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School Crest and Motto

The colours of the school crest are those of the Coat of Arms of Sir Stamford Raffles: Green, White and Black. The open book symbolises knowledge and the burning torch our commitment to forge character and develop lifeskills. The schools motto, Filiae Melioris Aevi, emblazoned across the crest, is Latin for Daughters of a Better Age. It is our pledge to the community that girls who pass through the portals of RGS will not simply inherit a ne tradition but will actively forge a ner future for her community.

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Vision, Mission, Goals, Values


RGS Vision RGS Mission RGS Goals
To aspire, strive and dare to be active creators of a better age for all. Nurturing the high ability girl to be a leader who will realise her talents in service of nation and community. To develop ne character and well-being in the RGS pupil, so that * as a person, she aspires toward higher good for self and others in thought and deed * as a leader, she demonstrates personal mastery and a sense of mission to create a better age for all. To nurture the intellect and re the imagination of the RGS pupil, so that * as a thinker, she manifests a reective disposition and is adept with the intelligent behaviours when faced with complex, unpredictable or ambiguous situations where there is no apparent solution * as a pioneer, she seeks and seizes opportunities with inventiveness and creativity for the common good.

RGS Values

People-Centred We put people rst. Respect, care and trust underpin all our interactions. Principled We are fair-minded, take responsibility for our ideas and actions, and demonstrate integrity and moral courage in our behaviour. Passionate We believe that conviction, commitment and drive enable us to achieve excellence in all our endeavours. Professional We take pride in our work, accept responsibility for our own learning and exercise discernment and openmindedness in our interaction with others.
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School Awards
Singapore Quality Class (SQC) Star
The SQC Star is awarded in recognition of superior performance in business excellence.

National Arts Education Award (Blaze, 2011-2016)


This award recognises RGS excellent arts practices and programmes.

PARTNERS (Merit) Award (2012-2015)


This award recognises schools with signicant achievements in collaborations with their stakeholders such as parents, alumni, Board of Governors, community groups and business organisations.

Meritorious Defence Partner Award (MDPA) (3rd Award, 2012)


The Meritorious Defence Partner Award is presented to organisations that have shown commendable support for Total Defence.

Health Promotion Board-MOE CHERISH Award (Bronze, 2012-2013)


The CHERISH award recognises RGS comprehensive health promotion programme and approach taken to improve the health of pupils, staff and the community.

Friend of Singa (FOS) Award Gold (2nd Award, 2011)


The FOS Award is presented to schools whose students think of creative solutions to tackle graciousness problems within their schools and how solutions can impact the entire school community.

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Board of Governors
RGS Board of Governors
Hon Justice Judith E J Prakash, Chairman Miss Wang Look Fung, Deputy Chairman Mr Daniel Soh, Treasurer Mrs Julie Hoo, Secretary Ms Cheng Ai Phing, Member Ms Claire Chiang, Member Mr Kwek Leng Kee, Member Mr Lim Soon Hock, Member Dr Kong Hwai Loong, Member Prof Jackie Yi-Ru Ying, Member Prof Phang Sock Yong, Member Mrs Yeong Phick Fui, Member Ms Anitha Komanthakkal, Member Mr Koh Seow Chuan, Member

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Contents
Nurturing the Intellect & Firing the Imagination Forging Fine Character & Developing the Body The RGS Community Roll of Honour 2011/2012 Record of Achievements Coaches and Instructors In Appreciation 7 24 35 54 72 142 144

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Nurturing the intellect


... sisters in learning, sisters at heart ...

Firing the imagination


... From high Olympus flows to us the glory, on us the sacred fire descends ...

Nurturing the intellect


... sisters in learning, sisters at heart ...

Firing the imagination


... From high Olympus flows to us the glory, on us the sacred fire descends ...
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Nurturing the && Firing thethe Imagination Nurturing theIntellect Intellect Firing Imagination
At RGS, students journey beyond traditional boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Providing holistic education through a challenging, broad-based academic curriculum helps our students develop analytical thinking skills and an appreciation for lifelong learning. Our distinctive Raffles Programme (RP) stretches and nurtures the high ability girl. By by-passing the GCE O Level examinations, she has more time to develop holistically and pursue different areas of interest. A distinctive feature of the RP is The Rafes Academy. The Rafes Academy serves as the talent development platform of the RP to nurture highly able students in the academic domain. The Rafes Diploma (RD) is a certication that recognises student participation and achievements in a wide spectrum of programmes in all the ve domains of development. This certication celebrates the commitment of students who take up opportunities which nurture their talents in areas beyond the academic and acknowledges the peaks of excellence attained by the student. In this way, the RD aims to challenge and expand the traditional denition of success based on the GCE A Level certication. Cognisant of the impact of ICT in pedagogy, integration of ICT with teaching and learning prepares the RGS girl with 21st century lifeskills for a digital world.
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The Rafes Programme


The Rafes Programme offers a seamless curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 (Years 1-4 in RGS, Years 5-6 in Raffles Institution), culminating in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certicate in Education (GCE) Advanced Level Examination. Its mission is to nurture the best and brightest into men and women of scholarship, who will be leaders of distinction and committed to excellence, spirit of enterprise, and service for the common good in the interest of the nation. Through the programme, we want to nurture the next generation of thinkers, leaders and pioneers. The Rafes Programme specically caters to highly capable students who are the top 3% of their cohort. It provides a holistic education through a challenging academic curriculum that is broad-based, and which will develop analytical thinking skills and an appreciation for lifelong learning. The nonacademic curriculum emphasises the cultivation of lifeskills such as resilience, teamwork, problem-solving and decisionmaking. Based on the principles of the Integrated Curriculum Model (Van Tassel-Baska, 1986) that was developed for high ability learners, the key elements of the curriculum include advanced content knowledge, higher order process and product work, and cross-disciplinary concept development.

Rafes Programme students will also benet from: Multiple options for research and independent learning, with opportunities for mentorship, research studies, industrial attachments and options for service learning and aesthetic development Character and Leadership Education, where the cultivation of personal effectiveness, national consciousness and the development of leadership qualities and competencies, are undertaken in an explicit way through the programmes designed The Raffles Philosophy course that aims to nurture a community of inquirers with strong empathy and wellhoned reasoning and skills in intellectual discourse.

The Rafes Academy provides a unique environment, in both physical and intellectual terms, for the scholarly pursuit at the highest possible level in each of these disciplines. Students attend pull-out classes for up to a maximum of two subject areas from Years 3-6, (Years 5-6 in Rafes Institution) where they are given the opportunity to accelerate and advance their learning. Special programmes in the Raffles Academy include the following: Advanced and enriched option modules enabling students to pursue their areas of passion at a higher level of rigour and depth and to explore and cultivate other areas of interest Internship/Mentorship with academics from tertiary institutions and leading practitioners from industries Overseas attachment and collaboration opportunities, and participation at international platforms and forums. To qualify for the Rafes Academy, students must obtain a strong overall Grade Point Average as well as an outstanding Grade Point for the subject they want to apply for.

The Rafes Academy


The Rafes Academy is RGS talent development component for specialised areas of learning in the Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and the Arts. It caters to students with special gifts, talents and passions in specic disciplines with the aim to nurture their pioneering spirit, innovative disposition and develop their distinct abilities.

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The Rafes Diploma
The Rafes Diploma (RD) is a certication that recognises student participation and achievements in ve development domains: Cognitive, Character and Leadership, Community and Citizenship, Arts and Aesthetics, as well as Sports and Health. The RD is a testament to the holistic educational experience that the Rafes Programme aims to provide for each student, developing her as a Person who is a Thinker, Leader and Pioneer. The RD is criterion-referenced and is awarded on a tiered basis - Raffles Diploma, Raffles Diploma with Merit and Raffles Diploma with Distinction. Upon meeting the base criteria across all ve development domains, Rafesians are automatically awarded the RD, with exceptional students obtaining a Merit or Distinction in a particular domain. For the Merit award, submission of a short reflection essay is required to ascertain students quality of experience within the domain(s). For the Distinction award, students are required to submit a written statement of his/her interest, involvement and reections in the respective domain(s). RD Distinction is awarded upon recommendation by a Select Committee.

2011 GCE A Level Results


The fth cohort of students of the Rafes Programme gave a strong showing in the GCE A Level examination. 62 of our students (or 13.5% of the RGS candidates) achieved distinctions in all their subjects, whilst 113 (or 24.6% of the RGS candidates) achieved seven or more distinctions. 160 of our students (or 34.9% of the RGS candidates) achieved a perfect university admission score. There were other stellar academic performances. Two out of the three 2011 Top GCE A Level Chinese Students were RGS students Khoo Jia Hui and Zhang Mengshi who, together with Tiffany Seah were among the six top RI students with 13 Units or 9 Distinctions. One of the two RI students awarded the Institute of Physics Medal was RGS student Yuen Wing Yan. Based on the GCE A Level results, RI identied Cherie Gan, a National Golfer with 7 Distinctions, one of the two 2011 Outstanding Athletes. RI also recognised Soh Ser Yee, who won 1st prize at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition 2010 and scored 6 Distinctions, as one of the two 2011 Outstanding Artistes. From the 2011 A Level cohort, the number of undergraduate scholarships offered to RGS students by various agencies and universities are as follows:

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7 Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships 4 Ministry of Education (MOE) Teaching Scholarships 5 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Scholarships 3 Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) Scholarships 8 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Scholarships 9 Ministry of Health (MOH) Holdings Health Science and Nursing Scholarships 1 Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Science Scholarship 2 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Scholarships 1 National Arts Council (NAC) Scholarship 2 National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarships 1 National Infocomm Scholarship 3 Housing and Development Board (HDB) Scholarships 2 International Enterprise (IE) Singapore Undergraduate Scholarships 1 Accountant-Generals (AGD) Department Scholarship 1 Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Global Scholarship 1 Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) Undergraduate Scholarship

1 Singapore-Industry Scholarship 1 SPRING Singapore Scholarship 2 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Scholarships From the 2010 A Level cohort, the number of undergraduate scholarships offered (after 2011 RGS Speech Day) to RGS students by various agencies and universities are as follows: 2 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Scholarships 2 National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarships 2 National Parks (NParks) Board Undergraduate Scholarships 5 SPRING Singapore Scholarships 1 Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Global Scholarship 1 Energy Market Authority Scholarship

Scholarships and Awards


In 2011, our students academic excellence was recognised in a number of awards and scholarships: 1 Lee Kuan Yew Award for All-Round Excellence
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1 Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science Secondary Category 7 Prime Ministers Book Prizes Primary Category 6 Prime Ministers Book Prizes Secondary Category 6 MOE Language Elective Scholarships 4 MOE Regional Studies Programme Scholarships 2 Young Defence Scientists Programme Scholarships 4 Young Defence Scientists Programme Academic Awards performed at the Esplanade as part of the Singapore Arts Festival. Year 2 students toured the Singapore Arts Museum as part of their General Art module and Year 3 students visited the Science Art Museum for the Andy Warhol and the Harry Potter exhibitions. Pioneering the Arts With the objective of providing a platform for RGS students to contribute and reach out to the community, and for leadership and authentic learning for students in the Arts arena, three main events were held this year: The 3rd RGS Lam Soon Cooking Competition Naturel Living with Wholegrains for secondary school students, and the 2nd RGS Piano competition organised by Year 3 Elective Programme students and sponsored by Steinway and Sons, Singapore. The Music Elective Programme (MEP) A piano master class by Dr Ken Hamilton of the University of Birmingham was organised in April. In August, the Year 3 MEP students organised the 2nd RGS Piano Competition. The competition included a new category solely for Rafes students. Winners will perform with MEP students in the 2012 MEP concert. The entire MEP cohort also attended Wicked the musical and the Year 3 students attended an enrichment camp in June.

Enrichment and Special Programmes


Aesthetics
The aesthetics programme in RGS cultivates in students a critical awareness and appreciation of art in varied contexts, basic technical skills and essential lifeskills. Supporting the Nation This year, the Art and Music department staff organised level-wide activities in support of the Nations vision of Arts Education. Year 1 students went on a learning journey in March to the local dragon kiln for ceramics art appreciation. They also attended an integrated music cum drama concert
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Our alumus Li Churen (406 11) nished First in the Senior Category of the National Arts Council National Violin and Piano Competition 2011. Year 4 students See Ning Hui and Jessica Tan of the Raffles Academy class came in first and second respectively for the 2012 Steinway Piano Competition. The RGS Special Art Programme (SAP) In April, all SAP students visited the Pixar Animation exhibition at the Science Centre; the Year 3 students visited the Classic Contemporary Exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM); the Year 2 students attended an exhibition and workshop on Singapore artist, Ming Wong; and the Year 1 students visited the Panaroma, Recent Art from Contemporary Asia at SAM. Year 2 and 3 students were also invited by RI to join the school for their biennial trip to New York in June allowing the students to view and study masterpieces from western Art history. In March this year, the SAP Year 2 students exhibited their works at the Esplanade as part of the Esplanade Values Inspired Project organised nationwide in schools. A post New York Art trip public exhibition presented by the SAP Year 2 and 3 students in collaboration with students from Rafes Institution took place in July August.

Home Economics Two students from the Year 3 Food Science Research Studies cluster participated in the inaugural iChef Cooking Competition organised by Republic Polytechnic and clinched 3rd prize. A group of Year 2 girls emerged champions in the Rainbow Ice Cream Making Competition.

RGS Performing and Visual Arts


RGS Performing Arts CCAs are key vehicles in our holistic education plan. These CCAs seek to drive home the key understanding of the cultural, historical and social signicance of performing arts and how these contribute to the overall development of aesthetic sensibilities. The larger goal of these CCAs is to cultivate culturally appreciative citizens who will play a role in fostering a gracious society. There are currently 13 Performing Arts CCAs in RGS falling broadly into four groups: Instrumental Music, Non-Instrumental Music, Drama and Dance. In 2012, our Performing Arts CCAs proudly presented an array of full-staged concerts and performances. The Chinese Orchestra, Rafes Strings (Strings Ensemble), Guitar Ensemble, Dance International and Band Symphonic captivated
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the audience with their rhapsodic music, in addition to contributing part of the proceeds collected at these concerts to various charitable organisations including the Admiralty Care Corner, Youth for Causes groups and Mercy Relief Singapore. The RGS Angklung Ensemble partnered with the Care Corner Student Care Centre (Admiralty), where the girls taught the children from the centre the basics of Angklung. The English Drama Club put up an entertaining mid-year production titled Where the bus stops, while the Chinese Drama enthralled the audience with their performances during the Mother Tongue Week celebrations. The Indian Orchestra was invited to both perform and conduct student workshops during the SYF 2012 Show and Tell, delighting their Primary School visitors with the opportunity to play and enjoy Indian Music. The Angklung Ensemble, Indian Orchestra and Chinese Orchestra, at the invitation of Ministry of Education (MOE), worked together to put up a unique fusion item at the TIMSS/PIRLS National Research Co-ordinators dinner for International Delegates hosted by the Director-General of Education. Their item was well-received by the delegates. The RGS Symphonic Band also took part in the Singapore International Band Festival, obtaining a respectable Silver award (Division 1), competing against other bands from
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an older age group. In November 2011, the RGS Choir competed in and emerged as Laureate of the Festival at the 21st International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music in Prague, Czech Republic. These invitations and awards bear testimony to the skills of RGS CCA groups, their passion for the performing arts and their dedication to serving the community.

English Language and Literature


The English Language and Literature department is guided by the passionate belief that the richness and vibrancy of the English Language are to be celebrated and lived. The department apart from crafting a rigorous curriculum to achieve these desired outcomes also provides a wide range of platforms, both local and international, for our students to benchmark the quality of their works. The department received resounding afrmation of this commitment with a bumper crop of 41 Commonwealth Essay Competition winners, 7 Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards winners, and 2 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award winners. In addition, Zhou Hui Wen (401 11) and Tiffany Ow (410 11) had their poems published in Singapores rst Moving Words project Poems in the Train.

In line with the departments vision that language be used for advocacy in service to the community, three Year 3 students, Tan Li Xian Amy (304), Cheryl Tan Wenn Min (309) and Syaqah Nabilah (304), have been selected to sit in the inaugural READ!Singapore Book Selection Committee 2013. These girls will be part of a team responsible for selecting stories that cater to the 7 15 year old age group and presenting the titles for approval to the READ!Singapore steering committee. Our Year 2 and Year 3 students will also be continuing with their participation in the annual GEB Literature Seminar this year. One of the highlights of the year was our inaugural Renaissance Faire. This event marked the culmination of the Year 2 Shakespeare module. The students had the opportunity to apply their understanding of Elizabethan culture and history by creating, setting up and participating in a Summer Faire. We also celebrated literary days like World Book Day through RAWR, Really Arty Week at Rafes, spearheaded by the departments writing club, INKspiration. RAWR ended with an exciting movies-under-the-stars community movie screening. Together with the Humanities department, the department co-organised the Geography-Literature Overseas Fieldtrip to England in November 2011 for 30 Geography and Literature

students. Included in the enriching and educational itinerary, was an unforgettable visit to the Olympic Village under construction.

Humanities
The Department seeks to nurture the RGS girl to be an advocate and reflective thinker who will be a steward of humanity and the environment. Multifarious platforms and learning opportunities including local and overseas eldtrips are created for this purpose, bringing learning beyond the curriculum and classroom. Geography Overseas study eldtrips to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia and local learning eldtrips to Marina Barrage, Dairy Farm Quarry, Sungel Buloh Wetland Reserve keep the subject current and relevant. In encouraging the students to pursue their passions and experience real-life application of geography, the students participated in many national competitions. These included the National Climate Change Competition 2011 where RGS clinched 2nd Prize for the Secondary school category. In the Planning A Green & Clean Township - Singapore Youth
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Leaders for A Sustainable Future Competition 2012 - RGS emerged champions in their category. In the NUS Geography Challenge 2012, a competition which aims to demonstrate the relevance, dynamism and diversity of Geography as an academic subject, RGS emerged 3rd runner-up, beating a total of 91 participating secondary schools. In the Journey of Possibilities Ideas competition for the Rail Corridor competition, the RGS teams clinched the 1st and 3rd prizes, and were given honorary mentions for two other projects in the Youth Challenge competition. In the Heartland Youthoria! Competition, RGS emerged 2 nd among the schools in the South zone. The competition was part of the Housing and Development Boards inaugural Youth Carnival event to raise teenagers awareness of community bonding in the heartlands. History The two-week eldtrip to Paris (France) and Berlin (Germany) for the upper level students held during the mid-year holidays encouraged the students to make explicit connections between their classroom experiences and the immediate environment. Fieldtrips were also organised for the lower level students. One such trip was to the battleeld sites in Singapore where a seamless connection between the goals of the curriculum and Citizenship Education was made. Activities were crafted to allow students to learn collaboratively through the coconstruction of knowledge during museum visits. In addition
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to fieldtrips, distinguished speakers were also brought in to share their expertise with our students, and to give our students a chance to interact with these scholars. Emphasis was also placed on the design of an ICT-enriched curriculum especially for Year 1 students pioneering RGS 1:1. Social Studies In providing quality teaching and learning, the Social Studies teachers initiated an innovative method of formative assessment using online collaborative platforms such as Googledocs. This enabled formative assessments to take on a collaborative learning atmosphere with two-way communication between teachers and students. To facilitate greater nuanced expression of conceptual understanding, the team leveraged on multimedia technology in formulating performance tasks where students had to make use of visual and audio media technology to present an advocacy piece concerning Singapore. Leveraging on lessons from previous years, the team formulated a learning journey that helped students learn affectively about Singapores relevance in a globalised world, using understandings gleaned from Social Studies, History, and Geography. In catering to varied and diverse interests of students, the team also sent students on various conferences in 2011/12 such as the World Scholars Cup, Rafes Model UN Conference, International Model UN Conference and the SCGS Model UN conference, allowing

students to apply what they learnt in class in the context of international diplomacy. Regional Studies Thirty Year 1 students were enrolled in the Regional Studies Progamme (RSP) in 2012. This number is the largest we have had in the past three years. RGS will continue to offer broad and diverse enrichment activities including overseas immersion programmes to Malaysia, Bali and Central Java and many local enrichment activities. Some key initiatives for 2012 included a workshop on Southeast Asian Art by Dr Sian E Jay (Oxford-educated anthropologist, writer, researcher and educator) for the Year 4 students and collaboration with SMP Karangturi in Semarang which gave the Year 4 students an opportunity to interact with their Indonesian counterparts during their visit to Central Java in May 2012. Areas Studies Area Studies students were offered opportunities to participate in the RSP overseas immersion programmes. In addition, 14 students from the Area Studies programme and RSP took part in the ASEAN Youth Convention held from 16-20 June 2012 where they engaged with their peers from other schools to discuss ASEANs role in the world and other security and economic issues.

