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The f ir'st issue of the sa'tnts' Gazette f or Lgg2 is f inally out! As you nay noticed, ve ater,earl)| this year round, thanks to,, the tireless work put in by the Gazette c r e u t h r o u g-h t h e M a r c h (especially vacation this over-rlorked Editor ) . .?:i; Featured in this issue, a subject every student in sto'-Andrev's is farnj.Iiar slgh Detention Class. Discover: Hov to, get to DC, P r e p a r a t i o n f o r D C r * F h a t ' .t o d o b e f o r e D C , l f h a t t o d o ' I ' during DC (read hov to make yourl-llffi:^ncre-*cbfifortable d u r i n q D C )' ; , t : ; 1 l: - ' " i : ' ' ' ' t i ? ' goes on" and the list . .. Do you have the 3Ar!ITS' sPlRrr?-Js the fanous'saints' spirit dying out? This and many other guestions ansvered in the itfrerl,fr main article of the issue. I l e a l s o h a v e t n o E x - s a i n t s . , ,v r i t i n g back ( r #on't think it "-+ vas voluntary anyvay) about thelr present lives a{fer leaving St.,gff Andrerr's, Plus an exclusive yrith intervieu M r l z _ I i i'_ o u r m o r e o.. ',$l r than-fanous Art teacher ' ' ' 6 u r ' " l a b o g r I r: So, redd'on and enjoy' the fru$ts of And good luck 161.your exans! ! (I knory I'Il need lots) Cbeers,



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Y e s , D . C ! T h e nost dreaded Saturday norning ECA i n Andrer',s School . tse ta/<e a guick pee* into the procedures i n and hav to exptoit tie loopholes in the systen.


Detention Class, the idg:l topic r me to rrrite oir siruply b e c a u s e r a m s o f u l l 0 f i t . ( r ' v e i " " n - fi o r n o t a i n i n g t o b r e a k a n y r e c o r d s t e r e- ip- i-ia" -i Jo e n " " r t y a d o z e n b u t r a m U"""r"e you pupils nitl h a v e i t h a n g i n g o v e r -yw o rur " t l i k e a s*rtr uaiting to be dropped on your heads. you read in archie conics is h.eaven. Hr weatherbee nilr get Archie tor one-h i m t o d e t e n t i o n a f t i r s c h o o r . a r c h i e - g o .fJoJr r r i s f o u r - u p s a n d s e n d to tne aeteiiion room, suitches on the fan and starts oraring aeropranes. tfhen you i J ; ; , a r e i n S t A n d r e v ' s . . . ., . . Pel1, firstly and nost inportantly, hov do you get you donrt have to try to DC? too hard,-tusi j"t.ttr.. uooiaurJ-off*o""r, ie act in an inperfect nanner on threi occasions and .h-rr""" ..., youfll get booked because the vhore prace ls cravring vith these B O Y Z2 l , t E N a c t s . H e ' l I draw his Uoienoof fron Hell (like John lfayne dravs his gr;n in the westernsir-."r y o u r f o r n a n e , c r ass and naybe index nunber and Hurray! you on your rray to Dc. Tro E o r e o f t h i s . . 1 9 y o u ' v e g o t a - t i i s i - " i Jare r" ttcket to rhe rrerr. Hole' To avoid all lnis aii.r"a, keep a lov profile, do ar.I your rrisecracking and Joking out of i"tooil rniu is definitely Nor the place to do.::. actua1ly, r could ,iiiu a n o t h e r a r t i cle on getting t o D C ( E d : A u g h! l l i t another roui-paee affair r ), so. I better stop nryself vhiie r can. (Ed: ''r,""iiNotr that you've nade it to DC t i ue can get dovn to the more interesting parts. ""giit"lationsl), T h e r e p o r t i n g t i m e is T:45am S H A R P ,s a t u r d a y . - T h e - p r a c e , L n . " o n " o u . i e i a r t n o u g t r y o u have to be there by 7z45an sni,ne, lry to be ere by ?::dan.'iirorr in, t a k e y o u r t i n e , g r a b a b i l e f i o n t t r e - " "t h iut".i". Get a drink, non_ gassy one rould be advisable(you uouldnii vant the Prefects) and y o u a r e p l a n n i n g- b t. o- e a t b i e a k f a s t t o i r r i t a t e i f in sctroorr get sonething light, por.ii] o"tor* r you vi11Dc is over. A c t u a l l y , a c u p o f- oM ilo or Horricks,ouiJ 6" fine- as foi attire, nothing too varm, a school shi,rt vith i"--""ur.ri"i"a badge. schoor pants and no pleats. of school shoes and . A-prop.r p"i, prain vhite socks- wouta you b er-iu"i-itJ-iit *.r"rr. rogo the size of your finsernair is alrivedr whai ;;'y;; b ring to Dc? NorHrNG but yourself - Remenber that, no warinan, nagazines, rings, earrings, chains, bracelets, (unnentioil;1;; d e leted)... I think g e t the idea. nenenber, if vou i t , t h e y n i rl. rf ! h ; ; ; ; i " x " h a v e to carrv " vou to ai"i at a frtend's house o r h i d e i t i n a . s a 9f e. g- ,- p J- t.iayc i o r y o u i ; ' - " ; ; vilr be rblitzedf by the prefects. Thorough scruliny vith iagni;;i;q grass and conb is a reverend practice at DC. - t-

