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Craft and Technology (C&T)

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We aim to develop students to become self-directed passionate learners and innovative designers through an authentic and experiential learning curriculum.  Students will discover their strengths and interests through a variety of design-and-made projects and alternative assessment tasks in a safe and stimulating learning environment.  

The C&T department consists of 3 subject units, namely:

·         Aesthetics (Art/ Music) Unit;

·         Design and Technology (D&T) Unit, and;

·         Nutrition & Food Science (NFS) Unit.

All lower secondary students take C&T subjects, while upper secondary students are offered the C&T subjects as an elective subject. The department-focused BLP muscles are Noticing, Imagining, Planning and Imitation.


What is Aesthetics @ MJR?

Art Programme aims to enable every child to enjoy art; communicate visually and make meaning through connecting with society and culture.  Students are taught to Perceive through identifying and interpreting of their surrounding stimulus, Communicate through expression of ideas and experimenting with mediums and lastly Appreciate by drawing connections and responding.  

General Music Programme (GMP) inspires students’ life-long engagement with music by empowering them to express themselves creatively through music. It is a 2 year programme for all lower secondary students.

Arts Programmes

Lower Sec students are encouraged to learn about themselves as they explore portraits through the use of dry mediums like charcoal and ink.  Under the school Learning for Life Programme, students embark on learning journeys to museums such as National Gallery Singapore and Asian Civilisation Museum.  Upper secondary students embark on learning journeys to museums and open houses organized by various Institutes of Higher Learning.

Students get to view art works in authentic contexts and are informed of the various pathways they can embark on if they would like to carry on pursuing art education after the National GCE examinations.

Portrait Drawing
VIA Merchandise Design
Learning Journey to National Gallery Singapore
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 Portrait Drawing NAFA Open House Artists at Work

General Music Programmes (GMP)

All lower secondary students are empowered through vocal, cajon and guitar instruction to form acoustic bands. Outstanding groups have opportunities to perform on public platforms. Students engage with a wide range of musical practices to develop global awareness anchored in Singapore’s cultural heritage.

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Cajon classes Singing Singapore songs
Arts Fiesta Performance (Cajon)
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Class Performance
Arts Fiesta Performance (Guitar)
Music Composing

Design and Technology (D&T)

What is Design and Technology (D&T) @MJR?

The design thinking process is central to the learning experiences in D&T@MJR.  Students develop a way of design thinking through sketching to generate and to develop design solutions for real-world contexts.  Students explore and experiment ideas through mock-ups as they seek a practical and appropriate design solution for the identified user.  Students make prototype as a cognitive and hand-ons endeavour.  Through designing and making, students develop 21st century competencies and designerly dispositions, namely, embracing uncertainties and complexities in real-world contexts, be cognizant of and resolve ill-defined problems, and relentless drive to seek out how things work.

Design and Technology (D&T) Programmes

In alignment with our School Applied Learning Programme, Smart Home and Assistive Technologies, Lower Sec students conceptualize and create design solutions for the elderly and less fortunate via a series of structured design-and-make projects. Upper Sec Students extend their learning at the tertiary level as they participate in design courses in post-sec institutions and embark on learning journey to design museums. These learning experiences prepare students for the undertaking of a coursework task in the National GCE examination.

Product Analysis  Mechanism ExplorationProduct Presentation 
Electronics Exploration
Learning Journey to Nanyang Polytechnics
D&T Awards Presentation

Nutrition & Food Science (NFS)

What is Nutrition & Food Science (NFS) @MJR?

Every child is envisioned to be a discerning consumer and cultivates good dietary habit. Nutrition and Food Science unit offers students valuable nutrition, health and consumer education by providing an interesting curriculum, most aligned to the real-world.

Nutrition & Food Science (NFS) Programmes

Lower Sec students learn to design and plan “My Healthy GAPS Diet” with an ultimate aim of a better gut health to combat the increasing trend of psychological and learning challenges such as ADHD, hyperactivity, and poor attention span. Upper Sec students learn to think critically about issues on food, health and nutrition, approach problems with creative solutions and make decisions based on sound judgment and logical reasoning through debating on nutrition controversies and completion of a coursework task in the GCE examination.

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Debate on Nutritional Controversies  Plating techniques and Food Photography SkillsFood preparation 


C&T Staff

Teo Kok Siong, Ken

HOD Craft and Technology


Tay Hwee Cheng Angeline

SH Aesthetics


Chan-Tan Chiew Bee Yvonne

SH Nutrition and Food Science


Liew Pok Ming Marcus

Art Teacher


Lee Shi Hua Candice

Art Teacher


Cheong Siew Yie

Art Teacher (Adjunct)


Melcia Leong Hui Lin

Music Teacher


Chern Meng Hock

D&T Teacher


Khaw Hock Keat Raymond

D&T Teacher


Wu Jieru

D&T Teacher


Rozita Bte Husain

NFS Teacher


Nur Atiqah Binti Abdul Fattah

NFS Teacher


Nurul A’Mirah Binte Mohd Kamal

NFS Teacher


Siti Zulaiha Binte Zainol



Azman Bin Kassim

Education Workshop Instructor


Junaidi Bin Tarjo

Education Workshop Instructor



What is English @ MJR?

