The Joint Integrated Programme Prospectus
2018 â€“ 2019
Talent Development Programmes
—— 8.1 Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese)
—— 2.1 Our Shared Vision
—— 8.2 Humanities Programme
—— 2.2 Our Shared Philosophy
—— 8.3 Music Elective Programme
—— 2.3 Our Unified Approach
Overseas Immersion Programmes
3 The JIP Graduate
4 The JIP Curriculum
5 Our Core Curriculum
6 World Readinesss Programme
7 Passion Pursuit
—— 7.1 Research and Mentorship
Life Skills, Character and Citizenship Programme
11 Student Leadership Programme
12 Co-Curricular Programme
13 The JIP Schools —— 13.1 Catholic High School
—— 13.2 CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
—— 13.3 Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
—— 13.4 Eunoia Junior College
â€œ... we challenge our students to look beyond the local to the global, beyond problems to opportunities, beyond risks to possibilities, and beyond the functional and utilitarian to the emotive and cultural.â€?
Dear Parents and Students, From Left to Right: Mrs Fiona Tan (Principal, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School), Ms Soh Lai Leng Magdalen (Principal, Catholic High School), Mrs Eugenia Lim (Principal, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School), Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng (Principal, Eunoia Junior College)
Good education informs, great education transforms. For about a century, Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School have transformed generations of successful men and women – many of whom have contributed significantly to the transformation of Singapore. The three schools have in common a strong tradition of excellence in all-round development of students, an outstanding legacy of producing visionary leaders and a strong network of alumni members from different fields who are dedicated and supportive of the schools. This confluence of three schools with strong heritage, sustained traditions of excellence and strong alumni networks integrates the best elements of the academic and student development programmes unique to these schools.
An exciting addition to this league is Eunoia Junior College. Together, the four schools provide a holistic and seamless six-year Integrated Programme to our students. In order to prepare our students to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, we challenge our students to look beyond the local to the global, beyond problems to opportunities, beyond risks to possibilities, and beyond the functional and utilitarian to the emotive and cultural. In doing so, we nurture students who have the wisdom, the gumption and the will to create the future they desire. If what you have read thus far excites you, read on to find out more about what we have in store for you. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity of a lifetime. Join us and be part of the league that will transform the future.
Introduction The Joint Integrated Programme (JIP) is offered by Catholic High School (CHS), CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School (CHIJ SNGS), Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS) and Eunoia Junior College (EJC).
Integrating and extending from the best elements of existing signature programmes unique to our schools, the JIP aims to provide academically strong students with an enriched broad-based curriculum. Our students have the opportunities to engage in a wide spectrum of authentic and futureoriented learning experiences that will equip them with competencies to navigate in a complex world. JIP students from CHS, CHIJ SNGS and SCGS will spend their first four years in their respective secondary schools before progressing to EJC, and can look forward to the following MOE special programmes in the pursuit of their learning passions and aspirations. From Year 3, JIP students can offer the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese). JIP students from CHS and CHIJ SNGS can offer the Music Elective Programme from Year 1. EJC students can offer the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese), Music Elective Programme and Humanities Scholarship Programme.
Principled Leaders of Tomorrow
OUR SHARED VISION
OUR SHARED PHILOSOPHY
Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School have in common a strong tradition of excellence in all-round development of students—an outstanding legacy of producing visionary leaders, and a strong network of alumni members from different fields who are dedicated and supportive of their schools. Eunoia Junior College will leverage the best elements that are unique to the three schools, in particular, the synergy resulting from the confluence of three schools with strong heritage, sustained traditions of excellence and strong alumni networks, to realise our shared JIP vision of
nurturing a community of principled leaders. Together, the four schools are weaving a tapestry of educational experiences with a strong emphasis on Character, Cognitive and Leadership development, to develop our students with a Passion for Life and Service to Society.
The diagram summarises the JIP approach for developing and nurturing our students, through the three main blocks of 1 Cognitive development, 2 Character development and 3 Leadership development. The outer portion of the diagram shows the desired outcomes, in terms of the knowledge, skills and attitudes, that are embodied by our graduates.
