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25 Jul 2015 (Sat) - Term 3 Week 5 & 6 Matters ... ... [End-of-Year Exam, ACE Camp Dates, etc   
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Dear Parents, 
 
Kindly note that a number of subjects would be having their class tests in the coming weeks. Do check with your son on the dates for his class tests. With the few long weekends ahead, it would be most beneficial if you could spend some time going though with your son on his school work. Do help him plan and set aside time to revise for the upcoming exams scheduled in late Sep. The Examination Time-table which 
includes the topics and exam format can be found below. Please feel free to email your son's class / subject tutors if you need any clarifications. 

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
     
    
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 6 Aug (Thu) @ MacRitchie Reservoir Park from 0715 to 1030 hrs. 
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>.  
    2. For more information. Click <here>. 
  1. Sec 1 End-of-Year Examination Time-table from 21 Sep (Mon) till 2 Oct (Fri). 
    1. Exam Time-table (includes topics & exam format)Click <here>. 
  2. Special Arrangement for Examinations. <by 3 Aug (Mon)>  
    1. In preparation for the upcoming End of Year Examinations, the school is requesting for information regarding the above. Kindly submit the following documents to your son's Class Tutors if he had been given special arrangement (e.g. extra time, etc) during PSLE: (i) Photocopy of PSLE Certificate, (ii) Medical Reports, if any and (iii) Any Other Document/s, if applicable by 3 Aug (Mon). 
  1. Sec 1 ACE Camp 2015 @ Pulau Ubin.  
    1. Kindly note that there is a change to the dates for the Sec 1 ACE Camp as you plan your year end activities. Further details will be made known once available.   
      1. Camp 1 [28 to 31 Oct (Wed to Sat)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities. 
      2. Camp 2 [2 to 5 Nov (Mon to Thu)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities. 

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Rosary Devotion on 31 Jul (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  3. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 27 Jun to 2 Aug
  1. 27 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day (School Holiday)
  2. 28 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 29 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 30 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 31 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 3 to 9 Aug
  1. 3 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 4 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 5 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 6 Aug (Thu) - SJI Celebrates National Day (X-Country @ Macritchie)
  5. 7 Aug (Fri) - Public Holiday
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



23 Jul 2015 (Thu) - Term 3 Week 4 [Update on Redevelopment of Malcolm Road Campus  
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Dear Parents,  
  
The school is pleased to share that President Tony Tan Keng Yam had unveiled the masterplan for the upgraded campus at our “ground breaking” ceremony on Monday, 20 July 2015. We have reached another important milestone in the history of our school and this because of the very strong support of our community i.e. our Board of Governors, alumni, staff, parents, students and the Church. Of course, the re-development project would not be possible without the generous financial support of the Ministry of Education. We have much to be thankful for. 
 
As a school, we have been re-inventing ourselves to remain responsive to the changing needs of education. The model and pictures of the upgraded campus will be placed in the drop off area at the Bishan campus from sometime next week. We are targeting to complete the re-development project by 1st quarter of 2017. Kindly see the attached <Note from Principal> for some pictures of the upgraded campus and a listing of new facilities for the upgraded campus. 
  • Note for Dr Koh Thiam Seng, Principal. Click <here>.
For feedback, please write to us at <campus_redevelopment@sji.edu.sg> and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
  
 
 
18 Jul 2015 (Sat) - Term 3 Week 4 & 5 Matters ... ... [GCE 'O' Level Listening Comprehension Exam, SJI X-Country, etc   
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Dear Parents, 
 
Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks and Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
    
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Sec 4 Listening Comprehension Exam on 21 Jul (Tue). School dismissal at 1230 hrs.  
    1. Kindly note that the GCE 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held in the afternoon on 21 Jul (Tue). As such school will dismiss at 1230 hrs so that the various venues can be prepared for the exam.  
  2. SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 6 Aug (Fri) @ MacRitchie Reservoir Park from 0715 to 1030 hrs. 
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>.  
    2. For more information. Click <here>. 
  1. <Small Change Makes A Difference>. <Repeat> 
    1. A Sec 1 project supporting Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) to fund and support the various programs for its members. Sec 1s have been be given a coin bank this past week to save their coins and loose change for a term. See below for details. 
    2. Note to Parents. Click <here> 
  2. Casual Friday T-shirt @ $13/= @. <Repeat> 
    1. Sec 1s who have placed orders for the above are reminded to make payment to your Class Chairman soonest possible. 
 
 
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Rosary Devotion on 31 Jul (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  3. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 20 to 26 Jul
  1. 20 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 21 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 22 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 23 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 24 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 27 Jun to 2 Aug
  1. 27 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day (School Holiday)
  2. 28 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 29 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 30 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 31 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


11 Jul 2015 (Sat) - Term 3 Week 3 & 4 Matters ... ...    
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Dear Parents, 
 
As part of the school's Religious, Moral and Social Education (RMSE) programme, the Sec 1s were reminded of their blessings and made aware of the plight of those that have lesser. Through the Lent Project earlier this year, the Sec 1s collected food items for the elderly and financially poor families in Sin Ming. This was done in collaboration with the An-Nahdhah Mosque in Bishan as part of an inter-religious effort. 
 
Following the success of the Lent Project, the Sec 1 Level will be supporting the Handicapped Welfare Association (HWA) in their <Small Change Makes A Difference>. Students will be assigned with a coin bank to save their coins and loose change for a term. The money collected will then be donated to the HWA to fund and support the various programs for its members. Through this program, we hope that the Sec 1s will gain a positive experience for a good cause and developing a good habit of saving. Your support can come in the form of constantly reminding your son to do his part – to keep his change and giving it to someone who has lesser. Note to Parents, click <here>
 
To all our Muslim friends, we extend our warmest greetings of "Selamat Hari Raya". Here's wishing you and your loved ones a warm and blessed Aidilfitri, showered with love and happiness, with peace and joy!
 
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
    
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. <Small Change Makes A Difference>. 
    1. A Sec 1 community service project to help the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) to fund and support the various programs for its members. Students will be given a coin bank this coming week to save their coins and loose change for a term. See above for details. 
    2. Note to Parents. Click <here>
  2. Casual Friday T-shirt @ $13/= @.
    1. Sec 1s who have placed orders for the above are reminded to make payment to your Class Chairman this week. 
  3. Youth Day on 27 Jul (Mon) - School Holiday.  
  4. <In Conversation with Dr Koh Thiam Seng> <Repeat> 
    1. FAQClick <here>.

