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Title: Yearbook Design School: Queensway Secondary School Pagination: 124 pp / 4 color printing

QUEENSWAY SECONDARY SCHOOL YEARBOOK 2010

QUE E NSWAY SECONDA RY SCHOOL 2010

2A Margaret Drive Singapore 149295 Tel: 6474 1421 Fax: 6474 1302 http://www.queenswaysec.moe.edu.sg

CONTENTS Principal’s Foreword

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Our Staff

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PRINCIPAL’S FOREWORD

Achievements & Roll of Honour 12 The QSS Experience

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2010 has been a year of significant achievements

2010 also saw the change in school leadership as I assumed

As we reflect on 2010, we feel a deep sense of gratitude

for Queensway Secondary School. At the start of the year,

my first year in office as the principal of the school. The year

and appreciation to all our stakeholders, partners, parents,

The School Calendar

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we rejoiced with the 2009 cohort as they did us proud by

was also a special year with the inaugural Youth Olympic

teachers and students for all that has transpired this past

Co-Curricular Activities

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scoring the school’s best ever L1B5 results of 16.6 in the GCE

Games held in Singapore and we too played an active part

year. It is a very successful year. This QSS Annual seeks to

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‘O’ Level Examinations. During the year, QSS also attained a

in the YOG celebrations. Queenswayans Johann Yeo and Nor

record the people and events that have given us the many

string of awards that validated that we have the processes in

Ellynawati were amongst the YOG torch relay bearers. They

fond memories we enjoy as a school community as well

place and are offering a holistic education to our students.

carried the YOG torch along Margaret Drive, running in front

as capture the passion, vitality and spirit of our school. It

These awards include the Sustained Achievement Award

of the whole school community that was lining both sides of

provides a kaleidoscope of the vibrant QSS culture and

for Academic Value-Added, the Sustained Achievement

the road and cheering them on. Noor Fatin Afiqah also did us

reflects the Queenswayans’ aspirations, spirit, challenges

Awards for Uniformed Groups and Sports, the Environment

proud when she was awarded the Best Soccer Sport Girl of

and triumphs. We salute the dedication and the service of

Sustained Achievement Lotus Award, the National Education

the Year by the Singapore Schools Sports Council.

our staff, the talent and commitment of our students and

Our Classes Our Sponsors

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Development Award, the CHERISH Award and the People

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OUR PARTNERS

the support and cooperation of the parents, alumni and

Developer Award. All these awards affirmed us that we are

The Class of 2010 scored 49% distinctions in their Mid-Year

partners of the school. Thank you to all of you! Onwards to

truly providing a well-balanced education to fully develop

GCE ‘O’ Level Mother Tongue Language Examination. This

2011 – Our 50th Anniversary!!

our students and help them achieve success. It is a well-

augurs well for the year-end GCE ‘O’ Level Examination. I am

deserved recognition of our hard work in providing an

confident that they will do us proud in their final hurdle at

excellent holistic education.

the national examination.

Benjamin Lui Seng Cheong Principal

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

SCHOOL LEADERS

9-11 February This year, all Secondary One, Two and Three students went camping from

SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2010 MR KANG GIM SWEE (CHAIRMAN), MR LUI SENG CHEONG (SECRETARY), MR DANNY CHUA CHOK WAH (VICE CHAIRMAN) STANDING:

MS IVY AU YEUNG (ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER), MDM TONG LING FONG, MR WONG YEW HOONG, MR LEE GEOK HOO NOT IN PHOTO

Island in Indonesia. The objectives of these camps were to promote bonding and team building amongst the students and build self

students went camping at the MOE’s Changi Coast Adventure Centre.

confidence through the challenging and engaging outdoor activities of

Secondary Three students took advantage of the internationalization

the camp.

SECONDARY 1 ORIENTATION CAMP

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) SEATED:

programme and camped at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort on Batam

9 February to 11 February. Secondary One students had their Orientation Camp in school and it was conducted by the prefects. Secondary Two

SECONDARY 3 CAMP at NONGSA POINT MARINA & RESORT in BATAM

SECONDARY 2 CHANGI COAST ADVENTURE CENTRE

MR GOH KHOR SUAN PBM, MR LIM KIM SONG

Kayaking

PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP 2010

From left to right Mr. Herman B Cher Ma’in (Vice Principal) and Mr Lui Seng Cheong (Principal)

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)

MS ANGELA ANG (TREASURER), MS GENEIEVE CHUA (EVENT COORDINATOR), MRS KITTY SOOI (CHAIRMAN), MS YEO LAY KHIM (SECRETARY), MS SUSAN CHIA (VICE-CHAIRMAN)

SECONDARY 4 MOTIVATIONAL WORKSHOP

Secondary 4 students attended a three day motivational workshop from 9 February to 11 February. Through games, humour and engaging activities, students were inspired to “soar like an eagle” and strive for excellence.

