Event Highlights Term 2 2015
Manifestasi 2015 – Fiesta Seni
On 5th June 2015, TPJC Malay Cultural Society, with the support of Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC) organised a public concert, Manifestasi 2015 -Fiesta Seni. Unlike in previous years where the concert was mainly helmed by our own students, this year we collaborated with three schools to put up a multi-faceted showcase of various Malay cultural performances. The collaborating schools were Hai Sing High Catholic School, Crescent Girls’ Secondary School and Bedok View Secondary School. Hai Sing High Catholic School was represented by its accomplished Malay Dance group who recently attained the Certificate of Distinction in Singapore Youth Festival 2015. The girls performed an exhilarating and unique contemporary Malay dance entitled “Revenge”, much to the delight of the audience. A dikir barat item was showcased by students from Crescent Girls Secondary School. Bedok View Secondary School’s Angklung Ensemble entertained us with an array of melodious tunes such as Bengawan Solo and Sinaran. Not to be outdone by our guest performers, our very own Malay Cultural Society members performed 3 dance items, namely Tarian Topeng, Tarian Inang and Tarian Zapin. Despite their very hectic schedules of classes and exams, these students gave their 100% commitment in completing their intensive trainings for these 3 dance items in just 3 months! All in all, the concert was very well-received by the audience who were greatly entertained by the colourful performances. It was also heartening to see how our students upheld our College values of perseverance, innovation and teamwork in ensuring that the event was a success.
Visit to National Museum
On 9th June 2015, students from Interact Club and Table Tennis brought elderly from to National Museum for 2 exhibitions, namely, In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew and Singapura: 700 years. The exhibits allow both students and elderly to remember and reflect on the solid foundation that Mr. Lee Kuan Yew built for Singapore and provide a riveting exploration of Singapore’s history.
Interact Club Shooting VIA collaboration
On 8th June 2015, Interact Club collaborated with Shooting Club to bring elderly from Evergreen Circle to TPJC for a shooting experience at TPJC’s shooting range. Students also displayed teamwork and communication skills to successfully plan a series of interesting games and activities for the elderly.
On the 29th May 2015, the HOT concert was held in TPJC to mark the end of Term 2 and raise funds to improve the college’s environment.
The HOT concert is organised by TPJCians, for TPJCians. The student leaders committee took 2 months of hard work to plan and organise this event. The HOT concert turned out to be a great success with more than 850 audiences turning up to support the event.
We would like to thank those who came to support the event and we look forward to the HOT concert next year!
Crystal Yap from 14S03, had won 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal for synchronized swimming events at the 28th SEA Games.
Leadership Elective Modules
Leadership Elective Modules ran over the course of the first week of June, where Student Councillors, CG Chairpersons and Subject Representatives, Captains/Presidents and Vice-Captains/Vice-Presidents of various CCAs ranging from Sports and Games to Performing Arts and Clubs and Societies attended the various workshops specially catered to hone their leadership in their respective fields. Topics such as ‘Leadership, Motivation and Sportsmanship in Sports’ and ‘Courage and Command: Powerful Leadership from Military’ are but snippets of the many other modules that were available for the Student Leaders. Students were challenged to be empowered in their leadership positions and to discharge their roles with utmost commitment and zeal. It was indeed a fulfilling and meaningful 4 days spent rallying the Student Leaders of TPJC on to greater heights!
Student Leaders Investiture
27th May 2015 was an immensely exciting day for TPJC as the 29th Student Council took their last bow, stepping down, and the 30th Student Council along with the 30th batch of Student Leaders, were invested. The ceremony was also dedicated to appreciating both coaches and the parents support group who have contributed greatly to shaping and encouraging our students. The occasion was graced by guest of honour, Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, an alumni of TPJC. Below our some photos of the event.
College Track & Field Meet
On 29th May, the College held our annual Track & Field Meet in College. It was a day of joy, fun and laughter.
Blessed with lovely cool weather on 20May, TPJ Staff had a great time bonding with one another during the 1.5h cycling trip from Tampines Sunplaza to Pasir Ris Pond and Pasir Ris Park. This is the first-ever cycling trip organised by SWC, a new initiative to promote healthy living during Health Week (11May-15May).
