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Soleil 2017: Orientation Part I

Reading Time: 8 minutes

By Carman Chew (17A01D), Deborah Lee (17A01D), Joan Ang (17A01B), and Lee Yun Ning (17A01E)

Photos by Matthew Toh (17S06H), Jennifer Shen (17S06L), Esther Chin (17S06D), and Amelia Chong (17S07A) of Raffles Photographic Society

Just as each new day begins with the rising of the sun, the journey of every new Year 5 batch begins with Orientation, which took place this year on 3rd February. In line with this year’s theme of Soleil, the walls of the Multi-Purpose Hall were decorated with glittering sun cutouts and bright gold letters, cheerfully greeting the crowds of new students nervous for their first day of Orientation.

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RSS Mental Health Strand

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Bryan Ling (17S06C) and Jeanne Tan (17A01B)

Mental health is an often overlooked but vital aspect of health and wellbeing. With the introduction of the Peer Helper’s Programme and Mental Health Awareness Week in recent years, there is no doubt that efforts have been made to create a platform for mental health education in RI.

This year at the Raffles Science Symposium, the Raffles Guidance Centre extended this platform further, showcasing their own Mental Health strand for the first time. With a variety of speakers and visitors from other schools, this was a diverse beginning to this new RSS strand.

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Soleil: Orientation 2017 Preview

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Joan Ang (17A01B), Lee Yun Ning (17A01E), and Nerissa Loe (17A13A)

You’ve heard tales from seniors about the OGs that stick together all the way until graduation. You’ve heard about the anticipation of finding out who your other OG mates are. You’ve seen the Youtube video of the batch dance, perhaps wondering what your own partner dynamics would be like. We’re talking, of course, about Orientation – the first chapter, the springboard into a vibrant, dynamic life in JC.

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The Curious Case of Commitment – Life in JC

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Bay Jia Wei (17S06R) and Noor Adilah (17S06B)

Maybe you have finally made it after long nights with your Ten Year Series. Maybe you wonder if you have done enough in your 4 through-train years. Regardless of our backgrounds, most, if not all of us, want to make the best of our last 2 years in uniform. In this sense, JC presents to us endless possibilities and opportunities.

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