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24 Jan (Sun) - Term 1 Week 4 to 6 [Term 1 Common Test & ADM Registration, etc ... ...] 
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Dear Parents, 
 
As your son gradually come to the realization that the year has started, it's good to check with your son on his life in school ... ... At Level Assembly earlier this week, the boys had been reminded on this need for them to be responsible and take ownership, especially for their learning. It is also timely for you to check with him on his CCA - that he is regular in his attendance. For the parents of sportsman, do show them some 'tender loving care' as many of the sports have began their season. Your words of concern and encouragement will go a long way in sustaining you son's interest and passion. 

Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
  
  
Sec 2 Matters
  • Sec 2 Common Test <Term 1> from 22 to 26 Feb (Mon to Fri). 
    1. Schedule. Click <here>. 
  • Conduct Grading for Students
    • At the end of each school term, a Conduct Grade is given to a student and this is reflected in his Results Slip. Kindly note that any of the following will result in a 'Fair' Grade for Conduct for the Term: (a) being late for school with no valid reason for at least 4 times in a Term; (b) defaulting in CCA attendance with an attendance rate of less than 75% during with no valid reason in a Term; (c) has committed a serious disciplinary offence as deemed by the Disciplinary Panel that may have resulted in being issued a Pink Form, a Letter of Warning in the course of a Term; (d) has got into trouble with the Law in the course of the Term. 
  • Inaugural Service / SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year on 5 Feb (Fri)Early Dismissal at 1200 hrs (Tentative)  
 
ADM, AUs and Transfer to IP Track in Sec 3, 2017   
  • ADM Registration <From 27 Jan, 2000 hrs to 29 Jan 0800 hrs>.  
    • ADM is optional for O-level Programme students, but is offered to all students for enrichment regardless of whether you need to earn AUs or not. Sec 2s are to check your email for registration details.  
    • Registration for ADM. <Opens 27 Jan, 2000 hrs>. Click <here>.
  • Academic Unit (AUs).    
    • Compulsory for IP students and OP students who intend to transfer to the IP track. For details, please see the Availability of AUs below: 
      • Availability of AUs for OP students. Click <here>  
      • Availability of AUs for IP students. Click <here>.  
    • AUs accumulated in Sec 1 should be in the student report book. However, there are some exceptions and the online results will be made accessible in due course for students to check their AUs.   
  • Transfer to IP Track in Sec 3, 2017.
    • As the CAL programme has been cancelled in 2016, Sec 2s will only need a total of 10 AUs for Sec 1 and Sec 2. Sec 2s who are not able to meet the total no of AUs and new Sec 2 students who are keen to apply for transfer are to see Mr Ng Yew Hong. soonest as possible.   
    • With regards to academic results for transferring to the IP track, the main consideration will be the Sec 2 Mid-year and the Final-year results. Invitation for application will be sent to all students and parents in the level later in the year. Do note all other requirements in the Transfer Criteria. Number of places available is to be stipulated by MOE.
    • Criteria for Transfer to IP Track. Click <here>  
  • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>.

     
    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    1. Rosary Devotion on 29 Jan (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
    2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
    3. Ash Wednesday on 10 Feb (Wed) at 0710 @ Auditorium. 
     
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 25 to 31 Jan
    1. 25 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 26 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 27 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] **
    4. 28 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 29 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** ADM starts in Term 1 Week 7

    Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 1 to 5 Feb
    1. 1 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 2 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 3 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] **
    4. 4 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 5 Feb (Fri) - Inaugural Service / SJI Celebrate Lunar New Year ***
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** ADM starts in Term 1 Week 7
    8. *** Early Dismissal at 1200 hrs (Tentative)
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 8 to 12 Feb
    1. 8 Feb (Mon) - Chinese New Year [Public Holiday]
    2. 9 Feb (Tue) - Chinese New Year [Public Holiday] 
    3. 10 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] **
    4. 11 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 12 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** ADM starts in Term 1 Week 7

     
    16 Jan (Sat) - Term 1 Week 3 & 4 [Heartfelt Thanks for ACE Camp]  
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    Dear Parents, 

       
    The blazing sun shone brightly above. The boy's face was covered in dirt and perspiration dripped down his face. After more than two hours of cycling, his body though weary is full of energy from a sense of new found confidence. He smiles at his teacher proudly proclaiming, "I've completed the cycling expedition and I fell ten times". With a reassuring voice, the teacher asks," How many times did you get up?" "Ten!" came the reply. Confucius once said "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." There have been many bumps throughout the course of the ACE Camps but the boys have shown the true Lasallian spirit in helping each other up and having the determination to press on with their class and get through the camp together. 

