Introduction

One of MELTA’s visions is to help the Government to promote English language usage among Malaysians. The competition organised with MELTA’s supporting partner –Expomal Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. helps students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. The name of the competition reflects the power of words and images in shaping students’ way of thinking and perceptions. As language is a powerful tool/medium, the spelling competition is seen as a medium that serves as an enrichment tool in developing vocabularies. In addition, the competition also provides a platform for students to prepare and practice in becoming more efficient in organising, storing, and remembering new vocabulary items.

The MELTA-Smart Kids Way With Words Competition was first started in 2008, in line with MELTA’s vision to help the government to promote English language usage among Malaysians. MELTA-Smart Kids Way With Words challenges students to improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage. The name of the competition suggests the perception and process of thinking students have in experiencing the power of words. The spelling competition serves as a platform for students to enrich the development of their vocabulary through tenacity under pressure. The Way With Words competition promises exciting challenges to students, in applying both language skills and thinking skills in order to succeed.

The MELTA-Smart Kids Way With Words Competition is open to ALL schools and is comprised of 2 categories: Upper Primary (10-12 years old) and Lower Secondary (13-15 years old). The following are the lists of winners of the Way With Words Competition.

 

2008 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (Penang & Sabah)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Penang

Lower Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK (P) St.George 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SMKA (P) Al-Mashoor 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK ConventGreen Lane

Upper Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK (P) St.George 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SMJK PhorTay 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMKA (P) Al-Mashoor

Selangor

Lower Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK Assunta,PJ 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SMK Seri Sepang 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, Sepang

Upper Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK Assunta, PJ 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : Sekolah Menengah Sains Seremban 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK Seri Sepang

Sabah

Lower Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK St.Francis Convent (M), Kota Kinabalu 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SMK St. Peter Telipok, Kota Kinabalu 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK Kolombong, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

Upper Secondary School Level: 
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK Lok Yuk,Kota Kinabalu 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SMK St.Francis Convent (M), Kota Kinabalu 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK St. PeterTelipok, Kota Kinabalu

 
2009 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (PWTC)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Upper Primary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : SK St. Paul, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : SK Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper : SK Seafield, Subang Jaya

Lower Secondary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : SMK Undang Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : MRSM Terendak, Melaka 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper : SM Agama Dato’ Klana Petra Maamor, Negeri Sembilan.

 
2009 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (Johor Bahru)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Upper Primary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : Sekolah Kebangsaan Infant Jesus Convent Johor Bahru 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Uda (2) 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper :Sekolah Kebangsaan St. Joseph

Lower Secondary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : Sek. Men. Infant Jesus Convent 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper : SMK Convent Batu Pahat

 
2010 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (PWTC)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Upper Primary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : SK Brickfields (1), Kuala Lumpur
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : SK Sultan Sulaiman 1, Kuala Terengganu
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper : SRJK(C) San Yuk, Rawang

Lower Secondary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates + hamper : SMK Bukit Mewah, Negeri Sembilan 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates + hamper : SMK Jalan Empat, Bandar Baru Bangi 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates + hamper : SMK Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam

 

 

2010 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (Pahang & Sarawak)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Pahang

Upper Primary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SJKC Pei Chai 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : SK Indera Mahkota 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SK Indera Mahkota

Lower Secondary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK Tengku Afzan 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates: SMK Abdul Rahman Talib 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK Alor Akar

Sarawak

Upper Primary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : Lodge Primary School 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates : Lodge Primary School 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : Lodge Primary School

Lower Secondary Category
1st prize – RM500 + certificates : SMK Kuching High 
2nd prize – RM300 + certificates: SMK Sungai Maong 
3rd prize – RM200 + certificates : SMK Bandar Samariang

 

2011 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (PWTC)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Upper Primary Category

1st Prize – RM500 + Oligo hampers + certificates: S.J.K.(C) Nan Kai
2nd Prize – RM300 + Oligo hampers + certificates: S.K. Jalan 3, Bandar Baru Bangi
3rd Prize – RM200 + Oligo hampers + certificates: S.K.  Brickfields


Lower Secondary Category
   

1st  Prize  – RM500 + Oligo hampers + certificates:    S.M. Jalan 4, Bandar Baru Bangi
2nd Prize – RM300 + Oligo hampers + certificates:    S.M.K. Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, Team 2
3rd Prize  – RM200 + Oligo hampers + certificates:    S.M.K. Seri Selayang

 

2011 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (National Literacies Day)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition:

Upper Primary Category

1st Prize – SJK (C) Lick Hung
2nd Prize – SK St. John (1) KL, Team A
3rd Prize – SK Sulaiman 1

 

 

 

2012 MELTA-Smart Kids Way with Words Competition (Kuala Lumpur and Kuching)

The following are the list of winners of the WWW competition held during the 21st MELTA International Conference:

Kuala Lumpur

 

Upper Primary Category

1st Prize – S.K.  Brickfields

2nd Prize – S.K. Jalan 3
3rd Prize – S.K. Taman Megah
  


Lower Secondary Category
   

1st  Prize  – S.M.K. Jalan 4
2nd Prize – S.M.K. USJ 4   

3rd Prize  – S.M.K. Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi

 

Kuching

 

Upper Primary Category

1st Prize – S.J.K. (C) Chung Hua 

2nd Prize – S.K. St. Mary
3rd Prize – S.J.K. (C) Chung Hua


Lower Secondary Category
   

1st  Prize  – S.M.K. Lodge

2nd Prize – S.M.K. St. Mary's Secondary School

3rd Prize  – S.M.K. Lodge

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