RI200 Special: CCA Histories

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A) and Victoria Lim (23S06B)

As RI celebrates its 200th anniversary, we often forget that some of our CCAs have histories that date back just as long. Let’s take a look at the early beginnings of some of these CCAs, and learn more about how they were started and how their activities have changed over time. Besides that, read on to learn about a very unique CCA that was formed in 1965. 

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RI200 Special: Press’ Past

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By Leong Junwei (23A01D) and Nicolle Yeo (23A01D)

From controversial takes on school culture, to social experiments on the unsuspecting student population, Raffles Press has certainly had a colourful history since its foundation in 2012. As we celebrate the illustrious legacy of Raffles Institution, we are inclined to look back at our very own CCA’s background as well!

Press has been around for a decade, with its members conscientiously reporting on school events and giving their (sometimes) unsolicited opinions about every matter from Raja block to the Raffles Bust. 

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RI200 Special: A Glimpse into Evolving Subjects

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By Joy Tan (23A01D) and Lezann Lee (23A01C)

“How do you pronounce PCME? Like, if HELM is pronounced HEL-M then is PCME pronounced PICK-ME? Also, what does PICK ME actually mean?” asked Physics teacher Mr Harapan Ong, in a commendable attempt to relate the established with the new and trendy. 

Such an attitude is certainly worth extending to our school’s 200-year-old history. In particular, we shine a spotlight on how some of the A-Level subjects offered today have changed to fit our current times and to prepare students for the future. Digging deeper into the stories of these subjects, we piece together what it really means to be honouring the past by inspiring the future. 

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RI200 Special: Alumni and Students

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By Alison Tan (23S03A), Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A) and Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

In the lead-up to our Bicentennial celebrations on 28 May, Raffles Press presents our series of projects in line with the theme of ‘Honouring the Past by Inspiring the Future’.

First up, we take a look at the differences between school culture in the past and present, through conversations between alumni and current students: