Secondary

Discipleship

You want me to lead?

Being the youngest, I always liked to follow my big sister around, having no problems letting her take charge. I never failed to have someone else lead me. It didn’t matter whether it was in school...

Studies & NS

Stressed by exams: Facing my fears of not doing well enough

Some of us who are sitting for the O-Levels and A-Levels may experience that constant anxiety of being pushed down by the bell curve and the dread of not living up to expectations when faced with a...

Studies & NS

Teachers’ Day: Heartfelt tributes to those who moulded our minds

This Teachers’ Day, we’ve only gone and picked up the sweetest stories about your favourite ‘chers! From tough talks to terrific teaching, we’ve collated a little series of...

Studies & NS

How can I still be a good student if I’ve messed up my exams?

For those unaware of this 杯 (cup) or 海 (ocean) business, you should consider yourself blessed as one who isn’t part of the graduating batch of 2020. The O-Level Chinese mid-year exam was a...

Studies & NS

Grades don’t define your future

The year is 2004. We’re seated in the school hall, and I’ve just received my PSLE score from Mrs Siti. Is 199 a good number?  I look up from the laminated sheet of paper to the sight of...

Studies & NS

4 ways to find rest during exam season

If you’re reading this during your exam season, my heart goes out to you. You might be extremely worried about the upcoming exams, losing hope because you feel like there’s too much to memorise,...

Studies & NS

Bullied then homeschooled: How God made a way for me to enter polytechnic

I am an unusual Singaporean – a homeschooled student. I was homeschooled due to bad experiences in Secondary One. I couldn’t take the bullying and I was a very sensitive person in the past....

Work

Making the most of your time

In my line of work, I often have to do financial assessments for clients. I look at their income and the breakdown of their expenditure like food, transport and household bills. So, a typical...

Friendship

I wanted to be popular, so I signed up for 10 CCAs

Growing up, I bought the idea that one had to be loud and extroverted to command the attention of others. To me, it seemed that these traits boosted one’s popularity. And going into university,...