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Event Highlights Term 3 2016

Term 3 2016

TPJC Caring Teacher Award 2016

Happy Teachers’ Day!

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following teachers on being awarded the TPJC Caring Teacher Award 2016.

In alphabetical order:

1) Ms Ang Hui Ling Mabel
2) Ms Chong Keting
3) Ms Chua Li Shan Irene
4) Ms Emelyne Quek Jiang Li
5) Ms Emma Yuana Binti Muhamad
6) Mdm Goh Beng Lee
7) Ms Koh Geok Lan Lena
8) Mr Kwok Yong Koon Kenneth
9) Ms Lee Xueting
10 Ms Lee Ying Qi
11) Mr Mak Kok Wei John
12) Mr Mohammed Azlan Bin Ab Malek
13) Mr Muhammad Yusuf Bin Abu Bakar
14) Ms Murugiah Padma
15) Ms Sim Lin Ping Salome
16) Ms Sim Wei Ying Geraldine
17) Mr Tan Chee Boon
18) Ms Tan Hui Bin Delphine
19) Mr Toh Jin Tian
20) Mdm Wang Yu Fen
21) Mr Wong Jin Chang
22) Ms Wong Xinyi
23) Mr Wong Yew Hoong
24) Mr Yeo Li Kuang
25) Mr Yew Zu Yao Jonathan

Teachers’ Day Lunch 2016

The 2016 Teachers’ Day Lunch was held at PARKROYAL on Beach Road and the event’s Theme was ‘TPJC T-errific Thirty!’ to coincide with our 30th birthday. The staff turned up in costumes ranging from Time Travellers to Toast to Tea Bags to Twelve Months of the Year! We took a break, relaxed and bonded over good food, wonderful performances and fun games! Thank you to everyone involved for a marvelous afternoon!

Teachers’ Day 2016

TPJC celebrates our teachers today! The teachers were treated to a sumptuous breakfast courtesy of our beloved EAS! They also celebrated this special day with their respective classes and were entertained by the performers at the annual Teachers’ Day Concert!

Happy Teachers’ Day to all the educators out there!

Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Lecture Series

On 29 Aug 2016, a total of 26 students comprising of POLARIS students, together with 14 teachers, attended the prestigious Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Lecture Series at Suntec CIty Convention Centre. The guest speaker was His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. He gave his insights of his accomplishments in his tenure as the Secretary-General and his direction towards addressing climate changes, sustainable development and empowering the youth and women.

YMCA PESA Competition

Valenzuela Alexandra Marie (16A05) of the Gavel Club won the 2nd place at the prestigious 30th YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards competition after rounds of gruelling competition in August 2016. Qistina Bumidin (16A07) had also done well by entering the Semi-finals of the competition.

TPJC is proud of their achievements and the qualities they displayed throughout the competition!

NTU-TPJC Literature Symposium 2016

20 August 2016 marks TPJC’s third collaboration with the Division of English, NTU in organising the Literature Symposium for all students offering the discipline.

This year, 600 students from nine colleges across Singapore attended the Symposium, and it was an enriching time of interaction with and learning from the professors. At the end of the Symposium, students’ understanding and appreciation were deepened as they gleaned new insights and alternative ways of interpreting their offered texts.

A toast to this wonderful collaboration indeed!

ASEAN Day 2016

On the 18th of August at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, 4 of our students, Alvin Siah (16A05), Timothy Wan (16A08), Cheryl Tan (16S01) and Goh Zhenghan (16S05) attended the ASEAN Day 2016. The occasion was to commemorate the 49th Anniversary of ASEAN. Our students had the opportunity to interact with our Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, as well as students from other Junior Colleges and ASEAN countries.

Congratulations, Sarah Chang Xiu Hui (14A06)

Congratulations to our alumna, Sarah Chang Xiu Hui (14A06), on receiving the Singapore Police Force Local Merit Scholarship from Minister K. Shanmugam.

National Day Awards 2016

Congratulations to our Vice-Principal, Mr Tan Eng Poh on being awarded the National Day Awards 2016 – Public Administration Medal (Bronze) as well as our School Laboratory Technican, Ms Raihan Bte Kossain on being awarded the National Day Awards 2016 – The Efficiency Medal.

