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



22 Mar 2016 (Tue) - IGNITE - SJI Carnival 2016 [Appeal from SJI PSG]     
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Dear Parents, 
 
 
IGNITE! - SJI Carnival 2016 is on 9 April (Sat). 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. 

Kindly note the attached appeal letter from the SJI PSG. They look forward for your continued support for the students as they push forward to make this year's carnival a success. For <Appeal Letter from SJI PSG>, click <here>. 
  
Have a Blessed Week ahead!  
  










21 Mar (Mon) - Term 2 Week 1 [Upper Sec Subject Combination Talk  (IP Track)
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Dear Parents, 
 
Sec 2 marks a crucial year in your son's academic progression in school. At the end of this year, he will be selecting the subject combination for his upper secondary studies. The school has arranged the above to facilitate and help parents better understand this process. Each student should be accompanied by at least one parent / guardian for the talk.  
 
Upper Sec Subject Combination Talk  (IP Track) Click <here> for Note from Principal, Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ.
15 April (Fri) at 1800 hours 
 
Since the start of 2012, the school's approach is to assigning students to classes is based on their eligibility for the various subject combinations offered. At the talk, the school will share with parents the rationale for the approach to subject combination assignment. To facilitate our planning, the school appreciates your reply by 1 Apr (Fri). To register, click <here>. 
 
Have a Blessed Week ahead!   

    








19 Mar 2016 (Sat) - Term 2 Week 1 & 2 Matters [Nat'l X-Country Finals, ISM Registration, Holy Week, etc ... ...]     
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Dear Parents, 
 

With the start of a new school term, it'll be most helpful if you could gently remind and check with your son if he had completed his assigned holiday homework, if any. 
Your attention on your son's haircut and his school uniform would also be most appreciated.   
 
Do also note that all Sec 2s will be involved in the 57th National Cross-Country Finals on 23 Mar 2016 (Wed) at Temasek Polytechnic [East Gate] from 0730 to 1200 hoursOn that day, there will be no classes. Instead all Sec 2 students will report at the Temasek Polytechnic Stadium (East Gate) in their PE attire. All Sec 2 Uniformed Group cadets (except those from SJIMB & SJI Pipe Band) are to report in their respective UG uniform. For those driving, the Temasek Polytechnic [East Gate] is the side of the polytechnic nearer SAFRA Tampines when your exit via PIE. SJI is the national convenor for the event and the Sec 2 students will be involved in a variety of duties such as being route marshals, first-aiders, prize marshals, etc to allow these young men to see and experience for themselves Values In Action (VIA) which supports students' development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully back to the community. Click <here> for <Letter to Parents>. 
 
IGNITE! - SJI Carnival 2016 is on 9 April (Sat). 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. We look forward for your continued support for the students as they push forward to make this year's carnival a success. Click <here> for <Appeal Letter from SJI PSG>. Kindly also note the other events such as the SJI Open House and SJI Anniversary Parade which your son may be involved in for the coming weeks ... ...
  
Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  
  
Sec 2 Matters 
  1. Sec 2 Time Table 2016 - Term 2. <Updated on 19 Mar (Sat)>. 
    Click <here>.
     
  2. SJI Open House 2016 on 2 Apr (Sat) from 0900 to 1300 hrs.    
  3. SJI 154th Anniversary Parade on 8 Apr (Fri) at 1800 hrs.    
  4. Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 6 Apr (Wed) for Fri of Odd-no Week. 
  5. Sec 2 Results Slips for Term 1 Assessment [Online]. <From now till 21 Mar (Mon)> To log-in, click <here>.

Independent Study Module (ISM) - Registration. <From now till 23 Mar (Wed), 0800 hrs>. To register, click <here>. 
  1. Things to Note. 
    1. ISM is worth 1 AU and is optional. IP students must undertake one ISM per year but can choose to do it in Term 2 or Term 3. There is another opportunity to to take up an ISM in Term 3. 
    2. Acceptance of proposal is by merit of the proposed inquiry question and whether there are teachers willing to undertake the mentoring. It is not first-come-first-served. Teachers will only be able to start selecting students to mentor after registration has closed.  
    3. Please note that by submitting a proposal, students are committed to undertake ISM in Term 2. Once accepted, the module will appear in the report book even if student do not contact his mentor or do not turn up for the presentation, in which case he will be reflected as having failed the module. Students are expected to be self-directed in completing the ISM research. Kindly refer to email to students from Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <dated 18 Mar (Fri)> for details.
  2. Other Links. 
      1. ISM Student Guide * 
      2. ISM Rubric * 
      3. ISM Resources  
      4. * Kindly note that the first 2 documents can only be accessed using an SJI account. 
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Head (IP) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>.   


