Announcements

Mon 4 Nov 2019 - Greetings from Pulau Ubin [LE & ML] ... ...

Dear Parents of Lawrence & Michael Fraternities,

Greetings from the sunny island of Pulau Ubin ... ... The camp started off well with beautiful weather. The boys have been engaged in numerous activities from ACE baking/community cooking to biking, navigation/paracord and kayaking. They have embarked on a new phase of their lives, having returned to the great outdoors. They have also assisted in the cleaning-up of Pulau Ubin, helping to preserve the last bastions of nature in land-scarce Singapore and learning about the flora and fauna in which the island has to offer. For photos, click <here>.

<My Individual/Community Story>. The past 10 hours have seen the boys writing a few new stories in their 'Book of Life'. These 13 year olds were challenged to move beyond their comfort zone to learn from their mistakes and to put more time and effort in things that they have found too difficult to do. The boys were taught to be more observant and appreciative of the many small things in life (e.g. the people who were important to them at ACE Camp, that special meal, the games or activities that they have enjoyed, to the smells, tastes and sounds that Mother Nature has to offer. I am certain that after these few hours away from home, the boys will have picked up some new skills. As of now, we have also uncovered some hidden talents. Friendships will be strengthened and brotherhood forged - ties that will remain with them for a long time to come. They have started to become young men ... ...

Kindly note that, unless there's inclement weather, the boys will depart from Pulau Ubin starting at 1500 hrs on Thursday 7 Nov. They are expected to be back at Changi Point from 1600 hrs onwards. Please meet up with your sons at the same place of assembly this morning. i.e. steps between Blk 1 and the hawker centre. ACE Camp 2019 would have instilled on the boys the hallmarks of manhood. The boys will have learnt to appreciate the finer and simpler things in life. Always remember, no news is good news. Do continue to remember them and the teachers in your prayers ... ...

Have a Blessed Day ahead!

Wed 30 Oct 2019 - Greetings from Pulau Ubin [FN & MN] ... ...

Dear Parents of Fintan & Marcian Fraternities,

Greetings from the sunny island of Pulau Ubin ... ... The camp started off well with beautiful weather and things have been getting better. The weather has been very kind the past 2 days. The boys have been engaged in numerous activities from kayaking, ACE baking/community cooking to biking, navigation/paracord and kayaking. They have embarked on a new phase of their lives, having returned to the great outdoors. They have also assisted in the cleaning-up of Pulau Ubin, helping to preserve the last bastions of nature in land-scarce Singapore and learning about the flora and fauna in which the island has to offer. For photos, click <here>.

<My Individual/Community Story>. The past 48 hours have seen the boys writing many new stories in their 'Book of Life'. These 13 year olds were challenged to move beyond their comfort zone to learn from their mistakes and to put more time and effort in things that they have found too difficult to do. The boys were taught to be more observant and appreciative of the many small things in life (e.g. the people who were important to them at ACE Camp, that special meal, the games or activities that we enjoyed, to the smells, tastes and sounds that Mother Nature has to offer. I am certain that after 2 days away from home, the boys will have picked up many new skills. As of now, we have also uncovered some hidden talents. These young men have been the 'floods and furnace' of life. Friendships will be strengthened and brotherhood forged - ties that will remain with them for a long time to come. They have started to become young men ... ...

Kindly note that, unless there's inclement weather, the boys will depart from Pulau Ubin starting at 1500 hrs. They are expected to be back at Changi Point from 1600 hrs onwards. Please meet up with your sons at the same place of assembly on Tuesday morning. i.e. steps between Blk 1 and the hawker centre. ACE Camp 2019 has instilled on the boys the hallmarks of manhood. The boys will have learnt to appreciate the finer and simpler things in life. Always remember, no news is good news. Do continue to remember them and the teachers in your prayers ... ...

Have a Blessed Day ahead!

Term 4 Week 7 Sun 27 Oct 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

For the next 10 weeks or so, it is highly recommended that you work with the 'young man in formation' on their KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the holidays. It'll be ideal if they plan a schedule or timetable or sorts. These could include time for exercise, CCA, reviewing his Year 1 schoolwork or just simply clearing his cupboards and school bag - filing up things that are important and getting rid of unwanted material. It will teach them lessons on how to be independent, self-regulated and self-directed. Getting the boys account for what was achieved at the end of each week would also be helpful as this would help them see their 'accomplishments for the week'. To help you have a better understanding and insight to the various subjects, the teachers have provided some pointers and feedback (that can be found at the end of this email) which would be useful as we help the boys review 2019 and prepare for the year ahead.

Meanwhile, this is a time where we, at home and in school, need to work together to encourage and support them as they 'venture into the unknown'. ACE Camp 2019 will be a fun-filled and enriching experience - something that the boys will remember for a long time. Some of the boys will be hesitant to be away from the comforts of their home, please assure them that they'll be fine with their friends and the teachers around. The school has put in place the necessary to ensure the safety and well-being the boys. If you have any other queries, kindly refer to the section below on <ACE Camp 2019 - Things to Note>. The boys are young men - teenagers, who are more than capable of taking care of themselves. They will be fine as they've got all you'll ever want in 'life' - the sun, the sea and the sand. So, don't worry ... ... No news is good news.

And to all our Hindu students and parents, Happy Diwali!

Year 1 Matters

1. Calendar for Academic Year 2020. Click <here>

2. Year 2 Booklist 2020. Click <here>

3. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin - Please refer to Mr Nathan's email sent on Fri, Oct 25, 9:10 PM for videos on Kayaking and Outdoor cooking, using a tommy stove, orienteering and how to pack your backpack

    • Pack List for ACE Camp and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Village Hawker Centre 2 Changi Village Rd S(500002)
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]
    • ACE Camp 2019 <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 booties or 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 does not contain 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.

Do note that the most of the items should be available at the supermarket / pharmacy. However, the one-stop shop would be the “Beach Road Army Market” and “Decathalon”. The former sells cheap and good equipment while the latter is a more upmarket camping and adventure gear retail chain.

4. Year 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) Friday 8 Nov 2019, 1330- 1700 h.

    • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will be made open to students who have been identified by the teachers. These students will receive an email early next week.
    • Making Appointments. Book online from Fri 25 Oct, 1200 h to Fri 1 Nov, 1200 h for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment. To book a time slot, click <here>. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail.
    • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately.


Feedback from Subject Tutors (Year 1 End-of-Year Examinations)

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 2019 and prepare for the year ahead.

English Language

Free Essay: The scripts which are awarded the high band grades show competent control of sentence structures, literary devices, varied vocabulary, appropriate tone, clear and organised recount structure with some style in conveying the intended message. Writing techniques are employed to achieve an intended impact on the readers while the content is relevant and highly interesting. The lower mark range scripts show vague or unidiomatic expressions, informal language usage and repetitive sentence structures. Vocabulary is limited and ideas are predictable and simplistic. There are also grammatical mistakes and fragmented sentences or run-on lines.

Comprehension: Strong responses are those which are presented in accurate and concise language. They also show good understanding of the text using connections between the contextual cluses. These strong responses are able to identify the nuances required from the question and phrase the answer in accordance to the demand of the question. Weak responses also fail to address the requirements of the question. The results of the failure to read the demands of the question include giving a word when a phrase is required or using words from the text when "own words" are required. Weak answers also demonstrate poor comprehension and failure to make logical connections or associations between the words in the text.

Oral: The oral communication component is an area of strength. Students articulate their ideas with fluency, clarity and confidence, demonstrating a good awareness of the purpose, audience and context. More competent students use the quality of voice such as stress, voulme and pace for impact. An area of improvement is the articulation of end consonants.

Literature

Section A: Scripts which demonstrates sound analysis of the requirements are the strong ones with reveal insights into the issues of the passage provided. Clarity in argument and organisation together with accurate language used to express the substantiation are also features of these strong scripts. In this passage-based questions, the strong scripts are able to identify the negative relationship between Gloria and her employer as well as to substantiated the point of argument. Moreover, the positive feelings of Gloria towards Timmy are evidently stated in the discussion with appropriate selection of evidence from the passage and suitable explanation. But the weak scripts depict chunks of narration without analysis and substantiation from the passage.

Section B: The strong scripts have responded closely and consistently to the demands of the question by providing clear and organised argument with strong evidence to substantiate the cogent points made.The obvious character traits of the narrator's mother are well-supported by the careful selection of evidence which illustrate the way she brings up the narrator, her response to her husband's treatment and her habits and routines. As for the weak scripts, they show erroneous understanding of the question by wrongly using the way the narrator's mother brings up the narrator, her response to her husband's treatment and her habits and routines as points of responses. Also, vague and unsubstantiated points are stated in some of these scripts.

Geography

Common Errors. For the exams, students' errors tend to fall into 4 categories: (1) Poor/ inadequate/ incomplete knowledge and understanding of geographical processes and key concepts, (2) Weak in description and/or analysis of geographical data of various types, (3) Errors arising from poor interpretation of/ non-compliance to questions and (4) Weakness in answering Open-response questions. Of these 4 categories, the first and second are most common and will decrease in occurrence as the students progress in their learning and understanding of Geography. For students to do well in Geography, they need to be self-directed owners of their own learning by: (i) participating in class discussions, (ii) asking questions and (iii) sharing of views and thoughts.

Skills and Depositions. Geography is a content subject which requires the students to remember a substantial amount of facts and is also very skills based. Students thus must be able to use the facts and apply them to the questions. They must also learn to analyse data, diagrams, photographs, figures etc. It is not a difficult subject to do well in. All that is required is a little diligence and general knowledge. It is common for most Sec 1s students to score a B average for Geography.

History

Inference and Inference with Purpose Skills: Students who engage the sources, quote the source evidence and explain the source evidence see a high Level 4 and Level 5 marks for their answers. Students need to remember that they must use the sources. Paraphrasing and lifting the same words from the sources are lower-order skills and only Level 2 marks will be given. It is the inferencing skills that is tested here. For the inference with purpose skill, the message must be very clear and it should be in the student's own words. The audience and outcome of the source should also be explained.

Short-Answer Skills: Answers must address the following: Who started the Hundred Days reform, what the reforms focus on and why the reforms failed

Structured-Essay Skills: Most students know that they must use the PEEL method: Point, Evidence, Explanation of evidence, Link to the question. Weaker answers tend to suffer from a lack of evidence and explanation. For essay questions, answers must not only show a mastery of basic facts, but there must be explanations and links to the key words in the questions - Temasek's rise to prominence in the 14th century / Singapore's importance from the 16th to 19th century / mass migration in the 19th century / migration to Singapore.

Lower Secondary Science

Use of Scientific Keywords and Concepts. Students need to be mindful that the usage of scientific words is essential and important in the study of science. Clarity of Science explanations by using appropriate scientific terms is important to show their understanding and communication of concepts. Concepts when clearly understood would allow students need to better answer application and non-conventional questions.

Scientific Drawing & Time Management. Students need to spend some time on this. Scientific drawings (such as force diagrams and cells) help students show their understanding and appreciation for science. The ability to draw clear and accurate diagrams is also an essential scientific skill. Students also need to better manage their time in completing the exam paper.

Mathematics

​Presentation of Answers : Some students are still not writing statements to qualify their processes. They must continue to make a conscious effort to write their presentations clearly and logically. Workings should not be shown in a disjointed manner.

Time Management : Students need to better manage their time in completing the paper. They should not spend too much time on any one question.

Following instructions : Students need to read the questions carefully. There were students who did not answer to the questions. They did not form an equation or form an inequality as stated in the questions.

Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese Language)

Essay writing. Students who scored well in the essays were able to fully develop the descriptions in their essays with the use of wide and precise vocabulary, varied and accurate sentence structures. Most students showed understanding of the skills taught and applied the skills well in their writing, for instance, the skills on describing a person, use of metaphors. Besides writing sentences that were not grammatical and writing words wrongly, another major problem among some students is lack of reading and this contributes to their poor vocabulary and lack of ideas in writing. Students kept ‘recycling’ the ideas and materials they acquired in primary school which might not be what the question is looking for. Some students could not judge accurately whether the question wanted them to write about a person or an incident. Some students spent too much time on unnecessary details and did not have much time left to write the key points, namely how the incident happened and their feelings and thoughts about it. Time management is important in essay writing, they should do timed-practice to learn how to manage their time well for their essays. There was a handful of students who wrote essays that were out of point, due to lack of understanding of the questions.

Email writing. Most students wrote the correct email format. Those who did well for content showed understanding of concepts and skills taught in writing an email. Some students did not elaborate well enough for the key points, therefore the content was not substantial. The boys need to improve on the language use in email writing.

Paper 2: Vocabulary and Comprehension: For vocabulary and idioms, most students scored either full marks or near full marks. This was because they studied for it. For Comprehension, most students need to improve on their answering skills, especially for open-ended questions. These questions might require students to quote daily life examples, but many students could not manage these questions well. The students find questions that required them to infer challenging too. They also need to be cautious about writing the correct characters in the answers, as wrong characters used especially for the key words, will affect their marks.

Reading as a Habit. Reading will expose them to many new words and phrases which they can use in writing their essays. Their vocabulary and background knowledge on the topic will also increase with each reading experience. Reading also helps them to discover new patterns of organizing their compositions. Without adequate reading (receptive skills), it is very difficult to produce a good piece of writing (productive skills). So start reading today!

Mother Tongue Languages (Higher Chinese Language)

Essay writing. Students who scored well in the essays were able to fully develop the descriptions in their essays with the use of wide and precise vocabulary, varied and accurate sentence structures. Most students showed understanding of the skills taught and applied the skills well in the writings, for instance, the skills on describing a person, use of metaphors. Besides the technicalities of writing, one major problem among some students is lack of reading and this contributes to their poor vocabulary and lack of ideas in writing. Students kept ‘recycling’ the ideas and materials they acquired in primary school and very often, used in the wrong context. Some of the students could not differentiate if the narrative essay is to write on a person or an incident, and some students spent too much time on the details that were not essential in the essay, and in the end, did not have much time left for the key points. Time management is important in essay writing, they should do timed-practice to learn how to manage their time well for their essays. There was a handful of students who wrote essays that were out of point, due to lack of understanding of the questions.

Email writing. Most students got the format correct for the emails. Those who did well for content showed understanding of concepts and skills taught in writing an email. Some students did not elaborate well enough for the key points, therefore the content was not substantial. The boys need to improve on the language use in email writing.

Paper 2: Vocabulary and Comprehension: For vocabulary and idioms, most students scored either full marks or near full marks. This was because they studied for it. For HCL, there is a "Summary of Sentences" section. This was for the students to practise simple sentence structures and pick up summary skills to prepare them for "Summary of a passage" in Year 2 HCL. Generally, the students fared quite well for this section. For Comprehension, most students need to improve on their answering skills, especially for open-ended questions. These questions might require students to quote daily life examples, but many students could not manage these questions well. The students find questions that required them to infer challenging too. They also need to be cautious about writing the correct characters in the answers, as wrong characters used especially for the key words, will affect their marks.

Mother Tongue Languages (Tamil Language)

Essay. Students scored well in the essays. Besides this, major problem among students is lack of vocabulary , ideas and many grammar mistakes in writing. Students keep repeating the ideas that they acquired in primary school. For Email, some students didnot write in detail due to the lack of content. Another major thing is most of them could not able to manage the time as they spent more time on writing Email. Timed practice will help in future.

For Paper 2,most of the students did idioms and phrases well. However, most of the students need to improve their answering skills in cloze passage and sentence construction. Most of my students did well in open ended comprehension except few as they did not understand the passage. Reading helps for their vocabulary as well as their writing skills.

Mother Tongue Languages (Higher Tamil Language)

Essay. Students who scored well in the essays with the use of vocabulary and phrasal verbs. Besides this, one major problem among students was that lack of content and grammar mistakes. Informal email, they didn't understand the certain parts of the question.

For Paper 2 , most of the students did summary writing very well. However, most of the students need to improve their answering skills in close passage and open-ended comprehension.Without adequate reading (receptive skills), it is very difficult to produce a good piece of writing (productive skills). Skillful reading increases their vocabulary by introducing them with the new and unfamiliar words and phrases regularly. It not only enriches their vocabulary but also teaches them the better way of expressing themselves. Reading helps gradual improvements of vocabulary that in turns enhances the reader’s writing skills. As it boosts the ability to think, it also improves the written expression.

Mother Tongue Languages (Malay Language)

Paper 1 : For email, the students were able to fulfill the format requirement. Few made mistakes in this. However, the points written with regards to the question could be better and stronger so that their emails are more convincing. For essay, most of the students were able to develop their stories to fit the question requirement. The different aspects of narrative writing were visible. However, most of of their plots were not developed fully. A few aspects of language were still weak - vocabulary was limited to what they have learnt, sentence structures were mostly simple and they tend to make mistakes with complex sentences.

Paper 2 : Most of the students did quite well for Sect A with prefix & suffix being the weakest. They also did quite well for Sect B (MCQ comprehension). However, for Sect C (open-ended comprehension), many did not do as well. Many miss out on the clues in the questions that can point them to the relevant answers. All of them were weak for the vocabulary questions of this section.

