Mr Ganison Rajamohan
On a Ministry of Education Teaching Scholarship (Local), I completed my Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Life Sciences with concentration in Biology at the National University of Singapore. I was awarded the Holttum Prize, which is given to the top graduating student in Life Sciences with concentration in Biology. I went on to complete my Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Junior College) with a Distinction award from the National Institute of Education, as well as the Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science Prize for best performance in teaching of Biology/Physics/Chemistry in the cohort. I was also the Valedictorian for the year’s graduating batch.
Prior to joining Eunoia Junior College, I was a Biology teacher at the Junior College level for 4 years. I look to incorporate the use of educational technology into my lessons to infuse greater scope and zest into them. Over the years, I have been a teacher-mentor for several CCAs and enrichment programmes. These include the Students’ Council, Soccer (Boys), Biology Olympiad programme, International Service Learning Expedition (ISLE) programme, CCA leaders’ camp and H3 Biology Research programme. Through these avenues, I have had the opportunities to play a direct role in enriching the learning experiences of students and mentoring them to develop holistically as individuals. On a pedagogical front, I have conducted several workshops and sharing sessions on the use of educational technology in teaching and learning for colleagues from other schools through platforms such as AST’s Teacher-Led Workshops, the Anglican High Symposium and school-wide professional development sessions.
A quote which resonates with me is, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Learning goes beyond just being an academic exercise. It involves the wholesome enrichment of a student’s mind, body and soul. As an educator, I see myself as holding the responsibility of nurturing individuals to realise their potential and enabling them to see the immense value they can add to the world. This, to me, defines the true meaning of teaching.
I love to play soccer and I follow the Premier League very closely. I am also a nature lover and frequently go on nature walks. I studied the effects of sexual ornaments in jumping spiders as part of my Honours project and the work has recently been accepted for scientific publication by the Animal Behaviour Journal. I also conduct spider catching and anatomy study workshops for my students, which they love! With the school campus being a stone’s throw away from the Green Corridor and in future, green spaces such as Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and the Central Catchment Area, I would like to share my passion for nature with my students through outdoor learning trips.
It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a pioneering batch of educators to build a school from its first brick and collectively breathe a new identity into it. It is going to be an exciting journey and one which I would liken to a kid building his first sandcastle at the beach. To create the uniqueness of EJC first-hand, is something I look forward to and relish.
Ganison joined the college as a pioneering member of staff in 2016.