Mathematics
The department provides students with a myriad of opportunities to enrich their understanding and appreciation of the discipline. Students are encouraged to acquire mathematical knowledge and skills that extend beyond the scope of regular curricula. The department also seeks to serve the community by sharing practices with other schools and providing students with the opportunities to organise events which in turn enhances their learning. 2nd Singapore Mathematical Modeling Forum & Challenge (SMMFC) 2012 Building on the success of the last years programme, this years SMMFC was expanded to include partner schools from overseas. Held on 27 - 30 June, the SMMFC was jointly organised by Rafes Girls School and Ngee Ann Secondary School, and sponsored by Texas Instruments. A total of 139 students and 30 teachers from Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia took part in this years challenge. The four-day event provided students with the opportunity to translate real-world problems into mathematical problems and solve them using mathematical models. SMMFC included a visit to Universal Studios Singapore for the participants to gather data, analyse and interpret the information gathered, and communicate the ndings via mathematical models. The
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nal challenge was held on 30 June. Singapore National Girls Mathematics Competition (SNGMC) The SNGMC was organised by RGS students for primary school students. Held with the objective of providing RGS students with service-learning opportunities, our students were able to explore areas of service as well as their knowledge in Mathematics to prepare a competition for primary school students. Held concurrently with the SNGMC was a teachers workshop. About 50 teachers from 50 different primary schools attended the sharing session conducted by RGS teachers. The primary school teachers were introduced to the fundamentals of mathematical modeling and given opportunities to solve real-time problems using mathematical models. Through this workshop, the teachers were able to identify and solve common problems in teaching and learning in a collaborative manner. The sharing also helped to establish networks among mathematics departments in primary schools. Statistical Poster Competition 2012 RGS swept 3 out of 5 prizes in the secondary school category at the 2012 Singapore Statistical Poster Competition. A statistics poster is a display that uses graphs to summarise data,
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present different points of view and answer questions about the data. The 2012 Singapore Statistical Poster Competition was organised by the National University of Singapore. The results highlight the ability of our students to apply their mathematical skills beyond the classroom environment.

Languages
The Languages Department provides several platforms and opportunities to nurture our students to be active learners and procient users of the Mother Tongue Languages. To create an immersive environment for the learning and appreciation of Mother Tongue Languages, the department organised programmes and activities for the Mother Tongue Fortnight in July 2012. Programme highlights included performances by the Chinese Drama students, a Karaoke competition, Malay handicraft exhibitions and an amazing race infused with Indian cultural components. The students also put up an exhibition showcasing information on Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures that allowed students to understand and relate culture to language in the different ethnic groups. The department continued its collaboration with the Singapore Literature Society in organising the National Secondary

School Chinese Literature Camp on 14 July 2012 with the objective of inculcating among our local Secondary School students an interest in Chinese Language and Literature. The theme of the camp this year was (Dream of the Red Chamber). On the Tamil front, the Tamil Language teacher and students organised the Biennial Inter School Tamil Literary competition for primary schools (Kalautsavam) from March to April 2012. The aim of Kalautsavam is to provide a platform for primary school students to display and enhance their creative and analytical thinking through oratorical and writing skills. The series of competitions attracted a total of twenty-ve schools. This year, the department also organised its first Malay Literary Camp on 14 July. It was a joint effort with the theater group Teater Artistik. The main objectives of the camp were to enrich the students appreciation of literary work, and to establish the interaction and collaboration among the students and teachers. The event also gave our students the opportunity to hone their skills in organising and hosting events.

Philosophy
The Philosophy Enrichment Programme (PEP) began with the objective of providing an enriched curriculum for the Year 2 to 4 students who have shown passion and aptitude for Philosophy. There are 43 Year 2 students, 33 Year 3 students and 13 Year 4 students in PEP this year. The PEP teachers conduct weekly sessions, providing students with the opportunity to explore philosophical issues beyond those discussed in the regular curriculum. The modules offered are Logic, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Continental Philosophy and Bioethics. Each year, a number of PEP students are invited to participate in the annual Raffles Institution Inter-school Philosophy Dialogue. This year, 14 PEP students from different levels took part in this event. Three of our students, Chow Huiru (301), Ho Choy Ying Freya (303) and Lai Yan (303), received the Best Inquirer Award. In addition, a group of PEP students, under the mentorship of our teachers, started a Service Learning Project to introduce Philosophy for Children to students in CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School. This group of students designed a learning package and conducted termly Philosophy lessons
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as a form of enrichment for a group of Primary 5 students. These lessons aim to develop the students thinking and interpersonal skills, as well as their competencies in the English Language through the Community of Inquiry. This project also gives our PEP students an opportunity to apply what they have learnt in class in an authentic context. set by a Mentoring Competency check list. In November 2011, eleven students represented RGS in the Individualised Research Exhibition cum Presentation in two categories, Poster design and Oral presentation. The teams received a Commendation award for their posters, while the project group from the Childrens Book Cluster clinched a Gold award for their oral presentation of their project, Different Books for Different Children, in which the team created reading material that would meet the special learning needs of dyslexic children. This year, the department welcomes its new Head of Department, Talent Development, Ms Koh Chen Chen to the team. In closing 2012, the department will be organising a Research Showcase, where some of the best research projects in RGS will be showcased in an exhibition, to expose our girls to the variety of research across various disciplines, and fuel in them a passion for research.

Research Studies
The Research Studies (RS) departments main role is to deliver the RS curriculum to Year 1 to 3 students, and provide guidance to RS teacher-mentors, who mentor school-based RS student teams. RS student teams, comprising 3-4 students, embark on 2 projects: one at Year 2 and another at Years 3 and 4. In order to achieve its goal this year of increasing the standard of school-based research projects, the RS department recognised the importance of increasing the competency level of its mentors as a means to that end. The department continues to monitor Research Studies consultation sessions a weekly project discussion of project groups and teacher mentor, and department members give feedback to teacher mentors during a pre-observation and post-observation meeting in reference to research project mentoring standards
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Science
A range of enrichment platforms and activities is available for students driven to pursue their interest in the sciences. Among the highlights this year is the STAR Lecture, featuring The

Royal Institute Christmas Lectures from the United Kingdom. A total of 80 students and teachers from RGS attended the lecture held at the Science Centre, Singapore. During the June holiday, 70 students participated in eld trips to Wales and Tioman. Closer to home, learning journeys to the Marina Barrage, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Lower Pierce Reservoir and the RGS Wallace Environmental Learning Laboratory presented our students with opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and the applications of science in the real world. On the competition front, students were challenged to apply their scientific knowledge, reasoning and communication skills and creativity to solving topical issues in various competitions. Competitions that the students participated in included the Singapore Biomedical Olympiad 2012 where RGS achieved 10 Gold Awards, 10 Silver Awards and 4 Bronze Awards, an improvement over 2011s results. Two Year 2 teams participated in the Creative & Heuristic Application of Science competition, bringing home the championship as well as a commendation award. In the Sembcorp Water Technology Prize, RA Physics students Cheng Hang, Grace Sum, Hu Fangfang and Wen Xingyue, all from 401, achieved 3rd placing.

Deserving of special mention is the outstanding achievement by Liu Ziwei (40111), who received the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science. In addition, two RGS alumni, Zhang Hui Ting (41510) and Mao Haitong (41010) achieved gold medals at this years 23rd International Biology Olympiad hosted in Singapore. Another RGS alumnus, Low Kay Yi (41010) achieved a Gold award at this years Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, and went on to represent Singapore at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the USA, winning 3 rd prize for her project in the Medicine and Health Sciences category. Launch of the F1 Centre for Innovation Set up to promote student learning and engagement, particularly amongst female students, in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), RGS F1 Centre for Innovation will serve as a hub for schools to collaborate and explore new ways of providing students with the skills and competencies in STEM education through an integrated curriculum with meaningful real-world applications. Graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mrs Ng Ai Lin, Zonal Director, School South, Ministry of Education, the RGS F1 Centre for Innovation was launch on 28 July 2012, the rst F1 Centre for innovation set up by a girls school. The
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centre is critical in providing the infrastructure for the entire F1 in Schools Programme. Going beyond the Programme, schools can also innovate and use the technology available at the Centre for Innovation to conduct research and the analysis of materials to extend the use of the centre in other disciplines. The launch of the RGS F1 Centre for Innovation also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between RGS and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). With the MOU, RGS and IES will work in collaboration, through programmes offered by the RGS F1 Centre of Innovation, to change students perception of science, engineering and technology, and to promote engineering education and careers, especially among girls. The partnership will facilitate the transfer of technical knowledge and the appreciation of the art of science and engineering from industry professionals to students, and create greater networking opportunities between schools, local and overseas engineering bodies and organisations. departments to identify the ICT skills and knowledge required of the students in the different subjects. Training workshops are then designed and conducted on a sign-up basis for the students. Workshops conducted include Cyber wellness, video editing, podcast, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. To accommodate the increase usage of ICT, the schools data bandwidth was upgraded and wireless network access expanded campus wide. In tandem with the provision of ICT infrastructure and services, RGS 1:1 was launched in 2012, with all Year 1 students using an Apple MacBook as a device for collaboration, sharing, communication and learning. Face-to-face interaction will however remain a cornerstone of teaching and learning in RGS. Our teachers will inject variety in their lessons so that our students strike a good balance between using the device and interacting with their classmates. RGS 1:1 aims to produce active, critical and responsible digital citizens who are able to participate in learning communities within and beyond the school. By 2015, all RGS students will be learning and working in a 1:1 computing environment. The staggered rollout is to ensure smooth implementation as well as capacity building. A professional development programme was also rolled out in 2012 to equip teachers in the integration of technology into teaching and learning. Regular workshops were conducted

Integration of ICT with Teaching and Learning


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to familiarise teachers with the use of Google Applications as well as the key ideas behind using technology to facilitate collaborative learning and self-directed learning. An Apple training consultant, Dr. Randy Yerrick from the State University of New York (Buffalo) was engaged to conduct training workshops and facilitate professional conversations on RGS 1:1.

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Forging fine character


... no mean desires our da ys shall shame ... whole-hearted, true with pride and ardour burning

Developing the Body


... the sun shines high above us, and youths elixir fills our veins ...

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... the sun shines high above us, and youths elixir fills our veins ...

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RGS takes a holistic approach to character and leadership education by integrating the cognitive, affective and social aspects of education. Students are provided with opportunities to understand and practise good character and leadership, strengthening the competencies and attitudes of a good steward of self, a socially responsible and active citizen, and an ethical and caring leader. The Character and Leadership Education framework provides a range of learning platforms which aim to build character, develop personal effectiveness and leadership qualities as well as cultivate national consciousness and service to the community and nation. In developing the body, RGS aims to develop students as stewards of healthy living. CCAs develop stamina and zeal, leadership and teamwork, and provides for a range of learning opportunities through sports, uniformed groups, competitions, overseas trips and workshops. enhancing greater integration by providing more interaction opportunities within the community involving parents in school activities and NE.

Building CE Competencies
Students The Uniformed Groups (UGs) organised Total Defence Day activities to create more awareness and a better understanding of the importance to UGs to Total Defence. Year 1 classes put up a month-long exhibition as part of International Friendship Day celebrations, showcasing different cultures. RGS students also participated in the Race & Ethnicity Awareness Programme organised by OnePeople.sg, the national body for racial harmony. The students facilitated a mini In-Conversation session between local students and international scholars and returning Singaporeans to encourage interaction and foster greater understanding between the groups. They were also involved in planning the Character and Leadership Education (CLE) Racial Harmony lessons for their Year 1-3 peers. In addition, 10 student-leaders attended the HarmonyWorks! Conference in July. The theme this year was Regardless of Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. The conference provided an
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Citizenship Education
The RGS Citizenship Education (CE) is instrumental in instilling a sense of national rootedness and noblesse oblige in Rafesians. Key areas for 2012 include: providing more opportunities to empower students to contribute to the community

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opportunity for the student-leaders to gather insights from, and exchange views and opinions on inter-racial and interreligious issues in Singapore with politicians, academics, practitioners and community leaders. Partners RGS endeavours to engage her partners in NE activities seeking out meaningful platforms and opportunities for our students to engage in service learning and social advocacy. This year, parents participated actively in the RGS Racial Harmony Week by providing childhood snacks and games from yester-year for students to develop an understanding of what their parents childhood was like. PRGS Association also invited parents to join our National Day Celebrations. Rafes Public Policy Dialogue The Rafes Public Policy Dialogue was organised for upper level students as part of the schools CE programme. Hosted by the RGS Global Affairs Council (GAC), Rafes Public Policy Dialogue sought to enhance students awareness of public policies from multiple perspectives by inviting guest speakers from the relevant areas. This years session saw Mr Shivakumar Nair from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia and A/P Alan Chong Chia Siong from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, presenting views on the
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changing nature of Singapores international relations. In-Conversation Series The annual In-Conversation series is organised for upper level students as part of the schools CE programme. Hosted by student volunteers, the In-Conversation series seeks to enhance students awareness on social issues. Topics discussed this year included the theme of graciousness and discrimination. Invited speakers for the sessions included Dr Tan Cheng Bock (former Member of Parliament), Dr William Wan (Singapore Kindness Movement), Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng (Memebr of Parliament, Moulmein-Kallang GRC) and Dr Eugene Tan (Nominated Member of Parliament).

RGS Leadership Boards


RGS has a long tradition of producing leaders of distinction through platforms such as the Prefectorial Board, Peer Support Board, Student Congress and House Committees. Established in 1950, the RGS Prefectorial Board is recognised as the pinnacle of leadership in the school. As custodians of school culture, one of the fundamental roles of prefects is to inculcate the schools values in their peers through valuesbased discipline and informed decision making. This year,

the Board was involved in the mentorship of Year 1 Class Chairpersons through a session on leadership development. The RGS Peer Support Board serves as a cohesive agent in fostering a sense of community and belonging within the school. They also provide guidance and engender the Year 1 pupils with the necessary skills to cope with the transition from Primary to Secondary school life. The Board is also involved in the planning and organising of many school-wide projects such as the Singapore Kindness Movement. Student Congress empowers students to identify and act on issues pertinent to their school experience. This year, the board focused on the broad areas of teaching and learning, recognition and opportunities, and the learning environment. Through focus group sessions, school-wide forum discussions and publicity events, Congress has actively encouraged students to contribute their feedback, working with the school management to implement feasible solutions, leading the way to effecting positive change. Leadership in the RGS House committee members is developed through the organisation of the various InterHouse Games which involve the entire school population. These activities allow the leaders in the five houses Tarbet, Buckle, Richardson, Waddle and Hadley the opportunities

to cultivate a strong sense of belonging to their respective house through friendly competitions which in turn promotes school spirit.

RGS-ICYL
Since its inception in 2006, this biennial event serves to nurture young women leaders. RGS-ICYL (International Convention for Youth Leaders) 2012s theme is Connecting Hearts, Inspiring Action. The theme underscores two main ideas that drive this years convention: discovering and sharing ones personal values and sense of purpose in stepping up as a leader enacting collective action towards positive change We hope to bring together youth leaders from diverse backgrounds to share leadership insights, challenges and experiences, thus enabling participants to discover and strengthen their purpose in leadership. With collective wisdom gained from the convention, we hope that participants will be inspired to create a positive change.

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Service-Learning
Service-Learning (S-L) at RGS seeks to nurture every RGS student to be a socially responsible and active citizen by providing opportunities for meaningful community service. Through S-L, RGS students actively create positive impact in the local community and grow to become independent and compassionate learners. One noteworthy RGS collaboration with the community is the Nurture Service Programme with Central Singapore Community Development Council. Aimed at enhancing the quality of lives of needy children aged four to 12, RGS students have been serving the Nurture Centres through organising meaningful learning activities for the children since 2011 and expect to continue this meaningful project in the years ahead. RGS has also been nominated the most supportive school for the YMCA Youth for Causes programme 2011. Funded by Citi Foundation, the programme aims to promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths through social entrepreneurship. 12 RGS teams were selected for the programme and managed to raise funds and increase public awareness for the social causes of their VWOs.
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Overseas Service-Learning
RGS Overseas Service-Learning (OSL) aims to serve the needs of overseas communities in a way that promotes selfsustainability and reciprocity. OSL also aims to develop character, leadership and lifeskills of RGS students as they contribute to improving the lives of the underprivileged and their communities. In 2011, the OSL expedition to Cebu Island, Philippines, was launched. Working with Teen Challenge Philippines, OSL worked to improve the lives of abandoned Cebuano street children through a series of activities such as English lessons, song and dance lessons. In collaboration with School of the Arts, OSL donated over a thousand childrens books and set up a library system at the centre. OSL also painted murals of the local scenery to brighten the atmosphere of the learning spaces at the centre. The team worked with the Cebu City Mobile School project, providing English lessons to street children in Cebu so as to encourage the children to take up proper schooling. The trip marked the beginning of a meaningful collaboration and partnership between RGS and Teen Challenge Philippines in improving the conditions of the local Cebu community.

RGS Career Fair 2011


The Annual Career Fair organised for Year 4 girls was held on 27 June 2012. In a 3 hour time-slot, there were 11 sessions by 22 speakers from a wide variety of professions and institutions and a concurrent Career Fair at the Evelyn Norris Hall with 13 participating institutions. The personnel from the institutions provided much insight for the girls as they prepare for their transition to RI. The highlight and focus this year was to have our alumni share as speakers. At least 12 former girls representing Healthcare, Research/Engineering, Legal Services, Public Service, Marketing, and Sports industry returned to their alma mater to share their professional and life experiences. It was a valuable opportunity for the current Year 4 girls to learn about real-world experiences and also to network with these seniors who have been and are still living as daughters of a better age.

students were placed in school-arranged work attachments in industries such as law, healthcare, and hospitality. Students were also encouraged to source for attachments via networking through alumni for more diverse opportunities. Work attachments can range from 1 week to the entire school holidays and provide opportunities for our girls to learn lifeskills in authentic situations.

Integration of International Students / Scholars


Upon arrival in October, International scholars were assigned buddies in the form of seniors from an earlier cohort. The senior buddies are usually from the same country as the new scholars to help them adjust to a new living and learning environment in Singapore. Student Leaders from the Peer Support and Prefectorial Boards helped with the planning of their orientation and induction programmes: teaching them the school rules and values, school song and cheers. This year, the scholars invited local students who had offered their friendship and who had helped them adapt to RGS to the Lunar New Year dinner as a gesture of friendship and appreciation.

Work Experience Programme


The Work Experience Programme (WEP) is available for our Year 3 and 4 students during their holiday periods of June & November-December. Year 3 and 4 students have the opportunity to be exposed to different industries through work attachments. In the June holidays this year, 42

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Physical Fitness and Health Education Programme
The RGS Physical Education aims to develop Healthier Daughters For A Healthier Age. Through both the sports and physical health modules taught in the PE curriculum, our students are expected to understand and apply the fundamentals of designing a personal tness programme, and make more informed health-related choices. The Eat Think and Play health booklet was compiled as a resource for pupils and PE teachers to complement the Physical Health module. To encourage all students and staff members to lead a healthy holistic lifestyle, the PE department, together with the student House leaders, coordinated more than 25 Inter-House Games (IHG) in terms 2 and 3 this year. Examples of the new IHGs initiatives include Touch Rugby, Design a Rafesian Product, K-pop and Singapore Kindness Movement photo competition. The PE department introduced the Inaugural Sports Fest Challenge during the Annual Sports Festival in May 2012. More than 500 students and staff members formed teams to participate in the 10 stations, which included the F1 Race, Speed Ladder Relay and Back in Space. Over 400 students took part in the individual or team relays and sprint events. The Swimming Carnival was held in July 2012. In addition to the swimathon event, the inaugural Biathlon organised with
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both individuals and teams participating in the swim-andrun event. A total of 250 students and teachers participated in the Carnival. By encouraging teams to participate in the various activities organised, the PE department endeavours to promote greater mass participation and encourage teamwork, respect and excellence through healthy lifestyle and physical activities.

RGS Talent Scholarship (Sports) and Customisation Programme for Sports Pupils
The RGS Talent Scholarship (Sports) was established in 2008 to recognise the talent of our sports students and to support them in the development of their talents. The scholarship was offered to all Direct School Admission (DSA) sports students who were admitted into Year 1 in RGS. In 2012, a total of 41 Year 1 students from 13 different sports received this scholarship. In addition, 17 Years 2-4 students from Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Sailing and Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Tenpin Bowling were also awarded the scholarship for their 2011 representations in the ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) and Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. In recognition of the high level of commitment of our athletes to their sports, RGS has put in place a Customisation Programme to provide different educational programming for them.

Co-Curricular Activities in RGS


CCAs in RGS aim to build resilience, deep passion for specic interest areas as well as leadership and teamwork. As CCAs are more experiential by nature, the learning in CCA frequently provides a balanced range of experiential learning opportunities that help develop a strong and healthy body through participation in games, uniformed groups, competitions, overseas trips and workshops. Our pupils continue to benet from the teamwork, people skills and leadership development opportunities in the CCAs. They also perform well in a diverse range of activities and programmes, and these accomplishments demonstrate that, beyond academic excellence, the Rafesian remains indefatigably active in her interests and passions and is committed to giving her best in everything she does.

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Phaan Yi Lin (409) for Gymnastics (Rhythmic) Chelsea Lin Fuchs (306) for Open Water Swimming Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn (205) for Swimming Koh Hui Yu (414) for Swimming

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama raised the Singapore ag high by winning the Gold medal in sailing for Singapore in the Girls Optimist Championships. In Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Phaan Yi Lin achieved Individual 4th position in the Womens All-Around (Clubs), 5th position in the Womens All-Around (Ribbon), and the Individual AllAround 4th position. Chelsea Lin Fuchs was the only female Singapore representative in the Open Water Swimming event. She achieved 5th positions for both the 5000m and 10000m events, clocking a commendable 1hr 19mins 28.82secs and 2hr 43mins 37.76secs respectively. Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn achieved an individual Bronze in Womens 200m Breaststroke and a Team Gold in Womens 4 x 100m Medley Relay. She also achieved 4th in Womens 100m Breaststroke and 5th in Womens 50m Breaststroke.

