Event Highlights Term 2 2016
Gavel Club’s joint meeting with Tiarel Toastmasters Club
On 11th June 2016, Tampines Junior College’s Gavel Club had a joint meeting with with Tiarel Toastmasters, a club whose members were professional working adults, at Tampines North CC. TPJC Gavel members worked with the Toastmasters to co-organise this meeting. They also held important meeting appointments, and had their speeches evaluated by experienced Toastmasters, like Distinguished Toastmaster Richard Sng. In that meeting, Gavel member Alexandra Marie was voted the best impromptu speaker.
Project Work WENNOVATION Forum
Tampines JC held our Inaugural Project Work WENNOVATION Forum on 6 June 2016. The Forum is a panel dialogue with industry leaders where they shared their experiences in innovation, creativity and leadership with JC1 students. We were very privileged to have four distinguished speakers: Miss Rhonda Wong (CEO of OhMyHome), Mr Stanley Artgerm Lau (Creative Director of Imaginary Friends Studio), Mr Jose Kasijo (Strategic Planning Director of Publicis) and Mr Jason Song (Co-Founder of ACRE Studios).
Our students gained valuable insights into the working world as well as useful tips about creative thinking, innovation, team work and leadership! What an engaging forum it was!
Leadership Elective Modules
On the 6th June 2016, our teachers conducted the Leadership Elective Modules. The main aim of this programme is to equip Student Leaders with skills and knowledge to lead their teams to greater heights and to provide a platform for Student Leaders to network so as to promote greater collaboration between the different CCAs and CGs. During the Leadership Elective Modules, our Student Leaders (Student Councillors, CG Chairpersons, Subject Representatives, Captains/Presidents, Vice-Captains/Vice-Presidents and VIA Leaders of various CCAs) attended the various workshops specially designed to hone their leadership in their respective fields. Topics such as “Inspire A Shared Vision” and “Effective Skills to Influence and Persuade Others” were available for our Student Leaders.
Singapore-Brunei Twinning Programme (30 May – 3 June 2016)
24 TPJC students and 3 teachers embarked on the TPJC Singapore-Brunei Twinning Programme from 30 May to 3 June and were warmly welcomed by the twinning school; Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Brunei. Our students attended the classes with their Brunei buddies. They forged a meaningful relationship with the local students and gained a better understanding of the Brunei education system.
The cultural performances by the local students and visits to the museums, sago factory, oil coconut factory and the oil and gas discovery centre were an eye-opener for our students. They were culturally and historically enriched with these visits and were also touched by the warm hospitality by the hosts.
The international twinning programme has provided our students with the opportunities to learn the cultural and economic similarities and differences between Singapore and Brunei and have also provided new perspectives to the students’ understanding of their own country, Singapore.
TPJC Cambodia OVIA (28 May – 3 June 2016)
Tampines JC has successfully completed the Cambodia OVIA from 28 May – 3 June 2016. It was a meaningful and enriching trip for our 23 TPJCians and 3 teachers. They had the opportunity to build a village home for a Cambodian family of four, experienced farming and organised a game carnival for a local primary school. Through the process, our students learnt valuable life lessons such as teamwork and humility.
Our students have certainly returned home being more appreciative of what they have in Singapore.
Dialogue with Alumni – 3 June 2016
Our students connected with the alumni to learn more about the opportunities and challenges in the path ahead. Good sharing and learning from the experiences of our alumni.
2016 Pre-University Seminar
20 TPJCians were selected to participate in the 2016 Pre-University Seminar held at NTU between the 30th of May to the 2nd of June. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Living The Singapore Spirit”. In their respective teams, our students actively engaged in the Pre-Seminar Workshop, the Expert Interviews, the Panel Discussions and the CARE Special Activities. Participants celebrated new friendships and affirmed new learning through The Exhibition on the final day, where they got to share their seminar experiences with one another and invited guests.