    Credit must be given to the Sec 2s who, in their own words, "have 'survived' the ACE camp". We as adults need to realize that these 14 year-old are capable of much, if they put their heart and mind to it. The boys were 'unplugged' - offline for close to 72 hours with no severe withdrawal symptoms nor life-threatening effects. What they need is lots of encouragement so that they can move beyond their comfort zone to do much more than what they think they can - it's all in the mind. We must constantly affirm these young men. For the past week, our young men have shown themselves proud. With girth and tenacity they stood up each time they fell off the bike, moved forward one step at a time when they were tired and for paddled on when the tides are against them. These are fine 14 year-olds who when called to, will rise to the occasion. What we need is to provide the opportunities for them ... ... 
     
    Pulau Ubin has now been given a definition. It will, for the boys, join the ranks of Pulau Tekong as somewhere that the 'Boy Became Man'. Indeed, some of you parents would have had the 'Ah Boy to Man' experience the past week. Much appreciation for your belief and trust in what we are doing at SJI - to help the boys pick up life skills which are so crucial to their emotional, mental, physical and spiritual survival in the real world. Thank you too for your many words of encouragement and affirmation.
     
    As we finally settle into the new school year, kindly note the following matters the coming weeks and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
      
      
    Sec 2 Matters
    • ADM Briefing on 20 Jan (Wed) from 1230 hours at Auditorium.  
      • ADM Briefing from 1230 to 1300 hours - For all classes 
      • Additional Briefing from 1300 to 1330 hours - For FN 201, LE 203, ML 203 and MN 202 only
    • Moodle LMS Account Setup. To be completed by 22 Jan (Fri) 
      • What is Moodle LMS? Moodle Learning Management System (LMS), an open source web application for its e-learning activities. 
      • Setting Up Your Account. Student Moodle LMS account will now integrated with your SJI Gmail account. This means that you will use the same SJI Gmail username and password to login to Moodle. To ensure your access to Moodle e-learning courses and practice exams, kindly activate your account by following the attached student guide. Sec 2s are to be complete the above by 22 Jan (Fri). 
      • Student Guide. Click <here>. 
      • Help desk. If you encounter any technical issues setting up your Moodle account, kindly proceed to the library or email Mr Angelo Anthony Agujo, Educational Technologist <angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg>.
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Kindly note that all Sec 2 are NOT TO BRING their devices (laptop / netbooks) to school until 18 Jan (Mon)
     
     
    Sec 1 Catholic Matters 
    1. Rosary Devotion on 29 Jan (Fri) at 0735 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome. 
    2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
     
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 18 to 24 Jan
    1. 18 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 19 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 20 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM Briefing] **
    4. 21 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 22 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** See above for details

    Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 25 to 31 Jan
    1. 25 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 26 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 27 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM] **
    4. 28 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 29 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** ADM starts in Term 1 Week 7
      
     
     
    11 & 15 Jan (Tue & Fri) - ACE Camp Matters ... ... 
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    Dear Parents, 
     
    Greetings from the sunny island resort of Pulau Ubin. ACE Camp started off well with fine weather and the boys being engaged in numerous activities from cycling to orienteering, to kayaking. Many of them have picked up a new skill or two and some of them would have also uncovered their hidden talent/s ... ...  
     
    For the past 2 days, these young boys have been through the 'floods and furnace' of life. Friendships have been strengthened and brotherhood forged - ties that will remain with them for a long time to comeThey have started to become young men. ACE Camp 2016 has brandished on the boys the hallmarks of manhood. The boys have also learnt to appreciate the finer and simpler things in life. Tomorrow all of them would surely appreciate a home-cooked meal and sleep soundly. Kindly note that, unless there's inclement weather, the boys will depart from Pulau Ubin from 1700 hrs. They are expected to be back at Changi Point at about 1800 hrs. Do meet your sons at the same place which they'd assembled earlier this week when they reported. i.e. steps between Blk 1 and the hawker centre. 
     