At Manjusri Secondary School, we aim to develop our students to be effective communicators by equipping them with the necessary language skills and competencies of the 21st century. Our students keep abreast of current affairs and global issues through a myriad of activities that are conducted both in and out of the classroom. Through participation in these activities, our students develop critical thinking and become discerning users of information, a life skill that puts them in good stead for the future.

Our Programmes

EL 2020

With the revised EL syllabus, the English classroom becomes a dynamic platform for language learning. Teachers and students explore authentic tasks using rich texts and multi-modal materials. Selected themes anchor the learning that provides a study of language in use in real contexts.

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Hosting Overseas Students
Language Collaboration

Read For Life Programme 

Our READ FOR LIFE PROGRAMME aims to promote the love for reading and cultivate good reading habits among the students. The TEENS TAKE OVER initiative provides a platform for students to share their views and opinions about the books they read. Reading Ambassadors lead the way in giving value to the student’s voice. They share with their peers books that appeal to teens like themselves and invite comments that are shared in the EL classroom. Students also put up post-it notes on the BOOK BUZZ CORNER and engage in discussions of articles from magazines specially curated for the various levels and streams. To equip them in their roles, Reading Ambassadors go through a special training session which includes Learning Journeys to the national libraries.

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Book Treats for Teens
Teen Reads
World Book Day - Star Selections

EL Week

One week in Semester 2 is dedicated to activities that aim to heighten student awareness and appreciation of the English language. During EL WEEK, lessons come alive through language games, quizzes and book-based enactments in class and on stage. Students learn that language is the key to unimaginable worlds of wonder. 

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Interpret & Dramatise
Language Trail
Meet the Author

The Media Resource Library (MRL) 

Our school values the role of the MRL in supporting the reading habit. Together with our library provider, the MRL organises regular theme-based and subject-based book displays. We are especially proud of THE PRINCIPAL’S SELECTION – a collection of books contributed by the Principal to spark the joy of reading. 

Our school also recognises the need to engage students in reading using current ICT tools. Laptops and iPads are available for students to use in the library should they choose to extend their reading and research online.


What is Humanities @ MJR?

At Manjusri, we seek to develop Passionate Learners who find joy in cultivating an inquiring spirit through the Humanities. Students will be prepared to contribute as active citizens through the acquisition of critical thinking skills and development of an inquiring mind.


History seeks to develop students’ own identities through an understanding of History at the personal, national and international levels. The learning of History would spark their curiosity and inspire them with the beliefs, decisions and dilemmas of people in the past. Through historical inquiry, students then pose questions about the present by engaging with the past and thus draw connections between both.

Geography provides students with a particular set of perspectives to make sense of Singapore and the complex and dynamically changing world. Using key concepts like place, space, scale and interdependence, students gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to understand contemporary people and environment issues like causes and impact of climate change, growth and impact of global tourism, food shortage problem and challenges in managing the spread of infectious diseases.

Social Studies seeks to develop students as informed, concerned and participative citizens. Drawing on aspects of society that are of meaning and interest to the students, Social Studies ignites students’ curiosity to inquire into real world issues that concern their lives. Through inquiry and authentic learning experiences, Social Studies helps students to attain relevant knowledge and understanding about these issues, develop critical and reflective thinking skills, and appreciate multiple perspectives.

Principles of Accounts provides students with a meaningful basic introduction to financial accounting and develop an appreciation of the discipline of accounting. It is grounded in preparing, communicating and using financial information, and appreciating the need for ethical conduct. Accounting students will develop the abilities to prepare, communicate and use accounting information.

Elements of Business Skills aims to develop in students the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to be productive employees and contributing members of society. It provides students with opportunities to develop generic employability skills, values and attitudes, and foundational knowledge for work in the services sector, namely in the travel and tourism, hospitality and retail industries.

Our Programmes

Students at Manjusri participate in a variety of authentic experiences within and outside the school environment to enable them to cultivate an inquiring spirit - from learning History through the use of card games to investigating about tourism at Gardens by the Bay, participating in an inter-school POA Amazing Race and EBS work attachment at Oriental Mandarin Hotel. Here are some activities Manjusrians participate in:


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Lower Sec Geographical Investigation of Water Upper Sec Geographical Investigation of Tourism at Gardens by the Bay Social Studies Learning Journey to Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre
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Social Studies Central Provident Fund School ExhibitionSocial Studies participation in ‘Get Real, Get Reel’ DialogueHistory Gamification: Learning with the use of Card Games 

Principles of Accounts

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 POA participation in the Amazing Race

Elements of Business Skills

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EBS Learning Journey to Changi Airport

EBS Work Attachment at Oriental Mandarin Hotel


What is Mathematics @ MJR?

