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Polytechnic Foundation Programme seminar : new through-train pathway for Normal (Academic) students

Date: 2012

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Summary: On 18 July 2012, a nationwide Join-Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) was organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and all five polytechnics. Secondary schools were invited to send their top Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students to attend the seminar. An estimated 1,800 students and their parents as well as teachers attended the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) seminar to find out more about PFP. Mr William Lim, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Higher Education Division, enlightened guests on the PFP. PFP offers a practice-oriented curriculum to prepare Normal (Academic) students for entry into relevant polytechnic diploma courses. This programme is an alternative pathway to Secondary Five and offers students the opportunity to pursue diplomas with more than 80% of Polytechnic Diploma courses in all five polytechnics in Singapore. Ms Katherine Rajah, Temasek Polytechnic's Assistant Director, School of Engineering Academic Development spoke on TP's PFP one-year programme which offered a practice-oriented curriculum that was specially designed to lay a strong foundation in Language and Mathematics and gave polytechnic-bound Normal (Academic) students a foretaste of their chosen diploma courses. The seminar's Q&A session provided a platform for the audience to surface questions regarding PFP to a panel comprising of representatives from MOE and the five polytechnics. PFP student ambassadors were also on hand to provide information on the programme and the different courses that TP offered. This first Joint-PFP seminar was held at the Republic Polytechnic Agora Halls.

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Young leaders series, March 2013

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic hosted the Young leaders series on 19 March 2013 for some 120 students from 18 secondary schools. Organised by the Corporate Communications Department, this series of events invited outstanding students with good academic and CCA records to come to TP for a day and get a taste of some of the opportunities they would be able to enjoy as TP Scholars and student leaders. This outreach programme, which imparted essential life skills while showcasing the benefits of a TP education was conducted by the Centre for Character & Leadership Education and the Entrepreneurship Centre. Besides students learning about building self-confidence, they were assigned an entrepreneurship project entitled "KoolWerkz challenge" to sell KoolWerkz frozen desserts. These enterprising students were able to pick up key entrepreneurial and marketing skills to successfully persuade staff and students to buy the frozen desserts and raised $555 for TP's Campus Care Network funds.

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Seminar for Principals and Career Counsellors feedback on Temasek Polytechnic : form

Date: [1994?]

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Press release. 19 Oct. 2016. Temasek Polytechnic's Centre for Ageing Studies organises inaugural Seniors' Week & an ageing symposium

Date: 2016

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) through the Centre for Ageing Studies and School for Humanities & Social Sciences held its inaugural Seniors' Week on 19 & 20 October 2016 and the inaugural EngAGE Symposium 2016 on 21 October 2016. Under the theme, "Transforming ageing: enrich, engage, empower", the different schools and departments in TP collaborated and organised 19 activities and workshops. Some interesting highlights were Mindfulness practices for a better you and Fitness & exercise for older adults. The launch of TP's Seniors' Week 2016 was marked by Conductorcise, an exhilarating new "fitness fusion" sound workout for mind, body and soul. Prof Alfred Chan, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission Hong Kong, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural symposium.

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Visit by students of Yishun Town Secondary School

Date: 2013

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Summary: On 3 July 2013, students from Yishun Town Secondary School visited the Temasek Polytechnic. Staff from the Centre for Foundation Studies shared on the different admission routes to polytechnic studies including the one-year Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) at TP. The foundation programmme's practice-oriented curriculum will prepare Normal (Academic) students for entry into relevant polytechnic diploma courses. The 1st batch of student intake for the PFP @ TP commenced in April 2013 for students who performed very well in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE N-level Examinations.

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Beyond O Level, Poly/JC seminar 1998

Date: 1998

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Summary: The Beyond O Level, a Poly/JC seminar was jointly organised by The New Paper and Temasek Polytechnic on 10 January 1998. It was held at Temasek Polytechnic campus and sponsored by American International Assurance (AIA). O Level holders and their parents attended the seminar to find out what the various educational institutions had to offer. The three guest speakers for the seminar were: Mrs Belinda Charles, principal of St Andrew's Junior College; Mr Moses Wong, registrar of Temasek Polytechnic; and Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, former headmaster of Raffles Institution and columnist on educational matters for The New Paper. One-on-one counselling was also provided after the seminar for students and parents with specific queries. The team of counsellors included those from St Andrew's Junior College, lecturers from Temasek Polytechnic and guidance officers from the Ministry of Education.

