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St Andrew’s Junior College

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College Mission Empowering Saints to Learn, to Lead, to Serve

College Vision Every Saint a Servant Leader

College Values Resilience Respect Integrity Compassion Humility


Conten ts

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Principal’s Foreword

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Saints to Learn

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Saints to Lead

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Saints to Serve

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St Andrew’s Village - One Family Unbroken

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Home of the Saints Once a Saint, Always a Saint

For more information about St Andrew’s Junior College please visit www.standrewsjc.moe.edu.sg or email sajc@moe.edu.sg


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Principal’s Foreword St Andrew’s Junior College began as a vision of faith when the Anglican Church took up the challenge of building a junior college that would provide high academic standards and develop students with strong values and character based on sound Christian principles. Belief in such a vision spurred the Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches to join the Anglican Diocese in this project, and in 1978 the College became a reality with the opening of St Andrew’s Junior College at Malan Road. Since Dec 2005, the College has been at its present site at Potong Pasir where as part of the St Andrew’s Village, the College continues our commitment to the vision of faith that we were founded upon. The defining quality of our College is an emphasis to nurture every Saint as a Servant Leader. Each and every one of our students is empowered “to Learn, to Lead and to Serve”. We equip our students with a strong foundation in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes they will need to take on the challenges of the rapidly changing world we live in. We are committed to ignite a passion for learning in our students as well as open as many doors for them as possible to opportunities that will allow them to serve their community as leaders. Our students, also known as “Saints”, are characterized by their thirst for learning, their optimism and their keen zest for life. They study hard and they play hard. And always our Saints are warm and friendly. They embrace integrity, resilience, compassion, respect and humility in their daily living and this is clearly manifested in their care for each other and society at large. It takes effort and an investment in time and people for this to happen. Crucial to this is the role our staff plays. At St Andrew’s Junior College a team of committed and caring staff continually strive to hone their pedagogical practices to enhance students’ learning and become a firstclass teaching force. Besides overseas exposure, our teachers attend workshops on Action Research, Lesson Study, Understanding by Design and other innovative strategies to familiarize themselves with the latest in educational pedagogy and research. This ensures their position at the forefront of education so they may give their best to, and glean the best from their charges. Truly, “No One is Here by Chance”. At St Andrew’s Junior College we believe that each individual is precious and has a unique and important role to determine, contribute to and create the College we call ours. We invite you to join us and be inspired! Up and On!

Mrs Lee Bee Yann, Principal 5 5 | St College| | | StAndrew’s Andrew’s Junior Junior College


…Saints to Learn

When a student enters St Andrew’s Junior College, they enter a College that has distinguished itself through exemplary educational processes and practices. Students are embraced by an environment of learning that encourages academic inquiry and develops their intellectual potential. leaders increase their awareness and broaden understanding on local governance, role of leadership and community services in Singapore, and participation in competitions, Olympiads and symposiums provides them with confidence and a platform to showcase their learning.

A rigorous academic programme prepares our students to do well in the GCE A Level Examinations. The majority of Saints continue on to tertiary education and many qualify for scholarships after they graduate from SAJC. Using the Ministry of Education’s performance indicator of “Percentage of candidates obtaining at least 3 H2 passes, with a pass in GP or KI”, our Saints have surpassed national standards in the 2008 GCE A Level Examinations.

We are proud to attest that many Saints excel in both their academic studies and CCAs. With a strong foundation in knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, we are confident that our Saints will live full and meaningful lives.

At St Andrew’s Junior College the corner stone of our instructional programme is the belief in a holistic education that aims to develop Saints of strong character with sound moral values that serve as a moral compass in a rapid changing world. The College encourages students to ask, to experiment, to solve problems and to apply what they have learnt to become independent life-long learners. We equip them with 21st century skills such as digital age literacy, inventive thinking, effective communication and high productivity to give them a headstart in life and that will stand them in good stead in the workplace in the future.

Education is more than the sum total of subjects that a student chooses. At St Andrew’s Junior College, we also create an inviting environment for the staff and students in support of their pursuit of learning. Saints for example take charge of their learning during biannual Learning Festivals initiating their own learning and sharing with teachers and fellow Saints. Overseas experience is also an integral part of student development in the College with students traveling to the United Kingdom to experience the Arts, Literature, Biology, and Geography in an authentic manner. Art enrichment in Italy, language immersion in China, cultural exchange programmes, service learning and competitions to Finland, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia are part of their learning in a globalised context.