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2010

Tug of war

Balancing act

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) SEATED:

ALUMNI 2010 (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)

MR IVAN HO CHONG HUAT (HOD/PUPIL DEVELOPMENT/ DISCIPLINE MASTER), MS CHAN YUEN LING (HOD/MATHS JANJUNE), MR LUI SENG CHEONG (PRINCIPAL), MR HERMAN B CHE MA’IN (VICE-PRINCIPAL), MRS PANG FOOK HOE (HOD/SCIENCE), MR JUSTIN LLYOD FERNANDEZ (HOD/PE & CCA)

SEATED:

STANDING:

MR DIN BIN DAUD (ASST TREASURER), MR LIM KIM SONG (VICE-PRESIDENT), MRS DESMOND WONG (PRESIDENT), MR CHEONG KUM HOU (TREASURER).

MR ONG CHI HOWE BENNY (HOD/NT), MR ARTHUR LIM THIAM KWEE (HOD/IT), MDM QUAH LIAN HUA (HOD/MT), MS SOON GEOK LAN (HOD/MATHS WEF 1ST JULY 2010), MR GARY TAN WAE MINN (HOD/HUMANITIES), MS BUGANEISHWARI YOGANATHAN (HOD/ ENGLISH & LITERATURE), MR FEROZ ALI (SH/STUDENT LEADERSHIP), MR CHIA CHEE KEONG (HOD/CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY), MS IVY CHEONG (SH/CHEMISTRY), MR WONG MUN CHUNG (SWC CHAIRMAN)

STANDING:

MS SURIANI TALIB , MS JAMIAH KADIR, MISS KATE ANG, MISS LEE LEY LUN, MR LAWRENCE NG, (INTERNAL AUDITOR), MR DANIEL GOH, MR CHAN XIANGJU, MR DANNY SIN (INTERNAL AUDITOR).

We miss our beds!

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• The school colours are light blue, white, black, and red. • White : Purity, Sincerity and Honesty

• Each colour symbolises certain attributes in a person.

Significance of The School Colours and Crest

• Black : Perseverance and Steadfastness

• Light Blue : Liveliness and Magnanimity • Red : Aspirations, Warmth and Unity

At the centre of the crest is a flower which is made up of many petals encircling a cog-wheel. The flower represents the scholastic achievements while the cog-wheel signifies the nation’s progress and development. As education is the inculcation of all the above attributes, it is hoped that with these qualities, a Newtowner will forge a better future for himself and contribute to the nation’s progress and achievements.

• Be Our Best • Self-discipline

• Moral Integrity • Life-long Learning

• Care and Concern • Resourcefulness

Guest runners from United World College

When is it our turn to start?

It’s time to strategise our race plan!

New Town Secondary School

Here is to New Town our school in Singapore

Our Vision We’ll love her evermore We’ll never forget her So!

Nurturing every Newtowner into a resourceful, caring and responsible individual with a passion for life-long learning in partnership with the community Nurturing Talents, Sharing Success

Our Mission We are proud of her past

We believe that by providing guidance and a conducive environment, our students will be better equipped to forge a better life

Our Philosophy Here is to New Town! She is famous today.

So!

Our Core Values

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Bang! The fifth day of March this year marked yet another successful cross country event for the school. The

Japanese Garden greeted our runners with clear blue skies and a sense of tranquility, and was soon blossoming with of camaraderie and sportsmanship as each race began…

Puah Li An (2E4)

Ng Shi Ying (4E4)

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http://heed.carbonmade.com School Programmes

Her motto “To Forge Better Lives”

Our School Song

There’s where we shared laughter and tears She is laid in green lawns

Our Motto To Forge A Better Life Against blue skies above

To be under once more

The flag of our school

The best school of all

To New Town...

Our hair may grow white and our step

Lose its spring Hurray!

One thought will gladden the heart Our childhood be left far behind

That our long years may bring But throughout the days

Chorus | 7

‘I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder’.

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Ice-Breaker Game at the camp

Hibshamir B Ibrahim (4N6)

One group making their way up Bukit Timah Hill

Week of Service

Climbing up the hill no easy task

Kenyan Olympic Runner

Wilson Kipketer

Vanessa Goh (2E2)

You need to overcome your fear of heights

was

The food that we cooked ourselves was the most delicious

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#04-301 Singapore 680766 Besides helping to make real and concrete what has been learnt in schools, Learning Journeys will broaden the mental horizons of pupils and contribute to their total development. Every pupil goes on a Learning Journey at least once a year.

The school has since sent pupils and staff to different countries such as Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Between 1967 and 1980, pupils from New Town Secondary School participated in the ‘Week of Service’ project annually. During the Week of Service, pupils were encouraged to work with their hands and do jobs such as cleaning and sweeping in homes and pruning of shrubs in private gardens for a token sum. The funds raised from this programme were given to charities and the school’s development fund. This was an act of service for country, for school and for people.

The following are some Learning Journeys organised for the pupils of each level presently: Secondary One: Mathematics and National Education Trail

A notable school twinning programme New Town Secondary School has is with Bencharamachuthit School from Thailand. As part of the SingaporeThailand Enhancement Programme (STEP), New Towners and Thai pupils from Bencharamachuthit School are given the chance to visit each other’s country on an educational and cultural exchange.

