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22 Oct 2017 (Sun) - Term 4 Week 7 (End-of-Year, ACE Camp & Other Matters ... ...)      


Dear Parents, 

With the end of the examinations, some of us will realize that there may significant difference in the 'numerical' grade that your son has achieved compared with that when he was in primary school day. As mentioned previously, the format and content of the subjects in secondary school can be different from what the boys are used to. The examinations are just part of a longer journey here in SJI, one of the many skills that we would want the boys to learn and acquire. We need to encourage the boys to take ownership for their own results, to to arrange consultations with their teachers and update you on what went right and what went wrong and to take whatever remediation action/s required during the upcoming school holidays.

In about 2 weeks, the boys will embark on another phase of the life where they'll return to the great outdoors - ACE Camp @ Pulau Ubin. It is a time where we, at home and in school, need to work together to encourage and support them as they 'venture into the unknown'. We must use the many teachable moments that Mother Nature has to offer to teach our boys the many lessons that life has prepared for me - self-confidence, resilience, tenacity, team spirit, ... ... the list goes on. Many of the boys are looking forward to the upcoming ACE camp and it's with certainty that the majority of the boys with enjoy their stay in Ubin. 

ACE Camp 2017 will be a fun-filled and enriching experience - something that the boys will remember for a long time. Some of the boys will be hesitant to be away from the comforts of their home, please assure them that they'll be fine with their friends and the teachers around. The boys are well taken care of, they've got all you'll ever want in a beach resort - the sun, the sea and the sand. So, don't worry ... ... No news is good news. The school would like to assure parents that we are putting in place various measures to ensure the safety and well-being the boys. Please keep all the boys and teachers in your prayers and also to pray for good weather and blue skies ... ... Do email your son's Class Tutors or myself if you need any clarification. Kindly refer to the section below on <ACE Camp 2017 - Things to Note>.

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

  • Sec 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.
  • Sec 1 Admin Matters
    • 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 ... ...
  • 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. 
  • ACE Camp Matters
    • 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. 


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.  

Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 23 to 29 Oct
  • 23 Oct (Mon) - Normal Time-table *  
  • 24 Oct (Tue) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 25 Oct (Wed) - Normal Time-table *
  • 26 Oct (Thu) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 27 Oct (Fri) - Normal Time-table **
  • * Dismissal as per time-table 
  • ** Early Dismissal at 1230 hrs



Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 Admin Matters
    • Travel Declaration
    • Start of Term / Last Day of School
    • Booklist 2018
    • 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 ... ...
  • Proper School Attire / Good Behaviour in Public 
    • Why? Sec 1 are reminded to be in proper school attire not only during school hours but also during after-school hours and CCA training. Kindly note that you are not to come to school in 'outside clothes'. You must be properly attired when you come to school on Sat or during the school holidays and may be sent home if you are not properly attired
    • Proper Attire.  
      • School Library. Strict policy of No PE attire in the library.
      • CCA Training / Sat (and School Holidays). School uniform or PE/fraternity/CCA T-shirts. 
  • Sec 1 Post-Exam Activities. Details to be advised ... ...
    • Sec 1 ACE Camp Briefing on 24 Oct (Tue) from 0800 to 1000 hrs @ Founders' Hall
    • 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]
  • ACE Camp Matters 
    • Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT) 
      • Notice to Parent Form. Click <here> 
    • Dates to Note ... ... 
  • 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 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]


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   


Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 23 to 29 Oct
  • 23 Oct (Mon) - Normal Time-table *  
  • 24 Oct (Tue) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 25 Oct (Wed) - Normal Time-table *
  • 26 Oct (Thu) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 27 Oct (Fri) - Normal Time-table **
  • * Dismissal as per time-table 
  • ** Early Dismissal at 1230 hrs



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. 



15 Oct 2017 (Sun) - Term 4 Week 6 & 7 (Post-Exam, ACE Camp & Other Matters ... ...)      


Dear Parents, 

With the exams over, the boys have over the past week enjoyed themselves tremendously learning and having fun in the sun, sea and sand. For the few classes that have not 'hit the water', it's something that the boys will look forward to next week. Looking at the menu that the boys have prepared puts a smile on ones face but also brings about mixed feeling. Seeing the joy on their faces surely reminds us adults of the many skills (from how to cook rice to how to water-proof their belongings) that we need to impart to these young men in their journey into their teenage years. There's surely a role for all of us and much awaits in the weeks ahead  ... ...

Over the course of next week, your son will be receiving his End of Year examination scripts. As the format and content of the subjects in secondary school can be different from what they are used to, it is not surprising that some of the boys would not attain the grades that they used to in primary school. Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 1s who have put in much effort and have obtained commendable grades. For that handful of the Sec 1s, we look forward to working with you so as to help your son achieve his fullest potential. Do feel free to drop your son's Class and Subject Tutor/s and/or myself an email if you have any queries. However, I do seek your patience in giving us some time to get back to you ... ...

Kindly note the following matters in the coming weeks and Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


Sec 1 Matters 
  • Sec 1 Admin Matters
    • Sec 1 Time-table - Term 4, 2017 (Post-Exam). <Updated on 15 Oct (Sun), 1000 hrs> 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 ... ...
  • Proper School Attire
    • Why? Sec 1 are reminded to be in proper school attire not only during school hours but also during after-school hours and CCA training. Kindly note that you are not to come to school in 'outside clothes'. You must be properly attired when you come to school on Sat or during the school holidays and may be sent home if you are not properly attired
    • Proper Attire.  
      • School Library. Strict policy of No PE attire in the library.
      • CCA Training / Sat (and School Holidays). School uniform or PE/fraternity/CCA T-shirts. 
  • Sec 1 Post-Exam Activities. Details to be advised ... ...
    • Sec 1 ACE Camp Briefing on 24 Oct (Tue) from 0800 to 1000 hrs @ Founders' Hall
    • 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]
  • ACE Camp Matters 
    • Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT) 
      • Notice to Parent Form. Click <here> 
    • Dates to Note ... ... 
  • 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 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]


Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
  • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   

Schedule for Term 4 Week 6 - 16 to 22 Oct
  • 16 Oct (Mon) - Normal Time-table / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time **   
  • 17 Oct (Tue) - Normal Time-table / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time **  
  • 18 Oct (Wed) - Deepavali (Public Holiday)
  • 19 Oct (Thu) - Normal Time-table / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time ** 
  • 20 Oct (Fri) - Normal Time-table *
  • * Dismissal as per time-table 
  • ** Please refer to schedule for Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time 

Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 23 to 29 Oct
  • 23 Oct (Mon) - Normal Time-table *  
  • 24 Oct (Tue) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 25 Oct (Wed) - Normal Time-table *
  • 26 Oct (Thu) - Normal Time-table * 
  • 27 Oct (Fri) - Normal Time-table *
  • * Dismissal as per time-table 



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. 




16 Sep 2017 (Sat) - Term 4 Week 2 to 5 (Exam, ACE Camp & Other Matters ... ...)      


Dear Parents, 

Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past weeks. With less than 2 weeks to the end-of-Year examinations, we seek your co-operation in working together with the school to settle the boys down in doing their revision. Your presence and supervision at home during this period of time would be most helpful for your son - that he knows he is not alone.

On a separate note, earlier this week, the Sec 1s were briefed about the upcoming ACE Camp and Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT). The latter starts once the exams ends. Many of the boys were excited as these are events that they have heard of and have been looking forward to in their journey as a Josephian. A crucial part of the outdoor experience is outdoor cooking where the boys will have to cook their own meals. For your convenience, the school has made arrangements for vendor to come to school for Sec 1s to purchase necessary equipment. It is not compulsory for Sec 1s to purchase the items for the vendor and parents may choose to purchase items elsewhere. The items required and packing list for ACE Camp can be found below. Parents may also consider an outing to 'Beach Road Army Market' the next few weekends to help your son unwind and de-stress as you help him shop for some basic items for ACE Camp.

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


Sec 1 Matters 
  • ACE Camp Matters
    • Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time (CCT). 
      • Notice to Parent Form. Click <here> 
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment. 
      • 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.
      • Dates to Note ... ... 
    • 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. 
    • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon) till 11 Oct (Wed). 
      • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCAraining will stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume after the EOY exams. 
    • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards [Term 4 Week 2 onwards].
      • All Sec 1 students are to note that all forms of games are banned before school and during recess from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards till the end of the End-of-Year Examinations on 11 Oct (Wed). This is to help the boys settle down and start revision. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school.


    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
    • Rosary Devotion on 22 Sep (Fri) at 0730 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Chapel. 
      • Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are invited.

    Schedule for Term 4 Week 2 - 18 to 24 Sep
    • 18 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 19 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 20 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
    • 21 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 22 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 4 Week 3 - 25 Sep to 1 Oct
    • 25 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 26 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 27 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
    • 28 Sep (Thu) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam ** 
    • 29 Sep (Fri) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam **
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
    • ** Students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam

    Schedule for Term 4 Week 4 - 2 to 8 Oct
    • 2 Oct (Mon) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam *  
    • 3 Oct (Tue) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam * 
    • 4 Oct (Wed) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam *
    • 5 Oct (Thu) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam 
    • 6 Oct (Fri) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam *
    • Students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam

    Schedule for Term 4 Week 5 - 9 to 15 Oct
    • 9 Oct (Mon) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam *  
    • 10 Oct (Tue) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam * 
    • 11 Oct (Wed) - Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam  / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time **
    • 12 Oct (Thu) - Marking Day / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time ** 
    • 13 Oct (Fri) - Marking Day / Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time **
    • Students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam
    • ** Please refer to schedule for Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time 




    8 Sep 2017 (Fri) - Term 4 Week 1 & 2 (Time-table, Exam & Other Matters ... ...)      


    Dear Parents, 

    Greetings ... ... I do hope you had a fruitful week with your son the past week. Time flies and the longer than usual September holidays are coming to an end. It would be most helpful if you could spend a little time helping your son prepare for school (haircut, attire, etc) and by gently reminding and going through with him his holiday homework / assignments, if any.  

    With the boys preparing for their upcoming End-of-Year examinations, it is important that we, the adults, be mindful that what they need most now is our presence, not nagging ... ... The fact that they know we are around to support them at this time of heightened stress is something they would greatly appreciate.

    Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


    Sec 1 Matters 
    • Class Time-table - Term 4, 2017. <Updated on 8 Sep (Fri)> Click <here> 
    • Centennial Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima (1917 – 2017) on 13 Sep (Wed) from 1930 to 2200 hours @ SJI 
      • School Day on 13 Sep (Wed). 
        13 Sep (Wed) is a normal school day. Classes will function as usual ending at 1450 hrs (or earlier, depending on time-table) and 1410 hrs for the secondary and senior sections respectively.   Classes will end at 1410 hours for senior section and at 2.50pm (or earlier, according to class time-tables) for secondary section. Information on CCA/CAS is appended in the email below. 
      • CCA (Secondary Section). There will be no CCA on this day for secondary students, except for the Catholic students who are involved in Catholic CCAs who will be participating in the afternoon prayers. All Catholic students are also invited to join in these prayers, evening Mass and rosary procession.
      • Dismissal / Pick Up & Leaving School. 
         Students who are not staying for this event are requested to leave the campus immediately after school ends, so that the setup for the evening event can take place safely. Please note that on 13 Sep (Wed), the school gates will be closed from 0730 to 1800 hrs. Parents are kindly requested to pick up their children at the bus bays outside the school gates when school ends
      • Invitation to Catholic Parents. Catholic parents are welcomed to attend this event. Please note that the school car park will be closed to the public and SJI parents. Please come to SJI via public transport instead. 
    • Sec 1 English Language Oral Exam from 11, 12 & 14 Sep (Mon, Tue & Thu). 
      • Schedule. Click <here>
    • Sec 1 Higher Mother Languages (HMTL) Oral Exam from 11, 12, 14 & 15 Sep (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri). 
      • Schedule. Click <here>
    • ACE Camp Briefing on 14 Sep (Thu) at 0800 to 0850 hours @ 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 1 CCA Stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon) till 11 Oct (Wed). 
      • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCAraining will stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume after the EOY exams. 
    • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards [Term 4 Week 2 onwards].
      • All Sec 1 students are to note that all forms of games are banned before school and during recess from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards till the end of the End-of-Year Examinations on 11 Oct (Wed). This is to help the boys settle down and start revision. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school.
    • 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. 








    Let the Arts Engage your Senses @ "Vice Versa" 2017 IBDP Group 6 Grad Show 

    Josephians are cordially invited to "Vice Versa" - 2017 IBDP Group 6 Grad Show. This is a showcase for the creative outputs of our talented music and visual arts students. Come join us and immerse yourselves in a kaleidoscope of imaginative creations! Thank you for your support for the arts students! See you there!