    Thank you for your support and understanding as we help to nurture and mold these boys into young men. Thank you too for your belief and thrust in what we do at SJI. In the meantime, do be assured that the boys are in good hands. Always remember, no news is good news. Do continue to remember them and the teachers in your prayers tonight ... ...
     
    Have a Blessed Day ahead!
     

    Fintan FraternityMarcian Fraternity
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     Lawerence Fraternity Michael Fraternity
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
      
    9 Jan 2016 (Sat) - Term 1 Week 2 [ACE Camp Matters ... ...]
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    Dear Parents, 
     
    In a few days, the boys will be going for their ACE Camp, something that many of them have been looking forward to. This is another phase of the life where there'll be many firsts. We, at home and in school, need to encourage them as they prepare for the camp. Kindly refer to the section below on <ACE Camp 2016 - Things to Note> which I had shared with you previously. 

    ACE Camp will be something that the boys will remember for a long time. Some of the boys will be hesitant to be away from the comforts of their home, do assure them that they'll be fine as they are in the company of their teachers and friends. The boys will be well taken care of - they've got all you'll ever want in a beach resort - the sun, the sea and the sand. So, don't worry ... ... No news is good news

    We pray for good weather and a successful camp ... ... Have a Blessed Weekend ahead! 
     
     
    Sec 2 Matters
    • Release of G.C.E. 'O' Level Results on 11 Jan (Mon). Early Dismissal at 1310 hrs.

    ACE Camp Matters 
    • Camp 1 [11 to 13 Jan (Mon to Wed)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.  
      • Reporting Time. [FN] @ 0730 hrs; [MN] 0800 hrs 
      • Dismissal Time. 13 Jan (Wed)  1800 hrs [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [14 to 16 Jan (Thu to Sat)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities. 
      • Reporting Time. [LE] @ 0730 hrs; [ML] 0800 hrs 
      • Dismissal Time. 16 Jan (Sat)  1800 hrs [Both LE & ML]
    • ACE Camp 2016 (Sec 2) 
      • Letter to Parents. Click <here>.
      • Notice Form. Click <here>.
     

    ACE Camp 2016 <Things to Note> 

    As you help to prepare your son for ACE Camp, I do hope that you'll find the following information helpful ... ... They are basically pointers which we've gathered from our experiences in bringing boys to outdoor camps. Do note that there may be specific instructions pertaining to this camp, which may not be covered in this note. 
    • Packing - Use a Haversack. This is because the boys will be camping over at different sites on the island each night and they are required to bring their luggage with them. Carrying a haversack is a lot easier than pulling a trolley bag along on gravelly or muddy paths.
    • Waterproof ALL Items. Use Ziploc bags and/or line haversack with a huge trash bag. Better still, do both. We cannot be sure that it will not rain, and we cannot be sure that the luggage will be completely under shelter at all times – it might rain during our transit between camp sites. Having clean, dry clothes to change into after a long day of activities will be a luxury - something the boys would appreciate and must therefore plan for. In addition, we do not want them catching a chill wearing damp clothes.
    • Clothings - Pack by Day. Pack clothes according to days and activities, each set in individual Ziploc bags. For example, put 1 shirt, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of underwear into 1 Ziploc bag for Day 2; another for Day 3, ... ... you get the idea. Pack the clothes for wet activities into another Ziploc. Label each bag if necessary. Please teach your boys how to expel all the air out before sealing the bags shut. This will help save space.
    • Day Pack / Bag. Pack a “day pack”. This is a smaller bag for day activities. It should be light and compact, large enough to contain a water bottle, repellent, energy bars … items the boys need for 1 day. 
    • Shoes. A clarification ... ... The boys will already be wearing a pair of shoes when they report. They just need to pack 1 pair of slippers and 1 pair of old (but not falling apart) covered shoes. This pair of old shoes is for water activities. It is necessary because we do not want the boys to get injured due to sharp objects embedded in the sand when they wade through shallow waters while moving the kayaks. Alternatively, in place of old shoes, some of you might want to consider getting your sons water booties but this is not a necessity.
    • Insect Repellent & Sun Block. These are necessary. The mozzies are ferocious at Ubin; in addition, they may have to endure sandflies. Do get a repellent that contains deet. However, it might not be suitable for boys with sensitive skin, so please exercise discretion when purchasing repellent for your sons. As for sun block, do your your son a SPF 50 sun block that is preferably water resistant (does not get washed off easily), otherwise we can only hope that the boys reapply sun block regularly.
    • Extra Plastic / Ziplop Bags. Do pack an 2-3 extra plastic / Ziploc bags. 1 of it can be used as a “day pack” for kayaking. The boys can put their sunscreen, energy bars and perhaps a small towel in, inflate it and stuff it under the elastic straps of the kayaks.
    • Other Items. Do check the packing list that was given earlier. Click <here>. 
    Do note that the most of the items should be available at the supermarket / pharmacy. However, the one-stop shop would be the “Beach Road Army Market” and “Outdoor”. The former sells cheap and good equipment while the latter is a more upmarket camping and adventure gear retail chain. 
     
