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21 Aug (Sun) - Term 3 Weeks 9 & 10 [End of Term, PTM Matters ... ...]   
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Dear Parents, 

Inside the Living Body

 
As your son shares with you his results for the term, we need to affirm them for their effort but at the same time encourage them to strive to do better. The boys want to do well but many are still trying to balance and cope with the demands and may find what's facing them 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. 
  
On a separate note, it would be of interest to you that we are, for Lower Secondary Science, finally at the topic of <Sexual Reproduction in Humans> - the highlight of the boys' science journey. This comes at a time when they are beginning to understand and appreciate the changes happening to them (both physically and emotionally). It is a topic that is both challenging and often hilarious with the strange and perplexing questions that the boys ask. More importantly, this topic provides numerous teachable moments for the boys to better understand themselves, how they can better manage themselves as they enter puberty - on issues such as self awareness, self control and empathy. Great effort is also made to explain to the boys what many of their mothers will be going through probably in 5-10 years' time (i.e. menopause), and the need for them to be more empathetic towards their mothers. For the many first time parents to a growing boy (or girl), this following video might be a useful revision in helping you to recall and understand what happens inside the living body - it is 90 mins long though. In general, your sons understand what is being taught but at this age, they may still need lots of reminders before these are being caught ... ... So hang in there for several (maybe 5 or so) more years!  

Have a Blessed Week ahead! 

 
Sec 2 Matters
  • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 31 Aug (Wed) from 1400 to 1800 hrs. Book online from 22 Aug (Mon), 1200 hrs till 28 May (Sun), 1200 hrs  
    • Booking for PTM Slots. Click <here>.  
    • 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 all parents from 22 Aug (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards.  
    • Making Appointments. Book online from 22 Aug (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment.  
    • 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 2 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 
  • Sec 2 End-of-Year Examination from 26 Sep (Mon) to 6 Oct (Thu). 
    • Exam Time-table (includes topics & exam format)Click <here>. 


Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
  1. Rosary Devotion on 22 Jul (Fri) at 0730 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome.
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
  3. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 

 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 22 to 28 Aug
  1. 22 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 23 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 24 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 25 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 26 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 29 Aug to 4 Sep
  1. 29 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 30 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 31 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 1 Sep (Thu) - SJI Celebrates Teachers' Day
  5. 2 Sep (Fri) - Teachers' Day (School Holiday)
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


7 Aug (Sun) - Term 3 Weeks 7 to 9 [National Day, Term 3 Class Tests, etc ... ...]   
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Dear Parents, 
 
It's been more than a month since the start of the term and many of the boys have returned their 'usual' routine. For a handful, settling into normalcy is not good news as they go 'back to their old ways' of spending too much time on their phones, 'laziness', sloppy work, procrastination, etc. For those of us feeling a sense of loss and at times frustration, please be assured that you are not alone. Your son's behavior is normal and do remember that we have each other and working together from home and in school, the boys will be alright.

With the approaching class tests in the coming weeks and the examinations looming overhead, some of the boys are feeling a little stressed. It is crucial that during this time of heightened stress, we are there to support these young men and to help them adjust and cope. While the flurry of madness (read: school) continue to rage around us,  our first instincts might be to bunker down deeper in academic defense. It is for this very reason that - all the more - we need a respite, to be with the boy for a few hours, just to chill out and relax over this extended break before we continue struggling to scale the seemingly insurmountable. 

As we celebrate our nation's 51st birthday, we are called to come together so as to be “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow”. It's a time of celebration - not only just about “what” we are celebrating, but also “who” and “why”. It's a time for us to remember why we, parents and educators, do what we do everyday ... ... because of that child who is special and unique to us. 

Here’s wishing each and everyone a “Happy ‘Birth’-day” ... ... Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!

 
Sec 2 Matters
  • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Mon from 0730 hrs to 1130 hrs) @ Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre [Sengkang Riverside Park Area].  
    1. Reporting Place & Time. Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre (Hockey Pitch 1) / 0730 hrs.  
    2. Getting There. Take LRT to Farmway Station [SW2] from Sengkang MRT Station.  
    3. Map & Directions. Click <here>.  
  • Sec 2 Ban for all Games from 11 Aug (Thu) to 19 Aug (Fri) (from Term 3 Weeks 7 & 8). 
    1. To help the Sec 2 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming class tests, do note that Sec 2s would be banned from all forms of games before school and during recess, i.e. from 11 Aug (Thu) to 19 Aug (Fri). 
  • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 31 Aug (Wed) from 1400 to 1800 hrs. Details to be made known when available.  
  • Sec 2 End-of-Year Examination from 26 Sep (Mon) to 6 Oct (Thu). 
    • Exam Time-table (includes topics & exam format). Click <here>. 
  • Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from 11 Aug (Thu) to 18 Aug (Thu) @ Annex.    
    1. Class Chairman is to remind your teachers who lessons are affected by the above 
     11 Aug (Thu)   1130 to 1230 hrs  FN 201
       1230 to 1330 hrs  FN 202
    12 Aug (Fri)1030 to 1130 hrs FN 203

     1130 to 1230 hrs  LE 201
     15 Aug (Mon)  1030 to 1130 hrs  LE 203

      1130 to 1230 hrs  LE 202
      16 Aug (Tue) 1110 to 1210 hrs  ML 201
       1210 to 1310 hrs  ML 202
      17 Aug (Wed)  1030 to 1130 hrs  ML 203
       1130 to 1230 hrs  MN 201
     18 Aug (Thu) 1030 to 1130 hrs  MN 202
       1130 to 1230 hrs   MN 203


Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
  1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 8 to 14 Aug
  1. 8 Aug (Mon) - SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country @ Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre
  2. 9 Aug (Tue) - National Day 
  3. 10 Aug (Wed) - School Holiday (Day after National Day)  
  4. 11 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 12 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 15 to 21 Aug
  1. 15 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 16 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 17 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 18 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 19 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 22 to 28 Aug
  1. 22 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 23 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 24 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 25 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 26 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 

