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21 Mar 2015 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 2 & 3 Matters   
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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.



7 Mar 2015 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 10 & March Holiday [Mass Swim, E-Learning, Catholic Camp & Other Matters ... ...]
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Dear Parents,  


Heartfelt thanks to the more than 150 parents who took time off your precious Saturday morning to be with us in school to learn and share how we can better support the young men in school. The school is very heartened to have parents who are very so interested in your son's education.  
 
As we end a very busy term for the students, we are glad that everyone has settled well into the new school environment. Your son would have been very busy with the various inter-class activities. Term 1 has been especially ‘packed’ especially for the students involved in Sports and Games with most of the National championships in full swing. Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 1 students who have settled in well to life in SJI. Most of the students have been putting in much effort in their academic pursuits. However, for that handful of them, we look forward to working with you so as to help him achieve his fullest potential in the next Term Assessments. In you have any concerns, please feel 
to contact your son's class and/or subject tutors or myself. Click <here> for email addresses. 
 
Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!
 
 
Sec 1 Matters 
  • Lent Project [Preferred Food Items]. 
    • 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).
  • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 1 Assessment [Online]. <From 12 Mar (Thu), 1400 hrs to 18 Mar (Wed), 1700 hrs> To log-in, click <here>.
    • Parents are to note that the Term 1 Assessment results will be presented on-line. 
    • 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>.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Term 3, 2015. Details will be made know in May. Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist < angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>
  • Sec 1 Holiday Schedule 2015 (for Mar / Jun). Kindly check with your son's respective CCA teachers on his schedule for the Mar & Jun holidays.
  • SJI Class & CCA Photo-taking 2015 on 9 & 10 Mar (Mon & Tue) and 17 Apr (Fri). For schedule, click <here>. 
    1. Sec 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for 9 Mar (Mon). 
      1. 0845 to 0900 hrs - FN 101 & FN 102 
      2. 0900 to 0910 hrs - FN 103 & LE 101  
      3. 0910 to 0920 hrs - LE 102 & LE 103 
      4. 0920 to 0930 hrs - ML 101 & ML 102  
      5. 0930 to 0940 hrs - ML 103 & MN 101  
      6. 0940 to 0950 hrs - MN 102 & MN 103  
  • SJI Mass Swim on 11 Mar (Wed) from 1330 to 1600 hrs @ Bishan Swimming Complex.   
    • Meeting Place / Time. All Sec 1s are to assemble at the amphitheatre at 1330 hrs.   
    • Consent Form. Click <here>. 
    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.   
 
 
SJI E-Learning Day on 13 Mar (Fri) - Instructions to Students  

Students will not be required to come to school but learning will continue through online lessons. Students are to follow their time-table for Friday (even week) and complete the planned activities. General instructions for e-Learning Day will be placed on the E-Leaning Day website and respective level websites. 
  • Website Resources. To prepare for e-Learning Day, Sec 1s are reminded to ensure that you are able to access the following: 
  • Confirm Access to Cybersphere. Sec 1s having difficulties accessing Cybersphere, are to approach our system administrators in the Library Workroom by 11 Mar (Wed).  
  • Cybersphere Instructions. To access your Cybersphere course: 
    • Access Link: Provided by your teacher/s 
    • Username: IC Number in lower case (Example: s1234567a) 
    • Password: IC Number in lower case (Example: s1234567a) 
    • To reset your password: Password Reset Link: http://sji.mycybersphere.net/login/forgot_password.php 
    • *Note: In most cases where the password reset email seems delayed, the message was found in the SPAM folderCheck password reset email in your SJI Gmail inbox and SPAM folder.  
  • Other Technical Issues: Please contact: angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg  
  • Other Reminders. In addition to being able to access Cybersphere for e-Learning, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone on the importance of maintaining all your school and personal accounts. Please ensure that only you or your parents know your user IDs and passwords, and change them regularly (every 3 to 6 months or if you suspect that your account has been compromised). It is also good practice to log-out of web applications after each session, especially if you are accessing from shared computer terminals. 
  
 
Optional Enhanced Insurance for SJI Students
  1. All students are covered under the Students' Accident Protection Scheme (SJI-Basic Plan) that cover all student incidents during participation in activities in schools, including PE and CCAs for medical expenses and hospital allowance benefits. The school has arranged for an optional enhanced plan (SJI-Superior Plan) for students. Kindly see attached letter for details.  
  2. If you would like your son to be covered under the superior plan, kindly note that the representative(s) from AB Lim Pte Ltd will be doing the collection of premium on 9 & 10 Mar (Mon & Tue) from 0930 to 1030 hrs and 1300 to 1430 hrs.
  3. Enhanced Insurance for SJI Students.  
    1. Note for Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker S.J.. Click <here>.
    2. Option Form. Click <here>.  
    3. Policy Coverage & Benefits (SJI-Superior Plan)Click <here>. 
  4. Queries. If you should have any queries, please feel free to contact AB Lim Pte Ltd at 6272-2277. 
 
 
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.
  • Performance Indicator (PI). Performance Indicator (or PI) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort.However, in noting the PI, we encourage you to compare the PI for this term with the previous PI so as to encourage your son to improve on his grades.
 