IC AL TH & IN IN KI VE N G NTI VE
OUR UNIFIED APPROACH
Principled of Character Development
○ Have the courage to stand up
for what is right
○ Uphold moral integrity ○ Strive for excellence ○ Demonstrate global outlook ○ Rooted to Singapore
CIVIC LITERACY, GLOBAL & CROSS-CULTURAL
Cognitive Development ○ Have firm and strong grounding in the respective disciplines or key areas to support future learnings
○ Are purposeful in pursuit of excellence
M CO M N
TI RA O S AB LL LL I O SK ,C N N IO IO AT AT M IC OR UN INF
Leadership Development ○ Able to work effectively in teams ○ Exercise initiative ○ Embrace the spirit of enterprise but take calculated risks
○ Exhibit strong civic responsibility
○ ○ ○ ○
and keen sense of service Promote common good Are informed about Singapore and the world Are sensitive to cultural differences Engage meaningfully with people from different cultures
The JIP Graduate The Six Core Attributes of Principled Leaders
Personal Mastery Ethical Leadership Intellectual Curiosity Passionate Living Global Outlook Innovative Thinking
As principled leaders of tomorrow, graduates of the Joint Integrated Programme will possess a strong passion for life, and be persons of integrity and discerning individuals who are challenged to think critically and make sound moral and ethical judgements. They will exhibit high levels of distinction in their acquisition and mastery of 21st Century Competencies, and be dedicated and committed in using their talents to impact lives in positive and ethical ways.
How the Six Core Attributes Are Manifested
Confident in Self Inspired to Serve Joy for Learning Zest for Life Balanced in Perspectives Enterprising in Spirit
JIP Curriculum The Joint Integrated Programme curriculum offers an enriched, authentic and extensive six-year experience for JIP students. It not only identifies a common core that is offered to all our JIP students but provides expanded opportunities for student interaction and learning, made possible by the creation of common spaces that honour the uniqueness in each school and enable the three secondary schools, together with Eunoia Junior College, to engage our students in our JIP Curriculum.
Students in the Joint Integrated Programme can expect to immerse themselves in an enriched, extensive and authentic six-year learning experience that enables them to explore and further develop their personal strengths, passions and talents. Apart from the Core Curriculum, the JIP has two signature programmes: 1 World Readiness Programmes, and 2 Passion Pursuit.
Languages and/or Knowledge Skills ○ English Programme ○ Mother Tongue Programme Humanities and the Arts ○ Aesthetics Programme ○ Humanities Programme ○ Music Elective Programme Mathematics and Sciences ○ Mathematics Programme ○ Sciences Programme
Platforms for Pursuit Local and Overseas Sabbaticals / Attachments ○ Institute of Higher Learning ○ Industries Research & Mentorship Programme
Core Academic Programme
○ Philosophy of Knowledge
(Eastern & Western Perspectives)
(including Economics and Governance & Politics)
○ Emerging Asia ○ Current Affairs
○ Disciplinary Modules
○ Character & Leadership Programme ○ Careers & Further Education Programme ○ Co-Curricular Activities & Physical Education Programme
World Readiness Programme
Life Skills, Character & Citizenship Programme
Platforms for Exploration ○ Aesthetics and
○ Service Learning Programme
Our Core Academic Programme ensures that our JIP students are poised to further their intellectual pursuits and realise their potential in different areas of interests and specialisations by providing a strong grounding in knowledge and skills across the different subject disciplines.
OUR CORE CURRICULUM
Developed collaboratively by the three partner schools, the Year 1 to 4 academic programme is aligned with the three disciplines of Languages, Humanities and the Arts, and Mathematics and Sciences. This is to ensure a strong grounding in the content, skills, and rigour required to excel in the core subject disciplines offered within the same disciplinary clusters at JC1 and JC2. A deep understanding of subject matter is emphasised to support further intellectual pursuits, enabling students to transform factual information into new and “useable” knowledge. Hence, all Year 1 and 2 students offer a general curriculum that enables them to explore various disciplinary fields and make an informed choice regarding the subject options to be offered at Years 3 and 4, and subsequently at JC1 and JC2, including the MOE Special Programmes offered by EJC.
World Readiness Programme
Beyond the Core Academic Programme, our unique World Readiness Programme (WRP) aims to develop our JIP students’ ability to impact lives in positive and ethical ways – in line with our JIP outcomes of a Global Outlook and Ethical Leadership. The WRP prepares our students for the world beyond the classroom, equipping them to understand Singapore’s role in the international arena, and exposing them to Eastern and Western perspectives of geopolitical, social, cultural, economic and technological issues and megatrends.
