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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.

 Food modification to include good gut ingredientsFood selection and preparation using wholegrainsNutritious Food Selection for CNY Hamper Distribution
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 MJR, we aim to develop our students to be effective communicators by equipping them with the necessary language skills and competencies to thrive in the 21 st 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

Read For Life Programme

Our Read for Life Programme aims to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among the students. This school-wide programme includes the Read@School Programme, a collaborative effort between National Library Board (NLB) and the EL Department, as well as the Adopt-a-Book Programme where students of the same level read the same novel and engage in related reading activities based on the text. Our annual reading event, Reading Fiesta (“The World on a Page”), is another platform where students are taken into the magical world of reading and the endless possibilities it opens to the minds of the readers. This is done through exciting activities such as library quizzes, a book launch, Books 2 Go @ Manjusri Secondary and “Print-to-Screen”.

Official ribbon- cutting ceremony for the 2015 Book Launch Students at the Book Launch
Official ribbon- cutting ceremony for the 2015 Book Launch Students at the Book Launch
Book Launch 2015 Browsing through the new titles during the Book Launch
Book Launch 2015 Browsing through the new titles during the Book Launch

Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) Programme

Our Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) Programme aims to heighten student awareness on Current Affairs. This is also a platform for students to practise effective communication through their discussions in class using the articles in the Straits Times. The annual SUSO Forum is also another platform for students to have their say on current affairs.

Activities at our Media Resource Library (MRL)

Our school values the role that our Media Resource Library (MRL) plays in engaging the students in reading. To enthuse the students to read, MRL, together with our library provider, CIVICA, organises events such as the Book Launch and Books 2 Go @ Manjusri. Civica and NLB also help train our Reading Ambassadors in skills such as sharing book reviews and presenting book talks.

Our school also recognises the need to engage students in reading using modern ICT tools. Laptops and iPads are made available for students in the library should they choose to extend their reading and research online. This will make the library a more vibrant and exciting place for reading.

Happy readers at the Library Read for Life Programme (Morning assembly)
Happy readers at the Library Read for Life Programme (Morning assembly)

A happy reader at the Library
A happy reader at the Library


What is Humanities @ MJR?

Humanities helps our young understand the challenges faced by human society.

History: Throughout a student’s learning of History in Secondary School, he/she develops the thinking and writing skills in historical inquiry that covers the collection, analysis and evaluation of historical information.

Geography: In Geography, the skills acquired include forming hypothesis, data collection and data analysis to identify trends and craft evaluations that are evidence based.

Social Studies: Social Studies focusses on developing skills of Social Studies Inquiry into themes such as Governance in Singapore, Conflict in multi-ethnic states & International relations. Social Studies is a non-examinable subject for the Normal (Technical) students. It covers themes such as racial harmony, government policies and financial literacy from Secondary 1 to 4.

Principles of Accounts: POA seeks to develop students’ abilities to prepare, communicate and use accounting information through engaging lessons via a supportive learning environment.

Our Programmes

Humanities Inquiry

Historical, Geographical and Social Studies Inquiry field trips are conducted at various places including Ford Factory, National Museum of Singapore, Ford Canning Park, Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown Conservation Area Resorts World Sentosa. Such investigations are also conducted within school premises to complement external field trips.

Geographical Inquiry at Resorts World Sentosa Historical Inquiry Social Studies Field Trip to SAFTI Military Institute
Geographical Inquiry at Resorts World Sentosa Historical Inquiry Social Studies Field Trip to SAFTI Military Institute
Geographical Inquiry at Resorts World Sentosa History Field Trip Social Studies Field Trip to SAFTI Military Institute
Geographical Inquiry at Resorts World Sentosa History Field Trip Social Studies Field Trip to SAFTI Military Institute

Principles of Accounts

  • MYOB-LCCI Computerized Accounting Enrichment Course
  • FUN (Finance Uncovered) Trail
  • National Accounting Quiz

POA students are not just engaged in the classrooms but also through other external activities such as the MYOB courses that enhances students’ knowledge in the subject via hands-on practical skills in computerised accounting.

Fun TrailNational Accounting Carnival
Accounting - made easy!
Serious at work!Small group discussion 


What is Mathematics @ MJR?

Manjusri Secondary School offers Elementary Mathematics to all secondary levels. Additional Mathematics and Principles of Accounts (POA) is offered at the upper secondary level.

The Mathematics curriculum is designed tostretch students' thinking and in-depth understanding of mathematical concepts. The Mathematics programmes aims to enhance conceptual understanding through the application of problem-solving,observational, interpretative and reasoning skills in real life situations.

Our Programmes


  • Real life Problems Modelling Projects
  • Maths Trail and Integrative Projects

Outdoor Trigonometry Lesson Integrative Project Group Integrative Project with the CPA Department
Outdoor Trigonometry Lesson Integrative Project Group Integrative 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    

Normal Technical

What is CPA and EBS @MJR?

Manjusri Secondary School offers Computer Applications(CPA) and Elements of Business Skills(EBS) for our NT students.

CPA prepares our students to be technologically adept as effective citizens, and to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically-driven world.

EBS in short, introduces students about business through an understanding of business activities. It focuses on basic marketing and customer relations in the context of the travel and tourism, hospitality and retail industries in Singapore.

Our Programmes

Core Topics of CPA and EBS

CPA teaches Microsoft office skills such as creating mass recipients letters using mail-merge and financial calculations using formulas. They are also expose to basic programming skills in animation making and Game-making using Scratch software and CorelDraw software.

Leaflet Design Multimedia Presentation Graphic Drawing 1
Leaflet Design Multimedia Presentation Graphic Drawing 1
Graphic Drawing 2 CPA Lesson
Graphic Drawing 2 CPA Lesson

Learning journeys conducted in EBS provide students with an authentic experience to relate and apply the EBS knowledge that they have learnt in class. Students have learning journeys to the Universal Studios Singapore (USS), Changi City Point Mall, Marina Bay area and The Star Vista.

Changi City Point Mall Star Vista Mall Universal Studios Singapore
Changi City Point Mall Star Vista Mall Universal Studios Singapore

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.

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

Supporters Football Basketball
Supporters Football Basketball
Basketball Handball 1 Handball 2
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 life long 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.

Lower Secondary Science

The two-year customized LSS curriculum offers a more in-depth application and acquisition of knowledge and skills in all 3 subjects disciplines across 4 semesters. This enables each student to develop a firm foundation in each subject discipline and ignite their passion for the application of Science in their daily lives. The selected themes were designed to create connections between the existing curriculum and science-related career paths to raise students’ level of awareness on post-secondary education opportunities and encourage them to make informed choices for their own future.

The table below illustrates the distribution of subject disciplines across the two years.

Science Topics Deployment Table

  • NT (6 periods per week)
  • NA/EXP (7 periods per week) : *Subjects that spans across 2 semesters (3 periods), 1 semester only (4 periods)

Our Programmes

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.

tudents trying it out themselves Students appreciating the experimental setups 2014 Young Engineers  Gold Awardees
Students trying it out
Students appreciating the experimental setups 2014 Young Engineers
Gold Awardees

Biological Sciences (NUS Anatomy Museum)

This platform aims to cultivate thinking skills and interest in medical Biology. 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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