"gi-qg--!r-a-s, After .*|1iis, the nost trying part starts, sitting dosn. This is no ordinary styre or sittini. rtfs the saintsr Detention class sitting D b - i r n s. ,t y l e ! T h i s s t y- 1t h6e v a s f irst observed by the convents and:as f a t e r a d o -pi t eu d4 g b Detention f uy. Class Crev vho hybridized it rrith Shaolin Here's hov it goes, feet toggller., knees togethEr, t i b - - g xu L r . i l g h t , bum on ress than half the''cha.ti, no reaning against' the cnair, arns crossed and face front. If you think that try it Founds easy, for z hours. Nov, here is a rife-si,vi,ng.qip; sit righi on lhe edge of the chair, it's n u c h e a s i e r a r i ' d on'b t f A s t i r i n g (itso decreases the risk of impotency). This is especia,lly inportant for the fat ones as they f.ind it hard or rather,i:,impossible to, keep thelr knees i :'and thighs together Nou here comes -the really cute part. some poor dumb or sickening or annoying prefect(nost havi all thervirtues') will start a sob story and tell us to think tmisdeeds' and of the rcrinestuhich have brought us to DC (sniff,.sniff). He'll say it vith so nuch conviction that your heart' ,rrenches and you wonder hov you could have gri.eved hin so much by cpmrnittinl so many ratrocitiesr.. It goes like this. "llhy are you here? Not because 'ie want you to be here but because you nanted to be here by cdnnitting those offences(did '.re?). lfe don't sant to,be here, it"; becaust of you that ve are vasting our tine.- (,sob, av\r, how could ve! ). Think about your offences. (2222.....), You are already nodding off nithout this fiery, vonderfully scurptured speech tut this is vorse than a ton of steeping pi11sl And they say they donrt vant to be here an)rnore than ve do and they are just vasting their tine (and it's tine rrerl-spent f or us presume). And here rre are, sitting r doun rike rre have starched arnpits, sveating, aching, irritated and sreepy! The prefects vill be rralking around and shouting things like Isit striightt', 'Feet together', rKnees together, ind so on. And they have got this demerit riJsten vhere they nill give you denerit points for f idgeting, lea-n1ng on your cniir and-so on. chalk up f ive points (hurrah!) and you're in for another fifteen ninutes oi pure unsurpassed pl-easure. During all the screaning, theyrll conduct checks on uniforn and appearance. r don't thini the pief,ects knos it but itrs heaven to stand up and" rralk after beiig crampeo up for so long. so itrs advisable to try your best to be told to stand up but not enough to be sent to inother DC. Nov, if',!you are a real snart gFy(like nel ). you might just ; usâ&#x201A;Ź a fev minutes of your p r e c i o u i t i n e a n d t h i nk up a fev 'f,: schenes to save yourself .a lot of pain. Try and get yourserf into , ' i { ;a h o n e v o r k . D C i f p o s s i b l e . D o i n g a c o n p o s i t i o n i i m u l t r easier and 1:'more interesting. You can have-a liveiy debate rrith the prefect '''i',about the'disci[linaty.systen in St Andrevfs and other controverrf you canrt sguirm your rray into a homenork DC, use .' :' '.i:tr s i ' a l t o p i c s . imagination. tour rt vould be easier to trick the prefects ,'r because they are prefects b u t t r i c k i r r g H r F o o i s n o t i trat easy. 'irn cases :i of g*gr,.gency, and onty if it is a real emergency, . ,r ' 1 ' ' ; l ! l q g , y, o u ' v e . g o t g.i ior a shov or neet your girlfriend, or ' r ' ' [ h i n g s l i k e t h a t . r{ 'da k t s i c k n e s s , f i r d t , act sick, ie]noaaing off , : ^ .lained expression etc. This should giab their attention. But if ':"; [t. doesnrt don't be disheartened. p u t u -py q iy o u r h a n d a n d s i mp - ly ' ' r ' -: i l 1 f o r . : a p r e f e c t . lthen he eomes, tltt-rrin atre siek. :le&enber, if youtve prepranned this, prepare yoursetf rye1l. Act iick throughout the episode. And to ieariy ualr up your story,