As part of the Keep Singapore Clean Movement, all JC1 students embarked on Project Kirei on 21 May 2015. In the first stage of this Values In Action Programme, students befriended and job shadowed the EAS staff in College. They gained a better understanding of the issues surrounding cleanliness and the challenges faced by the EAS staff. In Term 3, they will take action to support the EAS staff and improve the cleanliness of adopted spaces within the College.
ST-MOE Big Quiz- TPJC wins!
TPJC won the fourth round of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz at home ground! All at the auditorium that afternoon were treated to some good information and insights shared by The Straits Times Sports Editor, Mr Marc Lim and thereafter had an exciting time rooting for our team in the Big Quiz!
Health Week: Yogurt Parfait
It’s Health Week for the TPJ Staff from 11May to 15May. Staff Well-Being Committee organised it to promote healthy living. TPJ staff participated in various activities such as complimentary Health Screening, Massage by the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, Pantry Sales promoting healthy food, Park Connector Cycling (postponed due to bad weather), Yogurt Parfait and Cleaning Laptop. On 15May, staff had lots of fun making their own yogurt parfait with granola and wide varieties of fruits and nuts. Shahenaz emerged the Best Yogurt Parfait Design Winner!
2015 National Schools Chinese Calligraphy Competition
On 1 May 2015, 4 students entered the final round in the 2015 National Schools Chinese Calligraphy Competition organised by the Singapore Chinese Calligraphy Society. They are
1. Kuo On Chit (14A01)
2. Hsieh Chia Yen (14S14)
3. He Meiling (14S24)
4. Pan Wenli (14S24)
Kuo On Chit received an Outstanding Award among the 23 winners from other Junior Colleges.
2015 Fo Guang Shan Chinese Pen Calligraphy Competition
On 11 April 2015, 6 students entered the final round in the 2015 Fo Guang Shan Chinese Pen Calligraphy Competition organised by Fo Guang Shan.
1. Foo Jie Hui (14A07)
2. Lu Ming Hsuan (14S15)
3. Pan Wenli (14S24)
4. Lim Ke Ru (14S19)
5. He Meiling (14S24)
6. Chan Yu Ying Priscilla (15S21)
Foo Jie Hui and He Meiling received Outstanding Awards.
Interact Club Installation 2015
TPJC Interact Club had our installation of the Executive Committee members for the year 2015-2016 on 6th May 2015. Mr. Ronald Pereira, from Rotary Club of Singapore graced our programme with his presence. He congratulated TPJC Interact Club under the leadership of Ann Qi for the commendable work they had done in the past year and hoped that this will continue and the incoming Executive Committee will lead Interact Club to greater heights. This year through effective teamwork, the J1 interactors showcased a series of presentations on the culture of various countries for the biannual International Understanding (IU) Night to promote international goodwill.
School-based Promotion Ceremony (for GEO 1A1 & 1A2)
All smiles during a cozy and intimate promotion ceremony held in College amongst colleagues, friends and family on 28 April. During the ceremony, certificates of promotion were presented to the officers promoted to GEO 1A1 and 1A2. The MOE Long-Service Award was also presented to our officers who have dedicated years of service to the Ministry. Congratulations!!
Promotion Ceremony (GEO 1A1, SEO 1, SEO 1A1)
Our officers who have been promoted to GEO 1A3, SEO 1 and SEO 1A1 in Oct 2014 and April 2015 received their certificates of promotion at their respective April 2015 promotion ceremonies held by MOE.
Congratulations to our promoted officers!!
28th College Day
TPJC celebrated its 28th College Day on Thursday evening, 30th April 2015. The College was happy to welcome our former Principal, Ms Helen Choo, as the Guest of Honour, who is currently serving as Character and Citizenship Education Advisor in the CCE branch of the Student Development Curriculum Division, Ministry of Education.
Our Guitar Ensemble, who clinched the Certificate of Distinction at the recent SYF Arts Presentation, showcased their award winning performance at the start of the ceremony.
