International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IMMC)
IMMC is a mathematical competition that promotes the teaching of mathematical modeling and applications at all educational levels for all students. It is based on the firm belief that students and teachers need to experience the power of mathematics to help better understand, analyze and solve real world problems outside of mathematics itself – and to do so in realistic contexts.
Each year, teams are given a realistic problem which they need to think of the best solution to. Teams are encouraged to think out of the box and use various mathematical methods to solve the problem as best they can. This year’s interesting problem was to create plane boarding and disembarking methods that will be the most time-effective in real life practice. Furthermore, the solution created should be applicable to various plane sizes and models.
Over the course of one week, our team managed to come up with an elegant solution to the problem and impress the judges.
We are pleased to share that the team was awarded the Certificate of Commendation.
Congratulations girls! We hope that you continue to make use of your mathematical ability to give practical solutions for real-life problems.
In May 2022, a group of students from the Humanities DOTS participated in an eco-guide programme in partnership with Housing and Development Board (HDB) to design, plan and implement an online workshop and virtual tour for the public . This workshop is part of “Community Week” organised by HDB to promote neigbourliness among Punggol residents. Students were able to apply the skills and knowledge gained through the on-site training with HDB to create meaningful activities for participants and take them on a 360 virtual tour of eco-friendly initiatives along Eco-Trail.
We are pleased to share that our girls were recognised with the Friends of Our Heartlands - Individual Bronze Award. The school was also awarded the Friends of Heartlands - School Silver Award for sustained partnership with HDB.
May you continue to #letitshine in your community.
St. Margaret’s School Commemorative Pin Designers
Leading up to the launch of the 180th Anniversary #letitshine180 activities, students were given the opportunity to design enamel pins which would be made and given out to students and classes who participated actively in the various #letitshine180 activities. The designers of the selected designs were each presented with a set of the limited edition enamel pins for contributing their designs. We would like to thank the girls for their creative contributions!
IDE Maker Competition 2022
The school sent two teams to participate in the IDE Maker Competition 2022 through Science DOTS. The theme of the competition was about making public transport more convenient and sustainable for commuters with the use of MicroBits and coding.
One team created a seat counting system which will display the number of seats available per carriage. Another team created a prototype for an automated bus ramp to improve the movement of passengers with wheelchairs while boarding and alighting the bus.
Through this experience, the students have learnt the value of “Patience” and the importance of mental resilience to not give in to the fear of failing.
We are pleased to share that one of the teams emerged third in the National Secondary Category. Congratulations!
May you continue to #letitshine as you innovate and search for solutions to help others.
11th International Biomedical Quiz
On 6 April, 10 Secondary 4 students participated in the 11th International Biomedical Quiz organised by Anglo-Chinese Junior College Science and Mathematics Council. The theme for the quiz was Oncology, which is the study of cancer. We are pleased to announce that one team was awarded Silver medal and another team was awarded the Merit medal for their effort.
ignITE Challenge 2022
In Term 2, some students from Secondary 2-7 and Secondary 3-9 took part in the ignITE Skills Challenge organised by the Institute of Technical Education. The ignITE Skills Challenge is an annual competition that introduces participants to technical skills in a fun and engaging way.
The students attended webinars on the use of digital mood boards and make-up apps to create creative make-up looks like the ones seen on advertisements and billboards. They also learnt how to operate drones and design warehousing layouts that leverage on the advantages of drones. During the competition, they had to think creatively and critically to solve the problems.
After more than a month of preparation and competitions, we are pleased to announce that 4 teams made it to the finals of the Challenge and finished in the top 9 places for 2 different categories.
May you continue to #ignitethespark and #letitshine as you learn to think critically to solve problems.
In Semester 1, 4 teams of students took part in Republic Polytechnic’s Media Challenge 2022. The theme for the challenge was “Harnessing Digital & Social Media for Youth Engagement and Involvement in Humanitarian Causes by Singapore Red Cross”. Through the online workshops conducted by Republic Polytechnic, the students learnt photography skills and the various causes that the Singapore Red Cross are supporting.
For the challenge, the teams had to produce several digital artifacts such as an article, Instagram posts and a TiktTok video. Then, shortlisted teams pitched their ideas in an online video meeting.
We are happy to announce that one of our teams has won the Commendation Award.
Destination Imagination is a competition which seeks to encourage its participants to find solutions for challenges that are present around them. As part of the competition, the team was also tasked with various challenges that required them to think creatively on their feet as they came up with ways to solve issues presented. We are pleased to announce that after four months of preparation, the team won the second place in the Service Learning Category.