    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 

    Catholic Education Sunday on 10 Sep (Sun). Message from Most Rev William Goh, Archbishop of Singapore. Click <here>
    • Why? The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore has declared 10 Sep 2017, this Sunday, as Catholic Education Sunday. The theme of Catholic Education Sunday 2017 is “Celebrating 165 years of Catholic Education in Singapore – Passing on the Light”. Josephians strongly urge you to be present with your families for specific Masses and if possible, do wear your school uniform or causal Friday t-shirt or something that proudly proclaims you are a Josephian and more importantly a Lasallian who is a student or work in a Catholic Education setting. 
    • What to Do? Come, be present and support SJI as unique individuals that God has created. We pray that we will in turn use our gifts for the service of humanity. Josephians have volunteered to be present and will join the choir, greeters and ushers. Sec 1s are urged to be present for one of the mass as it involves our school, St. Joseph’s Institution in celebration of 165 years of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Singapore. 
    • Where? Mass at St. Ignatius Church @ 0815 am or Novena Church (Mass at SJI Jr School Hall) @ 12 noon.



    Schedule for Term 4 Week 1 - 11 to 17 Sep
    • 11 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 12 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 13 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 14 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 15 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 4 Week 2 - 18 to 24 Sep
    • 18 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
    • 19 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
    • 20 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
    • 21 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
    • 22 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    • * Dismissal as per time-table 



    31 Aug 2017 (Fri) - Teachers' Day Greetings ... ...      


    Dear Parents, 

    With the End-of-Year examinations just 3 weeks away, parental presence and supervision as you journey with your son during this period of heightened stress would be most beneficial. Do refer to the <Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Common Test 3)> to have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects. The pointers and feedback may be useful as you help your son review what he has learnt in the past 8 months. Your support for these young men during these seemingly stressful times would put them in good stead - setting an example for them as their first teachers and role models. 

    Celebrating Teachers' Day today, we are thankful for the gift of teachers and say a silent prayer for the 'men and women' who had left an impression in our lives. Today, we also remember that we parents are in fact our son's first and most important teachers. His first grunt, step, word, etc. These numerous firsts were taught by you, his first teacher. There are many more things that his 'little mind' will learn and 'catch' from you. As we celebrate this day, we are thankful too for this blessing - our vocation (calling) to teach and inspire. Here's wishing all of us ... ...

    Blessed Teachers' Day to One & All!

    Sec 1 Matters 
      • Fees Deduction for Nov & Dec 2017. Letter from Principal, click <here>.
        • Kindly note that there will be an additional deduction for the Nov & Dec on 18 Sep and 20 Oct respectively. 
        • SJI School Term for 2018 / School Gate Opening & Closing Hours. Letter from Principal, click <here>.
          • 1st of of School 2018. Kindly note that the first day of school for all students (except JC1) will be on 8 Jan 2018 (Mon).
        • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 3 Assessment [Online]. <From 29 Aug (Tue), 1300 hrs onwards> To log-in, click <here>.
          • What? Parents are to note that the Term 3 Assessment results will be presented online which can be accessed from 1 Sep (Tue), 1800 hrs onwards. 
          • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
          • Log-in Guide. Click <here>
          • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click <here>
          • Queries. Should you experience any technical issues, please email <sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg>
        • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon) till 11 Oct (Wed). 
          • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCAraining will stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume after the EOY exams. 
        • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards [Term 4 Week 2 onwards].
          • All Sec 1 students are to note that all forms of games are banned before school and during recess from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards till the end of the End-of-Year Examinations on 11 Oct (Wed). This is to help the boys settle down and start revision. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school.
        • Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 26 Sep (Thu) to 11 Oct (Wed). For schedule & topics, click <here>.










          • Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time & Outdoor Cooking from 5 to 13 Oct Image result for canoeing clipart
            • Schedule & Notice Form. Click <here> 
            • Equipment - Water Booties (not compulsory). Kindly note that water booties are not compulsory. For safety reasons, the boys need a pair of covered shoes when they are canoeing (e.g. a pair of old school shoes would suffice) Sandals are NOT allowed. This would be the same arrangement for ACE Camp.  
            • Canoeing Contact Time (CCT) & Outdoor Cooking (OC) for FN Fraternity. The CCT for the 3 Fintan classes was completed in May. The OC for these classes will be scheduled to take place in school in the coming week/s during school hours. Students will be informed when they will need to bring the equipment and food required for the OC.  
            • Schedule & Notice Form. Click <here> 
          • ACE Camp Matters  
            • Special Arrangements for ACE Camp (e.g. Dietary Requirements, Medical Condition/s, etc) 
              • Kindly note that if your son require any of the above, do drop an email to Mr Alfred Nathan, Head (Outdoor Education) <acn@sji.edu.sg>. Do copy the email to your son's Class Tutor/s and myself. 
            • Equipment for ACE Camp.   
              • Sale of Equipment for ACE Camp on 16 Oct (Fri) from 0930 to 1130 hrs. Sec 1s who need to purcahse any items are to note that the vendor will be back on 16 Oct (Fri). Kindly note that this is arrangement is non-obligatory and parents are free reuse any of their own items and/or purchase items elsewhere. 
              • ACE Camp Equipment List. Click <here> 
              • Vendor Price List. Click <here>   
          • Sec 1 ACE Camp 2015 @ Pulau Ubin. [Confirmed] More details will be made known once available. 
            • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Point Basketball Court. Between Blk 2 & 3 Changi Point, next to Changi Village Food Centre. 
            • Camp 1 [28 to 31 Oct (Wed to Sat)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.  
              • Reporting Time. 28 Oct (Wed) @ 0830 hrs [FN] & 0900 hrs [MN]
              • Dismissal Time. 31 Oct (Sat) Approx. 1600 hrs [Both FN & MN]
            • Camp 2 [2 to 5 Nov (Mon to Thu)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities. 
              • Reporting Time. 2 Nov (Mon) @ 0830 hrs [LE] & 0900 hrs [ML]
              • Dismissal Time. 5 Nov (Thu) Approx. 1600 hrs [Both LE & ML]
          • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 9 Nov (Mon) from 1230 to 1630 hrs. <Book online from 27 Oct (Tue), 1200 hrs to 3 Nov (Tue), 1200 hrs>
            • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before to opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will be made open to students who have been identified by the teachers. Thereafter, booking will it be opened to the rest of the parents. This is to inform you that booking of time slots for the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) scheduled on 1 Nov (Fri) will open to ALL on 27 Oct (Tue), 1200hrs. 
            • Making Appointments. Book online from 27 Oct (Tue), 1200 hrs to 3 Nov (Tue), 1200 hrs for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment. To book a time slot, click <here>. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail.
            • Contacting Teachers. Due to constrains of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Sec 1 class and subject teachers can be found <here>



          Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
          • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   


          Schedule for Term 4 Week 1 - 11 to 17 Sep
          • 11 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 12 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 13 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 14 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 15 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 

          Schedule for Term 4 Week 2 - 18 to 24 Sep
          • 18 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 19 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 20 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 21 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 22 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 

          Schedule for Term 4 Week 3 - 25 Sep to 1 Oct
          • 25 Sep (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 26 Sep (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 27 Sep (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 28 Sep (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 29 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 

          Schedule for Term 4 Week 4 - 2 to 8 Oct
          • 2 Oct (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 3 Oct (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 4 Oct (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 5 Oct (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 6 Oct (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 

          Schedule for Term 4 Week 5 - 9 to 15 Oct
          • 9 Oct (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 10 Oct (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 11 Oct (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 12 Oct (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 13 Oct (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 

          Schedule for Term 4 Week 6 - 16 to 22 Oct
          • 16 Oct (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
          • 17 Oct (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
          • 18 Oct (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
          • 19 Oct (Thu) - Normal School Day 
          • 20 Oct (Fri) - Normal School Day *
          • * Dismissal as per time-table 


          29 Aug 2017 (Tue) - Sec 1 Term 3 Results & Feedback for Subjects  ... ...      


          Dear Parents, 

          Kindly take note of the following matters ... ... Have a Blessed Week ahead!


          Sec 1 Matters 
            • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 3 Assessment [Online]. <From 29 Aug (Tue), 1300 hrs onwards> To log-in, click <here>.
              • What? Parents are to note that the Term 3 Assessment results will be presented online which can be accessed from 1 Sep (Tue), 1800 hrs onwards. 
              • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
              • Log-in Guide. Click <here>
              • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click <here>
              • Queries. Should you experience any technical issues, please email <sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg>

            Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 1, Common Test 3)
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            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
              • Components for TA3. TA3 for English consisted of (i) Independent Reading Portfolio, (ii) Media Studies, (iii) Passage-based Question (Animal Farm), (iv) Paragraph Building and (v) Comprehension.
              • (i) Independent Reading Portfolio. The nine pieces of work in this portfolio were completed over two terms. Portfolios which are commendable are not only highly organised and complete with all the required pieces of written responses but also show strong evidence of good textual knowledge and creative personal responses. Meaningful learning and depth in thought are also prominent in the reflection component of these reading portfolios.
              • (ii) Media Studies. This assignment requires students to demonstrate understanding of a media text through deconstruction or construction of a book cover of Animal Farm. The concepts in focus are purpose, audience and context which form the underlying reason for the choices made in the visuals and text of the book cover. The assignments which are awarded high grades are those with accurate and in-depth analysis of the media text with reference to its purpose and intended audience.  
              • (iii) Passage-based Question (Animal Farm). Good answers are highly organised responses which begin with a clear and accurate point, developed with strong textual evidence, succinct explanation and a link to the point made. Equally critical are coherence, clarity in expressions and seamless transitions in the responses. 
              • (iv) Paragraph Building. The narrative writing task demands the use of a range of techniques for effective communication of an intended message. These include the use of metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole and other techniques. Students are required to use a range of vivid verbs and descriptive adjectives to illustrate the action, thought, appearance or feeling of the character through a show-and-not-tell method.  The weak writings demonstrate simple sentence structures and plain language use while the strong ones demonstrate interesting ideas through the effective use of language and varying sentence structures to achieve impact.
              • (v) Comprehension. This reading comprehension test demands careful reading of the passage and understanding of the questions in order to respond with accuracy and conciseness. The types of question include factual, inferential, language for impact and vocabulary in context questions. Weak answers, especially those lifted from the passage show a lack of comprehension and sensitivity to the use of words in the text. 
            • Geography 
              • Components for TA3. TA3 for Geography consisted of a Common Test (20m - 25%), Enrichment Day Report [Geographical Investigation] (20m - 50% ) and a graded assignment timed and completed in class (10m - 25%). 
              • Summary of TA3. For 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 this Term's written assessments. However, there are some students who did not do as well in their Geographical Investigation reports. The most common mistake which led to the poor results for the reports was the inability to read the questions and understand the expectations of the questions. Many of their answers lack elaboration and application, as requested by the question. Students need to learn to read the questions carefully and answer accordingly. 
              • Preparing for End-of-Year Examination. Students should refer to the Sec 1 Geography EOY 2017 (Revision Outline) which was emailed to them by their respective Geography teachers. When studying, they should attempt to write their own notes, redo the worksheets from the Geography file and consult their teachers when in doubt.  
            • 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
              • Components for TA3. TA3 for Science consisted of a Common Test (30m - 25%), Enrichment Day Report (10m - 25% ) and a Science Practical Test (10m - 50%). 
              • Skills Required. Students is exposed to practical skills and interdisciplinary project for this term. The learning of science is not confined to just pen and paper test. For Term 3, most of the topics covered are in biology and thus students have to be familiar with a number of new terms. They also need to understand and remember the concepts behind what they are learning. Definitions and using of correct terminologies in tests and exams are also essential.  
            • Mathematics  
              • Components for TA3. TA3 for Mathematics comprised of a Field Trip (20%), ACE Learning Quiz (20%) and a Common Test (60%). 
              • Skills Required. The competencies tested were knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts, geometry and construction. It was a fair and manageable paper. Many students do not provided accurate reasons for their answers in geometry. 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. 
              • What to Do ... ... For the coming holidays, the students must continue to revise and practice topics taught in Semester 1 and 2. They must complete the past years papers and the Ten Year Series (TYS) questions found in the booklet. 
            • Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language) 
              • Components for TA3. TA3 for Chinese Langauge comprised of one Essay Test (40%), one Informal Email Writing (20%) and one Common Test(40%). 
              • Skills Required. Students were taught to write and Narrative Essays in Term 1 and 2 with the focus on descriptive development . Students who scored well in the essays were able to fully develop the descriptions in their essays with the use of wide and precise vocabulary, varied  and accurate sentence structures. However, some of the students write out of point while others made a number of mistakes in their sentence structures. Some of the students could not differentiate the narrative essay of person or and incident. They need to read more to improve their language proficiency.
              • Language Test. Vocabulary and proverbs are components that students can prepare in advance.  Students who prepare well (i.e. 'study') for these two components will generally score higher marks than their peers. However, students have to learn the answering skills in the reading comprehension. Some of the student lack the necessary vocabulary and hence this affects their ability to understand the passage. They need to read more to improve their language proficiency.
            • Mother Tongue Languages (Higher Chinese Language) 
              • Components for TA3. Sec 1 HCL TA3 assessments comprised of one Essay Test (40%), one Email Test (20%) and 1 Common Test (40%). The common test paper consisted of a vocabulary test and a test on Chinese idioms and comprehension. 
              • Composition. Students were taught and practice on how to 'read' the question so as to answer what is being asked - answering for the content. Some students did not score well for their composition as they did not read the questions carefully and thus wrote out of point. Students need to 'read' the questions carefully and improve their writing skill so as to do better for composition.
              • Language Test. For the language test, vocabulary and proverbs are components that students can prepare for in advance. Students who prepare well (i.e. 'study') for these two components will generally score higher marks than their peers. However, to really score well for HCL, students need to learn how to answer what is being asked in the comprehension



            28 Aug 2017 (Mon) - Reporting Time on 29 Aug (Tue) & Teachers' Day Celebrations  


            Dear Sec 1s, 

            Kindly take note of the following matters for this coming week ... ...

