The Class of 2019 Light the Way – Vol 2

The Class of 2019
Light the Way

VOLUME TWO

The Class of 2019 have come to define the college's glories and made history for themselves. In Volume 2, we celebrate Eunoians who have left an indelible legacy for future Eunoians through their roles as House leaders or their CCA contributions. Gisele, Sebastian, Pei Swhen, Daniel, Kimmie and Elizabeth share their stories of creating a dynamic college culture amidst the pursuit of academic excellence and advice they would like to share with their juniors

PHOTOS BY ASHER TAN, ANSELM LONG AND DING YONG KHAI

Gisele Yeo

ALUMNA OF YUAN CHING SECONDARY SCHOOL

Gisele Yeo (18-I1) used her outstanding dance talents to make invaluable contributions to the dynamism and vibrancy of college life. She joined the EJC Orientation Organising Committee as Head of Cheers and Dance, playing a key role in developing new college mass dances for the cohort as well as the five houses. Stronger pride in the houses was developed through these dances, and they continue to be an important feature of inducting new Eunoians into college life. Gisele was also a highly-regarded and well-loved Dance Captain, a regular performer at college events and took charge of Cheers and Dance for her House.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

I am happy with my results overall, especially as I scored better than I had expected in some subjects. I believe in consistency and hard work and tried my best at each of the assessments over the last two years. I made sure to revise and prepare well, even for seemingly minor timed assignments. This meant I did not have to spend as much time going through the same topic again at the major year-end exams. I also consistently did my homework and I felt I was falling behind, I arranged consultations with my teachers as soon as possible to clarify any doubts.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

At the start of JC1, I found it very hard to cope with the stress. However, my time in EJC just got better and better as the days passed. This is due to my amazing friends, CCA, class and most importantly, the teachers. Every teacher in EJC made sure that their lessons were well-planned, and always made sure that their students are on track.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

Sometimes, things may not go your way. What matters is that no matter how tough the road ahead is, facing it with the right attitude and mindset will help you achieve your goals. Do not give up!  My grades back in JC1 were certainly dismal, maybe you may feel the same way. Nonetheless, you should never allow that to hold you back. Instead, use it as motivation to push forward, improve yourself and constantly strive for the best!

Elizabeth Teo

ALUMNA OF SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS' SCHOOL

Elizabeth Teo (18-U2) was an outstanding student in the classroom and who will also be remembered for her immense contributions to the dynamism that characterises Eunoia . As House Captain of Uzuri, she helped shape college culture through planning and executing house-related events such as Spartan Race, Inter-House Games and Road Run. During the College Opening in 2018, Elizabeth led her House Committee to design a house float that best embodied their House value of family. During Orientation 2019, she helped create House collaterals and mascots and planned House-related activities to create a strong House identity the JC1s could be inducted into. Elizabeth also served the college as a Student Councillor and planned large scale activities such as the House Forum, a college-wide feedback forum between the student population and the school leaders.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

Happy and thankful. The A-Level journey has been a long one, but the support of my family, friends and teachers definitely helped me through this journey. I am so grateful for extremely supportive peers, being blessed with amazing classmates and the very conducive study environment in school. The vast resources available online from our teachers and the study groups formed helped me immensely.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

In one word, fulfilling. EJC provided vast opportunities for me to develop myself as a person, from planning events and working with the house committee to volunteering in Chiang Mai. This journey would not have been possible without the support of my peers and teachers. I’m especially thankful to my civics tutor Mr Rodrigues and my life coach Mr Ganison!

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

In everything you do, try your best! Embrace every learning opportunity and don’t forget to show your appreciation to those around you.

Sebastian Koo

ALUMNUS OF ST GABRIEL'S SECONDARY SCHOOL

Sebastian Koo Yong Jun (18-U2) was a member of the EJC Media Club and his efforts meant major college events proceeded smoothly and were memorable. As the Head of the Audio-Visual (AV) module within the Media Club, Sebastian worked meticulously behind the scenes to ensure that the microphones and sound systems were in good working order. He served as the Media AV Support-in-Charge for key college events like the National Day and Teachers’ Day Celebrations, Orientation and the College Day Concert. Adapting carefully to the different logistical demands and technical support of each event, Sebastian and his team ensured Eunoians enjoyed each of these defining college experiences. 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

My results met my expectations, so I am very pleased. Hard work and never giving up helped me achieve these.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

The 2 years I spent in EJC were filled with highs and lows. My friends, and my CCA, EJ Media, made it more meaningful for me.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

We are often told to strive for ‘work-life balance’, but it is important to accept this balance looks different at various points in the year. There will be times when you will need to put in more effort into studying. There will be times where you feel the need to spend more time on other projects or even for yourself and the people around you. It is okay to feel that way. It is also okay to feel lost, because life is all about not knowing anything initially, and seeking growth by learning from those around us. Failure is but a learning opportunity, and success is failure to fail.