The GoodTalk (Global Village) International Children & Youth Bilingual Speech Conference
The 13th “Global Village” Children & Youths Bilingual Speech Conference was organized by Goodtalk Culture Communication Co. Ltd, sponsored by China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and Goodtalk Youths & Children Cultural Communication Centre.
The aim of the event is to provide a chance for students in Singapore and China to learn Chinese and English and gain a better understanding of each other’s culture.
Based on this year’s theme, “2025”, students submitted video recordings of their feelings and what they gained during the pandemic.
Through their creativity and hard work, our students were awarded the following prizes:
- 3rd in Preliminary Round
- 1st in Preliminary Round
- Bronze Award in Finals
Unity Scientific Innovation Challenge with Singapore Polytechnic & Energy Research Institute @ NTU (USPE) 2022 Finals
The Unity Scientific Innovation Challenge is a collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and Unity Secondary School (Singapore) for the yearly USPE Programme that encourages and ignites Secondary school students’ curiosity and creativity in applying scientific principles to develop smart solutions for a better future.
The theme for 2022’s challenge is “Smart Solutions for a Better Future”. Students will have to look into smart technologies without compromising on improving energy efficiency and/or promoting the use of renewable energy, and discuss how the innovative approach/product meets consumers’ needs and how their proposal meets the National Agenda of being a smart nation.
Through their creativity and hard work in coming up with a proposal and video presentation about using piezoelectric energy to harvest electricity and infrared wireless charging to charge devices, our students were awarded the following prizes: 2021 Team Merit and Best Speaker Award
North West Outstanding School Partner Gold Award
For the second year running, St. Margaret’s Secondary School has been presented with the North West Outstanding School Partner Gold Award by the North West Community Development Council – an award that recognises our school’s efforts, dedication and determination in serving the community.
“We learn to serve our God, our State, our School In service free for neighbour, home and friend”
Indeed, just like the lyrics of our school song above, our staff and students’ willingness and cheerfulness in serving the community is in the spirit of our school motto of Charity, Patience and Devotion.
May our students continue to go forth and be a blessing to our community!
SLS Avatar Competition 2021
While most students were enjoying their school holidays, Lim Sher Min (S4-4) ventured out of her comfort zone and picked up her digital pen to put her creativity juices to work.
On TikTok, she came across the SLS (Student Learning Space) Avatar Competition organised by the SLS Design and Development Team at MOE.
As President of the Creative Arts Club, Sher Min is no stranger to creating digital designs. She has, however, never digitally drawn an avatar before.
She shared, “I drew an avatar of an explorer as I felt that it best reflects the process of learning, which was the theme I selected. Learning is an adventure that students embark on, exploring new realms and constantly discovering new things. My avatar had a hat and vest, complete with a magnifying glass, symbolising curiosity and a hunger to find out more.”
“I enjoyed my time devoted to drawing and fine tuning my first avatar until I was finally happy to submit it. It was a pleasant surprise when I learnt that I was one of the winners of the competition.”
We rejoice with Sher Min whose avatar was selected as one of the 24 winning designs out of more than 8,500 entries for the competition.
Congratulations Sher Min!
Singapore Remote Sensing Workshop 2021
The inaugural “SG Remote Sensing Workshop: Observing the Earth from Space” was organised by The Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn), Singapore’s national space office. Held from 22 November to 3 December 2021 at NUS, it gave students a hands-on experience with satellite imagery. Participants had to work with students from different schools on an issue and come up with solutions to overcome them. Our students, Ng Meiying and Priscilla Tan (from Secondary 4-4) had the privilege of participating in the programme.
Priscilla was grateful for the opportunity as she “got to interact with different students who shared a common interest in Geography.” She was able to learn new skills and was amazed by how far a Geography topic can be extended. As for Meiying, the experience proved to be very fruitful and “if given the opportunity to go again, I would definitely take up the chance”.
The group achieved the ‘Best Overall’ Award! Their teacher-in-charge, Ms Priscilla Lim, shared that the workshop was quite intense and there was a lot of information about statistics that the students had to handle and digest. The girls were open to learning and demonstrated the determination to give of their best despite the challenges they faced.
Our heartiest congratulations to Priscilla and Meiying!
