Welcome to the Birkhall Primary School (Singapore) Alumnus!
It's high time we preserve some of the valuable landmarks in our memory before they are lost through senility and other pursuits.
We were told that our school was named after a British official but no one could authenciate that. According to Wikipedia, Birkhall was a 53,000 acre estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Does anyone still remember the school song?
With the passage of time, I could only remember a few lines of the last verse :
United we stand, divided we fall,
Birkhall school will answer the call ...
Give off our best.
From our network of peers, seniors and juniors, we can count many medical doctors, PhDs, engineers, accountants, teachers, politicians, skilled and talented people who studied in this small and humble neighbourbood school.
Most memorable was the our close-knitted class 6B. In the old days when there "streaming" was unheard of, the class stayed intact for six years (save for a handful of additions and departures). We literally grew up together.
This one of the few professionally taken photographs ... in black and white. Can you remember the names of everyone in the picture? The well groomed lady teacher was the late Miss Amy Tan (later Mrs Sun).