Announcements


23 Feb (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 8 (Epiphany Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

In the weeks to come, we will find the conduct of Common Tests for the Year 1s, as the young men are busy doing their revision (and completing assignments and projects), after such a long break, since PSLE! We as parents too should take a deep breath each time before we show care and concern to them, balancing between letting them try their hand at setting their own pace, yet a little nudging here and there if his focus lasts a little less than 5 minutes. During this time, a little stress ought to be felt, as this gets the body primed for learning too. Your presence and supervision at home during this period of time would be most helpful for your son so that he knows that he is not alone.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Staying Safe

  • Stay Safe with Ministry of Health (MOH)’s 5M’s - Manage one’s health, Maintain clean hands, Minimise contact, Mask up when unwell, Monitor the news. (MOE FAQs)
  • Dengue clusters in Singapore. Do be careful with mosquitoes if you are near the clusters, and be familiar with 5 step wipe out.
  • Stay safe from scams too. Straits Times article


2. SJI Updates (Repeat)


3. Transit and Belong. Year 1s are reminded to assemble in classrooms before 0800h on Thursday 27 Feb for Session with Year 5s - Transit & Belong.

On Thursdays, class comm is to remind class to leave all belongings in locker, and to hand class keys over to guard promptly as Aesthetics Groups need to use classrooms for CCA.

Reminder to sign your Code of Conduct in diary by this weekend.


4. Year 1 Catholic Matters (ALL Catholic boys please take note, everyone else is welcomed to attend)

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)
  • Weekday daily masses: link to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore Youtube page, link to St Mary of the Angels page
  • Link to Ash Wednesday Mass Livestream, Wed, 26 Feb, 1930h.



Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 24 Feb to 28 Feb

  • 24 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 25 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 26 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Ash Wednesday)
  • 27 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Transit & Belong**)
  • 28 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 0800 - 0830h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 2 to 7 Mar

  • 2 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Class & selected CCA**) (FPA Book Week)
  • 3 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Selected CCA**)
  • 4 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking for UG CCA**)
  • 6 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day * (Cross Country***)
  • 7 Mar (Sat) - FPA Class Comm Training**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details when available

*** Cancelled


Schedule for Term 1 Week 10 - 9 to 13 Mar

  • 9 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 10 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * (School Safety Exercise 1)
  • 11 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 12 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Film Night**)
  • 13 Mar (Fri) - Student eLearning Day ** (Lasallian Catholic Youth Societies Camp**)
  • 14 Mar (Sat) - Lasallian Catholic Youth Societies Camp (Compulsory for Catholic Students**)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

On behalf of Foundation Academy



16 Feb (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 7

Dear Parents and Students,

Inaugural Ceremony was something different on Friday, do find out more from your sons, especially about starting again, starting right, starting together and starting better... The theme for 2020 is to share the SJI significance, year 1s made pledges to share with the bigger community their actions for the environment – caring for our common home. Some photos may be found <here>. Here is link to SJI's Flickr Album for more school photos.


Some Y1 Matters

1. Updated Time-Table (From Monday, 17 Feb)


2. Updating email in SLS (a reminder from Director of Academics - Mr Ng)

  • Dear Year 1s, we have found that many of you have not updated your email in SLS to your SJI Gmail address. Attached is the instruction on how this is done. Please follow the instructions and login to SLS to get this done.
  • If you are facing problems, please approach the IT Services Office to get assistance.


3. Wipe Down Routine & Latecoming (A message from Mr Syaifudin)

  • We ought to be responsible and care for the environment. The spaces that we use, we share with others as well. Therefore, let us be good stewards and ensure that having used a space, we leave them in a condition better than we found them so that others may benefit – this is what it means to be persons for others for the common good.

In light of the current CoVID-2019 situation, it is important to practise hygiene in order to safeguard the well-being of others and of ourselves.

We hope to commence our Wipe-Down Routine next Thursday, 20 February 2020. This will be a practice for all schools to promote better personal hygiene and encourage social responsibility among students. In preparation, we will need every class to bring 2 EMPTY BOTTLED DISPENSERS to be given to Facilities Office on 17 February 2020, Monday. Please read the attached document for details.

Do continue to continue practicing good hygiene habits and exercise social responsibility, especially in public areas. The following videos are helpful in guiding you to practice these good habits: Bye Bye Virus, Soap Up Wipe Down.

We hope with the efforts of everyone in the school community, we are able to practise good hygiene in order to safeguard the well-being of others and of ourselves. Let’s strive to make SJI a cleaner and healthier place for all.

  • For a small number of students who have been constantly late, please be reminded that traffic builds up at 0700h. It is wise to wake up early and leave your house early in order to factor in buffer time for unforeseen circumstances (traffic build up, accidents, breakdowns, etc.). Some of us are cutting it quite close by reaching school just on the dot at 0730h. Please arrive at the school gate before 0720h so that you are able to gather at the track or your classrooms (current arrangement due to the current situation) at 0725h. As for Thursdays, there is no excuse for anyone to be late as reporting time is at 0825h. It is shocking to know that the number of late-comers for Thursday is the highest every week. Again, may we remind you that traffic builds up at 0700h so you cannot have the same travelling time on Thursdays as your other days of the week. We advise all of you to manage your time wisely and get enough rest (7-8 hours of sleep everyday. This means less time on your mobile/electronic devices for gaming/social media). Also, do exercise social responsibility and stay home if you are unwell and have an MC.


