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[Sec 1 Matters] Peer Nomination for Student Leadership (Sec 1s)   


Dear Sec 1s, 

Student leadership at SJI is centered upon the Lasallian values of Faith, Service and Community. Student leaders are boys with strong leadership potential and a role model to their peers. These student leaders serve and support the school on a daily basis such as the conduct or morning assembly to school events such as Inaugural Assembly, Founder's Day, SJI Open House, etc. 

This is to inform you that nominations for student leadership is now open. Each Sec 1 is allowed to nominate only 1 other student. Likewise, each student is only required to be nominated once. Nomination forms can be collected from HOL 1 anytime during this week or at the canteen on 2 Aug (Tue) and 3 Aug (Wed) between 0950 to 1030 hrs. No photocopies of the nomination form is allowed. Completed nomination forms are to be submitted personally to Mr Jude Tan by 7 Aug (Mon), 1030 hrs. 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to see or drop me an email. Have a Blessed Week ahead! 

Peer Nomination for Student Leadership (Sec 1) from 2 Aug (Tue) to 4 Aug (Tue).
  • Nomination. Sec 1s are to note that above is now open. Each Sec 1 is allowed to nominated only 1 other student. Likewise, each student is only required to be nominated once. 
  • Collection of Nomination Form. Nomination forms can be collected from HOL 1 anytime during this week or at the canteen on 2 Aug (Tue) and 3 Aug (Wed) between 0950 to 1030 hrs. No photocopies of the nomination form is allowed.
  • Submission of Completed Nomination Form. Completed nomination forms are to be submitted personally to Mr Jude Tan by 7 Aug (Mon), 1030 hrs.
Have a Blessed Week ahead!





<SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner> Heartfelt Thanks ... ...    
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Dear Josephians,

Last Saturday's 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner is a tremendous success! Your selfless and generous service contributed significantly to the success. On behalf of the Organising Committee and the school, thank you very much!

Many an old boy commented on your presence. Dressed smartly as you did, you exemplified Josephian dignity. Engaging courteously and warmly with our alumni and friends as you did, you exhibited the best of Josephian service - care for and hospitality towards guests. Being truly Josephian as you did with your warm welcome and respectful attitude, you demonstrated the goodness of Josephian community.

Together with your teachers, I am very proud of each one of you!  You have truly stepped up to the mark, served very well and shone brightly on a most special night in our history. 

Finally let me share this remark that DPM Teo Chee Hean made after you sang "We Are Lasallians": "The SJI Spirit is strong; the boys and girls are truly Josephian. I'm happy for the school!"

Thank you and God bless.

Ora et Labora



adrian


Mr Jude Tan
on behalf Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker S.J.


<SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner> Heartfelt Thanks & Passing on the Gift ... ...    
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Dear Lasallian Partners, 

Thank you for your presence at the dinner. We hope that you've enjoyed the evening as much as we have preparing it for you. The Organizing Committee would really appreciate your thoughts / feelings (by 31 Jul (Mon, 1700 hrs). Your invaluable comments will help future committees improve the next time round. We also hope you like the 'gift' (a small momento) that we have prepared for you.

Thank you for being the GIFT. 
More importantly, thank you for accepting to be a Lasallian Partner to share this Gift ... ...

Blessed 165th!


 
Jude
on behalf SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner Organising Committee


Feedback & Comments

The Organizing Committee would really appreciate your thoughts / feelings (by 31 Jul (Mon, 1700 hrs). Your invaluable comments will help future committees improve the next time round. 

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Once again, a BIG thank you to one and all. Have a Blessed Week ahead! Ora et Labora!






<SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner> Celebrating the Gift ... ...    


Dear Lasallian Partners, 
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SJI is celebrating our 165th Anniversary. Our history since 1852 has been rich, not only because of the school's accomplishments but, more so, because of the many contributions Josephians have made to Singapore, the world and even to the local Church. All these have come to be because of the gift of the De La Salle Brothers. The 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner allows the Lasallian family to celebrate our 165 years of presence in Singapore is primarily to help raise funds for the SJI. 

Currently, SJI is facing a shortfall in funding. The last fundraising drive in 2012 successfully secured pledges that should have helped us to meet our target. Unfortunately, not all the pledges have been actualized. As such, the school is embarking on several fund-raising initiatives such as the SJIOBA Charity Golf in 28 Oct 2016 and the 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner is organized by a group of alumni led by Mr Edmund Tie (Class of 1965). Mr Tie had graciously offered to help organized the dinner so as to help the school meet part of the shortfall in our fund-raising. The school is very grateful for his efforts. 

SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner 
Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 1830 hrs
Fairmont Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre 
Guest-of-Honour: Mr Teo Chee Hean, DPM & Coordinating Minister for Nat’l Security

SJI is a gift and the school is blessed to be gifted with Lasallian Partners like yourself. Thank you for your support and generosity. We are pleased to inform you that we have to-date close to 900 guests attending the event. To ensure a pleasant evening, here are crucial information for you to note ... ...
  1. Dinner Matters 
    • Invitation Card. Kindly approach the Guest Reception Counter at the front of the Ballroom to collect your invitation / table allocation. Alternatively, you may approach Mr Kelvin Seet or Mr Chong Chow Wee anytime before 21 Apr (Fri), 1500h to collect the invitation card if you so wish to. 
    • Lucky Draw. Please note that 2 prizes are 'up for grabs' at the Lucky Draw (a 55” LG TV set and a pair of Business-class air tickets to Bangkok). Do note that the invitation is required for proof should you be the lucky winner.
  2. Dress Code/ Refreshment
    • Dress Code. Formal (Coat & Tie, or National Costume e.g. batik shirt). Evening gown for ladies.
    • Refreshment (Wine and Whisky). Two complimentary bottles of wine (a red and a wine) will be provided. You are free to BYO. A whisky booth will be at the foyer, outside the ballroom, for your purchase. If you request hotel’s wait staff to open your bottles and serve (glasses and ice), the hotel will impose corkage charges of $20++. So please DIY. If you intend to drink, please consider arranging for transport home. 
  3. Programme for the Day
    • 6.30 pm - Cocktail Reception at Foyer, Fairmont Ballroom
    • 7.20 pm - Fairmont Ballroom (Guests to be seated)
    • 7.30 pm - Arrival of Guest-of-Honour DPM Teo Chee Hean 
    • 10.30 pm - End of Dinner
  4. Transport Arrangement 
    1. Car Park. Kindly note that complimentary carpark coupons are not available for invited members of the staff. Public transport is highly recommended. Do note that carpark charges is at $2.20 for 1st 2hr, $0.40 for next subsequent 15min from 8am to 7.59am the following day, $0.60 for next subsequent 15min after the 5th hr.
    2. NDP 2017 Preview Show @ Floating Platform (Road Closure). Kindly take note for the above. For more information, click <here>
  5. Giving Thanks - SJI 165th Anniversary Dinner Sub-Committees
    • For the successful conduct of the dinner, the school requires the support from the larger school community, especially Old Boys who are serving in SJI and students. More than 150 staff members and students are involved in the dinner. Do show them your appreciation if your own SJI way. Some of the old boys (*) have also graciously 'given up' their invites so that more staff members can be present for the dinner.  
    1. Alan Chan
    2. Andrew Martin
    3. Azhar Ghazali
    4. Calvin Ow Yong
    5. Chong Chow Wee
    6. David Kwang*
    7. Eliza Lim
    8. Frankie Ng
    9. Genesius Chan*
    10. Jude Tan*
    11. Kelvin Seet
    12. Law Whye Kiat
    13. Linda Chua
    14. Raymond Wong*
    15. Senthil Kumar
    16. Soo Chan Hua

 
Jude
on behalf SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner Organising Committee



[Sec 1 CT Matters] 6 Jul 2017 (Thu) - Term 3 Weeks 3 & 4 Matters ... ...



Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

Kindly note the following pointers ... ... 
  • (1) Assembly Matters. 
    • Bell. CTs to note that in time to come there will be 3 bells at 0720 hrs, 0727 hrs and 0730 hrs. Music will also be played after the 0720 hrs bell. 
    • Movement to Track. CTs to remind Sec 1s to start moving to track for assembly at 0720 hrs.
    • CTs @ Assembly. CTs reminded to 'position' yourselves in front and at the back of the class.
    • Class Contact Time after Assembly. CTs reminded that BOTH both CTs are to be present in class after assembly till the 0750 hrs bell. 
  • (2) Class / PSE Matters.
    • Email to Parents. CTs are reminded regular communication with parents is essential. If you have not done so in 2017, it'll be timely if an email is sent to your parents to 'close the term'.   
    • PSE Lessons - Presence of BOTH CTs. CTs to note both CTs are to be present for PSE lessons and planned PSE lessons are to be completed. 
    • Classroom Cleaning (5-7 min). CTs to note that at the end of each school day, 5-7 mins, especially on days with PSE lessons are to be set aside for cleaning of classroom. This MUST be strictly adhered to.
    • Teacher Student Conference (TSC). CTs are reminded that each CT is to conduct TSC while to other is conducting PSE lesson.
    • Student eRecord. CTs are to key-in notes from TSC into Student eRecord. Compliance to this is greatly appreciated. Please see HOL 1 if you have any queries.  
    • Interview Questions. As discussed during Level Meeting, the above will be printed for all classes. To access soft-copy, click <here>.
  • (3) Student Matters - Class Committee / Prefects.
    • Class Committee. CTs reminded not to unnecessary change Class Committee so that student holding the leadership position can be accorded the necessary recognition in School Cockpit.
    • Nomination of Sec 1 Prefects. CTs to 'nominate' Sec 1s (3 to 4/class) by 24 Jul (Mon). Peer Nominations will be open to Sec 1s on 18 Jul (Tue).  
  • (4) Other Matters. 
    • Report for Sec 1 Enrichment Day.   
  • (5) Upcoming Matters ... ... As per email to parents