Rafesians in International Sporting Competitions


26th Southeast Asian Games Five RGS girls competed at the 26th Southeast Asian Games 2011, Palembang, Indonesia, from 11 22 November 2011. They are: * Elisa Yukie Yokoyama (202) for Sailing

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Koh Hui Yu achieved four Top 3 positions: Womens 200m Freestyle Bronze, Womens 400m Freestyle Bronze, Womens 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Gold, Womens 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Gold. She also achieved Top 8 positions in three other individual events: Womens 200m Individual Medley 7th, Womens 400m Individual Medley and Womens 800m Freestyle. 4th ASEAN Schools Games 2012 Thirteen RGS girls from ve different sports represented Singapore Schools at the 4th ASEAN Schools Games 2012, Surabaya, Indonesia, from 28 June to 6 July 2012. They are: * Chong Fui Jin (403) for Badminton * Michelle Teo Yin Zhi (203) for Gymnastics (Artistic) * Charmaine Yeo Yan (310) for Gymnastics (Artistic) * Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan (404) for Gymnastics (Rhythmic) * Dawne Chua Yun Xi (208) for Gymnastics (Rhythmic) * Chan Fang Yi (205) for Swimming * Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie (205) for Swimming * Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn (314) for Swimming * Ng Xue Qi (314) for Table Tennis * Li Jia Xin (206) for Table Tennis
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* Tan Hui Xin Izabella (203) for Tennis * Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling (406) for Tennis * Rehmat Johal (407) for Tennis 31st MILO Junior Basketball Championship 2012 Farah Tan Li Ye (410) represented the Singapore Schools Basketball team in the 31st MILO Junior Basketball Championship (16 and Under) between 27 May 8 July 2012. 14th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship 2012 Yeo Ruoqi Joey (306) participated in the 14th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 8 - 14 July 2012 and achieved Gold in the Singles, Quartet and Masters event, and a Bronze in the All Events.

2012 National Inter-Schools Competitions


Rafesians excelled in the 2012 National Schools Competitions with outstanding results: Twelve 1st position National titles in: B Div - Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Fencing, Shooting (Air Pistol), Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis

C Div - Badminton, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Judo, Shooting (Air Rie), Swimming Ten 2nd position National titles in: B Div - Golf, Judo, Sailing C Div - Cross-Country, Sailing, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tenpin Bowling Five 3rd position National titles in: B Div - Gymnastics (Trampoline), Softball, Tennis, Tenpin Bowling C Div Taekwondo Two 4th position National titles: B Div - Shooting (Air Rie) C Div - Golf

Directors Award, bestowed to only one cadet per school. Our Girls Brigade attained the Gold Company Award and 4th position in the Singapore - Southeast Asian Pipeband Championship. Our National Cadet Corps (Land), National Police Cadet Corps (Sea) and Red Cross Youth were awarded Silvers for Best Unit Competition, Unit Overall Prociency Award and for Excellence Unit Award respectively. Our three Girl Guides companies achieved three Golds for the Puan Noor Aishah Award. Several RGS Uniformed Groups members also deserve special mention: At the Singapore Youth Festival Opening Ceremony Parade, ve cadets from NPCC (Sea) and four from NCC (Land) participated in the Guard of Honor Contingent. From NPCC (Sea): Chee En Cui (210), Low Si Xuan Andrea (211), Chua Pei Xuan (312), Ong Pei Jie Janelle (312), and Vivian Feng Yichen (305); From NCC (Land): Gillian Lim Hui Min (315), Cham Zek Min (313), Kishanti Ponampalam (304), and Stephanie Lim Yan Qing (310).
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Flying the Rafesian Flag High with Uniformed Groups Awards


Our National Cadet Corps (Air) did the school proud by achieving the Gold award for the third time in the Best Unit Competition. Red Cross Youth also achieved the Gold award for the Community Service Award and Silver Award for Excellent Unit Award. Yew Ci Wei (407) achieved the Red Cross Youth

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Staff Sergeant Kwek Le Yin (414) from National Cadet Corps (Land) participated in the Exercise Thunder Warrior in New Zealand from 9 - 19 January 2012. Three cadets from National Cadet Corps (Land) participated in the HQ NCC Specialist Course (Central District). Neo Kai Xin Natasha (315) and Tay Min Yi (301) achieved Course Best Cadet, while Kwek Shu Ying (301) achieved Best in General Specialist Knowledge. In National Police Cadet Corps (Sea), Wang Jia Ying of 413 achieved the Singapore Police Force - National Police Cadet Corps Badge and the Best Unit Cadet Award. Five of our NPCC (Sea) cadets were selected to participate in the Singapore Youth Festival Opening Ceremony Parade - three in the Guard of Honour Contingent: Chua Pei Xuan (312), Ong Pei Jie Janelle (312), and Vivian Feng Yichen (305) - and two in the Supporting Contingent Chee En Cui (210), Low Si Xuan Andrea (211). Five NPCC (Sea) Year 3 cadets also served in the CHINGAY Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Contingent: Teng Wen Li (304), Vivian Feng Yichen (305), Sim Ying Sarah (310), Sim Yu Hui Stephanie (310) and Chua Pei Xuan (312). 2 teams from the Girls Brigade took part in the National Creative Cheer Competition organised by Girls Brigade Head
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Quarters and achieved Silvers. Four representatives from Red Cross Youth participated in the Youth Current Affairs Competition and achieved a commendable 2nd position: Ren Ying (201), Alice Natasha Soewito (206), Qiu Biqing (304), and Wang Ying Chi Francine (312)

The RGS Community


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RGS continues to be a premier school providing the best education for high ability girls because of the dedicated and determined efforts of students and teachers. Our work is enriched by the unstinting and invaluable support of our coaches, instructors, parents, alumni and other stakeholders. In addition, we are also privileged that many local and international partners collaborate with us and contribute expertise, resources and time in a number of programmes to enrich the learning experience in our school. Together, these individuals and organisations form an integral part of the extended RGS family.

New Appointments
We congratulate the following personnel on their new appointments: Ms Lee Su Yin Head of Department (Humanities) Ms Foo Ling Ling Head of Department (Staff Development) Ms Hoo Ka Mun Carmen Head of Department (Character Development) Ms Koh Chen Chen Head of Department (Talent Development) Ms Tan Beng Chiak Lead Teacher Ms Lee Tien Subject Head (Biology) Mr Shaun De Souza Subject Head (Lower Secondary Science) Ms Suey Lea Hong Magdalene Subject Head (CCA) Mr Tan Peng Hong Alvin Subject Head (Learning Technologies) Ms Seah Ser Hui - Head of Year Mr Lim Shi Zhi Subject Head (Citizenship Education) Mr Tan Keng Hsin - Subject Head (Student Leadership)

RGS Staff
Teachers are key to RGS success and the school continues to place emphasis on recruiting, retaining and recognising top quality teachers committed to providing holistic education and nurturing the RGS girl. The staff strength as at 30 July 2012 stands at 207, comprising 162 teachers and 45 executive and administrative staff; 98% of our teaching staff are graduates, of which 25% have Master degree and PhD qualications.

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Mrs Leung Hui Leng Senior Teacher (Aesthetics) Mr Ganesh Issardas Udasi Senior Teacher (History) M s Ku m S u a t S i e S a n d i S e n i o r Te a c h e r (Mathematics) Mr Yang Kian Hong Senior Teacher (Physics)

New Staff
We extend a warm welcome to the following teaching and Executive and Administrative staff: Mr Aminurrashid Bin Tukiran, Ms Chan Kar Mun Melissa, Ms Catherine Cheng, Ms Juliana Chia, Mr Foo Yong Wee Christopher, Ms Goh Jiaxian Eunice, Mr Jagmeet Singh Sidhu, Ms Koh Chen Chen, Mr Kumbalingam Uthaman, Ms Lee Siew Lee, Mrs Michelle Quek, Mr Lin Danwen, Ms Liu Yinghong Michelle, Ms Masturah Binte Abdul Aziz, Mr Muhammad Ismail Bin Khamis, Ms Ng Si Ying Pamela, Mrs Rachel Pang, Mr Tan Kok Wah, Ms Tay Siao Lin Eleanor, Ms Wong Sheya Michell and Mdm Zhao Chun Yang.

Eng, Ms Anisah Binte Mohamed Sheriff, Mr Asmizar Bin Abu, Mr Asraf Angullia, Mdm Balakrishnan Latha, Ms Cheah Wren Fei Cheryl, Mr Cheong Han Wen Jay, Ms Chong Hin Nee Irene, Ms Jazilah Binte Othman, Mrs Lim Bee Eng, Ms Lim Siew Leong Susanz, Ms Lim Soh Khim, Ms Ng Yee Ping Diane, Mr Ng Yong Liang Desmond, Mr Ow Chee Keong Christopher, Mr Seow Kim Koon, Mr Tan Soon Yong, Ms Tan Teck Yee Lydia, Mr Tan Yong Yeong, Mr Teoh Chin Leong, Ms Teoh Yan Yan Anne, Mr Wong Hong Weng, Ms Wong Tzain Muhn Michelle and Ms Zhao Jing.

Promotions
We congratulate all staff promoted in October 2011 and April 2012: 8 teachers were promoted to Substantive Grade GEO1A1, 5 to GEO1A2, 3 to GEO1A3 and 2 executive and administrative staff to the MSO4 Grade. The School also congratulates Principal, Mrs Julie Hoo, for her promotion to Superscale Grade F.

Farewells
RGS bids fond farewells to Mr Ang Hup Hee, Mrs Ang Mui

Staff Well-Being
The Staff Well-being Committee aims to promote healthy
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living and improve the general well-being of all staff by engaging them in the various activities organised throughout the year. To increase the cohesiveness of the staff, Staff Bonding Day and Department Bonding Day were organised. The annual Staff Dinner was celebrated in conjunction with Teachers Day. Fruits were provided once every month to encourage healthy living and birthdays were celebrated during staff common time. participation in and facilitation of training workshops in school, and conferences held in Singapore and around the world. In promoting professional excellence, our staff are encouraged to present their research papers and best practices at local and overseas conferences. This year, RGS staff members presented papers at the National Science Teachers Conference (USA), Asia-Pacific Gifted Conference (Dubai) and the Teachers Conference (Singapore), among others. Significant opportunities in professional learning and development have been provided to help staff remain current in 21st century content and practices. Staff attended and presented papers and research ndings at various conference platforms: Local 2012 2nd Dance Education Seminar 2012 3rd International Conference on Teaching & Learning with Technology 3rd National Institute of Education-English Language and Literature Postgraduates Conference on Language, Literature and Education

Staff Development
RGS strongly encourages and supports professional development that enhances lifelong learning for staff members. Professional development is designed to align with the schools vision and strategic thrusts, department goals, and the expressed needs of the staff. RGS has developed a Professional Development Training Plan that focuses on the pedagogies of the Gifted & Talented such as critical and creative thinking and other core competency areas like practitioner inquiry, learning technologies and curriculum design. The learning and development platforms for staff are continuous, extensive, and take place through
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35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Association of Mathematics Educators-Singapore Mathematical Society Conference 2012: Nurturing Reective Learners Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2012: Adapting Effectively to Rapid Changes: Much More than Cognitive Abilities Conserving Our Biodiversity Symposium Designing Task to Promote Mathematical Thinking In Secondary School Forum on Gifted & Talented Youth 2012 Geography Teachers Association Annual Seminar 2012 Human Resource Summit 2012 Humanities Educators Conference 2012 Reading Materials For Assessment Seminar 2012 Regional Language Centre International Seminar Singapore International Mathematics Challenge 2012: Mathematical Modelling

Strategic Resource Management Teachers Conference 2012 2011 2nd Outdoor Education Symposium 21st Century Teachers Policies Academy Symposium 2011: Celebrating Learning, Transforming Practice Character and Citizenship Education Conference 2011 Citi-National Institute of Education Financial Literacy Conference 2011: Empowering Innovation through Diversity & Synergy Conference on Forests, Biodiversity & Climate Change in Southeast Asia Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference 2011: Empower ing Educators as Researchers: Exploring Ideas and Enhancing Practices Excellence 2000 Presentation Forest, Biodiversity & Climate Change in Southeast Asia History as Controversy Conference
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Meranti Project Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium 2011 Uniformed Groups Seminar 2011 Work Plan Seminar 2011 International 2012 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness, United Arab Emirates 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Taiwan 38th Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment: Designing the assessment of learning outcomes to make positive impact on individuals and institutions, Kazakhstan 2012 Global Dance and Child International/World Dance Alliance Dance Summit, Taiwan Asia Pacific Advancement Conference, Hong Kong National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Annual Meeting, United States of America National Science Teachers Association Indianapolis
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National Conference, United States of America Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2012, United States of America S7 Cluster Executive & Administrative Staff Learning Journey to Desaru, Malaysia 2011 15 th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications Conference, Australia 37 th International Association for Educational Assessment Conference 2011: Assessment and the Challenge of Globalization, Philippines Mathematical Modelling Forum & Challenge, Australia S7 Cluster Executive & Administrative Staff Learning Journey to Sarang Buaya, Malaysia

Professional Upgrading
Head of Department (Aesthetics), Ms Anna Loo and Head of Department (Leadership Development), Ms Regina Lee are attending the Management and Leadership in Schools

Programme at the National Institute of Education from July to November 2012. Senior Teacher (Aesthetics), Mrs Leung Hui Leng and Senior Teacher (English Language), Mrs Jassie Teo have embarked on a Specialist Diploma in Educational Assessment at the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board on RGS sponsorship from March to December 2012. Head of Department (Physical Education & CCA), Ms Mariette Ong and Subject Head (Internationalisation), Mr Azahar Bin Mohamed Noor completed their Master in Gifted Education programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in 2011/12. Ms Syazwani Binte Amrun and Ms Ling Shuang Ning completed the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education at the NIE under RGS sponsorship in 2011/12. Mdm Chen Hsin Yu of the Mother Tongue Department was supported on Professional Development Leave to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in Literature at the Central China Normal University from April to December 2012.

Staff Outreach
Consultancy RGS Pedagogical Research Lab (RGS PeRL) offers consultancy to schools on curriculum and pedagogy. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a collaborative community of practitioners with a research-oriented perspective to classroom practices. RGS PeRLs workshops emphasise the application of evidence-backed theories and principles to classroom practice. As the trainers are educators themselves with extensive experience in curriculum design and pedagogy, the workshops designed are practical and relevant to the context. RGS PeRL offers both customized and standard modules in Design of the Performance Task and Curriculum Design. The additional value of RGS PeRL Consultancy is the Practice Study. Over a period of 3 months, the consultants offer ongoing post-workshop guidance to assist participants to apply their learning to actual classroom practice. RGS PeRLs in-house research ndings are also freely shared at RGS PeRL workshops as well as conferences, both local and beyond. The objectives of the sharing are (a) to generate more knowledge on the practical implications of translating theories to practice in the classroom and (b) to contribute
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to and enhance the Asian discourse on pedagogy especially relating to the high ability Asian girl. F1 Centre for Innovation This centre will serve as a hub for schools to collaborate and explore new ways of promoting the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics especially among female students. Corporate Citizenry The RGS Corporate Citizenry Committee formed of executive and administrative staff organised a Reading-Baking-Games Day for children from the Asian Womens Welfare Association (AWWA) Family Service Centre in December 2011. Both RGS staff and children from AWWA Family Service Centre enjoyed a day of games, reading and baking. This was the rst such effort by the Committee and plans are in place for more in the future.

Educational Outreach and Leadership


RGS contributions to educational outreach and leadership extend to all schools and comprise: WELL the first field study centre located in Dairy Farm Nature Reserve to promote experiential learning in an authentic setting. WELLCoT WELL Community of Teachers is a fraternity of like-minded teachers coming together to design interdisciplinary curricula and conduct learning activities at WELL. FPSP (Singapore) - RGS provides her stewardship in the organisation of FPSP in Singapore through its annual coaches and evaluation workshops, Resource Day and National Finals competition. SMMFC This international outreach effort, in collaboration with Ngee Ann Secondary School, provides students with the opportunity to translate real-world problems into mathematical problems and solve them using mathematical models.
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Staff Awards and Commendations


Name Lee Su Yin Aliah Binte Mohamed Shariff Koh King Koon Award/Commendation Girl Guides Singapore 5 Years Long Service Award Caring Teacher Award 2012 School Level Caring Teacher Award 2012 School Level

Chew Meek Lin Xu Yangen Ng Zhao Yue Tan Peng Hong Alvin Loy Hui Nin Chan Soh Han Christie Lim Cheng Puay Zhang Runsheng Michael Francis Jalleh Lee Kok Kong Thomas Jeremy Syahidah Binte Ibrahim Ow Chee Keong Christopher

Caring Teacher Award 2012 School Level Caring Teacher Award 2012 School Level Caring Teacher Award 2012 School Level RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award

Thio Cher Kuan Neo Guo Yong Chan Yin Lai Shirley

RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award RGS Outstanding Contribution Award

RGS Long Service Award 2012


Name Years of Department/ Service Appointment 10 10 15 15 20 20 Subject Head (Mathematics) Head of Department (Physical Education) Director (Admin & Planning) Languages Department Deputy Principal (Academic & Outreach) Senior Teacher (Discipline)
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Ko Hak Chin Ong Yen Pin Mariette Goh Lee Kian Nuraini Binte Abdul Gapor Chin Jen Fu G Sundari

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Khoo Shee Ling Sylvia Pang Soh Lian Sulastiri Bte Haji Said Tan Bee Lain Mary George-Cheriyan 20 20 20 20 25 Aesthetics Department Head of Department (Mathematics) Head of Year Subject Head (Languages) Director (RGS Pedagogical Research Lab)

MOE Long Service Award 2012


Ms Pang Teng Lin Senior Teacher 35 years

RGS Pedagogical Research Lab (RGS PeRL)


As a Centre for Excellence in RGS, RGS PeRL is driven by the schools stretch goal of being a world class educational institution for young women. Such an aspiration compels evidence-backed professional standards that enhance the schools clout and credibility as a reputed institution. RGS PeRLs Research and Consultancy domains are designed to cultivate professional inquiry and collaboration that sharpen pedagogical practices and innovation. Its uniqueness as a school-based centre lies in its practitioner-oriented paradigm to educational discourse. Its members are largely classroom practitioners with extensive experience in curriculum design and classroom teaching and hence, an acute mindfulness of the realities of the Singaporean context in dening curriculum innovation and practice.

National Day Award Commendation Medal


Ms Tan Hwee Mian May Director (Talent Development & Academic Studies II)

National Day Award 2012 Long Service Medal


Mrs Mary George- Cheriyan Director (RGS Pedagogical Research Lab)

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Research Project: Contribution of the Performance Task to Teaching and Learning


Currently, a final report is being crafted on RGS PeRLs 2 year research project on the Performance Task as an alternative assessment. Although the project was carried out in RGS, its ndings can inform not only RGS assessment review and innovation but also be relevant to other schools who may wish to learn from the schools experiences. Emerging ndings on this project were shared at the Teachers Conference held in Singapore (1 May-1 June 2012). At the end of the year, the final report will be presented to the school to inform its curriculum review practices as well as at the International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Asia Pacic Educational Research Association (2-6 December 2012).

call for proposals. For instance, a group of English teachers is examining the use of the rubric for evaluation. To leverage on these developments, RGS PeRLs Research domain is exploring the possibility of inquiring into teacher traits, motivations and skills for Practitioner Inquiry. The findings can inform the educational fraternity on how to enhance teacher professionalism and nurture learners who are adept thinkers in the 21st century. Through constant scanning of educational trends and standards, RGS PeRL is also in the process of creating robust learning resources that are used for teacher development. For instance, in-house resources on Formative Assessment were designed for a workshop for Academic Heads. These resources will continue to be rened and updated.

Consultancy
RGS PeRL offers Consultancy in areas like Curriculum Design, Practitioner Inquiry and Design of the Performance Task, to RGS and other schools. The focus is on sharing how principle-driven and evidence-backed pedagogy can be translated to the local classroom context. The overarching objective is to build an inclusive network of like-minded educators interested in theory and evidence-based educational best practices.

Teacher Professionalism and Practitioner Inquiry


Research has shown that the most critical factor in quality learning is the quality teacher. The habit of reective practice is a hallmark of such a teacher who derives professional satisfaction from knowing what works in the classroom and why. To facilitate Practitioner Inquiry, RGS PeRL has established clear research protocols and a system of research mentoring aimed at scaffolding the teachers research endeavours. A few teachers have responded to RGS PeRLs

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Publications
In-house publication: RGS PeRL plans to produce an annual in-house professional development magazine called Insights. The concept is that of a coffee table book, enabling easy perusal and inspiring ideas. The aim is to articulate facets of RGS professional practices that are often, implicit. Currently, we are in the process of collecting our teachers contributions on: a. Pedagogical Inquiry; ie, research projects in RGS b. Pedagogical practices; ie, strategies that promote effective learning RGS PeRL Research Guide: This guide book outlines the research categories in the school, the research protocols and our policies pertaining to educational research. RGS PeRL handbook: The handbook encapsulates the overall intent of the organisation, its structures and processes. Performance Task (PT) booklet: The booklet, published in 2011, provides step-by-step guidelines on the design of the PT as an alternative assessment, augmented by literature review. This booklet is part of the PT workshop toolkit and is also sold to interested educators.

