Launch of SAPTA Cares on Children’s Day

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SAPTA Cares is a fund dedicated to support our most needy FAS (Financial Assistance Scheme) Boys. Born from a realization that there is a need for a sustainable fund to support our boys instead of raising funds on a ad-hoc basis, SAPTA decided no fax no direct deposit payday loans to create SAPTA Cares.

Funded each year with a portion of the profits from our annual SAPTA Carnival and new Membership Subscriptions, we hope this will be an initiative that will endure the test of time and continue to reach out to future cohorts of precious Saints each year.


christmas-greeting-card-5This year SAPTA”s annual food and fun fair, will be held on Tuesday, 12th November during school hours. Timed just before the school year ends, the theme for this yearâ??s carnival is CHRISTMAS IN SCHOOL!

Unlike previous years, this yearâ??s carnival is aimed at raising funds for a new SAPTA initiative called SAPTA Cares.

SAPTA Cares is a fund dedicated to support our most needy FAS boys. For 2014, the fund will be channelled to support FAS Boys in the schoolâ??s Extend-A-Care Program. The Extend-A-Care Program was started by SAJS in August this year to care for boys who are in dire need of after-school care due to g postmessage propecia smiley online their family circumstances.

To find out how you can get involved in the carnival and support a worthy cause, click on this link to download:  Letter to SAJS Parents and Carnival Sign-up Form

With your support, we are confident that we will be able to transform the school into a Magical Christmas Wonderland this year and launch SAPTA Cares, an initiative which we hope will endure the test of time and continue to reach out to future cohorts of precious Saints each year.

We look forward to working with you in this yearâ??s Christmas Carnival and thank you in advance for caring and being a part of SAPTA Cares.

SAPTA launches Phase 2 of the GOALLS Program

SAPTA together with GOALLS, has launched Phase 2 of the program with a GOALLS Briefing for Students held on September 2nd followed by a Employer’s Briefing on September 18th. With 6 employers from various industries participating in this phase, the Employer’s Briefing was indeed an interesting session for the Secondary 4 students who signed up for the program.

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Mr Francis Looi, CEO of Polar Puffs and Cakes, presenting to our boys at Buy Viagra the September 18th Employers Briefing

The six employers participating in this phase are:
Polar Puffs and Cakes
Wang Café Group (NTUC Foodfare)
The American Club
Scoop of Art
The Keepers Inn
Pagesetters Services

A Basic Training Module and Interview Skills Workshop will be conducted for the boys on September 23rd followed by interviews with employers. Successful candidates will begin their 10-week job attachment mid-October.

Click here to learn more about the GOALLS Program


SAA Health Talks – Managing your Joints

The St Andrewâ??s Alumni (SAA) has extended an invitation to SAPTA and its members to attend a one-hour Health Talk held on Friday, September 27 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the SASS Centre-of-Excellence.

Managing your Joints

By Dr Peter Lee Yew Chung
MBBS (Singapore),  FRCS (Edinburgh), M.Ch Ortho (Liverpool)

Synopsis: Degenerative arthritis is an inevitable consequence top online blackjack of aging. Injury and  overuse will accelerate normal joint wear and tear. Preventive measures and  common myths, and tips on exercises will be discussed so that we can still enjoy  an active and healthy lifestyle as we age.

Click here for detailed Speakers’ Profile.
Profiles of Dr. Francis Seow-Choen and Dr. Peter Lee Yew Chung

GOALLS Program – Congratulations to our Phase 1 Graduates

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GOALLS Program – Phase 1 Graduates (From L-R) – Joel Foo, AJ Vital, Joseph Khoo, Amuthan and Rafael Toh

With the conclusion of Phase 1 of the GOALLS Program (Get-Out-And-Learn-Life-Skills), we are extremely proud of the 5 boys who have met all the required assignments and successfully completed the entire 10-week work program.

Their commitment to the program and work ethic have been exemplary. A testament to this, is the fact that many of them have been asked wisconsin cash advance payday loans by their employers to continue working part-time, beyond the program.

To find out more about of the GOALLS Program, a partnership between SAPTA and GOALLS and to view more photos of our boys at work, click on the link below.

The next phase of the program is already in motion and work attachments for the next batch of selected participants will begin mid-October. Employers for this phase include: Polar Puff and Cakes, The American Club, Pagesetters Services and Scoop of Art.