Happy 51st Birthday, Singapore!

As part of Tampines JC’s 30th Anniversary and National Day celebrations, our JC1 cohort worked on the Flag Art project in collaboration with Tampines North Community Club. This large-scale project involved painting 104 flags and students could be found hard at work, independently painting their adopted flags around the school over the last month. The students’ teamwork culminated in a beautiful and seamless picture when the flags were put together. The completed flags will now decorate the facade of Blk 496G till the end of 2016. We are proud of our students’ efforts!

Happy 51st Birthday, Singapore!

Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC National Day Dinner 2016

Our student volunteers took part as motivators in the National Day Dinner organised by Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. They showed much enthusiasm as they interacted and played games with the residents, danced and led the audience in singing the birthday song and National Day songs.

2016 Singapore National Games

Our Track and Field Team participated in the 2016 Singapore National Games held at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on 31 July, 6 August and 7 August.
Our athletes ran hard and beat their own personal best in the race. We are pleased to announce that our athletes have done our College proud. We have Odelia Cheong Hsien Yee (16A06) finishing in the 2nd position in the 3000m Girls (U20) Race Walk Finals and Thin Su Sin Sin (16S10) finishing in the 3rd position in the 1500m Girls (U20) Finals.
Our Boys’ 4x100m Relay Team consisting of Sebastian Ang Jie (16S06), Mohamad Ilyas Bin Ismail (16S16), Yue Joe (16S06) and Tan Jek Kee (16S22) came in 3rd position in the Finals. In addition, Mohamad Ilyas Bin Ismail (16S16) qualified for the 200m Boys (U20) Finals, Sebastian Ang Jie (16S06), Yue Joe (16S06) and Tan Jek Kee (16S22) qualified for the 100m Boys (U20) Semi Finals and Elizabeth Tang Li Lin (16A02) also qualified for the 100m Girls (U20) Semi Finals.
Congratulations, TPJC Track & Field Team!

Hari Raya Cultural Performance and Gathering

The students from the Malay Language Elective Programme and student members from the Malay Cultural Society organised a Hari Raya Cultural Performance and gathering on 4 August 2016. After the cultural performance, students, staff and parents were invited to the Hari Raya Makan Gathering to celebrate the Hari Raya Festive season as a TPJC Family.

Sports for Life 2016

150 MOE teachers and staff reported to TPJC on the morning of 30 July to participate in the MESRC Centralised Sports for Life Activity 2016. The participants could choose to register for either the Walk or Run Test. Congratulations to all finishers!

Leadership Training Camp 2016

The Leadership Training Camp 2016 was held from 29 July to 31 Jul 2016 at Camp Challenge. The LTC provided a platform for student leaders from the various CCAs to bond and develop their leadership skills. The camp activities integrated the 5 Practices of the Student Leadership Challenge Model. Through the planned activities and games, student leaders learnt about confidence building, effective communication and team bonding.

Gavel Club: Achieving the Competent Communicator Awards

After a one and half year journey, five 2nd year TPJC Gavel members earned the Competent Communicator Award, awarded by Toastmasters International.  The Gavel members had to complete 10 projects that developed different aspects of fundamental public speaking skills. The award recipients are:  Austen Lim, Lee Wen Qi, Rayson Song, Yap Ching Siu and Denson Wee.

TPJC-ITE Joint Gavel Meeting

Tampines JC (TPJC) Gavel Club visited ITE College West and had a joint meeting with ITE Gavel Club on 27th July 2016. Prior to the meeting, TPJC Gavel students had a short tour of the ITE College West campus to better understand and appreciate the ITE  College West curricula, as well as the importance of being future-ready. The TPJC-ITE joint Gavel meeting also allowed members of both clubs to exchange meeting ideas, and to learn different styles and techniques of communication from each other.

TPJC Gavel Club would like to thank ITE Gavel Club members and their teachers for their wonderful hospitality and warm fellowship.

8th ASEAN Schools Games (22nd Jul – 28th Jul 2016)

Our Physical Education teacher, Mr Kenneth Kwok, will be accompanying the Combined Schools Volleyball Boys Team as the Assistant Coach for the 8th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG). The ASG will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 22nd July 2016 to 28th July 2016.

