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Honouring Learned Champions With Character

SingaporeSportsSchool held our 7th Annual Awards Night on 26 January 2011 to honour "Learned Champions With Character". Mr Richard Seow, Chairman of Singapore Sports Council, was the Guest-of-Honour.

The Academics Wing acknowledged the student-athletes who topped their levels. Five student-athletes who scored six distinctions at the 2010 GCE "O" Level Examinations, were also celebrated: Lee Jen Whee (Badminton), Ku Shi Ying (Table Tennis), Andrew Leow (Soccer), Ivan Tan (Track and Field) and Jovi Ang (Bowling).

The Sports Wing presented awards to "Best Performer" and "Rising Star" in the various sports academies.

Table Tennis player Pang Xue Jie was chosen for the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award 2010". Additionally, eight members of the School's Alumni also received the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award 2010 (Alumni)" and were inducted into the School's Roll of Honour: New Hui Fen (Bowling), Rachel Lee, Cecilia Low, Sherman Cheng and Scott Glen Sydney (Sailing), Aqilah Sudhir and Cheng Jian Huan (Shooting), and Tao Li (Swimming).

The coveted "Outstanding Student of the Year Award" was renamed "Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete for the Year 2010 Award" in honour of our School's Founding Principal who passed away in 2010.

Table Tennis player, Isabelle Li, was chosen from among the female student-athletes to receive the award, while Sailor, Darren Choy, was chosen from among the male student-athletes for it. This is Darren's second award, having won it last year.

Principal, Mrs Deborah Tan, delivered the School's Report Card. These are some achievements she celebrated:

Republic Polytechnic

Academics Achievements

* Clara Lim (Bowling), GPA score of 3.74 out of 4

* Jodie Tan (Shooting), GPA score of 3.64 out of 4


Sports Achievements

* Cecilia Low (Sailing), Gold medallist, Guangzhou Asian Games

* Sophie Ngin Gollifer (Touch  Rugby), Competitor, Asian Games

* Nurul Shafinas Abdul Rahman (Taekwondo), Bronze medallist, Singapore Youth Olympic Games

* Daniel Koh (Cycling), Competitor


Singapore Youth Olympic Games

* Valerie Lim (Modern Pentathlon), Competitor


Singapore Youth Olympic Games

* Jack Leong (Bowling), RP Sportsman of the Year AY09/10


University Scholarships

* Jazreel Tan (Bowling, 2006): Wichita State University


USA, Scholarship

* Joel Pang (Sailing, 2006):


Singapore Sports Council Scholarship

* Jovina Choo (Sailing, 2006): Indeco Sports Scholarship

* Victoria Chan (Sailing, 2006): NTU EW Barker Scholarship

* Tan Hui Min (Table Tennis, 2006): Lee Kuan Yew Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

* Balpreet Kaur Purba (Track and Field, 2007): NTU EW Barker Scholarship

* Sheena Soh (Swimming, 2007): NUS Global Merit Undergraduate Scholarship (Economics)


Other Illustrious Sports Achievements

1st Youth Olympic Games, Singapore

* Of the 7 medals (2 Silver, 5 Bronze) that Team Singapore won, our student-athletes contributed 3 (1 Silver, 2 Bronze).

* From our 22 competing student-athletes, 11 won medals (1 Table Tennis. 1 Taekwondo, 9 Soccer).

19th Commonwealth Games, New Delhi

* Of the 31 medals (11 Gold, 11 Silver, 9 Bronze) that Team Singapore won, our student-athletes contributed 4 (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze).

* From our 7 competing student-athletes, 3 won medals.


16th Asian Games, Guoangzhou

* Of the 16 medals (4 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze) that Team Singapore won, our student-athletes contributed 6 (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze).

* From our 23 competing student-athletes, 6 won medals.



Sports Awards

Meritorious Award (Individual)

* Tao Li (Swimming)


Meritorious Award (Event)

* Bernice Lim, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (National Bowling Women's Team)

* Aqilah Sudhir (National Shooting 10m Air Rifle Women's Team)

* Amanda Lim, Mylene Ong (National Swimming 4x100m Freestyle Relay Women's Team)

* Tao Li, Roanne Ho (National Swimming 4x100m Medley Relay Women's (team)

* Clement Lim (National Swimming 4x200m Freestyle Relay Men's Team )

* Pang Xue Jie (National Table Tennis Men's Team)

Sportsboy And Sportsgirl Meritorious Award (Individual)

* Basil Low, New Hui Fen (Bowling)

* Nurindah Mursani (Silat)

* Amanda Lim (Swimming)

* Isabelle Li, Clarence Chew (Table Tennis)

Sportsboy And Sportsgirl Meritorious Award (Event)

* New Hui Fen (National Bowling Girls' Doubles Team)

* Griselda Khng, Cecilia Low (National Sailing 420 Girls' Team)

Sportsboy Of The Year

* Darren Choy (Sailing)

Dream 2012 Award

* Tao Li (Swimming)

* Pang Xue Jie (Table Tennis)

Night Of Champions - USBC Collegiate

Jazreel Tan (Bowling), "2010 Rookie Of The Year" and "All-American First Team". The "Rookie" Award is accorded to the best performing freshman who has shown outstanding performances in both academic studies and bowling tournaments.


