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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. 
        • 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. 
        • 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.
      • 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 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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