Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silver Award for Cheers! YOG National Junior Reporter Competition

Name/Class: Wang An, Aloysius (5L), Tan Xiao Tong (5I), Tan Kien Ning Nicholas (5I), Gwyneth Chua (5I), Nicholas Phung-Zhang (5K)

School: Henry Park Primary

Competition: Cheers! YOG National Junior Reporter Competition
Category: Picture News (Primary Category)
Award: Silver

Trainer Profile

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- Specializes in 2D Animation, Live Broadcasting & Video Production

“I consider myself to be a very self-motivated person who thrives in working with people from many different backgrounds and origins.

My strong IT background and more than 9 years teaching experience in IT environment and training have given me the experience of evaluating, well planning and solving complex problems.

For the past few years, I have been involved in various education projects, such as National Education ( NE ) - Educational video for Adopt-a-Park , Think Quest Competition, Learning Expedition ( LE ) , Parent Education Workshop ( In collaboration with PAGi Singapore ) , MOE project ( Digital Field Trip to the Mangroves ) , National IT Literacy Programme ( NITLP ), The Magic Bus , Animation Works Youth Training Camp ( Organized by Central Narcotic Bureau S’pore ) ,N4 Cluster Learning Festival, North Zone ICT Symposium 2005, North Zone online ICT symposium 2007, 120 years Founders day of Fairfield Methodist Secondary School – Induction video , 2008 In-Place Protection video , E-News Live Broadcast , Singapore Digital Media Award (SDMA), Times Publishing In-house Science E-experiments video and etc.”
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Bouquets - School Compliments (Nov 2010)

As schools close at the end of Term 4, another two of our dedicated staff receive glowing tributes to their stellar performances for 2010.

A BIG congratulations to our team for making 2010 a success for their respective schools!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Young Authors Write Stories to Instill Confidence in Fellow Children in Budding Writers Project 2010

Winning stories from Marshall Cavendish’s creative writing contest emphasise the importance of having good self-esteem
Marshall Cavendish, a member of Times Publishing Limited, today held the Budding Writers Project 2010 prize presentation ceremony and book launch at Chamber at The Arts House. Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports, graced the event as its Guest of Honour to celebrate the winners of the creative writing competition for youths. The winning entries this year share a common theme – everyone is unique, and that can be a good thing.
In its eleventh year running, the Budding Writers Project aims to develop the creative talents of students and provide them with the opportunity to get their work published and sold in bookstores, in the hope of inspiring other young writers and artists to do likewise. Through this, the Budding Writers Project also helps to inculcate the love of the English language to the young in Singapore.

2010 Winning Entries Embody the Essence of Budding Writers Project
Both of the Budding Writers Project 2010 winning entries address the topic of recognising self-worth, which is especially pertinent to children who are growing up. The stories generate an awareness of issues such as peer pressure and low self-esteem among children, and encourage them not to be brought down by such problems. In this sense, the winning entries truly demonstrate the spirit of Budding Writers Project – stories by children for children.

Lee Fei Chen, Deputy Head of Publishing at Marshall Cavendish Publishing Group, said, “Every year, we see more depth and heart in the entries submitted. This year, the writers have written about pertinent issues that are close to home and are very real in their lives. This competition is not only about discovering writing talents, it is also about recognising young passionate writers who can express their thoughts and experiences impeccably using the English language. The winners have demonstrated creativity and maturity, and with each word and picture, they have represented the feelings, opinions and issues of their generation.

Over the years, Marshall Cavendish has proudly published and distributed books by the winners of the Budding Writers Project competition. We are happy to be part of the authorship journey of past winners who have gone on to shine on the international stage.”

10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the winning books will be donated to I Love Children, a voluntary welfare organisation that aims to promote a society where children are loved and mainstreamed. The prefaces of both books have been endorsed by Joni Ong, President of I Love Children.

From Budding Writers to Published Authors

The winners attended a four-day editorial attachment in late October to better comprehend the full authorship process. The attachment involved a session on pre-publication – editing, illustration and design; a field trip to Times Printers to get a first glimpse of the winning books in print; a lesson by Marshall Cavendish Online on digitising books into e-books and iPhone apps; a session in the recording studio to record voiceovers for the books; training on how to sell and market a book; and a storytelling workshop.

The winning entries of Budding Writers Project 2010 are now available in print at all leading bookstores, at $8.90 before GST. The iPhone apps will be available in the Books category on the Apple App Store early 2011, while the e-books can be accessed with a password obtained from the Teacher’s Notes via the Marshall Cavendish Teacher’s Portal from 10 December 2010 onwards. The Teacher’s Portal is currently accessible to schools using textbooks published by Marshall Cavendish.
To complete the authorship experience, the winners will also receive royalties from the sales of their books.

To learn more about Budding Writers Project, please visit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Visitors from Philippines

More than 40 visitors from 20 different institution from Philippines visited Marshall Cavendish Online for an exchange of ideas and initiatives on technology for education during November 2010.

During the delegates' stay in Singapore, they also visited Rivervale Primary School to learn more about the educational system in Singapore and how Marshall Cavendish Online and Rivervale Primary School works together to provide a sound technology and and digital curriculum platform to facilitates teachers' and students' teaching and learning.

The school visit ended off with a sharing session with the senior teaching staff on how both countries' educators can learn from each other to nurture the future generations.