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19 Apr 2017 (Wed) - Term 2 Week 5 & 6 Matters [Nat'l Track & Field, Sec 1 Common Tests, Sale of Casual Fri T-Shirt]


Dear Parents, 

With about a month to the Sec 1 Common Tests, it is timely that we remind and help the boys to settle down and revise for the upcoming examinations. Tender loving care is essential for especially for the sportsmen who may be still involved in the National School Competitions. Your presence and supervision at home during this period of time would be most helpful for your son - that he knows he is not alone.

Have a Blessed Week ahead!


Sec 1 Matters 
  • Access Arrangement ('Extra Time') for Examinations. <by 25 Apr (Tue)>
    • In preparation for the upcoming Common Tests, the school is requesting for information regarding the above. If your son was granted Access Arrangement in primary school, please let us know by dropping an email soonest possible to his Class Tutor and myself so that the school can proceed with the necessary. 
    • Kindly submit the following documents to your son's Class Tutors: (i) Photocopy of PSLE Certificate, (ii) Medical Reports, if any and (iii) Any Other Document/s, if applicable by 25 Apr (Tue). 
  • SJI School Report Book. <by 2 May (Tue)>
    • In preparation for the Sec 1s receiving their Term 1 and 2 results at the end of this term, Sec 1s are requested to give your SJI Report Book (who you had purchased earlier this year) to your class tutors by 2 May (Tue).
    • Replacement. May be purchased from the school bookshop at $9.50 each.
  • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For topics, click <here>
  • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon). 
    • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their Common Tests, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume. 
    • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub.  
      • Notice Form. Click <here> <Updated on 19 Apr (Wed)>
      • Why & When? As part of developing the school spirit, Sec 3 students from selected classes and all Sec 1 students will be going to the Singapore Sports Hub to support the school team that is taking part in above championship. Sec 1s will not be required to report to school on 28 Apr (Fri). Lessons will be suspended. Sec 1s will report to the Singapore Sports Hub in the afternoon for the event. 
      • Attire. Fraternity or Casual Fri T-shirt with school shorts
      • Meeting Place / Time. Open Area outside Stadium MRT - Exit B (near Leisure Park Kallang)  / 1330 hrs 
      • Dismissal / Going Home. As part of developing self-reliance in our students and also in anticipation of the traffic congestion that could happen on that day, Sec 1s will be asked to make their own way to the Singapore Sports Hub. 
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohd Loqman <loqman.alfaiz@sji.edu.sg>
    • Sale of Casual Friday T-shirt on 25 to 27 Apr (Tue to Thu) from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ Canteen - $13/= each. 
      • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Do note that the purchase of the Casual Friday T-shirt is optional. 
      • Kindly note that students are allowed to wear their Casual Friday T-shirt on Fridays in-lieu of their school shirt. 










    16 Apr 2017 (Sun) - Term 2 Week 5 & 6 Matters [Founder's Day, Nat'l Track & Field, Sec 1 Common Tests, etc ... ...]

    Dear Parents, 

    As the school celebrated Founder's Day last week, we welcomed home a group of close to 40 former teachers. It was the school's way of saying 'Thank You' to the teachers who have given so much of their lives to the school. The gathering was a wonderful one. For those of us present, there were moments when we felt 'much younger' ... ... More importantly, the tour enabled us to hear and recollect their SJI story, so that we can continue building on the SJI legacy started by our Founder, St. John Baptist De La Salle. Many alumni and friends of SJI will celebrate when they gather for the 165th Anniversary Dinner on 22 July. 

    With our Christians friends celebrating Easter, here’s wishing one and all a Easter that is full of hope, love and happiness for you and your loved ones. Have a Blessed Week ahead!


    Sec 1 Matters 
    • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For topics, click <here>
    • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 24 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
      • 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). 
      • Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could remind not to bring his soccer ball, frisbee, etc to school.
    • Class Committee Workshop on 22 Apr (Sat) from 0745 to 1250 hrs.
    • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub. [Tentative] 
      • Notice Form. Click <here> <Available on 21 Apr (Fri), 1700 hrs>
      • Why? As part of developing the school spirit, Sec 3 students from selected classes and all Sec 1 students will be going to the Singapore Sports Hub to support the school team that is taking part in above championship. 
      • When, Where & Attire? Sec 1s will not be required to report to school on 28 Apr (Fri). Lessons will be suspended. Sec 1s will report to the Singapore Sports Hub in the afternoon for the event. Further details to be made known when available.
      • Dismissal / Going Home. As part of developing self-reliance in our students and also in anticipation of the traffic congestion that could happen on that day, Sec 1s will be asked to make their own way to the Singapore Sports Hub. 
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohd Loqman <loqman.alfaiz@sji.edu.sg>

    Bake Sale on 17 Apr (Mon) 

    The JC CAS group BEACON is organizing a bake sale on the 17 Apr (Mon) during the respective recesses. The aim of the bake sale is to raise funds for their student care camp in June. All the cookies will be baked by the group over the long weekend. 

