Welcome 

to our E-Open House 2021

We believe that every Woodlander is a gift to society.
This year, we want to help you discover your gifts
so that it will be easier to decide on your choices for secondary school.

https://youtu.be/8MYfD80L0bA

What is the WDL Gift Finder?
Our Principal, Mrs Tay Yang Fern, explains what the Gift Finder is, how it came about, and how it will help you decide on your choices.

After you have taken the Gift Finder Quiz...

1) Find out more about the 9 areas at this e-open house!

Your Gift Finder report would identify the gifts you may have.

  • Hear from our teachers and your seniors what you can do to develop your gifts. 
  • Find out what opportunities Woodlands Sec offer to develop our students' gifts in these areas. 
https://youtu.be/G_AMynplgIU

2) Making sense of your Gift Finder report
Our Vice-Principal, Mdm Masayu, explains how to interpret your Gift Finder report.

https://youtu.be/Hrk2qjtHwQo

3) Deciding on your choices
Our Vice-Principal, Mr Chen Bing Hong, shares how you can use your Gift Finder report to help you decide on your secondary school choices.

Resources mentioned in the video

Misc. Info

https://youtu.be/fU25f3_ZZsE

Take a School Tour!
Let our Woodlanders take you on a tour of our home and have a peek into what we do.

School Distinction Award

Best Practice -
Teaching & Learning

Best Practice -
Student All-Round Development

Best Practice -
Staff Well-Being & Development

Best Practice -
Character & Citizenship Education

1\ English Language

https://youtu.be/1FZ-AzT63TM

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our HOD (English Language), Ms Sarah Teo, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://youtu.be/yS1AV3-wF6I

English - Using proper action words (Verbs)

by the English Language Department

https://youtu.be/fAzhfKV5PMc

English Literature - Which is the right interpretation of the character?

by the English Language Department

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Subjects

  • English Language
  • English Literature

CCAs

Exposure for all

  • Effective communication enrichment (e.g. social media presentation)
  • Curated reading materials

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions for writing and public speaking.
  • Morning assembly sharing with the whole school
  • Emceeing opportunities for school events
  • Featuring essays, stories and poetry in the termly Woodlands Newsletter

Recent achievement in this area

2\ Mother Tongue

https://youtu.be/s9Gv8Yitui4

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our SH (Chinese Language), Mr Phua Poh Boon, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydbp2CQ1HZo

Chinese - Which is the right word to use (in Chinese)

by the Mother Tongue Department

https://youtu.be/3F7IekC3voM

Malay - Common leaves in school which are important to Malay culture (in Malay)

by the Mother Tongue Department

https://youtu.be/LekQ8FjE_8k

Tamil - Festivals which are important to Indian culture (in Tamil)

by the Mother Tongue Department

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Subjects

  • Chinese Language
  • Malay Language
  • Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese
  • Higher Tamil
  • Higher Malay

Exposure for all

  • Mother Tongue Fortnight
  • Curated reading materials

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions for writing, public speaking, cultural and debate competitions
  • Offering of Higher Mother Tongue Subjects
  • Emceeing opportunities for school cultural events
  • Featuring essays and stories in school's public platforms

3\ Mathematics

https://youtu.be/L49Vrav0NT8

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our HOD (Mathematics), Ms Goh Hui Shi, and our SH (Mathematics), Mr Wilson Tuong, explain what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://youtu.be/gwCO5Zx3XXE

Which is the faster route?

by the Mathematics Department

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics

Exposure for all

  • Math Trail (Sec 1)
  • Enrichment Programmes

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions
  • Math π-neers

Recent achievement in this area

4\ Science

https://youtu.be/wVygh2Lpt2o

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our SH (Physics), Mr Jacky Tan, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://youtu.be/NPm5xPxx2X8

Science - Which balloon will burst?

by the Science Department

https://youtu.be/A7jf_isPjZk

Food & Consumer Education - Making your own mayonnaise

by the Craft & Tech Department

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Subjects

  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Food & Consumer Education
  • Nutrition & Food Science (formerly known as Food and Nutrition)

Exposure for all

  • Learning through inquiry
  • Hands-on experiments and Practical Experience

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions
  • Woodlands Scientists Programme (Lower Sec)
  • Science Centre Enrichment Programme

5\ Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

https://youtu.be/G-ml5UpBrL0

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our SH (Biology), Ms Yvonne Tan, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

https://youtu.be/qXI4tRuRMUk

Our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) is about STEM!

Our Vice-Principal, Mr Chen Bing Hong, recounts how our Woodlanders grew their gifts through the opportunities provided by ALP and LLP.

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

alp
alp2

Exposure for all

Our ALP aims to nurture the love for for STEM.

  • At Sec 1, you will get to learn about Food Sciences and Computational Thinking
  • In Sec 2, you will get to specialise in one of these fields further.

CCAs

Stretching those with strong interests

  • STEM Competitions
  • Coding Programme by Saturday Kids
  • Science Centre enrichment programme

6\ Sports

https://youtu.be/NOFq-ONAlbA

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our HOD (PE & CCA), Mr Mohd Razif Bin Abdul Hamed, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our seniors from Sports & Games CCAs

https://youtu.be/RpKoe9jLUDU

Exercises for Athletics

by Athletics

https://youtu.be/qlieBAykgNc

How to do an overhead smash

by Badminton

https://youtu.be/QSAb2G4-PPc

Basketball shooting techniques

by Basketball

https://youtu.be/Dw3FnpvRMUs

Essential skills needed in football

by Football Girls

https://youtu.be/OoQG7R29_9M

Passing in soccer

by Football Boys

https://youtu.be/Px7qDgXBfWU

Common mistakes in netball

by Netball

https://youtu.be/-BQ1O84yHzg

How to do a Sunback Spike

by Sepak Takraw

Show us your skills!

