Event Highlights Term 1 2018
On 16 to 17 March, our TPJC Rock Climbing Team competed in the 2018 Nationals Schools Bouldering Championships at Xin Min Secondary. In the Qualifiers, 3 of our boys and one of our girls qualified for the Finals.
The boys eventually finished at 1st, 4th and 5th positions. They are Philus Tan (17S02), Brandon Ng (17S11) and Edgar Aw (17S15) respectively while Jamie Teo of 17S19 came in 4th in the A Division Girls Category.
We are happy to share that our Rock Climbing Boys Team clinched the Overall Champion and the Girls Team secured the 5th place. Lastly, not forgetting the wonderful performance by all our 15 climbers!
TPJC Homecoming 2018
On 10 Mar 2018, over 1000 alumni revisited TPJC grounds during the Homecoming event, catching up and reuniting over friendly matches, self-guided tours and fun instant photobooths. It was certainly a “Chillax” evening for all who enjoyed a picnic under the stars or dinner under the hall roof whilst being entertained with song performances by talented alumni. We are looking forward to the next alumni events i.e. Panorama on 28 Apr and the Birthday Bash Family Carnival on 26 May. Mark out these dates on your calendar and look out for our updates here! See you again!
Visit to the Moral Home for the Aged Sick
On the 23rd of February 2018, TPJC’s Interact Club, together with the Indian, Malay and Chinese Cultural Society and Guzheng, visited the elderly residents of the Moral Home for the Aged Sick. As part of their Values-in-Action Project, the students planned an afternoon of meaningful interaction with the elderly. The students guided the elderly in the making of hand fans and engaged them in a thrilling game of Bingo. The students also put up upbeat performances to bring cheer to the residents of the Home. The students developed a sense of responsibility and honed their leadership skills through the planning and execution of the project and more importantly, through the interactions that they had with the residents, they developed a sense of empathy.
Art Learning Journey
On the 21st of February, 8 Art Students from Tampines JC visited Gillman Barracks and Pearl Lam Galleries. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather, and many interesting artworks were seen. Students had a chance to interact with curators and ask questions about the work. The students bonded together over their love of art and gained new ideas and knowledge about Art making techniques.
TPJC’s Project Ohana in action!
Over the course of the last two days, our JC2s have been involved in a multitude of enriching activities during our annual cohort camp, Project Ohana! We were honoured to have MP for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng, as our Guest-of-Honour to flag off our healthy lifestyle cohort mass walk to Our Tampines Hub. CGs worked together to distribute brown rice (co-sponsored by North East Central Development Council, Young NTUC and Tampines Junior College) and raise awareness of healthy living to less privileged families in the community. The cohort bonded over CCA activities where students worked alongside teachers and in so doing strengthened our Ohana teamwork. Lifeskills sessions, including one by our alumnus Mr Sean Kong, also lent a different perspective to our students in thinking about one’s vision and purpose and the importance of adopting a growth mindset for life. We are proud of all our JC2s for stepping up to helm various camp components and participating so wholeheartedly making Project Ohana 2018 a rousing success! Definitely lasting memories created for all involved!
Total Defence Day (TDD)
Our College commemorated Total Defence Day (TDD) on 14th February with our very own Escape Room@TPJC. Students were locked up in their homerooms and could only ‘escape to safety’ after they solved tasks associated with the 5 pillars of Total Defence. Through various interesting and engaging tasks, students learnt the importance of teamwork and collective effort in overcoming challenges. Together we make a difference in keeping Singapore strong and safe.
On 15 Feb (Total Defence Day), 15 students and 1 teacher from the College attended the 51st War Memorial Service organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) in remembrance of the civilian victims who sacrificed their lives during the Japanese Occupation in Singapore. They joined representatives of the SCCCI, grassroots and religious organisations and many other students from various levels and schools to pay respect to the war dead.
Many of our representatives noted that participating in the event served as a reminder for them to not take Singapore’s peace and harmony for granted. The event was a poignant moment for them to reflect on the fact that our nation’s success is built on the sacrifices our forefathers have made. These students were also thankful to the school for the opportunity that was given to them. Our student, Harmeet Singh (17A05), led the team of student representatives to lay a wreath at the War Memorial as a show of respect to the sacrifices made by the civilian war victims.
Announcement on MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) 2017
We would like to congratulate our 2 EAS for receiving the MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) 2017. They are Mrs Mahendran Tamilchelvi and Mdm Chu Yee Kiew.
大年初六 Staff LO-HEI
大年初六! All staff at TPJC gathered together for our very own LO-HEI & breakfast as 1 Big Family! Lots of joy, laughter and smiles filled the room over our feasting and catching up with one another. Hereby wishing one and all happiness and good health in the new lunar year! 新年快乐， 万事如意， 心想事成，身体健康!
National School Games Oath Taking Ceremony
After the National School Games Oath Taking Ceremony, our Sports Captains are all ready to lead our various Sports Teams to Victory for the upcoming National School Games 2018! May our College athletes aim and achieve good results in the upcoming season and to showcase the very best in the upcoming championships! Let us all wish them the very best and may they do our College proud.
