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To ignite the imagination of all Victorians to create the future with conviction, courage and compassion.

OUR MISSION


V ictorian THE

ANTHEM

Victoria in Singapore There are other schools we know Victoria is something more The school that watch’d us grow For here we’ve learnt and striven too And played the sportsman’s game Victoria we give to you The honour that you claim. Victoria, thy sons are we And we will not forget Victoria, thy triumphs see And victories we share yet For others came before and went And carried to the world Victoria’s fame and our intent To keep her flag unfurled.


Peh Jin Kai PRESIDENT 29TH STUDENTS’ COUNCIL


A warm welcome

to all you newly inaugurated Victorians. From the very first day you set foot into this premier institution we call Victoria Junior College, you know there is no turning back and no regrets because you will NOT need to!! Watch out! The next 2 years will be the best, most explosive years of your life. Starting from being a Freshmen during Orientation to graduating as a proud Victorian during Senior Dinner & Dance, your time in the Victorian family will no doubt be filled with numerous highs. Though this may be occasionally peppered with lows, Victorians are known to be able to bounce back from hardship and return even stronger. The Victorian Spirit as we know it has always been encapsulated in our vision — LiVE like a Victorian. With our Legendary Spirit best seen through our heart thumping Cheers and groovy mass dances, Visionary Leadership in the way we innovate and embrace golden opportunities, as well as the Extraordinary Service we render towards the college and the community at large, I dare say this Victorian Spirit is something others can feel but will never possess. This spirit truly allows Victorians to stand out from the crowd as it forms the basis of the Victorian DNA. On top of this Victorian Spirit lies the most fundamental portion of junior college life that will stick with you for a long time — the strong bonds of friendship forged. Treasure these relationships as they do not come easy. Build on these friendships to manifest the Victorian Spirit throughout your stay in the college and hopefully when you step into the working society in the future. With that, I welcome you once again into the Victorian family and urge each and every one of you to carry the flame of pride and uphold the traditions of Victoria Junior College. Maximise the passion that you possess and strive towards excellence and groundbreaking achievements. Most of all, remember to keep the Victorian flag unfurled. Nil Sine Labore.


11 THE

s e i c n e t e Comp

VJC has developed the 11Cs or competencies to help you chart your personal growth. Become the world ready, all rounded Victorian who will create the future with courage, compassion and conviction!


INTRAPERSONAL Self-Motivation Self-Regard Integrity Emotional Resilience

INTERPERSONAL Communication Establishing Relationships Teamwork Leadership

INTELLECTUAL Thinking Skills Global Mindedness Innovation & Enterprise


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BE EXPOSED: fairs,

school platforms

BE INSPIRED: participate,

respond to opportunities & needs

LEAD OTHERS: participation & representation as community engaged youth


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DIMENSIONS

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC Community development, aid marginalised communities, reduce discrimination.

CULTURAL & HERITAGE Respect for diversity, shared and divergent history, heritage, intercultural and inter racial relations.

POLITICAL Being aware of principles of governance in Singapore. Participation in shaping government policies. Exercising citizens’ rights and responsibilities.

GLOBAL Recognising and promoting global interdependance and solidarity.


CODE OF CONDUCT

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1FULL ATTENDANCE

Victorians must attend all scheduled lessons and college functions. For attendancetaking purposes, students must tap in and out at the fingerprint modules located around the college when they arrive at the college and when they leave. Lessons are scheduled in 35-minute blocks; 30 minutes lesson time and 5 minutes changeover time. Listen out for the two distinctive bell tones that signal the start and end of lessons.

2 ABSENCE & LATECOMING 3 DISMISSAL TIME

Victorians can leave the college earliest at 12.30 PM, provided they have no lessons. Otherwise, they must seek permission to do so.

Victorians who are absent due to medical reasons must produce medical certificates. All late-comers must report to the main gate to tap in their attendance at the fingerprint module.

4

SCHEDULING

Victorians must not schedule personal appointments during curriculum time. Any activity involving external organisations must be approved by the Principal prior to taking leave. Victorians who seek to leave the country during curriculum time must obtain permission from the Principal in writing.

5 SAFETY

Rough housing such as ‘taupoking’, ‘jacking‘ and dunking into ponds or any activity that compromises safety is not allowed. Cyclists are to dismount and push their bikes when they are in the school compound.

6

GAMING

Card games and gambling are not allowed on the college premises. Bridge games are allowed only at designated times and places. Unauthorised downloading of software and applications as well as gaming in the computer laboratories are strictly forbidden in the college.

7 FOOD & BEVERAGES

Food and beverages are not to be consumed in classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories and the library. Victorians should return all utensils after use and keep their surroundings clean.

8 9 ASSEMBLY T-SHIRTS

Wear only college-approved T-shirts. However they are not to be worn in lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, science laboratories, computer laboratories and the library.

Assembly starts at 7.40 AM. Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Pupils will take the Pledge with the right fist over the heart. Friday is Tie Day when the college assembles as one to sing the college anthem to remind us of our responsibilities as Victorians and uphold the spirit of community and excellence.

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SCHOOL CUT-OFF TIME

The cut-off time for each day is 11 pm. All students must leave the college compound by that time. Staying overnight is not permitted.


HAIR

trimmed and should not be touching ears, eyebrows and collar. not highlighted or coloured.

FACE

clean-shaven with no beards or moustaches.

COLLAR

college badge on the left collar.

