ALP - Food Science and Technology
Developing Gifts to Society
- Discovering the needs of others
- Daring to prototype and try to address these needs, then
- Dreaming further and bigger to improve the prototype to serve those around us in the community
ALP is non-examinable and allows students the space to explore, expand general knowledge and build interest in Food Science and Technology beyond their syllabus.
This is achieved through:
- providing varied hands-on learning activities which are process-focused,
- providing opportunities for first-person experiences such as Learning Journeys to industry partner and workshops at Science Centre,
- leveraging authentic and local day-to-day contexts which students can relate to, and
- employing the Design Thinking method in problem-solving.
Secondary One Woodlanders are exposed to both food sciences and computational thinking.
Woodlanders learn the various techniques in molecular gastronomy. With the use of Design Thinking in a Drinks-making Competition, students compete to create a healthy and visually-appealing beverage with the molecular gastronomy techniques learnt.
Computational thinking skills are honed through Arduino programming and block-based programming. Woodlanders then apply their skills to control and programme the flight paths of drones.
Learning for Life Programme (LLP)
Developing Gifts to Society
- Tier 1
Engaging students in developing their awareness of the community and leadership knowledge, competencies or attitudes to serve the community
- Tier 2
Empowering students who show greater aptitude and/or interest to lead by actively engaging the community
- Tier 3
Inspiring students to lead and mentor in VIA & Community Youth Leadership (CYL) experiences and to explore enduring engagement in the community.
Tier 1 programmes
Tier 1 programmes caters to all students across Sec 1 to 5 with the following themes:
- Secondary 1: Contributing to School Community
- Secondary 2: Serving the Immediate Community
- Secondary 3: Beyond Boundaries
- Secondary 4: Seniors Giving Back - Mentoring and Advocacy
At Tier 1, students attend a workshop to acquire knowledge on servant leadership before engaging in community problem-solving through their Values-in-Action projects.
Tier 2 programmes
Tier 2 programmes provides training and leadership platforms for youth envoys to lead in the class VIA projects.
Tier 3 programmes
Tier 3 programmes provides opportunities for youth ambassadors to explore enduring engagement in the community through the following platforms:
- Dialogue with Prime Minister
- Youth Assembly at NWCDC
- Marsiling Constituency Annual Workplan (ACWP)
- Parliament Journey - Parliament in session
- Mentoring juniors in VIA Projects
Secondary 1: Through applying principles of design thinking, students developed empathy and sense of appreciation towards the unsung heroes in the school community and formulate ideas to improve the school.
Secondary 2: Students served the elderly through identifying their needs and collaborated with community partners like North West CDC & Woodlands Health Campus to run the Share-a-Pot Program for the elderly in the Marsiling community.
Secondary 3: Our students develop these competencies and values of empathy, care and responsibility towards others through training workshops and practise them through our Values-in-Action (VIA) platforms. At Sec 3, the Glocal Citizens Programme reaches its high point with a cohort overseas service expedition to ASEAN countries of Cambodia and Vietnam where students get to plan and lead their peers on the trips. Through this programme, the school hopes to encourage our students to become future youth Community leaders and active contributors to society.
Secondary 4/5: Over the years of developing the understanding on their role as active citizens, the Sec 4s and 5s dedicate their time for the betterment of our Singapore future/society through advocacy projects.