4. Staying Safe

  • Dangerous dares are occurring on social media, let us be aware and make good decisions. Please do not follow challenges without thinking through. Please spend some time discussing as a family.
  • Stay Safe with Ministry of Health (MOH)’s 5M’s - Manage one’s health, Maintain clean hands, Minimise contact, Mask up when unwell, Monitor the news.
  • Dengue clusters in Singapore. Do be careful with mosquitoes if you are near the clusters, and be familiar with 5 step wipe out.


5. Year 1 Catholic Matters (ALL Catholic boys please take note, everyone else is welcomed to attend)

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h).


Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 17 to 21 Feb

  • 17 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo taking Y5)
  • 18 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 19 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 20 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 21 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 1000 - 1600h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 24 Feb to 28 Feb

  • 24 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 25 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 26 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Ash Wednesday)
  • 27 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Transit and Belong**)
  • 28 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 0800 - 0830h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 9 - 2 to 7 Mar

  • 2 Mar (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Class & selected CCA**) (FPA Book Week)
  • 3 Mar (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Selected CCA**)
  • 4 Mar (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Mar (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking for UG CCA**) (Transit and Belong**)
  • 6 Mar (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  • 7 Mar (Sat) - FPA Class Comm Training**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available

*** 0800 - 0830h


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

on behalf of Foundation Academy


10 Feb (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 6


Dear Parents and Students,

"Let's continue to take sensible precautions, help one another, stay calm, and carry on with our lives.." PM Lee

The celebration of Yuan Xiao Jie (Chap Go Meh) and Thaipusam, must have been muted, but it carried on, with measures in place and necessary precautions. It is apt that we commemorate Total Defence Day on Monday, it is opportune to work on the theme for 2020 - Our Unity is our Strength. Together We Keep Singapore Strong. Let us work together, looking out for each other. Here are some entries from Foundation Academy as boys came together to design our very own posters as our response to the 2019-nCoV situation.

Some Y1 Matters

1. MTL in lieu & 3rd Language Status

  • Some information for students who have obtained approval from the MOE to study a foreign language, namely French, German or Japanese, in lieu of a Mother Tongue Language (MTL) has been given out earlier. Please note that contents may be found <here>, in case you prefer the soft copy. Please do download the lesson packages as found in the Annex given out. For easy access, the documents may also be found in the sub pages of this level website. These links will lead you to the external packages for French, German and Japanese.
  • A few boys have not updated your 3rd Language status. Please check your emails to reply to an email sent to you by Ms Rahimah.


2. Academics

  • With reference to Mr Ng Yew Hong’s email sent earlier, here are some highlights:
  • Links to the Curriculum and Assessment Outlines and Promotion Criteria for all academic subjects may be found below as well as sub pages of the level website
  • For those who have registered for an ADM, please note the schedule and venue. ADM begins on Monday 10 Feb. Do note that attendance should be at least 75% attendance (6 out of 8 sessions) to be graded, and any absence (of up to 2 sessions) must be accompanied by an MC or excuse by CCA teacher for external competitions.
  • Student Learning Space (SLS). This Userguide serves to inform students how to register your verified email address in SLS so that you can perform a self-help password reset in the future (in case you forget their passwords). Students will need to login to SLS to perform this email address update.


3. School Smart Cards (SSC) for Concessionary Travel - Y1 2020

  • TransitLink Pte Ltd will be delivering the School Smart Cards (SSCs) for the Secondary One students to the schools between 6 Feb and 18 Feb 2020 to meet the expiry deadline on the use of the primary level SSCs by the Secondary One students on 30 April 2020. We will give you further notice once the cards have arrived.
  • Students are required to activate their cards at the TransitLink Ticket Offices /TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices /Passenger Service Centres (PSCs) at the MRT / Bus Interchanges by topping-up the value for the card before the SSCs can be used for concessionary travel. In support of national initiative to steer commuters towards adopting e-payments in transit ticketing, top up at Passenger Services Centre has ceased. However PSCs will continue to assist in the activation of concession card for MOE students. To avoid being turned away, students are advised to inform the PSC staff that they would like to activate their concession card. The minimum top-up value is $5.


4. SJI Updates


5. Year 1 Catholic Matters (ALL Catholic boys please take note, everyone else is welcomed to attend)

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h).


Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 10 to 14 Feb

  • 10 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Y1 - POSTPONED) (Total Defence Day) (ADM begins)
  • 11 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 12 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Y5 Campfire)
  • 13 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (No Peer Support Mentoring @ 0800h)
  • 14 Feb (Fri) - Blessings of the new academic year - Inauguration**

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal at 1100h. May wear Casual Friday attire.


Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 17 to 21 Feb

  • 17 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo taking Y5)
  • 18 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 19 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 20 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 21 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 1000 - 1600h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 8 - 24 Feb to 28 Feb

  • 24 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 25 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 26 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Ash Wednesday)
  • 27 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 28 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020



2 Feb (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 5

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Term 1 Week 5, pace is picking up, but so is the number of confirmed cases, so let us be vigilant while making every experience we have at school and at home, opportunities to grow up, to be better than who we were the day before. Please keep well.

