NATIONAL PRIMARY GAMES CREATION AND CODING COMPETITION 2019
On 4 September 2019, 10 of our P4 students, led by Ms Goh Qian Yi and Mr Neo Jun Wei, represented Waterway Primary School to participate in the National Primary Games Creation and Coding Competition 2019 (NPGC3).
The NPGC3 is an annual competition organised by Wellington Primary School to provide a platform for Primary 4 to 6 students in Singapore to showcase their talents and creativity in developing computer games. The theme of the competition is ‘Smart Nation – Transforming Singapore Through Technology’.
Our 2 teams of students participated in the Drone and Minecraft categories of the competition. The teams emerged 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in their respective categories. In addition, the Drone team clinched the ‘Best Art Work’ award for their proposal submitted prior to the final of the competition.
We are immensely proud of the effort put forth by the 2 teams of students and their impressive achievements at the national level despite being up against older and more experienced competitors.
Well done, children!
SGSECURE NATIONAL MOVEMENT
The school is always on the lookout for platforms for our students to grow and benefit others with their strengths.
On 4 August 2018, upon invitation by the People’s Association (PA), 4 of our students represented the school to share with the Pasir Ris-Punggol community about the SGSecure national movement at the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC National Day Dinner 2018.
A crowd of about 4000 – comprising residents in the GRC, grassroot leaders, MPs, and ministers – was present as our students spoke on stage. In their presentation, our students emphasised the need for us to “Stay Alert, Stay United & Stay Strong” as one Singapore, in light of the spate of terrorist attacks around the world.
We are proud of our students for rising to an occasion like this – it is definitely no easy task speaking confidently in front of 4000 people. With the strong support from the children’s parents and teacher-mentors, coupled with their own hard work over weeks, the presentation was a huge success. We believe we have benefited the community through our presentation.
Pocket Trips is an award-winning web-based mobile authoring platform that empowers anyone to create, design and publish their own interactive trails anywhere in the world. With this technology, the teachers at Waterway Primary School facilitated our Primary Two students in a nature trail project on the flora and fauna along the Punggol Waterway Park. The Nature Society Singapore conducted a learning journey for our students to share information on the diverse animals and plants found just behind our school. The students then researched and curated the content presented in this mobile learning app guided by teachers. We hope that you will enjoy this content and learn to appreciate the rich and diverse habitat as you explore the Punggol Waterway Park and the Lorong Halus wetlands.
Please follow our detailed instructions to download the Pocket Trips app and the content presented to you by our Primary Two students of Waterway Primary School.
The user guide can be view and download from this link.
ARTWORK DISPLAY @ PUNGGOL21
To celebrate Singapore’s 52nd year of independence, our P1 and P2 students created artwork to depict Singapore icons. Their art pieces are being exhibited to the public at Punggol 21 Community Centre from 31 July to 14 August 2017.
Those heartening art work by the students are also being displayed at the School Gallery. This is a meaningful reminder of our identity as Singaporeans.
SPEAK UP! KIDS 2017
In the “Speak Up! Kids 2017” competition organised by Singapore Press Holdings and Speech Academy Asia Pte Ltd,4 out of 5 teams from our school qualified for the semi-finals. In the finals, our teams clinched the first, second and fourth positions at the national level.
PAY IT FORWARD
Our teachers and students raised a Kickstart fund for the “Pay It Forward” project, which aimed to encourage Punggol residents to help pay for cups of coffee or tea for our elderly residents.