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Teaching Staff


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Head of Department (Science) 
Ms Kathleen Chan


Subject Head (Science) 
Ms Ho Li Yi

 Senior Teacher (Physics) 

Mr Wee Keng Yong


BIOLOGYCHEMISTRYPHYSICSTSO (LAB)
 
Ms Cindy Chua

Mr Lim Chin Yang
                   
Mr Mohammad Fauzul
 
Mdm Muthumeenakshi
 
Ms The Jia Ling
 
Mdm Woo Cui Shan
 
Ms Zhang Zhi Hui Orry
Year Head (Upper Secondary)
 
Mr Edwin Kwek
Subject Head 
Student Leadership
(Covering)
                     
Mdm Nur Farizah

Ms Kek Poh Kee
 

 
Mr Dennis Chia 
HOD ICT

Mr Ng Zi Jian 
Subject Head 
(Citizenship and Character Education)
 
Mr Huzaini

Ms Fa'izah Osman

Mr Yeo Si Jin, Bervyn
                     
 
Mdm Noraini Mahmod
 
Ms Joelle Ong
 


Overview


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Subjects Offered

      • Expres
        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Physics
        • Science (Phy/Chem)
        • Science (Phy/Bio)
        • Science (Chem/Bio)
      • Normal (Academics)
        • Science (Phy/Chem)
        • Science (Chem/Bio)
        • Normal (Technical)
      • NT Science
        • Lower Secondary Science



Curriculum and Framework


The
Science Curriculum Framework is derived from the Policy Framework for the Teaching and Learning of Science. It encapsulates the thrust of science education in Singapore to prepare our students to be sufficiently adept as effective citizens, able to function in and contribute to an increasingly technologically-driven world.                                      

In line with the framework of learning Science as an inquiry subject, our department organises a series of enrichment activities to stimulate students' interest and inquisitiveness towards Science. Refer to our programme in the next tab for more details.

Programme

40th International C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2018

On the 4th of April 2018, JWSS students participated in the 40th International C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2018 organised by Anglo-Chinese Junior College Science & Mathematics Council. This annual event aims to provide a platform for students to develop their aptitude and potential in pure and applied sciences through independent work and applying critical thinking.

We are proud to announce that our students are awarded with the following award:

  • Honorary mention for upper secondary category 
    • Cai Xubin from 4E1  
  • Bronze award for upper secondary category 
    • Sanjai S/O Kandaswamy from 4E5 
  • Silver award for lower secondary category 
    • Timothy Handoko from 2E2 
  • Silver award for the upper secondary category 
    • Meng Ling Yan and Li Yiqiao from 4E1

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Winners of the 40th International C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2018



Nanyang Polytechnic Science & Technology Challenge 2017

We sent our students to participate in the NYP Science & Technology Challenge 2017 on 5 September. Our students went through a series of lectures to learn about scientific concepts related to their competition category. In the second section of the event, students were given time to construct their prototypes and do a field test. All the different categories competed and our students won in the following categories. 

Champion in Wind-Powered Racer (Category 5), 1st Runner-Up and the Most Innovative Prize in Bodyweight Challenge (Category 3) and 1st Runner-Up in Take Flight & Soar (Category 10)

After participating in this event for 2 years, we are pleased to announce that Jurong West Secondary emerged as 1st Runner-Up for Science & Technology Challenge 2017! Well done to our students! 


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Students solving problems during the Amazing Race

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On 22 May 2017, Secondary 2 students spent their post exam day by learning Science through mini games and quizzes. The activities were carried out to enthuse the students about Science that happens in their daily lives.

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Science Enrichment Programme 2016

On the 14 January 2016, the Secondary 4 students attended a perfume and ice-cream making workshop at the Singapore Science Centre. Students had the opportunity to try their hands on large scale distillation apparatus as well and ice-cream making set ups. Beyond the indelible lessons gleaned through the workshops, the students went back with a deeper appreciation for the science behind everyday items, on top of their delightful sweet treat and their very own mixture of fragrances.

