banner01 banner02 banner03 banner04 banner05
Home > Departments > Science


Science Department


Front Row (Science Teachers from left)
Mr Leong Jun Jie, Miss Heng Hui Hui, Ms Charlene Lye Jia Lin, Miss Siti Nur A'sha Binte Osman, Ms Ng Soo Hoon, Mdm Shrila d/o Balachandran, Mrs Phua Yong Yong, Mr Has Gunawan Bin Harjuna, Mrs Cher-Lee Lay Peng, Ms Engel Teo Huei Huei
Back Row (Science Teachers from left)
Mr Desmond Kan Wai Keong, Miss Tan Sock Hui, Mdm Sarojini Periasamy, Mr Low Eng Chye, Miss Wong Sow Lin

As a department, we seek to provide quality student-centric academic programmes, aligned with the Science Curriculum Framework that will enable students to meet future challenges. Through our key programmes such as the Amgen Biotech Experience, Annual Environment Week and participation in selected Talent Development programmes, we endeavour to cultivate a joy of learning in our students.

STEM Programme

Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)
In partnership with Science Centre and Amgen Inc, the ABE is part of the school’s push to promote STEM education, and improve the overall quality of STEM education in Whitley Secondary by making STEM education more authentic and meaningful. ABE offered our students opportunities to use research grade equipment to conduct real-world experiments, especially genetic engineering techniques such as micro-pipetting, use of gel electrophoresis and bacterial transformation. The programme has brought about increased awareness of diseases such as diabetes, its possible treatment and how genetic engineering plays a key role in providing affordable treatment for diabetic patients.

ABE 1.jpg
ABE 2.jpg

ABE 3.jpgABE 4.jpg

Environment Week

Annual Environment Week
The Science department spearheads the environmental education with the concerted effort of all the departments to espouse the school’s vision of a caring and learning community. Student-centric activities are planned every year in line with the theme designated by NEA, Ministry of Environment. The theme for this year’s Environment Week is Year of Climate Action. As such, an array of activities took place to raise awareness about climate change and to encourage students and staff to take individual and collective efforts to fight climate change. 

We kick-started the week with a “Bring Your Own Container” campaign in a bid to reduce packaging waste. During CCE lessons, students made their individual pledge to fight climate change as well as develop a climate action plan to pledge their commitment as a class. An Instagram contest was organised to encourage students and staff to post and share photographs of themselves taking action to fight climate change.

At the morning assembly talk, our students and staff learnt from the outreach officer from the Singapore Environment Council about the importance of protecting our marine environment. Students also took turns to share articles on environment issues during the Tuesday and Thursday morning assemblies.

Besides activities within the school, field trips to Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to learn and collect data, were organised for our Secondary One and Secondary Four students respectively.

We rounded off the week with the sharing of the Minister’s Message for YED (Youth for Environment Day) 2018, as well as showing appreciation for our school cleaners with thank you messages from the students and staff. 

Env Week 18 4E4 Climate Action Pledge.jpg
Env Week 18 Online Pledge.jpg

Env Week 18 Sungei Buloh LJ.jpgEnv Week 18 Appreciation for cleaners.jpg

Talent Development

As a school that takes pride as a learning community, our talent development programmes aim to coach and stretch our higher ability students through the participation of selected National and International Competitions.

  • Schools Green Award
  • Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) ICAS Science Competition
  • Australian Big Science Competition
  • ACJC C.B Paul Science Quiz: 1 Merit & 2 Honourable Mentions
  • National Environment Quiz
  • National Science Challenge
  • Green Wave Environmental Care Competition
  • Microbit Environment Challenge

  • Schools Green Award: Sustained Lotus Achievement Award
  • Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad: 1 Bronze, 4 Honourable Mentions
  • NUS Physics Camp: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
  • National Environment Quiz: Individual Category 10th placing
  • Unity Science Challenge: Finalist Team
  • NZ Elementz Science Competition: 1 Bronze
  • ACJC CB Paul Science Competition: 1 Bronze
  • Green Wave Environmental Care Competition: Participation
  • National Science Challenge: Participation

Competition 3.jpg
Competition 1.jpgCompetition 2.jpg