The Tampines Junior College (TPJC) Gavel Club is affiliated with Toastmasters International. It was established on 5th August 2000 and has the honour of being the first Gavel Club in Singapore.
Held twice a week, club meetings serve as a platform for students to hone their communication and leadership skills through experiential and self-paced learning, peer feedback and mentoring. TPJC Gavel Club adopts the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership programme which allows Gavel Club members to work towards earning the Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership Awards.
To practise their skills, Gavel Club members also take on the roles of Masters of Ceremonies or announcers for a range of college events and participate in various oratorical competitions.
The club further provides opportunities for our students to hone their organisational skills through the organisation of the annual Inter-Junior Colleges/Centralised Institutes (JC/CI) Oratorical Competition. The Inter JC/CI Oratorical Competition 2016 was the biggest and most competitive pre-university public speaking competition to date, involving a total of 39 student-contestants from 15 schools.
To enhance the members’ learning and public speaking experience, TPJC Gavel Club organises joint meetings with Toastmasters/Gavel Clubs. In June 2016, Tampines Junior College’s Gavel Club had a joint meeting with Tiarel Toastmasters Club, a club whose members are professional working adults. And in July 2016, the club members visited ITE College West and had a joint meeting with ITE Gavel Club.
Inter JC/CI Oratorical Competition Prepared Speech Contest
5th Position: Lee Wen Qi (15S15)
YMCA PESA Competition
2nd Position: Valenzuela Alexandra Marie (16A05)
Semi Finalist: Qistina Bumidin (16A07)
Competent Communicator Award Recipients:
Austen Lim (15A04), Lee Wen Qi (15S15), Rayson Song (15S17), Yap Ching Siu (15S19), Denson Wee (15S17)
President: Valenzuela Alexandra Marie (16A05)
Vice-President: Shirlene Chew Ting (16A06)
For more information, photographs and updates, you can visit the TPJC Gavel Club Website.