Information & Communications Technology
An IT-rich learning community of responsible and competent ICT users.
(i) ICT Skills Training
The department develops her programmes based on MOE ICT baseline standards and beyond.
Pupils from all levels are exposed to IT lessons on top of integrated ICT lessons within the curriculum. The lessons take place on a weekly basis and apart from learning the skills, boys are tasked with a mini-project at the end of the course where they will be graded based on assessment rubrics. We learned that these mini-projects are extremely important to our boys' socio-intellectual development because it is in itself an authentic situation and promotes problem-solving skills and intellectual character.
The scope and depth of the IT lessons are catered specifically to the child's developmental age.
At SAJS, ICT Baseline Standards and Cyber Wellness topics are intregated into our curriculum and topics, click here to learn about our ICT Enrichment Programme:
Besides training IT Captains of the classes, the department also reach out to higher ability pupils, where they are invited to join the Media Club. Other than Infocomm training programmes, the Media Club also challenges the young minds on projects, as well as nation-wide and international IT competitions.
(ii) Cyber Wellness
Need more information on Cyber Wellness? Go to Parents in Education or Cyber Wellness@SG portal! It provides a repository of cyber wellness resources and practical tips for parents and educators to gain a better understanding and knowledge of cyber wellness.
The Ministry of Education has developed a mobile app, C-Quest , which will serve as a tool to encourage conversations between parents and their children on cyber wellness. Through the game, students will also learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Learn more about C-Quest here.
(iii) 1:1 Computing
Need more information regarding the 1:1 Computing programme? Check out the microsite now! Please click on the respective the microsite for your level:
- Pri 3, 2018 Microsite
- Pri 3, 2017 Microsite
- Pri 3, 2016 Microsite
- Pri 3, 2015 Microsite
- Pri 3, 2014 Microsite
If you are looking for the software or programmes for your new computer or newly formatted computer, click here to view them.
Parents can help us in the following areas
(i) Cyber Wellness
Be our partners in education by reinforcing the Cyber Wellness values and attitudes that are taught in school. Monitor your son's usage of the computer and set up Family Safety tools to protect your son online.
There are numerous Family Safety tools available. Here are some of them:
- Microsoft Family Safety Filter
- Google's Safety Tools
- SingTel Family Protection
- M1 Internet Filtering
- StarHub SafeSurf
- X3watch (Paid Service)
A set of slides, consisting of the following topics, is available for your perusal:
- Definition of cyber wellness
- Key MOE cyber wellness messages
- Technological trends & research findings
- Parents’ role in the cyber wellness curriculum
- Examples of how Singapore youths are shaping the cyber space
Please download the slides:
(ii) Eye rest and Well-Being
Parents can also help by reminding your son to have adequate eye rest after prolonged use of the computer. Computer should be used in well-lit area to prevent straining of the eyes. To avoid repetitive strain injury, ensure that your son have regular breaks.
Mr Chia Tien-Hao ( HOD / ICT )