H.O.T Fest 2016
H.O.T Fest 2016 – An annual student-initiated project where our Student Leaders raised funds to improve the College’s environment. A good opportunity for our students to let down their hair.
Team TPJC presenting at the 8th Teachers’ Conference
Mr Paolo Boquiren and Miss Tey Pei Hwa shared their experiences with using rubrics for effective feedback through a workshop at the conference. The workshop participants were engaged and had a meaningful learning experience.
Well done Team TPJC!
30th Track and Field Meet
TPJC 30th Track and Field Meet – Our College and house spirit are strong. The TPJC family bonded through the cheering and participation of the sports events.
Our Guest-of-Honour and TPJC pioneer alumnus, Mrs Christine Stephenson, was sporting and readily joined us in the novelty race.
Makan d’kawan-International Students Integration Program
19 TPJC International Students embarked on a learning journey hosted by our 16 MLEP students, to get to know more about the history and heritage of Kampung Gelam. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for them to make new friends and eat nasi padang together!
Twinning Programme to Brunei
Cambodia OVIA Trip (28 May – 3 Jun 2016)
23 of our students and 3 of our teachers, Miss Chong Keting, Mr Ian Kwok and Dr Lina Binte Jalal, will be embarking on a service learning trip to Cambodia from 28 May 2016 to 3 Jun 2016.
We wish them a safe and meaningful trip.
Student Leaders’ Investiture and Partnership Appreciation Ceremony
On 25 May 2016, Tampines Junior College celebrated her 31st Student Leaders’ Investiture and Partners Appreciation Ceremony with our Guest-of-Honour Mr AB Shaik, who was the 1st Student Council President. The Investiture serves to recognise the contributions of our outgoing Student Leaders in their various capacities and to welcome newly appointed Student Leaders of the various CCAs. During the ceremony, the College also took the opportunity to appreciate our partners in education – parents, external organisations, coaches and instructors who have journeyed alongside us to help mould our students into better leaders.
SPF Book Prize Ceremony
Every year, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) gives out the SPF Book Prize to deserving JC1 students for their excellent academic as well as CCA achievements. This year, we are proud to share that Ng Yi Shan from 15S16 has been awarded the Singapore Police Force Book Prize. The presentation was held in College on 24 May 2016 where Assistant Commissioner Alvin Moh presented the award to Yi Shan.
Singapore Schools Football Team
SG100 COMPASS ‘Think Future’ Forum 2016
On Saturday, 14 May 2016, five JC2 students, Toni Celine Hilos, Li Wee Shyan, Nadia Kassandra, Liaw Jie Qi and Ng Yi Shan participated as youth audience in the SG100 COMPASS (Conversations On Measures of Progress for our Aspirational Singapore Society) ‘Think Future’ Forum organised by the Association of Public Affairs (APA) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS). The students were engaged in a robust exchange of ideas with Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), Mr Ong Ye Kung, experts from different fields, as well as student presenters and representatives from other institutions, in the areas of ‘Family and Demography’, ‘Society and Identity’, ‘Liveable Cities’ and ‘Jobs and Economy’. It was certainly an insightful and eye-opening session where participants were exposed to the best practices of policy-making, trade-off considerations and recommendations that helped to broaden their understanding on policy issues that Singapore faces today and how it can be rectified in the future.
2016 JC2 NE Dialogue with Minister Lim Hng Kiang
On Wednesday, 11th May 2016, the JC2s attended the annual National Education (NE) dialogue with Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade), Mr Lim Hng Kiang on the topic ‘The Singapore Economy – Where Are We Heading?’
Minister Lim started off the session with a thought-provoking presentation on topics such as the establishment of preferential trade agreements, the challenges we face as a small and open economy, and the factors we take into consideration when planning and implementing policies. The presentation segment provided great insights on how the Singapore government has approached economic policy-making, as well as the adjustments made in view of the evolving domestic and external environments.
