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Dear Alumni & Fellow Lasallians,
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the season of Light, it was a season of Darkness…”. This is the opening line of the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, by one of the greatest authors of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens. We live in extraordinary times and at the time of writing, Singapore was just emerging out of the circuit-breaker period imposed to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. And it harkened back to Dicken’s seminal book which was set in the years leading up to the French Revolution. I don’t believe the situation here is as grave as those times but not many Lasallians have ever experienced anything quite like this pandemic. This virus has brought so much devastation to businesses and economies and disrupted our way of life, how we work, study, play and even worship.
The pandemic has forced us to re-examine our lives, question our priorities and even our purpose in this world. It brought out both the best and the worst in people but we really do not need a pandemic to remind us of our humanity, our connectedness and our common destiny.
The story of our Founder, St John Baptist De La Salle, should be compelling enough to catalyse Lasallians. He sought to bring change in and around his community in Rheims, France, more than 300 years ago, by introducing education to the many destitute children, living in the streets. His Lasallian values of Faith, Service and Community, urge us to become persons of integrity and persons for others, values that De La Salle School actively imbues in its students. And the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) aims to keep these values alive among Lasallians.
DLSAA is still a very young organisation and encouraging Lasallians to join us is still our number one challenge. But I am willing to wager that 6 years of education at De La Salle School must have touched the hearts of a number of Lasallians, enough to motivate them to contribute their time and energy in making DLSAA an active and vibrant body. These young Lasallians are the future and their ideas, enthusiasm and selfless giving will be the lifeblood of our organisation. And I would like to appeal to Lasallians to join us.
Joining DLSAA also offers Lasallians a gateway to the larger Lasallian community both in Singapore and the world formed by about 4,000 Brothers, who together with 90,000 men and women teachers and numerous other Lay associates help run over 1,500 Lasallian educational institutions in 82 countries with over 900,000 students, children, youth and even adults.
We have a proud tradition, a unique identity and a set of shared values which together become our greatest asset. Let’s leverage on it to ignite a sense of a deep yearning of wanting to give back to our alma mater and pay it forward to the larger community of Lasallians.
DLSAA also aims to build connections and bridges within our community through our activities, whether it be games, social activities, reunions, school talks or mentorship programmes. The DLSAA Committee Members and I are excited about the school’s future and its students and what it holds for us to partner, strengthen and grow the alumni association. I encourage students and Lasallians to sign up by clicking on the link on the top right hand corner of the page.
I look forward to welcoming you and hope you will find your way back home because home is where the heart is and where your alma mater resides.
ORGANISATION CHART OF DLSAA
INFORMATION ON P1 REGISTRATION UNDER PRIORITY PHASE 2A1
If you have a child that will be going to Primary One next year, you will have to register him/her in the current year around the month of July.
If you are a member of the DLSAA (De La Salle Alumni Association), your child could potentially receive priority registration under Phase2A1 which is reserved for all alumni members.
However, in order to qualify for Phase 2A1, you would have to be an alumni member for at least one year before the P1 registration of your child.
In other words, you would have had to be an alumni member for approximately 1-and-a half years before your child goes to Primary One.
Please see the diagram below for better clarity of this.
Alumni members who would like P1 registration for their children under priority Phase 2A1should write an email to the Alumni (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details of their full name, NRIC No, full name(s) of your child(ren) and date of application of membership. We will then write to you with a letter to present to the School to confirm your eligibility under Phase 2A1.
DLSAA HELPS OUT IN SCHOOL FUND-RAISER
|DLSS's Funtastic Fiesta 2015 Fund-Raiser
De La Salle School had its food and funfare, FUNTASTIC FIESTA 2015, on Saturday, 31 January 2015 at the school's premises at Choa Chu Kang.
The alumni association did its part by helping to man one of the games stalls. The association also took the opportunity to raise some funds for its own activities by selling mainly toys at its flea market stall.
The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Alex Yam, who is the MP for Choa Chu Kang GRC. He was accompanied by Principal, Mrs Sing, VPs, Mr Chan and Mr Ching, Chairman of the SMC, Mr Kuo, and President of the DLSAA, Mr Bangras, as they sat through some wonderful dance performances and viewed the various stalls during a walkabout later on.
Mr Yam greeted visitors, parents and children alike with his trademark smile and friendly banter. Here are some pictures of the performances, his walkabout and pictures of our alumni volunteers manning the stalls
THE INAUGURAL LASALLE INTER-ALUMNI FUTSAL TOURNAMENT 2015
|This tournament is probably one of the first, if not the first activity that brought together the old boys of all the CBS primary schools in friendly competition. Even though we are all from different schools there was an uncanny familiarity and bond that was palpable throughout the tournament - the LaSallian spirit.
The competition was stiff and fierce at times, as was expected but in the end the LaSallian sense of true sportsmanship prevailed and all the old boys were thankful that they were able to partake of this event and renew old ties.
For the DLSAA - we were mainly represented by a group of old boys from the 1983 DLSS batch. Most of them went on to SJI and graduated from there in 1987. They are Allan Toh, Jeffrey Ng, Bernard Chia, Louis Nathan, Francis Selvan, Edmund Ng, Wai Keong and Niklas Leong. I applaud your competitive spirit and your eagerness to play for your alma mater.
We played a fantastic 1st match against SAB and won by a big margin, 6-2. Took the foot off the pedal in the 2nd match and got punished by SSS 2-1. The final match against the tournament favourites, SMSAA, we lost 4-2 as fatigue and injuries put paid to any chances of winning the tournament. Overall the DLSAA team gave a good account of themselves and have a solid base on which to build on from.
Thanks to SMSAA (St Mike's) for taking the lead role in organising this tournament. They provided the venue, drinks, the St Michael's Challenge Shield and the medals, which was a surprise. Everyone who participated got a medal, a nice touch to end off the tournament in true LaSallian spirit.
Check out the photos and the videos on our FB page .The SAB players are in blue jerseys, SMSAA in red and DLSAA in green. Cheers!