    Many thank in advance for your support ... ...



    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 17 to 23 Apr 
    • 17 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 18 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 19 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
    • 20 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 21 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *  
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 24 to 30 Apr
    • 24 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 25 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 26 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
    • 27 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 28 Apr (Fri) - National Track & Field Finals @ Sports Hub **   
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** No lessons in the morning. Sec 1s to report directly to Sports Hub. Details to be made known when available.


    2 Apr 2017 (Sun) - Term 2 Week 3 & 4 Matters [Founder's Day, Holy Week, Dental Form, etc ... ...]


    Dear Parents, Image result for de la salle founder day

    It has been a very busy 2 weeks since Term 2 started ... ... Yesterday, the school held her first Open House at our redeveloped campus where with more than 1800 potential Josephians and their parents in attendance. To the many Sec 1s who came to welcome these 'potential' Josephians, thank you for your presence. Thank you for sharing your SJI Story. Together with the your fellow Josephians, you have been the best ambassadors of what an SJI Education is all about.

    With each passing week, the school term will only get busier with school work and CCA in full swing. It can be tiring for many of the Sec 1s, especially with up to trice weekly CCA training which is often physically strenuous. For a number of the boys, CCA training is something which they may not be familiar when they were in primary school. It is only time when these young men choose not to or 'forget' things such as completing assigned work, etc. It is important for us (at home and in school) to remind them that they have the ability and capacity to complete any work and/or go through the hardest CCA training so long as they choose to. 

    As the school celebrates Founder's Day this week, we are reminded of the words from our Founder, St John Baptist de La Salle that it requires that 'gentleness of a mother and firmness of a father' to nurture these young hearts that have been 'entrusted to our care'. Home is a place of love & comfort that that will always remain constant in this world of uncertainty. It is the setting for an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Home is also a child's the first classroom ... ... It makes sense then that parents are then child's first teachers. As we celebrate the life of the founder, the Patron Saint of All Teachers, we are reminded of that vocation that we have chosen - to be parents to our child - their teacher.

    It may be timely for us (the adults), to take a deep breath, sit back and perhaps 'grade ourselves' on how we have done thus far ... ... As a parent (teacher), what have I done well? In what areas can I do better? Moving forward, we will probably need to make changes and adapt to these young men so that we can better support them as the enter into puberty. Most importantly, we must always assure the boys that his parents and teachers are around to help should they need any.

    Blessed Founder's Day to Everyone!


    Sec 1 Matters 
    • Dental Forms for Dental Services - To Submit Hardcopy (For Selected Students).
      • Namelist. To check if you have successfully submitted the form the online, click <here>
      • Hardcopy of Form. Kindly note that the school have received hardcopy of the forms from School Dental Services (SDS). Your son would have received one if you have did not successfully submitted the form the online. Due to the nature of the consent form being a legal document, SDS is unable to issue any soft copy of consent form. Any scanned or photocopied forms will be disregarded. Do drop your son's class tutor/s for a replacement if your son had misplaced the form.
    • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For schedule, click <here>.
    • Replacement Day on 6 Apr (Thu) for 7 Apr (Fri) [Odd Week Friday].
      • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 6 Apr (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. Sec 1s are to note that school hours for 6 Apr (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
    • SJI commemorates Founder's Day on 7 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 Mass @ Foyer (St Joseph's Statue) 
      • 0830 hrs - Founder's Day Assembly @ ISH (Sec 1s to ove from classroom at ISH)
      • 1130 hrs - Dismissal
    • SJI 165th Anniversary Parade on 7 Apr (Fri) from 1800 hrs to 1930 hrs. Parents are invited to attend. 
      • The SJI Anniversary Parade is a milestone event for our Uniformed Groups (UGs) which recognises the importance of uniform groups in SJI, as well as their achievements in the past year. At the parade, the school community also witness the change in command of our student leaders: the Sec 4s handover the leadership of our uniformed groups to the Sec 3s. This parade is therefore an important event for our students in the uniformed group. This parade is an integral part of our school tradition. 

