Shining Most Brightly – 2018 A-Level Results

Shining Most Brightly -
2018 A-Level Results

A Truly First Class Performance

Eunoia Junior College congratulates our First Class of students for their outstanding achievement at the 2018 GCE A-Level Examination. Coming together from the Joint Integrated Programme, Direct School Admission and Joint Admissions Exercise pathways, they have shone brightly as the change makers and pioneers of the college. They have truly made history and created a great legacy for their juniors to carry forward.

The college is extremely proud of all 529 Eunoians who sat the 2018 GCE A-Level Examination. 1 in 2 Eunoians attained at least 3 H2 distinctions, with 1 in 3 scoring 5 distinctions or more and 94 Eunoians scoring 6 distinctions or more. In addition, 1 in 2 students achieved a distinction in their H3 subjects. The cohort achieved a median University Admissions Score (UAS) of 85 rank points.

Our combined total of 80 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 have set a tradition of excellence for the college with their stellar results.

Amongst the many milestones for our first cohort, our Eunoians have to date received conditional offers from distinguished institutions including Oxford University and Peking University, and provisional offers of scholarships such as the Public Service Commission scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Defence Merit Scholarship. The college eagerly anticipates more good news from our Eunoians in the coming months.

Brightness and Splendour

Above and beyond their lustrous academic results, every Eunoian from our First Class has excelled holistically as a Youth with Purpose, Thinker with Heart and Leader with Courage. Within a few months of intensive practice, our inaugural cohort of performing arts CCAs clinched the Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2017 in the Dance and Concert Band categories. This was followed by another outstanding showing in Drama at the SYF Arts Presentation in 2018. Our student-athletes represented Singapore at the Asian Youth Games and ASEAN School Games, while also attaining a very commendable 2nd and 3rd place in the ‘A’ Division Hockey (Girls) and Netball championships in 2018. In various academic competitions and olympiads, our Eunoians also paved the way in our first years to even greater successes and wins in the near future. Most importantly, our First Class served as writers of the Eunoia story, handing over a school culture future generations of Eunoians are proud to call their own.

A Beautiful Journey

Mrs Kellie Woo, the Dean of our 2018 JC2 cohort, shared her heartfelt thoughts, ‘I am extremely proud of our pioneering cohort, who have been with Eunoia every step of the journey, some from as early as 2013. From being orientation leaders for their own batch to starting CCAs from scratch, they truly created Eunoia's legacy. The First Class indeed holds a very special place in all our hearts. Today we not only celebrate their holistic achievements but also the Eunoia identity that they have created.'

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 the lifelong learning journey of our pioneer students. In many ways their growth and development have been defined by the college culture they have pioneered, the college spirit they have fostered, the friendships they have built, and the cognitive sharpness they have developed. While their A-Level results open doors to possibilities in their next journey, they are ultimately not defined by their grades and certificates but by who they are as a person and what impact they leave on others.’

As one Eunoia, we celebrate the holistic achievements and contributions of our First Class. 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 made the Eunoia dream a reality. May our First Class spread their beautiful thinking and goodwill far and wide, and shine brightly as thinkers, leaders, and Eunoians forevermore.

PHOTOS BY PRANAV MANIKANTAN, YAU YU HAO, JOLIN ONG, CELESTE KOH AND ALVIS GWA

#EunoiaShining

OH EUNOIA! Next Move
– 16 Jan 2019

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This is Your Next Move

We are moving and going all the way up. And we’d love to have you along. Fond friends, terrific teachers, memorable lessons, house parties and amazing experiences at every corner. We’ve got the right moves to welcome you into the family. Join Eunoia. Move in with us. We go higher.

Make your next move on 16 Jan 2019, 9am - 4pm. Performances, taster lessons, games, CCAs, global orientation and special programmes, food, great swag and our friendly student ambassadors will be ready specially for you. See you at our Mount Sinai campus!

What's On

Programme

Campus Tour

Atria
9am - 4pm

 

Photobooth

Atria
10am - 3pm

 

Popcorn, Candy
and Ice Cream

Atria
By Parents@Eunoia

 

Global Orientation

Academia (F1-11)
9am - 4pm
Presentations at 10.15, 12.15, 2.15

Taster Lessons

Scientia + Academia
Refer to schedule below

 

Special Programmes

Symposia
9am - 4pm

 

General and
Subject Enquiries

Media Resource Library
9am - 4pm

 

Human Library

Media Resource Library
9am - 4pm
Hear our student ambassadors' stories

Principal's Talk

Lecture Theatre 1
10am and 1pm

 

CCA Showcase

Canteen + MPH
9am - 4pm

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Atria
11am and 2pm

 

House Performances

Atria
Various times

Taster Lessons

Economics

Seminar Room 1
Academia Level 1

9am - 10am

 

Physics

Learning Room 2
Scientia Level 3

9am - 10am

 

Knowledge
& Inquiry

Learning Room 1
Scientia Level 3
10am - 11am

 

Biology

Biology Lab 1
Scientia Level 1

10am - 11am

 

Mathematics

Seminar Room 2
Scientia Level 3

10am - 11am

General Paper

Seminar Room 1
Academia Level 1

11am - 12nn

 

Geography

Learning Room 2
Scientia Level 3

11am - 12nn

 

China Studies
in Chinese

BSP Room
Symposia Level 1
11am - 12nn

 

Chemistry

Chemistry Lab 3
Scientia Level 2

12nn - 1pm

 

History

Learning Room 1
Scientia Level 3

12nn - 1pm

 

Economics

Seminar Room 1
Academia Level 1

1pm - 2pm

 

Translation

BSP Room
Symposia Level 1

1pm - 2pm

 

Tamil Language
& Literature

Learning Room 2
Scientia Level 3

2pm - 3pm

 

General Paper

Seminar Room 2
Scientia Level 3

2pm - 3pm

 

Literature

Learning Room 1
Scientia Level 3

2pm - 3pm

Getting Here

From Buona Vista

We are located at 53 Mount Sinai Road, Singapore 276880. The nearest MRT station is Buona Vista station, located on the East-West line (EW21) and the Circle line (CC22). Board feeder service 92 at the bus stop nearest to Exit C. Spot our friendly student leaders who will be there to welcome and speak to you!