SHIRT

tucked in to reveal the belt.

PANTS

should not be loose or tapered. belt must be worn together with the pants.

, y d i T , Neat d e i f i n g Di

SHOES clean socks and

clean shoes with laces.


HAIR

tied back if long. not coloured or highlighted.

EARS

simple ear studs. no other accessories.

COLLAR

collar badge on the right collar.

BLOUSE

tucked in to reveal the skirt pockets.

SKIRT

no minis. hem of the skirt must not be more than 12 cm from the back of the knee.

The college uniform is the most visible source of our identity as a community, so wear your uniform with pride! Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. It should be worn during lessons, lectures, common tests and examinations, and in the library and laboratories.

SHOES

clean socks and clean shoes with laces.


HAIR

trimmed and should not be touching ears, eyebrows and

clean-shaven with no beards or moustaches.

COLLAR college badge on the left collar.

SHIRT

tucked in to reveal the belt.

PANTS

should not be loose or tapered. belt must be worn together with the pants.

, y d i T , Neat d e i f i n g Di

SHOES clean socks and

clean shoes with laces.


HAIR tied back if long. not coloured or highlighted.

EARS simple ear studs. no other accessories.

COLLAR

collar badge on the right collar.

BLOUSE tucked in to reveal the skirt pockets.

SKIRT no minis. hem of the

skirt must not be more than 12 cm from the back of the knee.

The college uniform is the most visible source of our identity as a community, so wear your uniform with pride! Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. It should be worn during lessons, lectures, common tests and examinations, and in the library and laboratories.

SHOES clean socks and

clean shoes with laces.


ANDY YOUR HANDY D

Campus Map


01 VJC GOOGLE APPS

http://start.vjc.sg Username: your.name.year@vjc.sg Default Password: victoria2013 All official emails will be sent to your Gmail account. Your username is your full name with ‘dots’ replacing the ‘blanks’ followed by your year of enrollment. For example, for Tom Lim Han Kiong, his username is tom.lim.han. kiong.2013@vjc.sg. Check with your Civics Tutor if you are unsure of your username. Check your VJC email everyday. Your teachers send their emails only to your VJC email so if you don’t check your VJC email, you’ll lose out on many great opportunities and important information. Alternatively, you will have to link up and set up an autoforward service between your VJC email account and your most-used email account.

http://lms.asknlearn.com/victoria_jc Username: NRIC/FIN Default password: NRIC/FIN The VJC LMS is the college’s portal where students can participate in online discussions with the college community, attempt online quizzes, as well as download readings, practice papers and lecture notes.

03 VIRTUAL CENTRE FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENT This site allows students to check examination timetables, instructions and promotion criteria.

02 LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)

VCSD functions as the school admin portal. Access from VJC LMS (see above), click on ‘Links’, then ‘VCSD’. (No additional password required).

04 STUDENT.VJC.SG

IT MATTERS EMAIL

help@vjc.sg FOR IT-RELATED ENQUIRES


01 VJ UNITE

VJ unite we’ll show our might We’ll show them how Victorians fight We’ll have ourselves a lot of fun We’ll show them how we’re number one We’re for we’re for VJ, (AH!) VJ (AH!) X 2 Hey guys move it on, VJ’s gonna take you on We will do our best, To fight for our success Move it! (Move it!) VJ! (VJ!) Solid! (Solid!) Yeah! (Yeah!)

02 VJ POWER VJ... Power power power!

a i r o t c i V Team ONE UNITED AS

03 VJ SPIRIT

(Replace ‘up in my head’ with ‘deep in my heart’ and ‘all over me’ in subsequent verses)

I’ve got the VJ spirit, where? Up in my head! Where? X 2 Up in my head! I’ve got the VJ spirit, where? Up in my head! Where? Up in my head to stay~

Up in my head! Where? Deep in my heart! Where? All over me! I’ve got the VJ spirit, where? Up in my head! Where? Deep in my heart to stay~


04 COME ON COME ON Come on everybody start moving to the beat Get off your seats and turn up the heat ‘Cos VJ’s gonna fight (Yeah!) VJ’s gonna cheer (Yeah!) VJ’s gonna come and rock this world! VJC! Come on come on come on! X 3 VJ… Yeah!

05 PUMP IT UP

Pump, pump, pump it up VJ’s gonna pump it up Shake, shake, shake it up VJ’s gonna shake it up Hype, hype, hype it up VJ’s gonna hype it up Pump it up, Shake it up, Hype it up, Go… VJ!

06 SPELLING CHEER

Give me a V (V!) I (I!) C (C!) T (T!) O (O!) R (R!) I (I!) A (A!) What’s that? Victoria! Can’t hear you! Victoria! One more time! Victoria! VJ kemama! Ole ole ah ah! X 2 Shake it up! Yeah! X 2 Eh… Bah!

07 YO VJC

Yo VJC! (What’s up!) Yo VJC! (What’s up!) We’ll stand our ground (We’ll stand our ground) We’ll take them down (We’ll take them down) Give me a V (V!) I (I!) C (C!) T (T!) O (O!) R (R!) I (I!) A (A!) Put them together, what do they spell Come on everybody let’s hear you yell It’s Victoria! X 3 Yeah!

08 GO VICTORIA Go Victoria, win win Victoria Go Victoria, win all the way (Repeat with more gusto) Now the time is right We will fight fight fight Now the time is right To win all the way Go Victoria, win win Victoria Go Victoria, win all the way Yeah!