Following the presentation, our JC2s had a Question and Answer session with Minister Lim. Many perceptive questions were asked, not only on the Singapore economy, but also on income inequality and our diplomatic ties with other countries, amongst others. Post-Q&A, selected student leaders had the opportunity to engage in deeper conversation with Minister Lim. They presented their vision for Singapore 50 years down the road, from three different perspectives – a macroeconomic point of view, a more micro view centred on skills and employment, as well as that from a societal and lifestyle perspective. Minister Lim shared his thoughts on each of the three perspectives, and the session ended with a general discussion on what lies ahead for our economy.
All in all, it was a fruitful session, and our JC2s benefitted greatly from the opportunity to interact with the experienced and sure-footed Minister Lim. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Ng Chee Peng, CEO of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board, to speak with our JC1s during their NE dialogue in Term 3.
The TPJC Performing Arts Groups would wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the support of our College, teachers, TPJCians (past & present), parents for coming to see us perform at the Panorama 2016 in Victoria Theatre on 6 May 2016.
For the afternoon matinee, we have special guest performers from the Evergreen Circles Senior Activity Centre and the Very Special Outstanding Performers (VSOP) to collaborate with our Guitar Ensemble and TPJChoir student performers..
For the evening gala performance, we are honored to have Mr Sim Hong Boon, JP, BBM, PBM (Chairman, College Advisory Committee) and his family to grace our event as Guest-of-Honor.
Do check out our Tampines JC Facebook for more photos of the event!
Rock Climbing Overall Achievement
Our College’s Rock Climbing team has performed exceptionally well this year. Earlier in March, 15 JC2 students participated in the 2016 National Schools Bouldering Championships. Out of the many schools that took part, our boys emerged victorious during the Qualifiers. The overall points accumulated by all our climbers, especially by the top 5 scorers namely, Tan Ye Xun of 15S14, Muhammad Afiq Bin Ayub of 15S23, Carl Matthew Senarta of 15S15, Bryan Khoo Chin How of 15S05 and Tan Ee Hua of 15S14, helped to win the trophy for the College for achieving the Overall 1st Runner Up, coming in second place for the ‘A’ Division Boys (Team). In addition, Ye Xun, Muhammad Afiq and Matthew eventually secured the 3rd, 4th and 6th place respectively in the Finals.
Furthermore, the Team also participated in the Nationals Climbing Championships in April. For the lead climbing category, most of our climbers managed to enter the Finals, with Shermaine Lim Jia Qi of 15A01 clinching the third position in the Junior Girls category and Carl Matthew Senarta clinching the first position in the Invitational category. On top of that, Matthew also managed to clinch the second position in this competition for the bouldering category.
The Rock Climbing team is extremely thankful for the opportunities given and will continue to strive for better achievements.
57th National Inter School Track and Field Championships
In the 57th National Inter School Track and Field Championships, our College’s Track and Field team performed well.
In the A Division Boys 100m event, Merlin Lim En Sheng (15S08) finished 6th place in the final with a timing of 11.61s. Our 3000m Girls racewalker, Odelia Cheong Hsien Yee (16A06) emerged second in her event with a timing of 18.06 min. Our 4x100m Girls team comprising of Hatmah Bte Mohamed Hatta (15A08), Tiffany Tan Wei Ying (16S21), Elizabeth Tang Li Lin (16A02) and Sarah Chng Jia En (16S11) were placed 7th in the final with a timing of 58.99s.
Mother’s Day came early to TPJC
Mother’s Day came early to TPJC as our students showed their appreciation to our Parent Support Group.
Inter JC/CI Oratorical Competition 2016
Tampines Junior College’s Debate and Gavel Club organised the Preliminaries and Finals of the Inter JC/CI Oratorical competition in April 2016. The 2016’s competition was the biggest and most competitive pre-university public speaking competition to date, involving a total of 39 student-contestants from 15 schools. TPJC was honoured to have Dr Chan Mun Kitt, Director of Corporate Services, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and an alumnus of TPJC, to grace the occasion as Guest-of-Honour. The club would also like to congratulate Lee Wen Qi of 15S15 for securing the 5th position in the prepared speech contest.
