Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Star Pupil for the Month of February 2012

Star Pupil for the Month of February 2012 - Ian Soh

Ian is a charismatic student leader who leads by example and demonstrates the school values of self-discipline and courage.

He is an extremely reliable and trustworthy class monitor, and is definitely a great right-hand man of any teacher. His cheerful and pleasant dispositon makes him an approachable person. Ian is a good role model who commands the respect of his peers.

Presenting our Star Pupil for the Month of February - Ian! (",)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Life's a Bed of Roses? Or Not?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
~ William Shakespeare

Lay to rest, for the final time, on 24 Feb 2012 @ the school eco-garden...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! =D

One Roman legend has it that there once lived a beautiful maiden named Rodanthe. She was pursued by a number of admirers who broke down her door to seek her hand in marriage. This angered the goddess Diana, who turned Rodanthe into a rose and her suitors into thorns.

In one of the many myths surrounding the origins of Valentine's Day, a young priest named St Valentine was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II.

He has gone against the king's ban against young soldiers getting married, and secretly carried out weddings.

It is believed that centuries after St Valentine's death, lovers everywhere celebrated his greatness with roses.

The popularity of the roses as a Valentine's Day flower reportedly rose around the 17th century.

Some said the symbolic meaning behind roses stemmed from the belief that the red rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Over time, it was dubbed the flower of love and passion.

And if these myths still cannot satisfy one's curiosity as to why roses came to symbolise love, here's one more intriguing fact.

The letters in "rose" can be rearranged to form "Eros" - also known as the god of love.

~ Extracted from The Straits Times
12 Feb 2012, Sunday ~

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Star Pupil for the Month of January 2012

Star Pupil for the Month of January 2012 - Heather Low

Heather possesses a pleasant disposition. She is always sincere and courteous towards her teachers. Her humility and helpfulness command the respect of her classmates and she is well-liked by them.

Heather is a self-directed learner who is highly motivated and conscientious. She takes pride in her work, and produces work of high quality. She is a responsible and committed student leader & class monitoress.

Presenting our Star Pupil for the Month of January - Heather! (",)