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Student-Athletes’ Initiative Win Roar

ROAR Award, Sports Star of the Month (August 2019)

As Learned Champions With Character, Singapore Sports School student-athletes are nurtured to embody the School Values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence and Resilience, and be role models to their peers in all facets of life, including academics, sport and conduct.

Student-athletes who exhibit these five core Values in their actions and deeds are commended for their extra-mile effort through the ROAR Award. The Sports Star of the Month is also presented to top sport achievers.

Six student-athletes were recognised on 3 September 2019 for their outstanding achievements and service to others in August. Secondary 1 footballer Ilham Iskandar Iskandar was the youngest recipient for the month. Since the beginning of the year, he has rendered his service to teach his peers who need help in Mathematics and Science. Ilham also demonstrated dedication and resilience in returning to sport after fracturing his forearm earlier this year to become the top scorer for the Under 14 Sports School team that competed in the 2019 Gothia Cup in Qingdao, China, in August.

Fencer Chan Phu Xien (Secondary 4) and wushu exponent Kimberly Ong Li Ling (IBDP Year 5) also displayed excellence in sport, winning medals for Singapore at Asian junior meets.

Secondary 4 trio Irsyad Mohammad Said (Track and Field), Jolyn Deanne Sim Giak Ying, and Raeka Ee Pei Ying (Netball) were the other ROAR Award recipients.

ROAR Award and Sports Star of the Month recipients contribute points to their academy in the Academy Awards.

ROAR Award (August)
Ilham Iskandar Iskandar (Football, Secondary 1)
Ilham Iskandar Iskandar exemplifies the qualities of a Learned Champion With good Character and is well-respected by his peers and coaches alike. During the past eight months, he has taken the initiative to coach his fellow schoolmates who are weak in mathematics and science and is always respectful to all staff.

Ilham is a highly determined student-athlete who faces challenges with a firm conviction. He suffered a fractured forearm earlier in the year but through his own diligence in following the rehabilitative instructions set out for him, he recovery quickly and mended well. Even while injured, he kept up his personal training and fitness, and helped out by the sidelines to ensure his teammates were well-supported.

His hard work and dedication paid off when he overcame his injury to become the top scorer for Singapore Sports School’s Under 14 team during the 2019 Gothia Cup in Qingdao, China, in August.

Ilham’s “never-say-die” attitude epitomises the Champion’s Mindset and makes him a good role model for all student-athletes.

Irsyad Mohammad Said (Track and Field, Secondary 4)
Jolyn Deanne Sim Giak Ying (Netball, Secondary 4)
Raeka Ee Pei Ying (Netball, Secondary 4)

The team of Irsyad Mohammad Said, Jolyn Deanne Sim Giak Ying and Raeka Ee Pei Ying displayed great enthusiasm and creativity in showcasing their talents in the song medley which was performed with great passion and gusto at Singapore Sports School’s National Day Celebration on 8 August 2019. In preparing for this performance, the team took initiative in all the planning and rehearsals with minimal intervention from school staff without neglecting their many sport, academic and leadership commitments.

They showed great enthusiasm and teamwork in putting up a creditable performance which was well-received by staff and student-athletes.

Sports Star of the Month (August)
Chan Phu Xien (Fencing, Secondary 4)
Singapore Sports School student-athlete Chan Phu Xien dominated in the Men's Sabre competition at the 2019 Asian Cadet Circuit, Wuxi Leg, to win the gold medal. He defeated his Chinese opponent Chen Jiaxi by a commanding margin of 15-7 in the Final. The tournament was held in Wuxi, China, from 10 to 11 August 2019.

Kimberly Ong Li Ling (Wushu, IBDP Year 5)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Year 5 student-athlete Kimberly Ong Li Ling clinched the Girls Youth gold at the 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Brunei from 16 to 24 August 2019.