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Updates on Sustainable Environment Education Programme

Green Wave 2018

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Every year, the school leaders plant a tree to signify the importance of providing a green and sustainable living environment to the students and promote a reduced-carbon footprint lifestyle. This year, the school leaders planted an Asam Gelugor tree at the back of classroom blocks on 16 May 2018. The fruit of the Asam Gelugor is commonly used in dishes like Asam Pedas.

Class Environment Champions' Training 2018

Sec 1 and 2 students went on a learning journey on 16 May 2018 to Tuas Incineration Plant to be aware of how waste management is carried out in the western part of Singapore. Students learned the importance of reducing wastes and would share their new knowledge with their peers in the second semester.

Earth Hour 2018

Every year, Nan Hua High School co-organises Earth Hour with West Coast Community Centre to promote energy conservation to the residents at Clementi West Street 2. This year, the event was held at the newly renovated West Coast Community Centre, with Mr S Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry), gracing the event. 

Nan Hua High School supported this year’s Earth Hour with more than 170 students and teachers. Class 310 took up the challenge to set up at least 10 booths to promote environment education to the community. They taught children the importance of wildlife conservation through mix and match games and water conservation through online quiz and posters.

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Service Learning Club students also set up many booths to promote environment education to the community. They engaged the children in bowling and asked them an environment question for every bowling session completed. Students also made eco crafts out of used egg cartons to teach the community on importance of waste reduction and repurposing. Other CCAs also participated actively in this event. Girl Guides’ create the 60+ formation on the floor using excess cheer leading pom-poms given by People’s Association to minimize waste. The 60+ formation lit up beautifully when the lights in the vicinity were switched off for one hour to symbolise the importance of energy conservation globally.

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Dance Society and Choir put up concert performances to heighten the climax of the event as they engaged the audience completely when they danced and sang before the audience. Dance Society delivered the message of keeping the environment clean through their dance item and Choir sang beautifully to the tune to remind audience to protect and care for the Earth.

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ECo-Serve Week 2018

Every year, the Innovation and Environment Education Committee would organise an environment education week to promote sustainable environment education to the school. This year, ECo-Serve Week was organised on 19 – 23 March 2018. Students from Service Learning Club, Class 302, Info Comm Club and Girl Guides organised the event. Service Learning Club and Class 302 set up booths during recess times. Service Learning Club set up Food Donation Drive to collect donated food items from school teachers and students and the collected food items were donated to Food from the Heart. Class 302 put up educational and engaging booths to enthuse their peers to participate while teaching them about sustainable environment education. 
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We were thankful for close support from parents support group and Worldwide Fund for Nature in the event. Parent volunteers sponsored organic vegetables and cooked vegetables to promote reduced carbon foot print lifestyle. WWF conducted workshop for our Sec 1 Class environment champs on reduction of plastic bottles waste. 

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The school also engaged external vendors to set up stalls and provide engaging eco activities for students. Sense of Arts set up a booth to engage students to design and create flower-pressed bookmarks. Uncle Tony also set up herbs to kitchen booth to demonstrate to school how herbs may be deliciously cooked for health benefits.

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Eco Passport Trail 2018

This year, the school created its own Eco Passport which brings students to visit 6 destinations in school that shows sustainable environment education. The school hosted students from HKUGA College on 20 March, during ECo-Serve Week, to share with them how the school practices sustainable environment action. The 6 destinations include:

1. School’s Eco Garden
2. Bioretention Swale
3. Butterfly Garden
4. Food waste management
5. Eco Lifestyle Store
6. Recycling Station

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On the Yacht Lesson with Seakeepers

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 to have an outdoor yacht lesson on marine biodiversity with the International Seakeepers on 31 October 2017. They learned the importance of coral reef protection in Singapore waters as well as using microscopes to observe planktons and zooplanktons in the water.


