with photographs by Saints Photography Club.
with photographs by Saints Photography Club.
First and foremost, a warm welcome to all Primary One Parents.
Below is the link to the St Andrew’s Parent-Teacher Association (SAPTA) presentation given at the P1 Orientation on 1st November 2013 for your reference.
For workshop cost and details, please download the complete flyer here:
Watch the documentary ‘My Grandfather’s Road : Francis Thomas Drive’ which was shown on Singapore TV (Okto Channel) on 24 September 2013 to learn more about Mr Francis Thomas, Principal of St Andrew’s from 1963 to 1974.
SAPTA together with GOALLS, has launched Phase 2 of the program with aÂ GOALLS Briefing for StudentsÂ held on SeptemberÂ 2nd followed by a Employer’s Briefing on September 18th. With 6 employers from various industriesÂ participating in this phase, the Employer’s Briefing was indeed an interesting session for the Secondary 4 students who signed up for the program.
The six employers participating in this phase are:
Polar Puffs and Cakes
Wang CafÃ© Group (NTUC Foodfare)
The American Club
Scoop of Art
The Keepers Inn
A Basic Training Module and Interview Skills Workshop will be conducted for the boys on SeptemberÂ 23rd followed by interviews with employers. Successful candidates will begin their 10-week job attachment mid-October.
Click here to learn more aboutÂ the GOALLS Program
The St Andrewâ??s Alumni (SAA) has extended an invitation to SAPTA and its members to attend a one-hourÂ 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), Â FRCS (Edinburgh), M.Ch Ortho (Liverpool)
Synopsis: Degenerative arthritis is an inevitable consequence top online blackjack of aging. Injury andÂ overuse will accelerate normal joint wear and tear. Preventive measures andÂ common myths, and tips on exercises will be discussed so that we can still enjoyÂ an active and healthy lifestyle as we age.
Click hereÂ for detailed Speakers’ Profile.
Profiles of Dr. Francis Seow-Choen and Dr. Peter Lee Yew Chung
With the conclusion of Phase 1 of the GOALLS Program (Get-Out-And-Learn-Life-Skills), we are extremely proud of theÂ 5 boys who haveÂ met all the required assignmentsÂ 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,Â beyond theÂ program.
To find out more about of the GOALLS Program, a partnership between SAPTA and GOALLSÂ and toÂ view more photos of our boys at work, click on the linkÂ below.
The next phase of the program is already in motion and work attachments for the next batch ofÂ selected participants will begin mid-October. Employers for this phase include: Polar Puff and Cakes, The American Club, Pagesetters Services and Scoop of Art.
SAPTA would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to allÂ the parents of SASS who came together to organizeÂ aÂ wonderful food and fun fair for the Secondary School boys. The money raised will go towards funding our Secondary SchoolÂ programmes such asÂ our SAPTA Academic Awards, the SAA/SAPTA Sports Scholarship,Â SASS Teacher”sÂ Day Luncheon,Â Â the GOALLS Program, Sponsorship of Learning Journeys smokeaway electronic cigarette and financial support forÂ boys under the school”s FinancialÂ Assistance Scheme (FAS) and their families.Â To learn more aboutÂ SAPTA programmes visitÂ 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!” :
SAINTS BAG A TOTAL OFÂ 7 GOLDS, 3 SILVERS AND 1 BRONZE MEDAL!!
ReadÂ how our swimmers performed at theÂ Swimming HeatsÂ on 3rd and 4th of July leading up to the FINALS on 9th July,Â and how the tremendous support from our SAJS electronic cigarette safety SWIMMINGÂ Parents Support Group inspired our boys and alsoÂ became the talk of the pool.
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:
For more background information on this pilot programme exclusive to St Andrew’s Secondary School, please see http://goalls.org.
[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]