NUS Geography Challenge 2016
Earlier this year, a team comprising Jasper Chong (4E2), Zou Hai Wen (4E2) and Tan Schay Kierstin Racaza (4E3) represented Hai Sing Catholic School in the NUS Geography Challenge 2016 and did the school proud.
The NUS Geography Challenge is a nationwide competition held annually for secondary school students, jointly organized by the NUS Department of Geography and the NUS Geographical Society.
During the preliminary round on 27 February 2016, the team emerged as one of the top 50 teams and thus qualified for the semi-finals. Zou Hai Wen was also awarded a Silver Medal for his outstanding performance in the individual quiz and invited to join the Geography Talent Development Program that trains students to represent Singapore at the International Geography Olympiad. The HSC team then spent their March holidays creating an infographic that compares the flood management strategies of Amsterdam and Singapore for the creative component of the semi-finals. Finally, the team participated in the GeoTrail on 26 March 2016 where they won the 'Best in Station' prize for their completion of a geographical task at Rochor Centre.
38th International C B Paul Science Quiz Results
Honourable Mention Medal:
Salman Khuzema Shakir 3E1
Chan Li Sheng Andy 4E1
Liau Chee Heng 4E1
Foong Sze Kai 4E1
Chan Choon Yong 3E1
Ron Ng Ser Yong 4E1
Singapore Vex Robotics Championship 2016
1. Middle School Excellent Award
2. Tournament Champion
3. Robot Skills Champion, 2nd and 3rd position
4, Programming Skills 2nd and 3rd position
5. Amaze Award
5. Judges Award
Tourism Innovation Competition 2016
Our School participated in the nationwide Tourism Innovation Competition in May-June 2016 and our team consisting of Hannah Batrisyia, Miza Farihah, Liang Meg Min and See Ye Ni from Sec 3E3 clinched 2nd place.
Organised by Temasek Polytechnic and supported by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Singapore Chapter, this year’s Tourism Innovation Competition (TIC) brief came from TP’s long-standing industry partner, Singapore Zoo, which is looking to increase visitorship of young adults aged 13-21 years old.
Participating teams had to propose programmes, activities, events and marketing initiatives on how to increase youth’s (both local and overseas) visitorship to the zoo.
Our team came up with the idea of implementing a ZOOmania App and ZOOmania trail. The ZOOmania App is a zoo - based game that allows players to have fun playing and to access information from the Zoo on current promotions and events organized by the zoo. Players will have to visit the zoo and embark on the ZOOmania trail in order to complete the game. The judges were impressed by the feasibility and creativity of our students’ proposal as well as the idea of ‘selling’ the zoo to tourists even before they visit Singapore.