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Open House Saturday 20 November 2010 9 am to 1 pm


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Your Choice School for Success

Our school philosophy is that “Everyone can be developed into a fine citizen with a passion for learning”. Based on our school values of “I EXCEL – Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Enterprise, Loyalty”, we create and provide opportunities for students to develop and excel in the cognitive, physical, social, moral and aesthetic domains. We aim to provide a quality education and school experience for all our students in a learner-centred environment – learning-centred with a strong emphasis on positive school tone and discipline to learn, and child-centred with equal emphasis on all areas of personal growth in a safe and caring environment. In alignment with the MOE’s framework for 21st Century education, our school goals are to nurture every student to be a confident person with sound moral values and strong character; a discerning, independent and selfdirected learner; an innovative, active contributor; and a concerned citizen, rooted in family, community and nation. Hence we have set out our school mission to be “Enriching Minds, Unleashing Potential, Impacting Lives”. Correspondingly, our aspiration and school vision is “Every Individual a Thinker, an Achiever, a Global Citizen”. Enriching Minds – To achieve our vision of Every Individual a Thinker, we aim to provide a holistic and challenging curriculum that develops a thinking mind and 21st Century competencies in our students. Our students can look forward to an enriching and fulfilling learning experience that will stretch their mind and ability and instill a passion for life-long learning. Unleashing Potential – To achieve our vision of Every Individual an Achiever, we help our students realise their full potential and achieve peaks of excellence. Our students have ample opportunities to pursue their interests and talent through a range of varied and challenging CCAs and co-curricular programme, and exposure to external events and competitions. We support every individual talent and celebrate everyone's success and achievements.

Advanced Elective Module on Perfumes & Fragrance Applications

Mass choral item in National Day Parade 2009

Impacting Lives – To achieve our vision of Every Individual a Global Citizen, we shape our students’ character, develop their life skills and empower them to make a positive difference to others. We cultivate an ethos of care and respect in the school community, and nurture confident students of good character through a host of character building, care and emotional/learning support programmes. We develop our students to be responsible and active citizens with a global outlook and yet rooted in Singapore.

Overseas learning journey to World Expo@Shanghai 2010


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We guide and encourage our students to achieve success in school and beyond. Our teachers are caring and dedicated to nurturing the whole child through a strong teacher-student relationship. Our school motto of “Efforts Today, Rewards Tomorrow” has served us well since the school was founded in 1978 and has spurred many a Yuan Ching student to strive for excellence and achieve success beyond expectations. Our success stories has resulted in the school becoming more popular over the past 5 years. The number of Primary 6 pupils choosing our school as their first choice as well as the cut-off and mean PSLE T-score of Sec 1 cohort has steadily increased since 2006. The school also enjoys strong support from our Parents Support Group and Yuan Ching Alumni as well as warm and close partnerships with Taman Jurong Community Club, South West CDC, Jurong West NPC, Lakeside MRT Station and other community bodies and government agencies. Course Express NA NT

2005 188 157 71

2006 200 161 87

Cut Off PSLE Aggregate 2007 2008 208 210 163 171 85 94

“The new campus gives us many more opportunities to pursue an all rounded education.” - Former pupils from Rulang Primary

2009 215 172 94

2010 215 172 97

“We are very happy and satisfied. We love Yuan Ching!” - Former pupils from Shuqun Primary

“There are so many good programmes and activities for pupils. The choice is ours to succeed and excel.” - Former pupils from Lakeside Primary

“The teachers are dedicated and committed. They really care for us.” – Former pupils from West Grove Primary

“Our good efforts and achievements are recognised by the school. We are motivated to do our best.” - Former pupils from Boon Lay Garden Primary

“Yuan Ching is a pleasant and conducive place to learn and grow. We have time to play and learn to study smart so as to do well in our studies.” – Former pupils from Xingnan Primary


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OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS The school has been completely rebuilt under MOE PRIME (Project for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools) and was officially opened by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance and MP for Jurong GRC on 16 July 2010. The new school design provides an innovative, learner-centred learning environment that facilitates independent learning and group work, spaces for social interaction among students for socialemotional learning and personal growth, and showcases of students’ work and achievements in academic studies and CCA. Special facilities include Problembased Learning Studio, EL Special Teaching Room, Math/Science Special Teaching Room, air-conditioned classrooms for graduating classes, MTL Reading Club Room, Departmental Resource Rooms, Lesson Study Research Lab, Solar Power Hydroponics Greenhouse, EcoScience Learning & Healing Garden, Eco-Experimental Garden, Robotics Lab, AV Theatrette, Dance Studios, Guzheng Room, Indoor Sports Hall, Health & Fitness Gym, Student Hub, and air-conditioned Student Council Room.

