Secondary

Secondary

Struggling with my mental health through my O-Levels, I expected the worst

As I prepared for my O-Levels last year, I went through an extremely difficult time. There were many problems and misunderstandings that arose within my friendships due to the state of my mental...

Secondary

What is God doing in our schools? Building a house of prayer with See You at the Pole

I don’t remember what I was doing at the age of 18, but I was definitely not praying for my school. Not that I didn’t want to – it just never even crossed my mind to do so.  That’s why, as I...

Finding Purpose

To all young teachers: Remember why we do this

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese I remember this boy in one of the classes I was teaching, I read suspicion and uneasiness in his eyes. I was giving a...

Secondary

Exam time: Church how?

It’s a Saturday evening and you’re trying to cram about 500 pages worth of lecture material in your mind. Exhausted from studying the whole day, you suddenly remember there is church in...

Secondary

They bullied me in hate, I responded with love

When I was 6 years old, I was the bubbly, outgoing class monitor – the top student in class. But one day, my best friend stabbed me in the back with my secret that I told her. In that instant, my...

Studies & NS

What’s the point of education?

Education has gotten a bit of a bad rap in recent times. Eastern youths equate it with cramming content choc-a-bloc into their heads for a major examination in order to buy a ticket to future...

Faith

REVIVE: What students mean for national revival

I clearly remember the day I accepted the position to chair REVIVE 2018. I was at church camp when I received a message from the previous chairperson, asking if I’d take over the position to...

Studies & NS

What do your holidays look like?

For a lot of students in Singapore, holidays aren’t truly holidays. We live in a culture where the end of the school year is simply a place in time to prepare for the upcoming year. Parents...

Studies & NS

A message from the Principal: Acknowledging God’s hand in education

Formerly the principal of St Andrew’s Secondary School and St Andrew’s Junior College, Mrs Belinda Charles is no stranger in the education sphere. Today she continues to mentor school...