RHB-NST Spell It Right (SIR) 2011 (23 July 2011)

RHB-NST SIR 2011 National Challenge was held on 23 July 2011 in KL. Cambridge English For Life was as a content provider and provided words for the primary schools’ Finals. CEFL was also involved in judging the Finals.


RHB-NST SIR 2011 is a nationwide spelling competition for students in primary and secondary schools to discover individuals who possess outstanding command of English vocabulary. It was held for the first time in 2008. The objective is to improve the standard of English language and encourage an all-around quality education. Jointly organised by RHB Bank and NST, endorsed by the Ministry of Education, the competition is divided to 2 categories – category 1 for primary schools (Year 1 to Year 6) and category 2 for secondary schools (Form 1 to Form 5). There are two challenge stages; State Challenge and National Challenge. In the State Challenge, students undergo preliminary elimination rounds before qualifying for the state final round where they will compete for the State Champion title. At the National Challenge, 14 State Champions of each category will compete for the National Champion title.

 The finalists from 14 states for the primary schools’ Finals.

The event was held in the auditorium, Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka.

Keith is the judge for the primary schools’ Finals.

A contestant listening attentively to the word.

A contestant spelling the word.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin, presenting the prize to the Champion.

Congratulations to all winners!

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