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Raffles Press

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Press gives you a taste of what being in a formal organisation might be like. Collaborating with CCA mates, working closely with editors, and striding the fine line between political correctness and insensitivity – these are valuable and transferable life skills to be gained. If you have observations to share, opinions to voice, and are willing to commit to the challenges that student journalism will confront you with, we look forward to having your name on our Byline.

Teacher Mentors



Mr Patrick Wong

Achievements And Highlights



Pressing Ahead Conference
Hosted second annual conference for members of journalism CCAs from various JCs, which served as a training and networking workshop.

Press Soapbox
Gathered ideas from the school community regarding topics students are passionate about, some serving as basis of articles published by Raffles Press.

Collaborations
Worked with several student groups, both within RI and external organisations:

  • Under the Macroscope: Collaborated with Raffles Economics and Current Affairs Society (RECAS) to write for a publication about current affairs
  • Teacher Features 2017: Collaborated with Students’ Council to produce two articles featuring teachers in RI, as well as print past Teacher Features for Teachers’ Day.
  • Lord of the Flyers: Collaborated with Hwa Chong Institution’s (HCI) Publications Society to investigate and write about tuition centres’ promotional methods.
  • Canossaville Children’s Home VIA: Participated in The Victorian Press’ (VJC) VIA activity at Canossaville Children’s Home during the June holidays, publishing articles based on the experience.
  • Raffles Reviews: collaborated with local bookstore BooksActually to write reviews of its titles, published on rafflespress.com under the Raffles Reviews column.

Rafflesian Times
Contributed articles to Issues 7 and 8 of the Rafflesian Times (the RI school magazine for alumni, parents, staff & students), in conjunction with the RI Communications, Alumni Relations and Advancement Department.

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Initiated and continued many well-received columns, features and article series:

  • Life After Raffles: interviewed RI alumni about their projects after graduation and beyond
  • Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): interviewed current undergraduates who are RI alumni about their respective universities, including overseas institutions and application processes
  • Other popular series include: Raffles Reviews (food, movies), op-eds (e.g. Nationally Speaking)
  • Introduced multimedia coverage, with use of videos and photos in articles to cover Raffles Runway showcase and the Audio-Visual Unit