2021 Direct School Admission Exercise

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The 2021 Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) exercise for admission into JC1 in 2022 opens on 5 May 2021. The college is looking for outstanding individuals in the following areas:

Interested students should download the application form and email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg with the required attachments, which must reach us by 28 June 2021.

All applicants should note the following instructions:

1. Scan the completed hardcopy application form and save it with the personal statement as a single PDF file.

2. Save all supporting documents as a single zip file.

3. Email eunoiadsa@ejc.edu.sg with the two files specified above attached.

Selection Process

Applicants go through three selection phases: (i) shortlisting; (ii) video conferencing selection exercise; and (iii) panel e-interview.

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PHASE 1 - SHORTLISTING

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SPORTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national / zonal competitions;

- Represented the Country or Singapore Schools

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national competitions;

- Participated in Singapore Youth Festival.

 

BILINGUALISM

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in the English and Chinese Languages.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language and either Chinese or Higher Chinese at secondary school examinations.

- Achievement/awards in competitions, essays, projects that shows passion and flair in both English and Chinese Language.

- Strong interest to learn about Western and Chinese cultures.

 

HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

Students should have overall consistently strong academic results, demonstrate passion and strong ability in the humanities, and have good CCA / holistic contributions.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language and one or more Humanities subjects at secondary school examinations.

- Strong and heightened interest in global and local issues, with a unique personal voice.

- Balanced reading diet (beyond textbooks and literature texts).

 

MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in music.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level Music or Higher Music at secondary school examinations.

- Achievements / awards in music performing or composing.

- Participation in national-level music ensembles, e.g. Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO).

 

LEADERSHIP

Student leaders should have qualities aligned to our College Vision:

- Youth with Passion: one with the passion and the conviction to lead in various capacity (in social causes, student leadership bodies, school population and the community)

- Thinker with Heart: one with the heart to serve by inspiring and influencing others with initiative, dedication and empathy

- Leader with Courage: one with the moral courage to do what is right, the confidence to speak up for others, the integrity to do right by the community

They should meet the following criterion:

- A portfolio consisting of supporting documents of your leadership experiences and reflections of those experiences.
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PHASE 2 - VIDEO CONFERENCING SELECTION EXERCISE

Applicants who successfully cleared the Shortlisting phase will be required to attend a video conference. Interviews will be conducted in July 2021. Details will be emailed/SMSed to successful applicants.

Note: Applicants for DSA (Leadership) will attend 2 rounds of video conferencing: 1 Individual and 1 Group.

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PHASE 3 - PANEL E-INTERVIEW

Applicants who successfully clear the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a final e-interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising the Deans of Eunoia Junior College to assess their suitability and readiness to offer the A-Level curriculum at Eunoia Junior College.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must be current Secondary 4 students in local schools and confident of handling the rigour of the A-Level Curriculum at Eunoia Junior College. They must show passion in their area of application, as well as knowledge of the requirements of a JC Education.

Application Process

Interested students should download the online application form and email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg with the required attachments, which must reach us by 28 June 2021.

Additional requirements for the respective categories are stated below:

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BILINGUALISM

i) Two samples of writing (one in English; one in Chinese – could include school essays)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "What does being bilingual mean in the current world context?”现今社会,双语人才应该具备哪些条件?

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HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

i) Two samples of writing: school essays can be included

ii) A 500-word response to "What is the value of the Humanities in today's world?"

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MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

i) A music composition up to 3 minutes (can be existing composition)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "How do you envision yourself contributing to EJC's music and aesthetics scene as a Eunoia MEP student?"

iii) An audition video of 5-10 minutes (can be existing video)

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LEADERSHIP

i) A 500-word personal statement on "Based on your personal experiences, what does it mean to lead?"

ii) The names and contact details of 2 referees who can vouch for your leadership experiences. (Please state their positions and their relationship to you.)

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone for a Video Conference at a given date and time. During the session, you will be informed to prepare the following documents for verification, if needed. Please wait for further instructions from the respective teachers.

  • Secondary School CCA record
  • Secondary 3 End-of-Year Exam results slip (or equivalent)
  • Secondary 4 Continual Assessment results slip (or equivalent)
  • Other supporting documents such as awards or highest certification of achievements

Applicants who are not shortlisted will receive an email notification by 23 July 2021.

Applicants who have cleared the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a Panel e-Interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising the Dean of Eunoia Junior College. Candidates will be notified by phone.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer latest by 11 August 2021. Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified via phone. Applications who are not offered a place in the DSA-JC exercise will be notified via email.

Successful applicants* are required to accept our offer by 16 August 2021, 3pm. Applicants on the waiting list will be informed of their final application outcome by 16 August 2021.

*Successful applicants are guaranteed a place in the college, provided they meet eligibility criteria for admission to a JC after the release of their Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level results. Successful DSA-JC students will NOT be allowed to take part in the JAE as places have already been reserved for them in the DSA-JC schools. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another JC after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honour their commitment to the posted DSA-JC schools.

For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Education DSA-JC website.

