Highlights

National Schools Literature Festival 2018


On 21 July, two teams of North Stars did the school proud at the 2018 National Schools Literature Festival (NSLF) by clinching 1st place in the Book Trailer segment and joint 2nd place in the Choral Speaking segment

Organised annually by a committee of Literature teachers with support from NIE, CPDD and the National Arts Council, a key objective of the NSLF is to provide a platform to enthuse and inspire students in the learning of Literature. This year there were 103 schools participating in the festival, competing in a range of activities which enabled students to demonstrate understanding and appreciation of literary texts including novels, poems and drama texts.

 The Book Trailer segment of the competition requires teams to interpret and craft a trailer for a chosen text, giving enough information about the plot, main characters and its themes such that the audience would be enticed to read the book after the performance.  Our Book Trailer team comprised the following Sec 2 students: Yuki Justin Goh Jun Jie (2E1), Vishal Chaudhari (2E2), Wong Yi Xuan Beatrice (2E3), Koh Yi Quan, Lim Wei Suen, Shermaine Tan Rui En, Tan Jin Ying, Teow Kai Xin Esther and Lim Kun Yan, Markus (above all from 2E5).

National Schools Literature Festival 2018

This year, our school also took part in the Choral Speaking segment for the first time. This involves an ensemble using various voice combinations and contrasts to bring out the meaning and tonal beauty of a passage of poetry or prose. Our team came in joint 2nd place with Cedar Girls' Secondary and comprised the following Sec 1 students: Syeda Aliza Nadir, Seetoh Tong En, Zeenshah Qaiser, Lutfil Hadi, Sneha Menon (above all from 1E2), Azza Zafrin, Kirsten Alessandra Romero Munoz, Kristine Eriel Peren Velasco, Ng Yong Cheng Kenrich (above all from 1E4), Intan Insyira and Rini Syaqilah (both from 1N2).

A key takeaway was seeing the students emerge from the experience feeling enriched, inspired and heartened that their months of training had borne fruit. Throughout the event, they also displayed a great amount of resilience, teamwork and sportsmanship. Their exemplary attitude and values indeed exemplify our North Star spirit.

National Schools Literature Festival 2018