SYF Chinese Drama 2016
Congratulations to TPJC Chinese Drama Society on Achieving the Certificate of Accomplishment at SYF Arts Presentation (Drama)2016.
2016 National Schools Chinese Calligraphy Competition
Wan Jane Yin of 15A05 and Lim Yang Hong Aloysius of 16S02 took part in the 2016 National Schools Chinese Calligraphy Competition organised by The Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore on 1 May 2016.
MOE 2015 Excellent Service Award (EXSA)
Congratulations to our following support staff on achieving the MOE 2015 Excellent Service Award (EXSA).
EXSA Star – Raihan Kossain
EXSA Silver – A Rahman Bin Saman, Noorhayati Binte Aris, Roslina Binte Mohamad Yasin
SYF Arts Presentation (Drama) 2016
The TPJC Family came together to celebrate the success of the Class of 2015. We had a good time catching up with our founding Principals, current and former staff, Parent Support Group and Alumni.
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2016: Chinese Drama
TPJC’s Chinese Drama embarked on their Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation journey on the 26th April 2016 at Goodman Arts Centre. Our Chinese Drama members enjoyed their SYF journey and we hope to do the College proud.
Career Symposium 2016
The TPJC Career Symposium 2016 was held on 16 April for students and parents. This event is organised in partnership with the Rotary Club of Raffles City. For the 5th year running, students had the privilege of learning from the valuable sharing by Rotarians and esteemed professionals coming from a range of fields, including the Education Service, Accountancy and Marine and Offshore Engineering. Through this event, students gained greater awareness of the working world and increased their knowledge of the industry landscape to make informed choices pertaining to their future higher education and career options.
On Wednesday 20 April 2016, 3 students, Ronnie Lai, Peh Yee Jie and Reshma Kaur represented TPJC at the ST-MOE National Current Affairs Quiz. Faced with stiff competition from Victoria Junior College, Temasek Junior College and Meridien Junior College, our students were undaunted and rose to the occasion to emerge champions for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to Team TPJC!
We would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.
International Friendship Day
TPJC commemorated International Friendship Day last week with an enriching and interactive travelling experience on board the International Friendship Airlines bound for Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
“ASEAN” was the theme of this year’s commemoration and the Civics Councillors, together with the NE Committee, worked hard to ensure that TPJCians had fun while learning abt these countries’ culture, diplomatic relations with Singapore, as well as the significance of ASEAN for the region and beyond.
Release of Project Work Results
Congratulations to our JC2s on receiving the best ever Project Work results in TPJC! Your hard work has paid off and the teachers are excited for you! Continue to strive towards your A Levels to leave behind a legacy that the TPJC Family can be proud of!
Humanities Week 2016 – 30 Stories
Youth Forum 2016
On 9 April 2016, Youth Forum 2016 was organised by the Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP), Tampines Junior College with the support of the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC). Mr Muhammad Noor Iskandar Bin Othman, a TPJC alumni and currently an award winning multi-disciplinary artist, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
The theme for this year’s Youth Forum was “Ensuring the Survival of the Malay Language Amongst the Youth of the Millenium Era” (Penakatan Bahasa Melayu Dalam Kalangan Belia Milenium). Three distinguished panelists in various fields were invited to share their thoughts on what it takes to instill passion towards the Malay language and reasons why the language remains relevant in today’s globalised world. They were Mr Mohamed Hairianto Bin Mohamed Diman, a journalist with Berita Harian; Mr Herman Bin Rothman, an activist in Malay literary scene and Mdm Asnida Daud, a renowned celebrity who is passionate in promoting the Malay language, literature and culture.
More than 80 participants from 6 junior colleges and one madrasah took part in the 2 hour discussion All the three panelists were very well-received by the participants for their confidence, candour, humour, fluency in the language as well as their insightful ideas. At the end of the forum, the participants became more aware of the need to preserve the Malay language amidst the rapid changes in a globalised world.