Leadership

IS THE ART OF MOBILIZING OTHERS TO WANT TO STRUGGLE FOR SHARED ASPIRATIONS. JIM KOUZES + BARRY POSNER

BE PART OF THE VICTORIAN LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE PRESENTED TO EVERYONE, WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A LEADER OR NOT IS HOW YOU RESPOND IN THE MOMENT. MICHELE GOINS


MODEL THE WAY Victorians create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. We put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there, and we create opportunities for victory.

INSPIRE A SHARED VISION Victorians passionately believe that we can make a difference. We envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the team/community can become. We breathe life into others’ visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future.

CHALLENGE THE PROCESS Victorians search for opportunities to change the status quo. We look for innovative ways to improve the team/ community. In doing so, we experiment and take risks and accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.

ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT Victorians foster collaboration and build spirited teams. We actively involve and strengthen others, making each person feel capable and powerful.

ENCOURAGE THE HEART Accomplishing extraordinary things is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, Victorians recognise contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so Victorians celebrate accomplishments. We make people feel like heroes.


l i c n u o C s ’ Student

ANY ENGTH OF M NE R T S E H T H T OF O LEGACY WIT & THE HEAR CREATING A WELFARE COMMITTEE HEAD RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEAD

URSA HOUSE CAPTAIN SECRETARY

PHOENIX HOUSE CAPTAIN

VICEPRESIDENT (TRAINING)

PEGASUS HOUSE CAPTAIN

PRESIDENT

VICEPRESIDENT (DISCIPLINE)

AQUILA HOUSE CAPTAIN

TREASURER

LYNX HOUSE CAPTAIN

PUBLICITY COMMITTEE HEAD

DRACO HOUSE CAPTAIN

The VJC Students’ Council provides various opportunities for students to hone their leadership potential and develop interpersonal skills, through serving and organising events for the college. Our responsibilities include listening and acting on the needs of Victorians, as well as being the indomitable voice of support. Through organising college wide events, we are able to exercise our vision for the college while leading everyone towards a united purpose. Every Councillor is formally elected by the Victorian community, following a process of interviews, college-wide campaigning and a selection camp.


The Executive Committee

The Relations Committee

The Publicity Committee

The Welfare Committee

sets the direction and actively ensures the effectiveness of the council. Steering the council while discovering new opportunities and enrichment in VJC, we seek to stay relevant and be proactive in all we do.

is the heart of creation in the publicity of events and services brought to you by the Students’ Council. We connect with people through social media and various other interactive platforms. Most importantly, we want to engage Victorians with our hearts and for that, our innovation and creativity must take flight.

The Houses

preserves the Victorian culture with our bombastic voices and energetic personalities! Work with us to keep the VJC flag unfurled, and together we can spread the VJC name far and wide! So get ready to scream and dance your hearts out with us as we keep the Victorian spirit alive!

reaches out to the Victorian community to hear your voices and opinions. As the bridge between the student body and the school leadership, we hope to bring your concerns and suggestions to a higher level, and make VJC a better place for all. We strive to be your listening ear, your voice, and your servant leaders.

The House System serves as a platform for Victorians to know more people beyond their classes and add vibrancy to school life and culture. It also promotes healthy competition amongst Victorians during interhouse events and competitions . The names of the houses are taken from constellations. A constellation is typically a group of stars that are connected to form a figure or picture. So, even though Victorians are in different houses, we are still connected in spirit — the Victorian Spirit. Each house will have a House Captain, who will be in charge of the house matters and bonding. Along with his/her group of student councillors from the same house, they rally the house together for various events and competitions. Through these activities, house points will be earned and accumulated throughout each academic year. The house with the highest house points will be crowned as the Champion house and awarded the La Coupe Etoile (or the Star Cup) at the end of each academic year.


PLAN NOW FOR YOUR

Future!

1. STUDENT.VJC.SG: YOUR FIRST-STOP RESOURCE CENTRE Go now to the resources on student.vjc.sg, where you’ll find the links to the VJC guides on Higher Education, Scholarships and Career Guidance. 2. CHECK YOUR VJC EMAIL EVERYDAY Your teachers send their emails only to your VJC email so if you don’t check your VJC email, you’ll lose out on many great opportunities and important info. 3. REGISTER AND SIT FOR SAT REASONING TEST (SAT I) IN JC1 IF YOU’RE THINKING OF US UNIVERSITIES A great SAT score is necessary but not sufficient for the great US universities. Register at College Board: sat.collegeboard.com/register/ sat-international-dates It’s smart to sit for the SAT I in JC1 as you’ll be too busy in JC2. You might need a few tries to get a great score (e.g. 2300 and above, out of a maximum score of 2400) Smart dates to register for SAT I for 2013 include: 10 Mar (register by 10 Feb). College Board will release more test dates in 2013, so check sat.collegeboard.com/register/sat-international-dates for the latest updates. PS: The VJC Library has lots of SAT practice tests you can borrow. 4. ATTEND THE ST SCHOLARS’ CHOICE AND TOP UNIVERSITY FAIR AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT FAIRS, TALKS AND WORKSHOPS (IN AND OUTSIDE OF VJC) Look out for the confirmed venue (most likely Suntec) and date (15 July) in The Straits Times — it’s the most comprehensive university fair in town, so do some research before July so you can prepare smart and specific questions for the university representatives. 5. ACT ON YOUR PLANS TODAY! Planning is useless without action: if you want your pick of universities and career options, your character, CCAs and results must be visibly outstanding to your peers and teachers so start working from day 1 of JC1!