 
Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Lasallian Catholic Youth Camp from 14 Mar (Sat) from 0800 to 1800 hrs. Compulsory for all Sec 1 Catholic Students. For Notice Form, click<here>.   
  • Catholic CCAs for Sec 1 Catholic Students.  
    1. Attendance. Kindly remind gently about this. Do also note that he is to attend Novena (please see above) before the start of his Catholic CCA 
    2. CCA Days & Venues.  
      1. Legion of Mary (OLGC - Our Lady of Good Counsel). Tue @ MN102 from 1500 to 1630 hrs. 
      2. Legion of Mary (QOAS - Queen of All Saints). Tue @ Prayer Room from 1500 to 1630 hrs. 
      3. Legion of Mary (SOW - Seat of Wisdom). Tue @ SR3 from 1500 to 1630 hrs. 
      4. Legion of Mary (AOC - Arc of Covenant). Wed @ Cenacle from 1500 to 1630 hrs. 
      5. SVDP. Tue @ SR4 / St Teresa's Home from 1430 to 1630 hrs. 
      6. YCS. Tue @ LE201 from 1500 to 1630 hrs. 
  • 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 1 Week 10 - 9 to 15 Mar
  1. 9 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  2. 10 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
  3. 11 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL*  
  4.                        Mass Swim @ Bishan Swimming Complex **
  5. 12 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
  6. 13 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **
  7. * Dismissal as per time-table
  8. ** See above for details


28 Feb 2015 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 9 & 10 Matters [Sports Day, Mass Swim, E-Learning & Other Matters ... ...]
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Dear Parents, 
 
As we approach the end of the term, kindly take note of the various upcoming school events such as Sports Day, Mass Swim, E-Learning Day, etc. Do note that there will not be a parent-teacher meeting for Sec 1s this term. Please feel free to contact your son's class and/or subject tutors if you have any queries. Click <here> for email addresses. 

In the coming week, your son will be receiving his results for his various class test/s. These 13 year-old are being confronted with many new subjects for the first time which they might find rather daunting, both in terms of the content and the ways in questions are phrased. Therefore, if your son's results are what may seem to be less than ideal, do 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. The boys will need some time to gradually ease into the tempo of life in secondary school and the demands that come with it. 

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead! 


Sec 1 Matters 
  • MOE Concession Card (EZ-link Card - Secondary). Parents are to note that your son should receive his new EZ-link card by 2 Mar (Mon) from his Class Tutor.  
    1. Activation & Transfer of Credit. At any TranitLink Ticket Office at MRT / Bus Interchanges. Please note that the Primary School EZ-link Card is valid till 30 Apr 2015. 
    2. Sec 1 without EZ-link Card. Kindly inform your class tutor. Arrangements will be made with TransitLink for these boys to receive their cards in Term 2. 
    3. Queries. Kindly contact TransitLink hotline at 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255-663). Operating Hours: 0800 to 1800 hrs daily except public holidays. 
  • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 3 Mar (Tue) for Fri of Odd-no Week.  
    1. Do note that lessons on 3 Mar (Wed) will be that for a Fri of an Odd-no Week. CCAs and other school planned activities as usual. 
  • Sec 1 Holiday Schedule 2015 (for Mar / Jun). Kindly check with your son's respective CCA teachers on his schedule for the Mar & Jun holidays.
  • SJI Report Book. Sec 1s are requested to submit your SJI Report Books to your Class Tutors by 9 Mar (Mon). 


Sec 1 Upcoming Events 
  • SJI 107th Track & Field Championship on 6 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1300 hrs @ Toa Payoh Stadium. 
    1. Notice Form. Click <here>   
    2. For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.   
  • SJI Mass Swim on 11 Mar (Wed) from 1330 to 1600 hrs @ Bishan Swimming Complex.   
    • Meeting Place / Time. All Sec 1s are to assemble at the amphitheatre at 1330 hrs.   
    • Consent Form. Click <here>. 
    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.   
  • SJI E-Learning Day on 13 Mar (Fri)
     
    • Sec 1s are not be required to come to school but learning will continue through on-line lessons. Sec 1s are to follow your time-table for Friday (even week) and complete the activities planned for them. Details will be made known in due course. 
       
 
Lent Project. Click <here> for Letter from Mr Dominic Ang, Asst Principal (Student Development).   
  1. The school seeks your support; to be partners with us in the overall development of your son's moral character through the Lent Project to help develop and sensitize the conscience of our students in the overall process of developing them to becoming men of integrity and men for others.
  2. As part of the students' learning, they are invited to act in response to what they have learnt and reflected on. This response is reflected in them setting a portion of his daily expenses to buy items to support the organization they have been introduced. The beneficiaries for the Sec 1s are the elderly and financially poor families in Sin Ming. This will be done in collaboration with the An-Nahdhah Mosque in Bishan as part of an inter-religious effort. 
  3. Each student has been asked to bring at least 1 food item I household item or items needed by the organization for each week during the Season of Lent (from 18 February to 2 April) to contribute to a common pool for his class. Your support can come in the form of 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. We will inform you of the preferred items once the school receives it from the beneficiaries. All the items collected will be presented to the organisations after Easter Sunday.
  
Sec 1 Humanities Talk for Sec 1 Parents on 7 Mar from 0900 to 1130 hrs. <Register by 5 Mar (Thu, 1700 hrs>
To register, click <here>.
 