From Years 1 to 4, modules offered under Philosophy of Knowledge and Emerging Asia, some in Chinese Language, ride on the existing strengths of our schools in nurturing bilingual and bicultural students. They also develop our JIP students to be well-versed in eastern and western perspectives on knowledge, reason and values. In turn, the Current Affairs modules are designed to promote an understanding of global issues and megatrends. From Years 1 to 4, the knowledge that our JIP students acquire in WRP will provide them with the foundational knowledge and skills that will put them in good stead for specific subjects and special programmes offered at Eunoia Junior College. YEARS
1 – 4
JC1 – JC2
Philosophy of Knowledge
Knowledge and Inquiry
Bicultural Studies Programme Humanities Programme
The diagram shows how modules in the three domains connect with the A-Level curriculum
The WRP utilises a variety of learning platforms to engage students. On top of lectures and tutorials in each school, schools also engage or participate in programmes organised by external agencies (e.g. participation in Model United Nations Conferences). The three partner secondary schools also organise annual WRP Symposiums where students are brought together to benefit from the synergistic sharing of ideas and perspectives. At these WRP Symposiums, our students interact with people across a spectrum of society, including research engineers, foreign diplomats, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
EMERGING ASIA PHILOSOPHY
Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese)
Knowledge and Inquiry
JC1 – JC2 1 – 4
21ST CENTURY COMPETENCIES
From JC1 to JC2, students will move from knowledge to practice, with an emphasis on cross-cultural skills. As international boundaries rapidly disappear, our students will be working with an increasingly wider variety of people - people from different segments of society and with varied backgrounds beyond their immediate circle of friends, beyond their community, and beyond our country. In all these crosscultural interactions, we hope that our students will be equipped with the necessary skills and be excited to engage people from different walks of life.
Our programme thus gives students the opportunity to practise and sharpen these skills, by creating platforms for our students to have deep conversations with a variety of people - a foreign worker, an elderly woman from a very different cultural background, and with leaders in various fields. Through reflecting on these experiences, students will be better prepared to face our globalised world.
CURRENT AFFAIRS Humanities Humanities Programme Programme
21st CENTURY COMPETENCIES This figure represents the spiral curriculum students experience in the World Readiness Programme. Three key strands anchor the programme: Philosophy, Emerging Asia, and Current Affairs. 21st Century Competencies are developed throughout the programme, across all three strands.
Governance & Public Adminstration International Relations & Diplomacy Economics & Globalisation
Passion Pursuit Guided by the firm belief that joy for learning is key to supporting future learning, our Passion Pursuit (PP) programme offers customised opportunities for JIP students to pursue their learning at an extended or deeper level in both the academic and non-academic domains in their six years with the JIP.
Passion Pursuit provides avenues for high academic achievement, intellectual discovery, leadership excellence and extracurricular exploration essential to lifelong learning through an enriching journey of Diverge, Converge and Emerge. Students get to explore a broad spectrum of interest areas under the Diverge Strand, understand what passion really means through the Converge Strand and eventually actualise it as part of purposeful living in the Emerge Strand. Across the three strands, Passion Pursuit is implemented through Platforms for Exploration and Platforms for Pursuit, and is enriched by the strong partnership among the partner schools and our networks of alumni and community partners.
PLATFORMS FOR EXPLORATION
These are modules offered to our students to nurture their intellectual curiosity and further their interests in the various domains. There are opportunities for students to be exposed to various fields at an introductory or novice level often triggered by an initial interest. The modules encourage exploration and experimentation to ascertain if students wish to pursue them at a deeper and more sustained level. Examples of such modules include Aromachemistry, Art of Ensemble Playing and niche sports such as archery. PLATFORMS FOR PURSUIT
Extending from the Platforms for Exploration, the Platforms for Pursuit enable the pursuit of disciplines at a deeper level, while nurturing the students to be confident and self-directed learners. This is delivered through a range of creative and innovative avenues, and students can look forward to engaging actively in meaning-making through rich dialogue and interaction. An example of Platform for Pursuit is the Research and Mentorship Programme which enables our JIP students to have a choice of engaging in discipline-based or multidisciplinary projects with a teacher mentor or a researcher and expert in selected fields in an in-depth investigation. A reflective component weaved into the design of this programme brings JIP students on a journey of self-discovery to deepen their engagement in these areas.
