What is Aesthetics @ MJR?
Aesthetics @ MJR aims to enable every child to develop a lifelong appreciation of the Arts. Students willbe able to see the value, recognise and make Artistic connections to everyday affairs.
General Music Programme (GMP) uses musicas a medium to develop aural (listening) skills, a sense of tempo, rhythm and counting discipline. It also empowers basic chord reading, a skill useful for performance of pop songs.
Art Skills Progression
Lower Sec Art Programme exposes students to basic mediums (fine art and digital based), techniques and art theory.
|Goh Ai Ting Sec 1D 2015 Mixed medium Teacup set inspired by Méret Oppenheim||Gabrielle Lim Sec 1G 2015 Twigs Teacup set inspired by Méret Oppenheim|
Advanced Art Programme
More complex art forms such as ceramics, batik, sculpture making and etc are introduced to students. Students may take on these art forms for their national art exams.
|Ceramics Programme||Ceramics Programme||2014 SYF Learning Journey|
2014 SYF Learning Journey
Studies in Popular Music
The secondary 1 programme offers students a rare chance to learn chords on the keyboard, as well as a modern day pop band’s instruments and their functions. Students get to choose to perform a full pop song in pairs on keyboards, as they learn the functions of a melody and chordal accompaniment.
Rehearsing for the performance
Keyboard ensemble performance
Design & Technology
What is D&T @ MJR?
Design thinking is the focus of our programme. Learning in the D&T classroom comprises both education and practice-oriented dimensions.
Students build their abilities in learning to empathise anddefineproblem areas and solvethese by ideation and prototyping. We also recognise doodling and sketching as a quick and convenient way of non-verbal thought and communication necessary for design thinking to be developed in our students.
Design thinking in our Design and Technology classrooms.
|Building a bridge to learn about structures||Having fun learning about mechanism||At Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDE) Championship|
|Ready, Set, Go! - Our own MJR Formula 1 car||Singapore F1 in Schools - 3 rd Prize||Learning of creative designing through the use of Lego|
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.
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
|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)
|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.
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||History Field Trip||Social Studies Field Trip to SAFTI Military Institute|
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.
POA seeks to develop students’ abilities to prepare, communicate and use accounting information through engaging lessons via a supportive learning environment.
- Real life Problems Modelling Projects
- Maths Trail and Integrative Projects
Manjusri Secondary offers programmes that models real-life scenarios and provides opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration to engage and stretch students' thinking.
|Outdoor Trigonometry Lesson||Integrative Project Group||Integrative Project with the CPA Department|
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 Trail||National Accounting Carnival||Accounting - made easy!|
|Serious at work!||Small group discussion|
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 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.
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|
|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|
Students have the opportunities to extend their skills to prestigious national-wide competitions such as the N.E.mation competition and the zonal competition for animation and Game-making. We have won the Silver award in 2013 and the Bronze award in 2014 for the Game-making category.
Students participated in Work Experience Program during Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. Students also participated in various competitions like Tourism in Action Challenge, National Youth Business Challenge and National Pushcart Challenge.
|Tourism in Action Challenge||Work experience program at Fullerton Hotel-Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 1||Work experience program at Fullerton Hotel-Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2|
Nutrition & Food Sciences
What is Nutrition & Food Science @MJR?
Every child is envisioned to be a discerning consumer and cultivates good dietary habits.The department of Nutrition and Food Science offers students valuable nutrition, health and consumer education by providing an interesting curriculum, most aligned to the real-world.
Lower Secondary FCE ( Food and Consumer Education)
- Collaborative activity with school’s Values In Action (VIA) project, the Chinese New Year Hamper Distribution
Students explore the array of available products suitable for hamper packing via a simulated online shopping activity. They are taught to practise wise budgeting and selection of nutritious food product for the elderly.
- Connecting with the world of fast-foods
An eye-opening experience where students are gain awareness of the nutritional value of the commonly eaten fast food items. Students apply their prior knowledge on nutrition and health to which food items they should choose or eat in moderation.
- Enriching journey on “My Healthy GAPS Diet”
An increasing trend of psychological and learning challenges such as ADHD, hyperactivity, poor attention span? Who knows these are really related to food and you! Here, students embark on a 10-week programme with an ultimate aim of a better gut health to combat the challenges.
Collaborative learning using padlet
Food selection and preparation for a Healthy Gut
Mobile learning experiences to promote SDL
Upper Secondary F&N(
Food and Nutrition)
is an elective offered at the upper secondary level.Students acquire the knowledge and skills for food selection, food preparation and modifications.
- Debates on nutrition controversies
21 st century competencies such assound reasoning and decision-making arestretched as students are led to defend their stand on debateable subjects such as “Are carbohydrates BAD?”, “Should FATS be included in a healthy diet?” and etc.
- Sensory Evaluation
Students design a sensory evaluation activity by applying the related processes such as selecting an appropriate method of testing (i.e. ranking, triangle, duo-trio), preparing the response sheets, prepare the food and conditions for tasting and results analysis and evaluation.
- F&N Coursework
The coursework develops the process skills of planning, execution and evaluation and competencies such as decision-making and management of information. 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.
|Debate on Nutritional Controversies||Plating techniques and Food Photography Skills|
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?
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 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.
- NT (6 periods per week)
- NA/EXP (7 periods per week) : *Subjects that spans across 2 semesters (3 periods), 1 semester only (4 periods)
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.
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.
|Group Pic 1||Group Pic 2||Group Pic 3|