TAKE NOTE!


TAKE NOTE!


LiVE like a Victorian

LEGENDARY SPIRIT • VISIONARY LEADERSHIP •EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE

OUR VISION


2013 e g e ll o C r o i n u J a a t V i c to r i


ACADEMIC 13 YEAR

TERM ONE

monday

JAN ip three bridging curriculum

jc one orientation

tuesday

29

28 04 11

chinese new year

wednesday

ip three bridging curriculum

jc one orientation

05 12

30 ip three feeling fab

jc one orientation

06 13

chinese new year

18

19

20

25

26

27

04

05

06

04

05

06


CALENDAR thursday

friday

31 FEB ip three feeling fab

jc one civics

07 14

jc one orientation

cny celebrations sea sports carnival

21 vca x-country

28 MAR

saturday

01

02

08

09

15

16

22

23

01

07

08

07

08

jc one parents principal session

victorians’ day

02 09 09

BRIDGING CULTURE BUILDING ORIENTATION


ACADEMIC 13 YEAR

TERM TWO

monday

tuesday

wednesday

MAR

25

26

27

APR

01

02

03

08

09

10

jc one hbl

15

jc one hbl

16

math quiz jc one hbl

ip three vita!

22

23

29

30 MAY 07

06

14

13 20 27

21 sov@esplanade

band@esplanade

may day

17 24 01 08

edb business challenge

15

sc investiture

28

22 29

vca science explore


CALENDAR thursday

friday

28 04 jc one feeling fab

jc one hbl

11 18 25

submission of pw pi

02 09 16 23

sso concert east zone pre-u science fair

30

good friday

drama nite

jc one hbl

musicfest

chinese drama nite

ics nite

eighty-8

guitar + harmoc concert

saturday

29

30

05

06

12

canon-vjc exposé vi

13

19

20

26

27

03

04

10

11

17

18

24

25

vesak day CO + strings concert

31

JUN

01

BALANCING CHARACTER BUILDING COMPETITIONS


ACADEMIC 13 YEAR

TERM THREE

monday

JUL mid-year exam

youth day

tuesday

01 08

wednesday

02 mid-year exam

09

03 mid-year exam

10

15

16

17

22

23

24

29

30

31

05

a*star science fair

06

edvantage

national day celebrations

07

12

13

19

20

21

26

27

28

02

jc one spa

03

jc one spa

14

04

submission of pw eom


CALENDAR thursday

friday

04 mid-year exam

AUG

05

06

12

13

18

19

20

25

26

27

11

mid-year exam

02

01 08

hari raya puasa

saturday

15

east zone science carnival

national day

09

college day

jc one parents teachers day

03 10

16

17

22

23

24

29

30

31

06 SEPT

07

05

teachers’ day celebrations

teachers’ day

CONSOLIDATING LIVING OUR PASSIONS ASSESSMENT


ACADEMIC 13 YEAR

TERM FOUR

monday

tuesday

16

SEPT

wednesday

17

jc one promo

18 jc one promo

23 jc one promo

24 jc one promo

30 OCT pw wr conference

25 jc one promo

01

02

pw day + i&r briefing

07 ip exam

09

15

16

ip exam pw wr conference

14 pw day

08

hari raya haji

submission of pw wr

21

22

23

28

29

30

04

05

06

mtl exam

deepavali

pw oral exam

11 pw oral exam

pw oral exam

12 pw oral exam

13 jc one hbl


CALENDAR thursday

friday

19

saturday

20

21

26

27

28

03

04

05

10

11

12

jc one promo

jc one mcys workshop

farewell assembly pw day + op lecture

special jc one ct

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24

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26 university panel discussion

31 NOV

01

02

07

08

09

15

16

pw oral exam

pw oral exam

14 jc one hbl

jc one hbl

REFLECTING CREATING OUR FUTURE PROMOTION


January

TERM ONE WEEK FOUR 28 MONDAY

ip three bridging curriculum

29 TUESDAY

ip three bridging curriculum

30 WEDNESDAY

ip three feeling fab


legendary spirit The Victorian Spirit shines through us in a unique and remarkable way; the embodiment of the culture and the bond that all Victorians of various batches share and attribute themselves to. RAMESH S/O RADHAKRISHNAN | 11S54 Vice President of Indian Cultural Society; House Comm

31 THURSDAY

ip three feeling fab

01 FRIDAY

jc one orientation

02 SATURDAY

03 SUNDAY


February TERM ONE WEEK FIVE 04 MONDAY

jc one orientation

05 TUESDAY

jc one orientation

06 WEDNESDAY

jc one orientation


legendary spirit Legendary spite:the exuberance that defines a Victorian, reveals itself in our zest of life, and transcends time, bringing with us wherever we go. LIM ZHEN TING | 11S61 Civics Tutorial Council