For further enquiries on the EJC DSA-JC exercise, please email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg

STRONGER – Pre-University Seminar 2021

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Pre-U Sem 2021 is a four-day non-residential programme that brings together students from thirty pre-university institutions who are keen to make a difference to Singapore.

Participants will examine how Singapore can emerge stronger together as one through panel discussions, human library and brown bag sessions, blended learning and a special exhibition of their work.

DATE

1 - 4 June

THEME

Stronger

SUB-THEMES

Tougher, Bolder, Kinder

OBJECTIVES

Deepen participants’ understanding of the Singapore identity and values in the evolving social, economic and political context;

Raise participants’ awareness of the opportunities and challenges for Singapore amid this period of disruption and transformation;

Empower participants to generate possibilities, ideas and solutions in charting Singapore’s future as one united people; and

Nurture teamwork and camaraderie among participants across institutions.

PARTICIPANTS

535 participants
30 schools

Split into 24 school teams across 6 cohorts
No mixing of schools across cohorts

Seminar Design

STUDENT VOICE

Participants indicate and scope their preferred Area of Focus (AoF), and exercise choice in the deliverables

DEEP ENGAGEMENT

Participants learn from the Speakers Protocol, the Fishbowl Protocol and Human Library

AUTHENTIC LEARNING AND PARTNERSHIPS

Participants partner with relevant professionals and show their work at an exhibition.

Framework

Voices

Encourages participants to embrace a diversity of voices in Singapore

Journeys

Invites participants to celebrate different journeys undertaken by Singaporeans, and appreciate the process through which outcomes emerge

Dreams

Empowers the aspirations of ordinary Singaporeans, because it is the collective dreams of all Singaporeans that give meaning and shape to the Singapore Dream

Pre-Seminar Workshop

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Student participants from 30 schools kick-started their Pre-University Seminar journey with the Pre-Seminar Workshop held online on 13 March. Grouped according to their respective areas of focus, the participants met their group mates from different schools for the first time.

Guided by their enthusiastic Teacher Facilitators and Student Facilitators, the participants learnt more about each other through games and engaged in robust discussions about the Seminar theme, the relevant sub-theme, as well as their specific area of focus.

The discussions were further enriched by the diverse backgrounds and learning experiences of the participants as they exchanged ideas and collaborated to deepen their understanding of issues in Singapore.

Following the Workshop, the groups will continue to engage in meaningful conversations on their areas of focus and draw on insights from resource persons from the community with the support of their Teacher Facilitators and Student Facilitators.

Reflections

“Although having the programme online made it slightly difficult to get to know each other and to interact, most of us were able to get a much clearer understanding of our theme, sub-theme and area of focus. I was able to gain insight on how my group mates viewed Singapore and what they believed would make a kinder community. In addition, the short bonding sessions allowed us to get to know one another better and I have learnt many new things from the participants from the variety of schools. I am so excited to see what we have planned ahead of us as we continue to plan our deliverables!”

Seraphina Low

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Kinder
Area of Focus: Community

“At first, I was a bit skeptical about how the programme would be properly carried out online as it would severely limit the face-to-face interactions between the participants. However, I was really surprised by how well the online sessions went! The initial meeting was extremely engaging, considering its online setting. I’m really looking forward to the Seminar in June!"

Wong Jeun Ming

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Bolder
Area of Focus: Engagement

"Through the application of the ‘See, Recall, Mean’ framework, I gained a deeper understanding of my area of focus, which is Security. With participants coming from different backgrounds and holding different experiences, I had the opportunity to explore the different aspects of security more deeply. In addition to cybersecurity, which is a widely discussed topic in recent years, I also learned more about food and energy security, as well as a less often debated and more intangible topic – security of our identities. Touching on the topic of cybersecurity, one of the participants shared an experience of an internet breach and having personal information stolen. This helped us appreciate that our personal cybersecurity is facing greater risks as compared to the past, and added a more personal touch to the discussion."

Sim Jia Hui

STUDENT FACILITATOR
Sub-theme: Tougher
Area of Focus: Security

Timeline

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Seminar Programme

DAY 1
1 JUN 2021

Learning Journeys

Opening Ceremony

DAY 2
2 JUN 2021

Concurrent Panel Discussions

Work on Deliverable

DAY 3
3 JUN 2021

Human Library Sessions

Work on Deliverable

DAY 4
4 JUN 2021

Festival: 'Yours, Truly'

Closing Ceremony

Seminar Highlights

Opening Ceremony

Learning Journeys

The Opening Ceremony kick-started this year’s unique experience of a fully online seminar where our participants joined us in this virtual seminar from their own homes. Focussing on envisioning possibilities for Singapore to emerge stronger amid this period of disruption and transformation, the Opening Ceremony marks the start of our 4-day programme where we embark on this journey of reflection, reinvention, and re-imagination in co-creating a vision of a STRONGER Singapore. Dr Maliki Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs, graced the seminar as the Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony. In his speech to the participants, Dr Maliki stressed the timeliness of the seminar’s theme, “Stronger”, amidst the challenges faced in the Covid-19 pandemic and how this pandemic would be a clarion call for the youth of Singapore to co-create a vision for a stronger Singapore as we venture into the post-COVID world.  We are excited for our participants to be stewards of this vision.

