Announcements

9 Aug (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 10 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy National Day! Let’s celebrate “Together, a Stronger Singapore”. Celebrations as compiled by <Straits Times>.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Quick notes

  • Y1 Health Check <schedule>.

  • Dental check up: Year 1s who have any dental issues may approach the nurses in the Dental Van parked at the PAC carpark to have their teeth checked.

  • Please check if you have overdue library books and return them by Tuesday, when school resumes.

  • Please do help out with the <survey questions> for ISM.

  • Notes on ISM:
    Students can arrange their presentations as early as 17 August to 21 August week.
    All students must finish their projects and do the presentation by Term 4 Week 1 (14/9 to 18/9 week).

  • Please inform your son's form tutor if he requires any special arrangements for End of Year Examinations.


2. Triple P Teens Selected Seminar Series.

  • Seminar 1 - 29 August 2020 (Saturday), 0900h -1030h

  • Seminar 2 – 12 September 2020 (Saturday), 0900h -1030h

  • Seminar 3 – 26 September 2020 (Saturday), 0900h -1030h

Dear Sir/Madam,Our Parenting Support Provider (PSP), TOUCH Community Services, is organising Triple P Teens Selected Seminar Series for all parents at St Joseph’s Institution via Zoom.It is an evidence-based and research-backed parenting and family support strategy that has been proven to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents, as well as reduce parenting-related stress. It is suitable for all parents, for those looking to resolve certain behavioural issues in their teenager or for those wishing to level up a notch in their parenting.More information can be found in the attached e-flyer. You are strongly encouraged to attend all 3 seminars to get the most benefit from the programme, which has been fully subsidised for you by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)To sign up, please register at https://bit.ly/TriplePL2Reg2S


3. Quick Links:

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 5 Aug - CCA Resumes. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Click <here>

  • Notes from DoA. Updated 1 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • SJI <Lumen>, a magazine to discover more about SJI and what it stands for.


4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer at 0710h in Chapel (Thursdays at 0810h)

  • Reflections from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore <link>

    • St Mary of the Angels YouTube <link>


Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 10 to 14 Aug

  • 10 Aug (Mon) - Replacement Public Holiday (National Day)

  • 11 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 12 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * (BLOODay)

  • 13 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 14 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 11 - 17 Aug to 21 Aug

  • 17 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 18 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 19 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 20 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 21 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details in schedule


Schedule for Term 3 Week 12 - 24 Aug - 28 Aug

  • 24 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *

  • 25 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 26 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 27 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 28 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

2 Aug (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 9 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha (belated), a day honouring the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command, also known as Festival of Sacrifice. A Josephian seeks to be a Community Builder, and therefore seeks to understand and appreciate one’s own culture and personal histories while being open to perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. A good read on Racial Harmony which we just commemorated may be found at Singapore Infopedia.

We hope that the boys made good choices in making use of the time available during this long weekend. Has time-table for preparing for assessments been set up? Has revision, reading & trying questions started?

This week it is opportune to ponder about what it means to be “Together, a Stronger Singapore”. What is the significance of this day, to me, personally? What can I do, to play my part, now?

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Quick Announcements

  • Geographical Investigation submission is due on Monday 3 Aug, 2359h.

  • Please return all overdue SJI Beurel library books (reminder from Teacher Librarian).

  • <Link> to feedback from Tutors regarding Term 2 Assessments.

  • Please do help out with the <survey questions> for ISM.

  • Health Check Schedule


2. Quick Links ( from previous emails):

  • New calendar for diary in PDF format <link>

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 25 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Click <here>

  • Note on Geographical Investigations. Updated 26 July. Click <here>

  • Notes on Science Investigations. Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai (DM). Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from DoA. Updated 1 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • SJI <Lumen>, a magazine to discover more about SJI and what it stands for.


3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Mass (For Y1 and Y2). Venue LT2/3. 0740h - 0810h. Catholic students please attend.

  • SJI Morning Prayer at 0710h in Chapel (Thursdays at 0810h)

  • Reflections from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore <link>

    • St Mary of the Angels YouTube <link>


Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 3 to 7 Aug

  • 3 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Catholic Boys to attend Mass in the morning)

  • 4 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 5 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 6 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 7 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day (SJI Celebrates National Day** )

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available


Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 10 to 14 Aug

  • 10 Aug (Mon) - Replacement Public Holiday (National Day)

  • 11 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * (ACCS Formation Day)

  • 12 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * (BLOODay)

  • 13 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 14 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 Week 11 - 17 Aug to 21 Aug

  • 17 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 18 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 19 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 20 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Health Check**)

  • 21 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details in schedule


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

Feedback from Tutors regarding Term 2 assessments. 28 July.