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Parental guidance seminar 2010

Date: 2010

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic's Parental guidance seminar (PGS) is an annual event specially put together to help parents understand the options that students have after their O levels. On 3 July 2010, TP hosted the seminar for more than 700 parents and students, who got to find out more about a polytechnic education, TP courses, scholarships, and further education and career opportunities. They heard from alumni members about life in TP, and took the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session with the Registrar, Ms Sharon Soh and senior staff members from the academic schools. The visitors were taken on a tour of the academic schools where they had the opportunity to see for themselves TP's excellent learning facilities first hand. They aslo benefited from interacting with the lecturers, which helped them understand better the courses available at TP.

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Culture Smart in Singapore : brochure and application form

Date: 1998

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Summary: Brochure on Culture Smart in Singapore, a hands-on course conducted in three sessions by International Relations & Business Development (IRBD), Temasek Polytechnic. The course facilitated participants to get up close and personal with the Singapore culture and also guide them through the cultural maze of the different communities. An application form with course fee/date and registration details was included with the brochure.

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Press release. 25 Sept. 2015. Re-thinking teaching : re-designing learning

Date: 2015

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Summary: In conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebrations, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) organised a 3-day International Conference on Learning and Teaching. It was held from 29 Sep to 1 Oct 2015 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Professor Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, from the Institute of Education, University of London delivered the 1st and 3rd keynote addresses titled "How do we prepare our students for a world we cannot possibly imagine?" and "Principles of curriculum design". Professor Dai Hounsell, Professor of Higher Education & Vice-Principal for Academic Enhancement, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Scotland delivered the 2nd keynote address titled "Trying something new : rethinking teaching, advancing learning". Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications & Information was the guest-of-honour at the opening of the 3-day conference.

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Press release. 30 Sept. 2014. Is your glass of wine laced with pesticide?

Date: 2014

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Summary: A showcase of more than 40 projects by Temasek Polytechnic's School of Applied Science was held at TP's Applied Science Show to industry partners and the public on Wednesday, 1 October 2014 at TP's Auditorium 3. The opening address was delivered by Dr Lee Chee Wee, Director, School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic. Among the projects showcased were "Turning waste to plastic", "Improving nutrition and quality of ornamental fish" and "1st database on the GI of Asian food". Professor (Dr.) Thomas Wolever, the world's founder of GI Testing, was in attendance at the show. Representatives from industry partners like Sembcorp, Agilent Technologies Singapore and Hockhua Traditional Medicine participated in the industry symposium.

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Parental guidance seminar 2012

Date: 2012

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Summary: The Temasek Polytechnic Parental Guidance seminar (PGS) is an annual event specially put together to help parents understand the options that students have after their O levels. On 30 June 2012, TP hosted the seminar for more than 700 parents and students, who got to find out more about a polytechnic education, TP courses, scholarships, and further education and career opportunities. They also heard from a current student and two alumni and their parents about life in TP, and took the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session with the Registrar, Ms Sharon Soh and senior staff members from the academic schools. The visitors were also taken on a tour of the academic schools where they had the opportunity to see for themselves TP's excellent learning facilities first hand. They aslo benefited from interacting with the lecturers, which helped them understand better the courses available at TP.

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Temasek Polytechnic Scholarship Showcase

Date: 2012

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Summary: More than 250 invited O level school leavers and their parents attended TP's first ever Scholarship Showcase, held on the last day of the Open House on 7 January 2012. Mr Edmond Khoo, Deputy Principal kicked off the Showcase with an inspiring address in which he highlighted how TP invested in its outstanding students. The highlight of the event was a tea session which allowed the potential scholars and their parents to interact with senior staff members and students to get first-hand information on what TP has to offer. Also present were TP's alumni scholars who shared on their experiences as recipients of TP's scholarships.