 

The Pre-University Seminar opened with our 24 groups of participants embarking on 24 different learning journeys. The learning journeys are a celebration of the Journeys undertaken by Singaporeans from all walks of life. Through a diversity of Voices, our seminar participants engaged in authentic and meaningful conversations with fellow Singaporeans. Drawing strength from the aspirations of these Singaporeans, our students are inspired to dream, reimagine, and reinvent for our collective Singapore Dream. 

REFLECTIONS

“After the fruitful virtual learning journey we had this morning with the Institute of Mental Health, my greatest takeaway is that Singapore does have the resource capacity (in the form of medical amenities and facilities to care and support mental health), but the obstacle that hinders us from truly being able to maximise these resources is deeply entrenched stigma and negative perceptions of mental illness that prevent patients from seeking help early.”

Lu Yi

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Tougher
Area of Focus: Capacity

"At first, I was actually very sceptical of this online learning journey, I wasn't too sure of how much I'll be able to take away. But the talks were really very inspirational. As of now, my aspiration is to become a journalist. This dream of mine came about because I wanted to share untold stories. So the film and the speaker’s words really broadened my perspective as to how storytelling should be like. Storytelling must not sensationalise but instead, be authentic. In the future, it will definitely be a struggle to find a balance, especially as a new writer. However, this just spurred me to continue working hard towards what I believe in."

Kyleen

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Kinder
Area of Focus: Empathy

Panel Discussions

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On day two of the seminar programme, our participants engaged in a panel discussion with invited panellists. Three concurrent panel discussions, aligned to the sub-themes Tougher, Bolder and “Kinder, took place and our participants were enriched by the knowledge and experiences shared by our distinguished panellists. The robust and authentic exchange of ideas with the panellists has inspired in our participants a vision of a STRONGER Singapore.

REFLECTIONS

“I think the biggest insight that I gained from the panel discussions is that kindness should not be forced, but instead should truly come from the heart to mean something. Since young, we've always been told that we have to be kind to others around us, but turning that thought into action also requires a significant deal of courage to be able to go out of our way to approach someone. The government has also been incentivising people to be kind. I think that it may work to make Singapore a much more beautiful place to live in. However, in my opinion, I think that kindness that has been shown through this manner is less meaningful than when it comes from the heart. Kindness should come from understanding, and subsequently wanting to make a difference and help someone.”

Chescia

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Kinder
Area of Focus: Inclusivity

“I think what stuck with me the most, and was touched upon quite a few times during the discussion, was the duality of boldness; in certain situations being bold means speaking out and challenging what has been normalised or routinised in society to engage with issues that have been buried and carve new paths for society to embark on, whereas other situations require a more analytical and critical approach to understanding the mechanisms that define society and how we can make changes to this system through our actions even without being forthright or contesting the entire system. But while there is a duality to boldness, it is not a binary; there is a  spectrum of boldness that different individuals fall on where we take different actions to pursue our ambitions and hopes for society, but through it all, we must stress the importance of acceptance and support. And lastly, the concept of balance, in that any act of our boldness will expect pushback or retaliation, and that this is merely indicative of the fact that our acts are being seen and should encourage us to continue whilst being open and receptive to other viewpoints.”

Aayush

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Bolder
Area of Focus: Engagement

“It has been an insightful sharing from both the panelists and the participants. It was interesting to understand the different perspectives that people had towards what being "tougher" means in Singapore. I think that it is important for us to recognize that there are many differing viewpoints in Singapore as to what being "tough" (or resilient) would actually mean, and I gained a deeper understanding of some of the issues that our country might still be facing currently. Through today's session, I think what struck me the most is multilateralism and inclusivity: we need to be empathetic towards others to ensure minimal conflict; I believe that this will ultimately be the fuel for maintaining Singapore's success in the future.”

Erica

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Tougher
Area of Focus: Sustainability

Human Library

 

Following Day 2’s Panel Discussions, our participants had the opportunity to interact with Human Books as part of the Human Library session. Individuals from different walks of life generously contributed their time to be Human Books, and shared their unique personal experiences in intimate online spaces. Through the heartfelt exchange of authentic voices, our participants uncovered fresh stories and perspectives and were inspired to build a STRONGER Singapore. 

REFLECTIONS

“I am touched by the stories shared and I am genuinely happy that so many of the Singaporeans are willing to help others at this time of crisis. This phrase was shared by Mr. David Hoe, it is "We become tougher by choosing to care" this is the mindset that all of us should carry. It is about being innovative and being willing to care. We are tougher when we are together.”