17 Jul (Sun) - Term 3 Weeks 4 to 6 ['O' Level Listening Comprehension Exam, Verify / Update of Particulars, etc]   
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Dear Parents, 
 
Kindly take note of the following matters and Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
 
 
Sec 2 Matters
  • Sec 4 G.C.E. 'O' Level Listening Comprehension Exam on 19 Jul (Tue). School dismissal at 1250 hrs.  
    1. Kindly note that the G.C.E. 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held in the afternoon on 19 Jul (Tue). As such school will dismiss at 1250 hrs so that the various venues can be prepared for the exam.  
  • Verify / Update of Student's & Parent’s Contact. Click <here> 
    • In preparation for the Sec 3 Posting later this year, kindly verify / update the above. Do note a signed copy must be submitted to your son's class tutor. 
  • Sec 2 End-of-Year Examination from 26 Sep (Mon) to 6 Oct (Thu). 
    • Exam Time-table (includes topics & exam format)Click <here>.    


Upcoming Event
  • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Mon from 0730 hrs to 1130 hrs) @ Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre [Sengkang Riverside Park Area].  
    1. Reporting Place & Time. Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre (Hockey Pitch 1) / 0730 hrs.  
    2. Getting There. Take LRT to Farmway Station [SW2] from Sengkang MRT Station.  
    3. Map & Directions. Click <here>.  







Sec 2 Catholic Matters 

  1. Rosary Devotion on 22 Jul (Fri) at 0730 to 0815 hrs @ SJI Cenacle. Organized by the Catholic Parents Group with fellowship after the prayers at school canteen. All parents are welcome.
  2. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
  3. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 
  1. Sec 2 RME Day of Recollection [Holy Door Pilgrimage] on 6th Aug 2016 (Sat) from 0930 to 1900 hrs. 
    1. This is an extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that will be end with the Feast of Christ the King. Like previous jubilees, it is seen by the Church as a period for remission of sins and universal pardon focusing particularly on God's forgiveness and mercy. The Sec 2 Day of Recollection this year will be a pilgrimage to the five Holy Doors of Mercy around Singapore. The Franciscan Friars will be joining us on this journey. 
    2. Excuse from Catechism Class. Sec 2s who have catechism class on Sat should request to be excuse from catechism by showing the Notice Form to indicate that you are participating in a Sec 2 Holy Door Pilgrimage.  
    3. Reporting Place / Time / Attire. SJI (Bishan) / 6 Aug (Sat) @ 0930 hrs / School Uniform or Casual Friday.
    4. Dismissal Place / Time. Church of the Risen Christ (Toa Payoh) / 1900 hrs* 
      * Sec 2s will attend the 1800 hrs sunset mass together at the end of the pilgrimage thereafte they will be dismissed from the church.
    5. Notice Form. Click <here>.



Citi-Youth For Cause Teams [Appeal for Support from SJI Senior School]  

Three Teams (Arts From The Heart, Team Enable and Team Ignite) from the senior school have embarked on a good cause to support two voluntary welfare organizations viz., Very Special Arts Singapore (VSA) and Riding for Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA) and would deeply appreciate any support from the secondary school boys – either as a volunteer to partner them in their worthy cause or to purchase the merchandise. 
  • Team IGNITE. (In support of Riding for Disabled Association of Singapore, RDA). 
    • Sales of Merchandise in School 
      • Date: 18 & 22 July 
      • Time: 12:10-13:10 
      • Venue: School Canteen 
    • Volunteers Recruitment 
      • Date: 24 & 31 July 
      • Venue: Street Sales @Orchard Road
      • To Sign Up. Click <here>. 
  • Team ART FROM THE HEART. (In support of Very Special Arts Singapore, VSA).
    • Sales of Merchandise in School 
      • Date: 20-26 July 
      • Time: 12:20-13:00 
      • Venue: School Canteen 
      • Merchandise: Emoji/Character Stickers, Handmade Water colour Calligraphy Pieces
    • Volunteers Recruitment 
      • Date: 24 July 
      • Venue 1: Store Booth @Goodman Arts Centre
      • Venue 2: Store Booth @Bukit Panjang Plaza
      • To Sign Up. Click <here>. 
  • Team ENABLE. (In support of Very Special Arts Singapore, VSA). 
    • Volunteers Recruitment 
      • Date: 23-24 July 
      • Time: 10:00-18:00 
      • Venue: Store Booth @Goodman Arts Centre 
      • To Sign Up. Click <here>. 
    • Sales of Drinks/ Ice-cream (To be confirmed) 
      • Date: 8 August 
      • Time: SJI Cross-Country 
      • Venue: Sengkang Riverside Park 
 
 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 18 to 25 Jul
  1. 18 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 19 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day ** 
  3. 20 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 21 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 22 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
  7. ** G.C.E. 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations. Early dismissal at 1250 hrs. 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 25 to 31 Jul
  1. 25 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 26 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 27 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 28 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 29 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 1 to 7 Aug
  1. 1 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 2 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 3 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 4 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 5 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. 6 Aug (Sat) - Sec 2 RME Day of Recollection [Holy Door Pilgrimage] from 0930 to 1900 hrs 
  7. * Dismissal as per time-table 
 
 
 
4 Jul (Mon) - Term 3 Weeks 2, 3 & 4 [Hari Raya Greetings ... ...]  
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Dear Parents, 

We extend our warmest greetings of "Selamat Hari Raya" to all our Muslim friends. Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and blessed Aidilfitri, showered with love and happiness, with peace and joy! Kindly take note of the following matters and Have a Blessed Week ahead!
 
