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Fairfield Symphonic Band Clinches the Gold Award in National Band Competition

On 3 August 2014, the Fairfield Symphonic Band competed in the 5th National Band Competition (Division 2 category) at the Singapore Conference Hall, and clinched the most coveted Gold Award as well as achieved an overall second placing. These unprecedented sterling results were a culmination of the sheer hard work and sacrifice of the band members, band conductors and band teachers throughout the year. Even in the midst of Common Test preparation, the band members demonstrated much tenacity and resilience during their intensive trainings and rehearsals to conscientiously hone their skills.

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126th Founder’s Day Graduation and Thanksgiving Service

On 1 August 2014, the 126th Founder’s Day Graduation and Thanksgiving Service was held in the Chen Su Lan Hall. The Fairfield Choir kicked off this service with a brilliant rendition of a medley of songs, including ‘Wade in the Water’ and ‘The Prayer’, which was led by Student Conductor Steven Koe. Mr. Varian Cheong, a member of Fairfield’s Christian Ministry Staff, then led the Call to Worship, before Reverend Barnabas Chong gave the Opening Prayer.

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Fairfield Basketball’s ‘C’ Division Boys Finished Second in South Zone Basketball Championships 2014

In the recent Inter-School South Zone Basketball Championships 2014, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)’s ‘C’ Division Basketball team emerged as First Runner-Up. On their way to the finals, the ‘C’ division basketball team had defeated powerhouses like Raffles Institution and Peicai Secondary School.

 

On the day of the Inter-School South Zone Basketball Championships Finals, many Fairsians and parents...

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Fairfield Volleyball’s Achievements 2014

Fairfield Volleyball is a long-standing Co-Curricular Activity comprising 80 members who show true dedication and passion for the sport. This year, with grit and resilience, all our four teams performed outstandingly at the National Inter-School Volleyball Championships. During each rigorous training session, every team focused and persevered in perfecting their skills in preparation for their matches.


The ‘B’ Division boys displayed great determination in their match against Zhong Hua Secondary School...

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A Dramatically Spectacular Performance --- A Double Bill 2.0

Over the years, Fairfield English Drama has put up many successful performances such as ‘The Dancers’, ‘Radio Silence’, ‘Revolution’ and ‘How the First Letter was Written’.

 

Spurred on by our determination to match our previous performing standards, Fairfield English Drama members worked very hard for this year's May performance, A Double Bill 2.0. The plays performed by our very own actors and actresses were ‘Comeuppance of the Media’, written by Shehnaz Salim and directed by Rebecca Lee, and ‘Book Riot’ ... 

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Secondary 1 WHEEL Week

Fairfield is passionate about developing every student into an active lifelong learner and influential leader through the provision of a holistic, enriching, experiential and student-centred education, thus a plethora of exciting arts, aesthetics and cultural appreciation activities was specially planned to help the secondary one students to achieve personal mastery during this year’s Secondary One WHEEL Week, which was held between 19 and 23 May 2014.

 

The Bollywood Dance Session was one activity which students found really enjoyable and engaging...

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Chapelthon 2014

Chapelthon 2014 was truly a great experience, as God’s love reached out to so many people in the hall. The theme for this year was ‘Extravagant Grace’, which emphasised God’s saving and unending grace.

 

The evening started with a bang from the Alumni band led by Joy Sim! It was wonderful as everyone worshipped fervently and sensed God’s presence fill the hall, as hands and voices were lifted in awe of Him. Next, the student band and Christian Ministry Staff Mr Varian Cheong truly used their musical talents...

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Sec 2 Dover Block Party 2014

Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) organised an annual block party held at Dover on 16 May 2014, which helped to foster closer bonds amongst residents in the Dover community and inculcate a heart of service amongst the secondary 2 students.

 

The students had dedicated much time and effort in ensuring the success of this meaningful block party, which included organising an exciting lineup of entertaining performances such as dances, songs and skits, as well as setting up a variety of game stalls to entertain the residents who attended the block party...

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Secondary 2 WHEEL Week 2014

The annual Secondary two camp that took place from 19 May to 22 May 2014 consisted of a plethora of diverse fun-filled activities meant to broaden the students’ horizons and to give them the unique experience of an outdoor adventure education.