    Sec 2 Catholic Matters 
    • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Observance 2016. As part of the school's celebration of the Easter Triduum in school, The Catholic students are strongly encouraged to attend the above to to help them experience God’s love for us through understanding the Lord’s passion and death. Parents are welcomed to join us for the mass on Holy Thursday and the Good Friday Service. The presider will be Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker SJ. 
    • Programme.  
      • 1800 hrs Mass of the Lord's Supper *
      • 1930 hrs Dinner 
      • 2030 hrs Church Visitation 
      • 2300 hrs Night prayers (@ SJI) 
      • 2330 hrs Light refreshment (Optional)
      • 2359 hrs Movie + Night Prayer 
      • 0600 hrs Stations of the Cross *
      • 0730 hrs Breakfast 
      • 0830 hrs Celebration of the Lord's Passion *
      • 1000 hrs Farewell 
      • * Parents are invited to attend with your families. 


    Schedule for Term 2 Week 1 - 21 to 27 Mar
    1. 21 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 22 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 23 Mar (Wed) - 57th National Cross-Country Finals at Temasek Polytechnic Stadium [East Gate] from 0730 to 1200 hrs 
    4. 24 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 25 Mar (Fri) -  Good Friday (Public Holiday)
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 28 Mar to 3 Apr
    1. 28 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 29 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 30 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 31 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 1 Apr (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available
     

    11 Mar 2016 (Fri) - Term 1 Week 10 [End of Term Matters ... ...]     
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    Dear Parents, 
     
    Thank you to the many of you who for taking time off for to meet up with the teachers yesterday afternoon. Thank you too for your many kinds words of encouragement and affirmation as we journey together with your son into his teenage years. Your patience and kind understanding was most appreciated.

    Coming to the end of yet another term, I would like to thank you for the support thus far - monitoring of your sons’ academic pursuits to ensuring his regular attendance in school and commitment to his CCA. It would be most beneficial if you could spend some time going though with your son on his school work.   

    Have a Blessed Holidays ahead!

    1. Sec 2 Results Slips for Term 1 Assessment [Online]. <From now till 21 Mar (Mon)> To log-in, click <here>.
      • User ID & Password. Child’s/ ward’s BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F, Password: T0012345F)
      • Log-in Guide. Click <here>.
      • Things to Note. 1
      • . Password is reset to NRIC and 
      • 2. Do remember select the radio button indicating <Parents>.

    Feedback from Subject Tutors (Sec 2, Term 1)

    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. 
    1. English Language
      1. Comprehension & Summary. Students answered the comprehension question without using the precise vocabulary required by question. As for the summary question, their answers generally lack connectors. Some students also over-paraphrased, which caused the meaning of the point to change, and hence losing content marks in the process. 
      2. Expository Writing. A number of students misunderstood the question and thus failed to answer it correctly. The arguments presented were also weak as they do not adequately show how examples support the point of argument or relate to the question (a problem of 'arguing by example' - merely listing examples without explaining). The examples given were also weak and make for a superficial argument. 
      3. Speech Delivery. Students who did not perform up to expectation usually lack expression when delivering their speech or were not familiar with their content. Some of them also need to gain more confidence when speaking in front of a crowd. 
    2. Geography 
      1. 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. Those who did not do as well will need to work on identifying values. The notes on values can be found in a set of summary notes that were given to them prior to the Common Test. In that set of notes, there is a table with the categories of values and descriptors.    
    3. History  
      1. 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.  
    4. Lower Secondary Science.   
      1. 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, c
        larity of concepts through note-making would help them better 
        understood ans apply what they have learnt.
         
