Badminton @ BPPS provides its members with a rigorous and progressive approach to the learning of badminton skills. Members attend their 3-hour sessions that provide a combination of off-court activities that include sprints, footwork drills and on court activities that include court positioning and stroke mastery through a blend of drills and friendly singles and doubles matches among fellow members. In 2013, our Junior and Senior Boys achieved outstanding results in the West Zone Badminton Championships by finishing 2nd and 3rd in their respective categories! The boys impressed many with their mental fortitude and fighting spirit during the gruelling tournament. They continue to contribute positively to the CCA by assisting in the training of the younger members. Our members are enthusiastic and always eager to improve their badminton skills. Five of our senior members participated in the Nan Hua – QL Badminton Invitational 2013. Chua Wei Jun and Goh Wei Cong came in runners-up in the Boys Doubles while Yoong Huey Thong and Leow Gwen Inn won the Girls’ Doubles. Eu Howe Yun, Ean reached the quarter-finals of the Boys’ Singles.
Basketball We are pleased to announce that in the recently concluded SPSSC West Zone Primary Schools’ Basketball Championships 2013, our pupils achieved sterling performance: 1) Our Junior Boys Team reached the 2nd round for the 1st time in BPPS history; 2) Our Junior Girls Team achieved 4th placing for the second consecutive year It was certainly a memorable year for Team Basketball!
Football It was with pride and sheer heart that 6 of our Junior Football boys came together on short notice to win the first medal for 2013 for our school! They came in second in the Warriors FC Our Junior Boys and the cup final opponents street soccer Under-10 the Japanese Global Football academy. tournament at Lot 1 Shopping Mall on 20th January 2013. These boys played extremely well to top the group in the qualifying stages and did it without losing a single game! They also won the semi-final game with a nerve racking last-minute goal. Unfortunately, they lost a very close final to the Japanese Global Football Academy team. Anyone would have been proud of the boys and overwhelmed by the support they received from the crowd gathered there (the SAF Warriors team was there and they were also cheering our boys on!). The boys did our school proud and kept the Bukit Panjang Primary school name flying high with their performance, sportsmanship and great attitude. We enjoyed a good rapport with the families who had come to support our boys and they ended up being our biggest cheerleaders. It was truly a situation where the partnership between teachers and parents got the best out of the boys. The dedication of the teachers contributed in no small measure to the success. Mr Danny Sim, was at different stages of the tournament - coach, counsellor and cheerleader. The enthusiasm of our HOD of PE & HE, Mr Riad, was so infectious that he got us all screaming ourselves hoarse as we cheered the boys on. It can only be said that the success on the pitch would not be possible without the soccer boys, their families and the teachers in charge of the Football CCA for getting them ready for the competition namely Mr Riad, Mr Othman, Mr Danny Sim and Mr Shyam.
Hockey The hockey girls charted yet another inspiring milestone for both the Senior and Junior teams alike. With the strong desire and aspirations to excel
National Inter-Primary Schools Hockey Championship 2013 – Senior Girls, 2nd position nents the Japanese Global Football academy.
further, the Senior Girls team successfully clinched the 2nd position in the National Inter-Primary Schools Hockey Championship 2013 and also saw the teamâ€™s captain - Valerie Koh, being nominated for the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award in the Championship. Not to be outshined, the Junior Girls team also stormed their way to the Finals and eventually finished â€Ś
Wushu With great passion in Wushu, our students participated in many training sessions organised by school and other Wushu organizations. Their effort bore fruit with the following commendable results: A total of 6 medals, comprising of 5 individual medals and 1 group medal at the 9th National Inter-Primary School Wushu Championships. These students and their placing in the various events are as follows: 1) 1st, 3-Duan Nanquan - Lio Wen Zhang Eugene (5F/8) 2) 4th, 3-Duan Nanquan & 4th, Nan Dao - Cheang Wee Jong (5F/8) 3) 3rd, 3-Duan Sword - Yeo Jun An Nicholas (4F/6) 4) 4th, 3-Duan Sword - Jocelyn Yeo (5D/4) 5) 2nd in Group Weapon - Cheang Wee Jong (5F/8) - Lio Wen Zhang Eugene (5F/8) - Foo Shi Hao Mattathiah (5G/3) - Seow Eu Gene (4D/7) - Yeo Jun An Nicholas (4F/6) - Liew Xi Le (4C/1) - Yeo-Liaw Kang Seng Kenson (3D/5)
CCA: Uniformed Groups
Red Cross Bukit Panjang Red Cross aims to build a community of young leaders who are achievers, socially responsible and who embrace humanitarian Our pupils practising on some first aid skills.
values. One important aspect in Red Cross is first aid thus one of the main aims of the CCA is to help our pupils to acquire life-saving skills and habits as Our pupils getting ready for park-cleaning socially responsible activities. citizens. Various efforts are arranged to achieve these aspects. There are done by getting the pupils to take part in various activities organized by the Red Cross House and by teachers such as park cleaning, first aid competition, visits to the old folks home and donation drives.