Check out the CCA challenge by the seniors from the Sports & Games CCAs.

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Exposure for all

  • Sports Elective Programme

Subjects

  • Physical Education

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions (through CCA)
  • Inter-class Competitions
  • Developing the coaching eye through mentoring of classmates in lessons

7\ Humanities

https://youtu.be/xvCSnmV0Osk

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our SH (History & NE), Mrs Lechimi Devi Ramesh, and our SH (Geography), Mr Luo Yanjie, explain what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://youtu.be/i84k9MDSdUo

History - How would different perspectives present the same event?

by the Humanities Department

https://youtu.be/ZI1Wil64eGU

Geography - Why do winds bend?

by the Humanities Department

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Subjects

  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • English Literature
    (See English Language section above)

Exposure for all

  • Experiential Learning through games, virtual fieldtrips and Lego Brick Museum
  • Learning through inquiry and investigation

Stretching those with strong interests

  • External competitions
  • Model United Nations

Recent achievement in this area

Silver Award

NLB Historical Scene Investigation Challenge

8\ Design & Aesthetics

https://youtu.be/RgBmc56Vzvk

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our HOD (Craft & Technology), Mr Abdul Latiff Bin Omar , and HOD (PE & CCA), Mr Mohd Razif Bin Abdul Hamed, explain what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

Explore further with our teachers!

https://youtu.be/fO6Qk2P6m5Q

Art - Drawing Zentangles

by the Craft & Technology Department

https://youtu.be/jEsYcgOm528

Design & Technololgy - Making your own clip-on lamp

by the Craft & Technology Department

Explore further with our seniors from Performing Arts CCAs

https://youtu.be/up_JZLSjUFs

Good posture for singing

by Choir

https://youtu.be/-ypN6Liyj8I

How to make good music

by Concert Band

https://youtu.be/2UX5FxEEvz0

How to do some of our dance movements

by Dance

https://youtu.be/YeV8gmhPX_o

Three Laban's movement efforts

by ELDDS

https://youtu.be/fpk4bBR5qrI

5 Movements from Malay Dance

by Malay Dance

Show us your skills!

Check out the CCA challenge by the seniors from the Performing Arts CCAs.

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

Exposure for all

  • Basic Design Skills
  • Learning of musical instruments and performing with it
  • Aesthetics appreciation programme

Stretching those with strong interests

  • Performance opportunities
  • Performing Arts CCAs

9\ Service & Leadership

https://youtu.be/RyRzw7FbIl8

Do I have a strong interest in this area?

Our HOD (CCE), Ms April Lee, explains what someone who excels in this area is like and how the Gift Finder determines if that might be you.

https://youtu.be/qXI4tRuRMUk?t=119

Our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) is about Community Youth Leadership!

Our Vice-Principal, Mr Chen Bing Hong, recounts how our Woodlanders grew their gifts through the opportunities provided by ALP and LLP.

Opportunities in WDL to develop in this area

llp
llp2

Exposure for all

Our ALP aims to nurture the love for the community and the sensitvity to the needs of others.

  • From Sec 1, we progressively nurture you to serve the school, and then the immediate community in Sec 2.
  • Eventually, we bring all Sec 3s to serve the ASEAN community overseas.
  • With the confidence, we encourage you to advocate for the cause you feel strongly for in Sec 4.

CCAs

Stretching those with strong interests

  • Youth Envoys - training and opportunities to lead class Values in Action (VIA) projects.
  • Engagement in community by Youth Ambassadors, such as dialogue with Ministers, Youth Assembly at Northwest CDC, and Marsiling Constituency Annual Workplan.
  • Mentoring juniors in their VIA projects.

Explore further with our seniors from Uniformed Group CCAs

https://youtu.be/MbjgygIQuTw

How to tie a reef knot

by Boys' Brigade

https://youtu.be/_3-w_QupSCc

Making a clove hitch

by Girl Guides

https://youtu.be/05LBeJJmp5w

How to perform the Vertical Order Arms drill

by NCC

https://youtu.be/yrZrmkvd6CY

The NPCC Experience

by NPCC

https://youtu.be/43IsRDJOnfE

How to perform CPR compressions

by NCDCC

Show us your skills!

Check out the CCA challenge by the seniors from the Uniformed Groups CCAs.

CCA Challenge!

Our CCA seniors have challenged you to show us your skills!

1) Pick any of the videos below.
2) Stitch with the senior's video and duet with them to show your skills.
3) Send it to our Facebook or Instagram!
The CCA seniors will pick their favourite entries by the end of January!

https://youtu.be/2VUmSSKc04g
https://youtu.be/u6Uu9UPeBwY
https://youtu.be/cpEETZT9tO0
https://youtu.be/TIQxlgDNrGo
https://youtu.be/D6c4eIJCfQY
https://youtu.be/sBtYDldNArY

by Netball

https://youtu.be/8myF2z1LKhU
https://youtu.be/F7LUZqP6c5k

by Choir

https://youtu.be/klrEdS_eo9U

by Dance

https://youtu.be/hFQPtFtsng0

by ELDDS

https://youtu.be/7THKdSb2Si0
https://youtu.be/9x9PfBmDDHc
https://youtu.be/XIPKPWpYfVY
https://youtu.be/aC_1DdO-vqk

by NCC

https://youtu.be/l3y5C_aFq5Q

by NPCC

https://youtu.be/hC3LIip6EYM

by NCDCC

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