Passing on the Torch

The year kicked o with the traditional Outgoing Principals Farewell and Incoming Principals Welcome Ceremony and Dinner on 20 January 2017, held at The Singapore Island Country Club.

This year was different because we had to sadly bid farewell to Mrs Wong Bin Eng and Mrs Lucy Toh and welcome both Ms Patsy Neo and Mrs Marian Tan to the St Andrew’s family. It was indeed a touching event with the passing on of the batons to the new principals with the poignant “Keep the Flame Burning Brightly Ever Ceremony”, where we acknowledge the truly amazing work and contributions of the previous principals over the years.

We were all also extremely blessed to be able to welcome the new Principals too. The guests also played the game “How well you know your outgoing Principals?” – a game that tested participants on what they knew of the principals.

The other invited guests included present and past Exco members of SAPTA.

Understanding Healthy Sexuality

This talk is designed for parents to start open and honest conversations on healthy sexuality, love and relationships with their children. Talking about sexuality can make even the most confident parent nervous. Studies have shown that parental involvement has a tremendous impact on a child’s sexual decisions and identity. This candid and interactive values-based talk aims to equip parents with the skills to start these conversations in a safe and natural manner to help their children make wise decisions in their relationships.

Date: 31 March 2016
Time: 8.00am – 10.00am
Subject: Understanding Healthy Sexuality Talk for Parents
Venue: Centre of Excellence, SASS
Admission: Free
Speakers: Mr Benjamin Lee and Mrs Dinah Lee

Background
Benjamin and Dinah have been married for over 23 years and their favourite role is to be parents to their 20-year twins. Benjamin currently serves as Head of Sexual Wholeness with Focus on the Family Singapore where he works with people working through issues of sexuality both in opposite-sex attraction and same-sex attraction. He is also a Master Trainer for Focus on the Family Singapore’s Marriage Mentoring Training. He has spoken on parenting for Dads for Life and for 938 LIVE radio.

Benjamin studied in St. Andrew’s Junior, Secondary and Junior College, and lived in St. Andrew’s House. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Australia and a Masters degree from the U.S. He started out in a big six accounting firm and also worked in the mobile IT industry. He also served as a pastor where he mentored singles on courtship and romance. He is also the founder of Hope Centre (Singapore), a voluntary welfare organization. He has also served as a Deputy Registrar of Marriage and a Licenced Solemniser.

Dinah started her career in public relations consultancy after graduating from university in Australia. As Dinah is a keen family-life advocate with a strong passion for enriching marriages and equipping parents, she later became a family life pastor. Dinah currently serves as Head of Family Networks with Focus on the Family Singapore and is also a Master Trainer for Focus’ Marriage Mentoring Training.

All parents are welcome!

PTA members who are interested in attending the talk, please email directly to: ng_piang_kong@moe.edu.sg

Parents Learning Festival (PLF) 2016

SAPTA iSONY DSCs proud to be bringing you the Parents’ Learning Festival 2016! We encourage strong participation from all parents as this will no doubt teach parents the secrets to knowing what our boys are learning in school, techniques of teaching our boys, how the boys can study more effectively and to make them even better students! Details of the festival are set out below:

 

Date: Saturday, 5 March 2016  
Programme:
0800h Attendance @ School Porch
0830h Session 1
1000h Break @ Canteen
1030h Session 2
1200h End of Learning Festival
Cost per participant:   $10 (SAPTA Member) / $20 (non-SAPTA Member)

–       Printed materials of the workshop (materials will not be uploaded on school website)

–       Light refreshments provided

 
Registration: 1.         Online Registration (18 February – 2 March 2016)

–  Click on this link or log on via the school website to register and select your choice of sharing for the 2 sessions (first-come-first-serve basis)

https://tinyurl.com/2016saptaplf 

–  Parents will have to register with the child’s BC number.

–  Kindly keep a copy of the e-ticket

 

2.         Payment

–  Drop your cheque (payable to “ST ANDREW’S PTA”) into the PLF 2016 Box located at the  General Office

–  Indicate your son’s name, class and e-ticket no. at the back of the cheque

 

3.         Attendance

–  Proceed to the counter (at the school porch) on Saturday, 5 March 2016 to register your attendance and collect your writing materials

 

If you are not already a SAPTA member, it is still not too late to sign up as a SAPTA member to enjoy the attractive discount on the cost of this festival (as well as many other perks of being a SAPTA member). All you have to do is  submit the completed membership form (downloadable from Sapta New Membership Form 2016) with your  membership fee, together with your payment for Parents’ Learning Festival 2016 to enjoy the discount.

Alternatively, you can submit your new Membership Form via filling up this Google Form.

We look forward to having you join us on this learning journey!

 

Up and On!

 

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SASS “Feed Our Boys” Food & Fun Fair – 28 May 2015

Dear Parents and Alumni

Last year, thanks to your generous support we raised $11,300 through the very successful “Feed Our Boys too” mini food and fun fair. This year’s theme for ‘Feed Our Boys’ is aligned to the SEA Games and is also in aid of the SAPTA Cares fund. SAPTA Cares fund is a fund under the care of St Andrew’s Parent-Teacher Association (SAPTA) to support the less privileged students in the Secondary School.

We would like to invite your family to help with the purchase of the food and prizes. Any amount would be gratefully received. Your support as a volunteer or sponsor will encourage your sons, their friends and their teachers. Thank you in advance!

UP & ON!

Mrs Lucy Toh
Principal
Advisor to the Food and Fun Fair Organizing Committee 2015

To download the full letter including the reply portion for  sponsorship, donation and volunteering, please click on the link below. Please submit the reply portion to your son’s Form Teacher or to the SASS General Office by Thursday, 30 April 2015.
SASS Food Fun Fair 2015 Sponsorship Letter and Reply Slip

Should you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Organizing Committee Chairperson, Mr Tan Yan Kit at tan_yan_kit@hormail.com.

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To learn more about SAPTA Cares and how the fund supports our boys, click on the SAPTA Cares menu above.

Once again, thank you for your support.

Thank you for blessing our boys.

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Crossing Over – From Boyhood to Teenhood

by Elliot Wong and Ethan Antoni 

with photographs by Saints Photography Club.

 

Read the full article on Village Online, 17 Jan 2014. 
 
The Crossover. A symbolic ceremony of crossing over from the Junior and Secondary School which takes place on the first day of the school year. During the ceremony, the Primary 6s of the previous year run across the school field to a warm and boisterous welcome from the secondary school students.
The Crossover 2014
 

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