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Crafts & Technology

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The Craft & Technology Department's aim is to develop an environment and curriculum that nurture students to think creatively, innovate and be responsible members of society. Through this, we hope our students become independent thinkers who are activists of innovation, who are instilled with a genuine love for aesthetics and gracious living.


Subject Programme Description Outcomes
Design & Technology (D&T)
Students are taught design thinking processes such as design journaling, in which students document critical moments of their design journey through sketches and annotations. In Secondary One, students will be introduced to the various methods of ideation and sketching, and their projects will revolve around a theme related to vehicles. In Secondary Two, students carry out more research to help them in creating and developing ideas. The theme of the project is linked to various fictional characters of their choice. 

Students are to apply the skills learnt to three projects for each year, which will be combined and culminated into an exciting artefact. 

In Secondary Three, they will do one round of journaling and ending in the making of the artefacts, and understanding the different stages of the design process better. They are also taught the three electives of Structures, Mechanisms & Electronics in greater detail. In preparation for the National Examinations, students will also go in-depth in their coursework.

Students develop:

• Visual-spatial skills through sketching and prototyping

• An appreciation for function, aesthetics & technology

• Attitudes of curiosity, enquiry & resourcefulness 

• Confidence in working independently and turning ideas into reality
Art
In Lower Secondary, students are taught digital software skills as well as conventional dry and wet media such as colour pencils and poster colours. Students also learn the works of various artists including their intent and  adapt the artist’s style into their own artworks. 

As they progress into Upper Secondary, students will have greater opportunity to explore, experiment and apply various art media such as acrylic paint, charcoal, pens and paper cut. They will also work with more varying themes.

Students develop:

• Careful observation skills for still life images

• Confidence in drawing, colouring and painting

• Communication skills on the appropriate use of art terminology when viewing art works

• An understanding of elements of art and principles of design
Nutrition & Food Science
In the Lower Secondary Food and Consumer Education (FCE) programme, students get an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of tasting, seeing and learning about healthy food choices. They will carry out a coursework where they have to plan a nutritious airline meal, cook and present it and culminating in a reflection on their learning processes. Students will also get to stretch their creativity and entrepreneurial skills in designing and advertising, applying knowledge learnt from reading food labels. They also carry out ICT collaboration to discuss and make recommendations when buying products. At the end of their FCE journey, they get to go through a three course meal fine dining experience where they get to take turns to play the role of host and guest.

As they progress into Upper Secondary, students will be exposed to a wider range of methods used during preparation and cooking. They would also go in depth into meal planning and analysis as well as food commodities in preparation for the National Examinations in Secondary Four. 

*Food and Nutrition is only offered as a GCE N(A) Level subject; Food Science is offered as a GCE N(T) Level subject.

Students develop into consumers who are:

• Informed and make wise food choices ethically

• Able to understand that consumers shape the world with their choices

• Gracious, and know how to serve, dress for the occasion greet as well as be a host and guest.
Music
The Lower Secondary programme comprises musical actvities that will develop students’ singing and piano keyboard playing skills. In addition, students are also exposed to technological skills in midi sequencing and song arrangement. Students' understanding of the elements of music are deepened as they will be taught on how music can be manipulated to create different musical styles. These activities involve listening, appreciating and discussing music from various cultures and styles, analysing and evaluating performances through multi-media modes.

In Upper Secondary, students will be exposed to a wider variety of music genres. They will also go in depth into the musical elements and concepts, and acquire a greater range of skills in the use of music technology to equip them well for the National Examinations in Secondary Four.

* Music is only offered as a GCE N(T) Level subject
Students should be able to:

• Sing in solfeggio and be literate in musical notations

• Perform simple songs with both hands on the digital piano keyboard

• Compose/ Arrange short excerpts of music for at least three parts (melody, bass and rhythm) based on a pictorial trigger or situational context

• Create a remix of a simple song in at least two different styles (pop, rock or symphonic) through the use of music technology (Garageband)

• Collaborate and create a small ensemble performance of at least three parts, one of which is on the piano keyboard, set to a certain theme

• Critique peers’ performances and show critical thinking in their feedback to peers

 

Department Contact List

Name/ Designation Email address
Madam Siti Mariam Kamaruddin (SH/ Craft & Technology) siti_mariam_kamaruddin@moe.edu.sg
Mrs Rebecca Loke (Senior Teacher/ Music) rebecca_loke@moe.edu.sg
Miss Lim Chek Quay (Senior Teacher/ Nutrition and Food Science) lim_chek_quay@moe.edu.sg
Madam Farizah Minhart (Senior Teacher/ Educational Support [Learning Needs]) farizah_minhart@moe.edu.sg
Mr Ali Jaafar ali_jaafar@moe.edu.sg
Mr Elliot Ong Yan Pei ong_yan_pei_elliot@moe.edu.sg
Mrs Jacinta Zheng jacinta_yeo_soo_hua@moe.edu.sg
Madam Mahirah Abdul Karim mahirah_abdul_karim@moe.edu.sg
Mr Mohd Al Anwaarulhaq
mohamed_al_anwaarulhaq_asaad@moe.edu.sg
Madam Nur Azlilah bte Abdul Aziz nur_azlilah_abdul_aziz@moe.edu.sg
Madam Nurzakiah binte Zainul Abiden nurzakiah_zainul_abiden@moe.edu.sg
Mr Salleh Kassim salleh_kassim@moe.edu.sg
Mr Sulaiman Hussin sulaiman_hussin@moe.edu.sg
Madam Tham Wai Leng tham_wai_leng@moe.edu.sg
Madam Ivy Tay tay_lay_peng@moe.edu.sg
Mr Vendasalam Chandramohan vendasalam_chandramohan@moe.edu.sg