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photo3.jpg Our Secondary 4 students taking a rest from their hard work




photo4.jpg Attempting to purify their concoction through large scale filtration








JWSS Science Week 2016

The 2016 Science Week featured competitions, booth showcases, daily quizzes, and many games such as perfume making, finger-print dusting, and the making of invisible inks. Daily sharing of science bites were conducted by teachers and students on top of a full week exhibition done up by the National Parks Board. The week ended off with a live performance and staging by the Singapore Zoo that revolved around the theme of reptilian organisms.

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Students having fun writing texts using invisible inks

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swphoto3.jpgTeacher demonstrating the ‘chameleon’ reaction using sucrose, sodium hydroxide, and potassium permanganate that causes a chain of colour changes during morning assembly.

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Students participating in the clean-water competition where they design their own water filter given limited resources. 




Zoopedition 2016

On the 24th May 2016, the Secondary 1 students took off to the Singapore Zoo for Zoopedition. The programme aims to deepen the students understanding of the social and environmental issues of animal poaching as well as to spark their interest in the field of science.Students were required to complete questions related to science and mathematics at different stations of the zoo and to present on their findings on conservation of wildlife. Many students enjoyed their interaction with their peers and also the teachers, making the trip an incredibly memorable and edifying one.

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Students reading the information labels to answer questions in their booklet.

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Learning Journey to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The learning journey to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum was held on the 26th April 2016 as one of the post-exam enrichment programmes that JWSS organised. Attended by 85 students from the secondary 2 level, this fun-filled visit served to nurture the students’ interest in biodiversity and associated environmental issues.            

Students were enthralled by the myriad of exhibitions and collections in the 16 different thematic zones. The main attractions include sauropod dinosaur fossils, the world’s largest crab species, and also a heritage gallery. Students were assigned into small groups and explored the museum alongside knowledgeable guides who themselves are involved the research of biodiversity. Through the course of the visit, students were exposed to research methodologies, animal specimens, and also social issues on conservation. On top of that, time was set aside for photo-taking and note-taking for the students to prepare for their PowerPoint presentation.             

Students not only gained useful knowledge for the trip, but also bonded with their fellow classmates that will serve to remind them the beautiful memories that they shared.

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ignITE Science & Technology Challenge 2015

Every year, Science Centre and Institute of Technical Education College East will collaborate to organise the interesting and innovative science competition for our NT and NA students through ignITE Science & Tecnology Challenge.

This year, our students participated in several categories such as “Candy-in-3D”, “Sportalicious”, “KeepKool” and “Dermarouge”.

We are proud to announce that a group of students from 3T1 won the 2nd prize for the category of “Dermarouge”. They competed against 54 teams from other schools and created realistic wounds such as burnt scar, stitches, and knife wound in a few minutes without much experience with cosmetics.

 

        
 

 

Science Programme for the Secondary 1 Students

The Science Programme is a collaboration project with the VIA (Values in Action) committee.

This year, the Secondary 1 students showcased science-related hands-on activities for their service-learning experience. All the Secondary 1 classes had planned and set up two science-related hands-on activities. The Science Programme served as a platform for students to showcase their projects and have their peers to try out these activities.

 

Concurrently, an egg-drop competition was held where students were given some materials to come up with a creative product to “protect the egg”. After which, they would drop their egg from a certain height to test its resilience. Prizes were given to groups who managed to “protect the egg”.

It was certainly a day for students to see, feel and touch science. in various forms!

     

 

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Photos of JWSS students coming up with creative prototypes for the various challenges at NYP as shown below.

           
 
     
 

  

 

Science Enrichment Programme 2015 for Secondary 2 students 

This year, a ‘Clock 9’ competition was held, where the Secondary 2 students constructed obstacles on a flat plane that allows a rolling ping pong ball to clock exactly 9.0 seconds, similar to a sand hourglass. Limited materials and time restriction posed great difficulties but many groups lived up the challenge and creatively devised methods to work their way through to achieve their goal. Prizes were given to groups who created the most accurate 9-second timer.

 

It was certainly an edifying morning for the students to gain technical skills, and more importantly, to learn to work as a team.