To help students (and parents) have a better understanding and insight into the various subjects, subject tutors have provided some pointers and feedback which could be useful as we help the boys review what they had learnt in the previous term. <Link> to feedback.

26 July (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 8 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

Hoping that it was a good Mid-Term 3 break; for a breather, catching up on school work, friends, as well as some family time. It is time to begin warming up for a stronger focus on doing our best, while being our best selves. Even as the special days of Hari Raya Haji and National Day are around the corner, we are also mindful that the End of Year Examinations are on T4W3 (about 9 weeks away) ...

As we prepare to return to school, boys, please ensure you have a decent haircut, and have packed your tie and your books into your school bag.

As the season for Independent Study Modules (ISM)surveys are here, parents & year 1s please do spend some time whenever you are able to, to help out with the <survey questions>. Thank you.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Term 3 Time-Table <link>

2. Racial Harmony Celebrations (Diversity Our Strength)

Dear Josephians, This year, we will be commemorating Racial Harmony Day on 29 July, Wednesday and 30 July, Thursday! Our theme for this year’s RHD is Diversity Our Strength, and we have lined up a whole series of exciting events that you can look forward to.
29 July, WEDNESDAYEthnic GamesEthnic games such as mancala, chapteh and more will be available for rent during your break times and free periods. Head to the booth at the foyer to rent some traditional games to play with your friends.
30 July, THURSDAYEthnic Wear Competition!Get ready to wear ethnic costumes representative of your own/ other cultures as there will be an ethnic wear competition and photo booth where you can capture special memories of this day. For the ethnic wear competition, attractive prizes will be given out to the:(1) Class with the most number of participants who dressed up per level and (2) Best dressed classes of each level (by votes)We look forward to seeing you come dressed in your ehtnic colours.
Ethnic songs session broadcastTime to jam to some of the ethnic songs we all know and love! Ethnic songs will be broadcasted in the canteen during breaks.
Kahoot Quiz (during JFJ)Take some time to learn more about RHD in Singapore because it’s time to win some prizes.attractive prizes await the top class of every level in the kahoot quiz!
Photo boothHave your beautiful RHD memories frozen through photographs taken by SJI CAS Photography Club members. We will be right outside the school bookshop.
However, do take note of the following:
  1. Only 5 people will be allowed at the photobooth at any one time and
  2. Masks are to be worn at all times
  3. School shoes is a must as we are in school
  4. Students will have to change to PE uniforms for PE lessons.

Let’s have a meaningful and enjoyable celebration next week!
Regards,Ms Wang(On behalf of Senior School Council and CE committee)


3. Note from SJI (Return to school - T3W8)

25 July 2020Dear Josephians and Parents/Guardians,1. Term 3 resumes on Monday, 27 July. My staff and I hope you have had a restfulbreak with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to schooland accompanying you in the coming weeks, especially our graduating students whoare preparing for the O Level and IB examinations.2. With reference to our last letter dated <17 July>, we would like to share with youthe updated school diary from T3W8 to T4W11. The revised schedule reflects W8 thatwill begin on 27 July, not 20 July (mid-term break). Please refer to the <attached>.3. One Pickup Point After School - at ISHWith effect from 27 July, we will centralise the pick-up points to only one at the ISH.All parents should pick up their child(ren) from the ISH, based on the dismissal timeaccording to the timetable.We have made this change because the traffic to pick up students at the PAC is muchless than we had anticipated.Should you have any feedback, please contact us at contact@sji.edu.sgGod bless.Rev Father (Dr) Adrian Danker, SJPrincipal


4. Term 2 Results Reporting [Repeat]

  • Please note that the SDMS portal is open for checking of Term 2 results. It will close on 1 Aug.
  • Should there be any error in the marks, please inform respective subject tutors or alert your form tutors.
  • Take care to change to Student before clicking on the Login button.
  • The default User ID and Password are the last 5 characters of IC + DOB (eg 1234A021207). If you have changed password please do a reset.
  • Parents, please help to acknowledge by typing your name and pressing the "Acknowledge" button.
  • Link to Portal


5. Year 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting. Tue 28 Jul (For selected students only).

Dear Parents/Guardians,1. Thank you for making an appointment to meet your son's form tutors on 28 Jul (Tues).2. The respective teacher(s) will send you and your son a link to the meeting via email by 27 July (Mon) 3 pm. The teachers will either use Google Meet or Zoom.3. Your son is required to be present for the meeting.4. We seek your kind understanding to adhere strictly to the time and duration allocated to you as our teachers are working on tight back-to-back schedules.5. We also seek your patience on PTM day for any technical issues that may occur.6. Thank you.Regards,Please email webadmin@sji.edu.sg if you encounter any difficulties.

