A EUNOIA ADVENTURE
This is a story about you and a school called Eunoia. Mostly anyway. This is really a quest that involves dungeons and dragons, fire and ice, ewoks and jedis, defending the universe, and maxing out all your stats while you’re at it. In fact, you’ve gained 50 HP, 100 XP and the legendary item Student Voice in just three sentences. How awesome is that! What’s next up for our new hero(ine)? COUNT ME IN! TAKE ME TO THE CHARACTER CREATION SCREEN ON PAGE 4! YOU HAVE TO TURN THE PAGE FOR US BECAUSE WE CAN’T. I’M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THIS CHOOSEABLE PATH THING. MAYBE I CAN READ ANOTHER BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY INSTEAD ON PAGE 20?
Before we begin, we’ll need you to take a short survey. Even superheroes have to do a bit of admin. This is like a character creation screen, except this isn’t a video game. This is real life. Almost!
SUPER NAME ULTRA SKILL CHARACTER CLASS PALADIN
All good, no evil, plenty of awesome
Total survivor, prone to wild ideas
Silently ingenious, ingeniously quick
Too many cool spells, too little time
Rad at rhyming, singing is your thing
Heals people with love; people love you.
YOUR NEMESIS 4 THE DEMOGORGON THE FIRE GIANT THE QUEEN OF HEARTS THE STRESS MONSTER ETERNAL OBLIVION NONE OF THE ABOVE BECAUSE I FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, LOVE AND PEACE!
OK, YOU’RE EQUIPPED AND SET FOR BATTLE. TO EMBARK ON A LEGENDARY JOURNEY THAT IS UNIQUELY YOURS, TURN TO PAGE 8 FEELING UNSURE EH? WHY DON’T YOU LET A FEW EUNOIANS INSPIRE YOU TO SAVE THE WORLD? TAKE A DETOUR TO PAGE 6
RECRUIT YOUR ALLIES
Hang on a second! No hero is complete without an alliance. We wouldn’t leave you in the lurch, would we? Eunoians have diverse interests and strengths. Choose your companion wisely!
RACHELLE THE RANGER
XANTHIA THE WIZARD
Serial environmentalist and champion debater. Thinks at the speed of light and speaks at the speed of… sound?! Currently starting a new wildlife conservation project with Jane Goodall.
Super linguist, future food scientist. Invincibly bilingual, fluent in Japanese and French too, brilliant in Biology and Chemistry. Currently running and writing Singapore’s third most-read food blog.
YOU CHOOSE BECAUSE YOU NO, WAIT, TELL YOU WHAT. YOU CAN RECRUIT ALL JUST KNOW HE OR SHE WILL HAVE YOUR BACK. THE EUNOIANS YOU WANT!!! BECAUSE WE’RE ALL CONFIDENTLY YOU TURN TO PAGE 10 IN THIS TOGETHER! YOU MARCH WITH SWAGGER, TURNING TO PAGE 8 TO MASTER A FEW MORE NAH, YOU’D RATHER WALK ON FIRE AND BRAVE MAGICAL SPELLS AND THINKING SKILLS THE ELEMENTS ALONE. REALLY? YOU SURE ABOUT THIS? FINAL ANSWER? GO TO PAGE 12
GIDEON THE PALADIN
MAXIMILIAN THE BARD
Math geek, aspiring architect and programmer. Takes part in hackathons for fun, and hopes to write algorithms that will create sustainable cities. Also planning a Tengah-Bukit Batok community trail with friends.
Prince by day, poet by night. Maximum charisma and public speaking, commanding crowds at his fingertips. Looking to publish his first anthology, and livestreams weekly poetry slams set to his personal jam.
THINK BEAUTIFUL We know you’re eager to get started because we are too. Everybody needs to start somewhere — the classroom to be precise — to sharpen those skills and attain more MP. Not to worry, Eunoia has it all covered. We’ve got our own Teaching and Learning Philosophy, designed around how the brain works (and doesn’t) and the secret source code to an effective classroom. And did we mention our seven innovative learning spaces with custom furniture for different lesson modes? Or our team of inventive teachers chosen from all over Singapore? All you’ve got to do, with a little help from us, is choose your subjects!