RESEARCH AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME â€“ A Platform for Pursuit The Research and Mentorship Programme, which emphasises equipping our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in research projects at a higher level, is structured as follows:
Focused on equipping students with skills of * Literature review * Proposal writing * Planning for a research project * Oral presentation
Focused on allowing pupils to apply the relevant skills acquired into execution of a mini group project guided by teacher mentors * Project titles given by departments
Our three JIP schools work closely with our strong network of alumni, collaborating organisations and community partners to provide research and mentorship opportunities for our students. Our broad base of partners include A*STAR, Changi General Hospital, National Heritage Board, Singapore Science Centre, Defence Science and Technology Agency, the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Australia and more.
3 – 4
Focused on allowing pupils to engage in individual or group projects that enable them to delve deeper into a specific area. Types of projects include: * School-based Teacher Mentorship * Mentorship by experts in specialised fields
Talent Development Programmes
The four schools offer a spread of talent development programmes to help our Year 1 to JC2 students transform their gifts into talents. Under these Talent Development Programmes, our JIP students are nurtured to take on challenging assignments that stretch them beyond their current competency and potential.
These talent programmes can be in the areas of academics, aesthetics and sports. For example, CHS offers the CÎŠERGY Programme and Math Research Experience for students who have a strong interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); CHIJ SNGS offers a suite of Bilingual and Bicultural Programmes (including a Translation Programme) and Science Mentorship Programme; SCGS offers the IP Academies (Math and Science Academy, Liberal Arts Academy, Leadership Academy and Business Academy); and EJC offers the STEM Research Programme and Liberal Arts Programme.
In addition, the JIP schools also offer MOE Special Programmes such as the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese) [BSP(C)], the Music Elective Programme (MEP) and the Humanities Scholarship Programme. Our BSP(C) students will develop high cultural intelligence through an intensive Chinese curriculum and immersion experiences in China and a Western country, along with opportunities to interact and share their experiences with students from other BSP(C) schools. Through the MEP offered in CHS, CHIJ SNGS and EJC, students with an aptitude for music can pursue a deeper and more comprehensive study in music. EJC offers the Humanities Scholarship Programme to outstanding students to study the Humanities at pre-university level, nurturing their local and global awareness. 32â€”33
BICULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAMME (CHINESE)
The Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese) [BSP(C)] is a Ministry of Education Special Programme. The BSP(C) aims to nurture a core group of bilingual and bicultural students who are able to understand, appreciate and engage contemporary China, as well as relate to the West.
It is a four-year programme (Year 3 to JC2) that is offered in Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, and Eunoia Junior College. We are offering this programme to Year 3 students who have the ability and interest to learn about contemporary China’s society, economy, politics and international relations, and are passionate about learning from the cultures of the East and West. Students successfully admitted to BSP(C) will complete their Year 3 and Year 4 of BSP(C) in their respective secondary schools, and continue with the JC1 and JC2 BSP(C) at Eunoia Junior College.
The objectives of the Joint Integrated Programme BSP(C) are to: *
Nurture principled, bicultural and enterprising leaders who are able to engage with China and understand the West;
Develop bilingual scholars who are passionate about analysing and projecting the historical, cultural and contemporary developments of both the East and West; and
Broaden and enhance our students’ intellectual horizons, and cultivate their global perspectives through integration with the JIP World Readiness Programme.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE PLAN (SAP) SCHOLARSHIP — BICULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAMME (CHINESE)
Students who have obtained exemplary results in both English Language and Higher Chinese Language will be recommended for the MOE SAP Scholarship – Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese). The scholarship is tenable for 4 years, from Year 3 to JC2, and provides an allowance of $1,000 per annum. It also covers school fees based on Singapore Citizens’ rates, subject to an annual cap of $2,400. More information on the SAP Scholarship is available on the MOE website. Scholars are to fulfil the following scholarship requirements: * At Years 3 and 4: offer Higher Chinese and Chinese Electives as required by the school; * At JC1 and JC2: offer H2 China Studies in Chinese; * Participate in BSP(C) activities organised by the MOE and school; * Maintain satisfactory progress and good conduct annually.
