CAT H O L I C JUNIOR COLLEGE
WE I N V E R I TAT E E T C A R I TAT E
SKY ISSUE 2018
We are only as good as what we dream. We dare. We do. We learn to make it better. We may not always succeed but always show we can. We believe that some day we can reinvent the wheel.
Service learning on Outward Bound Himalayas — Yeo Shaojie
We just want change thatâ€™s real. We seek a mission. We search for truth. We act with love. We want sky.
WE BURN BRIGHTER
THE THINKER WITH A MISSION, LEADER WITH A HEART. THIS IS THE CJC STUDENT.
The thinker with a mission, leader with a heart. This is the CJC student. Because here in CJC, you will find an eclectic family of scholars, sportsmen, artists and trailblazers ready to set the world on fire.
the mind, heart and spirit. Our caring family of educators hope to excite bright minds and ignite a deeper understanding of the world. We foster the life skills, people skills, critical thinking and confidence that mark all 40 proud generations of CJCians. With our ELL and Ignite programmes, forward is certainly our favourite direction.
We are a college that opens new doors for you regardless of your background. The CJC student is at once bold, creative, inquisitive and not afraid to explore beyond limits. We believe in the all-rounder who wants to excel in and beyond academic performance.
Feature Image: 365 reasons to smile in CJC. — Marc Kenji Lim 01. Leaders talk shop at our cafe. — Kuang Kim Chun
Excellence in learning and living is our vision. Our rigorous academic and co-curricular programmes offer myriad opportunities that develop
Our bright minds are matched by our full hearts. Student life in CJC is every bit as electric as our distinct PE T-shirts and our passionate student-leaders. Expect a brimming calendar of activities designed by students for students, from charity bazaars to sports carnivals, rock concerts to movies under the stars. Even in our cool classrooms, CJC culture burns brighter and hotter than everywhere else. In truth and love, CJCians strive to be the best and brightest they can be. We lead and serve. We see possibility. We move skyward.
02. Cantus Lutra at Rockafella IX — Marc Kenji Lim 03. Unplugged at Alfresco ’13 — Yip Feng
H E LLO WOR LD Getting on top of the world is easy in CJC. With boundless opportunities for discovery and research, our students are free to pursue their passion in the arts and sciences. Curiosity, imagination and a love for learning mean a lot to us. That is why a CJC education doesn’t just prepare you for life. It prepares you for adventure.
EXPLORERS THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDS BUT SEEING WITH NEW EYES. — MARCEL PROUST
TEACH TO R EACH In an intensive two-year ‘A’ Level journey, you will explore both the humanities and the sciences through a myriad of learning styles and inquiry modes. Our curriculum, grounded in both theory and practice, has been designed by our skilful teachers to meet the challenges of a changing university landscape and the 21st century workplace.
More than anything, we value critical and creative thinking. You will be exposed to an array of different perspectives and timeless concepts in General Paper. Synthesise ideas in an independent research paper for Knowledge and Inquiry (KI).
LIG HTS, KNOWLE DG E, ACTION Our spirit of active thinking and doing can be seen in our everexpanding map of enrichment activities and research
Shine new light on the human body in Biology or appreciate the intricacies of communication in English Language and Linguistics (ELL). The possibilities for imagination are limitless. We believe in collaboration and experimentation. Our seminar-style classrooms encourage discussion and questioning, whether during a History lesson on the Cold War or investigating compound structures in Chemistry. Interactive, handson sessions allow our students to create peer-teaching videos on statistics, share investigative articles on Facebook, and better understand the laws of motion in live Physics demonstrations. Who ever said learning has to be boring?
programmes. At the Model United Nations Conference and our very own Youth Ambassadors Symposium, play the role of diplomat, or champion a cause in an advocacy group. Or make Economics come alive in our annual Stock Market Game. Why stop there? Mix Shakespeare with Edward Albee in an original production for Literary Evening.
Learning in CJC is at once an art and an adventure. Of understanding and discovery. We go as far as our minds can see.