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  3. Pilgrimage to Mount Carmel (Carmelite Monstary) on 16 Jul (Thu) from 1445 hrs to 1745 hrs.
    1. Why? All Sec 1 catholic students will attend and help with facilitating the Eucharistic Celebration of the Feast of Carmel. 
    2. Venue. Carmelite Convent Chapel. 196 Bukit Teresa Road (near St Teresa Church)
    3. Dismissal. Service for Feast of Mt Carmel will end at about 1545 hrs. Sec 1s are to inform their Catholic CCA teachers if they would like to return to SJI or be dismissed from Outram MRT Station.
    4. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 13 Jun to 19 Jul
  1. 13 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 14 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 15 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 16 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] **
  5. 17 Jul (Fri) - Hari Raya Puasa (Public Holiday) *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
  7. ** Early dismissal for all Muslim students at 1100 hrs (eve of Hari Raya Puasa) 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 20 to 26 Jul
  1. 20 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 21 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 22 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 23 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 24 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


4 Jul 2015 (Sat) - Term 3 Week 2 & 3 Matters [Hair for Hope, In Conversation, etc ... ...]    
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Dear Parents, 
 
St Joseph's Institution's Hair for Hope 2015 (HfH) is back. This year's HfH will be held on 6 Jul (Mon), is the eighth consecutive satellite shaving event in support of the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), involving students, teachers, parents and even alumni in the shaving. All participants will be required to bring their signed consent forms, nothing more. Parental encouragement for the Sec 1s to be part of this cause will be greatly appreciated. To register, click <here>.

Heartfelt appreciation to the many parents who took time off to be with us at the <In Conversation with Dr Koh Thiam Seng> earlier today. Thank you too for your feedback and giving the school the opportunity to clarify on issues that were closest to your heart. The school shared with parents on various matters such as: (i) IP & 'O' Level Track, (ii) Admission to IP at Sec 3, (iii) Subject Combinations for Upper Secondary, (iv) CCA, etc. It would be most helpful if you take some time to read the attached FAQ which was made available at the session. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), click <here>.
 
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
    
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2015 - From Term 3 Week 2, 6 Jul (Mon) onwards  
    1. When. Sec 1s are only to bring your personal computing devices from Term 3 Week 2, 6 Jul (Mon) onwards. Do inform your son's class tutors or myself if he is unable to do so. 
    2. Dos and Don'ts. Earlier this week, the Sec 1s have been briefed at length on the various matters to take note of. Parental reinforcement of the following would be appreciated. 
      1. Personal Responsibility. (i) Being Responsible. That they must be responsible for their own belongings at all times, this includes the device they are bringing to school. Being responsible also entails that they ensure that their devices are fully charged the night before. Charging of devices in school may lead to 'unforeseen' incidents in which students trip over a web of charging cables. (ii) Safe-keeping of Devices. Devices must either be locked in their personal locker or be with student at all times. Leaving their devices in their bags when they run off to play soccer is a sure no-no. 
      2. Usage in Class. Devices can only be used in the classroom only after permission have been sought from the teacher present as this is the right and polite thing to do.
      3. Other Uses. Devices should only be used for school related work. Mind-less surfing, watching of YouTube videos, gaming, etc are strictly prohibited. 
    3. FAQ (including system specifications, etc)Click <here>.
    4. Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist <angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  3. Pilgrimage to Mount Carmel (Carmelite Monstary) on 16 Jul (Thu) from 1445 hrs to 1745hrs.
    1. Why? All Sec 1 catholic students will attend and help with facilitating the Eucharistic Celebration of the Feast of Carmel. 
    2. Venue. Carmelite Convent Chapel. 196 Bukit Teresa Road (near St Teresa Church)
    3. Dismissal. Service for Feast of Mt Carmel will end at about 1545 hrs. Sec 1s are to inform their Catholic CCA teachers if they would like to return to SJI or be dismissed from Outram MRT Station.
    4. Notice Form. Click <here>.
 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 6 to 12 Jul
  1. 6 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 7 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 8 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 9 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 10 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 13 Jun to 19 Jul
  1. 13 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 14 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 15 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 16 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 17 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 

27 Jun 2015 (Sat) - Term 3 Matters ... ... [In Conversation with Dr Koh, ADM & CAL for Term 3, etc  
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Dear Parents, 
 
Welcome back to school ... ... 
I hope you managed to have a good and restful break. There is still one last weekend to go before school reopens. As we prepare for the start of a new semester, it'll be most helpful if you could gently remind and check your son if he had completed his assigned holiday homework, if any. Kindly note that Creative, Action & Languages (CAL) and Academic Discovery Module (ADM) begins this week, Term 3 Week 1. Parental assistance in checking on your son's personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will also be most appreciated.   
 
On a separate note, <In Conversation with Dr Koh Thiam Seng> is being organized by the SJI PSG on 4 Jul (Sat) from 0900 to 1130 hrs at the SJI Auditorium. This session, specially for the Sec 1 and Sec 2 parents, is a dialogue session is intended to provide parents with an opportunity to address your queries on the subject combination, O level / IP track and other general matters. As seats are limited, please register early so as to avoid disappointment. In the registration form, parents may indicate the topics or questions they would like Dr Koh to address in the dialogue session. To register, click <here>.
  
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
    
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Health Advisory to Parents. Letter to Parents, click <here>. 
    1. Parents are to note that Ministry of Health (MOH) has advised travellers to these affected countries to inform their doctor of the areas that they have travelled to should they become unwell or develop a fever within 2 weeks from the return to these areas. Students who are unwell within 2 weeks from their travel to a MERS-CoV affected area should see a doctor, and refrain from coming back to school until he is recovered.
    • To ensure the well-being of our students, the school would like to seek your help to inform us if your child had travelled to South Korea or to the Middle East during the June vacation. We would appreciate if you could provide us with the information by 27 Jun (Sat). 
    1. Health Advisory. <To Submit On-line> Click <here>.
  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2015 - From Term 3 Week 2, 6 Jul (Mon) onwards  
    1. Sec 1s are only to bring your personal computing devices from Term 3 Week 2, 6 Jul (Mon) onwards. Do inform your son's class tutors or myself if he is unable to do so.
    2. FAQ (including system specifications, etc)Click <here>.
    3. Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist <angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>
  1. Class Time-table - Term 3, 2015. 
    <Updated on 27 Jun (Sat), 1700 hrs>
     
    Click <here>
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  2. Temperature-taking Exercise on 2 Jul (Thu). Sec 1s are reminded that to bring their Oral Digital Thermometers (ODTs) for the above. ODTs are available from your son's form tutors at $4/= each.