The BSP(C) curriculum aims to deepen students’ understanding of the history, social evolution, economic developments and international relations of contemporary China with the rest of the world, particularly Singapore and the West. Students will be exposed to experiential learning and other approaches that cultivate their interest and deepen their learning in topics related to China and how the development of China affects them, Singapore and the world. Students will have the opportunities to carry out research studies, attend camps, symposiums and seminars organised by MOE and the school, as well as go for overseas immersion programmes in both China and Western countries. The BSP(C) curriculum comprises four themes: * Key Issue 1: China’s Development and its Impact * Key Issue 2: Governing China and its Challenges * Key Issue 3: Chinese Society and its Transformation * Key Issue 4: Rise Of China and its Implications
OVERSEAS IMMERSION PROGRAMME
BSP(C) students will enjoy opportunities to participate in overseas immersion programmes to China and Western countries.
双文化课程是教育部开办的特别课 程。此课程希冀培育一群既熟悉当 代中国的政治、经济、社会与外交 关系，又能与西方国家对话，精通 中西文化的“双文化”人才。
公教中学、圣尼各拉女校、新加 坡女子中学和诺雅初级学院将在 综合课程计划下开办四年的双文 化课程。我们将会遴选对当代中 国社会、经济、政治、外交等方 面感兴趣，并热衷于学习东西方 文化的中三学生修读这个课程。 所有成功获选修读双文化课程的 学生将会在各自的中学完成两年 的双文化课程，并在诺雅初级学 院完成高一和高二的课程。
* 在中三和中四选修高级华文 和学校规定的华文选修课。
* 培养有原则、积极进取和能够 联系中国和了解西方社会的 双文化领袖；
* 培养热衷于分析和展望东西方 历史、文化和当代社会发展 的双文化学习者； * 配合我们的“面向全球化”课 程，开阔学生视野，拓展他 们的世界观。
凡英文和高级华文成绩优异的新 加坡公民学生，经由学校推荐将 有机会成为特别辅助计划学校双文化课程奖学金得主。奖学金 得主每年可得$1000，并豁免缴 交学费。学费津贴顶限为每年 $2,400。 所有奖学金得主都必须：
* 参加所有由教育部和学校主 办的双文化课程活动。 * 在每年考获优秀的成绩和保持 良好的品行记录。
双文化课程旨在深化学生对中国 历史、社会变迁、经济发展和国 际外交的认识。学生将通过体验 式学习和其他方式促进学习，培 养他们了解东西方社会的兴趣。 除了和中国有关的课题，双文化 课程学生也将学习到中国的发展 如何影响他们、新加坡和世界。 学生也将有机会进行研究，参加 由教育部和学校主办的一系列活 动如学习营和研讨会，以及到中 国和西方国家浸濡学习。
所有双文化课程的学生将有机会 参与海外浸濡计划，到中国和西 方国家浸濡学习。
双文化课程内容涵盖四大主题： * 核心课题一：中国的发展及其影响 * 核心课题二：中国的治理及挑战 * 核心课题三：中国社会及其演变 * 核心课题四：中国的崛起及 其意义
Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School share a strong record in Humanities education, which covers Geography, History, Social Studies and Literature in English. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School is a Centre of Excellence in the Humanities for South Zone schools. The school
organises the Humanities Symposium for teachers and conferences for students to delve deeper into issues and share their research papers. At Eunoia Junior College, the Humanities Scholarship Programme (HSP) is offered to outstanding students to study the Humanities at the pre-university level, nurturing their local and global awareness.
The Humanities Scholarship Programme (HSP) is offered to outstanding students to study the Humanities at Eunoia Junior College, nurturing their local and global awareness. CURRICULUM
The EJC Humanities Programme offers a differentiated learning experience for HSP scholars and selected Humanities students with a shared passion and aptitude for the Humanities. Students will engage in university-level seminars, learning journeys to government agencies and private-sector companies, and experience a stimulating itinerary of enrichment activities.
Students from the JIP schools who have obtained exemplary results in the JIP school assessment will be recommended for the MOE Humanities Scholarship at Eunoia Junior College. The scholarship is tenable for 2 years, subject to satisfactory progress at the end of JC1 and good conduct. It provides an allowance of $1,000 per annum and also covers school fees based on Singapore Citizens’ rates, subject to an annual cap of $2,400.
