Event Highlights Term 2 2018
Dunman High Model ASEAN Plus Summit 2018 (DHAP)
From the 30th of May to the 1st of June, 6 of our H2 History students represented the school in the Dunman High Model ASEAN Plus Summit 2018 (DHAP). We are proud to announce that the co-delegations of Kazakhstan of the United Nations Security Council (Muhammad Zahid from 17A01 and Lee Heng Yi from 17A05), and Vietnam of the East Asia Summit (Rochelle Tio and Liu Fang Ning from 17A04) managed to clinch the Verbal Commendation and Best Position Papers respectively in their Councils. Good job to all delegates!
TPJC OHANA! Our Final Birthday Carnival
On 26 May 2018 (Sat), our students, staff, alumni and their families came together for a family carnival to celebrate our 32nd birthday, also our last birthday as a college. With us on that special day was Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Adviser to Tampines Grassroots Organisations.
We started that day’s celebration with a Singapore Book of Records record-breaking activity where we sculpted 1832 balloon apples, setting a new record for the most number of balloon apples made in 30 minutes. Why 1832 one may ask? Well, 18 signifies the year 2018 when TPJC turns 32 years old, thus 1832. This is the second time TPJC has, through the entire college’s teamwork, entered a record in the Singapore Book of Records for ourselves.
A key highlight of the carnival was the Time Capsule Sealing Ceremony graced by our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Heng Swee Keat. The Time Capsule housed 32 significant items relating to TPJC’s history and heritage. Present at this ceremony was our College Advisory Committee Chairman Mr Sim Hong Boon, as well as staff and student representatives who took turns to place the items into the Capsule. The last item to be placed into the Capsule was our College flag before the Capsule was sealed by Mr Heng. Both TPJC’s and MJC’s Time Capsules will be buried in the grounds of Tampines Meridian Heritage Gallery in July 2018.
All who were present had a blast of a time with carnival games, rides and food! Not to mention, the precious time spent catching up with people, especially our alumni with their teachers. This last birthday carnival, this TPJC Ohana moments will surely linger in the memories of many for a long time to come.
Singapore Books of Records! 1832 balloon apples
It’s our Birthday Carnival today and we have just made a new record of 1832 balloon apples made in 30 minutes for the Singapore Book of Records! Well done to our TPJC Ohana for the teamwork and combined effort.
p.s. 1832 represent the year and our 32 years of history!
Go Go Go TPJC Floorball Team
Thank you Floorball Team for giving us a chance to showcase our Ohana spirit! It was an exciting match and we are so proud of you.
Happy Mother’s Day!
On Friday, TPJC as a family celebrated Mother’s Day with students presenting every teacher with a stalk of Carnation. On this very special day, TPJC wishes all mommies a very “Happy Mother’s Day!”
College Day & Panorama Appreciation Happy Hour @ Good News Cafe!
On 11 May, an appreciation treat was held for all students and staff who helped to make College Day and Panorama 2018 a success!
ECG Day 2018
The ECG Day 2018 took place on the 9th of May and consisted of representatives from 16 industries and all 6 local autonomous universities. Representatives took part in the ECG Fair held in the hall, providing students with helpful information pertaining to their future education and career choices while also giving them to opportunity to clarify their doubts about various university courses and job industries. This year, apart from talks by some universities and BrightSparks, a special career exploration workshop spanning across 3 industries (legal, media, engineering) was also conducted to give students a fun and realistic way to experience working in those industries.
Moreover, prior to the ECG Day, the Singapore Police Force Recruitment Mobile Truck also came down to TPJC. Students were able to wear the hat of an investigative police as they attempted to identify the suspect and solve the crime on board the truck. Career advisers and police officers were also on hand to provide valuable career guidance and advice to TPJCians.
Last Wednesday, our staff had our 3rd 1st-Wednesday-of-the-Month-
TPJC English Drama Society – 4 key events in April 2018
Every year, the Society stages a Public Performance and this year was particularly memorable as they brought the PP “home”, staging it under the stars in our very own iconic Amphitheatre. The PP was a runaway success on both 5th and 6th April 2018, and evoked a multitude of emotions in the audience. The Talk-back Session at the end of each performance was a helpful way for the students to get feedback as well as for the audience to congratulate them on a job well done.
