Featured in Sunday 14 September's Lianhe Zaobao are the photos taken by our very own photography club students during Zaobao's Annual Charity Event 2014. The photography club builds on students' interest and natural talent in photography where students are coached by a professional photographer to learn and explore in-depth digital camera and photographic techniques, creative composition, photo editing and portfolio presentation.
10 Sep 2014
《早报送暖 让新光学校学生展才艺》 9月7日
As part of zaobao's annual charity drive, an event to showcase the talents of students with special needs and to revisit the 90 trees planted a year ago by zaobao took place on Saturday, 6 September 2014. More than 30 staff from zaobao gathered with its readers and Pathlight students to admire and appreciate nature's beauty. While readers embarked on a special guided trail led by volunteers, 20 students from the Artist Development Programme (ADP) and Photography Club captured the sights of Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park with their pens and cameras. Students from the Performing Arts Ukulele Group also rendered two beautiful pieces, "Let it go" and "Count on me".
10 Sep 2014
《每一天都精彩》 早报逗号 9月3日
Ms Dolly Tan believes that treating students with autism like any other neuro-typical students at appropriate times will in fact benefit the students. Recounting the principle she applies in her nine years of service in Pathlight school, Ms Tan thinks that if a child presents with behavioural challenges which are not due to his autism, he has to be corrected such that he learns how to be responsible for his own actions and eventually grow.
15 Aug 2014
早报送暖系列 之 《画鹦鹉传心声》 8月22日
Selena Seow, 18, has a special love for birds, particularly parrots. Prior to the discovery of her talent in drawing parrots, Selena's mother, Mrs Corine Yeow who is also an educator in Special Education, shared that Selena has outstanding cross stitch skills where she is able to stitch complicated patterns. Even though she may take up to a few days to complete a drawing, her works are very detailed. It is also through her passion in drawing that allows others to enter see the world from her point of view.
15 Aug 2014
早报送暖系列 之 《把大自然留在画里》 8月15日
Ng Li Jie, 17 has a special love for nature as it represents peace and tranquility. His mother, Ms Dorothy Teo, 42 shares that Li Jie will always bring along his camera while travelling to document the various scenery he sees. He began learning different art techniques nine years ago and his favourite artist is none other than Spanish artist and Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí. He is currently pursuing his 'O' Levels.
13 Aug 2014
早报送暖系列 之 《画肖像留回忆》 8月8日
It is not difficult to guess who Sean Bay, 19 is drawing from the portraits he creates. He draws portraits of personas such as characters from TV Serial "Under One Roof" and various local politicians.
His mother, Mdm Koh Joh Ting, 47 shares that Sean has a special interest in politicians even though they have never discussed Politics with him.
Drawing portraits has since become his way of preserving memories.
12 Aug 2014
A VERY SPECIAL CONCERT (AVSC) 2014 RAISED MORE THAN $650,000 FOR FOR EMPLOYABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (E2C) CAMPUS FUND OF ARC(S)
The Harvard University's all male jazz a cappella group, Din & Tonics, was in Singapore as part of their biennial 13-country world tour. During their week-long stop-over in Singapore, the Din & Tonics performed in a charity concert called 'A Very Special Concert 2014' (AVSC) on 2 August 2014 to raise funds for Autism Resource Centre's new campus in Redhill for its Employability & Employment Centre...
The art of conversation is what Sarah found through her love for drawing. Sarah Wong, 15 who was described as introverted by her father Mr Stephen Wong, would usually spend her day drawing away. She shares how drawing is a form of relaxation for her. Her talent in drawing was first discovered when she started drawing comics where she gets inspired by Japanese anime, storybooks and even interesting stories from school life. She will be sitting for GCE 'N' Levels next year and she hopes to pursue her passion in jewellery design upon graduation.
30 Jul 2014
早报送暖系列 – 《画画抒情》 7月30日
Under the influence of his older brother Tan Syang picked up the love for drawing. With his superb memory he is able to recall advertisements he saw when he travels on public transport and draw them out. His family would regularly make trips to Botanical Garden or Mc Ritchie Reservoir and Tan Syang enjoys such outings. What left a deep impression on the reporter was not just his talent but Mr Tan's sense of pride when he talks about his son.
22 Jul 2014
BRITISH ARTIST STEPHEN WILTSHIRE INSPIRES STUDENTS IN VISIT TO PATHLIGHT SCHOOL
British artist Stephen Wiltshire proved an inspiration to students on a visit to Pathlight School. The 40 year old savant toured the autism-focused school in Ang Mo Kio at the end of a 10-day trip which has seen him paint a panorama of the city's skyline from memory. He walked around the school's compound and spoke to students working in its foyer café and science labs.