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Beyond O Level, Poly/JC seminar 1999

Date: 1999

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Summary: The Beyond O Level, a Poly/JC seminar was jointly organised by The New Paper and Temasek Polytechnic on 6 February 1999. It was held at Temasek Polytechnic campus and sponsored by American International Assurance (AIA). O Level holders and their parents attended the seminar to find out what the various educational institutions had to offer. The guest speakers for the seminar were: Mrs Susan Chan Yoke Kate, principal of Tampines Junior College; Mr Moses Wong, Registrar and Director/Student Services of Temasek Polytechnic; and Mrs Sita Singh, a career guidance specialist from the Ministry of Education. Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, former headmaster of Raffles Institution was also present at the seminar. One-on-one counselling was also provided after the seminar for students and parents with specific queries. [Information taken from: Beyond the O level. (1999, February 3). The Straits Times [Singapore], p. H37. Retrieved from http://newslink.asiaone.com]

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Beyond O Level, Poly/JC seminar

Date: 1997

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Summary: The Beyond O Level, a Poly/JC seminar was jointly organised by The New Paper and Temasek Polytechnic on 11 January 1997 and held at Temasek Polytechnic campus. O Level holders and their parents attended the seminar to find out what the various educational institutions had to offer. Some also came to seek one-on-one advice from counsellors like Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, former headmaster of Raffles Institution and columnist on educational matters for The New Paper. The three guest speakers for the seminar were: Mrs Belinda Charles, principal of St Andrew's Junior College; Mr Moses Wong, registrar of Temasek Polytechnic; and Ms Loh Chin Siew, assistant head of chemicals group, Industry Development Division, Economic Development Board.

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Beyond O Level, a Poly/JC/ITE seminar

Date: 1996

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Summary: The Beyond O Level, a Poly/JC/ITE seminar was jointly organised by The New Paper and Temasek Polytechnic on 20 January 1996 and held at Temasek Polytechnic campus. About 700 O Level holders and their parents attended the seminar to find out what the various educational institutions had to offer. The four speakers for the seminar were: Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, former headmaster of Raffles Institution and columnist on educational matters for The New Paper; Mr Moses Wong, registrar of Temasek Polytechnic; Madam Leong Fan Chin, principal of Hwa Chong Junior College; and Dr Law Song Seng, chief executive officer of the Institute of Technical Education. Students speakers from the different institutions also shared their experiences in school. The seminar ended with a question-and-answer session.

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Beyond O Level Seminar 2010

Date: 2010

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Summary: The annual Beyond O Level Seminar (BOL) was held on 9 January 2010 at the Temasek Convention Centre. It was a must-visit event that catered exclusively to the needs of parents and students awaiting the O level results. Organised by Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and held in conjunction with TP's Open House, the aim of the informative seminar was to address the many questions parents and students had regarding a polytechnic education in Singapore. There were sharing sessions by Ms Sharon Soh, TP Registrar, Mr Sahfahri Supar, TP alumnus and current TP students as well as a Q&A session comprising of senior academic and adminstrative staff to answer any questions from the audience concerning the courses available, admission requirements and student life. A lucky draw and guided tours to schools of their choice were also available to students and their parents.

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Poly-ITE Social Innovation Research Forum 2012

Date: 2012

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Summary: The inaugural Poly-ITE Social Innovation Research (SIR) Forum - a platform to showcase projects co-funded by Tote Board as part of the Social Innovation Research (SIR) Fund was held at the Auditorium, Singapore Polytechnic on Friday, 27 April 2012. Supported by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), the SIR Forum 2012 showcased 19 of the research projects related to healthcare, special needs, the elderly, and the environment, undertaken by staff and students from the Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics. Presentations were made by representatives from each polytechnic and the ITE. Various voluntary welfare organizations under NCSS were also present to share real-life challenges faced by the social service community. The SIR Fund provided seed funding for R&D projects that bring social and environmental benefits, and enables these institutions to devise creative and feasible solutions for deployment. The keynote speaker for the Forum was Mr Willie Cheng, Member, Lien Centre for Social Innovation and Chariman, TOTE Board SIR Fund Selection Panel.

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Beyond O Level Seminar 2014

Date: 2014

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Summary: The 19th Beyond 'O' Level (BOL) Seminar was a must-visit event that catered exclusively to the needs of parents and students awaiting the O level results. Organised by the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and held in conjunction with TP's Open House, the aim of the informative seminar was to address the many questions parents and students had regarding polytechnic education. A panel of experts was present to share with the students and parents the many opportunities an education at TP could provide. The seminar was held on Saturday, 11 January 2014.