The ASG seeks to promote ASEAN solidarity in our youths through school sports, provide opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in the ASEAN region and create platforms for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchange within ASEAN.

A total of 11 sports will be played: Athletics, Golf, Sepak Takraw, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Tennis, Table Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball and Futsal.

All the best, Mr Kenneth Kwok.

NUS Engaging Students, Partnering Educators Workshop 2016

On the 23rd of July, 20 JC1 students from the Literature and Theatre Studies Units attended an outreach workshop, ‘Engaging Students, Partnering Educators 2016’ organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of English Language and Literature.

Students had the privilege to understand how various Majors (English Literature, English Literature, and Theatre Studies) approach the teaching and learning of these academic domains.

National Reading Week

The College kickstarts National Reading Week with books and articles giveaways! A great way to share good reads all around. Happy reading, everyone!

Congratulations Mr Jose Paolo Boquiren

Mr Jose Paolo Boquiren recently completed and graduated from the 17-week Management & Leadership Programme conducted by the National Institute of Education. The programme provided many learning experiences such as doing a curriculum project, reading books and articles as well as writing reflections. Moreover, he had the opportunity to go on a one week study trip to New Zealand to learn about the education system there. This learning journey is certainly a testament to lifelong learning!

All the Best 

Three of our beloved teaching staff will be embarking on the next step of their training. We wish Mr Chua Wei Ming, Ms Sea Su-An and Ms Lee Shi Min all the best for their studies at the National Institute of Education.

[NE] Racial Harmony Day

We commemorated Racial Harmony Day on Thursday, the 21st of July by donning our colourful and vibrant ethnic wear as well as reflecting on the importance of racial harmony in Singapore. The JC1 Civics Councillors, together with John Tan from the Student Council, prepared a presentation skit with videos reminding us of the consequences of racial tensions and what we can do as a community to ensure that we upkeep the peace and stability of our multi-ethnic and multicultural society. Let’s all continue to make an effort to interact with friends and neighbours from different ethnic groups in our existing shared spaces, such as the void decks and schools, so that we will be able to understand, empathise and embrace each other’s differences. We must work together to uphold the racial and religious harmony here in Singapore, because if not us, then who?

ASEAN and Track & Field Sharing (20 July 2016)

Our TPJC Alumnus, Mr Winston Goh conducted an ASEAN sharing with our History students and shared about his experiences as an athlete, then and now, with our students from Track & Field.

MTL Fortnight Bazaar

In conjunction with MTL Fortnight, the Malay Language Unit set up a booth on 19 July outside the school canteen, selling yummy delicacies like Satay-in-a-cup, Chicken Burgers and Fruity Popsicle, to celebrate Hari Raya and to observe the spirit of camaraderie as well as charity. All proceeds from the sale will be channeled to the College’s FAS students.

TPJC Drama Society participates in Celebrate Drama! 2016’s Ten-in-a-Bag

On the 16th of July, TPJC’s English Drama Society, or Drama Llamas, participated in Celebrate Drama! 2016’s Ten-in-a-Bag series. Their performance, ‘Family Portrait‘, was one of the ten performances featured at the Arts House Chamber, and the Llamas received positive feedback from an audience consisting of students and drama educators from various schools, as well as members of the general public.

Organised by the Singapore Drama Educators’ Association, Ten-in-a-Bag gave all participating schools a large canvas bag in which they had to fit a maximum of ten props to create a ten minute performance. ‘Family Portrait‘ was devised through a curation of personal stories from our very own Llamas, a society trip to IKEA, and multiple rehearsals. This culminated in a puppetry performance which used miniature mannequins and one folding table that somehow fit snugly into the given bag.

Beijing Aerospace Summer Camp 2016

Our student, Chua Kai Jun (16S09), has been selected to participate in the Aerospace Summer Camp organised by the Stanley Ho Astronautics Training Foundation (SHATF) from the 17th to 23rd July 2016 in Beijing, China. During this trip, he will have opportunities to learn more about astronautics and aerospace technology through the activities and visits to the science centers. In addition, he will get to interact with students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Malaysia and form international friendships with them. We wish him a safe and enjoyable journey!