YOU WERE PSYCHED. NOW YOU ARE +25 XP, +15 INTELLECT AND PSYCHED FOR PAGE 10 YOU WANT TO GO DEEPER INTO THE MEANING OF LIFE THROUGH PAGE 14 OR YOU CAN SPREAD YOUR BEAUTIFUL IDEAS FAR AND WIDE FROM PAGE 18 IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, ENLIST A FEW EUNOIANS TO COMPLEMENT YOUR SUPER COMBINATION SKILLSET ON PAGE 6
Subjects are offered at H2 level in JC1 unless otherwise stated. More curricular details are available on our website. ➊ These subjects are offered at H1 level only ①➋ Students in the Arts stream offer Mathematics at H1 or H2 level
You and your squad embark on a relentless twoyear journey to attain the Talent Development Stone. Legend has it that it leads youth like yourself to become PM, go public on NASDAQ, speak to millions (billions?) on TED, and improve the lives of those less fortunate than yourself. Braving treacherous weather and icy slopes, you fall and you get up again and again, each time keeping your resolve and your hair perfectly styled. But even the bravest of warriors lose their way or in this case get stuck in a massive ice storm. No worries! At this point you summon your Life Coach — a subject teacher, CCA teacher or maybe a school leader — who helps you discover the path. What’s important to you? What are the obstacles? How do we get back on track? You know you best, so your Life Coach walks with you towards a clearer, more beautiful view of life. Several sasquatches and avalanches later, you and your squad finally reach base camp. Phew!!! This has been a seriously life-changing semester.
You think about your Life Coach’s wise words in your sleep. Drips of anxiety wake you. What are your strengths and talents? Which scholastic mountains will you conquer next? As you climb from your bed with sweat on your forehead, you notice a book on the sidetable. Its title is... ‘CAREER QUEST – YOUR DESTINY CALLING.’ DISCOVER THE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WE OFFER ON OUR WEBSITE AT EUNOIAJC.MOE.EDU.SG ‘UNIVERSITY AGE – THE INQUISITION.’ SPEAK TO OUR TEACHER-COUNSELLORS WHO WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU. You earn greater wisdom of your future self from the book and return to the trail. Sleep is for the weak! With courage and perseverance, you edge towards the sacred Talent Development stone... in our upcoming premium DLC!!! WHILE WE WAIT PATIENTLY FOR THE DLC, HOW ABOUT WE GO SEARCH FOR YOUR PASSION ON PAGE 14? OR EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVE CHOPS OVER ON PAGE 12?
BRAVE NEW PURSUIT PASSION WORLD
Yet it all looks strangely colourless, like a colouring book for youthful adults missing the unique colourway you can give. ‘Sweet,’ you say, ‘but sweeter with colour!’ Putting down shield and armour, you pick up the Brush of Beautiful Thinking™ and proceed to channel your inner Michelangelo — the painter of course. This magical canvas is yours.
Needing some quiet time from the exploration, you enter the fabled Eunoia Library™, which isn’t really a library at all. It is powered by this cutting edge technology known as the Human Imagination... and many neat tools too. Opening the door, you find the place filled to the brim with cool stuff. There are Lego kits, robotics kits, science research kits, make-yourown-kit kits, 3D printers, mind-blowing research material, iMacs and seriously legit furniture. You can even teleport to a nearby Art Studio, Music Elective Programme practice rooms, a jamming studio with brand new instruments and a Makerspace named Eureka. Eureka indeed!!
You spend about five minutes on this monumental task. And in 244 deft strokes to the left, right, bottom-left and top-right, you create an absolute masterpiece. Voila! C’est tres magnifique! È bellissimo! And so order is restored to the Eunoia Library™, except that this new world order looks like beautiful thinking in the making.
YES, IT’S SPIFFY ISN’T IT! YOU FEEL IN THE MOOD FOR SOME SERIOUS REST ON PAGE 16 YOU THINK IT’S TIME TO UP YOUR GAME. LET’S TRAVERSE TO FAR FAR AWAY LANDS ON PAGE 18 YOU STICK AROUND FOR A BIT AND FIND THE MOST AMAZING BOOK ON ONE OF THE SHELVES. YOU OPEN IT TO PAGE 20
PASSION PURSUIT 14
It is Deep Dive Day, one of eight days in the school calendar that dedicate time to deep reflection and wide exploration. The perfect occasion to board the Jules Cousteau submarine and dive deep to encounter the magic of undersea life, don’t you think? For today’s ambitious expedition, you have decided to pursue the mythical creature named Passion.