         
    5. Mathematics.  
      1. 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. 
    6. Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language & Higher Chinese Language). 
      1. 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 2 Catholic Matters 
    • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Observance 2016. As part of the school's celebration of the Easter Triduum in school, The Catholic students are strongly encouraged to attend the above to to help them experience God’s love for us through understanding the Lord’s passion and death. Parents are welcomed to join us for the mass on Holy Thursday and the Good Friday Service. The presider will be Fr Adrian Danker SJ.  
    • Programme.  
      • 1800 hrs Mass of the Lord's Supper *
      • 1930 hrs Dinner 
      • 2030 hrs Church Visitation 
      • 2300 hrs Night prayers (@ SJI) 
      • 2330 hrs Light refreshment (Optional)
      • 2359 hrs Movie + Night Prayer 
      • 0600 hrs Stations of the Cross 
      • 0800 hrs Breakfast 
      • 0900 hrs Celebration of the Lord's Passion *
      • 1100 hrs Farewell 
      • * Parents are invited to attend with your families. 


     
    7 Mar (Mon) - Term 1 Week 10 [Upper Sec Subject Combination Talk  ('O' Level Track)
    _____________________________________________________________________________
        
    Dear Parents, 
     
    Sec 2 marks a crucial year in your son's academic progression in school. At the end of this year, he will be selecting the subject combination for his upper secondary studies. The school has arranged the above tofacilitate and help parents better understand this process. Each student should be accompanied by at least one parent / guardian for the talk.  
     
    Upper Sec Subject Combination Talk  ('O' Level Track) Click <here> for Note from Principal, Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ.
    1 April (Fri) at 1800 hours 
     
    Since the start of 2012, the school's approach is to assigning students to classes is based on their eligibility for the various subject combinations offered. At the talk, the school will share with parents the rationale for the approach to subject combination assignment. To facilitate our planning, the school appreciates your reply by 23 Mar (Wed). To register, click <here>. 
     
    Have a Blessed Week ahead!   

        





    28 Feb (Sun) - Term 1 Week 9 & 10 [End of Term Matters ... ...] 
    _____________________________________________________________________________
       
    Dear Parents, 
     
    As we approach the end of the term, kindly note that the various activities for the coming weeks (i.e. Sports Day, Mass Swim, e-Learning Day, National X-Country Finals, etc). In the next few days, your son will be getting back his results for the various tests. A number of boys are finding it difficult to balance and cope with the demands of academic work and CCA. This is an opportunity for us to help the boys 'take stock' of how responsible they have been this term. We need to help them learn the hard lessons on taking ownership (of their own learning) - being accountable for their own actions and how to get back on their feet and move on if they had fallen short. Most importantly, we need to reassure these young men that at the end of the day it's the effort that they've put in that really matters. That they are more valuable than a 2 digit number and that at the end of the day they have us, their family.

    Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!  

        
    Sec 2 Matters
    • CCA / Class Photo-taking 2016 on 29 Feb (Mon) & 1 Mar (Tue).  For schedule. Click <here>.  
      • Class Photo-taking 2016 on 1 Mar (Tue).  
        • 0745 to 0800 hrs - FN 201 & FN 202 
        • 0800 to 0815 hrs - FN 203 & LE 201 
        • 0815 to 0830 hrs - LE 202 & LE 203 
        • 0830 to 0845 hrs - ML 201 & ML 202 
        • 0845 to 0900 hrs - ML 203 & MN 201 
        • 0900 to 0915 hrs - MN 202 & MN 203 
    • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 2 Mar (Wed) for Fri of Odd-no Week. 
    • Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 10 Mar (Thu) from 1500 to 1800 hrs. Book online from 24 Feb (Wed), 1200 hrs to 2 Mar (Wed), 1200 hrs. Click <here>.    
    • SJI 108th Track & Field Championship on 4 Mar (Fri) from 0730 to 1200 hrs @ Bishan Stadium. Kindly drop your son in school as the traffic into and out of Bishan Stadium is expected to be very heavy. 
      • Notice Form. Click <here>. 
      • Other information (Order for the Day, Seating plan, etc.). Click <here>.   
    • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Wed) from 1400 to 1600 hrs @ Bishan Swimming Complex.   
      • Meeting Place / Time. All Sec 2s are to assemble at the amphitheatre at 1400 hrs.   
      • Consent Form. Click <here>. 
      • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.   
    • SJI e-Learning Day on 11 Mar (Fri).
       See below for details. 
    • 57th National X-Country Finals on 23 Mar (Wed) from 0730 to 1200 hrs at Temasek Polytechnic.