01. Reading is the best romance — Marc Kenji Lim 03. Seminar-style discussion and collaboration — Marc Kenji Lim
02. Our guest speaker Christopher Veysey at 5 th ELL Symposium — Fiona Ng 04. French diplomats at Youth Ambassadors Symposium — Kimberly Chang
YOU HAVE TO MAKE STRATEGIC CHOICES THAT SHAPE YOUR FUTURE EDUCATION AND CAREER. WE GUIDE OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE THE RIGHT ONES BASED ON THEIR STRENGTHS, PASSIONS AND DREAMS IN LIFE. Visit cjc.edu.sg for a detailed list of the subject combinations we offer.
GENERAL PAPER PROJECT WORK MOTHER TONGUE GENERAL STUDIES IN CHINESE
SUBJECTS AT H1 LEVEL
BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS MATHEMATICS LITERATURE HISTORY GEOGRAPHY ECONOMICS KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY (H2) ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS (H2) SUBJECTS AT H2 AND H1 LEVEL
LIGHT THE FUTURE
S E E K AN D FI N D If you could only ask one question in your lifetime, what would it be? The CJC Ignite programme is for the boldly curious, the analytical thinker, the budding scholar. If you are ready to raise the bar and create change in your community, you belong in Ignite. Our integrated curriculum prepares you to be the creative, critical and confident leader of the future. Ignite is the springboard to ask difficult questions, uncover core theories and analyse complex problems. We give you the space to explore your interests and the opportunities to apply your gifts.
TH I N KI NG CLASS ROOM S We invest in deep thinking. Group discussions, collaborative tasks and inquiryled experiments are the centre of the Ignite classroom. Our seminar-style approach spurs greater teacher-student interaction and student-centred discourse. Our aim? To set alight a thriving intellectual life. Moving beyond the â€˜Aâ€™ Level syllabus, we examine concepts such as human rights and community across various disciplines. We want you to make connections across knowledge areas, understand ideas in context and invent creative solutions to everyday issues.
You are empowered to create your vision and find your style of leadership.
LEAR N I NG FU LLY E N R ICH E D We tap on the college’s excellence in language and linguistics to make you a skilful communicator. Our critical thinking workshops and enrichment modules help you give shape to big ideas.
START TH E FI R E To enter the Ignite programme, students must demonstrate intellectual capability and a passion for learning in a written test and an interview process.
with professionals at a formal dinner. Seminars by NUS lecturers promise a fuller understanding of theory and issues on the ground.
U N IVE R S ITY NOW Ignite students have the chance to experience UTown NUS on a four-day residential programme combining academic and social inquiry. They conduct field research, engage in fireside chats and network
S E RVICE I N ACTION A rich education is more than the subjects you take. In Ignite, you have the opportunity to examine and alleviate problems faced by local communities. Connect directly with community leaders and non-governmental organisations. Kickstart an advocacy programme. Lead a community service project.
However uncertain or fast-changing the world, we will ready you for the future. We want you to ignite, inspire and illuminate.
IGNITE IS THE SPRINGBOARD TO ASK DIFFICULT QUESTIONS, UNCOVER CORE THEORIES AND ANALYSE COMPLEX PROBLEMS.
01. Moving up at UTown NUS — Song Tao 02. Presentation to invited guests — Marc Kenji Lim 03. Ignite Residential Programme — Kuang Kim Chun
WAYS TO GO
Opportunities to discover your passion and widen your learning abound in CJC. Go out of the classroom and into the world. Activate new career paths. Test yourself. You can with the many exclusive programmes we offer.
GO OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND INTO THE WORLD. ACTIVATE NEW CAREER PATHS. TEST YOURSELF.
R U N TH E WOR LD Spend winter in Seoul debating public policy and pursue a passion in the debating arts. In the streets of Hong Kong, uncover how economics inform housing policies. Link up with Christ Junior College in Bangalore, India and peer into an illustrious culture and one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Our tailor-made global programmes are just as exciting. Explore caves with us in Kuantan or trek across shores on a Geography field trip. Link up with industry experts to learn about flight mechanisms and how companies plan to reduce CO2 emissions in Suzhou, China.
01. Exploring caves in Kuantan — Xavier Soh
FI N D YOU R E LE M E NT We believe in letting you test your classroom smarts in the real world. Our work attachment programme offers you a 2 – 3 week experience in the legal, banking, healthcare, business and non-profit sectors with our partner organisations. Our career and higher education guidance programme lets you discover your goals and aspirations. With over 50 professionals sharing their experiences, exclusive university tours and university talks, you will plan your future in good company. Through our workshops, you can move further ahead with insights into interviews, resume writing and professional skills.
outstanding Humanities students work together with NUS professors to enhance their intellectual gifts.