Green Plan Challenge
Amidst the busyness and demands of the year, Rachel Sonsun (S4-4) has shown what it means to “let one’s light shine” through her service to the community during the Green Plan Challenge held at Punggol.
Rachel’s role as a Green Coach was to provide teams with a short introduction about the Treelodge when they arrived at her station situated at Treelodge@Punggol. Following this, they would be required to complete 2 tasks based on her introduction.
Rachel’s willingness to carve out time to serve the community through creating awareness of biodiversity and Singapore’s sustainability efforts is truly inspiring. Rachel’s key takeaway from her participation in this Challenge was that it allowed her to interact with people from various walks of life. She was also gratified to see their eagerness to learn more about their estate. Truly, Rachel’s contribution to the success of this event embodies the St. Margaret’s vision of “a community of learners growing and glowing for God”, and fulfils our school mission of “serving God, the community and the country”.
Art Competitions 2021
We would like to rejoice together with two of our students, Heather Yap Kai Shuen (S4-4) and Sarah Lim Li En (S3-1), for their recent achievements at national art competitions.
At the Live On Festival 2021, an event which encourages participants to express their thoughts on organ donation and transplantation through art and writing, Heather was presented with the Distinction award for her artwork, titled ‘A Spark of Light’. You may view Heather’s artwork and read more about her inspiration and the idea behind it through this link.
Sarah was presented with a Merit Award for her artwork, titled ‘The Wonders Of Imagination’, at the recent 13 – 19 Art Prize Competition organized by The Rice Company Limited (TRCL) to support The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. Sarah’s artwork is currently on display in the gallery of 10 Square Youth @ Orchard Central. Additionally, an online version of this artwork, together with her artist’s statement, is also available for viewing at here.
Aside from receiving well-deserved awards for their pieces of artwork, Heather’s and Sarah’s vibrant paintings carry a message of hope and joy to bless the viewers, thus espousing our school values of taking pride and showing care. Well done Heather and Sarah!
Strategic Partnership-Co-curricular Activity (SP-CCA) Track and Field Competitions 2021
SP-CCA is an official MOE-SportSG Programme which welcomes students from different backgrounds. This programme is conducted by certified coaches from the ActiveSG Athletics Club and serves as a platform for students to discover their interests regardless of their experience.
One of our Secondary 2 girls, Joanna Ho, participated in this external CCA and represented our school in various track and field events. Her resilience and perseverance helped her emerge as the overall champion for the ‘C’ Division Track and Field Competition.
Joanna, you’re an inspiration for everyone to be actively engaged in sports!
NAFA Celebrating Excellence - Best Graduate 2021
Tsai Gin-tzu, who was in our school String Ensemble, completed her education at St. Margaret’s Secondary School in 2015. A resilient student who has had to overcome obstacles to follow her heart, she went on to pursue her passion for music at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). We rejoice with her– she has not just graduated but clinched the ‘Best Graduate 2021’ Award!
Her desire to learn continuously is evident in her desire to delve deeper into music through the Master’s Programme she will enrol in. Congratulations and all the best to you, Gin-tzu!
NJC International Humanities Symposium 2021
This year’s International Humanities Symposium (IHS) took place on 16 Jul. Participants came from more than 30 schools both from Singapore and overseas. In total, over 70 video presentations were submitted. You can view all the projects here: https://go.gov.sg/e-ihs2021 The theme of the symposium: Since the start of 2020, humanity has been grappling with severe challenges: a pandemic, climate change, and social and political upheavals. Against this backdrop of global challenges, the 4th e-International Humanities Symposium 2021: Humanity – Challenges, Adaptation and Innovation, offers students a critical lens to examine the underlying forces, and to showcase their creativity by suggesting new innovative ideas or modifications to existing strategies to address the chosen situation. This will not only heighten the participants’ global awareness, but also nurture them to become invested citizens of tomorrow. We are pleased to share that our team was conferred the Most Creative Presentation Award. Great job, girls.
NUS Geography Challenge 2021
The National University of Singapore Geography Challenge (NUS GC) is an annual non-profit Geography-centered competition jointly organised by the NUS Department of Geography and the NUS Geographical Society. During the NUS GC 2021, our students were empowered and inspired not only as Singaporean citizens, but also as world citizens in thinking critically about the larger picture to protect Singapore’s immediate future and the decades ahead – towards SG100. Our students also explored potential solutions and opportunities to promote active citizenry as well as ensure Singapore will continue to be the passport to the world. The resilience our students showed in competing in this challenge helped them clinch a Silver and 2 Bronze awards in the Top Performing Individual category and emerged as Top 2 in the Team category. Well done, girls!
𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗞𝘂𝗮𝗻 𝗬𝗲𝘄 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀
Ashleigh Ng Shi Ya and Halfia (graduated 2020) have received the 2021 Lee Kuan Yew Award for Outstanding Normal Course Students. The award, based on their GCE O-Level and N-level Examination results respectively, is presented to top Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) students,. This achievement is an acknowledgement of their diligence and resilience in overcoming the challenges they faced.
Congratulations, Ashleigh and Halfia!
𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 新蕾爱拍客
In April this year, 8 students from the Mother Tongue DOTS Programme participated in the annual Chinese Creative Writing with Photography Competition (新蕾爱拍客). The competition was organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and LianHe ZaoBao to promote Chinese literary writing among students. Participants were required to submit a photograph together with a write-up based on the themes “The New Normal” or “Our Cultural Heritage”. We are delighted to share that 2 of our students, Jade Palimarmo from S2-1 and Suzanna Tan from S3-5, won the Merit Award for their work!
𝗧𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
We are pleased to share the following Tamil Language achievements by our students: - Ministry of Education Naanum Oru Padaipaali: Certificate of Achievement - Kavimalai - Poetry Workshop cum Poetry Writing Competition 2021: Consolation Prize - Secondary 4 - Short Story Writing Competition by Association of Singapore Tamil Writers: Third Prize - Short Story Writing Competition by Raffles Institution: First Prize Well done, girls!
Track Record of Resilience
Our Secondary Four student, Tan Leyin was featured on SchoolBag for not allowing hurdles to stand in the way of her goals. She exemplifies our school’s value of resilience and is a great inspiration to us all!
Head over to the link above to read more about Leyin’s story!
SSSC Sportsmanship Award
Every year, the Singapore Schools Sports Council recognises outstanding sportsmen who have exhibited great sportsmanship during the National School Games by conferring on them the SSSC Sportsmanship Award.
We are truly honored to have 2 recipients of the award. They are :
Ng Yu Ning Natalie from S4-5 for Badminton and Koh Tze Ting Kirstin from S4-5 for Bowling.
Our collaboration with the North West Community Development Council (CDC) aims to bless others via community outreach and environmental efforts. We are grateful that our involvement has been acknowledged with the North West CDC School Partners Award (Gold).
North West Community Development Council’s Outstanding All-Rounder Student Award 2021
The Outstanding All Rounder Student (OARS) Award is presented by the North West Community Development Council (CDC). The award aims to recognise students in the district who have excelled not only academically but also in their CCA and contributions to the community.
We are happy to announce that the 2021 award has been given to Koh Tze Ting Kirstin.
Destination Imagination 2022
Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit organisation dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. This year, our school sent a team of Secondary 2 students to take part in the Singapore Chapter’s Service Learning Challenge. The group chose to raise greater awareness on ways to manage and cope with stress focused on the graduating cohort who will be sitting for the national examinations at the end of the year. As part of the challenge, the students were also tasked with various challenges that required them to think creatively on their feet when presented with issues to solve. They were also tasked to present a skit to showcase their project and findings .
We are proud to announce that our girls emerged 2nd in the Service Challenge. Great job, girls!
Pioneer Brigader Brooch Award 2021
This is the highest local award presented to a member of the Girls’ Brigade. Awardees are selected based on their exemplary character, leadership qualities and their contribution to society. This year, we would like to congratulate Grace Chee Yan Ting of S4-2, Low Yan Ting, Natasha of S4-2 and Ho Jia Hui Gracia of S4-5 for being conferred this esteemed award.
The National Police Cadet Corps Badge, or SPF-NPCC Badge in short, is the highest award given annually to the top five percent of graduating cadets who have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to the corps during their term of service.
This year, we would like to congratulate Bhumi Gupta and Isabel Jade Huang Yen Chen of S4-3 for attaining this prestigious award. Great job, girls!
The Best Unit Cadet Award is given to the cadet who has made outstanding contributions to her school’s unit. This year, we would like to congratulate Fay Toh Xue Qi of S4-5 for attaining this award.
Well done Fay!
National School Games 2021 - Badminton
After several rounds of intense competition, our badminton players have done us proud by emerging 4th in the ‘B’ Division South Zone Badminton Championships 2021. Well done, girls!