 

After the boys pitched their tents and the girls cleaned their dormitories, the students gathered to officially begin the camp. On the first day, team building games and a poster making activity helped all groups to develop closer ties. First Aid talks were also conducted... 

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Fairfield Clinches the ‘B’ Division Squash Championships

On 24 April 2014, the Fairfield Squash Boys’ team did the school proud by winning and retaining the ‘B’ Division squash championships with the support of fellow teachers and schoolmates.

 

With a determined mindset, Ryan Liang won the first match against ACS (I) with a score of 3-1. Jerald Tan then dominated and clinched the second match, giving Fairfield a 2-0 lead. The fourth game saw Kojiro Tan from Fairfield breezing through the match to help Fairfield score an unassailable 3-1 lead over...

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FMS(S) English Language Week 2014

This year’s English Language (EL) Week, which was held from 7 to 11 April 2014, was aimed at developing Fairsians’ interest in English Language through a plethora of engaging and intriguing activities.

 

One of the most interesting activities, the Spelling Bee, thoroughly excited Fairsians who displayed their competitive spirit in the classroom. The contestants eagerly brooded over the positions of the various letters in the given words as they tried spelling a myriad of challenging words.

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Cross Country 2014

On 28 March 2014, the Fairfield family flocked to West Coast Park for our annual Cross Country. In line with the FIFA World Cup which is taking place in June this year, Fairfield invited Tanjong Pagar United’s marquee signing Monsef Zerka as our Guest-Of-Honour, who was very happy to answer questions posed by our emcees Ms Brenda Nio and Mr Teo Kian Wee, so as to provide an insight into his healthy lifestyle and to encourage us to stay fit and healthy. Furthermore, our Principal Mr Owyong encouraged us not to lead a sedentary lifestyle, and to exercise regularly. Before officially announcing the start of the race, our aesthetically talented Fairsians...   

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Andrew Ng - A Debater, Leader, and Excellent Student

Andrew showed great commitment in managing his roles in the Student Council, Debating and Oratorical Society and the Red Cross Youth and often went beyond what was expected of him. As Deputy Head Councillor, he oversaw the running of the Secondary One Orientation 2013 and council camps as well as various school events. As President of the Debating and Oratorical Society, he led the team...  

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A willing heart and discipline - Alvina Adimoelja has both

Alvina is a humble and optimistic student who displays good leadership and organisational skills. She was part of the Red Cross Youth team who helped the unit to achieve the Excellent Unit Award (Gold) from 2011 to 2013. Due to her immense contributions and active participation, she was promoted to the rank of Senior Warrant Officer in 2013. She maintained the discipline...

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Genevieve Chew - An overachiever when it comes to perseverance and determination 

Genevieve is a far-sighted individual who sets high goals for herself and shows determination and perseverance in achieving them. An active member of the Girls' Brigade (G.B.), she was part of the team that did the school proud by attaining the Gold Award from 2011 to 2013 at the annual Uniformed Group Competition organised by G.B. Headquarters. In addition, Genevieve was involved in the G.B. National Drill Competition in 2011 where they also attained the Gold Award. Due to her significant contributions, Genevieve was promoted to become the Chairman of Girls' Brigade, where she was given the opportunity to hone her leadership skills...

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Brendan Loon – Excellent in Music and Studies 

Brendan is a highly motivated individual who is very focused on working towards his goals. Appointed as the Head of the Connect Department in the Student Council in 2012, Brendan was able to hone his leadership skills as he led his team in spearheading the Students’ Suggestion Scheme programme in school. Having a passion for music and as an active member of the Fairfield Symphonic Band, Brendan took part in various events and competitions. He was part of the team which helped the Band clinch the Silver Award at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging for Concert Bands in 2011.

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Chien Chuen Wee - A Disciplined Student 

Chuen Wee is an optimistic and creative student who strives to do his best in all tasks. As an active member of the school's Badminton Team, he represented FMS(S) in various inter-school competitions and came in second at the Singapore Badminton Association Singles Invitational (Under 17) in 2013. Owing to his valuable contributions and active participation, he was appointed the Vice-Captain of the team. He also served the school as a Health Ambassador in 2012 and 2013, where he assisted the teachers in disseminating health tips to the school population and also helped in organising several events which promoted healthy living... 