Ifhen it is nearly 7:4s prefects irr the vill herd the victins up like sheep to the slaughter, For one vho is a first timer and is about to lose his- 'Dc virginity', you cannot inaglne the horrendous lfellos tortures thought of bi'these students'. Ilhat goes on during DC behind those crEany, plnk varls is at best you'll an untold horror story. then be aiviaea into trro groups. one for the one-and-half-hour and the other for the tvo hour Dc. rt may sound rike a heel of a difference but half an hour is a world of difference i n t h e p l a c e y o u r r e g- foi vi neg t o . A s y o u l i n e u p , yourlL have to stand there for about ninutes before the first screan of the your11 remain day shrieks out. in this position for a mininum of fifteen ninutes. During this time, there'r1 be a ro11 call to ensure that no one $as going to niss out on aII the fun. Theretll be sone lateconers rrhose excuses for being late viLl be promptly and cordly refused. chances ale, 'free'ticket to the next DC for coning late. !h!v'11 be given a unless there is a major catastrophe like an earthquake, you vill be guilty of coning rate to DC. you nill be scoided,-huniliated .n9 thoroughly shaned by the teacher-in-charge. you ir are unknovn, lucky you. If you are fanous (read noiorious), y o u a re tkenar. so be srnart, sure to donrt be late. By this stage, you begin to get uncomfortable frorn standing so long. iThe Narih,. At about rrltl start 8:15, they The prefects vill read you up and dorrn the stairs till they find a suitable classroom to be your torture chanber for th; day. This will probabry be about after five to ten minutes of marlhing. During the March, the prefects vilL shout, beg, plead, denand y6u not to shuffle your feet, to walk in tno'striigirt rovs and not to talk. Keep your hands by the side and folloe instructions you vant if an easy DC. No use attracting the attention of the predltor or you'lI be eaten up. you'll be told to line up in lvo straight 'boudoir'. The prefects,rill ihen ask you to go foys outside your into the room one by one, pick op . chair each and march out. you'}l Then, have to do the sane to the tables. And finally, your1l be asked to bring in a chair each, in an orderly manner, and arrange them in some duurb pattern they fancy Like dis :-

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Although this is a trro-hour oc, you;.l:L prouably be there for a b o u t three and a half hours. you,I,L be disnissed at eleven J orclock or sor depending on horr good"you are during DC", rn betveen DC, the prefects give. you a short vilr break,. Take p.,. .._ advantage of this break'vhere you _ tk{ can go to the toilet. At,the 'Lr ti end of DC, the prefects vill send you off the vay you came in^ amarching. You vi11 probably be reliev6d to have survived another point in getting :!r 1Ec but there 's not out of ' ttie f rying pan and . into the fire. So try to keep out of trouble. For all those vho rDo .-'n.,sihiilycanf t renenberl renernuir this, it rs. my notto in life: y o u like, Vhat&'ver Just don't get caught!',, : ' .t: , : l i r . . y ep r o b a b r y enrightened majorlty of the student body on the':hard facts of Dc. This'not neant for the eyei of just learn the .'prefects. Theytlr q,Ll rthese tricks and lry to counter them. They night even make an,issue out of this duiing one of their meetings ind of course, r dontt vant to get ny face nutilated.(Ed: Hon nuch vorse can it get? Refer gossips) Well prefects, body has as a repry to ,-dop't. This is aLl the student the shame, boredon and huniliation rre suffer during DC. Fairfs fair. Also, I tn probably too hard on the prefects. In fact, they are just as eguarly victimized by the disciplinary systen in st Andrevts. Rej.ected by their fellov students, many indulge in their Booking,Books to escape reality. I rnight even ieel soiry if I had a brain''and heart transplant. Prefects are not all so bad, but it taiies onry one rotten appLe to spoil the vhole barrel. r night have done a fair bit of prefect-bashing here but I'm not apologizing. r.nstcad, 'r trr give the prefects, every single one of then, a chance to reply through the Saints' Gazetti. As you nill have probabry real-ized, . r fn not an ardent fan (ardent participator, yes) of DC. I suggest a sinple solution for this problen of Detention Class. A









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(Ed: Ifhy Mr Azni is an Art teacher in saint Andreurs school. j o i n e d in JuIy s c h o o f t h e hin) He else would ,ee rrant to interviev and, n o n e x i s t e n t , v i r t u a l l y vas Art scene here 1989, uhen the r r h e r e s o n e of s t a t e a i n t o f l o u r i s h e d ' . under his care, it has nov b est t h e t o c o n p a r a b l e l e v e L o f a a r e artuork pieces of the (secondary level) in the RepubIic. I 'lith a f ev schools Bef ore j oining St Andrlv s Schootr', he uas ' h i s trainee days (1967 D u r i n g for their standard of Art. reputed af ter i m a ry School, P r , ^ r a s E s t a t e w i t h O p e r a he rrhereabouts ) r T e c h nical A t j u n i e d . U p p e r H i 1 1 , B a l e s t i e r t o vhich he moved on S A S . School and finallY, to bring students to establish No one can ioubt his ability uith Art, as he graduated fron the Institute a close relationship in Art Education' of Education Uith an ldvance certificate h is innedlale, aim l'as to s c h o q l r , t h e t o c a n e When he first so Art . could be the upper' secondaxYt class for set uf'- a" lit j o b r r a s he set out to do a a taken as an ,Or Level subject. This the knoving that he rrould only be able to reap long time ago, f i r s t t h e v a t c h i n g v h i l e y e a r s later, reyards of his perseverance c o m b i n a, o , s u b j e c t t h e i r i n s i t h A r t l,ivel students of batch ' ' r i t h g r a d e s g o o d A r t i n tions leavc school part, and is vell on his way to He has achieved his airn in the batch of ' r i t n 'O' Art grades: students pass out seeing his be ones to f i r s t t h e Art are ana 5 doing sec I students in ' o r t a s t e o n l y s h a l l h e s o s u b j e c t , Level it as an for sitting t h a t f e e l s h e t h o u g h , y e a r . S a d l y n e x t of success the sneet fruit o n a s t a k e n b e t o A r t a l l o v n o t d o s t i l l the subject courbinations g e t s o n l y h e that ,Ot Level subject, and he is quite disappointed to experience students fron the Nurma1 SErJam, as he ,rould tike h e r e ' teaching the students in the Express Stream he has ever the naterials support, he hls all In terns of school's t h e o f a p p r e c i a t i v e i s a n d sctroot, the needed from happy a l s o i s H e c l a s s e s . h i s A r t t o contributions significant supH o r a l school. Art roons in the that he has the use of the r r h o have f a m i l y , h i s port, he feels, has been provided uholly by j u s t c o uld h e g o w h e n o n t o encouraging hirn been very supportive, a v h i l e . have stopped teaching Art for the standards of in terns of Mr Azni measurJs his success he has been extremely In this, he feels that his studentsf,rork. to that contribution and acknouledges his students' successful, Art scene in St Andrer*ts School. in his Art lesson, No one can doubt the leve1 of interaction ' r i 1 1 s u r e lY appreciate his b Y h i m r r h o t a u g h t b e e n has as everyone a nonotointo s e t t l i n g f r o n l e s s o n s A r t p r e v e n t h i s effortS to - 5-