    SJI e-Learning Day on 11 Mar (Fri) - Instructions to Students  

    Students will not be required to come to school but learning will continue through online lessons. Students are to follow their time-table for Friday (even week) and complete the planned activities. Instructions for e-Learning Day will be placed on the e-Leaning Day website and respective level websites. 
    • Website Resources. To prepare for e-Learning Day, Sec 2s are reminded to ensure that you are able to access the following: 
    • SJI e-Learning System - Activation of Account. 
      • Sec 2s are to complete the above by 4 Mar (Fri). If you have difficulties accessing the SJI e-Learning System, please approach our system administrators in the Library Workroom to resolve your problem. You will likely experience access issues with the SJI e-Learning System if you do not activate your account by this deadline. 
      • Instructions for Activation of Account for SJI e-Learning System. Click <here>.   
    • Other Technical Issues: Please contact: angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg   
    • Other Reminders. In addition to being able to access Cybersphere for e-Learning, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone on the importance of maintaining all your school and personal accounts. Please ensure that only you or your parents know your user IDs and passwords, and change them regularly (every 3 to 6 months or if you suspect that your account has been compromised). It is also good practice to log-out of web applications after each session, especially if you are accessing from shared computer terminals. 
       
    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 1 Week 9 - 29 Feb to 6 Mar
    1. 29 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 1 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 2 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM from 1330 to 1430 hrs]
    4. 3 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 4 Mar (Fri) -  SJI 108th Sports Meet **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 7 to 13 Mar
    1. 7 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 8 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 9 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 10 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 11 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available



    21 Feb (Sun) - Term 1 Week 8 to 10 [Mass Swim, Lasallian eLearning Day, etc ... ...] 
    _____________________________________________________________________________
       
    Dear Parents, 
     
    Kindly take note of the following matters for the coming weeks ... ...     

        
    Sec 2 Matters
    • Sec 2 Common Test <Term 1> from 22 to 26 Feb (Mon to Fri). For schedule, click <here>. 
    • CCA / Class Photo-taking 2016 on 26 Feb (Fri), 29 Feb (Mon) & 1 Mar (Tue).  For schedule. Click <here>.  
    • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 2 Mar (Wed) for Fri of Odd-no Week. 
    1. Sec 2 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on 10 Mar (Thu) from 1500 to 1800 hrs. Book online from 24 Feb (Wed), 1200 hrs to 2 Mar (Wed), 1200 hrs
      1. Booking for PTM Slots. Click <here>.    
      2. Meeting Form Tutors ONLY. As this is the first PTM for the year, the teachers will be meeting all the students from their own form class. As such parents will only be able to book a time slot to meet up with one of your son's class tutor. 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>. 
      3. Making Appointments. Book online from 24 Feb (wED), 1200 hrs to 2 Mar (Wed), 1200 hrs for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment. To book a time slot, click <here>. 
      4. 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 2 class and subject teachers can be found <here>.
     
    Still Unwritten - An SJI Musical (by SJI Senior School) 
     
    The SJI Senior School is happy to present their second (mostly) original musical for your viewing pleasure! We'd be happy to have you join us for this show. For free tickets, click <here>.
     
    Still Unwritten -Math problems, parent problems and peer problems plague Scarlett, Kaitlyn, Caleb and Liam, who've been brought together by their school musical. The probability that bringing problematic people together will exponentially multiply problem behaviour is about to be proven.  
     