Some Y1 Matters

1. Parents briefing

  • Thank you very much, to the parents who took the time off on a Saturday to meet us.
  • Please find <here> the slides used by Mr Ng Yew Hong (Director of Academics).
  • And click <here> to find the slides used by Mr Benedict Long (Counsellor) about transiting from Primary to Secondary school and taking risks.

2. Cyberwellness for Parents - FirstPhone

  • Here is the link to a video that could help us as parents, as we navigate the world where handphones seem to be another appendage.

3. ADM Period. 3 Feb.

  • Do note that the ADM period on Monday will be used for Level Assembly. All students except those on JAP are to be seated at the PAC with your diary and pen, as quickly as you can.

4. Keeping safe

  • Please do take time to read this, as the Ministry of Health has urged members of the public to remain vigilant and to adopt good personal hygiene practices.
  • If there is a need to mask up, this 3 minute read would be well worth your time.
  • This link to hand washing technique by healthhub is also a timely reminder, and a good practice for us to muster, especially during this time.

5. Sale of SJI T Shirts

  • If you had missed the last time, the T-Shirt Vendors will be at SJI again on 5 & 6 of Feb
  • Price :
    • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
    • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00 (Optional)
    • Hoodie (White) - $26.00 (Optional)
  • Payment is by Cash only

6. Quick reminder on Assembly

  • Please be at the track seated, and reading a book by 0725h (please scroll down for more detailed instructions)
  • You should be properly attired (Badge, Tie etc) and have your diary ready for assembly.

7. Year 1 Catholic Matters (ALL Catholic boys please take note, everyone else is welcomed to attend)

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h).
  • Lasallian Youth Group meetings began last week. Please see memo from Mrs Josephine Lee. Catholic boys are reminded to attend daily morning prayer, and your Catholic Group Meeting .


Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 3 to 7 Feb

  • 3 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 4 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-shirts**)
  • 6 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-shirts**)
  • 7 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 1000- 1600h

Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 10 to 14 Feb

  • 10 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Y1&3) (Total Defence Day) (ADM begins)
  • 11 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 12 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Y5 Campfire)
  • 13 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 14 Feb (Fri) - Blessings of the new academic year - Inauguration** (Confirmation of CCA)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available


Schedule for Term 1 Week 7 - 17 to 21 Feb

  • 17 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo taking Y5)
  • 18 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 19 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 20 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (What it means to be a Josephian***) (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 21 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 1000 - 1600h

*** 0800 - 0850h


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020



26 Jan (Sun) 2020 - CCA Options has started, Travel Declaration (Stay Safe)

Dear Parents and Students,

Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Rat bring you abundant happiness, health and success in all your efforts. A time for gathering, a time to enjoy family time, and be grateful for the people around us, who love us, care for us.


Some Y1 Matters

1. CCA Matters

  • Please find the slides presented by Mr Rene Loh (HOD PE & CCA) at Parents' Orientation <here>. You may also like the link to the slides Mr Loh used on an earlier talk given on the first day of school.
  • Here is link to do your CCA Option.
  • Instructions to making your choices may be found in Mr Rene's slides.
  • Look out for Ranking List if you missed it at Canteen.
  • Dates to take note of:
    • 28 Jan 1800h - CCA online registration closes
    • 29 Jan - Submit CCA Option Form to Form Tutor
    • 14 Feb - Confirmation of Year 1 CCA & Commencement of CCA 1 month trial
    • 23 Mar to 3 Apr - Request for change of CCA
    • 6 Apr - Final confirmation of CCAs


2. Travel Declaration

  • In the phase of enhanced preparedness, parents are requested to submit via email, if you have not already done so or submitted the hardcopy on Friday (24 Jan), the scanned reply slip to your son's class tutor and cc. myself <g.chan@sji.edu.sg> please.


3. Stay Safe, Bring Thermometer to School Daily

  • Practice hand hygiene and wearing surgical masks as appropriate
  • See Picture from Straits Times below.
  • Please bring along a working thermometer for daily temperature taking at SJI.
  • Please find <here> the letter from SJI regarding enhanced measures for novel coronavirus.
  • Summary:
    • Individually, we should stay vigilant to guard ourselves against the virus. Adopt good personal hygiene practices, wash hands regularly, and monitor our health.
    • Continue to closely watch your children’s health and seek immediate medical attention if they are unwell.
    • Parents should also ensure that your children see a doctor if unwell and take the necessary medical leave. They should recover fully before returning to school for classes.
    • Remind your child to bring his/her Oral Digital Thermometer (ODT) to school every day as there will be daily temperature taking to monitor the well-being of students.
    • For updates on the coronavirus situation, you can visit <moh.gov.sg> or sign up at <go.gov.sg/whatsapp> to receive the latest information via WhatsApp.
    • We will keep you updated on school measures and education related notifications.


Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 27 Jan to 1 Feb

  • 27 Jan (Mon) - Public Holiday
  • 28 Jan (Tue) - School Holiday
  • 29 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 30 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 31 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  • 1 Feb (Sat) - Y1 Parents’ Briefing (Transition & PPP)- Optional

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 3 to 7 Feb

  • 3 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 4 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-shirts**)
  • 6 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-shirts**)
  • 7 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

** 1000- 1600h

Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 10 to 14 Feb

  • 10 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Y1&3) (Total Defence Day)
  • 11 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Special NE Event**)
  • 12 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day * (Y5 Campfire)
  • 13 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 14 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day * (Blessings of the new academic year - Inauguration**)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available


Wishing everyone a wonderful break!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020


19 Jan (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 3 (Epiphany Term)

Dear Parents and Students,

A BIG THANK YOU to parents and students at Orientation Campfire 2020!

We have now taken the first steps as Josephians. We hope that you have experienced a little of working hard and playing hard, doing our best while being our best. Pace will be picking up, but always remember that we are a community, supporting one another, working together and by association.

Please do take time to show appreciation to: the Sports teachers who conducted trials and tests for you; Aesthetics teachers who conducted tests, auditions and together with the boys, put up Arts Alive! the mini concert; Unifomed Group teachers and the cadets who put together that wonderful walkabout. You will have to ponder, and make a choice, to decide on the CCA you would like to grow in, contribute to, and create fantastic memories from ... do take note of the dates (found in Mr Rene Loh's slides). Do try to meet up with your Peer Support Leaders and Facilitators, they will be your older brothers whenever you need anyone to talk to, or just to accompany you. Please be good, and learn from your Form Tutors who will journey with you for the next 2 years in your time at Foundation Academy, we will be firm, yet fair, and will grow you to be the best person you can be. Finally, be grateful to our families who have always, and will always be there for us. (Link to teachers if you would like to see the names of Teachers in Charge of CCA etc)


Some Y1 Matters

1. Discipline Matters

  • Please find the slides presented by Mr Syaifudin (Head of Discipline) <here>
  • Reminder that Hair Uniform Badge /Tie Shoes & Socks (HUBS) will be carried out on Monday after assembly.

2. CCA & Catholic CCA Matters

  • Please find the slides presented by Mr Rene Loh (HOD PE & CCA) <here>. You may also like the link to the slides Mr Loh used on an earlier talk given on the first day of school.
  • Catholic boys, please also note a memo from Mrs Josephine Lee regarding attendance at morning prayer and Lasallian Youth Groups. You will be briefed separately by Mrs Lee on Monday after Level Meeting.

3. ADM Period. 20 Jan.

  • Please note that for ADM period, all students are to proceed to PAC for level meeting. (Bring along your school diary and pen). Only students on the Josephian Aesthetic Programme (JAP) are to proceed to your lessons with Mr Samuel Ng.

4. Some links for Parents:

  • Parent Orientation Night: Principal’s Address and Dean’s Address <link>
  • Parents, could you click on this link to register your interest to attend the Y1 Parents’ Briefing (Transition & PPP) - This is an optional event. Tentatively 0830 - 1100h.

5. Useful Links from SJI Website:

6. Special Announcements

  • Reminder to hand up Triple P Form to your form tutor by Tuesday
  • Message from Chinese Cultural Society
Chinese New year is round the corner. We will be holding CNY classroom decoration competition in week 3.The Objectives of this competition are:1. To allow all students to participate in the Chinese New Year activities and celebrate the festival together.2. To encourage the students to understand Chinese culture better.3. To encourage students to collaborate and showcase their creativity.Timeslot for decoration: Year 1: Tues, 21 JanThe judging will be on Wed, 22 Jan, the results will be released during CNY concert. ( please see attached ). Thank you for your understanding and support.

7. Sale of SJI T-shirts (Repeat)

  • The Shirt Factory will be coming on the following dates to sell the Fraternity & Casual Friday t-shirts to the Year 1s.
  • Dates: 20 & 21 Jan 2020, 1000h to 1500h
  • You will need to buy Fraternity T-Shirts as they are used at Sports Day. Casual Friday is optional (only if you would like to wear Casual Friday attire on Fridays). Hoodie is optional (only if you need to wear a jacket at SJI).
  • Price :
    • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
    • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00 (Optional)
    • Hoodie (White) - $26.00 (Optional)
  • Payment is by Cash only
  • This session is specially for Year 1s. The vendors will be coming again in early Feb to sell to the Year 5 & the rest of the school.

8. Year 1 Catholic Matters (ALL Catholic boys please take note, everyone else is welcomed to attend)

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h).
  • Lasallian Youth Group meetings begin this week. Please see memo from Mrs Josephine Lee.

9. CNY Celebrations. 24 Jan. (New)

  • Order of the Day
  • 0730h - Assemble in classroom. Attendance taken in classroom.
  • 0740h - Mass in LT2 (Catholic boys and anyone who wishes to attend).
  • 0820h - Start proceeding to Indoor Sports Hall (ISH). Sitting plan.
  • 0910h - Presentation of prizes for CNY decorations. Concert commences.
  • 1030h - End of concert. Dismissal.


Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 20 to 24 Jan

  • 20 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Dismissal after ADM period*) (Sale of SJI T-Shirts***)
  • 21 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Peer Mentoring**) (Sale of SJI T-Shirts***)
  • 22 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 23 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 24 Jan (Fri) - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year ****

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal after Peer Mentoring

*** 1000 - 1500h

**** 0730 - 1030h. Assemble in Classroom at 0730h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 27 Jan to 1 Feb

  • 27 Jan (Mon) - Public Holiday
  • 28 Jan (Tue) - School Holiday
  • 29 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 30 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 31 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  • 1 Feb (Sat) - Y1 Parents’ Briefing (Transition & PPP)- Optional

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 3 to 7 Feb

  • 3 Feb (Mon) - Normal School Day *
  • 4 Feb (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 5 Feb (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 6 Feb (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 7 Feb (Fri) - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020





15 Jan (Wed) 2020 - Some mid week matters

Dear Parents and Students,

Some Y1 Matters

1. Thursday 16 Jan

  • Assembly is at 0800h, please be seated on the track by 0755h
  • It is also temperature taking exercise. Please bring a working Thermometer.
  • After temperature taking in class, please proceed to Performing Arts Centre (PAC) for Level Meeting. Bring along your diary and a pen in your shirt pocket.

2. Friday 17 Jan

  • There are no lessons in the morning. You do not need to report to school in the morning.
  • Assembly is outside LT2 at 1215h
  • Please have your lunch before reporting to school
  • Please lock your belongings (you should only be carrying at most small day pack if it is absolutely necessary) into your class locker before you assemble.
  • Muslim boys, please go for prayers then assemble outside LT2 after prayers to join your cohort
  • More details in previous post. Especially for parents coming...

1230 - 1345h - Arts Alive! - a mini concert by our Aesthetics CCA

1345 - 1615h - Uniformed Group Orientation - a guided tour of our Uniformed Groups

1615 - 1715h - Meet at canteen at respective class tables for own dinner

1715 - 1745h - Back at Class to prepare for Campfire (Please drink lots of water)

1745 - 1800h - Movement to Oval

1800 - 1830h - Pre Campfire

1830 - 2030h - Campfire

2030 - 2045h - Pack up, collect bag from locker, good night


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020




12 Jan (Sun) 2020 - Term 1 Week 2 (Peer Mentoring, Temperature taking, Arts Alive, UG Orientation, Campfire)

Dear Parents and Students,

After one week of meeting so many new faces - from classmates to Peer Support Leaders and Facilitators, from Form Tutors to Subject Heads and Directors, and being introduced to the Josephian culture - from Spirit of SJI to Brief History of SJI, your son has finally completed the first week of discovery, not only of the Lasallian World and its culture and ethos, but discovery of friends, talents in self in the areas of sports, aesthetics, socialising, taking care of self and others … Congratulations on being initiated into being a Josephian, welcome to the family.

Please find below, the links to:

Orientation Camp 1 <Video> for FN and LE classes

Orientation Camp 2 <Video> for ML and MN classes

This week would not have been possible if not for the hard work of your Tutors, the Peer Support Leaders and Peer Support Facilitators with their teachers in charge - Mr Andrew Martin, Ms Wong Kah Yan, Sports Leaders with their teachers in charge (coordinated by Mr Loqman), Aesthetics groups with their teachers in charge (coordinated by Ms Ho KiHui). Please do extend your smiles and show your appreciation when you meet them along the corridors.

The journey of discovery continues this week. Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.


Y1 Matters

1. Class Time Table

  • Please find the time table for Term 1 <here>
  • Some help with the acronyms as you pack your bags:
    • ADM = Academic Discovery Module
    • FPS = Foundational Programme Science
    • FT = Form Tutor Time
    • JFJ = Josephian Formation Journey (similar to Civic and Moral Ed in other schools)
    • JAP = Josephian Aesthetic Programme
    • LM = Level Meeting
    • MTL = Mother Tongue Languages
    • OMG = One Minute Gem
  • The top row is for ODD numbered weeks, and bottom row is for EVEN numbered weeks. Next week is week 2, so you look at the bottom row of each day.
  • <Link> to find out when and where the CCA Trials are.
  • <Link> to update particulars, eg email addresses.


2. Assembly

  • Ties are to be worn on the first school day of the week, this week, Monday.
  • When you arrive at SJI, please proceed to the canteen to be seated at your class tables.
  • At 0705h, all handphones should be switched off, and you should make your way to the Chapel (for Catholics) or to the track for everyone else not attending morning prayer.
  • You should be seated on the track according to spaces allocated to your class. You are to read while you are on the track, waiting for assembly which begins at 0730h.
  • You should arrive at SJI by 0725h.
  • Thursdays. Please note that school assembles at 0800h on Thursdays. So you should arrive at SJI by 0755h.
    • On Thursdays, at 0735h, all handphones should be switched off, and you should make your way to the Chapel (for Catholics) or to the track for everyone else not attending morning prayer.


3. Peer Mentoring Sessions and Preparations for Campfire.

  • Please note that on Tuesdays after JFJ period, Peer Support Leaders will come into class to conduct Peer Mentoring sessions from 1330 - 1400h.
  • Your Form Tutors or class leaders may ask you to stay back to prepare for your class’ campfire item.


