Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mathematical Olympiad Talent Quest at Clementi Town Secondary School

Clementi Town Secondary School, with the use of the Marshall Cavendish Online learning portal, organised a Mathematical Olympiad Talent Quest in its school for students in Singapore. The event was held on 21 May 2010 and attracted more than 200 students, participating to be the top mathematician.

Mr. Choy Chan Hong , HOD for ICT of Clementi Town Secondary School was delighted to have Marshall Cavendish Online as their partner for this event and had this to say:

Why did Clementi Town Secondary choose Marshall Cavendish Online's portal as their partner in this year's Maths Olympiad?
One of the key components for this year's Mathematical Olympiad Talent Quest is a quiz segment which require more than 200 students to attempt a series of mathematics questions online. A reliable platform is thus required to ensure that students can go through this process smoothly, and the compilation of results can be done quickly and accurately. MC Online's portal's good reputation and large market dominance in the primary school LMS sector has encouraged to venture into this partnership. We hope to leverage on the primary school students' familiarity with this platform. The constant support and meticulous trial testings also gave us the confidence and assurance that they are able to manage the task well.

How did Marshall Cavendish Online's portal help to facilitate this event and the difference it made to previous years' Maths Olympiad?
The process went on smoothly and the aggregation of results was prompt and accurate. The comprehensive on-site IT support on the actual day was also very assuring to the organiser.

Was this partnership a success for this year's Maths Olympiad?
Certainly. The success of this event hinges, among other things, on the need for
(a) the maths quiz to be displayed accurately,
(b) the submission of students answer, and

(c) the compilation of results quickly.
All these were delivered as promised by MC Online's portal

Are you satisfied with the support level provided by MC Online?
Certainly. Beside the impressive IT support, we are also grateful for their sponsorship of prizes.

Will you choose Marshall Cavendish Online as your partner again for future events? Why?
Certainly. It had been a positive experience working with MC Online staff and we hope to continue this partnership for future events.

Friday, May 21, 2010

La Consolacion College Visits East Spring Primary School

Delegates from La Consolacion College, Manila, Philippines visited East Spring Primary School on 20 May 2010 for an exchange and sharing session with the Principal and teachers.

Marshall Cavendish Online along with Diwa Genyo, partner from Philippines, organised this session to foster relationships between the schools from the two nations. Both schools are users of the Marshall Cavendish Online's learning portal and were delighted to understand more on the differences in teaching cultures and gained invaluable tips from each other.

La Consolacion College is grateful for East Spring Primary School's hospitality and would like to thank the school once again for being a great host during their visit.

WrITers IgnITe with Writing Buddy

More than 70 pupils participated in the inaugural WrITers IgnITe, an essay writing competition organised by Yuhua Primary School and support by Marshall Cavendish Online's Writing Buddy courseware.

The competition is open to all Primary 5 pupils in Singapore to encourage creative writing.

The prize presentation was conducted at Yuhua Primary School on 21 May 2010 and the winners are as follows:
Top Essay: Clarissa Lee - CHIJ Kellock
Runner Up: Muhammad Sulaiman - Kranji Primary School
2nd Runner Up: Kasim Bin Abdul Ramak - Loyang Primary School

Congratulations to all the winners of WrITers IgnITe 2010!