Website
Launched this year, the RGS PeRL website offers updated information on its Research and Consultancy domains. The information includes research projects conducted in the school as well as podcasts and vignettes on good practices. RGS PeRL looks forward to working closely with the school community and beyond to add verve and vitality to teaching and learning.

Alumni Matters
The RGS Chapter
The RGS Chapter has been a supporter of RGS and has assisted the school in many ways: close collaboration in school activities, organising of workshops and social events to promote alumni networking and membership drives to encourage Rafesians to cherish their unique identity as a member of the RGS community. Activities organised over the past months include a Tea & Talk session on A Fresh Approach to a Beautiful & Natural Smile Orthodontics and Dentofacial and a cooking workshop titled Learn to Savour Life One dish at a time.

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To support the school in broadening the categories of awards given out to students on RGS Speech Day, several cohorts have instituted annual awards that emphasise the importance of recognising students who demonstrate exemplary leadership or communication skills. The RGS Chapter, Heart of Gold and Sisters at Heart awards are aimed at encouraging pupils to develop character values such as exemplary care and consideration for others.

Justina Nathan Lo Wei Min Wan Siew Ping Boey Chee Kiew Tan Peck Sim Melanie Toh

Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member

Executive Committee (March 2010 to February 2012)


Jean Ong Choo Khim Lan Luh Luh Tung Siew Sheong Monica Teo Poh Keng Daphne Lim Chan Mei Wan Jean Tan Loh Pui Shih May Kan Ng Swee Hong President Vice President Honorary Secretary Asst. Hon. Secretary Treasurer Member Member Member Member Member

Executive Committee (March 2012 to present)


Jean Ong Choo Khim Lo Wei Min Melanie Toh Wan Siew-Ping Tung Siew Sheong Monica Hedy Tan Chan Mei Wan Lan Luh Luh Daphne Lim President Vice President Honorary Secretary Asst. Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer Hon. Asst. Treasurer Member Member Member
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May Kan Ng Swee Hong Loh Pui Shih Jeyapriya Ramanujam Loy Wee Loon Boey Chee Kiew Loy Wee Mee Member Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Highlights of the year include: Inaugural alumni networking session on 25 April 2012 with Guest-of-Honour Mrs Carmee Lim and alumni speakers on the topic of, Career Learnings & The Next Step: Be Your Own Boss Engaging speakers for the Womens Leadership Conference and annual RGS Career Fair Connecting with students through the RGS Connect portal.

RGS Connect
RGS Connect is a pupil development and alumni networking initiative, including an online portal. RGS students can connect with alumni through the portal to gain information on higher education, career information and job shadowing opportunities. RGS Connect also promotes alumni networking; connected alumni also support school-organised career fairs and leadership workshops. RGS Connect holds quarterly networking sessions and talks for young professionals. Executive Committee: Chengxi Tang, Karen Lee, Shazina Zaini (all from Class of 2000)
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Parents for RGS Association (PRGS)


The last quarter of 2011 began with the Year 3 Breakfast Dialogue with Principals. The highly interactive discussions promoted positive feedback and communication between interested parents and the school. This dialogue was followed by the second (of two forums) of the highly popular Nurturing The Highly Able Child Intellectual, Emotional and Mental Well-Being Forum series conducted by Edwin Choy, founder of Centre for Fathering, who advised parents on ways of focusing on successes of their daughters instead of failures. The CmPS APPdicted-

Cyberwellness Talk had a CmPS group of students sharing their interesting findings on students internet behaviour with parents, and the Transition to RI(JC) talk saw parents of former RGS girls in RI(JC) as well as a few former RGS girls in RI(JC) sharing with our members their experiences in transition to RI(JC). PRGS Family Day made its debut in 2011 with Carnival: Going Country11. From learning the Hoedown Throwdown Dance (which had parents and daughters dancing in lively step together) to competing in the fastest candy- oss eating contest, the checked shirts, cowboy hats and boots completed the days fun. Peaceful and idyllic Pulau Ubin was awakened by the visit of close to 60 PRGS members and 2 eco-guides. The wonderfully refreshing Sensorial Trail Walk had participants slowing down their pace to smell the owers, appreciate the rustic ways of a bygone time, amidst a wealth of ora and fauna that is Pulau Ubin. The amazing variety of food (contributed by generous members) for the Teachers Day Appreciation Lunch set in cozy ambience were equaled only by the good cheer and camaraderie shared by the principals, teachers, staff members, parent volunteers and the PRGS Exco members.

It was a warm and meaningful way of expressing our special thanks to the teachers for all that they do for our daughters. In keeping with the times, PRGS started its social media networking with the launch of the PRGS Facebook Community Page named Parents for RGS Association (PRGS) in July 2011. Members who are friends of the Page can easily receive news updates, spot themselves in the photos uploaded with regular postings of PRGS events whilst being a vital part of a community of RGS parents. With PRGS coming close to 10 years, the time was opportune for a re-branding of PRGS as we positioned PRGS objective of achieving that 3-way strategic link among parents, pupils and the school, towards the total development of our daughters. The rebranded logo identity was applied across all PRGS communication materials for an integrated and consistent visual messaging of our said objective. 2012 began with a rousing welcome for the Year 1s and their parents. PRGS played a supporting role in settling new parents and in familiarising them with the RGS academic curriculum through parent orientation talks and workshops organised in conjunction with the school. With the 24 March 2012 AGM, a new Executive Committee
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comprising parents from all levels was elected. PRGS further assisted in and partook of the schools activities and festivities which included the RGS Open House, Sports Festival and the ORA Walk-A-Jog-a-thon and Fun Fair. These events afforded PRGS opportunities to share their experiences with Primary 6 parents at Open House and to show our teamwork and sportsmanship at the sports stadium. PRGS members displayed their unfailing support with their generous sponsorship of food and drinks stalls and contribution to the ORA fund-raising drive through the generous purchase of the fun fair tickets as well as through sales proceeds collected at the stalls. With a fullling past 12 months, the 10th Exco thank the Principals and the school for its support of PRGS and its activities. Hans Ow Sanjay Kothary Azizah Sharip Koh Geok Khing Anna Foo Susan Tjen-Wijaya Goh Geok Cheng Mu Mu Than Peggy Looi Loh Siew Meng Soh Lay Yen Loh Seow Lin Jean Gan Assistant Treasurer Member Member Member Member Member Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member Co-opted Member

Executive Committee
Jean Tan Eugenia Lim Hubert Lim Joyce Khoo-Phua Meily Wantah
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Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Assistant Secretary Treasurer

RGS Outreach: Local & International Network


Collaboration with local and international partners offers opportunities for RGS to share and learn from best practices with other top institutions and organisations. RGS outreach efforts continue to grow from strength to strength in several areas.

RGS continues to share best practices on school reform and professional development in response to requests from a number of schools in Singapore and from overseas. Among the educational personnel who visited RGS were: Principal and Head of Senior High School, St Cuthberts College (New Zealand), Deputy Principal, St Margarets College (New Zealand), Director, Division of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Hubei Provincial Department of Education (PRC), Mr Yohsuke Tsuchiya, Researcher, Nihon University and Ibaraki University, Mr Vadim Moshkovich, Russian State Member and businessman, Mr Mikhail Dmitriev and Mr Kirill Ignakhin of McKinsey & Company (Moscow, Russia), Mr Bill Claxton, Lanschool, and Mr Yong Lit Seng, Director, Group Technology Development of SEGi University of Malaysia. RGS also hosted visits from the following schools and educational organisations from August 2011 August 2012: Taipei First Girls High School (Taiwan), Mingdao High School (Taiwan), Shanghai No 3 Girls Middle School (PRC), Sekolah Mutiara Harapan (Indonesia), Ofcials from the Suzhou Provincial Department of Education and Principals from Suzhou schools (PRC). RGS continues to engage Primary 6 pupils and their parents through events like Tea with the Principal, talks and road shows at various primary schools and the annual Open

House, which sees a steady increase in the number of visitors every year. The RGS community was kept well informed through Spiral, the Yearbook and a fresh range of corporate collaterals. The school is also in the process of revamping the RGS website and producing a new corporate video to better present information about the school to its stakeholders and the public. RGS also engages parents through Breakfast Meetings with the Principal for each level, Year 1 Orientation Tea, workshops for Years 1-4 parents on helping their daughters adjust to the learning environment at RGS, the annual Sports Festival and Racial Harmony Week activities. The school is also mindful of its commitment to serve the nation and community through Community Problem Solving Programme (CmPS), ServiceLearning and Community service projects.

Local Partnerships
RGS valued partners continue to support the schools educational goals and programmes. The highlight this year was the launch of the RGS F1 Centre for Innovation on 28 July, the rst F1 Centre for Innovation set up by a girls school. The Centre will serve as a hub for schools to collaborate and explore new ways of providing students with the skills
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and competencies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education through integrated curriculum and meaningful real-world application. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the launch between RGS and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). With the MOU, RGS and IES will work in collaboration, through the programmes offered by the RGS F1 Centre for Innovation, to promote engineering education and careers, especially among girls. Our synergistic partners, GlaxoSmithKline, Economic Development Board and NParks maintain their commitment to the Wallace Environmental Learning Laboratory (WELL), our eld study centre in Dairy Farm Nature Park which is used by staff and students from RGS and schools in Singapore. WELLCoT (WELL Community of Teachers) continues to provide professional development workshops held at WELL as well as run activities at WELL for students. GSK-EDB maintains its belief in RGS stewardship of the Future Problem Solving Programme (Singapore) to nurture talented students with an orientation to anticipating and solving challenges in the future. Since 2010, the annual Chinese Literature Camp has been a collaborative effort between RGS and the Singapore Literature Society (SLS) to develop a passion and deep understanding
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in secondary school students for the Chinese Language and culture. In order to recognise our close relationship based on shared goals and co-ownership of a very worthy event, RGS will be presenting SLS with the Cengal Award for Partnerships this year. RGS also continues to collaborate with NIEs Centre for Research, Pedagogy and Practice through its Research arm, RGS Pedagogical Research Lab (RGS PeRL), to foster a culture of reective practice and the use of research-based pedagogy for learning.

International Partnerships
The goal of the RGS Internationalisation Programme is to develop, in our students, a global mindset and cross cultural skills and sensitivities. The various programmes expose our students to Asia and the world and allow them to interact and engage with their peers and local communities outside Singapore. In 2011, 33 overseas programmes were organised by various academic departments, CCA groups, Talent Development Department, Leadership Board and the Overseas Service Learning team. In total, more than 1,000 students participated

in the various overseas trips accounting for more than 50 per cent of RGS student population. Some of the notable initiatives include the rst overseas Character Development Programme conducted for CCA leaders to enhance their leadership skills and build character through adventure-based learning. The Year 2 students, as a cohort, had the opportunity to engage with school children in Batam during their community engagement programme, while the RGS Choir, comprising 53 members, had the opportunity to perform at the Advent Sing Vienna musical festival, a destination well-known for its choral tradition. Collaborations with our partner schools remain a core thrust of our internationalisation programme. The twinning programme with Shanghai No. 3 Girls Middle & High Schools and Zhongshan Overseas Middle School was launched successfully when 18 RGS students participated in a cultural and language immersion programme with our partner schools. Reciprocating the exchange, 18 girls and 4 teachers from Shanghai No 3 Girls Middle School participated in an immersion trip to RGS from 6 8 August 2012 to establish a platform for students from our schools to deepen their interest in learning the Chinese Language and culture for the RGS girls and the learning of the English Language and multi-culturalism for the students from Shanghai.

The Bridges for Engagement Programme between RGS and Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) was conducted on 19-23 June 2011. Twenty-four Year 2 students from the Regional Studies Programme, accompanied by 3 teachers, were hosted by TKC in Seremban. Now in its forth year, the programme provided opportunities for our students to practise Malay language with their TKC friends and develop cross-cultural competencies to engage with our neighbours. The Dwen An-Rafes Schools Student Exchange Programme continues to be an important student exchange platform to nurture student leaders in service of the community. RGS girls travelled to Taiwan in February and then hosted visiting Taiwanese students in July as part of the two-way exchange. As we continue to expand our partnership collaborations into the area of student exchange, we will offer more opportunities and destinations for students who are keen to embark on an intensive cultural immersion programme. This will full our objectives of providing not just extensive and wideranging programmes, but also opportunities for an intensive international experience for our students.

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Academic Awards
Year One 2011
Top in Subject 2011
105 Ng Yu Qin 112 Devika S Warrier 113 Celine Ng Yu Ting 111 Freda Mah Cheng Yee 101 Weng Jiayi 106 Li Xiaorong 112 Nur Sabrina Bte Abdul Razak 111 Sambhavi Rajangam 113 Celine Ng Yu Ting 109 Helen Lin Jia Qi 112 Lim Ee Sing 113 Zhang Wen Han 105 Jin Minjia 103 Riddhi Manoj Mehta Chinese Language Chinese Special Programme English Language English Literature Geography Higher Chinese Higher Malay Higher Tamil History Lower Secondary Science Malay Special Programme Mathematics Music Elective Programme Special Art Programme

Outstanding Academic Performance


101 104 105 105 105 108 109 110 111 111 112 112 112 113 Xiao Shiwei Sim Ming Hui Melodies Jin Minjia Koh Xin Yun Charmain Sreshya Kamakshi Vishwanathan Zuo Haolin Yip Kum Foong Kellie Tu Chang Alicia Ong Shi Hui Freda Mah Cheng Yee Devika S Warrier Lim Ee Sing Tay Hui Min Zhang Wen Han

Top in Level 2011


109 Helen Lin Jia Qi

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Year Two 2011
Top in Subject 2011
205 Yeo Ruoqi Joey 202 Lysha-Ann S Dharmaratnam 211 Ng Way 209 Ho Choy Ying, Freya 207 Prithipal Kaur Bhullar 211 Soh Hui Ling 202 Nur Dini Bte Mohamed Eunos 203 R Priya 202 Watt Sook May 213 Faith Nadine Choo Yun Sum 208 Filzah Hanis Bte Osman 213 Tay Min Yi 213 Qiu Biqing 213 Wu Chin Ying
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205 Irene Tee @ Zheng Jingying Chinese Language Chinese Special Programme English Language English Literature Geography Higher Chinese Higher Malay Higher Tamil History Lower Secondary Science Malay Language Malay Special Programme Mathematics Music Elective Programme

Special Art Programme

Outstanding Academic Performance


202 204 205 209 209 209 209 212 213 213 213 213 Teo Wan Xin, Phionna Liu Lijia Saik Chin Wen Sharon Feng Leirong Fu Xiaozhen Tan Hui-Yi Isabel Teo Jue Luo, Melinna Kang Yi Xi Grace Tern Jia Wen Lim Xuan Li, Michelle Xu Cheng Yin Zhu Wei Jie

Top in Level 2011


213 Qiu Biqing

Year Three 2011


Top in Subject 2011
308 Rae Teo 304 Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan 313 Koh Hui Ling 308 Elizabeth Khong 303 He Jiaming 311 Niranjana Krishna 312 Ho Kai Ling Phyllis 304 Nguyen Thuy Ngan 307 See Ning Hui 301 Grace Sum Jia En 301 Zhang Zhiyang 304 Nur Adilah Bte Mohammed Idris 302 K Vanita 306 Stephanie Christine Heng Shu Hui Area Studies Biology Chemistry Chinese Language Chinese Literature Chinese Special Programme English Language English Language (Foreign Students) English Literature Geography Higher Chinese Higher Malay Higher Tamil History

313 Lim Tse Jean 302 Chew Jia Yi Joan 303 Deng Yue 304 Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan 302 Ho Hui Min 302 Tan Tze En 306 Liu Fangzhou 305 Nicole Leong Xiao Xuan 301 Lu Jinyao 302 Yang Yixuan 301 Teo Si-Yan 307 See Ning Hui

Malay Special Programme Mathematics Music Elective Programme Physics Rafes Academy (Biology) Rafes Academy (Chemistry) Rafes Academy (English Literature) Rafes Academy (Geography) Rafes Academy (Higher Chinese) Rafes Academy (History) Rafes Academy (Mathematics) Rafes Academy (Music)
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303 Lin Kun 307 Chia Yan Min Kimberly 312 Yeoh Tze Ning Rafes Academy (Physics) Social Studies Special Art Programme

Top in Level 2011


302 Yang Yixuan

Year Four 2011


Top in Subject 2011
402 Cherie Seah Xinyi 401 Cheah Qinrong 404 Rachael Sim Hwee Ling 409 Tan Rou Qi Nicolette 405 Gao Zishu 401 Deepa Selvaraj 402 Amanda Choo Min Hui 403 Phang Min Ee 405 Ang Wan Qi 408 Ma Xiaochi 402 Natasha Nabila Bte Muhamad N 401 Deepa Selvaraj Area Studies Biology Chemistry Chinese Language Chinese Literature Chinese Special Programme English Language English Literature Geography Higher Chinese Higher Malay Higher Tamil

Outstanding Academic Performance


301 302 302 302 304 304 305 306 308 309 310 311 311 Sristi Archarya Amanda Kang Yu Chen Chew Jia Yi Joan Goh Pei Shan Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan Tey Yi Qing Belle Tan Ling Yi Wee Yen Jean Zheng Fan Tan Wan Qing Melissa Cheryl Lee Shi-Ying Eugenia Tang Ying Xin Sarah Tham Zhuling

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403 Jacqueline Khor Tze Pei 407 Pamela Ting Li Ming 405 Feng Wenhui 413 Chen Wei Ting 412 Chen Xianghui 406 Sara Ang Ai Lin 407 Stefanie Goh Wei Lynn

History Malay Special Programme Mathematics Music Elective Programme Physics Social Studies Special Arts Programme

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Rafes Top Scholars Award 2011
401 401 401 401 401 401 402 402 402 404 404 405 405 410 411 415 Deepa Selvaraj Evangeline Seah Liu Ziwei Srinivasan Nandhini Zera Ong Huixuan Zhang Peiwen Amanda Choo Min Hui Andrea Widjaja Chew Ing Gum Natasha Nabila Bte Muhamad N Borate Nikita Shankarrao Chong Kar Mun Feng Wen Hui Wei Zihan Awe Wan Li Reetaza Chatterjee Huang Huijun

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Bursaries, Awards and Scholarships


Cindy Loh Ray-Wen Memorial Bursary
302 304 314 Soh Hui Ling Tan Fong Han Francesca Yeoh Hui Hui 306 413 Teo Wan Xin Phionna Wee Chuxuan Pearlynn

Sisters at Heart Award (Awarded by Class of 73)


204 Jessa Gan Wan Zhen 211 Seow Shiying 408 Chou I Nung

Professor Tan Ser Kiat Bursary


209 210 Lin Jing Low Jia Na

The Venerable Dr & Mrs D D Chelliah Scholarship


405 Yuen Ai Zhen Carol

Lim Hsiu Mei Community Service Award


ARTReach Project
402 412 Amanda Chung Hui Xin Teo Ming Hui Magdalene

Parents for RGS Award


204 306 Chua Ching Wei Ng Shermaine

Overseas Service-Learning Mentors 2012


404 406 406 406 Charlotte Zoe Ho Shue Ler Khoo Shu Ern Joanne Wong Shi Ying Yau Wen Xi Eunice
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410 412 414 Ong Swee Leng Soh Zhi Mei Winnie Charis Anne Lim

SKM Project: Respect Its a Two Way Thing


305 412 412 Christina Wong Yi Zhen Lim Jia Hui Rachel Ong Chu Yi Elizabeth Jane

Project Colorful
410 410 412 414 415 415 Leong Hui Lin Kathleen Woon Xin Hui Alicia Lim Kay Yin Grace Tan Su-En Gayle Tan Su-Hui Tan Wei Lin Jolene

Heart of Gold Award (Awarded by Class of 68)


402 Yak Jie Min Jasmine

Project M&M
405 407 409 415 415 415 415 415 Gladys Yeo Li Min Christiane Tan Heng Luan Clarinda Tan Xin Ying Chioang Yu Shi Natalia Estee Soh Peijin Li Nanshan Mock Yuan Ning Quek Kiah Khee Daphne

RGS(S) Character Award


401 401 402 402 402 405 405 406 Lim Xin En Michelle Yao Hui Wen Sarah Ang Yu Xin Huang Yu Wei Cheryl Yak Jie Min Jasmine Chue Su Xin Joanna Genevieve Kong Qian Yu Bella Chia Ding Ying

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410 410 410 410 412 413

Chan Ejia Sabrina Chua Jia Min Lee Bao Yi Pauline Ong Wei Ling Louisa Lim Jia Hui Rachel Aye Aye Mon

ORA-RGS Chapter Award


402 Huang Yu Wei Cheryl

Ong Fong Wee Scholarship


110 111 212 213 Zhou Xiaojian Shafreen Fatimah Bte Abdul Nazir Nur Sabrina Bte Abdul Razak Loo Yun Yi Phyllis

ORA Character Award


405 Genevieve Kong Qian Yu

ORA Community Service Award


411 Teo Shu Hui

KS Goh New Media & Technology Award


403 Louise Lee Zhi Wei

ORA Scholarship
401 Yao Hui Wen Sarah

Guthrie & Shaw Award


410 (2011) 410 (2011) Foo Jing Lin Priscilla M Premikha

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Carmee Lim Scholarship
409 Heng Hui Lyn Jo-Ann

Evelyn Norris Top Student Award


415 (2011) Huang Huijun

M N Oehlers Top Arts Award


406 (2011) Tan Heng Yeng

Cecily Hinchliffe Award


402 (2011) Chew Li Ting

Dorothy Buckle Top Mathematics & Science Award


401 (2011)
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Outstanding Achievement Award


Performing Arts
407 See Ning Hui Rafes Strings
Ning Hui is an accomplished pianist, and was awarded the Pianomania Scholarship Award at the 4 th Singapore Performers Festival 2012. She is also the Grand Prize winner, as well as Category winner of the inaugural Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2012. In her CCA, she was secretary and concert-mistress of Raffles Strings, and has led the ensemble group to a successful concert Con passione in 2012. Ning Hui has successfully auditioned for an accelerated entry place into the Royal College of Music, United Kingdom, and will begin her studies in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree course in September 2012. in the composition, arrangement and improvisation of music for various ensemble groups.

