Craft and Technology (C&T)
|Innovative Designers||Innovative Makers||Passionate Learners|
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?
|Portrait Drawing||VIA Merchandise Design||Learning Journey to National Gallery Singapore|
|Portrait Drawing||NAFA Open House||Artists at Work|
General Music Programmes (GMP)
|Cajon classes||Singing Singapore songs||Arts Fiesta Performance (Cajon)|
|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
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 Exploration||Product Presentation|
|Electronics Exploration||Learning Journey to Nanyang Polytechnics||D&T Awards Presentation|
Nutrition & Food
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
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.
|Food modification to include good gut ingredients||Food selection and preparation using wholegrains||Nutritious Food Selection for CNY Hamper Distribution|
|Debate on Nutritional Controversies||Plating techniques and Food Photography Skills||Food preparation|
Teo Kok Siong, Ken
HOD Craft and Technology
Tay Hwee Cheng Angeline
Chan-Tan Chiew Bee Yvonne
SH Nutrition and Food Science
Liew Pok Ming Marcus
Lee Shi Hua Candice
Cheong Siew Yie
Art Teacher (Adjunct)
Melcia Leong Hui Lin
Chern Meng Hock
Khaw Hock Keat Raymond
Rozita Bte Husain
Nur Atiqah Binti Abdul Fattah
Nurul A’Mirah Binte Mohd Kamal
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.
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.
|Hosting Overseas Students||Language Collaboration|
|Book Treats for Teens||Teen Reads||World Book Day - Star Selections|
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.
|Interpret & Dramatise||Language Trail||Meet the Author|
The Media Resource
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?
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
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.
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:
|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|
|Social Studies Central Provident Fund School Exhibition||Social Studies participation in ‘Get Real, Get Reel’ Dialogue||History Gamification: Learning with the use of Card Games|
| POA participation in the Amazing Race|
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.
|ICT Lessons in Statistical Poster Design||Outdoor Math Trail 1||Outdoor Math Trail 2|
|Outdoor Trigonometry Lesson||Integrative Project Group||Integrative Project with the CPA Department|
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.
|Bengkel Melukis Batik||Menganyam Ketupat||Peraduan Papan Cerita|
|Sambutan Hari Raya|
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.
MJR Road Run promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyle amongst the students and teachers.
|My Number Tag||Safety Briefing||Get Set|
|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.
|Basketball||Handball 1||Handball 2|
What is Science @ MJR?
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.
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).
|Pineapple Jelly (Biology Alternative Assessment)||Balloon-Powered Vehicle (Physics Alternative Assessment)|
|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.
|Green Wave||NUS Anatomy Museum|
|Sec 1 Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve||Exhibition on Biodiversity Conservation|