HSP scholars offer subject combinations prescribed by the Ministry of Education for the programme, where Literature in English is compulsory. EJC HSP students may offer a second H2 Humanities subject chosen from China Studies in Chinese, Economics, Geography and History. The choice of the third H2 subject may include Art, China Studies in Chinese, Economics, Geography, History, Mother Tongue Language & Literature, Music or a Foreign Language.
OVERSEAS IMMERSION PROGRAMME
EJC Humanities Programme students will enjoy opportunities to participate in an overseas immersion programme in an Asian country. The trip will broaden their perspectives, enhance their cultural intelligence and deepen their appreciation of the human experience and its intricacies.
MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME Established in 1982 by the Ministry of Education, the Music Elective Programme (MEP) provides opportunities for musically inclined students to pursue the study of music in an enriched environment under the guidance of highly qualified and passionate teachers.
The MEP aims to develop students musically to be Practitioners and Scholars in the Arts as well as active Advocates and Leaders for the Arts. It is a four-year programme offered in Catholic High School and CHIJ St Nicholas Girlsâ€™ School. Students from Singapore Chinese Girlsâ€™ School can offer a two-year music programme in SCGS from Year 3.
S in ER N
OLARS in t he SCH
LEADERS for the ARTS
PRA CT I TI O
Well-informed musicians with a deep knowledge of music and its role in the society; passionate about learning and appreciative of music and other art forms.
ADVOCATES fo r th eA
Source: Ministry of Education
MUSIC ELECTIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Students will be engaged in musical activities involving Listening and Analysis, and will take part in Composing and Performing activities within and beyond the classrooms. Students can look forward to having music discussions and collaborations with likeminded peers, and participate in various enrichment programmes organised by the schools and MOE to enable them to develop an appreciation of the cultural diversity of the arts in Singapore and the world. These include learning journeys in the arts, masterclasses, public performances and workshops. There will also be opportunities for music collaborations across JIP and MEP schools.
The Music Elective Scholarship (MES) is offered by the Ministry of Education to encourage academically able and musically talented students to pursue the study of music at H2 and H3 Level under the MEP. Students who offer the programme at EJC will be considered for the MES if they meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship provides an allowance of $1000 per annum. It also covers school fees based on Singapore Citizens’ rates, subject to an annual cap of $2,400. It is tenable for 2 years, subject to satisfactory progress at the end of JC1 and good conduct. More information on the MES is available at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/ scholarships/moe-preu/music.
Active participants and passionate contributors to music and the arts in the community.
Skilful, expressive and sensitive musicians with artistic integrity who will continually hone their craft and share the joy of music with others.
Students can look forward to having music discussions and collaborations with like-minded peers, and participate in various enrichment programmes such as learning journeys in the arts, masterclasses, public performances and workshops.
Our JIP students are guided and given opportunities to live a balanced educational experience that cultivates and develops friendship, resilience, life skills, leadership qualities and other soft skills.
Authentic learning can take the form of students going on experiential learning and internships, embarking on leadership projects to engage and provide service to the local and global communities.
OVERSEAS IMMERSION PROGRAMMES
Often, authentic learning can be greatly enhanced through situated learning via immersion in overseas contexts, while engaging other cultures and making a positive impact on the lives of people around the world. The Overseas Immersion Programmes offered to JIP students are built upon other JIP platforms, such as the WRP and BSP(C). Within each school, JIP students have access to other opportunities for overseas immersion, such as CHS’ UK Immersion Experience, CHIJ SNGS’ Cultural Intelligence (CQ) programme, SCGS’ IP Academies, and EJC’s Cultural Immersion Programme. Our schools also leverage stakeholders and community, such as alumni experts, to provide support, advice and resources, especially in the area of overseas academic and industrial visits and attachments.
LIFE SKILLS, CHARACTER AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The JIP Life Skills, Character and Citizenship Education programme aims to bring students on a meaningful journey to inspire active citizenship as well as nurture sound values and life skills.
