CT



[Sec 1 CT Matters] 20 Oct 2017 (Fri) - ACE Camp, Post Exam Matters ... ...


Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

First and foremost, my heartfelt to one and all for each of you never fail to inspire me with your love and dedication for this vocation of ours (and to the boys). Thank you for sharing your time and energies for the Sec 1s be it in the marking or at the Canoeing Contact Time. Despite all that came at us you all dealt with that same vigour and professionalism.

We look forward to the upcoming ACE Camp and it's with certainty that the majority of the boys with enjoy their stay in Ubin and many are looking forward to it. The past week, there were many wonderful meals which the students had whipped up during the outdoor cooking. It is always heartwarming to see the boys cooking and sharing their meals. Our founder found it important that the Brother broke bread together every morning before they began the school day. In a small way, we are keeping that legacy alive. 

As we end the school year, please take note of this extra LOONNNGGG email and the things for the coming weeks ... ... Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
  • (1) End of Year Matters
    • Vacation Travel Plan (During Nov/Dec School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail
      • With the year end month long school break round the corner, parents are kindly requested to update the school of their intended travel plan. A NIL return is greatly appreciated.
    • End of School Year 2017 / Start of School Term for 2018. Letter from Principal, click <here>.
      • Last day of School 2017. Kindly note that the last day of school for Sec 1s is 27 Oct 2017 (Fri).
      • 1st Day of School 2018. Kindly note that the first day of school for all students (except JC1) will be on 8 Jan 2018 (Mon).
    • Sec 2 Booklist 2018.
      • 'O' Level Track. Click <here>
      • IP Track. Click <here>
  • (2) Sec 1 Admin Matters Image result for feedback
    • Sec 1 Time-table - Term 4, 2017 (Post-Exam). <Updated on 22 Oct (Sun)> Click <here>. 
    • Clearing Out of Lockers [by 25 Oct (Wed)]. In preparation for the end of the school year and a possible change of classroom in Sec 2, all Sec 1s are to note you are to clear all your belongings from your lockers by 25 Oct (Wed).
    • CCA Training. With the end of the examinations, Sec 1 are reminded that CCA training resumes. Please check with your CCA teachers with regards to your CCA training schedule. 
    • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 10 Nov (Fri) from 0800 to 1200 hrs. Details to be made known when available ... ...
    • TSR (Student eRecord). [REMINDER] Please key-in for all the students in your class whom you have met. Both CTs should have met at least 75% of the class by now ... ... If you have done so, please do the needful.
    • Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 24 Oct (Fri), 1200 hrs, please ...] [Extended Timeline] 
  • (3) Schedule for Sec 1 [Term 4 Week 7]
    • Sec 1 Time-table - Term 4, 2017 (Post-Exam). <Updated on 22 Oct (Sun)> Click <here>. 
    • MOE Survey on 24 Oct (Tue) from 0830 to 1030 hrs in Respective Classroom
      • Classes Involved / Venue. LE 101, LE 102, ML 102 & MN 101 in respective classroom
      • Why & What? Students to complete a MOE survey conducted by MOE Exams Branch for their annual data collection. Students involved to bring your pencil case with a pen, pencil and an eraser and calculator for the survey. Kindly follow the exam procedures of leaving your bags neatly outside the classrooms and bringing in your Ez-link card and pencil case into the classroom and seated in your index number order. The invigilators are personnel from the MOE Exams Branch and they will be conducting the survey with you.
    • Talks & Other Schedules. To assist in managing good order, at least 1x CT requested to be present for all Level talks / sessions. 

  • (4) ACE Camp Matters
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on 24 Oct (Tue) & 25 Oct (Wed) from 1000 hrs to 1300 hrs. Back by popular demand ... ...
    • Accompanying Teachers. Please let Alfred /myself know if there are any discrepancies in the deployment. Do note deployment below excludes that of the PE teachers
    • 'Visiting' Sec 1s @ ACE. CTs who would like to 'visit' the boys, kindly liaise with each other and let me know soonest possible (by 26 Oct (Thu), 1200 hrs) so that clearance can be sough from Admin.  