Manjusri Secondary School offers Elementary Mathematics to all secondary levels. The Mathematics programme aims to develop in students the critical mathematical processes and skills in problem-solving, observation, analysing and drawing connections. In doing so, the Elementary Mathematics curriculum aims to equip students with 21st century competencies that they can apply throughout their life. 

Additional Mathematics is offered at the upper secondary level to stretch students' thinking and in-depth understanding of mathematical concepts. The curriculum emphasises on the study of abstract objects and concepts at the more advanced levels, to equip students with skills to solve higher-order problems. Higher-ordering thinking problems often requires the application of more than one mathematical concept. As such, emphasis in the Additional Mathematics curriculum is placed on the understanding and interconnectedness of concepts in various strands of mathematics such as Calculus, Trigonometry and Geometry. 

Our Programmes

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ICT Lessons in Statistical Poster DesignOutdoor Math Trail 1Outdoor Math Trail 2 
Outdoor Trigonometry LessonIntegrative Project GroupIntegrative Project with the CPA Department

Mother Tongue

What is Mother Tongue Languages @ MJR?




Program Bahasa Melayu peringkat sekolah menengah adalah untuk melengkapkan pelajar dengan kecekapan berbahasa dan membolehkan pelajar mendalami dan menghargai bahasa dan budaya masyarakat Melayu dalam pelanjutan pembangunan negara. Pelajar diharap akan berupaya untuk berkomunikasi dengan menggunakan bahasa Melayu baku bagi memenuhi keperluan diri dan membina hubungan sosial dalam konteks masyarakat majmuk Singapura dan masyarakat dunia.

Our Programmes


品茗课程:导师讲解 品茗课程:动手沏茶 扯铃
品茗课程:导师讲解 品茗课程:动手沏茶 扯铃


字谜 看图猜成语 虎豹别墅之旅
字谜 看图猜成语 虎豹别墅之旅



Bengkel Melukis Batik Menganyam Ketupat Peraduan Papan Cerita
Bengkel Melukis Batik Menganyam Ketupat Peraduan Papan Cerita
Sambutan Hari Raya    
Sambutan Hari Raya    

Physical Education

What is PE @ MJR?

The PE department develops students in four-domains – Personal Fitness, Cognitive, Skills and Values. Students enjoy movements, discover interest and develop a range of skills through participation in various sports. The authentic setting of PE provides avenue for social and emotional interaction and character development.

Our Programmes

Road Run

MJR Road Run promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyle amongst the students and teachers.

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My Number Tag Safety Briefing Get Set
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Go Ending Point Prize giving

Olympics @ MJR

Olympics @MJR creates opportunities for students to develop relationship and belongings with the class and teachers in addition to the promotion of active healthy lifestyle.

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Supporters Football Basketball
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Basketball Handball 1 Handball 2


What is Science @ MJR?

The Science department takes pride in igniting curiosity and inquiry to develop students’ passion for scientific literacy and making sense of the world around them. Our dedicated team of teachers aims to nurture scientific thinking and inculcate lifelong learning.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum aims to provide every child with the opportunity to derive meaning behind their learning to foster intrinsic motivation, stimulate their passion for learning, igniting curiosity and developing an inquiring mind. The department adopts the 7E model in Inquiry-based learning (IBL) as its pedagogical approach to facilitate the infusion of authentic real-world contexts into the curriculum.

Our Programmes

Sparking the Joy of Learning through alternative assessment

With the removal of mid-year examinations for Secondary 1 and 3 students, our teachers designed authentic tasks to increase engagement and helped students link various concepts. For example, our Secondary 1 students learnt to communicate the science behind interesting science experiments through short videos. For the Secondary 3 cohort, students dive deep into learning when they explored making slime (Chemistry), balloon-powered vehicles (Physics) and investigated how fresh pineapple affected the setting of gelatin (Biology).

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Pineapple Jelly (Biology Alternative Assessment)
Balloon-Powered Vehicle (Physics Alternative Assessment)

Physical Sciences (Science & Engineering) 

In the area of Physical Sciences, we engage our students in two key platforms, namely, the Young Engineers Award (YEA) programme and Visit to NUS Demo Labs. Both programmes have been specially designed for secondary school students with the aim of enhancing their understanding of Science and Engineering.

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Students trying it out
Students appreciating the experimental setups

Life Sciences & Environmental Education

Our curriculum has been refreshed to nurture students’ interest in caring for the environment. From assembly programmes on conservation of nature to learning journeys to nature attractions, students learn the importance of conserving biodiversity and our environment. 

The visit to NUS Anatomy Museum and participating in competitions such as the International Biomedical Quiz and the Chemistry Olympiad also provided platforms to cultivate thinking skills and interest in the medical field. The authentic learning experience with various organ systems of the human body inspires many students and helps to shape their deep interest in the biomedical research field and medical sciences.

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Green Wave
NUS Anatomy Museum
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Sec 1 Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Exhibition on Biodiversity Conservation