COLLABORATING WITH OTHERS, CONTRIBUTING TO COMMUNITY
* Level camps, work attachment, overseas learning journeys * School and self-initiated VIA projects * Personal Mastery Modules (e.g. aesthetics appreciation, effective communication)
DISCOVERING SELF, RELATING TO OTHERS
* Orientation, level camps, learning journeys * Class-based VIA projects * Personal Mastery Modules (e.g. self-management, public speaking, etiquette, cultural intelligence)
1 – 2 YEARS
3 – 4
Students will discover more about themselves with guidance from teachers, and learn to communicate and collaborate effectively with their peers. They will be provided with a variety of opportunities to care for others and to contribute to the community. Through these quality learning experiences, we hope to nurture JIP graduates who are strongly grounded in values and who are committed to their community and nation. It is our hope that they will grow up to lead and shape the future of our nation as responsible citizens of the 21st century.
Students will experience a rigorous six-year curriculum that foregrounds and instills core values, essential social and emotional competencies and inspires them towards active citizenship. They will be encouraged to champion and support causes they are passionate about, to identify and seek to meet the needs of specific individuals or groups in their community, and to work towards creating a more inclusive society both within and beyond school.
REDISCOVERING SELF, LEAVING A LEGACY
* Life Coaching Programme * Community Engagement Programme * Environmental Literacy Programme * Local and Overseas VIA projects
JC1 – JC2
Note: actual programmes may differ across schools. 46—47
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
The JIP Student Leadership Programme is committed to fulfilling the JIP vision of nurturing principled leaders of tomorrow. We seek to develop JIP graduates who will have the courage, disposition and essential qualities of a leader who leads by example and who will lead others to effect positive change. Guided by their strong moral compass, they will navigate the challenges of the future with ease and confidence.
Through a blend of leadership conferences, modules and camps, students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become competent leaders. Guided by the belief that leadership practice should be balanced with warmth and a heart for service, the six-year programme will also expose students to the needs of the community. This promotes deeper understanding of their role as future citizens, advocates, and leaders in service of others.
1 – 2
SELF & PEER LEADERSHIP
* Acquire knowledge of leadership competencies * Increase awareness of self and participate in leadership profiling PLATFORMS
* Participate in class-based VIA projects * Assume junior leadership positions to lead peers (e.g. team captains, group leaders, probate councillors, junior prefects, Class Management Chair) * Participate in school events management
We believe in harnessing the leadership potential of each student. Training and opportunities are therefore spiralled from Year 1 to JC2 so as to cater to each student’s readiness and ability. While the leadership development themes are common across the JIP schools, each school has also crafted unique programmes customised to the students’ needs and which are grounded in leadership development theories, such as The Student Leadership Challenge and Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership. As students advance through the levels, they will be provided with various leadership opportunities within school as well as in the wider community as shown in the diagram below.
3 – 4
JC1 – JC2
TEAM & STUDENT BODY LEADERSHIP
ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
* Apply knowledge of leadership competencies in managing self, leading classes and juniors in respective CCAs * Understand how different leadership styles can influence others
* Achieve deeper understanding of personal values, strengths and motivations * Lead self and others positively by creating common purpose and championing causes
* Initiate and implement VIA projects as a group * Assume senior student leadership positions (e.g. exco positions) * Mentor junior student leaders * Lead in school events organisation
* Initiate and implement change- action projects for the college and community * Assume student leadership positions across classes, projects, CCAs and college
Note: actual programmes may differ across schools. 50—51
The JIP schools offer a wide range of established Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs), Physical Education and Arts Education programmes to develop each student holistically.
Our JIP students are guided and given opportunities to live a balanced educational experience that cultivates and develops friendship, resilience, life skills, leadership qualities and other soft skills. The students from the three schools also have opportunities to collaborate in their CCAs, such as joint drama performances and choral performances.
Catholic High School Founded in 1935 by the Rev. Fr. Edward Becheras, the Catholic High School (CHS) is a premier institution with a vision to groom every student into a leader, gentleman and bilingual scholar of high integrity and robust character, who is passionate about life, learning and service to others. As an autonomous Special Assistance Plan school, CHS is a school of distinction with innovative and challenging programmes, a forerunner in character building and a beacon for the mindset of excellence. As a Catholic mission school firmly built upon the foundation of Christian values, love is our cornerstone and the motivation behind all our actions. We are committed to providing a supportive and loving environment in which every life is touched. The distinctive features of the quality educational experience that CHS offers stem from a curriculum strong in academic distinction, leadership and character development, as well as sports and aesthetics excellence. All students in CHS benefit from a forward-looking curriculum centred on developing 21st century competencies such as critical and creative thinking, civic literacy as well as communication skills, through inquiry-based learning, research and passion pursuits.