A campus along Sungei Lanchar

PBL Studio

Outdoor Study Area

‘The Black Hole’ Open Space Tablet PC Lab Math and Science Learning Resource Room

Solar Powered Hydroponics Greenhouse

Eco-Experimental Garden


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OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS

Eco-Science Learning and Healing Garden

Robotics Lab

Indoor Sports Hall

Bamboo Courtyard

Guzheng Room

Health and Fitness Gym

AV Theatrette

Dance Studio

Student Hub

Showcasing Students’ Work


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Strategic Thrust 1 – Achieve value-added academic performance through engaged learning We achieved MOE Academic Value Added Silver Awards for Express course in 2004, 2005 & 2006 GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations (Bronze in 2007), and Silver Award for Normal course in 2005 (Bronze in 2009).

• Academic Learning Support Programme - ASPIRE (After School Programme for Intensive Remediation Efforts), evening self study and night supervised study, adoption scheme for underperforming students, target setting for all students, structured remedials for all graduating classes, small group coaching by teacher aides, peer tutoring, split class/pair teaching, self-help group/motivational programmes etc.

Our ex-student (Kane Wheatley-Holder) receiving 2009 Ngee Ann Poly Diploma with Merit in Film, Sound & Video (MPAInternational Prize)

Our ex-student (Mohd Noor Jamal) receiving 2009 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading Awardee and 2009 Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Book Prize Winner. He is also 2007 ITE Course Medallist.

Our ex-student (Tina Tan) receiving 2009 Ngee Ann Poly Diploma with Merit in Accountancy (Assoc of Chartered Accountants Silver Medal

Our ex-student (Roy John Nathan) receiving 2010 ITE Nitec Course Medal. He is also the recipient of the SINDA Excellence Award 2010 for outstanding performance in ITE.

Our ex-students Wang Ping Ping receiving 2008 S’pore Poly Basheer Prize for Diploma in Creative Media Design and Ong Zhen Lin receiving 2008 S’pore Poly KPK Quantity Surveyors Prize for Diploma in Property Devt & Facilities Mgt

Other academic achievements of our ex-students: Domenique Lee Kin Hoe – Ngee Ann Poly Diploma in Engineering Informatics and TCM RFID Prize 2010 Nicholas Joshua Lee Shi Jie – Ngee Ann Poly Diploma in Mass Communications with Merit 2010 (Top 10% of cohort in each course) Syahir Chaqif Bin Abdul Rasid – 2010 ITE Higher Nitec Course Medal Mohamed Hafeez Bin Mohamed Ali – Self-Help Groups (Mendaki) Joint Tuition Award 2010 for good performance in 2009 GCE ‘O’ level


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS • TLLM Ignite! 2008 - Piloted Problem-based Learning with Webquest (wPBL) which was presented at 2009 TLLM Seminar. This has since been scaled up as a school-wide pedagogy to nurture critical thinking and problem-solving skills. • LEAD ICT School since 2006 - Establishing a pervasive IT-enabled learning environment such as school-wide wireless access to our school e-learning portal and the internet. We are one of 15 schools piloting MOE’s ICT in Assessment for Lower Sec N(T) English Language (INTEL) Trial 2010, exploring and experimenting with the use of ICT for enhancing the assessment for learning and assessment of learning processes in EL teaching and learning. • West 4 School Cluster’s NT project since 2008 (‘asceNT@W4’ – Achieve, Serve, Contribute & Excel in NT) - Enhancing the learning experience of NT students among the 5 secondary schools in the cluster. This has since been scaled up to include NA students.

MOE TLLM Seminar 2009 – Showcasing our PBL with Webquest (wPBL)

wPBL – Students sharing their learning issues with peers

Collaborative learning with asceNT@W4 NT Fest 2009 ICT tools (Tablet PCs) - Our students explaining their digital doddling art work to Mrs Susan Chan, DDSW

We aim to provide a holistic and challenging curriculum that develops 21st Century competencies in our students - Critical & Inventive Thinking; Information & Communication Skills; and Civil Literacy, Global Awareness & Cross-Cultural Skills. Our students can look forward to an enriching and fulfilling learning experience that will stretch their mind and ability and instill a passion for life-long learning.