Mother Tongue Languages (Higher Malay Language)

Paper 1 - Students were able to answer to the questions chosen. However, they were still not able to elaborate on their points or ideas. As for usage of language, they need to improve on their vocabulary and style of writing.

Paper 2 - Students still need to improve on their vocabulary as they did not score well in their cloze passage and editing components. As for the proverbs questions, they did well. With regards to the OE Comprehension questions, they need to understand the techniques of answering. Students tend to lift information blindly from the passage, thus putting in irrelevant information in their answers.

As for the summary writing component, they need to learn how to identify relevant points that answer to the requirements of the question given. For this exam, they could only identify two of the four points required.


Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 28 October to 1 November

    • Mon 28 Oct - Deepavali (Public Holiday)
    • Tue 29 Oct - ACE Camp 1 * (FN & MN)
    • Wed 30 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Thu 31 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Fri 1 Nov - ACE Camp 1 *

Schedule for Term 4 Week 8 - 4 to 8 November

    • Mon 4 Nov - ACE Camp 2 * (LE & ML)
    • Tue 5 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Wed 6 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Thu 7 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Fri 8 Nov - Y1 PTM (Subject-based)

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 6 Sun 20 Oct 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

With the end of the examinations, some of us will realize that there may significant difference in the 'numerical' grade that your son has achieved compared with that when he was in primary school day. As mentioned previously, the format and content of the subjects in secondary school can be different from what the boys are used to. The examinations are just part of a journey in SJI, one of the many skills that we would want the boys to learn and acquire. We need to encourage the boys to be honest with their results, on what went right and what went wrong, what they've done well and in what areas can they do better. This is also an opportunity for the boys to take ownership of their own learning such as sharing with us, the adults, how we can help them.

In about a week or 2, the boys will embark on another phase of life where they'll return to the great outdoors - ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin. It is a time where we, at home and in school, need to work together to encourage and support them as they 'venture into the unknown'. We must use the many teachable moments that Mother Nature has to offer to teach our boys the many lessons that life has prepared for them and keeping in mind some of the Josephian Profiles of being PRINCIPLED, a SELF-DIRECTED learner, a COMMUNITY BUILDER and being REFLECTIVE. Many of the boys are looking forward to the upcoming ACE camp and it's with certainty that the boys will enjoy their stay in Ubin.

Year 1 Matters

1. Calendar for Academic Year 2020. Click <here>

2. Time-table for Week 5 & 6. Click <here>.

Dismissal time for Week 6 is 1230h except Tue 22 Oct (1130h) because of O Level EL Exam

3. ACE Camp Briefing on Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 0830 - 1130h

4. Clearing of lockers by Thu 24 Oct 2019. All items found in the lockers after Fri 25 Oct will be discarded.

5. Year 2 Booklist 2020. Click <here>

6. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin (Repeat)

    • Parents who have missed the deadline to consent via Parent Gateway, must consent via hardcopy by Fri 25 Oct .
    • Pack List for ACE Camp and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on Wed 23 Oct.
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Village Hawker Centre 2 Changi Village Rd S(500002)
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]
    • ACE Camp 2019 <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 booties or 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.

Do note that the most of the items should be available at the supermarket / pharmacy. However, the one-stop shop would be the “Beach Road Army Market” and “Decathalon”. The former sells cheap and good equipment while the latter is a more upmarket camping and adventure gear retail chain.

7. Year 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) Friday 8 Nov 2019, 1330- 1700 h.

    • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that before opening up the booking to all parents, prior bookings will be made open to students who have been identified by the teachers. These students will receive an email early next week.
    • Making Appointments. Book online from Fri 25 Oct, 1200 h to Fri 1 Nov, 1200 h for your preferred time slots. Kindly do so early to avoid any disappointment. To book a time slot, click <here>. Requires log-in to SJI E-mail.
    • Contacting Teachers. Due to constraints of time, it is most regrettable that the teachers are unable to accede to every PTM request. As such, parents who would like to contact the various subject teacher/s are requested contact the teacher separately.

8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 4 Week 6 - 21 to 25 October

    • Mon 21 Oct - Normal School Day * [CCT for LE102(am); ML101(pm)]
    • Tue 22 Oct - Normal School Day * [CCT for ML102(am); MN103(pm)]
    • Wed 23 Oct - Normal School Day * [ACE Camp Briefing 0830 - 1130h]
    • Thu 24 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 25 Oct - Thanksgiving (Last Day of School)**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made know when available.

Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 28 October to 1 November

    • Mon 28 Oct - Deepavali (Public Holiday)
    • Tue 29 Oct - ACE Camp 1 * (FN & MN)
    • Wed 30 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Thu 31 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Fri 1 Nov - ACE Camp 1 *

Schedule for Term 4 Week 8 - 4 to 8 November

    • Mon 4 Nov - ACE Camp 2 * (LE & ML)
    • Tue 5 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Wed 6 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Thu 7 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Fri 8 Nov - Y1 PTM (Subject-based)

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 5 Sun 13 Oct 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

The boys are into their final stretch of the examination period. It would be good to look at their efforts in learning, has it been consistent? How are they (and us) in terms of learning for life?

The days that follow will be exciting! Outdoor cooking, Canoeing Contact Time, Adventure Camp!

Best wishes for the week ahead!

Year 1 Matters

1. EOY Examination Matters (Repeat)

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)
    • Dismissal Time for Mon 14 Oct 2019, 1530 h

2. Year 1 Interclass Games on Mon 14 Oct 2019, 1130 - 1530 h

3. Marking Days on Wed 16 Oct and Thu 17 Oct 2019

    • Please refer to CCT Information for Parents for classes that are on these 2 days
    • Report back to school for checking of scripts on Fri 18 Oct 2019

4. Canoeing Contact Time (CCT) (Important!!!!)

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here>
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

5. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin (Repeat)

    • Year 1 ACE Camp via Parent Gateway. Kindly consent by Term 4 Week 5 Fri 18 Oct. PG website : https://pg.moe.edu.sg/ .
    • Student Edusave forms was distributed on Fri 11 Oct 2019 and must be returned by Mon 14 Oct 2019.
    • Pack List for ACE Camp and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on Fri 11 Oct, Mon 14 Oct & Wed 23 Oct.
    • ACE Camp Briefing on Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 0830 - 1130h
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Village Hawker Centre 2 Changi Village Rd S(500002)
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]

6. Year 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) Friday 8 Nov 2019, 1330- 1700 h. More details coming soon.

7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

Note from PSG

Dear Parents and Guardians ,

The SJI PSG cordially invites you to its Annual Appreciation for parent volunteers to thank you for your support and contribution to various school events and activities throughout the year which has helped build a stronger SJI community.

At the gathering you will also have the opportunity to meet other SJI parents, share common experiences and know more about how you can partake in our upcoming events.

The Details

Event : An Evening of Appreciation and Parents Interaction

Date : 16th October 2019, Wednesday

Time : 6.00pm to 8.00 pm (Registration starts at 5.30pm)

Venue : SJI

Kindly click this link for registration: <http://tinyurl.com/PSGAppreciation>

This will assist with catering arrangements.

Please sign up by 5pm on 13th October 2019.

We eagerly look forward to meeting you!

Kind Regards,

SJI PSG

Schedule for Term 4 Week 5 - 14 to 18 Oct

    • Mon 14 Oct - Science Paper 1 * followed by Year 1 Interclass games at 1130 h.
    • Tue 15 Oct - Art and Music (Practical)**
    • Wed 16 Oct - Marking Day*** [CCT for FN101(am); FN102(pm)]
    • Thu 17 Oct - Marking Day*** [CCT for FN103(am); ML103(pm)]
    • Fri 18 Oct - Lessons resume [CCT for MN102(am)]
    • Sat 19 Oct - CCT for LE101(am); MN101(pm)

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**For selected students only

***Except for classes going for CCT, all other boys need not be in school

Schedule for Term 4 Week 6 - 21 to 25 October

    • Mon 21 Oct - Normal School Day * [CCT for LE102(am); ML101(pm)]
    • Tue 22 Oct - Normal School Day * [CCT for ML102(am); MN103(pm)]
    • Wed 23 Oct - Normal School Day * [ACE Camp Briefing 0830 - 1130h]
    • Thu 24 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 25 Oct - Thanksgiving (Last Day of School)**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made know when available.

Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 28 October to 1 November

    • Mon 28 Oct - Deepavali (Public Holiday)
    • Tue 29 Oct - ACE Camp 1 * (FN & MN)
    • Wed 30 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Thu 31 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Fri 1 Nov - ACE Camp 1 *

Schedule for Term 4 Week 8 - 4 to 8 November

    • Mon 4 Nov - ACE Camp 2 * (LE & ML)
    • Tue 5 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Wed 6 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Thu 7 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Fri 8 Nov - Y1 PTM (Subject-based)

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 4 Sun 6 Oct 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past weeks. Let's continue to pray, exercise and work at building the Year 1s' resilience to all that they are about to experience in the weeks to come.

Many of the boys are excited as they look forward to their journey as a Josephian. A crucial part of the outdoor experience is outdoor cooking where the boys will have to cook their own meals. For your convenience, the school has made arrangements for a vendor to come to school for Year 1s to purchase necessary equipment. It is not compulsory for Year 1s to purchase the items from the vendor and parents may choose to purchase items elsewhere. The items required and packing list for ACE Camp can be found below. Parents may also consider an outing to 'Beach Road Army Market' the next few weekends to help your son unwind and de-stress as you help him shop for some basic items for ACE Camp.

Year 1 Matters

1. EOY Examination Matters (Repeat)

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)
    • Stationary for Exams. Kindly note that 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).
    • Do ensure you do not bring in any unauthorised materials into the examination room.
    • Exam Instructions. Students are to refer to <Appendix E1> on pages 63 - 64 of the School Diary on matters regarding the above.
    • 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.
    • Morning school assembly will be observed as usual during the examination period.
    • Marking Days on Wed 16 Oct and Thu 17 Oct 2019
    • Checking of Scripts on Fri 18 Oct 2019

2. Managing Exam Stress

    • Click <here> for infographics

3. Year 1 Interclass Games on Mon 14 Oct 2019, 1130 - 1530 h (Repeat)

4. Year 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) Friday 8 Nov 2019, 1330- 1700 h. More details coming soon.

5. Canoeing Contact Time

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here>
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 3 Click <here> for hardcopy.
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • ***Changes to CCT have been made for MN103 from 18 Oct to 22 Oct 2019 from 1100 – 1800 h
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

6. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin (NEW!!!!)

    • Year 1 ACE Camp via Parent Gateway. Kindly consent by Term 4 Week 5 Fri 18 Oct. PG website : https://pg.moe.edu.sg/ .
    • Student Edusave forms will be distributed on Fri 11 Oct 2019 and must be returned by Mon 14 Oct 2019.
    • Pack List for ACE Camp and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on Fri 11 Oct, Mon 14 Oct & Wed 23 Oct.
    • ACE Camp Briefing on Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 0830 - 1130h
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Village Hawker Centre 2 Changi Village Rd S(500002)
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]

7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

Note from PSG

Dear Parents and Guardians ,

The SJI PSG cordially invites you to its Annual Appreciation for parent volunteers to thank you for your support and contribution to various school events and activities throughout the year which has helped build a stronger SJI community.

At the gathering you will also have the opportunity to meet other SJI parents, share common experiences and know more about how you can partake in our upcoming events.

The Details

Event : An Evening of Appreciation and Parents Interaction

Date : 16th October 2019, Wednesday

Time : 6.00pm to 8.00 pm (Registration starts at 5.30pm)

Venue : SJI

Kindly click this link for registration: <http://tinyurl.com/PSGAppreciation>

This will assist with catering arrangements.

Please sign up by 5pm on 13th October 2019.

We eagerly look forward to meeting you!

Kind Regards,

SJI PSG


Schedule for Term 4 Week 4 - 7 to 11 Oct

    • Mon 7 Oct - Literature *
    • Tue 8 Oct - Mathematics Paper 1*
    • Wed 9 Oct - MT/HMT Paper 2 *
    • Thu 10 Oct - Science Paper 2*
    • Fri 11 Oct - Mathematics Paper 2 followed by Paraliturgy and Farewell Assembly**

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**Dismissal will be at approximately 1330h.

Schedule for Term 4 Week 5 - 14 to 18 Oct

    • Mon 14 Oct - Science Paper 1 * followed by Year 1 Interclass games at 1130 h.
    • Tue 15 Oct - Art and Music (Practical)**
    • Wed 16 Oct - Marking Day***
    • Thu 17 Oct - Marking Day***
    • Fri 18 Oct - Lessons resume

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**For selected students only

***Boys need not be in school

Schedule for Term 4 Week 6 - 21 to 25 October

    • Mon 21 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 22 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 23 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 24 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 25 Oct - Thanksgiving (Last Day of School)**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made know when available.

Schedule for Term 4 Week 7 - 28 October to 1 November

    • Mon 28 Oct - Deepavali (Public Holiday)
    • Tue 29 Oct - ACE Camp 1 * (FN & MN)
    • Wed 30 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Thu 31 Oct - ACE Camp 1 *
    • Fri 1 Nov - ACE Camp 1 *

Schedule for Term 4 Week 8 - 4 to 8 November

    • Mon 4 Nov - ACE Camp 2 * (LE & ML)
    • Tue 5 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Wed 6 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Thu 7 Nov - ACE Camp 2 *
    • Fri 8 Nov - Y1 PTM (Subject-based)

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 3 Sun 29 Sep 2019

Dear Parents,

Meanwhile, they are into their final stretch of preparation for the examinations. It would be good to look at their efforts in learning, has it been consistent? How are they (and using terms of learning for life? The days that follow will be exciting! Outdoor cooking, Canoeing Contact Time, Adventure Camp!

Best wishes for the week ahead!

Year 1 Matters

1. EOY Examination Matters (Repeat)

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)
    • Stationary for Exams. Kindly note that 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).
    • Do ensure you do not bring in any unauthorised materials into the examination room.
    • Exam Instructions. Students are to refer to <Appendix E1> on pages 63 - 64 of the School Diary on matters regarding the above.
    • 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.
    • Morning school assembly will be observed as usual during the examination period.
    • Marking Days on Wed 16 Oct and Thu 17 Oct 2019
    • Checking of Scripts on Fri 18 Oct 2019

2. Managing Exam Stress

    • Click <here> for infographics

3. Year 1 Interclass Games on Mon 14 Oct 2019, 1130 - 1530 h

4. Year 1 Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) Friday 8 Nov 2019, 1330- 1700 h. More details coming soon.

5. Canoeing Contact Time (We encourage consent to be made via Parent Gateway) (Repeat)

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here>
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 3 if you have not done so via Parent Gateway. Click <here>for hardcopy. PG website : https://pg.moe.edu.sg/
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • ***Changes to CCT have been made for MN103 from 18 Oct to 22 Oct 2019 from 1100 – 1800 h
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

6. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin (Repeat)

    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on Fri 11 Oct, Mon 14 Oct & Wed 23 Oct.
    • ACE Camp Briefing on Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 0830 - 1130h
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Village Hawker Centre 2 Changi Village Rd S(500002)
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]

7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

Schedule for Term 4 Week 3 - 30 Sep to 4 Oct

    • Mon 30 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 1 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 2 Oct - English Language Paper *
    • Thu 3 Oct - Geography/MT/HMT Paper 1 *
    • Fri 4 Oct - History*

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

Schedule for Term 4 Week 4 - 7 to 11 Oct

    • Mon 7 Oct - Literature *
    • Tue 8 Oct - Mathematics Paper 1*
    • Wed 9 Oct - MT/HMT Paper 2 *
    • Thu 10 Oct - Science Paper 2*
    • Fri 11 Oct - Mathematics Paper 2 followed by Paraliturgy and Farewell Assembly**

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**Dismissal will be at approximately 1330h.

Schedule for Term 4 Week 5 - 14 to 18 Oct

    • Mon 14 Oct - Science Paper 1 * followed by Year 1 Interclass games at 1130 h.
    • Tue 15 Oct - Art and Music (Practical)**
    • Wed 16 Oct - Marking Day***
    • Thu 17 Oct - Marking Day***
    • Fri 18 Oct - Lessons resume

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**For selected students only

***Boys need not be in school

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 2-4 Sat 21 Sep 2019

Dear Parents,

With about a week to the Year 1 End of Year examinations, it is timely to ensure that the boys have established a routine in the preparation leading up to the upcoming examinations. 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.

Year 1 Matters

1. Lockdown Drill on Tue 24 Sep.

    • Please note that the school will be holding our lockdown drill on Tue 24 Sep. All students will report to school as per normal. This drill is important in educating our Josephians on what to do in an emergency and we encourage all Josephians to participate.
    • Click <here> for slides presented during Year 1 Level Assembly

2. Access Arrangement ('Extra Time') for Examinations by Wed 25 Sep

    • In preparation for the upcoming examinations, the school is requesting for information regarding the above. If your son was granted Access Arrangement in primary school, please let us know by dropping an email soonest possible to his Class Tutor and myself so that the school can proceed with the necessary.
    • Kindly submit the following documents to your son's Class Tutors: (i) Photocopy of PSLE Certificate, (ii) Medical Reports, if any and (iii) Any Other Document/s, if applicable by Wed 25 Sep.

