CCA Achievements 2019
The 2019 sports competition season has come to an end. Throughout the season, our sports men and women have trained hard; and when the competition was tough, they never gave up but grit their teeth and gave their best. We are proud of you and all your achievements!
External CCA Achievements:
1) Sailing: Asian Laser Championships: 3rd
2) Bowling: Boys Individual: 15th, All Events: 6th
Performing Arts Achievements 2019
Our performing arts CCAs ended the semester on a high note. Five groups participated in the Singapore Youth Festival 2019 Arts Presentation and one put up a public performance. They practised hard to hone their skills and expression so that they could perform at their best. We are proud of the achievements of our men and women in the performing arts!
|Band||Certificate of Distinction|
|Choir||Certificate of Distinction|
|Chinese Orchestra||Certificate of Accomplishment|
|Dance||Certificate of Accomplishment|
|Guitar Ensemble||Certificate of Accomplishment|
|Performing Arts Group||Public Performance|
|Drama (English)||the first person i ever hated was myself|
Leadership Training Camp (LTC) 2019
TMJC’s 200 newly-minted JC1 student leaders recently spent three days and two nights together at Camp Challenge in Sembawang to participate in the college’s Leadership Training Camp 2019.
At the camp, our student leaders were challenged to go beyond their comfort zones as they conquered High Element stations and worked together in teams to solve problems. Through these processes, they learnt how to be an exemplary leader by applying the five leadership practices of The Leadership Challenge.
The camp closed on a high note as the student leaders organized a rousing camp-fire, where camp camaraderie and the TMJC college spirit were on full display. We wish our student leaders a meaningful leadership journey ahead!
Pre-University Seminar 2019
Over the first week of the June holidays, a team of twenty TMJC student representatives participated in the annual Pre-University Seminar. This year also marks Pre-U Seminar’s fiftieth anniversary and the event was opened by Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat.
Our students joined their peers from other post-secondary institutions, such as the polytechnics, integrated programme (IP) and international schools at NUS to explore this year’s Seminar theme: “Singapore 4.0: What Next?” The theme directs the participants’ attention to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the role of technology in shaping the future. Our students were given the chance to learn, envision and imagine the future of Singapore, a future that they will own and co-create. Their hard work culminated in an exhibition on the last day of the Seminar, where they proudly presented their projects to guests from the Ministry of Education as well as the staff and students from other institutions. The entire Seminar was closed by Minister of Education Mr Ong Ye Kung.
Our students shared that they learnt much through this whole experience: they relished the opportunity to discuss Singapore’s future, as well as the friendships they made with one another, and with their peers from other institutions.
Stanford Leadership Challenge
Over the past 5 weeks, a group of students from the Debate Society collaborated with students under the Talent Management Programme to participate in the Stanford Leadership Challenge. This Challenge is a community service project organised by Stanford Club of Singapore for both Junior College and Senior High students to promote interdisciplinary thinking, leadership skills, as well as Stanford’s brand of people-focused education.
We are proud to announce that our team came in overall 3rd in the competition out of 16 teams. Well done, students!
LTA Game Challenge
As part of the launch of LTA’s Land Transport Masterplan 2040 on 25th May 2019, 9 Junior Colleges took part in the “Be a Transport Planner!” game challenge.
In the gameplay, teams had to strategize on how they would transport 4000 people from home to work, using various routes within a given budget constraint.
We are happy to share that TMJC came in 3rd place, with the team comprising 2 JC1 students, Wee Ike-Rae (Team Leader) of 19A201, Lee Jia En of 19S412 and 3 JC2 students, Tan Yi Xin of 18S101, Chen Kuan Min of 18S303, Siobhan Janet Schelkis-Sweeney of 18S413. Well done students!
College Day Celebrations 2019
On 3 and 4 May, TMJC proudly hosted the respective College Day cum Home-coming of its two parent colleges, Tampines Junior College and Meridian Junior College.
On both days, former students and their parents, staff, college advisory committee members, and other college partners gathered at TMJC to celebrate the achievements of the final cohorts from both colleges. Beyond academic achievements, the College Days also recognised students for their exemplary leadership and character.
Both College Days also served as Home-Coming events for the respective parent colleges, as former students and staff, beyond awardees, were invited back for a reunion. At the respective lunch and dinner receptions, there were much laughter and conversation as the guests reminisced on shared memories.
We hope our guests had a memorable and meaningful College Day, and that our former students from both parent colleges will look upon TMJC as their shared alma mater, and to come back to inspire their juniors to aim high and go far.
Tampines Meridian Symphonic Winds - Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation
On 2nd May 2019, the Tampines Meridian Symphonic Winds participated in the biennial Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation (Concert Band category). They had been preparing for their performance for months, and cherished the learning experience it provided. The Band would like to thank the College for its unwavering support and hopes to continue contributing to a vibrant arts culture in the College.
Here is Mrs Pang and the teachers sending them off and wishing them all the best before the performance.
English Drama Performance
The (English) Drama CCA performed to 3 sold out shows at Centre 42 along Waterloo Street on the 26th and 27th April 2019.
The show, titled the first person i ever hated was myself, was the result of a collaborative script writing effort between the CCA’s Director Ms Ellison Tan and the current batch of JC2 students. The piece explores the angst and struggles experienced by youths in society today, how they learn to be honest about feelings they do not always know how to articulate, and how they try to come to terms with these feelings.