1. Critical & Inventive Thinking

PBL as school-wide pedagogy • PBL as school-wide pedagogy across all subjects including PBL Project Work for all Sec 1 & 2 integrating at least 2 subjects (scaled up TLLM Ignite! Project)


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS

Problem-based Learning Project Work for all Sec 2 pupils – our students explaining their innovations in the Ecohealth Care for the Elderly project to MOS Gan at MOE ExCEL Fest 2007

Problem-based Learning in PBL studio

Inquiry-based, experiential, authentic learning • Cross disciplinary Edutrails • Science Research & Experimentation Programme on Solar Power Hydroponics Greenhouse (shared at ExCEL Fest) • Humanities REAP (Rich, Engaging, Authentic Prog) I & E programmes • Environmental I&E Projects • E-cube (Experience & Earn Enterprise) prog (120 Sec 3) and other I&E progs • Ukulele Music Prog (all Sec 2)

Creating learning tools for the elderly and testing the products at Alexandra Hospital Geriatric Centre

Designing and creating e(elderly)-smart village models

Inquiry-based Learning Merit Award winners in the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ competition with their invention – “The Chinese Chess Exerciser” for the elderly (2008)

Math EduTrail to Changi Airport T3

Geography & Science study trip to Melbourne, Australia (2008) Solar Powered Hydroponics Greenhouse Ukulele lessons for all Sec 2 students since 2009

Pet Rocket Project for all Sec 1 students

Citigroup Ideas-inAction project (“The Corner Sensor”) 2008


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Creative arts programmes • English Literary Arts Appreciation Prog (Poetry/Puppetry/Drama for Lower Sec EL/Lit) • Mother Tongue Cultural Appreciation Prog (Drama/Puppetry/Creative Writing) 2. Information & Communication Skills

EL Literary Arts Appreciation Programme – Puppetry & Drama

ICT skills training • Virtual Learning Campus (Ask-n-Learn e-portal and sch-wide wireless internet access) • Scaled up LEAD ICT project & grant • IDA-Infocomm Club with Singapore Poly • ICT Baseline Standards • Pilot school for MOE INTEL (ICT In Assessment for Lower Sec NT English) • Online CL Learning Prog (all US) Use of PDA-dataloggers in Geo-Science Outdoor Experiential Learning at Labrador Park

Temasek Poly Robo Grand Prix F1 Classic 3rd 2010, Div 2nd Champions 2009)

Hosting of Dutch delegation of Principals and ICT professionals on infusion of ICT in teaching & learning (2008)

Robotics Laboratory

Digital storyboarding & animation

Interactive whiteboard


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Communications skills training • Online EL & MT Oral Learning Prog (all Upper Sec) EL Media Literacy Programme – Leveraging on ICT tools to enrich • PRAISE (Prog to RAise standard of Spoken learning and enhance communiEnglish) – podcasting, public speaking, Our students preparing for cation skills Julia-Gabriel Inter-schools debate for all levels Debating Competition • EL Reading Miles Prog (all levels) • MT Lang Lab@Comp Lab with special language software • MT Speech & Drama Learning Hub@Dance studio Our students taking • MT Reading Club (Sec 1-2) part in MediaCorp • MT Public Speaking Course (Sec 3) EL Reading Miles CL Reading Club members Chinese Language 3. Civic Literacy, Global Awareness & Cross-Cultural Skills

Programme - Sharing of personal response in a reading circle

Environmental Programmes • Environmental Education (Environmental Champions/Club, SWCDC Green Schools@South West Gold Award, SEC Schools Green Audit pending 2nd Lotus Award, NEA Corporate & Schools Partnership/Green & Clean S’pore Schs Carnival, PUB Adoption of Jurong Lake Project, JTC Adoption of Jurong Lake Park Project

at Woodlands Regional Library (2008)

Green Schools@South West Gold Award 2010

Challenge Competition (2008)

Environmental Champions at work in our budding “Eco-Experimental Garden”

Internationalisation Programmes • Hosting of Shandong Jinan No. 8 Middle School (twinned school since 2005)

Home stay for China students Floorball friendly match


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS

Learning to weave a ketupat • Overseas visit to Shanghai Qiyi High School 2010

• Overseas Adventure Camp to Johor 2010 (all Sec 2N)