3. EOY Examination Matters (Repeat)

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)
    • Stationary for Exams. Kindly note tha 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.

4. Managing Exam Stress

    • Click <here> for infographics

5. Canoeing Contact Time (We encourage consent to be made via Parent Gateway)

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here>
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 3 if you have not done so via Parent Gateway. Click <here>for hardcopy. PG website : https://pg.moe.edu.sg/
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • ***Changes to CCT have been made for MN103 from 18 Oct to 22 Oct 2019 from 1100 – 1800 h
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

6. Year 1 ACE Camp 2019 @ Pulau Ubin.

    • Sale of ACE Camp Equipment on Fri 11 Oct, Mon 14 Oct & Wed 23 Oct.
    • ACE Camp Briefing on Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 0830 - 1130h
    • Reporting / Dismissal Place (for both Camps). Changi Point Basketball Court. Between Blk 2 & 3 Changi Point, next to Changi Village Food Centre.
    • Camp 1 [Tue 29 Oct to Fri 1 Nov] - Fintan & Marcian Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Tue 29 Oct @ 0830h [FN] & 0900h [MN]
      • Dismissal Time. Fri 1 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both FN & MN]
    • Camp 2 [Mon 4 to Thu 7 Nov] - Lawrence & Michael Fraternities.
      • Reporting Time. Mon 4 Nov @ 0830h [LE] & 0900h [ML]
      • Dismissal Time. Thu 7 Nov Approx. 1600h [Both LE & ML]

7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 4 Week 2 - 23 to 27 Sep

    • Mon 23 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 24 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 25 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 26 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 27 Sep - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 4 Week 3 - 30 Sep to 4 Oct

    • Mon 30 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 1 Oct - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 2 Oct - English Language Paper *
    • Thu 3 Oct - Geography/MT/HMT Paper 1 *
    • Fri 4 Oct - History*

* Dismissal as per examination time-table


Schedule for Term 4 Week 4 - 7 to 11 Oct

    • Mon 7 Oct - Literature *
    • Tue 8 Oct - Mathematics Paper 1*
    • Wed 9 Oct - MT/HMT Paper 2 *
    • Thu 10 Oct - Science Paper 2*
    • Fri 11 Oct - Mathematics Paper 2 followed by Paraliturgy and Farewell Assembly**

* Dismissal as per examination time-table

**Dismissal will be at approximately 1330h.

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 4 Week 1 Sun 15 Sep 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephans,

Greetings ... ... I do hope you had a fruitful week with your son the past week. With the start of a new school term, kindly note that the End-of-Year examinations is 3 weeks away. Parental presence and supervision as you journey with your son during this period of heightened stress would be most appreciated. Your support for these young men at such during these seemingly stressful times would put them in good stead - setting an example for them as their first teachers and role models.

Year 1 Matters

1. Term 4 Week 1-3 Class Time-table

Please click <here>

2. HUBS Exercise on Mon 16 Sep

    • Please ensure that hair is appropriately cut and presentable, uniform and tie is clean and pressed well, badge is worn at all times, shoes are clean, white and laced and socks are white, ankle length without any logo.

3. Mother Tongue & Higher Mother Tongue Orals (This is Paper 3 of the EYE Examination)

    • Higher Malay Lang / Malay Lang on Tue 17 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN303
    • Higher Tamil Lang on Tue 17 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN203
    • Tamil Lang on Wed 18 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN203
    • Chinese Lang on Mon 16 Sep (All FN, LE and ML101 classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC
    • Chinese Lang on Tue 17 Sep (ML 102, ML 103 and all MN classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC
    • Higher Chinese Language on Wed 18 Sep (All Year 1 HCL classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC

4. English Orals for Year 1 OP classes on Thu 19 Sep and Fri 20 Sep

    • Click <here> for Schedule

5. EOY Examination Matters

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)
    • Stationary for Exams. Kindly note tha 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.

6. Canoeing Contact Time

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here> (Notification will also be made available on Parent Gateway)
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 3. Click <here>
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

7. Outdoor Cooking Briefing

    • Date : Thursday 19 Sep 2019
    • Time : 0730 h
    • Venue : LT2

Please be seated promptly at 0730 h so that the briefing can begin on time.

8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 4 Week 1 - 16 to 20 Sep

    • Mon 16 Sep - Normal School Day *(MT Orals)
    • Tue 17 Sep - Normal School Day * (MT/HMT Orals)
    • Wed 18 Sep - Normal School Day *(MT/HMT Orals)
    • Thu 19 Sep - Normal School Day * (Outdoor Cooking Briefing, EL Orals)
    • Fri 20 Sep - Normal School Day * (EL Orals)

* Dismissal as per time-table and Oral schedules


Schedule for Term 4 Week 2 - 23 to 27 Sep

    • Mon 23 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 24 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 25 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 26 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 27 Sep - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 10 Sun 1 Sep 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

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

Year 1 Matters

1. SG Bicentennial Visit on Wed 4 Sep

    • Attire: School Uniform
    • Reporting time to SJI : 0730 h
    • Schedule for buses <link>. (Please refer to the link for dismissal time)
    • Click <here> for notice form

2. Year 1 CCA Stand-down from Thu 5 Sep till Fri 18 Oct

    • To help the Year 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from Thu 5 Sep.

3. Release of TA 3 Online Instructions on Thu 5 Sep, 1200 h.

Dear parents,

Please note that the Result Slips for the Term 3 Assessment will be released online from Thu 5 Sep, 1200 h onwards till Thu 19 Sep.

To access the results, please use the following url : https://sdms.sji.edu.sg

Please select the Parent/ Student radio button before clicking the Login button.

User ID: Child’s / ward’s NRIC/FIN (e.g. User ID: T0012345F)

If you have not changed the password before:

Password: Child’s / ward’s NRIC/FIN (e.g. Password: T0012345F)

If you have forgotten your changed password, the Forget Password module would send the password reset email to the main guardian. Please check your SPAM folder if the main guardian do not get the reset email.

Should you experience any technical issues, please email <sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg> with your Child's / ward's Class, Name and NRIC/FIN.

Thank you.

4. Mother Tongue & Higher Mother Tongue Orals (This is Paper 3 of the EYE Examination)

    • Higher Malay Lang / Malay Lang on Tue 17 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN303
    • Higher Tamil Lang on Tue 17 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN203
    • Tamil Lang on Wed 18 Sep
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : FN203
    • Chinese Lang on Mon 16 Sep (All FN, LE and ML101 classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC
    • Chinese Lang on Tue 17 Sep (ML 102, ML 103 and all MN classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC
    • Higher Chinese Language on Wed 18 Sep (All Year 1 HCL classes)
      • Time : 1500 h
      • Venue : PAC

5. English Orals for Year 1 OP classes on Thu 19 Sep and Fri 20 Sep

    • Click <here> for Schedule

6. EOY Examination Schedule

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)

7. Canoeing Contact Time

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here> (Notification will also be made available on Parent Gateway)
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 3. Click <here>
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Teachers' Day Mass)
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 2 Aug to 6 Sep

      • Mon 2 Sep - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 3 Sep - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 4 Sep - Teachers' Day Mass followed by Visit to SG Bi-Centennial **
      • Thu 5 Sep - SJI celebrates Teachers’ Day (CCA Stand-down until Fri 18 Oct)
      • Fri 6 Sep - Teachers’ Day School Holiday ***

* Dismissal as per time-table ** More details when available

*** No school for all students

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

The FPA concluded the week with the Inaugural Science Showcase by both selected Year 1s and 2s with the best Bridge projects and Solar Cookers project to the masses. It was heartening to see how our young Josephians engaging their counterparts (Year 2s showcasing to the Year 1s and vice versa ).

As the examinations draw near, we must be mindful to help the boys take ownership of their own learning.

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

Year 1 Matters

1. Survey for Year 1 Josephians ; To complete by this weekend

The school is conducting two surveys. The surveys are in two areas student development and teaching and learning. Please the links to complete the surveys.

2019 Y1 - PART 1 / https://forms.gle/kUgUUbouShjJFBRFA

2019 Y1 - PART 2-3 / https://forms.gle/fPuMhXbyVcEuJ4eM6

2. Year 1 CCA Stand-down from Thu 5 Sep till Fri 18 Oct

    • To help the Year 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from Thu 5 Sep.

3. EOY Examination Schedule

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)

4. Canoeing Contact Time

    • Notice/Information for Parents. Click <here>
    • Canoeing Contact Time Consent Forms. Kindly submit forms to Class tutors by Term 4 Week 1. Click <here>
    • Pack List for Canoeing Contact Time and Outdoor Cooking. Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr Alfred Nathan, Head Outdoor <acn@sji.edu.sg> or Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>.

5. Working together to prevent Dengue

    • Please click <here> for letter from the school.

Measures to Manage Dengue Fever

    • Please do take time to look through these <slides>.

6. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

7. Invitation to SJI Parents' Wellness Day II on Sat 31 Aug 2019, from 0900 - 1200 h

Dear Parents,

We had such a good time during the last Parents’ Wellness Day … that we are now back for part II.

Event: SJI Parents’ Wellness Day II

Date: 31 Aug 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9am to 12noon

Venue: SJI Indoor Sports Hall, Training Room

Oxigeno

    • Many of us have heard of yoga or pilates.
    • Have you heard of Oxigeno?
    • Yoga + Pilates = Oxigeno!
    • Be the first few to try out this new form of exercise.

Bring your exercise mat and come join us!

Brain Health and Nutrition

    • Exam period is round the corner.
    • How do we support our teens during this stressful period?
    • Come find out from a nutritionist on how to prepare healthy snacks to boost their brain power!

Sign up now at https://forms.gle/3qRdxBDJ3MS1rzFq9 .

Registration will end on 23 Aug 2019.

This is a complimentary event organised by SJI PSG.

Please feel free to forward this invite to other SJI Parents.

Best regards,

SJI PSG

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Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 26 to 30 Aug

    • Mon 26 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 27 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 28 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 29 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 30 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 2 Aug to 6 Sep

    • Mon 2 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 3 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 4 Sep - Visit to SG Bi-Centennial **
    • Thu 5 Sep - Normal School Day * (Teachers’ Day Mass)
    • Fri 6 Sep - Teachers’ Day School Holiday ***

* Dismissal as per time-table ** More details when available

*** No school for all students


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 8 Sun 18 Aug 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

Year 1 Matters

1. Survey for Year 1 Josephians ; To complete by Tue 20 Aug

The school is conducting two surveys. The surveys are in two areas student development and teaching and learning.

Please use the links to complete the surveys.

2019 Y1 - PART 1 / https://forms.gle/kUgUUbouShjJFBRFA

2019 Y1 - PART 2-3 / https://forms.gle/fPuMhXbyVcEuJ4eM6

2. Year 1 CCA Stand-down from Thu 5 Sep till Fri 18 Oct

    • To help the Year 1s prepare for their End-of-Year (EOY) Examinations, kindly note that all CCA training will stand-down from Thu 5 Sep.

3. EOY Examination Schedule [Available on Thu 22 Aug 2019]

    • Click <here> for Schedule
    • Click <here> for Schedule (Format)

4. Working together to prevent Dengue

    • Please click <here> for letter from the school.

Measures to Manage Dengue Fever

    • Please do take time to look through these <slides>.

5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

6. Invitation to SJI Parents' Wellness Day II on Sat 31 Aug 2019, from 0900 - 1200 h

Dear Parents,

We had such a good time during the last Parents’ Wellness Day … that we are now back for part II.

Event: SJI Parents’ Wellness Day II

Date: 31 Aug 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9am to 12noon

Venue: SJI Indoor Sports Hall, Training Room

Oxigeno

    • Many of us have heard of yoga or pilates.
    • Have you heard of Oxigeno?
    • Yoga + Pilates = Oxigeno!
    • Be the first few to try out this new form of exercise.

Bring your exercise mat and come join us!

Brain Health and Nutrition

    • Exam period is round the corner.
    • How do we support our teens during this stressful period?
    • Come find out from a nutritionist on how to prepare healthy snacks to boost their brain power!

Sign up now at https://forms.gle/3qRdxBDJ3MS1rzFq9 .

Registration will end on 23 Aug 2019.

This is a complimentary event organised by SJI PSG.

Please feel free to forward this invite to other SJI Parents.

Best regards,

SJI PSG

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Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 19 to 23 Aug

    • Mon 19 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 20 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 21 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 22 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 23 Aug - Normal School Day * (Science Showcase)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 26 to 30 Aug

    • Mon 26 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 27 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 28 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 29 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 30 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 2 Aug to 6 Sep

    • Mon 2 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 3 Sep - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 4 Sep - Visit to SG Bi-Centennial **
    • Thu 5 Sep - Normal School Day * (Teachers’ Day Mass)
    • Fri 6 Sep - Teachers’ Day School Holiday ***

* Dismissal as per time-table ** More details when available

*** No school for all students


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 6 Sun 4 Aug 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

We move into a short week at school which includes National Day Celebrations at Bedok Reservoir. The SJI Annual Cross Country will be the highlight of the National Day celebrations! Have fun during the run!

Year 1 Matters

1. Parent Gateway App

    • If you are not on board, please refer to the letter sent out by the school on Wed 22 May 2019.
    • Click <here> for the letter to Parents and click <here> for instructions to download Parent Gateway App.

2. Annual Cross Country at Bedok Reservoir on Thu 8 Aug 2019

    • Date: Thu 8 Aug 2019
    • Venue : Bedok Reservoir (Assemble at the area where the Boat Shed is located)
    • Time : Assemble by 0715 h
    • Attire: Fraternity T Shirts, PE shorts and appropriate footwear (unless advised otherwise by CCA/Helper)
    • For PPT presentation, click <here>,
    • To access the website <here>
    • For Notice to Parent form, click<here>. NTP forms must be printed, signed and submitted to the teacher by Tue 6 Aug 2019. However, If you are able to respond via Parent Gateway, please do so by this weekend.

3. Working together to prevent Dengue

    • Please click <here> for letter from the school.

Measures to Manage Dengue Fever

    • Please do take time to look through these <slides>.

4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 5 to 9 Aug

    • Mon 5 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 6 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 7 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 8 Aug - SJI National Day Celebrations & Cross Country
    • Fri 9 Aug - Public Holiday (National Day)

*Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 12 to 16 Aug

    • Mon 12 Aug - Hari Raya Haji (Replacement Public Holiday)
    • Tue 13 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 14 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 15 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 16 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 19 to 23 Aug

    • Mon 19 Augl - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 20 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 21 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 22 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 23 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 5 Sun 28 July 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

SJI celebrated Racial Harmony Day on Friday 26 July with an array of activities to raise awareness of the common stereotypes people tend to have of different races.

Part of the celebrations included coming in ethnic costumes and enjoying yummy delights like "ang ku kueh", "muah chee", "kacang puteh" and a whole host of other traditional food fare.

Year 1 Matters

1. Working together to prevent Dengue

    • Please click <here> for letter from the school.

Measures to Manage Dengue Fever

    • Please do take time to look through these <slides>.

2. Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from Mon 15 Jul - Tue 30 Jul

    • Venue: ISH Training Room & PE Meeting Room
    • Attire: All boys to be in PE Attire during Health Check.
    • Click here for <Schedule>

3. Change in Reporting Time on Thursdays in Semester 2.

    1. Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are

4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 29 Jul to 2 Aug

    • Mon 29 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 30 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 31 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 1 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 2 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 5 to 9 Aug

    • Mon 5 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 6 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 7 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 8 Aug - SJI National Day Celebrations & Cross Country **
    • Fri 9 Aug - Public Holiday (National Day)

*Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available

Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 12 to 16 Aug

    • Mon 12 Aug - School Holiday (Replacement Holiday)
    • Tue 13 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 14 Aug - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 15 Aug - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 16 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 4 Fri 26 July 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

Working together to prevent Dengue

Please click <here> for letter from the school.

Measures to Manage Dengue Fever

Please do take time to look through these <slides>.

What you can do too !

We would like to encourage you to take the opportunity to help your child stay vigilant by practising the following dengue preventive measures:

a) Practise the “5-step Mozzie Wipeout” with your child at home to reduce dengue transmission, so that we can keep everyone safe in the community.

b) If your child is showing symptoms suggestive of dengue, he/she should see the GPs early to be diagnosed. Refer to the MOH website for dengue symptoms https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/dengue.

Your family may also wish to use mosquito repellents especially if your home is in a dengue cluster, to minimize mosquito bites and the possibility of dengue transmission.

If you wish to have the latest updates on dengue clusters, please visit https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-clusters or use the myENV app.

TGIF

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 4 Sun 21 July 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

In the Year 1 level assembly address, I emphasized the need to be reflective, effective communicators in our daily exchanges in whatsapp chats. The need to be positive in all we type/say to one another and to be kind and courteous in our conversations with one another will ensure that miscommunications will not occur.

