1 School 3 Generations (Part 4, The Final Part)

…continued from Part 3;

Well during my time, I could never imagine that the school can be that grand and nice! Of course after 30 over years, things have changed – Victoria School has shifted it’s location from Jalan Besar to Geylang Bahru and now settled down at Siglap. It’s really a much more nicer building and even with a hostel (though majority who stayed there are not VS students haha). Now it’s a strictly boys school as there is no more Pre-U in the school since there is another Victoria Junior College (VJC) located just further down the road.

The main gate of the current VS;

I’m impressed by the design of the school  – the school motto “Nil Sine Labore” is ‘shadowed’ onto the ground when the sun shine;

This is how it looks like – the parade square located on the upper floor;

Nowadays, managing a school is like running a business. The school need to promote their “products”. See how the school “market” it’s brand;

Besides the normal school badge and tie, you can even find the school name on their Khaki shorts, school socks and shoes. Now the school allowed running shoes to be worned as school shoe as long as it’s 70% white compared to the old boring canvas white school shoe.

How I wish to be a student of this era…

9 Responses to “1 School 3 Generations (Part 4, The Final Part)”

  1. 1 Lam Chun See Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I don’t think I like to be a student in today’s era. I see my children so stressed. Everything nowadays is measured with KPI’s (key performance indicators). Our time only sports and academic.

  2. 2 coolinsider Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for popping over to Cooler Insights and nice nostalgia and heritage blog you got here! We should work together for yesterday.sg.

    I used to study in Victoria Junior College and my former Church (Light of Christ City Church) occupied the old Victoria Secondary premise at Jalan Besar. I can’t quite say that my VJ days were fondly remembered as the focus was always to study study study. Interestingly, after I went to the university, my grades were much better when nobody (least of all a principal) nagged me to mug!!

  3. 3 victorian Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    I think that it’s cool that after 30 years, you still keep up with the latest fashion trends. 🙂 I think the VS uniform, and the PT kit, has evolved so much in these years. Now, it is hard not to be able to identify a Victorian as the school name is all over him – badge, khaki shorts, socks, shoes, what next? Even during my time just a few years ago, the design of the socks changed. They used to have yellow stripes on socks beside the letters ‘VS’ and the letters were only printed on one side of each sock. Also, the red and yellow stripes on the sides of the PE shorts were removed. What did the PT kit last time look like? Was it the bumblebee with ‘VICTORIAN’ written on the back too? I think it’s really cool to trace back the evolution of the VS attire all these years. I have been trying to find pictures to trace the designs but so far, your website is the only one I can find that contains pictures. 🙂

    VS had prom night back then? We didn’t even have a gathering. Not even in the school hall. 😦

  4. 4 laokokok Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Hi Victorian, welcome here. It will be interesting to show all these changes over years especially after we left our school. Red and Yellow are our school colors haha, and it’s great to have it on the PE shorts.

    You mean VS no longer have prom night nowadays? That’s bad! I heard from my Sec. 1 son (now in VS) this week that his form teacher cancel the year end BBQ at chalet because the form teacher finds the responsibility too great! My goodness, my son had his Pri.6’s one (3 days 2 nights) last year, and his Pri.6 form teacher don’t even mind such responsibilities, yet a Secondary teacher mind…. Sad case…

    No wonder my son said going to secondary school is not as fun…

  5. 5 victorian Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Sigh exactly. Your son is in VS too? Wow, the tradition has really passed down in your family. That’s so cool. 🙂 If your son is in a uniformed group, he will certainly have many year end activities in school, I guess. Camps, training, etc. That will be his ‘gathering’ for the year. But it’s really sad that the teacher said something like that. Perhaps the teacher-student bond is not as strong as it was during the 70s.

  6. 6 laokokok Friday, October 12, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Well his form teacher is not his main subject teachers, only teaching him Home Econ (what a subject to be taught haha). So in one week, the form teacher hardly meet up with the students.

  7. 7 passerby Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11:39 am

    That’s interesting. It’s always rather fascinating when father and son attended/attend the same school. You must be really proud when you see him with the black, bold words ‘VICTORIAN’ on his back. I believe it brings back memories too.

  8. 8 laokokok Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:48 am

    Hi Passerby, welcome here. We are also in the same Glam House haha.

  9. 9 passerby Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Haha, that makes it even more exciting, I guess. 🙂

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