By International Students
Published on 01 Jul 2016
Dear Students, As we enter the second half of 2016, we hope that this e-newsletter finds you well while you continue to cope with the rigour of your studies.
Do remember that you can always approach your seniors and your lecturers if you need help with your studies. For other personal issues, you may like to approach your PEM or even the Student Counsellors.
To those students who will be graduating this year and do not have any idea what career to pursue or the type of jobs that are suitable for you, you can make an appointment with our NYP Education and Career Guidance Counsellors (ECG) to explore your options. More details on ECG can be found here.
Good luck and remember to study hard and do your best in your studies. Do not forget to participate in some CCAs too!
Student Care & Guidance
18 NYP students attended a 2D1N cross cultural awareness programme called “Diversity. Inclusion You.” or D.I.Y at Temasek Polytechnic in June 2016 to be trained as Integration Ambassadors.
They joined Integration Ambassadors from the other polytechnics in the DIY programme and gained many insights and awareness of their own biasness and stereotype. They also made many friends and have learned to appreciate the diversity that exists in Singapore.
They had the privilege to engage in a dialogue with special guests such as Mr Sean Lee, Director of Heritage Conservation Centre of the National Heritage Board and Mr Aleksandar Duric, professional Athlete and Coach, who shared their thoughts on diversity.
NYP Integration Ambassadors have chosen to organize a community service activity for the needy elderly at Teck Ghee area as part of their DIY project. If you are interested in joining our Integration Ambassadors in this meaningful activity, please contact Mr Joseph Lee for more information. His contact details can be found on the next page.
Five NYP student leaders and 34 NYP students used their Saturdays on 7 and 14 May 2016 to bring joy and laughter to 100 senior citizens by participating in an inter-polytechnic event called One Heart 2016 which was organised by Republic Polytechnic.
Together with students from the other polytechnics, they organised activities and games for the elderly. They bonded with their new friends through activities such as making origami hearts and Karaoke. They watched the “Uncles and Aunties” dance and sing happily to their favourite Karaoke tunes.
The highlight of One Heart was the segment where the students accompanied their new elderly friends for a sponsored groceries shopping at Big Box Supermarket at Jurong East.
The students and the elderly spent the afternoon walking up and down the aisle of the supermarket looking for bargains and buying basic necessities.
It was really a meaningful and heartwarming day as both the students and elderly bonded over the activities. The elderly enjoyed the time with the students and appreciated the efforts to bring them joy and laughter. We wished the elderly good health and hope to see them again in One Heart 2017.
If you are interested in participating in One Heart 2017, please drop Mr Joseph Lee an email to register your interest.