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Student Development Trainings
leaders are doing their best, they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision,
Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.” – Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, authors of
The Leadership Challenge.
In TMJC, our student leaders are well supported in their leadership journey. Many platforms and opportunities are provided for our student leaders to reflect on their experiences, celebrate their successes and be better together. Both the Student Council Camp and CG Leaders’ Training were held on 9 and 10 April 2021 to give our newly elected Student Councillors, Civics Group Chairpersons and Peer Support Leaders an opportunity to build camaraderie and learn from the experiences of their seniors.
Even as they mature in their leadership roles, they can look forward to deepening their learning and reflection. For instance, this year’s Student Leaders’ Congress held on 5 February 2021 was a timely opportunity for the JC2 leaders to reflect on the 5 Leadership Practices and seek advice from their alumni to prepare for the challenges ahead. With the strong friendships forged, wise words from their seniors and guidance from their alumni and teachers, we are confident that our student leaders will give their utmost best as they lead their peers.
Mother's Day 2021
On 7 May 2021, to honour the heart work
that our staff has devoted to the students of TMJC, our Principal, Ms Yoong, got together our
Student Councillors, CG Chairpersons and Peer Support Leaders to present
carnations that signify a mother’s love, and present mini cheesecakes for all
Thank you to our Staff Welfare Committee and Student Leadership Committee for coordinating and executing this. We are grateful for all the mummies & daddies of TMJC!
On 30 April, we celebrated the efforts and
achievements of the Class of 2019 and the Class of 2020. To quote our
Principal, Ms Yoong, “there is a saying: when life gives you lemons, make
lemonade. But I say, in order to make the lemonade, you will need more than
just lemons. You need sugar, you need water and better still, some ice, and of
course a nice tall glass container to make that delightfully delicious glass of
lemonade, most palatable.” As a result, College Day this year was a lemonade
celebration conducted in two separate College Day ceremonies with the entire
College Day online for viewing and all awardees physically present to be
recognised while adhering to safe management measures. Pre-recorded
performances by Performing Arts Co-Curricular Activities were also showcased
during the ceremonies. College Day 2021 was made even more memorable with the
first batch of awardees who managed to accumulate all three Academic medals -
the Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals, as a result of consistently performing
among the top 10% of their cohort, receiving theirs in a special box.
It was wonderful to have the opportunity to welcome the awardees back home during these uncertain times as we recall the resilience and courage they showed in embracing the challenges posed by COVID-19 during their time in the College. It was heartening to recognise and witness the achievements of the recipients on this day and be able to catch up with them.
We sincerely wish the awardees all the very best in their future endeavours and well done to all awardees - we are proud of you & we look forward to having you back as alumni being involved in various College activities!
Mathematics Awareness Fortnight (MAF)
TMJC’s Mathematics Awareness Fortnight (MAF) was held from 12 April – 23 April 2021. The MAF encourages students to develop a spirit of inquiry beyond the curriculum, discover and appreciate the beauty of Mathematics in different areas of our lives and experience the joy of learning Mathematics. The theme for this year is “To InfiniTuM and Beyond!”. Student volunteers were empowered and mentored by Mathematics Subject Tutors to come up with interesting and fun activities for their peers.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAF was conducted via Google Classroom and students participated, as a class, in a plethora of daily quests ranging from challenging Math problems to fun puzzles such as Tower of Hanoi and Sudoku. To make the learning even more meaningful, each letter in the word InfiniTuM represents a value or quality students need to demonstrate in order to complete the daily quests.
The highlight of the MAF was the MAF Electives, conducted during one of the Math lectures by TMJC Math teachers. During the MAF Electives, students were exposed to topics and applications of Math outside the curriculum such as Fun with Ciphers (Cryptography), Shortest Paths and Optimization (Graph Theory) as well as Math and Monopoly.