The college offers H3 independent study and coursework to students keen to master their craft in Literature, History, Geography, Economics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. So pack your books. Ready your passport and lace your shoes. We will discover new possibilities.
H3 OPPORTU N ITI E S Our budding academics have ample ground to cover. Both our Science Research Programme and the Nanyang Research Programme challenge our scientists-to-be with real-life research and laboratory work. In the HSSR programme,
02. Earning experience on attachment — Kuang Kim Chun
03. Find new life as a researcher — Marc Kenji Lim
F A M I LY
We are called to be united.
Hand-in-hand â€” Abraham Low
ASSEMBLY IN CJC BEGINS AT 0845. 0845 MEANS HAVING THE FREEDOM TO DECIDE HOW BEST TO START YOUR DAY. BREAKFAST WITH THE FAMILY. STUDY WITH FRIENDS. CONSULT YOUR BIOLOGY TUTOR. GET READY ON A BRIGHTER NOTE.
OUR RULES = YOUR CHOICE
F A M I LY
We are called to shine our light.
Glory be â€” Abraham Low
WE STAY GOLD A good education lasts forever. In an increasingly competitive and fast-changing economy, we believe that values and character are every bit as important as academic excellence. The CJC philosophy is to help our students become confident young men and women with a sense of purpose. CJCians are dedicated not just to their own success, but also to the success of those around them.
01. Scaling the mountains in Taiwan â€” Yip Feng 02. Service learning in Vietnam â€” Michelle Chandiari
FORCE FOR GOOD Our student development programme seeks to form spirited individuals ready to serve the community. Through reflection and sharing, we hope to help you see the impact you have on your friends, family and the wider community. We want you to recognise the needs of others, from the elderly to the poor. We want to challenge you with the moral dilemmas of our time: the sanctity of life, sexuality, human rights issues and social justice. You will learn about the complexities of governance and how best to reach out to the marginalised and disadvantaged. Find your mission.
LEAD E R S H I P FROM WITH I N We empower our students to contribute to local and global communities with the fullest hearts. We call upon our leaders-in-waiting to possess integrity, humility, discernment, initiative, resilience, purpose and the will to nurture others. Our leadership modules cultivate in each CJC student the personal and social literacy skills necessary to be a responsible citizen and contributor.
Leadership opportunities in CJC have grown in scale and scope to match these ambitions. Since 2011, every single Home Tutorial group has designed and implemented their own service learning project from the ground up. Our overseas service learning trips, with the collective effort of 160 students, reached six different beneficiaries across Cambodia, India, Thailand and Vietnam. Their work for the less fortunate truly embodies the CJC spirit of service.
SUCCESS TO THE CJC STUDENT LIES NOT JUST IN PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT, BUT ALSO IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. A BOLD E R YOU The education of the whole person is our forte. In recent years, our student-leaders tested themselves across mountains and seas on Outward Bound expeditions to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the South China Sea. We want you to conquer your own limits. Believe in who you can be. We do.
PAS S I ON
FUEL THE LOVE
Feature Image: Cinderella by CJC Drama — Benjamin Neo 01. Bulldogs of CJC Rugby — Clara Yuan 02. CJC Political Science Society — Marc Kenji Lim
WHATEVER YOUR CHOICE, WE BELIEVE IN LETTING YOU KICKSTART A NEW PASSION OR DEVELOP YOUR TALENT. YOUR INTEREST IS OUR INTEREST.
Here at CJC, we never lose sight of what we love. We insist that our students explore new and existing interests in aesthetic, sporting, academic and service co-curricular activities. That is how CJCians become men and women of character and confidence.
Test your mettle in a new sport. Own the stage. Hone your craft as an aspiring journalist, future diplomat or ardent debater. Whatever your choice, we believe in letting you kickstart a new passion or develop your talent. Your interest is our interest.
