Category: School Life

Sundown: Grad Night 2019

By Rachel Leong (20A01A), Mah Xiao Yu (20A01B), and Megan Soh (20A01B)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The golden hour had finally descended upon the batch of 2019. As the sun set and dusk edged close, the stars of the night began to emerge, illuminating Orchard Hotel. Dressed in their Sunday best—complete with elaborate hairdos and flawless makeup looks—the Year 6s made their way to the Grand Ballroom, breathtakingly radiant (rivalling the sun itself!) with the post-A’s glow.

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Behind the Counter: Student Librarian For A Day (Part 2)

By Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

We left off last time with this heartbreaking tableau: a plucky student journalist, faced with the insurmountable task of shifting an entire collection’s worth of books down one shelf to make space for one unbelievably thick textbook. 

Did she succeed, or throw in the towel?

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Behind the Counter: Student Librarian For A Day (Part 1)

By Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

What does a librarian’s job entail? Is it really just about shelving books and collecting fines?

Three months ago, I interviewed RI’s head librarian, Mrs Joanna Chow, but I still have many questions about what goes on in a librarian’s day. Mrs Chow invites me to drop by the Shaw Foundation Library for a full day to get a taste of what she calls “librarian operations training”. 

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Light It Up: Batch Night 2019

By Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

The Albert Hong Hall isn’t a place which many RI (Y5–6) students set foot in on a regular basis. It’s quite different from the Multipurpose Hall (MPH) on our side of the school. For one, the main entrance is elevated above the main chamber of the Hall by a flight of steps, the stage partially obscured by a low ceiling. 

With steps like these, any entrance feels like a grand entrance.

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Every Little Thing: Teachers’ Day 2019

By Huang Beihua (20A03A) and Gabrielle Ng (20A01E)
Pictures courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The first week of September was one of many emotions: joy, perhaps, at the dawning of a glorious break; disappointment, possibly, at the realisation that it was no break at all; or maybe nervousness, as you glanced at your revision schedule (or lack thereof). Yet, chances were that you noticed the booths lining the canteen entrance, caught a glimpse at the elaborately drawn cards in someone’s hands, or even received a copy of our meticulously penned Teachers’ Day newsletters. It seemed appropriate that appreciation be added to that list—there was no better occasion to thank those who had worked just as hard for our grades and growth. 

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