Staff and pupils working together to raise funds for charities.

Secondary Two: Overseas Trip to Malaysia

In 2009, the two schools also started the Teachers’ Work Attachment Programme. Staff from the two schools are given the opportunity to be attached to each other’s school for two weeks, sharing expertise and immersing in the culture of their counterpart’s country.

The Week of Service was a very meaningful project as it was a commitment taken by the school to inculcate a sense of belonging to Singapore and develop community spirit amongst the students in our country’s infant years. What the boys and girls displayed towards their project demonstrated civicmindedness as well as a dedication to the business of simply working hard to achieve a goal. The generous public response to the pupils showed that Singaporeans were concerned about and committed to the needs of the community.

Secondary Three: Annual Camp and Outward Bound School

The Teachers’ Work Attachment Programme in 2009 and 2010.

Guest of Honour, Mr Inche A. Rahim Ishak presenting cheques to the beneficiaries of New Town’s first Week of Service in 1967.

The following documents some programmes of New Town Secondary School over the years.

Secondary 4 & 5: Visits to Museums and Places of Interests in Singapore

Learning Journeys Learning Journeys are an integral part of the character development and instructional programmes in New Town Secondary School where teachers and pupils go on trips and camps out of school together to extend and enrich the educational experience.

Mr Inche A. Rahim Ishak, the then Minister of State for Education, was the Guest of Honour for the school’s opening ceremony of its first Week of Service in 1967. In his message for the school, he mentioned “the week long programme you have drawn up for Week of Service 1967 will highlight your determination to make the (national) pledge meaningful and in several ways during the week. You will, during the week, combined your individual effort as ‘one united people’ to bring joy to the less fortunate than yourselves.”

pupils will learn to be caring and responsible to their families and community, and understand and plays their roles in contributing to the future of Singapore.

various programmes that the school carries out intentionally develop the moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic domains of each child. Through the process, the

and the place of work. As education is about nurturing the whole child to be the best that he can be, New Town Secondary School seeks to nurture its pupils holistically. The

NEW TOWN SECONDARY SCHOOL 2010

By Dover in Clementi is a school that I love

The purpose of education as outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Philosophy of Education is two-fold: to develop the character of the child and prepare him for citizenship

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Secondary 3 Camp at MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre 25th - 27th

March 2010

Congratulations to our champions for the lower secondary and upper secondary competitive race

Doing the dishes is part and parcel of camp life

The PE teachers joining in the fun as well

Teammates play an essential role in supporting each other

We love cross country!

Being extremely hungry after a day of activities

Getting ready for Field Cooking

Checking the results for another time

Concentrating on completing the tight rope

A smooth ride on the flying fox

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

Special appearance by the form teachers to perform with the classes

This team managed to roll the ball down all their team members’ hands in just 1 second

Campfire night performance by the different groups

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Respect Respect for people and environment

Excellence in Attittude Excellence in Life

We passed the rst night in a train which hardly felt like one as all the carriages looked like hotel rooms! Perhaps the most memorable part of the trip was the various treks that we undertook along the way. On our rst morning, we reached a village called Sapa which was located high up in the mountains. Although it was cold, we enjoyed it as the weather in Singapore is always so very hot! We changed into comfortable shorts and Tshirts for our treks, trudging along with our trusty backpacks lled with water-bottles to keep us wellhydrated. If anyone of us had thought the treks were going to be boring, we were proven wrong when we stepped into muddy or wet terrain and had to hike up steep slopes from one village to another. A careless slip would have meant a bad fall, and it was really good class bonding that we experienced

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Integrity Self-Discipline Excellence

Doing the right thing and loyalty to class, school, family and country

Being resilient, self-directed and practising self-control

Excellence in attitude, excellence in life

Dear parents,

Mdm Norliah Latiff ’s Baby

Mrs Jerica Koh and husband

Baby of Mdm Priscilla Lim

Welcome New Teachers 2010

In a matter of a few weeks, we will be reaching the end of another academic year. I would like to take this opportunity to first thank all our stakeholders in your continual support towards the school. The school has seen quite a lot of changes this year and I would like to use this platform as a means of updating you on what is happening. From mid last year, the school engaged its staff and pupils in a transitional process of relooking at our mission, vision and values. This was essential in keeping up with the educational system and also a conscious effort on our part to always reflect on our goals and ambition for the future. We are proud to acknowledge that our new vision- Excellence in Attitude, Excellence in Life was crafted as a result of a brainstorming session from one of our classes in Primary 4. Our mission statement was refined and we are committed to developing a confident person, an active contributor, a concerned citizen and a conscientious learner. Some parents were also invited to join the staff in revisiting our core values. This was a deliberate inclusion because we wanted our parents to be our partners in the education of their children. From the initial 8 core values, we streamlined them to 4, resulting in the acronym RISE. R – Respect ( Respect for people and environment) I – Integrity ( Doing the right thing and loyalty to class, school, family and country) S – Self-Discipline ( Being resilient, self-directed and practising self-control) E – Excellence ( Excellence in attitude, excellence in life)

From left Ms Fadilah, Ms Dalina, Mdm Julia, Mdm Tiffany, Ms Chan, Ms Syahida, Ms Juliana

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Editorial Team Editor: Miss Rena Tan, Mrs Rose Krishna and Mdm Mawar Haron

We hope that with the introduction of these new mission, vision and values, we promote a mindset of excellence in our children. The teachers will be using these aggressively in their everyday interactions with your child. I hope to appeal to parents to complement us in our efforts and to also help us inculcate the same values and beliefs at home.