 
Sec 2 Matters
  • Ban on Games on School Field & Basketball Court (near Senior School). As the 
    JC2 students are sitting for their prelim exam from now till 8 Jul 16 (Fri), all students are not allowed to play in the area near senior school - the field and basketball courts at all times. i.e. before and after school and during recess. Thank you for your kind attention and co-operation.. 
  • Eve of Hari Raya Puasa on 5 Jul (Tue). Being the eve of Hari Raya Puasa, all Muslim students may leave school from 1100 hrs.
  • Academic Units (AUs). 
    • Checking of AUs. Sec 2s can check AUs online from now till 6 Jul (Wed). To check, click <here>. 
    • Logging-In. Note that the default User ID and Password are both your NRIC in caps. If you have problems logging in, please email sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg> if you
      • Have issues with your AUs. Please forward any relevant email you received to certify you have completed a module not reflected in the portal. 
      • Require AUs to stay in the Integrated Programme or to seek a cross-over, and you are having difficulties meeting your AU requirement.
      • For IP students, note that it is your responsibility to track your fulfillment of one ADM and one ISM each academic year.

Upcoming Event 
  • SJI Celebrates National Day - SJI Cross Country on 8 Aug (Mon from 0730 hrs to 1130 hrs) @ Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre [Sengkang Riverside Park Area].  
    1. Reporting Place & Time. Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre (Hockey Pitch 1) / 0730 hrs.  
    2. Getting There. Take LRT to Farmway Station [SW2] from Sengkang MRT Station.  
    3. For More Infomarion. Click <here>. 
       
       




Invitation to Singapore Youth Festival 2016 [Note from Fr Adrian Danker, Principal]
 
Dear Josephians, 

Every July Singapore celebrates our youth and your varied talents. There are many events in public spaces like the Esplanade open spaces and MOE Lobby for you to participate in and to enjoy. Please find in the attached information of events you can attend with your friends and parents. Here is a short video you can watch about the SYF 2016 July Attractions Trailer.
 
SYF 2016 celebrates the festival’s 50-year heritage and the vitality of our youths creating the future.The SYF Celebrations will begin today with youth workshops. For the next 2 weekends, there will be many performances to engage schools and the public. The SYF Art Exhibition will also begin tomorrow at The Arts House. 

I do hope you will consider going for one of these events over the next few weeks and weekends. Take a break and enjoy!
 





Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
  1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
  2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 


Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 4 to 10 Jul
  1. 4 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day (School Holiday) 
  2. 5 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 6 Jul (Wed) - Hari Raya Puasa (Public Holiday)  
  4. 7 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * 
  5. 8 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 11 to 17 Jul
  1. 11 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 12 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 13 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 14 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 15 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 18 to 25 Jul
  1. 18 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts] 
  2. 19 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
  3. 20 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * [ADM starts]  
  4. 21 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
  5. 22 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  6. * Dismissal as per time-table 


1 Jul (Fri) - Racial Harmony Day & Positive Parenting Programme  
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Dear Parents,

Kindly take note of the above which might be of interest to you ... ... Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!



SJI Celebrates our Cultural Heritage (Racial Harmony Day) [Note from SJI Parent Support Group]
 
Dear Parents/Guardians, 

"SJI Celebrates our Cultural Heritage"  - is the theme for this coming Racial Harmony Day on 22 Jul (Fri) at the Amphitheatre from 1200 hrs to 1500 hrs.The film "Long, Long Time Ago" by Jack Neo, will be screened to give our students an in-depth look at life in SIngapore not that long ago. To add to the fun, the Parent Support Group (PSG) and some Josephians will be setting up stalls to sell old-time traditional favourites such as muah chee, murukku, epok-epok, dough fritters, chin chow and iced Milo.

We would like to appeal to all SJI parents to be part of the Racial Harmony Day celebration - whether as a volunteers or donors (cash or in kind). Do note that every donation will go a long way, with all proceeds from the sale of snacks to be channelled to the SJI Pocket Money Fund (funds for our needy students). Should you require more details please feel free to contact Maria (HP: 97477694) and/or Berenice (HP: 96311460). If you like to help out or make a donation, click <here>.

On behalf of SJI, we thank you for your kind support and generosity.



SJI Parent Support Group



Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) [Note from Ellen, SJI PPP School Coordinator]
 
During your children's growing up years, you may need some strategies to manage their behaviour, particularly when they reach adolescence. To support parents in building a healthy relationship with their children, SJI is offering the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P). There are three seminars in the Triple P series.
  • Raising Responsible Teenagers [16 Jul (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]. Find out what makes teenagers tick! Participants will come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life. 
  • Raising Competent Teenagers [30 Jul (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]Set your teenager up for life with the strategies in this seminar which focuses on helping your child get the most out of their school years. Find out how to help them communicate well, develop self-discipline and good routines, follow rules and solve problems. 
  • Getting Teenagers Connected [13 Aug (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]Help your teenager develop good, supportive friendships. Participants will learn ways to build their confidence, encourage their social skills, help them to plan and meet commitments and encourage them to take care of others. 
Each seminar lasts 90 minutes. At each seminar participants will be given a tip sheet to take home to remind you of the great ideas you’ve heard. You’ll be able to start positive parenting straight away, to get back on track with your teenager – or be ready for what’s ahead. For more information about the programme, visit www.triplep.net. Please contact Ellen at <ppp.sji@gmail.com> if you have questions. Seats are limited. Reservation is based on first come first served. To register, click <here>.
 
 


25 Jun (Sat) - Term 3 Weeks 1 & 2 [Start of Term Matters ... ...]  
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Dear Parents, 

belated Blessed Father's Day to the fellow Dads out there, that we always be grateful and remember blessings that our child/ren brings to us no matter what challenges they bring to us daily ... ... That we all keep each other in our prayers as we journey in this vocation that we have been called to
.

Time flies and the June holidays are coming to an end. I hope you managed to have a good and restful break. This is the last weekend to go before school reopens and, it would be most helpful if you could spend a little time helping your son prepare for school (haircut, attire, etc) and by gently
 reminding and going through with him his holiday homework / assignments, if any. 
 

