Event Highlights Term 3 2017
J1 Term 3 TPSparks Winners
The inaugural TPSparks CG competition has seen its second series of winners for JC1! Aligned to the theme of #ifnotyouthenwho for Term 3, the JC1 cohort’s thoughtful and targeted reflection after the series of NE programmes resulted in the submission of many interesting, innovative and highly feasible ideas based on the topics of 1) the rise of automation & 2) casual racism. We are very proud to announce that there was a record-breaking 61 entries for this term! Many of these even included concrete steps for their proposed ideas with supporting evidences as well as possible implications. This clearly shows that our JC1s take pride, ownership and a deep interest in matters concerning our nation, Singapore. Congratulations to 17A03, 17S14 & 17S18 for the innovative & insightful ideas! May our JC1s continue this discussion on how they can work towards #OneNationTogether!
Winners of Ministry of Law Online Quiz (GP)
5 of our JC2 students were winners of an online quiz conducted by the Ministry of Law under its General Paper Outreach Programme. The winners are Joel Tan En Sheng (16A05), Ong Zi Rui (16S07), Cyrus Chan Jun Jie (16S08), Lim Yun Kai Clara (16S08) and Veronica Pereira (16S14). Congratulations to our winners!
2017 MOE Special Awards Presentation Ceremony
We are proud to announce that Izza Natasha Binte Shaiful Bahri (15A05) was awarded the Prime Minister’s Book Prize (Pre-U Section) at the 2017 Special Awards Presentation Ceremony on 17 August 2017. Established in 1974, the Prime Minister’s Book Prize is an annual award for bilingualism given at the primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Izza was a student in the Malay Language Elective Programme during her time in TPJC and achieved outstanding overall examination results in the 2016 GCE A Level examinations. We congratulate Izza on her award and wish her all the best in her future endeavours!
SUTD x CAG
On 11 August 2017, 12 students were given the opportunity to attend an event hosted by SUTD and the Changi Airport Group under the “Ignite, Explore, Experience” framework. Under the Ignite segment, students were exposed to the programmes offered by SUTD through talks given by faculty and SUTD students. Our students also explored products designed by the undergraduates and had a chance at creating their own books. Finally, the students experienced a self-guided tour of the new Changi Airport Terminal 4 where they saw the automation of the entire process from check-in all the way to boarding the plane. Our students have certainly gained greater insight into the programmes offered by SUTD as well as learnt more about Changi Airport Terminal 4!
News Headline Writing Competition
In conjunction with The National Reading Movement, the English Department held a News Headline Writing Competition where students came up with creative and witty headlines for 3 different articles on dating apps, smart cities and automation. The winning headlines are:
- Should we embrace dating apps? By Ten Jia Xuan of 16A04
- Tinder: A boo or a bae? By Theenan Kavya of 16A08
- Appsited to get a date? By Vera Chia of 16S14
- Dating Sites, where I first sighted my date. By Immanuel Saw of 17S11
- Making Smart Cities Streetwise. By Timothy Wan of 16A05
- I am a bot. This headline was generated automatically. Please contact our (inhuman) editors to report any bugs. By Teo Yu Jie of 16S05
- Am I human or AI robot? By Brannon Aw of 17S15
Congratulations to all our winners!
National Day Awards
We would like to congratulate the following members of our TPJC family who have been awarded the National Day Awards 2017 in recognition of their various forms of merit and services to Singapore:
National Day Celebration
On 8 Aug 2017, we concluded a 3-week celebration of #onenationtogether for TPJC which began from Racial Harmony Day where we talked about what racial harmony should look like in Singapore and what it means to them. Throughout this period, TPJCians discovered various Singaporeans and TPJCians who have made their mark in the world #prideofsingapore #prideofTPJC and had their thoughts about what Singapore meant to them presented and exhibited on College grounds. The 3-week celebration culminated in our National Day Celebration, featuring a parade formed by representatives from uniformed groups, various CCAs, Civics Councillors and teachers who are TPJC alumni, followed by a Gift-a-Hamper where students prepared food baskets for beneficiaries from Evergreen Circle and ending with a concert with the Choir, Modern Dance Club and a song item by Ching Peng and Raasheeda (17S10) wowing the school with their wonderful performances. Happy 52nd Birthday Singapore!