  • Sec 1 ACE Camp 2017 @ Pulau Ubin. More details will be made known closer to date. 
    • Notice to Parent Form. Click <here> 
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on 24 Oct (Tue) & 25 Oct (Wed) from 1000 hrs to 1300 hrs. Back by popular demand ... ...
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Point Basketball Court. Between Blk 2 & 3 Changi Point, next to Changi Village Food Centre. 
    • Camp 1 [31 Oct to 3 Nov (Tue to Fri)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.  
      • Reporting Time. 31 Oct (Tue) @ 0830 hrs [FN] & 0900 hrs [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. 3 Nov (Fri) Approx. 1600 hrs [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [6 to 9 Nov (Mon to Thu)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities. 
      • Reporting Time. 6 Nov (Mon) @ 0830 hrs [LE] & 0900 hrs [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. 9 Nov (Thu) Approx. 1600 hrs [Both LE & ML]
    • Tips for ACE Camp. Will be sent to parents this weekend ... ...

ACE Camp 2017 <Things to Note> 

As you help to prepare your son for ACE Camp, I do hope that you'll find the following information helpful ... ... They are basically pointers which we've gathered from our experiences in bringing boys to outdoor camps. Do note that there may be specific instructions pertaining to this camp, which may not be covered in this note. 
  • Packing - Use a Haversack. This is because the boys will be camping over at different sites on the island each night and they are required to bring their luggage with them. Carrying a haversack is a lot easier than pulling a trolley bag along on gravelly or muddy paths.
  • Waterproof ALL Items. Use Ziploc bags and/or line haversack with a huge trash bag. Better still, do both. We cannot be sure that it will not rain, and we cannot be sure that the luggage will be completely under shelter at all times – it might rain during our transit between camp sites. Having clean, dry clothes to change into after a long day of activities will be a luxury - something the boys would appreciate and must therefore plan for. In addition, we do not want them catching a chill wearing damp clothes.
  • Clothings - Pack by Day. Pack clothes according to days and activities, each set in individual Ziploc bags. For example, put 1 shirt, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of underwear into 1 Ziploc bag for Day 2; another for Day 3, ... ... you get the idea. Pack the clothes for wet activities into another Ziploc. Label each bag if necessary. Please teach your boys how to expel all the air out before sealing the bags shut. This will help save space.
  • Day Pack / Bag. Pack a “day pack”. This is a smaller bag for day activities. It should be light and compact, large enough to contain a water bottle, repellent, energy bars … items the boys need for 1 day. 
  • Shoes - A clarification ... ... The boys will already be wearing a pair of shoes when they report. They just need to pack 1 pair of slippers and 1 pair of old (but not falling apart) covered shoes. This pair of old shoes is for water activities. It is necessary because we do not want the boys to get injured due to sharp objects embedded in the sand when they wade through shallow waters while moving the kayaks. Alternatively, in place of old shoes, some of you might want to consider getting your sons water booties but this is not a necessity.
  • Insect Repellent & Sun Block. These are necessary. The mozzies are ferocious at Ubin; in addition, they may have to endure sandflies. Do get a repellent that contains deet. However, it might not be suitable for boys with sensitive skin, so please exercise discretion when purchasing repellent for your sons. As for sun block, do your your son a SPF 50 sun block that is preferably water resistant (does not get washed off easily), otherwise we can only hope that the boys reapply sun block regularly.
  • Extra Plastic / Ziplop Bags. Do pack an 2-3 extra plastic / Ziploc bags. 1 of it can be used as a “day pack” for kayaking. The boys can put their sunscreen, energy bars and perhaps a small towel in, inflate it and stuff it under the elastic straps of the kayaks.
  • Other Items. Do check the packing list that was given earlier.  Click <here>. 
Do note that the most of the items should be available at the supermarket / pharmacy. However, the one-stop shop would be the “Beach Road Army Market” and “Decathalon”. The former sells cheap and good equipment while the latter is a more upmarket camping and adventure gear retail chain. 


  • (5) A Gathering of Friends on 11 Nov (Sat) from 1830 onwards [Tentative] ... ...





[Sec 1 CT Matters] 28 Sep 2017 (Thu) - Canoeing Contact Time / ACE Camp, Post Exam Matters ... ...


Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

As we prepare to start the exams , kindly note the following ... ... More importantly, we have agreed on having the ACE Camp Briefing for Teachers on 3 Oct (Tue) from 1200 to 1400 hrs at J2-3. All Sec 1 Class Tutors and other teachers involved in ACE Camp 2017 need to be present for the briefing.
  • (1) Level Review & Appraisal. 
    • Josephian Profile.
    • Handphone Policy.
  • (2) Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 26 Sep (Thu) to 11 Oct (Wed). For schedule & topics, click <here>. 
    • Stationary of Exams. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the exam hall are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
    • Dismissal Time for Exams. Kindly note that students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam.
    • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Exams. Students who are exempted from MTL are not required to be present in school on the day of the MTL exams. 
  • (3) ACE Camp Matters
    • Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT). 
      • Notice to Parent Form. Click <here> 
    • Grouping for ACE Camp & Outdoor Cooking. CTs may use PSE periods to form classes groups of 4.
      • 'Sleeping Partners'. Do note that boys are very likely to remain in the same group for ACE Camp. i.e. 2 groups will be allocated to 1x tent. CTs to double check that boys in the groups can work / accommodate to each other.  
      • Muslim Boys. It is recommended that CTs group the muslim boys together so that it's easier for them when preparing their menu / food.
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment. Image result for canoeing clipart
      • Packing List for ACE Camp [Tentative]. Click <here>  
      • When is Equipment Needed?. Kindly note that they boys only need the items for 'Water Activities' and 'Outdoor Cooking' and during the Sec 1 CCT. All other equipment is only needed when he goes for ACE Camp. 
      • Loan of Equipment. Students on 90% or 100% MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme may apply to the school for the loan of a very basic camp equipment (e.g. mess tin, tommy stove, sleeping bag, etc). Other students on ISB may also apply but the availability of equipment will be on a case-by-case basis. Kindly drop Mr Alfred Nathan (Head / Discipline) <acn@sji.edu.sg> an email by 25 Sep (Mon) if you would like to loan some of these equipment.
        • Price List*. Click <here>
        • * [Note] Arrangements made by school for vendor to come to school for Sec 1s to purchase necessary equipment. Not compulsory for Sec 1s to purchase the items for the vendor. Parents may choose to purchase items elsewhere.
      • Schedule / Accompanying Teachers ... ... 
    • (4) Class Admin Matters. [REMINDER]
      • TSR (Student eRecord). Please key-in for all the students in your class whom you have met. Both CTs should have met at least 75% of the class by now ... ... If you have done so, please do the needful.
      • Clearing Out of Lockers. In preparation for the end of the school year, it may be a god idea for CTs to get the boys to clear their belongings from the lockers by ... ...
      • Sec 1 Student Leader Namelist. 
    • (5) Other Matters / Talks. 
      Image result for feedback
      • ACE Camp Briefing for Teachers on 3 Oct (Tue) from 1200 to 1400 hrs @ J2-3. 
      • Sec 1 At-Risk Meeting on 20 Oct (Fri) from 1400 to 1500 hrs @ Board Room. All CTs to be present ... ... 
      • Sec 1 PTM on 27 Oct (Fri) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Subject Tutor, ST). Details in due course ... ...
      • Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 20 Oct (Fri), 1700 hrs, please ...] 

      • Sec 1 ACE Camp Briefing on 24 Oct (Tue) from 0800 to 1000 hrs @ Founders' Hall. 
      • ORP Exhibition on 24 Oct (Tue) @ Foyer [IP Classes Only]. Details to be advised ... ...
      • Talk by Health Promotion Board on 25 Oct (Wed) from 0800 to 0900 hrs @ Founders' Hall. 
      • Police Talk on 26 Oct (Thu) from 0800 to 0900 hrs @ Founders' Hall. 
      • ISM Challenge 26 Oct (Thu) from 1000 to 1200 hrs @ LT2/LT3 [All Classes]. Details to be advised ... ... 
    • (6) Results Slip Matters.  
      • Attendance. To be advised ... ...
      • Remarks. Do note that remarks MUST BE keyed-in remarks for Term 4.
      • 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.
      • Printing of Result Slips. To be advised ... 
        • Keying-In of of Marks.  
        • Checking of Marks. 
        • Re-calculate of Marks - 'Printing'.  
        • Printing of Result Slips (Hard copy). 
    • (7) A Gathering of Friends on 11 Nov (Sat) from 1830 onwards [Tentative] ... ...




    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 22 Sep 2017 (Fri) - Exam, Level Appraisal / Meeting, Canoeing Contact Time / ACE Camp & Exam Matters ... ...


    Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

    As we prepare to start the exams next week, kindly note the following ... ... Please speak to the boys on the matters highlighted in yellow.  