Sports
315 Donna Li Lim Fencing

412 Tan Yu Jia Jessica

Choir

Jessica Tan is an excellent pianist who came in second in the Intermediate Category of the National Piano Violin Competition organized by the National Arts Council. She was also a nalist at the NAFA FB Benjamin Competition, as well as a Semi-nalist at the Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition. A student conductor of the RGS Choir, she has contributed signicantly in selecting pieces for Choir concerts, on top of soloist singing and dance performances in various choir events. She has also served the school faithfully

Donna excels in her sport, and her current national ranking (Epee) is 1st in the Womens Cadet Team, 3rd in the Womens Junior Team, and 10th in the Womens Senior Team. She has represented Singapore in several overseas competitions, including the World Junior & Cadet Fencing Championship 2012 in Moscow, Russia, and the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championship 2012 in St Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom. In 2011, she clinched the silver medal at the Asian Fencing Championship in Hong Kong and was part of the Singapore Cadet Team who brought home the bronze medal in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championship in Bangkok.

410 Thalia Lee Ping

Fencing

Thalia has shown outstanding performance in her sport, and her current national ranking (Foil) is 3rd in the Womens Cadet (U17) Team, 2nd in the Womens Junior (U20) Team and 7th in the Womens Senior (Open) Team. She has taken
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part in various international competitions, such as the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships 2012, at St Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom, where she clinched the silver medal in the Womens Foil Team, and in the Hong Kong Open 2012, where she was placed 12th out of 40 Foil competitors. Regionally, she also attained a Bronze medal in the Womens Foil Individual in the Fencing Singapore International 2012. an Individual All-Round 4 th position, and at the recent ASEAN Schools Games, she was also instrumental in helping her team achieved a 3rd placing. Her other accomplishments include Individual All-Round 3rd position at the Singapore Gymnastics Open 2012, where she also helped her team to clinched the rst place, and Individual All-Round 1st position at the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2012.

309 Jessica Goh Kai Ling 411 Fan Jin Fencing


Fan Jin is currently 4th in her national ranking (Epee) in the Womens Youth Team, and she has taken part in the World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Moscow, Russia, where she was ranked 52nd out of 88 competitors from 64 countries in the Womens Epee Cadet Individual event. In the Hong Kong Open 2012 in February, she also achieved a 33rd placing, facing erce competition from competitors around the world.

Sailing

409 (2011)

Phaan Yi Lin

Gymnastics Rhythmic

Jessica has performed consistently well in the Optimist racing scene, and at the IODA World Sailing Championship 2012, held in the Dominican Republic, she completed the competition on a high note by clinching the 3rd overall title, 2nd Girls title and together with her teammates, retained the Overall World Champion Team title that they won last year. In the local scene, she has also achieved 4th overall placing in the Singapore National Youth Championship 2012 in the Gold Fleet. A dedicated member of RGS Sailing, Jessica nished 4th in B Div Girls and is part of the team that won the 2nd Overall Team position at the SSSC/SPSC National Inter-School Sailing Championship 2012.

A talented and disciplined athlete, Yi Lin was one of only two Rhythmic gymnasts to represent Singapore at the SEA Games in Indonesia last November 2011, where she achieved
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314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn

Swimming

Since the early age of 12, Samantha also already represented

Singapore in various international competitions. At the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia, she did Singapore proud by achieving 3rd position in the 200m Breaststroke event, 4 th position in the 100m Breaststroke event, and contributed to the Gold medal tally in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay. In July 2012, she participated in the ASEAN School Games where she achieved two Golds for Singapore in the 4 x 100m Medley Race and the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, three 2nd positions in 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley, 3rd in 200m Breaststroke, and 7th in 100m Buttery.

414 (2011)

Koh Hui Yu

Swimming

406 Chelsea Lin Fuchs

Swimming

Hui Yu, an awardee of the 2011 Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) Best Girl (Swimming) award, did Singapore proud in the 26th SEA Games 2011 held in Indonesia, where she swam seven events, and achieved two Golds for Singapore in the 4 x 100m Freestyle and 4 x 200m Freestyle Relays. Competent in all four strokes and an accomplished middle and long distance swimmer, Hui Yu also swam the individual freestyle and individual Medleys, achieving 3rd position in 200m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle, 7 th position in 200m Individual Medley, and was a nalist in the 800m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley events.

In 2011, Chelsea became Singapores fastest Open Water swimmer when she underwent at least 4 open water swimming trials over varied distances of 5000m and 10,000m, enduring trying conditions and varying tides. At the SEA Games, she was the youngest Open Water competitor, and she did Singapore proud by clinching 5th position in the 5000m Open Water Swimming with a time of 1 hour 19 minutes and 28.82 seconds, and another commendable 5th position in the 10,000m Open Water Swimming with a time of 2 hours 43 minutes and 37.76 seconds.

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Outstanding Achievement Award (with Distinction)


307 Elisa Yukie Yokoyama Sailing
Yukie to receive the Straits Times Star of the Month Award. Time and again, Yukie met stiff competition head-on, and has proven that what matters are passion, determination, grit and good, common sense. These are the admirable traits that Yukie possesses, and have helped her stay ahead in her pursuit of excellence in her sport. Yukie may only be fteen years old, but she is already a veteran in the Optimist racing scene, having competed in four IODA World Sailing Championships in the last four years. Her performance has progressed consistently with the experience she has gained. In the IODA World Sailing Championship 2011, held in December in New Zealand, Yukie was part of Team Singapore that brought back the Overall World Team Championship title, for the second time, since 2006. She also nished a credible 23rd out of a eet of 210 in the individual category. At the recent IODA World Sailing Championship 2012, Yukie clinched not only the Overall World Champion title, but also the World Champion Girl title, and, together with her teammates, completed the clean sweep by retaining the Overall World Champion Team title. Her impressive performance is a tting close as she completes her swan song as the Optimist class for Under-15. Regionally, she won the Gold medal for Team Singapore in the 26th SEA Games held in Jakarta, and was part of the team that brought back the Champion title at the IODA Optimist Asian 2012 in Sri Lanka. A committed member of the RGS Sailing team, Yukie was also instrumental in helping the school achieve 2nd Overall position in the SSSC/ SPSC National Inter-School Sailing Championships. For her consistent ne performance, The Straits Times has selected
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Rafflesian Award
402 (2011) Amanda Choo Min Hui
The Rafesian Award is the most prestigious award given to a daughter of the RGS family. She epitomises the values and ideals that dene the ethos of the school. This year, the award is presented to Amanda Choo Min Hui, for sterling all-round excellence in the academic, leadership and service domains. A highly intelligent young lady with wisdom and temperament beyond her years, Amanda believes that true education is not just about academic excellence but about making ones life meaningful. Her academic credentials are stellar. Highly motivated, with an unagging determination to excel, Amanda received the Outstanding Academic Performance award for 3 consecutive years (2008 to 2010), and the top in Subject awards for Literature (2008), English Language (2010) and Mathematics (2008 & 2010). As a recipient of various scholarships such as the MOE EESIS, A*STAR Science Award and Young Defence Scientists Programme Scholarship, her prowess in Math and Science were evident in the many awards won over the years. Participating in the Worlds Scholars Cup World Finals (2009), she clinched top placings - 1st for Debate and Literature and 2nd for the Overall Individual Category. As an active member of the Shooting (Air Pistol & Air Rifle) CCA, her marksmanship earned her team the 1st and 2nd placings in the National Inter-School Shooting Championships in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In recognition for her performance, Amanda received the RGS Colours Award - Merit Performance (2008-2011). As the Vice-Head Prefect of the RGS Prefectorial Board, Amanda displayed the strength of an exceptional leader with strong moral integrity. She was awarded the RGS Colours Award - Outstanding Leadership for the Prefectorial Board (2011). Despite her busy schedule, Amanda is also activity involved in various community projects. For her outstanding service to the community, Amanda was awarded the National Youth Achievement Award (Bronze) (2010), the RGS Character Award (2011) and the ORA Community Service Award (2011). Amanda truly epitomises the qualities of an RGS girl and is a true Rafesian in both mind and spirit.
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Cengal Award
Organisation
Singapore Literature Society
The Singapore Literature Society (SLS) has been RGS valued partner since SLS approached RGS to jointly organise the National Secondary Schools Chinese Literature Camp in 2010. This annual event provides a platform for Chinese Language teachers and students to organize an event that promotes and celebrates the learning of the Chinese Language and Literature among students from secondary schools in Singapore. It also provides participants with the opportunity to work with local writers. Each year, about 100 RGS students are involved in the event, either as student organisers or participants. SLS lends its support to the camp by providing expertise, resources and time to this worthy cause. RGS also receives complimentary copies of SLS annual publication of literary works written by local writers. It is this conviction and commitment to widening and deepening the appreciation of Chinese Language and Literature, culture and creative writing that inspires us all.

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Staff Awards
RGS Long Service Awards 2012
Mrs Mary George 25 years Cheriyan Ms Chin Jen Fu 20 years Mrs Ban Soh Lian 20 years Mrs Sundari Prama 20 years Mrs Sulastiri Anis Miss Sylvia Khoo 20 years 20 years Mdm Tan Bee Lain 20 years Miss Goh Lee Kian 15 years Mdm Nuraini Binte 15 years Abdul Gapor Ms Ong Yen Pin 10 years Mariette Miss Ko Hak Chin 10 years Director RGS Pedagogical Research Lab Deputy Principal Academic & Outreach Head of Department Mathematics Senior Teacher Discipline Year 2 Head of Year Languages Department Aesthetics Department Director Admin & Planning Languages Department Head of Department Physical Education Subject Head Mathematics
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National Day Awards


Commendation Medal 2012 Ms Tan Hwee Mian May, Director (Talent Development & Academic Studies II) Long Service Medals 2012 Mrs Mary George-Cheriyan, Director (RGS Pedagogical Research Lab)

MOE Long Service Award 2012


Ms Pang Teng Lin Senior Teacher 35 years

Record of Achievements
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Record of Achievements
Scholarships: Undergraduate
415 (2009) Tan Xin Xuan

PSC Undergraduate Scholarships


Overseas Merit Scholarship (Legal Service) 401 (2009) Du Xuan 415 (2009) Sarah Siaw Ming Hui Overseas Merit Scholarship (Open) 408 (2009) Li Yihong 415 (2009) Tan Wei Qing Singapore Government Scholarship (Open) 405 (2009) Joey Lim Zuo Yi 411 (2009) Anthea Tai Beiting 413 (2009) Maryam Hasanah Bte Rozlan

SAF Merit Scholarship 408 (2008) Tan Rui Ling 401 (2009) Yee Chern Hwee 413 (2009) Julie Lim Yee Sin 414 (2009) Chris-Adelle Khaw Jing Rui

MFA Undergraduate Scholarships


Singapore Government Scholarship (Foreign Service) 412 (2009) Zhang Junyu 414 (2009) Chua Shan Jee

MOE Teaching Scholarships


Education Merit Scholarship 415 (2009) Lau Hui Ning Teaching Scholarship (Overseas) 401 (2008) Wang Chenying Rebecca 402 (2009) Phua Qi Qi

MINDEF Scholarships
Defence Merit Scholarship 213 (2006) Chia Su Wen Emma 401 (2008) Kok Jie Ying 407 (2009) Wong Ying Yi Kristie 407 (2009) Melinda Soh Marn Ning 409 (2009) Gan Yu-Jia

MOE Health Science Scholarship


402 (2009) Lee Mei Ying
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Record of Achievements
AGD Scholarship (Local Merit)
411 (2009) Deng Qing 412 (2009) Chan Wen Ting Jessica

Health Science & Nursing Scholarship


401 (2009) 404 (2009) 404 (2009) 407 (2009) 408 (2009) 408 (2009) 409 (2009) 409 (2009) 410 (2009) Kathryn Harsono Chew Woon Ki Chriselle Koh Wyn Jia Mak Ying Hui Amanda Tan Jia Ying Kang Jie Cheryl Koh Qi Yuan Lin Wen Koh Su Hui Sheena

A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship (BS)


405 (2009) Shamaine Ho Wei Ting

A*STAR National Science Scholarship (BS)


401 (2009) 412 (2009) 413 (2009) 414 (2009) Kang Shiyi Lee Yi Fei Seah Yu Fen Samantha Stacey-Ann Lee Wanpei

DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas)


405 (2009) Lee Wei Xin

HDB Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas)


404 (2009) 404 (2009) 413 (2009) Quek Xin Ping Teo Hui Qing Tan Zhen Lin Clarissa

Energy Market Authority (EMA) Undergraduate Scholarship


413 (2008) Lai Su Lyn

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Global Scholarship


415 (2008)
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International Enterprise (IE) Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship


404 (2009) 411 (2009) Niu Jin Chan Jenny Yueh Yuan Teng

Ooi Shimin

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JTC Undergraduate Scholarship


412 (2009) Chew Min Ting Rebecca

SPRING Singapore Scholarship


402 (2008) 404 (2008) 405 (2008) 406 (2008) 409 (2008) 411 (2008) Lee Shi Wee Cassandra Lee May Yi Fiona Tham Ying Ling Look Pei Yee Sylvia Lim Yen Yee Chan Zi Yin Sharon

NParks Undergraduate Scholarship


406 (2008) 409 (2008) Ong Ruici Toh Wan Ting

NAC Arts Scholarship (Undergraduate)


404 (2009) Bai Tianyuan

Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) Scholarship


408 (2008) 412 (2009) Wee Ann Honghui Tan Guan Rong

National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarship


408 (2007) 401 (2009) 402 (2009) 406 (2009) Koh Hsie Jinn Theodora Kaydence Wei Jiahe Koh Li Ling Cheryl Zhang Wei

Scholarships: Pre-University

National Infocomm Scholarship


411 (2009) Lim Zhi Ting

DSTA JC Scholarship
402 (2011) 402 (2011) Amanda Choo Min Hui Wong Shi Min Sophia

Singapore-Industry Scholarship
413 (2009) Clarice Lau Xiu Ling
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Record of Achievements
Scholarships: Secondary

RGS Talent (Sports) Scholarship


101 101 101 101 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 103 103 103 103 103 104 104 104 104 Charlotte Ho Wen Ling Ng Qin Yi Zoey Eng Zu Er Noelle Goh Tan Tynn Yi Angelina Lim Xue Ning Valerie Shao Ruolan Melissa Chan Pei Tung Ong Tze Ching Andrea Melanie Rae Wong Loo J-Yin Isa Choo Hui Ning Ho Li Ting Valerie Chelsea Tan Qiu Lin Arika Gin Ong Emily Lua Jia Ning Lee Joh Ann Tay Si En Hannah Lim Boon Wen Nicole Png Wanqing

Young Defence Scientists Programme Scholarship


301 302 Lim Guan Hui Tricia Faith Nadine Choo Yun Sum

MOE Language Elective Scholarship


202 212 304 402 402 406 Sakinah Binte Yusof Qian Tingchen Qiu Biqing Alicia Lian Yingjie Goh Peishan Lee Jiaqi Amanda

MOE Regional Studies Programme Scholarship


312 312 313 315 Ang Xin Jie Faith Chua Chui Wei Mae Drusilla Tan Kai Yan Clarissa Ng Si Yi

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105 105 105 105 105 105 105 106 106 106 107 107 107 107 107 108 108 108 108 109 112

Kelsie Yasmin Muir Nadine Joy Nathan Nicole Alethea Khaw Mei Shan Low Yi Ying Jasmine Samantha Yom Jingyi Phua Shyn Ee Lim Sue Ying Dianne Yeo Kai En Jeannine Tang Kai Wen Elena Khoo Linda Zeng Ziyue Lim Ye Xuen Tay Hui Li Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Tian Jingyi Tiara Atiqah Bte Mohammad Hanafee Joy Kwek Yu Ning Shirlene Kwok Choong Su Yee Vanessa Kelli Quek Hui-Yi Cheryl Lam Min

203 Michelle Teo Yin Zhi 205 Chan Fang Yi 206 Li Jia Xin 306 Yeo Ruoqi Joey 307 Elisa Yukie Yokoyama 309 Yan Jing 312 Charmaine Yeo Yan 314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 315 Tan Claris 404 Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan 406 Chelsea Lin Fuchs 406 Chong Mei Gan Megan 408 Low Danlei Cheritta 409 Yeo Xiu Wen 410 Lam Teng Si 411 Lim Yi Xuan 415 Tan Wei Lin Jolene

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Record of Achievements
Awards: Undergraduate

Young Defence Scientists Programme Academic Award


401 (2011) 401 (2011) Ding Yuan Belinda Liu Ziwei Mathematics Physics

MOE Teaching Award


413 (2009) Tan Shu Min Eleanor

Awards: Pre-University
The Lee Kuan Yew All-Round Excellence Award
402 (2011) Amanda Choo Min Hui

Awards: Secondary
Prime Ministers Book Prize (PSLE Category)
109 111 111 111 112 112 113 Leia Teo Wen Hui Hannah Tan Jia Hwee Nabeela Maricar Yi Chongwen Mahirah Bte Abdul Latiff Syaza Adilah Bte Yusni Hu Yunting Grace

The Lee Kuan Yew Mathematics and Science Award


401 (2011) Liu Ziwei

Prime Ministers Book Prize (GCE O Level Category)


401 (2011) 401 (2011) 402 (2011) 403 (2011) 406 (2011) 412 (2011)
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Law Kar Man Joyce Mu Yijun Wu You Leong Shi Xuan Isdiyanah Puteri K Bte Dulkii Lavinya Arun Velu

Young Defence Scientists Programme Academic Award


403 403 Zhang Boyu Lin Kun Mathematics Physics

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Evergreen Leadership Development Award


301 301 301 302 302 303 303 304 305 306 306 307 309 311 314 Judy Hong Rui Lan Lim Xuan Li Michelle Tan Yin Lin Faith Nadine Choo Yun Sum Tan Wei Ying Rachel Eden Teoh Kang Min Wong Jie Yi Chloe Tan Fong Han Chan Jing Yi Tiffany Lum Qian Wei Teo Wan Xin Phionna Cai Minglu Ong Yi Jing Liew Meixian Tan Hui Ying Badminton Badminton

Outstanding Leadership
Sports CCAs 404 Charlotte Ho Shue Ler 409 Chiu Jing Wen

404 Isabel Wong Ee Lerr 410 Farah Tan Li Yee 407 Chong Rui En Clara 415 Jolene Tan Li Xuan 411 Zeng Yu 409 Humaira Bhadelia 411 Merissa Boh Tsue Jynn 403 Rebecca Goh Su Min 412 Teo Ming Hui Magdalene 406 Kow Shao Wen Sarah 415 Chong Hern Zi Joelle 410 Leong Hui Lin Kathleen 414 Grace Tan Su-En 414 Wan Yuquan 406 Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling 409 Tay Pui Chin

Basketball Basketball Fencing Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Rhythmic Judo Netball Sailing Shooting Air Pistol Softball Softball Swimming Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Track & Cross Country

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Record of Achievements
Uniformed Group CCAs 410 Thoo Wan Ling 415 Kimberly Lum Geok Yi 415 Synth-Di Tan Guat Eng 409 Tan Wan Qing Melissa 412 Pang Yen Siang 414 Lee Si En Ruth 406 Jallene Chua Jia En 409 Mira Vijay Shah 405 Rachel Sim Miao Chen 414 Ang Zi Yun 415 Ng Gee San Sandy 407 Yew Ci Wei 413 Wong Yun Lin Performing Arts CCAs 405 Tan Pei Yu
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Girl Guides Girl Guides Girl Guides Girls Brigade Girls Brigade Girls Brigade National Cadet Corps (Air) National Cadet Corps (Air) National Cadet Corps (Sea) National Cadet Corps (Sea) National Cadet Corps (Sea) Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth

Angklung Ensemble

412 Toh Xiu Si Tracey 410 Chan Mian Zi Perina 402 Feng Zhuo 405 Jade Tan Si Yu 406 Nicolette Foo Huiying 405 Chan Wai Sze Rachel 403 Goh Weiying 409 Heng Hui Lyn Jo-Ann 402 Ho Hui Min 415 Sudesna Roy Chowdhury 408 Keertana Ganesan 408 Jacqueline Tjen 412 Yeo Xue Ning Clubs and Societies CCAs 406 Kwek Jia Qi

Angklung Ensemble Band Symphonic Chinese Orchestra Chinese Orchestra Choir Dance International English Drama English Drama Guitar Ensemble Indian Dance Indian Orchestra Malay Dance Rafes Strings

Debate & Oratorical Society

408 Lakshmanan Lakshmi 408 Mathivanan Abhinaya 403 Michelle Khoo Shi Qing 404 Ong Jie Ni Dorette 403 Ho Kylie 401 Ang Mei Choo Sara-Ann 402 Xie Mengxue 402 Tan Tze En 411 Leong Tze Lyn Clarissa 402 Nicole Tan Su Yee Service CCAs 407 Allison Choong

Indian Cultural Society Indian Cultural Society Mathematics Society Mathematics Society Photographic Society Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports Robotics Club Robotics Club Science and Environment Club

Audio-Visual & Public Address

Leadership Boards 405 Chue Su Xin Joanna 405 Genevieve Kong Qian Yu 410 Chan Ejia Sabrina 413 Aye Aye Mon 401 Dania Bte Kamaludeen 402 Ang Yu Xin 402 Yak Jie Min Jasmine 410 Chuan Limin 412 Lim Jia Hui Rachel 402 Huang Yu Wei Cheryl 406 Bella Chia Ding Ying 401 Yao Hui Wen Sarah 401 Lim Xin En Michelle

Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Student Congress Student Congress Buckle House Hadley House
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Record of Achievements
410 Chua Jia Min 410 Lee Bao Yi Pauline 410 Ong Wei Ling Louisa Outstanding Service Service CCAs 407 Allison Choong 414 Ting Yang Gin 410 Grace Ng Jia Yen Leadership Boards 401 Vernetta Vivian Chai 405 Beatrix Chan Yew Ling 405 Bridget Zhang Lechen 406 Kirsten Ho En-Ting Richardson House Tarbet House Waddle House 410 Farah Tan Li Yee 411 Sarah Tham Zhuling 412 Phoon Kit Mun Erica 413 Lim Tse Jean 405 Kimberly Tan Yuen Ling 407 Shauna Woo Jia Qian 409 Koh Shamen 409 Yao Jingyi 410 Ong Swee Leng 414 Charis Anne Lim 414 Ting Yang Gin 409 Amanda Sarah Chin Yong Hui Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Peer Support Board Buckle House

Audio-Visual & Public Address Audio-Visual & Public Address Library

Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board Prefectorial Board

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409 Tay Pui Chin 412 Lim Jia Yi Edina 412 Ong Chu Yi Elizabeth Jane 415 Chioang Yu Shi Natalia 405 Belle Tan Ling Yi 409 Faith Lim Rui En 404 Sabrina Leong Wei 406 Lee Jiaqi Amanda 410 Chuan Limin 414 Ting Yang Gin 415 Koh Wei Ling Tracy 407 Lim Si Min Elizabeth 413 Tan Li Yin 402 Ng Hui Qi 405 Siow Chun Yen 407 Koh Heng Hwee 412 Yasmine Neo Wen Ning

Buckle House Buckle House Buckle House Buckle House Hadley House Hadley House Richardson House Richardson House Richardson House Richardson House Richardson House Tarbet House Tarbet House Waddle House Waddle House Waddle House Waddle House

Outstanding Performance
Sports CCAs 104 Lim Boon Wen 202 Alicia Loo Yi Hiu 202 Chung Shiqi 202 Lim Jia Hui Shanice 304 Ong Ren-Ne 311 Lee Shu Zhen 315 Tan Jia Li Kelly 403 Chong Fui Jin 410 Farah Tan Li Yee 105 Aarya P Berthier 303 Wong Jie Yi Chloe 315 Donna Li Lim 410 Thalia Lee Ping 411 Fan Jin 104 Lee Joh Ann 207 Sarah Tan Wei 309 Yan Jing 312 Isabel Lee Ruo Yi Badminton Badminton Badminton Badminton Badminton Badminton Badminton Badminton Basketball Fencing Fencing Fencing Fencing Fencing Golf Golf Golf Golf

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Record of Achievements
105 Kelsie Yasmin Muir 105 Nadine Joy Nathan 112 Cheryl Lam Min 203 Ashly Lau 203 Michelle Teo Yin Zhi 312 Charmaine Yeo Yan 101 Noelle Goh 101 Zoey Eng Zu Er 201 Yap Wen Hui Callie 208 Dawne Chua Yun Xi 309 Foo Yu Tian Tabitha 404 Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan
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Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic

406 See Kai Li Denise 406 Yau Wen Xi Eunice 409 Tian Yiming 411 Zeng Yu 412 Soh Zhi Mei Winnie 201 Yang Ningchen 201 Yong Kang Yee 202 Low Jia Qi 211 Megan Tan Sze Rui 211 Vienna Chen Jing Xue Thomas 306 Fadhillah Mohamed Faizan 312 Low Jia Yi Joey 409 Humaira Bhadelia 415 Cheong Hui Shyuan 102 Angelina Lim Xue Ning 201 Natalie Grace Rodrigues 202 Nadia Quek Wei Si

Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Judo Judo Judo Judo Judo Judo Judo Judo Judo Netball Netball Netball

208 Cheong Jie Yi Julia 210 Eyu Yan Yan 305 Rukmini Roy 310 Tessa Wong Ting 401 M Charmaine Malini 403 Richelle Er Huimin 411 Merissa Boh Tsue Jynn 105 Lim Sue Ying 105 Phua Shyn Ee 105 Samantha Yom Jingyi 208 Han Jing Bertha 307 Elisa Yukie Yokoyama 309 Jessica Goh Kai Ling 313 Samantha Annabelle Neubronner 409 Ryushda Bte Jumali 410 Ong Wei Ling Louisa 206 Joyce Lee Yue Ning 303 Loke Yen Chin 314 Bernice Tan Rui Lin

Netball Netball Netball Netball Netball Netball Netball Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Sailing Shooting Air Pistol Shooting Air Pistol Shooting Air Pistol

415 Chin Xin Yee 206 Evelyn Chng 213 Heather Huixian Ianson-Holton 213 Ong Ray Yi 408 Lv Liran 414 Maggy Lory 313 Foong Hui Min 315 Cynthia Tan Shi Min 408 Nur Amalina Bte Md Halim 415 Chong Hern Zi Joelle 106 Elena Khoo 207 Annabelle Lim Jia Sing 211 Regina Ho Yoon Ki 311 Chong Yin Jean 311 Tan Jia En Clara 315 Tay Kay Shayne Michelle

Shooting Air Pistol Shooting Air Rie Shooting Air Rie Shooting Air Rie Shooting Air Rie Shooting Air Rie Softball Softball Softball Softball Squash Squash Squash Squash Squash Squash
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406 102 102 205 205 205 205 205 307 310 314 314 406 406 407 409 414 415 415 107 107
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Lim Jia Ying Denise Loo J-Yin Melissa Chan Pei Tung Chan Fang Yi Chloe Wang Wenyi Rachel Soh Reh Tze Teo Ee Lynn Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Song Ai Vee Ma Yihan Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn Yeo Rei Qing Kimberly Chelsea Lin Fuchs Leow Li Wen Christiane Tan Heng Luan Yeo Xiu Wen Grace Tan Su-En Gayle Tan Su-Hui Tan Wei Lin Jolene Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Lim Ye Xuan

Squash Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Table Tennis Table Tennis

107 107 206 210 305 307 314 314 410 411 411 203 203 315 406 407 414 202 212 306 307

Linda Zeng Ziyue Tay Hui Li Li Jia Xin Celine Phua Li Ting Tang Jiawen Cheryl Melissa Tan Hui Yi Koh Qin En Charlene Ng Xue Qi Lam Teng Si Lim Yi Xuan Wong Hoi Ching Clarisse Gan Jia Shuen Tan Hui Xin Izabella Tan Claris Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling Rehmat Johal Ting Yang Gin Megan Gwee Su-Lyn Chan Chin Qi Yeo Ruoqi Joey Lorraine Fong Rei

Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Tennis Tennis Tennis Tennis Tennis Tennis Tenpin Bowling Tenpin Bowling Tenpin Bowling Tenpin Bowling

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408 Low Danlei Cheritta 415 Rebecca Wong Tian Yi 102 Angelina Lim Xue Ning 105 Felyn Toh Le Chun 205 Chloe Wang Wenyi 206 Chiang Aiting Faye Uniformed Groups CCAs 402 Wu Xin Yu 403 Lee Zhi Wei Louise 411 Cheng Geyu 412 Li Yunshan 413 Wang Jia Ying 201 Ren Ying

Tenpin Bowling Tenpin Bowling Track & Cross Country Track & Cross Country Track & Cross Country Track & Cross Country

National Cadet Corps (Land) National Cadet Corps (Land) National Cadet Corps (Land) National Cadet Corps (Land) National Cadet Corps (Sea) Red Cross Youth

206 Alice Natasha Soewito 303 Patwardhan Nandini Rajesh 304 Qiu Biqing 312 Wang Ying Chi Francine 402 Chew Jia Yi Joan 405 Beatrix Chan Yew Ling 407 Yew Ci Wei Performing Arts CCAs 304 Lysha-Ann S Dharmaratnam 307 Lee Shao Ting Pearlyn 401 Yuli Ardini Bte Affandi 405 Vanessa Chiam Yi Ting 407 Lim Ci Hui 410 Lee Bao Yi Pauline 402 Amanda Kang Yu Chen 403 Vivian Liu Shiting

Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth Red Cross Youth

Angklung Ensemble Angklung Ensemble Angklung Ensemble Angklung Ensemble Angklung Ensemble Angklung Ensemble Band Symphonic Band Symphonic
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410 Chan Mian Zi Perina 410 Woon Xin Hui 411 Ow Judith 411 Quek Qian Yi 402 Feng Zhuo 403 Deng Yue 404 Sylvia Ang Yu Hui 404 Tan En Yu 412 Yeo Le Qi Rachel 411 Tang Xi-Rui Charlotte 410 Won Xue Li 315 Saik Chin Wen Sharon 402 Julia Cheong Ling-Yu 302 Abinaya Mahatma 306 Riddhi Anbalagan 404 Visweswaran Maanasa
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Band Symphonic Band Symphonic Band Symphonic Band Symphonic Chinese Orchestra Chinese Orchestra Chinese Orchestra Chinese Orchestra Chinese Orchestra Dance International English Drama Guitar Ensemble Guitar Ensemble Indian Dance Indian Dance Indian Dance

411 Niranjana Krishna Clubs and Societies CCAs 401 Zhang Huijie 403 403 404 404 213 302 312 314 401 402 405 408 414 Michelle Khoo Shi Qing Zhang Boyu Huang Ruixue Louisa Ong Jie Ni Dorette Amanda Eugenia Yung Tan Wei Ying Rachel Jamelynn Wong Wen Teen Koh Jia Qian Sristi Acharya Law May Ning Bian Ruoyi Li You Jia Ang Zi Ning

Indian Dance

Mathematics Society Mathematics Society Mathematics Society Mathematics Society Mathematics Society Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club Robotics Club

414 414 402

Ng Ruixin Ng Shi Min Yang Yixuan

406

Wee Yen Jean

407

Ariel Lim Song Fang

105 107 204 210 212 303

Neha Shankar Yeoh Hsin Yee Clarice Sim Ming Hui Melodies Nicole Yow Wei Hii Kai Li Annabel Ho Choy Ying Freya

Robotics Club Robotics Club Debate & Oratorical Society Debate & Oratorical Society Debate & Oratorical Society Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports Rafes Mind Sports

401

Ang Mei Choo Sara-Ann

Rafes Mind Sports

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Academic Departments Achievements


Aesthetics Department
iChef Cooking Competition 2012
Team 3rd 410 Lee Ker Rui Rachelle 415 Chin Xin Yee

SYF Art and Craft Exhibition 2012


Individual Bronze 301 Zhu Wei Jie

National Floral Harmony Competition 2012


Team 1st Place 412 Pang Ly Shan 412 Alicia Lim Kay Yin Individual 2nd Place 412 Yeoh Tze Ning

Ossia Music Competition 2012


Individual 1st 315 Saik Chin Wen Sharon

Rainbow Ice-cream Making Competition 2012


Team Champion 306 Teo Wan Xin Phionna 309 Ong Yi Jing 311 Teoh Xue Wei Cherilyn

On-the-Spot Art Contest Singapore International Water Festival 2012


Individual 2nd Place 205 Cheng Zimin

Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2012


Individual 1st 407 See Ning Hui

Torrance Legacy Art Competition


Individual 1st 303 Er Hui Ling

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Sarong Kebaya Design Competition


Individual 1st 203 Riddhi Manoj Mehta

Floral Harmony at Nanyang Competition


Team Gold 410 Denise Ong Rui Ying 411 Goh Fang Qin

204 206 212 311 401 407 408 408 410

Valerie Ng Yun Shan Feng Siyuan Chan Chin Qi Choo Xin Hui Ho Shermine Shauna Woo Jia Qian Crystal Lua Xin Li Neo Xiaoyun Cheong Yi Lei

English Language and Literature


Commonwealth Essay Competition 2012
Individual Silver 201 Lee Kitt Anya 203 Charmaine Chan Xin Hui 204 Gan Shin Ping 204 Gwendolyn Lovina Oh Rui Yan 204 Karen Angeline Diamaano Cuison 204 Stella Soon Jia Yi 204 Tan Jia Ying Brenda

Individual Bronze 307 Cheng Li Yi 308 Liu Lijia 308 Nicole Marie Chew Hui Fang 315 Amanda Yew Chiu Ting 403 Wen Qingyun 406 Angelica Chong Wen Xin 407 Tan Xin Yi Judith 411 Lam Hui Yun 412 Teo Ming Hui Magdalene

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Inter-school National Scrabble Championship 2012
Individual 1st 210 Lim Xiao Rong Isabelle

Journey of Possibilities: The Rail Corridor Competition 2012


Team 1st 407 Christiane Tan Heng Luan 407 Lim Ci Hui 407 Lim Si Min Elizabeth 407 Mary-Lisa Zhi-Hui Chua 407 Shauna Woo Jia Qian Team 3rd 401 Wen Xingyue 405 Yuen Ai Zhen Carol

Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards 2012


Individual 2nd 210 Nicole Yow Wei Individual 3rd 209 Goh Shun Yu 308 Sandra Faith Tan Wan Lin

Humanities Department
International Earth Science Olympiad 2011
Individual Bronze 305 Joanna Chue

Planning a Green & Clean Township Singapore Youth Leaders for a Sustainable Future 2012
Team 1st 405 Beatrix Chan Yew Ling 405 Nicole Leong Xiao Xuan 405 Ruthanne Soh Ying 405 Yuen Ai Zhen Carol 407 Chia Yan Min Kimberly 407 Goh Shi Hui

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Neo Xiaoyun Rae Teo

Action Plan Presentations Middle and Senior Divisions Team 3rd 406 Liu Fangzhou 407 Goh Shi Hui 407 Li Jingyi 407 Chia Yan Min Kimberly

Future Problem Solving Program Singapore National Finals 2011


Global Issues Problem Solving Competition Middle Division Team 1st 405 Belle Tan Ling Yi 405 Jade Tan Si Yu 405 Nicole Leong Xiao Xuan 405 Tan Hsinyi Beverly Middle Division Team 2nd 402 Leong Yee Ting 405 Bridget Zhang Lechen 405 Phuah Hui Qi Phyllis 405 Vanessa Chiam Yee Ting Senior Division Team 1st 405 (2011) Vivian Chew 406 (2011) Chew Min Yi Desiree 406 (2011) Tay Wei Lin 406 (2011) Pang Si En Marjorie

Future Problem Solving Program International Conference 2012


Global Issues Problem Solving Competition Middle Division Team 5th 405 Belle Tan Ling Yi 405 Jade Tan Si Yu 405 Nicole Leong Xiao Xuan 405 Tan Hsinyi Beverly

NUS Geography Challenge 2012


Team 4th 405 Beatrix Chan Yew Ling 405 Jade Tan Si Yu 407 Chia Yan Min Kimberly
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407 Gao Wenxin

Amazing Heartland Race 2012 by HDB


Team 2nd 401 Wen Xingyue 405 Yuen Ai Zhen Carol 407 Tan Xin Yi Judith 413 Clarie Ng Jia Qi 413 Janice Lim Yee Ning

Children and Youths Bilingual Speech Competition 2012


Team 1st 411 Pi Jo Mei Team 3rd 213 Qiu Jiayu 411 Lam Hui Yun

Create Your Own Newspaper Competition 2012


Team 2nd 302 Watt Sook May 303 Ong Gee Ping 404 Ho Yu-Ling 405 Chelsea Ng Kai Xin

Languages Department
Chinese
The Global Book Review Competition for Secondary School Students 2012
Individual 2nd 403 He Jiaming

National Chinese Culture Competition 2012


Team 3rd 111 Chen Roubing 213 Zhang Wen Han 403 Amber Chew Si Hui 403 He Jiaming

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National Secondary Schools Translation Competition 2012


Team 1st 209 Helen Lin Jia Qi 303 Chua Gek Yee 402 Yang Yixuan

mBoggle Competition at Hwa Chong Institution 2012


Lower Secondary Individual 1st 212 Lim Ee Sing Individual 2nd 111 Fatima Siddiqui Team 1st 107 Sumana Sumathi Prasad 111 Fatima Siddiqui 204 Gan Shin Ping 212 Lim Ee Sing Upper Secondary Individual 2nd 401 Lim Xin En Michelle Individual 3rd 301 Thet Thiri Ko 414 Lee Si En Ruth Team 2nd 301 Thet Thiri Ko
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YMCA Mandarin Speaking Awards


Merit 303 Xu Cheng Yin

Malay
Kem Obor Malay Writing and Photograph Competition by SPH 2012
Team Champion 308 Izzah Haziqah Bte H 406 Nur Liyana Bte Kamaludin 408 Ain Nazihah Bte Mohamed R

Academic Departments Achievements


304 401 414 Sheena Lee Jia En Lim Xin En Michelle Lee Si En Ruth

Mathematics Department
American Mathematics Competition 10A
AMC 10 Winner 401 Teo Si-Yan 403 Zhang Boyu AMC 10 Certicate of Distinction 304 Min Xiaowei 401 Teo Si-Yan 402 Nicole Tan Su Yee 403 Yang Xue 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa AMC 10 Distinction Pin 401 Teo Si-Yan 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa 24 AMC 10 Certicate of Achievement

MSP (Malay Special Programme) Scrabble Competition 2012


Upper Secondary Individual 3rd 301 Tay Min Yi

Tamil
RI All Arts Competition - Essay Competition 2012
3rd 107 Bhagya Sree Nagarajan

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American Mathematics Competition 12B


AMC 12 Winner 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa AMC 12 Certicate of Distinction 401 Zhang Huijie 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa 6 AMC 12 Certicate of Achievement

Individual Silver 401 Teo Si-yan Individual Bronze 209 Helen Lim Jia Qi 307 Zhang Xuan 403 Michelle Khoo Shi Qing Junior Section Individual - Gold 108 Zhang Ziyu 110 Mok Rong Shan 111 Wang Beini 113 Elza Franco Lim 204 Sim Ming Hui Melodies 205 Jin Minjia 209 Shermaine Si Ying Ying 212 Li Er Jia Louisa 212 Teo Woan Deirdre 213 Chan Wei Ting 213 Chor Yan Ting Cheryl 14 Individual Silver
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Rafes Invitational Mathematical Olympiad


Bronze 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Ong Jie Ni Dorette

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad


Open Section Individual Gold 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa

Academic Departments Achievements


23 Individual Bronze Senior Section Individual Gold 401 Zhang Huijie 402 Ang Yu Xin 403 Zhang Boyu 404 Huang Ruixue Louisa 404 Ong Jie Ni Dorette 8 Individual Silver 16 Individual Bronze

Philosophy Department
Rafes Institution Inter-School Philosophy Dialogue 2012
Best Inquirer Award 301 Chow Huiru 303 Ho Choy Ying Freya 303 Lai Yan

Research Studies
4th APEC Future Young Scientist Conference
Best Poster Presentation Synthesis and characterisation of hydroxylapatite by wet precipitation 402 Madeleine Cheng Chui Ru 403 Michelle Khoo Shi Qing

Singapore Statistical Poster Competition


Team 2nd 401 Lim Ying Beatrice 401 Teo Si-yan 401 Wang Yinzhao

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A*STAR East Zone Science Fair


Merit Investigation of different procedures on the optical transmittance and electrical resistance of graphene 401 Yap Hui Lin 405 Yu Xin

211 (2011)