By Public Transport

You can board bus service 92 from Buona Vista station and alight at the third bus stop, 112131 (Aft Grove Rd). Other services in our vicinity include: 100 and 111 from Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, 14105106147 and 185 along Commonwealth Ave West and 76175156 and 165 along Holland Rd.

By Car

Our Mount Sinai campus is accessible via Holland Road (enter via Holland Grove Road) and Commonwealth Avenue West (enter via Ghim Moh Road).

Parking is available near Ghim Moh Block 1 and Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre (Blocks 7-8).

Your Move and Ours

This is an invitation. With your name on it. Join us at our taster lessons. Soak in the colours of our CCAs. Meet your future collaborators and teachers, and hear from them why life in Eunoia is beautiful. Make your next move at our Open House on 16 Jan 2019, 9am - 4pm. 

Why Eunoia Should Be
Your Next Move

What's Your Next Move?

We are moving and going all the way up. And we’d love to have you along. Fond friends, terrific teachers, memorable lessons, house parties and amazing experiences at every corner. We’ve got the right moves to welcome you into the family. Join Eunoia. Move in with us. We go higher.

 

Make your next move on 16 Jan 2019, 9am - 4pm. Performances, taster lessons, games, CCAs, global orientation and special programmes, food, great swag and our friendly student ambassadors will be ready specially for you. See you at our Mount Sinai campus!

High Rise School.
Higher Ambitions.

A brand new home. With the next best family you can find. Eunoia Junior College will move into its Bishan campus at the end of 2019. And we want you at the centre of it all.

Our 900-seat theatre will be the stage for your talent and the training ground for your mind. Your ideas and your feet can run wild in our rooftop stadium five storeys high. Or seek sanctuary in our duplex library on levels 9 and 10, opening up to a panoramic view of the park.

Study and interaction spaces are all around. Burst into dance, bring a prototype to life and blaze a trail wherever you set your mind to. With the new Bishan North Community Centre and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park next door, opportunities and dreams are always in the making.

Our new campus will be the birthplace of your brilliant ideas, and the home of your lasting memories. As the first cohort with the keys, our Bishan home will be where you leave your legacy.

Our Bishan campus is located at the junction of Sin Ming Ave and Marymount Rd, right beside Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. It is within walking distance of Bright Hill (TE7) station, which connects our campus to Woodlands in 2020 and Marina Bay in 2021. The campus is a short bus ride away from Bishan (NS17/CC15), Ang Mo Kio (NS16) and Marymount (CC16) stations.

For The Right Move
Come Right Up.

Whatever your groove, whatever your gifts, we have the right moves, the right opportunities for you. Three MOE special programmes in the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese), Humanities Scholarship Programme and Music Elective Programme. For our shimmering scientists-in-waiting, we developed our STEM Research Programme. The multi-disciplinary LATITUDE Programme broadens our students' minds to public policy, social change and humanities in the real world.

Our flagship Passion Pursuit, World Readiness Programme and Life Coaching programmes empower you to chart your path forward, and embolden you to pursue your life purpose.

The journey starts with the 26 subjects at H2 and H1 levels and 131 subject combinations we are offering to our 2019 JC1 cohort. Because we are focused on your strengths and interests, you can propose your preferred subject combination if it is not on our list. 

Your passion is at the heart of our student life, with a wide array of co-curricular activities and 4 new student-initiated CCAs introduced in 2018. At Eunoia, what gets you up is never left behind.

We Will Move You.
To Move the World.

What’s next? Anything after conquering O-Levels should be easy, shouldn't it? Choosing your next school is tough. Here’s our advice. Embrace the difficulty. Look around, ask around, search for the right air, colours that match yours, a character you see yourself a part of.

You want to become your best self. That’s why people matter most to us in Eunoia. Eunoians want to be your pacesetters, whose excellence push you forward. Your cheerleaders, who get you up when you’re down. Amongst Eunoians, you'll meet the national athlete on the Dean's List, the dancer whose words dance on the page, the budding physicist who is also a musician, and the student councillor as adept at the podium as on the tennis court. 

Together we move the world. Travel to the world's fastest-growing city and cultural hotspots abroad. In the classroom, speak to industry movers and be inspired by passionate people who charted their own path. Compete with the best, and set your sights on high-standing universities and scholarships. Our connections take you as far as you want to go.

What’s next? Only the next greater you. Discover more at our Open House on 16 Jan 2019.

Make Your
Next Move

16 Jan 2019
9am - 4pm

As One We Write
– Official Opening

Eunoia Junior College
Official Opening
5 May 2018

Eunoia Junior College celebrated its official opening on Saturday, 5 May 2018 with a harmony of sound, colour and learning. In attendance were newly appointed Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Division, Ms Yong Ying-I, Chairman of the EJC College Advisory Committee, Professor Su Guaning, senior officials from the Ministry of Education, present and past principals, alumni chairpersons and school management committee representatives from the Joint Integrated Programme (JIP) partner schools, parent partnership group Parents@Eunoia, and the most important guests for the day, our two pioneering cohorts of Eunoians.

The theme As One We Write, taking after lyrics of the college anthem written by present and future Eunoians, reflects the opportunities and responsibilities our students have in shaping the destiny and legacy of the college. The hive of activity, consisting of learning workshops, performances, games and food throughout the day, would attest to the vibrancy Eunoians have brought and will bring for many years to come.

The opening performance, specially choreographed for EJC Dance by instructor Mr Dan Kwoh, served an appetiser for our guests on what to expect — a circus of colour, a feast of learning, and plenty of passion to go around.

We are Eunoia: our origins may be beautifully different but our spirits shine as one. Each of us carries within us a story waiting to be told, and together we weave our silken strands into one beautiful Eunoia fabric. Let us tell our story through our heartbeat, our people, our triumphs, our struggles, our comebacks and our prospects.

