Week 5 of Happiness: ROUND UP!!!

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For Week 5 of Happiness, we celebrated the end of our EYAs in our own ways: watching the movies, unwinding by hanging out with friends, catching up on TV shows we gave up temporarily, etc.

But together, as the Year 4 Batch of 2014, we also celebrated it by passing the enthusiasm and willpower with which we faced our exams onto our juniors.

Having been in RGS for close to 4 years now, we’re pretty sure none of us has never gone through a stressful period where you thought, “This is it, man. I can’t do this anymore. PTs are so stupid, EYAs even more so. What’s the point???” But guess what? WE’VE BEEN THROUGH IT ALL. We’ve conquered those exams and fought the hardest by doing our very, very best.

And now, we’re passing on that fighter spirit to our juniors. Head down to this link (tinyurl.com/EYAEncouragement) to do that! Tell your juniors how much you love them, and tell them what so many friends had told you before when times got tough, and tell them that it’ll all be okay in the end. It may sound like the most cliche thing to say, but it’s true: EXAMS AREN’T EVERYTHING. 

On behalf of the Year 4s, the CH OT also did a little something for our lovely juniors 🙂

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Now that our stressful times are over, why not help your juniors out a little? Guide them along, show them some love, give them all the encouragement and strength that they need!! We know you care 🙂

Week 4 of Happiness: ROUND UP!!!

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Week 4 of Happiness: Celebrating the awesomeness of House! ❤ ❤ ❤

So it was the last ever House Day for us Year 4s today! 🙂

Congratulations to Hadley, the Champion House of 2014!!! 

And of course, good, good, good, awesome job, ALL HOUSES! I’m sure we’ve all loved and enjoyed all the things that House has planned and done for us these past 4 years. From practising that SUPER GRACEFUL, SUPER BOOTIFUL mass dance, to participating in and being crazy during IHGs, the sweet, colourful memories with House are definitely ones we will keep with us for life. 

Here are some messages that our House Captains have written for us!! 🙂 

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From Rachel, our Tarbet Captain ❤ 

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From Alysee, our Tarbet Vice Captain ❤
house, for me, is where some of the best memories were formed and continue to be formed (: house has given me so much; all the laughter and smiles, all the tears, all the friendships, all the love :’) house is really something special, and i’ll always hold house close to my heart. 🙂 thank you house. emojiemojiemojiemojiemoji

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From Natalie, our Buckle Captain ❤ 
there is no collage big enough to fit all the photos that remind me of house, no photos significant enough to remind me of my entire house journeyemoji , and no space big enough in my heart to remind me of my love for house ♡ #cheesy #deep

wanted to do this a long time ago but didnt know how or when but #12wohgave me the perfect chance to reflect on my 4 years in House so far :’) As my fav captain once said “We love our houses, but we love the people in it even more” I am so so grateful for the people who have made this journey so amazingemoji – my batchmates (Kwan Jaz Gwee Yamin Cara ChinFang YY RuiEn Michal) who have been there every single step of the way, my lovely exco who i can always count on!!! for wi5ever for going through saigang together, my awesomesauce vcapt Maria Sharapova for being my pillar of support emoji and To my lovely juniors, Buckleans ’15 ’16 ’17 for being so cute (seeing all of you grow makes me feel ever so proud like a mama)emoji and last but not least!! the house seniors for guiding me through everything and being my friends+”role models”emoji – every single one of you have made me who I am today and I am so so thankful :’)))))

from including a picture of a toilet in my campaign speech, to making a fool of ourselves during house pracs every single wednesday (dancing mass dance in the mud), to Buck the ikea snake emoji that hasnt been washed for like 10 years and is full of sweat and tears, everything about House means so much to me and it will continue to do so even when im old and wrinkly.

really hope that the future generations share the same sentiments and that the house spirit continues to burn brighter than ever emoji because I can’t imagine how dull and meaningless my life would be without House ^_^ emojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemoji

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From Maria, our Buckle Vice Captain ❤ 
House is magic. It has given me many experiences and friends to last a lifetime. It has seen me grow (physically & as a person) throughout my 4 years in RG. It has changed the way I see the colours red, green, blue, yellow and purple, forever. There are so few constants in my life– but House is one of them 🙂

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From Beatrice, our Richardson Captain ❤
house, to me, is much more than 5 colours- it’s family, it’s love. house has defined my rg life and has shaped me to who I am today. from my first house prac till the last, house has helped me grow in so many ways possible. I am immensely grateful for friendships forged, experiences, and a journey like never before. it’s more than a position; it’s a sort of love that I can never describe. countless happy memories, so many people I’ve grown so comfortable with- people that have stuck with me and guided me through. when I look back and think of house, I know that an indescrible warmth will fill my heart, and it will only bring a smile to my face.  emojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemoji

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From Jia Ling, our Richardson Vice Captain ❤ 

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From Karyn, our Waddle Captain ❤ 

