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SOAR Programme


Dazhong provides for students Talent Development by Treffinger’s Levels of Service.


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At Level I, all students will go through key experience in Dazhong’s Learn for Life Programme (LLP) (Arts Education) and Applied Learning Programme (ALP) (Green Makers). These are highly engaging programmes that provide foundational skills and tools for all students. Various Recess activities are also conducted to engage students with greater interests, such as a Thermal Camera booth for students to see real-life applications of Heat and Temperature from Science.


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At level III, some students with greater interest and commitment are provided the opportunity to experience alternative opportunities. At Dazhong, this includes Vivita programme, E2K Mathematics, and E2K Science, as well as various Mother Tongue programmes.


ALP Vivita


18 Dazhong students who had expressed greater interest and commitment for the level-wide Green Makers ALP, had a Blended Learning experience with Vivita Makerspace – Zoom coaching sessions, and a Learning Journey to Vivistop @ Orchard, sponsored by Hong Leong Asia. The students created “Trashure from Trash”, like weaving cloth from used clothes, making plastic bottle pets and stationary holders, and culminating in a final project that combined all their previously learnt skills to make a unique bottle holder and sling completely from used resources, thereby giving these materials a second life and more.



E2K Mathematics


E2K Mathematics Programme: Selected Primary 4 and Primary 5 students to participate in the E2K Mathematics Programme, which aims to develop students’ mathematical thinking skills and deepen their conceptual understanding through an inquiry approach. Developed by the Israel Centre for Excellence through Education (ICEE), students who demonstrate strong interest and ability in Mathematics will have opportunities to work independently or collaborate with their peers and foster independence in mathematical thinking skills through this programme. The rich learning experiences offered by the programme will help students gain important 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills.


Mathematics Competitions: Selected Primary 2 to Primary 6 students are invited to participate in Mathematics competitions, gaining exposure to intellectually challenging Mathematics questions that stretches their inner potential in the subject. Our students have participated in the following competitions:


    • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOPS) 2021: achieved 2 Bronze Awards
    • Raffles Institution's Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC) 2021: Junior category achieved 5 Certificates of Merit, Open category achieved 1 Certificate of Distinction, and 2 Certificates of Merit and 11 Honorable Mentions
    • National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore (NMOS) 2021: achieved 1 Bronze, and 
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E2K Science


To promote Inquiry to Engage students in the Skills & Processes of Science, students with greater interest and readiness are selected for the E2K Science programme. This programme stretches students with pedagogies and approaches designed to promote Inquiry-Based Learning, where there are no ready answers, but where students are encouraged to explore and observe based on hands-on experimentation.


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Science Competitions: Students with greater passion are invited to participate in Science competitions, to promote active interest in Science among our students. This provides avenues for showcasing the abilities of our young scientific minds and seeks to nurture young Science talents. At the Singapore Primary Science Olympiad 2021, Dazhong achieved 3 Bronze, and 3 Merit.

English Debate


Each year, a group of students participates in the Wits & Words Inter-school Debate Championship 2022, jointly organised by the Gifted Education Branch and Raffles Girls' School (Secondary). This competition focuses on building the oral competencies of verbally talented pupils.

 

In 2022, a team of 5 was ranked in the top 4 schools in the West Zone, and a student was given the Good Speaker Award (given to 10 speakers among all the participating students).


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Science Oratorical Competition: At the NUS High Oratorical Challenge 2021, where upper

primary students compete in delivering scientific speeches., Dazhong achieved – “Merit” Award for “Wearable Tech” (https://youtu.be/Ywj_comPdJw) and “Commendation” Award (https://youtu.be/UdPsgrM5SXA) for “Animal Rights”.



Mother Tongue


6th National Primary School Picture Book Creation Competition 2020

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This competition is organised by Nan Hua Primary School annually. It aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to work collaboratively and develop their creative writing skills.

Achievements
Two Bronze Awards and one Best Story Award

Through this competition, students were given an opportunity to express their creativity whilst learning the concepts at home during the Circuit Breaker period. Our students were able to display resilience despite not being able to interact face to face with the teachers and had to navigate their way with only whatsapp, email and padlet platform to scaffold them. They also needed to juggle both school work and doing the comic book. They were self-directed and exhibited both responsibility and excellence as well as Dare to lead.


They were awarded with two Bronze Awards and one Best Story Award.

Bronze Award
Group 1 (Guided by teachers: Mdm Yap Lay Hong and Mdm Chen Li Qin )
(1) Ju Yuxuan (6A) (2) Hee Kit Kei (6A) (3) Shi Yifan (6A) (4) Emelia Soh (5A)
(5) Karis Goh (6R)

Bronze Award
Group 2 (Guided by teacher: Miss Lin Mei Ling)
(1) Charmaine Tok Ke Ying (6A) (2) Chong Kaitlyn (6A) (3) Wang Shixuan (6P)
(4) Chen Jia Jun (6P) (5) Wong Ying Kee (6A)

Best Story Award
Group 3 (Guided by teachers: Mdm Yap Lay Hong and Mdm Chen Li Qin)
(1) Ong Yu Yan (6A) (2) Soh Yarapa (6A) (3) Lai Jia En (5A)
(4) Tong Cheng Han, Donna (6R 2020) (5) Scarlett Wan Ying (6A)


7th National Primary School Picture Book Creation Competition 2021

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This competition is organised by Nan Hua Primary School annually. It aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to work collaboratively and develop their creative writing skills.