Jia Wen

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Bolder
Area of Focus: Engagement

“From the Human Library session today, I have learnt a lot regarding Singapore's biodiversity. As an enthusiast myself, I feel motivated to pursue a long-suppressed passion. I liked how Mr N Sivasothi shared about his background and how it was not forced on him to pursue a particular field. He was given his freedom to choose and explore. He interacted with nature and had direct touch with insects and animals before his love for nature grew and became his main career. This emphasises the importance of doing something that we feel strongly about so that we can involve ourselves actively in the field. With that too, changes can be made. Now, Singapore is working towards being a green city and so much goes into conserving our marine biodiversity, forests, and even our native fauna. This can be tied back to becoming a stronger Singapore as we can be bolder in our steps to step up for positive changes”

Istinarah

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Tougher
Area of Focus: Security

"I find that the discussion on how we can better educate Singaporeans on culture and how we can better represent the history that we have was very insightful. It gave me a new perspective in terms of the way people see and think of history, and how it is being expressed by institutions and people alike. I wonder how we can use the information that is being taught to us by institutions and experts in their respective fields, and use that to gain enough understanding and insight to create positive change. I also wonder how we can use this information to change the way we as a society see the diversity of communities around us, how we can empathise with and integrate marginalised or minority communities. I have been interested in history for as long as I can remember, and I want to be a part of a national discussion that is always revolving in the public eye."

Raeann

STUDENT PARTICIPANT
Sub-theme: Kinder
Area of Focus: Empathy

Presentation of Deliverables

Following intense days of exploration, research and discussion, our participants generated possibilities, ideas, and solutions, and charted Singapore's future as one united people. Drawing on their collective creativity, they used various forms of expression to showcase their ideas for a STRONGER Singapore. These were presented ahead of the Closing Ceremony on 4 June. In addition, 3 groups had the opportunity to present their projects to the Guest of Honour, Minister for Education Mr. Chan Chun Sing. Here are some of our participants’ deliverables.

LAPIS TIDES
1 Tougher - Security

LAPIS TIDES features a physical sculpture that consists of 14 wire humanoids on a landscape of foam waves and a wooden base. The fishermen and the waves remind us of the “Orang Laut” (the sea people of Singapore) who made a living from fishing and collecting sea products. Hence, they represent food security. The bodies of the statues are made of wires, and the flexibility of the wires represents the human capacity for change. There is also a sense of dynamism as reflected in the poses of the statues. The use of hardy wood for the base of the physical sculpture represents the firm foundation that Singapore has. Our physical sculpture aims to reflect how far Singapore has come.

Sub-theme: Tougher
Area of Focus: Security
SEMPUR FORTIS: ALWAYS BRAVE
1 Bolder - Passion

SEMPUR FORTIS: ALWAYS BRAVE features a short slide story featuring three passionate and brave individuals from different walks of life who stepped out of their comfort zones to make a difference through volunteering at the place we call home. These three volunteer stories show us what it means to be brave for a bolder Singapore.

Sub-theme: Bolder
Area of Focus: Passion
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?
1 Kinder - Inclusion

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? features a video that uses digitally drawn pictures to showcase the journey of Thomas, who was incarcerated for 7 years. Due to a series of bad choices in his formative years which led to him taking part in illegal activities that landed him in his arrest and imprisonment. During and after his sentence, Thomas received guidance from organisations such as Yellow Ribbon and Singapore After-Care Association that allowed him to successfully reintegrate into society despite the discrimination and challenges he faced. Through this video, the group aims to emphasise the importance of acceptance, inclusion, as well as the importance of being humane for a kinder Singapore.

Sub-theme: Kinder
Area of Focus: Inclusion

Special Programme

The Special Programme (“From Me to SG”) is a key feature of the Pre-U Seminar Closing Ceremony. Prior to the seminar this year, all participants were asked to design a postcard based on their area of focus and to pen down their hopes and aspirations of Singapore based on their area of focus. 24 postcards from the seminar's three sub-themes (Tougher, Bolder, and Kinder) were eventually selected to be featured - showcasing the creativity of the student participants and their hopes and aspirations for Singapore. Out of them, six postcards were presented in an acrylic frame as tokens of appreciation of the Guests of Honour. As part of this Special Programme, Eunoia Junior College’s Rock Band also penned and performed the song “Stronger” to convey the collective vision of a Tougher, Bolder, and Kinder Singapore.

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Closing Ceremony

The virtual closing ceremony marks the end of 2021’s Pre-University Seminar. Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing, was the Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony. During the ceremony, participants presented their thoughtful and exciting ideas for a Kinder, Tougher, and Bolder Singapore. Minister Chan and distinguished guests also engaged participants in a robust exchange of ideas in the Question & Answer session. 

In his closing remarks, Minister Chan encouraged our participants to not let circumstances define them and to focus on the actions in responding to these challenges faced instead; to have the collective will and action to keep Singapore going ahead in being Tougher, Bolder, and Kinder.

With the end of the Pre-University Seminar journey, we hope that the seminar provided an enriching space for our participants to reflect on their priorities as a community and inspire them to redefine the paths they can take individually and collectively, especially against the current backdrop of the pandemic. With the collective vision they co-created, we hope our participants will continue to be inspired in their desire to build a STRONGER Singapore.

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Our Minds Ignite –
2020 A-Level Results

Our Minds Ignite

2020 A-LEVEL RESULTS

Eunoia Shining

Eunoia Junior College congratulates our class of 2020 for their outstanding achievement at the 2020 GCE A-Level Examination. Coming from 63 secondary schools, their collective strength as one Eunoia allowed them to ignite new possibilities amidst the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

The college is proud of all 591 Eunoians who sat the 2020 GCE A-Level Examination. The cohort achieved a median University Admission Score of 85 rank points, with 77 students attaining 90 rank points and 152 students scoring 89 rank points or more. Over 1 in 2 students garnered 85 rank points or more.

