2023 promises to be an exciting year for a few reasons. First, we will be celebrating our 95th birthday. Yes, you read it right - Serangoon Secondary School (SSS) is 95 years old this year! Not many government schools could withstand the test of time as they weather the changing socio-economic and geographical factors that affect the student population intake, forcing some to either close or merge. Our student population has remained healthy over the past few years with SSS’ unique culture of care for students and staff together with its offerings of STEM Applied Learning Programme of ‘Drone Programming and 3D Modelling’ as well as Learn for Life Programme of ‘Harnessing Student Leadership in the Service of Community’.
Embarking on the journey of Full Subject-Based Banding is yet another reason for our excitement. We are now even better geared towards catering to the different strengths and interests of our Serangoon StaRs (we lovingly call our students ‘StaRs’ because we believe that they can not only glow with enthusiasm in what they do in SSS, and pride in belonging to the school community but also SHINE (acronym for our school values) brightly by being self-directed, learning together by getting along well with others, anchored by integrity while remaining resilient and putting their best foot forward) and that they be given more opportunities to learn and interact together in common curriculum subjects such as Art, Design & Technology, Food & Consumer Education, Music and PE.
Finally, with the school leadership team led by the new Principal, Mr Chen, and the renewed focus on strong partnership, staff well-being and professional development, the school will be further energised to tap upon these key enablers in augmenting its efforts to help our StaRs to be more future ready and to achieve greater heights while remaining rooted in values. Together as a school team, we will also streamline and integrate structures, programmes and processes while making learning more authentic and connected to the real world especially in the use of Educational Career Guidance! Let me thus welcome all, parents, as well as our other stakeholders to journey with our Serangoon family as we ‘Seek to grow, Strive to excel, and Serve with honour’ in the year ahead! 😊
Mr Jin Sebastian