School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Freshmen Orientation 2019

8 - 10 April 2019

Welcome to all LSCT freshmen!

These two programmes for new students of the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology (LSCT).

Compulsory School Orientation Programme (CSOP)

Date : 8th (Monday) to 10th (Wednesday) April 2019

This is a three-day programme for all freshmen. The programme starts daily at 9.00 am and ends at approximately 6 pm except for the last day (10th April) which ends at approximately 6.30 pm.

There will be important briefings on administrative and course-related matters and also interesting activities such as ice-breakers, campus tours as well as meet-your-advisors and lecturers sessions.

Click here for details of the Compulsory School Orientation Programme.

Bridging courses for new LSCT students

We are conducting online workshops on basic biology and chemistry for those without 'O'-levels in these subjects. Details will be sent to your school email.

Click here for details of the bridging courses.

Compulsory School Orientation Programme (CSOP)

Welcome to all LSCT freshmen!
We have planned a Compulsory 3-day non-residential Orientation Programme for you.

Programme Details

Date & Time:

  • 8 April 2019 (Monday) : 0900 – 1800
  • 9 April 2019 (Tuesday) : 0900 – 1800
  • 10​ April 2019 (Wednesday) : 0900 – 1830


NP Convention Centre (refer to the ​Directional Map.​ NP map / Virtual Map)



The LSCT Compulsory School Orientation Programme (CSOP) is a custom-designed programme for freshmen to have a smooth transition from secondary school to Polytechnic. Freshmen will gain awareness of the opportunities and know what to expect for their learning experience in their course of study at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. We will welcome you into the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology (LSCT) family and introduce you to our school culture. ​You will have an enriching and fun start to your learning journey at Ngee Ann Polytechnic!


All freshmen will experience a fantastic start to their 3-year journey in LSCT through this compulsory orientation programme. Here are some highlights of our programme:

  • Many fun and exciting team building activities to promote bonding and build cohesion among the freshmen and classmates.
  • Important talks and forum to help you transit smoothly from secondary to polytechnic.
  • All freshmen get to connect with the lecturers and advisors to understand the expectations and highlights of your respective courses.
  • Make friends with senior students and learn insiders’ tips on how to do well in the Polytechnic.
  • Feel the LSCT culture and integrate into the big LSCT Family!
  • Administrative briefings and campus tour to familiarize freshmen to the administrative issues and campus.

We look forward to seeing you at the CSOP!


  • Attendance is compulsory for all freshmen and attendance will be taken at 9.00 am daily.
  • Freshmen should​ participate actively in the programme to benefit fully from the programme.
  • Be punctual and follow the orientation buddies’ instructions for safety purposes.
  • Inform orientation buddy/lecturer-in-charge if you are uncomfortable or unable to participate in certain activities due to physical and/or health conditions.


  • Day 1 – Covered shoes and Sports Attire
  • Day 2 – Covered shoes and Sports Attire with LSCT shirt
    (Bring extra set of comfortable clothes to change on Day 2)
  • Day 3 – Covered shoes and Sports Attire

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Spare change of clothes (especially for Day 2)
  • Phone and some cash

* Please do not bring your laptops and valuables to the orientation programme

Outline of the Orientation 2019 Programme (tentative)

Programme outline (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3)

Day 1 (Mon 8 April 2019)​

0900 – 1000Registration at Convention Centre (CC) level 1*
1000 – 1030Opening address by Director at CC level 2.
1030 – 1130Opening Performance
1130 – 1300Ice Breakers
1300 – 1400​Lunch (provided)
​1400 – 1630​Campus Tour
​1630 – 1730​Preparation for Mass Dance
1800End of Day
NP Convention Centre (refer to the ​Directional Map. NP map / Virtual Map)

Day 2 (Tue 9 April 2019)

0900 – 0930 Registration at Convention Centre (CC) Underpass
0930 – 1100 Course briefing by Course Chairs
1100 – 1200Lunch (provided)
1200 – 1730 Station Games (including wet games, bring extra clothes to change)
1730 – 1800​ Reflection
​1800 End of Day 2

Day 3 ​(Wed 10 Apr 2019)

0900 – 0930 Registration at Convention Centre (CC) Underpass
0930 – 1200 Station Games
1200 – 1300 Lunch (provided)
1300 – 1600 Mass game at Block 22 Indoor Sports Hall
​1600 – 1700 Preparation for Mass Dance
​1700 – 1830​ Closing Ceremony at Block 20 Indoor Sports Hall
1830 End of Day 3

Bridging Courses for New Students

The school will conduct bridging courses for our new first year students on basic chemistry and biology. The course introduces learners to the basics of chemistry and biology.

Where and when will the courses be held?

The Bridging Course will be an online course. The details will be emailed to you at your NP email account. Please check.

Who to contact for further information?

Mr Wong Yew Loong,, 6460 7521

What topics will be covered?

  • A. Biology Bridging Course:

    • Introduction to Biology

    • The Body, Organs, Tissues & Cells

    • Microorganisms

    • Organelles

    • Biological Molecules

  • B. Chemistry Bridging Course:

    • Introduction to Chemistry

    • Atoms & the Periodic Table

    • Mole Concept

    • Chemical Bonding

    • Organic Compounds

Who should attend?

Students who did not attempt the ‘O’ level Biology or Chemistry should attend the respective bridging courses.

School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology (LSCT) Service Challenge 2019

Charity Food Drive​

20 April 2019

Each year, all LSCT staff and students come together to serve the less privileged in our community. Our students get the opportunity to distribute food directly to needy families. They learn to be more compassionate for others, become more grateful for what they have and be more resilient.

We continue to partner with the Food Bank and NTUC FairPrice to organise the food collection. The Food Bank is a charity that collects food and distributes it to a network of member beneficiaries.

Your generosity and support will benefit many needy families.

To provide food to the less privileged families in Singapore.

Types of food items you can donate

How to donate
1. You may deposit your food items at food collection boxes at these supermarkets on Saturday 20 April 2019.

  • NTUC FairPrice Finest, Bukit Panjang Plaza
  • NTUC FairPrice Finest, Bukit Timah Plaza
  • NTUC FairPrice Finest, Clementi Mall
  • NTUC FairPrice Xtra, JEM
  • NTUC FairPrice, Kangkar Mall
  • NTUC FairPrice Finest, Waterway Point

2. You may also order food bundles available online from the following website, from now until 22 April 2019:
Please quote “LSCT Food Drive”​ after your name in the online order form.
If you have any questions, please call us at 6460 6933 or e-mail:​.

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