     
    Sec 2 Upcoming Events 
    • SJI 108th Track & Field Championship on 4 Mar (Fri) 
    • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Wed) from 1400 to 1600 hrs @ Bishan Swimming Complex.   
      • Meeting Place / Time. All Sec 2s are to assemble at the amphitheatre at 1400 hrs.   
      • Consent Form. Click <here>. 
      • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>.   
    • SJI E-Learning Day on 11 Mar (Fri)
       
    • 57th National X-Country Finals on 23 Mar (Wed) from 0730 to 1200 hrs at Temasek Polytechnic.
      
    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.
    3. Rosary Devotion on 26 Feb (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. 


    Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 22 to 28 Feb
    1. 22 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 23 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 24 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [No ADM]
    4. 25 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 26 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 29 Feb to 6 Mar
    1. 29 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 1 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 2 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM from 1330 to 1430 hrs]
    4. 3 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 4 Mar (Fri) -  SJI 108th Sports Meet **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 7 to 13 Mar
    1. 7 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 8 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 9 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 10 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 11 Mar (Fri) - E-Learning Day [No School] **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available
     

    14 Feb (Sun) - Term 1 Week 7 to 9 [Term 1 Common Test, Lent Project, Lasallian Run, etc ... ...] 
    _____________________________________________________________________________
       
    Dear Parents, 
     
    A 'Blessed Birthday' to one and all on this day, the 7th day of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as 'Ren Ri' (人日) - everyone's birthday. This is an occasion to celebrate with our families and friends - to catch up with those dear to us, especially loved ones who we rarely visit. On this Valentine's Day, we too remember those dear to us and be thankful for the many blessings.

    With each passing day, the boys are growing up and may be behaving in a manner that we adults are not familiar or comfortable with, which can be disturbing and at times distressing for us. Signs and symptoms may include a seemingly lack of effort, work that is 'shoddy', 'bad' attitude to learning, 'unacceptable' behaviour, etc. Other signs may include reduced communication especially with adults, a 'perpetual connected-ness' to the online or virtual world, excessive gaming, etc. To top if off, no amount of scolding, nagging or even reasoning seems to have any effect on them. The situation seems more dire as there are a number of tests scheduled in the coming weeks. 

    As the boys enter into teenage-hood, it is likely that the boys are observed to be behaving 'not so normally' and what is describe is and should not be not acceptable. It is therefore crucial that we, both at home and in school, work together during this time to help these young men learn what is important to and for them. The boys have been reminded frequently on the need to be responsible and it may be time for us to let them that also ownership of their own learning - to maybe let go for a while so that they are accountable for their own actions so that they learn to be responsible and committed and know what is their first most priority as a student. Most importantly, as adults, we need to constantly reassure these young man in formation that we are always there for them, to counsel and guide them whenever the need arises ... ... As always, please feel free to email your son's class and/or subject tutors if you need any clarifications. 
     
    Here's wishing all of you a very Blessed 'Birthday' (人日) & Valentine's Day ... ...
       
       
    Sec 2 Matters
    • Sec 2 ADM starts Term 1 Week 7. 
    • Sec 2 Common Test <Term 1> from 22 to 26 Feb (Mon to Fri). For schedule, click <here>. 
      1. 22 Feb (Mon)   0800 to 0830 History 
      2. 22 Feb (Mon)   1040 to 1130 English 
      3. 23 Feb (Tue)   0800 to 0900 Maths 
      4. 24 Feb (Wed)   0800 to 0850 Mother Tongue Lang
      5. 25 Feb (Thu)   0830 to 0900 Geography 
      6. 26 Feb (Fri)   0800 to 0840 Science 
    • CCA / Class Photo-taking 2016 on 26 Feb (Fri), 29 Feb (Mon) & 1 Mar (Tue).  
      • CCA Photo-taking Schedule. Click <here>.  
      • Class Photo-taking on 1 Mar (Tue).  
        • 0745 to 0800 hrs - FN 201 & FN 202 
        • 0800 to 0815 hrs - FN 203 & LE 201 
        • 0815 to 0830 hrs - LE 202 & LE 203 
        • 0830 to 0845 hrs - ML 201 & ML 202 
        • 0845 to 0900 hrs - ML 203 & MN 201 
        • 0900 to 0915 hrs - MN 202 & MN 203 
    • Replacement Days for Loss Curriculum Days on Fridays on 2 Mar (Wed) for Fri of Odd-no Week. 
      1. Do note that lessons on 2 Mar (Wed) will be that for a Fri of an Odd-no Week. CCAs and other school planned activities as usual.
    • Upcoming Events (Details to be made known when available ... ...)  
      • SJI 108th Track & Field Championship on 4 Mar (Fri)  
      • SJI Mass Swim on 9 Mar (Wed).   
      • Sec 2 PTM on 10 Mar (Thu) at 1630 onwards  
      • 57th National X-Country Finals on 23 Mar (Wed) from 0730 to 1200 hrs at Temasek Polytechnic. 
        • SJI is the convenor of the 57th National Cross-Country Finals. As convenor for the event, the school will require the assistance of all Sec 2 students who will be involved in a variety of duties such as being route marshals, first-aiders, prize marshals, etc. Students involvement in this event allows these young men to see and experience for themselves Values In Action (VIA), formerly known as Community Involvement Programme (CIP). The time spent by the the boys will contribute towards their service hours. 
        • On that day, there will be no classes. Instead all Sec 2 students will report within Temasek Polytechnic. Details to be made known when available. 
     