On 12th April 2018, the members of the TPJC and TJC English Drama Societies came together to watch each others’ SYF items. They shared tips and comments over cake and tea. This annual exchange is a tradition they hope to continue!
The TPJC English Drama Society participated in the SYF 2018 Arts Presentation for Drama (English) on the 24th of April. All the months of hard work and practice culminated in a 15 minute performance which netted the Society a commendable Certificate of Accomplishment! Great job!
Finally, the Society also participated actively in the College’s Performing Arts Concert, Zest! – Pannorama 2018 on the 28th of April. The Drama Llamas, along with the other Performing Arts Groups, performed in 2 shows at the Festive Arts Theatre at Our Tampines Hub. They were extremely proud to be able to perform their SYF item for the 400-strong audience.
Zest! Panorama 2018
On the 28 April 2018, Tampines Junior College’s Performing Arts groups showcased “Zest! Panorama 2018” at Festive Arts Theatre, Our Tampines Hub with rave reviews. This showcase was an amalgamation of nine different performances from the various Performing Arts CCA groups in the college. We were honoured to have Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth and Adviser to Tampines Grassroots Organisation who graced the occasion as Guest of Honour for our Gala show. As the concert was held at Our Tampines Hub, we engaged the Tampines community and had guest performers and audiences from Evergreen Circle Senior Activity Centre and Wellness@ Tampines West (Tampines West CC). This was our final public performance as Tampines Junior College but the spirit and values of Ohana (family) will continue to strive on through eternity as part of the legacy of our college. #wearetpjc #tpjcpanorama2018
TPJC’s 31st College Day
TPJC’s 31st College Day was held on 28 April 2018 in the presence of our Cluster Superintendent, College Advisory Committee, former Principals, partners, staff and the Class of 2017. The event recognised the achievements of students from the Class of 2017 as well as contributions from our Partners (alumni, coaches, external organisation and the Parent Support Group). We also showed our appreciation to former Principals and our College Advisory Committee with tokens of appreciation and a video montage of the College’s progress over the years. It was a heartwarming and meaningful reunion for all who attended.
2018 MOE Promotion Ceremony
We celebrate the promotion of our TPJC staff at the 2018 MOE Promotion Ceremonies held on 16 and 25 April 2018. The entire staff were also treated to a sumptuous Thai lunch on 30 April 2018 courtesy of the promotees. Congratulations!
2018 Chinese Drama SYF
Our Chinese Drama performed the piece “Romance of the Battlefield” at the Singapore Youth Festival on 25 April!
2018 English Drama SYF
On 24/4/2018, the TPJC English Drama Society performed their SYF piece, SITA, a contemporary retelling of a great epic. Also epic is their journey and accomplishment this year as both cast and crew. We are proud of the last batch of TPJC Drama Llamas.
Inter JC/CI Oratorical Competition 2018
TPJC Gavel Club concluded the Finals of the 2017 Inter JC/CI Oratorical competition on 20th April 2018. For this year’s competition, 20 student-contestants from 11 schools pitted their public speaking skills against one another in the various rounds of the Impromptu Speech and Prepared Speech contests, speaking on the theme ‘The Singapore Bicentennial’. The Final was graced by Mrs Pryke Wai Yin, Director of National Library Board, who gave the closing address to encourage the attendees and contestants. We are proud to congratulate Vindhyashree Ravi of 17S10 for emerging as Champion of the Impromptu speech contest, and helping Tampines JC clinch the Challenge Shield.
National Schools Speed Climbing Championship
On 14 of April, two of our rock climbers took part in the 2018 National Schools Speed Climbing Championship (NSSCC) held at Outram Secondary School. We are pleased to share that though it is the first time that we participated in NSSCC, both Muhammad Aamir Sajid Shaikh (17S07) and Philus Tan Bai Rong (17S02) qualified for the Finals. Philus went on to win 4 knockout rounds and emerged as the fastest climber for the A' Division Boys Category and clinched the first place!
