Category: Life After Raffles

Life after Raffles: Relief Teaching

By Valerie Tan (20A01E) and Coco Liu (20S06L)

This week, Year 6s across the island breathed a sigh of relief. As they put down their pens and closed the booklet of their last ‘A’ Level paper, they were also closing this chapter of their lives. And they might be asking: what next? While some may be looking forward to travelling or simply enjoying their free time, others might be looking into getting a job or an internship. And where else to find one than in their very own school as a teacher?

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Tick: A New Resource-Sharing Site by RI Alumni

By Elizabeth Leong (18S06G)

With Promos or A’s right around the corner, many of us have been scrambling to find precious study resources – from the depths of our dusty files, from the generosity of our classmates and friends, or from the ever-trusty Internet. During this arduous process, some of us may have stumbled upon Tick, an online resource-sharing platform where all contributions are from fellow students.

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Preview: How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth: A King Lear Parody

By Lee Chin Wee (14A01B)

What do Raffles alumni do in their free time after graduation?

Aside from two years of compulsory National Service for the guys, we end up getting involved in all sorts of activities: from studying till 2 am in the university library to fretting about getting the right internships so that Future You can pay rent and feed himself, post-JC life is just so fun.

When I’m not scraping together a living or curating my Instagram feed, I’m rehearsing for an independent production. It’s no Hamilton or Book of Mormon, but it promises to be great fun – it’s titled “How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth”, and is an irreverent parody of the Shakespearean classic, King Lear.

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Ain’t No Party Like Player’s House Party: Players Alumni Production

By Carman Chew (17A01D) and Nadiya Nesseer (17S03B)

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” — James Baldwin

In this year’s instalment of their annual production, the alumni of Raffles Players delved into the theme of home, telling stories of both the comfort and curses it brings. Staged across two nights, on the 25th and 26th of January, this series of 4 plays had been a joint effort of only 11 individuals, with many of them taking on several roles in acting, directing and stage-handling.

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Interview Feature: Tan Kuan Hian, 2015 President’s Scholar

By Md Khairillah (16A01B)

The most prestigious of scholarships, the President’s Scholarship is awarded to ‘students who have gone beyond excellence in academic pursuits and co-curricular activities to distinguish themselves,’ and who have a ‘strong ethos in public service’. We conducted an interview with this year’s Rafflesian President’s Scholar, Tan Kuan Hian, now studying liberal arts at Johns Hopkins University to find out more about him.

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