Bukit View Sec in the News
In 2017, we published our coffeetable book titled “Our Journey”
This coffeetable book was conceptualized to document 17 years of Bukit View Secondary School’s journey in environment education. The book is categorized into 3 chapters to represent the 3 different eras of development, namely 2000 – 2005, 2006 – 2011 and 2012 – present.
Do have a read here.Our Journey – Bukit View Secondary
Official Opening of the JOULES Smart Centre 22 Feb 2018
Our JOULES Smart Centre was officially opened by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos!
Built in collaboration with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)’s consortium of green building professional firms and product suppliers, the energy-efficient centre will serve as a unique classroom for students to learn green solutions.
Mr Masagos called it a “good example of sustainability practised”.
“I hope the facility will inspire students to think about incorporating sustainable living in every aspect of their life, and to turn some of these ideas into action,” he said
The school has plans to open it to the community. The centre will complement the school’s existing four-year Joules programme, through which students learn about environmental sustainability, including clean energy, and get to go on internships.
Below are the media coverage for the opening of our JOULES Smart Centre:
Green lab launched at Bukit View Secondary School (Samantha Boh, ST Online, 22/2)
See and feel what it means to go green – in school lab (Samantha Boh, ST, 23/2, pB2)
Lower initial carbon tax aimed at helping companies transit: Masagos (Andrea Soh, BT, 23/2, p2)
Masagos: Reasonable tax rate can prompt large emitters to adopt more environmentally friendly practices (Yang Meng, ZB, 23/2, p5)
Bukit View Secondary School’s ‘green’ classroom (BH, 23/2, p2)
Opening of green lab in school (TM, 23/2, p3)
News on Television
Channel Newasia News (41.07 – 41.47 min) Carbon Tax (CNA, 22/2)
Suria News (17.28 to 19.16 min)
S$5 per tonne tax rate ‘fair amount’ to pay for greenhouse gas emissions: Masagos (Mediacorp Suria News, 22/2)
We clinched the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) award and Our JOULES Programme featured in The Business Times Oct 2017
Our Environmental Education Programmes featured by SEC 2017
Peer Support Programme featured by Straits Times and Channel Newsasia
A video from Channel NewsAsia is available for viewing on our Official Facebook Page
Students’ work featured in Chinese Media 2017
Our Ecogarden and Ecotrail programme being featured in Straits Times Oct 2016
Yasmin Sim featured in SEC Newsletter Oct 2016
President’s Award for The Environment 2016
Story was featured in Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia and Channel 8 News
ALP mentioned by Mr Murali, MP for Bukit Batok during National Day Dinner Aug 2016
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.]
SEC-Lee Foundation Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Public Sector) 2016
We are winner of the Shell STEM Innovation Challenge 2016
Visit by Hong Kong delegates
Showcase at Science Centre Singapore to Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng
Tree Planting effort featured by Straits Times May 2016
Winner for Singapore Junior Water Prize 2016
HSBC-NYAA Youth Environmental Award 2016
Featured in mainstream media April 2016
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 Sweden
Dr Ju Hur
Research Fellow, Korean Educational Development Institute, Korea
Ms. Audrone Albina Razmantiene
Chief Specialist, Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuania
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 Mar 2016
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)
ALP highlighted by The Strait Times Feb 2016
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!!
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.
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. Read the story here.
Our ALP – Clean Energy and Environmental Technology featured at Schoolbag.Sg
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.
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.