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ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS 2019

2019 Youth Science conference

The 25th Youth Science Conference (YSC), held on 21 September 2019 at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre, showcased 63 Science Mentorship Pogramme (SMP) projects and 38 School-Based Science Mentorship Programme (SB-SMP) projects through poster and oral presentations. The 13 RGS SMP teams brought pride and joy to the school when they were awarded a total of five Distinction and six Merit awards. Of the five Distinction award recipients, three teams also clinched the 3M Best Poster Award. The award-winning teams are listed below:

Team MembersTeacher-AdvisorProject TitleAward
Joy Lim Wei Ting (Year 3)
Charlene Chua (Year 3)
Ms Cheong Szu ChuangWearable Sensors for Monitoring the Movement of those with Parkinson's Disease3M Best Poster Award
Distinction Award
 Sun Xiaoqing (Year 3)
How Le Alicia (Year 3)
Ms Cheong Szu ChuangPassive SONAR Techniques Using Time Difference of Arrival and the Fourier Transform3M Best Poster Award
Distinction Award 
 Li Jiayi (Year 3)
Lai Chyn Lynn Kate (Year 3)
Xie Yunyin (Year 3)
Ms Cheong Szu ChuangDetermination of Trace Levels of Iron in Spinacia olerscea Using Microcontroller-based Photometer3M Best Poster Award
Distinction Award
Jiang Chen (Year 3)
Sarah Wong Ee Min (Year 3)
Ms Carmen HooDevelopment of an Intelligent System for Monitoring Birds' Health in the New Mandai Bird ParkDistinction Award 
Zhang Chenxi (Year 2)Ms Caroline TngArithmetic of Apollonian Circle ParkingsDistinction Award

Two RGS SB-SMP projects participated in the YSC and attained Bronze Awards:

Team MembersTeacher-AdvisorProject TitleAward
Lubna Maryam Shah (Year 2)
Rachel Chan Shurui (Year 2)
Qi Ran (Year 2)
Mr Chan Sau SiongEffects of Immobilisation Agents on the Removal of Nitrate by Chlorella fuscaBronze Award
Wang Xi (Year 2)
Yang Ruihan (Year 2)
Edna Tay Ern-Ning (Year 2)
Dr Sundari PramaInvestigations on the Best Composting Method for Kitchen WasteBronze Award

2019 YSC_Carmen.jpeg                            Congratulations to Ms Carmen Hoo for receiving the 2019 SMP Outstanding Mentor Award!

2019 YSC_YSC Grp Pic.jpg             Congratulations to all the participants!

inaugural singapore history day 2019

Nine RGS teams took part in the inaugural Singapore History Day 2019 competition, of which three teams were semi-finalists and six teams made it into the finals! The following are their achievements in the competition: 

Junior Category
Exhibition - Participation
Documentary - 3rd
Website - 1st

Senior Category
Documentary - Commendation
Paper - 3rd
Website - 1st

Photo 4_edited.jpg      Congratulations to the teams and their teacher-mentors (last row from left) Ms Syazwani Binte Amrun,
      Ms Lim Shok Hoon, Mr Lim Shi Zhi and Mr Mohammad Faizal (not pictured)!


The Singapore History Day is a national-level competition that aims to support greater appreciation and understanding of history through student-initiated historical research and the cultivation of historical skills and dispositions. This inaugural event is organised by the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, and is supported by the Curriculum, Planning and Development Division (History) and the History Subject Chapter at the Academy of Singapore Teachers. A total of 230 students from 45 secondary schools and junior colleges participated in the competition. For more information on the competition, please click here.

chips@school competition 2019

Four RGS Year 1 students Cai Sijia, Charlene Mak Xiu Ning, Gan Kah Shuen and Goh Rei En, Aislinn participated in the Chips@School Competition 2019 and emerged as the Champion team! One of the judges, Dr Teo Tee Hui was impressed with the team’s project and invited the team to the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to learn more about the AI products and projects done by his students.