• Overseas visit to Sichuan Wenweng Experimental School 2010

Strategic Thrust 3 – Nurture Confident Students of Good Character and Citizenship CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT We shape our students’ character, develop their life skills and empower them to make a positive difference to others. We cultivate an ethos of care and respect in the school community, and nurture confident students of good character through a range of character building, care and socio-emotional learning programmes. • MOE Character Development Award 2007-2009, 2010-2012 • Character Education Programme integrating Civics & Moral Education, Life Skills, Sexuality Education, Educational & Career Guidance • Restorative Practices (RP) to enhance pupil management, and improve student-student and student- teacher relationship • Participation in Singapore Kindness Movement Bronze Award Scheme for all Sec 1 students (2005-2009)

Teacher-Pupil Conference

Visit to SPCA under our participation in AVA Responsible Pet Ownership Programme

Participation in TNP Be Yourself Day since 2005 – Fund-raising for annual President’s Challenge

Restorative Practices Circle Time


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS NATIONAL EDUCATION We nurture our students to be responsible and active citizens as well as cosmopolitan, outward looking global citizens, rooted in Singapore. • MOE National Education Development Award for 2005-2007 and 2008-2012 • NE learning journey for every student each year • Community Involvement Programme - service learning through care for the elderly, help for the needy, love for the environment and service to the school and community. 96% of our students completed more than 12 hours of community service in 2010. 361 students received the South West CDC YEAH! (Youth Excellence Awards in Heartland) awards in 2008/2009, including 9 Ambassador Awards (the highest level) and 21 Initiator Awards (2nd highest level) [Discontinued in 2010]. • Environmental Education – Schools Green Audit Lotus Award (2nd highest award) from Singapore Environmental Council. EL-NE EduTrail to Old Ford Factory (2008) Student artwork in MOE NE Branch’s Commemorative Book for 10 years of Learning Journey (2009)

Overseas CIP in Yunnan, China (2007 & 2008)

Student-initiated fundraising project for SPCA (2008)

Puppetry performance by our CL students at Pasir Ris Community Library as part of Mother Tongue Department’s enrichment programme and CIP (2007)

Our student receiving a YEAH! Ambassador award from Dr Amy Khor, Mayor for SWCDC (2008)

National Day Celebrations (2009)

Collection of sports clothing for third world refugees in support of SNOC/UNHCR “Giving is Winning” campaign (2008) Adoption of Taman Jurong NTUC Eldercare Centre since 2003

Lion Dance performance at the official opening of Silver Circle (Jurong Central), an NTUC elderly day care centre in 2007, with Mr Lim Boon Heng, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and MP for Jurong GRC


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Strategic Thrust 4 – Develop All Round Talent and Niches of Excellence We help our students realise their full potential and achieve peaks of excellence. Our students have ample opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their talent through a range of varied and challenging CCAs and exposure to external events and competitions. We support every individual talent and celebrate everyone's success and achievements. UNIFORMED GROUPS • MOE Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Group (3rd Award in 2010) – Gold Frank Cooper Sands Award for Scouts (2007, 2008, 2009), Gold Unit Overall Proficiency Award for NPCC (2008) Uniformed Groups Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Groups in 2008, 2009 , 2010

Boy & Girl Scouts – Frank Cooper Sands Gold Awards for 2007, 2008 & 2009; Silver Awards for 2004, 2005, & 2006

National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) Overall Proficiency Award (Gold 2008, Silver 2007 & 2009)

St John Ambulance Brigade – Bronze Best Unit Awards for 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS • MOE Sustained Achievement Award for Aesthetics in 2010 – 3 Gold awards (Guzheng, Malay Dance and Indian Dance), 1 Silver award (Chinese Dance) and 2 Bronze awards (Concert Band and ELDDS Drama) in 2009 SYF Central Judging

Chinese Dance (International) - SYF Central Judging Gold Award (2007)

Chinese Dance (Traditional) – SYF Central Judging Silver Award (2009)

Malay Dance – SYF Central Judging Silver Award (2007); Gold Award (2009)

Indian Dance - SYF Central Judging Sliver Award (2007); Gold Award (2009)


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS

Guzheng - SYF Central Judging Gold Awards (2007 & 2009)

Nanyang CC Innovative Dragon Boat Model Design Making Competition 2009 – 2nd Prize

Concert Band - SYF Central Judging ELDDS (Drama) - SYF Central Bronze Awards (2007 & 2009) Judging Bronze Award (2009)

