Chinese Calligraphy Competitions
Our WPS calligraphers joined a series of Chinese calligraphy competitions in July.
The 4th Sing Chu National Student Chinese Calligraphy Competition was organised by the Chou Sing Chu Foundation, was held on 7 July, 2019. There were more than 300 participants this year.
The 8th National Primary and Secondary School Chinese Calligraphy Competition was jointly organized by Poi Ching School and Futsing Association. It was held on Friday, 19 July, 2019. More than 250 students participated in this competition. Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A) blazed her way to the finals and clinched the merit awards for both the competitions.
15th National Primary School Chinese Story Telling Competition
The 15th National Primary School Chinese Story Telling Competition was jointly organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, the Singapore Middle School Chinese Teachers’ Association and Nan Chiau Primary School, with support from UFM100.3.
It was held on Friday, 2nd August 2019 at the Seletar Mall. There were more than 200 participants, and Andreina Koh Yi Han (4A) emerged as one of the 16 finalists and clinched a Merit award.
As a merit winner, Andreina had the honour to take a photo with Ms Sim Ann, the Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Communications and Information.
Malay Language Comic Drawing Competition – Kartunis Cilik 2019
We are proud to announce that Darwisy Hafiy Bin Salsofi Sofian Hadi (4B) clinched the 9th position and emerged as one of the top 15 winners out of 63 participants in the Malay Language Comic Drawing Competition – Kartunis Cilik 2019. Nur Aairah Binte Muhammad Zaid (4A) and Zakeera Binte Abu Bakar (4D) each received a plaque and certificate of participation.
The prize presentation ceremony was held on 30 August 2019 at White Sands Primary School, in conjunction with this year’s Malay Language Month. Well done, West Springers.
National Primary Schools On-The-Spot Chinese Creative Essay Writing Competition 2019
The 25th National Primary Schools On-the-Spot Chinese Creative Essay Writing Competition was organised by the Singapore Chinese Teachers Association and the Singapore Writers Association and sponsored by the Foochow Association in Singapore. Out of about 800 student participants, 81 students were given an award. Theodore Pan (4B) attained the commendation award.
International Chinese Language Online Creative Writing Competition 2019
Huang Hai Nuo of 6D participated in the 2019 International Chinese Language Online Creative Writing Competition which was organised by the Holy Innocents’ Primary School. She obtained the Silver Award in Category 1 (Singapore District) and Bronze Award in Category 2 (International District). More than 6000 participants from Singapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan participated in this competition.
The 5th National Primary School “Picture Book Creation” Competition 2019
The 5th National Primary School “Picture Book Creation” Competition 2019 was organized by Nan Hua Primary School. This competition aims to provide students with the opportunity to work collaboratively and develop their Chinese Creative Writing Skills on the theme of ‘Understanding’ or ‘Kindness’. A total of 113 teams took part in this competition. We are proud that our team clinched one of the 20 Merit Awards at this national competition. The West Springers who represented WPS were Chan Yan Chi Claire (6A), Dai Yutong (6D), Reina Teo Jing Yin (6E) and Alyssa Yeo (6A).
The entry by our West Springers 《泡泡里的她》(The Girl in the Bubble) will be displayed at Nan Hua Primary School during the prize giving ceremony to be held on Wednesday, 6 November.
The SYF Art Exhibition is an annual event organised by the Ministry of Education to provide opportunities for our students to showcase their artistic talents and to promote art appreciation in our schools. This year’s exhibition, titled Artist and Citizenship, features artworks by students from Primary Schools, Full Schools (primary section) and Special Education Schools (primary section).
As part of the festival, ten of our Primary 5 West Springers worked collaboratively to create an artwork for submission. The artwork, titled ‘CBD – Celebrating Bicentennial Dream’, has been given Certificate of Recognition and will be on display at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS).
The SYF 2019 Art Exhibition will be open to public from 6 July 2019 to 21 July 2019, 10.00 am to 7.00 pm daily. The exhibition will also be presented via an online gallery on https://www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg/ from 6 July onwards.
Singapore and Asian Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO)
We are delighted to share that our Primary 2 to 6 students have done well in the Singapore and Asian Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO) 2019. Our students bagged a total of 5 Gold, 11 Silver, and 22 Bronze awards. This is an international Mathematics competition, and it was an excellent opportunity for our students to compete with more than 28,000 students from countries such as China, India, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. This is made possible by our teachers who believe in our students’ potential and nurture them towards fulfilling their potential.
10th National Chinese Penmanship and Calligraphy Competition 2019
The WPS calligraphers participated in a Chinese calligraphy competition, the 10th National Chinese Penmanship and Calligraphy Competition 2019, organised by the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore.
Through this competition, our students have deepened their learning in the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy.
More than 5000 participants from Singapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan participated in this competition held on 2 June 2019.
Sierra Ma Chernning (6E), Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A) and Ong Xin Yi (6F) blazed their way to the finals and clinched the merit award.
National Students’ Chinese Penmanship Competition 2019
Our students from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting BOOST (Bringing Out Our Students’ Talents) programme participated in the 2019 National Chinese Penmanship Competition held on 13 April. The competition comprises multiple categories. It is an annual event organised by the Singapore Fo Guang Shan. There were more than 3,600 student participants.
Our West Springers, Ng Jing Ting (4A), Wong Yu Xin (4B), Lim Yu Kai (4F), Ng Wan Ting Nicole (5C), Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A) , Dai Yu Tong Emilia (6D), Sierra Ma Chernning (6E) and Ong Xin Yi (6F) blazed their way to the finals. Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A) emerged 2nd in the Primary School category. Dai Yu Tong Emilia (6D), Sierra Ma Chernning (6E) and Ong Xin Yi (6F) won the Merit Awards. The school team also attained the Enthusiastic Participation Award.
Front row from left to right: Wong Yu Xin (4B), Lim Yu Kai (4F), Ng Wan Ting Nicole (5C), Ng Jing Ting (4A) Back row from left to right: Dai Yu Tong Emilia (6D), Sierra Ma Chernning (6E), Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A), Ong Xin Yi (6F)
Ngee Ann National Students’ Calligraphy Competition 2019
The Ngee Ann National Students’ Calligraphy Competition 2019 was organised by the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre (NACC). It was held on 6 April 2019. With more than 250 participants from 24 primary schools, it was an affirmation for our West Springers, Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A), Dai Yu Tong Emilia (6D) and Sierra Ma Chernning (6E), who clinched three of the 10 merit awards.
(Front row from left to right: Ng Wan Ting Nicole (5C), Junie Toh Junshan (3D), Lee Qi En Cherie (4C), Huang Ruoyi Elaine (4F). Back row from left to right: Law Kai Xiang Adriel (5D), Chan Yan Chi, Claire (6A), Sierra Ma Chernning (6E), Dai Yu Tong Emilia (6D), Ong Xin Yi (6F))
Tamil Language Month Competitions 2019
In conjunction with the Tamil Language Month held in the month of April, a series of events and competitions were organised to celebrate the Tamil Language. Tamil students from various institutions were given the opportunity to showcase their talents in many areas ranging from the arts to literary competitions.
We are proud to share that on 7 April 2019, Thanvi Gnanashekar from 1C clinched the First Prize in the Pattukkottai Kalyanasundram Singing Competition (Primary 1 Category) organised by the Makkal Kavignar Mandram. She sang the song titled Chinna Pennana Pothile, which means, “when I was a young girl”.
T.L.Ruthvick from Primary 3B participated in the Tamil Language Festival 2019. He joined a singing competition organised by the Singapore Thamizhar Eyakkam (Singapore Tamils’ Movement). He received a certificate of consolation.
National Games Tournament for Basketball 2019
Our Junior Boys and Girls participated in the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament organised by the National School Games (NSG) held from 1 April to 25 April 2019.
This competition allowed our students to gain invaluable exposure and experience at the national level. They competed and made friends with students from many schools from various parts of Singapore. We are proud that the boys clinched the 1st position in Tier 3 and the girls clinched the 2nd position in Tier 1. Our success was possible with the unwavering support from our parents and teachers.
Congratulations to Hayden Lam Yi Fong, 6F for being awarded the 2019 Raffles Scholarship.
National Primary School Games Wushu Competition 2019 (25 March – 2 April)
24 students from our Wushu BOOST (Bringing Out Our Students’ Talents) programme represented the school in the 15th National Primary School Games Wushu Competition 2019. This competition allows our students to gain invaluable exposure and experience at the national level.
We are incredibly proud to share that Lee Ding-Hong of 4E clinched the 1st position in the Junior Boys 42 Style Taiji Jian and 2nd position in the Junior Boys 24-style Taiji Quan event. Our Senior Girls were awarded 6th position in the Group Weapon event.
Our Junior Groups and Senior Boys Group who represented WPS did us proud by attaining 13th position out of 43 in the Junior Boys Group Quanshu, 15th position out of 31 in the Junior Girls Group Quanshu and 19th position out of 21 in the Senior Boys Group Weapon event.
These achievements would not have been possible if not for the unwavering support from their teachers and parents.
The Abbott Young Scientist Award 2019 recognizes students who demonstrate a keen interest in the pursuit of science.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Chang Hui En (Pri 5D) and Misha Maryam-Mirza (Pri 5D) for receiving the award for 2019.