Category: School Life

Teachers’ Day Celebration 2021: Conductors Keeping us on Track

By Keiran Koh (22S06M)

On 2 September 2021, RI came together to appreciate our educators with a lively railroad-themed celebration.

Principal Mr Frederick Yeo kicked off the celebration with his opening speech.

“Affirming our care for our teachers [and] thanking our teachers is a core human value.”

Mr Frederick Yeo

Mr Yeo touched on Teacher’s Day being a joyous celebration with our classmates to celebrate our teachers. He further extended his gratitude to the teachers for working tirelessly for the school and inspiring young charges.

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1823 Trees: Rooting for a Greener Singapore

By Jason Nathaniel Sutio (22S06U) and Keiran Koh (22S06M)

Cover image courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Amid the torrential rain, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu was seen outside RI Boarding on 20 August 2021. 

She had planted a Gelam tree, which kicked off RI’s fundraising campaign “1823 Trees: Rooting for a Greener Singapore.” 

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Raffles Business Symposium 2021

By Chern Huan Yee (22S06A)

Cover image by Raffles Entrepreneurship Network (REN)

This year, Raffles Entrepreneurship Network (REN) hosted the annual Raffles Business Symposium (RBS) in the form of a three-hour afternoon webinar on Friday, 20 August. Fittingly, it was themed around “Digitalization in Business.” 

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Boarding the Holiday Ship

By Faith Ho (22A01A), Mirella Ang (22A01C) and Jason Sutio (22S06U)

When Catherine Natasya Subroto (22S06R) first moved into RI Boarding, she expected a dull journey stemming from a studious, driven school culture. Coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, that meant no celebrations, group exercises, nor socialisations; she was ready for boarding what she felt would be a boring month-long voyage of just studying throughout the June holidays. Contrary to her expectations, however, holiday life in RI boarding was hardly monotonous. 

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RI Boarding, Uncovered

By Clara Chai (22A01D)

If your idea of boarding comes from books like ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘Malory Towers’, you probably have a somewhat inaccurate picture of what boarding school is like in real life. 

Take RI Boarding (RIB). To many of us, the building is a mysterious extension of the school compound. With the exception of some students from RI Secondary who spent a term in boarding, most students haven’t stepped foot into the premises, much less understood what life’s like in that giant building. A quick google of RIB reveals only tiny glimpses of boarding life, which only serves to pique further interest.

To satiate your curiosity, Raffles Press has taken a dive into exploring the details of hostel life, interviewing some current boarders to find out what life really is like inside. In this article, we’ll be exploring 11 things you might not have known about RIB.

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