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NYAA & Sports and Recreation

CCA Overview

NYAA (National Youth Achievement Award) & Sports and Recreation is a non-competitive CCA that encourages TPJCians to develop personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance and a sense of responsibility to ourselves, to society and to the nation. Here, we design our own co-curricular development by participating in activities of interest to us, according to our individual schedules.

Levels of the Award

There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each successive level involving a greater degree of commitment and a longer period of time required. Within each level, we complete various sections with different time requirements designed to develop our social, physical and mental skills. In all three levels, the activities span across the four areas of Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation:

Level of Award Minimum Age Minimum Time Period Minimum Requirement
Service Adventurous Journey Skills Physical Recreation
Bronze 14 years and above 6 months 15h over 3 months 2 days 1 night, (12h of activity) 6 months 20h over 8 weeks
Silver 15 years and above 12 months 30h over 6 months 3 days 2 nights, (21h of activity) 12 months 30h over 10 weeks
Gold* 16 years and above 18 months 60h over 2 months 4 days 3 nights, (32h of activity)

*Gold Award participants are required to complete an additional project – a Residential Project that serves the community.

Requirements
We are each given a Record Book and an Award Diary:

  • Record Book
    Upon the completion of each activity, we record it in the Record Book and the relevant instructor or assessor will endorse it.
  • Award Diary
    The Award Diary is a logbook of our thoughts and reflections on the activities as we progress through the Programme.

When we have completed all the activities that meet the requirements of a particular Award level, we submit the Record Book and Award Diary to the NYAA Council for checking and endorsement.

CCA Days

Our main CCA days are Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm, and Fridays 2.30pm to 5.30pm. However, as we believe in tailoring our development according to our own needs, interests and level of commitment, we are free to take part in activities both within and outside the College at other times as well. Members who require a guiding hand in the right direction can tap on existing in-house programmes, and refer to the College NYAA coordinator for advice on possible projects to engage in or organizations to work with.

Registration

The registration form will be provided upon signing up as a CCA member or as an enrichment member (an extra add on together with the student’s existing CCA) and submit it to the College NYAA coordinator (Mr Ian Kwok @ ext 252). Registration fees apply and are payable by cash/cheque only. The registration fees are $7 for the Bronze award, $12 for Silver, and $17 for Gold.

EXCO Members

Position Name
President Natalie Khoo Jun Ling (16A04)
Vice-President Abdullah Khurshid (16S02)
Secretary Zachary Lim Zhe Ping (16A04)
Treasurer Ng Ca Lin (16S01)

Teachers in-charge

Mr Ian Kwok Jien Chi
Ms Lim Si Qin

Main Highlights:

2016 NYAA GOLD award ceremony

Our TPJC NYAA students (both current JC2 students and alumni) on receiving the highest accolade in NYAA, the Gold Award. Our NYAA students received the award from the Guest-of-Honour, President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Institute of Technical Education Headquarters. They have certainly done our College proud as they formed the largest number of awardees amongst the Junior Colleges in receiving this prestigious award. The NYAA Gold Award is presented to those who have completed at least one and a half years of NYAA components in service, physical recreation, skills, adventurous journey and also a residential project which involves serving the community at large.

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2015 NYAA GOLD award ceremony

Our NYAA Gold Award recipients namely, Karen Efatin (14S14), Teo Jing Kai (14S09), Wong Quan Yong (14S19) and our Alumni , Yu Nandar (13S03), proudly received their NYAA Gold Awards from the President of Singapore , Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam at a prestigious ceremony held at Singapore Polytechnic on October 20. These students did well to achieve in all the various components of NYAA: Service, Adventurous Journey, Physical Recreation, Skills and a Residential Project.
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