Chinese New Year 2018
On the 15th February, we celebrated Chinese New Year as a TPJC family with special Bingo games and a mass Lo-Hei session with our CAC members, partners, alumni, PSG, staff and students. Happy Chinese New Year and holidays everyone!
The TPJC Debate Team competed in this year’s NUS Political Association Debating Championship (NUSPA), on Saturday 10 February, and battled through three gruelling rounds. Our team consisted of Heng Yi Lee (17A05), Christabelle Peng (17A04), Ethan Lee (17S10), Aw Xue Wei Brannon (17S15) and Nur Syafiqah Bte Muhamad (17S17). The team managed to triumph against Meridian JC and St Andrews JC, but unfortunately just failed to progress to the knock-out stages. Well Done Debaters!
Interstellar 2018 – Finale Night
9th February marked the last day of Interstellar 2018 and we ended it with an energetic bang. The highly anticipated Finale Night showcased dances by the OGLs, OGMs, the dance CCAs of both MJC and TPJC as well as bands from both colleges. The MCs kept the night exciting with cheer battles and an epic mannequin challenge across the 5 houses. The highlight of the night was the merged mass dance where both Tippie and Tenaz, the mascots of the 2 colleges, joined the OGLs on stage and danced together! It was a day of exuberance – a showcase of the anticipated synergy that awaits Tampines Meridian Junior College.
Orientation 2018 – Interstellar
TPJC had the honour of hosting our MJC counterparts and JC1s for Day 2 of Orientation 2018! The theme for this year’s Orientation is ‘Interstellar’ and both OGLs & OGMs indeed had a STELLAR TIME together! We kicked off the day with games ranging from Bloop Football to Bouldering and even showcased some of our specialties such as performances by our Theatre Studies students, Art students’ coursework, activities organised by ODAC as well as our Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP) showcase. After a hearty lunch, we had lots of fun learning both TPJC and MJC mass dances and ended the day off with a carnival full of yummy food like pizza, ice cream, cotton candy and popcorn. The Ohana spirit is STRONG and we’re looking forward to strengthening our newfound friendships and having even more fun tomorrow!
Dinner & Dialogue
On 2 Feb 2018, various local university representatives came down to TPJC for a dinner and Q&A session with our JC2 parents during the Dinner & Dialogue with Universities 2018. 204 parents were present at the event, which was very helpful in enabling the parents to learn more about the local university landscape. It was enlightening to find out more about the exciting and new programmes available in the local universities and to learn more about the preferred industries and skills in the current job market. It is heartening to see the parents enthusiastically asking questions in order to better support their children in their future education and career choices.
From the 25th to 28th January 2018, six of TPJC’s H2 art students (Tan Shu Xian 17A02, Arisa Lin Mei Chieh 17A02, Chew Jia Hui Rachel 17A02, Siti Nurdalila 17A07, Nurul Syazana 17A07, and Jason Ang 17A07) participated as volunteers in the international annual art fair, Art Stage, at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Our students were given various tasks such as guiding guests around the fair, attending to VIPs, as well as following them to various exclusive collectors’ exhibitions. The experience was truly enlightening and insightful as they got the opportunity to interact with many artists, curators, art-buyers and collectors, and appreciate multiple Southeast Asian works on display. Other art students also visited the fair on a one day learning journey. Overall, it was a very pleasant, eye-opening experience for all our students at Art Stage.
Dean’s List Award Ceremony 2018
On 25 Jan 2018, we celebrated the academic achievements and character leadership of various award recipients during the Dean’s List Award Ceremony. We were honoured to have our alumnus, Mr Syakir Hashim (09A04), as our Guest-of-Honour to grace the event and motivate our JC2s. Syakir is currently the Vice President of APAC for Wahed Inc, and director at Skolafund Pte Ltd which is a leading education crowdfunding platform which has funded scholarships and school projects for hundreds of less-privileged students in Singapore and Malaysia.
In 2014, Syakir was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award by SMBA Singapore. Also, in 2017 he was selected as the Global Fellow by the Kairos Society (U.S). Syakir is also a member of the Board of Governors for Nanyang Polytechnic where he sits on its Audit Committee. On top of that, he serves as the Chairman of the Community Leaders Forum Labs which funds social impact enterprises started by youths in Singapore. Active in giving back to the community, he inspired our students to do similarly in giving more than they take.
Singapore Perspectives 2018
Singapore Perspectives 2018, held at Raffles City Convention Centre, was an enriching learning experience for 5 of our students, as they listened to panels of experts lending their research findings and points of views to questions surrounding Singapore’s ageing demographics.
2018 Alumni Events
We will be holding a year-long series of events for alumni to reunite with fellow TPJC alumni, reconnect with the college, reminisce past memories spent with schoolmates and teachers and to revisit our beautiful campus. Do lock these dates in your calendar and check our college website, facebook (www.facebook.com/wearetpjc) or instagram (www.instagram.com/wearetpjc) for event updates closer to each event! We look forward to seeing you!