    • (1) Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 26 Sep (Thu) to 11 Oct (Wed). For schedule & topics, click <here>. 
      • Stationary of Exams. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the exam hall are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
      • Dismissal Time for Exams. Kindly note that students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam.
      • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Exams. Students who are exempted from MTL are not required to be present in school on the day of the MTL exams. 
    • (2) Other Matters. 
      • Sec 4 Farewell Assembly on 26 Sep (Tue) from 1250 to 1430 hrs. FYI. Please inform Sec 1s that lessons are suspended.
      • Sec 1 Level Appraisal on 25 Sep (Mon) - CANCELLED. Combined with Level Meeting on 28 Sep (Thu) ... ...
      • Sec 1 Level Meeting on 28 Sep (Thu) from 1200 to 1230 hrs at J2-3. Date as scheduled in school diary. Details to be confirmed ... ...
      • Sec 1 PTM on 27 Oct (Fri) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Subject Tutor, ST). FYI. Details in due course ... ...


    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 22 Sep 2017 (Fri) - Exam, Level Appraisal / Meeting, Canoeing Contact Time / ACE Camp & Exam Matters ... ...



    Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

    As we prepare to start the exams next week, kindly note the following ... ... P
    • (1) Sec 1 Supervised Study for Term 3 Wk 1 to 3 @ J2-3 (next to MN101).  
      • 'Namelist'. Please see attached
      • Absentees. CTs are requested to remind the boys to attend and 'chase' those who are absent. 
      • 'Volunteer' & Popping By. Do let me know if you still like to 'volunteer' so I can update the schedule. Please also 'pop by' if you are free. Being there for 5 min with the boys means so much to them ... ... Do note that you can 'organize' your own consultation / remedial on the days you're volunteering your time.  
      • Schedule. Do note that you are to be attending any of the appraisal / review meeting (if there be any). Please see email from Mrs Goh regarding this ... ...
    • (2) Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT) / ACE Camp Matters
      Image result for canoeing clipart
      • Canoeing Contact Time
        • Notice Form for CCT. Kindly distribute and collect signed forms over the next 2 weeks.
        • Schedule for CCT. Please refer to Notice Form
        • Presence of CTs. Arrangements will be made for CTs to be present with your classes. Please see HOL 1 if you have any preference.
      • Grouping for ACE Camp & Outdoor Cooking. CTs may use PSE periods to form classes groups of 4.
        • 'Sleeping Partners'. Do note that boys are very likely to remain in the same group for ACE Camp. i.e. 2 groups will be allocated to 1x tent. CTs to double check that boys in the groups can work / accommodate to each other.  
        • Muslim Boys. It is recommended that CTs group the muslim boys together so that it's easier for them when preparing their menu / food.
      • Sale of Eqpt for ACE Camp from 21 & 22 Sep (Thu & Fri) from 1000 to 1400 @ Canteen
    • (3) Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 26 Sep (Thu) to 11 Oct (Wed). For schedule & topics, click <here>. 
      • Stationary of Exams. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the exam hall are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
      • Dismissal Time for Exams. Kindly note that students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam.
      • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Exams. Students who are exempted from MTL are not required to be present in school on the day of the MTL exams. 
    • (4) Class Admin Matters. [REMINDER]
      • TSR (Student eRecord). Please key-in for all the students in your class whom you have met. Both CTs should have met at least 75% of the class by now ... ... If you have done so, please do the needful.
    • (5) Other Matters. 
      • Sec 4 Farewell Assembly on 25 Sep (Mon) from 1150 to 1330 hrs [To be Confirmed]. FYI. Details to be confirmed ... ...
      • Sec 1 Level Appraisal on 25 Sep (Mon). Details to be confirmed ... ...
      • Sec 1 Level Meeting on 28 Sep (Thu). Date as scheduled in school diary. Details to be confirmed ... ...
      • Sec 1 PTM on 27 Oct (Fri) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Subject Tutor, ST). FYI. Details in due course ... ...




    [Sec 1 CT Matters] 25 Aug 2017 (Fri) - Result Slip, Canoeing & ACE Camp, Exam & Other Matters ... ...