A personal reection by Gugan Sandran (2A)

and sports equipment for the students in one of the village schools that we visited. It made us feel good to be able to contribute towards others’ growth. It was also quite exhilarating playing in a 5-aside soccer match with some students from the village school.

Our class 2A was privileged to go on a learning journey to Vietnam from the second to the seventh of June. We landed in Hanoi after a short ight, quite uncertain of what to expect in this country largely unknown to most of us.

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Mdm Yang Liman’s Baby

Vietnam Trip, 02/06/10 - 07/06/10

It is our aim to provide a holistic education for your child, one that balances academic achievement with that of Co-Curriculum Activities. We strongly encourage our pupils to take part in a CCA so that they can develop themselves aesthetically and physically as well. The school also started on a storytelling workshop this year for all Primary 3 to Primary 5 pupils. This is the direction the English Department will be focusing on from this year onwards. Identified as the Niche of Excellence in Spoken English, the department believes that storytelling will be one of the most effective ways to perfect the speaking of good English. In fact, the school kicked off this programme very positively by winning the top prize for the Lower Primary category and consolation for the Upper Primary category in a storytelling competition held at Jurong Point. This was reassuring that we are indeed heading towards the right direction.

SAPTA Food Fair

when people whom we rarely mixed around with stood close by to lend a helping hand to pull us up or to push us on further when we got tired. On one of our treks, we had to make a tricky descent down a mountain – boy, was that dangerous but really fun! We probably trekked a total of 10 km as a class on all of those days. Other than enjoying ourselves on our treks, we found signicance in bringing along various books

A trip abroad is never complete without some shopping, and that was no exception for us as most of us bought little souvenirs to remind us of our visit there. Patches of the natural scenery of padi-elds, the setting sun and bullocks or cows grazing in their pasture were a common and oddly beautiful sight. Another common sight in Vietnam, however, is dog meat, which was thankfully off-limits to us. Vietnam – a country we went to half-heartedly, but also departed from half-heartedly after our enriching experiences there. May God bless the land and its people!

SAPTA (St Andrew’s Parent-Teacher Association) organized a food fair on 30th July 2010. The students of Sec Two Normal Academic took part in it with great enthusiasm and helped raise funds. The parents were there to show their support and to help the Saints in their endeavour. With extended recesses for both lower and upper secondary classes, the canteen fast became “Makan [eat] Street”, with our boys strumming a guitar or hooting their vuvuzelas in their attempts to lure customers to their stalls. It was just as much fun as it was a learning experience for our budding entrepreneurs, under a new programme called Jacob’s Ladder for our Normal Academic students.

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71st Prefects’ Commendation

On 23rd July 2010, we held our 71st Prefects’ Commendation at St Andrew’s Cathedral. 350 students witnessed the ceremony where 7 senior prefects and 7 school prefects were commended. Each of them renewed their commitment to preserve the tradition of the school and exercise their given authority to maintain order and discipline in the school.

71st Prefects’ Commendation Service Panel Of Prefects 2010/2011

October 2010

The Student Government (SG) is one of the strategic thrusts of the school and it aims to raise the leadership standards among the students. Student leaders will serve the school, lead the student population and inspire their juniors to do the same. The SG includes the Senior Prefects, Uniform Group Leaders, CCA leaders, Upper Secondary Class Committee, Junior Leaders and Lower Secondary Class Committees. The Panel of Prefects, being at the top of the hierarchy, sets the tone and bearing for the various groups in the SG.

The Board 10/11 School Captain School Vice-Captain Honorary Secretary Senior Prefect Senior Prefect Senior Prefect Senior Prefect School Prefects

Russ Hoe Ke Fan Clarence Lee Jia An Shawn Koh Ern Yi Jasper Goh Jun Xiang Wenceslaus Tan Jun Jie Barath Gopal Adriel Toh Xin Ang Mohammed Fahadh s/o Jahir H Kyran Chew Jie Jun Andrew Teo Yen Chuen Prabu s/o Ravinthiren Jereme Tan Shin Chieh Hong Yuan Ming Muhammed Danial Iskandar

Our school was also privileged to be chosen as one of the pilot schools in Singapore to start the PAL programme. PAL stands for Programme in Active Learning and it is the Ministry’s attempt to bring forth learning in a fun and engaging manner to our Primary 1 and 2 pupils. PAL spans across 4 different arenas- Sports and Games, Visual Arts, Outdoor Education and Performing Arts. The pupils were introduced to the various modules through activities and hands-on experiences. All these were paramount in building the SEL competencies (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Responsibility, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making) in them. This year has been a fruitful and eventful one for many involved. I hope that you will continue to lend us your support in every way possible. I look forward to another meaningful year with all of you.