CAL & ADM Allocation and ISM Registration  
  • Semester 2 Allocation for CAL & ADM. Click <here>. 
    • Schedule & Venue. Kindly check the venues and schedules for respective CAL & ADM lessons. Please note that CAL and ADM will start in Term 3 Week 1.  
    • Queries. Please check and if there are any mistakes or issues kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg> 
  • Independent Study Module (ISM) - Registration. <From 29 Jun (Mon) to 1 Jul (Wed)>.   
    • Registration Details. Sec 1s will receive another email when registration starts.  
    • ISM Results for Semester 1. Sec 1s who did ISM in Semester 1 will receive their results by 29 Jun (Mon)
 
  
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   
 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 1 - 29 Jun to 5 Jul
  1. 29 Jun (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 30 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day * [NO Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 1 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 2 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 3 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 6 to 12 Jul
  1. 6 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 7 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 8 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 9 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 10 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



22 Jun 2015 (Mon) - Start of Term Matters ... ... [Health Advisory, BYOD, Time-table for Term 3, etc  
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Dear Parents, 
  
First and foremost, thank you for taking time off for the Parent-Teacher Meeting at the end of last term. Thank you too for the many parents who joined us for the Tea Chat session. I do hope that you had a fruitful time talking to the teachers and getting to know fellow parents. I too had a very enjoyable time, especially with the food - many of which were home made that came in fast and furious. Heartfelt thanks to the many parents who contributed so generously for the Tea Chat session. Your support for what we do in school is second to none.
 
With the month-long holidays coming to an end, it would be most beneficial if you could spend some time going though with your son on his school work. For the Sec 1s, it might be good to remind them that there's only about 12 more weeks to their End-of-Year Examinations. Discounting all the weekends and school holidays, the boys have less than 60 days to their first exams in secondary school. We, at home and in school need to work together to help these boys make time and plan for their revision. Parental assistance in checking on your son's personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will also be most appreciated.   
   
Have a Blessed Week ahead!
   
  
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Health Advisory to Parents. Letter to Parents, click <here>. 
    1. During the June vacation, you might have travelled to countries and regions affected by MERS-CoV (e.g. South Korea, Middle East etc). We would like you to note that Ministry of Health (MOH) has advised travellers to these affected countries to inform their doctor of the areas that they have travelled to should they become unwell or develop a fever within 2 weeks from the return to these areas. Students who are unwell within 2 weeks from their travel to a MERS-CoV affected area should see a doctor, and refrain from coming back to school until he is recovered.
    • To ensure the well-being of our students, the school would like to seek your help to inform us if your child had travelled to South Korea or to the Middle East during the June vacation. We would appreciate if you could provide us with the information by 27 Jun (Sat). 
    1. Health Advisory. <To Submit On-line> Click <here>.
  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2015. (Sec 1s are only to bring your devices from Term 3 Week 2, 6 Jul (Mon) onwards)
  2. Class Time-table - Term 3, 2015. 
    <To be updated on 27 Jun (Sat), 1700 hrs>
     
    Click <here>
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  3. Temperature-taking Exercise on 2 Jul (Thu). Sec 1s are reminded that to bring their Oral Digital Thermometers (ODTs) for the above. ODTs are available from your son's form tutors at $4/= each.
 
 
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   
 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 1 - 29 Jun to 5 Jul
  1. 29 Jun (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 30 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day * [NO Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 1 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 2 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 3 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 6 to 12 Jul
  1. 6 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 7 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 8 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 9 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 10 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


29 May 2015 (Fri) [Closure of SJI Malcolm Road Campus, Travel Declaration for June Holidays  
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Dear Parents / Students,  
  
Please note that the SJI Campus at Malcolm Road has been handed over to the contractor for re-development works. For reasons of safety and security, the contractor will deal with any unauthorized entry as trespassing and the trespassers will be handed over to the authorities. Students are to note that their entry into the SJI Malcolm Road Campus is PROHIBITED.

Your co-operation is also sought to update the school of your son's intended travel plan
A NIL return is appreciated.
  • Vacation Travel Plan (During June School Vacation)<To Submit On-line> Click <here>Requires log-in to SJI E-mail
Have a Blessed Week ahead!
 


25 May 2015 (Mon) - Term 2 Week 10 [Progress of Redevelopment of Malcolm Road Campus  
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Dear Parents,  
  
We would like to provide some clarification and updates on the status of the redevelopment project of the Malcolm Road campus. Many of you have written to us and expressed your concerns over the delay in the redevelopment project and our return date to the Malcolm Road campus. We understand your concerns and would like to reassure you that SJI is committed to ensuring the completion of the Malcolm Road campus as soon as possible. 
  • Note for Dr Koh Thiam Seng, Principal. Click <here>.
For feedback, please write to us at <campus_redevelopment@sji.edu.sg> and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
 



23 May 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 10 Matters [Sec 1 ICG, ADM & CAL Registration for Semester 2, etc ... ...] 
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Dear Parents, 
 
As we recall the past months passed and look forward our well-deserved June holiday, thank you for all your patience and kind understanding. Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 1s who have settled well into school life and have put in much effort and have obtained commendable grades. For a handful of Sec 1s, we look forward to working with you so as to help him achieve his fullest potential for the coming semester.  
 
What's most important is that we affirm these young men for their efforts and teach them the value of hard work, or for some of them - the lack of it. We need to let them know that no matter what happens and regardless of their results, we will always be there for them. In the meantime, ddrop your son's tutor/s and/or myself an email if you have any queries. However, I do seek your patience in giving us some time to get back to you ... ... 
 
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!   
  