4 in 10 Eunoians scored at least 3 H2 distinctions.

1 in 4 Eunoians scored 4 H2 distinctions.

4 in 10 Eunoians attained 5 distinctions or more.

139 Eunoians attained 6 distinctions or more.

47 Eunoians achieved 7 distinctions or more.

4 Eunoians achieved a total of 8 distinctions.

1 in 2 Eunoians achieved a distinction in their H3 subjects.

Hearts United

Above and beyond their academic achievements, every Eunoian in the Class of 2020 excelled holistically as a Youth with Purpose, Thinker with Heart, Leader with Courage. They strengthened Eunoia’s house culture and created more avenues for fellow Eunoians to pursue their passions, initiating the formation of a new CCA, EJC Press, and student-initiated interest groups, Chamber Strings and Street Dance.

The Class of 2020 made the Big Move to our Bishan campus successful and memorable, leaving their mark on the Ghim Moh community and taking the important first steps to make us a part of the Bishan community. They turned a new campus into a welcoming home, filling our 12 storeys with pride and song. In a year when the National School Games and Singapore Youth Festival were suspended, they found new ways to use their talents to bring hope, inspiration and joy to others in the Eunoia community and beyond. The Rock Band collaborated with students from Crest Secondary School and Fengshan Primary School to record Everyday Heroes, a tribute to those on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic. Eunoians in GLIDE, a talent management programme focused on advocacy and service, reached out to migrant workers who built our campus, and also distributed masks to members of the community. Our student councillors led a drive to collect well wishes for Changi Airport Group staff. Commendably, the Class of 2020 channelled their talents into living out the Eunoia ethos of beautiful thinking, goodwill to all.

Dreams in Flight

Dean of the 2020 JC2 cohort, Mrs Kellie Woo, shared, ‘The year 2020 had been an unprecedented one for the JC2s. I remember the day full Home-Based Learning was declared, there were thousands of questions and worries in our heads. Our Eunoians and teachers remained resilient and purposeful, and provided support to each other virtually. Upon the gradual return to college for face-to-face lessons, we treasured every moment together and settled down quickly. I am extremely proud of the Class of 2020 for emerging stronger together from this experience. Today, we celebrate our growth, and look forward to new beginnings with high hopes.’

Principal, Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng said, ‘As one Eunoia, we celebrate their holistic achievements, talent and contributions of the Class of 2020. They embraced our new campus with hope and a keen sense of determination to make the place a home for themselves and their juniors. We marvelled at the way they adjusted to the changes brought about by the pandemic with fortitude and good sense, emerging from it with greater sensitivity to what they value about learning and school life. Even as we celebrate their success at the A-Levels, and the opportunities their results afford them, they are ultimately not defined by their grades and certificates. We cherish the way the Class of 2020 supported one another, formed lifelong friendships, proved their resilience and left a legacy for their juniors to build on.’

The growth of our Eunoians and the glories they have defined would not be possible without the dedication and support of teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, College Advisory Committee and Joint Integrated Programme partner schools. To the Class of 2020, as Eunoians evermore, may you grow in purpose, heart and courage. We look forward to hearing your voices soar, once more.

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Writing as One – EJC Yearbook 2019-20

Our third yearbook chronicles the personal stories of staff and students, celebrating our collective ingenuity, resilience and generosity amidst the pandemic-defined times. We are proud to share some of these stories with you in our online edition.

The college would like to take the opportunity to thank Topix Studio, Adam Photography Specialist, EJC Press and EJC Media for contributing to this chapter of our history.

2020 Direct School Admission Exercise

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The 2020 Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) exercise for admission into JC1 in 2021 opens on 11 May 2020. The college is looking for outstanding individuals in the following areas:

Interested students should fill in the online application via our DSA application portal https://dsa.ejc.edu.sg. Applications must reach us by 3 July 2020.

Selection Process

Applicants go through three selection phases: (i) shortlisting; (ii) video conferencing selection exercise; and (iii) panel e-interview.

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PHASE 1 - SHORTLISTING

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SPORTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national / zonal competitions;

- Represented the Country or Singapore Schools

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national competitions;

- Participated in Singapore Youth Festival.

 

BILINGUALISM

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in the English and Chinese Languages.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language, as well as either Chinese or Higher Chinese at secondary school examinations.

- Achievement/awards in competitions, essays, projects that shows passion and flair in both English and Chinese Language.

- Strong interest to learn about the Western and Chinese cultures.

 

HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

Students should have overall consistently strong academic results, demonstrate passion and strong ability in the humanities, and have good CCA/ holistic contributions.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language and one or more Humanities subjects at secondary school examinations.

- Strong and heightened interest in global and local issues, with a unique personal voice.

- Balanced reading diet (beyond textbooks and literature texts).

 

MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in music.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level Music or Higher Music at secondary school examinations.

- Achievement / awards in music performing or composing.

- Participation in national-level music ensembles, e.g. Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO).

 

LEADERSHIP

Student leaders should have qualities aligned to our College Vision:

- Youth with Passion: one with the passion and the conviction to lead in various capacity (in social causes, student leadership bodies, school population and the community)

- Thinker with Heart: one with the heart to serve by inspiring and influencing others with initiative, dedication and empathy

- Leader with Courage: one with the moral courage to do what is right, the confidence to speak up for others, the integrity to do right by the community

They should meet the following criterion:

- A portfolio consisting of supporting documents of your leadership experiences and reflections of those experiences.
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PHASE 2 - VIDEO CONFERENCING SELECTION EXERCISE

Applicants who successfully cleared the Shortlisting phase will be required to attend a video conference. Interviews will be conducted in July 2020. Exact details will be emailed/SMSed to successful applicants.

Note: DSA Leadership will have 2 rounds of Video Conferencing, 1 Individual and 1 Group.

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PHASE 3 - PANEL E-INTERVIEW

Applicants who successfully clear the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a final e-interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising the Deans of Eunoia Junior College to assess their suitability and readiness to take their A-Levels at Eunoia Junior College.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must be current Secondary 4 students in local schools and confident of handling the rigour of the A-Level Curriculum at Eunoia Junior College. They must show passion in their area of application, as well as knowledge of the requirements of a JC Education.

Application Process

Students who are keen to join EJC via the DSA-JC exercise must submit the application form online via our DSA application portal https://dsa.ejc.edu.sg. Applications must reach us by 3 July 2020.

Additional preparation for the respective categories are required:

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BILINGUALISM

i) Two samples of writing (one in English; one in Chinese – could include school essays)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "What does being bilingual mean in the current world context?”现今社会,双语人才应该具备哪些条件?

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HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

i) Two samples of writing: school essays can be included

ii) A 500-word response to "What is the value of the Humanities in today's world?"

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MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

i) A music composition (up to 3 minutes)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "How do you envision yourself contributing to EJC's music and aesthetics scene as a Eunoia MEP student?"

iii) An audition video (5-10 minutes)

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LEADERSHIP

i) A 500-word personal statement on "Based on your personal experiences, what does it mean to lead?"

ii) The names and contact details of 2 referees who can vouch for your leadership experiences. (Please state their positions and their relationship to you.)

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone for a Video Conference at a given date and time. During the session, you will be informed to prepare the following documents for verification, if needed. Please wait for further instructions from the respective teachers.

  • Secondary School CCA record
  • Secondary 3 End-of-Year Exam results slip (or equivalent)
  • Secondary 4 Continual Assessment results slip (or equivalent)
  • Any other documents that might support your application

Applicants who are not shortlisted will receive an email notification by 24 July 2020.

Applicants who have cleared the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a Panel e-Interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising of the Dean of Eunoia Junior College. Candidates will be notified by phone.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer latest by 11 August 2020. Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified via phone. Applications who are not offered a place in the DSA-JC exercise will be notified via email.

Successful applicants* are required to accept our offer by 14 August 2020, 3pm. Applicants on the waiting list will be informed of their final application outcome by 14 August 2020.

*Successful applicants are guaranteed a place in the college, provided they meet eligibility criteria for admission to a JC after the release of their Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level results. Successful DSA-JC students will NOT be allowed to take part in the JAE as places have already been reserved for them in the DSA-JC schools. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another JC after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honour their commitment to the posted DSA-JC schools.

For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Education DSA-JC website.

For further enquiries on the EJC DSA-JC exercise, please email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg

Our Glories We Define – 2019 A-Level Results

Our Glories We Define

2019 A-LEVEL RESULTS

This is Eunoia Shining

Eunoia Junior College congratulates our class of 2019 for their outstanding achievement at the 2019 GCE A-Level Examination. Coming together from 73 different secondary schools, they built on the legacy set by the first class, with their contributions and achievements making the Eunoia identity shine.

The college is proud of all 610 Eunoians who sat the 2019 GCE A-Level Examination. 1 in 3 Eunoians attained at least 3 H2 distinctions, with 3 in 10 scoring 5 distinctions or more, 100 Eunoians scoring 6 distinctions or more and 5 Eunoians achieving a total of 8 distinctions. 4 in 10 students achieved a distinction in their H3 subjects. The cohort achieved a median University Admission Score  of 83 rank points, with 69 students scoring 90 rank points, 118 students attaining 89 rank points or more and 4 in 10 students garnering at least 85 rank points.

Our combined total of 73 scholars from the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese), Humanities Scholarship Programme and Music Elective Programme, our MOE Pre-University Scholars, international scholars, book prize and scholarship recipients continued the college’s tradition of excellence with their stellar results. Our Eunoians have also received close to a hundred conditional offers from institutions including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and King's College London, and provisional offers of scholarships such as the Public Service Commission scholarship. The college anticipates more good news from our Eunoians in the coming months.