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From Jiaying, our Waddle Vice Captain ❤
1/4 of my life has been spent being a House member!!! There are so many emotions and thoughts I have about House and I realise it’s really been one of the biggest parts of my life and I will try to explain them as best as I can, but some things will probably never be understandable in a way 🙂 Throughout these years, things have not always been smooth-sailing, and they have made every housecommer tired, stressed, and worried. But it’s also made each one of us feel and be different things. It’s made me happy, excited, spirited, and most of all, me. I am lucky enough to have learnt and grown in House and this journey will always be the one that defined me most in these 4 years, and I could never regret it. Because when I look back on it, every smile and tear has given me a lesson to keep for a lifetime and I wouldn’t trade my House experience for the world. If there’s anything I want House to have been and be, I hope each House Practice, House Day, Sportsfest, Swimcarn, IHG Week, has given you and will give you the amount of spirit it ignites in me, and I hope the fire burns bright in each of our hearts – be them red, green, blue, yellow, or purple. emojiemojiemojiemojiemoji

From Phyllis, our Hadley Captain ❤ 
 honestly when i was first introduced to the house system in rgs i never knew it could have become such a big part of me right now and i’m so thankful that it has 🙂 throughout these four years, house has become a place where i (and many others) get to know many amazing people and do many amazing things – and other than being thankful for that, i’m just even more thankful and thankful and thankful for house emojiemoji

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From Wei Ting, our Hadley Vice Captain ❤ 

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Week 3 of Happiness: ROUND UP!!!

WEEK 3 OF HAPPINESS

 

For the 3rd of 12 Weeks of Happiness, we decided to appreciate and celebrate our ohana — our FAMILY!!!

During CLE Lessons, everyone shared about their family, and were even given the chance to write LETTERS and make cute little paper cuttings (that showed 2 hands making the shape of a heart — adorable!!) to write sweet stuff on!

We also got all of you to share some selfies / pictures with your family members on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #12woh and here are some of your posts! 😀

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Even though Week 3 of Happiness is officially over, we hope that you will all still continue to appreciate your family for all the things that they do for you, their selfless love, and for being the constant pillars in your life! Appreciate that they have been with you through thick and thin and for (probably) THE MOST NUMBER OF YEARS IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!

Go on, TELL YOUR PARENTS AND SIBLING(S) YOU LOVE THEM! Give them a huuuuuuge hug! ❤

Thank you all for participating so actively in this initiative 🙂 We love you.

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Week 2 of Happiness: ROUND UP!!!

WEEK 2 OF HAPPINESS

HAPPY (belated) 49TH BIRTHDAY, SINGAPORE!!!!!!!!

We’re sure you’re all curious how Week 2 of Happiness turned out!!!

BEFORE WE BEGIN, WHY NOT WATCH A VIDEO MONTAGE WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, TO SHOWCASE YOUR PRETTY SMILING FACES????

If you all remember, the Celebrating Happiness OT also went around to each and every one of your classes to put up these posters on your boards so you guys could all tell us what YOU love about Singapore!!!

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Here are some of you lovely people’s responses!!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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We hope you had a thoroughly good time celebrating our beautiful country’s birthday! Here’s to many, many, many more awesome National Days!!

If you have more videos / pictures of you and your friends celebrating National Day, please do post them on your Instagram / Twitter / Facebook accounts with the hashtag #12woh !!!

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12 Weeks of Happiness in RGS: WEEK NUMBER ONE!

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN RGS!

For the first week of the 12 Weeks of Happiness, in line with HOMECOMING, we will be voting for our favourite places in RGS — that one place that everyone will automatically associate with this school that we have come to see as our second home! The canteen we all share, the mini-amphitheatre where we had our Saturday house practices, the Shaw Lab in J Block we used when we were in Sec 1 and the Magic Lab was too far away- these places remind us of fond, happy memories and shared experiences; a physical representation of the shared Batch 14 consciousness and the Rafflesian essence.

How do you vote? 

  1. Take a photo of and/or with the place (selfies, group photos with friends, a picture of just the place are all accepted)
  2. Post the photo on Instagram and/or Twitter with the hashtag #12WOH by 2359, 2 August 2014 (Saturday).
  3. Your posts / votes will be collated and posted on our main WordPress site, Facebook Page and Instagram by 4 August (Monday)! 😀

Sample Post!

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Celebrating Happiness: The RGS Edition!

So, recently, we have been planning something reeeeally exciting in our school for our graduating batch of 2014 and IT WAS FINALLY LAUNCHED TODAY!

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Can you believe it? The Year 4 Batch of 2014 will be graduating from RGS in 12 weeks! Therefore, some of us have come together to think about how we can appreciate and commemorate our 4 years in RGS. 🙂

And we would like each and every one of YOU, from the RGS graduating batch of 2014 to be part of it!

Each of the 12 weeks will have a different theme and activities lined up for us to show our appreciation towards different people and the little things in life. These activities will then be captured and posted in “roundup posts” at the end of every week on our Facebook Page and main WordPress site.

A final post with the highlights from each week will also be put up on the above 2 platforms in the twelfth and final week, and showcased during FAM as a final, big Thank-You! 😀

Objectives of the 12 Weeks of Happiness:

  • To help the Year 4s start appreciating and commemorating their time in RGS
  • To bond over positive shared memories and experiences in RGS
  • To pass on the legacy of having a spirit of gratitude to our juniors.

Note: This means that all the submissions and other usual Celebrating Happiness posts will be put on hold for the timebeing, and instead, this site will be used mostly (if not completely) for the 12 Weeks of Happiness initiative! 

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