National School Games 2021 - Bowling
Our bowlers rose to the challenge and won the 3rd school ranking in the ‘B’ Division Bowling Championships 2021. To add to the glory, one of bowlers attained the 4th ranking in the ‘B’ Division (Singles) and she is also ranked 9th in the ‘B’ Division (All Events). We thank our bowlers for their dedication and passion for the game. Great job, ladies!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 - String Ensemble
Our String Ensemble showcased their talent at this year’s SYF Arts Presentation by performing two contrasting pieces - Serenade for Strings Op. 20, Movement I by Edward Elgar and Rumanian Folk Dances, Movement V & VI by Bela Bartok.
For their stellar performance, the String Ensemble achieved the Certificate of Distinction. Well done, girls!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 - Concert Band
For this year’s SYF performance, the senior’s team from our concert band presented ‘And Then The Oceans Glows’, composed by Satoshi Yagisawa. The piece consisted of 3 sectional themes: “Shining Morning Ocean”, “Wind Stormy Ocean” and “Large Mother Ocean.”
We are proud to announce that our Concert Band has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction for their performance. Great job, girls!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 - Indian Dance
Our Indian Dance students’ Singapore Youth Festival submission comprised of a contemporary Indian classical piece. This joyful and exuberant performance allowed them to express how blessed they felt at being able to learn dance; as well as to showcase their devotion and dedication to the art form.
This beautiful dance piece was choreographed by their dance instructor and the students’ many hours of rehearsal and hard work paid off when they received a well-deserved Certificate of Distinction for their performance. Well done, girls!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 - Chinese Dance
Our Chinese Dance presented a dance that portrays the strength and grace of women. It is set against a dreamlike landscape of the ladies racing in the wind and dancing among the clouds.
For this novel interpretation of the martial arts-inspired dance, the Chinese Dance Group was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in this year’s Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. Excellent work, girls!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 - Malay Dance
Our Malay Dance students presented a dance titled Fitrah Za’Rah at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021. This dance symbolizes the purity and innocence of youth, celebrates friendship and enhances the bonds of love among the students. They glow with grace and radiance!
We are pleased to announce that our Malay Dance was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in this year’s SYF Arts Presentation. Well done, girls!
12th Goodtalk (Global Village) International Children & Youth Bilingual Speech Conference
In January of this year, 5 girls from SMSS DOTS (Chinese) participated in the 12th Global Village Children & Youths Bilingual Speech Competition. At the Preliminary round of this competition, 3 of them achieved the Bronze Award while 2 of them achieved the Most Promising Speech Award.
Well done, girls!
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020
This year’s competition attracted nearly 13,000 entries on the theme: Climate Action and the Commonwealth. 130 volunteer judges, drawn from 40 different countries across the Commonwealth, assessed the entries. The final judging decision was done by an expert panel of authors, journalists and poets; which included writer Anthony Horowitz, written word poet Suli Breaks, journalist Matthew Parris, novelist Wendy Holden, award-winning author Zalika Reid-Benta; and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner and poet, Sia Figiel.
We are pleased to announce that 5 of our girls won the Gold Award, 13 achieved the Silver Award and 7 students clinched the Bronze Award. Congratulations to our budding young writers for exemplifying our school values of learning continuously and taking pride in their endeavours!
National Primary and Secondary School Essay Competition 2020
We are proud to share that one of our #DOTScl girls has achieved a Merit Award for her essay for the National Primary and Secondary School Essay Competition. 《2020年，我们的战疫故事》全国中小学征文大赛.
The National Primary and Secondary School Essay Competition is co-organised by the Singapore Middle School Chinese Teachers’ Association and the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning.
2020 NUS Geography Challenge
The National University of Singapore Geography Challenge (NUS GC) is an annual non-profit Geography-centered competition jointly organised by the NUS Department of Geography and the NUS Geographical Society. The challenge hopes to spark interest in the dynamic discipline of Geography among secondary school students.
Our school sent four students to take part in the challenge. We are pleased to share that one girl clinched the Gold Award and two girls received Bronze Award. Well done, girls!
Singapore Police Force - National Police Cadet Corps (SPC-NPCC) Badge 2020
This is the pinnacle award given annually to the top five percent of graduating cadets who have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to the corps during their term of service.
This year, we would like to congratulate Station Inspector from Secondary 4-5 for clinching this prestigious award. Well done!
The North West Outstanding School Partner Award
We are proud to announce that our school has been awarded The North West Outstanding School Partner Award (Silver) for our commendable efforts in serving the community.
𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺
Some of our students participated in the 12th International Science Youth Forum last week. They took part in dialogue sessions and master classes with Nobel Laureates and eminent scientists. In addition, they interacted with students from several other countries, including Estonia, Poland, UK, USA, Korea and Thailand. It was a fruitful and eye-opening learning experience for all.
𝟭𝟭𝘁𝗵 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 & 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
6 girls from SMSS DOTS (Chinese) participated in the 11th Global Village Children & Youths Bilingual Speech Competition and did well! 3 girls achieved the Silver Award in the preliminary round, and 2 girls advanced to the finals. In the finals, participants had to work with a counterpart from China to present a 3-minute bilingual speech. We are delighted to share that we achieved a Gold Award and a Silver Award in the finals!
𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀
Our SMSS fencers competed in their individual events at the 2020 Novices Fencing Championships last weekend. It is the first time our Sec 2 fencers are competing. We are happy to share that we obtained a bronze medal in the Individual Sabre event. We were placed within the Top 8 positions in two events and in the Individual Foil event too. Looking forward to the team events in Feb!
Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards 2019
This award recognises the students’ sporting achievements and display of good sporting character and values. We are pleased to announce the following:
Judo: Colours Award (Best Sportsgirl) and Colours Award (Distinction)
Fencing: 20 Colours Awards
Gymnastics: 6 Colours Awards
Ten-pin Bowling: 13 Colours Awards
Plain English Speaking Award 2019
A group of debaters participated in the Plain English Speaking Award organised by YMCA Singapore. This is a prestigious oratorical competition that tests the students’ ability to speak proficiently and confidently. They have to think critically on the spot too. We are proud to announce that one of the girls was awarded the 1st Runner Up Prize in the Senior Category.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) REACH Assessments
Reach Assessments are annual progression assessments which provide an external, objective benchmark of learner progress. We are pleased to share the following results:
Science: 9 Outstanding Awards
Mathematics: 10 Exemplary Awards and 71 Outstanding Awards
Writing: 6 Exemplary Awards and 12 Outstanding Awards
English: 6 Exemplary Awards and 21 Outstanding Awards
Inter-Unit Drill Competition 2019 Organised by the National Police Cadets Corps
The drill competition is organized annually for all NPCC Units The competition aims to assess cadets’ proficiency in drills using a pre-determined set of competition criteria. It also hopes to instil the qualities of innovation and enterprise in the cadets. We are pleased to share that our NPCC unit was placed among the top 20 teams this year.
Toy Design Competition 2019
The Toy Design Competition organised by Singapore Polytechnic aims to promote design activities and design thinking among local schools.
Secondary school participants competed by designing toys in different categories. This annual competition provides an excellent opportunity for secondary school students to unleash their creativity through designing their dream toys. om 1819 onwards, including Sir Stamford Raffles’ coming to Singapore and the opening of Jewel Changi.
We are pleased to share that our team was awarded the Commendation Prize for this competition. Well done, girls!
Two of our students were appointed by the Malay Language Council Singapore as Rakan Bahasa (Friends of the Language), in other words, junior language ambassadors. This initiative by MLCS aims to encourage students who excel in the Malay Language to spread the love of the language to their peers, friends and families. The students took part in the NewsMaker competition and acted as student-docents at the Asian Civilisations Museum during the launch of Bulan Bahasa or the Malay Language Month.
Periyar Sayings Recital Competition 2019
A team of students took part in the competition organised by the Periyar Community Service of Singapore to create interest in the Tamil Language and to showcase students’ talent. We are pleased to share that two of our students attained the 2nd and 3rd Prizes for the competition. Keep the Tamil Language alive, girls!
Energy Innovation Challenge 2019
This competition aims to interest, excite and enable students to understand and experience the part engineering plays in energy innovation. The challenge is an annual event that provides students from Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and ITEs the opportunity for Innovation. It also allows them to work with professional engineering and business mentors to design or invent a product. We are pleased to share that one of our teams attained a Merit Award for the Secondary School Category for their project on the Oculi Watch. Do continue to ignite your passion for the sciences!
National Schools Literature Festival 2019
A group of Literature students participated in the National Schools Literature Festival. It is the biggest literary festival for students in Singapore, and it has provided them with a powerful platform to develop their passion and love for Literature.