Performing arts cultural immersion and school visit to Perth, Australia 2009 - Learning how to play the didjeridoos (aboriginal musical instruments made from tree trunks)

NEA ‘Living aRRRt from Urban Waste’ Competition (Sculpture Making) 2007 – 3rd & 4th ; 2008 – 1st & 3rd Prizes

Our student at the prize presentation ceremony for the “Let’s Protect Our Planet” poster competition in Tokyo, Japan, organised by The Children of the Earth Club (2007)

Ascent@W4 NT Fest 2009 – our students performing a fusion classical-modern Indian dance at NT’s Got Talent Competition

Chinatown Point Creative Lantern Making Competition 2008 – 1st & Merit Prize

Art Club members’ work at Colours of Life Art Exhibition 2005 with artist Ben Phua. We also participated in the “Longest mural in Singapore History” project 2006 (submitted for Guinness World Record)

NParks Inter-School Creative Floral Art Competition 2008 – 3rd & Merit Prize

30th School Anniversary Arts Fest – “3L0gy” (2008)

YCS Cultural Nite @ Victoria Theatre (2006)


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS SPORTS & PHYSICAL EDUCATION We hope to develop Dragon Boat as our niche sport, supported by our Swimming Programme for all Sec 1 students and Sports Education Programme for Sec 1 & 2, which includes Dragon Boat and Kayaking. • Singapore Dragon Boat Association National Schools Dragon Boat Championship: 2010 - B Boys 5th , C Boys 4th; B Girls 4th , C Girls 3rd , 2009 – B Boys 3rd; B Girls 4th; • Temasek Polytechnic Dragon Boat Regatta: 2010 - Boys Cup Finals 2nd, Plate Finals 1st; Girls Cup Finals 2nd , 2009 - Boys Cup Finals 1st, Plate Finals 3rd; Girls Cup Finals 2nd • Singapore International Water Festival Dragon Boat Race 2009 – Inter-school B Boys 1st, B Girls 1st

Dragon Boat team at Temasek Regatta 2010

• Silver HPB-MOE CHERISH Award for 2006/7 for health promotion among students and staff(Bronze Award for 2008 and 2009) • Swimming Programme for all Sec 1 students • Sports Education Programme for all Sec 1 & 2 students – Dragon Boat, Kayaking, Ultimate Frisbee, Inline Skating, Wushu, Aikido, Silat since 2007 Lion dance – NTU Institutional Lion Dance Competition Champions (2008,2009) SEP (Kayaking)

Swimming Programme for all Sec 1


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Strategic Thrust 5 – Enhance Teacher Capacity through Professional Learning Community We are one of the pilot schools for MOE’s initiative on Professional Learning Community in 2009 for teacher development, to enhance teacher capacity and to raise the quality of teaching and learning. All of our teachers are in various Professional Learning Teams, using lesson study as a collaborative tool for team learning – exploring and experimenting with a variety of pedagogical strategies for improving student engagement and learning.

Professional Learning Team with our Research Activist (RA)

Our Staff 2010

Currently, there are 8 teachers with Masters degrees and another 7 teachers are pursuing Masters degrees under various MOE schemes. Since 2007, 7 teachers have been attached to various local and overseas institutions on Enhanced Professional Development Leave or Teacher Work Attachment scheme. Our key personnel and teachers also participate in MOE or clusterorganised study trips overseas to learn or share best practices in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Lesson Study in progress Our HOD/Pupil Development on one-term attachment at Sawtry Community College in the UK (2008)

Our HOD/EL at Wilmslow High School, Cheshire under the 5th Singapore-UKTeacher Exchange Programme (2007)

Our HOD/MT conducting lesson at a high school in Changchun, Jilin, China under the MOE Overseas Studycum-Immersion Programme (2006)


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS

Our Humanities teacher learning about sustainable farm management and environmental issues at “Kangaroobie” farm in Melbourne, Australia (2007)

Presentation of Problem-based Learning with Webquest at MOE EXCEL FEST 2008

Our Physics teacher at the National Agricultural Research Centre as part of Science Teachers Association of Singapore’s study trip to Kyushu, Japan (2007)

Sharing on EL EduTrail at W1 & W4 Learning Festival 2005

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS • MOE INNERGY Award – 2 awards in 2005 • MOE Service Excellence Award 2005 and 2008 • PS21 Excellence Service Award (Gold) 2010 • MOE Best Suggestion of the Year 2007 (W4 Cluster) • National Day Commendation Awards – 2007 and 2010

