On 10 April and 21 April 2016, the Scrabble division of the MSHS English Literary Society participated in the Individual and Team finals of the annual Inter-School National Scrabble Championship (ISNSC). In total, 6 teams from the B and C division qualified for the finals. They put up a tough fight against the other competing schools, strategizing and working as a team in order to win each match of competitive Scrabble. After 5 rounds of intensive playing, we are proud to announce the following results:
B Division – Individual
Nicholas Lee (4B) - 3rd Runner-up
Toh Wei Hao (4G) – 1st Runner-up
Nicholas Hong (4K) - Champion
Tan Hsien Wen (3B) – 2nd Runner-up
Olery Ng (3B) – Champion
C Division – Individual
The Maris Stella Symphonic Band was cordially invited to perform to the public at the Istana on 1 May 2016, Labour Day. The band also had the privilege to perform for the President of Singapore, Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam and First Lady, Mrs Mary Tan. It was a meaningful experience for many of these young and passionate musicians. They performed familiar xinyao melodies and displayed outstanding showmanship in front of an engaged crowd at the Istana. Through helping each other with the instruments and co-ordinating amongst themselves, these young musicians learnt that it is important to have teamwork and self-discipline when it comes to preparing for a public performance outdoors.
This public performance was a success thanks to the dedication of the Resident Conductor, Mr. Adrian Chiang, the Assistant Conductor, Mr. Joseph Teo, as well as their teachers-in- charge who were there to guide and mentor them. The band members would also like to thank their parent...
The MSHS NPCC Unit is proud to announce that we have achieved the Gold Award for the UOPA for our 16th consecutive year. The Unit Overall Proficiency Award (UOPA) is conferred annually by NPCC and is awarded by assessing the overall performance of NPCC school units in an academic year.
This award would not have been possible without the combined effort of cadets, cadet instructors and teacher officers. The cadets showed great teamwork and perseverance in participating in all NPCC-related events throughout 2015 to achieve this award. We would also like to thank the school leaders for their continued support of NPCC activities and we look forward to more successful years ahead.
The Maris Stella Symphonic Band, together with the Maris Stella Primary Brass Band and the Marist Stella Alumni Wind Ensemble, held a concert at The Esplanade on 18 March 2016. It was a memorable night for many of our young, budding musicians and it was an honour for the students to be playing in Singapore's leading performing arts centre. The band members were diligent and determined to raise their standard of musicality through regular practices. Despite numerous challenges, their continuous hours of practice to perfect their playing taught them the importance of perseverance and teamwork.
The excellent performance by the three bands was only made possible by the dedication of their Resident Conductor, Mr. Adrian Chiang and their Assistant Conductor, Mr. Joseph Teo. The band members would also like to thank their teachers-in-charge and parents for the strong and unwavering support given.