The Subject Rep: Unsung Hero

As the last school term of the year draws to a close, let us have an insight into one of the least recognized student-held appointments in the school: the Subject Representative (a.k.a. “Subject Rep”). In the words of a fellow student, the basic responsibilities of the Subject Rep can be summed up as follows: “Subject…

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Bus Services Enhancement Programme: Has it worked?

The Bus Services Enhancement Programme is a partnership launched in 2012 between the Singapore Government and the local public bus operators (SBS Transit and SMRT) to significantly increase bus capacity and enhance bus service levels to benefit commuters (1). The scheme was first started in February 2012 with the Government’s somewhat controversial move of promising…

Complex Systems seminar proves science works in real life

2 August 2012 This reporter attended a seminar on “Complex Systems” aimed mainly at the secondary school crowd, organized by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) — a department under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A* STAR). Upon arrival at the lecture venue (Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis building) at 1430pm, attendees were…

A guide to travelling overseas with your school

As the June school holiday season approaches, many students will be embarking on the various overseas immersion trips organized by their schools. KF-US, a three-time veteran of school trips to the United States, China and Hong Kong, shares his tips on how to enjoy as well as maximize your experience, especially if you’re going overseas…