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Spelling Bee Competition

July 20, 2013

On the 18th and 20th of July 2013, our society held a Spelling competition involving participants from all forms. This activity was held in order to promote the usage of English throughout the whole school, as well as improve the standard of English of our school’s students. The event venue was in the 4th floor classrooms of our school’s D block, and the details of it are as follows.

Activity Details:

18 July 2013 – Preliminaries

Participants where split into three groups according to their form, Junior 1 and 2 formed group one, Junior 3 and Senior 1 formed group two, while Senior 2 and 3 formed the third group. They were then put through the preliminary round.
An announcer from our society recited 100 words, participants then had to spell these words correctly relying only on their hearing. These words were carefully selected by our committee to suit each group, they were of various categories and ranged from easy to extremely difficult so as to provide variety.

After the preliminaries, our committee in charge took time to go through the submissions of all participants, the few who scored the best among the rest were then selected and announced through the society bulletin board.

20 July 2013 – Finals

These top scorers then proceeded to the final round, which involved a game of scrabble. Finalists of each group each went through two rounds of timed scrabble matches. They had a limited time to think of words to form from a small selection of letters. Words had to link to the previous ones formed on the board in some way and were scored based on the scrabble score for each individual letter’s difficulty. The finalist who raked up the most points was declared the victor of the competition for their respective group.

It was a pretty hectic event. We had many participants (especially from the Junior level) who gave their all in the competition. Alas, winners had to be selected. We learned a lot from this event, and had tonnes of fun as well. We hope all participants also feel the same way.

Choral Speaking Competition

April 25, 2011

Our society held an annual choral speaking competition during the 28th of April. All the students in the school participated in this massive event. Students were split into six groups from junior 1 to senior 3 and participated according to their English classes.

The event was held in two separate locations which were the ground floor of the JE center for senior 1 and senior 2 classes and the student activity center for junior 1, junior 2 and senior 3 classes. Due to time constraints the competition for junior 3 classes was postponed and the judges went into their classes to judge their choral speaking during regular English lessons the following week.

The judges for this year’s competition were Ms Janet, Mr Paul, Mr Jeffrey, Mr Timothy and Ms Lisa. The titles for each level were as follows:

Level

                      Topic

Junior 1

Leaping from Primary to Secondary

Junior 2

Am I wasting my time?

Junior 3

Exam, Exam, Exam

Senior 1

From Junior to Senior

Senior 2

Am I staying or leaving?

Senior 3

Tertiary education embraces me

This year due to poor schedule and location management, the whole event was very chaotic. We apologize for any inconveniences caused. Though it was a mess on that day we still managed to successfully complete the event. We learned a lot from this experience and we hope next year we can once again hold a choral speaking competition but with improvements from the experience collected this year.