Monday, March 4, 2019

HCIC 2019

HCIC 2019

Hwa Chong Infocomm Challenge 华侨中学信息技术竞赛

The Challenge is open to a total of 60 Primary 6 participants. Registration must be made through the school by a teacher-in-charge via the online registration form below. Each school is allowed to submit ONE group of participants only, comprising a maximum of three students. Application is on a first-come-first-served basis. Schools of successful applicants will receive notification after 22 April 2019.


All participants must be born between 2nd Jan 2007 and 1st Jan 2008, both dates inclusive, or Primary 6 students born after 1st Jan 2008.

Structure of Competition

The competition comprises a written component and a practical hands-on session. Each participant will work individually.

The written component comprises:
1) multiple-choice questions where marks will be deducted for wrong answers, and
2) structured questions.

Certificates and Prizes

Top participants will receive Gold (top 5%), Silver (next 5%), and Bronze (subsequent 5%) Award certificates. Other participants will receive certificates of participation. Names printed on the certificates will be in accordance to name submitted in the registration form. An adminstrative charge of $10 will be levied on re-print requests.

Ten individual prizes will also be awarded to the top 10 participants.

  • 1st - 3rd prize : MacBook
  • 4th - 10th : iPads


  • Opening date: 25 March 2019 1200h
  • Closing date: 12 April 2019 2359h

Instructions for Participants

All participants must report in full school uniform and bring their own stationery. Participants arriving afer registration time will be disallowed from competition.

Reporting Venue Tech Centre at Hwa Chong Institution (Computer lab)
Reporting time 8am at the HCI Clock Tower [Map & travelling directions to HCI]
Focus topics Programming logic, Python programming language, robotics knowledge
Format Competition comprises a written and a hands-on session.

Programme Schedule

0730 h - 0815 h Registration (Kah Kee Hall, High School Section)
0830 h - 1030 h Competition in progress.
1030 h - 1040 h Collection of scripts, dismissal
1100 h Prize presentation and lunch

For more queries, please email


Registration is open between 25 March 2019 1200h to 12 April 2019 on a first-come-first-served basis.
Successful applicants will receive notification after 22 April 2019.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fwd: 2019 MakeX Robotics Competition (Starter - City Guardian)

Dear Customer,

Following a successful MakeX Starter Competition in 2018 in Singapore and globally.

Once again, Dream Catcher / Sparklife is planning the 2019 MakeX Robotics Competition with our partners in October'19.
For Primary and Secondary levels, below video link is the competition challenges for "2019 MakeX Robotics Competition Starter - City Guardian".

More information will be released soon. Please stay tuned.

We will like to also take this opportunity to inform you that effectively 2019, STEM Education & STEM Products will come under our new company:Sparklife Pte Ltd. A branch-out from Dream Catcher Technologies Pte Ltd.  

Best Regards,
TAN Cheng Yian (Mr.)
Principal Consultant
Dream Catcher Technologies Pte Ltd - Educational kits for kids, Singapore reseller for MakeBlock Robot Kits - Educational kits for kids      


Mr Chang CL

Poi Ching School

21 Tampines St. 71 Singapore 529067

Tel: 6785 6420 Fax: 6785 7198


Monday, February 18, 2019

Fwd: Discontinuation of National Coding Competition (Primary)

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From: Caleb YEE (MOE) <>
Date: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 8:17 AM
Subject: Discontinuation of National Coding Competition (Primary)
Cc: <>, <>, <>, Meng Teck CHEE (MOE) <>

[This email is bcc-ed to teachers-in-charge of National Coding Competition (Primary)]

Dear colleagues,


Greetings from the Computer Education Unit, CPDD.


The National Coding Competition (Primary) was started in 2014 to enthuse primary school students in coding and to provide opportunities for them to apply their coding skills. We would like to thank you for your support for the competition.


The competition is organized based on a model with two secondary schools as the main organizers and CPDD as the supporting division. We are very grateful to the following schools for organising the competition and would like to thank them for their contributions:


·       Springfield Secondary School (2014-2018)

·       Regent Secondary School (2015-2017)

·       Montfort Secondary School (2018)


Recently, we reviewed the competition and scanned the broader environment. We are heartened to note that there is a range of coding competitions organised by various organizations for primary school students. In view that there are ample opportunities for students to participate in coding competitions, we will be discontinuing the National Coding Competition (Primary) with effect from 2019.


We hope your school will continue to expose your students in programming by taking part in these competitions. We have listed a few of them below for your consideration.


Name of coding competition (Primary)



IMDA Hackathon 


IMDA National Infocomm Competition




National Primary Games Creation Competition


Wellington Primary School


National Robotics Programming Competition


Admiralty Secondary School and Nanyang Polytechnic


National Robotics Competition

Science Centre


Thank you once again for your support and understanding.





Caleb Yee (Mr)

Senior Curriculum Planning Officer (Computer Education)

Curriculum Planning and Development Division 1 • Tel: +65 6879 6580 • Fax: +65 6776 2494

Ministry of Education • 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 •

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Mr Chang CL

Poi Ching School

21 Tampines St. 71 Singapore 529067

Tel: 6785 6420 Fax: 6785 7198


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CCA Fair 2018

Date:     7 November 2018
Time:    0745 - 0935
Venue:  Math Corner


Scratch games