07 THURSDAY

ip one civics

08 FRIDAY

cny celebrations sea sports carnival

09 SATURDAY

10 SUNDAY


February TERM ONE WEEK SIX 11 MONDAY

chinese new year

12 TUESDAY

chinese new year

13 WEDNESDAY


legendary locations Aren’t we lucky to be in a school that is right next to the beach? With the hot weather all year round, there’s no UDDERs way to cool ourselves than with ice cream! Indeed, Udders at Siglap is the place to see and be seen! In Udder’s words — “Because our ice cream is so fresh, it’s almost straight from the udder to you!” Head’s up though, a trip to Udder’s is gonna be legend-...wait for it...and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY! 87 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455223

14 THURSDAY

15 FRIDAY

16 SATURDAY

17 SUNDAY


February TERM ONE WEEK SEVEN 18 MONDAY

19 TUESDAY

20 WEDNESDAY


legendary locations Thinking about what you want to do in the future and need some inspiration? Head down to Penny University! Far from granting academic degrees, this awesome coffee bar definitely makes the cut in the Ivy League of cafes. In 18th century London, anyone who had a penny could go inside the coffeehouses, resulting in students spending more time at these coffeehouses than at school. Hence the term — “Penny University”! ( And you thought it was named after Big Bang Theory huh — Bazinga! ) Penny University @ 402 East Coast Road , Singapore 428997

21 THURSDAY

22 FRIDAY

vca x-country

23 SATURDAY

jc one parents principal session

24 SUNDAY


March

TERM ONE WEEK EIGHT 25 MONDAY

26 TUESDAY

27 WEDNESDAY


victorian affairs Do you know — If you can bend over backwards and your tongue can touch the floor, Mr Goh Eng Chai will exempt you from PE lessons!

28 THURSDAY

01 FRIDAY

02 SATURDAY

victorians’ day

03 SUNDAY


March

TERM ONE WEEK NINE 04 MONDAY

05 TUESDAY

06 WEDNESDAY


victorian affairs Do you know — The circumference of Mr Tan Yew Hwee’s thigh is 58.5cm!

07 THURSDAY

08 FRIDAY

09 SATURDAY

10 SUNDAY


March

TERM ONE WEEK TEN 11 MONDAY

12 TUESDAY

13 WEDNESDAY


victorian affairs Do you know — Mr. Teo Aik Cher is the author and illustrator of six bestselling books in the Why? Series: Why Procrastinate?, Why Take Action?, Why Simplify?, Why be a Champion?, Why Study Smart? and Why Worry? Be Happy!. His books in the Why? series have been translated into Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese and Vietnamese. These books have also been featured in the Popular Bookstore bestseller list and The Sunday Times bestseller list.

14 THURSDAY

15 FRIDAY

16 SATURDAY

17 SUNDAY


March

TERM ONE HOLIDAY 18 MONDAY

19 TUESDAY

20 WEDNESDAY


visionary leadership Enlightened and wise decisions are made by reviewing the past, consolidating the present and projecting the future. Visionary leadership is not just about looking ahead, it is also about looking beyond. TAN WEN WEI BENJAMIN | 11S51 President of the 28th Student’s Council

21 THURSDAY

22 FRIDAY

23 SATURDAY

24 SUNDAY


March

TERM TWO WEEK ONE 25 MONDAY

26 TUESDAY

27 WEDNESDAY


visionary leadership A Visionary Leader is able to: 1. See beyond what everyone sees; seeing the full potential in people and in situations. 2. Show and allow people to see what you see, at the same time identify with the vision and take ownership of it. 3. Guide and give directions on how everyone can work together to achieve the common goal. ALEENA KUA YONG LI| 12S38 Cross Country Vice Captain Head of Victorian Affair

28 THURSDAY

29 FRIDAY

good friday

30 SATURDAY

31 SUNDAY


April

TERM TWO WEEK TWO 01 MONDAY

02 TUESDAY

03 WEDNESDAY


legendary locations The lecture theatres in school can get pretty cold. And when we’re cold, we all need… Comfort food! Warm and homey, rich and hearty. That’s what the Ban Mian at Roxy Square is — pure awesomeness in a bowl. For our muslim friends, fret not because the Nasi Padang at Roxy Square is a close competitor! But where in Roxy Square are these legendary items found? That’s for the seniors to know and you to find out….Juniors — “Challenge Accepted!”

04 THURSDAY

jc one feeling fab

05 FRIDAY

drama nite

06 SATURDAY

canon-vjc exposé vi

07 SUNDAY


April

TERM TWO WEEK THREE 08 MONDAY

jc one hbl

09 TUESDAY

jc one hbl

10 WEDNESDAY

jc one hbl


legendary locations Lessons are over, and I need a break before tackling that tutorial! Oh there’s so many things I want to do… I12 catch a movie, I12 have gong cha, I12 take a break in the coolest shopping mall in the East! Yes! Suit up my friends, because 112 Katong has everything from bubble tea, to coffee bean, to golden village! Whether you wanna watch the latest movies, or just have a quick caffeine fix, 112 Katong is a sure-winner. What’s that? Self five? Nice!

11 THURSDAY

jc one hbl

12 FRIDAY

jc one hbl

13 SATURDAY

14 SUNDAY


April

TERM TWO WEEK FOUR 15 MONDAY

16 TUESDAY

17 WEDNESDAY

ip three vita!


change the world Have CONVICTION. Be clear about your life goals and take action. Procrastination destroys dreams. If the “Dream Rangers”, consisting of 5 men averaging age 83, could revisit their youth and go on a motorcycle tour, what excuse do you have?

