|Teachers in this Department
|Mr Mohd Nazar Bin Hajah Moideen (HOD)||Social Studies/History|
|Ms Parvathi||Social Studies/History|
|Mr Tan Wei Chung||Social Studies|
|Miss Tham Yuen Peng (Senior Teacher)||Geography|
|Mr Md Zulkefly B Idrus (Subject Head)||Geography|
|Mr Tan Huong (Senior Teacher)||Social Studies/History|
|Mrs Ng Kia Mien||Geography|
|Miss Candice Tan Qingling||Geography|
|Mr Huang Weiming||History|
|Mdm V. Geetha||History/EBS|
|Miss Patsy Chua||Social Studies|
|Mdm Irni Karen||EBS|
Mr David Ho
|Mdm Quek Eng Chiew||POA|
|Mr Tan Wei Siang||POA|
Overseas Trip to Trengganu & Kuantan in West Malaysia (March 2011)
The Humanities Department tries to enthuse its students through the use of a variety of pedagogies including the organizing of both local and overseas fieldtrips. This has enhanced the students’ understanding of the relevant topics and appreciation for Humanities.
In March 2011, a group of our Humanities students and teachers went on a learning journey to Terengganu & Kuantan in West Malaysia. The experiential learning journey provided opportunities for our students to better appreciate Geography in time and space as well as Singapore’s social and economic growth in the face of various constraints.
During the trip, the group went to Kenyir Lake in Terengganu where a boat ride brought them to the Herbs Garden and Soak Waterfalls. Students learnt about river features and processes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical rainforest that surrounded the lake. They also went on a tour to Kuala Terengganu Town where they visited the Maziah Palace and the Central Market, as well as visited the Floating Mosque in Terengganu. The group also had the opportunity to view some traditional cottage industries in Terengganu, like mengkuang and pandanaus weaving, batik making and boat making activities.
In Kuantan, they visited a famous beach called Batu Hitam which is well-known for its stretch of black volcanic stones on the otherwise white sandy beach. Students learnt, through first-hand experience, some coastal features and processes at the beach. The trip ended with a visit to Panching Caves, which is a limestone cavern with unique rock formations.
As part of the Environmental module, our students went on learning journeys to Pulau Semakau, the New Water Plant and the Science Centre. Through these learning journeys, the students were able to understand the importance of preserving our environment and the various ways these have been done in Singapore.