Many of these skills are inculcated through Project Work, Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs), local and overseas Community Involvement Programmes, overseas trips and job attachments. Talks with Ministers and community 6

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At St Andrew’s Junior College we recognise that different students have different talents and skills and we celebrate this as it adds colour and depth to our community. We celebrate this individuality through the provision of opportunities and avenues to nurture their talent and develop leadership skills in the wide variety of co-curricular activities that are available to students: LEADERSHIP Student Council House Council Saints-for-Christ Interact Club

SERVICE AVA Photographic Society Mentoring

SPORTS & GAMES Badminton Basketball Bowling Canoeing Cricket Hockey Netball ODAC CLUBS & SOCIETIES Rhythmic Gymnastics Art Club Rugby Chinese Society Soccer Computer Club Tennis Debating and Oratorical Society Track and Field Environmental Club Table Tennis Fitness Club Volleyball Indian Cultural Society Water Polo and Swimming Malay Cultural Society Strategy Games Club Sports and Fitness Club PERFORMING ARTS Chinese Orchestra Choir Concert Band Dance Society Drama Club Guitar Ensemble

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Michael Palmer Lawyer & Member of Parliament

“St Andrew’s brings back many fond memories for me. I made many good friends and learnt many of life’s lessons. Among the most important lessons was the value of camaraderie and team work. Playing Rugby for the school and JC taught me how to win and lose. Most of all it taught me how to pick yourself up after a defeat and press on with the fight. Up and On!”


…Saints to Lead

Saints take a serious attitude towards learning and excel in their academic subjects with excellent outcomes with the vast majority of the subjects offered by the College achieving ‘Above Expectation’ at the GCE A level examinations. Our student, Kellynn Wee Jia Ying was among the top three students world-wide awarded the Angus Ross Award presented by the 2008 Cambridge International A Level Examination Board for outstanding performance in Literature outside of United Kingdom. Many opportunities to deepen their passion in the different subject areas are provided. Saints participate in special programmes such as Model United Nation conferences in Singapore and overseas, are attached to A*STAR and display their prowess in the academic domain with achievements during competitions. In 2009 our Economics students emerged Champions at the 2009 NUS Business School Case Competition for Junior Colleges and Saints were also first runners-up in the Inter JC China Studies in English Competition and the National Weather Study Project. Co-Curricular Activities are an integral part of the well-rounded educational experience in St Andrew’s Junior College. Despite their commitment to their studies, Saints are united

in leading their CCAs to victory. In 2009 13 of our sports teams were in the top 4 positions in the National Schools Championships. Rhythmic Gymnastics came in Champions and Hockey Girls, Soccer Girls and Water Polo Girls played their heart out in their Finals where the wins by their opponents came with a heartbreakingly narrow margin. During the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging, Symphonic Band and Dance routinely receive Gold Awards while the other performing arts obtain Silvers. Even on the international scene, Saints triumph with our choir winning a Gold Award in the Overall Winner Category at the 9th International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music held in Prague in 2008. 8 | St Andrew’s Junior College |

The Saints’ success stems from the College’s vision of nurturing every Saint as a leader imbued with the qualities of servant leadership. The College has a structured leadership framework supported by general and specific training, and all Saints whatever and wherever their talent, interest and skills lie have access to opportunities and are prepared for success through TEAM SAJC for sportsmen and sportswomen, SAINTS ON STAGE for performing arts groups and SAINTS CONNECT for those interested in service to community and nation. Students who join the College with excellent GCE O level Examination results are groomed under our Talent Management Programme which also prepares them through one to one coaching for scholarships.


Sporting and Performing Arts Achievements 2006 – 2009 2006

2007

2008

2009

Cricket

2nd

3rd

3rd

Gymnastics-Rhythmic

NA

3rd

3rd

1st

Hockey - Boys

3rd

3rd

2nd

3rd

Hockey - Girls

2nd

2nd

2nd

2nd

4th

4th

4th

2nd

4th

Netball

Artiste

Rugby

1st

3rd

Soccer - Boys

4th

4th

4th

4th 2nd

Soccer - Girls

2nd

1st

2nd

Tennis - Boys

3rd

4th

3rd

4th

Tenpin Bowling - Boys

2nd

3rd

3rd

3rd

Tenpin Bowling - Girls

1st

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

1st

3rd

2nd

Band

Gold with Honours

Gold

Choral

Silver

Silver

Chinese Orchestra

Silver

Silver

Bronze

Sliver

Gold

Gold

Waterpolo - Girls

Chinese Drama Dance

Stefanie Sun

“SAJC, my College!”

