Design & Technology
D&T prepares students for living and working in an ever-changing world by helping them recognise the need for new or modified products/systems. It gives students the capacity and confidence to design, make and evaluate the products/systems independently.
The objectives of the D&T curriculum are as follow:
- To engage the creative and inquisitive instinct of students by using design in problem-solving,
- To develop basic design thinking and communication skills,
- To allow students to realise their design through prototype making and
- To develop autonomous decision-makers
The students embark on their design journey through projects during the two year course. Students advance their knowledge and skills by working side by side with their teachers who facilitate the process of designing solutions to a challenge or problem.
In SJC, Lower Secondary students learn Design and Technology over the course of one semester in each year. They embark on the following projects over two years:
Mockup for Automata
Interested Secondary 2 students are selected to take part in the Toy Design Competition organised by the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department of the Singapore Polytechnic. This provides them an opportunity to explore and apply their learning.
In 2019, the team from CHIJ SJC won the first prize in the competition with their toy that is called “Nation’s Desire To Progress”.
First Prize in Automata Competition organized by the Singapore Polytechnic in 2019
Merit Award in Automata Competition organized by the Singapore Polytechnic in 2019