Chips@School Competition is jointly organised by SUTD and Infineon for students to pit their talents against other schools in the area of AI and design thinking.

Our team with the panel of judges.jpeg      Congratulations to the team of RGS Year 1 students (from left) Sijia, Charlene, Kah Shuen and Aislinn for winning the
      Chips@School Competition 2019!

2019 China western math invitational

RGS Year 3 student Hu Xinghui was selected to represent Singapore at the 2019 China Western Math Invitational, and was the only girl who received a Gold medal in the competition!

8C7E8597-A789-42EE-AF2F-962DCA39FA9A.jpeg             Congratulations to Xinghui (third from right) for achieving the Gold medal in the competition!

2019 YDSP Science & technology camp

During the June holidays, four RGS Year 3 students and two RGS Year 2 students participated in the 2019 YDSP Science & Technology Camp. Over the course of four days, the students were exposed to eye-opening concepts and practical knowledge in the field of Artificial Intelligence (Computer Vision) through lectures and hands-on activities. The students then pit their newly-gained skills against other schools in a combined team competition, in which the objective was to create an image classification model of their choice. After working hard over the span of three days to carry out data collection and preparation, model training and evaluation, the teams presented their AI models in a gallery walk.

One of the teams, comprising Year 2 students Alysa Lee Mynn and Year 3 students Janessa Valencia Guo Jiaxuan and Joy Lim Wei Ting, and their other teammates from Raffles Institution created a model which identifies whether a vehicle is parked appropriately within a parking lot, so as to promote considerate parking. They have done well by attaining the 2nd Runner-Up and Most Popular Awards!

Photo 1.jpg             Congratulations to Alysa (from left), Joy, Janessa and their teammates from Raffles Institution for attaining the
             2nd Runner-Up and Most Popular Awards for their project!

East zone a*star science fair 2019

Four RGS teams took part in the East Zone A*STAR Science Fair on 30 July 2019 and achieved the following results:

Team MembersProject TitleAchievementTeacher-Mentor
Saravanan Shwetha
Karunya Madhavan
Cheryl Kwek Tze Theng
Mahima Srinidhi Hari
(all Year 4s)
Development of a novel colorimetric method for quantitative analysis of Bisphenol-A in contaminated water using Arduino sensorsSilverDr. Lim Ai Khim
Chepurthy Varnika
Beverly Low Ying Tong
(both Year 4s)
Effect of the type of metal hydroxide used as a precipitating agent on the electrochemical properties of Mg CO2O4ParticipationMs Carmen Hoo
Yeo Shi Zhen
Poh Shuhui Sasha
(both Year 3s)
Suitable adaptations for houses in warm climatesMeritMs Nina Chun 
 Khushi Sardar
Mahak Chandna
Raiha Haris
(all Year 2s)
Effect of edible coating on weight loss of applesParticipationMs Nina Chun 

The annual East Zone A*Star Science Fair is organised by the East Zone Science & Technology Centre at Victoria Junior College as part of its annual East Zone Science Carnival. This competition is sponsored by A*STAR, and is held every year to give secondary school students the experience of conducting an investigative science research project and provide them with a platform to exhibit and share their findings with others.

Silver - Open Cat.jpg                Congratulations to the team that attained Silver in the Open Category!

Merit - Open Cat.png                                      Congratulations to the team that attained Merit in the Open Category!

results for singapore junior olympiads 2019

RGS students have done well in the Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad, the Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad and the Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad. Here are their achievements:

Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad (SJBO)
Gold: 6
Silver: 11
Bronze: 17
Honourable Mention: 12

SJBO Practical Round: 2nd

Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO)
Gold: 5
Silver: 4
Bronze: 2
*SJChO does not give out Honourable Mentions

Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad
Gold: 1
Silver: 2
Bronze: 10
Honourable Mention: 43

18th china girls' mathematical olympiad 2019

Two RGS Year 2 students participated in the 18th China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad in Wuhan, China, from 10-15 August 2019 and they were each awarded Silver!