Official launch of Kopi Corner @ TPJC library

The 15th of July marks the Grand Opening of our very own Kopi Corner in the TPJC library! Part of the proceeds from the student-initiated HOT Fest 2016 held in May was used to create this area. As Wirda Hanee (15A05), one of the Overall-in-Charge of HOT Fest 2016 said,”this area will help make the library a more conducive place for all students!” Enjoy!

TPJC Softball Player Wins MVP Award in Little League Asia-Pacific Regional Senior League Softball Tournament (2016)

During the June holidays, Lisa Low Lynn of 16A07 participated in the 2016 Little League Softball Asia-Pacific Regional Tournament.

Being the lead pitcher and also the captain of the Singapore Under-16 team, she fought hard with her softball team and they put up a resilient challenge against the Philippines team for the championship. The team emerged 2nd in position. We are proud to announce that Lisa also won the Most Valuable Player Award within her category.

2016 TPJC Promotees – Sponsored Staff Lunch 

On 8th July 2016, both teaching and non-teaching staff (including our service providers) enjoyed a wonderful Staff Lunch! It was a great chance to catch up after the June Break, bonding over food and our favourite “King of fruits” – Durian!

Thank you all 2015 (Oct) and 2016 Promotees for the treat!

TPJC Birthday Bash 2016

TPJC celebrated her 30th birthday today! To commemorate this special event, we organised the Inter-House Games, the Staff vs Alumni games and the Staff vs Students friendly matches. We also had a special cake-cutting ceremony with our specially invited guests from the College Advisory Committee, the Health Promotion Board, the Northeast CDC and our beloved alumni.

To top off our celebration, the student also organised the annual Economics Festival where they get to set up booths to show off their entrepreneurial spirit!

Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition 2016

Two of our alumni’s (Jean Tay of 14A02 and Kimberly Wong of 14A06) artworks, were selected for the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition 2016. Their artworks were featured as part of the exhibition catalog which would be launched together with the opening of the SYF Art Exhibition at the Arts House on 1st July.

The exhibition will run from 1 July – 15 July 2016. Jean’s installation, titled “Complete”, is about the polarity of relationships between two person while Kimberly’s work, “Heavenly Bodies”, is a light and stained-glass assemblage based on her study of mythological stories. Their artworks were selected by a panel of judges comprising of the MOE Art Unit and visual art educators.

100,000KM Challenge Follow Up – Grocery Shopping (25 June 2016)

Tampines Junior College has completed the 100,000KM Challenge on 31 May 2016 as part of the College’s efforts to raise $60,000 to provide food for the underprivileged families in the North East District.

As a follow up from the 100,000KM Challenge, our students are privileged to be given the opportunity to accompany the beneficiaries in shopping for groceries at NTUC FairPrice Xtra at Changi Business Park. This has allowed our students to foster greater interaction with the families and realising the impact of their contributions to the community. The grocery shopping during this period is particularly meaningful as the families will also get to benefit during the festive period.

The Guest-of-Honour, Mr Desmond Choo, Adviser of Tampines Grassroots Organizations, Chairman of Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple, Mr George Peh (BBM) and partners from North East CDC and Tampines Changkat CDWF were present to join us in the grocery shopping.

The Straits Times Education Forum (25 June 2016)

Our Principal, Miss Pamela Yoong and our Student Leaders, Bryson Chew Yun Qi, Muhammad Sharizman B Shahiar, Pay Jing Le Nickson, Tee Jia Wen Trisha and Yeo Jieying attended The Straits Times Education Forum on Saturday, 25 June 2016.

Themed “The Future of jobs, skills and higher education”, the Forum presented a great opportunity for the participants to hear from our Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), Mr Ong Ye Kung about the new directions that the Ministry of Education will be pursuing. SMU’s President, Professor Arnoud De Meyer and The Straits Times Senior Education Correspondent, Ms Sandra Davie also shared their insights on the ever-evolving higher education landscape, discussed about current and future challenges and the skills required to thrive in the workplace.

TPJC Staff Learning Symposium 2016

We had our TPJC Professional Learning Symposium on Fri 24 June, where our Senior Teacher Council and School Staff Developer shared about using Peer Observation as a tool for professional development, followed by a break-out sharing by selected Professional Learning Teams from various departments.


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