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ST ANDREW’S CELEBRATES “ALL-ROUNDERS” OF THE 2015 GCE A- LEVEL EXAMINATIONS!


A total of 685 students sat for the examinations held in Nov 2015 with 95.3% of them achieving at least 3H2 passes including GP.  This maintains the upward trend the College has seen in recent years.

We are proud of ALL our students. While we cannot highlight them all we have chosen these Saints below as the epitomes of the Saint Spirit and student. They have done us proud not just with their results but because they represent the very best qualities of exemplary Saints demonstrating their ability to balance both academics and co-curricular activities.

Shannon Leong Yu Lyn (14S13) served as the Public Relations officer cum Secretary of the College Girls’ Hockey Team where she also displayed great tenacity as a player. Her determination contributed in no small part to her team’s performance in 2015 National Inter-Schools “A” Division competition where they garnered a hard-won First-Runner Up position for the College. For her contributions to the Hockey Team she was awarded the SAJC Colours Award.  Despite the heavy commitments of training and matches, Shannon nevertheless managed to be an active participant in many class and College Service Learning programmes where she worked on a diverse range of projects including environmental initiatives and with the less-fortunate elderly. Shannon has achieved an A in H2 Biology, and Bs for H2 Chemistry and Mathematics. She also achieved a B for H1 Geography and As for Project Work and the General Paper. She has shown clearly that Saints both learn and play with determination.

Ho Chong Yao (14S13) represented the College in many competitions and concerts as a member of the College Band where he was the Flute Section Leader. Chong Yao was a highly motivated student who enjoyed the challenge of his course of study. Regardless of the demands of performance he demonstrated resilience as a self-directed learner who had the right attitudes and good habits of working towards continual improvement not only of himself but for his fellow band members. This attitude of excellence helped hone the skills which contributed to the Band’s success in the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival where they clinched its highest award of a Distinction. Despite the heavy demands of his CCA and his course of study Chong Yao made the effort to take part in a wide range of activities that would serve to broaden his experience – these included an overseas cultural immersion to London and a pharmacy camp organised by the National University of Singapore. He was committed to excellence in whatever he undertook.  Chong Yao offered Biology (A), Chemistry (A) and Mathematics (A) at H2, and General Paper (A), Project Work (A) and English Literature (A) at H1.

Eng Wee Long (14S17) is a Saint who has distinguished himself as a Servant Leader. As Cadet Inspector in the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) he, during his time in junior college, mentored junior NPCC members from his secondary school. He also served in the NPCC Headquarters to organized events such as the NPCC Annual Parade and found time for an attachment programme with the Singapore Police Force (SPF).  Apart from this, Wee Long also served as a Saints Activist during his time in College helping his teachers facilitate discussions relevant to the CCE curriculum.  An intelligent and motivated student who needed little guidance in his studies Wee Long was also the recipient of the SPF Book Prize.  Wee Long offered Chemistry (A), Biology (A), Physics (A) and Mathematics (A) at H2 level, and General Paper (B) and Project Work (A) at H1 level. In addition he received a Merit for his H3-Semiconductor Physics and Devices.

Arunachalam Selvanayagam (14S17) was Chairman of the Indian Cultural and in this capacity represented the College in many Tamil Language competitions. In addition he was also an Executive Committee member of the 15th House Council and together with the rest of his committee was responsible for the organisation and execution of major College functions such as National Day celebrations, Sports Day and Graduation Night. As student leader he was selected to act as a facilitator at the prestigious SG 50 Pre-University Seminar in 2015, and also participated in a residential student leadership programme – Chrysalis. He offered Tamil Language and Literature (A), Chemistry (A), Mathematics (B) and Biology (B) at H2, and General Paper (A) and Project Work (A) at H1. Arunachalam has clearly demonstrated the it is possible to balance academics with a healthy co-curricular schedule and is a fine example of an all-rounded Saint.

Nur Adli Iqbal B Mahadir was the Vice-Captain of the Gomes House Council where he headed several key committees that helped organize major College events such as Sports Day and Graduation Night. He also served as the Vice-President of the Malay Cultural Society in which capacity he organized a show case of entertainment for Teachers’ Day. Despite these already heavy commitments Iqbal was also part of the College Rugby Team that placed 1st and 2nd in the National A Division Rugby Championships in 2014 and 2015 respectively. His effectiveness and responsibility as a student leader extended to his contribution to the community as a Saints Activist where he was part of the College Student Government that was tasked with finding ways to improve the College environment. Constantly striving for excellence in everything he undertook Iqbal is the epitome of the Servant Leader Saint who leads by example.  Iqbal offered Chemistry (B), Mathematics (A) and Economics (A) at H2, and General Paper (C), Project Work (B) and History (A) at H1. A role-model for his peers, his positive and responsible attitude saw him awarded the Exemplary Character Award in 2015.

We would like to place on record our thanks to all those who have contributed to the success of our students. We especially thank the Board of Governors and all staff of the College, and finally we give thanks to God from whom all our blessings flow.

Up and On!