6. Year 4 Listening Comprehension Exam on Mon 27 Jul. [Repeat]

  • School dismissal at 1230 h.
  • Kindly note that the GCE 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held in the afternoon on Mon 27 Jul.
  • Click <here> for details


7. Noteworthy & Quick Links

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 25 July. Click <here>
  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Updated 25 July. Click <here>
  • Note on Geographical Investigations. Updated 26 July. Click <here>
  • Notes on Science Investigations. Click <here>
  • Note from Mr Syai (DM). Updated 2 July. Click <here>
  • Notes from DoA. Updated 1 July. Click <here>
  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>
  • SJI <Lumen>, a magazine to discover more about SJI and what it stands for.


8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer at 0710h in Chapel daily (Thursdays at 0810h)

  • SJI Morning Mass on Mondays (For Y1 and Y2). Venue LT3. 0740h - 0810h. Catholic students please attend.

  • Faith Formation for Y1 Catholics, Tue 28 July. 1230 - 1330h. Chapel.

  • Reflections from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore <link>

    • St Mary of the Angels YouTube <link>


Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 27 Jul to 31 Jul

  • 27 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day ** (Listening Comprehension)

  • 28 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * (e-PTM)

  • 29 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Ethnic games)

  • 30 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Ethnic Wear)

  • 31 Jul (Fri) - Public Holiday (Hari Raya Haji)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal at 1230h


Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 3 to 7 Aug
  • 3 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 4 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 6 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 7 Aug (Fri) - SJI Celebrates National Day**
* Dismissal as per time-table** Details to be made known when available
Schedule for Term 3 Week 10 - 10 to 14 Aug
  • 10 Aug (Mon) - Replacement Public Holiday (National Day)
  • 11 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day * (ACCS Formation Day)
  • 12 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day * (BLOODay)
  • 13 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 14 Aug (Fri) - Normal School Day *
* Dismissal as per time-table


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

19 July (Sun) 2020 - Mid-Term 3 Break

Dear Parents and Students,

This week, the boys learnt about Resilience pillars: valued direction (purpose), mental flexibility, supportive relationship, determination, physical wellbeing. This is the <Handout> that accompanied their workshop. You may like to read up more about 6 traits of resilient child (MOE).

This week is an opportune time to consolidate, re-organise ourselves, re-charge for the 2nd half of Term 3. Wishing everyone a good restful week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Term 2 Results Reporting

  • Please note that the SDMS portal is open for checking of Term 2 results. It will close on 1 Aug.
  • Should there be any error in the marks, please inform respective subject tutors or alert your form tutors.
  • Take care to change to Student before clicking on the Login button.
  • The default User ID and Password are the last 5 characters of IC + DOB (eg 1234A021207). If you have changed password please do a reset.
  • Parents, please help to acknowledge by typing your name and pressing the "Acknowledge" button.
  • Link to Portal


2. Year 1 Parent-Teacher Meeting on Tue 28 Jul from 1500 to 1800 h (For selected students only).

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, SJI Y1 Parent Teacher Meeting with your son's form tutors will be conducted via Google Meet / Zoom / phone call, instead of meeting face-to-face. This will take place on 28 July (Tues).Kindly note that your son's teacher(s) has/have indicated their interest to discuss with you about his progress.To make an Appointment. Click <here> for your preferred time slot.Your son is encouraged to be with you during the e-PTM. However, if you prefer to have a conversation via phone call on an alternative day instead, please email and liaise with the teacher(s) directly.The system will open for pre-selected parents from 17 July 2020 (Fri) 1200h - 22 July 2020 (Wed) 12359h. Please email webadmin@sji.edu.sg if you encounter any difficulties.


3. Online Bookfair (by FPAM Chinese department )

Dear parents,
To encourage our students to read more Chinese books, we have collaborated with Maha Yu Yi bookstore 友谊书斋, a local chinese bookstore to organize an online book fair. The book fair link is https://www.yuyi.com.sg/sji-corner.html. You may like to look through the recommended books or the catalogue with your children and purchase the books your children are interested in. Please take note of the below for the delivery of books.
Delivery of Books1. Maha Yu Yi Pte Ltd provides free delivery for purchases $50 and above.2. There is a flat rate of $5 for purchase below $50.
Alternatively, your child may search our school's library catalogue to see if the book he is interested in is available for loan. He could also browse through https://sites.google.com/sji.edu.sg/ilovereading or borrow ebooks via National Library Board's Overdrive or Libby.
Let's work together to cultivate the love of reading in our students! Thank you.
Regards,FPAM Chinese Department

4. Year 4 Listening Comprehension Exam on Mon 27 Jul. School dismissal at 1230 h.

  • Kindly note that the GCE 'O' Level Mother Tongue Languages Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held in the afternoon on Mon 27 Jul.