    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.  Image result for result
      • Attendance. Total No of Days = 138 (94 + 44)  
      • No Remarks. Do note that there is NO NEED to key in remarks for Term 3.
      • 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.
      • Printing of Result Slips. With reference to email from Han Seng, please note the following ... 
        • Keying-In of of Marks. By 28 Aug (Mon), 0800 hrs
        • Checking of Marks. On 28 Aug (Mon), 1250 to 1330 hrs. Lessons suspended
        • Re-calculate of Marks - 'Printing'. On 28 Aug (Mon), 1730 hrs. By HOL 
        • Publish of Result Slips (On-line). From 29 Aug (Tue), 1200 hrs
        • Viewing of Result Slips (On-line by Parents). From 29 Aug (Tue), 1300 hrs
    • (3) Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 28 Aug (Mon), 1700 hrs, please ...] See below ... ...
    • (4) Supervised Study for Term 4 Wk 1 to 3 from 14 Sep (Thu) to 27 Sep (Wed) from 1400 to 1630 hrs @ J2-3 [Tentative Dates / Times]   
      • Why? Like previous years, this is to boys (and their parents) by providing at-risk Sec 1s with an environment to do their revision for EOY. 
      • 'Multi-tasking'. Do note that you can 'organize' your own consultation / remedial on the days you're volunteering your time. This is one way which the school (us the Sec1 teachers as a Level) support the boys who will benefit from monitoring and closer supervision. 
      • 'Namelist'. Please email me namelist by 29 Aug (Tue), 1700 hrs - Term 3 Week 10. Maybe 3-4 / class (at max.)???  
      • Letter & Notice Forms. Will be printed soon with soft copy (.pdf) to be emailed to CTs when available.
      • Details & Teacher Volunteer. Please look out for email on <Sec 1 Supervised Study>. Akan datang ... ... 
    • (5) Class Admin Matters.
      • TSR (Student eRecord). Please key-in for all the students in your class whom you have met. Both CTs should have met at least 75% of the class by now ... ... If you have done so, please do the needful.
      • Clearing Out of Lockers. In preparation for the EOY, it may be a god idea for CTs to get the boys to clear their belongings from the lockers at the end of Term 3 ro early Term 4. Having their books/notes with them at home may be beneficial as they revise for the EOY. Do let me know if you need yo tell the boys that 'HOL says so ... ...'.
      • Late-comingKindly speak to the following students and also inform the parents on this to better understand the issues ... ...'Fair' grade for <Conduct> to be given to these boys for Term 3. 
        • DONOVAN WONG YAN KAI (LE 101) 5x
        • JONATHAN LEOW GUAN WEI (ML 102) 4x
        • SPENCER MAHADEVAN FLINT (ML 101) 4x
    • (6) Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time / ACE Camp Matters [Tentative]
      Image result for canoeing clipart
      • ACE Camp Briefing on 14 Sep (Thu) at 0800 to 0850 @ Founder's Hall
      • Sale of Eqpt for ACE Camp from 20 to 22 Sep (Wed to Fri) from 0950 to 1330 @ Canteen
      • Theory Lessons for Canoeing Contact Time on 12 Oct (Thu) & 13 Oct (Fri) from 0800 to 1030 @ LT 1 [Marking Days]
        • 12 Oct (Thu) - FN & MN
        • 13 Oct (Fri) - LE & ML
      • Canoeing Contact Time on 16 Oct (Mon), 17 Oct (Tue) & 19 Oct (Thu) @ MOE Adventure Centre (Changi Coast Road) - Whole Day
        • 16 Oct (Mon) - FN + MN 101
        • 17 Oct (Tue) - LE & MN 102
        • 19 Oct (Thu) - ML
        • Presence of CTs. Arrangements will be made for CTs to be present with your classes. Please see HOL 1 if you have any preference.
    • (7) Other Matters. 
      • Sec 1 Level Meeting on 28 Sep (Thu). Date as scheduled in school diary. Details to be confirmed ... ...
      • Sec 1 PTM on 27 Oct (Fri) from 1330 to 1730 hrs (Subject Tutor, ST). FYI. Details in due course ... ...


    Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Common Test 3)
    Image result for feedback
    To help parents have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some p
    ointers and feedback which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learned in the past semester and some common pointers to note.   
    • English Language
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text 
    • Geography 
      • Components. Geography's assessment for TA3 includes a Common Test (20m - 25%), Enrichment Day Report [Geographical Investigation] (20m - 50% ), and a graded assignment timed and completed in class (10m - 25%). 
      • TA 3. In this TA3, the focus was to teach the students geographical skills, in addition to content on the Arid Tropics (Climate, Formation of Deserts and Map Reading Skills). The students were assessed more according to how they read and interpret data from maps and diagrams as answering data-response questions is a key skill to applying Geography in the world around us. The students had good practice and exposure to such questions since work is usually assigned once every two weeks. Students are generally performing better as they are more used to the answering skill of the different sections of the Geography Paper. Students were made aware of the expectations of the subject, therefore, many scored better in these Term's assessments.
    • History  
      • Topics Covered. In Semester 2, the boys were taught basic essay writing skills based on the 3 topics: (I) Reasons for Mass Migration in the 19c, (ii) Why did migrants come to SG in 19c and (iii) Reasons for decline in Qing Dynasty in 1911. They were also taught the more advanced source based skill of comparison. While these new skills will be assessed in the Final Year Examinations, TA3 was still based on foundational source based skills. (A) Basic Inference Skills. (i) To be able to make valid inferences which does not lift/describe the source and (ii) To be able to back up their inferences with evidence from the source (evidence based assertions). (B) Purpose Skills. (i) Identify the correct target audience based on context and provenance, (ii) Identify message (main point) of the source and (iii) With the audience and message attained, students should be able to identify the desired outcome of the source based on the historical context.
      • Common Mistakes. Include the boys' inability to make a valid inference as boys lifted or described the source. Some boys did not correctly identify an audience or message thus resulting in a baseless outcome. It is essential that the boys are able to infer, because it will form the basis for their comparison questions as well.
      • What to Do. Over the holidays, boys should read through their corrections, and worked examples of Source Based questions to better understand the requirements of the questions. They should also read through their content for: (i) mass migration (ii) migration to SG and (iii) decline of Qing Dynasty.
    •  Lower Secondary Science
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
    • Mathematics  
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text

    [SAMPLE] 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 learned in the past semester and some common pointers to note.   
    • English Language
      • Semester 1 Assessments for English Language comprised of 2 Essays, 2 Comprehensions, 1 Oral Presentation, 1 Media Studies Analysis, 1 Table from a Short Story and 1 Passage-Based Question on Animal Farm (Common Test). The Students were taught to write and Narrative Essays and  Personal Recount Essays in Term 1 and 2 with the focus on descriptive development [Show, Don't Tell]. Students who scored well in the essays were able to fully develop the descriptions in their relevant and interest-aroused essays with the use of wide and precise vocabulary, varied  and accurate sentence structures and accurate grammar. 
      • Students with average marks need to progress from their Primary School standard essays and heed to what has been taught and shared during their English Language lessons in SJI. For the Passage-Based Question on Animal Farm, students who answered well had paid close to the terms of the questions and selected accurate and significant traits and emotions for the characters with judicious selection of textual evidence. Students must know the text very well and need to develop their elaboration and analysis. For Semester 2 , we continue with Animal Farm with focus on characterisation and themes on Leadership and Power. 
    • Geography 
      • Geography's assessment for Semester 1 includes a class test (16%), reflection journal (16%), two graded assignments timed and completed in class (34%) and a common test (34%). As for results, 95% of the cohort passed Geography with a third scoring distinctions. In the Semester 1, the focus was to teach the students geographical skills, in addition to content. The students were assessed more according to how they read and interpret data from maps and diagrams as answering data-response questions is a key skill to applying Geography in the world around us. The students had good practice and exposure to such questions since work is usually assigned once every two weeks. During the initial stage, many will falter due to the unfamiliarity of a new subject. After the first assessment, most students were made aware of the expectations of the subject, therefore, many scored better in the subsequent assessments. 
      • Geography is not a difficult subject to study and when the students are able to dismiss the misconceptions about Geography being a difficult and hard-to-study subject, they will do well. There were many students who improved on their understanding of Geography and saw its relevance to the world we live in as they were able to rise to the occasion and dismiss the misconceptions. The SJI geography curriculum is unique because it is planned and taught conceptually. So, there is no textbook nor assessment books available that supplement our curriculum. The students each have a Geography file which contains all the notes, worksheets and past years' papers that they require and to help them along their Secondary school years. Therefore, it is not necessary to supplement with other assessment books. When in doubt, the student should be self-directed towards their own learning by researching on the topic and seeking the help from their teachers.
    • History  
      • Assessment in history is mainly based on foundational source based skills. Based on the timed assignments and common test the following skills are important for students must be able to better their grades: (A) Basic Inference Skills. (i) To be able to make valid inferences which does not lift/describe the source and (ii) To be able to back up their inferences with evidence from the source (evidence based assertions). (B) Purpose Skills. (i) Identify the correct target audience based on context and provenance, (ii) Identify message (main point) of the source and (iii) With the audience and message attained, students should be able to identify the desired outcome of the source based on the historical context. 
      • For the upcoming holidays, students can revise on the past semester using the practices which can be found in the history file. Students should also read up on China which is also found in the history as it will be covered in Semester 2. 
    • 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 learned. 
      • Learning of Science. Most students are less competent in answering questions which require the interconversion between units. Hence they should revisit this concept in Chapter 2 during the holidays. 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 their textbooks and preferably beyond the lesson notes given to them. They could also make their own notes, and attempt to connect new concepts with what they already know.
    • Mathematics  
      • Term 2 assessment for Mathematics comprised of a class test (20%), ACE Learning Quiz (20%) and a common test (60%). The competencies tested were knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and problem solving. It was noted that basic concepts in Basic Algebra, Algebraic Equations and Algebraic Manipulation were mastered by the majority of students. Students who did not perform up to expectation seemed to lack the extra practice and it would be beneficial for them to clarify their doubts with their Math teachers if concepts have not been mastered. For the coming holidays, the students must continue to revise and practice topics taught in Semester 1 (by attempting the SJI TYS for Sec 1) before we embark on Statistics and Geometry in Semester 2.  
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Term 2 assessment for Chinese and Higher Chinese comprised of Project Work (80%) and a Language Test (20%). The theme of the project work is family. It comprised of a family tree chart, oral presentation, video of family gathering and a composition on family. Most students did well for this project if they put in effort to collect data and prepare for the presentation. For language test, vocabulary and proverbs are components that students can prepare in advance. Students who prepare well for these two components generally scored higher for the overall. 





