A Partnership To Help Canadian Students Get Global Recognition
As a registered nonprofit, CKSTEM is motivated to prepare Canadian students so that they can help Canada to become a world leader in science and technology. To achieve this goal we have built a partnership with Singapore International Mastery Challenge Center (SIMCC) in Canada. SIMCC is one of the largest academic contests organizers in Asia to groom and identify talent. We are committed to offering more opportunities for all students to gain international recognition through academic competitions. As a result of this new partnership, we will offer several English, Informatics, Mathematics, and Science contests for grades 2 to 12 students. In the coming months, we will be able to provide exciting opportunities to the kids to not only shine locally but to exhibit talent internationally with scholarships and specialized training in science and math as well.
To continue with this exciting journey, we are offering all our students an opportunity to participate in several international contests. The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal in each contest. All winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2022 for the global Finals.
VANDA International Science Contest
Registration is open for Grades 3-11
Vanda is an International Science Competition held annually around the globe. It focuses on the student’s ability to think critically and creatively to pick out hidden information to aid them in solving the question.
Vanda is for students from primary 3 to secondary 4 (Grade 3 to Grade 11). It follows the Singapore School Science Syllabus with a focus on higher-order thinking skills. This allows participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers since they are familiar with most of the topics.
Science Questions in the competition have a strong foundation in scientific knowledge and methodology which include the development of reasoning and analytical skills, decision and problem-solving skills, flexibility to respond to a different context, and possessing an open and inquiring mind that is willing to explore new territories and learn new things which are aligned to the desired 21st-century competencies.
The objective of Dr. CT contest is to cultivate students’ creativity, logical reasoning ability, algorithmic and computational thinking skills. By solving our contest tasks and using design thinking methodology to develop solutions for a problem statement, we will facilitate a deeper understanding of the world around the learner and enable them to solve everyday problems by leveraging the power of computers and information technology. Students will pick up the finer points of programming, solution focus, and be action-oriented which is not merely writing a piece of code but involves useful algorithmic techniques and problem-solving skills.
Created in 2006, SASMO is one of the largest math contests in Asia. The SASMO Team with the support of the Advisory Council spends countless hours carefully developing contest papers that will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allow participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and are able to put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.
With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher-order thinking skills (HOTS).
American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) is an international math competition for elementary, middle, and high school students jointly organized by SIMCC and Southern Illinois University (SIU). It promotes the importance and a deeper understanding of math. AMO is open to all Grade 2 to 12 students, and its framework is based on The US Common Core Standards (which are similar to Canada).
A group of the best educators from Southern Illinois University with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the Common Core Math curriculum design unique papers to challenge the student and at the same time promote their interest in math. Some of the distinguished benefits (or The key benefits) of AMO are university scholarships, Global Scholars Program, International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) membership, tuition grants, and internships.
Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)
The top 50% of the participants will receive an award certificate. Top 40% of winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2021 – Global Finals to be held online in 2022.
* IJHS is International Junior Honors Society
Young Achievers Leadership Academy (YALA)
5 days and 4 nights LEADERS CAMP
The Young Achievers Leadership Academy (YALA) is a 5 days 4 nights leadership and personal development workshop conducted by Scholastic Trust (Singapore) Limited (STS). YALA is an academic leadership motivational camp for Primary 4 to Junior College 2 (Grades 4 to 12) students specially designed to cater to top students in their pursuit to reach their highest academic goals, such as cracking the admission process to the top schools of the country. At the same time, it provides students with the opportunities to learn and apply leadership roles and to contribute to society in meaningful ways.
The top 10 winners from Grade 4 to 7 were selected from SIMOC 2021 competition to become the 1st batch of Global Math Olympiad Scholars (GMOS). They will be trained, for FREE (worth $1600), by IMO Coaches from Iran, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, as well as coaches from Singapore and Malaysia, to become Math Olympiad Champions for their respective countries.
Mark R is selected as the first Canadian winner of this scholarship. Congratulations Mark. Many more Canadian students can win this scholarship as well. You just have to participate and show your talent.