Labuan International School Robotic Teams emerged as 1st Runner Up and 4th Place in the National Robotic Open Competition (NROC) held on 30th September at HELP International School. Both LIS Team A and Team B ranked in the Top 5 winners out of the 11 teams. NROC is a new category in the robotic competition introduced for private schools students aged 7 to 18 years old since 2016.
Standing from left: Mr. R. Murali Rajaratenam (Representative of HELP International University), Mr. Sukari bin Simun (Acting Director of Private Education Division), Ms Warnnie Musah (Labuan International School), Mr Kevin Wan (Director of SASBADI Learning Solutions Sdn Bhd) and the winners.
The National Robotic Competition has been organised by the Ministry of Education and SASBADI Sdn Bhd since 2005 for students aged 7 to 18 years old.
The aim of the competition is to increase primary school students' motivation to excel in Mathematics and Science and better prepare them for careers in Engineering, Computer Science and Education through hands-on learning experiences in building and programming robots.
The theme for the competition this year was Sustainable Tourism.
LIS Winning Teams A and B.
A total of 11 teams from nine Primary Private or International Schools from all over Malaysia competed in Regular Pro Category NROC this year. LIS Team A missed by only five marks behind the Champion and Team B came in Number Four.
Labuan International School was represented by 2 teams from Primary School in the NROC held at HELP International School, Shah Alam, Selangor. The two teams were the Champion and the 1st runner up in the State Level Robotic Competition (NRC) held in Labuan on 18 August 2017.
1st Runner Up Team (from left): Thoriq Zulkarnain, Jade Zhi Ping Langshaw, Ms Warnnie Musah, Faris Haim bin Mohd Shukri.
The 1st runner up, Team A consisted of Standard/Year 5 students Jade Zhi Ping Langshaw (Year 5), Faris Hakim bin Mohd Shukri (Standard 5) and Thoriq Zulkarnain (Year 4).
LIS Team B (from left): Anjana Natalie Menon, Aleeya Marissa bin Mohamad Syazwuan, Mr Midzmar Harun, Walid Tawasil.
The 4th Place winning Team B consisted of Walid Tawasil (Year 5), Aleeya Marissa binti Mohamad Syazwuan (Standard 5) and Anjana Natalie Menon (Standard 5).
The two teams received medals and certificates respectively.
The robotic teams were mentored by LIS teachers Ms Warnnie Musah and Mr Abdul Rahim Shah.
The Principal of Labuan International School, Puan Zainab Batin congratulated the teams and teachers on their endless efforts to put LIS in the Top 5 Robotic Teams in Malaysia and hoped the school will win National Champion and represent Malaysia in World Robotic Olympiad.