Sookmyung Women’s University Study Visit
On 4 August 2017, TPJC hosted 7 Korean students and 1 professor from Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea on their study visit. The visitors were given a campus tour followed by a presentation of the Education and Career Guidance (ECG) programmes in our college.
Singapore-Brunei International Twinning Programme (31 July – 4 August)
12 students and 3 teachers from Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong embarked on the Singapore-Brunei International Twinning Programme from 31 July to 4 Aug and were warmly welcomed by the students and staff of TPJC. The students forged meaningful friendships with TPJC students and gained a better understanding of the culture and education system of Singapore.
They visited places of interest such as Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Mount Faber, Gardens by the Bay, River Safari and local museums.
The international twinning programme has provided our students an opportunity to interact with the Brunei students and to learn more about the cultural similarities and differences between Singapore and Brunei; as well as provided a new perspective to the students’ understanding of their own country.
2017 Leadership Training Camp
A total of 109 CCA Student leaders excitedly embarked on their residential Leadership Training Camp from 28 to 30 July at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Campsite. Through this camp, they gained more knowledge on the different aspects of leadership qualities and skills as well as assessed their own leadership styles using the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Personality Profiling Test. To challenge themselves, they attempted difficult high and low elements which forged stronger bonds amongst the team members. The camp ended off on a high note, with the CCA student leaders eager to apply the knowledge and skills learnt to help organise major College events next year.
National Reading Movement “Read for Books”
TPJC supports the National Reading Movement with Read for Books, a book charity drive where 1 book will be donated for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes. As a College and as a community, let us read more, read widely and read together.
Tamil Literature Seminar
TPJC Tamil Unit organised the annual Tamil Literature Seminar on 26 July 2017. This is the 5th in the series since 2010. The theme for this year’s seminar is based on the A Level Tamil Literature Anthology. The GUEST-OF-HONOR for this event is Mr KMT Iqbal, renowned local poet and Cultural Medallion award winner.
Transport Ambassadors Programme
On 24 July 2017, 6 JC1 students attended the Transport Ambassadors Programme (TAP) ceremony which marks the beginning of their 6 month journey as transport ambassadors. The TAP aims to inculcate in students knowledge about transportation in Singapore. Students will go on exclusive learning journeys and be involved in planning and executing a community based project related to transportation of their interest in the next 6 months under the mentorship of LTA officers.
We hope that this exclusive opportunity will allow them to gain greater insights on transportation in Singapore. We wish them a fruitful journey!
SPF Book Prize Award Ceremony
On 18 July 2017, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Book Prize Award Ceremony was held at Tampines Junior College. Every year, the SPF gives out the SPF Book Prize to deserving JC1 or Year 5 students, in recognition of their excellent academic as well as CCA achievements. This award also encourages students with aspirations of becoming SPF scholars to work hard towards realising their goals. We are proud to announce that one of our students, Ajay Singh (16A01), was selected as a winner of the SPF Book Prize 2017. Ajay will receive prize money, as well as opportunities to participate in official police functions, scholarship talks and other engagement activities. Congratulations, Ajay!
2017 Aerospace Summer Camp
Yong Li Wen (17S17) went to Beijing, China from 16 to 22 July to participate in the 2017 Aerospace Summer Camp. During the Camp, Li Wen had the opportunity to learn more about Astronautics and Aerospace through engaging visits to science centres and museums. Organised and sponsored by the Stanley Ho Astronautics Training Foundation, applicants for the Camp had to have outstanding academic results and a good command of the Chinese language. Through the Camp, Li Wen also had the chance to make friends with students from other countries.