As we approach mid Term 3, academic rigour will pick up. The advice is not to procrastinate. Be proactive in Initiating study groups or engaging in self study to start preparations for the year end examinations. There is help if you need it! Do consult your teachers for guidance if you require it.

Finally, in all that we do, remember to show gratitude and be appreciative of the people (whether parents, teachers, friends and even the aunties and uncles who clean up after us) for help they have rendered and good deeds they have done.


Year 1 Matters

1. Dismissal on Tue 23 July at 1230 h.

GCE O Level Mother Tongue Listening Comprehension day.

2. Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from Mon 15 Jul - Tue 30 Jul

    • Venue: ISH Training Room & PE Meeting Room
    • Attire: All boys to be in PE Attire during Health Check.
    • Click here for <Schedule>

3. Change in Reporting Time on Thursdays in Semester 2.

    • Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are to be in school no later than 0825h.

4. Racial Harmony Celebrations on Fri 26th July.

As part of the commemoration, all students are invited to come to school in their traditional ethnic costumes. On that day, there will be a photo booth set up for all Year 1 to 4 classes to take photos with their form tutors. Prizes will be awarded to the classes in each level (Year 1 to 4) with:

    • the highest number of students wearing ethnic costumes
    • the most creative props (To be brought from home or hand-made with racial significance) e.g. Chinese lanterns, ketupat etc

5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel (Cancelled this week due to MTL Listening Comprehension).
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 22 to 26 Jul

    • Mon 22 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 23 Jul - Normal School Day * (GCE O Level MTL Listening Comprehension, school dismissal 1230 h)
    • Wed 24 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 25 Jul - Normal School Day *(ADM)
    • Fri 26 Jul - Normal School Day * (Racial Harmony Day)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 5 - 29 Jul to 2 Aug

  • Mon 29 Jul - Normal School Day *
  • Tue 30 Jul - Normal School Day *
  • Wed 31 Jul - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 1 Aug - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 2 Aug - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 5 to 9 Aug

  • Mon 5 Aug - Normal School Day *
  • Tue 6 Aug - Normal School Day *
  • Wed 7 Aug - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 8 Aug - SJI National Day Celebrations & Cross Country **
  • Fri 9 Aug - Public Holiday (National Day)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available

Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 3 Sun 14 July 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

Year 1 Matters

1. Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from Mon 15 Jul - Tue 30 Jul

    • Venue: ISH Training Room & PE Meeting Room
    • Attire: All boys to be in PE Attire during Health Check.
    • Click here for <Schedule>

2. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Pilgrimage to Carmelite Monastery. Tue 16 July. 1430h - 1745h @ The Carmelite Convent Chapel, 196 Bukit Teresa Road
    • Daily Morning Prayer (Thu @ 0810h) at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710h @ SJI Chapel.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500h @ Chapel.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

3. Change in Reporting Time on Thursdays in Semester 2.

    • Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are to be in school no later than 0825h.

4. Racial Harmony Celebrations

    • Fri 26 July - students are invited to come to SJI in their ethnic attire. There will be a time to take photograph as a class in our colourful and diverse traditional attire, let's be a sport!

Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 15 to 19 Jul

    • Mon 15 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 16 Jul - Normal School Day * (Pilgrimage to Carmelite Monastery)
    • Wed 17 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 18 Jul - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 19 Jul - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 3 Week 4 - 22 to 26 Jul

    • Mon 22 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 23 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 24 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 25 Jul - Normal School Day *(School Safety Exercise 2/ADM)
    • Fri 26 Jul - Normal School Day * ( Racial Harmony Day)

* Dismissal as per time-table

Upcoming events :

    • Fri 9 Aug - National Day
    • Mon 12 Aug - Replacement Public Holiday
    • Fri 6 Sep - Teachers' Day


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 2 Sun 7 July 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

At the start of the new term, the boys were reminded of the need to take ownership - being punctual for school, on-task in their school work and attending CCA. They will remember " we strive to be early, not on time". Being punctual is an important virtue as it shows consideration and responsibility. It is an important habit to cultivate in our young to prepare them for the world of work. The school looks forward to your support and partnership on this matter. Students are expected to be on campus by 0725 hours and by 0825 hours on Thursdays. Parents are to note that all school gates will also be shut promptly at 0725 hours daily and by 0825 hours on Thursdays.

A gentle reminder that parental assistance in continuously checking on your son's personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will be most appreciated.


Year 1 Matters

  1. YOUTH DAY school holiday on Mon 8 Jul
  2. Anti-Bullying Campaign (ABC) on Tue 9 Jul A half an hour session will be conducted by the Year 2 ABC Ambassadors during PSE.
  3. MOELC Examination Information and Schedules
    • Click<here> for details.
  4. Annual Health Check by Health Promotion Board (HPB) from Mon 15 Jul - Thu 1 Aug
    • Venue : ISH Training Room and ISH Meeting Room
    • More details will be shared at a later date.

4. Change in Reporting Time on Thursdays in Semester 2.

    • Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are to be in school no later than 0825h.

5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1430 hrs @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Pilgrimage to Mount Carmel (Carmelite Monastery) .
        • Why? All Year 1 Catholic students need to attend and help with facilitating the Eucharistic Celebration of the Feast of Carmel.
        • Venue. Carmelite Convent Chapel. 196 Bukit Teresa Road (near St Teresa Church)
        • Date : Tuesday 16 July 2019
        • Reporting Place /Time: SJI Chapel (1430 h), the bus will leave at (1530 h)
        • Teachers-in-charge : Mrs Josephine Lee/ Ms Deborah Goh/Mrs Sandra Lee/ Mr Nigel Fibular/Mr Dominic Ang
        • Buses are chartered to transport the boys from SJI to the venue (to and fro).
        • The mass will begin at 1630 h and end around 1745 h.
        • Please take note there will not be Novena held at the chapel on that day.


Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 8 to 12 Jul

    • Mon 8 Jul - Youth Day (School Holiday)
    • Tue 9 Jul - Normal School Day * (Anti-Bullying Campaign 1330 - 1400 h)
    • Wed 10 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 11 Jul - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 12 Jul - Normal School Day * (FTT / Level Assembly)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 3 - 15 to 19 Jul

    • Mon 15 Jul - Normal School Day*
    • Tues 16 Jul - Normal School Day *(Pilgrimage to Carmelite Monastery)
    • Wed 17 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 18 Jul - Normal School Day * (ADM)
    • Fri 19 Jul - Normal School Day * (FTT / Chapel Visit)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Upcoming events :

    • Fri 9 Aug - National Day
    • Mon 12 Aug - Replacement Public Holiday
    • Fri 6 Sep - Teachers' Day


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 3 Week 1 Sun 30 June 2019

Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

The month-long holidays has come to an end, We trust that quality time was spent catching up with the boys. Please continue to work together with us to help the boys in Semester 2. A gentle reminder that parental assistance in checking on your son's personal grooming (e.g. haircut, nails, etc) will be most appreciated.

Year 1 Matters

  1. TERM 3 CLASS TIME-TABLE
    • Click<here> for details.

2. CHANGE IN REPORTING TIME ON THURSDAYS IN SEMESTER 2.

    • Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are to be in school no later than 0825h.


Schedule for Term 3 Week 1 - 1 to 5 Jul

    • Mon 1 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 2 Jul - Normal School Day * (EL Oral)
    • Wed 3 Jul - Normal School Day * (EL Oral)
    • Thu 4 Jul - Normal School Day * (Temperature-Taking Exercise)
    • Fri 5 Jul - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 2 - 8 to 12 Jul

    • Mon 8 Jul - Youth Day (School Holiday)
    • Tues 9 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 10 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 11 Jul - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 12 Jul - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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End of Term 2 Sun 2 June 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

On Thursday 30 May, the Year 1s spent a day out of the classroom walking through the nature trails at Bukit Timah and MacRitchie. We were blessed with good weather and the boys experienced learning in a very different way. It's amazing what one will 'see' if we take time off our regular schedule to learn the more beautiful and important things is life ... ...

Thank you too to the parents for taking time off for the Parent-Teacher Meeting earlier this week. Our apologies too for not being able to accede to all the request for meetings. Do feel free to drop an email to the various subject teacher/s if you have any concerns.

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

Year 1 Matters

1. CHANGE IN REPORTING TIME ON THURSDAYS IN SEMESTER 2.

    • Please note that the reporting time for students on Thursdays in Semester 2 will be later unless otherwise stipulated. Morning Assembly will begin at 0830h on Thursdays in Semester 2 and students are to be in school no later than 0825h.

2. June Vacation Travel Plan

    • To update your vacation plans for the June Holidays, please <click here>
    • If you log in as parent, you will be redirected to the parent portal. There, upon logging in, you will see the travel declaration link. Clicking on this link, will lead you to the form.
    • Students may also click on [Log In by SJI Gmail] , the page will redirect them to the travel declaration form after they log in SJI Gmail.
    • To preview the travel declaration, you may <click here>

3. SJI Parents Wellness Day

Dear Parents, SJI Parents’ Support Group (PSG) has planned a warm welcome for term 3. Come join us on the first Saturday of term 3.

Event: SJI Parents’ Wellness Day

Date: 6 July 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9am to 12noon

Venue: SJI Indoor Sports Hall, Training Room

    • Chair Pilates with Jane Koh*

• Do you have back pain from spending long hours at the desk?

• Looking for exercise for the whole family?

• No time to exercise?

Fret not! Now you can exercise anytime, anywhere!

All you need is a simple chair and comfortable clothes.

*This is an introductory class and is suitable for all fitness levels.

    • Clean Food, Healthy Gut! Eco Health Workshop by ETL no. 9^

• Why do some vegetables taste so awful no matter how you wash it?

• Why eating more fruits and vegetables can be bad for health?

Find out how to remove pesticides on natural produce and empower yourself with life-changing tips to a healthier life.

^This workshop is highly recommended for children and adults with eczema, asthma, food allergy and intolerance, weak immune system and auto-immune disease.

Sign up now at https://forms.gle/uVNpdHE9gVf6Mjij9

This is a complimentary event organised by SJI PSG.

Please feel free to forward this invite to other SJI Parents.

Registration is limited to the first 40 parents who sign up.

Best regards, SJI PSG


Upcoming events:

Mon 8 Jul - Youth Day

Fri 9 Aug - National Day

Mon 12 Aug - Replacement Public Holiday

Fri 6 Sep - Teachers' Day


Have a Blessed Holiday!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 10 Sat 25 May 2019


Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

We ended Week 9 with "The World of Words". The Year 1 and 2s have been preparing for the showcase for the past two weeks and finally have the opportunity to explore the world of words through different characters.

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


Year 1 Matters

1. Fri 31 May - Year 1 Parent Teacher Meetings

Time : 1330 - 1730 h.

Venue : Library

    • To make an appointment. Click <here> [Requires log-in to SJI E-mail]
    • Selection by Teachers. Kindly note that Year 1 PTM is for class tutors to meet up with parents. Class tutors would have identified parents of students whom they want to see. These parents would have received an email yesterday.
    • Contacting Teachers. If parents would like to contact the subject teacher/s, you are requested to contact the teacher separately. The emails of the Year 1 class and subject teachers can be found under Contact Us

Below is an extract of the email sent :

Dear Parents,

Please be informed that the Year 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting to meet up with your son's form tutor(s)/HOL will be held on 31 May 2019 from 1330 hrs to 1730 hrs.

Kindly note that your son's teacher(s) has/have indicated their interest to meet up with you to discuss his progress. Please login to select your preferred timing with the teacher(s) from 24 May, 1800 hrs to 30 May, 1800 hrs

    • To make an Appointment. Click <here>.
    • To login. Requires Student's NRIC and DOB (YYYY-MM-DD).

2. Thu 30 May - Year 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Math-Lit Field trip).

    • Click <here> for the acknowledgement slips which are to be printed out, signed and returned to their class tutors by Mon 27 May.
    • Boys to report at the Canteen by 0750 h (Catholic boys may want to report earlier at 0710 h for Ascension mass at the Chapel and then join their respective classes at the canteen).
    • Boys to have a full breakfast.
    • Bring along a laptop (to be kept in the locker before assembling at the canteen). To also bring along : handphone/camera, 1 litre water bottle, umbrella/raincoat, snacks (this will be your recess).
    • Boys to report in PE tees and track pants preferably. Please bring along insect repellent.
    • Please click <here> for the 2019 Year 1 Enrichment Day Report Format (Hypotheses should be completed for Geog and Math).

3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel (Thu @ 0740 h).
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Ascension Mass at 0710 h on Thu @ SJI Chapel.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

4. Year 1 ADM/ISM Matters.

      • ADM Registration for Term 3 will start Wed 29 May 2000 h (evening) and end on Fri 31 May 0800 h (morning). You can preview the modules here (accessible only through SJI Acct).
      • Sportsmen who will be busy in Term 3 especially on Thursdays but need the AUs for ADM should meet Mr Ng Yew Hong on Tue 28 May outside the chapel after Assembly.
      • ISM registration for Term 3 will take place in Term 3.

5. Clearing of Lockers by Tuesday 28 May.

      • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Year 1s are requested to clear their lockers by Tuesday 28 May.


Upcoming events:

  • 29 May - Visit by Minister Indranee Rajah in PM Office
  • 30 May - Enrichment Day
  • 31 May - Parent Teacher Meeting


Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 -27 to 31 May

    • Mon 27 May - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 28 May - Normal School Day * (ADM Registration begins)
    • Wed 29 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 30 May - Ascension / Enrichment Day**(ADM registration ends)
    • Fri 31 May - Normal School Day * (Lessons end at 1230 h for Year 1 in preparation for the PTM)

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 9 Sun 19 May 2019


Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

Happy Vesak Day to all Buddhists in Singapore and the world over celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. It is a time of joy, peace and reflection.

Kindly take note booking of time slots for the Year 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) on Fri 31 May will be open from Fri 24 May, 1200 h to Mon 27 May, 1200 h. Due to constraints of time, each parent is allocated 15 minutes. Kindly also note that prior bookings will be made open to parents of students who have been identified by their class tutors.

Year 1 Matters

1. Mother Tongue Level Fortnight Programme

    • Chinese Language:

Activities: Chinese Cultural and Arts (Including Mask Painting, Calligraphy, Tea Appreciation, etc)

Date : Thu 23 May 2019

Time: 1330 to 1500 h

Venue: Year 1 Classrooms and ISH

    • Tamil Language:

Activity: Drama Skills Workshop

Date: Tue 21 May 2019

Time: 1430 to 1730 h

Venue: PAC

    • Book Fair for the Chinese Language students

The MTL Department has invited Maha Yuyi Pte Ltd, an established local bookstore to school to hold a mini book fair for the students. They carry a wide range of book titles suitable for teenagers, especially lower secondary school students. The vendor will bring in different titles of varying levels of difficulties for students to choose from. Students are strongly encouraged to bring along some cash with them to purchase the books directly from the vendor.

Details of the book fair are as follows:

Date: Fri 24 May 2019

Time: 1330 to 1500 h

2. #Youthempowered Social Media Campaign - Support needed

The Innomakers Programme is sending two Year 1 team to represent SJI in the #YouthEmpowered Social Media Campaign competition organised by Republic Poly and Media Literacy Council.

OBJECTIVE: To promote digital literacy among youths in Singapore.

The teams have to produce a 30 to 60 seconds video and an A1 poster. They are also expected to carry out a social campaign in the school in order to promote digital literacy. Their posters and videos are currently shared in SJI FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

https://www.facebook.com/pg/stjosephsinstitution/posts/

https://www.instagram.com/stjosephsinstitution/

The 2 teams need your help in / and share it with your friends/students to promote Digital Literacy. Part of the judging

criteria is the shareability of video online (engagement online: likes, video views, shares, comments)

    • Team 1: Josephian Changemakers
      1. Reuel Fong Shi Cheng (Leader) - MN103
      2. Wesley Thng Toh Yong - LE 102
      3. Quek Yi Ming - LE102
      4. Keith Eldriech Tanya Young - MN103

Issue: Understanding Cyber Bullying

SJI FACEBOOK - SUPPORT US!

SJI INSTAGRAM - SUPPORT US!


    • Team 2: The Anti Addicts
      1. Xu He (Leader) - LE102
      2. Keagan Goh - LE102
      3. Jeff Chan - LE102
      4. Yu Ziyang - LE102

Issue: STOP SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION

SJI FACEBOOK - SUPPORT US!

SJI INSTAGRAM - SUPPORT US!

Thank you for your support!

3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel (Thu @ 0740 h).
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

4. Year 1 ISM Matters.

    • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation.
      • Year 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10.
      • Rubrics. Click <here>.

5. Upcoming Events

    • Thu 23 May & 24 May - CAS Drama Night from 2000 - 2200 h.
        • This year's drama night is titled "The World Theatre Festival" and features excerpts from Moliere, Shakespeare and Brecht as part of the IB Group 1's inaugural "World Literature Festival". Click <here> for booking of tickets
    • Sat 25 May - Heart Strings Charity Concert. Click <here>
    • Thu 30 May - Year 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Math Field trip). Click <here> for the acknowledgement slips which are to be printed out, signed and returned to their class tutors by Mon 27 May.
    • Fri 31 May - Year 1 Parent Teacher Meetings from 1330 - 1730 h ( A separate email will be sent to parents prior to the start of booking of time slots for PTM for making appointments on Fri 24 May, 1200 h to Mon 27 May, 1200 h )

6. Clearing of Lockers by Tuesday 28 May.

      • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Year 1s are requested to clear their lockers by Tuesday 28 May.

Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 20 May to 24 May

    • Mon 20 May - Vesak Day (Replacement Public Holiday)
    • Tue 21 May - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 22 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 23 May - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 24 May - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 10 -27 to 31 May

    • Mon 27 May - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 28 May - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 29 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 30 May - Enrichment Day **
    • Fri 31 May - Normal School Day * (Year 1-3 PTM)

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 8 Sun 12 May 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

We'd like to wish all mothers "A Blessed Mother's Day" to all mothers reading this today. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.......Jewish Proverb

Have a wonderful day and week ahead!


Year 1 Matters

1. Curriculum Plus on Fri 17 May

    • FTT and Enrichment Day Briefing from 1230 - 1330 h at the Hall

2. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel (Thu @ 0740 h).
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

3. Year 1 ISM Matters.

    • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation.
      • Year 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10.
      • Rubrics. Click <here>.

4. Upcoming Events

    • Thu 23 May & 24 May - CAS Drama Night from 2000 - 2200 h.
      • This year's drama night is titled "The World Theatre Festival" and features excerpts from Moliere, Shakespeare and Brecht as part of the IB Group 1's inaugural "World Literature Festival". Click <here> for booking of tickets
    • Sat 25 May - Heart Strings Charity Concert. Click <here>
    • Thu 30 May - Year 1 Enrichment Day (Humanities-Math Field trip)
    • Fri 31 May - Year 1 Parent Teacher Meetings from 1330 - 1730 h ( A separate email will be sent to parents prior to the start of booking of time slots for PTM for making appointments )

5. Clearing of Lockers by Tuesday 28 May.

    • With the Jun school break round the corner, all Year 1s are requested to clear their lockers by Tuesday 28 May.

6. ISM Survey (Please help with survey) : Sports and Asthma

7. Interesting Read for the Week : The Tech Industry’s War on Kids. Click <here>


Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 13 May to 17 May

      • Mon 13 May - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 14 May - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 15 May - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 16 May - Normal School Day *
      • Fri 17 May - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 9 - 20 May to 24 May

      • Mon 20 May - Vesak Day (Replacement Public Holiday)
      • Tue 21 May - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 22 May - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 23 May - Normal School Day *
      • Fri 24 May - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 7 Sat 4 May 2019

Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

The week ended on Friday with a treat from the FPA Mother Tongue Languages Department. The Xinyao Performance and the Bhangra Dance sessions resonated with the boys as they listened to the Chinese songs or participated in the Bhangra dance! This is in the hope of continuing to nurture the boys in learning and appreciating their Mother Tongue Languages and cultures.

Hard work can never be undermined and we should continue to teach our children of its value. For the past term, our students have flown the SJI flag high by their achievements and attainments at the various National School Games and Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) performances. The school has been blessed that through the hard work of these boys and girls, we have been affirmed of what we do at SJI.

With the end of another term, do note of the assessments that are scheduled for the coming weeks. For the Year1s, it is timely that we gently remind them that there is no 'free lunch' - that there is nothing gained without hard work. Hard work teaches perseverance, persistence, and determination. It teaches one that working hard pays off and that not everything in life is easy. Most importantly, we must assure them that hard work is always easier as they have their family and school walking with (not working for) them.


Year 1 Matters

1. HUBS Exercise on Mon 6 May

    • Please ensure that hair is appropriately cut and presentable, uniform is clean and pressed well, badge is worn at all times, shoes are clean, white and laced and socks are white, ankle length without any logo.

2. Curriculum Plus on Fri 11 May

    • Voices of the Boys from 1230 - 1330 h at the PAC

3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel (Thu @ 0740 h).
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

4. Year 1 ISM Matters.

    • ISM [Semester 1] Presentation.
      • Year 1s who have signed-up for ISM are reminded to begin preparing for their ISM presentation. Kindly discuss with your mentor when to do the presentation - this should be done by Week 10.
      • Rubrics. Click <here>.

5. Upcoming Events

    • Sat 25 May - Heart Strings Charity Concert. Click <here>
    • Thu 30 May - FPA Enrichment Day
    • Fri 31 May - Year 1 Parent Teacher Meetings from 1330 - 1730 h ( A separate email will be sent to parents prior to the start of booking of time slots for PTM for making appointments )


Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 6 to 10 May

    • Mon 6 May - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 7 May - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 8 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 9 May - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 10 May - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 2 Week 8 - 13 May to 17 May

    • Mon 13 May - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 14 May - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 15 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 16 May - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 17 May - Normal School Day *
      • * Dismissal as per time-table


Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 6 Sun 28 Apr 2019


Dear Parents & Year 1 Josephians,

It has been a busy two weeks with our young Josephians preparing for the SJI Open House which was held yesterday morning and the Mutien Festival, a celebration of the Arts, in the evening. It is timely that we remind and help our Year 1 Josephians to settle down to revise for the various class assessments in the coming weeks. 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.

Year 1 Matters

1. SJI School Report Book by Fri 3 May

    • In preparation for the Year 1s receiving their Term 1 and 2 results at the end of this term, Year 1s are requested to hand your SJI Report Book (which you purchased earlier this year) to your class tutors by Fri 3 May (if you have not done so).
    • May be purchased from the school bookshop at $9.50 each

2. Hush Troopers (Year 6 CAS) time with the Year 1s on Thu 2 May at 0800 to 0850 h (Meeting 3).

    • The YoungxHush programme promotes empathy, resilience and mental wellness amongst youths.
    • Year 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0755 h for the above. Year 1s DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly.

3. Curriculum Plus on Fri 3 May

CL students

    • With the objective is to ignite students’ passion in Chinese Language learning and to preserve our cultural heritage, the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) has organised a local Chinese song group ( 新谣小组)to perform for the Year 1 and 2 CL students.
      • Venue : LT 2 & 3
      • Time : 1230 - 1400 h

TL students

    • The Tamil teachers together with Mr Arul, will be holding a cultural dance sharing session with the Tamil students.
      • Venue : LT 1
      • Time : 1230 - 1330 h

Students doing neither CL nor TL can choose to attend either performance. Please inform your Class tutors on your preference.

4. Upcoming events:

    • Sat 25 May - Heart Strings Charity Concert. Click <here>

5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel (Thu @ 0740 h).
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by parents - please do check with parents when it is held

Schedule for Term 2 Week 6 - 29 Apr to 3 May

    • Mon 29 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 30 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 1 May - Labour Day (Public Holiday)
    • Thu 2 May - Normal School Day*
    • Fri 3 May - Normal School Day*

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 2 Week 7 - 6 to 10 May

    • Mon 6 May - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 7 May - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 8 May - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 9 May - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 10 May - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 4 Sun 14 Apr 2019


Dear Parents and Year 1 Josephians,

The Christian world with the celebration of Palm Sunday today commences Holy Week in preparation for the Sacred Triduum; Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. This is the most important week in the Christian calendar.

While we continue to work towards making improvements in our behaviours and attitudes that affect our lives and those of others, let's continue to be people of peace.

Year 1 Matters

1. Chinese Special Programme (CSP) Mid-Year Examination Schedule

    • Clementi Town Secondary School (CTSS). Click <here>
    • Changkat Changi Secondary School (CCSS). Click <here>

2. CCA Standdown on Thursday 18 April 2019

    • All CCA/CAS by 1630 h on 18 April

3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - do check with parents when it is held
    • Holy Week Schedule

17 Apr 0710h - Holy Wednesday Mass

18 Apr 1800h - Mass of the Lord's Supper

19 Apr 0100h - Stations of The Cross

19 Apr 0730h - Celebration of the Lord's Passion

    • Details of Lenten Vigil for Catholic boys on Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr 2019. (Compulsory for Year 1s) Reporting time @1700 h on Thu 18 Apr

In brief :

Thu 18 Apr

1800 Maundy Thu mass (washing of feet) at Chapel

2000 Church Visitation

0100 Stations of Cross

Fri 19 Apr

0730 Good Fri Service at Chapel

0900 Dismiss


4. Upcoming Events

        • SJI Open House on Saturday 27 Apr 2019
        • Heart Strings Charity Concert on Saturday 25 May 2019. Click <here> for details.
        • Fraternity Games Day on Thu 23 Apr (More details and Sign up <here> by 17 Apr)
        • The Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM) of Novena Church will be holding their biannual Exam mass, details as follows:

Event Details:

          • Theme: Christ, my hope. - Open your hearts and allow Christ to be your hope and guidance during this exam period!
          • Date: 25 April 2019
          • Time: 8pm
          • Venue: St. Alphonsus Church (Novena Church)


Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 15 to 19 Apr

    • Mon 15 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 16 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 17 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 18 Apr - Normal School Day * (Maundy Thursday & Lenten Observances)
    • Fri 19 Apr - Good Friday (Public Holiday)

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 22 to 26 Apr

    • Mon 22 Apr - Normal School Day * (Easter Blessings)
    • Tue 23 Apr - Normal School Day * (Y1-6 Fraternity Games)
    • Wed 24 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 25 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 26 Apr - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 3 Sun 7 Apr 2019


Dear Parents,

Today throughout our Lasallian world we celebrate three hundred years since the death of John Baptist de La Salle at St Yon in Rouen on Good Friday 1719.

In introducing our young Josephians to this Tercentenary Year, we had the celebrations last Friday with Josephians gathering to acknowledge and celebrate the academic achievements of other Josephians who have done well .

As part of the 300 Lasalle Celebrations, this year's Founder's Day included an additional segment on the unveiling of the Tercentenary Banner that has our palm prints and signatures on it. Our Guest of Honour, Rev. Brother Patrick Tierney F.S.C, Supervisor of La Salle College, Hong Kong, shared our hope for the Lasallian mission and brought to mind how we should follow De La Salle's footprints by answering God's calls in our lives just as De La Salle did in his day.


Year 1 Matters

1. Dental Forms from Dental Services - To Submit Hardcopy (For Selected Students) on Monday 8 April 2019.

    • Hardcopy of Form. Kindly note that selected students received the hardcopy of the forms from School Dental Services (SDS) on Tuesday 2 April. Please ensure that it is submitted to your son's class tutors by tomorrow.


2. Chinese Special Programme (CSP) Mid-Year Examination Schedule

    • Clementi Town Secondary School (CTSS). Click <here>
    • Changkat Changi Secondary School (CCSS). Click <here>


3. Movie Night on Friday 12 April 2019

This is in support of "Lasallian Day Out" Charity Program.

Details to note :

    • Date & Time - 12th of April, reporting time is 6pm for registrations and the movie will run from 6.45pm to 9pm.
    • Reporting - Please be in the canteen from 6pm. Registrations will start from 6 pm in the foyer.
    • Attire - Any SJI related top
    • With the screening being in the hall and LT1, please do bring your own sleeping bags, pillows etc to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable for yourselves
    • Food and drink is allowed so feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie
      • However please don't bring full meals or any other food that may be messy!
      • Please have a full meal before coming.


4. CCA Standdown on Thursday 18 April 2019


5. Other upcoming events....

    • SJI Open House on Saturday 27 Apr 2019
    • Heart Strings Charity Concert on Saturday 25 May 2019. Click <here> for details.


6. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - do check with parents when it is held
    • Lenten Vigil for Catholic boys on Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr 2019. (Compulsory for Year 1s) Reporting time @1700 h on Thu 18 Apr

In brief :

Thu 18 Apr

1800 Maundy Thu mass (washing of feet) at Chapel

2000 Church Visitation

0100 Stations of Cross

Fri 19 Apr

0730 Good Fri Service at Chapel

0900 Dismiss


Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 8 to 12 Apr

    • Mon 8 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 9 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 10 Apr - Normal School Day* [National X-Country (Y2 VIA)]
    • Thu 11 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 12 Apr - Normal School Day * [Movie Night]

* Dismissal as per time-table ** Please note details below.


Schedule for Term 2 Week 4 - 15 to 19 Apr

    • Mon 15 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Tue 16 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 17 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 18 Apr - Normal School Day * (Maundy Thursday & Lenten Observances)
    • Fri 19 Apr - Good Friday (Public Holiday)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 2 Week 5 - 22 to 26 Apr

    • Mon 22 Apr - Normal School Day * (Easter Blessings)
    • Tue 23 Apr - Normal School Day * (Y1-6 Fraternity Games) **
    • Wed 24 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 25 Apr - Normal School Day *
    • Fri 26 Apr - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made know when available.


Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 2 Sun 31 Mar 2019 [Founder's Day, Lenten Project, Green Ambassador Training, ,....]

Dear Parents,

On Saturday 30 March 2019, about 120 Year 1 & 3 Class Committee members attended training to develop them as class servant leaders to help realize a stronger class culture and greater student / class ownership. There were several takeaways which we hope each class committee will be able to bring back to the class.

In this 2nd week of the Easter Term, we celebrate Founder's Day. In 1852, six Christian Brothers arrived on the shores of Singapore, marking the beginnings of St Joseph's Institution ... We at SJI will remember our Founder, John Baptist De Lasalle on Friday as we celebrate Founder's Day in the morning, and the Anniversary Parade in the evening.

Year 1 Matters

1. Discover more about LaSalle Tercentenary Celebrations (1 - 2 April)

    • Sale of LYNK (Lasallian Youth NetworK) T-shirts @$20 each
    • Lenten Project - Project Mitumba. Click <here> to contribute to a good cause.
    • Agape Movement 2.0 in conjunction with Founder's Day


2. Foreign and Asian Languages exam schedule 2019 from MOE Language Centre. Click <here>


3. Green Ambassador Training on Tue 2 Apr @ 1500 h

    • Venue : MN 403
    • GA, please meet at Annexe 1 @ 1450 h. You will be chaperoned to MN403 for the training.


4. Founder's Day on Fri 5 Apr

    • Students report directly to class by 0730 h for attendance taking
    • Dismissal is expected to be at 1200 h
    • More details may be found at the <Order of the Day>


5. Movie Night on Fri 12 Apr in support of Lasallian Day Out Charity Program

Click <here> to vote for movie you would like to watch


6. Heart Strings Charity Concert on Sat 25 May 2019. Click <here> for details and ticketing information


7. Upcoming events:

    • Tue 2 Apr - Evacuation Drill
    • Fri 5 Apr - Anniversary Parade (All in the Uniformed Group CCA will be involved, everyone else is welcomed to attend)
    • Sat 6 Apr - Lasalle Tercentenary Mass @ Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
    • Fri 12 Apr - SJI Movie Night.
    • Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr - SJI Lenten Vigil (Maundy Thursday & Good Friday)
    • Sat 27 Apr - SJI Open House
    • Sat 25 May - Heart Strings Charity Concert


8 . Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • LaSalle Tercentenary Mass @ Cathedral of the Good Shepherd @ 1430 h
    • Lenten Observance for Catholic boys (Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr 2019)
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - do check with parents when it is held


Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 1 to 5 Apr

      • Mon 1 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 2 Apr - Normal School Day * [AP 2nd Combined Rehearsal (Y1-4)]
      • Wed 3 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 4 Apr - Normal School Day * [ AP 3rd Combined Rehearsal (Y1-4)]
      • Fri 5 Apr - SJI commemorates Founder's Day ** (Anniversary Parade in the evening)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Early dismissal.


Schedule for Term 2 Week 3 - 8 to 12 Apr

      • Mon 8 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 9 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 10 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 11 Apr - Normal School Day *
      • Fri 12 Apr - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table *

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 2 Week 1 Sun 24 Mar 2019 [Personal Grooming, Holiday Homework,....]

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 2, a relatively packed term, with the SJI Anniversary Parade, Founders' Day and SJI Open House.

I hope you managed to have a restful break with the family.

With the start of a new school term, it'll be most helpful if you could gently remind your son to check that he has completed any assigned homework as well as the e-learning assignments. A quick check on his personal grooming (e.g. hair, nails, clean shoes,.... ) is also most appreciated.


Year 1 Matters

1. Class Time-table - Term 2, 2019. Click <here>.


2. ***Study on Secondary School Students by SEAB on Thu 28 Mar from 0800 - 0945 h

    • Students from the following classes will have to report to the respective classes promptly at 0750 h as they have been selected for the study. They will not need to attend Morning Assembly.
      • FN102
      • LE102
      • ML101
      • ML103
      • MN101
      • MN102
      • MN103


3. Release of TA 1 Online Instructions on Thu 28 Mar, 1200 h.

Dear parents,

Please note that the Result Slips for the Term 1 Assessment will be released online from Thu 28 Mar, 1200 h onwards till Thu 11 Apr.

To access the results, please use the following new and updated url : https://sdms.sji.edu.sg

Please select the Parent/ Student radio button before clicking the Login button.

User ID : Child’s / ward’s NRIC/BC No. (e.g. User ID: T0012345F)

If you have not changed the password before:

Password: Child’s / ward’s NRIC/BC No. (e.g. Password: T0012345F)

If you had forgotten your changed password, the Forget Password module would send the password reset email to the main guardian. Please check your SPAM folder if the main guardian do not get the reset email.