WhatsApp Image 2019-08-16 at 7.51.05 AM.jpeg         Congratulations to RGS Year 2 students Yu Hanzhang (centre) and Zhang Chenxi (extreme right) for their
         achievements at the 18th China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad!

f1 in schools national finals 2019

RGS teams participated in the F1 in Schools National Finals 2019 and achieved the following results:

TeamAward/s
Team VeloxusBest Engineered Car
Fastest Car
Best Team Identity
Best Pit Display
Knock-Out Race Champion
Overall Champion
Team DivigniteBest Marketing and Sponsorship
2nd Place
 Team ImpavidusBest Social Media Strategy 

Pic 4.JPGCongratulations to the teams and to teacher-mentors Mr Tan Hup Yew, Mr Koh King Koon and Ms Khng Umay!

Pic 1.JPG                                Team Veloxus is the overall champion team for the 2019 F1 in Schools National Finals.

Pic 3.JPG                                Team Divignite, together with Principal, Mrs Poh Mun See.

Pic 2.JPG                                Team Impavidus presents their pit display to visitors.

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

Congratulations to the following RGS teams for their achievements at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference (FPSP IC) 2019:

CmPS Mid Div - 2nd.jpeg
Community Problem Solving - Middle Division, 2nd
(Year 4)
1. Adele Ng Jingwen
2. Teo Rui Shan
3. Gabrielle Tay
4. Jocelyn Lee Ying Hui
5. Lee Xin Yi
6. Ho Shi En Hannah
7. Li Wanzhen
Coaches: Mrs Eriyanty Mohammad and Mr Yeo Puay Hong

GIPS Mid Div - 5th.jpegGlobal Issues Problem Solving - Middle Division, 5th
(Year 4)
1. Cai Sirui
2. Clarissa Wong Wern Ting
3. Christine Siow Ning Jie
4. Celine Lee Shi Ying
Coaches: Mrs Roslinda Chan and Mr Lim Er Yang

GIPS Snr Div - 1st.jpegGlobal Issues Problem Solving - Senior Division, 1st
(Year 4'18)
1. Cheng Zhi Ying
2. Woo Hoi Yuet 
3. Kiera Lau Yan-Yu
4. Ashita Ashish Sule
Coaches: Ms Foo Ling Ling (pictured) and Mr Asmizar Bin Abu

Scenario Writing Team Snr Division - 2nd.jpegScenario Writing Team - Senior Division, 2nd
(Year 4'18)
Ng Jing Ting (first from left)
Coach: Ms Audrey Chen

The FPSP IC 2019 was held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA from 5-9 June.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND 2019 WORLD FINALS

The Odyssey of the Mind (OM) 2019 World Finals took place from 22-25 May 2019 at the Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

The RGS teams, led by our OM Co-ordinator Ms Regina Lee and assisted by Ms Daphne Chua, achieved the following results:

Group Members
CoachProblemDivisionAchievement
Year 2 students
Isabelle Koh En Qi,
Chezhian Nandhana,
Natalie Tan Kyi Ann,
Trisha Walia,
Alysa Lee Mynn,
Faith Tan Xin Ning,
Noh Sangeun
Mrs Sulastiri Anis
Long Term Problem 3: Leonardo's Workshop
II2nd
Year 2 students
Jin Xiaohan,
Julia Amaryllis Joy Wang,
Saara Katyal,
Huang Xinrui,
Lai Hui Xin Seraphine Caitlin,
Lezann Lee,
Emily Tan Cheng Kai
Ms Christie Chan
Long Term Problem 5: Opposites Distract
II5th
Year 4 students
Chua Yu'En Chloe,
Lee Rui Xuan, Richelle, Jiayi Prakashan