Enamoured by new sights you may be, you still feel utterly exhausted after eight hours of nonstop searching. Just as you are about to give in, you hear your crew yell ‘There!’ at the top of their lungs, at the bottom of the ocean. Your eyes gradually converge on its luminous skin, which seems to grow brighter. The gleaming eyes of this creature dazzle yours. How wondrous!!
Everyone has heard of Passion, but few have seen it. Your committed and ecstatic crew journey closer and closer to the sea bed. One thousand, five thousand, ten thousand, twenty thousand feet (remember to breathe!) beneath the surface, you see no glimpse of Passion. What you do find in the Eunoia ecosystem is over thirty fantastic, colourful CCAs that open your eyes to who you are and can be. Going deeper, Internships and Externships give you a close-up shot of your possible career paths. Also on your radar are the Liberal Arts Programme and STEM Research Programme which promise multi-disciplinary approaches to new ideas and problems. But where, or what, is Passion?
Within seconds, the creature vanishes from your line of sight. Its rapidity astonishes you. Its outline never abandons your memory. Your blood goes from frozen to passionately burning. The pursuit of Passion is never in vain.
CONTENT WITH YOUR DISCOVERY, YOU SWIM BACK UP TO CHILL FOR A WHILE ON PAGE 16 YOU WANT TO PUT THIS EXPERIENCE DOWN INTO WORDS. PICK UP A PEN ON PAGE 20 SHARE YOUR PASSION AND COLOUR WITH YOUR FELLOW EUNOIANS ON PAGE 12
Our Co-Curricular Activities include Badminton, Basketball, Floorball, Hockey (Girls), Netball (Girls), Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wushu*, Chinese Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, String Orchestra*, Symphonic Band, Art*, Computing & Robotics, Debate, Environment*, Guitar*, Library*, Media, ODAC, Service Learning, Strategy Games* and Student Council. *Offered from 2018 onwards
YOU GOT TO GIVE MORE THAN WHAT YOU TAKE Whoa!!! What a day itâ€™s been, you say to yourself. You sit on the couch for an hour to rest because heroes need to rest too. Refresh our memory, what is it you did again? Staring at your picture wall, you see...
ACTION Held smart device literacy classes for senior citizens at Buona Vista Community Club. On the way home, collected and delivered food to needy residents in the Bishan and Ang Mo Kio neighbourhoods with your CCA mates.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY Captured seven species of spiders (only in photos, be nice) along the Green Corridor with your Biology classmates, shared them on the Eunoia environment app, and did a little research for your PW project on biodiversity!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Conducted a tour around Ghim Moh for members of the public, introducing them to the magnificent food and the friendly residents in the estate. Put the finishing touches to your community photo exhibition project. Struck a conversation with two elderly aunties who have lived in Holland Village for the past forty years. Learned lots about the history of the place in the process.
Tutored secondary school students in Additional Math and English at Ulu Pandan Study Centre after a long day in school.
Ran 500 kilometres with Eder house at Road Run to raise funds for the needy. Ended with a mass dance-off!
Shared a few Ultimate tricks with juniors and played a game or two. Maybe three?
Not bad, not bad at all, you say to yourself. Thereâ€™s so much more you can accomplish tomorrow! What do you have in mind?
EXPAND MY HORIZONS! TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL ON PAGE 18 TAKE A SHOT!! YOU SEIZE THE CHANCE TO CREATE THE EUNOIA IDENTITY ON PAGE 20
GO GLOBAL GO 18
You have been chosen by the Council as an Ambassador of Eunoia. An era of cultural prosperity and intellectual plenitude rests firmly on your shoulders. So long as you don’t tickle a sleeping dragon, the future looks fantastic. You set sail... to where again, chosen one?
FLY HIGH TO THE MIDDLE KINGDOM You travel with the joint Bicultural Studies Programme and Humanities Programme contingent. A fearsome dragon (aren’t they all?) attacks you in the Gobi desert. No fear. You use your cultural prowess to tame it, tickle it and train it to be a new bosom buddy. Everybody in school now thinks you are cool like that Targaryen girl. But no one can match your love for dragons.
