Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Friday, April 21, 2006
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Thursday, April 20, 2006
Like last year, we're exploring the possibility of opening up an air-conditioned room to allow boys who do not have a conducive environment to revise at home to do so in school during this examination period.
Do let us know by making a comment to this post if you need this facilitiy :
1) during the pre-exam period (from next Monday onwards)
room opening hours : 215 to 630pm.
2) throughout the examination period
room opening hours : 8am to 630pm.
Note : The room is strictly meant for silent revision purposes. Those who are caught misbehaving will be requested to leave.
Drop us your feedback now. :)
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
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Thursday, April 13, 2006
April 13, 2006
Saints roll to cup win over ACS (I)
AFTER all the off-field controversy surrounding biting and stamping incidents, the schools national B division rugby competition drew to a close at the Home Team Academy in Choa Chu Kang yesterday.
EMOTIONS RUN HIGH: St Andrew's players Muhd Nabil Thaqif Yaakob (left) and Daryl Chia (centre) celebrate success with teammates, after winning 12-7 against ACS(I). Despite the earlier controversy, yesterday's game was clean and hard-fought. -- ALBERT SIM
St Andrew's Secondary School, who went into the game as slight underdogs, lifted the Police Cup for the third year running, defeating arch-rivals Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 12-7 in the final.
Events leading to the final had threatened to overshadow yesterday's match.
Following a recent match against St Joseph's Institution (SJI), an ACS(I) player was handed a six-match ban for stamping on an opponent's head, while a teammate was banned for two years for biting an SJI player.
The two-year ban became a public talking point with opinions being divided as to whether the lengthy ban, believed to be the longest handed out to a schools player, was justified.
ACS (I) has not yet decided whether to appeal the two bans handed down by the Singapore Schools Sports Council.
Yesterday, some 2,000 supporters from both sides saw a hard-fought, but clean contest.
Three penalties by Robert Lim and a drop-goal by Daryl Chia sealed victory for St Andrew's. ACS(I)'s points came from a try by Jonathan Jacob and a Blandon Tan conversion.
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April 13, 2006
ST ANDREW'S TITLE
Penalties win it for Saints
Robert's kicking completes school's treble, but leaves ACS (I) in tears
By Chan Yi Shen
ST ANDREW'S Secondary School completed a memorable treble by winning the Schools National B division rugby title for the third straight year yesterday.
VICTORY: St Andrew's boys celebrate their victory over ACS (I) in the Schools' B Division rugby final (above), and their supporters do their utmost to lift the team during the game (below).
They accomplished their mission before some 1,000 cheering Saints supporters at the Home Team Academy Stadium, beating bitter rivals Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 12-7 in the final.
There were emotional scenes at the final whistle with both sets of players crying.
For the Saints, the tears represented joy. For the ACSians, they represented pain.
It hurt because they fell to the same opponents for the third year running.
Robert Lim was the Saints' hero yesterday. He kicked three penalties, including two in the second half, which helped to overturn a 6-7 half-time deficit.
Said a jubilant Robert: 'Even when I missed one kick in the second half, I never thought that we were going to lose. We were really determined to win this one.'
ACS entered the game looking confident. They had won all their matches by at least 50 points.
Despite the keenly contested match, much of the attention before the game had been on incidents off the field. Two ACS players were banned following an ill-tempered match against St Joseph's Institution last month.
One was handed a six-match suspension for stamping on an opponent's head, and another was banned for two years for biting an SJI player.
The two-year ban, believed to be the longest handed out to a schools player, divided public opinions as to whether it was justified.
Yesterday, about 2,000 supporters from both schools, including students, principals, teachers, family and friends, were on the sidelines to lend support. The Choa Chu Kang location did not deter them. Many had made their way there by chartered buses.
ACS took advantage of the B division Under-17 age ruling to include eight Year 5 integrated programme students in the team. St Andrew's fielded two Sec 5 players.
-- ALBERT SIM
Fired up by their pre-match Haka dance, St Andrew's took the match to their rivals.
Their game-plan was simple: To kick for touch and rely on their powerful forwards to drive forward.
Led by teacher-cum-cheerleader Ng Chee Keong, the Saints' supporters screamed their lungs out. Every scrum was accompanied by cheers of 'Push, Saints, push.'
A penalty from Robert opened the scoring and the Saints doubled their advantage with a drop-goal from Daryl Chia.
ACS, whose plan was to run the ball, replied with a well-worked try by Jonathan Jacob. Captain Blandon Tan converted to give ACS a 7-6 half-time lead.
That set the stage for Robert to seal victory for St Andrew's with two well-taken penalties.
Said a disappointed Blandon: 'Everyone was focused and confident. But we missed the two banned players as they were key to our play. '
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
...not that we can help it! Hey mama. Check out the new mantle-piece! Our bond of brothers...
We fought the good fight.
We endured the numbing pain.
We got the best support...
...and the most passionate cheering squad in town.
We got Robert's wicked penalty kicks that sealed their fate.
No. 1 again...
...not that we can help it!
Hey mama. Check out the new mantle-piece!
Our bond of brothers...
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Monday, April 10, 2006
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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
April 4, 2006
SPORTS IN SCHOOLS
The Saints on track for rugby hat-trick
ST ANDREW'S School defeated St Joseph's Institution 19-3 in the semi-finals of the Schools National B division rugby tournament at the Police Academy yesterday.
A SAINT GOES FLYING: A low tackle by a Josephian break up a Saints attack but fails to stop St Andrew's from winning the semi-final. -- ALBERT SIM
But the Saints will have to wait till this evening to know their opponents for the final.
For the second semi-final between Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) was rained off.
Although SJI is now considered one of the Big Five in schools rugby - the other being Raffes Institution - it was no match for the marauding Saints yesterday.
Tries from Abel Teo, Robert Lim and Andrew Chua earned St Andrew's a place in the final.
Robert converted two of the tries.
SJI scored through a penalty.
Judging from the fluid play of the Saints yesterday, they must be favourites to gain a hat-trick of titles.
They won the last two years, both times, against ACS (I).
ACS (I) must overcome the off-field setbacks of the past fortnight past if they are to beat their brothers in the semi-finals and then the Saints in the final.
Two of their players were given suspensions of six matches and two years respectively for gross misconduct in a preliminary-round match against St Joseph's about a fortnight ago.
In contrast, the match between SAS and SJI was tough but clean and disciplined.
When asked whether the result reflected a one-sided match, the Saints' teacher-in-charge Chris Tan said:
'Oh no, the Josephians are hard tacklers. Things just went our way today.'
Tan, who played for St Andrew's Junior College, would not give his preference for the final opponent.
'We'll just wait for tomorrow and see who wins,' he said.
But his charges had beaten Anglo-Chinese (Barker Road) in the earlier round.
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Monday, April 03, 2006
SAS vs SJI
Sigh. There comes a time when we have to face up to reality. You win some, you lose some.
Needless to say......
we won!!!!!! 19-3
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