  • Click <here> for details


5. Noteworthy:

  • New calendar for diary in PDF format <link>

  • Do click <Notes> from SJI Librarian Teacher now that you have more time, for Poetry Potpourri

  • Matariki Stargazing Live 2020 is on Jul 21, 1.30am (Singapore time), at <FaceBooklink>.
    Read more at <
    link from TodayOnline>


6. Compilation of E-Mails:

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 17 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Library (Beurel). Updated 17 July. Click <here>

  • Notes on Geographical Investigations. Updated 19 July. Click <here>

  • Notes on Science Investigations. Click <here>


7. Staying Safe


8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • Reflections from :


Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 (Mid-Term Break) - 20 to 24 Jul


Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 27 Jul to 31 Jul

  • 27 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day ** (O Level Listening Comprehension)

  • 28 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * (e-PTM)

  • 29 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day * (School Safety Exercise 2)

  • 30 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Y1 - Y4 Australian Mathematics Competition)

  • 31 Jul (Fri) - Public Holiday (Hari Raya Haji)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal at 1230h


Schedule for Term 3 Week 9 - 3 to 7 Aug

  • 3 Aug (Mon) - Normal School Day *

  • 4 Aug (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 5 Aug (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 6 Aug (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 7 Aug (Fri) - SJI Celebrates National Day**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available



Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy



12 July (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 7 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

Please note the staggered Dismissal Timings for Week 7. Please do scroll down to Week 5 for meals menu, pick up point if you need a refresher. As we continue learning about cyber wellness in SJI, you may like to look at MOE's <site> for resources to support at home.

1. Online Bookfair (for Chinese Books to read during reading period)

Dear parents,
To encourage our students to read more Chinese books, we have collaborated with Maha Yu Yi bookstore 友谊书斋, a local chinese bookstore to organize an online book fair. The book fair link is https://www.yuyi.com.sg/sji-corner.html. You may like to look through the recommended books or the catalogue with your children and purchase the books your children are interested in. Please take note of the below for the delivery of books.
Delivery of Books1. Maha Yu Yi Pte Ltd provides free delivery for purchases $50 and above.2. There is a flat rate of $5 for purchase below $50.3. For free delivery, you can also choose to have the books delivered to the school. For this option:A. Order by 14 July, 11.59pm. Books will be delivered to SJI on 15 July.B. In the BILLING INFORMATION, fill in the student’s name/SJI/class/higher Chinese or Chinese student/name of subject teacherC. Select Self Pickup in SHIPPING METHOD
Alternatively, your child may search our school's library catalogue to see if the book he is interested in is available for loan. He could also browse through https://sites.google.com/sji.edu.sg/ilovereading or borrow ebooks via National Library Board's Overdrive or Libby.
Let's work together to cultivate the love of reading in our students! Thank you. Regards,FPAM Chinese Department


2. Quick Links:

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Updated 14 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 7 July. Click <here>

  • Note on Geographical Investigations from Ms Karen Teo. Updated 6 July. Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai (DM). Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from DoA. Updated 1 July. Click <here>

  • Note from MOE LC. Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Note from Changkat Changi Sec. Updated 24 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Fr Adrian. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Dean. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Note on School Safety Measures (Mr Rene). Updated 1 June. Click <here>


3. Staying Safe

4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer at 0710h in Chapel (Thursdays at 0810h)

  • SJI Morning Mass (For Y1 and Y2, on Mondays). Venue LT2/3. 0740h - 0810h. Catholic students to attend.

  • Lasallian Theme for 2020 - 2021: Our Vision, Our Passion, Our Future

  • Reflections from :

Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 13 to 17 Jul

  • 13 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * (ADM)

  • 14 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 15 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 16 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 17 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day * (Webinar during JFJ lesson)

* Dismissal as per time-table


Term 3 (20 to 24 Jul) - Mid Term Break


Schedule for Term 3 Week 8 - 27 Jul to 31 Jul

  • 27 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day ** (Listening Comprehension)

  • 28 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day * (e-PTM***)

  • 29 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day *(School Safety Exercise 2)

  • 30 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day *(Y1 - Y4 Australian Mathematics Competition)

  • 31 Jul (Fri) - Public Holiday (Hari Raya Haji)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal at 1230h

*** Details to be announced when available


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

Note from SJI. 7 July. 1400h.

Dear Josephians and Parents/Guardians,

The General Elections (GE) will be held on Friday 10 July and SJI is a designated venue for the GE. The preparations for the set up for Polling Day will begin from 2pm on Thursday, 9 July.