nous routine. This is in part due to his having taught'MLa, as he has had rnore exposure to students and knons hon to alleviate boredom in lessons. Moving off Art, it has been runoured that Mr Azmi \ras to coach the Upper Secondary school soccer team in the Inter-SchooL soccer Tournament this year. To this question, Mr Azni replied in affirnative but unfortunatery, the school dec'ided not to iarticipate in the schoors' tournament this year. As to his aims- fbr the school tean this.year, he hopes to get the team to the semifinals of the East Zone Tournament. As to his hobbies, besides Art, he also finds time to play tennis. He is an ardent fan of the outdoors:going on camping or trekking trips frequenLly. He has also traverled abroad to Art exhibitions in Malaysia, rndonesia and Europe, occasionally dropping in on Art galleries here and there. This in itself can be cited as proof of his commitment to Art, and he thinks that the numerous exhibitions being held in singapore all year provide valuable round exposure to singaporeans, as it helps to aestheticalry deverop the individual.

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i g' o Iu4-LSten about. three years 2 r1 that"s 1 0 9 ! , . . d a 1 r . s ,g l v e o r t a k e , , hours). , : . : , I l{y nane is ' . Abdul Razak and ny ,: i. . I 5 l e n d h e r e , q e - x t t o D â&#x201A;Ź, l s p r e i , . ':, , ;{, "JTo"l :n. t _ r l i t nakes this articte a effort. Especially if you .fact that he got ne f nto .-, : . F 9 l s r i t 'enretshser this Iri the first place. Soth of us nere from the lrls faculty (strean ls too lorr_class ), vay Uaci -'1.

and boYs vere Yhen boYs :hen v â&#x201A;Źr e *trcn ha qolWetYiih gun5 T h e r e l l n d . never ylrls...vell and 4AI then anl bct*tt" ' .r^classes l"fy Z lrt qw! rearlY iit-. Thc Arts scene sas not stlIl Y e n o v e v e n I r e a n :hrlvtng. iArts? 6ra Boyrs vho 9or ii". donrt I klddlng? no teally, " vc vhat Ye dld so Even :ecall. . . . rblastr dolng a h a d r e a l l Y lld and rccal'l tt. ExaettY vc dld, I canrt serll let bYgones be :ither. felI, tlecg rosqultocs. BY the nurber of I tlPr You reallY' PoPs [he vord on l l a r b l g g e s t t h e I ' a alght thlnk u n l v e r s c ' g l d e t h e o f this guys YG lrts sPeaklng, SerlouslY Yhlch of fun stuff fot DID do I R e a l l Y ( g r o a nl ) ' lenorable. ,ere the dld so lt, of Cone to thlnk t J o e s r . Sclence debates, had rldiculous fe drara outlandlsh borlng qulzzes, Blvls nentlon Jnd not to eventi Yas lt of best Part PresleYir The rlsg I tlhat uP. settlng thE actual v e r e t h e l a t e n i g h t s l n s c h o o l d o l n g u p o r r e h c a r s l n gfor a p l atgtubr y. ' to trre ?-11 Not to rentlon nranight trlpsvere thcn Thc guys and I back t{o vay. Soundg Arty-farty? r c J qctsi iocrctyrs 11sser--to.tha Lost u n d e r l l n g s , the notorlous. No Joke, for boys. And boy, vere vc lost vhia lt carc to studles' even lf college, a to get rc ty aggregate "ooiO not the preLlrs, you P r c r r s , v t t h r l n e y o u i a a c a Ui-tt6. lnd _1f you dtvldcd tt bad' Trust rc' fe vere that could buy " ""t(iZOO"" thc leasl). a lllss. Ed: Unfortunately, Even Hlss Llr(f rondcr lf stfll teacher gave up on us' Physlcs our Phua) llrs lnto "fti n"" turned Burger Everybody