TMJChoir SYF 2019
Tampines Meridian Junior College’s Choir participated in their first Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2019 on 17th April 2019.
The journey leading up to the SYF Presentation was certainly not an easy one as the choristers had to master the songs with a comprehensive understanding of every sections’ parts, to create depth and give colour to the song, and bring meaning to the text they sing. Through this, they learnt the importance of self discipline and how an ensemble works because the essence of any song could only be conveyed when they voices blended seamlessly together. All these would not have been possible without the tireless effort and dedication of everyone - from the singers to the teachers and the conductor.
(Here is Mrs Pang and the teachers sending them off and wishing them all the best before the performance.)
Dance Society SYF Presentation 2019
The 1st batch of Tampines Meridian Junior College dancers from the Dance Society participated in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2019 on 12th April 2019. Performing a piece titled, ‘Unrelenting’, our dancers truly showed much resilience and strength in their journey to the SYF and we are very proud of them!
The dancers had the privilege to meet up with Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung before leaving for their performance. Here is Minister Ong sending them off and wishing them all the best for their performance.
TM Student Councillors’ Camp
Over the weekend, the new batch of councillors (in red) were initiated by their seniors (in blue at the TMSC camp held in college. In a meaningful ceremony, each senior lighted the candle of a junior to signify the hand over; the juniors then lighted the tea-lights making up ‘TMSC’ to mark the start of their journey as a Tampines Meridian Student Councillor.
Mother Tongue Fortnight 2019
Mother Tongue Fortnight 2019 took place from 3 April to 17 April, with numerous activities for all students held during language lessons and outside curriculum time. These activities included classroom Kahoot quizzes, scrabble competitions and poetry workshops. The highlight of the fortnight – the Mother Tongue Fortnight Enrichment Day, took place on the afternoon of 12 April.
“The Songs We Sang” – Talk and Performance by Director Eva Tang and Xinyao Pioneer Huang Hongmo
The enrichment activity was a talk by local renowned director Eva Tang on her documentary “The Songs We Sang”. Through snippets and anecdotes of the documentary, Ms Tang shared with students about the origin and history of Xinyao which once swept the nation from the 1980s. The talk was peppered with live performances by Huang Hongmo, whom along with Liang Wern Fook and others, are seen as pioneers of the genre.
“Jejak Budaya” – Malay Cultural Trail
As part of MT Enrichment Day, the Malay Language Unit organised a Cultural Trail for all students taking H1 Malay Language and H2 Malay Language and Literature. The cultural trail was an exciting race to various booths that tested the students’ cultural knowledge. For example, students had to identify tunes from traditional Malay musical instruments such as ‘rebana’ and ‘gong’. They also had the opportunity to identify various herbs and spices used in Malay cuisine as well as guess names of traditional Malay desserts. The students had fun competing against and sharing their cultural knowledge with one another, and the event ended with a delicious feast of traditional Malay desserts such as ‘putri salat’ and ‘nagasari’.
Tamil Beyond Classrooms
The Tamil Unit organised a speech and drama workshop as part of the MTL Enrichment Day for Tamil students. The workshop was run by a popular Vasantham TV personality Mr Nagaraj who is an accomplished stage drama artiste. The students were engaged in a variety of drama techniques and speech articulation techniques and had fun as they re-enacted little skits with their peers to practice the techniques taught. It was a great time of bonding for all Tamil Students as H1 TL, H2 TLL, TLB and HTL students were involved in the workshop. The 3 hour workshop was a new and interesting experience for students as they discovered their talents in acting and oracy skills.
Minister Ong visits TMJC
Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, visited TMJC on 12th April. He interacted with our staff and students and had a tour of the college. We hope he enjoyed his visit as much as we enjoyed hosting him.
TMJC Celebrates 100 Days!
On 10th April, TMJC celebrated our 100th Day as a new college!
To mark the special occasion, a commemorative balloon arch was set up right outside the college’s main thoroughfare, and students and staff gathered throughout the day to snap and upload their favourite photos!
The staff also shared a custom-made “TMJC Celebrates 100 Days” cake, as well as a sumptuous staff celebratory lunch.
Overall, staff and students shared a great day of fun and food!
Guitar Ensemble SYF 2019
The 1st batch of Tampines Meridian Junior College Guitar Ensemble participated in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2019 on 5th April 2019. The Ensemble’s musical journey, be it in the form of learning different musical styles, as well as the facing of challenges head on, has truly produced a group of fine musicians.
Here is Ms Yoong, Mrs Pang and the teachers sending them off and wishing them all the best before the performance.
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2019: TMJC Chinese Orchestra
The 1st batch of Tampines Meridian Junior College Chinese Orchestra (TMCO) participated in the SYF Arts Presentation 2019 on 4 April 2019. Here is Ms Yoong and the teachers sending them off and wishing them all the best before the performance.
Basketball 5D4N Sports and Cultural Immersion Trip
This March holidays (15th to 19th March 2019), 26 basketball players and 3 teacher chaperones embarked on a 5D4N Sports and Cultural Immersion Trip to Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Through this trip, our students had the opportunity to experience living the life of a sports athlete in an overseas setting and learnt about the rigorous training schedules and challenges of being a student athlete.