Scouts In 2013, some P4 cub scouts were selected to attend the Sixers Camp, a 3 day 2 night camp where participants learned to work together with other cub scouts from other schools towards their common goal. The unit also worked together with SPCA to bring about more awareness about the care of animals and prevention of cruelty towards animals amongst the cub scouts. The highlight of the year was the receiving of the Frank Cooper Sands Award (Silver) which acknowledged the achievement and effort put in by the Unit in the assessment year. This could not have been achieved without the help of the teachers-incharge as well as the cub scouts themselves.
CCA: Performing Arts
Mirage Dance Troupe
Our Mirage Dance Troupe participated in the 3rd Youth Dance Festival Competition on 20 Jan 2013(Sunday). Our Chinese dancers were honoured to put up their award-winning dance and compete with dances from various top schools. Mirage Dance Troupe has once again done our school proud by attaining the highest award-GOLD Award at the 3rd Youth Dance Festival. The event is a huge success and through this event, students are given opportunities to hone their skills, display their talents and develop qualities such as tenacity, teamwork, resilience, as well as strike up enduring friendships within and across the participating schools.
The Mirage Dance Group has been invited by MediaCorp to perform our award- winning dance titled “飞奔在草原上” by Zhao Bo Jun in conjunction with the above event on 25 January. 22 of our members are selected and Chew Yan Jun and Quek Ying Ting were being interview by the host and shared their experiences with the audience. It is indeed a eye-opening experience for the Mirage Dance Troupe as they made their debut performance on National TV. Our Mirage Dance Troupe participated in the above event on 20 Jan 2013(Sunday). Our Chinese dancers were honoured to put up their award-winning dance and compete with dances from various top schools. Mirage Dance Troupe has once again done our school proud by attaining the highest award-GOLD Award at the 3rd Youth Dance Festival. The event is a huge success and through this event, students are given opportunities to hone their skills, display their talents and develop qualities such as tenacity, teamwork, resilience, as well as strike up enduring friendships within and across the participating schools.
Modern Dance The modern dancers had their appreciation chalet for attaining the Gold award for SYF in 2012 during the March holidays. The senior dancers who have graduated from the school also came and joined in the fun with the current batch of senior dancers as well as teachers in-charge of the CCA. We played bonding games, had a buffet dinner as well as had meaningful sharing sessions where the girls talked about their experiences and feelings in being a member of the Modern Dance CCA. Both the junior and senior dancers also performed in the National Day concert this year where they showcased their talents in the hip hop genre. They gave an energetic and lively performance. Well done, dancers!
Vasantham Dancers 2013 Pongal Festival Performance (Tamil Harvest Festival) Our BPPS “Vasantham” Indian Dancers performed at the Pongal Festival at Hong Kah North Community Club on 19th January. The theme of this year celebration was to save the earth. The Guest of Honour was Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan Minister of State for Health and Manpower. Our dances performed a Harvest Dance. It was a memorable performance. It was a very colourful event.
2013 Tamil New Year performance (“Rainbow new year”) Our BPPS “Vasantham” Indian Dancers performed at the New Year celebration at Woodlands CC MultiPurpose Hall on 7 Apr 2013 . Ms Ellen Lee, PBM, MP for Sembawang GRC (Woodlands) was the GuestofHonour for this event. Rainbow New Year was a celebration to signify the New Year of many cultures. The New Year of many South and Southeast Asian calendars falls between 13 and 15 April, marking the beginning of Spring. To signify the various diverse cultures that celebrate New Year and to symbolize the arrival of spring, they captioned the event as “Rainbow New Year Celebrations. Our dances wore rainbow coloured costumes in order to symbolize the colours of Rainbow. It was a captivating stage performance. Our dancers made us proud by their unique and memorable performance.
Aspirasi Dancers GOALS FOR 2013: • To infuse a positive attitudes and discipline for all dancers • To raise leadership and teamwork among the dancers • To set a GOAL for next SYF 2014 • Others: Dance excursions / Exchange programmes Aspirasi Dancers group comprises of pupils from Primary 1 to Primary 3. Mdm Norhayati, Mdm Sharini and Ms Noorulhuda are the teachers involved in the CCA. Mdm Asna is the current coach. Highlights for this year: 1. In January 2013, teachers had organised the Induction Programme for parents whose children are members of Aspirasi Dancers. Parents attended the programme and they were given insight of what their children would go through during the practices. 2. In mid April 2013, dancers were brought to observe SYF Performance by secondary school students. Pupils were thrilled and awed by the performances showcased on that day. Quoted from Elfira, the Leader of the group, “It is so amazing. They must have work hard to be able to achieve that kind of dance. I want to be like them.”