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pren got into nothlngr rockers. the debates and actlng(a funny conbinatlon if you happen to be the neanest scrun-hali on the Salnts rugger tean). He even oanaged to pult of a Vlctorlan era 'Prince 'charningt character in a Ylshun rrc Theatre productlon at the Drana:':centre(he even sang!), God forbld, tf he aies it again. out vhat the Arts society had Jn a uay rrii vere all Just cirrying b:gyl(that group of people vho-happened to be on the endangered wlldlife, nearly extihct iria it not been for tlnely interventlons from tine to tine). Ife all. acted as lf ve hated !t, of_ course, due to the idea that the arts vere onry for rsissiesr' Deep doun rre did not regret our cholces. rf you ask Pren about the stnging part, he wouia probably svear that he vas sabotaged by the yishun creu. r get to say these things and enbarrass him because I am doing thi typing. after nourning the ross of Freddil-Meicury, one of the great regends that ever lived, ue continued yith our lives. Hore Godfearing (not to nentlon Atrds-fearlng) than before as the realization of hov fragile our"lives ,eri davned upon us. Ile soon caught u[i:rvith the arny or rather the arny caught up

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o. wall, {urncl irrfoPrelYr, ( $nXlI allal, \rir7) Cit?q' ncxi to vqqcvi Yp,{hara GV,t-.. rvith us. rt vas, at the sane tine that Miss Mathi catre back fron an overseas training stint to reign terror and fear in st Andrevfs once Eore(ny slapathies). Both of us net ug vith our former dictator at a pub to talk old tines, r agreed 6eeause she paid the birl(ny neager Arny pay vasnrt even enough to buy ue a cuppa beer). It reas here that l, ooBs, ye (sorry pien) found out that the Arts society vas in troubli(again?), ana there vere no tzouble-shooters like us to bring fire and spice to canpus life. lfhatrs you rel thts hapiena ilhat _happening guys? ilov couta happened to the age old Saints' --irrat tradition o f s p i r i t n eve! say die/ rcanr means rcanr charaeter. The fr donft care vhat peopre say, ve're better than Rr and l,cs put together' ideology. Don't let st Andrevts dvlndle to becone another-school-on-thelist kind of institution, D o S O H E T H T N GD t onrt Just bury yourself in your books. Do souething vorthvhile for the schooll irr iln saying is add some rife back into the good olf pink walls. look back to your saints days you !91eday, you vill and ieallze didnft do anything. No spark, no splrit. Just a prace of


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vhat do you see?r tff' you close. you! eyes rlght' learnlng. shat i ata'' scary lsnf t lt? Nothlng. rf,ell ti;t's to the Gazette, do us a Before ve end thls "ottliiuotl0n ln the nornlng or io schoot early favour. It you happcn to core to i"i"" tn the evenlng' lrsten' p*t"oi happen to be the ilst L i g t e n v e r y v e r y ( t l n e s t e n t o t hto e p ne o u ea l o f e l gSatnt' h t ) c a ryou e f u nlght l l y . I f just true and haPp"t . " t o " . enough yourre luctry -hear Past. rf yourre true ot tt,e"dJtl-rl"a3nts the farnt of t]rese echoes' ttre-rairks then aone part of yourself -nfg[t--i:i"i r ( y e t a g a l n ) a n d o n l y l f v o u r "-t"i,ii". to be heard u'"i"iii=-f snoring at the catch Prem and l you tu" sharpr really ears are back of the classroof,' UP and on, guYst Take care'

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.tr,r.r v,l qcluarty, \ftof*t#.: ;i;ayorrE Abdul Razak {{A2l Prem Kumar {lAZl Batchof 1988

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The saints have heen around for over 120 years. From a private lnstitution to the present day st Andrevrs schoor. Throughout this time, it has proven itlelf to be unlike other schools' The family spirit is strong, vith dedicated teachers and ,a, christian background. so much so-ihat the boys stick together ' through thick and thin. And because of its reputation, it has become the envy of schools everyvhere. H o v e v e r , it :.r:.,. seems that over the past f ev years, the saints have,been r o s i n g t h a t s e n s e . o f u- rn"iiti yn i v i n t t re sitrool. The right thab,- ,held us Logether had been fading a v a y . l ,lany felt thatr-deterioration probably started afier the split-up of the Junior and secondary schooll rrre saints Gazette ..1" . l r r r r r"y on this topic to find out'rhat is ,uuiiv goirrg on in the hearts of the student body I najority of the students had no sense nith the s c h o o r ' T h e y u e r e l i m i t e d o n l y t o t h e i r - . - i a " u n aot fe s b o n d i n g and had I ittle opportunity to nix iout"iO. around ,ritfr the vorld, . OnIy a handful uere optirnistic and claimed tnat ihey rrere one team. ,'hen asked about the prefector:-ai system, many found that prefects abuse their potrer and thus aiive a uedge betveen student-prefect rerationships: To_ them, the b oys in vhite are nonarchs vho scord, shout ind or "our!", book studenis. They prayed no other role than that of a disciplinarian. ttoo strict, A; guoted, , too inflexible | . An inage of an ideal saint vas acguired from the survey and naturally, saints should bc humble, "oii"bl"r good in alr things .fJ..t they do, deternined, in other words, saintry! .But is that the image ue are- currently.. projecting? Have ,E made a good impression on peopre beyond tne scnooi---iates? No, according to the students imige is c o n t r a-r9y6 i n g t o all 'rrequirenentsfr. -gur the a b o ve The scnoJr spiri! i, a n o i f n o t h i n g done, it nilI be gone. yet one ,sould ask the guestion trHov?rr, is the arrsuer begins, in you_and your attitude beeause no natter uhat



