Updates on Sustainable Environment Education Programme
Eco Literacy Programme - Marine Conservation
The school sought the help from Dr Toh Tai Chong, lecturer
from College of Alice and Peter Tan, National University of Singapore, to conduct a 5-session programme for Sec 1 and 2 Service Learning Club members in July to September to teach them effective reading and literacy skills through reading scientific articles related to marine and environment conservation topics.
Through reading and analysing articles on protection of coral reefs, impact of human activities on habitats of marine animals and effect of land reclamation on marine ecosystem, students learned to make informed decisions regarding economic and environmental issues.
Dr Toh explaining the dead coral he picked up to students on Pulau Semakau.
Presentation by students on their learning led by NUS CAPT students
Reflections from Students
“Dr Toh’s lessons have given me new insights on different environmental problems in Singapore such as devastating effects of land reclamation…” Tan Jun Hunn, Class 206.
“Dr Toh’s lessons have shown me that not all countries are as fortunate as us, having the government to have funds to create a cleaner and green environment.” Lee Wen Jie, Class 101.
“Based on news articles, we discussed using the format of 5Ws and 1H, to present the “Slowing of the Gulf Stream Currents”. From this, I discovered that the slowing of Gulf Stream Currents can lower the global water temperatures and species that are unable to adapt to change in the environment will die out and this will greatly impact the food chains.” Roy Teo Jing Ming, Class 207.
“The lessons exposed us to various organisms such as horsehoe crabs and how they are affected due to humans’ desire and convenience. The lessons deepen our knowledge on these species through research, games and group discussions. We also explored different issues in Singapore such as the use of plastic and marine trash.” Adina Soh Yu Xuan, Class 205
“Through the gallery walk, we showcased our posters to each group. I felt it was beneficial as we could learn about different topics through different views of our peers. We should continue such eye-opening and insightful workshop.” Natalie Fong, Class 206
National Environment Quiz 2018
Biodiversity Workshop @ NUS
Green Wave 2018
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
Earth Hour 2018
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.
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.
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.
ECo-Serve Week 2018
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.
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.
Eco Passport Trail 2018
On the Yacht Lesson with Seakeepers
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.
The students learned to put on diving suits which the divers wear when they dive into the sea to study coral reefs and to remove the waste they find from the seabed.
The following website is the partners whom Nan Hua High School collaborated with:
Sec 2 CnME lessons 2018
Sec 3 CnME Lessons 2018 – What a Wonderful World
Sustainable Living 2018
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!
Eco Lifestyle Store
Innovation in Solving Food Waste Management
Sec 2 Integrated Science Outdoor Eco Lesson
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 SchoolOur 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.