Fiesta

The day's excitement kicked off in three concurrent segments: a Carnival that showcased our Eunoians' creative games and challenges, an Unconference programme for all to explore a wide array of interests and passions and a Human Library in which participants could 'read' human books that told the Eunoia story from conception to present day.

In the Human Library, our special guests participated alongside our JC1s to listen to the struggles and satisfactions of starting a new junior college. The pioneers they heard from included the past and current principals of our Joint Integrated Programme partner schools, our first cohort of Student Councillors and student-leaders who organised Orientation and many other programmes for their own cohort, the student-designers of our uniform, student-composers of our college anthem, and the parents who stepped up as executive committee members of Parents@Eunoia even before the college began formal operations. As our human books shared their heartfelt moments, our 'readers' shared curious questions and words of encouragement, some even diligently taking notes along the way.

Our guests had the opportunity to visit learning workshops taking place, many initiated and facilitated by the college's students and staff. Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung, together with Director-General for Education Mr Wong Siew Hoong, tried their hand at corsage and boutonniere-making in a session taught by our Principal Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng and student-volunteers. They later had their hands full negotiating a Python coding session chaired by Mathematics teacher Dr Chen Weiqiang, a crash course in juggling by Mr Victor Yang and an introduction to beatboxing led by the self-taught Chin Zhen Yu (17-O4). Greeting Eunoians along the way, Mr Ong also met Mr Jose Pedro Cairos Correa, a Deputy Head Keeper at the Singapore Zoo and his friend, a South American Boa. Elsewhere, other workshops on the Korean language, internet meme-making and crochet taught by Eunoians captivated their peers' attention.

With squeals of excitement inside our classrooms, there was definitely as much fun to be had outside them. Our Eunoians' carnival stalls, ranging from the curious to the familiarly satisfying, promised to fill bellies, tell fortunes, test your skills and your patience, and to scare off the stress of examinations. These certainly tapped on our JC1 students' ingenuity, and expanded on the task their Project Work tutors set them in Term 1.

We are passion embodied. We celebrate each other’s talents, interests and dreams — we are home to those venture off the beaten path; we are champions of tinkering and trying. We are our ideas and stories. Eunoia is beautifully different because all Eunoians are individual lights who sparkle in their own unique ways.

Focus

Their passion would set the stage for the official opening ceremony. Emcees Kenneth Hoh (18-O5) and Sanchana Gnanasekaran (18-O4) ushered the start of rousing performances by the EJC Symphonic Band, Choir and Chinese Orchestra, including a medley of familiar 1970s disco favourites, a Broadway number and an orchestral piece about the inexorable spirit of youth.

This was followed by a commemorative video on the birth of the college, produced by Nicholas Lee Jun Yi (17-E4) together with members of the EJC Media Club. Reflecting on the video, Nicholas spoke about the creative process and the many stories of Eunoians his team wanted to capture and weave together. In the same spirit, Mrs Kellie Woo (Dean, JC2), Mr Mahmood Fahmi and Mr Cao Jiandong also came forward to share their memories of their journey in Eunoia thus far, and their hopes for the college in the near and distant future. You can read their speeches in a companion article here.

In his address, Minister Ong Ye Kung echoed their ambitions as he recounted the conception of the college as part of the Joint Integrated Programme and the groundwork laid by colleagues at the Ministry of Education. Pledging to put students in the centre of everything the school and MOE do, he recognised the importance of diversity in the national education landscape as well as at the college — its first two cohorts hail from 73 different secondary schools, and with that diversity of experience and passion, will build a distinct culture that generations of students will be proud of.

The myriad of photos that formed the backdrop was a reminder of the vibrancy and possibility at the heart of the college. To officially launch the college, distinguished guests including Minister Ong completed the picture wall with iconic photos of the college's history.

Beautiful thinking, goodwill to all. Words that every Eunoian would identify with the name of the college, and words that are now etched as an indelible part of the college's history. To commemorate the occasion, students, staff and parents in the audience sang the college anthem in harmony with the Symphonic Band, Chinese Orchestra and Choir in a combined performance as beautiful as its meaning.

Eunoians are visionaries — our pioneers dreamed and built a junior college on the ideals of beautiful thinking and goodwill to all. We are trailblazers, guided by a sense of service and purpose for our fellow people. Hear our story. Look at our journey of writing Eunoia's history, destiny and legacy.

Feast

No celebration in Eunoia would be complete without food, music and dance. Tucking into bento boxes with their classes, our Eunoians staged their own picnic in the courtyard.

The roving Music Caravan too made its way to the grandstand, serenading all with tunes from Donavan Bay (17-E5), Jelita Jaimon (17-U1), Nigel Goh (17-U4) and Twinkle Shakthi (18-I1) and the signature dance moves of XYZ, comprising Kwek Xiu Qi, Lam Kai Yi (both 17-I4) and Lim Zhineng (17-U4).

The resident emcees for the Feast segment, Gilliam Lam (18-A1) and Lek Siang Ern (18-U1), added to the festive mood, urging our Eunoians to their feet and end the night with a dance-off between JC1s and JC2s.

As the sun set and the long day became night, there was to be one more reminder of the Eunoia story that has been written and can be written — a long line of balloons that rose ever higher, flying, shining in the night sky.

Eunoia is now complete, a dream made reality in a kaleidoscope of colour and talent. We celebrate our journey thus far, and we promise to light the way forward for everyone we meet along the way.

PHOTOS BY CINDY YU, CLYDE LHUI, JAYDEN SIM, JUSTIN DE COTTA, SANDRA TAN AND YAU YU HAO

2018 Direct School Admission Exercise

The 2018 Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) exercise for admission into JC1 in 2019 opens on 7 May 2018. 

The college is looking for outstanding talents, particularly in Chinese Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, Symphonic Band, Floorball, Tennis, Volleyball (Boys), Basketball (Boys), Hockey (Girls), Field (Boys), Softball (Boys) and more. Please refer to our Admission Criteria for a full list of relevant Sports and Performing Arts CCAs.