            Have a Blessed Week ahead!


            Sec 1 Matters 
              • 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. 
                • Since the Thursday time-table will be observed, Sec 1s are to note that reporting time will be at 0800 hrs.
              • SJI Celebrates Teacher's Day on 30 Aug (Wed). School dismissal at 1100 hrs. 
                • Programme for the Day
                  • 0730 hrs - Assembly on Track
                  • 0740 hrs - Reflection in Classroom
                  •              - Mass in LT 2 (for all Catholic students and those interested to attend) 
                  • 0850 hrs - Teachers' Day Concert. All students to proceed to ISH 
                  • 1100 hrs - Dismissal by Class Tutor 
                • Seating Plan. Sec 1s are to note of where your class is seated. Class Committee members are requested to assist your teachers in maintaining 'good order'.   



              27 Aug 2017 (Sun) - Term 3 Week 10 & Holiday Matters  ... ...      


              This is a true story ... ... 

              "Never say not enough, always say "good enough". Where others would have seen the lack of a school field this group of boys saw opportunities. They thought out of the box for "possibilities" and practised a "can do" attitude with determination and positivity. The boys recognised and value that they are "good enough". With a grateful heart they recognized that they had was a "Golden Opportunity for Possibilities"!

              This is the story of the SJI 'C' Division football team. A football team that had no field to practise on, no field markings, no goal posts and no corner flags, until just recently. Instead, they used the area behind the chapel and played football 'tennis'. The boys sprinted up the slopes of Malcolm Road to improve their speed and ran along Goldhill Avenue and back to school to improve their stamina. This team is made up of boys with an iron heart. Through their sheer hard work of the coaches and the teachers this group of average group of football boys emerged Zonal Champions! From there, the team worked even harder to make their way into the top 4 of the National competition and emerged 3rd place in the Nationals.

              ------------

              Dear Parents, 

              The story of the SJI 'C' Division football team reminds us that the boys are in the prime of their life - youth. Teenage years are the time where one exudes vigor and spirit, a time of numerous opportunities and many possibilities - even when things are down and not going the right way. As the examinations draw near, we must be mindful to help the boys take ownership of their own learning. 

              For a start, we can guide and prod them gently by writing down the exams dates and to check with on details such as topic, format, etc for the various subjects, to do up a revision time-table. It is important that we refrain from taking over but gently hand hold them and when necessary let them fumble and fall once in a while. Yes, it'll hurt them (and us) but it'll definitely make them stronger. More importantly, always remember that we are in this together.

              Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


              Sec 1 Matters 
                • SJI School Term for 2018 / School Gate Opening & Closing Hours. Letter from Principal, click <here>.
                  • 1st of of School 2018. Kindly note that the first day of school for all students (except JC1) will be on 8 Jan 2018 (Mon).
                • Sec 1 Results Slips for Term 3 Assessment [Online]. <From 29 Aug (Tue), 1300 hrs onwards> To log-in, click <here>.
                  • What? Parents are to note that the Term 3 Assessment results will be presented online which can be accessed from 1 Sep (Tue), 1800 hrs onwards. 
                  • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
                  • Log-in Guide. Click <here>
                  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click <here>
                  • Queries. Should you experience any technical issues, please email <sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg>
                • SJI Celebrates Teacher's Day on 30 Aug (Wed). School dismissal at 1100 hrs. 
                • SPF Advisory for 2017 September Holidays 
                  • In view of the upcoming September school holidays, SPF would like to remind students of the undesirable consequences of crime. In particular, students areto note that offences with regards to shop theft and possession of offensive weapons have seen an increase in occurrence in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2016.
                • Sec 1 English Language Oral Exam from 11 to 13 Sep (Mon to Wed). Details to be made known when available ... ...
                • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon) till 11 Oct (Wed). 
                  • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from 11 Sep (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume after the EOY exams. 
                • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards [Term 4 Week 2 onwards].
                  • All Sec 1 students are to note that all forms of games are banned before school and during recess from 18 Sep (Mon) onwards till the end of the End-of-Year Examinations on 11 Oct (Wed). This is to help the boys settle down and start revision. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school.
                • Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 26 Sep (Thu) to 11 Oct (Wed). For schedule & topics, click <here>. 
                • ACE Camp [Confirmed Dates] Repeat Announcement
                  • Why? Due to various administrative and logistical requirements, kindly note that there is a change in dates for Lawrence (LE) and Marcian (MN) fraternities for ACE camp. Parents having any queries are kindly requested to email Mr Jude Tan at <judetan@sji.edu.sg>. 
                  • Where? 4 day 3 night outdoor camp at Pulau Ubin 
                  • When? 
                    • [Camp 1] 1 Nov (Wed) to 4 Nov (Sat). FN & MN Fraternities 
                    • [Camp 2] 6 Nov (Mon) to 9 Nov (Thu). LE & ML Fraternities
                  • Skills & Equipment. Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time in Oct. Arrangements will be made for the vendor to come to school for Sec 1s to purchase necessary equipment.
                  • Queries. Kindly email Mr Jude Tan, Head of Level (Sec 1) <judetan@sji.edu.sg>.


                Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
                  • Last Novena on 13 Sep (Wed) at 1550 hrs. No Novena on 12 Sep (Tue).
                • Teachers' Day Mass on 30 Aug (Wed) at 0710 hrs @ LT2. Parents are invited to attend.   


                Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 28 Aug to 3 Sep
                • 28 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                • 29 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day [Replacement Day - Thu Time-table] *
                • 30 Aug (Wed) -SJI Celebrates Teachers' Day. Early Dismissal at 1100 hrs 
                • 31 Aug (Thu) - Teachers' Day (School Holiday) 
                • 1 Sep (Fri) - Hari Raya Haji (Public Holiday)
                • * Dismissal as per time-table 






                <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




                23 Jul 2017 (Sun) - Term 3 Week 5 to 7 Matters <SJI 165th Anniversary Gala Dinner> Celebrating the Gift ... ...      



                Dear Parents,  
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                Josephian of all ages gathered to celebrate their alma mater's 165th Anniversary over the weekend. 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.

                SJI is a gift and the school is blessed to be gifted with Lasallian Partners like yourself. Thank you for sending your son to SJI. Thank you too for your support as we journey with your son through his teenage years. 

                Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


                Sec 1 Matters 
                  • GCE O-Level MTL Oral Exam will be from 24 to 27th July - Closure of School Library from 1300 to 1800 hrs. Image result for silence clipart free
                    • Closure of School Library. Please be informed that the school library will be closed on the above date from 1300 t6o 1800 hrs for the GCE O-Level Higher Mother Tongue (HTML) e-Oral Examination.
                    • Alternative Study Venue @ School Hall. Sec 1s are to note that the school hall will be opened on the afternoons when the library is closed.  There will be tables and chairs available for students who need a place to study.   
                  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Loan of Devices for Students on ISB. [Deadline Extended till 31 Jul (Mon)]
                    • 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 31 Jul (Mon) if you would like to loan a device from the school.
                  • Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from 27 Jul (Thu) to 4 Aug (Fri) @ ISH Training Room.    TO UPDATE
                    1. Class Chairman is to remind your teachers whose lesson may be affected by the above 
                  Date Time Class
                  27 Jul (Thu) 1230 - 1330 ML 101
                  28 Jul (Fri) 0950 -1050 FN 101
                  1130 -1230 FN 102
                  1 Aug (Tue) 1030 -1130 FN 103
                  1130 -1230 LE 101
                  1230 - 1330 LE 102
                  2 Aug (Wed) 1030 -1130 LE 103
                  1130 -1230 ML 102
                  4 Aug (Fri) 1030 -1130 ML 103
                  1130 -1230 MN 102
                  1230 - 1330 MN 101
                  • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Tue) @ Bedok Reservoir Park.  
                    • Notice Form. Click <here>.  
                    • For more information. Click <here>. 
                  • Sec 1 Term 3 Common Tests from 14 to 21 Aug. For topics, click <here>
                  • The Great SJI Extravaganza on 26 Aug (Sat). Organized by the SJIOBA. Watch our for details.
                  • Sec 1 End-of-Year Exam from 14 to 21 Aug. For schedule & topics, 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. 


                  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.

                    
                  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 
                    
                  Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 31 Jul to 6 Aug
                  • 31 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 1 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 2 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                  • 3 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                  • 4 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                  • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                    
                  Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 7 to 12 Aug
                  • 7 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 8 Aug (Tue) - SJI Celebrates National Day
                  •                     
                  • 9 Aug (Wed) - National Day (Public Holiday)
                  • 10 Aug (Thu) - School Holiday
                  • 11 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                  • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                  Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 14 to 20 Aug
                  • 14 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 15 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 16 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                  • 17 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                  • 18 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                  • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                  Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 21 to 27 Aug
                  • 21 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 22 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 23 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                  • 24 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                  • 25 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                  • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                  Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 28 Aug to 3 Sep
                  • 28 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 29 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                  • 30 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                  • 31 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                  • 1 Sep (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                  • * Dismissal as per time-table 


                  24 Jun 2017 (Sat) - Term 3 Week 1 & 2 [Start of Term Matters, BYOD, Time-table for Term 3, etc]   


                  Dear Parents, 
                    
                  With the month-long holidays coming to an end, it would be most beneficial if you could spend some time going though with your son on his school work and completing his holiday homework, if any. As they are Sec 1s, it might be good to remind them that there are only about 12 more weeks to their End-of-Year Examinations. Discounting all the weekends and school holidays, the boys have less than 60 days to their first exams in secondary school. We, at home and in school need to work together to help these boys make time and plan for their revision. Parental assistance in checking on your son's personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will also be most appreciated.   
                     
                  To all our Muslim friends, we extend our warmest greetings of "Selamat Hari Raya". Here's wishing you and your loved ones a warm and blessed Aidilfitri, showered with love and happiness, with peace and joy!
                   
                  Have a Blessed Long Weekend ahead!


                  Sec 1 Matters 
                    • Class Time-table - Term 3, 2017. <Updated on 23 Jun (Fri), 1200 hrs> Click <here>
                    • Term 3 Week 1 Matters
                      • 26 Jun (Mon) - Public Holiday 
                      • 27 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day [1st Day of Term 3]
                      • Replacement Day on 28 Jun (Wed) for 26 Jun (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
                        • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 28 Jun (Wed). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
                    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - From Term 3 Week 2, 4 Jul (Tue) onwards 
                      • When? Sec 1s are only to bring your personal computing devices from Term 3 Week 2, 4 Jul (Tue) onwards. Do inform your son's class tutors or myself if he is unable to do so. 
                      • Dos and Don'ts. Sec 1s are to note of the various matters with regards to taking care and being responsible for your personal devices. This does not only concern the usage but also the safe-keeping of the device at all times. Sec 1s will be briefed in detail at the next Level Assembly. Parental reinforcement of the following would be appreciated. 
                      • Taking Ownership & Personal Responsibility. (i) Taking Ownership - Safe-keeping of Devices. Devices must either be locked in their personal locker or be with student at all times. Leaving their devices in their bags unattended or they run off to play is a sure no-no. (ii) Personal Responsibility. Sec 1s must be responsible for their own belongings at all times, this includes the device they are bringing to school. Being responsible also entails that they ensure that their devices are fully charged the night before. Charging of devices in school may lead to 'unforeseen' incidents in which students trip over a web of charging cables. 
                      • Usage of Device. (i) In Class. Devices can only be used in the classroom only after permission have been sought from the teacher present as this is the right and polite thing to do. (ii) Outside Class. Devices should only be used for school-related work. Mind-less surfing, watching of YouTube videos, gaming, etc are strictly prohibited. 

                    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. 


