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Applied Learning Programme

Starting 2016, our school is embarking on a new journey for Applied Learning Programme with the focus on Maritime Architecture & Engineering. This programme seeks to excite and motivate learners by connecting their knowledge and skills learnt in the classrooms  to real world maritime-related contexts. 

Starting from our lower secondary levels, students will acquire Scientific Thinking and Design Thinking skills in Science, Design & Technology and Project Work. These skills, with the essential knowledge learnt in the classroom, are then applied in the highly  hands-on Water Robotic (Sea Perch) programme. In this programme, students will also learn 21st Century skills such as creative thinking skills and effective collaboration and communication skills as they work in groups to design and build water robotic vessels to overcome designated water challenges. By applying their knowledge and skills in these fun and engaging water robotic activities, students will see how knowledge acquired in Science, Mathematics and Design & Technology lessons can come alive. 

Students will also gain better understanding of Singapore’s Maritime History, current and future impact of Maritime industry in Singapore as they go for the Learning Journey to the Maritime museum, gallery, ports and shipyards co-organised with key external partners such as Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Maritime Foundation and Singapore Maritime Academy. An Assembly talk and Education in Career Guidance Fair will be organised to help students to be better informed of the Maritime related courses and career prospects. 

Moving forward, students in upper secondary levels will also be given opportunities to gain better insights into Maritime related courses and heighten their knowledge and skills when they take up Elective and Advanced Elective Modules in the Polytechnics. Examples of the content to be learnt in Naval Architecture are the basic principles of marine design and flotation, conditions of stable equilibrium, basic vessel modelling and hydro-static calculations. 

We will continue to work with our key partners to develop relevant work attachments, internship programmes and collaborative research projects for students who take a keen interest in this area. Students can look forward to work in identified groups to further their  projects for inter-school Sea Perch Competition, Water Quality & Biodiversity research, Unmanned Water & Underwater Vehicles R&D projects and annual Maritime Robot X Challenge organised by National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering, Science Centre Singapore and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation. 

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