Mrs Yap Ng Hwee Heng Principal

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Acknowledgements: Many thanks to all teacher and student contributors for their efforts in making this newsletter possible. Special thanks to Mr Lim Yang Cherng and his team of photographers for their wonderful compilation of photographs for the different school events. - The Editor

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Graduating Class 2010

Graduating Class 2010

Class 6A

Dear 6A pupils There were many times that I worried for all of you, many times when I was angry and frustrated.Then, there were times when you made me smile and giggled, laughed out loud and burrowed my brows in amusement because I could not believe how funny some of your antics were.These will be the fragments of memories that I will carry with me for a long time to come. It has been my privilege having you in my company this past year and I can only wish you the very best for your future. All of you are made for greater things in life. Believe in yourself. Be a reader for life and always remember to uphold the attitudes and values that you have. I hope our paths cross again in future and if they don’t, I hope we have shared some pretty awesome time together. Love Ms Rena Tan

Class 6B

Dear 6B It has been almost 2 years since I started teaching all of you. I feel that this equation ts all of you best. R + I2 + S = E Resilience + Intelligence & Ingenuity + Self-motivation = Excellence All the best for your future! Mr Yeh Bao Hui

Journey of the

Dear 6F I have enjoyed my time teaching you. You are a lovable and teachable batch. I will denitely miss the humour and support you have offered me for the past one and a half year. Though it’s time for us to part here, it doesn’t mark the end of everything. In fact, this is the start of a new phase in your life. You will continue to widen your circle of friends and pool of experiences. Not to forget the friendship you have fostered with one another during the primary school years is incredibly important. Truly great friends are hard to nd, rare to have and impossible to forget. So, stay in touch! Wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Youth Olympic Flame

Regards Ms Jerica Lim

The Youth Olympic Flame which arrived in Singapore on 7th August

more special than this.” She also added, “For us, it symbolizes

2010, arrived at St Andrew’s Village on the second day where it

how connected schools are with their community who give them

was lit using a flame from a lantern holder which transports it from

the support and the encouragement.”

continent to continent.

6G, Dearest 6G, It has been a pleasure teaching you for these two years! You are a bunch of very creative, intelligent, helpful, thoughtful and appreciative children.

The Senior Minister Prof Jayakumar observed, “I am not an old boy

I love your smiles and enjoy your humour especially in all the many group presentations and talent time items.

This Ceremony at St Andrew’s Village was

of St.Andrew’s but today I could see the spirit and the dynamism of

graced by our our Guest-of-Honour, Senior

St. Andrew’s. The singing, dance, sport, energy and the band give

Minister Professor S Jayakumar. Accompanying

us a good idea of what St. Andrew’s is all about…”

I am really going to miss each one of you, 6G and I pray that God will always keep you safe and happy with the love of family and true friends.

him were the

forever’ Friends Forever

and our Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports,

Love, Ms Bala Punitha

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Mrs Belinda Charles was present together

Chairman of the Singapore

Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee, Mr Ng Ser Miang

with the principal of SAJC, Mrs Lee Bee Yann, Dearest 6C It’s my privilege to be given the opportunity to be your form teacher for the past two years. I am proud to see all of you grow not just academically, but also socially and morally. Always put in effort in whatever you do so that you will have no regrets when you look back.

and the principal of SAJS, Mrs Wai Yin Pryke.

Dearest 6H It has been a great pleasure to have taught you for the past two years. You are truly a special group of pupils each having your distinctive strength which will bring you hope, joy and success.You will always be my pride and joy and may happiness ll your heart each day your whole life through.

In the words of Mrs Charles, Principal, SASS, “It is a privilege for us today to host the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame and what more in the world’s

Love Mrs Nai

Regards, Mr Lau Ban Hwee

Dear Children of 6D I am thankful for all of you. You have given me many opportunities to grow into a more patient and forgiving teacher. All of you are nishing another chapter of your lives and starting a new one soon. Remember to nish well by keeping your goals in mind always and having a mindset of excellence to do your best always, whether in thought or action. Remember to honour and respect your parents as they love you very much. Wherever you may go, seek to gain knowledge. Knowledge is power! Keep in touch, children of 6D!

My Dearest 6I (1) pupils It’s amazing how time ies and now it’s time for me to bid you farewell. Each and everyone of you is special in my heart. I hope you will always remember to go forth and give your best, and be a HERO in your own path of journey in life. Always tell yourself that YOU CAN DO IT! Believe in yourself and you’ll go far. Best wishes to all of you! Stay positive, healthy, cool and happy!