Our CL teacher participating in MOE Taiwan Reading Club and Writing Learning Trip (2006)

Visit by Shanghai school principals on NIE course 2009

Innergy Award winner 2005 – e-Development Advisor

Innergy Award winner 2005 – Canteen Hygiene Bin


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS Strategic Thrust 6 – Establish close community partnership to be a school of choice PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Parenting talks (2009 & 2010)

Our Parent Support Group 2008 Our PSG presenting the school with a homemade ethnic congratulatory plaque for our Cultural Nite at Victoria Theatre in 2006

Our Parent Support Group 2010 PSG booth at our annual National Day Carnival

Group sharing (2010)

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS We maintain strong partnerships with Taman Jurong CC through our involvement in various programmes and events such as Adopt-a-Precinct, Gift-of-Reading, Adopt-a-Rental Block, Health Screening, Dengue Awareness Campaign, TJ Assist, 100,000 Trees Planting, Chingay Parade, National Day celebrations, Jurong GRC Sports-a-Thon etc. We also work closely with other community organisations, eg. South West CDC (eHeritage project, Youth Camps, YEAH! Awards Scheme), NEA (Companies & Schools Partnership Programme, National Weather Study Project), HPB (Breaking Down Barriers Programme), NParks (Launch of Jurong Park Connector I and tree planting at Jurong Lake Park), SMRT (permanent student artwork display at Lakeside & Chinese Garden MRT stations) etc. Since 2006, several of our students and staff had been awarded Taman Jurong Commendation Awards for rendering significant contributions in the TJ community – 5 students and 8 teachers for community service, and 2 teachers for public spiritedness.


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OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS

Students accompanying Minister Tharman’s visit to the rental blocks adopted by our school under Adopt-a-Rental Block scheme by South West CDC and TJCC

Wrapping donated toys from our students and staff for TJCC Toys on Wheels Project (2007)

Students sprucing up the neighbourhood under the TJCC Adopt-a-Precinct Project since 2009

Students set up 12 game stalls at TJ National Day Carnival 2009

TJCC Community Bonding through the Arts Programme – 6 students visited World Expo@Aichi, Nagoya, Japan in 2005

Chingay Parade @ Padang 2008 – 36 lions by 80 of our students

TJCC PaintSingapore Competition 2005 – all Sec 2 students took part as part of their art enrichment.

Chingay Parade @ Orchard 2007 – Qifan performance by 80 of our students

Guzheng performance at TJ Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations 2008

Students helping in Tree Planting at Jurong Lake Park by NParks

Chingay Parade @ Orchard 2006 - 20 dragons by 210 of our students and 1 dragon by our staff, with TJCC Juboon Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe


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Nurturing Work-Ready, Life-Ready & World-Ready Youths Our school is ready to take off in a new era of development with 21 century education. We will forge ahead confidently and purposefully - leading, caring and inspriring our students to more peaks of excellence by:

• Broadening the school curriculum so as to meet the needs of future generations of students, and to develop all-round individuals ready to take advantage of new opportunities and overcome challenges with courage, confidence and resilience. • Establishing a professional learning community among the staff to raise the quality of teaching and learning through collaboration in curriculum and pedagogy innovations and continual efforts to explore, experiment, hone their craft and share best practices for teaching and learning. • Redesigning the academic curriculum and engaging our students in more relevant and contextual problem-based and project-based cross-disciplinary learning designed to develop 21st century competencies so that learning is more meaningful and has real-world applications. • Improving the pedagogy so as to help all students to learn and achieve success through differentiated instruction and assessment, and self-paced learning so that no one is left behind and that they will aim to become self-directed, independent learners. • Tapping the full potential and optimising the use of ubiquitous technologies and new media so that learning is engaging, innovative and efficient. • Strengthening the inculcation in our students the core CME R3ICH values and our school values so as to meet the challenges of changing societal values and social norms. • Enhancing our partnerships with the stakeholders and community to be a ‘community school’ so as to shape our students’ personal and social identity, deepen their commitment to society and the nation, and nurture active contributors and concerned citizens. • Sharpening our students’ communication skills and raising their cross-cultural understanding and appreciation so as to develop responsible, global citizens who are able to thrive in the global arena and yet are rooted in Singapore.