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Fairfield Achieves Excellent 2013 GCE O- and N- Level Results

On 13 January 2014, our Sec 4 Express and 5 Normal (Academic) students returned to FMS(S) to collect their GCE O- Level results. The day had finally arrived for them to receive their results; the Chen Su Lan Hall was filled with chatter and murmur as everyone was anxiously anticipating the release of his or her examination results.

 

Fairfield has once again done very well in the GCE O- Level examinations! 

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Multi Ethnic Celebrations 2014

This year’s Multi Ethnic Celebrations on 30 January 2014 was a feast for the senses, as students, teachers and staff alike dressed in colourful ethnic costumes and engaged in exciting performances that involved dance, music and song.

 

The day started off with the students trying their hands on different cultural crafts – the lower secondary painting Chinese masks and the upper secondary doing fan painting. Through these workshops, students were able to enjoy themselves greatly whilst being acquainted with the intricate crafts of the ethnic cultures...

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A Warm Fairfield Welcome for Our Secondary 1 Students in Orientation 2014

All FMS(S) secondary one students get to go through a fun-filled and enriching Orientation programme, which comprises three days of intense group activities aimed at helping all new students assimilate into the school culture and forge new bonds. This year’s programme was certainly no different.

 

The theme for this year’s Orientation was ‘Blank Canvas’. It expresses the hope that all secondary one students would experience a fresh start... 

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Fairfield Open House 2013

On 21 November 2013, FMS(S) held an Open House to invite the general public into the school compound to give primary six students and their parents a chance to take a look at the school compound as well as to understand the exciting types of activities and programmes offered.

 

For this annual event, members from each CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) set up booths in the canteen and in the Chen Su Lan hall to let visitors have a better idea of the achievements each CCA has so impressively accumulated over the many years of hard work and effort...

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The Fairfield Hoodie

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Open House Brochure

FMS(S) held its Open House on 21 November 2013. If you would like to view the Open House Brochure 2013 which we shared with our visitors, please click here


Joshua Jesudason – An Ex-Fairsian who Received the President’s Scholarship 2013 

Joshua Ebenezer Jesudason was one of only five people to receive the prestigious President’s Scholarship at the Istana, which recognises his outstanding academic and co-curricular records, character, and leadership potential. Now a Singapore Police Force Overseas Scholarship holder, he will study history and politics at Oxford University. In FMS(S), he was the Company Sergeant Major of the 33rd Singapore Boys' Brigade Company, and was presented... 

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A Refreshingly Revamped T- Zone for All

Our beloved T- Zone is open once again! After a year-long hiatus, the T- Zone will provide students with an even more comfortable and conducive place to hang out after school.

 

The teachers, students and parents got together on 5 September 2013 to participate in the T- Zone Re-opening Ceremony. The gloomy skies threatened to pour more rain down on us but the Lord blessed us with a slight drizzle that eventually subsided. As the school and other leaders held each end of the orange and yellow strings holding together the bunch of colourful balloons... 

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Teachers’ Day Celebration 2013

At Fairfield, Teachers’ Day is a day of thanksgiving for the teachers who have selflessly guided us in our journey here. This year’s theme was ‘Fruits of Your Labour’, and accordingly, the Student Council had put together a concert filled with fruit-themed games and decorations for the teachers.

 

On 5 September 2013, the rain pouring down did not dampen the spirits of Fairsians and teachers. The day began with a show-stopping performance by the ‘Screw Crew’, who performed...

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A Momentously Unprecedented Victory For Fairfield Basketball

In the recent Inter-School South Zone Basketball Championships, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)’s ‘C’ division basketball team emerged as South Zone champions for the first time in the school’s history. On their way to the finals, the ‘C’ division basketball team had defeated powerhouses like Raffles Institution and Catholic High.

 

Besides the Secondary 2 students, our Principal Mr Owyong as well as many ex-Fairsians and parents made their way to Jurong Sports Hall to support...

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A Grand Celebration of Fairfield’s 125th Founder’s Day

The 125th Founder’s Day celebrations began with gloomy skies and a slight drizzle. However, students and teachers alike stood together as one to brave the rain, as the Fairfield spirit was evident, with Fairsians young and old all eager and excited for the event to start.

 

Once the Guest-of-Honour, Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup, along with other VIPs like our ex-principal Mrs Tang Poh Kim, and... 