Sec 1 Matters 
    • GCE O-Level MTL Oral Exam will be from 5th July to 17th July - Silence @ Canteen. Image result for silence clipart free
      • Why? The O-level Oral Exam is currently being conducted in the school hall as well as in some Sec 4 classrooms. For the exams, a conducive, quiet environment for the candidate to concentrate and to be able to hear the questions asked by the examiners will be required. As With the canteen and porch area "enclosed", the noise travels up to the hall and this is especially so during recess and after school.
      • What to Do - Silence. Sec 1s encouraged not to loiter in the canteen after school and if you are having your lunch, to keep your noise level at a minimum. 
    • National Anti-Drug Abuse Month - Talk & Exhibition by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). 
      • Talk by CNB on 13 Jul (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ ISH. Sec 1s are to proceed directly to the ISH by 0800 hrs for the talk. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 
      • Exhibition by CNB on 25 Jul (Tue) @ School canteen. 
    • Sec 1 Inter-class Badminton on 13 Jul (Thu) 1430 to 1730 hrs
      • Why? The Inter-Class Badminton Tournaments held in Term 3 is organised by the Badminton CCA members for the SJI community, in their effort to pay forward their contributions and help build a strong sporting culture at SJI. Please use this an opportunity for the class to boost your class camaraderie, bonding and also vie for points for the overall class championship and medals. CCA Rep or nominated Class Badminton Captain and decide, with your Class Tutors, on your 7 (seven) players (2 doubles, 1 singles and 2 reserves) to be fielded. Double entries will not be entertained. 
      • Deadline for Registration. 10 Jul (Mon), 1700 hrs.
      • To Register. Click <here>
    • Sec 4 GCE 'O' Level Listening Comprehension Exam on 18 Jul (Tue). School dismissal at 1230 hrs.  
      • Kindly note that the GCE 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held in the afternoon on 18 Jul (Tue). As such school will dismiss at 1230 hrs so that the various venues can be prepared for the exam. 
    • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Tue) @ Bedok Reservoir Park.  Details will be made known when available.
    • Sec 1 Term 3 Common Tests from 14 to 21 Aug. For topics, click <here>
    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Loan of Devices for Students on ISB. 
      • Loan of Devices. Students on 100% MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme may apply to the school for the loan of a very basic computing device. Other students on ISB may also apply but the availability of devices will be on a case-by-case basis. 
      • Deadline for Loan. Kindly drop Mr Alan Chan (HOD / ICT) <alan.chan@sji.edu.sg> an email by 24 Jul (Mon) if you would like to loan a device from the school.

    • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Tue) @ Bedok Reservoir Park.  Details will be made known when available.
      • Notice Form. Click <here>.  
      • For more information. Click <here>. 
    • Replacement Day on 29 Aug (Tue) for 31 Aug (Thu) [Even Week Thursday].
      • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 29 Aug (Tue). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 


    Citi-Youth For Cause [Appeal for Support from SJI Senior Section]  Image result for Citi-Youth For Cause 2017

    Dear SJI Family,

    Hello, we are part of a Citi-Youth For Causes Project, an inter-school movement in support of Beyond Social Services Singapore called Project Candenti. Candenti", means "Incandescent" in Latin; full of strong emotion and passionate. We believe that this accurately describes what we aspire to be, full of passion for serving with a desire to make a difference in society. 

    Beyond Social Services is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) but they view themselves as a village that helps raise disadvantaged children and youths. Beyond reaches out to such disadvantaged youth by offering a hand of friendship. They organise different activities to allow for the youth to be engaged in meaningful activities with others, helping to foster new, healthy friendships. They believe not only in providing monetary handouts or necessities, but also in promoting long term self-sufficiency allowing them to blossom into responsible adults, move past their socio-economic drawbacks and beyond social services by 25. The money they collect through donations and fundraising will go to the creation of educational and development programmes, as well as the establishment of structures which link caregivers to job and training opportunities. So far they have reached out to over 10,000 rental units in government rental blocks in Bukit Ho Swee, Lengkok Bahru, Henderson, Whampoa, Ang Mo Kio, Lavender, Stirling, Jalan Bukit Merah and Ghim Moh. If you would like to find out more about Beyond, do tell us! We would be more than happy to oblige.
     