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The logo of our official opening of new campus consists of a frame from which emerges a globe circumscribed by three words – Recollect (the past), Reaffirm (the present), Reinvent (the future). The frame represents the collective knowledge and experiences gained over three decades of educating successive cohorts of students in the past. The multi-coloured hues of the student symbolise the making of an all-round individual – a Thinker, an Achiever and a Global Citizen in the present. The globe and the futuristic typeface in graduated colours of orange circumscribing it express the evolving roles and growth of the school in the future.

We will strive to nurture every individual as: A discerning, self-directed, independent learner, An active, innovative contributor, An individual with confidence, moral integrity, compassion and resilience Rooted in family, community and nation.


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Our Achievements School Awards • MOE Academic Value-Added Silver Award for Express course for 2004, 2005 & 2006 & Bronze Award for 2007 • MOE Academic Value-Added Silver Award for N(A) course for 2005 & Bronze Award for 2009 • MOE National Education Development Award 2005-2007 & 2008-2012 • MOE Character Development Award 2007-2009 & 2010-2012 • MOE Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Group) 2008, 2009, 2010 • MOE Sustained Achievement Award (Aesthetics) 2010 • Joint MOE-HPB CHERISH (Championing Efforts Resulting in Improved School Health) Award – Silver (2008), Bronze (2010) • MINDEF Total Defence Award – Distinguished Defence Partner Award 2010 • Singapore Environment Council Schools’ Green Audit – Lotus Award 2008/9 • South West CDC Green Schools@South West Gold Award 2010 • Cit-NIE Financial Literary Partner School Award 2010 Cognitive • Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award 2008 – Merit Award • Citigroup Ideas-in-Action Programme - 5 Development Grant winners (2005-2009) • Ngee Ann Poly Biotech Fair 2008 – Special Prize • Ngee Ann Poly S’pore Junior Water Prize Competition 2008 – Semi-Finalists • Ngee Ann Poly Desktop Garden Competition 2008 – 4th • Ngee Ann Poly Wonders of Science Competition 2006 – 3rd & Merit • ICASE/Synergist Creative Science & Innovation Competition 2005 - Most Meaningful Creation Award • S’pore Math Olympiad 2010 – 1 Bronze, 2 Honourable Mention, school ranking 64 out of 122 schools • All S’pore Sec Math Competition for Normal Course Students 2010 – Upper Sec NA: Team 2nd, Individual 5th & 15th; Lower Sec NT: Individual 11th • West Zone Inter-School Math Competition 2006 - Individual 10th (Express) & 4th (NT) • Australian Math Competition – 2007 to 2010 (6 Distinctions, 56 Credits, 3 Prudence Awards) • Singapore Poly National Software Competition 2010 – Team 8th • Singapore Science Centre National Junior Robotics Competition 2010 – Top 40 teams (5 teams) • Theatre Practice’s Story Challenge -2009 Individual 1st &Team Semi-Finals; 2008 Finalists (Group & Individual) • S’pore Poly West Zone Story Fest 2006 - 1st • Julia Gabriel Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship 2010 – Top 20 speakers • YMCA Plain English Speaking Award 2009 – Bronze Honour Roll • Ngee Ann Poly PITCH Advertising Competition 2008 – Finalists (Top 5) • NUS Geography Challenge Top 30 school (2010 & 2009) • MOE CPDD Inter-School Malay Language Vodcast Competition 2010 – Team 3rd • NUS Malay Language Society Creative Poetry Competition 2009 – 2nd • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi Winter Camp at Hanban (Confucius Institute HQ), China 2010 – 2 student winners • Ngee Ann Poly National Accounting Quiz 2010 – 1 Distinction, 1 Merit • IDA National Infocomm Awards 2009 – Top 6 schools • MOE/Ngee Ann Poly Singapore Digital Media Awards 2010 – 2 Merit Awards • West 4 Cluster Video Awards 2007 – 3 Merit awards • Temasek Poly Robo Grand Prix 2010 Div 1 3rd; 2009 Div 2 Champion; 2008 Div 3 Champion & Best Rookie Award • ITE National Mobile Robot Competition 2008 – Achievement Award (Quarter-finals), 2006 – Team 3rd • S’pore Poly Toy Design Competition – Commendation • Ngee Ann Poly Electronic & Computer Engr Div D.A.R.T. Challenge Grand Olympiad 2007 – Bronze • Ngee Ann Poly Electronic & Computer Engr Div Racer School League Championship 2006 - Bronze