    SJI Arts Week 

    SJI's very own ARTS WEEK is happening in Week 6. During this event, we have a performance platform opportunity for you to display your talent(s). The Open Mic Concert will be held on 27 Apr (Thu) and we welcome aspiring performers like you! If you can act, mime, tell a joke, play an instrument, sing, dance, do magic tricks, make an inspirational speech and are looking for an opportunity to, wait no longer! Should you have any queries, kindly email Ms Nathania Chan <chan.li.cui.nathania@sji.edu.sg>.
    Do REGISTER before 19 Apr (Thu). To register, click <here>.

    SJI Open Mic (for Arts Week)
    27 April (Thu)
    0800 hrs onwards
    Canteen Foyer


    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Founder's Day Mass on 7 Apr (Fri) at 0740 hrs @ SJI Foyer (St Joseph's Statue). Parents are invited to attend. 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
    • Penitential Services – WASHing ourselves with God’s Mercy. 
      • As part of your Lenten observances, the school has organized the above for Sec 1s (RME Option A boys) which will be during their RME lesson on 3 Apr (Mon). Kindly proceed to the Cenacle for your RME lesson. 
    • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Observance from 13 Apr (Holy Thursday), 1700 hrs to 14 Apr (Good Friday), 1000 hrs. Compulsory for all Sec 1 Catholic Students.
      • 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>.
      • Queries. Kindly email Bro Kelvin Tan, FSC <bro.kelvin@sji.edu.sg>
      • Programme.  
        • 1700 hrs - Mass of the Lord's Supper 
        • 1830 hrs - Dinner 
        • 1930 hrs - Church Visitation 
        • 2300 hrs - Night prayers
        • 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  


    Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 3 to 9 Apr 
    • 3 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 4 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 5 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 6 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 7 Apr (Fri) - SJI celebrates Founder's Day (No lessons) **  
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** Early dismissal. Details to be made known when available.

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 10 to 16 Apr
    • 10 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 11 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 12 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 13 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 14 Apr (Fri) - Good Friday (Public Holiday)   
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
       


    26 Mar 2017 (Sun) - Term 2 Week 2 & 3 Matters [eLearning Activities, Fire Drill, etc ... ...]


    Dear Parents, 

    Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks ... ... Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


    Sec 1 Matters 
    • [Reminder] eLearning Activities - To Complete.
      • As reminded during the Level Assembly earlier in the week, Sec 1s are reminded to complete the above by 27 Mar (Mon), if you have not done so. Should you have any difficulties, kindly drop your subject tutor an email.
    • Fire Drill on 30 Mar (Thu). Sec 1s are to note that of the above. Kindly familiarize yourself with the various procedures. 
      • Briefing Slides. Click <here>
      • Procedure for Fire Drill. Upon activation of the Fire Drill, students are to:
        • Switch off all electric appliances (lights, fans, projector, etc.)and leave the classroom in an orderly manner.
        • Students are to line up quickly outside the classroom. Do not carry anything with you. 
        • Walk to the Assembly Area (AA), in a calm and orderly manner. Do not use the lift.
        • Class committee to assist ‘Class Tutor’ to take attendance and maintain good order of the class.
    • SJI Open House 2017 - Sec 1 Admission 2018 on 1 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300hrs. 
      • Your son may be asked to assist in welcoming the Josephians of 2018. Do note that he'll receive a <Notice to Parents Form> from his subject / CCA teacher if his presence (assistance) is required.
    • Replacement Day on 6 Apr (Thu) for 7 Apr (Fri) [Odd Week Friday].
      • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 6 Apr (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. Sec 1s are to note that school hours for 6 Apr (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
    • SJI celebrates Founder's Day on 7 Apr (Fri). No lessons for the day. Dismissal time to be advised when available.