4. Temperature Taking Exercise . 16 Jan.

  • Thermometers will be given out to students on Tuesday, 14 Jan, during JFJ period.
  • Please keep the thermometer in your pencil case
  • We will be conducting a Temperature Taking Exercise on Thursday, 16 Jan


5. Uniformed Group CCA Orientation and Campfire. 17 Jan.

  • Students will have own lunch before reporting outside LT2 by 1215h. (We will brief Muslim boys separately regarding timings).
  • Attire: PE Attire
  • Arts Alive, a showcase by Aesthetics Groups in SJI will begin at 1230h
  • This will be followed by Uniformed Groups Guided Tour from 1400h - 1630h
  • Own dinner follows and preparation for Orientation Campfire
  • Parents, you are cordially invited to attend the Orientation Campfire at the Oval, which begins at 1830h. Please do try to arrive by about 1815h.
  • Car Park at Campfire Night will once again be very limited (in fact it is now the whole Y1 cohort), please do try to find alternative means of transport to SJI. The car park will be closed when car park is FULL. Please do not park along Malcolm Road, nor the Community Club (at the request of the Club). The gate along Stevens Road will be opened for pick up at the end of the Campfire. Please turn left upon exit from SJI to head towards Thomson Road or Dunearn Road to ease traffic conditions upon dismissal after the end of the campfire. Thank you very much for your patience.


6. Calendar for Academic Year 2020.

  • Please click <here> to find Fr Adrian’s letter on the Academic Year Calendar for your planning purposes.


7. Sale of SJI T-shirts

  • The Shirt Factory will be coming on the following dates to sell the Fraternity & Casual Friday t-shirts to the Year 1s.
  • Dates: 20 & 21 Jan 2020, 1000h to 1500h
  • You will need to buy Fraternity T-Shirts as they are used at Sports Day
  • Price :
    • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
    • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00 (Optional
    • Hoodie (White) - $26.00 (Optional)
  • Payment is by Cash only
  • This session is specially for Year 1s. The vendors will be coming again in early Feb to sell to the Year 5 & the rest of the school.


8. Year 1 Catholic Matters

  • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)


9. Triple P Message to Parents Regarding the Invitation Package and SDQ Form

Dear Parents/Guardians,
You would have come across a package that your child has brought back to you regarding Triple P.The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based parenting program proven to work in raising successful and confident children. It has its origins in the University of Queensland, and is purportedly one of the best programmes out there in helping parents level up in their parenting. It has been studied, refined, and proven to have improved parenting competencies and decrease parenting stress. All parents will stand to benefit from the programme, even if there are no perceived issues with the child at the moment. You can know more about the programme at https://www.triplep-parenting.net/global/triple-p/The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) brought in Triple P to support families in Singapore in their endeavours to raise well-adjusted children. This programme has been made available to all families of children studying in local public primary and secondary schools, regardless of nationality. While it would be costly to attend this programme outside, the Ministry has made it free of charge to you through the school.The programme comprises various levels (mass talks, individual sessions, group sessions) catering to different level of parenting needs of participants. To ensure parents get catered to only what is needed and not spending more time in the programme beyond what is necessary, parents are given a questionnaire (Strengths Difficulties Questionnaire – SDQ) to fill in, after which the responses would help determine which level of the programme they qualify for.Once filled in and submitted, a third-party vendor appointed by MSF would collect and score the questionnaires. Only the Social Service Agency attached to our school – TOUCH Community Services - and the school itself would be privy to the eventual scored results and the qualification level. Upon receipt of the results, TOUCH would then be contacting parents of the school to let them know of the level that they have qualified for, and how they can proceed from there.It is important to know that the results of the questionnaire would solely be used to determine the qualification of the Triple P level. The results would be in no way a reflection of how well the parent is in his or her parenting, and definitely bears no implication beyond determining the Triple P level qualification.We hope that this has provided clarity as to why you are requested to fill in the questionnaire and have it returned to us in the sealed envelope. We encourage you to leverage on this funded programme in building up confident and well-adjusted children. Do fill in the questionnaire as husbands and wives as much as possible, so that the observations of your child are based on both perspectives. Otherwise, it would be beneficial for the primary caregiver to be giving the observations and subsequently attending the programme.If you wish to understand more about the benefit and considerations of the Triple P programme before submitting your response, do drop our partner agency TOUCH Community Services an email at parenting@touch.org.sg – they will be happy to connect with you.
Warmest Regards, Jasmine Lee | Family Life Educator | Programme ExecutiveTOUCH Family LifeTOUCH Community Service


Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 13 to 17 Jan

  • 13 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Release of O Level Results)
  • 14 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day ** (Peer Mentoring) (SJI Open House - Y5/6)
  • 15 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 16 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Temperature Taking Exercise)
  • 17 Jan (Fri) - Y1 CCA Orientation & Campfire ***

* Boys may sign up for trails & auditions after dismissal

** Dismissal after Peer Mentoring

*** Assemble by 1215h, Dismissal at 2030h


Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 20 to 24 Jan

  • 20 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**) (Dismissal after ADM period*)
  • 21 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day * (Peer Mentoring***) (Sale of SJI T-Shirts**)
  • 22 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 23 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 24 Jan (Fri) - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year ****

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Dismissal after Peer Mentoring

*** 1000 - 1500h

**** Details to be released when available



Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 27 Jan to 1 Feb

  • 27 Jan (Mon) - Public Holiday
  • 28 Jan (Tue) - Public Holiday
  • 29 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 30 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day *
  • 31 Jan (Fri) - Normal School Day *
  • 1 Feb (Sat) - Y1 Parents’ Briefing (Transition & PPP)- Optional

* Dismissal as per time-table

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020



8 Jan (Wed) 2020 - First Half of Orientation Week is over! Now for the other half of Orientation Week

Dear Parents and Students,

Students, please do not give mono-syllabic answers when your parents ask you how was your day or how was the event, include the colours, tastes, emotions that came along with each experience.

