Category: Staff Features

A Love Greater Than Words: A Tribute to Auntie Ah Huay

By Megan Soh (20A01B), Mah Xiao Yu (20A01B), and Coco Liu (20S06L)
Photographs courtesy of S Rahul (19S06A) and Ting Hou Yee (19S03S) of the Raffles Photographic Society

24th April 2019 was a special day. Red and white balloons lined the staff lounge windows, flowery decorations hung from the walls, and a mini-buffet with an array of Chinese snacks was set up in the middle of the lounge. In one corner, teachers unabashedly belted out Mandarin songs into a microphone. Others milled around with drinks and snacks, occasionally exclaiming at the sight of old friends and colleagues who had left the school. It was like Chinese New Year, only come two months late.

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Teacher Feature: Mr. Tan Mian Ou

By Aaron Tan (19A01B), Varun Karthik (19S06A), and Nicole Chan (19S05A)
Photographs courtesy of Mr. Tan and the Raffles Photographic Society

In this teacher feature, we speak to Mr. Tan Mian Ou—PE teacher, Rugby teacher-in-charge, one of the current year heads for the Year 6 cohort, and an old boy. In this interview, Mr. Tan shares with Raffles Press stories of his schooling days, his unusual entry into the teaching industry, his life as a teacher, and some advice for us all.

This interview has been edited for concision.

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Staffroom Blues: A Day in the Life of a Teacher

By Loh Su Jean (19A01A), Rachel Lee (19A01D), and Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A)

Monday mornings: exhausting, tedious, dread-inducing. This isn’t unfamiliar to the frazzled, sleep-deprived Rafflesian. But this particular Monday morning doesn’t belong to your regular Rafflesian. It belongs to three faces you may have seen in lectures or glimpsed along corridors: Ms Fiona Lio, Mr Gerald Choo, and Ms Ng Mei Sze.

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Teacher Feature: Mr Harapan Ong

By Chloe Wong (19S07C), Ina Song (19S07C) and Isabelle Tan (19S03S)
Photos courtesy of Dionne Pok (19S06P) and @harapanong on Instagram

In conjunction with the upcoming Teachers’ Day celebrations, Raffles Press brings you a series of teacher features for you to get to know more about your teachers and their interesting lives. In this article, we feature Mr Harapan Ong, who juggles being a physics teacher and being a magician.

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