UNITE WITH FRIENDS AT THE OLD KINGDOM You wander through quaint university cities and counties, soaking in the air of sophistication (+20 intelligence) and ancient wisdom (+10 research). While you can’t stop thinking about the whole town, the visit to the same labs embryonic stem cells were discovered has you in absolute awe. You can’t wait to share the experience with your Science Olympiad friends!
BUILD TIES ALL ACROSS ASIA You spread the seed of goodwill to all and harvest deep friendships. You taught your newfound friends new things but learned even more from them. Returning home with a heavy heart, you promise yourself to visit them every year.
READY FOR THE WORLD IN EUNOIA You don’t need to go overseas to meet the world. You play host to guests from Norway, Mongolia and Brazil at a World Readiness Programme dinner for ten on our sunny shores. Hearing their stories of penguin sightings, of starting a school in the hills and of engineering new sustainable crops, you feel so inspired you register an NGO of your own. Look out, world!
LEAVE YOUR MARK ON EUNOIA HISTORY AT PAGE 20 EMBARK ON A BRAND NEW QUEST ON PAGE 22
EMBRACE THE POWER
On the shelf of the Eunoia Libraryâ„¢ you stumble upon the most incredible leather hardbound journal with an expensively foilstamped cover. In a moment of sheer inspiration, you pen these golden words for your generation.
EMBOLDENED BY THE EUNOIA EXPERIENCE, YOU TAKE ON THE GREATEST CHALLENGE ON PAGE 22 EMPOWERED BY THE EUNOIA CULTURE, YOU DO GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY ON PAGE 16
We’ve got to embrace the power
To my achievements in enumeration:
Take up the power to lead
Design the t-shirts, the uniform,
Create a culture unique.
Dance moves that thousands perform
Let us hear you say
To the sound of the Eunoia revolution
Embrace the power Rise up as Eunoians to be.
We’re pioneers here, on a different gear Ready to seize, every opportunity
I’m young and I’ve got a voice
To write a new history, for me and you
Getting ready to make some noise
With purpose, heart and courage too.
Enabled, empowered, emboldened now
In Eunoia, I learn to make it anywhere
With more knowledge than most allow
And make things better everywhere.
That’s twenty-first century cool.
We’ve got to embrace the power Take up the power to lead
My every word becomes poetry
Create a culture unique.
A cherished part of history
Let us hear you say
I have every chance of creation
Embrace the power
Starting from my CCA constitution
Rise up as Eunoians that be.
ART Daniel Choong / Milk Media WORDS Marc Kenji Lim / Eunoia
I try to envision a new school
Finally, you made it to the end of this brochure! For surviving the trials, tribulations and truly zealous storytelling, you deserve a pat on the back. Spoiler alert: the story is only just beginning. We couldn’t cram everything into 24 pages, and you’ll have to experience some things for yourself. Like questing with an empowered student community and passionate teachers handpicked from all over the JC landscape. Or our forward-looking programmes and pedagogy-centred learning spaces. And don’t get us started on the myriad sub-quests and opportunities in store for Eunoians. What say you look up our website, follow us on Instagram and read our prospectus in greater depth at tiny. cc/ejcprospectus? We want to show you a lot more about the beautiful thinking that goes on inside Eunoia Junior College. Our imagination takes us far, and we want to turn it into reality. We want to do great things, and we hope you do too. The Eunoian we envision is creative, courageous and supercharged with heart and purpose. Eunoians don’t shy away from making history. We always want you to level up and in so doing level up the world. If you are up for the challenge, we want you to join us in writing the Eunoia story.
WITH YOU, IT’S GOING TO BE EPIC
BE CREATIVE. BE ADVENTUROUS. BE ORIGINAL. AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, BE YOUNG. FOR YOUTH IS YOUR GREATEST WEAPON, YOUR GREATEST TOOL. USE IT WISELY. GEORGE PÉREZ
A NEW JOURNEY TO BE STARTED. A NEW PROMISE TO BE FULFILLED. A NEW PAGE TO BE WRITTEN.
THIS COULD BE YOUR ODYSSEY In the spring of 2017/18, you are launched into the grandest mission of your youth â€” starting a brand new junior college. What would it be like? Join a band of Eunoians as they chase the sun, scale unforetold heights, and dive deep into the very centre of existence to find out. Lasting choices, powers supreme and passion unlimited come together in an epic tale told by us and determined by you.
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