The Catholic High student is a leader, gentleman and bilingual scholar of high integrity and robust character, who is passionate about life, learning and service to others 我们的愿景
公教学生是个 具有高尚情操， 坚韧个性，同时， 热爱生活，热爱 学习，并且愿为 人群服务的领 袖、双语学者 与彬彬君子
CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Vision
Girls of Grace Women of Strength Leaders with Heart 我们的愿景
娴雅少女 坚毅巾帼 仁爱领袖
Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus Order as a Chinese medium grant-in-aid Catholic school, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School (CHIJ SNGS) is an autonomous, Special Assistance Plan school where all work together to promote the core values of truth, justice, freedom and love. In CHIJ SNGS, through a balanced, holistic and forwardlooking curriculum, we inculcate in every student the belief that she has the capacity to make a positive difference and is encouraged always to use her talents and abilities for the betterment of all. As Girls of Grace, our students possess purity of heart and mind, and are gracious in manner, speech and the way they present themselves. Being Women of Strength makes them resilient, confident, resourceful and independent learners, always striving for all-round excellence. As Leaders with Heart, all students are leaders with empathy and compassion for others, as well as globally-aware and culturally-sensitive team players. Guided by our school’s core values and emphasis on respect, dignity for all, sisterly love, humility and gratitude, these key pillars of the CHIJ SNGS educational experience prepare our graduates to thrive in the 21st century and meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive society.
Singapore Chinese Girlsâ€™ School Singapore Chinese Girlsâ€™ School (SCGS) was founded in 1899 by Straits-born Chinese gentlemen who believed in offering girls an education that could match their male counterparts. The SCGS education philosophy stems from our strong belief in providing a holistic and balanced education founded on a bedrock of timeless values and rich heritage. We add colour, character and richness to the learning experience. Our environment offers the warmth, support and stability of a strong family. We nurture every pupil to grow her interests and aptitude, to achieve her personal best. SCGS graduates are women of character who are confident, articulate, gracious and well-respected in their chosen careers. Our holistic education develops women leaders of tomorrow who are world-ready and well-prepared to contribute meaningfully to the community and beyond. The three pillars of our SCGS Experience comprise the Talent Development, Character and Leadership, and Living and Lifeskills Programmes. The SCGS experience gives our students insights into themselves whilst opening windows to the world. With more than a 100-year heritage, a track record of outstanding achievements and a wide network of supporters behind her, the SCGS student is poised for success.
To be an asset to the country by developing capable women of character and relevance
Eunoia Junior College Vision
Every Eunoian a Youth with Purpose Thinker with Heart Leader with Courage
Eunoia Junior College was established as part of the Joint Integrated Programme, with Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girlsâ€™ School and Singapore Chinese Girlsâ€™ School. These three schools have in common a strong tradition of excellence in all-round development of students and an outstanding legacy of visionary leaders and professionals. We extend this rich tapestry, and will challenge our students to take risks, solve issues and be led by their curiosity. Our vision, Every Eunoian a Youth with Purpose, Thinker with Heart, Leader with Courage, embodies the life skills, intellect and perspicacity we want to impart and grow. Our array of flagship programmes, talent development programmes and MOE Special Programmes are designed to intrigue and inspire our students, guiding them to be invigorated yet introspective individuals who want to make a positive impact. Eunoians are critical and inventive thinkers anchored by strong values, guided by purpose and fuelled by passion. Perceptive and respectful of diverse ideas, they give the best of themselves and bring out the best in others. They inspire hope and excellence, and stand up for what is right as skilful and courageous leaders. As concerned citizens and global ambassadors of the 21st century, Eunoians serve others humbly and selflessly, always striving to contribute to society, Singapore and the world.
Eunoia Junior College Bishan Campus
Catholic High School 9 Bishan Street 22 Singapore 579767 Tel: 6458 2177 www.catholichigh.moe.edu.sg
CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School 501 Ang Mo Kio Street 13 Singapore 569405 Tel: 6354 1839 www.chijstnicholasgirls.moe.edu.sg
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School 190 Dunearn Road Singapore 309437 Tel: 6252 7966 www.scgs.moe.edu.sg
Eunoia Junior College 53 Mount Sinai Road Singapore 276880 Tel: 6351 8388 www.eunoiajc.moe.edu.sg
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