The Straits Times Athlete Of The Month Award

March: Darren Choy (Sailing)

September: Isabelle Li (Table Tennis)

November: Tao Li (Swimming)

Student-Athletes' Sports Achievements (2004 to 2010)


Since 2004, our School has produced:

* 2 Olympians

* 5 World champions with 6 World championship titles

* 30 Asian Games competitors (5 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze medals)

* 13 Commonwealth Games competitors (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medals)

* 41 Southeast Asia Games competitors (23 Gold, 18 Silver, 9 Bronze medals)

* 5 National champions

* 176 National Open representatives

* 23 Youth Olympic Games 2010 competitors (1 Silver, 2 Bronze medals)

* 33 Asian Youth Games 2009 competitors (5 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze medals)

* 2 Commonwealth Youth Champions

* 1 World Youth Champion

* 10 Asian Youth Champions

Our student-athletes have broken:

* 1 World Cup Series record

* 1 Asian record

* 12 SEA Games records

* 52 National records

* 64 National Age-Group records

* 18 National Junior records

* 16 National Schools records

* 46 Championship records

* 1 United Kingdom Indoor Athletics Under 17 record

* Amassed 68 National Schools Championship titles

Sports School's student-athletes also excelled outside of regular sports and studies.

Wu Peng (Swimming) and Toh Siew Fen (Badminton) were among 20 winners in the 11th World Chinese Language Writing Competition Casey Wong (Table Tennis) and Kwa Lay Teng (Bowling) were awarded "The Write Choice For Champions" competition organised as part of the Youth Olympic Games Deborah Wong (Netball) received a High Commendation Award for the INKpressions! Creative Writing Competition organised by the Ministry of Education's Gifted Education Branch. Also as part of the Youth Olympic Games, a plaque design for tree dedication was held and the artwork created by Wong Li Jia (Track and Field) was chosen to mark the tree for Singapore.

As part of Student Development and Leadership, 21 Secondary 3 student-athletes embarked on an inaugural exchange programme with Darling RangeSports  College   47 student-athletes participated in an experiential learning camp in   Bintan,  Indonesia.

Among the many community service projects that the student-athletes participated, some took place as faraway as orphanages in   Nakhonsawan  Thailand  , while some were conducted on home soil, such as Fun Bowling with MINDS clients (Bowling  Academy  ) and Soccer Clinics for feeder primary schools and neighbourhood kindergarten (SoccerAcademy). Our student-athletes also initiated a collection of shoes which were delivered and distributed as part of the "Your Old Shoes, Their New Start" programme by Republic Polytechnic students during their service learning trip toCambodia.

Ability To Bring People Together

"It is my belief that sport is an integral part of any well functioning society. Sport has the ability to bring people together. It can be a tie that binds a nation. It can be a platform that builds diplomacy between nations."

- Richard Seow, Chairman, Singapore Sports Council, and Guest-of-Honour at SingaporeSports

School's 7th Awards Night on 26 January 2011.

Chance For Top-Class Sports And Studies

"At Singapore Sports School, you have been identified as the chosen ones who have demonstrated the potential to excel. You are living the dream. You are living what was my dream to effectively combine sports and studies. Your sporting talent has been recognised and you have the chance to pursue your sporting ambitions while getting a top-class education."

- Richard Seow, Chairman, Singapore Sports Council, and Guest-of-Honour at SingaporeSports

School's 7th Awards Night on 26 January 2011.

Desire To Win Must Come From Within

"To be a true champion, you will need to determination and perseverance of Olympic Medallist Weightlifter Tan Howe Liang you will need the sporting acumen of Asian Games Gold Medallist Sailor Dr Ben Tan you will need the competitive heart of Olympian Swimmer Ang Peng Siong you will need the grace and humility of Asian Games Medallist Sprinter C Kunalan. Use role models and learn, but ultimately, the burning desire to train, compete and win must come from within you."

- Richard Seow, Chairman, Singapore Sports Council, and Guest-of-Honour at SingaporeSportsSchool's 7th Awards Night on 26 January 2011.