    We hope that you would be able to help by coming down to our charity concert on 29 July 2017 at the Biopolis Auditorium. We appeal to your charitable spirit to assist us in making this charity concert a huge success for our beneficiary! Furthermore, we will be selling our merchandise on 17,19 and 21 July 2017 in the canteen. Do show your support on those days! 
     
    Thank you and God bless!
     

    Liew Shey- Lynn
    Project Candenti, Concert Committee


    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 1430 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Pilgrimage to Mount Carmel (Carmelite Monstary) on 16 Jul (Sun) from 1330 hrs to 1800 hrs.
      • Why? This annual pilgrimage is a uniqueness of Josephians relationship with the community of Carmelite Sisters. As a community, the Josephians pray as well to offer service as a choir for the Eucharistic Celebration in the Carmelite Convent Chapel. This Mass fulfils the Sunday Mass obligation and your parents might want to attend this as well. However your parents will not be on the bus with you. They too do NOT have reserved seats like Josephians. This is a treasured privileged to be invited annually by the Carmelite Sisters to join in their Celebration on their Feast day: Feast of Mount Carmel. 
      • Reporting Place & Time / Attire. SJI @ 1330 hrs / School Uniform
      • Venue. Carmelite Convent Chapel. 196 Bukit Teresa Road (near St Teresa Church)
      • Dismissal. Service for Feast of Mt Carmel will end at about 1630 hrs. Sec 1s are to inform their Catholic CCA teachers if they would like to return to SJI or be dismissed from there.
      • Notice Form. Click <here>.


    Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 10 to 16 Jul
    • 10 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 11 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 12 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 13 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 14 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 17 to 23 Jul
    • 17 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 18 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 19 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 20 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 21 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
      
    Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 24 to 30 Jul
    • 24 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 25 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 26 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 27 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 28 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 



    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 24 May 2017 (Wed) - Result Slip, Sec 1 PTM, Subject Feedback, etc ... ...


    Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

    My apologies for this very late email. As we end the term, kindly note the following pointers ... ... 
    • (1) Results Slip Matters.  
      • Attendance. Total No of Days = 94   
      • Remarks. Please be reminded that remarks must be keyed-in for all students regardless if their parents are attending PTM.
      • Remarks for Common Test Absentees. For students who were absent for the EOY, their marks are to be entered as NA in the data entry section of the SDMSS and under remarks, type the following:
        • "English Language - (Absent with MC)" - if student is sick 
        • "History - Absent" - if on compassionate ground 
        • "Science Paper 1 - 24/30. Absent for Science Paper 2 (With MC)" - for students who sat for 1 component without sitting for the other.
      • Cover Page for Report Book. Copies were distributed to classes last week to check. Do return them to Student Services if you have not done so. They are assisting with the printing of this.
      • Printing of Result Slips 
        • Checking of Marks. Hopefully if we can check the marks next Tue during PSE ... ...
        • Printing - SMS HOL. As per practice, kindly drop me a SMS when all's good to go.
        • Admin to Sign. Kindly send your signed result slips with Mark Sheet to Admin for signing. Will advise later who is Admin is signing ... ...
        • Duplicate. Will advise CTs in this as Student Services may be assisitng in this.
        • 'Re-Prints - TA2'. Just drop me an eamil when this is required ... ... 
    • (2) Sec 1 PTM on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Class Tutor, CT).   
      • Booking by Parents. Kindly note that the time slots have been opened to parents for booking ... ...  
      • Absence of CT. Teachers who are not available for the above are requested to inform your class parents so that parents wishing to meet you can make alternative arrangements or you may communicate with them via email assuring them that you will try to meet them by early next term.  
    • (3) Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 29 May (Mon), 1700 hrs, please ... ...] 
      • Template / Sample. Found at the end of this email. The feedback for the previous years is included for your reference. Subject Tutors (STs) may extract and para-phrase what is submitted in the Marker's Report. 
      • Feedback from Subject Tutors. To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, STs are kindly requested to assist in the above by 29 May (Mon), 1700 hrs so that it can emailed to the parents early next week before PTM and hopefully save all of us several emails ... ...
    • (4) Sec 1 Enrichment Day.   
      • Notice Form. Kindly collect and hand them to HOL1 soonest possible. HOD (ICT) has been tasked to account for all of them ... ... 
      • Briefing for Students. At Level Assembly on Tue, if there are anything else we'll need to brief Sec 1s.
    • (5) Class Admin Matters.   
      • TSR (Student eRecord). As briefed previously at Level Meeting, please be reminded that enter your TSR for the term online. 
      • Clearing Out of Lockers. CTs are requested to reminded Sec 1s to clear out their lockers by 30 May (Tue). 
      • Email to Parents. CTs are reminded regular communication with parents is essential. If you have not done so in 2017, it'll be timely if an email is sent to your parents to 'close the term'.   
    • (6) Other Matters.
      • Travel Declaration. Pls remind Sec 1s on this. 
      • Application of Leave. Pls remind Sec 1s on this. Do also apply your own leave for the Jun holidays if you have not done so ... ... (Staff Portal > Leave / Training > Request for Vacation Leave)


    Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Semester 1 2017)
    To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learnt in the past semester and some common pointers for the mid-year examinations.   
    • English Language
      • Text 
    • Geography 
      • Text 
    • History  
      • Text 
    • Lower Secondary Science  
      • Text  
    • Mathematics  
      • Text 
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Text

    Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 2, Term 1) - Abstracted from Term 1, 2016

    To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learnt in the past term.   
    • English Language
      • Comprehension & Summary. Students answered the comprehension question without using the precise vocabulary as required by question. As for the summary questions, their answers generally lack connectors. There was also over-paraphrasing which caused meaning of point to change and hence in them losing content marks. 
      • Expository Writing. A number of students misunderstood the question and thus failed to answer it correctly. The arguments presented were also weak which don't adequately show how examples support the point of argument or relate to the question (arguing by example - merely listing examples without explaining). The examples given were also weak and these only make for a superficial argument.
      • Speech Delivery. Students who did not perform up to expectation usually lack expression when delivering their speech or were not familiar with their content. Having more confidence with speaking in front of a crowd will also be beneficial foe some boys. 
    • Geography 
      • Students were tested on the topics - Sense of Place and Valuing Places. These 2 topics are skill-based and do not have much content. Prior to their Common Test, students were exposed to different types of questions and taught skills/ format on how to answer them. Most students scored well in their TA1, with the majority obtaining a distinction.  
    • History  
      • Students should work on their content mastery (reasons for the fall of Singapore and Impact of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore) and revise their source-based skills as taught in Sec 1 and 2 as these are fundamental Source Based Skills before more will be introduced. In addition, they could also read ahead for the next topic which is ‘Challenges of Post-War Singapore’.  Students should also use the Error Analysis posted online to evaluate their own performance.  
    • Lower Secondary Science   
      • Term 1 & 2 Assessments. The assessments Term 1 & 2 for Science comprised of a common test and a practical test with the majority of students doing very well for the latter. Therefore most students did much better in science obtaining results which is much higher than they usually would. However, the boys still must be commended for their efforts but also be reminded that as science is a content-based subject, clarity of concepts through note-making would help them better understood and apply what they have learnt
      • Learning of Science. The learning of science requires students to be well read which is something that today's student sorely lack. Students must be encouraged to read even basic things like their textbooks. They also need to learn how to write ... ... 
    • Mathematics  
      • The Mathematics grades Term 1 consists of: Quiz 1 (20%), Quiz 2 (20%) and Common Test (60%). The Common Test was fairly attempted with the majority of students managing to obtain good grades. Students who did not perform up to expectation usually are not clear of concepts and it would be beneficial for them to clarify their doubts with their Math teachers. In Term 2, the topics that will be covered are Algebraic Manipulation and Quadratic Equations. 
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Most of the students did well for Common Test 1. The assessment comprises language test, composition/email writing, oral and vocabulary test. Composition / email writing, oral and vocabulary are the components which the students can study and prepare in advance. Students who put in efforts in these 3 components generally scored higher for the overall.  