     
     
    30 Dec 2015 (Wed) - Compliments of the Season [ACE Camp & Start of School Matters]
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    Dear Parents, 
     
    Compliments of the Season! It only seemed like yesterday that we first met, Sec 1 Reporting, Orientation Camp, CCA selection, etc ... ... Thank you all for making 2015 so special and memorable for all of us. Kindly note that the ACE Camp which was postponed has been scheduled on the following dates:
    • Camp 1 [11 to 13 Jan (Mon to Wed)] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.  
      • Reporting Time. [FN] @ 0730 hrs; [MN] 0800 hrs 
      • Dismissal Time. 13 Jan (Wed)  1800 hrs [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [14 to 16 Jan (Thu to Sat)] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities. 
      • Reporting Time. [LE] @ 0730 hrs; [ML] 0800 hrs 
      • Dismissal Time. 16 Jan (Sat)  1800 hrs [Both LE & ML]
    With regards to the report in the Straits Times on 21 Dec 2015, "Public warned against drinking water from Pulau Ubin wells and taps", the school would like to assure you that the water that the boys will be consuming during ACE Camp will be delivered from mainland Singapore. This has always been the school’s practice. We would like to reassure parents that the well-being of all students and staff is always a key priority. 
     
    As the year-end holidays coming to an end, kindly note the following matters as you prepare your son for the new school year. Y
    our kind attention on the following matters would be most helpful
    Wishing you and all your loved ones a Blessed 2016 ahead! 
     
     
    Sec 2 Matters
    • ACE Camp 2016 (Sec 2) 
      • Letter to Parents. Click <here>.
      • Notice Form. Click <here>.
    • Letter <Traffic Advisory>. Click <here>.
    • Start of School Matters
      • SJI 1st Day of School - 4 Jan (Mon). Do note that Sec 2s will report to school on 4 Jan (Mon) 
      • Haircut and Attire. Your attention on your son's haircut and his school uniform would be most appreciated. 
      • Holiday Homework. Please do a check with your son if he has completed what would be required from him. 
     
    1st Week of School Matters

    • Sec 2 Time Table 2016 - Term 1. <Updated on 2 Jan (Sat), 2100 hrs>. 
      Click <here>.
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Kindly note that all Sec 2 are NOT TO BRING their devices (laptop / netbooks) to school until 18 Jan (Mon)
    • Temperature-taking Exercise on 7 Jan (Thu). Sec 2s are reminded to bring their Oral Digital Thermometers (ODTs) on the first week of school in preparation for the above-mentioned. For those who need a new ODT, you may purchased one from your Class Tutors at $4/= each on 4 Jan (Mon). 
    • Time-table for 4 Jan (Mon). 
      • 0700 hrs onwards - Sec 2s to report to respective class
      • 0730 hrs - 3 representatives / class to collect diaries from HOL Room
      • 0800 hrs - 2 representatives / class to foyer (assembly area) to prepare for assembly
      • 0820 hrs - Class to proceed to assembly area / Assembly
      • 0900 hrs - Contact Time (with Class Tutors) 
      • 0950 hrs - Recess
      • 1030 hrs - ACE Camp Briefing @ Hall / Class Admin
      • 1130 hrs - Normal Curriculum Resumes (Refer to Class Time-table)
      • PM - Dismissal as per Class Time-table 
      
    Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
    • Carlo Catholic Society Bursary Scheme 2016
      • Application is now open for needy Primary, Secondary, Junior College (CI) students.  
      • Applicant must be a Catholic studying full-time at a government recognized institution. In addition, the applicant must possess good conduct, satisfactory academic results and must not be a recipient of any other scholarships or bursaries.   
      • Closing date: 1 Feb 2016 (Mon).   
      • Eligibility & Application Form. Click <here>.


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