Staff Features

Teachers’ Day 2022: Teachers’ Drip

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By Alison Tan (23S03A), Anamika Ragu (23A01A), and Nor Akmal (23S03A)

“Doesn’t ‘drip’ on its own mean something different from ‘dripping’?”

Ms Chuang Sulynn, Literature Department

Indeed it does, and more. With the sweltering heat of living on the equator and attire regulations looming over us every time we reach for something from the closet, having ‘drip’ (fashion and/or style) in Raffles Institution seems to be a mammoth task. 

Despite this, our teachers make do rather impressively. 

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A Lecture on Lectures

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By Andrea Ng (22S06B), Chern Huan Yee (22S06A), and Keiran Koh (22S06M)

Have you ever wondered about the work that goes into making our online lectures? How they differ from past-years’ presentations to a full theatre of students, and how they might spell a shift in learning styles in the future?

To answer these questions, Raffles Press interviewed three teachers to find out what goes on behind the scenes of these online lectures.

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A Goodbye to Our Wonton Mee Vendors

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By Clara Chai (22A01D) and Phang Duncan (22A13B)

Wonton mee vendors Mr Chew (left) and Mdm Lee (right)

Hectic, unfamiliar, intense… such were the emotions that Mr Chew and Mdm Lee carried in their hearts on their first day at RI over a decade ago. Since then, they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs, but as they doled out their final bowl of wonton mee on 27th August 2021, Mr Chew admitted that the experience has been ‘a very happy one’.

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Special Edition: Teachers’ Day 2021

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By Raffles Press ’22

Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ’22

Sonder: the realisation that every other person lives a life as vivid and complex as your own.

On a regular school day, it’s easy to be swept away by the motion of things: a teacher stands at the front of the class for an hour or so, leaves, and another teacher enters. The fast pace of school life rarely grants us the chance to understand the multidimensional lives that our teachers lead, and much less for us to express our appreciation for them.

Raffles Press’ 2021 Teachers’ Day Special Edition seeks to showcase the fascinating things that our teachers do outside of
school. From introductions (“Just Joined”) to hobbies (“Bet You Didn’t Know”), to origin stories (“Before I was a Teacher”), and
active lifestyles (“We Like to Move It”), we hope that you’ll have fun finding out more about your teachers! Simply click on the titles to be linked to a web version of the article.

Through the process of putting together this edition, the Raffles Press batch has come to learn so much more about our teachers. Thank you to the teachers who generously agreed to being interviewed! We found their stories—both inside and outside of school—to be a great source of inspiration. We hope that you, reader, will experience the same wonder as we did.

And finally, to our teachers, who this day is all about: Happy Teachers’ Day!

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