                    Schedule for Term 3 Week 1 - 26 Jun to 2 Jul
                    • 26 Jun (Mon) - Public Holiday  
                    • 27 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                    • 28 Jun (Wed) - Normal School Day [Replacement Day - Monday Time-table] *
                    • 29 Jun (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                    • 30 Jun (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                    • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                    Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 3 to 9 Jul
                    • 3 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day [School Holiday]  
                    • 4 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                    • 5 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                    • 6 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day 
                    • 7 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
                    • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                      
                    Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 10 to 16 Jul
                    • 10 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day [School Holiday]  
                    • 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 
                      
                      


                    3 Jun 2017 (Sat) - Holiday Term Matters [Subject Feedback ... ...]



                    Dear Parents, 

                    On Wednesday, the Sec 1s spent a day outside the classroom walking through the nature trails at the Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah and MacRitchie. We were blessed with good weather this morning and the boys had a different school day learning in a very different way. It's amazing what one will 'see' if we take time off our regular schedule to learn the more beautiful and important things is life ... ...

                    Thank you too to the parents for taking time off for the Parent-Teacher Meeting earlier this week. Our apologies too for not being able to accede to all the request for meetings. Do feel free to drop an email to the various subject teacher/s. To help you have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback (that can be found at the end of this email) which would be useful as we help the boys review what they had learned in the past semester and some common pointers to note. 

                    As we recall the past 5 months that have passed by so quickly and look forward our well-deserved June holiday, thank you for all your patience and kind understanding. Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 1s who have settled well into school life and have put in much effort and have obtained commendable grades. For a handful of Sec 1s, we look forward to working with you so as to help him achieve his fullest potential for the coming semester. What's most important is that we let these young men take ownership things, affirm them for their efforts and teach them the value of hard work, or for some of them - the lack of it. We need to let them know that no matter what happens and regardless of their results, we will always be there for them. 

                    Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!   


                    Sec 1 Matters 
                    • Vacation Travel Plan (During June School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>[Requires log-in to SJI E-mail] 
                      • Your co-operation is also sought to update the school of your son's intended travel plan. A NIL return is appreciated.
                    • 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>
                      • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Book online from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
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                        • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will open to parents of students who have been identified by their teacher/s. These parents will receive an email over the weekend regarding this.
                        • Booking of Slots for ALL Parents. Booking of time slots for the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) will open to ALL from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
                        • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints 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>.
                      • 'Maximizing Your Son's Potential - A Sec 1 Parent Talk. 
                        • Many thanks to the close to 100 parents who took time off for your son. The school appreciates your presence to understand and appreciate the changes taking place in the boys as they enter into teenage-hood and how we, at home and in school, can better support them. For the parents who were unable to join us, the slides and video are attached. Click <here>


                      Sec 1 Semester 2 Matters ... ... [Please Note]
                      • Term 3 Week 1 Matters
                        • 26 Jun (Mon) - Hari Raya Puasa [Public Holiday] 
                        • 27 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day [1st Day of Term 3
                        • Replacement Day on 28 Jun (Wed) for 26 Jun (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
                          • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 28 Jun (Wed). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
                      • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 
                        • When? Starting in Term 3 Week 2. Sec 1s will be briefed on this at the start of next term. For more information, click <here>
                        • FAQ & Device Specifications. Click <here> 
                          • Platform. Windows 7 or higher and must have physical keyboard suitable for touch-typing
                          • RAM. Minumum 2GB or 4 GB or more for new purchases
                          • Processor Type. Multicore
                          • Wireless. 802.11 G, N or above
                          • Soft Required. (i) Web Browsers: Latest version of Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (all can be downloaded for free), (ii) PDF Reader, (iii) Word Processing Software (Google .doc will suffice) and (iv) Antivirus (Highly recommended)
                        • Students on FAS. Students on 90% and 100% may request for loan of a device from the school. Details will be made known at start of Term 3.  
                        • Queries. Email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist <angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>
                      • ACE Camp 
                        • Where? 4 day 3 night outdoor camp at Pulau Ubin 
                        • When? 
                          • [Camp 1] 1 Nov (Wed) to 4 Nov (Sat). FN & LE Fraternities 
                          • [Camp 2] 6 Nov (Mon) to 9 Nov (Thu). ML & MN Fraternities
                        • Skills & Equipment. Sec 1 Canoeing Contact Time in Oct. Arrangements will be made for the vendor to come to school for Sec 1s to purchase necessary equipment.
                        • Details. Will be made known in Term 3.


                      Term Assessment (TA) & Results Slips
                      • Overall Percentage & Promotional Criteria. Overall percentage for Sec 1 is computed on equal weighting for all examinable subjects except for English which has a 1.5 weighting as it is an integration of English Language & Literature in English. For more information on the promotional criteria, click <here> 
                      • L1S4 – What is It?. L1S4 is the aggregate that a student has obtained for the English Language and his other 4 selected subjects. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39
                      • Performance Indicator (PI). Performance Indicator (or PI) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort.
                      • Subject Outline & Assessment. Click <here> [Requires log-in to SJI E-mail] 
                        • Access via SJI Student Portal > Secondary Section Student Portal >Subject Outline & Assessment

                      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. 

                      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 assessment 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 ans apply what they have learnt.  
                      • 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.  




                      31 May 2017 (Wed) - End of Term Matters [Subject Feedback ... ...]



                      Dear Parents, 

                      As we come the the end of another term, kindly take note of the following matters. The boys will be receiving their Term 2 test results and this will be a good starting point for us to help the boys 'take stock' of how he has adapted to life in secondary school. Emphasis should on how we (at home and in school) can help him do better rather than how well he has done. This is the time for the young man to take ownership and account for his achievement or lack of it - on what he had done well and what he should do so that he can do better. 

                      Have a Blessed Week ahead!


                      Term Assessment (TA) & Results Slips  
                      • Overall Percentage & Promotional Criteria. Overall percentage for Sec 1 is computed on equal weighting for all examinable subjects except for English which has a 1.5 weighting as it is an integration of English Language & Literature in English. Click <here> for more information on the promotional criteria. 
                      • L1S4 – What is It?. L1S4 is the aggregate that a student has obtained for the English Language and his other 4 selected subjects. Click <here> for more  information about the school's academic programmes. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39 and below.more  information about the school's academic programmes. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39 and below.
                      • Performance Indicator (PI). Performance Indicator (or PI) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort.However, in noting the PI, we encourage you to compare the PI for this term with the previous PI so as to encourage your son to improve on his grades.
                        
                      Sec 1 Matters 
                      • Vacation Travel Plan (During June School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>[Requires log-in to SJI E-mail] 
                        • Your co-operation is also sought to update the school of your son's intended travel plan. A NIL return is appreciated.
                      • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Book online from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
                        • Too Book SlotsClick <here>
                        • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will open to parents of students who have been identified by their teacher/s. These parents will receive an email over the weekend regarding this.
                        • Booking of Slots for ALL Parents. Booking of time slots for the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) will open to ALL from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
                        • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints 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>.
                      • 'Maximizing Your Son's Potential - A Sec 1 Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu) at 1500 hrs & 1700 hrs @ LT2. 
                      Class committee are reminded that the collection of orders for the above (Sec 1 to 4) is on 23 & 24th May (Tue & Wed) in the school canteen from 0930 to 1400 hrs.
                      • Sec 1 ISM & ADM Matters. 
                        • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation. 
                          • When? Sec 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM  presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10. 
                          • Rubrics. Click <here>
                        • ADM [Semester @] Registration. <Starts on 24 May (Wed), 2000 hrs till 26 May (Fri) 0800 hrs>. Details to be made known via email at later date.
                        • ISM [Semester 2] Registration. In Term 3 Week 1. 
                      • Sec 1 Inter-Class Games (ICG) on 26 May (Fri) from 1400 to 1830 hrs @ Farrer Park Field. 
                        • Notice Form. Click <here>
                        • For more information (Details, Schedule, etc.). Click <here>
                        • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamed Irfan <mohd.irfan@sji.edu.sg>
                        • Venue. Farrer Park Fields (next to Farrer Park MRT Station) @ 1 Rutland Road (S) 218252.

                      Sec 1 Term 2 Week 11 Matters ... ... [IMPORTANT]
                      • GCE O-Level MTL Written Examinations on 29 May (Mon). No School for Sec 1s. 
                        • Parents are to note that there is no school for Sec 1s on 29 May (Mon). This is due to the fact that there GCE O-Level MTL Written Examinations that day and there is a need to have a quiet environment for the conduct of the exams. 
                      • Clearing of Lockers by 30 May (Tue). 
                        • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Sec 1s are requested to clear their lockers by 30 May (Tue). Sec 1s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 5 Jun (Mon). 
                      • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed).
                        • Notice Form. Click <here>
                        • Attire / Dismissal Time. PE attire / 1300 hrs
                        • What to Bring. Students are to bring the following things in a day backpack. (i) bottle of water [at least 500ml], (ii) stationary and clipboard, (iii) cap, umbrella or poncho, (iv) snacks, (v) handphone/camera phone and (vi) insect repellant.
                        • Additional Item. Each group is also to bring 2x laptop (if possible). The laptops are only to be used in case of wet-weather and are to be locked in the classroom before leaving school for the field trip.
                      • Sec 1 PTM & Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu). School hours on 1 Jun (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
                        • Dismissal at 1230 hrs. In view of the PTM, school dismissal for Sec 1s will be at 1230 hrs.
                      • Class Clean-Up on 2 Jun (Fri). [Last Day of School]
                        • Dismissal at 1230 hrs. In view of the PTM for Sec 3s and Sec 2s, school dismissal for Sec 1s will also be at 1230 hrs on 2 Jun (Fri).
                        • Class Clean-Up from 1210 to 1230 hrs. Class clean-up with the class tutors will be from 1210 to 1230 hrs.
                      • Replacement Day on 28 Jun (Wed) for 26 Jun (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
                        • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 28 Jun (Wed). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 

                      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 assessment 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 ans apply what they have learnt.  
                      • 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.  




                      Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                      • Ascension of The Lord Mass on 25 May (Thu) at 0800 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
                      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
                      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                      • Night of Worship on 26 May (Fri) at 1730 to 2000 hrs @ LT2. All Sec 1s are invited.
                        • Why? A time to keep in touch with God and at the same time, grow in our faith especially when many of us may have lost touch with God. St Augustine once said: “He who sings, prays twice”. 
                        • How? An evening of praise and worship that includes Eucharistic Adoration and a talk by Fr. Adrian Danker, SJ. 
                        • To Register. Click <here>

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 22 to 28 May
                      • 22 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 23 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 24 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 25 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                      • 26 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 11 - 29 May to 4 Jun
                      • 29 May (Mon) - No School [GCE 'O' Level MT Examinations]  
                      • 30 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 31 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 1 Jun (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] ** 
                      • 2 Jun (Fri) - Normal School Day [Last Day of Term 2] **
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                      • ** Early dismissal at 1230 hrs




                      22 May 2017 (Mon) - Term 2 Week 10 & 11 Matters [End of Term Matters ... ...]


                      Dear Parents, 

                      As we come the the end of another term, kindly take note of the following matters. The boys will be receiving their Term 2 test results and this will be a good starting point for us to help the boys 'take stock' of how he has adapted to life in secondary school. Emphasis should on how we (at home and in school) can help him do better rather than how well he has done. This is the time for the young man to take ownership and account for his achievement or lack of it - on what he had done well and what he should do so that he can do better. 

                      Have a Blessed Week ahead!


                      Sec 1 Matters 
                      • Vacation Travel Plan (During June School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>[Requires log-in to SJI E-mail] 
                        • Your co-operation is also sought to update the school of your son's intended travel plan. A NIL return is appreciated.
                      • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Book online from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
                        • Too Book Slots. Click <here>
                        • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will open to parents of students who have been identified by their teacher/s. These parents will receive an email over the weekend regarding this.
                        • Booking of Slots for ALL Parents. Booking of time slots for the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) will open to ALL from 24 May (Wed), 1200 hrs to 29 May (Mon), 1200 hrs. 
                        • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints 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>.
                      • 'Maximizing Your Son's Potential - A Sec 1 Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu) at 1500 hrs & 1700 hrs @ LT2. 
                      • Orders for Class Photos (Formal & Fun Shots) on 23 & 24 May (Tue & Wed) from 0930 to 1400 hrs @ Canteen.
                        • Class committee are reminded that the collection of orders for the above (Sec 1 to 4) is on 23 & 24th May (Tue & Wed) in the school canteen from 0930 to 1400 hrs.
                      • Passport Photo (1 copy) & SJI School Report Book. 
                        • Sec 1s are reminded to bring the above if you have not done so. 
                        • Replacement for SJI Report Book. May be purchased from the school bookshop at $9.50 each.
                      • Sec 1 ISM & ADM Matters. 
                        • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation. 
                          • When? Sec 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM  presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10. 
                          • Rubrics. Click <here>
                        • ADM [Semester @] Registration. <Starts on 24 May (Wed), 2000 hrs till 26 May (Fri) 0800 hrs>. Details to be made known via email at later date.
                        • ISM [Semester 2] Registration. In Term 3 Week 1. 
                      • Sec 1 Inter-Class Games (ICG) on 26 May (Fri) from 1400 to 1830 hrs @ Farrer Park Field. 
                        • Notice Form. Click <here>
                        • For more information (Details, Schedule, etc.). Click <here>
                        • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamed Irfan <mohd.irfan@sji.edu.sg>
                        • Venue. Farrer Park Fields (next to Farrer Park MRT Station) @ 1 Rutland Road (S) 218252.