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lsland of slnga?:30pm, a gloony atmosphere hung over the yel ttre loorning clouds overhead held an air of expectancy' pore, forever be sornething that vould Somelnfng uas about io'happen, that sill m o m e n t T h e p e o p l e . c t r o s e n o f i ? l i v e s engraved in the p e o p l e , tonightr o f . t h e s e s t o r e i n o f e v e n t s a c h a i n o f f spJrf school blazdressed in their lia of June 1991. L7 individuals, the Changi Internatowards a common destination, ers, converge shinnered under the c r e s t s s c h o o l Their metallic tional Airport. vould recognlze as a l L t h a ' t a e r e s t l l g h t , o f veak concintratlon l St Andrevfs...... scenario set for the boys vho enbarked on the This rras the third CauIf ield,/St Andrett's Exchange. To sone, this seemed like a it vas more than a but as the 1? have found out, vaste of tlme, surge of o v e r ' thelning a n g u e s s e x p e r i e n c e d everyone I holiday. exposure b f h o u r s p l a n e . E l g h t t h e b o a r d l n g a f t e r o n t y exclteient us down b r o u g h t f i n a l l y e n g i n e s d r o n i n g p l a n e r s c o n s t a n t l y to the on foreign soi1. our exlt through the,.autoraatlc doors was greeted Ehat face beanilg yith--a snilc by a g,tsf, ot cool, dry air and a vas i t Y e s , l i n i t . t h e t o vrinkles t i t e r a i t y - t h es t r e t c h e d t h e 1 g u i d e C a u l f i e l d o f t h e t o u r c u m c o n p a n i o n constant Arthur, h i s b y c o r n p l e t e m a d e s a s A d e l a i d e i n e x p e r l e n c i O u r 3 . through path that trould ue treaded the guiding us through as pruseic", vas so1ely ieaa us t6 ttelbourne. The Adelaide experlence iinal1y the tlme f o r g e t c h o c o u l d trip, infornative and an entlrtaining u p o n to rep a r l l a r n e n t c a l l e d u e r e u s o f A I I H o u s e ? ue had in the Austrao f j u d i c i a t o l d d a y s L h e i n a d v e r s a r y o f d a y s enact the Iia. The skl trip Hovever, all good things nust cone to an end. r r hlch wrapped ' J e r e e l e n e n t s t h e anong to the ulnery and the visit vay to MeI-t h e p a v e d g r a d u a l l y and the Adelalde experienci ;; a b o a rd a trai4r c o n f o r t c l a s s f i r i t g u y s i n trlveLIed bourne. Our | ?he Overlandi . The hours passed slovly, sleeping Yas among the nost popular thtngs to do, ueals were served by a guy Yho, clalmed Train Conductor (no kidding! ). After an Ui i feenage Mutant to arrived at our long finally ride, ve auusing (and bieath-taking) aualted destination. officials ve vere greeted by fron the traln, upon atightlng Rone, the M r G r a â&#x201A;Źn e n a r e l y G r a n n a r S c h o o i , c a u t f i e l d itt. fron teachers t h e sparked off betueen conversatlon headnaster. A brief of both countries. All of us vere rounded up and placed on board a bus. First left se There canPus. all-Loys Campus, the CauIfieId stop, t o tbe p r o c e e d e d r e t h e n g u y s . F r o n C a u l â&#x201A;Źi e l d , t h e o f nal|iity q u l c k l y a nd Wheelerlr Hllf Canpus, which rras co-ed' Ife allghted c o n c r e t e t h e a c r o s s Luggage rarnbling rushed to neet our- bil1ets.

