12 years with the
- I was at the Junior School
(Jr II): 1973 - 1978. Still remember the first day! Pri
1A - 6A.
- Ran across the quadrangle
to the secondary school: 1979 - 1982: Sec 1A, 2A, 3 Sci
II and 4
- Really long bus journeys to
St. Andrew's Junior College: 1983 - 1984. 1S8, 2S8.
Several of the 4 Sci 2 class boys came over, so it was a
comfortable transition: Chan Mun Yee, Chow Chee Sun,
David Goodenough, Kwek Beng Siong, Shahiran Sahari,
Stuart Soh, Jonathan Wong. That begin a career of staying
overnight in school grounds for me that I carried on to
- A bunch of us from the
Secondary 4 Sci II class of 1982 kept in contact: Chan
Mun Yee, Stephen Cheok, Samuel Chia, Peter Chua Hee Teck,
Chow Chee Sun, David Roland Goodenough, Kwek Beng Siong,
N. Sivasothi, Colin Nah, Jemmy Ong, Hayma Rajan, Shahiran
Sahari, Sunny Seah, Stuart Soh, Jonathon Wong, Benjamin
Yap, Yew Chee Chien. 17 out of about 42 of us. Of course
we rediscovered people along the way, Peter Chua (June
2002) was the latest. Hmmm...20 years on in 2002 and
we're still talking. Not too bad, eh? See my
Science II webpage.
We use a private interactive webpage at family.com
for more details.
- Joined the SAOBA
whilst in the army (only $60 for life membership in those
days), this must be in the mid-80's.
- 4 Sci II (1982) formed a
mailing list in the early-mid 90's.
- Joined the SAOBA rugby
team for one season, sometime in 1986. My legs were
still kickin' then!
- Gave a talk and took
students from St. Andrew's Secondary (via Mrs Koh,
our old biology teacher) out to the mangroves in the
mid-90's with The Habitat Group. Got some of them well
stuck in the mud!
- Talked at St. Andrew's
Junior College in the early 90's about research at
the university. Student who arranged it ended up doing
research in molecular biology! Via Mrs Chew, my old
- In January 1999, I became
the List Manager for the Saints
"Do You Know?" list
by Mr Yee Teck Peng - Benjamin's uncle. Benjamin had
forwarded me one of his uncle's articles and I found it
enjoyable reading and it was an aswer to finding out more
about the school's history that I had wondered about
since 1982. I was then a student, and Priscilla Krempl
tried to help me find out more.
- St. Andrew's Junior
College led by my Biology teacher (Mrs Chew) become a
regular participant of the International
Coastal Cleanup Singapore in
Mangroves - they got
good press coverage the first year and have participated
for the 4th year in 2002. In 2001 and 2002, their student
leaders from the Green Club were composed partially of
the first and second batch of ASEAN scholars. These
students did a good job, and in 2002 actually ran a site
on their own - a first for a mangrove cleanup operation!
Alumni from the 1999 batch came back to help as
- St. Andrew's Dinners -
Sept 2001 -
Andrew's OBA webpage
- this new version of the webpage was launched on 8th
November 2002, during the SAOBA dinner. In hopefully a
short time more, the SAJC Alumni will be merged with
this. Hopefully soon! With links to St. Andrew's Junior
School - St. Andrew's Secondary School - St. Andrew's
Links from the
Andrew's World - I
have emailed the webmaster, so let's see if it is still
Andrew's Webring -
self appointed, it seems but cannot fault the enthusiasm.
And probably more webpages these days by students!
- Francis Thomas, late
principal of St. Andrew's, WWII POW of the Japanses,
survivor of Burma-Siam railway and witness of the
mushroom cloud at Nagasaki, founder member of Labor
party, Council member of Inter-Religous organisation and
founder of Student Care Services - a