                      Sec 1 Term 2 Week 11 Matters ... ... [IMPORTANT]
                      • GCE O-Level MTL Written Examinations on 29 May (Mon). No School for Sec 1s. 
                        • Parents are to note that there is no school for Sec 1s on 29 May (Mon). This is due to the fact that there GCE O-Level MTL Written Examinations that day and there is a need to have a quiet environment for the conduct of the exams. 
                      • Clearing of Lockers by 30 May (Tue). 
                        • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Sec 1s are requested to clear their lockers by 30 May (Tue). Sec 1s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 5 Jun (Mon). 
                      • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed).
                        • Notice Form. Click <here>
                        • Attire / Dismissal Time. PE attire / 1300 hrs
                        • What to Bring. Students are to bring the following things in a day backpack. (i) bottle of water [at least 500ml], (ii) stationary and clipboard, (iii) cap, umbrella or poncho, (iv) snacks, (v) handphone/camera phone and (vi) insect repellant.
                        • Additional Item. Each group is also to bring 2x laptop (if possible). The laptops are only to be used in case of wet-weather and are to be locked in the classroom before leaving school for the field trip.
                      • Sec 1 PTM & Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu). School hours on 1 Jun (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
                        • Dismissal at 1230 hrs. In view of the PTM, school dismissal for Sec 1s will be at 1230 hrs.
                      • Class Clean-Up on 2 Jun (Fri). [Last Day of School]
                        • Dismissal at 1230 hrs. In view of the PTM for Sec 3s and Sec 2s, school dismissal for Sec 1s will also be at 1230 hrs on 2 Jun (Fri).
                        • Class Clean-Up from 1210 to 1230 hrs. Class clean-up with the class tutors will be from 1210 to 1230 hrs.
                      • Replacement Day on 28 Jun (Wed) for 26 Jun (Mon) [Odd Week Monday].
                        • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 28 Jun (Wed). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 


                      Other Matters
                      • Advisory by Singapore Police Force (SPF) for 2017 June Holidays. In view of the upcoming June school holidays, SPF would like to remind all students of the undesirable consequences of crime as well as to take measures to prevent themselves from being victims of crime. 
                        • Theft-related offences. Students are reminded not to be involved in theft. Shop theft and theft of bicycles continue to be the predominant type of crime committed by youths. Students should be reminded that theft is a serious offence that could result in a criminal record. Students should always exercise self-control and not succumb to temptation or peer pressure to steal.
                        • Being victims of crime. Students should always take care of their personal belongings, stay alert to what is happening around them, and avoid uncomfortable situations with strangers. The number of scam cases is also on the rise. In particular, students should exercise caution when making online purchases. In cases of online purchase scam, scammers commonly entice buyers to purchase popular items at very low prices, without any intention of delivering the goods after receiving payments. These items include USS/concert tickets, apparels, virtual items in online games, latest mobile phones and other gadgets, etc. In some cases, scammers even induce victims into making multiple payments on false claims of customs/processing fees, securing better deals with bulk purchases, etc.
                      Term Assessment (TA) 1 & Results Slips  
                      • Overall Percentage & Promotional Criteria. Overall percentage for Sec 1 is computed on equal weighting for all examinable subjects except for English which has a 1.5 weighting as it is an integration of English Language & Literature in English. Click <here> for more information on the promotional criteria. 
                      • L1S4 – What is It?. L1S4 is the aggregate that a student has obtained for the English Language and his other 4 selected subjects. Click <here> for more  information about the school's academic programmes. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39 and below.
                      • Performance Indicator (PI). Performance Indicator (or PI) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort.However, in noting the PI, we encourage you to compare the PI for this term with the previous PI so as to encourage your son to improve on his grades.
                        


                      Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                      • Ascension of The Lord Mass on 25 May (Thu) at 0800 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
                      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
                      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                      • Night of Worship on 26 May (Fri) at 1730 to 2000 hrs @ LT2. All Sec 1s are invited.
                        • Why? A time to keep in touch with God and at the same time, grow in our faith especially when many of us may have lost touch with God. St Augustine once said: “He who sings, prays twice”. 
                        • How? An evening of praise and worship that includes Eucharistic Adoration and a talk by Fr. Adrian Danker, SJ. 
                        • To Register. Click <here>

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 22 to 28 May
                      • 22 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 23 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 24 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 25 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                      • 26 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 11 - 29 May to 4 Jun
                      • 29 May (Mon) - No School [GCE 'O' Level MT Examinations]  
                      • 30 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 31 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 1 Jun (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] ** 
                      • 2 Jun (Fri) - Normal School Day [Last Day of Term 2] **
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                      • ** Early dismissal at 1230 hrs



                      14 May 2017 (Sun) - Term 2 Week 9 to 11 Matters [Mother's Dat Greetings, Sec 1 PTM & Parent Talk, etc ... ...]


                      Dear Parents, 

                      As we approach the end of term, kindly take note that the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) will be held on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Maximising Your Son's Potential>, a Sec 1 Parent Talk will also take place on the same day at 1500 hrs and 1700 hrs so that parents attend the talk at your convenience. Details on these events will be sent to you in a separate email. The non-complusory talk is a time for the school to share with you on our academic programmes. It is also an opportunity for parents to understand and appreciate the changes taking place in the boys as they enter into teenage-hood and how we, at home and in school, can better support them.

                      Today, as families around the world celebrate Mother’s Day, we remember this blessing that all of us have been gifted with. Mothers are the homemaker who do the noblest and greatest work that a person can do. Mothers fill our lives with the numerous joys with the smallest of things that they do and when things seem to (or actually are) going off track, it's our mothers that put things right. It is often that they will go beyond and do the things that many would shun away from for us their child(ren). 

                      To that special someone that we all so respect and dearly love ... ... Blessed Mother's Day! 


                      Sec 1 Matters 
                      • Vacation Travel Plan (During June School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>. [Requires log-in to SJI E-mail] 
                        • Your co-operation is also sought to update the school of your son's intended travel plan. A NIL return is appreciated.
                      • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Book online from 19 May (Fri), 1200 hrs to 26 May (Fri), 1200 hrs> [Tentative] 
                        • Making Appointments. A separate email will be sent to parents prior to start of booking of time slots for PTM. 
                      • 'Maximizing Your Son's Potential - A Sec 1 Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu) at 1500 hrs at 1700 hrs. 
                      • 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. Please bring along a pen to complete a survey at the end of the show. 
                      • Inter-Fraternity Games (ICG) on 16 May (Tue) from 1400 to 1830 hrs @ SJI Malcolm Road. <Selected Sec 1 ONLY>
                        • Why? The inter-fraternity games, the first ever involves all 6 levels, aims to help strengthen their fraternity identity through friendly competitions and at the same time provide a platform for students from the 6 levels to interact and bond through sports and games. This event put together  by the seniors students in the secondary and senior sections also provides an opportunity for the student leaders to organise and managing large-scale school events.
                        • Who's Involved? Please note that only selected Sec 1s who have been chosen by their fraternity will be required to take part. These students will be excused from their CCA training, if any. 
                        • Queries. Kindly email Mr Yeo Chin Hwei <chinhwei@sji.edu.sg>
                      • SYF Showcase on 17 May (Wed) from 1600 to 1800 hrs. All are welcome ... ... 
                        • Why? A showcase by the various Performing Arts CCAs that had participated in the recent SYF Presentations. 
                        • Schedule.
                          • 1600 hrs - SJI Military Band (@ Canteen)
                          • 1615 hrs - Guitar Ensemble (@ Canteen)
                          • 1645 hrs - Vocal Ensemble (@ Founder's Hall)
                          • 1700 hrs - Drama Club (@ Founder's Hall)
                          • 1715 hrs - Indian Cultural Society (@ Founder's Hall)
                          • 1730 hrs - Malay Cultural Society (@ Founder's Hall)

                      Sec 1 Upcoming Events
                      • Sec 1 ISM & ADM Matters. 
                        • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation. 
                          • When? Sec 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM  presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10. 
                          • Rubrics. Click <here>
                        • ADM [Semester @] Registration. <Starts on 24 May (Wed), 2000 hrs till 26 May (Fri) 0800 hrs>. Details to be made known via email at later date.
                        • ISM [Semester 2] Registration. In Term 3 Week 1. 
                      • Sec 1 Inter-Class Games (ICG) on 26 May (Fri) from 1600 to 1800 hrs @ Farrer Park Field. 
                        • Notice Form. Click <here>
                        • For more information (Details, Schedule, etc.). Click <here>
                        • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamed Irfan <mohd.irfan@sji.edu.sg>
                        • Venue. Farrer Park Fields (next to Farrer Park MRT Station) @ 1 Rutland Road (S) 218252.
                      • Clearing of Lockers by 30 May (Tue). 
                        • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Sec 1s are requested to clear their lockers by 30 May (Tue). Sec 1s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 5 Jun (Mon). 
                      • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed).


                      Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                      • Ascension of The Lord Mass on 25 May (Thu) at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
                      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
                      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                      • Night of Worship on 26 May (Fri) at 1730 to 2000 hrs @ LT2. All Sec 1s are invited.
                        • Why? A time to keep in touch with God and at the same time, grow in our faith especially when many of us may have lost touch with God. St Augustine once said: “He who sings, prays twice”. 
                        • How? An evening of praise and worship that includes Eucharistic Adoration and a talk by Fr. Adrian Danker, SJ. 
                        • To Register. Click <here>

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 15 to 21 May
                      • 15 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 16 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 17 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 18 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                      • 19 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 22 to 28 May
                      • 22 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 23 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 24 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 25 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                      • 26 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                      Schedule for Term 2 Week 11 - 29 May to 4 Jun
                      • 29 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 30 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                      • 31 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                      • 1 Jun (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                      • 2 Jun (Fri) - Normal School Day * [Last Day of Term 2]
                      • * Dismissal as per time-table 


                      XX May 2017 (Wed) - PTM ... ...


                      Dear Parents, 
                       
                      In the coming week, your son will be receiving his scripts for the recent Mid-Year examinations. Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 2s who have put in much effort and have obtained commendable grades. For a handful of Sec 2s, we look forward to working with you so as to help him achieve his fullest potential for the coming semester. 

                      What's most important is that we affirm these young men for their efforts and teach them the value of hard work, or for some of them - the lack of it. We need to let them know that no matter what happens and regardless of their results, we will always be there for them. In the meantime, do drop your son's tutor/s and/or myself an email if you have any queries. However, I do seek your patience in giving us some time to get back to you ... ...

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

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

                      • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 1 Jun (Thu) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. <Book online from 19 May (Fri), 1200 hrs to 26 May (Fri), 1200 hrs> [Tentative] 
                          • Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. Details to be made known in due course. 
                          • Why? 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. 
                          • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before to opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will be made open to students who have been identified by the teachers. Thereafter, booking will it be opened to the rest of the parents. This is to inform you that booking of time slots for the Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) scheduled on 1 Nov (Fri) will open to ALL on 27 Oct (Tue), 1200hrs. 
                          • Making Appointments. Book online from 27 Oct (Tue), 1200 hrs to 3 Nov (Tue), 1200 hrs for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment. To book a time slot, click <here>. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail.
                          • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints 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>.
                          • Attire for PTM. Kindly note that Sec 1s are required to attend with the parents. Sec 1s are advised to bring along a spare set of school uniform or PE attire to change into for PTM.

                        • 'Maximizing Your Son's Potential - A Sec 1 Parent Talk on 1 Jun (Thu) at 1500 hrs at 1700 hrs. To register, click <here>. 
                          • Learn more about life in secondary school and how we, as adults can better help and support the boys. Parents will learn more about the academic programmes and how to better support the boys. As the boys enter into teenage-hood, parents will also gain insights and understanding on how the boys transit. What should and/or should not be done in various programmes and how to better support the boys. As the boys enter into teenage-hood, parents will also gain insights and understanding on how the boys transit. What should and/or should not be done in various factets such as social-emotional.