  1. The talk, conducted by the subject heads / curriculum specialists from the Humanities department, is intended to provide valuable insights to Sec 1 parents on the humanities subjects, in particular English Language /Literature, Geography and History curricula unique to SJI. This will enableparents to help foster their sons’ interest in their the humanities subjects. 
  2. Queries. Kindly email SJI Parents' Support Group <sjipsgs@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 1 Week 9 - 2 to 8 Mar
    1. 2 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
    2. 3 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
    3. 4 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
    4. 5 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    5. 6 Mar (Fri) - Sports Day @ Toa Payoh Stadium **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** See above for details
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 9 to 15 Mar
    1. 9 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
    2. 10 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
    3. 11 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *  
    4.                        Mass Swim @ Bishan Swimming Complex **
    5. 12 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    6. 13 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **
    7. * Dismissal as per time-table
    8. ** See above for details



    14 Feb 2015 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 7 & 8 Matters [CNY Greetings & Other Matters]
    _________________________________________________________________

    Dear Parents, 

     
    With their CCA allocated to them, the Sec 1s may struggle a little, especially in Term 1 with their new schedule. Most of the boys will settle down nicely by early Term 2. It would be surprising to know that boys in general have a relatively high threshold for change and are capable of being stretched that little bit more. The greater challenge is that we (the adults) haven't or are not used to doing this to them. With the boys entering teenage, it is crucial that we, at home and in school, work closely to support the boys. 

    As we prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year this coming week with our families and friends, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to one and all a year of wealth, happiness, good fortune and prosperity - of love and peace. Wishing You A very Blessed Year of the Goat in advance ... ...


    Sec 1 Matters 
    • Dismissal Time on 17 Feb (Tue) @ 1230 hrs <Advisory to Parents>. Kindly see the note below Fr (Dr) Adrain Danker. 
      • SJI will celebrate the good results of the 2014 GCE 'O' Level and IBDP examinations on Tuesday, 17 Feb. We will be declaring the afternoon off for students, teachers and support staff, and we will be thanking all our teachers for their hard work, care and dedication for our students with a lunch. Both Secondary and Senior Schools will therefore be dismissed at 12.30pm on Tuesday. We will announce this dismissal to the student body at Assembly on Monday, 16 Feb.   
      • Snapshot of SJI's Results for 2014  
        • The IBDP results at Senior School are equally impressive. 76 students sat for the IBDP examinations. 100% of the Class received their diplomas compared to 97% nationally and 79% globally. 63% scored 40 points and more compared to about 7% globally. The average IB score of the class was 40 points, compared to 36 points nationally and 30 points globally. 
        • The GCE O-Level results at Secondary School are outstanding. 394 students sat for O'Level examinations. 100% of the Class received at least 5 GCE O'Level passes. 98% of the Class qualified for JC education. The percentage of distinctions per student is 69. 60 students of the Class of 2014 scored 6A1s and more. 
    • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 23 Feb (Mon) to 27 Feb (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 23 Feb (Mon) to 27 Feb (Fri). 
      • Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school. 
    • Traffic Advisory 
      • Traffic Advisory & Safety of Josephians <Note from Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker>. Click <here>.
      • Additional Demerit Points to be awarded against Errant Drivers in School Hours <Advisory from Traffic Police>. Click<here>. 
    • Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P). 
      • The school is collaborating with Family Matters @ School and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) by offering the parents a free programme called the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P). You will receive an envelope containing (i) A letter from the school and another from MSF, (ii) Instruction Sheet, (iii) Questionnaire and (iv) A self-addressed envelope. 
      • The school hopes that all parents will participate in the above programme. Kindly complete the questionnaire and return it sealed in the self-addressed envelope to your son's class tutor by 16 Feb (Mon).  

    Sec 1 Matters <Reminders>
    • Sec 1 Semester 1 CAL & ADM begins in Term 1 Week 8.
      • CAL & ADM Allocation. Click <here>. 
      • Queries. Email: Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg> 
    • Sec 1, 2015 - Class Representative System 
      • With reference to the email <dated 6 Feb (Fri)> regarding the above, kindly inform Peggy if you wish to opt out of the Class Representative Relay system before 16 Feb (Mon) at peggyee@singnet.com.sg or 96781768. 

    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. [No Novena on 17 Feb (Tue)] 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. 

      
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 16 to 22 Feb
    1. 16 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
    2. 17 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
    3. 18 Feb (Wed) - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year [Ash Wednesday Mass @ 0730 hrs at Amphitheatre]
      1. 0725 hrs Attendance taking in classroom. 
      2. 0730 hrs - Ash Wednesday Mass @ Amphitheatre 
      3. 0850 hrs - Chinese New Year Concert @ Amphitheatre 
      4. 0950 hrs - Dismissal
    4. 19 Feb (Thu) - Lunar New Year (Public Holiday)
    5. 20 Feb (Fri) - Lunar New Year (Public Holiday)
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 23 Feb to 1 Mar
    1. 23 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
    2. 24 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
    3. 25 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL starts] *
    4. 26 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    5. 27 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



    10 Feb 2015 (Tue) - Sec 1 
    CCA Allocation & Sports Heats 3

    _________________________________________________________________

    Dear Parents, 
     
    Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) as an integral part of the school life which complements the school's academic programme. CCA plays an important part in the all-round development of each student and enables him to actively participate in the life of the school community. The various CCA activities promote values such as service, teamwork, leadership, group and self-discipline. Every student in SJI is expected to keep to his CCA for his 4 years of secondary education. 
     
    We seek your support in encouraging your son in his allocated CCA which was made known to him earlier today. The family and the school must work together to help each student commit himself to his CCA. If you have queries, please feel free to drop an email to Mr Mohd TahirHOD (PE) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg> or myself. 
     
    Thank you in advance as we work together to help and support your son during this time of adjustment. Have a Blessed Week ahead!
     
