The Straits Times
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Fun school for Normal Technical students

Crest Secondary School in Jurong East will provide hands-on vocational training


Crest Secondary School gets its first batch of students in January and from Day One, the emphasis will be on showing students that learning can be fun and useful.

The school is unusual because it is the first to take in only Normal Technical stream students, who include the least academically inclined.

In the run-up to opening day, principal Frederick Yeo and his team have covered all bases - from plans for brightly coloured classrooms to co-curricular activities (CCAs) and the uniform itself.

As for what it will teach, the programme will let students spend a third of their time on hands-on vocational modules which include training workshops, learning journeys and work attachments.