Cedar VS St Nicholas

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:39 pm

VS and Cedar IP is not a new IP but will be building upon the success of VJC IP which has immensely popular and very difficult to get in, over the years.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:27 pm

yummymummy30 wrote:As for VS, I didn't even know of VS's existence, until I started work.



you only proved your own ignorance..
VS was the second government secondary school in s'pore (the first being RI)..
3 former presidents, 9 former president's scholars, cabinet ministers from sg/m'sia, 2 chief of defence forces, 1 former police commissioner were from VS....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_S ... ble_Alumni
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:O ... _Singapore
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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:51 pm

Only 2 schools were mentioned by Lee Kuan Yew in his latest book:

"This was why I decided to save the good Chinese language schools as Chinese schools switched into English as the main medium of instruction. The Chinese schools taught students to be bilingual, disciplined, and have self-confidence. The best Chinese schools thus became Special Assistance Programme schools. Over time, the English language schools like Raffles Institution, Victoria School and others have also become effective in teaching Chinese to its students. We have unified the system but in the process, also preserved some of the values and virtues of the old Chinese school system.' "

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:10 pm

LG Neo Kian Hong, the present Chief of Defence Forces, was a former NCC cadet in VS. He was also one of the top A level students in Singapore. He is the first Chief of Army and first Chief of Defence Forces who is Ranger-trained. Those who have done their NS will know how tough the Ranger course is and only a small percentage of regulars passed the course (probably less than 1%).

MG Ng Chee Khern, the former Chief of Air Force, was a President's scholar and VS boy who was also the Sword of Honour winner in Officer Cadet School. It is not known that there are any other President's scholar who had won the Sword of Honour at the same time.

Both are reflection of having brain and brawn, something rare among scholars.

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:22 pm

Cedar mean L1R5 is 9.1

About one-fifth of our students achieved perfect scores of 6 points and another one-fifth received 7 points in *L1R5.

In all, 77.2 % had 10 points for L1R5. With bonus points in CCA and Higher MT, they are eligible for the Top 5 Junior Colleges in Singapore

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Six students with 9 A1s each are the Top Indian Students.

They are Ritika Ramesh from Crescent Girls', S Manoj from Gan Eng Seng School, N Karthik, Sai Surya Yarlagadda and Varun Moorthy from St Joseph's Institution, and G Kiran from Victoria School.

Some special performers have overcome physical disabilities and other challenges to get good grades.

One of them is Shalom Lim of Victoria School.

He suffers from muscular dystrophy and has very limited upper body movement.

But that did not stop him from scoring two A1s and three A2s.

He said he could not have done it without support from the school, as well as the Presiding Examiner.

"He was there all the time, and he helped me a lot by placing my hand on the table. Because of my weakness, I was unable to do it myself, but he was always there to help me, make sure I was comfortable before I started the paper. I am very thankful for that," said Shalom.

Victoria School's top student, Jervis Ong, scored 10 A1s despite the demise of his father and grandfather in 2010.

An ASEAN Scholar from Malaysia, he had to go home for a few months in 2010.

Jervis said: "After I came back, I missed out a lot of lessons and I actually thank many teachers who stayed after their work time to help me in subjects I was weaker in. So, thank you Victoria School."

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

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Re: Cedar VS St Nicholas

Postby ManU123 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:27 am

Almost 1/3 of the cohort scored 5 A1s or more.

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9 January 2012

Another Outstanding Performance from Victorians

Outstanding Achievements for Class of 2011
An overview
A total of 363 students at Victoria School (VS) sat for the 2011 GCE 'O' Level Examinations. The Class of 2011 posted another outstanding performance in the GCE 'O' Level Examinations, with 362 (99%) students with 5 'O' Level passes or more and 351 (97%) students qualified for Junior College/Centralised Institute, compared with 99% and 96% respectively in 2010.

101(28%) students obtained 5 A1s or more. The following is the breakdown of the number of students who achieved 5 or more A1s:
• 10 A1s or more : 1 students
• 9 A1s or more : 8 students
• 8 A1s or more : 17 students
• 7 A1s or more : 41 students
• 6 A1s or more : 74 students
• 5 A1s or more : 101 students

The class of 2011 also delivered exceptional performances across the various subjects. The subjects with 100% passes include Chinese, Combined Humanities, Design & Technology, Geography, Higher Art, Literature in Chinese, Physical Education, Tamil, Higher Tamil, Literature in English, Malay (Special Programme), Japanese, German, French, Arabic, Gujerati, Bengali and Hindi. The subjects with 70% distinctions include Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Geography, Literature in Chinese, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Japanese, German, French and Arabic.

Our top students
The school’s top students are: 1

Jervis Ong Zhe Ao
王哲傲
(10 A1s)
Jervis achieved top positions in his Upper Secondary years, despite the passing of his grandfather and father in 2010, when he was deeply affected. Fuelled by a strong motivation to succeed and support from his teachers and classmates, he managed to stay his course and excelled in his studies. Jervis is an all-rounder in his roles as a Prefectorial Board EXCO member, Badminton school team player and an active member of the Malay Cultural Society, where he attained the Overall best Speaker award for 3 consecutive rounds in the National Malay Debate Competition. Jervis offered Higher Malay Language at the O Levels

G. Kiran
(9A1s)
A highly motivated student, Kiran excels in his academic studies and has always been the top 5% of the cohort for four years. He was awarded the A* Star Science Award in 2010 was part of the team that emerged as first runner-up in the 2010 Victoria Junior College Forensic Science Quiz. An all-rounder, Kiran was a natural leader and garnered support from his peers as the Captain of the Tennis team and Vice-Chairman of the Monitor Council Executive Committee. Having a heart for the community, Kiran helped to coordinate weekly community service visits to Zion Home for the Aged in 2010, and planned and implemented a day camp for the autistic children of Spastic Children Association of Singapore in 2011. Kiran is also the a Top Secondary 4 Indian student for the national cohort.