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Fairfield Celebrates National Day 2013

Patriotism filled the air as Fairsians decked out in red and white gathered to celebrate the nation’s birthday as one. The event began with an important and meaningful National Day message delivered by our Principal, Mr Victor Owyong. The National Day song was then played as the national flag and the school flag were brought into the school hall by members of the Fairfield Uniformed Groups.

 

Our school’s precision drill squad then displayed a magnificent ... 

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Peter Chong – An Ex-Fairsian who Won the Boys’ Brigade President’s Award

Peter Chong Ken Yang was presented the Boys’ Brigade President’s Award by President Tony Tan Keng Yam in 2013 for fulfilling the requisite proficiency tests and for meeting the rigorous requirements in leadership and community service for the past six years. In the Boys’ Brigade in FMS(S), Peter attained the rank of Warrant Officer, the highest rank a Boy can attain. During his service in the Seniors Program, he was presented the Senior Proficiency Award while he was in charge of the Administration and Welfare Portfolio...

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Claire Carter – An Ex-Fairsian who Became the President of the ACJC Student Council

Claire Carter was the Head Councillor of FMS(S) from 2011 to 2012, and is currently the President of the ACJC Student Council. A devoted Fairsian, she was also the Vice President of the Fairfield English Drama where she inspired them to attain the Gold with Honours Award at the Singapore Youth Festival 2011. She was also awarded the Humanities Scholarship under the guidance of Mr Ezal...

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Jarron Tham -- An Ex-Fairsian who Received the Lee Kong Chian Award

Jarron Tham received the prestigious Lee Kong Chian Award at his graduation ceremony in Temasek Polytechnic for being the top graduate from the School of Design. As a student, he was a Staff Sergeant in the 33rd Company of the Boys' Brigade.

 

How has the culture and environment in FMS(S) changed your perspective towards life and shaped you into the person you are today?

Fairfield has been in my family since my grandmother's generation...

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Student Leaders’ Investiture 2013

On 16 July 2013, the annual Student Leaders’ Investiture was held during both the upper and lower secondary chapel services to not only officially install, recognise and introduce the top two personnel from each CCA as well as the Student Council and its departments, but to emphasise the importance of living a life of service.

 

This event began with Mr Joel Li leading worship, along with a few councillors forming the band. Reverend Andy Goh then delivered a sermon on how our leaders can become a positive influence... 

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Secondary One W.H.E.E.L. Week 2013

Fairfield is passionate about developing every pupil into an active lifelong learner and influential leader through the provision of a holistic, enriching, experiential and pupil-centred education, thus a plethora of interesting and exciting arts and cultural appreciation activities was specially planned to help the secondary one students to achieve personal mastery during this year’s Secondary One W.H.E.E.L. Week, which was held between 6 and 10 April 2013.

 

Besides going to the Singapore Arts Museum, Esplanade... 

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Fairfield Symphonic Band Awarded Certificate of Distinction in 2013 SYF Arts Presentation

Fairfield has once again reaffirmed her position as a vibrant aesthetics hub and as a school whose cultural identity and heritage are deeply set within the niche of the Performing Arts, with the stellar accomplishments of her respective Performing Arts Groups. 

 

In the recent Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2013, the Fairfield Symphonic Band was awarded the Certificate of Distinction, which is the highest accolade awarded to Performing Arts Groups in the newly revised awards system...

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Chapelthon 2013

This year’s Chapelthon was the culmination of a trilogy of significance for the school: One Love and One Life were being focused on in the last two years, while the theme for this year, which is the school’s momentous 125th anniversary, is One Legacy.

 

As Fairsians and ex-Fairsians came back to Fairfield with their family and friends, it was easy to see the tangible part of that one legacy – the Fairfield family. Everyone related to Fairfield in one way or another took the opportunity to catch up  with one another and reflect... 

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Fairfield Choir Awarded Certificate of Distinction for 2013 SYF Arts Presentation

The Fairfield Choir embarked on a faith-stretching journey late last year hoping to achieve the Certificate of Distinction in the 2013 Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation. Everyone knew a tremendous amount of effort was needed to achieve what we wanted, thus many sacrifices were made to prepare for the SYF. That included spending long hours on many Saturdays in school for choral exchanges, and additional hours of gruelling practice sessions on Tuesdays and during the December holidays.