As such, school will end earlier on 9 July, at the following dismissal times:

a. Years 1 and 2 at 12.30pm

b. Year 3 at 1pm

c. Year 4 at 12.50pm

d. Years 5 and 6 at 1.15pm

Please refer to the letter for details.

Ora et Labora

St. Joseph's Institution

5 July (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 6 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

As we move closer to polling day, it is a good opportunity to chat with your sons about the importance of voting. The boys are also involved in voting in the class committee, student councillors. These weeks, for Josephian Formation Journey, the boys would be discussing about Cyber Wellness and Education pathways leading to careers. Just some topics you could chat about around the dining table. We would like to share an article about how parenting has changed .

You should now be familiar with the new normal at school. Do note the staggered dismissal timings to plan your pick ups.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.

Some Y1 Matters

1. Some reminders:

  • Registration for ISM closes today at 1800h. Please be reminded about Mr Colin Toh’s email on 1 July.

  • Complete <Survey> on well being sent by Mr Syaifudin.

  • Please note the <safe distancing measures> while playing sports at school/public facilities.


2. Quick Links:

  • Note on Geographical Investigations from Ms Karen Teo. Updated 6 July. Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai (DM). Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from DoA. Updated 1 July. Click <here>

  • Note from MOE LC. Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI. Updated 27 June. Important Updates about Returning to School. Archived SJI Mails, click <here>

  • Note from Changkat Changi Sec. Updated 24 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Updated 19 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Fr Adrian. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Dean. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Note on School Safety Measures (Mr Rene). Updated 1 June. Click <here>


3. Staying Safe

4. Kool Kids Club.

I am looking for boys who have a passion or interest in Photography andcreate a channel (i.e the Google Classroom) for them to interact and exhibit their works as well as a channel for them to serve the school as a school photographer should the need arise.
We will announce a new theme every First Friday of the month and the students will have one month to submit their work. The winners will be able to collect a badge as a recognition of their work.
Lessons on photography will be done via Google Meet or sharing in Google Classroom. Thus, reducing chances of personal contacts.
I hope that the boys will respond positively to this new way of sharing their work with those with similar interest, especially Photography.
Do get in touch with Mr Poh @ michaelp@sji.edu.sg

5. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer at 0710h in Chapel (Thursdays at 0810h)

  • SJI Morning Mass (For Y1 and Y2, Mondays). Venue LT2/3. 0740h - 0810h. Catholic students to attend.

  • Reflections from :


Looking Ahead

Schedule for Term 3 Week 6 - 6 to 10 Jul

  • 6 Jul (Mon) - Replacement Holiday (Youth Day)

  • 7 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 8 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 9 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day **

  • 10 Jul (Fri) - Special Holiday (Polling Day)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal at 1230h


Schedule for Term 3 Week 7 - 13 to 17 Jul

  • 13 Jul (Mon) - Normal School Day * (ADM)

  • 14 Jul (Tue) - Normal School Day *

  • 15 Jul (Wed) - Normal School Day *

  • 16 Jul (Thu) - Normal School Day *

  • 17 Jul (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 3 (Mid-Term Break) - 20 to 24 Jul


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

28 June (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 5 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

It feels like we are returning to school for a new beginning, a new normal, into a safe transition phase. Whatever our thoughts and feelings have been, let us come to school, resilient, united, and play our part to take Singapore through this crisis and rebuild our nation. (Inspired by the short clip by Gov.sg)

We move back to school for good from week 5. Parents & Year 1s, please read the update (Sent by SJI on 27 June 1700h), some details are highlighted here for a quick glance:

A. Reporting and Dismissal Times for Year 1 & 2. Assembly in classroom is at 0815h (Thursday 0830h)

B. Designated Pick-Up Points (PUP) at Dismissal Times.

(Parents please do not wait outside SJI along Malcolm Road, do not come too early. Turn into SJI to pick at ISH)

C. Canteen Menu (Sale of standard bento set meals only) for recess & lunch

D. Safe Management Measures. (Inform your tutor and Do Not come to school if you or any adult at home is not well)


Please read the quick reminders to make sure you come ready for school on Monday.


Wishing everyone a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Necessary notes

Please download the <Time table> for Term 3 (To be used from 29 June, updated 1205h, 28 June)

Please note emails from Ms Karen Teo compiled <here>, regarding Geographical Investigations 2020. Please be ready before the deadline.


2. Quick Links to other emails:

  • Note from SJI. Updated 27 June. Important Updates about Returning to School on 29 June 2020.

Archived SJI Mails, click <here>

  • Note from MOE LC. Updated 2 July. Click <here>

  • Note from Changkat Changi Sec. Updated 24 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Updated 19 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • Note from DoA. Updated 7 June. Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai. Updated 3 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Fr Adrian. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Dean. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Note on School Safety Measures (Mr Rene). Updated 1 June. Click <here>


3. Staying Safe


4. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer at LT2 at 0710h (Thursdays at 0810h). Y1 excused from morning prayers as 0710h may be too early for you, and you have a long wait. Please do attend on Thursdays. <Link> if you are able to join online.