    Dear Sec 1 CTs,
      
    As we end off the academic year, kindly note of the following matters ... ... 
    (1) Result Slips - Conduct, Attendance, CCA etc. By 19 Oct (Mon, 0900 hrs) 
    Data for Results.  
    Attendance & Conduct. As per all terms ... ... 
    NAPFA Results.  Do note that the new MOE guidelines only require NAPFA Test to be conducted at Sec 2 & 4. As such, kindly leave this entry blank.
    CCA Attendance.  CTs requested to key-in as per Tahor's email. Please counsel Sec 1s with <75% attendance. Do let me know if there be anyone that I may need to speak to.  
    Remarks. To be keyed-in for all students even if we are meeting their parents at PTM. 
    Remarks for EOY Absentees 
    For students who were absent for the EOY, their marks are to be entered as NA in the data entry section of the SDMSS and under remarks, type the following: 
    "English Language - (Absent with MC)" - if student is sick 
    "History - Absent" - if on compassionate ground 
    "Science Paper 1 - 24/30. Absent for Science Paper 2 (With MC)" - for students who sat for 1 component without sitting for the other. 
    Result Slips 
    SMS HOL. As per practice, kindly drop me a SMS when all's good to go. 
    Printing - Soonest possible. f you need more time, do let me know. Tue contact time is the latest ... ... 
    Admin to Sign. Kindly send your signed result slips with Mark Sheet to Admin for signing. Will advise later who is Admin is signing ... ... 
    Duplicate. Will be printed for you for filing into student's dossier. 
    'Re-Prints - TA2'. Kindly remind me of any if I still owe you ... ... 
    (2) Time-table for Term 4 Week 6 - 19 to 23 Oct  
    CTs to note that Han Seng will be sending out 'new' time-table for next week soon ... ...   
    (3) Travel Declaration & Sec 2 Booklist.  
    Travel Declaration. Details will be posted on Sec 1 Level Website over the weekend. Kindly reminds boys to complete... ... 
    Sec 2 Booklist. Akan Datang. Details will be posted on Sec 1 Level Website when available.    
    (4) Sec 1 ACE Camp 2015.  
    Notice Form. CTs to safe-keep these and dispose them in Jan 2016. 
    Edusave Forms / Cheques. Kindly consolidate these and pass them Benjamin when completed.
    Medical Conditions on Class List. CTs requested to update version shared by HOL in Term 1 for easy reference at ACE Camp, if required.  
    Overnight 'Visitors'. CTs who are visiting and may like to stay overnight, please inform Alfred and myself so that the necessary can be made. 
    Camp Dates  
    Camp 1 [28 to 31 Oct (Wed to Sat)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities
    Camp 2 [2 to 5 Nov (Mon to Thu)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
    (5) Sec 1 PTM on 9 Nov (Mon) from 1230 to 1630 hrs. Email will be sent on details.  
    No of Students (14 students / Teacher) - Proposed.  
    With Examinable Subject (3 + 7 + 4). 3 (Top 1 + Bottom 2) from Form Class; 8 from Subject Class; 4 Free Slots for parents to book 
    Without Examinable Subject (10 + 4). 10 from Form Class; 4 Free Slots for parents to book  
    (6) Clearing Up in Term 4 Week 6.   
    Classroom. Kindly note briefing by Too Yong during contact time this morning.   
    Lockers. CTs to ensure that Sec 1s clear out lockers by 21 Oct (Wed). This will prevent them from having excessive things to bring back on Thu / Fri.   
    (7) Gather of Friends @ Jude's Place on 21 Nov (Sat) 1800 to 2100 hrs.   
    Why. To celebrate another year passed, an end of a very hectic year.     
    What to Do. Come early to have a swim, tennis or even cycling or jogging @ East Coast Park. Most importantly, bring your spouse, partner, the kids and join in for a time of food, fun and lots of fats. Your presence is greatly appreciated … … But no obligations, please.  
    When. 21 Nov (Sun) from 1800 onwards, Laguna Park Function Room, 5000 Marine Parade Road  
    Do note that the relevant info will be update on the Sec 1 Level Website this weekend ... ...  





    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 1 May 2017 (Mon) - Access Arrangement, Common Test, Sec 1 Enrichment Day, PTM, etc ... ...


    Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

    Kindly note the following pointers for the above ... ... 
    • Replacement Day on 2 May (Tue) for 1 May (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
      • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 2 May (Tue). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
    • Briefing for Sec 1 Common Test immediately after Assembly on 2 May (Tue)
      • Kindly note that all Sec 1s are to remain on the track for the above which will be conducted by Han Semg. 
    • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed). 
      • When. During school hours. No lessons. Details will be made known when available.
      • Why? All Sec 1s are to attend the above field trip. Students will observe and collect data on the field and make meaningful connections to what is taught in class to what they see in authentic environments. To develop the skills in field inquiry; acquire skills in field observations, data collection, analysis and presentations.
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Jude Tan <judetan@sji.edu.sg>
    • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. Details to be made known when available. 
      • The Sec 1 PTM involves parents meeting up their son's form tutors. Your son is expected to be present with you for the PTM. If you wish to meet subject tutors, please make a separate arrangement with the subject tutors on another day as all teachers are involved in meeting the parents from their own form class. 
      • Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. Details to be made known in due course. 
      • Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Sec 1 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 
    • HDB "Friends Next Door" Show on 18 May (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Founder's Hall 
      • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to the Founder's Hall by 0800 hrs for the talk. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 
    • Sec 3 EL Oral Exam on 24 May (Wed), 25 May (Thu) & 29 May (Tue)
      • Kindly note that the EL dept will be using the Sec 1 classrooms for the above. Do remind the Sec 1s to, at the end of the school day to clear their belongings from under their desks ... ... 