Lighting the Way

Above and beyond their lustrous academic results, each Eunoian in the Class of 2019 has excelled holistically as a Youth with Purpose, Thinker with Heart, Leader with Courage. Within a few months of intensive practice, our performing arts CCAs clinched the Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2019 in the Chinese Orchestra, Choir and Symphonic Band categories and the Certificate of Accomplishment in the Dance category. This was followed by another outstanding showing in Drama at the SYF Arts Presentation in 2018. Our student-athletes made history, emerging champions in the ‘A’ Division Hockey (Girls) and Floorball (Boys) Championships in 2019. Eunoia athletes were also recognised for outstanding individual performances in Golf, Shooting and Wushu at the ‘A’ Division Championships. In various academic competitions and olympiads, our Eunoians built on the legacy of their seniors, achieving commendable results. Most importantly, our Class of 2019 contributed a glorious chapter of the Eunoia story; their historic achievements light the way for future generations of Eunoians to draw inspiration from and build on.

Coming Full Circle

Mr Ganison Rajamohan, the Dean of our 2019 JC2 cohort, shared his treasured memories and hopes: ‘The Class of 2019 has had a remarkable journey over the last 2 years, one that has culminated in success at the A-Level examination. We will always remember this cohort as one which added colour, vibrancy and dynamism to a young college. They have stamped their mark for future batches to emulate and build on. It has been my privilege to witness and be part of their growth story. I would like to congratulate them for their efforts and trust they will find fulfillment in the paths that lie ahead of them.’

Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng, Principal, added, ‘We are proud of our Eunoians’ achievements and all-rounded development. The A-Level result is but one step in their lifelong learning journeys and their holistic growth is shown in the college culture they helped define, the college spirit they have fostered, the friendships they have built, and the cognitive sharpness they have developed. Even as we celebrate their success at the A-levels, they are ultimately not defined by their grades and certificates. We treasure the teachable hearts the Class of 2019 has displayed, the bold explorations they embarked on, and the different ways in which they have lit the way for their juniors.’

As one Eunoia, we celebrate the holistic achievements, talent and contributions of the Class of 2019. The college would like to extend its deepest gratitude to our teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, our College Advisory Committee, Joint Integrated Programme partner schools and all who have helped Eunoia define its glories. To the Class of 2019, we look forward to seeing you grow and shine ever more brightly as Eunoians evermore.

PHOTOS BY ANG WEINING, CHLOE WONG, GOH JUNXUAN AND MAH WANYIN

Big Move – That Feeling When #EunoiaHome

The Big Move

FROM MOUNT SINAI TO BISHAN

Eunoia Junior College commemorated the move from its interim Mount Sinai campus to its new home in Bishan on 6 Jan 2020. The Big Move began with a symbolic relay at Mount Sinai, with alumni from the first class of Eunoians bearing flags and making their way to Rifle Range Road via the Green Corridor. Led by Mr Chuah Jun Jie and Mr Justin Lee, they would hand over the flags to the Class of 2019 for the next leg. Receiving them at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve was a large contingent of JC2 Eunoians together with Ms Loo Jia Ning and Mr Omar Basri Sulaimir who navigated challenging terrain to arrive at Windsor Nature Park. Parent representatives and our incoming JC1 Eunoians from the Joint Integrated Programme partner schools would take the flags to Bishan Active Park.

The festivities at Bishan Active Park began as early as 8am, and the cheers grew upon the arrival of the new Eunoians at 9am and the relay participants around 10am. The college population then began a mass walk to the Bishan campus via Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park.

The five houses, Akila, Eder, Isami, Ora and Uzuri, entered the college via different gates and converged at the elevated stadium. With equal style, Student Council President Lum Wan Tong (19-U1) arrived with the college flag on the electric vehicle developed by the Makerspace interest group, and handed it to EJC principal Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng. Singing the college anthem for the first time at the Bishan campus, the Class of 2020 and 2021 truly made #EunoiaHome.

PHOTOS BY ANSELM LONG, ASHER TAN, AVIGAIL KOH, CHLOE WONG, DING YONG KHAI AND LEE SHAO YEAP (EJC MEDIA)

Goodbye Mount Sinai
(2017-2019)

Goodbye Mount Sinai

MOUNT SINAI CAMPUS (2017-2019)

Our Beginning

Eunoia Junior College operated from its interim campus at 53 Mount Sinai Road from 2017 to 2019, while construction of its permanent home on Sin Ming Avenue was ongoing. Before welcoming its first cohort of students, the college was situated in nearby offices at the Ministry of Education (Ghim Moh) headquarters and the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

To meet the needs of a modern junior college curriculum, rejuvenation works at the Mount Sinai campus began in 2016. A new academic block, which included a seminar room and art room, was built to extend classroom space.  The multi-purpose hall, library, lecture theatres, student lounge and dance studio were refurbished. Special rooms for the Bicultural Studies Programme Room, Humanities Scholarship Programme and Music Elective Programme, as well as a jamming studio behind Lecture Theatre 1, were also added while the atria and canteen were given a facelift.