Samantha Annabelle Neubronner

Best Pit Display 2nd Best Marketing & Sponsorship 3rd Rafes Caps Lock 2.0 403 (2011) Chong Siu Min Sandra 405 (2011) Chng Hui Yie 405 (2011) Kimberley Yeo En Rou Best Engineering Car 2nd Best Team Identity 2nd Rafes Escape 404 (2011) Eunice Wangadi 408 (2011) Foo Zi Rei 413 (2011) Amanda Charmaine Eng 414 (2011) Lee Shu Ying 414 (2011) Kuan Shien Nicole 414 (2011) Tan Wan Xin

F1 in Schools Technology Challenge 2011


Fastest Car 3rd Cyclones 201 (2011) Chloe Koh 201 (2011) Low Jia Yi Joey 201 (2011) Ong Yi Wei 201 (2011) Tan Szerui Colette 201 (2011) Victoria Tan Yee Ling Best Team Identity 3rd Team Cavalio 211 (2011) Angelica Kristen Yeo Hui Min 211 (2011) Ding Tong Pearl 211 (2011) Ng Way 211 (2011) Nicole Chan Shu Wei

F1 in Schools World Finals 2011


Best Collaboration Team Trident Racing 403 (2011) Keerthana
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Academic Departments Achievements


410 (2011) 412 (2011) 412 (2011) V. Divya V. Ramya Vaishnavi Srinivasan Iyer Bloodhound Category Overall Champion Best Marketing and Sponsorship Team 1st Best Pit Display Team 1st Best Team Identity 1st Best Engineered Car 2nd Fastest Car 2nd Team X-treme 203 Clarisse Gan Jia Shuen 203 Tan Hui Xin, Izabella 206 Chua Xin Ying 206 Tan Fang Geok Best Team Identity Team 3rd Fastest Car Team 3rd Team Force Zooom 201 Maanasa Sri Ganesh 206 Chng Hioc Sim Cheryl 208 Prachi Simran Vig

F1 in Schools Technology Challenge 2012


Formula One Class Best Marketing and Sponsorship Team 1st Best Team Identity 3rd Team Enlightning 302 Liu Siqi 302 Ren Siyu 306 Sim Yan Ling 310 Tsai Yong Qing Shanisse Best Marketing and Sponsorship Team 3rd Team Highlight 302 Guo Shibei 302 Huang Zhoudi 311 Tan Rou Xi Sapphire 312 Low Jia Yi Joey

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Best Marketing and Sponsorship Team 3rd Team Veloce 201 Pang Xin Lian 202 Nadia Quek Wei Si 203 Rachel Park Huei-Sook 207 Song Somin

Future Problem Solving Program National Finals 2011


Community Problem Solving Competition Middle Division Team 1st Project Colorful 310 (2011) Leong Hui Lin Kathleen 310 (2011) Woon Xin Hui 312 (2011) Alicia Lim Kay Yin 314 (2011) Grace Tan Su-En 315 (2011) Gayle Tan Su-Hui 315 (2011) Jolene Tan Li Xuan Middle Division Team 2nd Project M&M 305 (2011) Gladys Yeo Li Min

307 (2011) 309 (2011) 315 (2011) 315 (2011) 315 (2011) 315 (2011) 315 (2011)

Christiane Tan Heng Luan Clarinda Tan Xin Ying Chioang Yu Shi Natalia Estee Soh Peijin Li Nanshan Mock Yuan Ning Quek Kiah Khee Daphne

Middle Division Team 3rd Project GLAM 305 (2011) Ruthanne Soh Ying 305 (2011) Belle Tan Ling Yi 305 (2011) Tan Hsinyi Beverly 305 (2011) Jade Tan Si Yu 307 (2011) Li Jingyi 308 (2011) Rae Teo On-Site Scenario Writing Competition Middle Division Best Team 403 (2011) Cai Xiaohan

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Scenario Writing (Singapore) Competition Middle Division Individual 1st 307 (2011) Gao Wenxin Senior Division Individual 4th 408 (2011) Joceline Yong Yoong Yee 407 409 415 415 415 415 415 Christiane Tan Heng Luan Clarinda Tan Xin Ying Chioang Yu Shi Natalia Estee Soh Peijin Li Nanshan Mock Yuan Ning Quek Kiah Khee Daphne

Future Problem Solving Program International Conference 2012


Community Problem Solving Competition Health & Environmental Concerns Category, Middle Division Team 1st Project Colorful 410 Leong Hui Lin Kathleen 410 Woon Xin Hui 412 Alicia Lim Kay Yin 414 Grace Tan Su-En 415 Gayle Tan Su-Hui 415 Jolene Tan Li Xuan Education Category, Middle Division Team 4th Project M&M 405 Gladys Yeo Li Min
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International Scenario Writing Competition Middle Division Individual 1st 407 Gao Wenxin On-Site Scenario Writing Competition Middle Division Team 2nd 407 Gao Wenxin

Google Science Fair 2012


Asian Regional Finalist Small molecule cancer stem cell inhibitor 402 Law May Ning 413 Ang Shi Hui 414 Ng Ruixin

The anti-cancer properties of traditional Chinese medicine 401 Loo Xiang Ling Edith 413 Tan Li Yin

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Programme (HSSRP) Symposium 2011


Certicates of Merit 303 (2011) Deng Yue 305 (2011) Nicole Leong Xiao Xuan 305 (2011) Vanessa Chiam Yi Ting 306 (2011) Wee Yen Jean 307 (2011) Goh Shi Hui 307 (2011) See Ning Hui 307 (2011) Tan Yan Ru 308 (2011) Cheng Le En Leanne 308 (2011) Crystal Lua Xin Li 308 (2011) Mathivanan Abhinaya 309 (2011) Koh Shamen 309 (2011) Sumitha Grace Pandiaraja 310 (2011) Yan Zhi Xin 312 (2011) Goh Rui Qi Rachel

312 (2011) 312 (2011) 314 (2011) 315 (2011)

Teo Alicia York Kia Yeo Xue Ning Cheong Jing Xuan Valerie Chong Hern Zi Joelle

Individualised Research Studies Exhibition cum Presentation


Commendation Award Poster Presentation Virtual Doctor for Traumatic Brain Injuries 401 (2011) Yang Jing 413 (2011) Goh Yue Shan 415 (2011) Cherine Chan Pei Ying The Inuence and Impact of Chinese Movies on RGS Girls 408 (2011) Liu Guanqi 408 (2011) Ye Tong

Gold Award Oral Presentation


Commendation Award Poster Presentation Different Books for Different Children 403 (2011) Ramkumar Pavithra 412 (2011) Balachandar Nivedha
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Academic Departments Achievements


NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2012
First Prize Grade 6 to 8 Oriens 301 Kwok Ling Yi Samantha 307 Cai Minglu 309 P A Devni Chamathka W 313 Chua Si Hui Team Specialty First Prize Human Factors, Tie Ostrolis 302 Abinaya Mahatma 302 Loh Wan Qing Angeline 302 Yang Wei Yun Lily 311 Tan Jia En Clara Specialty First Prize Human Factors, Tie Sovescel 302 Lee Shi Ya Claudia 302 Wong Po Yee Tricia 310 Stephanie Lim Yan Qing 311 Valencia Yoong Rui Qin Specialty Second Prize Life Science Cadaceus 305 Prithipal Kaur Bhullar 309 Simran Kaur 309 Yan Jing Specialty Second Prize Human Factors, Tie Orizonte 306 Charis Tay Si En 313 Lee Ann Gie 315 Melody Kang 315 Zhang Xun

Odyssey of the Mind, 15th National Competition 2012


Long Term Problem 1: Ooh-Motional Vehicle Division 2 Team 1st 201 Kristi Lim Qingli 203 Konstanze Tan Wan Yu 204 Leong Yih Shan 207 Sanjana Balachander 208 Bhat Nikita Gireesh

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208 212

Lim Wan Ling Lee Rui En

Division 3 Team 1st 213 Tan Yun Yee 303 Loke Yen Chin 306 Ng Shermaine 313 Chow Mei Xuan Sherby 314 Toh Wen Qi 402 Wu Xin Yu 411 Sarah Tham Zhuling Long Term Problem 2: Weird Science Division 2 Team 1st 204 Neo Jia Min 205 Liew Ai Xin 206 Kelsie Tan Kai Xian 209 Lin Jing 209 Nicole Lim Sher Wen 210 Jemi Lu Xiaoshi 212 Wang Kaiying

Division 3 Team 1st 203 Nicole Sim Fang Sing 213 Loo Yun Yi Phyllis 310 Sim Yu Hui Stephanie 402 Amanda Chung Hui Xin 403 Goh Weiying 404 Tey Yi Qing 410 Clara Tay Ying Sui Long Term Problem 3: Classics...To Be or Not To Be Divison 2 Team 5th 205 Koh Xin Yun Charmain 205 Pratyusha Ghosh 206 Gao Shuxin 209 Yip Kum Foong Kellie 210 Carla Andrea Lim Mosqueda 210 Nicole Yow Wei Division 3 Team 2nd 206 Teo Jia En 212 Hoong Li-Ann 303 Rachel Koh Ming Li 309 Natalie Chan Pei Xin
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401 402 402 Vernetta Vivian Chai Emily Eng Si Rui Nicole Tan Su Yee Long Term Problem 5: Odyssey Angels Division 2 Team 3rd 201 Goh Si Ning Rachel 203 Caitlin Alsandria Ohara 206 Li Jiaqi 206 Zhou Linda 208 Gweneth Ng Min Wei 212 Mikayla Christine Gawarecki 213 Ong Ray Yi Division 3 Team 2nd 213 Aberdeen Seet Xin Yi 310 Sim Ying Sarah 312 Dana Han Xin Tian 403 Wen Qingyun 408 Ong Miao Ling 411 Eugenia Tang Ying Xin 413 Annie Zhang Siyun

Long Term Problem 4: You Make the Call Divison 2 Team 1st 204 Tham Sze Rong 205 Sreshya Kamakshi Vishwanathan 208 Chen Liuhonggu 209 Tan Jian Min Agnes 210 Chow Yan Tong Rachel 212 Gao Yue Ying 212 Lim Ee Sing Division 3 Team 1st 206 Teo Zi Ying Sheila 302 Erica Lauren Soong 303 Lim Zhiqi Callista 311 Tay Hui Wen 401 Lam Ka Ying 410 Yang Sin Yee 411 Claudia Lesmana
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Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2012 @ Iowa State University


Long Term Problem 1: Ooh-Motional Vehicle Division 3 Team 5th 213 Tan Yun Yee 303 Loke Yen Chin 306 Ng Shermaine 313 Chow Mei Xuan Sherby 314 Toh Wen Qi 402 Wu Xin Yu 411 Sarah Tham Zhuling Long Term Problem 2: Weird Science Division 3 Team 1st 203 Nicole Sim Fang Sing 213 Loo Yun Yi Phyllis 310 Sim Yu Hui Stephanie 402 Amanda Chung Hui Xin 403 Goh Weiying 404 Tey Yi Qing 410 Clara Tay Ying Sui

Long Term Problem 3: Classics...To Be or Not To Be Division 3 Team 7th 206 Teo Jia En 212 Hoong Li-Ann 303 Rachel Koh Ming Li 309 Natalie Chan Pei Xin 401 Vernetta Vivian Chai 402 Emily Eng Si Rui 402 Nicole Tan Su Yee Long Term Problem 4: You Make the Call Division 2 Team 13th 204 Tham Sze Rong 205 Sreshya Kamakshi Vishwanathan 208 Chen Liuhonggu 209 Tan Jian Min Agnes 210 Chow Yan Tong Rachel 212 Gao Yue Ying 212 Lim Ee Sing Division 3 Team 13th 206 Teo Zi Ying Sheila
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Academic Departments Achievements


302 303 311 401 410 411 Erica Lauren Soong Lim Zhiqi Callista Tay Hui Wen Lam Ka Ying Yang Sin Yee Claudia Lesmana Team Silver Investigation of antimicrobial activity of spice extracts against oral Streptococcus 401 Cho Hsiao Hsin Hope 402 Liu Chang 404 Divya Lakshmi D/O K Durai Team Finalists 401 Yap Hui Lin 405 Yu Xin 402 K Vanita 402 Tan Si Min Cherry 413 Wee Chuxuan Pearlynn 401 Wang Yinzhao 403 Aaheli Tarafdar 403 Julia Sunil

Long Term Problem 5: Odyssey Angels Division 3 Team 5th 213 Aberdeen Seet Xin Yi 310 Sim Ying Sarah 312 Dana Han Xin Tian 403 Wen Qingyun 408 Ong Miao Ling 411 Eugenia Tang Ying Xin 413 Annie Zhang Siyun

35th Shell Singapore Youth Science Festival


Team Gold The anti-cancer properties of traditional Chinese medicine 401 Loo Xiang Ling Edith 413 Tan Li Yin
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Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2012


Team Silver Establishment of a proof-of-concept high content screen for small molecules that inhibit glioma growth via reductive stress 401 Ee Rui Qi Rachel

402 411

Amanda Kang Yu Chen Ow Judith

Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award 2012


Commendation Award Sure Can 302 Faith Nadine Choo Yun Sum 312 Gabrielle Ong Hui Min

Identication of Small molecule Cancer Stem Cells Inhibitors 402 Law May Ning 413 Ang Shi Hui 414 Ng Ruixin Team Merit Synthesis of novel hydrogels for anti-cancer drug delivery 401 Teo Si-Yan 403 Zhang Boyu

Science Department
CB Paul Quiz 2012
Individual Gold 301 Lim Guan Hui Tricia 302 Cynthia Zheng Yixin 401 Ee Rui Qi Rachel 401 Lim Xin En Michelle Individual Silver 401 Loo Xiang Ling Edith Individual Bronze 402 Tan Tze En

Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Asia Student Conference 2012


Best Poster Presentation Investigation of the optics behind the Chinese magic mirror 302 Parthasarathy Sreemathy 302 Watt Sook May 303 Eden Teoh Kang Min

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Creative & Heuristic Creative Applications of Science 2012, by NUS
Team Champion 204 Wang Yi Xi 211 Alicia Ong Shi Hui 211 Andrea Low Hui Ling 213 Chan Wei Ting Team Finalist 203 Nai Kei Teng 204 Tan Qian Xiu Rosemond 209 Helen Lin Jia Qi 213 Qiu Jiayu

Sembcorp Water Technology Prize 2012


Team 3rd 401 Cheng Hang 401 Grace Sum Jia En 401 Hu Fangfang 401 Wen Xingyue

Singapore Biomedical Olympiad 2012


Individual Gold 301 Judy Hong Ruilan 301 Kang Yi Xi 301 Lim Xuan Li Michelle 301 Tag Wan Yi 302 Soh Hui Ling 401 Chow Hsiao Hsin Hope 401 Loo Xiang Ling Edith 402 Ho Hui Min 402 Liu Chang 415 Zhang Chenyu

NEXUS 2012
Team 1st 402 Amanda Chung Hui Xin 402 Nicole Tan Su Yee 403 Chen Xi

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Individual Silver 301 Kwek Shu Ying 301 Kwok Ling Yi Samantha 302 Mani Hemaavathi 302 Yang Wei Yun Lily 303 Angelica Kristen Yeo Hui Min 303 Fu Xinyi 401 Lim Xin En Michelle 401 Vernetta Vivian Chai 402 Tan Tze En 405 Bridget Zhang Lechen Individual Bronze 301 Chim Sher Ting 402 Ku Ya Jiun 411 Sarah Tham Zhuling 414 Grace Tan Su-En

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CCA Achievements
Sports
2011 Zone and National Colours Awards
Team Colours Awards SSSC National Inter-Schools Championships Sports CCA Division 2011 Team Placing Badminton Fencing Golf Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Trampoline Judo
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SSSC National Inter-Schools Championships Sports CCA Division 2011 Team Placing Netball Sailing Shooting Air Pistol Shooting Air Rie Squash Swimming Table Tennis Tennis B C B C B C B B C B C B C B C 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd

B C B C B C B B C B C B C

3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd

SSSC National Inter-Schools Championships Sports CCA Division 2011 Team Placing Tenpin Bowling B C 3rd 2nd

Sport

Class (2011)

Name Lim Yong Ling Joyce Lee Yi Xuan Belle Tan Ling Yi Humaira Bhadelia Amanda Chia Si Min Cheong Hui Shyuan Soh Jiaying Josephine Pang Yong Ting Roanna Rukmini Roy Tessa Wong Ting Elisa Yukie Yokoyama Fathin Rasyiqah Bte Mohamed Firdaus Jessica Goh Kai Ling Samantha Annabelle Neubronner Chan Fang Yi Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn Chelsea Lin Fuchs
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Individual Colours Awards

Zone and National Colours Award


Sport Class (2011) Name Goh Jen Yan Jing Michelle Teo Yin Zhi Chia Daphne Theresa Yun Shan Phaan Yi Lin Low Jia Yi Joey Charis Tay Si En Fadhillah Mohamed Faizan

Golf 409 206 Gymnastics Artistic 103 Gymnastics Rhythmic 304 409 Judo 201 205 205

207 208 305 309 313 315 402 409 Netball 208 208 Sailing 202 202 202 211 Swimming 105 205 306

CCA Achievements
Sport Class (2011)

Zone Colours Award


Name Yeo Xiu Wen Tan Wei Lin Jolene Koh Hui Yu Teo Jing-Wen Li Jia Xin Ng Xue Qi Tang Jiawen Cheryl Lam Teng Si Lim Yi Xuan Tan Sherilyn Tan Claris Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling Yeo Ruoqi Joey Low Danlei Cheritta Lim Wan Yi Juleen Neo Ser Han Sport Class (2011) Name Denise Tan Shi Min Donna Li Lim Thalia Lee Ping Charmaine Yeo Yan Dawne Chua Yun Xi Kelly Ann Pereira Hui Ling Claudia Ng Jing Wen See Kai Li Denise Low Hwee Ngee Dawn Ng Poh Ni Melissa Amanda Hsiung Rouwen Amanda Yew Chiu Ting Rebecca Goh Su Min Ho Ruth Airiel Bernice Tan Rui Lin Lv Liran

309 315 414 415 Table Tennis 106 207 207 310 311 409 Tennis 202 306 Tenpin Bowling 205 308 404 Waterpolo 311

Fencing 202 206 310 Gymnastics Artistic 204 Gymnastics Rhythmic 108 108 204 306 Judo 201 209 413 Netball 209 Sailing 303 405 Shooting 206 308

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Sport

Class (2011)

Name Chew Li Ting Esna Ong Ee Na Melissa Foo Rei Min Kimberly Chan Yuan Ling Tang Si Ning Crystal Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Vanessa Chong Wen-Li Lye Hui Min Anissa Celine Phua Li Ting Wong Hoi Ching Lim Shan Min Angela Megan Gwee Su-Lyn Lorraine Fong Rei Tan Ruo Xi Sapphire Ng Michelle

Best School Girl Award


Sport Golf Swimming Class (2011) 206 414 Name Yan Jing Koh Hui Yu

Softball 402 415 Squash 402 414 414 Swimming 105 310 405 Table Tennis 110 311 Tennis 202 Tenpin Bowling 102 205 205 411

SSSC National Schools Championships 2012


CCA Category Division Placing B Div C Div C Div B Div C Div C Div B Div B Div C Div C Div B Div C Div B Div 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd
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Badminton South Zone National Basketball South Zone Cross Country National Fencing National Golf National Gymnastics Artistic National Gymnastics Rhythmic National Gymnastics Trampoline National

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CCA Achievements
CCA Category Division Placing B Div C Div B Div C Div B Div C Div B Div B Div C Div B Div C Div B Div C Div B Div C Div C Div B Div C Div B Div C Div B Div C Div 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd CCA Category Division Placing B Div C Div 3rd 2nd

Judo National Netball South Zone Sailing National Shooting (Air Pistol) National Shooting (Air Rie) National Softball National Squash National Swimming National Taekwondo National Table Tennis South Zone National Tennis National
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Tenpin Bowling National

CCA

Competition

Category

Class

Name

Placing 10th 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st Team 3rd Team 3rd, Individual All-Round 8th, Hoop 5th, Ribbon 6th Team 2nd, Individual All-Round 10th, Floor Exercise 1st

Fencing Singapore Cadet World Cup International U18 315 Donna Li Lim National Schools Fencing B Div 315 Donna Li Lim Championships 303 Wong Jie Yi Chloe 411 Fan Jin C Div 105 Aarya P Berthier Singapore Minime Fencing National U12 105 Aarya P Berthier Championship & U14 Golf National Schools Golf B Div 309 Yan Jing Championships Gymnastics ASEAN Schools Games International U18 208 Dawne Chua Yun Xi Rhythmic 404 Chia Daphne Theresa Gymnastics ASEAN Schools Games International U18 203 Michelle Teo Yin Zhi Artistic & Trampoline

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Category Class Name Placing Team 2nd, Individual All-Round 11th, Uneven Bars 3rd Individual All-Round 2nd Individual All-Round 3rd Individual All-Round 2nd Individual All-Round 1st Individual All-Round 2nd Individual All-Round 1st

312 Charmaine Yeo Yan Singapore Gymnastics Open National 203 Michelle Teo Yin Zhi 312 Charmaine Yeo Yan National Schools Artistic B Div 312 Charmaine Yeo Yan Gymnastics Championships C Div 112 Cheyl Lam Min 105 Kelsie Yasmin Muir 203 Michelle Teo Yin Zhi
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CCA