Choir CHOIR is one of the Performing Arts CCA in Bukit Panjang Primary School where pupils receive quality vocal training from our instructor and develop holistically in other areas, such as leadership. Pupils, as young as Primary 1, have the opportunities to join CHOIR and to perform at school events, before they represent the school to perform in external or national events
This year, we are pleased to have two new band instructors to join us. They are Mr Pisit and Mr Chua. Together with Mrs Chia and Mr Fahmi, we hope that BPPS band would continue to soar to greater heights under their valuable guidance. in the midst of preparing for a performance in school in Term 4. Also, we are preparing and looking forward to participating in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging in 2014.
Xuan Yun Orchestra
Festive Drums Festive Drums CCA group was established in 2010. The CCA group has always been a small but highly motivated bunch. 2013 has been a relatively low-key busy year for Festive Drums, as we concentrated on training the new members. Nevertheless, we still managed to put up several performances, such as performances for Chinese New Year Concert, Mid-Autumn Festival Concert and Lion Befrienders Charity Dinner.
CCA: Clubs and Societies
Xuan Yun Orchestra performing the song “bai nian” at the Chinese New Year Concert.
Sa Ri Ga May Orchestra Our Indian Orchestra, also called Sa Ri Ga May Orchestra, continues to enrich the cultural experiences of BPPS through their performances. The ensemble group made up of highly motivated students attends classes weekly to learn to play Indian instruments, such as the tabla, the violin and the veenai together with basic karnatic singing. This is certainly an excellent opportunity to expose our pupils to classical Indian music.
Concert Band The BPPS Concert Band continues to have an eventful year in 2013. 2 of our band members, Hong Xinning (5I) and Tristen Heng (5E) were selected to participate in the Music Talent Development Programme organised by the MOE Arts Education Branch. Xinning and Tristen went through a y e a r of instrumental training in 2012 alongside the band members from other primary and secondary schools. The programme culminated into a magnificent performance held at the
With the guidance of the Art Club teachers and a professional artist, our CCA group’s versatility was stretched, stimulated and promoted in different art forms. They created two pieces of artworks for the Singapore Youth Festival this year where one of the works was awarded the Certificate of Recognition. Various projects were assigned to different groups of pupils to foster teamwork and widen their repertoire of skills.
Infomation and Communication Club In 2009, the school took up the challenge of starting the Infocomm Club with support from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The main aim of the club is to prepare, enthuse and excite pupils in primary schools with multi-media tools, software as well as hardware. It also Muhammad Kamal Khairi Bin Sahar 4B
Henry Kwok Jin Wei, 6H
empowers pupils with 21st century skills that would help them cope with the demands of future society Digital art for the National
Schools Digital Media Competition 2013 (NSDMC) Here are some of our pupils’ work. These photographs were taken during a photography workshop where pupils tried their hand at taking macro shots and taking pictures from different angles.
CCA: Passion into Action (PiA)
PiA (Art) For PiA (Art) in 2013, the P1 and 2 pupils learnt about printmaking. They made various prints using paper rolls, leaves and other recycled materials.
PiA (Music) Getting the Music Beat with Cheerleading in PIA
Sim Hiok Hong 6I
Keith Cheng 6H
CLDCS A group of 5 pupils from Chinese Language Drama and Cultural Society (CLDCS) represented the school in 22th National Storytelling Competition (Finals) at the Hwa Chong Institution on 17th August 2013. A total of 17 primary schools participated in this competition. Teachers and student supporters were there to support the pupils at both the Preliminary Round and Finals. Despite facing strong competition, our pupils dazzled the panel of judges and audience with one of their finest performance ever and clinched the Award of Commendation. The 5 pupils who have brought glory to our school are namely: 1. Lee Jun Qi Jovan 4E/8 2. Tan Yi Xuan 4E/8 3. Tajima Gai 4E/7 4. Euvan Ambi 4G/7 5. Wylie Liu 4G/8 It is the pupils’ first time representing the school and CCA for competition. It is truly an impressive feat and they have certainly worked hard for this.
It’s getting your Passion Into Action (PIA) for young music lovers at BPPS to move to the groovy and energetic music of cheerleading. These six sessions music modules (PIA-music) allow pupils to listen to the beats and rhythms and move their bodies and hands accordingly to the set of cheography. This, of course, will not be complete without the use of pompoms. The lower primary pupils dance it loud and rock their bodies with fast, energetic music that encompasses the different genres of Hip-Hop and even Bollywood music. It’s all about being bold and having fun on stage. It’s the ultimate dance-fitness-music sessions where pupils at BPPS can keep moving to the beat and rhythm!
PiA (Sports) For 2013, we have engaged VIVOVISTA as our programme vendor. VIVOVISTA focuses on fundamental skills which are basically run, jump and throw. The objective of the FUNdamentals stage is to refine fundamental movement skills and begin to acquire basic sports skills. This is the time when a foundation is laid for future acquisition of more advanced skills. It’s fun, it’s simple, and kids love it. Running, jumping and throwing skills are the key to all land--based sports, and can ben efit all youth!