    [Sec 1 Matters] Subject Feedback for CT 3   


    Dear Friends of Sec 1, Image result for feedback

    As we come to the last 5 days of Term 3, things will only get busier. An email will follow very soon on on the various end of Term 3 / start of Term 4 matters. In the meantime, your assistance is greatly appreciated for the above ... ... 
    • Subject Feedback for Semester 1. [by 28 Aug (Mon), 1700 hrs, please ... ...] 
      • Template / Sample. Found at the end of this email. The feedback for Semester 1, 2017 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 28 Aug (Mon), 1700 hrs so that it can emailed to the parents early next week before PTM and hopefully save all of us several emails ... ...
    Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Common Test 3)
    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 learned in the past semester and some common pointers to note.   
    • English Language
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text 
    • Geography 
      • Components. Geography's assessment for TA3 includes a Common Test (20m - 25%), Enrichment Day Report [Geographical Investigation] (20m - 50% ), and a graded assignment timed and completed in class (10m - 25%). 
      • TA 3. In this TA3, the focus was to teach the students geographical skills, in addition to content on the Arid Tropics (Climate, Formation of Deserts and Map Reading Skills). The students were assessed more according to how they read and interpret data from maps and diagrams as answering data-response questions is a key skill to applying Geography in the world around us. The students had good practice and exposure to such questions since work is usually assigned once every two weeks. Students are generally performing better as they are more used to the answering skill of the different sections of the Geography Paper. Students were made aware of the expectations of the subject, therefore, many scored better in these Term's assessments.
    • History  
      • Topics Covered. In Semester 2, the boys were taught basic essay writing skills based on the 3 topics: (I) Reasons for Mass Migration in the 19c, (ii) Why did migrants come to SG in 19c and (iii) Reasons for decline in Qing Dynasty in 1911. They were also taught the more advanced source based skill of comparison.
      • While these new skills will be assessed in the Final Year Examinations, TA3 was still based on foundational source based skills. (A) Basic Inference Skills. (i) To be able to make valid inferences which does not lift/describe the source and (ii) To be able to back up their inferences with evidence from the source (evidence based assertions). (B) Purpose Skills. (i) Identify the correct target audience based on context and provenance, (ii) Identify message (main point) of the source and (iii) With the audience and message attained, students should be able to identify the desired outcome of the source based on the historical context.
      • Common Mistakes. Include the boys' inability to make a valid inference as boys lifted or described the source. Some boys did not correctly identify an audience or message thus resulting in a baseless outcome. It is essential that the boys are able to infer, because it will form the basis for their comparison questions as well.
      • What to Do. Over the holidays, boys should read through their corrections, and worked examples of Source Based questions to better understand the requirements of the questions. They should also read through their content for (A) mass migration (B) migration to SG and (C) decline of Qing Dynasty.
    •  
    • Lower Secondary Science
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
    • Mathematics  
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Text
      • Text
      • Text