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
 
 
Sec 2 Matters
  • Sec 2 Time Table 2016 - Term 3. <Updated on 25 Jun (Sat), 1300 hrs>. 
    Click <here>.
  • Temperature-taking Exercise on 30 Jun (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. 
  • ADM & ISM Matters.  
    • ADM Matters. 
      • ADM Allocation. Sec 2s who have registered for ADM can check your ADM allocated online. Click <here>. 
      • ADM Registration. There are limited spaces available in some of the ADMs, kindly drop Mr Ng Yew Hong an email if your are interested.
    • ISM Matters. 
      • ISM Registration for Semester 2. <From 27 Jun (Mon), 0800 hrs to 29 Jun (Wed) 0800 hrs>. Sec 2s interested in registering for ISM should prepare your inquiry question to be submitted.
      • ISM Results for Semester 1. ISM results will be released via email before Semester 2 registration starts.
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>.


    Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) [Note from Ellen, SJI PPP School Coordinator].
     
    During your children's growing up years, you may need some strategies to manage their behaviour, particularly when they reach adolescence. To support parents in building a healthy relationship with their children, SJI is offering the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P). There are three seminars in the Triple P series.
    • Raising Responsible Teenagers [16 Jul (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]. Find out what makes teenagers tick! Participants will come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life. 
    • Raising Competent Teenagers [30 Jul (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]Set your teenager up for life with the strategies in this seminar which focuses on helping your child get the most out of their school years. Find out how to help them communicate well, develop self-discipline and good routines, follow rules and solve problems. 
    • Getting Teenagers Connected [13 Aug (Sat), 0930 to 1130 hrs]Help your teenager develop good, supportive friendships. Participants will learn ways to build their confidence, encourage their social skills, help them to plan and meet commitments and encourage them to take care of others. 
    Each seminar lasts 90 minutes. At each seminar participants will be given a tip sheet to take home to remind you of the great ideas you’ve heard. You’ll be able to start positive parenting straight away, to get back on track with your teenager – or be ready for what’s ahead. For more information about the programme, visit www.triplep.net. Please contact Ellen at <ppp.sji@gmail.com> if you have questions. Seats are limited. Reservation is based on first come first served. To register, click <here>.
     
     
    Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
    1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
    2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 


    Schedule for Term 3 Week 1 - 27 Jun to 3 Jul
    1. 27 Jun (Mon) - Normal School Day * 
    2. 28 Jun (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 29 Jun (Wed) - Normal School Day * 
    4. 30 Jun (Thu) - Normal School Day * 
    5. 1 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
     
    Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 4 to 10 Jul
    1. 4 Jul (Mon) - Youth Day (School Holiday) 
    2. 5 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 6 Jul (Wed) - Hari Raya Puasa (Public Holiday)  
    4. 7 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * 
    5. 8 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 



    23 May (Mon) - Term 2 Week 10 & Jun Holidays Matters  
    _____________________________________________________________________________
       
    Dear Parents, 
     
    With the boys receiving their results this past week, it is evident that while most boys are able to take ownership of their learning, quite a number may be struggling. Last week, the boys were reminded to seek help and guidance from us, the adults, as and when they need it - to tell us their concerns, faults and 'failures'. Now it the time for all us including the child, at home and in school, come together to support these young men to learn and move on. For a start, the teachers have put together some pointers which can be found at the end of this message. 
     
    As Buddhists all around the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on Vesak Day, this is a time of joy, peace and reflection. On this day offerings of flowers, candles and incense are brought to the temples as offerings. The burning of candles and incense and the withering of the flowers remind us all that life is fleeting and transient - that all things decay and eventually pass away. To our fellow Buddhist friends, a Blessed Belated Vesak Day ... ... 
     
     
    Sec 2 Matters
    • Vacation Travel Plan (During Jun School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>
      • With the June school break round the corner, parents are kindly requested to update the school of their intended travel plan
        A NIL return is greatly appreciated.
    • Clearing of Lockers by 26 May (Thu).
       
      • With the June month long school break round the corner, all Sec 2s are requested to clear their lockers by 26 May (Thu). Sec 2s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 31 May (Tue).
         
    • Annual School-based Health Screening <Letter from School Health Services, Health Promotion Board>.
       Click <here>. 
    • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 30 May (Mon) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. 
    • 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.   
    • Sec 2 Inter-disciplinary Fieldtrip on 25 May (Wed) from 0730 to 1300 hrs.  
      1. The above fieldtrip has been organized for the Sec 2s to engage in experiential learning outside the classroom and to make learning exciting and real. The boys will be sketching and taking notes along the Singapore River and put their mapping and estimation skills to the test at Little India. 
      2. Attire. PE shorts with PE or Casual Friday T-shirt 
      3. Things to Note / Bring. Sec 2s are to reminded to have a heavier breakfast. Kindly also remember to bring the following items: (i) Food (snacks and bevergae, for a short break), (ii) clipboard, (iii) stationary and (iv) umbrella or poncho.   
      4. Notice Form. Click <here>. 
    • ADM Registration for Semester 2. <From 24 May (Tue), 2000 hrs to 26 May (Thu) 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.  
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>.
       
       
      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Rosary Devotion on 27 May (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. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      3. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 


      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 23 to 29 May
      1. 23 May (Mon) - School Holiday [Holiday In-Lieu for Vesak Day]
      2. 24 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 25 May (Wed) - Sec 2 Inter-disciplinary Fieldtrip (Dismissal at 1300 hrs) 
      4. 26 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 27 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
       

      Review of Sec 2 Mid-Year EXam [Feedback from Subject Tutors]