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Press release. 13 Sept. 2013. Five Polytechnics & ITE join hands in showcasing social innovation research projects which benefit the community

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) hosted the annual Poly-ITE Social Innovation Research (SIR) Forum on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 in TP's Auditorium 2. The Forum featured 21 projects related to healthcare, special needs, the elderly, and the environment, undertaken by staff and students from the Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic. Presentations were made by representatives from each polytechnic and ITE. The event included a sharing session by Mrs June Tham, Executive Director, Rainbow Centre, Singapore and Mrs Eunice Tay, CEO, National Kidney Foundation.

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Young leaders series 2012

Date: 2012

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic hosted the Young leaders series on 31 October to 1 November 2012 for students from different secondary schools. Organised by the Corporate Communications Department, this series of events invited outstanding students with good academic and CCA records to come to TP and get a taste of some of the opportunities they would be able to enjoy as TP scholars and student leaders. This outreach programme, which imparted essential life skills while showcasing the benefits of a TP education was conducted by the Centre for Character & Leadership Education and the Entrepreneurship Centre. Besides students learning about building self-confidence, the series of indoor and outdoor programmes enabled the students not only to focus on achieving strong leadership and teamwork skills, but also looked to the needs of the team members and developed their potential. The theme for this Young leaders series was "Discover the person you want to be".

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Beyond O Level Seminar 2019

Date: 2019

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Summary: The annual Beyond O Level Seminar (BOL) was held on 12 January 2019 at the Temasek Polytechnic Auditorium 1 and 2. The Seminar was held in three sessions and catered exclusively to the needs of parents and students awaiting the 'O' level results. Organised by the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and held in conjunction with TP's Open House, the aim of the informative seminar was to address the many questions parents and students had regarding a polytechnic education, admissions, scholarships, further education and career opportunities.

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Beyond O Level Seminar 2017

Date: 2017

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Summary: The annual Beyond O Level Seminar (BOL) was held on 7 January 2017 at the Temasek Convention Centre. It was a must-visit event that catered exclusively to the needs of parents and students awaiting the O level results. The event was organised by Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and The New Paper and was held in conjunction with TP's Open House. The aim of the informative seminar was to address the many questions parents and students had regarding a polytechnic education in Singapore. Beside sharing sessions by alumni and current TP students, participants also got the opportunity to have a guided tour to an academic school.

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Press release. 23 May 2012. John C Maxwell -- world-renown leadership expert, speaker & author to speak at TP's 6th Character & Leadership Forum

Date: 2012

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic's 6th Character & Leadership Forum was held on 28 - 29 May 2012. In the 2-day forum, Mr John C. Maxwell, world-renowned leadership expert spoke on "Raising youth leaders" on day 1 and "Leadership gold" on day 2. Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat was the guest-of-honour at the start of the Forum and delivered the opening address. Mr Boo Kheng Hua, Principal & CEO, Temasek Polytechnic delivered the welcome address.

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Press release. 13 Mar. 2013. IT security in the spotlight

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic's annual IT Project Show 2013 was held on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at its Auditorium Foyer. It showcased 25 final-year projects which included "Cyber manhunt", a forensics toolkit and "Tweet analyser", a web application and "The Public key infrastructure (PKI) broker", a software. The annual "All 'bout Security Seminar" organised by senior students from the Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security also took place concurrently. The speakers for the seminar were Mr Vincent Tay, Balanced Consultancy Pte Ltd, Mr Christopher Low, ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd, Mr Cecil Su, Head, Professional Security Services, e-Cop Pte Ltd, and Mr HoShee Yan, Head, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.

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Poly-ITE Social Innovation Research Forum 2013

Date: 2013

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Summary: Temasek Polytechnic (TP) hosted the annual Poly-ITE Social Innovation Research (SIR) Forum - a platform to showcase projects co-funded by Tote Board as part of the Social Innovation Research (SIR) Fund on Tuesday, 30 July in TP's Auditorium 2. Supported by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), the SIR Forum 2013 featured 21 research projects related to healthcare, special needs, the elderly, and the environment, undertaken by staff and students from the Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics. Presentations were made by representatives from each polytechnic and the ITE. The event also included a sharing session by Mrs June Tham, Executive Director, Rainbow Centre, Singapore and Mrs Eunice Tay, CEO, National Kidney Foundation. The SIR Fund provides seed funding for R&D projects that bring social and environmental benefits, and enables these institutions to devise creative and feasible solutions for deployment. Mr Boo Kheng Hua, TP's Principal & CEO gave the opening address.

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