The College would like to congratulate all student awardees for their character and academic achievements in 2014, especially Student of the Year Janice Low Hui Yi (13A05) and her parents who joined us in celebrating this joyous occasion.
The College would also like to thank our Guest of Honour, members of the College Advisory Committee, Ministry of Education officials, our founding principals and vice-principals, distinguished guests, parents and alumni for gracing the occasion.
Chinese Essay Writing Competition 2015
The Chinese Essay Writing Competition 2015 organised by the MTL Chinese Unit was successfully held in April.
The H1CL Outstanding Awardees are :
Wang Zhe 15S07 and Nicole Ng Jia Ling 15S19
The Special Award for Poetry : Yang Yi Fan 15S24
4th prize : Zhang Chao 14S14
3rd prize : Ni Xuan Ang 15S25
2nd prize : Li Xin 15A05
1st prize : Piao Zhi Rong 15S24
JC1 Inter -CG Debates
8 CGs fought it out in the JC1 GP Block Debate Finals. The winners for each of the GP Blocks are 15S01, 15S10, 15S20 & 15A07.
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation – Symphonic Winds (Band)
TPJC’s Symphonic Winds (Band) embarked on their Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation journey on the 29th April 2015 at the Singapore Conference Hall. All the band members have enjoyed their SYF journey and hope to do the College Proud.
PSG Welcome Tea
TPJC held a welcome tea for the new batch of Parent Support Group members. If you are keen to join the TPJC PSG family, feel free to express your interest to Mr. Jonathan Yew via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2015: Chinese Drama
Our TPJC Chinese Drama has embarked on their SYF journey on 24 April, presenting their item at Goodman’s Arts Centre. They have been awarded the Certificate of Distinction at this year’s SYF Arts Presentation. We congratulate them for their success!
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2015: Choir
The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2015, is an eventful year for TPJC Choir, as they continuously celebrate their talents, perseverance, resilience and passion in singing.
Under the wing of our instructor, Ms Angela Lee, TPJC Choir clinched the Certificate of Distinction. They sang three choir prices; Impressions, Il est bel et Bon and Mu Ge.
Student Council Camp 10-12 April
The Student Council had a 3 days 2 nights camp from 10-12 April. Its main purpose was to induct the newly elected councillors into the 30th Student Council. The activities included a leadership symposium, an interaction session with past Student Councillors, and of course, the various bonding activities to enable the council to forge a strong sense of camaraderie before they embark on their servant leadership journey with passion and pride.
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2015: Guzheng Ensemble
Tpjc Guzheng Ensemble performed at the Singapore Conference Hall on 22 April 2015 at the SYF Arts Presentation 2015. They have been awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment for their awesome performance! Congratulations to their achievement!!
EAS celebrated the “EAS Appreciation Day”
The EAS team, service providers and the cleaning solution team celebrated the “EAS Appreciation Day” on 23 April 2015. A special thank you to the Principal, Ms Yoong, VPs and SWC team for dedicating a day in the calender just for the EAS and taking such great efforts to shower them this morning your special treats – a ‘Surprise Tea Reception’, cards of appreciation, goodies etc. It really makes the EAS team feels good and proud to be part of TPJC Family!
SYF 2015 Guitar Ensemble
TPJC Guitar Ensemble consisting of 23 members performed 2 pieces for the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. Music from the Opera Carmen comprises of 2 tunes Jota Argoanise and Habernera with percusssion and tremelos that create a mysterious and sultry atmosphere. Summer rain by Kevin Love imitates the sound of rain and is light-hearted and calming. With the strong bond that we share and perseverance as well as a desire to strive for excellence in our music, we managed to overcome our challenges and create one dynamic sound. The journey to present our music as a gift has truly been extraordinary.
Aside from that, TPJC Guitar Ensemble has achieved Certificate of Distinction (COD) for the 2015 SYF Arts Presentation. Congratulations!