Should you experience any technical issues, please email <sjihelpdesk@sji.edu.sg> with your Child's / ward's Class, Name and NRIC/BC No.

Thank you.


4. Class Committee Training on Sat 30 Mar, 1030 - 1300 h in SJI.

To better prepare our class leaders, we have organised a training session for them. The intention for this training is for Class Committees to take greater control and charge of their class affairs .... & with time, grow their Class Spirit & Class Culture. The class committee members will be given a Notice to parents form on Tuesday 26 Mar by their class tutors and the response slip should be returned by Thursday 28 Mar.


5. Upcoming events:

    • Fri 5 Apr - Founder's Day Celebration & Anniversary Parade
    • Sat 6 Apr - Lasalle Tercentenary Mass @ Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
    • Thu 18 Apr - Fri 19 Apr - SJI Lenten Vigil (Maundy Thursday & Good Friday)
    • Sat 27 Apr - SJI Open House


6. Year 1 Catholic Matters

    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
    • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
    • Lenten Observance for Catholic boys (Thu 18 Apr - Fri 19 Apr 2019)
    • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel


Schedule for Term 2 Week 1 - 25 to 29 Mar

    • Mon 25 Mar - Normal School Day * (AP GOH Rehearsal)
    • Tue 26 Mar - Normal School Day *
    • Wed 27 Mar - Normal School Day *
    • Thu 28 Mar - Normal School Day **
    • Fri 29 Mar - Normal School Day * [AP 1st Combined Rehearsal (Y1-4)]

* Dismissal as per time-table

**Selected classes stated above to report at 0750 h at their respective classrooms.


Schedule for Term 2 Week 2 - 1 to 5 Apr

  • Mon 1 Apr - Normal School Day *
  • Tue 2 Apr - Normal School Day * [AP 2nd Combined Rehearsal(Y1-4)]
  • Wed 3 Apr - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 4 Apr - Normal School Day * [AP 43rd Combined Rehearsal (Y1-4)]
  • Fri 5 Apr - SJI commemorates Founder's Day ** (Anniversary Parade)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Early dismissal. Details to be made known when available.


Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 10 Sun 10 Mar 2019 [Term 1 Break Matters ,Mass Swim, e-Learning, CCA during Holidays, etc ... ...]

Dear Parents & Year 1s,

The SJI Annual Sports Meet at Bishan Sports Complex on Fri 8 Mar 2019 was met with wonderful weather. The Year 1s immersed themselves fully in the atmosphere and were seen to have had great fun and joy. Apart from teaching the students good values such as, sportsmanship, proper spirit of competition, team-spirit, co-operation and discipline in the field, the Sports Meet makes school life lively, interesting, enjoyable and memorable.

Credit must be given to the vast majority of Sec 1 students who have settled in well to life in SJI. Most of the students have been putting in much effort in their academic pursuits. However, for that handful of them, we look forward to working with you so as to help him achieve his fullest potential in the next Term Assessments. As always, please feel to contact your son's class and/or subject tutors or myself if you have any concerns.

Have a Blessed 2 weeks ahead!

Year 1 Matters

  1. Year 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for Mon 11 Mar.
    • 0800 to 0815 h - FN 101 & FN 102
    • 0815 to 0830 h - LE 101 & LE 102
    • 0830 to 0845 h - FN 103 & ML 101
    • 0845 to 0900 h - ML 102 & ML 103
    • 0900 to 0915 h - MN 101 & MN 102
    • 0915 to 0930 h - MN 103

Click <here> for full schedule


2. Safety Evacuation Drill on Tues 12 Mar.

    • Students are to be familiar with the procedures as well as the evacuation route in case of an emergency. Please alert your Form Tutor if you are should not participate in the drill for any medical or special reasons. Click <here>


3. SJI Mass Swim on Thu 14 Mar from 1400 to 1600 h @ Bishan Swimming Complex.

    • Notice Form. Click <here>
    • Getting There / Dismissal: Kindly note that: (i) Year 1s are to make their own way to Bishan Swimming Complex and (ii) Dismissal is from BSC and Year 1s are to make their own way home.
    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Ms Asmah Hanim <asmah.hanim@sji.edu.sg >


4. SJI e-Learning Day on Fri 15 Mar.

    • Please note that students will not be at school but will be learning from home using their devices. Students, please ensure that you have the passwords and are able to access Student Learning Space (SLS) and Google Classroom.

Click <here> [Available on Thu 14 Mar 2019]


5. 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 the 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.


6. Lasallian Catholic Youth Societies Camp [Compulsory for ALL Year 1s]

Date:15-16 Mar.

Time: Report at 1300 h on 15 Mar

Venue: SJI

Dismissal: 1800 h on 16 Mar

All parents are welcome to attend mass at the camp on 16 Mar at 1700 h.


7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel


Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 11 Mar to 15 Mar

      • Mon 11 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for Classes & selected non UG CCAs]*
      • Tue 12 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for non UG CCAs]*
      • Wed 13 Mar - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 14 Mar - Normal School Day [Mass Swim] [No ADM]**
      • Fri 15 Mar - Lasallian e-Learning Day

* Dismissal as per time-table

**Early dismissal at 1250 h


NEWS FLASH : SJI School Jacket

** Please note that if you would like to put on a jacket while in school, it has to be the SJI Jacket. However, it is not

compulsory to get a jacket unless you feel the need to have one.)

A message from your Student Council :

Dear Josephians,

Happy March! We hope that you have been doing well, especially with the many deadlines and busy schedules. In Term 4 2018, The Senior Student Council gathered feedback about the SJI jacket.

Based on the the votes and feedback by the student body, we have finalised the following design, which will be made of cotton-fleece.

As we approach the end of Term 1, we are excited to announce that we will be officially taking orders for the SJI School Jacket!

The pre-ordering price of each jacket will be at a discounted price of $24.

Do take note of the following terms and conditions and instructions for buying the jacket:

    • Pre-orders (discounted price of $24) will close on 14/03/2019, 2359, and can be made via the following google form: https://goo.gl/forms/JWhC2jDyaegetFnB3
    • You are able to purchase more than one jacket for your loved ones or for ex-SJI students.
    • The vendors will be coming down to SJI to collect payment and distribute jackets. Therefore, payment will be made upon receipt of the jacket. More instructions regarding this will be given at a later date.

Do take note that after this pre-order sale, the jackets will be sold at the non-discounted price of $30, so grab this opportunity while it lasts!

Should you have any queries, feel free to contact Yash Bhojwani at bhojwani.yash.manoj@sji.edu.sg. We look forward to your response!

Yours sincerely,

The Public Relations Committee

On behalf of the 6th Senior Student Council

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Term 1 Week 9 Tues 5 Mar 2019 [E-Learning Day Message]


Dear Parents/Students,

With reference to the school calendar, 15 March 2019 (Friday) is designated as the Lasallian e-Learning Day.

On this day, students will not be required to report to school, but learning will continue through online lessons and activities.

Subject teachers have prepared online lessons and resources (discussion forum, quiz, videos, etc.) for students to access

from home. Students are to complete the planned e-Learning activities before the deadline, given by the respective

subject teachers. General instructions for Lasallian e-Learning Day can be found on the respective level websites.


1.0 e-Learning Day Information & Instructions:

Students are advised to check your respective level websites (1.1), Instructions and Resources Sheet (1.2) and SJI email accounts for up-to-date information leading up to e-Learning Day.

1.1 Level websites:

Please refer to your respective level websites for e-Learning Day Information at https://www.sji.edu.sg/community/students/level-websites

1.2a Instructions and Resources Sheet (Year 1-4):

A summary (by Level and by Class) of the e-Learning instructions and resources for students will be sent to Year 1 to Year 4 students on Thursday, 14 March '19, 3.00pm onwards. This Google Spreadsheet contains the subjects which have uploaded resources for students

to work on during e-Learning Day. Students will have to access and complete all work stated on this Instructions and Resources Sheet by the deadline given by their respective subject teachers. Please consult your respective subject teachers on the proposed deadline for work submission.

1.2b Instructions and Resources (Year 5-6):

For Year 5 and Year 6 students: Please login to Managebac, and instructions (by your subject teachers) are provided within.

Please approach your subject teacher(s) if you require further clarifications.


2.0 e-Learning Platforms

Students are advised to check with your subject teacher(s) which e-Learning platforms/online applications (e.g. Google Classroom, Student Learning Space,

Ace Learning, Managebac, etc.) you will be using during e-Learning Day, and ensure that you can log in to the relevant online platforms/applications.

Student guide for Google Classroom is provided below for your reference.

Google Classroom Login: http://classroom.google.com

Note: If your class is using Google Classroom, kindly ensure that you are able to log in to Google Classroom prior to

eLearning Day.

PDF Guide to access Google Classroom https://goo.gl/C48aQr


Student guides for Student Learning Space (SLS) are provided below for your reference.

Student Learning Space Login: https://learning.moe.edu.sg

PDF Guide to access SLS: https://goo.gl/8DiBzK

Online User Guide: https://static.learning.moe.edu.sg/UserGuide/login-troubleshooting.html#


3.0 Technical Support

3.1 For SJI email account issues, please approach our system administrators in the IT Support Staffroom (Blk F2-7) to resolve the problem before Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5:00 PM. You may experience login/access issues during e-Learning Day if you do not resolve this earlier.

3.2 For Google Classroom and Managebac related issues, please approach and/or email Mr. Angelo Agujo (angelo.agujo@sji.edu.sg).

3.3 For SLS related issues, please approach and/or email Mr. Alan Chan (alan.chan@sji.edu.sg).

3.4 For issues with other platforms (e.g. Edmodo, Ace Learning, etc.) please consult your subject teacher(s).

3.5 Students who do not have access to a computer/laptop at home can loan a school-owned laptop/tablet from the ICT Department on e-Learning Day.

However, as the number of school-owned laptops/tablets are limited to 20 sets, the availability of these laptops/tablets is on a first come first serve basis.

If you require to loan a school-owned laptop/tablet, please email your request to IT Care (itcare@sji.edu.sg) by Wednesday, 13 March '19, 3.00pm.

Thank you and have a fruitful e-Learning Day on 15 March 2019.

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Term 1 Week 9 - 10 : Sun 3 Mar 2019 [Fraternity T-shirt, Sports Day, Mass Swim, e-Learning, etc ... ...]

Dear Parents,

As we draw close to the end a busy term for the students, we must be give ourselves a pat on the back for 'surviving' thus far ... ... The boys have settled well into the new school environment and school life is getting busier (aka. normal) for your son with CCAs and the various school activities (e.g. Sports Day, Mass Swim, etc). Term 1 has been ‘packed’ especially for the students involved in Sports and Games with most of the National School Games in full swing. With the upcoming term break, do check with your son on his CCA schedule for holidays. Please remind him that he is to be present for all training and must inform his teachers, in advance, if he unable to be present.


Year 1 Matters

1. Temperature-Taking Exercise on Mon 4 Mar to Thu 7 Mar

    • Please ensure the boys have a thermometer at hand.
    • As part of SJI's preparedness for school emergencies, everyone in the school community should be familiar with processes and practices so that these can be operationalised effectively. One of these is taking care of the students' well-being health-wise through temperature-taking.


2. Sale of Fraternity T-shirt on Wed 6 Mar from 1000 to 1500 h @ the Canteen.

    • Those who may have missed or bought incorrect sizes (please exchange with t-shirt in original condition in original plastic bag

3. SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Meet on Fri 8 Mar from 0730 to 1200 h @ Bishan Stadium.

    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr K Arul <arul@sji.edu.sg >


4. Year 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for Mon 11 Mar.

    • 0800 to 0815 h - FN 101 & FN 102
    • 0815 to 0830 h - LE 101 & LE 102
    • 0830 to 0845 h - FN 103 & ML 101
    • 0845 to 0900 h - ML 102 & ML 103
    • 0900 to 0915 h - MN 101 & MN 102
    • 0915 to 0930 h - MN 103

Click <here> for full schedule (CCA photo-taking begins on Thu 7 Mar)


5. Safety Evacuation Drill on Tues 12 Mar.

    • Briefing will be done by the CTs on the Evacuation Route and Assembly Area. Click <here>


6. SJI Mass Swim on Thu 14 Mar from 1400 to 1600 h @ Bishan Swimming Complex.

    • Notice Form. Click <here>
    • Getting There / Dismissal: Kindly note that: (i) Year 1s are to make their own way to Bishan Swimming Complex and (ii) Dismissal is from BSC and Year 1s are to make their own way home.
    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Ms Asmah Hanim <asmah.hanim@sji.edu.sg >


7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel
      • Wed 6 Mar : Ash Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.


8. SJI e-Learning Day on Fri 15 Mar - Instructions to Students

Fri 15 March 2019 is designated as the Lasallian e-Learning Day. On this day, students will not be required to report to school, but learning will continue through online lessons and activities. Subject teachers have prepared online lessons and resources (discussion forum, quiz, videos, etc.) for students to access from home. Students are to complete the planned e-learning activities before the deadline, given by the respective subject teachers.

This is also an opportunity for us (the adults) to teach the boys on the importance of cyber-security - not to reveal his user IDs or password to others and the need to change their password/s regularly (every 3 to 6 months or if you suspect that your account has been compromised). It is also good to share with the boys on good practices such as how to take care of their devices and logging-out of web applications after each session, especially if you are accessing from shared computer terminals.

Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 4 Mar to 8 Mar

      • Mon 4 Mar - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 5 Mar - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 6 Mar - Normal School Day [Ash Wednesday]*
      • Thu 7 Mar - Normal School Day [ADM] [Photo-taking for UG CCA]**
      • Fri 8 Mar - SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Meet

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 11 Mar to 15 Mar

      • Mon 11 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for Classes & selected non UG CCAs]*
      • Tue 12 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for non UG CCAs]*
      • Wed 13 Mar - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 14 Mar - Normal School Day [Mass Swim] [No ADM]**
      • Fri 15 Mar - Lasallian e-Learning Day

* Dismissal as per time-table

**Early dismissal at 1250 h

Have a Blessed week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 8 - 10 : Sun 24 Feb 2019 [Fraternity T-shirt, Sports Day, Mass Swim, e-Learning, etc ... ...]

"What it means to be a Josephian" experience

Dear Parents,

With the term coming to an end, kindly take note of the various upcoming school events such as Sports Day, Mass Swim, E-Learning Day, etc. As you have just met your son's class tutors during the Year 1 Orientation, do note that there will not be a parent-teacher meeting for Year 1s this term. Please feel free to contact your son's class and/or subject tutors if you have any queries. Click <here> for email addresses.


With the 'invasion' of technologies into the various aspects of daily life, the positive well-being (or Cyber-Wellness) of Internet users is of utmost importance. Many thanks to the parents who took time off on a Saturday morning to come together to share and learn more at the Parenting Workshop. Cyber-Wellness is ever more so urgent as a good number of the Year 1s, for the first time, 'own' their own mobile phones. The Year 1s have just started their lessons on Cyber-Wellness. This involves an understanding of online behaviour and awareness of how to protect oneself in cyberspace so that they can become responsible digital learners. The boys are also made aware that, when navigating cyberspace, there is the need to demonstrate respect for self and others and also how to practice safe and responsible use of technology. Through social media, the boys are also exposed to the potential risk of meeting strangers that could threaten their safety. The boys must be reminded constantly of the need to be a positive peer influence by harnessing technology for collaboration, learning and productivity, as well as advocating correct use of technology for the good of the community. On this matter, do note that parental monitoring and supervision is of utmost importance.


In the coming week/s, your son will be receiving some of his results for the various class test/s. These 13 year-old are being confronted with many new subjects for the first time which they might find rather daunting, both in terms of the content and the ways in questions are phrased. Therefore, if your son's results are what may seem to be less than ideal, do 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. The boys will need some time to gradually ease into the tempo of life in secondary school and the demands that come with it.


Year 1 Matters

1. Hush Troopers (Year 6 CAS) time with the Year 1s on Thu 28 Feb at 0800 to 0850 h.

    • The YoungxHush programme promotes empathy, resilience and mental wellness amongst youths.
    • Year 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0755 h for the above. Year 1s DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly.


2. Sale of Fraternity T-shirt on Wed 6 Mar from 1000 to 1500 h @ the Canteen.

    • Those who may have missed or bought incorrect sizes (please exchange with t-shirt in original condition in original plastic bag


3. SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Meet on Fri 8 Mar from 0730 to 1200 h @ Bishan Stadium.

    • For more information (Schedule, Map, etc.). Click <here>
    • Queries. Kindly email Mr K Arul <arul@sji.edu.sg >


4. Year 1 Class Photo-taking Schedule for Mon 11 Mar.

    • 0800 to 0815 h - FN 101 & FN 102
    • 0815 to 0830 h - LE 101 & LE 102
    • 0830 to 0845 h - FN 103 & ML 101
    • 0845 to 0900 h - ML 102 & ML 103
    • 0900 to 0915 h - MN 101 & MN 102
    • 0915 to 0930 h - MN 103


5. SJI Mass Swim on Thu 14 Mar from 1400 to 1600 h @ Bishan Swimming Complex.


6. SJI e-Learning Day on Fri 15 Mar

    • Year 1s are to note of the above. There will be no school on that day. Students will complete assigned lessons for that day. Details will be made known at a later date.