     
    Sec 1 CCA Allocation (By class). Click <here>.
    1. CCA Training. Starts from 12 Feb (Thu). Sec 1s are to check respective CCA Noticeboard / Homepages for details on updated CCA schedule. 
      • CCA Training (Day / Timing / Venue). Kindly refer to Student CCA Information Booklet (Pg 6 & 7). Click <here>. 
      • Uniformed Groups*. Training on 13 Feb (Fri) from 1430 to 1800 hours. Report in PE Attire at 1430 hours @ Amphitheatre. 
      • * SJI Uniformed Groups: NCC (Land), SJI Pelandok Scouts, St John Ambulance Brigade, NCC (Air) & NPCC 
    • CCA Homepages. Click <here>.  
    • Queries. Email to Mr Mohd Tahir, HOD (PE) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg>.  

      Sports Heats 3 on 12 Feb (Thu). (For selected students) For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.  
      • 1-Way Transport to Hougang Stadium. For all Sec 1s participants. Kindly meet on 12 Feb (Thu) at 1330 hours @ Amphitheatre. 
      • Dismissal. Sec 1s are to make own way home after your event(s). 
      • Notice Form. Click <here>.   
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Yeo Chin Hwei <chinhwei@sji.edu.sg>.  
       
       
       
      7 Feb 2015 (Sat) - 
      Term 1 Week 6 & 7 Matters [Sports Heats, Swimming Test & Class Test/s] 
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents, 

       
      Congratulations to us all for surviving the first month of life in secondary school ... ... Our appreciation to the close to 100 parents who took time off this morning to be with us for the PSG Welcome Tea & Talk. Thank you for making the effort to learn about how to better support your son as he enters into teenage-hood. 
       
      Kindly note that there may be class tests scheduled for the various subjects in the coming weeks. Please check with your son on details (date, topic, format, etc) for the tests. It is also recommended that you spend some time going through with your son on academic work. This will help you better understand what he's going through in school and as a added bonus, some parent-son bonding.  
       
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
       
       
      Sec 1 Matters 
      • Sports Heats & Swimming Test
        • Sports Heats 3 on 12 Feb (Thu). For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.  
          1. Notice Form. Click <here>.  
          2. Queries. Kindly email Mr Yeo Chin Hwei <chinhwei@sji.edu.sg>.  
        • Swimming Test. 
          • FN & LE Fraternities. 11 Feb (Wed) from 1310 hrs @ Bishan Swimming Complex. For Notice Form, click <here>.  
          • ML & MN Fraternities. Scheduled tentative for late Term 2, 2015. 
          • Queries. Email Mr Mohd Irfan <mohd.irfan@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 1 Week 6 - 9 to 15 Feb
      1. 9 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
      2. 10 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 11 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL] *
      4. 12 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
      5. 13 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
       
      Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 16 to 22 Feb
      1. 16 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
      2. 17 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 18 Feb (Wed) - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year [Ash Wednesday Mass @ 0730 hrs at Amphitheatre]
        1. 0725 hrs - Attendance taking in classroom. 
        2. 0730 hrs - Ash Wednesday Mass @ Amphitheatre 
        3. 0850 hrs - Chinese New Year Concert @ Amphitheatre 
        4. 0950 hrs - Dismissal
      4. 19 Feb (Thu) - Lunar New Year (Public Holiday)
      5. 20 Feb (Fri) - Lunar New Year (Public Holiday)
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
       
       
       
      31 Jan 2015 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 5 & 6 Matters [PSG Welcome Tea, Class Rep System, etc]
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents,
       
      With your son get use to the rhythm of secondary school life, do spend some time going through his school work with him. It'll be most beneficial to let them know that we, at home and in school, cares and is always around to lend them support. The Sec 1 class tutors have also been busy working with the boys, settling them down into class (literally) and teaching them to take ownership of their own learning environment - how to make the classroom more comfortable and homely. As you go about doing your spring-cleaning in preparation for the Lunar New Year, do drop your son's class tutors an email if there be something you'll like to share (e.g. shelves, small couch (stools), bookcase, curtains, etc).   
       
      Thank you too for your co-operation the past weeks in helping your son in his CCA options. Some Sec 1s have been asked to re-consider their CCA options. We seek your kind patience and understanding and we try our utmost best in allocating every student to a CCA. The SJI Parents' Support Group (PSG) will be organizing their Welcome Tea next weekend. Do take some time off your busy schedule to be with us, getting to know fellow parents and how to better support your son's transition to secondary school. 
       
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
       
       
       
      Sec 1 Matters  
      1. PSG Welcome Tea & Talk for Parents on 7 Feb (Sat) from 0900 to 1200 hrs. To register, click<here>.  
        1. Transition from Primary to Secondary School. About the speaker. Mr Lee Seng Teck is the school counselor. He is a professional counselor and a certified professional facilitator certified by the International Association of Facilitator, US. Seng Teck holds a Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and have been working with school children since 2008. He is also trained by NIE to identify and help teachers manage classroom behaviours and monitor learning progress of Special Needs children. Seng Teck has also conducted numerous talks in schools on the topics of Transition and Special Needs and had worked with many youths to help them in their learning. 
        2. Queries. Kindly email SJI Parents' Support Group <sjipsgs@sji.edu.sg>. 
      • Sec 1 Semester 1 CAL & ADM Allocation and Swimming Test 
        • CAL & ADM Allocation. Click <here>. 
          • Venue. The venues for each of the modules will be made known later.
          • Queries. Email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>
        • Swimming Test on 11 Feb (Wed) & 12 Feb (Thu).   
          • FN & LE Fraternities. Sec 1s who do not have swimming certificates but did not choose swimming will be required to go for Swimming Test. Consent Form with details for the test will be issued this coming week. Sec 1s who chose Swimming will not need to do the Swimming Test and will start swimming starting from Term 1 Week 8 when CAL starts.  
          • ML & MN Fraternities. Sec 1s who do not have swimming certificates will be issued with Consent Form this coming week. Sec 1s from these classes, requiring to attend swimming lessons, will start swimming lessons in Term 3.  
          • Queries. Email Mr Mohd Irfan <mohd.irfan@sji.edu.sg> 
      • Independent Study Module (ISM).  
        • 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]  
        • Briefing on 4 Feb during CAL. For interested students and those from selected classes (FN101, LE103, ML103, MN102). Details have been sent to students via email. 
       