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d=iveway "tT-:11:g arrival 0f the st Andrew's boys. A sudden f l u r r y o f m o v e n e n t -liha.lgt t r e s n a l l . o . , i i n e s f the art centre ended with the large crorrd.of students and.rpii""to " dispersing. Ife said o u r g o o d b y e s a n d t h a n k y o u s t o o u r t i ' o- n o n u iu."hers, Mrs rvanfy and Mrs Ong cheov Foon, for vithout them, o f u s c o uld have nade it to this point. we got our flrst r"ir"na free to unrind and get to knov our bilLetst fanily *"rb"i".-rn" n e x t t v o y e e k s v' ;e; :r e packed vith experiences thal one ."n nur", ;;I;;-"";;;i. un'forgettabre outings and g9,t together ieurain cleft deep in our minds. Anongthese-yas a.ii'sit i;- ;;" - i J r r " j u n c t i o n ,' a k i n d o f outnard bound school eutn f orn"a lv caur f h e r er v â&#x201A;Ź rearnt t h e f u n d a n e n t a l s o f n ii ll tk. i n g c o c s - i n d i ; ; - ; ; ;i :-eo}rd- ". q T u."zing. through a pitch dark cave. None of us got out of that place clean! sone 'lucky'guys got_!9- stay tt.t" rest of us carried out-noirnalities ii ""frooffor a seeks vhire the -*"t . During the tvo rreeks, arr of us n"* peopre. Ney ties uere forned and the relationship between i r r * st Andrey's teachers and students strengthened. As the relationsnip grew, so did the feeling of having io leave. parting ras-an extrenely h a r d b u si_ ness that had to be done. soon enough, ve found ourselves attend_ ing the farerrelr dinner and in no iir. it arl, assembled at the airport ts Departure tounge. on board plane, evelyone had sonething to talk about. s o m e r e f l e c t e d - t h eo n v h a t t h e y s h o u r d h a v e d o n e d u r i n g the trro veeks- The return Journey seeied " f e w h o u r s , ne had so much to sdy, so tirtte tine. ihi";; renained dormant in singapore until our Australian friends .u,i" orr"r this January. From the of itr they rearry--"nioy"a thenselves i p o l " here. The only thing that was of inteiest to ,o"i ot then was shopping. The singapore guys rearly l.earnt so - -n ' vebt "h" ri :n g tLh t ri' s p u Lt ., h o u t o tLirnr ueE (or u bUdget OUf aIlOUanCe ! f h e s o c c e r r e s u t r t s s e e m e da r i t t r e brighter for this year. st andreu's drev the natch in Austraria a n d con it in singapore. The sA boys in caulfierd rrt uere nore ruthless shen it cones to soccer than the-other groups r pru"u*".--cautfield Grannar did beat us in something ""vt.v, the orange race during the farewell party. as ee expected, the tine carne again for us to go to the airport. This time round, the p:v: "na-6iiis could no ronger hold bl"f their ignorance tosards thiir i;.;i;;. This tine it sas for r â&#x201A;Źa l , u e v e r e n o t g u i n g t o s e e n _t h e n a n y r o i " , not at reast for a very long tine. I f o u l d y- ootut ab e r i e v e , " - - - i " n h a r f u a y round the airport just to see then uo matter, "*ift ptans have already been nade to return to Melbourne. No rrorries on our sides! I could like to urge all Caulfield-iv-nen Uers (and consecu_ tive groups) to treasur6 the rnonents t h a t y o u will encounter. r, for one, have rhe knosrease-t;;;-il;.;"iiri o" no orher rime or opportunity to experience Juch a fulfilii;; chance of a r.ifetine a g ai n Prior to ending this overviev of the exchange, r sourd Like to thank the principits, teachers, niiti"ipints a n a a l r those ,,ho have nade possibre ihi.' r.roi"ure' eicrr;;;;-; successfu] one.

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Th" ?he 'aints Gazette takes a iook at one of t,'e pre sti gi ou s socce r events outsid" oi tr ," iiiti' cil"Footbal-l cianpi onship, Sveden this year.

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soecer, as nost of us knotr, is one sports in the vorld. This played of the nost popular by alr, amateurg and professionals aIike. rhe pai i'ir"'Je i " ni l i r ; ; ; ' tJq-teams ,of eldven players each. The iuration gane is g0,ninuEes excludins extra tine. rhe objecrive or:eil-;.r;-;; iL .."t,., tean to score more goars than thi ;th.; i . " i l r r , e t e a m v ho scores rhe greater nunber of goars at the e r . l do f i t r e g 0 n i n u t e " , i n i . rn the early 20th century, soccer sas ingly p o p u l a r s p o r t . r t r e s u r i l a - i ; - ; ; . - i o r r n a t i obne c o n i n g a n i n c r e a s t i o n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l F o o t b i l , r A s s o c i " t i o n ( F r F A ) o f p tahrei s F e d e r a in on the 2Lst of xav, rn 1e5{, trr" ;-=i;;;';;r"pean f o o t b a r l r s 0 : . a ssoci'ttions decided to forn the united European Football Association (UEFA). The European Footbarl ct"rpi.iJtip ,"" earliest idea. rt vas a conperition ior tt"-.iuiki;: one of uEFA,s ii ,u.op.. It vas not until 1957 that-a ; f ' E F A , s , e r u e.s gave their support. rt. vas originat_ r yn a j ocr iat rt i e a - t n e E u r o p e a n N a t i o n s , . . cup. The prize is the uenri Delauney the first secretarv of UEFA-. T!. chanpionship' cup, naned after is-pr"y.;-.;;;--. iro year period folloving the tforld cup and the finals take prace every 4 years, that is, in betceen 16rra c u p s . -i ta' rv"a"y originarry prayed on a knock-out basls, uith honre ina f u t ures during the qualifving rounds. rodav, the13 ".. "e"e.-eilriiyi.n-n.lln", each vith four or five countiies. The teans i n , J a c n g l o u p p l a y a g a inst one another in hone and avay natctrbs-i"a.rrr. * i ; ; ' - o s ts i n n e r - o i e i c n g r o u p goes through to the quartei f inars. country qualif ies autonatically u p e i g- hg tr o ucposu n t r i e s . r n t h e g u a r t e r l : n r : f inars, the teans are divided into o f f o o r . E a c h t e a m i n , gloup a prays against the other teans in that group once., I f t v o teans are Lever on points, soar difference ;;-;;. ;;"i'crifference is the sane; the tean sitn-[rre d;"i;;;: ;i;;;; nunber of accumurated goals goes through... The top tvo teans-of e ach group enters the seni finals. From the seilt-?rnats, the vinners enter the finars to fiqht it out for the Cup. ifr" norr_rirrrr"r" il.osers sounds acful) of the seni-finals ,iii' .i.t"=a each other for the e i " y third and fourth. placing. it tr,. f inal, serni-flnals or third and fourth placing matlhes aie iiea artei-60 irnutes, tvo 15_nlnute - 14-