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Sec 1 Inter-Class Games (ICG) on 29 May (May) from 0800 to 1200 hrs @ SJI Bishan. <New Date!!!> 
    1. Attire for PTM. Kindly note that Sec 1s are required to attend with the parents. Sec 1s are advised to bring along a spare set of school uniform or PE attire to change into for PTM.
    2. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
  1. Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 29 May (Fri) from 1300 to 1600 hrs. <No school for the Day>  
    • Tea Chat for Teachers & Parents on 29 May (Fri) between 1430 to 1530 hrs @ Canteen. All parents are invited to join in the above during the PTM. It would be a good opportunity for parents to get together. Mr Jude Tan will also be around between 1430 to 1530 hrs to help clarify any queries. Do let your Class Reps know if you are coming and would like to contribute something. 
    • Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately.  
  1. Clearing of Lockers by 27 May (Wed).
     
    1. With the June month long school break round the corner, all Sec 1s are requested to clear their lockers by 27 May (Wed). Sec 1s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 2 Jun (Tue).
       
  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2015. 
    1. Letter to Parents & FAQ. Click <here>.
    2. Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist < angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>
  1. Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time on 27 May (Wed) for FN 102 & FN 103 from 1200 to 1800 hrs @ Changi Coast Adventure Learning Centre. <Make-Up Date for FN 102>
    1. Notice Form. 
      1. FN 102. Click <here>
      2. FN 103. Click <here>
  1. SJI OBA Fathers-and-Sons Mission with ACTS (Phnom Penh) from 13 to 18 Dec 2015.  
    • What is ACTS? Call To Share (ACTS) has been conducting outreach missions to Cambodia and some other third-world countries since 2006 with up to 400 participants yearly. These trips encompass activities such as improving the infrastructure for schools, providing medical and dental care and support, running a food programme for impoverished children, etc. Volunteers also bond with these children through dance, educational activities and sports, that bridge cultural and language barriers. The long-term objective is to establish sustainable projects to alleviate hunger, disease and poverty, but more importantly, to allow impoverished Cambodian children to hope and dream like children elsewhere in the world.
    • Why? The objective of SJI's character education is to grow boys to become men and to develop these young men to become men for others - people who will serve with compassion and make a difference in society. Experts in the field of boys education have often shared that one of the integral components of growing boys to men is the role of the father - the relationship that he has with his son that he uses to help model for his son the man that he hopes for his son to become. This trip is an initiative to help strengthen the relationship between father and son through a charitable act.
    • Letter from Dr Gerard Nah, President of the SJI OBA. Click <here>
    • To Register. Click <here>.

ADM, CAL & ISM Matters
  • ADM & ISM  for Semester 1 <Grading & Presentation>. 
    • ADM, Semester 1 - Grading. Sec 1s who took ADM in Semester 1 should have received your ADM grades via email. If you have not, please email Mr Ng Yew Hong <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>.
    • ISM, Semester 1 - Presentation. Sec 1s taking ISM should complete their presentation to their mentors before the term ends with your grades being released via email during the June holidays. 
    • SJI Learning Festival on 16 Jul (Thu). Students who obtained Distinction in their ADM and ISM stand the chance of being invited to present during this festival. Hence please keep your presentations and products well. Participants showcasing their works in the Learning Festival will stand a chance to win awards as well as obtain extra AUs with a honorary mention in their report books.  
  • ADM & CAL for Semester 2 <Registration starts on 26 May (Tue), 2000 hrs>. 
    • Modules Available.
      • Preview of Modules. Available now. Sec 1s are to make sure you can log in and see all available modules. If you face problems, please visit the IT Support Centre in the Library before registration opens. Do note that both CAL and ADM will start in Term 3 Week 1. 
      • Synopses for Modules. Kindly read the above when considering which modules you would like to register for.  
      • FAQ. Click <here>.
    • Things to Note. 
      • CAL is compulsory for all Sec 1s. Please log in to see whether you need to choose a CAL module - those doing BDT or Swimming will be informed by the system.  
      • ADM is available but optional to all Sec 1s. Kindly note Transfer Criteria and IP Promotion Criteria.
      • Level 2 Learning. To find out more, click <here>. 
    • Registration for Semester 2 CAL & ADM. Starts on 26 May (Tue), 2000 hrs. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail
      • Registration for ADM. Click <here>.
      • Registration for CAL. Click <here>.

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   


Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 25 to 29 May
  1. 25 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 26 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 27 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [NO CAL] *
  4. 28 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 29 May (Fri) - Sec 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (No School)
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



16 May 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 8 & 9 Matters [Sec 1 BYOD starts Semester 2 ... ...] 
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 

As we approach the end of term, your son would be getting back his results for the various subjects. A handful of boys are still trying to balance and cope with the demands of academic work and CCA which they might find rather daunting. If there are significant gaps in your son’s learning, do contact your son's class and/or subject tutors so that we can work together and help him better prepare for the new term ahead. Do also spend some time to talk to him to find out how we (child, home and school) can work together to help these young men in formation. 

Kindly note that the Bring-YourOwn-Device (BYOD) Programme for Sec 1s will begin in Semester 2. Students will bring and use their personal computing device for learning and in the process help them develop the capacity to be self-directed and to engage in collaborative learning. The school endeavours to enable students 'learn how to learn, and to learn how to live' and look forward to working with parents to help the boys face these new challenges - to practise moderate control measures and develop his sense of self-regulation and self-discipline. For FAQ, click <here>

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  
 
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2015. 
    1. Letter to Parents & FAQ. Click <here>.
    2. Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist <angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>
  1. Clearing of Lockers by 27 May (Wed).
    1. With the June month long school break round the corner, all Sec 1s are requested to clear their lockers by 27 May (Wed). Sec 1s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 2 Jun (Tue).
       