      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 the mid-year examinations and prepare for the semester ahead.   
      1. English Language
        1. In English, the boys have been studying: essay and speech writing, plays, poetry and reading comprehension. Students can afford to be careful in summary writing and poetry while for their essays it would be ideal if they could improve on their ideas and let these develop and mature. 
        2. For Paper 1, students who did not do well failed to pay attention to the structure of their writing, or failed to adequately address the demands of the question. Students who did not do well in Paper 2 were those who failed to understand the question type and answer accordingly, or lack the precise vocabulary, or lost marks due to sheer carelessness. 
        3. With the boys progressing to Upper Sec next year, there is a need to stress on the importance for the boys to cultivate the habit in Lower Sec to keep on top of their work such as putting more attention to detail in their assigned work. The boys should be striving to excel, as opposed to settling for the bare minimum as a number of change their attitude but it's too late. The transition to upper secondary is very challenging and one of the key determiners of success is a student's ability to manage their time and exercise self control inside and outside of the classroom. In order to do this, many of the boys need to improve their listening skills and refrain from talking over one another and the teacher. A respectful and conducive learning environment is first and foremost required and the noise levels are often too high.
      2. Geography
        1. Students were tested on the topics - Sense of Place, Appraisal of a Place (Valuing Places), Development and Topographical Map Reading Skills. Out of these 4 topics, 3 of them are skill-based topics (Sense of Palce, Appraisal of a Place and Topographical Map Reading Skills). The students were given sufficient practices during lessons and as homework to help them hone these skills. As for the topic on Development, it has quite a bit of content for the students to learn from and they were given sufficient amount of notes to help them with their understanding of this topic. 
        2. The mid-year examination paper only aims to test the students on all the skills that they've learnt from the 4 topics, therefore, most students did well, with less than 10% of the cohort scoring less than 50% and a third of the cohort scoring distinction for this paper. However, time management was an issue with most students who did not do well. They took a lot of time on questions that only require short answers, so, they did not have sufficient time to complete their essay questions. The teachers have gone through all the questions from the mid-year paper and reiterated the common mistakes that keep occurring. 
      3. History
        1. Overall, the students did better for the source-based questions than the essays. It is obvious that many had spotted topics to prepare for the essays which also took them by surprise when their ‘prepared' topic did not come out. Hence the advice for the students would be to be thorough and exhaustive in the revision. Will be good for them to revise Semester One topics before more topics will be taught in Semester 2.   
        2. Some bad-habits when answering Sourced-Based questions still prevail but numbers are smaller as compared to Term 1 Common Test. Hence, students should continue to hone these skills during the holiday. 
      4. Lower Secondary Science
        1. In general, students perform reasonably well for this paper and most showed an understanding of the concept taught. However, most had difficulty in answering the questions that require further explanation. At the same time, a number of students did not seemed to understand what was required of their answer as conveyed by the command words. 
        2. Students ought to be reminded not to rush through reading their questions and study data presented carefully. Teachers could remind students and emphasis this when going through similar data questions. It is also probable that new words hampered the memory of the students. More time for exposure and them putting in effort should do the trick in helping them remember and use key terms for labelling.
      5. Mathematics
        1. Performance varied across the whole range of questions. Presentation was generally good, with fewer pupils, not writing statements to qualify their processes and not labelling the parts to the question. Pupils should be reminded that when they cancel a section of an answer, they should cancel neatly so that the correct solution is legible. In addition, there are still many students making computation errors.
      6. Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language)
        1. The assessment comprises of language test, composition and email writing. Most students did relatively well for their email writing. However, they need to work on their composition writing. Most students were unable to analyse and pick up what are the crucial conditions that they have to include in their content. For language test component, the students did relatively well for comprehension 2 but would need to work on their close passage. 


      18 May (Wed) - Term 2 Weeks 9 [Review of Mid-Year Papers ... ...]  
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Sec 2s, 
       
      Kindly note that you will receive your results for mid-year examination on 19 & 20 May (Thu & Fri) and the amended class time-table is attached. Click <here>
       
      As mentioned at Level Assembly earlier today, growing up isn't that easy and there are times when we will need help and guidance from those around us - our teachers and parents. Do not be tell us your concerns, faults and 'failures'. Yes, grades are important but your are the most important. You are more than a 2-digit number and more valuable than any grade. . 

      All that we adults wish for is that you learn - from your success and failures. That as you grow up, you acquire the skills and dispositions that would be so crucial for you later on in life - resilience, hardworking, doing one's best, etc. Share with your parents what happened and whywhere you can do better or why you performed the way you did, for better or worseHow we can help and support you. This is an opportunity for you to be honest with yourself - to learn and move on so that you will become the young man you are called to be, one which the school and your parents can be proud of.   
       
      Have a Blessed Week ahead!
       


      15 May (Sun) - Term 2 Weeks 9 & 10 [End of Term, Travel Declaration & PTM Matters ... ...]  
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Parents, 
       
      With the boys growing up, they must learn and begin to take ownership of things. It is timely for us adults then to remind each other to take a step back and let them 'take charge'. Towards the end of next week, these young men receive their Mid-Year exam result. This is an excellent opportunity for them to be responsible and share with us what happened and why - where they can do better or why they performed they way they did, for better or worse. It is a time for us to refrain from asking (nagging for some of us) but let them share with us their results at their own time - they will have to, sooner or later ... ... It's time for us to learn to let go, not totally but bit by bit. 
       
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!
       
      Sec 2 Matters
      • Vacation Travel Plan (During Jun School Vacation). <To Submit On-line> Click <here>
        • With the June school break round the corner, parents are kindly requested to update the school of their intended travel plan
          A NIL return is greatly appreciated.
      • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 30 May (Mon) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. Book online from 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs till 22 May (Sun), 1200 hrs  
        • Booking for PTM Slots. Click <here>.  
        • 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 2 PTM scheduled on 30 May (Mon) will open to ALL on 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards.  
        • Making Appointments. Book online from 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment.  
        • 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 2 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 
      • Clearing of Lockers by 26 May (Thu).
          
        • With the June month long school break round the corner, all Sec 2s are requested to clear their lockers by 26 May (Thu). Sec 2s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 31 May (Tue).
             
