December 9, 2013
It has been a year since Crest Secondary School, Singapore's first specialised school for students eligible for the Normal (Technical) course, first opened its doors to some 200 students in 2013.
The pioneer batch of students has emerged more confident and enjoyed both the academic and vocational subjects that the school offers in its curriculum.
"As a specialised school, we are constantly exploring innovative ways to provide a holistic learning culture for everyone. For example, science lessons focus more on hands-on learning. When the Secondary One students learn about water filtration, the lesson requires them to develop different filters for the most effective way to filter sediments to obtain clean water,' said Ms Khairin, a Science teacher in the school.
As concepts and theories are reinforced through practical training, students are more engaged and do not get bored so easily.