                        • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) starts Term 3, 2017. 
                          • Letter to Parents & FAQ. Click <here>.
                          • Queries. Kindly email: Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist < angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>








                        3 May 2017 (Wed) - [To Note] Common Test Matters ... ...


                        Dear Sec 1s, 
                         
                        With reference to yesterday's briefing, kindly note that school hours for 4 May (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs. Please be reminded of the following matters for your common tests which begin tomorrow ... ...

                        Blessed Studying!


                        Sec 1 Matters 
                        • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For topics, click <here>
                          • Stationary of Common Test. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the classroom are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
                          • Conduct of Common Test. Sec 1s, especially class committee members, are to note the following:
                            • Class Noticeboard. To remove any materials that may compromise the integrity of the test.
                            • Notes/ Files/ Textbooks & Other Materials. To be removed from under student table and kept either in lockers or bag.
                            • Arrangement of Bags. Neatly outside the classroom.
                            • Punctuality. To be seated in classroom 10 min before the start of the paper.
                            • Unauthorised Materials. (e.g. devices (handphones/ i-watches etc) capable of storing, transmitting and receiving information) to be kept in the locker or surrendered to the invigilator. 
                          • Normal Curriculum after Common Test. Kindly note lessons resume after common test. Dismissal for Sec 1s is as per time table.  








                        1 May 2017 (Mon) - Term 2 Week 7 to 9 Matters [Common Test, Sec 1 Enrichment Day, PTM, etc ... ...]


                        Dear Parents, 
                         
                        Last Friday, the Sec 1s were at Sports Hub to support the school track team at the Nationals. The team did well qualifying for the finals of several events and even clinching a gold medal. The school did not win any championship but it was a day where the boys witnessed what doing one's best mean. Eleanor Roosevelt once said that 'You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give'.

                        Hard work sometimes seems to be a dying art form that we are failing to teach our children. For the past term, our students have flown the SJI flag high by their achievements and attainments at the various National School Games and Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) performances. The school has been blessed that through the hard work of these boys and girls, we have been affirmed of what we do at SJI. 

                        With the end of another term, do note of the Common Tests that are scheduled for the coming weeks. For the Sec 1s, it is timely that we gently remind them that there is no 'free lunch' - that there is nothing gained without hard work. Hard work teaches perseverance, persistence, and determination. It teaches one that working hard pays off and that not everything in life is easy ... ... Most importantly, we must assure them that hard work is always easier as they have their family and school walking with (not working for) them.

                        Have a Blessed Week ahead!


                        Sec 1 Matters 
                        • 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. 
                        • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For topics, click <here>
                          • 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 ... ... 
                          • Stationary of Common Test. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the classroom are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
                          • Normal Curriculum after Common Test. Kindly note lessons resumes after common test. Dismissal for Sec 1s are as per time table.  
                        • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon). 
                          • To help the Sec 1s prepare for their Common Tests, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon). Please check with your son's CCA teachers when CCA training will resume. 
                        • SJI School Report Book. <by 2 May (Tue)>
                          • In preparation for the Sec 1s receiving their Term 1 and 2 results at the end of this term, Sec 1s are requested to give your SJI Report Book (who you had purchased earlier this year) to your class tutors by 2 May (Tue).
                          • Replacement. May be purchased from the school bookshop at $9.50 each.
                        • 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. 

                        Upcoming Events for Sec 1
                        • 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. 
                          • Why? 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. 

                        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. 


                        Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 1 to 7 May 
                        • 1 May (Mon) - Labour Day [Public Holiday]  
                        • 2 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 3 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                        • 4 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                        • 5 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *  
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                        Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 8 to 14 May
                        • 8 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 9 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 10 May (Wed) - Vesak Day [Public Holiday]  
                        • 11 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                        • 12 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                        Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 15 to 21 May
                        • 15 May (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 16 May (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 17 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                        • 18 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                        • 19 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *    
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 





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


                        Dear Parents, 

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

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


                        Sec 1 Matters 
                        • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests from 4 May (Thu) to 15 May (Mon). For topics, click <here>
                        • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 24 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
                          • To help the Sec 1 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 1s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess from 27 Apr (Mon) to 15 May (Fri). 
                          • Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could remind not to bring his soccer ball, frisbee, etc to school.
                        • Class Committee Workshop on 22 Apr (Sat) from 0745 to 1250 hrs.
                        • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub. [Tentative] 
                          • Notice Form. Click <here> <Available on 21 Apr (Fri), 1700 hrs>
                          • Why? As part of developing the school spirit, Sec 3 students from selected classes and all Sec 1 students will be going to the Singapore Sports Hub to support the school team that is taking part in above championship. 
                          • When & Attire? Sec 1s will not be required to report to school on 28 Apr (Fri). Lessons will be suspended. Sec 1s will report to the Singapore Sports Hub in the afternoon for the event. 
                          • Meeting Place / Time. Open Area outside Stadium MRT - Exit B (near Leisure Park Kallang)  / 1330 hrs 
                          • Dismissal / Going Home. As part of developing self-reliance in our students and also in anticipation of the traffic congestion that could happen on that day, Sec 1s will be asked to make their own way to the Singapore Sports Hub. 
                          • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohd Loqman <loqman.alfaiz@sji.edu.sg>

                        Bake Sale on 17 Apr (Mon) 

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

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



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

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

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

                        • Sec 1 Humanities-Science-English Fieldtrip on 5 & 6 May (Tue & Wed).  
                          • Why & When. During school hours. No lessons and CAL for the day. Dismissal on both days at 1245 hrs. All Sec 1s are to attend the Geog-Science field trip on one day and the History-English field trip on another day. Students will observe and collect data on the field and make meaningful connections to what is taught in class to what they see in authentic environments. To develop the skills in field inquiry; acquire skills infield observations, data collection, analysis and presentations.  
                          • Schedule. Please see Notice Form for details. 
                          • Where & Attire. 
                            • MacRitchie Trail (Geography-Science) - PE Attire  
                            • Fort Canning Hill & National Museum of Singapore (HistoryEnglish) - School Uniform
                          • Things to Note. Sec 1s are reminded to have a substantial breakfast before going on the fieldtrips. Kindly also bring sufficient water and pack along a light snack.
                          • Notice Form. Click <here>.
                        • Sec 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on 29 May (Fri) from 1300 to 1600 hrs. <Details to be made known in due course> 
                          • The Sec 1 PTM involves parents meeting up their son's form tutors. There will be no lessons and school on that day. Your son is expected to be present with you for the PTM. If you wish to meet subject tutors, please make a separate arrangement with the subject tutors on another day as all teachers are involved in meeting the parents from their own form class. 
                          • Making Appointments. Book timings online for your preferred time slots. Details to be made known in due course. 
                          • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints 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>. 




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

                           
                        Workshop on Growth Mindset on 27 Apr (Thu) from 1400 to 1630 hrs [For Sec 1 & Sec 2 Teachers]


                        Dear Friends of Sec 1, 

                        Growth Mindset is the belief that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work -  brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Research have shown that students who embrace growth mindsets -  the belief that they can learn more or become smarter if they work hard and persevere - may learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills. Growth mindset was piloted by Sec 1s, 2016 and at the end of last year selected Sec 1 students (5 per class) had a student-led PTM instead of the 'traditional' PTMs. 

                        Workshop on Growth Mindset [For Sec 1 & Sec 2 Teachers] 
                        on 27 Apr (Thu) from 1400 to 1630 hrs 
                        Training Room at ISH

                        Kindly note that your presence is required for the above. Please drop me an email by 17 Apr (Mon), 1700 hrs if you are unable to attend. As part of our preparation for the workshop, some resources on Growth Mindset are attached:
                        • [.pdf] Mindsets: Developing Talent Through a Growth Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. Click <here>
                        • [.pdf] Even Gensius Work Hard by Carol S. Dweck. Click <here>
                        • [YouTube Video] How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential. (9:59) Click <here>
                        • [YouTube Video] The Power of Yet (Ted Ed). (11:18) Click <here>

                        Thank you and Have a Holy Week ahead!



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


                        Dear Friends of Sec 1s, 

                        Kindly note the following pointers for the above ... ...
                        • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1330 to 1830 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub.  
                          • Attire for Teachers. Casual 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.
                            • 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.

                          • Sale of Fraternity T-shirt 
                            on 25 to 27 Apr (Tue to Thu) from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ Canteen @ $13/= @. 
                            • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Do note that the purchase of the Casual Friday T-shirt is optional. 
                            • Kindly note that students are allow


                        [Sec 1 CT Matters] 1 May 2017 (Mon) - Access Arrangement, Common Test, Sec 1 Enrichment Day, 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 Matters [Repeat ... ...]
                        • SJI School Report Book. <by 2 May (Tue)>
                          • CTs are to collect above by 2 May (Tue)  as we prepare the Sec 1s TA1 & 2 results. 
                          • Replacement. Sec 1 may be purchased from the school bookshop at $9.50 each.
                        • Sec 1 CCA Stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon). 
                          • CTs to note that above have been confirmed by HOD (PE). All CCAs training (incl. Sec 1s) will stand-down from 22 Apr (Sat) till 15 May (Mon).  
                        • Access Arrangement ('Extra Time') for Examinations. <As of 27 Apr (Thu)>
                          • Please see name list below. Han Seng will advise on arrangement ... ... 

                        S/No.

                        Name

                        Class

                        Y / N

                        Remarks

                        1

                        ANDREW PETSELIS

                        FN 103

                        Yes

                        Physical needs. Brittle bone disease.

                        2

                        ANDREW LUI MING JIE

                        LE 101

                        Yes

                         

                        3

                        ZACHARY MOK ZHI JIE

                        LE 101

                        Yes

                        4

                        LIEM JONATHAN MING TJOU

                        LE 103

                        Decline

                        Hearing loss

                        5

                        TING PIN HAO

                        LE 103

                        Yes

                        Require access arrangement for Common Test because he just fractured his finger (writing)

                        6

                        CHUNG ZE MIN

                        ML 103

                        Not required

                        Hurt his right wrist before PSLE and MOE have special arrangement for him during the exam

                        7

                        DAVID LEONG EN HAN

                        ML 103

                        Yes

                        Access arrangement for PSLE due to his ADHD

                        8

                        LEOW JUN HAO

                        ML 103

                        Yes

                        Require access arrangement for Common Test because he just fractured his right arm (writing)

                        9

                        SETH OLAV YONG

                        ML 103

                        Yes

                         

                        10

                        CHOW ZEYI

                        MN 102

                        Decline




                        Upcoming Events - For your information and feedback if any ... ...
                        • National Schools Track & Field Championship on 28 Apr (Fri) from 1200 to 1800 hrs @ Singapore Sports Hub. [Timings are Tentative]
                          • Why? As part of developing the school spirit, Sec 3 students from selected classes and all Sec 1 students will be going to the Singapore Sports Hub to support the school team that is taking part in above championship. 
                          • When, Where & Attire? Sec 1s will not be required to report to school on 28 Apr (Fri). Lessons will be suspended. Instead, Sec 1s will report to the Singapore Sports Hub in the afternoon for the event. Further details with regard to the exact reporting time and dismissal time as well as the exact assembly point will be given nearer the date. Sec 1s are to report in their Fraternity T-shirt and PE shorts. 
                          • Going Home. As part of developing self-reliance in our students and also in anticipation of the traffic congestion that could happen on that day, Sec 1s will be asked to make their own way to the Singapore Sports Hub. Because the Sports Hub is well connected by the MRT and bus, you might consider your son using public transport on that day as well.
                          • Relief Arrangement. CTs accompanying the classes do not report to school in the morning (like during Sec 1 Campfire). Being worked out now. If you would like to accompany your class for the day, please let me know so that I try to do the necessary. I'll try but no promises ... ...
                        • Sec 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Maths-Science Field trip) on 31 May (Wed).  
                          • When. During school hours. No lessons. Dismissal time to be advised ... ...
                          • 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 infield observations, data collection, analysis and presentations. 
                          • Feedback. To make things better for everyone, do drop Karen, Nicole, Josephine Lee or myself if you have any ideas / feedback on what we should or should not do based on past experiences ... ...
                        • Sec 1 Term 2 Common Tests. CTs to put up Schedule on Class Noticeboard.
                        • Replacement Day on 6 Apr (Thu) for 7 Apr (Fri) [Odd Week Friday].
                          • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 6 Apr (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. Sec 1s are to note that school hours for 6 Apr (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
                        • SJI commemorates Founder's Day on 7 Apr (Fri). No lessons for the day. 
                          • 0730 hrs - No Assembly. All students to report to attendance taking in classroom. 
                          • 0740 hrs - Founder's Day Mass @ Foyer (St Joseph's Statue) 
                          • 0830 hrs - Founder's Day Assembly @ ISH (Sec 1s to ove from classroom at ISH)
                          • 1130 hrs - Dismissal
                        • SJI 165th Anniversary Parade on 7 Apr (Fri) from 1800 hrs to 1930 hrs. Parents are invited to attend. 
                          • The SJI Anniversary Parade is a milestone event for our Uniformed Groups (UGs) which recognises the importance of uniform groups in SJI, as well as their achievements in the past year. At the parade, the school community also witness the change in command of our student leaders: the Sec 4s handover the leadership of our uniformed groups to the Sec 3s. This parade is therefore an important event for our students in the uniformed group. This parade is an integral part of our school tradition. 