Here are some updates:

1. Note for Catholic Students

  • Please click <here> for an important note informing you about being a member of a Catholic Organisation as a 2nd CCA.


2. ML and MN classes

  • Orientation Camp begins for ML and MN classes on Thursday (9 Jan). This is an overnight camp.
    • Please do check out <this link> for packing list and other information
    • Learning from previous camp: Please remember to bring EZ-Link / Concession Card (with cash value), Umbrella, Uniform with Tie
  • Parents’ Orientation (10 Jan)
    • Please wait for your boy at the canteen, for him to lead you to your Form Tutors in Classroom
    • 1715 - 1800h - Meeting with Form Tutors in Classroom
    • 1815 - 1930h - Briefing by FPAM Team
    • 1930 - 2015h - Initiation Ceremony
    • Car Park at Parents Orientation Night will be very limited, please do try to find alternative means of transport and arrangements for pick up after the camp. Car Park will be closed when car park is FULL. Please do not park along Malcolm Road. The gate along Stevens Road will be opened for pick up at the end of the Ceremony. Please turn left upon exit from SJI to heads towards Thomson Road or Dunearn Road to ease traffic conditions upon dismissal after the end of the ceremony.


3. FN and LE classes

  • Skills Tests & Trails (Attire: PE Attire - Primary School is fine if you have run out of SJI PE Attire)
    • 9 Jan
      • 0730 - 1430h (Assemble at allocated table at canteen)
      • Briefings and Aesthetics Tests (Bring along diary and pen to take notes, book to read while waiting)
      • Schedule of Trails are found <here> (updated as of 8 Jan)
    • 10 Jan
      • 0730 - 1300h (Assemble at allocated table at canteen)
      • Sports Tests (eg Hockey, Tennis, Judo, Canoeing, Track & Field)
      • Please bring along a Tennis Racquet if you have one and would like to play with a one that you are more familiar with.
      • Own lunch if he is selected to attend Performing Arts Audition


3. For other details, please refer to earlier posts.


Orientation continues!


Genesius Chan


6 Jan (Mon) 2020 - First Day of School, Orientation Updates

Dear Parents and Students,

How was the first day at SJI? Hopefully you are able to share at home, what A + A = A means... and what GAP stands for. Good for dinner-time discussions.

Here are some updates:

1. CCA briefing

  • Powerpoint in case you did not take notes <click here>
  • Sports Skills Trials Schedule (as of 7 Jan 2020)
    • We will be giving out more information and answer queries during Parents' Orientation Night.
  • Aesthetics Skills Tests will be carried out on 7 Jan (For ML and MN classes), and 9 Jan (for FN and LE classes).
  • Sports Skills Tests & Aesthetics Auditions (selected students) will be carried out on 8 Jan (for ML and MN classes), and 10 Jan (for FN and LE classes).
  • On these 2 days, students will wear PE attire so that they may wear sports shoes if they so choose (for better performance).
  • Reminder to please bring a book to read (while waiting for your turn) and a water bottle to remain hydrated.

2. Car Park at Parents Orientation Night will be very limited, please do try to find alternative means of transport and arrangements for pick up after the camp. Car Park will be closed when car park is FULL.

3. For other details, please refer to earlier posts.


Have a Fruitful Orientation!


Genesius Chan


4 Jan (Sat) 2020 - First Week of School

Dear Parents and Students,

Hoping and wishing that everyone is well and excited to attend school.

Please do read the earlier posts if you have not already done so (below).

Here is a quick summary of week 1

1. First Day of School (6 Jan)

  • Class Groupings <click here>
  • Assembly will be in the Founders' Hall at 0730h. Come in school uniform, school tie.
  • Documents to be handed in to Tutors:
    • Photocopy of PSLE Result Slip
    • Photocopy of Swimming Certificate (if applicable)
    • Photocopy of Birth Certificate
    • Photocopy of NRIC of Both Parents
    • Forms
      • Student Particulars [Completed online and then submit a printed & signed copy]
      • GIRO Form [if not submitted]
      • MOE ISB [if applicable])
  • Bring to school (only these for Day 1):
    • an umbrella
    • a small lock
    • writing materials
    • a book to read (while waiting and if there is free time)
    • water bottle (if required)
    • medications (if any)
  • Quick reminders:
    • Online Submissions: Update of Student's Particulars & MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB). [If applicable] Click <here>
  • Dismissal : 1330h