renains the score sti1l be given. If of extfa time sill halves tfea, the outcome vi11 be determined by a penalty shootout' has been called, The European Nations' cup, as it vas first on p o p u l a r E u r o p e a n c o m p e t i t ions a n d p r e s t i g i o u s the nost one of games at attendaic?â&#x201A;Ź.;: croud by popul.arity is shovn gloue. The itre For exanple, nhen the nov d$-f*+nct USSR viettershlp. and lelevision cup European.Hl!io3s' the first in against Yugoslavia played des t h e , P a r c a t p e o p l e u p t u r n e d 1950, a meager 1?.995 Finals in f o l l o w i n g t h e B u t a t r n a t c h . w a t c h t h e t o P a r i s princes Stadiun in t he a t u p p e o p l e t u r n e d 1 2 0 0 0 0 a r e c o r d M a d r i d , a t i n linat :1964 t h 'e u s s R the betneen spain anQ ussR! Incidentally, f inals -von T e l e v i s i o n Y u g o s l a v i a : ' 2 L QuPr beating Eurosean ualions' iiiit renai4.ed 1 luxury iten not that hiS! as television vierrership-gas an f feonr dt aarbl el es,. c h e a p a ' cdo m m a d e v a s t e l e v i s i o n b e f o r e to many. Even n a t c h f o r r a d i o s t o l i s t e n t o u s e d E u r o p e a n s the over the' years and got cheaper television tne price of But as vieuership t e l evision comgetition getting more popular vorldvide, fast as a s p r e a d a s t h e c o m p e t i t i o n of The popularityr soared. c u r e . disease and had no Eugroup'of-e1ite conpetition uas tough as only an elite I t ith t i t l e ' p r e s t i g i o u s natlons could vie for the ropean soccer to I r e l a n d a n d B e l g i u n of Czechoslovakia, Ho1land, the addition t e a m s, s o c c e r w o r l d c l a s s a s s o r l d the adp of the footb.rlling a r d u o u s a n o r e n a d e b e e n h a s q u a l i f y i-neg. t " i t a i c h a m p i o n s h i p ',tthhet i n C U P N a t i o n s ' E u r o p e a n f i r s t t h e v o n U S S R " i n c e . iasf at seven the trophy countries have captured other 1960, six 1 980)r A ll.Gernany(L972 Italy(1958), They are: conpetitions. t e a n ' has N o H o l l a n d ( 1 9 8 8 ) ' a n d C z e e h o s l o v a k i a ( 1 9 ? 6 ) , F r a n c e t f - S e n) and U S S R T h e t i t l e s . c h a n p i o n s h i p yet to obtain tyo consecutive but p r e v i o u s a t t e n p t s , i t i n a c h i e v e t o t r i e d h a s it.Ge.rany level, played at a professional is Although football failed. agong nations. and unity transfigured there is alio iriendship to play p o l i t i c a l d i f f e r e n ces their leave behind These nations g o o d o f s o c c e r . i n a g e and preserve ttie football as The European Football Chanpionship brought fierce-rivalry It also brought the discovery of well as unity anong each nation. For exanple, Czechoslgya!ia shocked pronising teaus ani ptayers, This the rrhole vorld vhen.thiy beat T. Gernany in the l9?5 final' they v h e n v o r l d t h e o f n a p put Czechoslovakia on thl footballing b e c ame I r e l a n d a n d N e t h e r l a n d s T h e f i n a l s . 1980 the reached ' r i t h f o r m er t h e c h a n p i o n s h i p , L 9 8 8 t h e q u a l i f y i n g f o r famous by taking the Cup that Year. players also becane stars and heroes fron Blaying Football Van Basten Tvo such players are Harco superbly in a lourletition. fron l i n e l i g ht t h e s t o l e v h o l e of Xetnezlands, and Ruud GuIIit 1988 t h e i n v i c t o r y t o t e a m t h e i r s t e e r i n g the other stars, vhlle to p r o n i s e s C h a n p i o n l h i p F o o t b . r l l E u r o p e a n 1 9 9 2 T h ; competition. in 2 6 J u n e i,i}I be held fron June 1O to It be very exciting. a r e c h a n p l o n s h l p the vying for countries The eiifrt Sveden. ( C I S , f o r n e r l y S t a t e s C6unonueatth of Indepindent Scotland, the Gernany, England, France Netherlands, sveden, the soviet union), the France as predict y u E o s l a v i a . p e o p l e n a n y A l t h o u g i r and As b o o k n a k e r s ' b y t h e r r e r e f a v o u r i t e s v o t e d t h e G e r n a n s chanpion, t h e t o e n t e r four favourites I believe the ny prediction, for M y t h e N e t h e r l a n d s ' a n d England are France, Gernany, seni-finals s e e t o h o p e I a n d N e t h e r l a n d s a n d teans are France tvo favourite soccer teans have the best These tno finals. in the then neet have still a nd Ruud Gullit B a s t e n v a n M a r c o E u r o p e . in strikers

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