New Town Secondary School
Do You Know About The New Town Secondary School?
Queensway was the original location of New Town Secondary School.
It was formerly named Queensway’s Third Secondary School (the other two being Queensway and Queenstown Secondary Schools) and was established intend to offer English-medium education to Queenstown residents’ children. In the mid-1960s, it was renamed New Town Secondary School.
About New Town Secondary School
When the New Town Secondary School originally opened, it had almost 1,800 pupils enrolled in 45 classrooms ranging from Secondary 1 to 4. On September 17, 1966, Labour Minister Jek Yeun Thong officially launched New Town Secondary School. New Town Secondary School joined with Baharuddin Vocational School in 1969, expanding the size of the school compound and bringing the total number of students to almost 3,000.
Craftsmanship and Aesthetics
The many subject topics emphasise experience and problem-based learning, so we use the creative space to encourage students to acquire life skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, and, most importantly, push past conventional boundaries. To better engage students and bring forth their potential, the department has worked together to combine technology and themes of self-discovery. Through problem-based and experiential learning want to help our students become independent learners.
Programs And Activities For Enrichment
The Mother Tongue Department’s curriculum helps students become active learners proficient users of their mother tongue. Students hone their language skills and become competent users of their MT Language by being exposed to an engaging learning environment and following a structured learning programme.
- Enrichment Activities & Programs
- Work on the Secondary One Project
- Conversational Chinese/Malay Program in Secondary One (CCM)
- Package for Lower Secondary Writing
- Storybook Reading Program for Lower Secondary Students
- COMMA’s Newspaper Reading Program for Upper Secondary Students
- Workshop on Creative Writing
- Competition for Internal Essay Writing
- Concert to celebrate the Chinese New Year
- A fortnight of Mother Tongue
Through the acquisition and application of values, knowledge, and skills, Values in Action (VIA) are learning experiences that enhance students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community. It emphasises students’ acquisition of values. It promotes kids to recognise and comprehend community issues and take action with their peers to improve the lives of others. The Values Action (VIA) programme at NTSS is structured and developmental, and it centred on the school value of Care and Concern. Each level focuses on demonstrating the importance of Care and Concern about a given theme:
Starting with modest projects such as the ‘Groom Classroom’ competition, take responsibility for creating a welcoming learning environment in their classrooms and a mini-recycling project.
NTSS’s Cyber Wellness:
By spreading and reinforcing Cyberwellness themes through school-wide programmes, we hope to improve each Newtowner’s ability to safeguard and empower themselves to take responsibility for their well-being in potentially unexpected and dangerous cyberspace. NTSS wants to build a more rigorous empowering of students as Cyber Wellness Ambassadors, in line with ETD’s 2009 Cyber Wellness Student Ambassador Program, with the motto: 4G “Guiding, Guarding, Growing with Gadgets.” The Cyber Wellness Ambassadors’ mission is to teach their peers how to be safe and discerning ICT users to promote cyber wellness initiatives in NTSS.
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