    [Sec 1 CT Matters] National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri)


    Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

    Kindly note the following pointers for the above. We pray for good weather ... ...
    • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub.  
      • Attire for TeachersCasual Fri or PE attire
      • Meeting Place / TimeOpen Area outside Stadium MRT - Exit B (near Leisure Park Kallang)  / 1330 hrs 
      • Teacher AllocationSec 1 CTs not involved in the above are to note that your reporting hours to school are as per normal school day.  
        • OIC Jude
        • 2IC Law Whye Kiat (FN & LE)
        • 3IC Josephine Lee (ML & MN)
        • FN 101 Alphonsus
        • FN 102 Nigelo Fabular
        • FN 103 Nicole Khoo
        • LE 101 Krison Tan
        • LE 102 Anthony Khoo
        • LE 103 Denise J
        • ML 101 Teresa Lim
        • ML 102 Sophie Heike
        • ML 103 Karen Teo
        • MN 101 Pek Peng Kiat
        • MN 102 Ong Mei Fen
        • Relief Ernest Chin
      • Attendance / Dismissal.
        • Attendance. To be taken online by respective CTs. 
        • Dismissal. CTs are to dismiss students when the clearance is given from HOL.  
      • SJI Seating Arrangement. For your info ... ...
        • Nearest Entry & Exit Point for SJI is at Gate 15 and 16 of the Sports Hub
        • SJI Seating place is at Section 130 at level 3. 
      • First Aid & Safety. For your info ... ...
        • First Aid Rooms are situated near the Entry & Exit Gate (15, 16, 20 and 21) for any students who are sick or injured. A teacher need to accompany the student to the First Aid Room
        • In any emergency situation, all the stadium gates will be opened. 
        • All students and teachers are to exit at the nearest gate and wait at the 100Plus Promenade Track (which is the Colourful Track just outside the Gates)
        • At the nearest exit gates for SJI and on the 100Plus Promenade Track, there will be signage for SJI students and staff to gather.
        • Teachers are to take attendance and to report to any officials for any missing students or staff
        • Further announcements and instructions will be made by officials during an emergency.
      • Other Matters. Students can only bring along water bottle filled with water and no other types of drinks are allowed.


    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 6 Mar 2017 (Mon)  [Sec 1 Level Mtg Matters, Mass Swim, e-Learning, etc ... ...]


    Dear Friends of Sec 1s,

    Kindly note the following matters for the coming weeks ... ... Have a Blessed Week ahead!

    Sec 1 Admin Matters [Level Mtg Matters
    • Receipt for Fees & Class and Passport Photo. 
      • Receipt for Fees. CTs to distribute this to class ... ..
      • Class Photo (Collated). 3 copies / class. 1 copy / CT and an extra for teacher's table or class notice board.
      • Individual Passport Photo. To be returned to S1s. Copy for dossier have been collected already.
      • Soft-copy. Click <here>
    • MOE Concession Card (EZ-link Card - Secondary). 
      • Collection. CTs to distribute to Sec 1s by 10 Mar (Fri).  
      • Activation & Transfer of Credit. Sec 1s are to bring their new Secondary School EZ-Link card together with their current Primary School EZ-link Card to any TranitLink Ticket Office at MRT / Bus Interchanges for the above. Any remaining credit in the primary school credit card will be transferred to the new card. Do note that the Primary School EZ-link Card is valid till 30 Apr 2015. 
      • Sec 1 without EZ-link Card. Kindly see Mr Jude Tan personally.  
      • Queries. Kindly contact TransitLink hotline at 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255-663). Operating Hours: 0800 to 1800 hrs daily except public holidays. 
    • Classroom Keys Image result for lock and key clip art
      • Classroom Key [Metal Key Tags]. CTs to note that responding to previous feedback, classroom keys will be attached to large metal key tags. CTs also to note and inform class that replacement of loss classroom key will be at an administrative cost of $70 to be borne by the class.
      • Daily Collection of Classroom Keys. CTs to note of this process and that on Tue when there is Level Assembly, the classroom keys will be brought to the venue of Level Assembly for distribution.
      • Locking of Classroom (& Ledge Classroom Door). CTs are to remind class to lock classroom whenever they leave the classroom (e.g. PE lesson, CPU lesson, recess, etc,.). CTs also to remind class to ledge door before locking classroom doors.
    • PSE Lessons & Classroom Cleaning (5-7min). 
      • PSE Lessons - Presence of BOTH CTs. CTs to note both CTs are to be present for PSE lessons and planned PSE lessons are to be completed. 
      • Classroom Cleaning. CTs to note that at the end of each school day, 5-7 mins, especially on days with PSE lessons are to be set aside for cleaning of classroom. This MUST be strictly adhered to.
      • Teacher Student Conference (TSC). CTs are reminded that each CT is to conduct TSC while to other is conducting PSE lesson.
      • Student eRecord. CTs are to key-in notes from TSC into Student eRecord. Compliance to this is greatly appreciated. Please see HOL 1 if you have any queries.  
      • Interview Questions. As discussed during Level Meeting, the above will be printed for all classes. To access soft-copy, click <here>.
    • Student Medical Record. CTs are reminded to update in School Cockpit if you have not done so. Do also update the above as and when parents inform school of changes in student's medical condition.
    • Sec 1 Class Committee. CTs to key in 'temporary' class committee by 13 Mar (Mon). To enter names, click <here>
    • SJI eLearning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). Kindly remind S1s to log-in to access their Google classroom before 10 Mar (Fri). Please seek IT help if required ... ...
    • Project COPE 165. Please see details below ... ..

