INFOCOMM TECHNOLOGY CLUB
> “SHIFT THE CONTROL TO US AND WE WILL ALTER THE WORLD”
In 2023, the Infocomm Club embarked on several exciting initiatives that showcased its diverse talents and expertise, with the two main ones being robotics and Swift programming.
Under the guidance of dedicated teachers and instructors, the club members were trained in robotics. Through hands-on workshops and training sessions, students have gained insights into the building and the programming of the EV3 bots.
The club was also introduced to Swift programming, a language that is used to create applications for Apple devices. Our members had the opportunity to explore app development and honed their skills in designing and coding. This initiative not only equipped students with valuable programming skills but also exposed them to mobile application development which would be very useful in tech related occupations.
The Infocomm Club takes pride in its active participation in various competitions that challenge students to showcase their technical abilities. This year, some of the club members enthusiastically participated in the National Youth Tech Championship (NYTC), a competition held by IMDA Singapore and Google. This competition encouraged teamwork, problem-solving skills, and creativity. It also tested our spontaneous thinking. We were also introduced to drones in this event, and we learned how to manoeuvre it using coding in Python language.
The culmination of the club’s efforts was evident in its participation in the National Robotics Competition (NRC). The club fielded a team that designed, built, and programmed a robot to overcome intricate challenges, demonstrating both technical competence and innovative problem-solving skills. Through these different competitions and workshops, we have learned many things like teamwork, leadership, presentation skills, team spirit, and various tech-related skills.
The Infocomm Club remains aligned with the school’s vision and values, actively being innovative, strive for excellence, and demonstrating good teamwork. Through various projects, workshops, and outreach programs, the club aims to make a positive impact on the school community and beyond. The members have been involved in tech-related workshops for fellow students and the public, contributing to digital literacy and fostering a culture of innovation within the school. We have participated in Values-in-Action (ViA) projects like teaching primary school kids on app development at the Choa Chu Kang Library.
On top of workshops and competitions, members also attend leadership conferences hosted by IMDA Singapore which develop in them valuable leadership skills on how to manage a team or CCA effectively.
The teachers in charge: Ms Azilah, Mr Kelwin Koh, and Ms Fadilah, have been constantly guiding us through these competitions and workshops. They have been a constant support to us and have always encouraged us. Their unwavering support has been vital in nurturing the club’s members into competent and confident leaders in tech.
Other Teacher I/Cs:
- Mr Kelwin Koh
- Ms Fadilah Yusoff
“Infocomm Club has given me various opportunities to express my interests as well as improve on my weaknesses regarding technology and computing. The environment at Infocomm Club is extremely friendly and welcoming, which helps me to be at ease when participating in club activities.” – Charlotte Ye Xiaoxian (2C2)
“I enjoy Infocomm a lot as it helps me learn skills that are beneficial for the future while being in a comfortable environment. It has an environment that makes me feel like I can ask any question and not be judged. The teachers are always so understanding and patient, making me feel even more like I belong.” – Yeo Kee Yam Shanice (Yang Qian) (3G3)
“The workshops that I have attended during CCA has helped expanded my knowledge in terms of technology. I enjoy delving deeper into topics I cannot learn during regular lessons in school, such as the Artificial Intelligence technology as well as game development. Learning about such topics has increased my interest in technology and is an “eye-opener” to the advancing world we live in. I am always excited what our CCA has in store.” - Joanne Chong Yong En (3S1)
“I absolutely love being a part of the Infocomm Club for many reasons. One of the most exciting aspects of being in the club is the opportunity for hands-on learning and experimentation. I get to explore many technologies, try out new software, and tinker with hardware components. This practical experience not only enhances my tech-related skills but also fuels my curiosity and creativity. Moreover, Infocomm club serves as a platform for leadership opportunities. I had the chance to take on a leadership role, attend different leadership conferences, and hone my communication and teamwork skills. These experiences are invaluable for my future career and personal life. Last but not least, the club provides me with a sense of belonging and a community of like-minded individuals who share my passion for technology. Infocomm Club has been a place where I can thrive, pursue my passions, and build lasting connections with fellow tech enthusiasts.” -Alagappan Visalakshi (3G3)