23 Social & Moral • Boy & Girl Scouts – Gold Award 2007, 2008, 2009 (Frank Cooper Sands Awards) • NPCC – Gold Award 2008, Silver Awards 2007, 2009 (Unit Overall Proficiency Awards) • St John’s Ambulance Brigade – Bronze Awards 2008, 2009 (Corps Achievement Awards) • NYAA Awards 2010 – 30 Silver & 40 Bronze Awards • MOE Racial Harmony Day Free Media Design Competition 2010 – 3rd & 2 Merit Prizes • Singapore Kindness Movement Friend of Singapore Award – 5 Merit Awards • South West CDC YEAH! Awards (CIP) 2008/2009 – 361 awardees, including 9 Ambassador Awards (highest Level) and 21 Initiator Award (2nd highest level) (Discontinued in 2010) • National Day Heartland Celebrations@South West District 2010 – Creation of Largest Origami National Flag • Taman Jurong CC Commendation Award for Community Service/Public Spiritedness – 5 students, 10 teachers since 2006 • NEA/Ricoh Waste to Wow Competition 2006 – Merit • PUB World Water Day T-Shirt Design Competition 2006 - Special Prize • NEA Living aRRRt from Urban Waste Competition 2005 - 1st & Merit • NPB Clean & Green Week Carnival Graffiti Art Competition 2005 - 1st • NEA National Environment Quiz 2010 – Individual 6th Physical • Dragon Boat – National Schs Dragon Boat Championship 2010 – C Girls 3rd, B Girls 4th, C Boys 4th, B Boys 5th; 2008 - C Boys 3rd, B Girls 3rd, C Girls 4th, Temasek Poly Regatta 2010 – Grand Finals Boys 2nd, Girls 2nd, Plate Finals Boys 1st, Singapore International Water Festival 2010 – C Girls 1st, B Girls 2nd, B Boys 2nd, “Row by the Bay” 4 x 500m (Junior Men) 2nd; Singapore River Regatta 2006 (Inter-Sch 3rd) • Lion Dance – Ngee Ann City South Zone Lion Dance Championship 2010 – 1st; National Wushu Assoc West District Lion Dance Competition 2007 – 7th, NTU Institutional Lion Dance Competition 2010 – Team 1st and 3rd; 2008 – 1st (Youth category); Malaysia-Singapore Lion Dance Competition 2010 – Golden Lion Award (10th); Asian Dragon Dance Open Championship 2010 – Team 2nd; 2009 - Team 4th • Netball – West Zone Inter-schools 2009 Quarter-Finals; Kaki Bukit CSC Sec Schools Netball Carnival 2010 – C Div 2nd; Singapore Energizer National League 2008 (U17) – 2nd • Health Promotion Board 60-minute Challenge 2008 – Silver Challenge Trophy Aesthetics • SYF Central Judging 2009 – Guzheng (Gold), Malay Dance (Gold), Indian Dance (Gold), Traditional Chinese Dance (Silver), Concert Band (Bronze), EL Drama (Bronze) • World Music Projects National Band Competition 2008 – Gold Award • NUS Hindu Society Swarna 2006 (Indian Cultural Competitions) - 1st in Dance Category • National Museum Drama of History Competition 2008 – Finalists (Upper Sec) & Semi-Finalists (Lower Sec), 2005- 3rd • Ngee Ann Poly PITCH Drama Competition 2005 & 2006 - 3rd • 2010 National Day Mural Art Competition – National Champion and 1st in South West District • Singapore Eye Bank Eye Donation Poster Design Competition 2010 – 2nd • National Cancer Centre Liver Cancer Awareness Logo Design Competition 2010 – 1st • NParks Creative Floral Art Competition 2008 – 3rd (Individual), Merit (Team) • Chinatown Point Creative Lantern Making Competition 2008 – 1st & Merit Prize; 2007 – Merit; 2006 - 1st (Teenager) & 2nd (Open) • West Coast CC Creative Lantern-Making Competition 2007 – 1st & 2nd; 2005 - 1st • Taman Jurong Lantern-Making Competition 2007, 1st & 2 Consolation Prizes. • MediaCorp Love the Earth CNY Lantern-Making Competition 2006 - 1st • Chingay Mask Painting Competition 2005 - 1st, 2nd & 8 Merit Prizes • Taman Jurong CC PaintSingapore Sculpture Painting Competition 2005 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd


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