       
      Class Representative Relay System in SJI 

      At the Sec 1 Parents' Orientation, the school shared on the rationale for the Class Representative Relay System in SJI. The school looks forward to improving home-school communication, as well as to connect the parents of each class. This will ensure that parents receive timely updates about developments in the school and issues impacting your son/ward. An improved communication among parents within the class will also provide a mutual support system for your journey with the school in developing your son/ward in his SJI education. A note will be sent to you this coming week seeking for volunteers, hopefully at least 2 from each class, to be Class Parent Representatives. 




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

      Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 2 to 8 Feb
      1. 2 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
      2. 3 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 4 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL - ISM Briefing (For interested students / selected classes)] **
      4. 5 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No ADM - Chinese Enrichment Programme (For selected classes)] ***
      5. 6 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
      7. ** No CAL - ISM briefing for interested students and those from selected classes (FN101, LE103, ML103, MN102). Details will be sent to students via email.
      8. *** No ADM - Chinese Enrichment for CL/HCL students from selected classes (FN101, LE103, ML103, MN102 only). Details will be sent to parents and students via email.


      Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 9 to 15 Feb
      1. 9 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
      2. 10 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 11 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL - Swimming Test (For selected students)] **
      4. 12 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No ADM - Swimming Test (For selected students)] **
      5. 13 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
      7. ** No CAL / ADM - Swimming Test for selected students. 



      24 Jan 2015 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 4 Matters [Online CCA Option, CAL & ADM]
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents,
        

      As we end this the first week of lessons in school, I do hope that your son is adjusting to secondary school life. Please spend some time over the weekend to help your son select his Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). We seek your continued support in helping him choose and encouraging him in his chosen CCA. A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for the next 4 years. Kindly also take note of the following matters for the coming week. 


      Sec 1 Matters
      1. Heats for SJI 107th Track & Field Championship starting 20 Jan (Tue). For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>. 
        1. Notice Form. Click <here>.  
        2. Queries. Kindly email Mr Yeo Chin Hwei <chinhwei@sji.edu.sg>. 
      2. Nurturing the Socially and Emotionally Competent  Adolescent. Tips to ease transition for our Sec 1 children. Click <here>. 

      On-line Sec 1 CCA Option <Open 23 Jan (Fri), 0800 hrs to 26 Jan (Mon), 1800 hrs>. To login, click <here>.
      1. Results of Skills Tests / CCA Enrollment. Click <here>
        1. Kindly note that the Sports & Aesthetics Tests / Trials is only an identification process and NOT a selection for a CCA. 
        2. Sec 1s identified for the various CCA are strongly encouraged to include the CCA as one of your 6 choices. 
        3. Sec 1s who are identified for more than one CCA may choose any of the CCA that he's been identified for. He would then include that chosen CCA as one of his 6 choices. 
      2. Queries. Please feel free to ask your son to approach his Class Tutors and/or PE teachers if he needs any clarification. For more information, you may also email Mr Mohd TahirHOD (PE) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg>. 

      Creative.Action.Languages (CAL) & Academic Discovery Module (ADM) <Registration Open 28 Jan (Wed), 2000 hrs to 29 Jan (Thu), 2000 hrs>. To login, click <here>. 
      1. Creative.Action.Languages (CAL). Develop and explore interests through fun and engaging activities. Lower Sec students get to choose from a range of activities that emphasize either creativity, action (physical movements) or languages. Learn to do hip-hop dancing, draw manga, play Samba drums, do inline skating, perform Wushu or speak a foreign language such as Japanese. 
      2. Academic Discovery Module (ADM). Inquire into the world or the self through a process guided by teachers. This process will get students to think and act like a Scientist or Historian etc., adopting lenses of the discipline in order to answer essential inquiry questions. 
      3. Letter to Parents on Levels of Learning. Click <here>.
      4. QueriesFor more information, 
        1. SJI Levels of Learning Website. Click <here>.
        2. Email. Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>


      Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Cenacle. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
      • Rosary Devotion on 30 Jan (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.  
      • Catholic CCA for Sec 1 Catholic students. If your son is Catholic, he will have to abide by the following practices as a Catholic Sec 1 student: 
        • (a) Attend Morning Prayer or Mass everyday in the Auditorium, which begins at 0710 hrs
        • (b) Attend the Novena on Tuesday at 1430 hrs in the Auditorium for the whole year. 
        • (c) Be a member a Catholic Society, which he takes as a 2nd CCA; this takes place on Tuesday afternoon from 1500 to 1700 hrs. Should he belong to a Core CCA that meets on a Tuesday, alternative arrangements will be made by the school for him to fulfill this requirement. 
        • (d) Will take part in all Catholic camps and retreats for his 4 or 6 years in SJI.

      Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 26 Jan to 1 Feb
      1. 26 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day *
      2. 27 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 28 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL] *
      4. 29 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [No ADM - Chinese Enrichment Programme (For selected classes)] **
      5. 30 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
      7. ** No ADM - Chinese Enrichment for CL/HCL students from selected classes (FN101, LE103, ML103, MN102 only). Details will be sent to parents and students via email.