First Youth Olympics. I cannot imagine an occasion

Lots of love Mrs Jessie Teow

Love Mdm Poh

Dear 6E I cannot thank you enough for being who you are. Each of you is unique in your own ways and I love the way you are! I am very honoured to be able to teach you. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Do not allow fear to be in your way for the possibility of success is innite! Learning is a lifelong journey and I hope you continue this journey with that positive attitude of yours! Remember, ‘Impossible is Nothing!’ Take care and keep in touch! Don’t forget to stay happy! With lots of love Ms Wai

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Dear 6I (2) I have to admit that you are the most active class that I had ever taught. However, you have also brought much laughter to the class. Always remember that you have to give your best in order to reach your fullest potential. Never forget what I’ve always told you: Always do your Best! And you will achieve the Rest! You Must! You Will! You Can! Regards, Mr Alphonsus Png

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P5 Adventure Camp

Total Defence Day As an NE ambassador, I did a powerpoint presentation for my fellow schoolmates about Total Defence. Initially, I was scared that I might fumble or slur on stage but thanks to my

Childrens’ Day cum Hari Raya Celebration @ JWPS

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Celebration of Youth Photo Exhibition

friends’ support and encouraging words, I did fine. The P4 Military Defence activity was exciting pupils became ‘soldiers’ for a day. They went through obstacles and hurdles mirroring what SAF men do during training. Everyone had their faces painted with camouflage face paint. It was a memorable day. By: Syasya Nur Hidayat bte Norhisham (5A)

Racial Harmony Day

National Day

The annual Racial Harmony Day is here again. This

NE Ambassadors had to collaborate with the Drama

year, we were encouraged to wear our traditional

Club pupils to present a short skit entitled ‘Recollections’.

costumes. For the level-based activity for P5, our task

We had to undergo some training. The teacher who

was to decorate a shirt and write to express our wishes

trained us was Ms Rena Tan. She is a very good and

for our friends.

During recess, our Parent Support

Group prepared delicious delicacies representing all the different food of the different races. I think Racial Day

is

kind teacher. We also rehearsed with the Drama Club. Teamwork and cooperation ruled the Day! During the

Harmony

level based activity,

important

we had to complete

because it serves

a collage entitled “our

as a platform for

ambitions”. I had a lot

all races to learn and

appreciate

each of our unique

of fun partaking in the activities.

cultures. By: Gurshant Singh By: Ashley Teo

Sidhu (5A)

(5A)

The Primary 5 students had their P5 Adventure Camp at Sarimbun Scout Camp from 24th February to 28th February this year.The students were in eight groups named after the school values. They embarked on a fun-lled journey of self-discovery and development where they experienced life in the great outdoors, participated in many challenging and exciting activities such as rock-climbing, nature-ramble, river challenge, outdoor cooking, low elements, rafting, command and conquer and trekkers’ challenge.The students had a campre on the second day and many teachers joined them in their campre. Each group had to put up a performance and earned points for their groups. On the third day, the students were engaged in doing CIP. They cleaned up their assigned areas around the camp site. Overall, it was a fun and memorable event!

Mdm Paramesh host of P1/P2 concert entertaining kids with her favourite blue elephant

International Friendship Day

Ms Chua Xin Yuan, Head-of-Department for Craft & Technology, had this to say: “I am most pleased that the various partners have continued to support us in this event for the second year running. It was wonderful to know that our partners like the National Geographic Store and Canon acknowledge that it is important we nurture the youths of today with a keen sense of observation, creative experiences, and the desire to develop appropriate technical skills through the medium of photography.” The winners submitted very good entries and some were expert photographers while others were rank amateurs who found a good shot. One of our winners, Ryan Foo Yi Chern, who had captured an amazing snapshot of a rugby match between Anglo-Chinese School and St Andrew’s Sec, said: “I was actually very surprised. I didn’t expect to win anything as I felt that my photograph was not up to the standard after seeing last year’s prize-winning photos.”

Ms Monique & Ms Wai host for Am session, dressed in Baju Kurung-adding colour and vibrancy for the Hari Raya cum Childrens Day concert 2010

“Celebration of Youth” is the second photo competition in loving memory of an old boy, Mr Tan Teck Meng. The theme was in keeping with the spirit of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, which brings together youths of different races and backgrounds to celebrate true sportsmanship.

Groovin & Jivin - P1/P2 Teachers entertaining the kids

RACIAL HARMONY

Service Learning/CIP 2010 As part of the Service Learning /CIP, the Primary 6 pupils did home visits to Sree Narayana Mission Home, Muhammadiyah Welfare Home and Jamiyah Nursing Home. It was a positive learning experience as they played games and interacted with the residents there. Joelin from 6D commented, “I found the visit super meaningful. I had the chance to talk to the elderly as I seldom interact with my grandparents. The visit made them really happy.”

Participants of the photographic competition had explored different interpretations to this year’s theme, “Celebration of Youth”. All winning entries embodied the energy and spirit of youth, or simply captured a photograph of the Generation Next in action.

His inspiration was a shot of his friend, Matt Joosa, who showed a tremendous lot of enthusiasm and support for St Andrew’s throughout the rugby match. Ryan managed to capture his winning shot of Matt bursting into another round of cheering at just the right moment.