Shooting finals 2018
13 April 2018 was a day of celebration for the hard work put in by our Air Pistol students.
Our Air Pistol boy Neoh Kai Xiang (17S01) was placed 3rd in the individual Air Pistol Men at the National School Games whilst our Air Rifle girl Janvi D/O Ashok Aswani (17S12) also did us proud by qualifying for the finals and emerging 8th in the individual Air Rifle Women event! Great Job Janvi and Kai Xiang!
CNB Community Roadshow
On 7th April, 27 students from our College volunteered their service at a community roadshow organised by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). The main objective of this roadshow was to actively engage our communities and rally their support for a Drug-Free Singapore. Our students distributed “Drug-free zone” stickers and decals to members of public and shop owners in various neighbourhoods, and as they did that, they also took the opportunity to share about the detrimental effects of drugs, and the availability of community support for people who needed help. Through this roadshow, students realised that every individual’s effort can go a long way in educating the public on the harmful impact of drugs and the need to adopt a drug-free lifestyle.
Class of 2018 – Project Work Result Release
We celebrate with Class of 2018 who brought to TPJC the best ever Project Work results.
Well done, kiddos! We are so proud of all of you!
Interact Club – Block Party with the MWS Family Service Centre
On the 24th of March 2018, TPJC’s Interact Club volunteered their time and services at the block party organised by the MWS Family Service Centre. Held at Block 492E, Tampines Avenue 9, our Interactors set up booths that included games, face painting and craft-making. The activities were well-received by the crowd and the attendees had fun participating in the activities. It was truly a memorable day for our students as they got to interact meaningfully with the participants at the event.
Channel NewsAsia Talking Point Panel Discussion
Channel NewsAsia Talking Point host, Mr Steven Chia, and his Mediacorp colleagues conducted a sharing on Fake News for GP Enrichment today! Our students certainly gained new insights and perspectives through the engaging discussions!
SkillsFuture Card Slot Session for POLARIS Students
On 29 Mar, SkillsFuture advisors conducted a Card Slot Session to enable our students to identify skills central to personal and career satisfaction and success in order to help these students plan for their future education and career choices. In assessing their proficiency and motivation in over 50 skills, students are able to identify their stronger skills, hone their weaker skills and are better identify jobs which fit them.
TPJC SCDF CD-Lionhearter Forum 17-18 April
On 17 and 18 Apr 2018, a group of 12 Civics Councillors participated in the Civil Defence Lionhearrter Forum, which is an annual platform for the SCDF youth volunteers to converge, bond, and share ideas on how they can contribute to youth Community First Response. Additionally, the CD Lionhearters came together to set the record for the ‘Largest Demonstration of Bleeding Control in First Aid’ in the Singapore Book of Records, by performing the steps ‘Press’, ‘Tie’, ‘Tell’.
2018 DM School Visit
On 4 April 2018, our School Leaders, teachers and student leaders attended a dialogue session with Deputy Director-General of Education (Curriculum), Mr Sng Chern Wei. It was a meaningful discussion and sharing of views, experience and insights and we were honoured to host this visit.
Singapore Recreation Club Softball Carnival 2018
On the 17 March 2018, the Tampines Junior College Softball Team competed in the annual Singapore Recreation Club Softball Carnival at Padang. Despite the humbling defeat, the team learnt many valuable lessons that they can employ to further improve their craft. The team enjoyed their opportunity to compete with many other schools, and would like to give special thanks to all who have supported them.
Tampines Meridian Junior College Key Personnel Planning Meeting 1
12 March 2018 marked the first meeting of the key personnel team for Tampines Meridian Junior College. In this first envisioning session, staff from both merger schools worked in small committees to discuss and brainstorm ideas for the creation of a new identity for the merged entity and the preservation of the heritage of both schools.
Literature Immersion Trip To Terengganu
One of our teachers, Madam Rosemah bte Rashid, has successfully completed a Literature Immersion Trip to Terengganu from 9 to 12 March 2018 for H2 Malay Language and Literature teachers organised by the JCCI Malay Language Teachers Committee (JCCIMLTC).