  1. Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time - Fintan (FN) Fraternity 19, 20 & 27 May from 1200 to 1800 hrs @ Changi Coast Adventure Learning Centre. 
    1. To develop students in basic proficiency kayaking as part of the pre-ACE Camp preparation where Sec 1s will undergo a half-day program which includes basic kayaking theory and and practice. 
    2. Notice Form. Click <here>.
    3. Schedule. 
      1. 19 May (Tue) - FN 101
      2. 20 May (Wed) - FN 102
      3. 27 May (Tue) - FN 103
    4. Map. Click <here>.  
  1. Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 29 May (Fri) from 1300 to 1600 hrs. <No school for the Day> 


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Rosary Devotion on 22 May (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  3. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   


Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 18 to 24 May
  1. 18 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 19 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] **
  3. 20 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [NO CAL] **
  4. 21 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 22 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 25 to 29 May
  1. 25 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 26 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 27 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [NO CAL] *
  4. 28 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 29 May (Fri) - Sec 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (No School)
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



9 May 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 8 & 9 Matters  
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 
 
Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks ... ... Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
 
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Sec 1 Inter-Class Games on 14 May (Thu) from 1400 to 1800 hrs @ SJI Bishan.  
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
  2. Cyber-Wellness Workshop for Parents on 16 May (Sat) from 0900 to 1130 hrs. To register, click <here>. 
    • Learn about the fundamental knowledge of computer terminologies such as hardware and software and understanding  what are the requirements for gaming on a computer.  This will help one to disrupt addiction habits, gain insights to the different nature of games and why some games are more addictive than others and how to educate, prevent and help children walk out of Cyber-addiction? 
  1. Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time - Fintan (FN) Fraternity on 19, 20 & 27 May from 1200 to 1800 hrs @ Changi Coast Adventure Learning Centre. 
    1. To develop students in basic proficiency kayaking as part of the pre-ACE Camp preparation where Sec 1s will undergo a half-day program which includes basic kayaking theory and and practice. 
    2. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
    3. Schedule.  
      1. 19 May (Tue) - FN 101
      2. 20 May (Wed) - FN 102
      3. 27 May (Wed) - FN 103
  1. Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 29 May (Fri) from 1300 to 1600 hrs. <Details to be made known in due course> 
    1. Who & When. The Sec 1 PTM involves parents who will be meeting up with your son's form tutors. There will be no lessons and school on that day and your son is expected to be present with you for the PTM. If you wish to meet subject tutors, please make a separate arrangement with the subject tutors on another day as all teachers are involved in meeting the parents from their own form class. 
    2. Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. 
    3. Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Sec 1 class and subject teachers can be found <here>.


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Ascension of The Lord Mass on 14 May (Thu) at 0710 hrs @ AuditoriumParents are invited to attend.
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  3. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   


Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 11 to 17 May
  1. 11 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 12 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 13 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 14 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] **
  5. 15 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. 16 May (Sat) - Cyber-Wellness Workshop for Parents from 0900 to 1130 hrs
  7. * Dismissal as per time-table 
  8. ** Sec 1 Inter-Class Games (see above for details)

Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 18 to 24 May
  1. 18 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 19 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 20 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [NO CAL] *
  4. 21 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 22 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table



2 May 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 7 & 8 Matters [Sec 1 Fieldtrip & PTM Matters] 
_________________________________________________________________
 
Dear Parents, 
 
With the end of another month, do note that there will be class test scheduled for the various subjects in the coming weeks. Please check with your son on the dates for his tests. Kindly also note that he would have projects due for some of the subjects, especially those related to the upcoming Sec 1 Fieldtrip. It is highly recommended that you spend some time going through some of his academic work with him so that you can better understand what he is going through in school. It is also most beneficial for some parent-son bonding time ... ...

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
    
 
Sec 1 Matters 
  1. Sec 1 Humanities-Science-English Fieldtrip on 5 & 6 May (Tue & Wed). During school hours. No lessons and CAL for the day. Dismissal on both days at 1245 hrs. 
  1. Cyber-Wellness Workshop for Parents on 16 May (Sat) from 0900 to 1130 hrs. To register, click <here>.
    • Learn about the fundamental knowledge of computer terminologies such as hardware and software and understanding  what are the requirements for gaming on a computer.  This will help one to disrupt addiction habits, gain insights to the different nature of games and why some games are more addictive than others and how to educate, prevent and help children walk out of Cyber-addiction? 
  2. Sec 1 Inter-Class Games on 14 May (Thu) from 1400 to 1800 hrs @ SJI Bishan. Details to be made known when available.  
  1. Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 29 May (Fri) from 1300 to 1600 hrs. <Details to be made known in due course> 
    1. The Sec 1 PTM involves parents meeting up their son's form tutors. There will be no lessons and school on that day. Your son is expected to be present with you for the PTM. If you wish to meet subject tutors, please make a separate arrangement with the subject tutors on another day as all teachers are involved in meeting the parents from their own form class. 
    2. Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. Details to be made known in due course. 
    3. Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Sec 1 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Ascension of The Lord Mass on 14 May (Thu) at 0710 hrs @ AuditoriumParents are invited to attend. 
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  3. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   


Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 4 to 10 May
  1. 4 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 5 May (Tue) - Sec 1 Fieldtrip. [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] **
  3. 6 May (Wed) - Sec 1 Fieldtrip. [NO CAL starts] **
  4. 7 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 8 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table
  7. ** Sec 1 Humanities-Science-English Fieldtrip. During school hours. No lessons for the day. Dismissal at 1245 hours (for both days). No CAL on 6 May (Wed). 


Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 11 to 17 May
  1. 11 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 12 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 13 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 14 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 15 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



25 Apr 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 6 & 7 Matters [Sec 1 Fieldtrip Matters] 
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 

Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks  and Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
   
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 Humanities-Science-English Fieldtrip on 5 & 6 May (Tue & Wed). During school hours. No lessons and CAL for the day. Dismissal on both days at 1245 hrs. 
    • Why & When. All Sec 1s are to attend the Geog-Science field trip on one day and the History-English field trip on another day. Students will observe and collect data on the field and make meaningful connections to what is taught in class to what they see in authentic environments. To develop the skills in field inquiry; acquire skills in field observations, data collection, analysis and presentations.  
    • Schedule. Please see Notice Form for details. 
    • Where & Attire. 
      • MacRitchie Trail (Geography-Science) - PE Attire  
      • Fort Canning Hill & National Museum of Singapore (HistoryEnglish) - School Uniform
    • Things to Note. Sec 1s are reminded to have a substantial breakfast before going on the fieldtrips. Kindly also bring sufficient water and pack along a light snack.
    • Notice Form. Click <here>.
  • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 27 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
    1. To help the Sec 1 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 1s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess from 27 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
    2. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could remind not to bring his soccer ball, frisbee, etc to school.
  • Term 2 Class Tests. Just a gentle reminder to check with your son on the date/s on the above for his various subjects. 