Interested students should send the completed application form to eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg (Attn: Mr Charles Cheak). Applications must reach the college by 30 Jun 2018.

Eligibility

The DSA-JC exercise allows all Secondary 4 students with special talents and achievements to apply to Eunoia Junior College directly.

Successful applicants are guaranteed a place in the college provided they meet the eligibility criteria for admission to a JC after the release of their GCE ‘O’ Level results. Students admitted under DSA-JC are expected to honour their commitment to the college.

 

Selection Process

Applicants go through two selection phases.

 

PHASE 1: TRIALS / AUDITIONS

Applicants may be invited by the college to attend a trial / audition.

Trials for Hockey (Girls) will be held on 22 May 2018 at Delta Sports Complex, 7-8pm. Trial and audition dates for other CCAs will be communicated to applicants.

 

PHASE 2: INTERVIEW

Applicants who successfully cleared the previous selection phase may be required to attend an interview. Interviews will be conducted in July 2018.

 

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. We are looking for students with outstanding achievements and talents in the following areas:

 

AREA
SELECTION CRITERIA
SPORTS

·  Badminton
·  Basketball
·  Floorball
·  Hockey (Girls)
·  Netball (Girls)
·  Softball
·  Squash
·  Table Tennis
·  Tennis
·  Track and Field
·  Volleyball

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

·  Chinese Orchestra
·  Choir
·  Dance
·  Drama
·  Symphonic Band

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

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

·  Participated in Singapore Youth Festival

·  Achievement / awards in international / regional / national competitions

 

Application Process

Students who are keen to join EJC via the DSA-JC exercise must submit the application form to eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg (Attn: Mr Charles Cheak) by 30 Jun 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone for a sports trial or audition at a given date and time. During the session, please bring along your hardcopy application form and all supporting documents, which may include the following:

 

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

 

Applicants who are not shortlisted will receive an email notification by 20 Jul 2018.

Applicants who have completed the sports trial or audition may be required to attend an interview with the College Admissions Committee. Candidates will be notified by phone.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer by 25 Jul 2018. 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 27 Jul 2018, 3pm. Applicants on waiting list will be informed of their final application outcome by 27 Jul 2018.

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

For further enquiries on the EJC DSA-JC exercise, please contact Mr Charles Cheak, Deputy Head (CCA) at 6351 8388 or email eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg.

For We Are Eunoia –
Term 1 Bulletin

Dear Parents and Alumni Members,

 

The first year of Eunoia Junior College is now behind us, with its share of historic moments, memorable achievements and burgeoning opportunities. Another year of firsts beckons. 2018 will see a Eunoia propelled by two cohorts of students, ready to write new and exciting chapters ahead. As a youthful school, the only limit is our imagination. On this voyage, even brighter days await us and our students will go as far as, if not farther than, their aspirations.

Throughly our termly bulletins, we hope to provide you a slice of our Eunoians' experience in the college, and share the latest developments in our programmes. At the same time, we would like to chart the way forward for our Eunoians in JC1 and JC2, so that we may work with you to anticipate the decisions they will make for a meaningful year ahead.

Full Circle

Our JC1s complete us as a school. They give us new strength and greater heart in all we achieve as a school. In January, we welcomed our second cohort of Joint Integrated Programme students from our three partner schools, and they have brought new energy into our midst. Their fervent cheers and joyful laughter, which could be heard from my office, moved me to join them in their orientation activities. On occasions I could not join them, they gave me reason to smile for the rest of the day. I am glad to see that our students from Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School had from their first week in the college already grown into proud Eunoians. My fellow school leaders were just as happy to share that on the day they returned to their secondary schools to receive their O-level results, their sense of affiliation echoed through the hall, and stories of new friendships were shared with their former teachers.

 

Encouraged as we are by their passion, we know that Eunoia is not yet complete. The students we take in via the Joint Admissions Exercise come from different backgrounds, and will bring a wealth of strengths and perspectives to our growth as individuals, as a school and as a larger family that includes our parents and alumni of our partner schools. Our name leads us to pursue the good of all and to build beautiful friendships. It is our hope, and will, that all Eunoians, no matter their background, study, work, play and grow together and emerge as leaders of people here, now, and in the near and distant future. 

We promise that the educational journey they will embark on be second to none. In the early weeks of January, our JIP students experienced some of the intrigue that permeates the Eunoia classroom. They investigated crime scenes as forensic scientists-in-waiting, tested their problem-solving skills to the power of infinity, and showed ingenuity as they crafted games using only recycled cardboard and limitless creativity. In the following weeks, this breadth of learning will be guided by our educators towards greater depth in the subjects our students have chosen; we will ensure that we never lose the inspiration to learn so evident in their eyes.

It is our hope, and will, that all our Eunoians, no matter their background... together emerge as leaders of people here, now, and in the near and distant future.

First Class

We would not be able to speak boldly of a first-class educational experience if not for the hard work put in by our passionate teachers and our pioneer cohort. Their myriad achievements are testament to this. Most recently, our shuttler and student councillor Nicolette Tan (17-A3) took on the role of lead oath-taker at the opening ceremony of the 2018 National School Games. Nicolette is but one of many Eunoians who have borne the responsibilities of a pioneer with exuberance and perseverance, like our six Science Olympiad winners who will usher more wins in the future or the various CCAs who have made their talent known on the national stage. I am reminded of a banner in our school hall that reads, ‘Striving as Five Houses, Shining as One Eunoia’: with the talent and industry they have shown, we are confident that our JC2s will light the way for their juniors, representing themselves and Eunoia with the fullest pride.

We are confident that our JC2s will light the way for their juniors, representing themselves and Eunoia with the fullest pride.

The banners, flags and photographs you see on our campus symbolise more than our seniors’ determination and desire to create a student culture of their own. These represent the friendships they have made across different backgrounds to unite in their classes, houses, CCAs and finally, as one college community. Add to these their social media posts, which may seem fleeting, and we have a collective monument standing for the enduring meaning of eunoia –– beautiful thinking, goodwill to all, a bridging of the heart and mind.

