Who We Are

What We Do

We inspire tomorrow’s innovative thinkers, through designing, building and coding.

Our mission is to empower students to become resilient, open-minded, and creative problem solvers, who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment and innovate with technology. We strive to foster a culture of learning and growth, where students are encouraged to take risks, challenge themselves, and collaborate with others to develop solutions to real-world problems. Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of learning, and to prepare our students for success in an ever-evolving world.

Our founders are also certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.

How We Started

The story of Rocket Labs is one of aspirations, of giving back and in empowering the next generation. 

Four (then) young, talented and aspiring engineers came together to represent Singapore in Formula SAE – A competition by SAE International – “a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession.” 

Their collective passion for engineering excellence gave birth to Hope Technik – an engineering collective now known for developing and delivering Professional Service Robots globally, and a wide range of innovative and bespoke solutions to a global clientele.  

Wanting to inspire the next generation of innovative engineers and problem solvers, they brought together like-minded individuals, opened the doors of Hope Technik, and Rocket Labs was born. 

Our Founder

Simin

Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator

Our Partners

Hope Technik

Universal Aquaculture

Simin

Simin believes in creating safe spaces for children to make mistakes. An educator at heart, she is committed to developing her students holistically. She uses formative assessment in everyday life using simple questions: Where are we going, Where are we now, and How do we get there?

Simin is a passionate educator with over 15 years of experience in the Ministry of Education (MOE). She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Educational Assessment) and was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Research for her dissertation titled “Assessment of Mathematical Modelling”. Her choice of the topic was derived from her personal belief that learning should be authentic, and children should be solving more problems in the real-world context.

Simin was selected to be on the MOE Future Leaders’ Programme as recognition of her contributions and leadership competencies. She helmed key programmes (Mathematics Department, Aesthetics Department) and conceptualised and implemented the Learning for Life Programme and Applied Learning Programme in schools. She also had a stint at the Curriculum Policy Office (Assessment Policy and Practice Section). During which, she was a member of the PERI Holistic Assessment team, conducting professional learning sessions for all Primary Schools’ School Leaders and teachers.

Over the years, Simin’s interest in curriculum design has led her to various opportunities. She re-designed the school’s Mathematics curriculum, was attached to the MOE’s Curriculum Planning & Development Division and participated in MOE Textbook Reviews for different cycles of the national syllabus. She has also played the role of a writer and an editor with publishers of Mathematics textbooks (local and international titles).

A strong believer in lifelong learning, Simin is constantly seeking out new knowledge and skills. She was trained in Design Thinking in the United States of America and holds an Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP). She is a certified ScrumMaster, and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.

Joon Hong

“Rocket Labs has the potential help learners understand some of the technology that’s around them, and that’s going to be in the world that they grow up in. Let’s help them lay a good foundation, and help them lift-off into uncharted skies.”

Winner of the 2022 MOE Outstanding Innovator Award, Joon Hong has been an avid champion of learning in authentic contexts in schools for more than a decade. In his time with the Ministry, he envisioned, spearheaded and led numerous programmes relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including designing and implementing schools’ signature STEM-related Applied Learning, and interdisciplinary programmes. Trained in Physics and Computing, he also oversaw and led Instructional Programmes (IP) departments to improve and refine the way lessons are taught – for deeper content mastery, technological augmentation, and meaningful interactions between learners.

Joon Hong studied as a mechanical engineer (B.Eng Mech (Hons)) and was trained in Design Thinking in the United States of America (USA). He is a firm believer of strong fundamentals, user-empathy and learning through play. His lessons are almost devoid of lengthy lectures and feature copious amounts of time for meaningful exploration and experimentation.

He is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. 

“Learning can be fun, so why not play, and learn something along the way.”

“Children were born fun and creative. Then life got to them. Let’s try to keep those sparks shining bright.”