    Lent Project. Click <here> for Letter from Mr Dominic Ang, Asst Principal (Student Development). 
    1. As part of raising the social consciousness of students through the Sec 2 Religious and Moral Education programme, students are made aware of the plight of exploited migrant workers.
    2. During the next few weeks, each Secondary 2 student is invited to bring at least 1 item each week (from 15 Feb to 23 Mar – part of the Season of Lent), to contribute to a common pool in his class. He has been asked to set aside a portion of his daily expenses to buy these items to help these exploited migrant workers who stay at a shelter managed by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME). Your support can come in the form of constantly reminding him to do his part. Please do not buy the food items on his behalf; instead, remind him to keep to his commitment of bringing at least 1 food item per week.  
    3. The following are the items which the Shelter has requested for: (i) Biscuits, (ii) Canned Tuna and /or Sardines, (iii) Cooking Oil, (iv) Milo and / or Milk Powder, (v) Bottled Sauces (e.g tomato ketchup, oyster sauce, chilli sauce, soya sauce), (vi) Sugar, (vii) Rice and (viii) Washing Detergent (e.g for laundry, bath, floor, etc). During the course of the week, groups of students will take turns to bring the collected items to the shelter.
     
     
     
    Lasallian Run 2016. Click <here> for Letter from Bro Paul Ho, Auxillary Visitor for Mission & Association.  
    1. In order to support the initiatives of the Lasallian Family of schools in Singapore, the Christian Brothers' Schools Board has organized a fund-raising activity this year. Your child has been given the Donation Card for this and we sincerely hope that all students will be able to raise as much funds as possible so that every school will have an enhanced learning environment from the upgrading projects. Please do take note that getting donations from house-to-house or soliciting in streets or other places is strictly not permitted.  
    2. There would be 2 collection dates for the monies collected on 15 Feb (Mon) and 29 Feb (Mon). It would be much appreciated if your child can return the donation card booklets together with the monies to his class tutor teacher by then. You may want to retain the cash and issue a cheque for a similar amount to the school instead. Cheques are to be made out to ‘St Joseph’s Institution'. 
     
     
    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 1 Week 7 - 15 to 21 Feb
    1. 15 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 16 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 17 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 18 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 19 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 

    Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 22 to 28 Feb
    1. 22 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 23 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 24 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 25 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 26 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
     
    Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 29 Feb to 6 Mar
    1. 29 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 English Pull Out starts]
    2. 1 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * 
    3. 2 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day [ADM starts]
    4. 3 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day [Sec 2 Maths Pull Out starts]
    5. 4 Mar (Fri) -  SJI 108th Sports Meet **
    6. * Dismissal as per time-table 
    7. ** Details to be made known when available


     
    24 Jan (Sun) - Term 1 Week 4 to 6 [Term 1 Common Test & ADM Registration, etc ... ...] 
    _____________________________________________________________________________
       
    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]  
      _____________________________________________________________________________
         
      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 ... ... 
      _____________________________________________________________________________
        
      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 ... ...]
      _________________________________________________________________
        
      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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