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HOUGANG SECONDARY SCHOOL

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Year: 2018

General Enquiries

Q1. What was the highest PSLE aggregate for pupils posted to your school last year?

Express

 

Highest PSLE Aggregate

:

228

Normal Academic

 

Highest PSLE Aggregate

:

187

Normal Technical

 

Highest PSLE Aggregate

:

158

Q2: What is the percentage of students who are eligible for higher education compare to comparable school?

Eligibility for Higher Institutions

64.6% eligible  for JC

97.9 % eligible for Polytechnic

Q3: What are the combinations offered in Secondary 3?

Coursework-based subjects

:

Design & Technology, Food & Consumer Education, Art

Sciences

:

Pure Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Sciences

Humanities

:

Combined Humanities – Social Studies with either Geography or History or Malay Literature

Q4: What are the Mother Tongue languages offered in your school?

Normal Curriculum for all streams for Chinese and Malay.
Higher Mother Tongue and Tamil are offered at the nearest Language Centres(AMK Sec/ Seng Kang Sec)
Q5: What is the school's motto, mission and vision?

School Motto

:

Make the Difference

School Mission

:

Care, Lead, Inspire, Partner

School Vision

:

Passionate Learners, Principled Leaders and Grateful Citizens

School Values

:

Gratitude, Respect, Ingenuity, Trustworthiness, Grit

 

CCA Achievements
Q1: What are the CCAs offered in your school?

CCAs in Hougang Secondary School are largely divided into 4 main groups

Aesthetics:

Angklung Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, Choir, Modern Dance, Guzheng Ensemble, Speech and Drama, Symphonic Band

Sports and Games:

Basketball, Floorball, Football, Judo, Netball

Uniformed Groups:

Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, NCC (Land), NPCC, Girl Guides, Scouts, Singapore Red Cross Society

Other:

Media Club

Q2: What are your CCA Achievements?

PERFORMING ARTS

EVENT

ACHIEVEMENT

ANGKLUNG ENSEMBLE

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION

GAMELAN ENSEMBLE

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION

BAND

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

DANCE

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

ENGLISH DRAMA

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

GUZHENG ENSEMBLE

SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL ARTS PRESENTATION 

CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION  

SPORTS

EVENT

ACHIEVEMENT

FLOORBALL

B DIVISION BOYS PLATE AND BOWL COMPETITION (SEC 3 TEAM) 

2ND POSITION 

B DIVISION GIRLS PLATE AND BOWL COMPETITION (SEC 3 TEAM)  

2ND POSITION

 B DIVISION BOYS PLATE AND BOWL COMPETITION (SEC 4 TEAM) 

2ND POSITION

 JUDO

SA NEWAZA (GROUNDWORK) CHAMPIONSHIP 

1 GOLD, 1 BRONZE 

DOJO LIL' CHAMPIONSHIP

2 GOLD, 2 BRONZE

 NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES 'B' DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS

3 BRONZE

SINGAPORE CHILDREN AND CADET JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP 

1 SILVER, 1 BRONZE

 SA JUDO ACADEMY KYU GRADE JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP

2 BRONZE

NETBALL 

M1 SCHOOL'S CHALLENGE LEAGUE 

2ND POSITION 

UNIFORMED GROUPS

EVENT

ACHIEVEMENT

BOYS’ BRIGADE

UNIT PROFICIENCY AWARD

SILVER

GIRLS’ BRIGADE

UNIT PROFICIENCY AWARD

SILVER

GIRL GUIDES

PUAN NOOR AISHAH HONOUR AWARD

GOLD

SCOUTS

FRANK COOPER SANDS / VENTURE

GOLD

RED CROSS

UNIT PROFICIENCY AWARD

GOLD

 NCC

UNIT PROFICIENCY AWARD 

SILVER 

 NPCC

UNIT PROFICIENCY AWARD 

GOLD 

Q3: How are the CCAs conducted?

Formal instructors and sports coaches are employed by various Aestehtics and Sports groups to teach the students. These instructors work very closely with the CCA Teacher-In_Charge to deliver the required content during the CCA training days.

Q4: When are the CCAs conducted?
 
CCA sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Niche Areas and Special Programmes

Q1. What are some of your special programmes for students / to develop student leaders / opportunities for overseas attachment?

Programme

Description

Learning for Life Programme (LLP)

VIA Values in Action - Students progressively involved in serving the local and global community and engage in VIA through CCA.

 

Level camps to promote character building

Sec 1: In-house Orientation Camp

Sec 2: Adventure Camp

Sec 3: Overseas trip (VIA/ exchange)

Sec 4: Serving the Global Community

 

Applied Learning Programme (ALP)

Students are given opportunities to lead during assemblies, performances and student-initiated activities to maximise the learning experience. Students taught communication skills via various workshops, to boost their confidence and competencies in connecting with the real world.

 

School-Wide Leadership Programme

Students will undergo structured training programme at each level and have the opportunity to hold different leadership positions.

 

Q2: What are some of the awards that the school has won?

 

            ·         School Distinction Award

 

·         Best Practice in Student All Round Development, Best Practice in Character & Citizenship Education and Best Practice in Teacher & Learning.

 

·         The school has successfully value-added the Express Stream for the past few years.

 

·         The school’s Values in Action efforts have been commended on various media platforms and received the Service Learning Champion Gold Award.

 

·         The school has also taken part in countless programmes / competitions throughout the years and had won many awards. The numerous awards are displayed outside the General office.

Any Other Information

Q1. What are the special facilities in your school?

The school has an Indoor Sports Hall and air - conditioned classrooms for graduating classes.

      Hougang Secondary School is located at the following address:                              

2   Hougang Street 93 S(534256)   
Bus services:   43, 88, 101, 109, 156, 159, 161