06 March 2021
Last month, President Halimah Yacob presided over the official launch of an after-school activity centre, The Galaxy at BMSS.
This centre is part of an after-school initiative called the Resilient Merahan Programme (RMP), which was launched in 2019. The after-school engagement programme, which currently involves 30 students, caters to vulnerable students, helping them to build relationships with their peers as well as adult volunteers and school staff.
“The Galaxy is a very good centre because after classes, student may want to stay in the school, and this is a safe environment for them to come, organise their own activities and have the support of their teachers, peers and volunteers,” Madam Halimah said.
Besides the RMP, the school also has other programmes to cater to students’ diverse learning needs. For instance, Helping Our Merahans Excel aims to help students with long-term absenteeism issues to reintegrate into the school system, while the School Within School programme supports graduating students struggling with their studies.