Schools should answer both Part A and Part B in order to score the most points possible to achieve one of the SGA tiered level awards. Part A accounts for 50% of the overall SGA score, while Part B accounts for the remaining 50%. Both parts are scored based on a point system. We will also take into consideration the supporting materials provided as attachments.
You may refer to the SGA Framework for more information.
Yes, you can! If your school has carried out environmental initiatives with the community in previous years and intend to continue running it for 2020, please share it with us! It does not need to be a completely new activity, although it would be nice to see how creative your ideas can be for this year.
The assessment period for 2020 is from 1 September 2019 to 16 October 2020. Schools’ submission of answers and projects should have taken place within this time frame.
There is no limit to the number of individuals in the green team! Teachers in-charge could hand pick a few key individuals from the green/environment club to take charge of the project. Alternatively, a whole class could also represent the school with their outreach project.
We have implemented a word limit to the questions in Part B to ensure that all schools will submit a fair amount of information as best as possible. Please try to revise your answer to fit the word limit, or include more pictures in the supporting documents to better explain your school’s project.
How was the criteria have been modified taking to consideration the Covid 19 situation (i.e. physical outreach project cannot be conducted this year)
Part B (Outreach Projects) portion of the SGA is modified in light of the concerns some teachers raised about not being able to conduct outreach projects to the community. For this year, we encourage schools to conduct their environmental outreach projects within the school population or to the community through digital means.
Hence, schools are not required to carry out physical outreach activities with the community. Instead, the Part B criteria are looking for projects that address and educate about an environmental issue of your choice within the school population. Schools may consider running their campaigns with the help of posters, videos, social media and website to spread the message.
Yes you can, upon receiving the new submission, we will score both submission for the awards. The one with the highest results among the two will be taken into consideration for the award.
How do we plan activities, keeping in mind the safe protocols (max of 5 pupils for group activities)
For group activities, it is the responsibility of the teachers and schools to ensure that safe management measures are taken and are in compliance with the regulatory standards set by the authorities.
This includes temperature-taking, as well as mask-wearing at all times – except when engaging in strenuous activities. Teachers are to adhere to group size of 5pax in each group, with 1m spacing between each individual. Teachers are also to ensure no mingling between groups throughout the activities, and keep activities to a maximum of two hours, if possible