The Upper Secondary students participated in debates, while the Lower Secondary students participated in a choral reading competition. We are pleased to announce that the Secondary 4 team for the Unseen Debate and the Lower Secondary Choral Reading team emerged as winners for their team events. Well done, girls!
The Baden-Powell Award (BPA) is an award given in recognition of a Girl Guide’s leadership potential and proficiency in planning. It is the highest badge awarded by the Chief Commissioner of GGS. It represents the Guide’s commitment to the Ten Guide Laws & the Guide Promise. We are pleased to announce that two Guides attained the award for the year 2018 and four Guides attained the award for the year 2019. Congratulations!
MOE History Challenge 2019
A team of girls took part in this challenge to showcase their passion for history by taking part in a challenging test which required disciplinary thinking, in depth knowledge of the subject and applied conceptual understanding across different periods and contexts in history. We are pleased to announce that one of the girls has qualified for the MOE’s History Talent Development Programme. We wish her all the best as she embarks on this journey of development.
National Schools Games - Inter-school South Zone Basketball Championships 2019
We are pleased to announce that our ‘C’ Division Basketball team was placed 4th in the event. We thank the coach, the teachers in-charge and all who helped the girls to achieve this result. Well done, girls!
National Schools Games - South Zone Inter-school Netball Championships 2019
The ‘C’ division netballers have done very well and we are pleased to share that they clinched the 3rd position. Great job girls!
Chinese Language Competitions
In February, our Secondary 3 Higher Chinese Language students submitted their Chinese poems based on the theme ‘Metamorphosis’ for the National Poetry Competition. We are pleased to announce that they have achieved 3 Merit Awards, 2 Third Prize Awards and the First Prize was also clinched by our student!
In April, eight of our girls from the Chinese DOTS programme took part in the Chinese Creative Writing with Photography Competition 2019 jointly organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, Singapore Literature Society and Nan Chiau High School. We are happy to announce that one of our students clinched the First Prize in the Lower Secondary category
In another competition in July, our Chinese DOTS girls took part in the preliminary round of the “My Story 2019 Public Speaking Competition”, jointly organised by the Speak Mandarin Campaign and Noontalk Media. We are happy to share that both girls made it into the Top 6. One of the girls also clinched the Best Story Award! Congratulations, girls!
National Schools Games - Tenpin Bowling Championships 2019
Our bowlers have displayed tenacity and resilience throughout the 4-day competition. We are proud to announce that our ‘C’ Division girls clinchedthe Third Place in the competition. Great job, girls!
Tamil Language Competitions
The Tamil Language Unit of the Ministry of Education organised the Budding Writers, Artistes and Poets Programme for all secondary schools and JC/CI offering Tamil Language. The programme aims to nurture in students the passion to create literary works in the Tamil Language. We are pleased to share that the girls clinched the Silver Award with 1 student winning the Budding Writer Award and 3 students, the Budding Artiste Award.
In another Tamil Language Competition organised by the Tampines GRC IAECs, we are proud to share that one student clinched the first prize in the Oratorical Contest and Proverb Recital Category. Another student was awarded a consolation prize for the Oratorical Competition. Well done, girls!
Girls’ Brigade Awards
We are proud to announce that one of our GB girls was conferred the Pioneer Brigader Brooch, the highest award a secondary school GB girl can attain. We are also pleased to share that two of the teams were received the Bronze Awards for their participation in the Low Guat Tin Challenge 2019. Part of the Dr. Low Guat Tin Challenge 2019, “Code to Serve” showcased the hard work of the 120 teams who spent over 8 months attending coding workshops, innovating and designing digital solutions to improve the quality of the life of others. Well done, girls!
ITE IgnITE Skills Challenge 2019
We are pleased to share that 3 teams from Sec 2/7 made it to the finals in the challenge and one of the teams emerged 2nd Runner-up for the Data Visualisation Challenge. Good job girls!
Singapore Sports School Para Games 2019
We are proud to share that one of our students emerged the champion in the Women 100 metres run. She has shown resilience and determination in finishing the race well. Congratulations!
Tamil Language Competitions
We are pleased to share that our team won the Challenge Trophy in the Tamil Language Inter-school Competition 2019 organised by Raffles Institution. In the competition, one girl was 1st in the Oratorical Competition (Upper Secondary Category) and 2nd in the Essay Writing Competition. Another girl was 3rd in the Oratorical Competition (Lower Secondary Category). In addition, in the Drama Competition, our lower secondary students emerged champions.
