WPS Friends of Singa Ambassadors (Most Heart-Warming Community Service Project 2018)
West Spring Friends Of Singa Ambassadors’ community service project has been recognised for their hard work and enthusiasm for their community project. Out of 103 Primary schools who participated, West Spring Primary is one of the eight schools to win the “Most Heart-Warming Community Service Project 2018”. This movement is organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement annually to recognise the students’ efforts and to encourage their peers to emulate their fine example. Congratulations West Springers!
Avvaiyar Vizha 2018 Literary Competitions
The Tamil Language and Cultural Society (TLCS) organised the Avvaiyar Vizha 2018 Literary Competitions on 29 July 2018. They were held in conjunction with the celebration of the renowned female Tamil Poet, Avvaiyar. The objectives of this competitions are to develop students who can speak creatively in Tamil through the renowned poet’s works and expose them to different styles of conversing and presenting.
In total, 50 schools took part in these competitions. Eight of our Primary two to five Tamil students took part in the literary competitions. They are Anandan Shai Sharan (2B), G K Sri Harihar (2H), Packirisamy Pavithra (3C), Sathasivam Gurusharan (3D), Anandan Shai Kishan (4D), Alagu Vanthana (4A), Vaidhynathan Maansa (5F) and Sekar Shreenidhi (5E). This was an ideal opportunity for West Springers to showcase their talents.
We are proud to announce that Vaidhynathan Maansa from 5F came in 3rd position for the oratorical competition (Moodhurai / Nalvazhi).
The Chinese Moo-O Awards 2018
On Wednesday, 30 May 2018, three of our Primary 2 students participated in the Chinese Moo-O Awards 2018. It is a National Children’s Digital Story Reading Competition organised by Princess Elizabeth Primary School and Teevers Pte Ltd., the developer of Moo-O. It was a competition organised to motivate students to read and speak fluently and expressively in Mandarin. It also aimed to cultivate a love for the Chinese language through a fun, engaging and immersive way of reading. It was a valuable experience for our students as they competed against 30 schools to clinch one of the 5 Merit awards in this national competition.
24th National primary school cum the 12th Singapore- Malaysia- Brunei On The Spot Chinese Creative Essay Writing Competition
Congratulations to Iris Huang Haimuo (5D) who participated in The 24th National Primary School cum the 12th Singapore- Malaysia- Brunei On the Spot Chinese Creative Essay Writing Competition held on 19 May 2018 at Townsville Primary School. Out of more than 800 student participants, only 81 students were given an award. Iris garnered the commendation award and was invited to become a member of the Singapore Association of Little Writers and she also received a free systematic writing training workshop, conducted by famous Singaporean writers.
This competition aims to promote the Chinese culture through essay writing. It also provides the Chinese small elites an opportunity to exchange their writing experience and ideas with foreign participants, so as to enable them to improve their level of Chinese writing.
This competition is organised by the Singapore Chinese Teachers Association and the Singapore Writers Association and sponsored by the Foochow Association in Singapore.
National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore (2018)
5 of our Primary 5 students took part in the National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore ( NMO∑ ). This is an annual national competition organized by the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science.
Our students did the school proud by clinching 1 Silver, 2 Bronze and 1 Honorable Mention awards.
|JAYDEN KHO JIE TENG||5F||Silver|
|ISAAC LOW EN WEI||5D||Bronze|
|LEE JUN LOK, DECLAN||5B||Bronze|
|DYLAN PANG GUO EN||5F||Honorable Mention|
Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2018, Arts Presentation for Dance (International)
24 dancers from our International Dance BOOST programme has taken part in this year’s SYF 2018 Arts Presentation for Dance (International) for the very first time on Thursday, 19 April 2018 held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) Hall. There are a total of 116 primary schools who participated in this category.
Our dancers were awarded the Accomplishment award despite this being their first competition on the national platform.
National Chinese Penmanship Competition 2018
WPS sent our students from the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club to participate in the 2018 National Chinese Penmanship Competition held on Saturday, 14 April. The competition is an annual event organised by Singapore Fo Guang Shan which comprises of multiple categories and participated by over 2,700 students. Our West Springers, Ng Jing Ting (3A), Ong Xin Yi (5F) and Chan Yan Chi, Claire (5A) blazed their way to the finals and Chan Yan Chi, Claire (5A) emerged 2nd in the Primary School category.
Singapore and Asian Schools Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO) 2018
We are delighted to share that our Primary 2 to 5 students have done well in the Singapore and Asian Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO) 2018. Our students bagged a total of 7 Golds, 28 Silvers, and 23 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.
Let’s Connect with Tamil
The Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee (TLLPC) organised the “Tamilodu Inaivom!”, which means “Let’s Connect with Tamil!” event to encourage students and parents to explore learning the Tamil Language in a fun and meaningful way on the 19 and 20 May at Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre.
Two of our Primary 4 students, Anandan Shai Kishan (4D) and Thiagarajan Heshikha (4E) took part in the competitions as part of the event. Out of a total of 30 teams, Anandan Shai Kishan came in the top 3 position for the song writing and cooking healthy food segments. Thiagarajan Heshikha came in top 3 position in the word game segment. It was a great learning experience for them.
National Calligraphy Competition
This year, students from the Chinese Calligraphy BOOST programme, represented the school in the 14th National Calligraphy Competition organised by Hong Wen School on Friday, 23 February 2018. It was a wonderful experience for the 167 young calligraphers from 28 primary schools, who displayed their talent on the spot for the competition. Our WPS calligraphers did us proud by attaining 4 Merit and 3 Consolation prizes.
National Primary Schools Wushu Championship 2018
It was WPS’s first time sending our students from our Wushu BOOST programme to join the 14th National Primary Schools Wushu Championship 2018. This competition allowed our students to gain invaluable competition experience and exposure at a national level. We are incredibly proud to share that Lee Ding-Hong of 3E clinched the 4th position in the Junior Boys 24-style Taiji event and our Junior Boys were ranked 30th within the division.
Ted Talk 2018
The Tamils Representative Council (TRC) and the Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee (TLLPC) organised TED Tamil 2018 for both Primary and Secondary students. This initiative aims to build students’ confidence in using the Tamil Language as a conversational tool to engage their audience and provides a platform for students to think, visualise and inspire through Technology, Entertainment and Design.
A total of 15 schools and 32 teams took part in this competition. Eight of our Primary 5 Tamil students took part in this Technology Entertainment Design (TED) Talk competition 2018. There were a total of 6 sessions including workshops, auditions, Preliminary rounds and the Grand Final. Our West Springers, Vaidhynathan Maansa (P5F) and Sekar Shreenidhi (P5E) clinched the First prize – The Challenge trophy.