Mission / Objectives of Department
A discerning Dunmanite who appreciates the environment, keeps up-to-date with current issues, and possesses the ability to link the past, present and future.
The Humanities Department is determined to provide students with a holistic and vigorous learning experience to help our students see the world through multiple lenses. We seek to equip our students with critical thinking and communication skills as well as encourage them to develop a global perspective so that they can become confident persons who are able to navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world, active contributors and concerned citizens.
Programmes and Activities
Dunman’s Geographical Investigation (GI) provides students with the opportunities to appreciate real-world application of geographical knowledge and help them acquire 21st Century Competencies. From Secondary 1 to Secondary 3, Geography students carry out inquiry-based learning on various issues.
2. Historical Investigation
Our Historical Investigation (HI) serves as a platform for self-directed learning and discovery to take place. Students are exposed to different historical sources and work towards applying the historical skills and concepts taught during lessons in their investigation. Students also visit Historical sites in Singapore such as the Fort Canning Battle Box.
2017/2018 HI Highlights
We provide opportunities to make the learning of the Humanities come alive and enrich the educational experience. Learning Journeys make real and concrete what has been learnt in the classroom, broaden the mental horizons of students and contribute to students’ holistic development.Some examples of Learning Journeys include:
· Parliament Sitting Day
Overseas Exchange Programme
Every year, the Dunman Humanities Department hosts students and teachers from Santa Laurensia Junior High School on their annual visit to Singapore and Dunman Secondary School. During their visit, our Secondary 2 students are given the opportunity to act as student buddies. Together, they carry out Values-in-Action programmes and presentations on the topic of ‘Sustainable Environment’.
Secondary also conducts a biennial Overseas Immersion Programme to Jakarta,
Indonesia, where we visit Santa Laurensia Junior High School and various
geographical and historical places in Jakarta.
Competitions & Achievements
The Dunman Humanities Department provides every Humanities student with opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.
Inter-School War and Diplomacy Card Game Challenge
o 2015: Certificate of Participation
o 2016: 2nd Runner-up – Individual Category
o 2017: 1st Place – Individual Category
National Library Board Historical Investigation Challenge 2016
o 2016: Certificate of Participation
o 2017: Certificate of Participation