    [SAMPLE] 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 learned in the past semester and some common pointers to note.   
    • English Language
      • Semester 1 Assessments for English Language comprised of 2 Essays, 2 Comprehensions, 1 Oral Presentation, 1 Media Studies Analysis, 1 Table from a Short Story and 1 Passage-Based Question on Animal Farm (Common Test). The Students were taught to write and Narrative Essays and  Personal Recount Essays in Term 1 and 2 with the focus on descriptive development [Show, Don't Tell]. Students who scored well in the essays were able to fully develop the descriptions in their relevant and interest-aroused essays with the use of wide and precise vocabulary, varied  and accurate sentence structures and accurate grammar. 
      • Students with average marks need to progress from their Primary School standard essays and heed to what has been taught and shared during their English Language lessons in SJI. For the Passage-Based Question on Animal Farm, students who answered well had paid close to the terms of the questions and selected accurate and significant traits and emotions for the characters with judicious selection of textual evidence. Students must know the text very well and need to develop their elaboration and analysis. For Semester 2 , we continue with Animal Farm with focus on characterisation and themes on Leadership and Power. 
    • Geography 
      • Geography's assessment for Semester 1 includes a class test (16%), reflection journal (16%), two graded assignments timed and completed in class (34%) and a common test (34%). As for results, 95% of the cohort passed Geography with a third scoring distinctions. In the Semester 1, the focus was to teach the students geographical skills, in addition to content. The students were assessed more according to how they read and interpret data from maps and diagrams as answering data-response questions is a key skill to applying Geography in the world around us. The students had good practice and exposure to such questions since work is usually assigned once every two weeks. During the initial stage, many will falter due to the unfamiliarity of a new subject. After the first assessment, most students were made aware of the expectations of the subject, therefore, many scored better in the subsequent assessments. 
      • Geography is not a difficult subject to study and when the students are able to dismiss the misconceptions about Geography being a difficult and hard-to-study subject, they will do well. There were many students who improved on their understanding of Geography and saw its relevance to the world we live in as they were able to rise to the occasion and dismiss the misconceptions. The SJI geography curriculum is unique because it is planned and taught conceptually. So, there is no textbook nor assessment books available that supplement our curriculum. The students each have a Geography file which contains all the notes, worksheets and past years' papers that they require and to help them along their Secondary school years. Therefore, it is not necessary to supplement with other assessment books. When in doubt, the student should be self-directed towards their own learning by researching on the topic and seeking the help from their teachers.
    • History  
      • Assessment in history is mainly based on foundational source based skills. Based on the timed assignments and common test the following skills are important for students must be able to better their grades: (A) Basic Inference Skills. (i) To be able to make valid inferences which does not lift/describe the source and (ii) To be able to back up their inferences with evidence from the source (evidence based assertions). (B) Purpose Skills. (i) Identify the correct target audience based on context and provenance, (ii) Identify message (main point) of the source and (iii) With the audience and message attained, students should be able to identify the desired outcome of the source based on the historical context. 
      • For the upcoming holidays, students can revise on the past semester using the practices which can be found in the history file. Students should also read up on China which is also found in the history as it will be covered in Semester 2. 
    • 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 learned. 
      • Learning of Science. Most students are less competent in answering questions which require the interconversion between units. Hence they should revisit this concept in Chapter 2 during the holidays. 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 their textbooks and preferably beyond the lesson notes given to them. They could also make their own notes, and attempt to connect new concepts with what they already know.
    • Mathematics  
      • Term 2 assessment for Mathematics comprised of a class test (20%), ACE Learning Quiz (20%) and a common test (60%). The competencies tested were knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and problem solving. It was noted that basic concepts in Basic Algebra, Algebraic Equations and Algebraic Manipulation were mastered by the majority of students. Students who did not perform up to expectation seemed to lack the extra practice and it would be beneficial for them to clarify their doubts with their Math teachers if concepts have not been mastered. For the coming holidays, the students must continue to revise and practice topics taught in Semester 1 (by attempting the SJI TYS for Sec 1) before we embark on Statistics and Geometry in Semester 2.  
    • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language) 
      • Term 2 assessment for Chinese and Higher Chinese comprised of Project Work (80%) and a Language Test (20%). The theme of the project work is family. It comprised of a family tree chart, oral presentation, video of family gathering and a composition on family. Most students did well for this project if they put in effort to collect data and prepare for the presentation. For language test, vocabulary and proverbs are components that students can prepare in advance. Students who prepare well for these two components generally scored higher for the overall. 


    [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 ... ...    
    Mailer-icon.png


    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 ... ...    
    Mailer-icon.png


    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. 

    Areas for Improvement (Things to change / do better)
    =====================
    1.
    2.
    3.

    Strengths (Things that were done well, should be continued)
    =========
    1.
    2.
    3.

    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, 
    Mailer-icon.png

    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>












      Comments