      • Sec 2 Inter-disciplinary Fieldtrip on 25 May (Wed) from 0730 to 1300 hrs. Details to be made known when available.  
      • Shakespeare in the Park - Romeo and Juliet on 19 May (Thu) @ Fort Canning Park 
        1. As part of experiential learning, the Sec 2s will, be watching the amazing new Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet at Fort Canning Park on 19 May (Thu). This experience will bridge the learning of Drama in the classroom with that of an internationally acclaimed play production in real life. 
        2. Reporting / Dismissal Arrangements. 
          1. Getting There. Nearest MRT station is Dhoby Ghaut. See map on right for details.
          2. Reporting Place / Time. Gothic Gate at Fort Canning Carpark A at 1830 hrs in school uniform. 
          3. Dismissal Place / Time. If you are picking up your son, do arrange with him on a meeting place. The play is expected to end at approximately 2200 hrs.
        3. Letter to Parents & Notice Form. Click <here>.  
        4. Briefing Notes to Students. Click <here>. 

       
      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend. 


      Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 16 to 22 May
      1. 16 May (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 17 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 18 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM]
      4. 19 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 20 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 23 to 29 May
      1. 23 May (Mon) - School Holiday [Holiday In-Lieu for Vesak Day]
      2. 24 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 25 May (Wed) - Normal School Day 
      4. 26 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 27 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
       

      8 May (Sun) - Term 2 Weeks 8 to 10 [Blessed Mother's Day ... ...]  
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Parents, 
       
      Dreaded as they might be, tests and examinations are essential for they allow one to gauge his ability. It's not an exercise to show how smart a child is or how much he knows but rather an opportunity for him to find out what he doesn't know and how he can do better. It is not only about the content knowledge but more importantly the skills and dispositions that would be so crucial later on in life - resilience, hardworking, doing one's best, etc. As adults, we need to remind them and ourselves of this - that these young men are more than a 2-digit number and they are more valuable than any grade that they will ever obtain.  
       
      It's the end of the examinations and the boys must be commended for their hard work, though for some of them this came a little late. For the next 2 weeks the boys must be encouraged to play as hard as they can. Kindly note that CCA training would likely resume this coming week. Your assistance is ensuring that he attends CCA would be most appreciated. We need to teach them that there are 'times and seasons for everything' and this is a time for them to unwind before we sit down with them to 'take stock' ... ... 
       
      On this a very special day, we remember mothers as being the greatest blessing that one would ever have. To the mothers out there, thank you for being the pillar at home, for being everyone's strength and comfort. Thank you for always being there for the family no matter what challenges the child/ren bring to you daily. On this day, we keep all mothers in our prayers as they continue on this vocation that they have been called to ... ...  Blessed Mother's Day!
       
       
      Sec 2 Matters
      • Clearing of Lockers by 26 May (Thu).
          
        • With the June month long school break round the corner, all Sec 2s are requested to clear their lockers by 26 May (Thu). Sec 2s may use your lockers during the June holidays from 31 May (Tue).
            
      • Sec 2 Inter-disciplinary Fieldtrip on 25 May (Wed) from 0730 to 1300 hrs. Details to be made known when available.  
      • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 30 May (Mon) from 1330 to 1730 hrs. Book online from 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards  
        • Booking for PTM Slots. Click <here>.  
        • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before to opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will be made open to parents of 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 2 PTM scheduled on 30 May (Mon) will open to ALL on 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards.  
        • Making Appointments. Book online from 16 May (Mon), 1200 hrs onwards for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment.  
        • 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 2 class and subject teachers can be found <here>. 
      • Shakespeare in the Park - Romeo and Juliet on 19 May (Thu) @ Fort Canning Park 
        1. As part of experiential learning, the Sec 2s will, be watching the amazing new Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet at Fort Canning Park on 19 May (Thu). This experience will bridge the learning of Drama in the classroom with that of an internationally acclaimed play production in real life. 
        2. Reporting / Dismissal Arrangements. 
          1. Reporting Place / Time. Gothic Gate at Fort Canning Carpark A at 1830 hrs in school uniform.
          2. Dismissal Place / Time. If you are picking up your son, do arrange with him on a meeting place. The play is expected to end at approximately 2145 hrs.
        3. Letter to Parents & Notice Form. Click <here>. 
       
      ISM, ADM & AU Matters  
      • ISM Presentation for Term 2. Sec 2s who are undertaking an ISM in Term 2 are to take note of the following matters: 
        • ISM Presentation. Arrange to meet your mentor in Week 8 or Week 9 to complete your ISM Presentation. Failure to arrange a meeting with your mentor will automatically result recieving "Ungraded" for ISM this term. 
        • ISM Rubrics. Refer to the ISM Rubrics to make sure that you display evidences of what your mentor will be looking out for in assessing your presentation. Click <here>. 
        • Resources. On making a good presentation. Click <here>.  
      • ADM & ISM Registration for Term 3. 
        • ADM Registration. Will start at the end of Term 2. Sec 2s may preview the modules from 21 May (Sat). Details will be made available when available.  
        • ISM Registration. Will take place in Term 3 Week 1. Details will be made available closer the date.    
      • Academic Unit (AU) Matters.   
        • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (Integrated Programme) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg> 
       
       

      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  


      Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 9 to 15 May
      1. 9 May (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 10 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 11 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM]
      4. 12 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 13 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 16 to 22 May
      1. 16 May (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 17 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 18 May (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM]
      4. 19 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 20 May (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 - 23 to 29 May
      1. 23 May (Mon) - School Holiday [Holiday In-Lieu for Vesak Day]
      2. 24 May (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 25 May (Wed) - Sec 2 Inter-disciplinary Fieldtrip [Dismissal at 1300 hrs]
      4. 26 May (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 27 May (Fri) - Normal School Day [Last Day of Term 2] *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table  



      16 Apr (Sat) - Term 2 Weeks 5, 6 & 7 [CCA Stand-Down, Mid-Year Exam Matters, etc ... ...] 
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Parents, 

