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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.


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
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
 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)
(School-Based Project)Special Award
(Yale-NUS Special Award)
Dr Lim Ai Khim
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).