  • Reflections from :


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

21 June (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 4 (Assumption Term) - HBL week

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy Father's Day, a day set aside to honor fatherhood; dad's presence, patience, and grace. (Reflections of Pope Francis).

We are now in Phase 2 (Safe Transition). Year 1s will be on HBL in week 4.

Quick reminders for students: Please do i) keep up with SKBI @ 1500h (Small Kindness Big Impact @ 3pm, more if you are able to), ii) inform your teachers if anyone at home is not well or if you need to be in school for HBL. Be ready to meet your teachers online before 0725h daily (except Thursday - 0825h).

1. HBL Quicklinks


2. Invitation from SJI Counsellors (Webinar on 27 June, sign up by 25 June)

Dear Parent / Guardian of SJI,

In partnership with our SJI Parent Support Group, we are happy to invite you to a parent-child webinar that we are organising entitled “Building a Positive Family Digital Culture Together”, to be delivered by our Parenting Support Provider, TOUCH Community Services.

It has been designed for parents and children to come together and explore how family members can work together to build a positive digital culture for the home.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Mobile technology concerns and trends among youths

  • Signs and symptoms of excessive screen use

  • Connecting with one another in the digital age

  • The value of self-monitoring and control

  • Working together as a family to build a positive digital culture for the home

When: 27 June 2020 (Sat), 10am - 11:30am (1hr 15min + 15min Q&A)

Where: Zoom Meeting (details will be emailed to you upon confirmation of registration)

Note: This webinar focuses on family interaction and discussion; in-depth exploration into cyber wellness topics like gaming and social media addiction, social media dangers, inappropriate content, etc is catered for in other topic-specific digital parenting modules by TOUCH.

More information can be found in the attached e-flyer as well as the speaker profile. We hope that it will be a time well spent for you and your family.

Registration Form can be accessed at bit.ly/fdc-sji2020. If you are interested to attend, please register by the end of 25 June 2020 (Thursday).

With Best Regards,

SJI Counselling Team




3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer Streamed on YouTube

  • Wednesdays with Lasalle (Contact edlinddi@lasalle.org)

  • Father's Day Tribute from Franciscan Friars

  • Reflections on from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore YouTube page

    • Franciscan Friars' YouTube page


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

14 June (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 3 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

We will be back in school for week 3! Parents, please note the update on traffic situation after school dismissal & pick-up (Sent by SJI on 13 June 1201h). It would be good to look at this document in the light of dismissal times of the Year 1 boys in week 3. We will make our way, first to the gate behind the bus-stop opposite Caltex station, then to the pick up point beside the Indoor Sports Hall (Page 1 of Update). Do give us 10 - 15 mins of walking time from the classroom to the pick-up point.

A ST article has highlighted the effectiveness of wearing masks in reducing infection risk, we would like to remind all boys to wear your masks at all times, except for PE or when you are having your meal (during which, you should not be talking, please). And do be conscious of safe-distancing too. Please read this list of quick reminders to make sure you come ready for school on Monday.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Note form SJI. 21 June, 1700h. Pre-Order your Bento sets for recess the day before.

Note from SJI. 13 June, 1201h. Traffic Situation After Dismissal.

Quick Links to other emails:

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. Updated 8 June. Click <here>

  • Note from DoA. Updated 7 June. Click <here>

  • Note from SJI. Updated 23 June click <here>, 25 May Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai. Updated 3 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Fr Adrian. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from Dean. Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Note on School Safety Measures (Mr Rene). Updated 1 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. Updated 19 June. Click <here>


2. Staying Safe


3. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer Streamed on YouTube

  • Reflections from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore YouTube page

    • St Mary of the Angels YouTube page


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

8 June 2020. Note from SJI PSG

Greetings from SJI Parents Support Group (PSG)!

At last, our boys and girls are taking turns to return to school after months of Home-Based Learning. What a relief! And with that, it is time for the parents to take a breather and relax

In that spirit, the PSG has lined up a series of events to keep SJI Parents engaged in total physical, emotional and mental wellness for the coming months before we get busy again with the exams.

To kick-off (literally), we have arranged a fun virtual session of KpopX Fitness (via Zoom) as follows:

Event:

SJI Parents’ Wellness Day Series – KPOPX FITNESS

(please see attached for more information on Fitness programme and Trainer Profile)

Date: 13 JUNE 2020 (SATURDAY)

Time: 3PM TO 4PM (Kpopx 50 Mins + Carido Mix Tabata 10 Mins)

Format: Zoom Video

This is a complimentary event organised by SJI PSG.