Another winner, Isaac Tang En-De, an aspiring photographer, had a moment of inspiration. Quoting him, “I usually check out photos on Flickr to nd out how good photographs can be. During the rugby nals last year where we were triumphant, I saw the scene right in front of me and managed to capture it in the wink of an eye!” Isaac’s passion for photography grew in 2008 when a close friend of his would constantly take pictures when they hung out together. That really got him interested and so he decided to use his father’s photography equipment to try it out, since he was a bit of a photographer himself.

“UP AND ON”

A play written by a Saint, Mr Ian Loy, was put up by Saints’ Drama Club on 30th and 31st July 2010. The play showed an old boy’s almost intuitive understanding of what it means to be a Saint. The play about a newly-admitted student who felt he did not belong and the exasperated responses of his seniors, was an interesting ensemble of all the mischievous antics boys could get up to. It offered an insight into the world of a Saint and the play had the audience laughing out loud at some instantly recognisable “Saintly” behaviour.

Other winners, like Category A second prize winner, D Sri Laakha from Canberra Primary School, took her photo, “Get Set and GO!”, on a spur-of-themoment. Inuenced by her school in 2010, she currently has a big interest in photography and wishes to improve. Her win has encouraged her to aspire to greater heights. On the whole, many of those who won had not expected to win and were most pleasantly surprised. To me, this is a wonderfully joyous occasion to celebrate another kind of talent in our midst. As they say, “A picture says a thousand words” – I couldn’t agree more!

Reported by Julian Chong Geng Wen (2A)

On 21st July 1964, 25,000 Malays gathered at the Padang to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Because of a tussle with a policeman, this led to a mass riot between the Chinese and Malays.

Teachers in unison serenading the students with their rendition of the song “Top of the World”

Every year, Singapore celebrates Racial Harmony Day to reiterate the importance of trust and tolerance amidst the diversity that is Singapore – so that we may truly be Singaporean, regardless of race, language or religion. At Saint Andrew’s, the spirit of Racial Harmony was felt by all on 21st July. Our principal, Mrs. Charles, gave an inspiring speech in the morning assembly to begin the day. Many staff members turned up in ethnic attire to add to the aura of the day. Our young Saints had some interesting lessons followed by some interactive games - on the ethnically diverse food in Singapore!

Captivated Audience

On International Friendship Day, I was very proud to be able to present about my hometown, Myanmar. I was given the opportunity to present the languages of Burma (Myanmar). I was very happy to share about my culture and language with my school. International friendship day is an important day as it reminds us that regardless of where we come from, we should all live in peace and harmony. My schoolmate presented about his hometown, Phillipines. By: Aye Phyu Thant, Cheryl (4I) Games, Prizes, Laughter - Children all smiles

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With a dynamic, robust, marketspecific curriculum coupled strategically with a fleet of indispensable professional industry experts, it has been playing a leading role in establishing industrial working partnerships with a plethora of businesses and organisations in both the public and private sectors. The forging of unique working relationships with renowned multinational companies such as Jaguar, British Telecom, Ford and

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Nokia makes for a good enough reason to consider enrollment into this prestigious academic institution. Such links have made possible holistic course designs. A direct result of this would be the increasing recognition of its qualifications amongst industry players, thus improving the job prospects of graduates under its umbrella.

Business and Retail Management

Individuals can look towards performance in

The retailing industry is by large one of the industry

research and development in many exciting areas

filled with countless opportunities, available in many

such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics,

business organizations. Multi-disciplinary skills and

networking and cryptography, computer gaming,

knowledge will be imparted to students ranging

multimedia and robotics.

from retail marketing to underlining the distribution management of the retail industry.

Computer Networking & Communications Technology

Graduates can seek to become entrepreneurs,

The success of Coventry University as a progressive and modern university lies in its strategic commitment towards equal opportunities, creative initiatives, innovations in study and rooted internationalism.

Graduates will gain insights into and develop a

managing their own businesses or could seek to

great understanding of practical operations of

become merchandisers, visual merchandisers,

media, social and cultural dimensions of mass

marketing executive, retail operations managers,

communications, its audiences, producers and

retail business development.

policy makers. Not only will graduates satisfy the demands of the IT industry, but also government

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and businesses, who needs professionals to

Logistics encompasses a wide range of

manage networks. Telco providers also seek

opportunities. Career progressions are available

professionals as the country move towards strong

in many of today’s businesses. Organisations with

emphasis on communication technology.

involvement in making, storing, selling, and servicing

About Auston Institute Auston has glorified in its role as a tight-knitted, industry focused, urban institute which has consistently provided mainstream courses. Condusive and vibrant, set in the heart of Singapore, Auston has remained resolutely specialised in Engineering, Management, and Info-Technology concentrating on the top-up degrees which have served its graduates so well in the employment market. Its strategy up to 2012 however, aims for ‘sustainable regional expansions’ and the introduction of ‘To Market’ expansions instead of the heavy reliance on international student populations at the home campus in Singapore.