Racial Harmony Day 2017
The usual green and yellow landscape of TPJC exploded into a myriad of vibrant colours as we celebrated Racial Harmony Day as a College. Students and staff were dressed in an array of ethnic wear, reflecting our wonderfully diverse culture and society. Conversation starters and Stories of Singaporeans can also be found all over the College to get students to consider their assumptions about racial harmony and what racial harmony really means to them. In addition, Racial Harmony Day kicked off 3 weeks of activities leading up to National Day, where the theme this year is #OneNationTogether. Activities will focus on the idea of “Many Stories, One Nation” where we celebrate diversity and recognise that though each of us are unique with our own stories and background, we can still come together and share one heartbeat and be one Singapore. These culminate in our finale on National Day where we celebrate as #OneNationTogether because we are #OneNationTogether.
Professor Brian Farrell’s Guest Lecture
On 12 July 2017, Tampines Junior College was privileged to have NUS History Professor Brian P. Farrell to share with our History students his insights on the effectiveness of UN operations on collective security.
J2 TPSparks Winners
We are proud to announce the first series of JC2 winners for the inaugural TPSparks CG competition! The JC2s’ deep, thoughtful and targeted reflection on the theme of “Together we’ll press on to higher ground; together we scale the utmost heights” has led to many highly feasible ideas to improve their learning. Congratulations to 16S08, 16A06 & 16S16 for your innovative & insightful ideas! May you share these ideas with your fellow J2s and let us aim and achieve together for the upcoming Prelims and ‘A’ Level Examinations!
Excellent results for Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest
On 27 March 2017, 52 JC1 and JC2 students participated in the Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest, which tested our students’ mathematical skills in answering questions that pertain to their current knowledge of mathematics as taught in schools. While 16 of our students gained awards, the only Platinum awardee for the junior college level is Chua Kai Jun of 16S09. The Platinum award is only for students who obtain the full score of 150. This is an achievement that very few students succeed at. Congratulations Kai Jun!
PSG Learning Journey to NTU
The Parent Support Group embarked on a learning journey to NTU on 8 July 2017. Hosted by NTU Admissions Office, the learning journey included talks, interaction segments as well as exclusive tours of the laboratories at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the learning facilities at the Hive. It was a very enriching day for all participants!
SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2017
On 30th June and 1st July, our Theatre Studies & Drama (TSD) teachers, Mr Khairulnizam and Mr Choy Wai Wan presented at the SDEA International Theatre Arts Conference 2017 at the Goodman Arts Centre.
Mr Khairulnizam presented his research paper entitled ‘Finding Voices: Expressing Personal Narratives through Devising’ which examines the effectiveness of employing structured devising processes and strategies allowing young student-artists to find their personal voices and unique artistic expressions.
Both teachers were also part of a discussion panel entitled ‘School Culture: Shaping Drama in Schools’ where drama educators share the distinctive drama programmes in their schools. They discuss the ways their school cultures, existing institutional processes, personal educational philosophies and culture of the teaching fraternity have helped shape and support these programmes.
Our TPJC teachers explore the ways in which truthfulness and ownership can be fostered particularly within youth theatre interest groups in this short reflection of Tampines Junior College English Drama Society’s two-year production cycle and how the alternating cycle of repertory and devised work can help students find their own voice and develop reflective engagement with issues close to their hearts.
TPJC 31st Birthday Bash
College Advisory Committee members, representatives from the Parent Support Group, former students (including those from our our early batches) joined us during our 31st Birthday Bash held on 30 June 2017, to celebrate our 31st anniversary as well as to immerse in the Kampong Ohana spirit.
In conjunction with Mother Tongue Language Fortnight which aims to enhance our understanding of our ethnic culture and promote cross-cultural awareness amongst TPJCians, TPJC celebrated our 31st Birthday Bash together with the Hari Raya festival. There was a wide range of traditional games and cultural activities at our very own TPJC Kampong Spirit Bazaar in the Hall.
In addition, the whole college enjoyed a communal feast, tucking into Malay delights such as satay, nasi lemak, otah and kueh-kueh as one big family!
MOE’s Achievement in Excellence Service Award (EXSA) 2016
On behalf of the management and staff of TPJC, we would like to congratulate the following EAS for being awarded the MOE’s Achievement in Excellence Service Award (EXSA) 2016.
Thank you for contributing towards service excellence in MOE by going the extra mile .