Grad Guidance: Maia Siy-Yap

Maia Siy-Yap’s passion for art is unrivalled. At BSM, she designed everything from prom visuals to graduation hoodies. At Winston, she’s known for her revolutionary art direction and self-proclaimed title of “stubborn old lady who refuses to leave.” Today, she revisits us with an insider’s perspective on studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins: her journey to art school, making the jump from art to design and adjusting to the strenuous workload.

Grad Guidance: Mica Tan

Mica Tan graduated from BSM in 2018, as a former Head Girl, with a spot on the varsity basketball team and a position on the honor roll. As a member of Columbia University’s class of 2022, Mica has plenty of insight to share. We caught up with Mica and asked her a few questions about her IB experiences and her daily life in New York.

In the Limelight : Guiding New Artists

Yep and my biggest advice would be DON’T GET DISBANDED when something doesn’t work, that’s art. That’s art. Sometimes you try something and it doesn’t work, so what? You know, you can try to make it work when you go on to the next thing. But don’t get despondent either. If you get despondent, you’re not gonna improve.

Bonfire Night

By Patrick Kho, Year 11 Tomorrow, BSM will be celebrating Bonfire Night, an annual event celebrating the story of Guy Fawkes, a man who stood up against the persecution of the Catholic minority in 17th


By Gabby Uy, Year 11 “Five, six, seven, eight!” Numbers were hollered countless times as the BSM Cheer team held its first ever open training session last Friday afternoon. With nerve, laughter and nervous laughter,

A Hand For Others

By: Maxine Duminy, Kyla Uy and Sandy Agustines, Year 12 What is it that makes you happy? Is it collapsing onto your bed after a long day at school? Playing your favourite sport? That first