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ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS 2012


A SILVER AND 3 BRONZE

Congratulations to RGS girls for bringing back the medals at the recently completed China Girls Math Olympiad held in Guangzhou China from 8-12 August 2012. RGS student Zhang Boyu (403) was awarded the Silver while students Zhang Huijie (401), Teo Si-Yan (403) and Huang Ruixue Louisa (404) each clinched a Bronze. A total of 52 teams (208 participants) from a diverse range of countries including China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore competed in the competition.

NOT JUST A BUNCH OF NUMBERS

RGS has swept 3 out of the 5 prizes (secondary school category) at the 2012 Singapore Statistical Poster Competition. The students will receive their awards at the prize presentation ceremony on 2 August 2012.

SECOND PRIZE
Poster Title: Are You sleepy?
Mentor: Ms Yang Chunxiu
RGS students
Teo Si-Yan, 401
Lim Ying Beatrice, 401
Wang Yinzhao, 401


HONOURABLE MENTION
Poster Title: The Correlation of Human Reaction Time with Age and Gender
Mentor: Ms Yang Chunxiu
RGS students:
Sristi Acharya, 401
Lam Ka Ying, 401


HONOURABLE MENTION
Poster Title: Singapore - The Tuition Nation
Mentor: Mr Koh King Koon
RGS students:
Alicia Lian Yingjie, 402
Julia Cheong Ling-Yu, 402
Wu Xin Yu, 402

A statistics poster is a display that uses graphs to summarize data, present different points of view and answers questions about the data. The 2012 Singapore Statistical Poster Competition is organised by the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the National University of Singapore. The competition encourages Secondary 3 to Junior College Year 2 students to explore creative data displays.​

ANOTHER FIRST BY RGS STUDENTS

The 23rd International Biology Olympiad (IBO) held in Singapore ended on a high note on Saturday (14 July 2012), with Singaporean students coming up tops in the prestigious competition.

RGS alumni Zhang Hui Ting (415 ’10) and Mao Haitong (410 ’10) were two of the four Singapore representatives who won Gold in the competition. The Singapore team obtained a total of four gold medals, placing first in a field of 236 of the brightest and best students from 59 countries. This is the first time Singapore has placed first in the competition.

Congratulations Hui Ting and Haitong for your outstanding performances and for being great testaments to the rigor of an RGS education.

"JOURNEY OF POSSIBILITIES" - IDEAS COMPETITION FOR THE RAIL CORRIDOR

Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, the 'Journey of Possibilities' competition (30 Nov 2011 to 9 March 2012) aims to draw innovative and fresh ideas in addressing some of the key issues and challenges in planning for the future use of the Rail Corridor.

In the Youth Challenge category of the competition, RGS students did well.
Winners from RGS:

First Prize: "The Railway Corridor, Minimum Time Maximum Experience"

Group Members:
Shauna Woo
Mary Lisa Chua
Elizabeth Lim
Lim Ci Hui
Christiane Tan

Third Prize: "A World of Possibilities - Towards an Art and Sports City"

Group Members:
Yuen Ai Zhen Carol
Wang Xing Yue

Honourable Mention: "A Walk Down Memories Lane - Rail Corridor Nature
Reserve"

Group Members:
Clarie Ng Jia Qi
Ang Shi Hui
Koh Huiling
Kim Na Hyun
Chew Zhi Wei Lee Yun Wen
Pearlynn Wee​

GCE 'O' LEVEL HIGHER MOTHER TONGUE AND 3RD LANGUAGE RESULTS

RGS girls have once again produced excellent results in the Higher Mother Tongue and 3rd language GCE ‘O’ Level examinations.​

Surpassing the National average of 93.8% pass in Higher Chinese, 95.7% of RGS girls received passes with 57% scoring distinctions.

Higher Malay saw a RGS pass percentage of 100%, against the National average of 90.9%, with 52.9% of RGS students scoring distinctions.

In Higher Tamil, RGS students soared with 100% pass and 91.3% distinctions against a National average of 97.9% and 37.2% respectively.

100% passes were also achieved in 3rd language subjects - French, German, Japanese, Bengali, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, Malay (Special programme). A special note goes to the 3 RGS girls who took Hindi. All 3 scored distinctions surpassing the national average (distinction) in the subject by close to 50%.

Congratulation girls!