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  1. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.   

Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 27 Apr to 3 May
  1. 27 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 28 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 29 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 30 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 1 May (Fri) - Labour Day (Public Holiday) *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 4 to 10 May
  1. 4 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 5 May (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] **
  3. 6 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [NO CAL starts] **
  4. 7 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] **
  5. 8 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table
  7. ** Sec 1 Humanities-Science-English Fieldtrip. During school hours. No lessons for the day. No CAL on 6 May (Wed). 



18 Apr 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 5 & 6 Matters  
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 
 
Dark clouds threaten from above, but the crowds keep coming, fueling the ever-rising atmosphere - the SJI Spirit. "The Hype' will truly go down as a moment that the boys will remember for a long time to come. It will be difficult, if not impossible to thank each and every parent and student for your co-operation, understanding, support and contribution to this year's carnival.

Thank you to the Sec 1s who spent their Saturday morning sharing their SJI story with the parents and to-be Josephians at the SJI Open House earlier today. Feedback received has been positive and affirming especially about the boys as ambassadors for the school.   

Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks and Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
   
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 27 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
    1. To help the Sec 1 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 1s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess from 27 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
    2. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could remind not to bring his soccer ball, frisbee, etc to school.
  • Term 2 Class Tests. Just a gentle reminder to check with your son on the date/s on the above for his various subjects.  
  • SJI Drama Nite - 'Lord of the Flies'  
    • Why & When. As part of the English curriculum in SJI, all Sec 1s are to attend the above on the following dates. 
      1. 23 Apr (Thu) from 1430 to 1645 hrs. All Fintan (FN) & Marcian (MN) classes and LE 101 and LE 102. 
      2. 24 Apr (Fri) from 1930 to 2145 hrs. All Michael (ML) classes and LE 103. 
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
    2. QueriesKindly email, Ms Lim Boon Siang (Subject Head, English Language) <boonsiang@sji.edu.sg>
  • Sec 1 Humanities & Science Fieldtrip on 5 & 6 May (Tue & Wed). During school hours. No lessons for the day. Details to be made known when available.  
  
   
Sec 1 Catholic Matters
  • Rosary Devotion on 24 Apr (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
  • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
   
  
Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 20 to 26 Apr
  1. 20 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 21 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 22 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 23 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM - Last session] *
  5. 24 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 27 Apr to 3 May
  1. 27 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 28 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 29 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 30 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [NO ADM] *
  5. 1 May (Fri) - Labour Day (Public Holiday) *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


14 Apr 2015 (Tue) - Term 2 Week 4 [Update on SJI Campus Development  
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 
 
We had previously updated that the upgrading of our Malcolm Road campus was delayed due to site constraints and the need to review the design to address these constraints and ensure that the upgraded facilities will meet the school’s future needs. We have worked with MOE to allow SJI to extend our stay at our holding site in Bishan until the Malcolm Road campus is ready.
 
The tender award process for upgrading works is in progress. We now estimate that works at Malcolm Road will be completed by mid-2017. We will have greater clarity on the completion timeline after the tender has been awarded. MOE has also provided assurance that SJI can stay at the existing holding site until then.
 
We seek your kind understanding and patience as we strive to ensure that the upgrading of the Malcolm Road campus will be completed as soon as possible. While we are at the Bishan holding site, please be assured that your child will still continue to enjoy a good educational experience, in line with our school’s mission and values.
 
For feedback, please write to us at <campus_redevelopment@sji.edu.sg> and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
 
 
 
4 Apr 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 3 & 4 [Easter Greetings ... ...]   
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 
 
Here’s wishing that the coming Easter be one of hope, love and happiness for you and your loved ones. Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming week.  

Have a Blessed Holy Weekend ahead!

   
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 2015 Class Time-table - Term 2. <Updated 2 Apr (Thu)> Click <here>. 
  • SJI commemorates Founder's Day on 10 Apr (Fri). No lessons for the day. 
    • 0730 hrs - No Assembly. All students to report to attendance taking in classroom. 
    • 0740 hrs - Founder's Day @ Hall 
    • 0840 hrs - Founder's Day Assembly @ Amphitheatre 
    • 1130 hrs - Dismissal
  • Sec 1 Term 2 Tests. Kindly note that there are no exams for Sec 1 in Term 2. There will be class tests, just like in term 1. Please clarify with your son on the date/s for his various subjects.  
  • Jun & End-of-Year Schedule.  
    1. CCA Schedule. Kindly check with your son on his CCA schedule during the holidays, especially for camp dates, if any.  
    • Sec 1 Adventure, Camp & Expeditions (ACE) Camp (tentative dates). As shared during the Sec 1 Orientation, kindly note that the following dates are tentative and will only be confirmed closer the date due to the availability of venues and resources.    
      • 2 to 5 Nov [ACE Camp 1] - FN & LE Fraternities   
      • 6 to 9 Nov [ACE Camp 2] - ML & MN Fraternities 

Sec 1 Matters
 <Repeated Announcement>
  • SJI Carnival [rescheduled to 11 Apr (Sat), 0930 hrs to 1530 hrs] 
  • SJI Open House 2015 - Sec 1 Admission 2016 on 18 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300 hrs.
  • SJI Drama Nite - 'Lord of the Flies'  
    • Why & When. As part of the English curriculum in SJI, all Sec 1s are to attend the above on the following dates. 
      1. 23 Apr (Thu) from 1430 to 1645 hrs. All Fintan (FN) & Marcian (MN) classes and LE 101 and LE 102.  
      2. 24 Apr (Fri) from 1930 to 2145 hrs. All Michael (ML) classes and LE 103.  
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>.  
    2. QueriesKindly email, Ms Lim Boon Siang (Subject Head, English Language) <boonsiang@sji.edu.sg>
 
  
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  
 
Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 6 to 12 Apr 
  1. 6 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 7 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 8 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 9 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 10 Apr (Fri) - SJI commemorates Founder's Day
  6. 11 Apr (Sat) - The HYPE (SJI Carnival 2015)
  7. * Dismissal as per time-table
     

Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 13 to 19 Apr
  1. 13 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 14 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 15 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 16 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 17 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. 18 Apr (Sat) - SJI Open House 2015
  7. * Dismissal as per time-table 



28 Mar 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 2 & 3 Matters   
_________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents, 
 
Growing up in the largest room in the flat (i.e. the living room) where I eat, slept and studied in, the past days for many of us has been an emotional one. It's been a week where countless memories flooded our minds as we recall the many blessings that we've been bestowed through one single man. 