Mathematics Challenge 2019
Our Secondary Four girls did very well in the challenge organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic. We emerged 2nd Runner-up in the competition. Our teams garnered the 2nd and 3rd positions in the Session 1 Quiz and emerged champions in Session 1A Alpha Blast. Good work, girls!
Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships 2019
Our school debaters have done very well! They emerged Champions in Division II!. In addition, three of the debaters won accolades- they were acknowledged as the Top 16th,6th and Top Speaker of the Finals! Excellent job, girls!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2019
Our students have excelled in the various CCA competitions, a testament to the perseverance and hard work of our students, their teachers and coaches. We are pleased to announce that our performing arts CCAs have done very well in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2019. To God Be The Glory!
Global Village Children and Youth Bilingual Speech Conference 2019 - Beijing Finals
Two of our girls represented Singapore to take part in the conference during the March holidays. We are proud to announce that they have been awarded the Global Youth Ambassador Award and Global Youth Contributor Award. Excellent job, girls!
National School Games 2019 - Judo
We are pleased to share that our girl achieved the Third Position for B Division Girls Under 57kg Event in Judo. Great work, girl!
Destination Imagination 2019
Congratulations to our Sec 2 team who won the Service Learning Challenge for the Middle-Level Category. Excellent results, girls!
National School Games 2019 – Rhythmic Gymnastics
We are pleased to share that our gymnasts attained the Third Position in the ‘B’ Division Three Hoops Two Balls Group event at the National Schools Games. Fantastic job, girls!
2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships
We are pleased to share that our gymnasts have achieved the 6th position for the Level 5A Ribbon Individual Event and the 5th position for the Level 6 Clubs Individual Event. Well done, girls!
Girl Guides Competitions
During the World Thinking Day Carnival on 23 February 2019, our Secondary Two Girl Guides took charge of setting up the carnival booth for bead bracelets and henna art. The girls received the Best Carnival Booth Award!
National Schools Games 2019 - Fencing
We are proud to announce that our fencers were placed 4th for the B Division and 5th for the C Division. One of our fencers attained a Top 8 Position in the Epee Individual Girls’ Event. Well done, girls!
Malay Language Competitions
A group of five students participated In the Malay Scrabble Competition, Piala Cendekia Sahibba, organised by Woodgrove Secondary School., We came in fourth in the South Zone and will be representing our school in the nationals to be held later in the year. All the best in the coming competition.
Another group of our students took part in the “Rentas Pantas” Competition organised by the NTU Malay Language and Cultural Society and enjoyed the competition and interaction with the other competitors from different schools.
Unity Scientific Innovation Challenge with SP & ERI@N USPE 2019
This national science competition taps on participants’ intellectual curiosity and creativity in applying scientific principles to develop an innovative solution to various challenges. We are proud to announce that two of our teams have won awards in the competition. One team was given the Best Presentation Award, whilst the other team achieved the Most Innovative Solution Award. Excellent job, girls!
National Schools Games Basketball 2019
Our Basketball players put up a good fight and emerged Third in the South Zone Girls ‘B’ Division. Great job, girls!
National Schools Ten Pin Bowling Championship 2019
We are pleased to announce that one of the school bowlers came in Second for the Girls’ Single Event. Well done!
Red Cross Youth First Aid Championship 2019
This year our cadets achieved commendable results in the event. Our senior cadets performed exceptionally well and the team was awarded a Gold. The junior cadets gave of their best and the team was awarded a Silver. Good job!
Global Village Children and Youth Bilingual Speech Conference 2019
The conference aims to promote understanding and appreciation of the Chinese language and culture as well as intercultural friendship through interactive activities and games between participants from China and Singapore. The highlight of the speech conference saw participants delivering a speech titled “China in My Eyes.” Participants from Singapore delivered their speeches in Mandarin, while those from China delivered theirs in English. Those who advanced to the Grand Finals had to give a combined bilingual speech with a Chinese or Singapore counterpart.
Four of our Sec 2 students took part in the conference and we are proud to announce that one of them achieved First Prize for the Singapore Station Finals. She has also won an opportunity to compete in China with other winners from Australia, UK and USA. We wish her all the best in the forthcoming competition.
Singapore Novices Fencing Championship 2019
From 26th to 28th January, our fencers participated in the Singapore Novices Championships 2019. Despite some initial disappointments, our fencers fought on and fought well. We are pleased to announce that our fencers have achieved commendable results in the following events: