On 13 March, the students and staff worked together to give the college a thorough wipe-down to keep it clean and safe.
A student-initiated campaign, inspired by SG Clean, TMJC SPARKLES! demonstrates the TMJC spirit where we take charge of maintaining our cleanliness and safety by practising wipe-downs of common facilities before we go for our March holiday break.
2019 A-Level Results Celebratory Treat
On 26 February, staff and students at TMJC were treated to pizzas, chicken wings and other goodies as we celebrated the hard work of the 2018-2019 cohort, and their positive achievements at the 2019 A-Levels. Well-done, everyone!
1st WE day for staff to renew, recharge and rejuvenate
To promote a healthier lifestyle amongst staff and build team spirit, the TMJC Staff Welfare Committee is organizing several sessions of modified Captain’s Ball/Netball and Football amongst the staff. Here’s our first go!
Release of 2019 A-Level Results
Our cohort of 2018-2019 had a unique experience collecting their A-Level results today. The seniors cooperated with the all necessary precautionary measures that were put in place to ensure a smooth and safe collection process, such as temperature checks at the gate and decentralised collection in class rooms instead of the hall. In college, our seniors still had the opportunity to catch up with their peers as well as their teachers while collecting their results. There were also platforms for our seniors to consult with their tutors and ECG counsellors about university admissions and career paths.
To the cohort of 2019-2019, TMJC is proud of you and your achievements!
TREE-PLANTING CEREMONY 21 February 2020
On 21 February 2020, TMJC held its first tree-planting ceremony.
This ceremony commemorates the shared experiences and achievements of each cohort of students. The tree-planting ceremony will be carried out for each cohort of students, and it is intended that the open area where the tembusu trees are planted will be fondly known as “Tembusu Lane”.
Why a tembusu tree? A tembusu tree is a large, evergreen tree that matures with stately beauty, and can provide shelter for all. It is highly robust and can grow in almost any type of soil, testifying to its resilience. Such attributes symbolise the values and character that the College hopes to imbue in TMJC students.
This inaugural ceremony was led by the school leaders, together with student representatives from the 2018-2019 batch. The students representatives are from the 2018-2019 Students’ Council : Teo Jun Rui Jonathan (18S201/ Vice-President), Toh How Cher Andy (18S404/ Vice-President); Jolin Teo Hui Lyn (18S415 / Vice President) and Nur Razza Farwyzah Bte Abdul Razak (18A202/ House Vice-Captain).
College Collar Pin Presentation
On 17 February, the college held its annual Collar Pin Presentation, symbolising the start of the JC1’s new JC journey ahead.
The CG Chair and Vice-persons of each JC2 class presented the collar pins to their JC1 juniors as a form of support and encouragement between seniors and juniors, as both cohorts move ahead together as one united TMJC student body.
“Together We Keep Singapore Strong”: Total Defence Day 2020
On 14 February 2019, TMJC commemorated Total Defence Day.
The theme “Together We Keep Singapore Strong” was put into action by our staff and students as we came together to show our resilience as a community, and also our support for frontline staff who are keeping us safe from Covid-19.
First, to actively keep our shared spaces clean safe, both staff and students mindfully practised good personal hygiene and social hygiene protocols, such as proper hand-washing and wiping down their canteen table surfaces after meals. Our teachers even put together a short and fun instructional video to remind ourselves of these simple but important steps.
Second, our students took initiative to show their gratitude to and solidarity with our frontline staff. They presented welfare packs and tokens of appreciation to the EAS, school attendants and security guards who work hard everyday to keep the college clean and safe from the virus. Our students also put up many, many heartfelt well-wishing cards, cheering on and thanking Singapore’s frontline staff who are battling the virus and saving lives.
Finally, our students were also kept updated about Covid-19 through the launch of a new interactive ‘Citizenship Education’ website, developed in-house by TMJC staff. In view of fake news circulating on social media that cause unnecessary panic, students learnt that they play an important role in promoting Psychological Defence among family and friends when they share facts about the Covid-19 situation to assuage their fears.
Together, we play our part in the defence of Singapore and keep her strong!
Staying strong together: TMJC sends apples in gesture of solidarity and support for VJC
In TMJC, apples are presented to teachers on the first day of school by the students in appreciation of their love and dedication.
Today, the Student Council delivered with love two cartons of apples to the staff of VJC as a sign that TMJC staff and students stand in solidarity with VJC as we face the challenge of managing nCoV together as a fraternity.
### JC1 Orientation “Olympus”
5th Feb 2020 marked the start of Orientation - “Olympus” as the next cohort of students joined our TMJC family! Our freshmen and women enjoyed the exciting line-up of performances, games and treats that the Student Councillors and Orientation Group Leaders have prepared for them.
Visit by Students from National Ping-Tung Girls High School (Taiwan)
On 3 February 2020, fourteen of our TMJC students taking H2 Chinese Language and Literature hosted a group of sixteen Year 2 Senior High students and their teacher from National Ping-Tung Girls Senior High School (Taiwan). Our visitors were given an overview of the Singapore junior college education system and brought around on a campus tour of our college. All also had the opportunity to attend an exclusive sharing by Dr. Long Chin Peng from the National Heritage Board on the culture of New Year food. It was an enjoyable experience learning across different cultures!
Pasir Ris West Lunar New Year Dinner 2020
On 2 February 2020, TMJC’s Chinese Orchestra, Choir and Wushu performed at the annual Lunar New Year Dinner held at Pasir Ris Elias Community Club.
The event was organised by the Pasir Ris West Grassroots Organisations and SM Teo Chee Hean was the Guest-of-Honour that evening. It was a great opportunity for residents of Pasir Ris West to come together to celebrate the festive occasion and for our students to showcase their talents! Our student performers received positive compliments from the organizers for putting up excellent performances. Well done, students!
Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020
On 24 January, our staff, students and the College Advisory Committee gathered for a college Lo-Hei to celebrate Chinese New Year together, and to kick-start the year with some well-tossed blessings! Huat ah!
Before the Lo-Hei, students and teachers got together to make CNY lanterns, and the most creative ones won prizes. Staff also brought their little ones to join in the celebrations as one TMJC family!
JC1 Awards Ceremony
On 22 January, TMJC held its first JC1 Awards Ceremony.
The ceremony recognises and celebrates the consistent good work of students in the JC1 assessments. Students who have performed well were presented with the Bronze medal. This series of awards will serve to inspire our students to apply themselves consistently for their entire JC learning journey, and to challenge themselves to achieve their personal bests.
The Guest of Honour, Mrs Aileen Koh, an alumna of TPJC and a member of the TMJC College Advisory Committee, motivated the cohort with her opening address, and presented the MOE Edusave Character Award certificates, as well as the TMJC Alumni Scholarships to well-deserving students.
Congratulations, award winners!
Visit by students from Senior State High School 5 Semarang (Indonesia)
On 21 January 2020, our JC2 MLEP students received thirteen students from Senior State High School 5 Semarang, Indonesia. Our visitors were given an overview of the Singapore junior college education system and they also had the opportunity to interact with our MLEP students, attend lessons, and go on a guided tour around the college premises. We were also privileged to watch a captivating ethnic performance put up specially by the Indonesian students.
TMJC Open House 2020
TMJC held its Open House today to give prospective students and their parents a glimpse of our vibrant college life. The day began with a rousing opening ceremony, where staff, students and guests witnessed the symbolic dawning of a new day, which was accompanied by electrifying mass dance performances put up by the five student houses.
Throughout the day, guests were greeted by our friendly student guides who took them on college campus tours; they also met our teachers who answered their queries regarding various subjects; and they got a taste of our lively CCAs at their respective booths. At the Principal’s Talk, our Principal, Ms Pamela Yoong, along with the Vice-Principals, shared about the distinctive programmes and features of TMJC. Guests were also treated to free hotdogs and had fun at our photobooth!
All in all, guests, staff and students all had a great time today immersed in TMJC’s dynamic and vibrant culture!
First singing of the college anthem by JC2 cohort
On 13 January, the JC2 cohort officially sang the College Anthem for the first time during morning assembly.
1st Day of School 2020
On 6 January 2020, TMJC welcomed our students back to College with a series of “Back-to-School” activities lined up for them to reconnect with their friends and teachers. The day began with an opening address by our Principal, Ms Pamela Yoong. The students then presented apples to their teachers to show their appreciation for their guidance and care. This was followed by a communal breakfast provided by the College for the students to bond with their Civics Tutors and fellow classmates over assorted pastries and drinks.
One of the highlights of the day was the “Staff vs Student” friendly football and netball games. This was a great opportunity for students to catch their teachers in action outside classroom.
The programme ended with the whole College coming together to prepare for the upcoming Open House to showcase the dynamic spirit of the College. Here’s to a great 2020 ahead, TMJC!
TMJC students help out at P1 Orientations
On 2nd and 3rd January 2020, some of our TMJC students were involved in the Primary One Orientation at Punggol Green Primary School and Punggol View Primary School. Our students had a wonderful time engaging with primary one students while assisting the teachers in orientation activities and ensuring the safety of the children.