With sadness many mourn that he is no longer with us but with grateful hearts we thank him for a life well lived - making a difference to the millions of lives on this tiny island. As we journey the last hours with this great man, we are called to build on the foundations that he has laid for us - to make Singapore a better home for all. At home and in school, the call is then for us to help the young lives which have been entrusted to our care make a positive difference in whatever they do.

As we enter into Holy Week - the holiest of all weeks, I pray that each one of us be filled with peace. May the coming Easter be one of hope, love and happiness for you and your loved ones. Have a Blessed Weekend ahead! 
  
   
Sec 1 Matters 
  • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Friday on 1 Apr (Wed) for Fri of Even-no Week. 
    1. Do note that lessons on 1 Apr (Wed) will be that for a Fri of an Even-no Week. CCAs and other school planned activities as usual. 
  • SJI Drama Nite - 'Lord of the Flies'  
    • Why & When. As part of the English curriculum in SJI, all Sec 1s are to attend the above on the following dates. 
      1. 23 Apr (Thu) from 1430 to 1645 hrs. All Fintan (FN) & Marcian (MN) classes and LE 101 and LE 102. 
      2. 24 Apr (Fri) from 1930 to 2145 hrs. All Michael (ML) classes and LE 103. 
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
    2. QueriesKindly email, Ms Lim Boon Siang (Subject Head, English Language) <boonsiang@sji.edu.sg>
  • SJI commemorates Founder's Day on 10 Apr (Fri). No lessons for the day. Details to be made known when available. 
  • SJI Carnival [rescheduled to 11 Apr (Sat), 0930 hrs to 1530 hrs] 
  • SJI Open House 2015 - Sec 1 Admission 2016 on 18 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300 hrs.  
 
 
Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Reading Programme for Sec 1s every Monday from 0710 to 0730 hrs 
  • When. Starting Term 2 Week 2, Sec 1s are encouraged (this not compulsory) to come earlier every Monday, to read a book in their MTL. The boys will be seated at the amphitheatre, as per for assembly to do their own silent reading monitored and supervised by the MTL teachers.  
  • What to Bring. A physical fiction or non-fiction book (no magazine or newspaper) 
  • Why? The aims of the programme are to: 
    • Inculcate habit of reading for pleasure. Most of our students do not read. A structure is needed to encourage them to sit and read silently. 
    • Read to activate and reinforce other skills (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing) 
    • Reading to become a better reader. Reading is a skill in itself. Reading skills include: skimming, scanning, predicting, and reading for detailed comprehension. 
    • Read to develop critical thinking skills. Reading can provide opportunities to utilize and sharpen such skills. 
    • Read for enjoyment. Students should ideally discover not only the usefulness but also the pleasure of being able to read in a second language. 
 
  
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Observance 2015. As part of the school's celebration of the Easter Triduum in school, Sec 1 Catholic students are to attend the above to to help them experience God’s love for us through understanding the Lord’s passion and death. This a compulsory for all Sec 1 Catholic boys. Parents are welcomed to join us for the mass on Holy Thursday and the Good Friday Service. The presider will be Fr Adrian Danker. 
  • Notice Form. Click <here>.
  • Programme.  
    • 1800 hrs Mass of the Lord's Supper 
    • 1930 hrs Dinner 
    • 2030 hrs Church Visitation 
    • 2300 hrs Night prayers (@ SJI) 
    • 2330 hrs Light refreshment 
    • 0030 hrs Lights out 
    • 0600 hrs Stations of the Cross 
    • 0730 hrs Breakfast 
    • 0830 hrs Celebration of the Lord's Passion 
    • 1000 hrs Farewell 
  • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  
 
Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 30 Mar to 3 Apr
  1. 30 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 31 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 1 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days (see above) 
  4. 2 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 3 Apr (Fri) - Good Friday (Public Holiday)
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 6 to 12 Apr
  1. 6 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 7 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out starts] *
  3. 8 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 9 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 10 Apr (Fri) - SJI commemorates Founder's Day
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



23 Mar 2015 (Mon) - SJI Mourns the Passing of Founding Father of Singapore   
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Dear Parents, 

The SJI family is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 23 March 2015.

As a school established in Singapore since 1852, SJI has seen the transformation of the nation from a fishing village to the first-world clean and green city state over the last five decades. It was Mr Lee's leadership, foresight and determination that transformed and led the nation during the tumultuous times in the 1950s - 60s to become an independent state in 1965. SJI was privileged to have Mr Lee Kuan Yew, then Prime Minister of Singapore, as our Guest of Honour at the SJI Founder's Day Parade held at the former Bras Basah campus on 15th May 1967.

As a mark of respect for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, SJI will taking the following initiatives:
  1. Condolence Book. The SJI Student Council is setting up a Condolences Book for Josephians and well-wishers to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. The condolences book will be placed outside the Corporate Communications Office (Block B) from 24 Mar (Tue), 1200 hrs to 26 Mar (Thu) 1700 hrs.
  2. Memorial Mass on 26 Mar (Thu) at 0730 hrs @ SJI Auditorium. The school will hold a memorial Mass for the late Mr Lee. We welcome students, parents, staff and alumni to join us at this Mass to commemorate and celebrate the life of one of our greatest leaders in the history of Singapore.
  3. SJI Carnival [rescheduled to 11 Apr (Sat), 0930 hrs to 1530 hrs]. The HYPE (SJI Carnival) originally scheduled on 28 Mar (Sat) has been rescheduled to 11 Apr (Sat) from 0930 hrs to 1530 hrs. The tickets for the HYPE Carnival will be valid for the rescheduled event on 11 April 2015. We regret that all tickets sold are non-refundable.
Have a Blessed Week ahead!



21 Mar 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 1 & The Hype (SJI Carnival)   
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Dear Parents, 
 
Time flies and I hope you managed to have a good and restful break with the family. Term 2 is usually packed with events such as the SJI Carnival and Open House. Your son is strongly encouraged to attend the SJI Carnival and you and your loved ones (the extended SJI family) are most welcomed tooFor the past months, the students have been hard at work putting together the carnival. We look forward for your continued support for the students as they push forward to make this year's carnival a success. 