18 THURSDAY

19 FRIDAY

musicfest

20 SATURDAY

21 SUNDAY


April

TERM TWO WEEK FIVE 22 MONDAY

23 TUESDAY

24 WEDNESDAY chinese quiz


change the world Muster the COURAGE to be unique. Many celebrities and companies made their mark because they dared to be different. Watch the documentary “Inside Google” to find out how one can be serious without wearing a suit.

25 THURSDAY

submission of pw pi

26FRIDAY

chinese drama nite

27 SATURDAY

28 SUNDAY


May

TERM TWO WEEK SIX 29 MONDAY

30 TUESDAY

01 WEDNESDAY

may day


change the world Show COMPASSION and donate to those in need. No effort is too small. You can donate anything from money to your time at sgcares.org. You can even contribute when having fun at charity runs or when you play games online at freerice.com.

02 THURSDAY

03 FRIDAY

ics nite

04 SATURDAY

05 SUNDAY


May

TERM TWO WEEK SEVEN 06 MONDAY

07 TUESDAY

08 WEDNESDAY

edb emerging markets business challenge


raw! let’s d 1.

2.

09 THURSDAY

10 FRIDAY

eighty-8

11 SATURDAY

12 SUNDAY


May

TERM TWO WEEK EIGHT 13 MONDAY

14 TUESDAY

15 WEDNESDAY

sc investiture


3.

4.

16 THURSDAY

17 FRIDAY

guitar + harmoc concert

18 SATURDAY

19 SUNDAY


May

TERM TWO WEEK NINE 20 MONDAY

21 TUESDAY

sov@esplanade

22 WEDNESDAY


5.

6.

23 THURSDAY

east zone pre-u science fair sso concert

24 FRIDAY

vesak day co + strings concert

25 SATURDAY

26 SUNDAY


May

TERM TWO WEEK TEN 27 MONDAY

28 TUESDAY

band@esplanade

29 WEDNESDAY

vca science explore!


7.

8.

lete!

comp

30 THURSDAY

31 FRIDAY

01 SATURDAY

02 SUNDAY


June

TERM TWO HOLIDAY 03 MONDAY

04 TUESDAY

05 WEDNESDAY


all planned out 5 FREE things to do this week: 1. Wake up early to catch the sunrise 2. Get stale bread and go feed the fishes at Botanic gardens 3. Go build sandcastles 4. Memorize your favorite song and sing it in the shower 5. Go watch the sunset

06 THURSDAY

07 FRIDAY

08 SATURDAY

09 SUNDAY


June

TERM TWO HOLIDAY 10 MONDAY

11 TUESDAY

12 WEDNESDAY


all planned out 5 things to do ALONE this week: 1.Watch a movie 2. Go for an hour of Karaoke 3.Go cycling 4. Dance the mass dance at Suntec Fountain 5. Eat a buffet

13 THURSDAY

14 FRIDAY

15 SATURDAY

16 SUNDAY


June

TERM TWO HOLIDAY 17 MONDAY

18 TUESDAY

19 WEDNESDAY


all planned out 5 things to do this week to DISCOVER: 1. Take a sampan to Pulau Ubin 2. Go to a museum 3. Go to the Singapore Zoo 4. Take a bus from one end of the interchange to the other 5. Go on a heritage trail

20 THURSDAY

21 FRIDAY

22 SATURDAY

23 SUNDAY


June

TERM TWO HOLIDAY 24 MONDAY

25 TUESDAY

26 WEDNESDAY


all planned out 5 things to do this week to show your LOVE: 1. Visit your grandparents 2. Cook dinner for your family 3. Make cards for your friends 4. Write a letter to your parents 5. Sweep and mop your house

27 THURSDAY

28 FRIDAY

29 SATURDAY

30 SUNDAY


July

TERM THREE WEEK ONE 01 MONDAY

mid-year exam

02 TUESDAY

mid-year exam

03 WEDNESDAY

mid-year exam


extraordinary service Extradordinary service means that going the extra mile for your peers is no longer an act, but a personal habit you live by. TEH CHEE YANG | 11S42 Track Captain

04 THURSDAY

mid-year exam

05 FRIDAY

mid-year exam

06 SATURDAY

07 SUNDAY


July

TERM THREE WEEK TWO 08 MONDAY

youth day

09 TUESDAY

10 WEDNESDAY


extraordinary service Extraordinary service is about stepping out of your comfort zone to help others and wanting to make an impact on their lives. TING YUN WEI | 12A12 Interact Club President

11 THURSDAY

12 FRIDAY

13 SATURDAY

14 SUNDAY


July

TERM THREE WEEK THREE 15 MONDAY

16 TUESDAY

17 WEDNESDAY


vjc photo moments How to Take National Geographic Inspired Photographs: Less is more. Having many activities and characters within a photograph may cause quite a bit of clutter. Don’t go trigger happy and snap everything in sight. Stay focused on a subject and make it stand out from the environment — experiment with different angles and framing.

18 THURSDAY

19 FRIDAY

20 SATURDAY

21 SUNDAY


July

TERM THREE WEEK FOUR 22 MONDAY

23 TUESDAY

24 WEDNESDAY


vjc photo moments The alluring sunset which beckons all tourists is not the sole reward for the early birdies. Drag yourself out of bed and see the world with a world new perspective — witness how empty streets in Bangkok transform into bustling districts before daybreak, or if you love the great outdoors, try camping at our very own St. John’s island to capture rare shots of night creatures of our wild shores.