                        [Tour of SJI Campus] A Note of Thanks ... ...


                        Dear SJI Family, 

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

                        Many thanks to the following staff members who took time off to be with our former teachers and colleagues - the people that have helped build SJI.
                        1. Mr Jeremy Liew (Class of 1975)
                        2. Mr Alfred Nathan (Class of 1979)
                        3. Mr Azhar Ghazali (Class of 1979)
                        4. Fr Adrian Danker (Class of 1981)
                        5. Mr Genesius Chan (Class of 1984)
                        6. Mr David Kwang (Class of 1986)
                        7. Mr Raymond Wong (Class of 1988)
                        8. Mr Calvin Owyong (Class of 1989)
                        9. Mr Jude Tan (Class of 1990)
                        10. Mr Chong Chow Wee (Class of 2001)
                        11. Mr Kelvin Seet (Class of 2001)
                        12. Mr Ernest Chin Yang (Class of 2012)
                        13. Bro Paul Ho 
                        14. Mrs Goh Poh Kenn (Team SJI)
                        15. Mr Dominic Ang (Team SJI)
                        16. Ms Teresa Lim (Team SJI)
                        17. Mr Lee Lye Hin (Team SJI)
                        18. Mr Heng Guek Boon (Team SJI)
                        19. Ms Gina Tan (Team SJI)
                        Thank you too to the many other colleagues who stopped by to say 'Hi'. It certainly meant a lot to the teachers ... ...

                        Ora et Labora!

                        Jude



                        Dear Friends of Sec 1s,

                        Kindly note the following matters for the coming weeks ... ... Have a Blessed Week ahead!
                        • Dental Forms for Dental Services To Submit HOL 1 by 10 Apr (Mon) [Place in box on table]
                          • Namelist. To check if you have successfully submitted the form the online, click <here>
                          • Hardcopy of Form (Spare). Kindly take from same box on HOL 1 table.
                        • Verification of 3rd Lang / Special Programme To Submit Han Seng soonest possible [Place in box on table]
                        • Class Notice Board - To Put Up. CTs to put up above ... ...
                          • <Schedule> Sec 1 Term 2 Common Test. For schedule, click <here>.
                          • <Poster> Open Mic Concert. 
                        • To Distribute. CTs to distribute the following to boys ... ...
                          • Students' Accident Protection Scheme. Details can be found on Sec 1 Level Website.
                          • Comic on Life of John Baptist de La Salle. Good read for PSE in preparation for Founder's Day on Friday.


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

                         
                        Sec 1 Catholic Matters 



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


                        Dear Parents,
                         

                        Time flies and I hope you managed to have a good and restful break with the family. Term 2 is usually packed with events, especially as it is a full term - 11 weeks for us at SJI. With the start of a new school term, it'll be most helpful if you could gently remind and check your son if he had completed his assigned holiday homework, if any. A quick check on his personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will also be most appreciated.  
                         
                        With the pervasive use of technology and it's 'invasion' in our everyday life, do note that the school has a "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" programme, where students will bring and utilize their personal computing device for learning. For the Sec 1s, BYOD will commence only in Term 3 and details on this will be shared with parents when we meet again at the end of Term 2. 

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

                        Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


                        Sec 1 Matters
                        • Class Time-table - Term 2, 2017. <Updated on 17 Mar (Fri), 1200 hrs> Click <here>
                        • SJI Open House 2017 - Sec 1 Admission 2018 on 1 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300hrs. 
                          • Your son may be asked to assist in welcoming the Josephians of 2016. Do note that he'll receive a <Notice to Parents Form> from his subject / CCA teacher if his presence (assistance) is required.
                        • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Starts Only in Term 3. Do take note of the following: 
                          • Starts only in Term 3. For the Sec 1s, BYOD will commence only in Term 3 (from Jul onwards). More details on this will be shared with parents when we meet again at the end of Term 2. 
                          • Recommended Specifications. Click <here>.
                          • Recommended Device / Vendor. Being an educational institution, the school does not and cannot recommended a device or vendor.  
                          • 'Choosing a Device' for the Teenager. The major IT Fairs every quarter in Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec may offer you value for money deals so a little patience be financially beneficial. 
                          • Students on FAS. If your family is on financial assistance, SJI has access to a scheme to provide a basic computing device for long term loan to students. Details will be made known at the end on Term 2. 


                        Project COPE 165 

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

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


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

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

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


                        Term Assessment (TA) 1 & Results Slips

                        • Overall Percentage & Promotional Criteria. Overall percentage for Sec 1 is computed on equal weighting for all examinable subjects except for English which has a 1.5 weighting as it is an integration of English Language & Literature in English. 
                          • Promotion Criteria for Sec 1 & Sec 2 ('O' Level Programme) 2017. Click <here>
                          • Promotion Criteria for Sec 1 & Sec 2 (Integrated Programme) 2017. Click <here>
                          • Transfer Criteria for 'O' Level Programme Students. Click <here>
                        • L1S4 – What is It?. L1S4 is the aggregate that a student has obtained for the English Language and his other 4 selected subjects. Click <here> for more  information about the school's academic programmes. The grade for each subject is based on the marks that a student attains for that subject as follows. A1: 75 and above, A2: 70 – 74, B3: 65 – 69, B4: 60 – 64, C5: 55 – 59, C6: 50 – 54, D7: 45 – 49, E8: 40 – 44 and F9: 39 and below.
                        • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) is a summary showing the highest, lowest and average grades obtained by students in the entire cohort. However, in noting the KPI, we encourage you to compare the KPI for this term with the previous KPI so as to encourage your son to improve on his grades.

                        [Exam Matters] 9 Mar 2017 (Thu) - Registration for Exam


                        Dear Parents, Image result for exam registration

                        The school would like to inform you that we will be registering your son for the end year exams 2017 for their French /Japanese in lieu of an official Mother Tongue Language. This exam is conducted by the MOELC. For all SJI students taking French and Japanese in lieu of an official Mother Tongue Language, their exams venue will be at MOELC at Newton.  

                        The school will update you with the details when we receive the information from MOELC. Attach with this email is the syllabus for French and German from MOELC for your perusal.

                        Kindly acknowledge receipt of this e-mail by replying t  Ms Siti Rahimah Binte Buang (SH / Mother Tongue Languages) at <sitram@sji.edu.sg>. Do drop her an email should you have any queries. Thank you.







                        [Sec 1 CT Matters] 6 Jan 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>


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

                        Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 6 to 12 Mar
                        • 6 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 7 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 8 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                        • 9 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] 
                        •                     Mass Swim @ Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex **
                        • 10 Mar (Fri) - e-Learning Day [No School] **  
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                        • ** See above for details




                        • Sale of Fraternity T-shirt on 27 Feb to 1 Mar (Mon to Wed) from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ Canteen. 
                          • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Sec 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for Sports Day on 3 Mar (Fri).
                        • Replacement Day on 2 Mar (Thu) for 3 Mar (Fri) [Odd Week Friday].
                          • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 2 Mar (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. Sec 1s are to note that school hours for 2 Mar (Thu) is at 0730 hrs and NOT 0800 hrs.
                        • SJI 109th Track & Field Championship on 3 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1300 hrs @ Bishan Stadium. 
                          • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                          • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
                          • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohd Loqman <loqman.alfaiz@sji.edu.sg>
                        • Sec 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for 6 Mar (Mon). 
                          • 0900 to 0910 hrs - FN 101 & FN 102 
                          • 0910 to 0920 hrs - FN 103 & LE 101  
                          • 0920 to 0930 hrs - LE 102 & LE 103 
                          • 0930 to 0940 hrs - ML 101 & ML 102  
                          • 0940 to 0950 hrs - ML 103 & MN 101  
                          • 0950 to 1000 hrs - MN 102   
                        • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Thu) from 1430 to 1600 hrs @ Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. 
                          • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                          • 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). 
                          • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.


                        Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                        • Ash Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.   
                        • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                        • Sec 1 Day of Recollection on 11 Mar (Sat) from 0730 to 1800 hrs. Compulsory for all Sec 1 Catholic Students. 
                          • Why? To welcome the new Sec 1 students to the various Lasallian Catholic Youth Groups. This is part of the school's larger efforts to expose these young Lasallians to Catholic activities.
                          • Notice Form. Click <here>
                          • Queries. Kindly email Bro Kelvin Tan, FSC <bro.kelvin@sji.edu.sg>
                        • Lenten Vigil from 13 Apr (Thu [Holy Thursday]) 1630 hrs to 14 Apr (Fri [Good Friday]) 1000 hrs. Compulsory for all Sec 1 Catholic Students. 
                          • Why? This is part of the school's larger efforts to expose these young Lasallians to Catholic activities during Holy Week. Sec 1s will participate in activities such as Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper*, Visitation of Churches, Overnight Vigi, Stations of the Cross and ending with Passion of the Lord*. 
                          • Note. *Parents (and your family) are invited to join in (*) Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday and Passion of the Lord on Good Friday. Details will be made known in due course. 
                          • Notice Form. Click <here>
                          • Queries. Kindly email Bro Kelvin Tan, FSC <bro.kelvin@sji.edu.sg>


                        Catholic Camp
                        EZ LInk Card
                        Ash Wednesday Mass


                        Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 27 Feb to 5 Mar
                        • 27 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 28 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 1 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                        • 2 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                        • 3 Mar (Fri) -  SJI 109th Track & Field Meet **  
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                        • ** See above for details


                        Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 6 to 12 Mar
                        • 6 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 7 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                        • 8 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                        • 9 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] [Replacement Day for 10 Mar (Fri)]
                        •                     Mass Swim @ Bishan Swimming Complex **
                        • 10 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **  
                        • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                        • ** See above for details



                        Dear Parents, 

                        Today, many Chinese families gather to mark Yuan Xiao (元宵), the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year. On this day, many will have Tang Yuan ('湯圓) a glutinous rice ball typically filled with sweet red bean paste or sesame paste which symbolize family togetherness. Yesterday the SJI community did just that with more than 2200 people gathering together for the Inaugural Assembly, the first formal school assembly of the new school year. The school also celebrated the home-coming back to our Malcolm Road campus with an Inaugural Concert. It was a day where many memories were made which will be a talking point got Josephians for a long time to come ... ... 

                        Sometime this coming week, your son will be informed of his allocated CCA. The majority of Sec 1s would have been allocated to a CCA of their 1st 3 choices. It would be most beneficial if you could spend some time this weekend speaking to and sharing with your son of your own CCA experiences. The school seeks your understanding and support on this matter.

                        Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!


                        Sec 1 Matters
                        • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 13 Feb (Mon) to 24 Feb (Fri) - Term 1 Weeks 7 & 8.  
                          • Why? To help the Sec 1 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 1s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess from 13 Feb (Mon) to 24 Feb (Fri). 
                          • Parental Support. Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could remind your son of the above and also discourage him from bringing his 'toy' (e.g. soccer ball, basketball, frisbee, etc) to school. 
                          • No Play Area. Sec 1s are to note that the Oval (space between Block G (Gabriel Drolin Block) and Block F (Florencio Martin Block)) are not play areas because classes are on in the 2 blocks.
                        • Replacement Day on 2 Mar (Thu) for 3 Mar (Fri).
                          • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 2 Mar (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
                        • Sec 1 Swimming Test @ Bishan Swimming Complex (BSC) from 1430 to 1600 hrs.
                          • Dates / Fraternity.
                            • 20 Feb (Mon). Fintan & Marcian Fraternities
                            • 27 Feb (Mon). Lawrence & Michael Fraternities
                          • Reporting Place / Transport. Sec 1s to meet at school foyer at 1330 hrs. 1-way transport provided. Sec 1s are to make your own way home from BSC.
                          • Namelist. For namelist of Sec 1s who are to attend the above test, click <here> 
                          • Consent Form. Click <here> 
                          • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamad Syaifudin <mohamad.syaifudin@sji.edu.sg>


                        • Lock classroom. Ledge the door.


                        Sec 1 Upcoming Events
                          • SJI 109th Track & Field Championship on 3 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1300 hrs @ Toa Payoh Stadium. 
                            • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                            • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
                          • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Thu) @ Bishan Swimming Complex. 
                            • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                            • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
                          • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). 
                            • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.
                          • Sports Day.
                              • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Sec 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for the upcoming Sports Day in March.
                          • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). Details to be made known when available  
                            • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.
                            •   

                          Sec 1 Matters 
                          • SJI Parenting Talk for Sec 1 Parents on 25 Feb (Sat) from 0900 to 1100 hrs. <Register by 20 Feb (Mon), 1700 hrs>. To register, click <here>
                            • The talk is conducted by Mr Benedict Long who has 6 years of experience working with children and youths. He will be sharing with parents some tips on improving communication with teens and the importance of the cyber-wellness. For more information, click <here>
                            • Queries. Kindly email Mr Benedict Long, School Counsellor <benedict.long@sji.edu.sg>.