Through this competition, students are given an opportunity to express their creativity whilst learning the concepts at home during the Circuit Breaker period. Our students were able to display resilience despite not being able to interact face to face with the teachers and had to navigate their way using platforms such as WhatsApp, and Padlet to guide and scaffold the processes for them. They were self-directed and exhibited both responsibility and excellence.

Liu En Tong (6A), Liu Qi Heng(6A), Wan Po Jing (6A), Tan Tze Zun (6A) , Chong Jing Wen (6P), have done our school proud by emerging as the Best Story Award in this competition.

Calligraphy Competition 2021

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Ju Yu Xuan from 6A had done our school proud with the following achievements:

Name of Competition

Organiser 

Achievement

National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2021

Hong Wen School & Hong Wen Alumni

Category One, First Prize

2021 N Cube National Chinese Calligraphy Competition

PAssion Arts and Braddell heights Community Club

Pen Calligraphy Category, Primary School Group, First Prize 

2021 32nd National Student’s Chinese Calligraphy Competition

The Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore

Primary School Group , First Prize

National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2021

Hong Wen School

Category A, First Prize

Ngee Ann National Students’ Calligraphy Competition 2021

Ngee Ann Cultural Centre

Primary School Category, Top Winner - Gold Award

10th National Primary & Secondary School Chinese Calligraphy Competition

Poi Ching School

Primary School Category, First Prize


2021 National Calligraphy Competition

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This is an annual competition organised by Fo Guang Shan. It aims to promote the culture and arts of calligraphy in Singapore and help raise students’ interest in Calligraphy.

Our school was awarded the Mass Participation Award in 2021 as more than 50 students from our school participated in the competition. Our school won the Overall Champion (Gold Award), Culture Award and 6 Consolation Prizes. The following students had done our school proud:

Name

Class

Award

Ju Yu Xuan

6A

Overall Champion 

(Gold Award)

Mercado Edward Josef Rosario

4R

Culture Award

Sua An Kai Mungkorn

2A

Consolation Prizes

Chew Xin Yu

2P

Consolation Prizes

Chang Han

3A

Consolation Prizes

Ong Yu Yan

6P

Consolation Prizes

Ong Zi Xuan

6A

Consolation Prizes

Shi Yifan

6A

Consolation Prizes



4th Text Recital Competition for Primary Schools 2021

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This is an annual competition organised by the Committee To Promote Chinese Language Learning. It aims to strengthen students' ability to read and recite Chinese, stimulate students’ enthusiasm and interest in learning Chinese and deepen students’ understanding of the text.

Our school was awarded with 2 Silver Awards and 6 Bronze Awards.

The following students had done our school proud:

Name

Class

Award

Go Kai Zhe

3A

Silver  Award

Li Xinyue

3A

Silver  Award

Tham Yi Jie

3A

Bronze Award

Chang Han 

3A

Bronze Award

Kuay Yu Hang

4R

Bronze Award

Huang Liming

4P

Bronze Award

Liu Yiyang

5A

Bronze Award

Liu Qi Heng

5A

Bronze Award



'Pentas Radio' Competition 2021

'Pentas Radio' Competition is organised by A'art Repertoire Theatre in Conjunction with Bulan Bahasa 2021. It helps to recognise students' talents in acting & encourage students to embrace the Malay Language in their daily lives. Four students (1) Nur Irdina Bte Mohd Sani (5E), (2) Sofia Bte Saharudin (5A), (3) Qysz Adreanna Bte Abdullah (5P), (4) Mohammed Rezky Bin Yasser (5P) had done our school proud by emerging 2nd place in Radio Drama Acting.

Ops Tulis- karangan Story Cube 2021

This Competition aims to recognise students’ talents in writing  & encourage students to embrace the Malay Language in their daily lives. The following students participated in this competition: (1) Nur Ilyana Falisha Binte Azlan (3I), (2) Nurbellasari Binte Mohamad Sadikin (3P), (3) Ashaz Zakariyya Ibnu Muhammad Nazmi (3E), (4) Sahrulnizam Bin Sahril (3E), (5) Mohamed Qasim Bin Mohamed Fareq (5R), (6) Darynn Ritzha Bin Ritzni Nashrin (5P), (7) Aleesya Binte Abdullah (5I), (8) Ameera Binte Abdullah (5R).


Vasantham Super Kids 2021

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Vasantham Super Kids (கற்க கசடற) was a national level Tamil quiz competition organised by MediaCorp Vasantham in December 2020. Five of our Primary 5 students (1) Sivababu Deeptika (5A), (2) Govindaraj Nikithaa (5A), (3) Rajakumar Rahini (5A), (4) Gundre Daivik Reddy (5A) and (5) Kumar Naavalan (5P) did our school proud by emerging as 1st Runner-up in this competition.

This was an informative reality show based Quiz which aimed to be an all-round development for the children. There were a variety of rounds in the show and the level of difficulty increased as the game progressed. Two schools in each episode went through a series of questions covering Science, Maths, General Knowledge, Tamil and others.

During this competition, our students put in concerted effort to overcome challenges with strong perseverance. They displayed self-directed learning and our school values.

Bharathiyaar Centennial 2021 Colouring Competition  

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Six students from Primary 1 to Primary 3 participated in Bharathiyaar Centennial 2021 colouring competition which was organised by Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Center in June 2021. This Competition helps students to appreciate Tamil poets and poems/songs. Sudarsanan from 1 Integrity received 2nd prize in Primary 1 category. Thanushri from 3 Acceptance received 1st prize for Primary 3 category.

Our students put in concerted effort and we would also like to thank the parents for their continual guidance and support towards this competition.