University

Christian welcome events for university freshies in 2024

It’s that time of the year when universities are actively preparing to welcome a new batch of matriculating students. As a Year 3 student, I can tell you that navigating your way through...

National Service

National Service: Just what difference can a lowly NSF make?

When I was given the role of a storeman in the Republic of Singapore Air Force, I had forgotten my dream of wanting to be an impactful soldier in National Service (NS). I believed that only officers...

Finding Purpose

Full-time under 30: Dropping out of university for my mental health, God was my way maker

“You would need to pay an outstanding amount of S$XXXXX.XX for the withdrawal.” I was stunned. Staring at the email from the Office of Admission, I wondered whether I was making the right...

Studies & NS

Nervous about your A-Level results? Here are 4 truths to hold on to

Fellow friends who are awaiting A-Level results, the dreaded end-February date has arrived. To tell you the truth, even as I write this, I am still fearful. I am afraid of failing my own...

Mental Health

Consumed with hatred for my bullies, I lived in bitterness until I chose forgiveness

Ew! Why are you so smelly and oily? Haha, look at those ugly, disgusting pimples on your face! Do you cry at home because of us? Phrases like these were constantly flung at me throughout my primary...

Discipleship

Thir.st Youth Night: Join us on a special prayer walk that will put passion in your intercession

I once attended a conference where a prayer room was set up, and people were free to visit the prayer room any time during the conference. However, I knew this prayer room was different the moment I...

Finding Purpose

Teacher’s Day: Burning questions from educators answered by a four-decade veteran principal

PETER TAN is a four-decade veteran educator who has served as a principal for 24 years across schools like ACS (Junior), ACS (Barker Road) and Queensway Secondary School. Peter, who is also legally...

Surveys & Reports

Grades do not define you, excellence does

Prior to going full-time in church, I was a teacher in ACS (Barker Road) where I had the privilege of working under a principal who is such a spiritual giant.  Mr Peter Tan is a principal whose...

Secondary

A good education isn’t about grades

Ahead of this month’s Thir.st Youth Night that’s all about education, we sat down with PETER TAN, a four-decade veteran educator who has served as a principal for 24 years across schools...