ATRIA

MEDIA RESOURCE LIBRARY

LECTURE THEATRE 1

NEW ACADEMIC BLOCK

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BLOCK

Our Home

The college's pioneering cohorts would find a home at our Mount Sinai campus. For some, the day began with a shuttle bus from MRT stations as far as Bedok and Sembawang. For many, reaching school meant a short ride on bus service 92 from Buona Vista station or a slightly longer walk from Commonwealth Ave West or Holland Road. Morning assembly started at 8 am in the hall and the quickening of footsteps could be heard from 7.55 am as the march-in music played.

Most of the day would be spent moving between classrooms,  laboratories, seminar rooms and lecture theatres for lessons that started from 8.30 am and ended as late as 6 pm.

During breaks, Eunoians would spend time at consultations with teachers at the study benches spread across Atria, quiet study time at the library or bonding over food at the student lounge and canteen. After 1 pm on weekdays, the nearby Ghim Moh Hawker Centre became an extension of home for many classes and orientation groups.

The heart of the college itself was always bustling with life. Post-exam treats from Parents@Eunoia, cultural activities led by the Mother Tongue Language department, bazaars and performances were a frequent sight at the Atria. CCA banner painting and house totems found their place at the Olympia block, alongside the queues to purchase uniforms at Seminar Room 3 or collect notes at the photocopy shop. The sounds of the college's Chinese Orchestra and Symphonic Band would overflow to accompany the training at the indoor sports hall and outdoor courts.

Amidst the gruelling training and fun, much of Eunoia's history took place in the hall: orientation for the college's three pioneering cohorts, the launch of the college anthem, the release of the first cohort's A-Level results, and the final Graduation Day at Mount Sinai for the Class of 2019. Every space in the campus holds dear memories for Eunoians, and the hall is no different.

MOUNT SINAI ROAD

STUDENT LOUNGE

STUDY BENCHES

INDOOR SPORTS HALL

MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

Our Gratitude

After the 2019 A-Level Examination concluded in early December, the college began its campus shift operations. A group of Eunoians from the Class of 2019 started Project Mohmento in July to gather notes of appreciation for the stall owners at Ghim Moh and visited them in December to personally thank them for being a part of their life at Eunoia Junior College. In an email to their peers, they wrote:

 

On 4th Dec, Project Mohmento went down to Ghim Moh to deliver the postcards we've all written to appreciate the hawkers and people who contributed to our memories at Mount Sinai. The pictures we have with them are attached. As we conclude our journey here, we would like to thank everyone for making this project a meaningful ending note for Mount Sinai.
The hawkers have expressed both their gratitude and their dejection that they've not just lost any random customer, but people who've integrated into the Ghim Moh community the past 3 years. Thank you for all the support you have given us, and we are sure that Ghim Moh would never forget the mohmentos of gratitude and love, and the same for all of us! 🙂 Remember to come back for the food!
ALASTAIR, ALYSSA, ELIJAH, ELIZABETH, GERALD, MIN HAN, JOLYN AND LONG HAO

 

 

The Eunoia community is thankful for the memories at Mount Sinai. Even as we look forward to our new home in Bishan, we regard the time at our first home as fond, most beautiful years.

Last Long – Now on Spotify, Apple Music and Vimeo

'Last Long', a song written by Deputy Principal Mr Adrian Tay and performed by Karis Goh (18-A3) and Donavan Bay (17-E5), was launched on Eunoia Junior College's third College Day.

The music video was produced by a team of JC2 Eunoians from EJC Media Club, and the track was produced and arranged by Daniel Wong of Ardant Studio.

The song captures the friendships of our pioneering cohorts and some of the memories they made at our Mount Sinai campus in 2017 and 2018.

Click the links below to listen to the track on Spotify and Apple Music, or watch the music video on Vimeo.

LYRICS

Doesn’t seem, really doesn’t seem so long ago
When I looked at you, you looked at me, and then we said “Hello”
I used to wonder why, wonder why growing up felt so slow
But now it seems the years have just flown by
What did we know?

Remember the time we stayed up all night?
Remember the time we had that fight?
The memories we made I don’t want them to fade
The joys and regrets 
I’ll never forget

Laughing so hard that the tears came falling
In and out of love so many times I’m going
Crazy that’s the way you drive me
Just by being you
This is our song!
Minute after minute the clock keeps ticking
On towards an end where there’s a new beginning
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
The question we’re all asking is
Will we last long?
Will we last long?

Through it all, through the ups and downs we stood by each other
I’ve got your back and you’ve got mine – rain or shine, whatever the weather
We said that we, said that we would be best friends forever
And even though this chapter’s done
Our story isn’t over

Remember the time we played in the rain?
Remember the time we lost that game?
The memories we made I don’t want them to fade
The joys and regrets 
I’ll never forget

Laughing so hard that the tears came falling
In and out of love so many times I’m going
Crazy that’s the way you drive me
Just by being you
This is our song!
Minute after minute the clock keeps ticking
On towards an end where there’s a new beginning
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
The question we’re all asking is
Will we last

Laughing so hard that the tears came falling
In and out of love so many times I’m going
Crazy that’s the way you drive me
Just by being you
This is our song!
Minute after minute the clock keeps ticking
On towards an end where there’s a new beginning
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
The answer to our question is
We will last long!
We will last long!

Doesn’t seem, really doesn’t seem so long ago