Amidst a nationwide withdrawal of Popular bookshops from all schools, the end of an era for Raffles’ very own Popular bookshop has arrived.
Over the course of two weeks in June, the interior of the store will undergo minor renovations, after which Casco Educational Supply will be moving in as the school’s new bookshop by the end of the month.
“How do you pronounce PCME? Like, if HELM is pronounced HEL-M then is PCME pronounced PICK-ME? Also, what does PICK ME actually mean?” asked Physics teacher Mr Harapan Ong, in a commendable attempt to relate the established with the new and trendy.
Such an attitude is certainly worth extending to our school’s 200-year-old history. In particular, we shine a spotlight on how some of the A-Level subjects offered today have changed to fit our current times and to prepare students for the future. Digging deeper into the stories of these subjects, we piece together what it really means to be honouring the past by inspiring the future.
By Leong Jun Wei (23A01D), Lezann Lee (23A01C), Joy Tan (23A01D)
Cover Image by Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)
Ever wondered what your beloved teachers would be doing if they weren’t waking up at 6am every morning and rushing to school amidst the relentless morning traffic, just to see the faces of students even more sleep-deprived than them?
This year, we interviewed some of our teachers to find out more about their alternative career paths – and if they have any regrets choosing to remain a teacher.
The afternoon of 5th August saw Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) greeted by a flood of impassioned rugby players trotting to the field with gusto, all primed for victory.
Moments before the match, the Raffles Ruggers, clad in their signature green, black and white, held a team huddle. With their arms wound tightly around each other’s backs, they bent forward in earnest to give ear to their Team Captain, Tyler Leong (#12, 23A01F), before ending off with a resounding war cry.
After two years, the much-awaited Team Raffles Games (TRG) have returned, better than ever. Raffles Press spectated the Volleyball, Fencing and Hockey TRGs, where Rafflesians played hard and fought harder for the glory of the title of Champion House.