Science

Vision

To Ignite the Passion for Lifelong Learning of Science.

Mission

To equip pupils with science process skills and scientific concepts, so as to facilitate lifelong learning of Science.

Staff List & Email Address

Acting HOD Mr. Wong Mun Wai (HOD),(SH InfoComm)
Subject Head (Physics) Mr. Thong Ching Guan, Justin
Subject Head (Chemistry) Mr. Nazrul Hadi Jamal
Lead Teacher (Chemistry) Ms. Goh Ai Lian
Senior Teacher (Biology) and Lower Sec Coordinator
Mrs. Eileen Lee
Senior Teacher ChemistryMrs. Ang Hwee Bin
Sec 2 CoordinatorMr. Tan Wei Zhi
Science Teachers
Mrs. Jackie Chan 
Mrs Liang Sok Ngin    
Mr Lim Jing Kai 
Ms Nur Diyana Binte Osman
Mdm Rahmayani Fitri Bte Rohaizat
Mr Phoa Yew Hui

Mr Gerard Yong
Ms Rachel Koh
 Mr Low Sheng Long

Ms Kasmawati



Syllabus Description

Lower Secondary Science


General Science concepts related to the three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). 

Upper Secondary Science

Express students taking the 'O' Level 

Up to three Pure Science subjects may be offered at the 'O' Levels to Secondary 3 Express students who have demonstrated aptitude for science at the Secondary 2 streaming exercise. 

Damai Secondary offers the following combinations to Secondary 3 students. 


Normal (Academic) students taking the 'N(A)' Level 

All students will be offered Combined Science at the 'N(A)' Level following their Secondary 2 streaming exercise.

   Students who move on to Secondary 5 after the N Levels will then offer Combined Science (Physics/Chemistry) Subject
   code: 5076
at the 'O' Level. 

As the Pure Science subjects are 2-year courses, it will not be offered to Secondary 5 students after the N levels.

Normal (Technical) students taking the 'N(T)' Level 

Students who show an interest and aptitude for science may opt for Science at the N(T) Level following the Secondary 2 streaming exercise. 


This information is correct as at 2017. Subject combinations offered may vary according to demand. 

Assessment Guidelines

There are several Class Tests, Common Tests, a Mid-Year Examination, as well as a End-of-Year Examination or the Preliminary Examination (graduatating classes) for each of the streams and levels. 

The number of marks and duration of the assessments is planned ahead, and students are informed at the beginning of each academic year. 

Overview of Instructional Programmes/ Non Instructional Programmes

Since 2005, Damai's Science Department has been engaging actively in coming up with new programs to enhance the curriculum for our students and boost the teaching capabilities of our teachers. 

1)      Enrichment Programmes
 -          Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum visits
 -          Applied Learning Program in STEM activities (see below)s

Enrichment Programmes

Sungei Buloh Fieldtrips
Learning journey to Singapore Power
CSI
Science Centre Workshop

Enrichment Focus :
Sec 1 : Increase awareness of Science and Technology as well as impact of human activities on environment.

Sec 2 : Developing the process skills of Science.

Sec 3 : Relevance of process skills and research skills.

Sec 4/5 : Application of process skills for relevant science-base careers.

Achievements/Awards

2016

1. ExxonMobil Endangered Biodiversity and Conservation Programme - 3rd 
2. BBC Knowledge Magazine School Challenge - Semi-finalists 
3. VJC Marineaquascaping competition - Participation 
4. VJC Forensic Challenge - Participation 
5. Chemical Car Challenge – Participation 
6. Shell STEM Inc Challenge - Participation


2015

  1. BBC Knowledge School Challenge - semi-finalists
  2. Hospital attachment
  3. Shell Singapore Youth Challenge - top 4 in E Zone
  4. Chips@School - 3rd
  5. VJC marineaquascaping - participation
  6. VJC Forensic workshop - 3rd
  7. Exploring the Nobel Way - Optiks

2014

  1. IgNITE Science Challenge 2014 - 3rd place
  2. BBC Knowledge School Challenge - finalists
  3. Shell Singapore Youth Science Festival Camp (Science Centre & Shell Oil Co.)
  4. Science Day at Novartis, Biopolis

2013

  1. NSW Science – 1 high distinction, 2 distinctions and 14 credits
  2. C.B. Paul Science Quiz- 2 silver
  3. IgNITE Science Challenge 2013
  4. Think Challenge (TJC) - 2nd runner-up
  5. Fact or Fantasy (NUS) - participation
  6. Project Potenza (VJC) - 1st place

Applied Learning Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Applied Learning Programme


Damai Secondary School offers a unique Applied Learning Programme (ALP) since 2014 which focuses on ElderlyDamai Secondary School offers a unique Applied Learning Programme (ALP) since 2014 which focuses on Elderly Healthcare . The Programme aims to Enthuse the Secondary 1 students through intriguing world issues (e.g. aging population), allow the secondary 2 students to Explore their interests and career options through exposure to laboratory and electrical circuitry work, as well as to provide opportunities for the Secondary 3 students to Experience how the various industries and educational institutions are like through attachments and internships.

These include:
-       Learning journeys to Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Health Sciences
-       Visits to the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N exhibition, iFly, ArtScience Musuem
-       Flight Simulator experiences
-       STEM related workshops
-       Education and Career Guidance exhibitions and roadshows 


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