Other Noteworthy Achievements
In addition to our stellar GCE O Level Examination results, Victorians also excelled in other domains.
2011 Singapore Science and Mathematics Olympiads
Victorians achieved amazing results at the Singapore Science and Mathematics Olympiads held in 2011 as shown below:
• Biology
2 Silvers and 2 Bronzes.
• Chemistry
3 Golds, 6 Silvers and 6 Bronzes.
• Physics
1 Gold, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes.
• Mathematics
3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 22 Bronzes.

Sports and uniformed groups
The school also achieved impressive results in the sporting arena. Our school teams continued to excel in our niche sports of soccer, hockey, cross country and track and 2
field. At the 2011 National Schools Sports and Games Competitions, we achieved 14 national titles and 6 zonal titles in the 'B' and ‘C’ Divisions. Our key sporting achievements include:
Cross-Country
B Div, National Champions
C Div, National 3rd
Floorball
B Div National 2nd
C Div National Champions
Hockey
B Div National Champions
Sailing
B Div National 3rd
C Div National 2nd
Soccer
C Div National 2nd
Table-Tennis
C Div National 2nd
Wushu
B Div National 2nd
Cricket
B Div National 3rd
C Div National 4th
Track & Field
B Div National 4th
C Div National 4th

Our top student athlete who achieved excellent results is Yong Ren Wei Bryan (4J). Bryan was an active member of the Cross Country Track & Field team, History Society and a Senior Leader. He achieved an L1R5 of 7, with 5A1s and 2A2s.

Uniformed Groups and Student Leadership
Our Uniformed Groups also continued to excel, with the following groups achieving the gold standard consistently: Boys’ Brigade B (13th Gold); NPCC (11th Gold); NCC Land (8th Gold); Scouts (7th Gold) and Red Cross (4th Gold).

Our student leaders who did well in the GCE O Level Examinations include:
• Jervis Ong Zhe Ao, L1R5=6 (10A1s, 1A2), EXCO/Prefectorial Board;
• G. Kiran, L1R5=6 (9A1s), Vice-Chairman/Monitors’ Council;
• Sun Zeren, L1R5=6 (9A1s, 1A2), EXCO/Prefectorial Board; and
• David Lee Wai Chin, L1R5=6 (7A1s), Chairman/Peer Support Board and Senior Leader.

Performing arts
Our performing arts groups also achieved accolades at the 2011 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging Competitions:
• Gold with Honours : Choir
• Gold : Chinese Orchestra, Indian Dance
• Silver : Concert Band, Chinese Drama, English Drama
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Our aesthetics talents who achieved good results in the 2011 GCE O Level Examinations include:
• Yang Shuang, L1R5=6 (9A1s, 1A2), Chairman/Chinese Language Drama & Debate Society;
• Russell Tan Pinxue, L1R5=6 (7A1s), Vice-Chairman/Chinese Orchestra;
• Shi Hao Douglas, L1R5=7 (7A1s, 1A2), Section Leader/Choir; and
• Chong Ming En, L1R5=7 (5A1s, 2A2s), Band Major/Concert Band.

Successful implementation of the Victoria-Cedar Alliance Integrated Programme (VCA IP)
The implementation of the VCA IP, offered in partnership with Cedar Girls’ Secondary School and Victoria Junior College, is on track. Victoria School successfully admitted its first intake of Secondary 1 VCA IP students in January 2012. With the first intake of IP students, VS will offer both O-Level and IP tracks to our high-ability learners. The dual-track education structure allows for more porosity to cater to students with different abilities. Good students who are eligible for the IP or those who find themselves better suited for the O-Level track can make lateral transfers, thereby allowing our talented students to be nurtured via more customized learning.

VS remains committed to providing an excellent and holistic education in both O-Level and IP tracks to cater to students with different abilities and interests, thereby nurturing our Victorians to be Gentlemen, Professionals and Sportsmen who make tangible contributions to their family, work, community and nation. The students in VS will continue to experience the ethos and privilege of an all-boys education, and enjoy the full range of co-curricular activities such as sports, performing arts, uniformed groups, and Character & Leadership Education. All students will also have access to the different school programmes and facilities offered by the three VCA schools.
Class of 2011: All the Best!

We are extremely proud of the outstanding achievements attained by the Class of 2011. The students have successfully built upon the illustrious Victorian tradition for all-round excellence in education. The outstanding performances at the O level Examinations, the National Schools’ Sports and Games Competitions as well as the Singapore Youth Festival bear testimony to the students’ quest for performance excellence, the commitment of our staff, and the strength of the school in nurturing our top talents in the five developmental domains of moral, cognitive, physical, social and aesthetic. We wish the Class of 2011 the very best in their future endeavours!

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