Year 3 students
Teo Sui Leng, Harmony, Lau Jue Eern

Year 2 students
Zou Jingyi,
Zhang Lin
 Mr Chua Hai Lee
Long Term Problem 2: Hide in Plain Sight
III
7th
 Year 4 students
Tay Hye Der Heather,
Noelle Ng Na En,
Tran Hien Anh

Year 3 students
Tay Ee Shuen, Megan, Chen Bi Rui,
Raeeda Ibnat Hossain

Year 1 student
Goh Sephine
Ms Magdalene Suey
Long Term Problem 4: Structure Toss
III
9th
 Year 2 students
Huang Yuan-Ching,
Kathryssa Tjandra,
Angella Feyne Neolani Nocon Pi,
Zhou Yaoting Nina,
Karine Hay Kai Lin,
Avanthi Vasudevan,
Mirdhini Shri Rajaram
Mr Yang Kai
Ms Lim Huey Miin
 Long Term Problem 4: Structure Toss
 II 19th
 Year 4 students
Chua Yu'En Chloe,
Lee Rui Xuan, Richelle, Jiayi Prakashan

Year 3 students
Teo Sui Leng, Harmony, Lau Jue Eern

Year 2 students
Zou Jingyi,
Zhang Lin
 Mr Chua Hai Lee
Long Term Problem 1: Omer to the Rescue, Again
 III24th

YOUNG DEFENCE SCIENTISTS PROGRAMME CONGRESS 2019

Group Photo[1].jpg                 Congratulations to our Year 3 students who were awarded the YDSP Scholarship!

Four RGS Year 3 students were awarded the Young Defence Scientists Programme (YDSP) Scholarship at the YDSP Congress 2019. The scholarship is awarded to talented individuals with outstanding academic achievements and a passion for science and technology.

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                                   Two RGS Year 4 students who attended the June 2018 YDSP Science and Technology
                                   Camp were invited to present their project and prototype on data analytics during the
                                   congress as well.

THE NEW YORK TIMES ASIA-PACIFIC WRITING COMPETITION

The New York Times (NYT) received a total of 23 entries from Raffles Girls' School last year for The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018. Of those entries submitted, RGS student Er Kay Lynn's work was shortlisted and published alongside other shortlisted entries in a book 'The New York Times - Digital Disruption Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018'.

Congratulations to Kay Lynn! Click here to read her entry (page 40).

NATIONAL SCHOOLS XINYAO SINGING AND SONGWRITING COMPETITION

The New York Times (NYT) received a total of 23 entries from Raffles Girls' School last year for The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018. Of those entries submitted, RGS student Er Kay Lynn's work was shortlisted and published alongside other shortlisted entries in a book 'The New York Times - Digital Disruption Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018'.

Congratulations to Kay Lynn! Click here to read her entry (page 40).

SINGAPORE AMAZING FLYING MACHINE COMPETITION 2019

Three teams from RGS took part in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC) 2019 and one of the teams came in 3rd for the Best Presentation Award (Category B), where they had to design and build a small, unpowered glider to be bungee-launched from a designated launcher in a bid to fly the furthest.

RGS Team 1.jpg           Congratulations to our RGS team for winning the 3rd prize for the Best Presentation Award at the SAFMC 2019.

Held from 14-23 March this year, the SAFMC is an annual event organised by DSO National Laboratories and Science Centre 
Singapore, and supported by the Ministry of Defence. It provides a unique platform for students to stretch their imagination and push their boundaries to innovate and create through designing extraordinary flying machines.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND 2019 NATIONAL FINALS

The Odyssey of the Mind (OM) 2019 National Finals took place on 5 & 6 April 2019. RGS fielded six teams this year, and for the first time in RGS OM history, we had one team offering their creative solution to two Long Term Problems in Division III.