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Auston has maintained its position as one of the top schools in Singapore after successfully achieving their CaseTrust, ISO and Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organizations, all renewed in late 2009.

Modest growth Despite modest, but substantial growth, the university programme sees more than 400 proud undergraduates annually. With major revamp to government regulations, an exhilarating new course line-up and new prospects for the industry in Singapore, Auston has been investing in its future, increasing their employment of lecturing staff with calibre and substance, redefining cliche’ campus-life into a high-tech urban center of knowledge striving towards excellence.

require individuals with skills and know-how in

Career in IT such as computer programming,

logistics and operations.

system designs, database management, computing

Graduates can look towards a challenging career in

communications, animations, information systems,

the logistics industry. Individuals may also undertake

system implementations, system analysis are

challenges of supply chain management in a global

just a few of the many opportunities available for

context. The service and manufacturing sectors

successful graduates.

management, system applications, mobile

inventory, production planners, master schedulers,

Network & Mobile Computing

customer service executives, warehousing

Connecting the world, the info-communication

executives, freight forwarding executives, shipping administrators, logistics executive and supply chain analyst. Can you take the challenge?

Campus The 5-story city campus is conveniently located between Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, and in close proximity to the Clarke Quay MRT station. Under it’s new leadership and management since 2008, extensive renovations have taken place, renovating and refurbishing it’s entire outlook and facilities, barely recognizable and much improved as compared to it’s original state.

industry has never been a dull moment. The national agenda of moving towards a 10-Year Intelligent Nation by year 2015 excitingly anticipates the creation of more than 70,000 new and exciting

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An undoubtedly powerful technical qualification,

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How Do I Sign Up? Follow our 4 easy steps for your application.

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Submit application form and $53.50 (inclusive of GST)

2.

Auston will evaluate the application with it’s supporting documents

3.

You will receive a Letter of Offer from Auston to confirm your place if

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– 3 working days Approx. 1 working day

You will need to sign on the acceptance form to confirm your place.

1.

Submit completed and signed Application Form, together with a non-refundable

2.

Auston will evaluate the application with it’s supporting documents1

fee of S$321.00 (Incl of GST)

your application is approved. 4.

Our Courses

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• Form V36,

Application Requirement for Postgraduate Programme • 2nd Class Honours Degree or equivalent

Auston offers a wide range of courses. For latest details visit http://www.auston.edu.sg/academics.php

• Photocopy of passport,

• Highest qualification/certification,

• 4 passport size photos,

• Financial credibility statements,

• English qualifications, etc

3 working days

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• Working experience (if any)

• Postgraduate Certificate • Postgraduate Diploma

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Courses

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Approx. 1 working day

Applications without relevant supporting documents will not be processed.

Want to find out more about our school? Drop us a mail or give us a call. Our consultant will bring you a tour on our campus. www.auston.edu.sg/contactus.php

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Checklist for Application – For Local Students

Upon successful acceptance, an application for your Student Pass will be 2

submitted to the Singapore Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA)

Completed Application for Admission Form 2 Passport-Sized Photographs 4.

Certified True Copies of Certificates and Transcripts

Upon the approval of your Student Pass Application, you will receive 4 items:

Copy of NRIC or Passport

a.

Letter of Offer for your place in our programme

Approx.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee and Relevant Fees according to

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A CPE-Approved Student Contract

10 working days

the latest Fees Schedule

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Student Pass In-Principal Approval from ICA

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A New Student Guide to Singapore and Auston

Completed Application for Admission Form • 2 Passport-Sized Photographs

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To secure a place in our programme and avoid disappointment, kindly ensure that the CPE-Approved Student Contract is signed and returned to us, accompanied by your first payment detailed in your Letter of Offer and student contract before the commencement date of your programme.

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It is mandatory that all International students undergo a medical check-up upon their arrival in Singapore. Kindly approach your consultant for more details and recommendation of authorised medical clinics and centres.

• Certified True Copies of Certificates and Transcripts • Copy of NRIC or Passport • Non-Refundable Registration Fee and Relevant Fees according to the latest Fees Schedule Notes • At least two years working experience following graduation

work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

7.

Language Proficiency of CEFR B2 (e.g. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, Anglia Advanced Level). Admission to various entry levels is subject to final

Once your medical result has been received by Auston, an appointed day will be arranged and advised to proceed to the ICA for the collection of your successful Student Pass.

Please bring all original certificates, transcripts and other official documents for your Student Pass collection.

approval from the awarding institution/university. 8.

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Medical Check-up Report - Approx. 3 days

Medical Examination Fee: Approx S$50.

• Students who do not possess the above requirements but have substantial • Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve an English

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International Guidance for students from oversea, drop a mail to our international consultant that can speak your native language. http://www.auston.edu.sg/contactus.php

Ask Us Live Tired of asking questions and wait for answer through emails? Ask our consultant for their MSN or Yahoo Messenger account and we can chat with you live. http://www.auston.edu.sg/contactus.php

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