• Guitar Ensemble English Drama

Silver

Bronze

Bronze

Silver

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…Saints to Serve Saints never hang up their halos. A unique and defining quality of our Saints is their selfless service to others. With a grateful heart, all Saints and staff alike share God’s blessings by helping the less privileged members of the community both here in Singapore and overseas in countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. This sense of community is supported by a comprehensive National Education programme which aims to groom contributing citizens who love their nation and demonstrate this love by making a difference to its people. Many exciting programmes and experiences are regularly organized for Saints to foster this and to enable them to cherish what they have and realise how they can give back and contribute to the society that they belong to. Thus the College sees a strong participation by Saints in Community Involvement Programmes (CIP). Saints together with their peers and tutors and though their civics groups and CCAs initiate their own service learning. Every cohort of students works with more than 40 charitable and voluntary organizations to bring cheer to the less fortunate. “Celebrating the Singapore Spirit” for example saw Saints design and donate food hampers for the “Lions Befrienders”, a charity organisation that runs programmes for the elderly in the Bendemeer area. It is but one of many

projects that our students design and execute on their own initiative. Apart from local CIP, Saints regularly undertake community service projects in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia where they have built libraries, playgrounds and kindergartens to bring cheer and friendship to villagers in need. As stewards of the environment Saints have expressed their concern for environmental issues by putting in place a comprehensive programme to cultivate awareness and sound environmental practices. Their commitment has won the Singapore Environment Council’s top honour– its Lotus Award - for the past three consecutive years culminating to the Sustained Achievement Award in 2009. In addition Saints have collaborated with industry partners to take a proactive lead in environmental responsibility. 10 | St Andrew’s Junior College |

Recognizing for example that planting trees is one of the simplest ways to offset their carbon footprint, St Andrew’s Junior College and Duty Free Shops (DFS) Galleria in 2008 jointly set up a Fruit Garden on College grounds. Today many of the trees have already yielded fruit. In 2009, tapping on the understanding that solar energy is one of the most promising technologies for sustainable energy the College collaborated with Nokia who sponsored solar panels placed on the roof of the College’s Cultural Centre to harvest the sun’s energy to generate electricity for the College’s consumption. Such projects encourage in our Saints not only environmental responsibility but a mindset to search for solutions that have the potential to solve problems innovatively and effectively.


Koh Boon Hwee Chairman, DBS

“The Saints’ values of family, comradeship and sportsmanship can sometimes seem out of place in a fast moving modern world. But it is precisely because it serves as a moral compass that these values continue to influence many of us about what is right and wrong, not legally, but morally and socially.”

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St Andrew’s Village – One Family Unbroken

As “One Family Unbroken”, St Andrew’s Junior College belongs to a unique community that brings together four levels of education from kindergarten to the junior college within a single campus known as St Andrew’s Village. As part of St Andrew’s Village, the College is blessed to belong to a strong tradition of excellence in education where service to community prevails. The College is further enriched by students who come to us from other Christian schools. These feeder schools are: 1. Anglican High School 2. Christ Church Secondary School 3. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School 4. Presbyterian High School 5. St Andrew’s Secondary School 6. St Hilda’s Secondary School 7. St Margaret’s Secondary School Besides schools, non-profit voluntary welfare organizations such as St Andrew’s Mission Hospital, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, St Andrew’s Mission Hospital Clinic, St Andrew’s Lifestreams and the St Andrew’s Autism Centre are part of the St Andrew’s family under the Anglican Diocese.

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Kishore Mahbubani Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy & Diplomat

“The beautiful Saint Andrew’s campus in Woodsville had a magical effect on my life. It opened new vistas. The teachers were great. The friendships were deep. Over forty years later, we continue to stay in touch. Once a Saint, Always a Saint.”

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Home of the Saints Within the Village, Saints have access to many state-of-the-art facilities that support teaching and learning. These include an 8-lane Olympic size track, an Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasiums, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, netball and volleyball courts, a 1000 seat cultural centre, rehearsal rooms and studios for performing arts groups including symphonic band, Chinese orchestra, dance, choir and drama, an art gallery,

an art studio as well as much more. In addition there is easy access to IT including computer laboratories, wireless hot-spots and a fully networked, well stocked media resource library. These facilities together with seminar rooms and well appointed study areas throughout the campus create an environment designed to complement student learning and enhance their experience during their two years with us.

Once a Saint, Always a Saint As part of the Saints family, the College is privileged to count amongst its alumni prominent Singaporeans who have contributed to the nation in a diversity of fields. Saints occupy top positions in many fields including politics, the civil service, medicine, banking and finance, and the arts and entertainment. Some of those we are proud to call Saints include:

David Marshall

Kishore Mahbubani

Gopal Baratham

Benjamin Sheares

Koh Boon Hwee

Arthur Yap

S Iswaran

Arthur Lim

Stefanie Sun

Michael Palmer

Woffles Wu

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Visit us at SAJC

Nearest MRT: Potong Pasir (NE10) SBS Transit: 8, 26, 31, 90, 142, 151, 154 (Diocese of Singapore); 13, 107, 107x, 133, 142, 157 (Upper Serangoon Road); 13, 23, 26, 31, 64, 65, 66, 107, 107M, 125, 133, 147 (Bendemeer Rd - Bendemeer Camp HQ SCDF); 238 (Toa Payoh Lor 7) SMRT Buses: 857, 966, 985 (Diocese of Singapore), 853 (Upper Serangoon Road)


St Andrew’s Junior College 55 Potong Pasir Ave 1 Singapore 358389 www.standrewsjc.moe.edu.sg

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