Congratulations to the following RGS teams for their achievements:

Group MembersCoachProblemDivisionAchievement
Year 4 students
Chua Yu'En Chloe,
Lee Rui Xuan, Richelle, Jiayi Prakashan

Year 3 students
Teo Sui Leng, Harmony, Lau Jue Eern

Year 2 students
Zou Jingyi,
Zhang Lin

Mr Chua Hai LeeLong Term Problem 1: Omer to the Rescue, Again

Long Term Problem 2: Hide in Plain Sight
III1st
Year 2 students
Isabelle Koh En Qi,
Chezhian Nandhana,
Natalie Tan Kyi Ann,
Trisha Walia,
Alysa Lee Mynn,
Faith Tan Xin Ning,
Noh Sangeun

Mrs Sulastiri AnisLong Term Problem 3: Leonardo's WorkshopII1st
Year 2 students
Huang Yuan-Ching,
Kathryssa Tjandra,
Angella Feyne Neolani Nocon Pi,
Zhou Yaoting Nina,
Karine Hay Kai Lin,
Avanthi Vasudevan,
Mirdhini Shri Rajaram

Mr Yang Kai
Ms Lim Huey Miin
Long Term Problem 4: Structure Toss
II1st 
 Year 4 students
Tay Hye Der Heather,
Noelle Ng Na En,
Tran Hien Anh

Year 3 students
Tay Ee Shuen, Megan, Chen Bi Rui,
Raeeda Ibnat Hossain

Year 1 student
Goh Sephine

Ms Magdalene Suey Long Term Problem 4: Structure Toss III1st 
Year 2 students
Jin Xiaohan,
Julia Amaryllis Joy Wang,
Saara Katyal,
Huang Xinrui,
Lai Hui Xin Seraphine Caitlin,
Lezann Lee,
Emily Tan Cheng Kai

Ms Christie Chan Long Term Problem 5: Opposites Distract  II 2nd
Year 4 students
Nabonita Sen,
 Lee Yi Shyan,
Claudia Lim Song Qi,
Celine Lee Shi Ying

Year 3 students
Allyscia Pereira,
Amelyn Ng Hwee Ern,
Lee Rui Jun Audrey

Ms Daphne Chua Long Term Problem 5:
Opposites Distract 
 III 3rd

CFP SPONSORSHIP AWARD

Congratulations to Project Bluetick for receiving the CFP Sponsorship Award (Better Internet x Youth Call-for-Proposals) by the Media Literacy Council. The sponsorship, which aims to make the Internet a better place for all, will go towards helping the team produce a resource book targeted at parents. The book will focus on the online dangers that parents should share with their children such as phishing, identity theft and online sexual grooming.

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-11 at 09.31.19.jpeg              Project Bluetick (from left) Regin Ow Chi Yin, Natasha Ong Yi Teng, Soong Rou Yi and Thet Hnin Khin Khin
              receives their CFP Sponsorship Award from Minister of Communications and Information, Mr S. Iswaran, at the
              inaugural Better Internet Conference 2019.

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-11 at 09.31.20(1).jpeg             Members of the team (who are now in Year 5, RI) also had a booth set up at the conference to share more
             about their project. They are pictured alongside (from left) Mrs Sulastiri Anis (Teacher-I/C Cyberwellness),
             Mrs Poh Mun See (Principal) and Mrs Tan Yin Lai (Head, ICT).


Project Bluetick is a Community Problem Solving (CmPS) team that advocates against the dangers of the Internet. Mentored by teacher Mdm Norhuda Binte Mohamed Sadekan, the group has reached out to numerous schools and organisations through talks and showcases since 2016. They were also awarded the Grand Champion (Community Problem Solving, Middle Division) at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference 2018.