      Thank you to all the parents who took time off to attend the Upper Secondary Subject Combination Talk the past weeks. As we help the boys go into 'study mode', do note that the following:
      • Building on Our Success. We, at home and in school, have done well as the boys transit from primary to secondary school. What we need to do is to build on this as we journey with them from teenage into adulthood. 
      • Teenage-hood. With puberty setting in for most boys, they are probably behaving in ways which we are not so familiar with. We - the adults, must try be to more empathetic and be aware of the hormonal changes going on taking steps to avoid unnecessary 'confrontations' with these wanna-be young man. We must continue to work together, to keep each other in the loop when we feel that things are not quite right and nib matters in the bud. 
      • Being there with Them. As the boys try to settle down to prepare for the upcoming Mid-Year Exams, this provides us with an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with them. Not to harass, nag or spy on them but to be with them as they do their work and help if they ask. To let them know in a quiet and re-assuring way that we are always there, not that we worry that they will not do well (or fail) but because we love and care for them.   
      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  

         
      Sec 2 Matters
      • Upper Secondary Subject Combination Talk for Parents (IP Track). 
        • Briefing Slides. Click <here>.
        • Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs. Click <here>.
      • Sec 2 End-of-Year Examination from 2 to 5 May. 
        • Exam Time-table (includes topics & exam format)Click <here>.    
        • Stationary of Exams. Kindly note the use of correction tape / fluid is not allowed. Stationary to be brought into the exam hall are also to be placed in a clear, transparent holder (e.g. pencil case, Ziplog bag, etc).
        • Dismissal Time for Exams. Kindly note that students are dismissed from school at the end of the exam.  
        • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Exams. Students who are exempted from MTL are not required to be present in school on the day of the MTL exams. 
      • Sec 2 Ban for all Games from 18 Apr (Mon) to 6 May (Fri) (from Term 2 Week 5 till End of Exams). 
        1. As per last year, to help the Sec 2 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming examinations, do note that Sec 2s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess, i.e. from 18 Apr (Mon) to 6 May (Fri). 
      • CCA Stand-down from 16 Apr (Sat) till end of Mid-Year Exam.   
        • Except for some of the sportsmen who may still be involved in the National School Competitions.  
      • Photos of SJI Founder's Day and Anniversary Parade [on Flicker]. 
        • SJI celebrates Founder's Day on 8 April, with Brother Gregory Thomas Lim, FSC, Dean of Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD), who was our Guest of Honour. View the exciting moments of that day at https://flic.kr/s/aHsky8kk7g
        • SJI 164th Anniversary Parade on 8 Apr (Fri). Colonel Percival Goh (Class of 1987), Chief Signal Officer from the Singapore Armed Forces, was our Guest of Honour at our 164th Anniversary Parade. Catch our Uniformed Groups in action as they performed their annual march-past at the parade: https://flic.kr/s/aHskyceP2Y

      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  


      Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 18 to 24 Apr
      1. 18 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 19 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 20 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 21 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 22 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 25 Apr to 2 May
      1. 25 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 26 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 27 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 28 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 29 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 1 to 8 May
      1. 1 May (Sun) - Labour Day (Public Holiday)
      2. 2 May (Mon) - Public Holiday
      3. 3 May (Tue) - Mid-Year Exam * 
      4. 4 May (Wed) - Mid-Year Exam *
      5. 5 May (Thu) - Mid-Year Exam *
      6. 6 May (Fri) - Mid-Year Exam *
      7. * Dismissal after examination. Please refer to exam time-table for details.



      9 Apr (Sat) - Term 2 Weeks 4, 5 & 6 [SJI Carnival, Animal Circus, Mid-Year Exam, NIE Study, etc ... ...] 
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Parents,

      The rain came, so did the crowds. The weather was wet but that spirit wasn't dampened ... ... The rain was the fuel that ignited the SJI Spirit. "IGNITE! that's what everyone was coming back to - SJI Carnival 2016.The day would not have been possible if not for each and every parent, student and staff member. Thank you for your co-operation, understanding, support. Heartfelt gratitude to one and all making this day so special.

      With less than a month to the Mid-Year exams, 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.

      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  

         
      Sec 2 Matters
      • Sec 2 Ban for all Games from 18 Apr (Mon) to 6 May (Fri) (from Term 2 Week 5 till End of Exams). 
        1. As per last year, to help the Sec 2 students settle down and start revision for their upcoming examinations, do note that Sec 2s would be banned from all forms of game before school and during recess, i.e. from 18 Apr (Mon) to 6 May (Fri). 
      • Sec 2 Mid-Year Exam Schedule from 3 to 6 May. Click <here>. 
      • CCA Stand-down from 16 Apr (Sat) till end of Mid-Year Exam.  
        • Except for some of the sportsmen who may be involved in the National School Competitions. 
      • E-Learning Day Feedback Survey <To be completed by 15 Apr (Fri)>. Click <here>.  
        1. Sec 2s are requested to completed the above on the recent e-Learning Day.
      • Animal Circus by SJI Drama Club on 13 & 14 Apr.  
        1. Drama is an important part of the curriculum at SJI. Plays often highlight issues which are not discussed in the mainstream and offer multiple perspectives. Drama exposes the boys to powerful art form that can both entertain and stimulate critical thinking. Based on the classic tale of class struggle from George Orwell, Animal Circus transposes the story to a travelling carnival show where the Ringmaster owns and controls all! What would you do if you had to perform tricks for the pleasure of the others? What would you do if you were put in charge of the circus of life? Would we fare any better than our masters?   
        2. Schedule.  
          1. 13 Apr (Wed) @ 1800 hrs - LE, ML & MN Fraternities
          2. 14 Apr (Thu) @ 1500 hrs - FN Fraternity
        3. Queries. Sec 2s who are unable to attend the performance on the scheduled slots are requested to inform your English teachers and Ms Lim Boon Siang, Subject Head (English Literature) <boonsiang@sji.edu.sg> to make alternative arrangement. 
        4. Notice Form. Click <here>. <Updated>