Registrations will close on 12 JUNE 2020 (9PM)

Sign up now at https://forms.gle/8pfCWqm53nzkdENw8

Only registered participants will receive the Zoom invite and password before the Event.

Looking forward to seeing you at our first PSG event for the year.

Best regards,

SJI PSG

7 June (Sun) 2020 - Term 3 Week 2 (Assumption Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

Assumption term moves on to week 2 and it is HBL week. Time table is the same as given earlier. We hope that this issue of Parent Kit will help parents to understand Back to School and HBL period better.

Boys, please do i) continue working on SKBI @ 1500h (Small Kindness Big Impact @ 3pm, more if you are able to), ii) inform your teachers if anyone at home is not well or if you need to be in school for HBL. Be ready to meet your teachers online before 0725h daily (except Thursday - 0825h).

Have a good week ahead.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Note from Mr Syaifudin. 3 June, 0841h.

Notes from morning address on the disciplinary measures taken against youths who flout safe management and social distancing guidelines in public, below are the disciplinary actions that will be taken by the Safe Distancing Enforcement Agencies and also the school:

Disciplinary Actions Taken by Safe Distancing Enforcement Agencies:

- 1st & 2nd Offence: Warning issued

- 3rd & subsequent Offence: Fine of $300; higher fines and prosecution for subsequent offences

Disciplinary Actions Taken by SJI (once the names are submitted to the school):

- 1st & subsequent Offence: Pink (Cat 2 Offence) Form will be issued to students

- Offences will be recorded in MOE’s School Offence Module (MOE's Disciplinary Records)

Our school takes a serious view on the above matter. Please ensure that you practice Social Responsibility and comply with the National Guidelines with regards to Safe Management. Wear your masks at all times. Do not loiter or gather in groups in public and do not visit the houses of other students. As Principled Josephians who are Community Builders, we believe that each and everyone of you are able to fulfil your duty as a Josephian, and also as a Singaporean in ensuring our Community is able to overcome this pandemic together.

Thank you and God Bless.

Regards

Ora et Labora

Mohamad Syaifudin Bin Ahmad (Mr)

Head of Discipline


2. Note from SJI. 5 June. 1702h.

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,

DENGUE ON THE RISE

1 The National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that the weekly dengue case numbers are likely to continue to rise and more dengue clusters will form in the coming weeks to months. (CNA News)

2 Schools and homes are strongly encouraged to ensure that housekeeping and vector control measures are maintained so as to prevent dengue transmission. The following dengue preventive measures have been put in place in SJI. You are encouraged to adopt these measures in your residence as some of us continue to work and learn from home:

  1. Ensure proper housekeeping within compounds

  2. Remove all unwanted, water-bearing receptacles and turn over the required containers and wipe the rims dry

  3. Ensure that routine pest control checks and treatment are sustained to prevent breeding

  4. Ensure drains are free from chokage and stagnant water

  5. Identify long term and sustainable measures e.g. repair structural defects within properties which could lead to stagnation of water

  6. Cover and seal all floor traps (During circuit breaker period)

  7. Add sand granular insecticide or Bti insecticide to stagnant water bodies that cannot be removed

  8. Inspect the compounds and carry out necessary pest control treatment

3 NEA has developed a new “Check and Protect” checklist with simple, actionable tips, to help everyone check for mosquito breeding regularly in their homes. Users can submit this <checklist> after they have completed the checks at home to receive an NEA Captain Green sticker pack created for messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. Please refer to the attached PDF, as well as some video resources that you may find useful:

4 Thank you for playing a part in the fight against dengue.

Ora et Labora

St. Joseph's Institution


3. Note from Mr Karthick. 4 June, 1014h

Hello Y1-Y4 students,

Welcome back to SJI. On behalf of the SJI Debating Society, I hereby invite interested students to join the Josephian Debate Extended Programme (JDEP) as Junior Debaters (Batch II). JDEP was inaugurated in 2019 and this is our second year running this programme

JDEP is a signature programme of SJI's Debate Society. In JDEP, Junior Debaters engage with contentious aspects of global issues through argumentation. Moreover, it prepares you to appreciate the nuances of spoken language while moulding you to be a sensitive speaker, with the ability to anatomise arguments under timed pressure. All Junior Debaters will be given opportunities to participate in cluster and national debating competitions.

Do note JDEP is not a CCA. It is a programme that supports aspiring debaters. Nonetheless your participation, efforts and achievements will be recognised. Please take a look at the attached documents for further information, with regard to commitment and training duration. Please also note parent / guardian approval is needed. You will be asked to submit a consent form at a later date.