7. Year 1 Admin Matters

    • MOE Concession Card (EZ-link Card - Secondary).
      • Collection. Parents are to note that your son should have received his new EZ-link card on Fri 22 Feb from his Class Tutor.
      • Activation & Transfer of Credit. Year 1s are to bring their new Secondary School EZ-Link card together with their current Primary School EZ-link Card to any TranitLink Ticket Office at MRT / Bus Interchanges for the above. Any remaining credit in the primary school credit card will be transferred to the new card. Do note that the Primary School EZ-link Card is valid till 30 Apr 2019.
      • Year 1s without EZ-link Cards. Kindly see Mrs Nicole Khoo (Ext 301) on Mon 25 Feb personally.
      • Queries. Kindly contact TransitLink hotline at 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255-663). Operating Hours: 0800 to 1800 h daily except public holidays. Click <here>
    • Housekeeping matters (Repeat):
      • Leave requests. Please write to the Class tutors, keeping myself HOL 1 - Mrs Nicole Khoo, <deniser@sji.edu.sg>, VP (Student Development) - Mr Dominic Ang <dom.ang@sji.edu.sg> and Dean (FPA) - Mr Lee Han Seng <hanseng@sji.edu.sg> in the loop.
      • Update of particulars, including email address. Please go online to update, using this <link>. IT Technicians will update in 1-2 days
    • Collection / Return of Classroom Keys. [Reminder] Class chairman is to return keys at the Guard Room at the end of the day.
    • Locking of Classroom. [Reminder] Class chairman are to remind class to lock classroom whenever they leave the classroom (e.g. PE lesson, CPU lesson, recess, etc,.). Do remember to ledge the classroom doors before locking them.


8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel
      • Wed 6 Mar : Ash Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.


Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 25 to 29 Feb

      • Mon 25 Feb - Normal School Day [Sports Heats Reserve Day]*
      • Tue 26 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 27 Feb - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 28 Feb - Normal School Day [ADM]*
      • Fri 29 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 4 Mar to 8 Mar

      • Mon 4 Mar - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 5 Mar - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 6 Mar - Normal School Day [Ash Wednesday] [Photo-taking for UG CCA]*
      • Thu 7 Mar - Normal School Day [ADM]*
      • Fri 8 Mar - SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Meet

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 11 Mar to 15 Mar

      • Mon 11 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for Classes & selected non UG CCAs]*
      • Tue 12 Mar - Normal School Day [Photo-taking for non UG CCAs]*
      • Wed 13 Mar - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 14 Mar - Normal School Day [Mass Swim] [No ADM]**
      • Fri 15 Mar - Lasallian e-Learning Day

* Dismissal as per time-table

**Early dismissal at 1250 h


Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 7 : Sun 17 Feb 2019 ['Yuan Xiao' (元宵) Greetings, CCA Allocation, etc.]

Photographs courtesy of Ms Eliza Lim and Mr Michael Poh

Wednesday Mass begins Wed 13 Feb 2019

0710 h @ SJI Chapel

Dear Parents,

Last Friday, the SJI community closed the half day with the "Community Lo Hei Toss". It was a massive event which saw all, from students, teachers. office staff and the school admin come together as the SJI family.

On Tuesday, many Chinese families gather to mark Yuan Xiao (元宵), the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year. On this day, many will have Tang Yuan ('湯圓) a glutinous rice ball typically filled with sweet red bean paste or sesame paste which symbolize family togetherness.

Festivities aside, it may be of interest to you that there may be class tests and projects scheduled for the various subjects in the coming weeks. Please check in with your son on details (date, topic, format, etc) for the tests and projects. Do spend some time speaking to your sons on how they are holding up so far. This will help you better understand what he's going through in school and as a added bonus, some parent-son bonding.

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Year 1 Matters

1. Housekeeping matters (Repeat):

      • Leave requests (Amended). Please write to the Class tutors, keeping myself HOL 1 - Mrs Nicole Khoo, <deniser@sji.edu.sg>, VP (Student Development) - Mr Dominic Ang <dom.ang@sji.edu.sg> and Dean (FPA) - Mr Lee Han Seng <hanseng@sji.edu.sg> in the loop.
      • Update of particulars, including email address. Please go online to update, using this <link>. IT Technicians will update in 1-2 days


2. CCA Allocation

      • Year 1 CCA Allocation (By class), Click <here>. Please note that Mr Rene Loh will be speaking to the boys during a "CCA assembly" on Monday 18 Feb 2019 at 1430 - 1500 h at the ISH.

For queries, kindly email to Mr Rene Loh HOD (PE / CCA) <rene.loh@sji.edu.sg>.


3. Updated 2019 Year 1 Term 1 Timetable which comes into effect from Monday, 18 Feb 2019 (Term 1 Week 7) onwards.


4. "What it means to be a Josephian" Sharing by SJIOBA on Thu 21 Feb from 0800 to 0850 h in the respective classrooms.

      • Year 1s are to proceed directly to your own classroom by 0745 h for the above sharing. Year 1s DO NOT assemble on the track for assembly.


5. Parenting Talk on "The Art and Science of Parenting in the Digital Age (Cyber Wellness for Teenagers)".

      • Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
      • Time: 0900 to 1200 h (Registration commences at 0845 h)
      • Venue: SJI - Indoor Sports Hall - Center For Leadership & Development (Training Room)
      • To register, click <here>.
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Benedict Long, School Counsellor <benedict.long@sji.edu.sg>.


6. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel


Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 18 to 23 Feb

      • Mon 18 Feb - Normal School Day * [Photo taking Year 5 and those who missed earlier]
      • Tue 19 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 20 Feb - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 21 Feb - Normal School Day [ADM]*
      • Fri 22 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 23 Feb to 1 Mar

      • Mon 25 Feb - Normal School Day * [Sports Heats Reserve Day]
      • Tue 26 Feb - Normal School Day * [Sports Heats Reserve Day]
      • Wed 27 Feb - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 28 Feb - Normal School Day [ADM]*
      • Fri 1 Mar - Normal School Day *
  • * Dismissal as per time-table


Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 6 : Sun 10 Feb 2019 ['Ren Ri' (人日) Greetings, CCA Allocation, etc.]

Wednesday Mass begins Wed 13 Feb 2019

0710 h @ SJI Chapel


Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, is the 7th day of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as 'Ren Ri' (人日) - On this day, everyone grows one year older. It is also the day when tossed raw fish salad, yusheng, is eaten for continued wealth and prosperity.

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

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Year 1 Matters

1. Housekeeping matters:

      • Signing of Diary. Parents, together with your sons, please assist by reading, familiarising and acknowledging the Declaration on page 55 of the School Diary regarding the SJI Code of Conduct. Click <link>
      • Leave requests. Please write to the Class tutors, keeping myself HOL 1 - Mrs Nicole Khoo, <deniser@sji.edu.sg>, VP (Student Development) - Mr Dominic Ang <dom.ang@sji.edu.sg> or Dean (FPA) - Mr Lee Han Seng <hanseng@sji.edu.sg> in the loop.
      • Update of particulars, including email address. Please go online to update, using this <link>. IT Technicians will update in 1-2 days


2. Year 1 Photo-taking (Individual Photos) Schedule for Mon 11 Feb 2019

      • 0750 to 0830 h - ML 103, MN 102, MN 103
      • 0830 to 0910 h - ML 101, ML 102 & MN 101
      • 0910 to 0950 h - LE 101, LE 102
      • 1030 to 1110 h - FN 101, FN 102 & FN 103


3. Academic Discovery Module (ADM) begins on Thu 14 Feb.

      • Year 1s who have signed up for ADM are to note that ADM begins on Thu 14 Feb. Details for ADM (module allocation, venues, etc) will be emailed to you during the course of the week.
      • Queries. Kindly email Mr Ng Yew Hong, Director of Academics (FPA) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>


4. Year 1 CCA Allocation (By class). Click <here> [Available only end of Week 6]

      • Queries. Kindly email to Mr Rene Loh HOD (PE / CCA) <rene.loh@sji.edu.sg>.


5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Lasallian Catholic Youth Societies Camp
        • Duration: 15 - 16 Mar 2019,
        • Venue: SJI
        • Catholic boys should bring $30 (in the form of a crossed cheque, payable to ST. JOSEPH'S INSTITUTION) on Tue 12 Feb to pay for the camp after Novena in school.
        • Click <link> for Letter and Notice to Parents
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 hrs @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 hrs @ SJI Chapel. [Begins Wed 13 Feb] Parents are invited to attend.


6. Sale of Fraternity and Casual T-shirt on Wed 13 Feb to Thu 14 Feb from 1000 to 1600 hrs @ the Canteen. (Repeat)

      • Year 1s are to note the sale of the above. Year 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for the upcoming Sports Day on Fri 8 Mar
      • Cost: Fraternity Tees ($12); Casual Friday Tees ($15)


7. Fraternity Assembly on Thursdays in Preparation for Sports Meet. (Repeat)

      • Please be punctual for assembly on Thursday. Be in school by 0750 h
      • Please note assembly at 0800 h is at the Track, then to the following for Fraternity Assemblies:
      • Fintan - ISH
      • Lawrence - Parade Oval
      • Marcian - Founder's Hall
      • Michael - Track


Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 11 to 15 Feb

      • Mon 11 Feb - Normal School Day * [Photo-taking for Y1 students]
      • Tue 12 Feb - Normal School Day * [Sports Heats 2]
      • Wed 13 Feb - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 14 Feb - Normal School Day [ADM begins] * [Sports Heats 3]
      • Fri 15 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 18 to 22 Feb

      • Mon 18 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 19 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 20 Feb - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 21 Feb - Normal School Day [ADM]*
      • Fri 22 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 5 : Sun 3 Feb 2019

Wednesday Mass starts 13 Feb 2019

0710 h @ SJI Chapel


Dear Parents,

On Mon 4 Feb, the school will have our Inaugural Assembly where the entire school community gathers to begin the school year. At this assembly, SJI officially welcomes the newest addition to the school – students (Year 1s and Year 5s) and members of the teaching and non-teaching staff. Kindly note that there will be no lessons on Mon 4 Feb and school hours will be from 0730 to 1100 hours.

Kindly click <here> for the note from Fr (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJ.

As we welcome the Year of the Earth Pig, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to one and all a year of wealth, happiness, good fortune and prosperity - of love and peace. Have a Blessed Week ahead!


Year 1 Matters

1. Inaugural Assembly Matters on Mon 4 Feb

      • Things to bring - Diary, pen, wallet (EZ link card) and water bottle to be packed in a small bag
      • Full school uniform with school tie


2. Punctuality - Please be mindful that on Thursdays, the students are to report by 0800 h and on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays by 0730 h.


3. Handphones - Please remind your sons that the handphones must be clearly labelled with their names and classes. Phones are to be kept in their bags as soon as they arrive in school. They have been advised to bring a book to read instead of being on their phones. We appreciate that you work with us on the messaging to your sons.


4. Code of Conduct - Parents, together with your sons, please assist by reading, familiarising and acknowledging the Declaration on page 55 of the School Diary regarding the SJI Code of Conduct.


5. Update of particulars, including email address. Please update online using this <link>. IT Technicians will update in 1-2 days


6. Closure of United Uniform from 2 - 8 Feb 2019. Business resumes on 9 Feb 2019.


7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Wednesday Mass at 0710 h @ SJI Chapel. [Starts Wed 13 Feb ] Parents are invited to attend.


Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 4 Feb to 8 Feb

      • Mon 4 Feb - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year & Inauguration Celebration
      • Tues 5 Feb - Lunar New Year (Day 1)
      • Wed 6 Feb - Lunar New Year (Day 2)
      • Thu 7 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Fri 8 Feb - Normal School Day *


Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 11 Feb to 15 Feb

      • Mon 11 Feb - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking for Year 1)
      • Tue 12 Feb - Normal School Day * (Sports Heats 2)
      • Wed 13 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 14 Feb - Normal School Day * [ADM begins] (Sports Heats 3)
      • Fri 15 Feb - Normal School Day *

*Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 4 : Sun 27 Jan 2019



Dear Parents,

Thank You for spending your Saturday morning with us. We do hope that it was a morning well spent; understanding better the academic programmes offered by the school.

As January comes to a close, it is clear that our youngest Josephians are settling comfortably in the new school environment. Many have found a new 'home' and are getting used to the rhythm of secondary school life. The Year 1 class tutors have also been busy working with the boys, settling them down into class (literally) and teaching them to take ownership of their own learning environment - keeping the classroom clean and comfortable for learning.

With the boys adjusting to life in a secondary school, please spend some time over the weekend speaking and helping him choose a few Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) of his choice. The school looks forward to your continuous support in helping your son decide on the CCAs of his choice. It is also recommended that you spend some time talking to him and understanding how he is coping as a Josephian. It is important to let him know that we, at home and in school, care and will always be around to lend him support. As always, please feel free to contact your son's class tutors or myself should you have any queries. For the contact of the Year 1 Class Tutors, click <here>.

1. Briefing for Year 1 Parents' slides. Click <here>

2. Year 1 CCA Matters

    • CCA @ SJI.

SJI recognises Co-curricular Activities as an integral part of the school curriculum and that it plays an important part in the all-round development of each student. We believe that active participation in a school-based CCA will provide our students with a full experience of our unique ethos and culture enabling our boys to experience a holistic Josephian education.

    • Participation in CCA.

Participation in a CCA is compulsory for all students and every student must join a Core CCA. Students are encouraged to remain committed to their CCA for the duration of their secondary education to enable them to deepen their knowledge and skills in a particular area. Sustained participation in the same CCA will also enable the student to be accorded higher recognition.

    • CCA Selection.

During the Year 1 Orientation programme, the Year 1s will attend the Sports Skills & Aesthetics Test, which is compulsory. They may also choose to attend the optional Sports Trials for selected sports CCA. Through these, students with the necessary pre-requisites to perform well and who are deemed able to cope with the demands of the sports are identified. The shortlisted students stand a better chance of securing a place in the sports CCA if they select that particular CCA.

Some of the more popular Uniformed Groups also conduct tests and interviews to identify potential members.

The various tests, trials and interviews are only part of an identification process and NOT a selection for a CCA.

    • CCA Allocation.
      • Allocation of CCA is based on the following criteria: (i) student’s talent, (ii) school resources, e.g. availability of places, (iii) student’s interest and (iv) possibility of getting a good CCA grade at the end of the 4 years.
    • Information on Year 1 CCA.
      • LEAPS 2.0 - A Holistic Education for Secondary School Students. Click <here>
      • On-line Year 1 CCA Option <Open Fri 25 Jan, 0800 h to Mon 28 Jan, 1800 h>. To login, click <here>.
      • CCA Briefing Slides. Click <here>
      • Return of Online CCA Option Form by Tue 29 Jan
      • Confirmation of Year 1 CCA by mid Feb

3. SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Championships 2019 on Fri 8 Mar

      • Click <here> to get to the Sports Meet website.

Quick Links :

Queries. Kindly email Mr K Arul<arul@sji.edu.sg>

4. Sale of Fraternity T-shirt and Casual Friday T-shirts on Wed 13 Feb and Thu 14 Feb from 1000 to 1600 h @ the Canteen.

        • Year 1s are note that the sale of the above.
        • Year 1s would need to have at least 1x Fraternity T-shirt for Sports Day on Fri 8 Mar.
        • Cost: Fraternity Tees ($12); Casual Friday Tees ($15)

5. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

      • Dos and Don'ts. Students are to note of the various matters with regards to taking care and being responsible for your personal devices. This does not only concern the usage but also the safe-keeping of the device at all times. Parental reinforcement of the following would be appreciated.
      • Taking Ownership & Personal Responsibility.

(i) Taking Ownership - Safe-keeping of Devices. Devices must either be locked in their personal locker or be with student at all times. Leaving their devices in their bags unattended or when they run off to play is a sure no-no.

(ii) Personal Responsibility. Students must be responsible for their own belongings at all times, this includes the device they are bringing to school. Being responsible also entails that they ensure that their devices are fully charged the night before. Charging of devices in school may lead to 'unforeseen' incidents in which students trip over a web of charging cables.

      • Usage of Device.

(i) In Class. Devices can only be used in the classroom only after permission had been sought from the teacher present as this is the right and polite thing to do.

(ii) Outside Class. Devices should only be used for school-related work. Mind-less surfing, watching of YouTube videos, gaming, etc are strictly prohibited.

      • Extract from a note from Mr Ng Yew Hong to Year 1s:

Required specifications can be found <here>. In general, we have found that a tablet (≥ 9 inch ipad or android) with wifi connection and a physical keyboard is best suited for our purposes. No additional paid applications are required as students will be taught how to use the Google Suite of applications for word-processing and presentation. Of course, an old laptop would also do. We do not allow handphones to be used as they are too small and will make users squint at the small screens, and they are also not as easy to use for certain purposes (such as manipulating geometrical objects for Mathematics). A physical keyboard is necessary for typing long reports and writing assignments.

6. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710 h @ the SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740 h)
      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday at 1500 h @ the Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Monthly Rosary Prayer session by Parents - every 3rd Friday morning (0730 h) at the Chapel

7. SJI Inaugural & Homecoming 2019 and Lunar New Year Celebrations on Mon 4 Feb from 0730 to 1100 h

      • Click <here> for full details
      • Attire: School Uniform as on a Monday
      • Assembly as per normal at 0730 h (be on the track by 0725 h.
      • Bring only a small bag if absolutely necessary (none would be the best), which is to be brought from Assembly point to ISH and placed under the chair. All classrooms will remain locked for the day.
      • Class Committee, please be familiar with movement, sitting arrangement and order of the day and to assist your class tutors

Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 28 Jan to 1 Feb

      • Mon 28 Jan - Normal School Day * (Sports Pre-Heats)
      • Tue 29 Jan - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 30 Jan - Normal School Day *
      • Thu 31 Jan - Normal School Day * [No ADM] (Sports Heats 1)
      • Fri 1 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 4 Feb to 8 Feb

      • Mon 4 Feb - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year & Inauguration Celebration
      • Tues 5 Feb - Lunar New Year (1st Day)
      • Wed 6 Feb - Lunar New Year (2nd Day)
      • Thu 7 Feb - Normal School Day *
      • Fri 8 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 3 : Sun 20 Jan 2019

Dear Parents,

With the lighting of the flame over the star, the Josephian Spirit - that flame which burns in each and every Josephian was lit for the youngest Josephians - the Year 1s. The flame burning on the star (Signum Fidei) reminds us all daily of the calling to all Josephians.

Thank you for your presence at the Year 1 Orientation Campfire. More than 500 parents and guests, including old boys and an equal number of SJI boys witnessed this momentous occasion. Witnessing the Year 1s proudly singing the school songs and cheers with such great gusto and deep heart-felt feelings during the campfire will be something that will stay with those present for a long time to come. I was also deeply humbled by the over-whelming support. Your presence at this campfire is an affirmation for what we do at SJI and the need to always do them better.

Thank you for helping us make that unique SJI experience so real and alive for your son. As the Year 1 Orientation Programme comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your patience and understanding these past 2 weeks.

Once again, welcome to the SJI family and we look forward to working with you in the next 2 years.

1. Year 1 CCA Matters

      • On-line Year 1 CCA Option <Open Fri 25 Jan, 0800 h to Mon 28 Jan, 1800 h>. To login, click <here>.
      • CCA Briefing Slides. Click <here>
      • Return of Online CCA Option Form by Tue 29 Jan
      • Confirmation of Year 1 CCA by mid Feb

Queries. Please feel free to ask your son to approach his Class Tutors and/or PE teachers if he needs any clarification. For more information, you may also email Mr Rene Loh, HOD (PE) <rene.loh@sji.edu.sg>.

2. Year 1 Talks on Sat 26 Jan 2019

      • Briefing for Year 1 Parents at LT2/3 by Mr Ng Yew Hong, Director of Academics (FPA) from 0900 - 1000 h. Click <here>
      • Talk on Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School for Year 1 Parents by Mr Benedict Long, Counsellor from 1000 to 1030 h. The talk is conducted by Mr Benedict Long who has 8 years of experience working with children and youths.

3. Information on Asian Languages (AL) /Foreign Languages (FL) IN LIEU OF Mother Tongue Languages (MTL).

      • Click <here> for the letter.
      • Click <here> for the relevant forms.

4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Catholic CCAs for Year 1 Catholic Students.
      • Attendance. All Year 1 Catholic boys are reminded to attend Novena followed by your allocated CCA (please see below).
      • Change of Catholic CCA and/or Timing. Kindly note that the above is only a tentative allocation and may change after Year 1s have been allocated their CCA in mid Feb.
      • CCA Days & Venues.
        • Legion of Mary (OLGC - Our Lady of Good Counsel). Tue @ Brothers' Residence from 1530 to 1700 h.
        • Legion of Mary (QOAS - Queen of All Saints). Tue @ Cenacle from 1530 to 1700 h.
        • Legion of Mary (SOW - Seat of Wisdom). Tue @ Chapel from 1530 to 1700 h.
        • Legion of Mary (AOC - Arc of Covenant). Wed @ Cenacle from 1430 to 1600 h.
        • St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP). Tue @ ML402 / Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital from 1530 to 1700 h. (Starts after allocation of CCA)
        • Young Christian Students (YCS). Tue @ ISH Meeting Room from 1530 to 1700 h. (Starts after allocation of CCA)

Queries. Kindly email Mrs Josephine Lee <jchang@sji.edu.sg>

5. SJI 111th Annual Track & Field Championships 2019 on Fri 8 Mar

Heats Events Schedule

      • Notice Form. Click <here>
      • Heats Event Schedule. Click <here>
        • Sports Meet (Pre-Heats) on Mon 28 Jan @ SJI from 1500 to 1800 h
        • Sports Meet Heat 1 on Thu 31 Jan @ HOA* from 1200 to 1700 h
        • Sports Meet Heat 2 on Tue 12 Feb @ HOA* from 1200 to 1700 h
        • Sports Meet Heat 3 on Thu 14 Feb @ HOA* from 1200 to 1700 h
        • Sports Meet (Reserve Day) on Mon 25 Feb @ HOA* from 1200 to 1700 h

(*HOA - Home of Athletics 6 Stadium Blvd, Singapore 397797 )

Queries. Kindly email Mr K Arul<arul@sji.edu.sg>

6. Message from Parent Support Group Chair

Dear Year One Parents,

Welcome to SJI. Please use the link below to register your details for the SJI Parents Support Group.

https://goo.gl/forms/BZQDuCvjm48gIogX2

Thank you.

SJI PSG


Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 21 to 26 Jan

      • Mon 21 Jan - Normal School Day *
      • Tue 22 Jan - Normal School Day *
      • Wed 23 Jan - Normal School Day*
      • Thu 24 Jan - Normal School Day [No ADM]**
      • Fri 25 Jan - Normal School Day*
      • Sat 26 Jan - Year 1 Parents Talk

* Dismissal as per time-table

**Training for AV representatives from 1330 - 1400 h

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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Term 1 Week 2 : Sun 13 Jan 2019 - Year 1 Orientation Camp... ... Heartfelt Thanks

Dear Parents,

Thank you for helping us make that unique SJI experience so real and alive for your son. With the end of the Year 1 Orientation Camp, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your patience and understanding this past week. Time flies, it was just about 3 weeks ago on 20 Dec that your son 'reported' to SJI and today he's a JOSEPHIAN (in the making). Camp has ended and it's time we work together to help the newly minted Year 1 Josephians adjust, cope and thrive with life in secondary school.

1. Year 1 Matters

Year 1 Parents' Orientation on Wed 9 Jan & Fri 11 Jan 2019

      • Presentation Slides. Click<here>

2. Assembly / Dismissal Matters on Mon 14 Jan

      • Reporting Time @ 0730 h. Year 1s are to note that they are to gather (sit) at the track before assembly, with a book for reading. However, Catholic students must be at the chapel by 0710 h to attend morning prayer. Please be in full school uniform (Tie to be worn).
      • School Hours on Mon 14 Jan from 0730 to 1330 h. Kindly note that dismissal for all Year 1s (except for **ML 101 & MN 103) on Mon 14 Jan is at 1330 h due to the release of the GCE 'O' Level results. **ML 101 & MN 103 will continue with lessons, ending at 1410 h.
      • Books to Bring. For Mon 14 Jan, your son needs to bring books according to the timetable.
      • Class Time-table - Term 1, 2019. Click <here>.
      • Time-table. Kindly note that the Odd / Even weeks (top and bottom rows) on the time-table are based on the weeks of the school term. Do also note that Mon 14 Jan is Term 1 Week 2 (even week).
      • Free Periods. Classes with free periods (usually 20 min slots) are to note that this time is to be spent for self-study and preparation for the next lesson. Playing is strongly discouraged.
      • Location of Year 1 Classrooms (Blk J). Year 1 classrooms are located in Blk J (St Brother Jamie Hilario Block), the furthest block from the canteen next to the chapel.
      • Layout for Assembly. Click <here>
      • Layout for Canteen. Click <here>

3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

      • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tue at 1500 h @ SJI Chapel. Parents are invited to attend.
      • Catholic CCAs for Year 1 Catholic Students. [Starts on Tue 15 Jan]
      • Notice to Parents (LE). Click <here>
      • Notice to Parents (FN/ML/MN). Click <here>
      • Attendance. All Year 1 Catholic boys are reminded to attend Novena followed by your Catholic CCA.
      • Queries. Kindly email Mrs Josephine Lee, <jchang@sji.edu.sg>

4. Year 1 Campfire on Fri 18 Jan [Dismissal @ 2015 h]

      • Reporting time @ 1000 h. Year 1s are to meet at the respective classrooms for attendance taking and to deposit their bags.
      • Arts Alive Performance @ 1045 h
      • Lunch at 1200 h
      • Uniformed Group CCA Orientation @ 1330 h
      • Campfire @ 1800 h

5. Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 14 to 18 Jan

      • Mon 14 Jan - Normal School Day [Early Dismissal at 1330 h for all classes except ML 101 & Mn 103]
      • Tues 15 Jan - Normal School Day [Frat Session: dismissal at 1430 h]
      • Wed 16 Jan - Normal School Day [Songs & Cheers + Campfire Briefing : Dismissal at 1430 h]
      • Thur 17 Jan - Normal School Day
      • Fri 18 Jan - Late reporting @ 1000 h [Arts Alive, Uniformed Groups CCA Orientation, Campfire]

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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5 Jan 2019 - Week 1 School Matters 2

Dear Parents,

As we wait in eager anticipation for the start of the new school year, kindly take note of the following matters.

1. 1st Day of School Matters - Mon 7 Jan

  • Reporting Place & Time.
  • Please report to school in SJI PE Attire.
  • Click <here>
  • Books to Bring. For Mon 7 Jan, your son need not bring anything else other than the documents that were mentioned during the briefing on 20 Dec (Thu).
  • Orientation Camp and Parallel Programme Day. Please note that students are to report in PE attire for the week. The uniform and tie should be brought on a hanger for use on Day 2 of the Camp.

2. Traffic Advisory for Mon 7 Jan

  • Parents may wish to take note of the above. SJI is located in an area where there are many other schools, therefore please anticipate that traffic will be heavy along Whitley and Malcolm Roads during the morning rush hours. It could take possibly at least 15 minutes just to enter the school premises. Kindly note the following as the school tries to manage traffic into the campus. For pedestrians walking into the school, the side gate at the Malcolm Road entrance will be opened.
  • The school will monitor the traffic flow for the first few weeks and if necessary, we will make improvements. We seek your cooperation and understanding to adhere to the above advisory for the safety of our students and staff.

3. Wed 9 Jan / Fri 11 Jan : Parent's Orientation & Closing Ceremony for Year 1 Orientation Camp

  • Parents, kindly be in SJI by 1715 h. Click <here>

Have a Blessed weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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2 Jan 2019 - Week 1 School Matters 1

Dear Parents,

A Blessed New Year. There is still much to be done. The Year 1, Peer Support teachers and Peer Support Leaders have been hard at work preparing to welcome the newest and youngest members of the Josephian family. As we look forward to the first week of school, do take note of the following matters

Details regarding the various orientation programmes will be shared with you.

1. Submission of *Orientation Parent Acknowledgement Form on Mon 7 Jan 2019.

  • Fintan (FN) & Lawrence (LE). Click <here>
  • Michael (ML) & Marcian (MN). Click <here>

2. 2019 Y1 Classlist (To be released on Fri 4 Jan). Click <here>

3. Assembly / Dismissal Matters

  • Reporting Time on Mon 7 Jan @ 0705 h onwards. Year 1s are to note of the above. Please assemble by 0730 h at the Founder's Hall for assembly. (In their SJI PE attire)
  • Walking Across the Field. Year 1s are reminded NOT TO walk across the field in the morning if they are coming in from the ISH bus stop.
  • Dismissal - Walking to ISH Bus stop. Year 1s are to note that the gate near the Indoor Sports Hall (ISH) will be locked from 0730 h. Students going to the ISH bus stop after school are to exit the school gate and get there by walking around the perimeter of the school.
  • Location for Assembly Year 1s are to note that they are to assemble on the school track for assembly (from Week 2 onwards).
  • Assembly Matters. Year 1s are to note that they are to gather (sit) at the track before assembly, with a book for reading. However, Catholic students must be at the chapel by 0710 hrs to attend morning prayer (from Week 2 onwards).

4. School Matters

  • Food & Drink Matters. Year 1s are to note that food and drinks bought in the canteen MUST be consumed in the canteen / amphitheatre. Students are NOT allowed to bring food and drinks out of these areas.
  • Temperature-taking on Thu 10 Jan. Year 1s are reminded to bring their Oral Digital Thermometers (ODTs) for the above. Parents are to note that your son will be issued a new ODT (given by MOE) on Mon 7 Jan.
  • Wearing of School Tie (till 0930 h). Year 1s to note that they are to wear their school tie on the 1st school day of the week until 0930 h (for Year 1s in Week 2).

5. Year 1 Orientation Camp

  • EZ Link Card - To Bring. Year 1s are reminded to bring their EZ Link card as they will be taking public transport to visit Old SJI (Singapore Art Museum).
  • School Uniform and Tie with Hanger. Year 1s are reminded to wear their PE attire when they report to school for their Orientation Camp. They are also to bring along their uniform on a hanger which they'll need to wear during the Year 1 Parent's Orientation.
  • Pocket Money for Break/s. Year 1s may bring a small amount of money (enough for 2 recesses), so that should there be a need, they can get a snack during break times.
  • Year 1 Parents' Orientation. Please arrive at 1715 - 1730 h for the meet-up with the class tutors at the respective classrooms, followed by the Orientation proper which will begin at 1800 h. Due to very limited parking spaces, parents are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take public transport. Alternatively, to avoid undue stress, you may wish to park your cars in car parks nearby the school (e.g. HDB Hub, Newton Hawker Centre, Botanic Gardens, etc). The school appreciates your kind understanding and co-operation on this matter.

6. Year 1 Orientation Parallel Programme [Sports & Aesthetics Skills Tests, Sports Trials, etc]

  • PE Attire for BOTH Days. Year 1s are to note that you are to report to school in PE attire for both days. There is no need to wear your school uniform on these days.
  • Aesthetics Trials. Year 1s will attend the Aesthetics CCA Open House within curriculum time on Day 1. The Aesthetics Trials for shortlisted (identified during the Aesthetics CCA Open House) and interested students will be conducted in the afternoon of Day 2. Year 1s who are shortlisted and interested are reminded to bring money for your lunch. Please see the Year 1 Orientation Letter for details.
  • Sports Trials [Optional]. Year 1s are to note this is OPTIONAL. Interested Year 1s are to check the notice board near the school bookshop for details (e.g. timings, venue, etc). More information will be shared.
    • 8 - 9 Jan (Tue & Wed) - Michael (ML) & Marcian (MN) Fraternity
    • 10 - 11 Jan (Thu & Fri) - Fintan (FN) & Lawrence (LE) Fraternity

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019

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20 Dec 2018 - Reporting Day

Dear Parents,

A warm welcome to the SJI Family ... ... Thank you for your presence today. As we begin this journey together, the school hopes that by working with you, we will be able to support our boys and develop them to their fullest potential, both in and out of the classroom. The Level Website is the primary means of communication between the school and the home. It will provide a platform to update parents in a timely manner on the activities that your son will be involved in at school. Below are the various matters that will be shared at this morning's briefing.


1. On-line Submissions. <Opens 20 Dec (Thu), 0800 hrs>

  • Update of Student's Particulars. Click <here>
  • MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB). [If applicable] Click <here>

2. Year 1 2019 Reporting.

  • Briefing Slides. Click <here>
  • Registration Package. Click <here>
  • Groupings for Year 1 Reporting. Click <here>
  • Higher Mother Tongue Language. Click <here>
  • 3rd Language Namelist. Click <here>

If you have any queries, please feel free to drop any of us an email ... ...

  • School Matters. Mr Lee Han Seng, Dean (FPA) <hanseng@sji.edu.sg>
  • Level Matters, Mrs Nicole Khoo, Head of Level 1 <deniser@sji.edu.sg>
  • Academic Matters. Mr Ng Yew Hong, Director of Academics (FPA) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>
  • Sports & CCA. Mr Rene Loh, Head (PE & CCA) <rene.loh@sji.edu.sg>
  • Mother Tongue Languages (MTL). Mrs Ng-Yeo Bee Kheng, Head, MTL (FPA) <beekheng@sji.edu.sg>
  • IT Support. Mr Lee Ming Liang, Website Administrator <webadmin@sji.edu.sg>
  • MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB). Mr Christopher Thio, Student Services Executive <isb-fas@sji.edu.sg>

Have a Blessed Christmas ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 1, 2019