SASS Food & Fun Fair – Thank You SASS Parents for organizing such a Wonderful Event

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SAPTA would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the parents of SASS who came together to organize a wonderful food and fun fair for the Secondary School boys. The money raised will go towards funding our Secondary School programmes such as our SAPTA Academic Awards, the SAA/SAPTA Sports Scholarship, SASS Teacher”s Day Luncheon,  the GOALLS Program, Sponsorship of Learning Journeys smokeaway electronic cigarette and financial support for boys under the school”s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) and their families. To learn more about SAPTA programmes visit Our Programs on this website.

Did the boys enjoy it? Read what they had to say about the Food and Fun Fair in the The Village Online article, “Oh When The Saints Go Munching In!” :


Swimming – Saints @ the 54th National Primary Schools Championships 2013


Read how our swimmers performed at the Swimming Heats on 3rd and 4th of July leading up to the FINALS on 9th July, and how the tremendous support from our SAJS electronic cigarette safety SWIMMING Parents Support Group inspired our boys and also became the talk of the pool.

Poolside News @ School Nat – Day One Report (3 July)

Poolside News @ School Nat – Day Two Report (4 July)

Poolside News @ School Nat – Finals (9 July)


SAPTA presents Winston and the Wild Wet World

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The St Andrewâ??s Parent-Teacher Association (SAPTA) is pleased to announce the staging of the above by SAJS. The performers are made up entirely of boys from our renowned Junior School Choir, the Singing Saints and it promises to be a fantastic experience for both the participants and members of the audience. View Synopsis.

This musical is aimed at raising funds to support the school in enhancing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Culture. The fund will enable the school to improve its network and infrastructure to support greater usage of ICT for teaching and learning. The school will also be able to purchase more mobile devices for self-directed and collaborative learning. More importantly, the fund will enable the school to harness technology to actively develop programmes and systems to Buy Viagra deepen the development of Servant Leaders with exemplary character and equip them to be skilled communicators, holistic thinkers and community builders.

Ticket Sales

You may purchase tickets for the musical at the St Andrew’s Junior School Office during school hours. Alternatively, you may download the Ticket Order Form here and email or fax it to the school.
SAJS Musical – Ticket Order Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

To help defray the cost of production, we are appealing for sponsors who are keen to support the school and at the same time, donate tickets to enable the families and children from St Andrew’s Care Services and our very own FAS (Financial Assistance Scheme) boys and their families to join us on Gala Nite.

For more details on sponsorship opportunities, please click on the links here:
Details of Sponsorship Opportunities
Download Sponsorship Form

SAPTA to launch GOALLS Pilot Program in June

As part of St Andrew’s continuing aim to provide our boys with the best holistic education, including opportunities for character development, the acquisition of life skills, and the inculcation of community values and citizenship, SAPTA is thrilled to launch the GOALLS Pilot Program in partnership with GOALLS, a local volunteer group.

Background on GOALLS

GOALLS stands for Get Out And Learn Life Skills.  The mission of GOALLS is to develop school / employer partnerships that help prepare Singaporean youth to become more successful members of society by gaining part-time work experience.  Academic research has linked working part-time as an adolescent to a variety of holistic benefits, including:

  • The development of social and emotional competencies (aka “soft skills”), such as greater self-confidence,     independence, resilience & perseverance, and communication & interpersonal skills
  • The development of practical “life skills,” such as time management, money management, and the capacity to carry out instructions and take on responsibility
  • Long-term educational and career benefits, such as higher wages and earnings
  • Benefits to society, including promotion of social integration, inter-generational dialogue, and citizenship

image2In a nutshell, research suggests that working part-time can help young people grow into more skilled, independent, and productive members of Singaporean society.

For more background information on this pilot programme exclusive to St Andrew’s Secondary School, please see

GOALLS Pilot Program – Information for SASS Students



Justin Baldauf , founder of GOALLS speaking at the briefing.

Justin Baldauf , founder of GOALLS speaking at the GOALLS student briefing held on May 22.

[important]GOALLS Pilot Program Update – 31 May

11 of our Secondary 3 boys were offered jobs with participating employers, The American Club and All Best Foods Pte Ltd. They will start work in the first week of June. Congratulations! [/important]