VI SUAL AN D PE R FOR M I NG ARTS Choir Dance English Drama Film Sound Video Guitar Guzheng Music Ministry Symphonic Band PHYS ICAL S PORTS Badminton Basketball Canoeing Cross-Country Fencing Floorball Football Golf Judo Netball Rugby Shooting Swimming Tennis Tenpin Bowling Track and Field Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball CLU B S AN D SOCI ETI E S Editorial Environmental Science Society First Aid Club Interact Club Legion of Mary Nexus Society Mathematics Society Political Science Society & Speakersâ€™ Ink Science Honours Society Strategy Games Student Council St. Vincent de Paul
FLIGHT IN CJC, STUDENT LIFE IS A BALANCE OF FAMILIAR PATTERNS AND UPBEAT RHYTHMS. Feature Image: Michael House takes glory â€” Marc Kenji Lim
They say JC life is the hardest and busiest of times. We’d like to think of it as the best of times. A time to be tested. A time to grow. A time with purpose. In CJC, student life is a balance of familiar patterns and upbeat rhythms.
FU LL S PI R ITS We are a Catholic school that embraces all faiths. Everyone is welcome to attend morning mass three times a week with our college chaplain Fr Gregory Tan. Our chapel provides a place for contemplation and praise. Our retreats help our students reflect on their faith and place in the world.
WAR M H EARTS You will begin and end your CJC journey with your home tutorial class and home tutor. Because family runs in our veins you will live, learn and bloom in a tight-knit community. You might just find your best friends for life.
01. Keeping the flame alight — Marc Kenji Lim
02. Friendship is forever — Glen Low
R ICH TRAD ITION S We cherish our past and colour the present. Our four houses are named after our founders and first principals — Michael, Albert, Patrick and Joseph. Loyalty, competition and fun are led by house captains and sports leaders ready to spread the CJC spirit. In veritate et caritate.
03. Our chaplain Fr Gregory Tan — Abel Tan
We pick ourselves up from every fall. We find strength in friends, family and from within. We fight to keep our promises. To help the least and heal the last. To lead the lost.
Gazing afar in Taiwan â€” Yip Feng
Together we will write a new history. They say the skyâ€™s the limit. We will rise above it. Because this is our kingdom. This is our sky.
WE R ECOG N I S E TALE NT We actively seek bright sparks in and beyond the classroom. Through the Direct School Admission exercise, we admit students with diverse talents who will soar to great heights and inspire a college community ever eager to cheer them on. WE R EWAR D TALE NT We are proud to offer the Archbishop Scholarship and Flame Scholarship to outstanding candidates who push limits in their academic or co-curricular performance. WE AR E TH E R E To help students in difficult circumstances achieve their best, we provide the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme and our own Needy Student Fund. Foreign scholars can find lodging, friendship and much more at the nearby CJC Hostel.
AD M I SS ION S Candidates with GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications may apply for our two-year programme via the MOE Joint Admission Exercise. The cutoff score in 2017 was 10 for the Humanities course and 11 for the Science course. OU R AFFI LIATE D SCHOOLS Assumption English School Catholic High School CHIJ Katong Convent CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent Hai Sing Catholic School Holy Innocents’ High School Maris Stella High School Montfort Secondary School St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary St Gabriel’s Secondary School St Joseph’s Institution St Patrick’s School
#WHYCJ HEAR WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE TWEETING ABOUT THE CJC FAMILY.
Because we have the coolest foolscap pads hahaha — Zenda Tan
CJ grows on you. Never mind the rumours you hear, have faith and you’ll love your time here — Kelvin Leong
CJ is burning hotttt. Only school to start a cheer when the fire alarm comes on. That's why we're so hot. — Daniel Foo
Cos you don’t choose the school, the school chooses you. — Rene Lee
Spent 2 incredible years there, and i think you might too, if you give it a chance. — Suraendher Kumarr
We sell the culture and the experience — Join the family, feel the love! You won’t regret! — Wynona Au
You know your school is cool when the principal pranked the whole school. — Thura Phyo
From Berlin, Germany to Bangalore, India in a year. CJ has many opportunities to travel and learn more about the world! — Olivia Dewi Cinta Higgins
We sacrifice our precious sleeping time to show you how much we love our school — Ko Chang-Ming
Because we are trending now that's why. — Kevin Verhoeven