Monday, May 30, 2016

Home Team Diploma and ITE Sponsorship Awards Ceremony 2016

On 28 May 2016, The Home Team organized an event entitled "Home Team Diploma and ITE Sponsorship Awards Ceremony". The Guest-of-Honour, was Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development.

"The Home Team emphasizes the training and development of each and every one of our officers. Receiving this award is just the first step. On graduation, you should look forward to fulfilling and rewarding careers with the Home Team," said Mr Lee.

"Congratulations to all 120 of you. My colleagues and I warmly welcome you to the Home Team, and look forward to working with you in the near future."

Among the recipients is one of our DISM students, Sito Li Kang, Year-3 student, received his award from Mr Lee.

DISM student, Sito Li Kang, received the Home Team Study Award,
from Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State,
Minister of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development.
Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Splash Awards 2016 - Cyber Wellness, a topic close to our hearts

Drop me an email at junietan@sp.edu.sg, subject SCS Splash Awards if you are keen to register.

SCS Splash Awards 2016 – Cyber Wellness
A national Infocomm student competition brought to you by SCS and Singtel
Splash Awards is back again!
Let’s work together to help others surf safely and securely in cyberspace and stand to win more than $20,000 worth of prizes! Create a mobile or web application on the theme Cyber Wellness’, with six sub-themes to choose from:
-          Cyber Bullying
-          Cyber Security
-          Harmful Content & Internet/ Gaming Addition
-          Making Friends Online
-          Sharing Personal Information Online
-          Open Sub-Theme

Splash Awards 2016 is open to all students ranging from secondary to tertiary institutions, ITEs and internationals IHLs with campuses in Singapore. So spread the word, stretch your imagination and be sure to send your entries before 15 July 2016!

What’s more, register to attend the mobile app development workshop on 9 June to learn prototyping tools available and how to start developing your application.

For enquiries, please email splash@scs.org.sg or contact Camilla or Li Ling at 62262567 ext 13/18.

Splash Awards 2016 Committee
Singapore Computer Society


Secure Coding Workshop

DISM students organised a workshop which we opened to students from other IT diplomas. Mr Sunny Neo kept the audience engaged by doing hands on demonstrations of various vulnerabilities that might be exploited by a hacker. Here's a glimpse of the event!

The organising committee

The speaker (Sunny Neo) and his team’s introduction

Monday, May 16, 2016

Meet The Parents of our DISM Year 1 students

Director of DMIT met up with some of the year 1 parents of our DMIT students during our annual Meet The Parents (MTP) on the evening of 12th of May 2016.

The Chairperson in charge of DISM also got a chance to share with parents of our DISM Year 1 students on important matters pertaining the course, including course aims, our unique attendance taking system, the many scholarship choices for our students, and the importance of CCA.

He also shared a bit about our DISM facilities like the Cyber Wargame Center where the sharing was held.

After which the DISM Course Management Team (CMT) got a chance to meet with the parents to address any concerns. It was heart-warming to see so many concerned parents taking keen interest in their children's poly life here! We look forward to seeing the parents again in the October run of MTP.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

DISM graduand receives Lee Kuan Yew award

Congratulations to our DISM graduands, Ho Jing Yang Daniel, has been awarded with the Lee Kuan Yew award.

The Lee Kuan Yew Awards are presented to the three top graduates from the technology or computer related courses at each of the Polytechnics.

Daniel, receiving his award from the Guest-of-Honour (GOH),
A/Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development

Daniel's Story

Daniel Ho’s interest in cyber-security started when he was a teenager. As smart televisions and internet banking systems became mainstream, the Victoria School alumnus began to wonder about the security measures behind these technological devices. There and then, Daniel knew that he wanted a career related to cyber security, eventually choosing SP’s Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) course after getting his G.C.E. ‘O’ Level results.

During his first year in SP, Daniel was introverted and hesitant to approach his peers. However, that changed during a two-week overseas community service trip to Nepal, where he experienced the kindness and empathy exhibited by the locals in helping him to settle in. The unique exposure to a foreign culture brought him out of his shell and sparked his desire to serve the community.
Building on this resolve, Daniel initiated a student mentoring programme to help new DISM students settle into polytechnic life, creating a community where seniors and juniors share support and knowledge. Daniel was also a student leader with the SP ACERs, where he helped to promote SP to the secondary schools at outreach events.

A recipient of the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) Diploma Scholarship, Daniel completed a six-month internship as a defence researcher at the DSO National Laboratories, and was involved in research projects related to network forensics and malware detection software.

Daniel will pursue a degree in Information Security at the National University of Singapore after serving his national service. He has been awarded the Public Service Commission Scholarship and wants to be involved in Singapore’s journey towards becoming a Smart Nation. With the rise of security issues world-wide, we certainly look forward to Daniel making a difference in keeping the cyber world safe!

Find out more at http://www.sp.edu.sg/graduation2016.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Singapore Polytechnic 2016 Graduation - Our graduates, our pride.

Mr. Tan Choon Shian
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Polytechnic
Principal and CEO's Message.

My heartiest congratulations to the Singapore Polytechnic Class of 2016!

Today marks the culmination of your three-year journey in Singapore's first polytechnic. As you join the ranks of close to 190,000-strong alumni, do take a moment to reflect on your SP journey and how you can make an impact on our society.

As you may have read in the news, the country is expecting the months ahead to be challenging as the global economy slows down. But, I am optimistic that you will be able to ride out the storm with the holistic education that you have received in SP. The industry-relevant skills, soft skills, global mind-set and good values imbued through your internships and participations in CCAs and community service, would have prepared you well.

For more details, please visit this URL.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Early Admissions Exercise @ SP

If you answered yes to both questions, here’s your invitation to apply for a place in Singapore Polytechnic (SP), under the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE).
If selected you will secure a place in SP even before sitting for your O-Level exams!

EAE is an admissions exercise that allows students to apply for admission to polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests before their O-Level exams. This will replace the Direct Polytechnic Admissions (DPA) Exercise and Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE).

EAE is available to the following:
  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) who have registered to sit for the O-Level exams in the year of EAE application;
  • International Students enrolled in government, government-aided and Independent Schools during the year of EAE application, and who have registered to sit for the O-Level exams in the year of EAE application.

For more information, please visit this URL.