SINGAPORE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR 2019

The Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) is a national competition organised by the Ministry of Education, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). This year, RGS submitted a total of 14 projects in the Senior Category and six projects in the Junior Scientist Category. From these submissions, 11 were shortlisted for the Senior Category and three were shortlisted for the Junior Scientist Category. The following is the list of achievements by RGS students and alumnae from SSEF 2019:

Junior Scientist Category
Name of StudentProject TitleAwardTeacher-Mentor
Lao En Xing
Chloe Ong Jingwen
Maggie Yao Chai Yinzhi
(all Year 3)
(School-Based Project)Commendation
(for video contest)
Dr Prama Sundari
Hong Wan Jing
Boo Xuan Pei Alyssa
(all Year 3)
(IvP Project)Commendation
(for video contest)
Mrs Tan Yin Lai

Junior Sci Cat Group Photo.jpg        Our participants from the Junior Scientist Category.

Senior Category
Name of StudentProject TitleAwardTeacher-Advisor
Chan Kar Min Claire
Maryann Tay Ying Kee
Rachel Toh
(all from RGS Class of '18)
Investigating the Role of Magnetite as a Sedative in Drosophila MelanogasterSpecial Award
(Yale-NUS Special Award)
Dr Lim Ai Khim
(Teacher-Mentor)
Tong Rui En
Lee Yuan Xi
(all Year 4)
Co-Sensitisation of Chlorophyll and Betalain Pigments on Dye-Sensitised Solar CellsMeritMs Carmen Hoo
Su Rui
Chia Jin Hui Rachel
(all Year 4)
3D Printing of Curved PanpipesBronzeMs Cheong Szu Chuang 
 Oh Kah Jean
(Year 4)
Keying in on Digital Signature Algorithm SchemesBronzeMr Shaun De Souza 
 Chepurthy Varnika
Beverly Low Ying Tong
(all Year 4)
Effect of the Type of Metal Hydroxide Used as a Precipitating Agent on the Electrochemical Properties of MgCo2O4 as an Anode MaterialSilverMs Carmen Hoo 
 Liu Haohui
(from RGS Class of '18)
Data Analytics for 'Fake News' DetectionGoldMr Shaun De Souza 

Yale-NUS Award.jpg       Winners of the Yale-NUS Special Award.

Senior Cat Group Photo.jpg       Our participants from the Senior Category.

Gold Award.jpg                       Liu Haohui (RGS Class of '18) will be one of the Singapore representatives at the Intel International
                       Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019 as well. We wish Haohui all the best!


ISEF 2019 will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from 12-17 May. Annually, ISEF attracts over 1,300 students from 48 states in America and 40 nations to compete for scholarships of over US$2 million, tuition grants, scientific equipment and scientific fieldtrips.

SINGAPORE YOUNG PHYSICISTS' TOURNAMENT 2019

For the first time since RGS started participating in the Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT), our team of Year 4 students Yang Liu, Tan Wei Tian Mireille and Selina Peh Yuet Ning entered the finals for the Category B of the tournament this year after four rounds of gruelling 'Physics Fights', and received the Gold Award! This is a historical first that a girls' school has made it to the finals of the tournament, and though the team put up a good fight, they lost narrowly to the RI team during the finals (all teams that enter the finals are awarded Gold).

Congratulations to the team and also to our teachers from the RGS Science Department Ms Angel Lim, Mr Chua Hai Lee, Mr Tan Hup Yew, Mr Yang Kian Hong and Ms Cheong Szu Chuang who mentored the girls.

We would also like to thank the following alumnae from the RGS RA Physics Class of 2016, who had represented RGS in the SYPT 2017 (Category A) and obtained a Gold award that year, for assisting the team in the lead up to the tournament:
  • Rachel Qing Pang
  • Somakala Subbaraman
  • Kaitlyn Ng Ke Yi

Photo 1.jpeg     Congratulations to (from left) Mireille, Selina and Yang Liu on their amazing achievement!

Photo 2.jpeg      The team with two of their teacher-mentors from the RGS Science Department Ms Angel Lim (left) and Mr Tan Hup Yew, 
      and their seniors Somakala Subbaraman and Rachel Qing Pang (second from right).