Distinctive Programmes

ALP - Food Science and Technology

Developing Gifts to Society
We hope to develop every Woodlander to be able to contribute to society by enabling them to achieve the Triple D’s:
  • 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
Key Approaches

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.
 Key Programmes
Secondary 1

Secondary One Woodlanders are exposed to both food sciences and computational thinking.

Food Sciences
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
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.

Secondary 2
Secondary Two Woodlanders specialise in one of the fields to further develop their interests in STEM.
Presenting their drink creation to the judges during the annual Sec 1 ALP Drinks-Making Competition
Presenting their drink creation to the judges during the annual Sec 1 ALP Drinks-Making Competition
A team of students happy and proud to present their beautifully-garnished drink creation
A team of students happy and proud to present their beautifully-garnished drink creation
Students getting hands-on with Arduino programming components
Students getting hands-on with Arduino programming components
The teamwork and enthusiasm of students getting creative during the Drinks-Making Competition
The teamwork and enthusiasm of students getting creative during the Drinks-Making Competition
An array of beautifully-garnished, colourful drinks created by our innovative Sec 1 ALP students
An array of beautifully-garnished, colourful drinks created by our innovative Sec 1 ALP students
Proudly presenting… Woodlands Secondary’s Signature Drink!
Proudly presenting… Woodlands Secondary’s Signature Drink!
A pair of teammates creating flavoured spheres to garnish
their drink
A pair of teammates creating flavoured spheres to garnish their drink
A team utilising layering techniques to craft their drink
A team utilising layering techniques to craft their drink
Preparing the Signature Drink for Speech Day VIPs
Preparing the Signature Drink for Speech Day VIPs

Learning for Life Programme (LLP)

Developing Gifts to Society
Every Woodlander is a community youth leader ready to contribute to the betterment of the society.
Key approaches
We believe that every Woodlander has their own strengths. This can be tapped on to have significant impact upon themselves and others. Guided by the Servant Leadership Philosophy (by Robert K Greenleaf, 1970), the LLP intends to develop the spirit of active citizenry through 3 tiers:
  • 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.
Key Programmes
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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.