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ALP mentioned by Mr Murali, MP for Bukit Batok during National Day Dinner

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A very proud moment for Bukit View Secondary School during the recent Bukit Batok National Day Dinner (13/8). We are proud that the good work we are doing in school is receiving the right attention.Our MP, Mr Murali, shared with the audience that he was impressed with how innovative and Tech-savvy our students are. [Context: He was at our school for the National Day Observance Ceremony. Our students flew the National Day Message by Mr Ng Chee Meng (Acting Minister for Education) using a drone to deliver it to our Principal to read the message.]

We are winner of the Shell STEM Innovation Challenge 2016

The solar car of a Sec 3 team came in 3rd place in the Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic on 18 July 2016!!

Many Thanks to Mrs Reena Lloyd, teacher in charge and Ms Munirah, our dedicated Science Educator for their advice and guidance

Visit by Hong Kong delegates

A group of 13 principals and teachers from Hong Kong visited Bukit View Secondary on 7 July 2016 together with official from Singapore Science Centre.
They are here to learn about our STEM related applied learning programme (ALP) – Clean Energy and Environment Technology and its implementation.
They also observed an ALP lesson and saw how engaged the students were during the lesson.Â
The delegate then toured the school facilities and supporting infrastructures for the ALP.

Showcase at Science Centre Singapore to Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng

STEM Inc invited our two students, Yasmin Sim and Evangeline to an informal tea session with Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng on 3 June 2016 at the Singapore Science Centre.
Yasmin and Evangeline shared their STEM project with the Minister. They also shared BVSS Applied Learning Programme (ALP) with the Minister.

Winner for Singapore Junior Water Prize 2016

On 27 May 2016, our school won the 1st Prize at Singapore Junior Water Prize (SJWP) 2016 U-15 category held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre.
The team, consisting of Norman Kee (3E2) and Chua Pei Hong (2E2) was supervised by Mr Aaron Soh.
The other 14 participating teams, which include NUS High School, Hwa Chong Institution, Riverside Secondary and Temasek Junior College, provided stringent competition for our students who displayed the values of excellence, resilience and perseverance to eventually emerge as champions!
The team project focused on the conservation of water during irrigation in agriculture sector. The judges were impressed with the idea because the project did not just use less water but it reduced water wastage and reused the water that was not used by the crop.
The important components of the competition include R&D, teamwork, aspiration, resilience and time management between the supervisor and the students. Participating in SJWP is a challenging and long process as the selected students need close supervision from preparation, literature review, reporting, project execution until presentation of the project.
Apart from acquiring advanced knowledge in science and engineering , the students honed their presentation skills for their oral presentation.
SJWP is a national competition organised by the Lien Foundation and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and supported by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. In this year’s competition, there were 19 teams for the Under-15 Category. The final judging event was held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic from 26 ‘ 27 May 2016 after completing around half year of their R& D work.

HSBC-NYAA Youth Environmental Award 2016

At 15 years old, Yasmin is the youngest student ever to win the award in its 18-year history and the first to hail from a secondary school.
Yasmin joined the Environmental Club at Bukit View Secondary School in 2013. Her passion and commitment to the cause led her teachers to invite her to join as an EXCO member in 2014. She was subsequently voted by her peers to be the club’s Chairwoman for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.
Yasmin has taken on leadership roles in various environmental activities such as the Biodiversity Festival, NUS-STEP Sunburst Environmental Programme, NEA Schools Green Carnival and Bukit View Secondary School’s annual Responsibility to Society Forum.
Her strong interest in nature led her to join the team conceptualising a butterfly garden for the school. She liaised with National Parks Board (NParks) on the action plan, researched on the different types of flora and fauna found in campus and set-up a website to document all the information. Her unrelenting efforts helped raise awareness about the school’s biodiversity. As a result, an increasing number of primary school students in the neighbourhood join the ec0-trail tours provided by the Environmental Club.
The NUS-STEP Sunburst Environmental Programme inspired her to mobilise the club members to set up an herb and spice garden. Her goal was to fuel her juniors’ passion for the environment by providing them with a hands-on opportunity to manage their own green space.
At the National Youth Business Challenge in 2015, Yasmin took the initiative to learn marketing strategies and led her team to win the gold award. Concurrently, she was involved in Shell Eco Challenge where her team designed a food warmer prototype using energy produced from cycling. The team clinched first prize.
During World Water Day 2016, Yasmin guided the club members in preparing for a water rationing exercise initiated by the school together with PUB. She was one of the main student guides to share with Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health, the school facilities and its environmental initiatives.
For her leadership and contributions to the environment, Sim Su Hui Yasmin is awarded the 2016 HSBC/NYAA Youth Environmental Award.