25 THURSDAY

26 FRIDAY

27 SATURDAY

college day

28 SUNDAY


August

TERM THREE WEEK FIVE 29 MONDAY

30 TUESDAY

a*star science fair

31 WEDNESDAY

edvantage


vjc photo movts Honour thy neighbour as thyself. Be aware of social and cultural taboos. When taking candid shots of people, be unobtrusive and stop if you sense annoyance from the subject. If you require someone to pose for a picture, ask nicely — a smile with a sincere request does wonders!

01 THURSDAY

02 FRIDAY

east zone science carnival

03 SATURDAY

jc one parents teachers day

04 SUNDAY


August

TERM THREE WEEK SIX 05 MONDAY

06 TUESDAY

07 WEDNESDAY

national day celebrations


so my teacher facebooks too Facebook is often an eye-opener. Especially for students who do not know their teachers thoughts, insights, frustrations or joys. Guess which of these updates belong to the following teachers! 1. “Please always consider the importance of how others will interpret your work and not just what you think it says.” 2. “8km exactly in 34min.”

08 THURSDAY

hari raya puasa

09 FRIDAY

national day

10 SATURDAY

11 SUNDAY


August

TERM THREE WEEK SEVEN 12 MONDAY

13 TUESDAY

14 WEDNESDAY


show your luv: strangers 1. Donate materials for an OCIP trip — even if you are not able to go on this trip, make it a point to send the needy children someting special. They will be truly grateful for your kindness. 2. GIve Blood — If you are free from illness, allergies and meet the requirments, our blood banks are always in need of more donations. 3. Give your seat up to the elderly — whether on the bus or train, don’t hesitate to assist the elderly person to your seat. You will feel better for it.

15 THURSDAY

16 FRIDAY

17 SATURDAY

18 SUNDAY


August

TERM THREE WEEK EIGHT 19 MONDAY

20 TUESDAY

21 WEDNESDAY


show your luv: friends 1. Look your friend in the eye and say — “ I really appreciate your friendship”. 2. Say thank you for something they don’t realise they gave you, like inspiration to do something you couldn’t before. 3. Bake them cookies or cupcakes to show them how much you mean to them.

22 THURSDAY

23 FRIDAY

24 SATURDAY

25 SUNDAY


August

TERM THREE WEEK NINE 26 MONDAY

27 TUESDAY

jc one spa

28 WEDNESDAY

jc one spa


show your luv: parents 1. Keep your room clean! We know it’s a chore, but it shows mom and dad that you care. 2. Watch a film with your mom once in a while, or go to a sports match with your dad once in a while just to show them how much you care and want to be close with them. 3. Probably the biggest way to show them you love them is to never, ever lie. This shows them that you not only love them, but also trust and respect them.

29 THURSDAY

30 FRIDAY

teachers’ day celebrations

31 SATURDAY

01 SUNDAY


September TERM THREE WEEK TEN 02 MONDAY

03 TUESDAY

04 WEDNESDAY

submission of pw eom


show your luv: teachers 1. Write them an appreciation card or note — a little word of encouragement goes a long way! 2. Participate — teachers love to hear your opinions, so speak up and get involved in lessons! 3. Show you care by helping them carry their laptops to class, or smile and greet them when you see them, even if you don’t know them!

05 THURSDAY

06 FRIDAY

teachers’ day

07 SATURDAY

08 SUNDAY


September TERM THREE HOLIDAY 09 MONDAY

10 TUESDAY

11 WEDNESDAY


make your point! Twitter has changed the way we communicate. The 160-character SMS seems one too many, while the Unlimited-character Emails get close to no readership. A simple 140-character Tweet however, is short, sweet, and absolutely enticing. It requires us to think hard about what we want to say, and master the art of getting to the point. Make your opinion alluring and appealing. As they say — less is more! :)

12 THURSDAY

13 FRIDAY

14 SATURDAY

15 SUNDAY


September TERM FOUR WEEK ONE 16 MONDAY

jc one promo

17 TUESDAY

18 WEDNESDAY

jc one promo


make your point! There’s no doubt about how important presentation skills are. Well, who better to learn from than Lady Gaga herself? Take the following 2 tips and you’ll be a Little Monster in no time! 1. Produce killer stuff — Gaga writes amazing pop hits, focusing on quantity over quality, making every song worth talking (or even dancing) about. 2. Be different — Gaga never blends into the crowd because there are too many normal people doing normal things. So show, don’t tell, and you’ll present like a rock star.

19 THURSDAY

20 FRIDAY

jc one promo

21 SATURDAY

22 SUNDAY


September TERM FOUR WEEK TWO 23 MONDAY

jc one promo

24 TUESDAY

jc one promo

25 WEDNESDAY

jc one promo


looking good: guys Sex, drugs, and rock & roll may explain why men from the 60’s and 70’s wore pants fitted for today’s average 15-year-old girl. But how tight is tight? When you’re unable to pull your pants while squatting, or you’re able to see your underwear through your pants, they’re too tight for both comfort and appeal (no, they are not hot). So unless you boys want to compete with the girls for who has the tighter pants, or look like aliens in the 70’s every day of your lives, stick to moderately fitted pants guys! :)

26 THURSDAY

jc one mcys workshop

27 FRIDAY

28 SATURDAY

29 SUNDAY


October

TERM FOUR WEEK THREE 30 MONDAY

pw wr conference

01 TUESDAY

pw day + i&r briefing

02 WEDNESDAY


looking good: girls If Blair Waldorf taught us anything, it’s that just because you have to wear a school uniform, doesn’t mean you have to look like everyone else. Step out of the ordinary with these tips! 1. Buy cute accessories like headbands and hair clips. They are affordable and they add a lot of personality to your outfit. 2. Decorate your school bag with cool messages, badges and pins. It’ll make your uniform scream you! Remember : “ A person makes the clothes, clothes don’t make the person.” — xoxo, Gossip Girl.