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The following website is the partners whom Nan Hua High School collaborated with:
1.    The International Seakeepers
2.    Tropical Marine Science Institute, NationalUniversity of Singapore

Sec 2 CnME lessons 2018

Every year, environment education enrichment lessons are conducted for Sec 2 nanhuarians. This year, Sec 2 nanhuarians spent 5 weeks in Term 1 to work on a small-scale eco project to address an environment problem and also created eco lamps out of recycled material like used cardboards, bread bags and used plastic bags. Some simple eco projects include creating posters to remind classes to reduce electricity and water consumption as well as demonstrating to school on the different uses of plastic bottles to minimise waste production.


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Sec 3 CnME Lessons 2018 – What a Wonderful World

A group of Sec 3 students signed up for the school’s What a Wonderful World enrichment module on environment education to learn about the importance of biodiversity conservation. They went to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to appreciate the understanding of biodiversity conservation. They also learned from invited speakers from International Seakeepers and Nature Society of Singapore the importance of marine biodiversity conservation and fragile ecosystems.
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Sustainable Living 2018

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This year, the school started its farming corner to promote sustainable living and reduced carbon footprint. Students from Service Learning Club as well as teachers, office staff and school leaders take turns to water the vegetables grown from seeds and seedlings. The vegetables are succulent and juicy and palatable to the taste buds! 

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Eco Lifestyle Store

The school started its first Eco Lifestyle Store this year. The store collects used and unwanted items from school and gives out to students and teachers for repurpose. Old items like used DVDs, clothes, books, soft toys and bags are welcomed by all. In this way, waste reduction is advocated and repurposing is promoted.NanHua_Eco_Lifestyle_Store_2018.jpg

Innovation in Solving Food Waste Management

The school, with support from National Environment Agency (NEA), has a food waste digester to convert food waste into compost. However, as the food waste bins given by NEA are too big to be placed in conference rooms and AVA rooms, the school’s Innovation Environment Education Committee created bins made out of used broom sticks and clips to separate and sort food waste from general waste. These bins can be easily collapsed and kept in store room when not in use.NanHua_Food_Waste_Management_2018.jpg

Sec 2 Integrated Science Outdoor Eco Lesson

Sec 2 Nanhuarians experienced their eco outdoor lesson through conducting water analysis of collected water samples from the eco pond and ornamental pond in the school. They compared the readings they obtained from their dataloggers and proposed possible reasons for the differences they obtained in their readings.
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Reading and Environment Education Overseas Learning Trip 2017



Nan Hua High School sent a team of students and teachers to Taichung, Taiwan in Nov 2017 on an 8D7N learning journey to learn about their reading culture and eco efforts. It was a meaningful and eye-opening trip as students and teachers learned the importance of protecting the environment through observing the committed and faithful eco-behaviour of the Taiwanese students and teachers.

Visit to Stella Matutina Girls’ High School

Our school visited the students at Stella Matutina Girls’ High School. We were impressed with their warm hospitality and great wealth of knowledge on environmental issues around the world. They were enthusiastic ardent readers who shared with our students various reading articles on environmental problems locally and globally. They engaged our students in active discussion about the environmental problems and they brainstormed feasible solutions to overcome those problems.

Stella Matutina Girls’ High School has a backyard where their girls sort out their waste regularly. They sorted them according to recyclables and non-recyclables and they created labels to identify their sorted waste. Their girls also roster themselves to clean the school daily at 3.00pm in the afternoon. After they have swept away the fallen leaves in the walkway and garden, the leaves were piled up and left to compost.

Visit to Toucheng Leisure Farm

In our visit, our students learned about the biodiversity found in the farm. They learned about the various plants found in the farm and their beneficial qualities. The significant learning we got from our farm visit was that people in the farm had a cultured behaviour to separate and sort their food waste from their cutlery after their meals.

In our trip to Taiwan, we learned to be more mindful in our actions towards the environment. We were more dedicated in our food waste and rubbish sorting management work during meal times and during school camps. Teachers were also more conscious in using lunch boxes for their take-away from the canteen instead of using Styrofoam boxes. We engaged our students to be more caring towards the environment by letting the Sec 2 students complete their eco projects in the weekly environment enrichment module. We hope to nurture students to develop ownership in caring for the environment and our adults to role model before them.