Do take note only 10 Junior Debaters will be selected each year. Hence, you will need to pass a debate trial in order to be part of JDEP.

In line with all Covid-19 related regulations, please note all JDEP sessions in 2020 will be conducted online. All online-sessions will be supervised by the Teacher-in-Charge.

Please register your interest (before 9 June 2020) by filling up the following online form: https://forms.gle/Ntf9hv8nAhone4Jk7

I look forward to inviting you to be part of an intellectually rigorous programme. The Debate Society wishes you well in your application. For further enquiries, please feel free to send me an e-mail.

Best Wishes

Mr. G.Karthick


4. HBL Quicklinks & Note regarding ADM & ISM


5. World Oceans Day (8 June) and more


6. Staying Safe


7. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • SJI Morning Prayer Streamed on YouTube

  • Reflections on from :

    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore YouTube page

    • Franciscan Friars' YouTube page

  • Message from Brother Superior, taken from Lasalle.org


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy

Staggered dismissal timings for safety.

Boys will be led to the gate just beside bus-stop along Whitley Road opposite Caltex. This will take about 10 mins from dismissal time. Then if they so choose, they will be led to the main gate.

Thank you for your patience.

Term 3 (Assumption Term) time table. Click <here>


Quick Updates (31 May):

  • Notes from Fr Adrian. 1 June, 31, 30 May. Click <here>

  • Notes from Dean. 1 June, 6 May. Click <here>

  • Note on School Safety Measures (Mr Rene). 1 June. Click <here>

  • Note from SJI. 5 June, 30 May click <here>, 25 May Click <here>

  • Note from Mr Syai. 3 June, 29 May. Click <here>

  • Note from DoA. 7 June. Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Librarian Teacher. 1 June, 29, 8, 6 May . Click <here>

  • Notes from SJI Counsellors. 8 June, 19, 8 May. Click <here>


Quick reminders :

- Thermometer

- School Diary

- Rag / Cloth for wipe down after every lesson

- Face Mask (Preferred) / Face shield (If have certified health conditions) to be worn at all times + ziplock bag to keep mask while at PE

- Hand sanitizer / personal hygiene items / wet wipes

- Your own snack / lunch box (to consume your own food during breaks/recess in our own classroom)

- All lesson materials according to timetable

Please ensure you have a neat haircut, clean short fingernails & white school shoes (in prep for HUBS check).

Attire: Full Uniform with School Tie + School Badge + Proper white socks and shoes

Assembly Venue: classroom

Do remember to use your handphone to scan the QR code at the school entrance to check in. If you miss it, please do so once you arrive in your classroom. A copy will be on the teacher’s table. You will also check out when you leave school.

If you are feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. It is important for you to inform your FTs by 0715h via email.

If you have a family member in the same household who has contracted COVID-19 / has been served HQO or SHN / is ill with 5-day MC, you are to stay at home and inform your FTs by 0715h via email. If unsure, please ask teachers for advice.

Sit according to your index number when you report to class.

Note from Dean, Mr Lee Han Seng:

Dear students,

I hope you are doing well during this holiday.

1. Resumption of classes for FPA

On 2 June, you will be returning to school for lessons. It may seem like you are returning from a long December holiday but you are returning from two months of Circuit Breaker.

I believe many of you will be happy to come back to school (though some might wish to sleep in a little bit more) and some of you will be concerned with the progress of the students’ learning. However, with the long absence from the routine coupled with Home-Based Learning, it is important to help that you assimilate to the routine in the school. We will do the SJI way to care for one another's well-being and learning.


2. Academic Matters in Term 3

  • Assessment Matters

Term 3 will be a long term. Year 1 and Year 2 will have two assessments, one before and one after the mid-term break. The Year 1 will have the Term Assessment 2 as planned. The Year 2 will have the Common Test in Week 3. We will report the results in Week 7.


  • Parents-Teacher Meeting (PTM)

As we are not able to meet your parents face to face, the PTM will be held the week after the mid-term break via teleconferencing or video-conferencing.


  • Subject Combination Briefing (For Year 2)

The subject combination briefing will be cancelled. The slides will be sent to you and your parents before you take the Common Test. We will give you a brief so that you are able to know how you can select the various subject combinations.


3. Safe School Measure (SSM)

Please note contents in email sent on SSM. You will need to be familiar with the measures and

carry them out. Your help to comply with these measures definitely will make SJI a safe place.


Please get yourself ready to come to school to meet your friends and teachers.

God bless.

Ora et Labora

Lee Han Seng (Mr)

Dean, Foundation Programme Academy

Please help with the following ISM surveys:

Thank you.


Weekly Updates (Archived)

Cartoons from Temasek Foundation Facebook:

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Posters from Gov.sg