On 17 April 2015, TPJC’s management team went on a TPJ learning journey of a different kind – TPJ: The Prata Journey @ Kampong Cafe. It was truly a lovely afternoon of great learning amidst much laughter.
Our College Fencer
Our College Fencer, Jean Luc Han Cheng Gang of 15S11 has done our College proud by clinching the silver medal in the recently concluded 2015 National A Division Fencing Championships in the individual Epee Event.
TPJC Economics & Financial Literacy Fest 2015: (13th – 17th April 2015)
On the 15th April, TPJC Economics Department organized a series of activities for our students that revolved around this year’s theme – Aviation. We were very privilege to be able to collaborate with CAAS to bring the aviation sector closer to our students by having a mobile bus exhibition & quiz. Other activities for the day involved our very own TPJC Oligo-POLY© Boardgame on ‘Aviaiton’ & Economics Bazaar which manifested TPJCians wonderful entrepreneur spirit. With a total of 11 participating classes, they set up stalls to sell products or services with the aim to maximise profit and most importantly, for a good cause. All profits generated will be donated to the needy students of TPJC.
International Student Integration Programme 2015
21 international students, 15 local buddies & 4 accompanying teachers embarked on a learning journey, cruising down the Singapore River on 18 April, Saturday. The objectives of this activity is to allow students to develop a better understanding of the Singapore culture and history as well as to promote interaction between local and international students in Tpjc.
Maths and Science Week
Maths and Science Week is for students to learn about the real life applications of maths and science concepts through various hands-on activities.
After taking part in these activities, students will develop a better understanding and a stronger interest in maths and science.
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2015
Tpjc Modern Dance Club put up an awesome dance item at University Cultural Centre on 17 April at this year’s SYF Arts Presentation. The dance commemorates SG 50 as it tells the story that despite being a little red dot, Singapore is able to overcome all adversities thru the journey of Nation building.
Humanities Week Food Heritage Trail 2015 on 15/4/2015
For Humanities week 2015, our very own TPJC student foodie guides brought student participants around Singapore (Tiong Bahru, Little India and Geylang Serai) to try out our Singaporean dishes to find what dish best represent Singapore. Our student foodie guides gave brief presentations on the various iconic dishes they could find in the hawker centers and the student participants had an opportunity to interview the public to find out more.
Interact Club Camp
Interact had our 2 days 1 night camp from 10 to 11 April. Through the various group activities, students forged strong bonds and honed essential life skills such as team work and communication skills.
2015 Student Council
15 of our Student Councillors volunteered to attend the ‘MOE Celebrates SG50 with our Pioneers and Seniors’ event on Saturday, 4 April 2015, at Gardens by the Bay. They helped in the distribution of food packs and interacted with our Pioneers and Seniors, where they exchanged experiences and discussed the outlook of Singapore’s future. They also helped in administrative and logistical tasks. We are proud of our student councillors as they received praises from the event organisers for their initiative and thoughtfulness throughout the event.
All JC1s embarked on a 2 day – 1 night Values In Action Programme (Project Ohana) from 24th March 2015, Tuesday to 25th March 2015,Wednesday. In Batam, Indonesia or Kluang, Malaysia, students taught and interacted with children at local orphanages and schools. They also improved the physical infrastructure of the schools by painting or building fences. Locally, students were engaged in projects with several organisations e.g. conducting interaction activities at homes for the elderly or distributing food items to the less privileged.
The College kick started the activities for the MTL Fortnight on the 30 March. Our students are engaged in various cultural and language activities in an authentic environment, applying their MTL beyond conventional classroom setting.
HDB Heartlands Ambassador Programme
Our NYAA students receiving their certificates of Achievement from our Principal, Ms Yoong for their successful completion of the HDB Heartlands Ambassador Programme.
Students awarded Finalists in Science Chronicles 2014 writing competition
2 of our students have been awarded Finalists in the Science Chronicles 2014 science fiction writing competition. This competition is organised yearly by A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). They participated in Category B – JC/IP Schools Year 5 and 6/International students aged 17 to 18.
The 2 students are:
1. Stephen Alvin, 14S18
2. Daniel Chang, 14S18
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