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Craft & Tech

Vision

Nurturing and inspiring individual talents in the spirit of creativity & innovation.

Mission

To cultivate a mindset of innovation in developing creative and passionate Woodlanders, with the aim of nurturing individual talents who will lead to inspire in the various creative fields

Key Programmes

1) Design & Technology Unit Programmes:

a) The lower secondary programme focuses on design appreciation.  Pupils are taught about design in everyday life and encouraged to use modelling techniques to visualise their designs.  They are taught basic sketching skills to help them express their ideas and thoughts about design.  To realise their designs, they also work with the different resistant materials (wood, metals and plastics) and use various tools and equipment in the workshop.

b) Upper secondary programme primarily focuses on preparing the pupils on for the GCE ‘N’ and ‘O’ Level Examinations.  30% of the subject score is taken from the written examinations, while 70% of the subject score is coursework-based whereby the pupils are required to produce a design journal, presentation boards, and an artefact. Building on their foundational studies in the lower secondary programme, pupils are also taught in-depth design (Research, Design opportunities and Needs, Ideation and Development, Realization) and technology (Electronics, Mechanism, and Structure) skills. Pupils are exposed to sketching skills to help them express their ideas and thoughts about design.  They are also exposed to Solidworks, a 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programme to enhance their design skills.

c) Enrichment programmes include:

        Solidworks Course

        Learning journeys to Ikea, Design and Technology sharing seminars, etc.

2) Art Unit:

a) The Lower Secondary Visual Arts Curriculum focuses on the ‘Elements of Art and Principles of Design’. Students are exposed to various mediums and will apply them with respect to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in their artwork making.

b) The Upper Secondary Visual Arts Curriculum focuses on the drawing & painting skills in various mediums. Through the explicit exposure of various drawing & painting skills, students are prepared to handle both N’ & O’ level coursework with greater confidence.

c) Sec 3 Exp, NA, NT Art Enrichment Programmes- Digital & Photography Arts.

d) Art Excursions- Singapore Arts Museum Visits, Art Exhibitions & Open Houses

e) Aesthetic Day Exhibition & Fringe Activities- This is a yearly event during which the Art, D&T, F&N & Music Units come together to create a range of activities and exposures in showcasing and creating the aesthetic experience for the whole school to participate.

3) Nutrition in Food Science Unit:

a) Lower Sec Home Economics Curriculum- Lower secondary programme focuses on a Thematic Approach where a theme is given to the students to work on and they are taught how to carry out their assignments based on the theme. Through the assignments, students pick up knowledge on food science and nutrition as well as a range of culinary skills in cooking basic recipes. This helps them to explore different ideas and thoughts about modifying recipes and designs in their assignments. Students have the opportunity to showcase their coursework and their culinary creations during school events and exhibitions.

b) Upper Sec Food & Nutrition Curriculum- Upper secondary programme focuses on preparing students for the ‘O’ level and ‘N’ Level Examinations. The coursework is a study which will require the candidates to apply their knowledge and understanding in relation to the subject content. Students are required to produce a concise type-written coursework report with the facilitation of the teacher within a stipulated time frame. Building on their knowledge from the lower secondary programme, they are also taught in depth on Food and Nutrition and Food Science Experiments. They also attend Elective modules and Enrichment courses to widen their exposure and improve their practical skills and knowledge.

c) Enrichment courses include:

        Advanced elective module (Advance Baking Course at Phoon Huat)

        Elective Module (Junior Chef)· Experiment Techniques Workshops

        Factory Visits

4) Music Unit:

a) Secondary 1 curriculum – Students will undergo basic training in guitar playing, during which they will learn basic chord fingerings and strumming patterns. Through the process, they will also encounter and learn to appreciate Popular and Contemporary Music, putting up their own cover band performances of such repertoire.  Additionally, students will learn to create music with the use of recycled materials and percussion instruments, culminating in mixed percussion (Stomp) performances.

b) Secondary 2 curriculum – Students will undergo basic training in piano-keyboard playing. They will be exposed to a selection of simple Classical piano repertoire and, through the process, learn to appreciate Classical music. They will also learn to read and perform lead sheets of Popular songs, working with digital audio workstations (DAWs) to create their own minus one tracks.

c) Arts Appreciation Assembly Programmes - Using the school assembly as a platform, the music unit exposes students to music of other genres and cultures, such as film music, Indian traditional dance music, etc. This is intended to complement the Popular- and Classical-centric classroom lessons so as to expose students to a wide variety of music.

d) Aesthetic Day Performance


Achievements


Achievements:

        SYF Art & Craft Exhibition 2016- 3 Certificate of Participation, 1 Certificate of Special                           Recognition
        2016 Innergy Awards - Commendation for Art PLC


Participation in Competitions:

Art Unit:

      SYF 2016 Theme Motif Design CompetitionD&T Unit:

D&T Unit:

      D&T Awards


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D&T Unit: Student preparing her model based on her idea

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D&T Unit: Testing of model to get the final dimensions correct


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D&T Unit: Sample of Lower Secondary Work – Mobile phone holder

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D&T Unit: Upper Sec students  are taught Solidworks, a 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programme to enhance their design skills


  

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Music Unit: Students attending Drumming Lessons

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Music Unit: Students attending Ukelele Lessons

  

 

 

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Art Unit: Lower Sec Mural Painting at Basketball Court

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Art Unit: ‘My World Adrift’ by Nur Widad Zunah (2D) - Certificate of Recognition

  

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Art Unit: Student Works as part of PLC awarded Innergy Award (Commendation)

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Art Unit: Teacher Professional Development through NAC Artist Mentor Scheme

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Music Unit: Students attending Guitar Lessons