With the start of a new school term, it'll be most helpful if you could gently remind and check your son if he had completed his assigned holiday homework, if any. A quick check on his personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will also be most appreciated.  
 
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead! 
 

Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 2015 Class Time-table - Term 2. <Updated 21 Mar (Sat)> Click <here>. 
  • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 1 Assessment [Online] - Request to Acknowledge. <From 22 Mar (Sun), 0800 hrs to 25 Mar (Wed), 2359 hrs> Kindly log-in to acknowledge, if you have not done so. To log-in, click <here>
    • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
    • Log-in Guide. Click <here>. 
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click <here>. 
  • SJI Carnival 2015 - 'The Hype' on 28 Mar (Sat) from 0930 to 1530hrs.  
    1. Parental support in this, a student-initiated activity is greatly appreciated. Do check with your son how you can help, in terms of cash and/or kind, that his class might need. Please contact your son's Class Tutor or myself if you wish to contribute in one way or another.
  • SJI Open House 2015 - Sec 1 Admission 2016 on 18 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300hrs. 
    1. Your son may be asked to assist in welcoming the Josephians of 2016. Do note that he'll receive a <Notice to Parents Form> from his subject / CCA teacher if his presence (assistance) is required.
  • Independent Study Module (ISM) - Registration. <From 21 Mar (Sat), 0800 hrs to 25 Mar (Wed), 0800 hrs>. To login, click <here>. 
    • What is ISM? Independent Study Module (ISM) requires students to be highly independent and self-directed. It is important that students offering an ISM should be highly motivated in order for them to do well and get an Academic Unit (AU). Registration for ISM will only start in Term 2 Week 1.  
    • ISM Guide. Click <here>. [Requires log-in using SJI Email account]  
    • QueriesFor more information, 
      • SJI Levels of Learning Website. Click <here>.
      • Email. Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>

Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Rosary Devotion on 27 Mar (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
  • Walking the Way of the Cross on 27 Mar (Fri) at 1800 hrs @ SJI Amphitheatre. Parents are invited to attend. 
  • Penitential Service for S1 Catholic Students. Catholic boys are to note that the school has organised Penitential Service for you during RME lesson this coming week. Kindly refer to the email from Mr Bernard Teo for details.
  • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
 
 
Schedule for Term 2 Week 1 - 23 to 29 Mar
  1. 23 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 24 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 25 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
  4. 26 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 25 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 30 Mar to 3 Apr
  1. 30 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 31 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 1 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *  
  4. 2 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  5. 3 Apr (Fri) - Good Friday (Public Holiday)
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table



14 Mar 2015 (Sat) - March Holiday Matters  & Term 1 Results
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Dear Parents, 
 
Our heartiest congratulations to the 72 Sec 1s who were formally appointed as Class Committee members earlier this week. In SJI, we recognize that every boy has the potential to lead. The Class Committee is one of a wide range of opportunities for our students to exercise leadership. As leaders, these boys are encouraged to serve and lead their peers - to be an agent of change and make a difference both at home and in the community.
 
Looking at the Term 1 results, it is evident that most of the Sec 1s have adjusted well to life in secondary school with only a handful still trying to find their feet. If your son did not perform up to expectations in any subject/s, it would be likely due to: 1. Content (Unfamiliar and/or New). For some subjects, especially the humanities, the content is unfamiliar and can be daunting. Students must be familiar with content and as such, are encouraged to read their notes/text more often. 2. Answering the Questions. Some Sec 1s are not reading the specifics of each question, rushing through when answering test questions, resulting in them not answering what was asked. A handful of them are also unsure of key concepts and do not use keywords, especially in subjects like science. 3. Time Management. A skill that a many boys sorely lack. This is one key area that the class tutors will be working on with the boys in Term 2. It is clear that a number of students are cramming revision at the last minute rather than revising regularly in manageable amounts. The boys need to learn how to manage their time and be aware that there are now more subjects and consequently 'more' assignments to complete and tests to study for.  

As we come to the end of Term 1, it is a time where many of us can look back and pat each other on the back and say with much pride that - we have survived! Thank you for working with and being there for the boys. The school appreciates your presence in the many school events the past months and is heartened have so many parents who are interested and involved in your son's growing up years. Moving forward, we (at home and in school) would need to work together to support the boys, these young men, 'in formation' to achieve their fullest potential both in and outside the classroom. As always, if you have any concerns, please feel free to contact your son's class and/or subject tutors or myself.

Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!


Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 1 Assessment [Online]. <From 12 Mar (Thu), 1400 hrs to 18 Mar (Wed), 1700 hrs> Kindly log-in to acknowledge. To log-in, click <here>
    • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
    • Log-in Guide. Click <here>. 
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click <here>. 
  • Sec 1 Humanities Talk for Sec 1 Parents - Presentation Slides.  
  • Lent Project.  
    • Kindly note that the school is working with the An-Nahdhah Mosque in Bishan for this project. The beneficiaries will be the elderly and financially poor Muslim families and so all donated food item/s must bear the Halal symbol. Do constantly reminding your son to do his part. Please do not buy the food items on his behalf. Instead, remind him to keep to his commitment of bringing at least 1 item per week. 
    • Preferred Food Items (must bear the Halal symbol). Beverages: Milo, Coffee, Tea, Condensed Milk & Milk Powder; Bread Spread: Jam, Peanut Butter & Kaya; Condiments: Rice, Sugar & Cooking oil; Canned Food: Canned sardine, Canned tuna, Baked beans, Curry chicken, Rendang mutton & Hotdog sausage; Biscuits (any type).


Term Assessment (TA) 1 & Results Slips  
  • Overall Percentage & Promotional Criteria. Overall percentage for Sec 1 is computed on equal weighting for all examinable subjects except for English which has a 1.5 weighting as it is an integration of English Language & Literature in English. Click <here> for more information on the promotional criteria. 
  • L1S4 – What is It?L1S4 is the aggregate that a student has obtained for the English Language and his other 4 selected subjects. Click <here> for more  information about the school's academic programmes. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39 and below.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort. However, in noting the KPI, we encourage you to compare the KPI for this term with the previous KPI so as to encourage your son to improve on his grades.