 

The day finally arrived. Just two short hours before the judging, our conductor ran through the pieces to get us warmed up, and reminded us to feel the music... 

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Squashing Our Way To Success

On 26 April 2013, the Fairfield Squash Boys’ team did the school proud by winning the ‘B’ Division championship crown with the overwhelming support of our very own Fairsians as well as our Principal Mr. Owyong who specially came down to the Kallang Squash Centre to witness this monumental victory. 

 

With incredible fighting spirit, Brandon Tan won the first match against Raffles Institution with a score of 3-1. The third match proved  to be the most intense one, as Jiawen’s tenacity, determination and never-say-die attitude... 

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Carnival@Fairfield 2013

6 April 2013 marked the start of the most anticipated day of all Fairsians – the Fairfield Carnival, which takes place only once every 5 years!

 

From early in the morning, many students started setting up their stalls with their classmates and teachers, preparing a wide variety of games and mouth-watering delights before the crowd arrived.

 

Even a heavy downpour could not dampen the strong Fairfield spirit as the students, staff and even the alumni continued to work hard at their respective stalls. Their enthusiasm and determination...

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Carousel 2013 --- Showcasing the best of Fairfield’s Performing Arts Talents 

On 12 April 2013, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) held an event, ‘Carousel’, to showcase various exciting performances put up by our very own talented Performing Arts Groups. Held in both the auditorium and the Chen Su Lan Hall, ‘Carousel’ attracted a huge crowd, which included parents, staff and pupils, interested to watch these spectacular performances.

 

Many exhilarating and scintillating plays for both the young and old were put up... 
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English Week 2013

by Nicole Teo (Sec 3A)

 

28 January to 1 March 2013 marked Fairfield’s celebration of the English Week through five fun-filled days of enriching activities. The teachers worked hard in planning for these activities that the students enjoyed and benefitted from.

 

During English lessons, teachers organised Spelling Bees, which students thoroughly enjoyed and through them, expanded their vocabulary. The respective English teachers also shared with their classes their love for specific...

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Interview with Claire Carter (4A, 2012), One of the Top 2012 O- Level Students who also excelled in her C.C.A.

Claire is a reliable and level-headed student who is exemplary in her unwavering commitment to both class and school activities. She has shown excellent leadership skills in her capacity as Head Councillor, as she led the Student Council effectively from 2011 to 2012. Determined to get the most out of her school experience, Claire participated in numerous co-curricular activities - most notably through her commitment to Fairfield Drama, where she was part of the group that was awarded Gold with Honours as part of the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging in 2011...

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Interview with Evans Lee (4A, 2012), One of the Top 2012 O- Level Students who also excelled in his C.C.A.

Evans is a confident and hardworking pupil who has shown commitment to getting the best out of all aspects of school life. In 2011, his contribution to the Fairfield squash team enabled it to emerge third in the National Inter-School Games Competition in 2011. In 2012, as the Captain of the Squash team, he led the Fairfield Squash team to finish as champions...

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Interview with Jessica Lim (4E, 2012), One of the Top 2012 O- Level Students who also excelled in her C.C.A.

Jessica is a mature and respectful student who always strives to exert a positive influence on those around her. Recognised for achieving excellence, Jessica received the Mr S.T. Liu Memorial Scholarship from the school in 2012, which is awarded to deserving students based on their excellent character, proficiency in their studies, and commitment to their Co-Curricular Activity (C.C.A.). Jessica’s leadership capabilities in the Girls' Brigade (G.B) saw her appointed as the G.B. Chairperson in 2011... 

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A First Win for Fairfield!

Last year, a group of pupils participated for the first time in the 3rd e-Mote Digital Storytelling Competition, organised by National Book Development Council of Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies.

 

After attending a crash course on the basics of the usage of green screen technology and CGI animations at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, it was time to start working and the pupils committed much of their spare time planning the various aspects of the short film...

 

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FMS(S)’s Prisca Ang Wins the Silver Award of the 2012 Royal Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition

FMS(S)'s student journalist Prisca Ang of 4E 2012 won the Silver Award of the very prestigious 2012 Royal Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition. This unprecedented feat was even more amazing as more than 8000 talented young writers from various Commonwealth countries participated and competed in it...                               

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