Raffles Institution (Year 1-4)

Having survived PSLE. we still need to network with other parents with kids in the same Secondary school. While giving our teenagers their own space, we can update each other about the school.
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kohjl
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Post by kohjl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:50 am

edanson wrote:Was your boy a former GEP ? Oh yes, I do understand that you have another boy right? So he will be going to RI? Is he from GEP too?
Hi edanson

The RI son was from GEP, but the P6 son is from mainstream. And yes, I feel very blessed by my whole family! Thanks for yr kind comments. :D

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Post by kohjl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 am

vlim wrote:Hi, my son is still in p4 and hopes that he can get into RI in future. I would like to find out more abt secondary systems/syllybus/streaming or what so ever and the RA which u all have been mentioning. :D
Hi vlim
Suggest that you check up the RI website to learn more, and also read from the start of this thread on RI as most of what my son and I can share about RA has already been elaborated here.

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Post by kohjl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:12 am

mjl wrote:
kohjl wrote: My son was eligible to do RA in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, History and Geog. He was in a dilemma whether to choose two Science RA subjects or to go for the two that he REALLY liked, ie one Science and one Humanities.
Did he take all the RA selection tests (+interviews, where necessary) for all the subjects mentioned above, or only those 2 that he eventually got in?

Cheers. :D
Hi mjl
I mentioned that he was eligible for these subjects meaning that he had met the requirements of achieving 4.0 for these subjects. Out of the lot, he clearly liked 2 Science and 1 humanities subjects. Then, he whittled that down to 1 Science and 1 humanities because he liked those 2 subjects best and just went for the tests and interviews for those 2 subjects. To him, he felt that there was no point in going for more tests/interviews as he had already talked to his teachers and had also chosen what he wanted to do as RA subjects. Some of the tests were arranged back-to-back on the same day. In my son's case, he had gone for the two tests on the same day and that was quite tiring!

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Post by Fluffy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:54 am

Hi,

I have been away for past weeks and :imsorry: for not thanking all of fellow parents out there earlier who have been so supportive and understanding. Really appreciate your kind words. :thankyou: You have given me strength to continue to believe in my son and guide him, ensuring he will one day be able to survive on his own independently.

So far, I am very happy with RI's education program (although a little stressful at times which is OK). I have seen him mature a little since he started Sec 1 this year. His involvement in sport as a CCA has been instrumental in helping him to be a more resilent child. At times he lamented that the trainings were so tough but never once he wanted to quit. He will be going overseas for trainings and competition during this holiday. The overseas program seems rigorous and a few students back out but I am so happy that he perseveres.

My son unlike some students does not have many opportunities to participate in workshops or represent the school in various competitions or events in RI. He is neither in leadership position or has the abilties to excel in additional CCA. He is just an average kid who can only focus on 1 CCA and have to work hard to acheive mediocre result. BUT I believe he will pick up valuable LIFE SKILLS in RI.

TO THE PARENTS WHO BELIEVE IN YOUR CHILD AND ACCEPT WHO HE IS, I APPLAUD YOU! :salute:

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Post by vlim » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:32 am

kohjl wrote:
vlim wrote:Hi, my son is still in p4 and hopes that he can get into RI in future. I would like to find out more abt secondary systems/syllybus/streaming or what so ever and the RA which u all have been mentioning. :D
Hi vlim
Suggest that you check up the RI website to learn more, and also read from the start of this thread on RI as most of what my son and I can share about RA has already been elaborated here.
thanks kohjl! :D


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Post by vlim » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:54 am

hi kohjl,
my p4 boy said in future he might want to be a economist or 'businessman'..so what are the subjects he shd major in sec 2 or in university? :? Currently, he said he wouldn't want to be a doctor or lawyer...

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Post by Dharma » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:27 am

Fluffy wrote:Hi,

I have been away for past weeks and :imsorry: for not thanking all of fellow parents out there earlier who have been so supportive and understanding. Really appreciate your kind words. :thankyou: You have given me strength to continue to believe in my son and guide him, ensuring he will one day be able to survive on his own independently.

So far, I am very happy with RI's education program (although a little stressful at times which is OK). I have seen him mature a little since he started Sec 1 this year. His involvement in sport as a CCA has been instrumental in helping him to be a more resilent child. At times he lamented that the trainings were so tough but never once he wanted to quit. He will be going overseas for trainings and competition during this holiday. The overseas program seems rigorous and a few students back out but I am so happy that he perseveres.

My son unlike some students does not have many opportunities to participate in workshops or represent the school in various competitions or events in RI. He is neither in leadership position or has the abilties to excel in additional CCA. He is just an average kid who can only focus on 1 CCA and have to work hard to acheive mediocre result. BUT I believe he will pick up valuable LIFE SKILLS in RI.

TO THE PARENTS WHO BELIEVE IN YOUR CHILD AND ACCEPT WHO HE IS, I APPLAUD YOU! :salute:
Hi Fluffy,

I read with interest about your son’s experience in RI. Firstly, getting into Sports CCA at RI is already a great achievement and if I not wrong it should be the most popular CCA and one needs to be very talented in sports to even stand a chance of being selected; what more about representing RI trainings and competitions overseas. It is good to hear that possesses all the good characteristics of a sportsman such as resilience, perseverance and never give up attitude.

These are some of the characteristics required for him to succeed in studies and life. He is still in Sec 1 and it may take some time to get adjusted to the new environment. Don’t worry about being an average student in RI as he had already crossed the most difficult hurdle of getting there in the first place. Just try to get him to keep up with the daily work and spent more effort on projects and PTs as good grades in these will help to pull his overall GPA up.

There is no need to focus on more than 1 CCA as it may be too time consuming and just focus on what he is good at. There should be sufficient leadership positions for most kids in areas of their interest and since he is excelling in his sports CCA, getting a leadership in this field will be advantageous to him.

Your encouragement and support will surely spur him to greater heights.
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Post by cutekeiko » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:22 pm

Hi all. I am new here. I have read through this entire thread and realised that it is only on RI(sec), but my daughter is currently in sec 3 and is aiming for RI(JC). I would like her to try for DSA next year but after checking the RI website, apparently applicants have to have a special talent in a sport/performing art. My daughter is very good at international chess and has won national competitions and has also participated in international ones. However, although RI(JC) has international chess as a CCA, it is not classified under sports but is a special interest CCA instead. But like sports, her training is very rigorous and competitive. Sadly, does it mean that she cannot apply to RI?
My daughter also wants to join the Humanities Prog(GP LIT HIST ECONS MATH) regardless of which JC she goes to, but her first choice JC is certainly Raffles. I'm worried about her chances of getting into HP if she does get into RI. I know that in RI(sec) and RGS there are people who in the RA for literature and history. I believe that she will be at a disadvantage compared to them. Do any of you know students in RI JC Humanities Prog who weren't previously from the Raffles sec schs?

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RI CCA

Post by luckystar » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:34 pm

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Re: RI CCA

Post by edanson » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:18 pm

luckystar wrote:Would like to know more about choosing a CCA in RI. What are the CCAs, schedules etc. Thank you.
Please go to RI website. They are all listed in there.

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