International Friendship Day x EU @ Your School 2021
From 19 – 23 April,
TMJC commemorated International Friendship Day to imbue in students an
appreciation for diversity and cross-cultural awareness. The theme was
‘Singapore in the World’ and the commemoration focused on deepening students’
understanding of ASEAN, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Our
international students created a series of engaging multimedia presentations
that featured the unique sights, sounds and stories of Southeast Asia. To
increase their cultural sensitivity, students also participated in culturally
significant games and pastimes such as shadow puppetry during their Character
& Citizenship lessons.
The commemoration came to a close with a visit from distinguished representatives of the Royal Danish Embassy. Students had the invaluable opportunity to hear from the Danish Ambassador to Singapore, Ms Sandra Jensen Landi. Her visit is part of the “EU @ Your School Project” that seeks to broaden global perspectives through an introduction to the rich and diverse cultures of Europe. Students learnt about the EU and many interesting aspects of Danish culture. Our newly minted Citizenship Education Ambassadors also engaged her in dialogue on contemporary issues that impact Denmark, ASEAN and the World. The College would like to thank Ambassador Landi and Deputy Head of Mission Mrs Birgit Dohmann Chang for taking time off their busy schedules to grace us with their presence.
Mother Tongue Languages’ Fortnight 2021
This year’s Mother Tongue Languages’ (MTL) Fortnight was held from 5 to 19 April, with the theme, “Embrace our Ethnicity”. The three Language Units in the MTL Department held an array of enrichment activities to immerse our students culturally.
Common enrichment activities, such as class and online quizzes on language and cultural knowledge, a special book display in the library, broadcast of ethnic songs before Morning Assemblies, and sharing of inspirational quotes during Morning Assemblies were carried out.
The highlight organised by the Chinese Language (CL) Unit was the talk given by our local director, Royston Tan. During the talk which focussed on the theme “Taste. Memories”, Royston shared from his experience as a director, the meaning of different food to him as he was growing up. At the end of the talk, each student was presented with an “ang ku kueh”, a traditional Chinese delicacy. Its significance can also be understood on a deeper level, as the character “ku” in the Hokkien dialect connotes a long-lasting relationship which we hope our students may forge with their cultural heritage. The Unit also organised song dedications at our Multi-Purpose Hall for students to dedicate Chinese songs to their peers and teachers during the afternoons.
For the Malay Language Unit, the highlight was “Rapsodi Puisi” (Poetry Rhapsody), where students presented selected Malay poems artistically through various performance modes such as acting, singing, and dancing. They displayed a high level of enthusiasm as they explored many creative ways to reimagine their poems artistically. Apart from that, the H2 Malay Language & Literature students also displayed their linguistic flair by recreating catchy lyrics of a popular Malay song in the “Change the Lyrics” competition.
Last but not least, the Tamil Language (TL) Unit organised a traditional arts workshop introducing various Indian traditional dances and music. The Tamil students also undertook a Values-In-Action project to design colourful posters and pen down greetings in the Tamil language for our migrant worker friends to commemorate the Tamil New Year which was observed during the MTL Fortnight. In collaboration with the VIA committee, the posters were sent out together with care packs to the dormitories. A bilingual traveling exhibition by the Indian Heritage Centre about traditional Indian games and crafts was also put up at the Atrium for all students to enrich their cultural knowledge.
All in all, the students had an enriching learning experience this year during the MTL Fortnight, truly embracing their ethnicity in different forms!
Bringing Smiles to our Tamil Migrant Workers Community
With the mindfulness that our Tamil migrant workers had to spend Tamil New Year (Puthaandu) Celebrations away from home due to the ongoing safe management considerations in the dormitories, our JC1 Tamil students decided to reach out to them to spread some festive cheer.
Hence, in conjunction with the Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities, our JC1 Tamil students planned a Values-In-Action project. Our students packed 530 Care Packs that consisted of daily essentials such as toiletries and detergents, and heartwarming messages of gratitude in their Mother Tongue Language. These Care Packs were sent on 14 April 2021, the day of Tamil New Year, with the help of Migrant Workers Centre, an organisation that looks into the welfare of migrant workers in Singapore.
