listening to the ring tones.

Question 3. If you had another chance to be a student helper again, what would you want to improve on?
I would try to be less awkward when talking with the juniors and also and not get too carried away when assisting the teacher with the task.

Q4 What was your favourite part of the whole event?
Actually, the entire event was great and all parts were interesting and fun, there is no specific favorite part.

Sebastian Denzel Supriyadi  S105                    Student Helper for Science lessons

Question 1. How do you feel about being a student helper for English in A Day@SST event ?
 I feel honoured to be a student helper and to help to show lessons to the juniors and potential juniors

Q2. Share with us what are some of the interesting experiences during the A Day@SST event?
Some of the interesting experiences were teaching the P6 students on how to use sketchup and I'm surprised that they were able to pick it up so quickly

Q3. If you had another chance to be a student helper again, what would you want to improve on?
I would work on my confidence in teaching the students.

Q4 What was your favourite part of the whole event?
My favourite part was seeing the juniors that might be in our school next year

Ng Ying Liang S101                                      Student Helper for English language




Question 1. How do you feel about being a student helper for English in A Day@SST event ?


I felt honored and surprised. As my english is very poor,I am surprised that my teacher chose me.Also being chosen to help out in this important occasion,I felt honored as I am only a Year 1 student in the school.

Q2. Share with us what are some of the interesting experiences during the A Day@SST event?
During the activities,there was once they need to create their own ringtone. However one of the group is very mischievous and took the default ringtone as their own by just moving around and deleting some parts. My friends and I found it amusing.

Q3. If you had another chance to be a student helper again, what would you want to improve on?
I would improve by making sure every students get the help they need as we had limited students helpers then since some of them went home earlier

Q4 What was your favourite part of the whole event?
My favourite part was to guide the students through the end using the iMac and also seeing the youngest iPhone app developer in the class I was helping^^


Interview and article done by Genevieve Foo S104 and Mavis Cheng S101

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