      17 Jan 2015 (Sat) - Sec 1 Orientation ... ... Heartfelt Thanks  
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents,
        
       
      The flame burns bright, the spirit was high ... ... Thank you for your presence last evening at the Sec 1 Campfire. More than 700 parents and guests and an equal number of SJI boys witnessed a campfire that would be a conversation topic for many years to come. From Signum Fidei to the SJI Spirit, we had it all. Witnessing the Sec 1s proudly singing the school songs and cheers with such great gusto and deep heart-felt feelings during the campfire will be something that will stay with those present for a long time to come. Looking at the Sec 1s, I was deeply humbled that I too have been blessed like them - called to be a Josephian. But what was even more humbling was your over-whelming support. Your presence at the various events this past week is an affirmation for what we do at SJI.  
       
      Thank
       you for helping us make that unique SJI experience so real analive for your son. As the Sec 1 Orientation Programme comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your patience and understanding these past 2 weeks. We would like to hear from you ... ... Your thoughts. Do drop me a mail.
       Orientation has ended, and it's time we work together to help the newly minted Sec 1 Josephians to life in secondary school. 

      Once again, welcome to the SJI family and we look forward to working with you in the next 2 years. Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


      Sec 1 Matters
      1. Sec 1 Parents' Orientation on 13 & 15 Jan.
        1. Presentation Slides. Click <here>.
          • Promotion Criteria for Sec 1, 2015. Click <here>.
          • Subject Outlines & AssessmentClick <here>.
        2. Towards a Culture of Self-Regulation <Brochure>. Click <here>.
      1. School Matters
        1. Collection of School Fees (Jan &/or Feb) on 20 or 21 Jan (Tue & Wed). Collection by class. Payments is cash (exact amount) or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to “St Joseph’s Institution”.
          1. 20 Jan (Tue) – FN & LE Fraternities
          2. 21 Jan (Wed) – ML & MN Fraternities
        2. Sec 1 
          Class Time-table - Term 1, 2015. 
          <Updated on 12 Jan> Click <here>.
        3. Update on SJI Campus Redevelopment at Malcolm Road. 
          The original plan was for St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) to hold at the former ITE College Central (Bishan campus) from Jan 2014 until end of 2015 whilst its permanent campus at Malcolm Road is being upgraded. However, there has been a delay in the upgrading of the Malcolm Road campus due to site constraints and the need for more time to review the design to ensure that the upgraded facilities better meet the school needs.  Hence, we are working with MOE to allow SJI to extend the stay at the existing Bishan site until the Malcolm road campus is ready. We are currently working out the details with MOE and will provide updates when the details are firmed up.
      • Sec 1 CCA Matters. Please spend some time this weekend speaking to your son on some of the various Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) that he may be interested in. 
        • Student CCA Information Booklet. Click <here>.
        • LEAPS 2.0 - A Holistic Education for Secondary School Students. Click <here>. 
        • Sec 1 CCA Online Registration - Instructions. Click <here>.

      On-line Sec 1 CCA Option <Open 23 Jan (Fri), 0800 hrs to 26 Jan (Mon), 1800 hrs>. To login, click <here>.
      1. Results of Skills Tests / CCA Enrollment. <Updated 22 Jan (Thu), 1800 hrs> Click <here>
      2. The Sec 1s have undergone various CCA Orientation (test, trials, etc) in the past week as part of the Sec 1 Orientation Programme which has allowed them to experience the various facets of secondary school life and expose him to the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) which are available. We seek your support in helping your son in choosing and encouraging him in his chosen CCA. A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for his 4 years of secondary education at SJI. Resignation and transfer to another CCA is not an option open to any student. A student can only resign from his original CCA commitment and seek a transfer to an alternative CCA if the Principal finds his reasons acceptable (e.g. medical grounds). For more information on CCA, please refer to pp. 79 – 83 of the school diary.
      3. Queries. Please feel free to ask your son to approach his Class Tutors and/or PE teachers if he needs any clarification. For more information, you may also email Mr Mohd TahirHOD (PE) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg>


      Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 19 to 25 Jan
      1. 19 Jan (Mon) - Inaugural Assembly. School hours as per normal.
        1. 0730 hrs - Assembly on Track. Catholic boys to proceed to Amphitheatre for mass. Parents are invited to attend.
        2. 0850 hrs - Inaugural Assembly at Amphitheatre. 
        3. 1020 hrs - End of Inaugural Assembly / Lower Secondary Recess
        4. 1100 hrs - Lessons resume as per time-table *
      2. 20 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] *
      3. 21 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [CAL Briefing - For ALL classes. Dismissal at 1430 hrs] **
      4. 22 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [ADM Briefing - For selected classes. Dismissal at 1310 hrs] ***
      5. 23 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
      7. ** CAL Briefing for ALL classes @ Auditorium. Dismissal at 1430 hrs.
      8. ** ADM Briefing for selected classes (FN101, LE103, ML103, MN102 only) @ Auditorium. Dismissal at 1310 hrs.


      10 Jan 2013 (Sat) - Sec 1 Orientation Matters 
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents,
       
      It's Orientation Week ... ... A new beginning for all the Sec 1s. The Sec 1 Orientation programme is a time for the Sec 1s to experience the various facets of secondary school life. Peer Support Leaders (Sec 3s) will be assisting the Sec 1 teachers to provide opportunities for your son to get to know his peers and the school better. As you help your son prepare for orientation, do encourage him to be open and participate in the various progarmmes and activities. There'll be many firsts ... ...  
       