    Other Sec 1 Matters [Extract from Sec 1 Level Website]
    • CCA / Class / CCA Photo-taking 2017 on 6 Mar (Mon) & 28 Mar (Tue).  For schedule, click <here>
    • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Thu) from 1430 to 1600 hrs @ Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. 
      • Notice Form. Click <here>   
      • Getting There / Dismissal: Kindly note that: (i) Sec 1s are to make their own way to Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex (YCKSC) and (ii) Dismissal is from YCKSC and Sec 1s are to make their own way home.
      • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here> 
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamad Syaifudin <mohamad.syaifudin@sji.edu.sg>
    • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). See below for instructions.
    • Holiday Homework & CCA Schedule.   
      • Holiday Homework. Kindly check with your son on his holiday homework, if any.  
      • Holiday CCA Schedule. Please check with your son on his CCA schedule for holidays. Do remind him that he is to be present for all training and must inform his teachers, in advance, if he unable to be present. 
      • Contact for CCA Tutors. Click <here>


    SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri) - Instructions to Students 
     

    10 March 2017 (Friday) is designated as the Lasallian e-Learning Day. On this day, students will not be required to report to school, but learning will continue through online lessons and activities. Subject teachers have prepared online lessons and resources (discussion forum, quiz, videos, etc.) for students to access from home. Students are to complete the planned e-learning activities before the deadline, given by the respective subject teachers. Instructions for the e-Learning Day can be found on the Sec 1 Level Website <sec1.sji.edu.sg>. 

    This is also an opportunity for us (the adults) to teach the boys on the importance of cyber-security - not to reveal his user IDs or password to others and the need to change their password/s regularly (every 3 to 6 months or if you suspect that your account has been compromised). It is also good to share with the boys on good practices such as how to take care of their devices and logging-out of web applications after each session, especially if you are accessing from shared computer terminals. 
     


    Project COPE 165 

    SJI belongs to a larger community of the Lasallian Family consisting of not only the 4 primary schools, 2 secondary schools and 1 international school, but it also includes Lasalle College of the Arts, Hope House and the Lasallian Youth Network (LYNK). LYNK is an informal network of Lasallian youth, many of whom are alumni of our schools, who volunteer their time and effort to serve the Lasallian Mission through service projects, as well as contributing to formation programmes for fellow Lasallians. 

    2017 is a very significant year for Lasallian schools in Singapore as it marks 165 years since the De La Salle Brothers first set foot in Asia to provide an education that is centred on values. When the Founder, St John Baptist De La Salle, first established schools in 17th century France, he did so to provide for education to the poor, who had no access to education and therefore remained trapped in a poverty cycle which then marginalised them from mainstream society. 

    As we 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. 
    1. Context.
      • Why? 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>.
    2. Our Project.
      • How? We would like to respond to this situation with Project Cope 165. This is a month-long project. The people who will benefit from this project are: (i) Selected residents of one-room rental flats and (ii) Migrant workers from a shelter.
      • What to Do? Your son will receive a response slip sometime this week. We 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.
    3. Collection Dates (for SJI)
      • Dates: 9 Mar (Thu - Term 1 Week 10) and 23 Mar (Thu - Term 2 Week 1)  
      • Time & Venue: 1000 to 1300 hrs @ SJI Canteen
      • 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. 
    4. Queries. If you have further queries, please feel free to contact LYNK at <sglynk@gmail.com>












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