Visit by TALIS delegates

Our school was selected by MOE to host 8 delegates from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Governing Board on the morning of 24 Mar 2016 (Thursday).

TALIS aims to provide internationally comparable information to help countries review policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession. MOE hosted the TALIS Governing Board meeting from 22 23 March, which was attended by senior representatives from about 40 countries and experts from OECD and the TALIS Consortium. Our Director General of Education (DGE) is Singapore’s representative.

Our school was among selected schools which have been recommended by Schools Division to host the delegates. These school visits would provide a first-hand experience of the high quality of education our students enjoy, and help the foreign delegates understand our schools’ efforts in nurturing students and developing teachers.

Our Science department was chosen by the school leaders to showcase the school’s efforts in building teacher capacity through our PLCs and through collaborations with external partners (e.g. work with STEM Inc. to develop our ALP).

We also showcased @Outdoor Classroom, the Sec 1 solar car racing, Sec 2 water sensing robot and Arduino programming.

We hosted and shared out ALP with high level international educationists:

Mrs. Eneken Juurmann

Chief Expert, Teacher Department, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia

 

Ms Montserrat Gomendio

OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills

 

Ms. Gunta Arāja

Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Science, Latvia

 

Mr Tomas Matti

Director of Education, Skolverket – Swedish National Agency for Education SwedenÂ

 

Dr Ju Hur

Research Fellow, Korean Educational Development Institute, Korea

 

Ms. Audrone Albina Razmantiene

Chief Specialist, Ministry of Education and Science, LithuaniaÂ

 

Mrs. Yuri Belfali

OECD Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools

 

Mrs Luisa Loura

General Director Education, General Directorate for Education and Science Statistics, Portugal

Water Rationing Exercise

On 2 Mar, we were featured by both print and TV media such as The Straits Times and Channel News Asia as the first school to initiate the collaboration with PUB in the Water Rationing Exercise as part of World Water Day 2016.

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, was the Guest of Honour where she read out the World Water Day message to our students.

Students of Bukit View Secondary School had a taste of what it will be like when there is limited water supply in a water rationing exercise.

Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor joined in the exercise, which is held as part of the month’s line-up for Singapore World Water Day 2016.(Video: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY)

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More video from ST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA2UapwUUFo&feature=youtu.be

ALP highlighted by The Strait Times

Bukit View Secondary is highlighted by Straits Times as one of the 19 schools that is offering Computing as a subject.

In addition, our Applied Learning Programme (Clean Energy and Environmental Technology) is also featured.

Read the article below to find out more!!

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-o-level-subject-computing?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&link_time=1456707833#xtor=CS1-10

Check out the article in The Straits Times.

Bukit View Secondary is at the fore front of the nation quest for engineers and computer talents.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/19-schools-to-offer-programming-at-o-levels

Showcase at Science Centre Singapore to DPM Teo Chee Hean

On 28 Dec 2015, our students were invited by STEM Inc to share about Bukit View’s STEM ALP and their experience during DPM Teo’s visit to Science Centre Singapore.

We are featured by NParks in “My Green Space”

Our effort in conservation of biodiversity, encouraging biodiversity in the school as well as educating our students and the students from the primary schools is being recognized.

Bukit View Secondary is being featured by NParks in their latest issue of “My Green Space” (a quarterly newsletter), under the category of Conservation.

We are winner of the Shell STEM Innovation Challenge 2015

On 13 July 2015, our team of Sec 3 students was at Yio Chu Kang The Grassroots’ Club to present our idea for the Shell STEM Innovation Challenge.

At the end of the judging, our school came in First in the food category.

Our ALP – Clean Energy and Environmental Technology featured at Schoolbag.Sg

By 2017, approximately half of the 124 mainstream secondary schools would offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP).
 
Bukit View Secondary School offers a STEM ALP programme in Clean Energy and Environmental Technology, allowing students to come up with creative innovations. 
 

Create Tomorrow Challenge 2011

This competition is a platform for students to exercise their creativity by proposing “green” ideas on how we travel, think, live and connect with the Aviation world. Ideas must be founded on science & technology.

Bukit View Secondary school was the Champion for the Junior Category.

Bukit View Secondary School at MOE’s “Good Morning, Cher!” Exhibition 2015

Our students and teachers were at Westgate to share our ALP and LLP with the public.

We were invited to share at the MOE ALP Seminar 2014.

Mr Jonathan Cheah, our ALP coordinator was at the seminar with Ms Munirah, the Science educator from Science Centre.
They shared the school ALP programme with the MOE officials, Cluster Superintendents, Principals, Vice-Principals, HODs and Teachers.

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