It is with these bonds that their academic and co-curricular pursuits become meaningful. Through these connections they can grow braver, kinder and wiser.

Our JC2s have grown in the maturity the past year. If the few weeks of Term One have given us any indication, they have shown the drive and tenacity to conquer the challenges ahead. Our teachers have remarked that our seniors have settled into the rhythm of school work very well, asking intelligent questions in class, being fully prepared for tutorials and planning their work ahead. Before the term commenced, some requested for the operating hours of our library to be extended and for more study spaces in the school to be open until closing time. The rigours of the A-Level curriculum indeed demand high levels of preparedness, and our teachers are similarly eager to carve a smoother, though not always easy, path towards our common goal. Even as the examination looms, we must remember to strike a balance between academic achievement and appreciating the beauty of life.

Beauty and Goodwill

The Eunoia Global Orientation Programme, or Eunoia GO for short, that took place at the end of 2017 gave our students greater avenues for growth. Venturing to five unique locations across Asia, our Eunoians traversed borders, trekked mountains, taught lessons, took on fresh perspectives and traded appreciation with newfound peers. The many stories shared by our teachers have stuck with me, but one on the trip to Sri Lanka particularly struck a chord. Two of our young ladies had noticed a young boy desperately chasing after their bus, and being concerned for his safety, requested for the bus to stop. Upon speaking to the boy, they realised that he was trying to sell flowers to our group of Eunoians to pay his school fees. While the more seasoned travellers amongst us doubt his intentions, our Eunoians thought with their minds and their hearts.

They decided that the small sum would be more meaningful in the young man's hands and could pay off in other ways. Once they reached the train station for their next stop, our students started to distribute flowers to their fellow commuters as a gesture of their appreciation for the warm hospitality that they received in Sri Lanka. Their actions represent our most human side, transcending the cold rationality that sometimes takes over our faculty to think beautifully for other people. These lessons are difficult to replicate in the classroom; it is in the college’s plans to expand the Eunoia GO Programme to more locations for our future cohorts to journey, learn about new cultures with humility and seek to learn most deeply about ourselves.

Joint Voyage

The full educational experience in our first year was made possible by our parents, alumni from our partner schools, partners and friends of the college. At our Commendation Ceremony in November, we had the pleasure of having our Parents@Eunoia in attendance and to present prizes to more than a hundred Eunoians for their sterling academic achievements and contributions. That said, the entire student population would have been poorer in spirit without the backing of Parents@Eunoia throughout the year’s events and study programmes. Our parents play an important role in the short two-year journey to the A-level Examination. Together we will spur your child to successes big and small.

To the parents of our JC1 Eunoians, we hope you can lend your time and support to our Parents@Eunoia group and participate in the college’s efforts to enrich your child’s education. You can catch them in their eye-catching pink polo t-shirts at our upcoming Parent Engagement Session on 23 Feb 2018, and we are sure they will be excited to share their plans and hear from you. We too look forward to partner you in the college’s growth, and I invite you to start a conversation with us at eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg.

As One Eunoia

Stronger with you, Eunoia will make greater headway in its second year. As individuals and as a college, we will always rise up to new challenges, strive for positive change, and stay humble when achievements come. As a junior college now complete with two cohorts, we commit ourselves to pursuing our purpose and our passion, seeing beyond grades, numbers and outcomes on paper. For Eunoia is about people and making a genuine difference to the lives of others. We spread our successes to all.

At our college’s opening ceremony in Term 2, we will be able to share with you in full the effort and beautiful thinking we stand for. Until then we wish you an enriching 2018 full of eunoia.

 

Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng
Principal

PHOTOS BY CHNG MIN RU, JAYDEN SIM, NICHOLAS LEE, SANDRA TAN AND MR KEVIN ANG

Welcome Eunoians! – Orientation 2018

Welcome Eunoians!

Dear New Eunoians,

Hello and a warmest welcome to the Eunoia family! As a member of our second cohort, you make us complete and we are elated to have you with us.

In the coming days, you will embark on a new, exciting voyage at EJC Orientation 2018, one which you will treasure for life. Together with new friends from a symphony of 61 schools, you will create your own beautiful future and as one, write a shining legacy for Eunoia.

We promise you will have many cherished memories and form many more enduring friendships here at Eunoia.

Our voyage begins with you.

 

Mr Ganison Rajamohan
Dean (JC1)

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Voyage - EJC Orientation 2018

The EJC Orientation 2018 programme begins on 2 Feb 2018 (Fri), and the voyage will carry through 5 Feb (Mon) to 9 Feb 2018 (Fri).

We look forward to seeing you on 2 Feb 2018 at 7.50am in your secondary school t-shirt and secondary school bottoms (pants/skirt/pinafore).

Your Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) will be waiting for you at the entrance. Assembly will be held at the Multi-Purpose Hall on level 2 and begin at 8am.

Please also bring $9 for your Orientation Package, your personal water bottle and some writing material on 2 Feb 2018.

Our OGLs should be contacting you shortly after the release of the JAE Posting Results to provide the above information and answer any immediate queries you may have. The full Orientation programme will be communicated to you on the first day.

For additional information, contact us at 6351 8388 or eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg.

Administrative Information

Information on subject combinations and academic selection tests for Knowledge and Inquiry, Further Mathematics, Art and Music will be provided on Matriculation Day, 2 Feb 2018 (Fri).

The sale of uniforms will be held on 5 Feb 2018 (Mon) and 6 Feb 2018 (Tue) 2018 in the college campus. More information will be provided on Matriculation Day, 2 Feb 2018 (Fri).

Embarkation Point

We are located at 53 Mount Sinai Road, Singapore 276880. For directions, you may refer to our Mount Sinai campus page.