    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Rosary Devotion on 31 Mar (Fri) at 0730 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Chapel. 
      • Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are invited.
    • Stations of the Cross on 31 Mar (Fri) at 1830 hrs @ SJI Chapel. PRAYing around SJI for the family ... ...
      • Parents are invited. Do also join your extended SJI family for a potluck dinner after Stations of the Cross. 
    • Penitential Services – WASHing ourselves with God’s Mercy. 
      • Sec 1 catholic students are to note that the above is scheduled during your RME lesson sometime in the next 2 weeks.  
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 


    Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 27 Mar to 2 Apr 
    • 27 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 28 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 29 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 30 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 31 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day *  
    • 1 Apr (Sat) - SJI Open House 2017 ** (from 0900 to 1300 hrs) 
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** Selected students may be involved

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 3 to 9 Apr 
    • 3 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 4 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 5 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 6 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 7 Apr (Fri) - SJI celebrates Founder's Day (No lessons) **  
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** Early dismissal. Details to be made known when available.



    18 Mar 2017 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 1 & 2 Matters [Personal Grooming, Holidays Homework, BYOD, etc ... ...]


    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, especially as it is a full term - 11 weeks for us at SJI. 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.  
     
    With the pervasive use of technology and it's 'invasion' in our everyday life, do note that the school has a "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" programme, where students will bring and utilize their personal computing device for learning. For the Sec 1s, BYOD will commence only in Term 3 and details on this will be shared with parents when we meet again at the end of Term 2. 

    On a personal note, if you are considering a device for your son, I would strongly recommend that the boys be 'given' a recycled device. Do drop me an email should you need assistance in 'convincing' your son on this. The teenager needs to given the opportunity to be responsibility and ownership - to learn how to use and more importantly care for the device. Scratches and the rare dent on a new device is something not pleasant. Most importantly, this would be a good time for you to work with your son to set the rules on how he should manage his life his new 'friend' - the device. 

    Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


    Sec 1 Matters
    • Class Time-table - Term 2, 2017. <Updated on 17 Mar (Fri), 1200 hrs> Click <here>
    • SJI Open House 2017 - Sec 1 Admission 2018 on 1 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300hrs. 
      • Your son may be asked to assist in welcoming the Josephians of 2018. Do note that he'll receive a <Notice to Parents Form> from his subject / CCA teacher if his presence (assistance) is required.
    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Starts Only in Term 3. Do take note of the following: 
      • Starts only in Term 3. For the Sec 1s, BYOD will commence only in Term 3 (from Jul onwards). More details on this will be shared with parents when we meet again at the end of Term 2. 
      • Recommended Specifications. Click <here>.
      • Recommended Device / Vendor. Being an educational institution, the school does not and cannot recommended a device or vendor.  
      • 'Choosing a Device' for the Teenager. The major IT Fairs every quarter in Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec may offer you value for money deals so a little patience be financially beneficial. 
      • Students on FAS. If your family is on financial assistance, SJI has access to a scheme to provide a basic computing device for long term loan to students. Details will be made known at the end on Term 2. 


    Project COPE 165 

    As the Lasallian schools in Singapore mark 165 years of Lasallian presence in Singapore, the Lasallian family would like to embark on a project to help those who potentially may be 'marginalised' from society because of the possibility of being disconnected from society. From 1 April 2017 Singapore will no longer have 2G on its bandwidth. Mobile operators will cease 2G services and the spectrum will be used to provide for more advanced services like 3G and 4G. This will result in some people being disconnected. For more information, click <here>. The schools are responding to this situation with Project Cope 165 - a month-long project which aims to benefit (i) Selected residents of one-room rental flats and (ii) Migrant workers from a shelter.

    The Lasallian family would like to seek your help in several ways: (i) Donate your old mobile phones and chargers (still in good working condition), (ii) Sponsor a phone or sim card by donating some money (Cheque payable to PROJECT C O LLP), (iii) Assist in checking the working conditions of donated mobile phones and/or (iv) Assist in distribution of phones and SIM cards and (v) Assist in teaching recipients on how to use their new phone. Your son may bring the items or cash/cheque to school on any day of the week. His class tutor will assist in safe-keeping the item/s if required. An acknowledgement slip will be given upon collection. Collection for the above will be done on 23 Mar (Thu) at the school canteen. We look forward to your generous support. If you have further queries, please feel free to contact LYNK at <sglynk@gmail.com>


    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 1 - 20 to 26 Mar
    • 20 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 21 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 22 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 23 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 24 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day *  
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 27 Mar to 2 Apr
    • 27 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 28 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 29 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 30 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
    • 31 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day *  
    • 1 Apr (Sat) - SJI Open House 2017 ** (from 0900 to 1300 hrs) 
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** Selected students may be involved

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