15 Jul 2014
ONE-STOP CENTRE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FIND JOBS. PLACE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE TO CONNECT.
The government is considering for a one-stop centre serving people with disabilities, as part of efforts to create an environment to enable this group to interact with society at large. The centre at Redhill, which will house facilities for people with disabilities to seek employment and undergo training, is set to open in the second half of next year. First announced last year, the 30,000sqm centre, to be managed by SG Enable, was officially launched yesterday.
02 Jul 2014
《"百变"机械人》 早报送暖系列 7月4日
As part of its annual charity drive, Lianhe Zaobao has invited our ADP students to be part of their celebration event to be held in September. Leading up to the event, Lianhe Zaobao will be featuring 8 of the artists from the programme. First to be featured is our Pathlight Alumni, Elliot Chia, who is currently pursuing his diploma in Digital Animation at Singapore Polytechnic...
02 Jul 2014
WINNING OF CREATIVITY AND INITIATIVE (THE STRAITS TIMES, LITTLE RED DOT, 1 JULY 2014)
It was not just the creativity of their ideas, but also their sense of initiative, that propelled three groups to victory at the third edition of Shop For Your School. The competition, organised by Little Red Dot and Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPHF), aimed to empower young people to make a difference and take pride in their contributions to their community.
22 Apr 2014
MORE FIRMS HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (THE STRAITS TIMES 19 APRIL 2014)
More companies are opening their doors to employees with disabilities in recent years. As at December last year, more than 4,500 employers received the subsidies for hiring 5,700 disabled workers. Mrs Michelle Liau, principal of APSN Delta Senior School, said more companies are aware of the work capabilities of the disabled. "Many employers are seeing persons with disabilities as valuable employees. Hiring them helps create a more inclusive work environment for all staff and improve the overall perception of the company," she said.
ARC president Denise Phua said more employers are willing to employ the disabled due to the tight labour market, but added that training and support for the disabled at work were important.
Mr Marcus Lim, 23, an ARC client, said his six months of job training before being hired as a Starbucks barista was important. Learning how to prepare coffee was difficult, but picking up soft skills was ever harder "because we need to meet customers' different expectation", he said. But he is thankful for the job opportunity. "I get to meet a lot of people and make new friends."
25 Mar 2014
27 Feb 2014
STARBUCKS 100TH STORE HIRES CLIENTS FROM AUTISM RESOURCE CENTRE (THE STRAITS TIMES 14 FEBRUARY 2014)
Starbucks opened its 100th store in Singapore on Friday, and joined a growing list of companies that
have hired people with special needs. In its first such partnership, the global coffee chain's store at Fullerton Waterboat House has hired six
clients from the Autism Resource Centre (ARC).
Click "more" to read the press release or click on the image below to view the video
29 Jan 2014
谢谢新光学校的老师 （新明日报 27 JANUARY 2014)
Pathlight School Alumni Megan Lee’s mum wrote in to Shinmin Daily to express her gratitude towards the school and the teachers who have impacted Megan’s life. She highlighted how Mr Roland Tay provided training in terms of living skills for Megan and Ms Loh Wai Sim’s constant care and dedication which saw vast improvement in Megan’s English grades. Lastly she mentioned how the holistic education in Pathlight allowed Megan’s potential to be maximized. Mdm Lim shared the lyrics of a song called "Heartfelt Gratitude" (感恩的心), which reflected their gratitude towards Pathlight School.
24 Jan 2014
MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA HOSPITAL RAISES $24,000 FOR PATHLIGHT SCHOOL
A big Thank You to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital for initiating this unique fund-raising project involving Pathlight students!
20 Jan 2014
好学校 （新明日报 14 JANUARY 2014)
Shinmin Daily news reporter reflects on why she thought Megan’s story featured for outstanding ‘O’ Level results was one she liked most – Megan’s educational journey has shown that when a child finds a suitable school, his/her life could be very different. And to this, she believes it is the true mission and purpose of schools...
14 Jan 2014
转到新光学校 自闭症女生当上学生会会长 (新明日报)
Megan Lee, one of Pathlight School’s ‘O’ Level graduates experienced life-transforming changes in her education journey after her transfer to Pathlight School when she was 11 year-old. She obtained outstanding results and plans to apply for Visual Communication and Media Design Course in polytechnic...
08 Jan 2014
PRESS RELEASE: 画出细腻世界 (联合早报)
Glenn Phua’s father discovered his talent in capturing details 4 years ago when he won a UBS Formula 1 art competition. Recently one of his drawings – Balestier Shophouses was adapted for Ministry of National Development year-end greeting card...