      During the course of next week, your son will also be exposed to the many Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) which are available in school. CCAs plays an important part in the all-round development of each child and enables him to actively participate in the life of the school community. The teachers and myself have been sharing with the boys on the various options open to them. Please feel free to contact your son's Form Tutors or myself if there be anything that you would like us to take note of.
        
      Sec 1 Orientation Week Matters 
      1. Attire for Orientation Week – 12 to 16 Jan (Mon to Fri)
        1. Sec 1 Orientation Camp. To report in school uniform (bring school tie and clothes hanger).
        2. Sec 1 Sports Skills Test. To report in PE Attire. 
        3. Sec 1 Orientation Parallel Programme. To report in school uniform.
        4. Sec Campfire on 16 Jan (Fri). To report in PE Attire at 1330 hrs @ Ampitheatre. 
      2. Sec 1 Orientation 2015 - Consent Letter. 
        <Updated on 7 Jan (Wed), 1700 hrs>
         Click <here>
        Details for the orientation programme can be found in this letter which your son will received on 7 Jan (Wed).
      1. Sec 1 Parents’ Orientation on 13 or 15 Jan (Tue or Thu). Parents are reminded that your presence is greatly appreciated.  
        1. 1745 hrs  Sec 1s to meet parents @ Ampitheatre 
        2. 1800 hrs  Sec 1s to bring parents to meet Form Tutors 
        3. 1830 hrs – Sec 1s Parents' Orientation @ School Hall
      2. Sec 1 Orientation Campfire 16 Jan (Fri) from 1900 to 2100 hrs. All parents are cordially invited.   
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
       
       
       
      3 Jan 2013 (Sat) - 1st Week of School Matters 
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents,
       
      Congratulations on 'surviving' the first day in secondary school ... ... Heartfelt thanks for your co-operation and kind understanding the past week. We do hope that your son is adjusting well to school life in SJI. 

      On a separate note, the school would like to alert you on the traffic situation in the morning next week (see below). Do also feel free to contact his Form Tutors or myself if you need any clarification/s. The emails of the Sec 1 Class Tutors can be found <here>Please take note of the following matters for the coming week


      Sec 1 Matters
      1. Sec 1 Class Matters
        1. Sec 1 Orientation 2015 - Consent Letter. 
          <Updated on 7 Jan (Wed), 1700 hrs>
           Click <here>
          Details for the orientation programme can be found in this letter which your son will received on 7 Jan (Wed).
        2. Class Time-table - Term 1, 2015. 
          <Updated on 3 Jan (Sat), 1200 hrs>
           Click <here>
          .
           
        3. Temperature-taking Exercise on 7 Jan (Wed). 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.
        4. Lockers. Every Sec 1s would be allocated a locker by their From Tutors. Kindly remind your son to use his locker responsibly.
      2. Other Matters
        1. Wearing of School Tie. Sec 1s are reminded that school ties are to be worn (till 0930 hrs) on the 1st school day of the week.
        2. Free Periods. Classes with free periods (usually 20 min slots) are to note that this time is to be spent for self-study and preparation for the next lesson. Playing is strongly discouraged. 
      3. Note to Parents on Traffic Situation in the Morning. 
        1. The school would like to alert you on the traffic situation in the morning next week. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School has returned to its upgraded site on Bishan Street 13. With both Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School and Primary School are along Bishan Street 13, based on the morning traffic on 2 Jan (Fri), we anticipate that there will be very slow moving traffic along Bishan Street 13 when you exit SJI after dropping off your son.
        2. We recommend that you should avoid Bishan Street 13 in the morning. You may wish to drop your son (or daughter) at either Braddell or Ang Mo Kio MRT station for him to take the train to Bishan MRT station so that you can avoid Bishan Street 13. Alternatively, you may wish to drop your son (or daughter) at the Bishan Sports Complex car park so that you can avoid turning into Bishan Street 13 in the morning.
        3. We also wish to remind all parents who drive to avoid dropping off your son son (or daughter) outside the school gate (the usual entry gate) along Bishan Street 14 as it is dangerous to do so.

      Schedule for Term 1 Week 1 - 5 to 11 Jan
      1. 5 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
      2. 6 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL/MTL Pull Out] **
      3. 7 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [No CAL] **
      4. 8 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [No ADM] **
      5. 9 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day ***
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table (1430 hrs for ALL classes)
      7. ** Dismissal as per time-table (Different for various classes)
      8. *** Dismissal as per time-table (1330 hrs for ALL classes)
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!




      31 Dec 2014 (Wed) - 1st Day of School Matters (Allocation of Class & Time-table) 
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents, 
       
       
      Compliments of the Season! Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of peace and happiness. 
      Please note that classes in SJI (both IP and O Level classes) are mixed ability, comprising students with a range of PSLE T-scores which would enable teachers in the class to allow academically better students to be paired with academically weaker students for peer tutoring and student development purposes. This way of organizing the Sec 1 students will enable them to form study groups to provide mutual support and help for each other. Do also note that the earlier groupings on 22 Dec (Mon) are temporary and may be different from the class which a student is assigned to.

      As you prepare your son for the start of a new school year, kindly note that there were errors in the dates for the Sec 1 Orientation Programme in the briefing slides on 22 Dec (Mon). Please see below for the updated dates ... ...

      1st Day of School Matters - 2 Jan (Fri)
      1. School Hours on 2 Jan (Fri) from 0900 to 1230 hrs. 
        Sec 1s are to report in the school hall by 0900 hrs in full school uniform (Tie to be worn). Kindly note that dismissal on 2 Jan (Fri) is at 1230 hours.
         