If you are travelling via public transport, our student-leaders will be waiting to welcome you at Buona Vista MRT station (EW21 and CC22). You can then take bus service 92 from the bus stop closer to the East-West Line station and The Star Vista, and alight at the bus stop 112131 (Aft Grove Rd).

Alternatively, you can take a ten-minute walk from Buona Vista MRT station through Ghim Moh estate to our campus.

Our campus is also served by buses at Ghim Moh Bus Terminal (9292M100 and 111), along Commonwealth Ave West (105106147 and 185) and Holland Rd (76175156 and 165).

If you are arriving by car, please enter and exit via Gate 2 for easier traffic access. More information on the gate opening and closing times and access routes can be found on this page. Gate 1 is our main gate and reserved for entry by our shuttle bus service on weekday mornings. Gate 2 is located further uphill on Mount Sinai Road. Gate 3 is a pedestrian gate accessible via the Ghim Moh HDB estate (Blk 1).

OH EUNOIA! Full Circle –
13 Jan 2018

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You Complete Us

Hello, we've been looking for you. What say you to movies under the stars, dinners with top thinkers, and an escapade to the Silk Road? Or amazing lessons, epic opportunities and people who stick by you. We’ll be your best seniors and most inspiring teachers ever. Our chemistry will be as strong as our history, and it’s just as true the other way round.

Come full circle. Join Eunoia. You complete us.

Programme

Campus Tour

Atria
9am - 4pm

 

Photobooth

Atria
10am - 3pm

 

Popcorn and
Cotton Candy

Atria
Sponsored by Parents@Eunoia

Taster Lessons

Various locations
Refer to schedule below

 

Special Programmes

MEP Room 1 + Academia Block
9am - 4pm

 

General and
Subject Enquiries

Media Resource Library
9am - 4pm

Principal's Talk

Lecture Theatre 1
10am and 1pm

 

CCA Showcase

Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH)
10am - 3pm

 

CCA Friendlies and Performances

Various locations
9am - 4pm

Taster Lessons

Chemistry

Chemistry Lab 1
Scientia, Level 2
10am - 11am

 

Biology

Biology Lab 1
Scientia, Level 1
11am - 12nn

 

Mathematics

Seminar Room 2
Scientia, Level 3
12nn - 1pm

 

Physics

Seminar Room 2
Scientia, Level 3
2pm - 3pm

Knowledge & Inquiry

Humanities Room
Symposia, Level 1
10am - 11am

 

General Paper

Seminar Room 1
Academia, Level 1
11am - 12nn

 

History

Humanities Room
Symposia, Level 1
12nn - 1pm

 

Economics

Seminar Room 1
Academia, Level 1
1pm - 2pm

 

Art+Music

MEP Room 1
Symposia, Level 1
11am - 12nn

Geography

Seminar Room 2
Scientia, Level 3
10am - 11am

 

China Studies in Chinese

BSP(C) Room
Symposia, Level 1
11am - 12nn

 

Chinese Lang & Lit

BSP(C) Room
Symposia, Level 1
1pm - 2pm

 

Literature in English

Humanities Room
Symposia, Level 1
2pm - 3pm

 

CCA Showcase

Computing

Multi-purpose Hall
-

 

Debate

Multi-purpose Hall
-

 

Library

Multi-purpose Hall
-

 

Media

Multi-purpose Hall
-

 

ODAC

Canteen
-

 

Service Learning

Multi-purpose Hall
-

Badminton

Canteen + ISH
Friendly at 10.30am

 

Basketball

Canteen + Courts
Friendlies at 10am, 3.30pm

 

Floorball

Canteen + Track D
Friendly at 10am

 

Frisbee

Canteen + Field
Friendly at 3pm

 

Hockey

Canteen + Track D
Friendlies at 10am, 3pm

 

Netball

Canteen + Courtyard
Friendlies at 10.30am, 3pm

Softball

Canteen + Field
Friendlies at 10am, 3.30pm

 

Squash

Canteen + Court
Friendlies at 10.30am, 3pm

 

Table Tennis

Canteen
Friendlies at 10.30am, 3pm

 

Tennis

Canteen + Tennis Courts
Friendly at 3pm

 

Track and Field

Canteen + Track
-

 

Volleyball

Canteen + Indoor Sports Hall
Friendlies at 10.30am, 3.30pm

Chinese Orchestra

MPH + Atria
Performance at 2pm

 

Choir

MPH + Atria
Performance at 11am

 

Dance

MPH + Atria
Performances at 11am, 2pm

 

Drama

MPH + Atria
Performance at 2pm

 

Symphonic Band

MPH + Atria
Performance at 11am

Getting Here

See You at Buona Vista

We are located at 53 Mount Sinai Road, Singapore 276880. The nearest MRT station is Buona Vista station, located on the East-West line (EW21) and the Circle line (CC22). A ten-minute walk will take you from the station to the college campus.

By Public Transport

You can board bus service 92 from Buona Vista station and alight at the third bus stop, 112131 (Aft Grove Rd). Other services in our vicinity include: 100 and 111 from Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, 105106147 and 185 along Commonwealth Ave W and 76175156 and 165 along Holland Rd.

By Car

Drivers can reach 53 Mount Sinai Rd via Holland Rd or Commonwealth Ave W. From Holland Rd, turn into Holland Grove Rd (Henry Park Primary School) and turn left onto Mount Sinai Rd. From Commonwealth Ave W, drive along Ghim Moh Rd, past Ulu Panda CC and turn right before the zebra crossing. Alternative parking is available at near Ghim Moh Block 1 and Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre (Blocks 7-8).

Make a Date with Us

This is an invitation. With your name on it. Join us at our taster lessons. Soak in the colours of our CCAs. Meet your future collaborators and teachers, and hear from them why life in Eunoia is beautiful. We’ll catch you, or you can catch us at our Open House on 13 Jan 2018, 9am - 4pm. 

In the meantime, drop us a question on ASKfm, email us at eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg, or follow us on Instagram. Read up on us on this website. Because we might be the one you're looking for too.

