St. Hilda's Secondary School
Know The Programmes Of St. Hilda’s Secondary School
St. Hilda’s Secondary School was started in 1929 in a small two-story structure on Ceylon Road by a small private school called Bethel English School. It took over by the Anglican Diocese of Singapore in 1934 and opened as a parochial school for girls, with which it has remained associated since then. St. Hilda’s School was given a new name in 1938.
The school reopened as a co-educational institution after World War II ended. As the school evolved and expanded throughout the postwar years, it was a period of fast growth. In 1950, it was established as a girls-only school, but it is now co-educational.
Local Integrated Learning Journey in Secondary 2
Programming for Applied Learning In 2015, the Secondary One cohort at St. Hilda’s Secondary School began the Applied Study Program (ALP) – I think: The Hildan Approach to teaching thinking via English Language learning. This programme aims to produce critical thinkers and communicators, a goal that aligns with the Ministry of Education’s ALP project, which aims to relate academic knowledge and thinking abilities to real-world situations. Lessons are designed to engage students in the co-construction of new information as they develop 21st-century competencies and the desired future-ready attitudes.
Drama in the Classroom (Secondary One) (DEP)
The drama aspects of DEP assist students meaning communicating with their classmates in vocal and nonverbal ways. Students’ confidence will grow as they learn to talk correctly and express themselves with conviction, in addition to their language skills. When they study the Sec 1 Lit text current affairs concerns, they develop thinking abilities that allow them to make critical and rational decisions. The weekly DEP courses, led by department teachers, push students to step beyond their comfort zones by requiring them to write drama scripts, participate in dramatic impromptu improvisations, and speak on a topic under a time limit, both individually (Readers’ Theatre) and in groups (Dramatisation).
Section 1 of the Learning Journey
The Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a new Lower Secondary Geography syllabus in 2014 to encourage pupils to develop an interest in geography and concern for the environment. Students will subsequently be taught how to play an active role as citizens by contributing to a more sustainable future. Geographic inquiry/investigations (GI) were introduced to the school in March 2014 to engage pupils and raise awareness of geographical concerns in Tampines. They embarked on a learning excursion at Ecogreen Tampines, collecting and analysing water samples from the secondary forest, marshland, and freshwater pond to examine the impact of human activities on water quality.
Skills in Research
During LBC week, Secondary 1 and 2 students participated in a research skills programme emphasising; self-directed learning and collaboration.
The goal of the course was for students to learn how to efficiently and ethically handle and use the information available on the Internet.
Secondary two students also learned about real-world data collection and processing to enable them to come up with their study results. Students learned to use Cloud Computing Solutions to communicate and share ideas and conclusions.
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