      Study on Curriculum Perspectives and Leadership in Innovations for the Nurturing of 21st Century Learners [Selected Sec 2 Classes*]
      1. A combined research team from MOE and the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU) has been conducting research in SJI since 2013 on the impact of adopting the Integrated Programme in the school. Not only does it look into effects the Integrated Programme has on our IP students, the research will also look at whether this brings any collateral benefits to our O-level programme.  
      2. The school will arrange for these to be done with minimal impact on our curriculum time and we hope that you will agree to this research involvement. Your son should have already received the forms necessary for him and you to agree to this involvement. The data collected by this research team will be shared with the school which will allow us to make changes to our programmes to improve them. Participation is voluntary and students are free to withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason. Please rest assured that your participation, or withdrawal (if applicable), in the study will have no impact on your academic performance. Kindly note the attached .doc:
        1. Letter to Parents from Fr (Dr) Adrain Danker S.J. Click <here>. 
        2. Letter to Parents Student Participation Information Sheet. Click <here>. 
        3. Parent Consent Form. Click <here>. 
        4. Student Consent Form. Click <here>. 
      • * Selected Sec 2 Classes. FN 201, FN 202, LE 201, LE 203, MN 201 and MN 202.

      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
       

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 11 to 17 Apr
      1. 11 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 12 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 13 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 14 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 15 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 18 to 24 Apr
      1. 18 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 19 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 20 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 21 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 22 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 25 Apr to 2 May
      1. 25 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 26 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 27 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 28 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 29 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *

      6. 1 May (Sun) - Labour Day (Public Holiday)
      7. 2 May (Mon) - Public Holiday
      8. * Dismissal as per time-table 



      2 Apr (Sat) - Term 2 Weeks 3 & 4 [SJI Carnival, Sec 2 Mid-Year Schedule, etc ... ...] 
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      Dear Parents,

      Thank you for taking time off for the talk yesterday. Thank you too for your many kinds words of encouragement and affirmation as we journey together with your son into his teenage years.For the parents who were unable to be present, kindly note that the briefing slides are attached. There will be a separate briefing for the parents of children in the IP track on 15 Apr (Fri) at 1800 hrs. 

      SJI Carnival 2016 is here again. The theme of “IGNITE” symbolises the SJI spirit as it continues to burn brightly through the years. All profits from this year's carnival will be donated to Caritas Singapore, an umbrella body for 23 Catholic charities in Singapore, which includes St Vincent de Paul, Assisi Hospice, Catholic Welfare Services and Boys’ Town, among others. For the past months, the students have been hard at work putting together the carnival. The boys look forward for your continued support as they prepare for the carnival

      On a separate note, in view of the return of periodic hazy conditions, we need to remind the boys to short breaks and drink plenty of water so as to keep themselves well-hydrated. If your son has any pre-exisiting medical condition which you'll like us to take note of, kindly drop his Class Tutor/s and/or myself an email. 

      Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  

         
      Sec 2 Matters
      • Upper Secondary Subject Combination Talk for Parents (OP Track). 
        • Briefing Slides. Click <here>.
        • Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs. Click <here>.
      • Sec 2 Mid-Year Exam Schedule from 3 to 6 May. Click <here>.
      • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 6 Apr (Wed) for Fri of Odd-no Week. 
        1. Do note that lessons on 6 Apr (Wed) will be that for a Fri of an Odd-no Week. CCAs and other school planned activities as usual for a Wednesday. ADM is from 1330 to 1430 hrs.
      • Animal Circus by SJI Drama Club on 13 & 14 Apr. 
        1. Drama is an important part of the curriculum at SJI. Plays often highlight issues which are not discussed in the mainstream and offer multiple perspectives. Drama exposes the boys to powerful art form that can both entertain and stimulate critical thinking. Based on the classic tale of class struggle from George Orwell, Animal Circus transposes the story to a travelling carnival show where the Ringmaster owns and controls all! What would you do if you had to perform tricks for the pleasure of the others? What would you do if you were put in charge of the circus of life? Would we fare any better than our masters?   
        2. Schedule.  
          1. 13 Apr (Wed) @ 1800 hrs - LE, ML & MN Fraternities
          2. 14 Apr (Thu) @ 1500 hrs - FN Fraternity
        3. Queries. Sec 2s who are unable to attend the performance on the scheduled slots are requested to inform your English teachers and Ms Lim Boon Siand, Subject Head (English Literature) <boonsiang@sji.edu.sg> to make alternative arrangement. 
        4. Notice Form. Click <here>. <To be uploaded when available>.

      SJI Founder's Day 2016 - Nominees for Tan Thien Loong Scholarship  
      • Tan Thien Loong Scholarship was established in 1993, by Mr & Mrs Tan Hui Boon, to honour the memory of their son, Thien Loong, a Sec 1 student, who died of cancer in 1987. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a Sec 2 student on the basis of academic performance, CCA record and financial circumstances. 
      • Nominees. Congratulations to the following Sec 2 students, their parents, class and subject tutors on their nomination for the scholarship.
        • MUHAMMAD DARWISY BIN ISKANDAR (FN 201)
        • TAY KAI XUAN, JEROME (FN 203) 
        • KRISHNA DAS VYTHILINGUM (LE 203)
        • GOH JUN TI, EYAN  (ML 201)
       
      Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
      1. Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.
      2. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1420 hrs @ Auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  
       
      Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 4 to 10 Apr
      1. 4 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 5 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 6 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM from 1330 to 1430 hrs]
      4. 7 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 8 Apr (Fri) - SJI Celebrates Founder's Day **
      6.                    SJI 154th Anniversary Parade @ 1800 hrs
      7. 9 Apr (Fri) - IGNITE! SJI Carnival from 1100 to 1700 hrs
      8. * Dismissal as per time-table 
      9. ** Early Dismissal at 1100 hrs 

      Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 11 to 17 Apr
      1. 11 Apr (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
      2. 12 Apr (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
      3. 13 Apr (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
      4. 14 Apr (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
      5. 15 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
      6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

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