Competition

Category

Class

Name

Placing Individual All-Round 4th Individual All-Round 1st Individual All-Round 4th Individual All-Round 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd
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203 Ashly Lau Wei-Ning Gymnastics National Schools Rhythmic B Div 309 Foo Yu Tian Tabitha Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships 411 Zeng Yu C Div 101 Zoey Eng Zu Er Judo National Youth Judo U14 201 Yang Ningchen Championships 209 Ang Yuxin Nadya 208 Lim Zin 201 Yong Kang Yee 202 Low Jia Qi 206 Nicolette Ang Yu 211 Megan Tan Sze Rui U16 415 Cheong Hui Shyuan 312 Low Jia Yi Joey

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Category Class Name Placing

306 Fadhillah Mohamed Faizan 3rd 405 Belle Tan Ling Yi 3rd 405 Tan Hsinyi Beverly 3rd 411 Cheryl Lee Ting Yu 3rd National Schools Judo B Div 312 Low Jia Yi Joey Middle- Championships weight 1st 415 Cheong Hui Shyuan Feather Lightweight 1st 409 Humaira Bhadelia Feather Lightweight 2nd 306 Fadhillah Mohamed Heavyweight Faizan 3rd 405 Belle Tan Ling Yi Lightweight 3rd 409 Benita Leong Yoke Theng Extra Lightweight 3rd C Div 201 Yong Kang Yee Extra Lightweight 1st
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CCA

Competition

Category

Class

Name

Placing Middleweight 2nd Feather Lightweight 2nd Extra Lightweight 2nd Lightweight 2nd Feather Lightweight 3rd Lightweight 3rd Middleweight 3rd Heavyweight 3rd Team 1st Team 1st

201 Yang Ningchen 202 Low Jia Qi 211 Megan Tan Sze Rui 211 Vienna Chen Jing Xue Thomas 204 Sheryle Ann Lim Xin Ying 206 Nicolette Ang Yu 208 Lim Zin 209 Ang Yuxin Nadya Netball Daisy Tan Netball Carnival National 201 Natalie Grace Rodrigues 202 Ariqah Az Zahra Bte Norkhalim

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Category Class Name Nadia Quek Wei Si Gladys Lim Hinn Teng Cheong Jie Yi Julia Gupta Nikita Alexandra Koh Li-Yen Eyu Yan Yan Angelica Kristen Yeo Hui Min Chan Jing Yi Tiffany Rukmini Roy Ng Wen Xuan Cheryl Samantha Ng Hui Tessa Wong Ting Amanda Yew Chiu Ting Bernard Shaw Daisy Veronica Wong Xiang Yi Melissa Koh Heng Hwee Janice Lim Yee Ning Placing Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd

202 206 208 208 210 210 303 305 305 309 309 310 315 404 406 407 413

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CCA

Competition

Category

Class

Name

Placing Team 1st & Individual 1st Team 1st & Individual 3rd Team 1st Team 1st Individual 2nd 4th 1st 1st 4th Individual 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd

Sailing IODA World Sailing International 307 Elisa Yukie Yokoyama Championship 309 Jessica Goh Kai Ling IODA ASIANS International 307 Elisa Yukie Yokoyama 309 Jessica Goh Kai Ling Asian Sailing Championships International 105 Phua Shyn Ee Shooting National Schools Air Pistol B Div 314 Bernice Tan Rui Lin (Air Pistol) Championships C Div 206 Joyce Lee Yue Ning Shooting National Schools Air Rie C Div 213 Heather Huixian (Air Rie) Championships IAnson-Holton 206 Evelyn Chng Singapore Open Shooting International 414 Maggy Lory Championships Softball SRC Softball Carnival C Div 201 Zhu Yong Qing 202 Megan Tan Jia-Ing 202 Sakinah Binte Yusof

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Category Class Name Placing Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd 1st 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Team 1st (U17 National Record)

202 Tang Chin Fang 205 Maisarah Bte Mydin 207 Yap Tong Hitomi 208 Zahirah Bte Mohamad Rosle 211 Hwang Kai Yun 212 Cacia Tan Xian Yin 212 Li Er Jia Louisa 213 Celine Ng Yu Ting Squash Singapore Closed Squash National U16 315 Tay Kay Shayne Michelle Championship 311 Chong Yin Jean Masonry Squash Nationals Open National 315 Tay Kay Shayne Michelle 311 Tan Jia En Clara 311 Chong Yin Jean 311 Chong Yin Jean Swimming ASEAN Schools Games International 205 Tseng Wei Wen U18 4 x 100m Rachel Marjorie Freestyle Relay

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CCA

Competition

Category

Class

Name

Placing 1st (U17 Team National Record) Team 1st Team 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 7th 4th 3rd 2nd 5th

314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 4 x 100m 205 Chan Fang Yi Medley Relay 314 Samantha Louisa (Backstroke leg) Yeo Ginn 50m Freestyle 314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 100m Backstroke 205 Chan Fang Yi 100m Breaststroke 314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 100m Buttery 314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 200m Backstroke 205 Chan Fang Yi 200m Breaststroke 314 Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn 200m Individual 314 Samantha Louisa Medley Yeo Ginn 400m Freestyle 205 Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie

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CCA Competition Category Class Name Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Song Ai Vee Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn Yeo Xiu Wen Tan Wei Lin Jolene Rachel Lee Jia Hui Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn Gayle Tan Su-Hui Yeo Xiu Wen Jolene Tan Li Xuan Yeo Xiu Wen Tan Wei Lin Jolene Song Ai Vee Placing 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

800m Freestyle 205 National Schools Swimming B Div 4 x 50m 307 Championships Freestyle Relay 314 409 415 B Div 50m 310 Breaststroke B Div 100m 314 Breaststroke B Div 200m 314 Breaststroke B Div 50m 415 Buttery B Div 50m 409 Freestyle 415 B Div 100m 409 Freestyle 415 307

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Competition

Category

Class

Name Song Ai Vee Ma Yihan Chelsea Lin Fuchs Chelsea Lin Fuchs Yeo Rei Qing Kimberly Loo J-Yin Chan Fang Yi Chloe Wang Wenyi Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Melissa Chan Pei Tung Chan Fang Yi Chloe Wang Wenyi Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Loo J-Yin Tricia Tan Yixuan Chan Fang Yi

Placing 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st

B Div 200m 307 Freestyle 310 B Div 400m 406 Freestyle B Div 800m 406 Freestyle 314 C Div 4 x 50m 102 Freestyle Relay 205 205 205 C Div 4 x 50m 102 Medley Relay 205 205 205 C Div 50m 102 Backstroke 203 C Div 100m 205 Backstroke

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CCA Competition Category Class Name Puar Yu Rou Melissa Chan Pei Tung Teo Ee Lynn Rachel Soh Reh Tze Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Teo Ee Lynn Tseng Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Melissa Chan Pei Tung Chloe Wang Wenyi Rachel Soh Reh Tze Chan Fang Yi Chloe Wang Wenyi Yang Wei Yun Lily Placing 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd Gold

C Div 50m 112 Breaststroke C Div 100m 102 Breaststroke C Div 50m 205 Buttery C Div 50m 205 Freestyle C Div 100m 205 Freestyle 205 C Div 200m 205 Freestyle 102 205 205 C Div 200m 205 Individual Medley 205 Taekwondo National Schools Taekwondo B Div Kyorugi 302 Championships Female Poom Belt

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CCA

Competition

Category

Class 211 211 206 314 206 107 107 411 107 107 410 305 314 206 314 410

Name Angela Tham Angela Tham Li Jia Xin Ng Xue Qi Li Jia Xin Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Linda Zeng Ziyue Mandy Wong Hoi Ching Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Tay Hui Li Lam Teng Si Tang Jiawen Cheryl Ng Xue Qi Woo Sze Qi Laura Ng Xue Qi Lam Teng Si

Placing Gold Silver Team 1st Team 1st Team 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd

C Div Poomsae Female Poom Belt C Div Kyorugi Female Poom Belt Table Tennis ASEAN Schools Games International Womens Team International Womens Doubles CSC/STTA Table Tennis U15 Championships U18 Safra/STTA Table Tennis U16 Championships U18

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Category Class Name Placing 3rd 3rd 3rd Team 4th Team 4th Team 4th Team 5th 5th Team 3rd Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 3rd & Individual 1st 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd

National Schools Table Tennis B Div 314 Ng Xue Qi Championships 410 Lam Teng Si C Div 107 Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Tennis ASEAN School Games International 203 Tan Hui Xin Izabella U18 406 Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling 407 Rehmat Johal FED Cup Asia Qualifying International 407 Rehmat Johal Group 2 ITF 14 & Under Asian International 203 Tan Hui Xin Izabella Championships ITF World Junior Tennis International 203 Tan Hui Xin Izabella Championships-Asia/Oceania STA Interclub Singles League Open 203 Clarisse Gan Jia Shuen 203 Tan Hui Xin Izabella 406 Sabrina Bay Tan Hui Ling Tenpin Bowling Asian Schools Bowling International 306 Yeo Ruoqi Joey Championship Singapore International Open U18 306 Yeo Ruoqi Joey Track and National Schools Track & Field C Div Cross 102 Angelina Lim Xue Ning Cross Country Championships Country 105 Felyn Toh Le Chun
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Competition

Category

Class 111 205 205 205 205 207 205 102 205 206 206 207 308 314 407 407 410 414 102 205

Name Tan Jing-Wen Claire Chloe Wang Wenyi Tan Wen Qi Megan Chiang Aiting Faye Chng Shu Yi Beverley Goh Shi-Wyn Chloe Wang Wenyi Angelina Lim Xue Ning Tan Wen Qi Megan Chiang Aiting Faye Chng Shu Yi Beverley Goh Shi-Wyn Richelle Ang Ee Lynn Tee Chun Ying Leong Hwee Ting Jazell Mary-Lisa Zhi-Hui Chua Vanessa Chong Wen-Li Lin Jialin Angelina Lim Xue Ning Tan Wen Qi Megan

Placing Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd 1st 6th Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 3rd Team 3rd
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C Div Cross Country Swift Cross Country C Div Championships Wings Cross Country B Div Championships C Div

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CCA Competition Category Class 205 206 206 207 Name Chloe Wang Wenyi Chng Shu Yi Chiang Aiting Faye Beveley Goh Shi-Wyn Placing Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd

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Performing Arts
CCA Competition Class Name Placing 5th (Division 1) Team Bronze Team Bronze Team Bronze Team Bronze Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Band Symphonic Singapore International Band Festival Singapore Ensemble Competition 314 Lee Hwi Soo 403 Huang Lei-Chen 405 Sharon Leong Li Chen 410 Woon Xin Hui Indian Dance SIGARAM VS Cedar Alliance All Arts 201 Maanasa Sri Ganesh Competition 211 Sambhavi Rajangam 302 Abinaya Mahatma 306 Riddhi Anbalagan 404 B. Thirumagal 404 Visweswaran Maanasa 411 Niranjana Krishna 415 Sudesna Roy Chowdhury

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Clubs and Societies
CCA Competition Class 415 404 407 409 412 412 310 315 404 203 205 310 313 205 310 301 301 Name Koh Wei Ling Tracy Mridula Sairam Liang Linying Hu Ruo Lan Catherine Alicia Lim Kay Yin Pang Ly-Shan Irene Tee @ Zheng Jingying Zhang Xun Mridula Sairam Balachander Prashanthi Nur Amalia Bte Kamal Teo Kai Wen Annabelle Tan Kai Lin Cheng Zimin Elaine Wijaya Oey Zhu Wei Jie Kwok Ling Yi Samantha Placing Individual 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team Merit Team Merit Individual Merit Team Champion Team Champion Team Champion Team Champion Individual 2nd Individual Merit Bronze Finalist Art and Craft International Floral Art Competition Club National Day Souvenir Design Competition Robodance Singapore International Water Week On the Sport Art Contest Singapore Youth Festival Art and Crafts Exhibition Trees for Life Poster Competition
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CCA

Competition

Class 112 109 112 201 301 303 402 406 406 406 407 101 103 103 201 211 302 306 404

Name Hazel Ng Kai Jie

Placing 2nd

World Orchid Conference Art and Craft (Artistic-Student) Competition Debate and Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open Oratorical Society Temasek Junior College U-16 Debate Invitationals Indian Cultural SIGARAM VS-Cedar Alliance All Arts Society Competition Indian Dance SIGARAM VS-Cedar Alliance All Arts Competition

Suzuki Tomoe Team 4th Leong Li Jing Team 4th Kristi Lim Qingli Team 4th Chow Huiru Team 4th Lai Yan Team 4th Yang Yixuan Team 1st Kwek Jia Qi Team 1st Tan Ming Hui Tamisha Lauren Team 1st Wee Yen Jean Team 1st Ariel Lim Song Fang Team 1st N Sanmitha Team 3rd Chandiramohan Chandya Team 3rd Punniyakotty Buvani Team 3rd Maanasa Sri Ganesh Team 1st Sambhavi Rajangam Team 1st Abinaya Mahatma Team 1st Riddhi Anbalagan Team 1st B Thirumagal Team 1st
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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Class Name Placing Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st High Distinction Distinction Distinction Distinction 1st 2nd 4th U-16 Team 2nd U-16 Team 2nd & Individual 2nd U-16 Team 2nd & Individual 3rd Team 4th & Individual 3rd Team 4th Team 4th & Individual 2nd

404 Visweswaran Maanasa 411 Niranjana Krishna 415 Sudesna Roy Chowdhury Infocomm Club Australian Informatics Competition 201 Kim Haeyoung 109 Tang Yimian 304 Tho Qian Hui 410 Cheong Yi Lei Rafes Mind National Schools Individual Chess 105 Neha Shankar Sports Championships 303 Ho Choy Ying Freya 210 Nicole Yow Wei National Youth Weiqi Championships 113 Shan Huanqi 212 Chua Huikai 410 Tan Jin Ting Claudene Qiu Ping Cup National Weiqi Tournament 101 Cheryl Lui Run Ying 104 Jocelyn Khor Yun Xin 212 Chua Huikai

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CCA

Competition

Class 204 105 204 401 209 209 301 314 404 312 314 401 402 213 302 405 408 414 414 414

Name Sim Ming Hui Melodies Neha Shankar Sim Ming Hui Melodies Ang Mei Choo Sara-Ann Lin Jing Zhao Yuanan Teo Jue Luo Melinna Toh Wen Qi Nur Athira Bte Mohd Adom Jamelynn Wong Wen Teen Koh Jia Qian Sristi Acharya Law May Ning Amanda Eugenia Yung Tan Wei Ying Rachel Bian Ruoyi Li You Jia Ang Zi Ning Ng Shi Min Ng Ruixin

Placing Individual 1st Individual 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st
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SMU Random Chess Championship SMU Transfer Chess Competition Robotics Club East Zone DSTA-DSO Robotics Competition Exploration RoboCup Singapore Cospace Dance RoboCup Singapore RoboDance

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CCA Achievements
CCA Competition Class 302 312 314 401 402 213 405 408 414 414 414 302 206 301 302 302 210 306 307 313 Name Tan Wei Ying Rachel Jamelynn Wong Wen Teen Koh Jia Qian Sristi Acharya Law May Ning Amanda Eugenia Yung Bian Ruoyi Li You Jia Ang Zi Ning Ng Shi Min Ng Ruixin Cynthia Zheng Yixin Li Jiaqi Lim Guan Hui Tricia Cynthia Zheng Yixin Mani Hemaavathi Lim Lex-Xis Sharon G Andres Cheng Li Yi Deng Yiming Placing Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Individual 2nd Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Individual 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd

RoboCup Singapore RoboDance SuperTeam Science and Nanyang Polytechnic Astronomy Environment Club Competition National Environment Quiz Project Semakau Photo-Movie Competition
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CCA

Competition

Class 401 302

Name Vernetta Vivian Chai Mani Hemaavathi

Placing Team 3rd Individual 2nd

Singapore Biomedical Challenge

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CCA Achievements
Uniformed Groups
CCA Award/Activity Class Name Placing Gold Gold Gold Gold 4th Silver Gold Silver Team 3rd Team 3rd Team 3rd Best in Course Best in Course Best in General Specialist Knowledge Girl Guide Puan Noor Aishah Award 1st Coy 2nd Coy 3rd Coy Girls Brigade Company Award Singapore and Southeast Asian Pipeband Championship National Creative Cheer Competition Company National Cadet Best Unit Competition Corps Air National Cadet Best Unit Competition Corps Land Green Audit Competition 203 Rachel Huei-Sook Park 301 Kwek Shu Ying 315 Shi Yuexin HQ NCC Specialist Course Central District 301 Tay Min Yi 315 Neo Kai Xin Natasha 301 Kwek Shu Ying

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CCA National Police Cadet Corps Sea

Award/Activity

Class

Name

Placing

Best Unit Cadet 413 Wang Jia Ying SPF-NPCC Badge 413 Wang Jia Ying Inter-Unit .22 Revolver Shooting 315 Chiu Kheng Hwee Natalie Competition 302 Chan Mae Yee 304 Ong Seeu Si 314 Goh Fang Min 314 Yan Xiaomeng 315 Chiu Kheng Hwee Natalie NUS NPCC .177 Air Rie Shooting 405 Rachel Sim Miao Chen Competition 405 Nessa Ng Tse Miang 413 Wang Jia Ying Unit Overall Prociency Award Silver Red Cross Youth Excellence Unit Award Community Service Award Youth Current Affairs Competition 201 Ren Ying 206 Alice Natasha Soewito 304 Qiu Biqing 312 Wang Ying Chi Francine

Individual 2nd Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Team 5th Silver Gold Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd

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Coaches and Instructors


We deeply appreciate the commitment and partnership of our coaches and special instructors who contribute to student learning and development:

Sports
Badminton Basketball Judo Netball Gymnastics (Artistic & Trampoline) Gymnastics (Rhythmic) Shooting (Air Rie & Air Pistol) Softball Squash Table Tennis
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Ms Yao Fen Ms Li Yujia Miss Ho Yoke Mei Miss Koh Cindy Mr Tan Yi Miss Ang Xuan Yi Miss Chng Li Li Mr Teo Yong Seng Miss Tan Jun Mr Li Jie Mr Qian Gang Mr Lim Hock Hwa Miss Joannah Yue Lai Wan Mr Yang Hing Meng Simon Mr Chen Wei Mr Wu Xian Feng

Tennis Tenpin Bowling Track & Cross Country

Mr Li Shuhe Mr Hassan Bohari Ms Evelyn Chan Lu Ee Mr Jack Wong Loke Chin Mr Tan Au Meng Mr Lim Kien Mau Mr Tan Kim Seng

Uniformed Groups
Girls Brigade Mr Alan Wallace Mdm Kalwant Kaur

Performing Arts
Angklung Ensemble Band Symphonic Mdm Faridah Jamal Mr Takehiro Oura Mr Audi Christian Goh Tzu Ming Mr Gao Jian Mr Goh Eng Hong Vincent

Chinese Drama Chinese Orchestra Choir Dance International English Drama Guitar Ensemble Handbell Ensemble (Rafes Ringers) Indian Dance

Mr Jonathan Lim Mr Joseph Teo Kin Hui Mr Kenneth Lun Mr Lee Tsu Hock Mr Sun Gong Jun Ms Wang Tong Ms Koh Leng Leng Ms May Oon Nielsen Mr Ling Hock Siang Ms Ong Ying Ying Cheryl Mr Ding Huai Cheng Mr Du Xiang Peng Mr Tay Soon Dee Ms Tian Ling Ms Wang Gui Ying Ms Zhang Tian Yun Ms Mary Tan Ms Low Mei Yoke Ms Christina Sergeant Ms Ho Shu Min Serena Mr Chua Teck Seng Miss Goh Lee Lee Miss Tay Soo Leng Ms Lavanya Balachandran Miss P. Rhubbini

Indian Orchestra Malay Dance Strings Ensemble (Rafes Strings)

Ms Anitha D/O Kumaran Mr Gurunathan Manikantan Mr S Deva Miss Siti Habibah Binte Mohamed Mohckeram Mr Lee Tsu Hock Miss Marietta Ku Ms Zhao Yu Er

Clubs and Societies


Art & Craft Club Debate & Oratorical Society Malay Society Rafes Mind Sports Robotics Club Ms Chang Wei Ms Chee Siau Ling Ms Rebecca Grace Tan Mr Loh Chen Yee Marvin Ms Rahayu Mahzam Mr Roslan Md Maud Miss Khegay Anjela Miss Thanda Aye Win Mr Kang Zhanbin Mr Chee Swee Heng Mr Robin Pong Hee Tee Mr Peh Yip Seng Jason
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In Appreciation
Rafes Girls School would like to thank:
Dr Cheong Koon Hean, our Guest-of-Honour, for gracing the occasion Distinguished guests for joining us in the celebration Our partners for your invaluable contributions to the school The RGS Board of Governors for their unstinting support of all school programmes and activities Our alumni, the RGS Chapter, as well as the ORA for their continual support of our work Parents, and the Parents for RGS Association, for their faith in the school and for being a part of the RGS family All who have contributed, in one way or another, to the success of RGS Speech Day 2012 Filiae Melioris Aevi

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