                            SJI Parenting Talk for Sec 1 Parents on 25 Feb (Sat) from 0900 to 1100 hrs. <Register by 20 Feb (Mon), 1700 hrs>. To register, click <here>
                            • The talk is conducted by Mr Benedict Long who has 6 years of experience working with children and youths. He will be sharing with parents some tips on improving communication with teens and the importance of the cyber-wellness. For more information, click <here>
                            • Queries. Kindly email Mr Benedict Long, School Counsellor <benedict.long@sji.edu.sg>.

                            Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                            • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                            • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. [Starts 15 Feb (Wed)] Parents are invited to attend.   


                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 13 to 19 Feb
                            • 13 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 14 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 15 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                            • 16 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 17 Feb (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 20 to 26 Feb
                            • 20 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 21 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 22 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts] *
                            • 23 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 24 Feb (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 27 Feb to 5 Mar
                            • 27 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 28 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 1 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 2 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 3 Mar (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 


                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 6 to 12 Mar
                            • 6 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 7 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 8 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 9 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] [Replacement Day for 10 Mar (Fri)]
                            •                     Mass Swim @ Bishan Swimming Complex **
                            • 10 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                            • ** See above for details


                            11 Feb 2017 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 7 & 8 Matters [Text ... ...]



                            Dear Parents, 
                             
                            With their CCA allocated to them, the Sec 1s may struggle a little, especially in Term 1 with their new schedule. Most of the boys will settle down nicely by early Term 2. It would be surprising to know that boys in general have a relatively high threshold for change and are capable of being stretched that little bit more. The greater challenge is that we (the adults) haven't or are not used to doing this to them. With the boys entering teenage, it is crucial that we, at home and in school, work closely to support the boys. If there be any concern/s, please feel free to contact your son's class tutors or myself. For the contact of the Sec 1 Class Tutors, click <here>.

                            Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

                            A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for the next 4 years.

                            In keeping with its Mission, Vision and Values, the school recognises Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) as an integral part of the school curriculum. The CCA programme complements the academic programme. CCA plays an important part in the all-round development of each student and enables him to actively participate in the life of the school community. 
                             Kindly also take note of the following matters for the coming week. We seek your continued support in helping your son to choose and encourage him in his chosen CCA. 

                            First and foremost, thank you for your co-operation the past weeks in helping your son in his CCA option. 
                            As you we end this the first week of lessons in school, I do hope that your son is adjusting to secondary school life. Please spend some time over the weekend to help your son select his Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). We seek your continued support in helping him choose and encouraging him in his chosen CCA. A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for the next 4 years. Kindly also take note of the following matters for the coming week. 
                            As your son gradually get use to secondary school life with CCA and the like, I thank you for being so patient with us ... ... Your support as the school’s partner is much appreciated and we look forward in working with you in the overall development of your son.

                            On a separate note, it may be of interest to you that there may be class tests scheduled for the various subjects in the coming weeks. Please check with your son on details (date, topic, format, etc) for the tests. It is also recommended that you spend some time going through with your son on academic work. This will help you better understand what he's going through in school and as a added bonus, some parent-son bonding.  

                            Dear Parents, 
                             
                            With their CCA allocated to them, the Sec 1s may struggle a little, especially in Term 1 with their new schedule. Most of the boys will settle down nicely by early Term 2. It would be surprising to know that boys in general have a relatively high threshold for change and are capable of being stretched that little bit more. The greater challenge is that we (the adults) haven't or are not used to doing this to them. With the boys entering teenage, it is crucial that we, at home and in school, work closely to support the boys. If there be any concern/s, please feel free to contact your son's class tutors or myself. For the contact of the Sec 1 Class Tutors, click <here>.

                            Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

                            A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for the next 4 years.

                            In keeping with its Mission, Vision and Values, the school recognises Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) as an integral part of the school curriculum. The CCA programme complements the academic programme. CCA plays an important part in the all-round development of each student and enables him to actively participate in the life of the school community. 
                             Kindly also take note of the following matters for the coming week. We seek your continued support in helping your son to choose and encourage him in his chosen CCA. 

                            First and foremost, thank you for your co-operation the past weeks in helping your son in his CCA option. 
                            As you we end this the first week of lessons in school, I do hope that your son is adjusting to secondary school life. Please spend some time over the weekend to help your son select his Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). We seek your continued support in helping him choose and encouraging him in his chosen CCA. A student is expected to keep to his chosen core CCA for the next 4 years. Kindly also take note of the following matters for the coming week. 
                            As your son gradually get use to secondary school life with CCA and the like, I thank you for being so patient with us ... ... Your support as the school’s partner is much appreciated and we look forward in working with you in the overall development of your son.
                            • Regarding the classroom key system, we will start on 8 February (Wednesday).  This will allow for HOLs to brief the level they are overseeing on 7 February (Tuesday). 

                            • The system is that all classrooms in Blocks F, G and K are not to be unlocked at the beginning of the day.  

                            • Prefects will obtain the keys and distribute them to the class chairman of each class.

                            • Please advise where the prefects can get the keys from and where the keys are to be returned to at the end of the school day.
                            • Collection of School Fees (Jan & Feb) on 15 Feb (Wed) & 16 Feb (Thu). [Reminder]
                              • 15 Feb (Wed) – FN & LE Fraternities
                              • 16 Feb (Thu) – ML & MN Fraternities
                              • Payments is cash (exact amount) or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to “St Joseph’s Institution”.
                            • NEmation! Behind the Scene Talk on 16 Feb (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. 
                            • "What it means to be a Josephian" by SJIOBA on 23 Feb (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Classroom.
                              • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0800 hrs for the talk. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 
                            Sec 1 Matters
                            • Upcoming Sec 1 Matters 
                              • Sec 1 Ban for all Games from 20 Feb (Mon) to 24 Feb (Fri) - Term 1 Week 8.  
                                • To help the Sec 1 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 1s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess from 20 Feb (Mon) to 24 Feb (Fri). 
                                • Parental support in this matter is greatly appreciated if you could discourage you son from bringing his soccer ball to school. 
                              • Collection of School Fees (Jan & Feb) on 15 Feb (Wed) & 16 Feb (Thu). [Reminder]
                                • 15 Feb (Wed) – FN & LE Fraternities
                                • 16 Feb (Thu) – ML & MN Fraternities
                                • Payments is cash (exact amount) or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to “St Joseph’s Institution”.
                              • "What it means to be a Josephian" by SJIOBA on 23 Feb (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Classroom.
                                • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0800 hrs for the talk. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 

                            Academic Discovery Module (ADM) & Independent Study Module (ISM).<Registration Open 28 Jan (Wed), 2000 hrs to 29 Jan (Thu), 2000 hrs>. To login, click <here>. 
                            • Academic Discovery Module (ADM). 
                              • What is ADM? ADM allow students to inquire into the world or the self through a process guided by teachers. This process will get students to think and act like a Scientist or Historian etc., adopting lenses of the discipline in order to answer essential inquiry questions. 
                              • ADM Guide. Click <here>. 
                            • Independent Study Module (ISM). 
                              • What is ISM? ISM requires students to be highly independent and self-directed. It is important that students offering an ISM should be highly motivated in order for them to do well and get an Academic Unit (AU). Registration for ISM will only start in Term 2 Week 1.  
                              • ISM Guide. Click <here>   
                            • Other Information.
                              • SJI Levels of Learning Website. Click <here>.
                              • Letter to Parents on Levels of Learning. Click <here>.
                            • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>



                            Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
                            • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend. 
                            • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. [Starts 15 Feb (Wed)] Parents are invited to attend.   
                             

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 6 to 12 Feb
                            • 6 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 7 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 8 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 9 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 10 Feb (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 13 to 19 Feb
                            • 13 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 14 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 15 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 16 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 17 Feb (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 20 to 26 Feb
                            • 20 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 21 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 22 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 23 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 24 Feb (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 27 Feb to 5 Mar
                            • 27 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 28 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 1 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 2 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            • 3 Mar (Fri) -  Normal School Day *  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 

                            Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 6 to 12 Mar
                            • 6 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 7 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day *  
                            • 8 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] *
                            • 9 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [No Sec 1 EL Tutorial] *
                            •                     Mass Swim @ Bishan Swimming Complex **
                            • 10 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **  
                            • * Dismissal as per time-table 
                            • ** See above for details



                            [Sec 1 CT Matters] 20 Feb 2017 (Mon) - SJIOBA Sharing, Replacement Day, Sports Day, etc ... ...


                            Dear Friends of Sec 1s,

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



                            Sec 1 Matters
                            • What it means to be a Josephian" Sharing by SJIOBA on 23 Feb (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Classroom. Image result for sjioba
                              • Kindly note that each class would require 1x CT be present in the classroom. CT will be excused from PS. Kindly inform HOL 1 by 22 Feb (Wed), 1200 hrs on CT staying in class.
                              • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0800 hrs for the above sharing. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 
                              • Timeline
                                • 0720 hrs - All CTs to attend Staff Conference 
                                • 0740 hrs - CTs to excuse from Staff Conference. Collect classroom key from HOL 1 @ Annex
                                • 0745 hrs - Class Chairman to meet HOL 1 @ Canteen (To bring speaker/s to classroom)
                                • 0755 hrs - Speakers @ classroom / Start of Sharing
                                • 0845 hrs - End of Sharing / Lesson resumes 
                            • Sale of Fraternity T-shirt on 27 Feb to 1 Mar (Mon to Wed) from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ Canteen. 
                              • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Sec 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for the upcoming Sports Day in March.
                            • Replacement Day on 2 Mar (Thu) for 3 Mar (Fri).
                              • Sec 1s are to note that there is a replacement day on 2 Mar (Thu). This is only for lessons and we will observe the normal time-table.  All other activities such as CCAs will carry on as usual. 
                            • SJI 109th Track & Field Championship on 3 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1300 hrs @ Bishan Stadium. Details to be made known when available
                            • Sec 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for 6 Mar (Mon). Image result for photo taking icon
                              • 0900 to 0910 hrs - FN 101 & FN 102 
                              • 0910 to 0920 hrs - FN 103 & LE 101  
                              • 0920 to 0930 hrs - LE 102 & LE 103 
                              • 0930 to 0940 hrs - ML 101 & ML 102  
                              • 0940 to 0950 hrs - ML 103 & MN 101  
                              • 0950 to 1000 hrs - MN 102   
                            • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Thu) from 1430 to 1630 hrs @ Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. [Tentative Timings] 
                            • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). 
                              • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.
                            • Class Admin Matters [Reminders] Image result for lock and key clip art
                              • Collection / Return of Classroom Keys. CTs to note of collection of keys behind DLS statue everyday. Class chairman is to return keys at the Guard Room at the end of the day
                              • Locking of Classroom. 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.









                            • SJI 109th Track & Field Championship on 3 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1300 hrs @ Toa Payoh Stadium. Details to be made known when available
                              • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                              • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
                            • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Thu) @ Bishan Swimming Complex. 
                              • Notice Form. Click <here>   
                              • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
                            • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). 
                              • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.
                            • Sec 1 Swimming Test @ Bishan Swimming Complex (BSC) from 1430 to 1600 hrs.
                              • Dates / Fraternity.
                                • 20 Feb (Mon). Fintan & Marcian Fraternities
                                • 27 Feb (Mon). Lawrence & Michael Fraternities
                              • Reporting Place / Transport. Sec 1s to meet at school foyer at 1330 hrs. 1-way transport provided. Sec 1s are to make your own way home from BSC.
                              • Namelist. For namelist of Sec 1s who are to attend the above test, click <here> 
                              • Consent Form. Click <here> 
                              • Queries. Kindly email Mr Mohamad Syaifudin <mohamad.syaifudin@sji.edu.sg>
                            • What it means to be a Josephian" Sharing by SJIOBA on 23 Feb (Thu) from 0800 to 0850 hrs @ Classroom. 
                              • Sec 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0800 hrs for the above sharing. DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly. 

                            • Sale of Fraternity T-shirt on 27 Feb to 1 Mar (Mon to Wed) from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ Canteen.
                              • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Sec 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for the upcoming Sports Day in March.

                            • Lock classroom. Ledge the door.


                            Sec 1 Upcoming Events

                              • Sports Day.
                                  • Sec 1s are note that the sale of the above. Sec 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for the upcoming Sports Day in March.
                              • SJI e-Learning Day on 10 Mar (Fri). Details to be made known when available  
                                • Sec 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.
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