Held on the end of Week 1 each year, the SST Badge Ceremony is an annual ceremony marking the induction of the new Secondary 1 students into SST’s family. It is an exciting event for both the new students and their parents. The 2014 Badge Ceremony was conducted on 10 January 2014. Before the ceremony, parents and students were invited to the 4th floor of Block C to have a buffet dinner.
Soon, the staff, parents and VIPs were ushered into the Multi-Purpose Hall as the students waited backstage. The ceremony began with a rousing welcome to the Secondary 1 students as they marched into the hall, class by class, with their form teachers. Parents eagerly took photographs as the students marched towards their seats. After the march-in, the Vice-Principal, Mrs Chew, made a speech, acknowledging the students leaders for their hard work in organising the orientation programme, as well as welcoming the new students and parents to the SST community.
Next, the Principal, Mr Chua, was invited on stage to present the badges to the students. Each student received their badge from Mr Chua as some parents rushed to take photos of their children. After all the students had received their badges and were seated, they rose from their seats and pin on their badges. Parents were told to rise as well, as the school song was going to be played. All the students sang the school song loudly, with pride and dignity. After that, the audience gave a round of appluase to welcome them to the SST family.
Subsequently, the Orientation Camp commandant, Harindrar, from the Peer Support board made a speech about the Orientation. Following that, the representative of the Sec 1 batch, Rohan from S1-06, was invited on stage to talk about his personal experience of the Orientation. A compilation video of the Orientation Programme was then played, showcasing the thrilling experience that the newly initiated Sec 1 students had gone through.
Finally, to end the ceremony on a high note, the student leaders were invited up on stage to perform the school cheer. The Sec 1 students stood up as well and joined in on the cheer.