OH2018_Together

Achieve as We Aspire –
Term 4 Bulletin

Dear Parents and Alumni Members,

 

Time is constantly lost, and we are gaining time. Packed with action, achievements to celebrate, and streaming appreciation, Term 3 passed in a flash. Together we look forward to Term 4, and the many opportunities to apply our joint talents and learning. The year – our year of establishment – is almost over, and each moment becomes ever more significant to shaping the future of the college. What we aspire towards now will in the hands and hearts of new Eunoians and teachers, become definitive. The writing of the Eunoia story never stops.

Eunoians in Action

This story is at its most meaningful where there are tests and challenges. Our Eunoians sat for their first examination when Term 3 began, and had the chance to reflect on what they have learned and what they must learn in the post-examination period. For some, anxiety and frustration temporarily took over while for others, it was a time for humility. The Eunoia community came together through introspection, refocusing on our strengths, areas for learning and the action that will take us to our destination.

Looking inward, we search for our better selves.
Seeing who we want to be, we work on who we are.

Walking past the study rooms in Academia block, one can feel the collective sense of purpose. The road to the ‘A’ level Examination cannot be thought of as a sprint by individual runners. As students, parents and teachers, we must run the marathon together and support each other across obstacles, slopes and storms. It was heartening to see student-leaders and teachers alike put together a welfare package for their respective house members. The notes of encouragement they penned would have given their friends an additional push towards the upcoming Promotional Examination, as stress mounts and revision intensifies.

Art of Our Own

Beyond the cognitive and academic, we watched with pride as our performing arts groups and Music Elective Programme (MEP) students showcased their talents to a wider audience. The Eunoia Symphonic Band, alongside concert bands from our Joint Integrated Programme (JIP) partner schools, charmed a picnic-going crowd with familiar tunes that made for an enchanting evening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In a public performance at library@esplanade, our Eunoians from the Chinese Orchestra, MEP and Drama Club shared their repertoire of talents to a delighted audience. They truly were A Beautiful Muse in both sight and sound, musical and dramatic in tenort. Taking off from the public stage, our Drama thespians transported Joel Tan’s People back to Mount Sinai to rapturous applause from family and friends. These platforms to show and sharpen our Eunoians’ skills are much cherished, and we continue to seek new settings for them to shine. Beauty can be found everywhere, and as a Eunoia community, we want to expand that beauty on every stage, no matter how large or small.

Eunoia Achieves

We were elated to continually celebrate the successes of our staff and students in Term 3. Two members of staff – Mr Tay Theng Hwee and Mrs Tcheau Seow Hong – were awarded National Day Awards. Our students were also recognised with various awards. First, Khok Jie Ming (17-O2) was the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Book Prize, which pays tribute to her excellence in bilingual scholarship. Second, Benjamin Soh Zikang (17-U3) received the Lee Kuan Yew Award for All-Round Excellence at the Special Awards Presentation Ceremony 2017. This national-level award is a testament to Benjamin’s excellence in both academic and non-academic domains. In the true spirit of partnership, two of our own – Jelita Jade Jaimon (17-U1) and Damian Teo (17-A1) – represented the college in a combined JIP team at the National Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition, where they received the highest number of votes in an online popularity contest. Individual students have also participated in a wide range of competitions such as debating, oratorical and poetry writing competitions. What we celebrate is the dedication, perspiration and inspiration behind it all that turns their passion into our pride.

At Eunoia, we value achievements beyond the competitive. We celebrate the generosity of spirit and goodwill to all through acts of service rendered by everyone in the Eunoia community. Two groups of students stand out: the first were hosts for delegates at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament hosted in Singapore, and the second group served in various roles at the Victory Ceremony of the ASEAN School Games. Through their acts of service and interactions with their international peers, our Eunoians stepped up as engaged world citizens, and emerging leaders.

Fullest Appreciation

We observed our first National Day Celebrations and expressed our appreciation for our teachers in Term 3. The student leaders successfully organised our first National Day Fiesta. We walked through haunted houses, ate like kings, played games, and laughed at ourselves with 17-O1’s imaginative ‘mocktails’. Amidst the fun and games, we raised funds through coupon sales to provide financial assistance to support Eunoians in need. Together, we articulated our heartfelt appreciation for Singapore, our nation and home.

Perhaps there is no more appropriate way to end the term than with a bonanza expressing gratitude to our teachers, the engines who enable our programmes and enrich our Eunoians. Our ‘Justeach League’ were celebrated by the Student Council and the whole student body for the champions they truly are. The day was a truly joyous one: the corridors of the school were filled with cheer and song. It was certainly heartening to witness the gratitude expressed for the important work done by our teachers. Parents@Eunoia spared no effort when they hosted a breakfast in appreciation of their efforts, and their presence gave much meaning to the delicious spread and thoughtful decoration. As a community, let us not forget that an educator’s work is never done. While we dedicate a day for thanksgiving, it is also in the little daily actions that we demonstrate our gratitude.

Further Application

In the final term, we gear up for our first promotional examination. We are grateful to our Parents@Eunoia for working closely with us to create a conducive environment for our students’ revision. Besides exercising our intellectual muscle, we look forward to challenging ourselves physically in the upcoming Spartan Race in October.

Resilience and perseverance are attributes we want every Eunoian to develop, in both their academic endeavours and lifelong pursuits.

We are committed to developing well-rounded individuals and have planned various internships and externships to provide students with real-world work experience. Groups of students will also soon travel the world as part of our Eunoia GO! (Global Orientation) programme. We look forward to hearing their tales from Sri Lanka, Chiang Mai, Taiwan, and China. Opening their eyes to new experiences and contexts will enrich their learning in their second year at Eunoia, and shape their beliefs about the world.

Forward Aspirations

As we round up our first year and reflect on times past, we look forward to the inroads we will make next year. Our Eunoians will soon be able to lead their juniors in writing new chapters of the Eunoia story, with purpose, heart, and courage. We will soon head into a period of reflection and renewal. May the season ahead be a fruitful one for you. The rest of our year may pass in a second. The work we do then may last forever.