2. FN and LE classes

  • Orientation Camp begins for FN and LE classes on Tuesday (7 Jan). This is an overnight camp.
    • Please do check out <this link> for packing list and other information
  • Parents’ Orientation (8 Jan)
    • 1715 - 1800h - Meet form tutors in your son’s classroom
    • 1815 - 1930h - Briefing by FPAM Team
    • 1930 - 2015h - Initiation Ceremony
  • Skills Tests & Trails (Attire: PE Attire)
    • 9 Jan
      • 0730 - 1400h
      • Own lunch if he intends to attend optional sports trails from 1500h
    • 10 Jan
      • 0730 - 1330h
      • Own lunch if he is selected to attend Performing Arts Audition and/or Sports Trails from 1400h


3. ML and MN classes

  • Skills Tests & Trails (Attire: PE Attire)
    • 7 Jan
      • 0730 - 1400h
      • Own lunch if he intends to attend optional sports trails from 1500h
    • 8 Jan
      • 0730 - 1300h
      • Own lunch if he is selected to attend Performing Arts Audition and/or Sports Trails from 1400h
  • Orientation Camp begins for ML and MN classes on Tuesday (9 Jan). This is an overnight camp.
    • Please do check out <this link> for packing list and other information.
    • Please bring EZ Link/Concession Card, umbrella
  • Parents’ Orientation (10 Jan)
    • 1715 - 1800h - Meet form tutors in your son’s classroom
    • 1815 - 1930h - Briefing by FPAM Team
    • 1930 - 2015h - Initiation Ceremony


4. Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)

  • Please read <letter> from Director of Academics, Mr Ng Yew Hong


5. Please do drop me (and your son's Form Tutors) an email on 3 do's and 3 don'ts, in case your boy has any special needs or if you have information that would be good for us to know.


6. Quick <link> to find out e-mail addresses of teachers. From the drop down menu (on the top left corner), you may also click <Contact us>


7. Subscription of students newspapers from SPH for CL, HCL and ML, HML students.

(a) CL & HCL

(b) ML & HML


Schedule for Term 1 Week 1 - 6 to 10 Jan

  • 6 Jan (Mon) - First Day of School
  • 7 Jan (Tue) - Orientation Camp (FN,LE) / Aesthetics Tests (ML, MN)
  • 8 Jan (Wed) - OC & Parents Orientation (FN,LE) / Sports Tests & Aesthetics Audition (ML, MN)
  • 9 Jan (Thu) - Orientation Camp (ML, MN) / Aesthetics Tests (FN, LE)
  • 10 Jan (Fri) - OC & Parents Orientation (ML, MN) / Sports Tests & Aesthetics Audition (FN, LE)


Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 13 to 17 Jan

  • 13 Jan (Mon) - Normal School Day * (O Level Results release **)
  • 14 Jan (Tue) - Normal School Day *
  • 15 Jan (Wed) - Normal School Day *
  • 16 Jan (Thu) - Normal School Day * (Temperature Taking Exercise)
  • 17 Jan (Fri) - Y1 CCA Orientation & Campfire **

* Boys may sign up for trails & auditions after dismissal

** More details when available

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


Ora et Labora,

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020


3 Jan (Fri) 2020 - Class Groupings and Final Prep for School

Dear Parents,


Happy New Year! Welcome to SJI, once again.

Hope you had time to "try out" coming to SJI by bus, MRT or by car.

Good to prepare to bring along to school: an umbrella, a small lock for the locker (not larger than 9mm diameter), he may place his handphone in this locker till dismissal, writing materials, a book to read (while waiting and free time), water bottle (if required), own medications (if required)


1. Things to do (If you have not completed)

  • Online Submissions: Update of Student's Particulars & MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB). [If applicable] Click <here>
  • Documents to hand in to Tutors: Photocopy of PSLE Result Slip, Photocopy of Swimming Certificate (if applicable), Photocopy of Birth Certificate, Photocopy of NRIC of Both Parents, Forms (Student Particulars [Completed online and then submit a printed & signed copy], GIRO Form [if not submitted], MOE ISB [if applicable])
  • Preparation for Orientation Camp . Click <here>

2. Year 1 Matters

  • Class Groupings <click here>
  • School begins at 0730h on 6 Jan (Full school uniform with tie, at Hall)
  • Orientation Camp begins for FN and LE classes on Tuesday, while Trials begin on Tuesday for ML and MN classes.


Wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead!


Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020

23 Dec (Mon) 2019 - Reporting Day

Dear Parents,

A warm welcome to the SJI Family ... ... Thank you for your presence. 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 23 Dec (Mon), 0800 hrs>

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

2. Year 1 2020 Reporting.

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

3. Please note the following dates:

  • Submission of Higher Mother Tongue Language forms - 27 Dec
  • Submission of GIRO - 27 Dec
  • Registration for 3rd Language at assigned center - 30 Dec (between 0830 - 1700h)

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>
  • Academic Matters. Mr Ng Yew Hong, Director of Academics (FPA) <yewhong@sji.edu.sg>
  • Student Development Matters. Mrs Nicole Khoo, Director of SD(FPA) <deniser@sji.edu.sg>
  • Level Matters, Mr Genesius Chan, Head of Level 1 <g.chan@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!

Mr Genesius Chan

Head of Level 1, 2020