We are glad that these efforts by our J1 Tamil students brought some smiles to our Tamil migrant workers!
Release of Project Work Results
Today, the JC2 students of TMJC received their Project Work results. The College is proud of them for having done very well in spite of the challenges and restrictions due to the pandemic last year.
The Principal, Ms Yoong, reminded the students to show gratitude and remember those who have walked alongside them in their journey. In her words, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Indeed, with our ‘hearts and minds inspired’, let us press on as a cohort for the A Level Examination!
Commendable Act by TMJC Students
On 5 April, Monday, Lee Long Sum, Ethan (21S206) happened to witness an elderly man fall down a staircase at Pasir Ris West Plaza. He rushed over to the man’s assistance, who had started bleeding from a cut on the head and his knee. Together with a passer-by, they helped the man up and Ethan then called the ambulance immediately. Yun Yourong, Lucius (21S201), who was then looking for Ethan, saw the situation and went over to assist. Lucius made efforts to converse with the elderly man, so as to help reassure him and to keep him conscious. When time passed and the ambulance had not arrived after about 20 minutes, Ethan was able to contact the driver, and assisted to provide specific directions for the medical personnel to where they were. Before the elderly man went away with the ambulance, he expressed his gratitude to both Lucius and Ethan.
Two of TMJC’s College Values are
‘Courage’ and ‘Compassion’. We are therefore extremely proud that two of our
students have embodied these values and chose to step up to proffer help. Well
done, Lucius & Ethan!
Achievements at the 32nd Singapore Chemistry Olympiad
On 28 October and 18
November 2020, fifteen JC1 students represented the College at the 32nd
Singapore Chemistry Olympiad.
|AAKASH SANJAY MEHTA||20S101||JOASH GOH ZHI HENG||20S301|
|LEE JIE YIN||20S101||JOSHUA LEONG ZI XI||20S301|
|REN YUN TING||20S101||PYACE PHYO MIN||20S301|
|TAY TIAN WEN||20S201||CHU HUI LING||20S304|
|KOO WEI JIE||20S202||LIN JING'AN, JULIUS||20S304|
|KOH LIANG HAN||20S204||PANG YU JING||20S305|
|NG TIONG GHEE||20S204||DERICK TAY WEI XIAN||20S412|
|CHOO YANKAI THOMAS||20S301|
We are proud to share that Koo Wei Jie (20S202) and Pang Yu Jing (20S305) were awarded a Bronze medal, while Koh Liang Han (20S204) received a Certificate of Merit.
Well done to all our students who gave their best!
Post-Budget Youth Dialogue
On 27 March 2021, 13 of our JC2 students from our Talent Development Programme participated in a Post Budget Youth Dialogue with Mr Desmond Tan, Minister of State (MOS) in the Ministry for Home Affairs and the Ministry for Sustainability and the Environment.
During the Dialogue, students were engaged in critical discussions on how Budget 2021 will make an impact on businesses and families, as well as ensuring Singapore's sustainability and growth.
The facilitated session was an eye-opening and meaningful experience for our students as they were able to share their aspirations and concerns about Singapore's sustainable future.
|AAKASH SANJAY MEHTA||20S101|
|AHMAD ABDULLAH B MOHAMAD MUNIR||20S212|
|HO SHENG WEI||20S211|
|TEO WEI YANG, DEREK||20S203|
|DARREN LENG JUN HENG||20S204|
|REN YUN TING||20S101|
|TOH XIAN ZONG||20S201|
|JAVIER LAI YONG LE||20S302|
|PANG YU JING||20S305|
|TOLENTINO ALEXANDRA MORALES||20S307|
|TAN YI CHENG||20S411|
|NG TIONG GHEE||20S204|