 

Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng
Principal

PHOTOS BY AUSTIN WANG, BRYAN SIM, CLYDE LHUI AND INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS

Grow and Glow –
Term 3 Bulletin

Dear Parents and Alumni Members,

 

Planting a tree takes a matter of minutes. Days and months of surveying the ground, planning and thinking need to take place before that. The conscientious gardener waters and watches over it on a daily basis. To truly grow, the plant itself must weather the sun, wind and rain, and maybe even rejoice in all conditions.

At our inaugural College Day, we had the chance as students, parents and teachers to plant three trees as symbols of our commitment to build the college. We may only be at Mount Sinai for three years, but the college is here to stay for much longer. Our impact on Singapore will be felt for even longer as we grow the young men and women under our care into leaders of causes and pursuits they are passionate about. We want them to be leaders of people who will in turn plant seeds of their own, and nurture future generations on their own.

Commitment and Growth

Walk a little further from the three trees and you will find further signs of our growth as a college. The murals outside the Humanities Room and Bicultural Studies Programme Room were conceptualised, planned, and painted by our students. It takes courage to fill an empty canvas. We hope their effort, as amateur artists and pioneering students of their programmes, will inspire their juniors to add their own colour to the learning experience at Eunoia.

The college community has been hard at work giving life to this experience. Sports Representatives from all 25 JC1 classes planned, organised and rallied the cohort to participate fully at our first Road Run at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. We were delighted to have the avid support of Parents@Eunoia, who were there in person to cheer our students on and hand every participant a post-run snack for their effort. With pledges gathered by our students and the generosity of parents, Lee Foundation, Tote Board and other stakeholders, we were able to raise sufficient funds for student bursaries, scholarships and infrastructural improvements to aid teaching and learning. Our joint commitment promises to give further life to the Eunoia community.

Gift and Grit

In our first semester, our pioneering Eunoians have invigorated the college with their achievements. Our single cohort of athletes has stepped up to the challenge and represented the college with pride, some only with a few months of training on their backs. At times they tasted success, at others they learned valuable lessons. The experience they gained is itself an achievement, knowing that they will rally their juniors next year to perform better as a team. This same experience was shared by their friends in the Performing Arts CCAs. Persisting through three rigorous months of rehearsals, the EJC Symphonic Band and Dance groups achieved a Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival 2017 Arts Presentation. As news of their success filtered through, there was a rush of excitement and spontaneous joy around the campus — feelings that will be felt frequently and intensely in the coming years.

The talent in Eunoia is clear. Students from the Bicultural Studies Programme have continued to show intellectual mettle, emerging winners at the recent Business China Youth Showdown. Our first contingent of Pre-University Seminar participants dived deep with fellow participants to renew the Singapore dream; enlightened and engaged, they will shine the way forward for subsequent cohorts. A combined Joint Integrated Programme team, under the tutelage of our Music teacher Mr Xie Zhizhong, has made it into the finals of 星空下, the National Xinyao Competition organised by Lianhe Zaobao. Behind these moments of pride, we can recognise in our Eunoians a passion for exploration and the determination to learn whatever the odds.

Heart and Soul

Learning beyond the classroom is something we hold close to us. The months of idea-gathering and deep thinking by our teachers have born fruit in the past semester, in the form of our Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Fortnight, Humanities and Aesthetics Week (HAW) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week. We want our Eunoians to be exposed to new and insightful perspectives, whether they be from cultural practitioners, Physics professors or Defence Science engineers, so that they are excited about learning and inspired to learn more outside the curriculum. Our students are at the heart of what we do in and outside the classroom. Their joy for learning is our joy to behold. Eunoians have been the soul of our programmes, leading the way in MTL cultural activities and helming STEM workshops for their fellow students on areas such as cryptology and mathematical optimisation. Displays of passion and flair, such as the many Eunoia Got Talent performances during HAW, will be a staple of the Eunoia culture as this pioneer cohort sets the stage for future cohorts.

Strengths and Opportunities

The recently concluded Mid-Year Examination provided our Eunoians an early measure of their academic progress. Importantly, it offers a test of character that leads them to reflect on the progress they have made and the progress they should make in the coming months. It is an opportunity for them to hone their disposition as life-long learners to one of discipline, perseverance and intellectual flexibility.

As a college, we are committed to the growth of our students during their time in college and the long journey after their JC experience. Our students have begun their Life Coaching journey with their teacher-coaches, and these conversations promise to guide them towards an understanding of their strengths, passion and purpose in life. The upcoming meeting with parents of our JC1 students will give Eunoians yet another opportunity to chart their own growth, and make the sometimes challenging transition to independence and maturity.

Giving and Building

For our students to make the most of their strengths and the best of their challenges, our partnership with parents is vital. The formation of the Parents@Eunoia executive committee, under the leadership of Mr Wong Liang Tang (Chairperson), Mrs Carol Wee (Vice-Chairperson) and executive secretaries Ms Florence Seah (Administration / Treasury), Mdm August Shi Dian Ting (Programme / Coordination) and Mdm Chai Hui Ling (External Relations), looks to strengthen this partnership. We are especially thankful for the tremendous effort they have put in, from facilitating communications with fellow parents to improving the college experience of our pioneering cohort. We would like to extend this gratitude to Ms Winy Quek, who has steadily provided support and guidance in the establishment of Parents@Eunoia in the role of advisor. United in purpose and spirit, the college and Parents@Eunoia hope to engage more parents in this journey of growth.

Half a year into the Eunoia story, we stay committed to building our firm foundations. Through courage, dedication and grit, our trees are beginning to show signs of flourish. For all the beautiful flowers they may grow or the heights they may reach, we want them to be able to survive the harshest weather, to shelter those in need, and always give life to their surroundings for tens and hundreds of years in future. We look forward to working together with you on this commitment to our Eunoians.

 

Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng
Principal

PHOTOS BY AUSTIN WANG, CINDY YU, JAYDEN SIM AND SANDRA TAN