03 THURSDAY

04 FRIDAY

05 SATURDAY

06 SUNDAY


October

TERM FOUR WEEK FOUR 07 MONDAY

08 TUESDAY

pw wr conference

09 WEDNESDAY


did you know? The Suntec fountain that Victorians visit at the end of Orientation was the largest fountain in the world in 1998 (Guinness Book of Records). The surrounding buildings of Suntec City were built in the shape of a palm of a hand symbolising good “feng shui”.

10 THURSDAY

11 FRIDAY

farewell assembly pw day + op lecture

12 SATURDAY

13 SUNDAY


October TERM FOUR WEEK FIVE 14 MONDAY

pw day

15 TUESDAY

hari raya haji

16 WEDNESDAY

submission of pw wr


did you know? Who says students in Singapore are boring? In 1998 and 2000, students played the biggest ever game of pass-the-parcel and formed the longest human domino chain respectively (Guinness Book of Records).

17 THURSDAY

18 FRIDAY

19 SATURDAY

20 SUNDAY


October TERM FOUR WEEK SIX 21 MONDAY

22 TUESDAY

23 WEDNESDAY


did you know? Singapore is among the smallest cities in the world, but we are far from being a concrete jungle. Almost 50% of the country is covered by greenery and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains more species of trees than the entire North American continent (NParks).

24 THURSDAY

special jc one ct

25 FRIDAY

26 SATURDAY

university panel discussion

27 SUNDAY


November TERM FOUR WEEK SEVEN 28 MONDAY

mtl exam

29 TUESDAY

30 WEDNESDAY


it’s legendary! Not sure what to do with yourself in the coming holidays? Think legendary. It’s time to catch up on movies that have been celebrated for years. These movies have been quoted, misquoted, re-enacted, hated and loved for years! So get in the know and pick up these movies to see what the fuss is all about! For criminal drama: The Godfather parts 1,2 and 3 and Scarface. For romance: Pretty Woman, Gone with the Wind and Titanic. For action: Gladiator, Ocean’s Eleven, Inception. The list is endless! Look up your own legendary movies too!

31 THURSDAY

01 FRIDAY

02 SATURDAY

03 SUNDAY


November TERM FOUR WEEK EIGHT 04 MONDAY

deepavali

05 TUESDAY

pw oral exam

06 WEDNESDAY

pw oral exam


be visionary! Finding and contributing to a cause has always been a cause for celebration. So in these holidays, why don’t you look for one that speaks to you. The decision to take on a cause — whether it’s for democratic ideals, fighting online sexual predators or supporting animal rights — rarely fails to be both rewarding and life-changing. The ability to advance a personal belief or philosophy, have an impact on college, local or community levels or give something back is one few can ignore when given the opportunity. The next time you come across a chance, grab it!

07 THURSDAY

pw oral exam

08 FRIDAY

pw oral exam

09 SATURDAY

10 SUNDAY


November TERM FOUR WEEK NINE 11 MONDAY

pw oral exam

12 TUESDAY

pw oral exam

13 WEDNESDAY

jc one e-learning


cheers! victorian mocktails Victory Champagne (2 cups) - Mix 1 bottle of ginger ale, 1 can of pineapple juice and 2 table spoons of ribena. - Serve with a few cubes of crushed ice and garnish with a frozen strawberry in a champagne glass.

14 THURSDAY

jc one e-learning

15 FRIDAY

jc one e-learning

16 SATURDAY

17 SUNDAY


November TERM FOUR WEEK TEN 18 MONDAY

19 TUESDAY

20 WEDNESDAY


cheers! victorian mocktails Victorian Mojito (14 cups) - Combine 2 cups water and 1.5 cups of brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on High for 5 minutes. - Stir 2 cups of chopped mint leaves into the water; let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the mint leaves from the syrup; set aside. - Stir in 2 cups of lime sherbet, 1 cup of lime juice, and 1 cup water together in a large pitcher until well combined. - Pour the mint-infused syrup into the mixture. - Add 8 cups of club soda and stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

21 THURSDAY

22 FRIDAY

23 SATURDAY

24 SUNDAY


Hands on! D-I-Y FUN TIME

Make your own stickers, postage-stamp style! You Will Need - White Glue - Vinegar - Scissors - Brush - Spray Bottle Directions 1. Tear out the sticker page on the right. 2. Mix 2 tablespoons of white glue with 1 tablespoon of vinegar. 3. Spread the mixture onto the back of the page with a brush. 4. Leave it out to dry. 5. Cut out your stickers! Using your stickers Simply spritz some water on the adhesive mixture and it will become sticky! (Like a postage stamp.) Stick it on any surface you desire!


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Student Handbook for Victoria Junior College  

All layout, typography, illustrations and photo editing done by Tze Qi

Student Handbook for Victoria Junior College  

All layout, typography, illustrations and photo editing done by Tze Qi

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