2016 Fo Guang Shan Pen Calligraphy Competition
5 student members from Tampines JC Chinese Calligraphy Society entered the final round of 2016 Fo Guang Shan Pen Calligraphy Competition which was held on 9 April. Aloysius Lim Yang Hong of 16S02 received the Outstanding Award. Congratulations, Aloysius!
VIA with Trybe
On 7 April 2016, 14 JC1 students volunteered alongside staff from Trybe to conduct a survey of children in the Tampines community. Through this experience, they gained social awareness, learnt about genuine needs in the community as well as honed their communication and interpersonal skills.
Chinese Essay Writing Competition
This year’s Chinese Essay Writing Competition organised by the MTL Chinese Unit was successfully held in April.
For H1CL JC1 Level:
First Prize: Tan Shi Ting (16S21)
Second Prize: Ten Jia Xuan (16A04)
Third Prize: Ho Xin Yi (16S10)
For H2CLL JC1 and JC2 Level :
First Prize: Zhou Xiao (16S24)
Second Prize: Wang Pingxin (15A02)
Third Prize: Piao Zhi Rong (15S24)
Congratulations to all our winners!
Inter JC First Aid Photoquiz 2016
TPJC Science Week 2016: Scientia Resonare
Lovingly created by TPJCians for TPJCians, participants of the Terrarium & Snow Globe Workshops had a blast designing and making their very own terrariums and snow globes after understanding the science that occurs in every jar. At the other end of school at CSI: TPJC organised by students from the Science Ambassadors Programme, TPJCians armed with gloves and evidence bags professionally collected evidence from a crime scene. Racing against time, they scampered around running forensic tests and looking for clues in the form of QR codes located in nooks and crannies of the school to solve a murder mystery.
Badminton Friendly matches with Jurong JC and Millenia Institute
For the past two weeks the TPJC Badminton Team has played friendly matches against Jurong JC and Millenia Institute. These friendly matches were really meaningful; they are a testament to how prepared we are for the upcoming A-division tournaments. In fact, these friendly matches, thoughtfully organized by the captains of the team, were far more useful and practical compared to our usual training sessions. It is through such friendly matches that we can truly grow our potential to play better in the sport. The team looks forward to future opportunities for such matches, and more platforms for intensified training, and bonding in the Team, to prepare for the upcoming A-division championship.
2016 EAS BBQ Session
The TPJC EAS team held its 2nd round of EAS BBQ Session, again fully sponsored by Principal Ms Yoong, on Thu 17 Mar 2016. Besides a time of feasting the yummy home cooked gourmet dishes, specially prepared by in- house chef Mr Rafiee, the EAS team clearly enjoyed a time of great bonding with one another at the BBQ pit!
The Caring Teacher Award 2016 (National Commendation)
Tampines Junior College congratulates Ms Liow Pei Xian on being awarded The Caring Teacher Award 2016 (National Commendation).
MDC Attends TRDO Elevate Workshop
During the March Holidays, 42 MDC Dancers attended Elevate, a workshop organised by The Royal Dance-Off, where they had the opportunity to interact with dancers from other JCs and Polytechnics. The dancers were excited and honoured to be taught by the well-established veterans in the local dance scene. Through this experience, they were exposed to various dance techniques and have learnt valuable lessons, which will definitely help them become even better dancers in future.
2016 ASCD Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia here we come! Thank you TPJC and Miss Pamela Yoong for giving us this opportunity to meet and learn from educators beyond Singapores’ shores. We will cherish the moments that we will be spending here and hope to gain winning professional learning tips from this annual event!
JC1 Project Ohana
For Project Ohana this year, our JC1 students went through a 3D/2N camp in College. The CGs bonded and they completed their Values-in-Action Project, National Education Trail and the Basic Leadership Workshop during the camp.