      2. Allocation of Classes - Sec 1 2015. 
        <Updated on 1 Jan (Thu), 1200 hrs>
         Click <here>. If your son's name if not found on the list, kindly instruct him to meet Mr Jude Tan (HOL 1) on 2 Jan (Fri) at 0915 hrs outside the school hall.
         
      3. Class Time-table - Term 1, 2015. 
        <Updated on 1 Jan (Thu), 1200 hrs>
         Click <here>
        .
         
        Please note that there may be changes to the time-table.
      4. Books to Bring. For 2 Jan (Fri), your son need not bring anything else other than the documents that were mentioned during the briefing on 22 Dec (Mon).
      5. Contacting Teachers. If you would like to contact your son's form tutors, their emails can be found <here>.
        1. School Matters. Mr Jude Tan, Head of Level 1 <judetan@sji.edu.sg>
        2. School Counsellor. Ms Christina Tang, School Counsellor <christinaT@sji.edu.sg>

      Sec 1 Orientation Programme
       

       
      Kindly
       note that there were errors in the dates for the Sec 1 Orientation Programme in the briefing slides on 22 Dec (Mon). Below are the correct dates. Details for the camp can be found in the Sec 1 Consent Letter (see below).   
      1. Sec 1 Orientation Camp. 
        1. 12 & 13 Jan (Mon & Tue) - 
          [Fintan (FN) & Lawrence (LE) Fraternities]
           
        2. 14 & 15 Jan (Wed & Thu) - 
          [Michael (ML) & Marcian (MN) Fraternities] 
      2. Sec 1 Parents' Orientation. Parents are to note that you are required to be present 
        at 1800 hrs. Do come early to meet up and get to know your son's form tutors. 
        1. 13 Jan (Tue) - 
          [Fintan (FN) & Lawrence (LE) Fraternities]
           or 
        2. 15 Jan (Thu) - [Michael (ML) & Marcian (MN) Fraternities]    
      3. Sec 1 Consent Letter. 
        <To be updated on 7 Jan (Wed), 1700 hrs>
         
        Details for the orientation programme can be found in this letter which your son will receive by 7 Jan (Wed). Click <here>

      Sec 1 Reporting Matters
      1. On-line Update of Student's Particulars. <Opens 26 Dec (Fri), 1200 hrs> To Click <here>
        1. User name: Birth Certificate No./ FIN (Eg, T00xxxxxA)  
        2. Password: Date of birth (Eg, yyyy-mm-dd)  
      2. Sec 1 2015 Reporting. 
        1. Briefing Slides. 
          <Updated 31 Dec (Wed), 1200 hrs> 
          Click <here>  
        2. Registration Package. Click <here> 
      Have a Blessed 2015 ahead!
       
       
       
      Mr Jude Tan
      Head
       
      of Level 1
       
       
       
      22 Dec 2014 (Mon) - Sec 1 2015, Reporting
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents, 

      A SJI Education

        
      Welcome to the SJI Family ... ... Thank you for your presence at the Sec 1 Reporting. As we begin this new journey together, the school hopes that by working with parents, we (together) will be able to support our boys and develop them to their fullest potential, both in and out of the classroom. This Level Website is the primary means of communication between the school and the family by providing a platform to update parents in a timely manner on the activities that your son will be involved in school Below's are the various matters that were shared at this morning's briefing. 
      1. On-line Update of Student's Particulars. <Opens 26 Dec (Fri), 1200 hrs> To Click <here>
        1. User name: Birth Certificate No./ FIN (Eg, T00xxxxxA) 
        2. Password: Date of birth (Eg, yyyy-mm-dd) 
      2. Sec 1 2015 Reporting. <To be updated after 22 Dec (Mon), 1200 hrs>
        1. Briefing Slides. Click <here> 
        2. Registration Package. Click <here> 
      3. Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) Application.  Click <here>
      If you have any queries, please feel free to drop any of us an email ... ... 
      1. School Matters. Mr Jude Tan, Head of Level 1 <judetan@sji.edu.sg>
      2. Integrated Programme (IP). Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>
      3. Sports & CCA. Mr Mohd Tahir, HOD (PE/CCA) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg>
      4. Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS). Mr Bernard Teo, SH (Lasallian Mission) <bernardteo@sji.edu.sg>
      5. Mother Tongue Languages Matters. Mrs Ng-Yeo Bee Kheng, Subject Head (Chinese Lang.) <beekheng@sji.edu.sg>
      Have a Blessed Christmas ahead!
       
       
       
      Mr Jude Tan
      Head
       
      of Level 1


      1 Dec 2014 (Mon) - [Welcome to SJI ... ... Sec 1, 2015] 
      _________________________________________________________________

      Dear Parents, 
       
      A very warm welcome to SJI. This Level Website is a platform to update parents on the programmes / activities that your son will be involved in especially in January 2015. The school hopes that with better communication, the school together with the parents are better able to support our boys to maximise their academic learning potential and to develop our boys into Men of Integrity and Men for Others. If you have any queries, please feel free to drop any of us an email ... ... 
      1. School Matters. Mr Jude Tan, Head of Level 1 <judetan@sji.edu.sg>
      2. Integrated Programme (IP). Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>
      3. Sports & CCA. Mr Mohd Tahir, HOD (PE/CCA) <mohdtahir@sji.edu.sg>
      4. Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS). Mr Bernard Teo, SH (Lasallian Mission) <bernardteo@sji.edu.sg>
       
      Resources for Sec 1 2015
      1. Sec 1 2015, Booklist 2015
      2. Uniform Vendor & Price List. Click <here>.
      Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!
       
       
       
      Mr Jude Tan
      Head
       
      of Level 1, 2015