Goh Pei Swhen

ALUMNA OF BUKIT BATOK SECONDARY SCHOOL

Goh Pei Swhen (18-U2) served as a photographer for the Media Club, covering significant milestones in the college such as the College Orientation in 2019, National School Games ‘A’ Division competitions and award ceremonies. Her photojournalism allowed Eunoians who were not present at competitions to vicariously participate, support their peers and feel a sense of pride in the achievements and efforts of their peers. She helped Eunoians cherish the glories they defined for themselves.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

I am very pleased with my results because I managed to have some fun every day despite the hectic JC life and did not neglect my mental and physical well-being even in the lead-up to exams. I think what helped me achieve my results was hard work and the teachers who never gave up on me even though I performed poorly on exams and tests. It also helped that I made sure to stay healthy and have sufficient rest. My friends also always had my back and readily lent me a helping hand also played an invaluable role in my results.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

I enjoyed school more in JC2 when I got more involved in college activities, such as serving as an OGL in Orientation. My family, my classmates, CCA mates, CCA teachers, Mr Rodrigues, Ms Lim Suan Chu, the friends I made in Orientation and my precious juniors all made the journey much more meaningful.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

We cannot escape the reality of needing to study hard in JC. It is important that you do not lag behind in your tutorials and clarify any doubts you have as soon as possible. Do not be too stressed about internal examinations; JC life is hectic and everyone learns at their own pace. Focus on the end goal that is the A-Level exams. Next, take some time to create memories in your JC life. There is more to life than just studying and grades. Please do create lots of these wonderful memories!

Daniel Lim

ALUMNUS OF CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Lim Jee Myang Daniel (18-I4) exemplified beautiful thinking and goodwill to all in the way he channeled his innate curiosity to create opportunities for Eunoians to pursue their passions. He was Head of Special Projects in the EJC Visual Arts Club, a newly-minted CCA in 2018, and played an instrumental role in shaping the Club’s direction and identity. He was also the President of Makerspace, a place of innovation and creativity for students to work on a project of their choice. During the college Unconference Day 2018, Daniel organised an Escape Room that taught participants code-breaking as they worked through challenges. He also helped put EJC on the national radar when he led his team to first place at the SUTD Electric Vehicle Design Challenge 2019, a two-day event widely covered in the mainstream media. 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

My results were a welcome surprise. I managed to improve significantly from my preliminary exams, and it is thanks in no small part to the support I received from my friends, teachers and family. I still remember my friends and I studying together and calling our Physics teacher to clarify our doubts. While we may have been interrupting his plans, he did not hesitate to field our queries. My peers kept me energised when we studied, and I don’t think I would have been able to keep my morale up through the entire journey without them.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

My time in EJC has been the best two years of my schooling life so far. It was two years of slowly pushing my boundaries and showcasing what I am capable of achieving. From taking up a leadership role in a brand new CCA (the Visual Arts Club) to winning the Electric Vehicle Challenge and making it on the news, I have managed to go beyond what I once thought I could achieve. However, what really made the journey worth it was the people in EJC. Late-night Skype calls with my fellow CCA leaders and long hours in the Makerspace with my juniors are memories I hold on to. We got through times of hardship only because of our collective hard work. The strongest bonds are forged in fire, and our time spent together has left me with friendships that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

Be bold! Dare to do things that you are even a little interested in. For every success that I experienced, I met with two or more failures. It is important to push past failures and not let them affect you too much. Achievement will come if you try. So keep trying, and don't be discouraged. Keep fighting on!

Kimmie Tan

ALUMNA OF SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS' SCHOOL

Tan Yi Juan Kimmie (18-E3) exemplified all-round excellence and was a mainstay on the Dean's List (Academic) as well as the Dean’s List (Character and Service). As Vice-Captain for Eder House, she was instrumental in leading house segments during events like Road Run and College Day. Her careful planning and infectious enthusiasm played a valuable role in building house spirit and fostering bonding between seniors, juniors and teachers and helped Eunoians identify more strongly with the college. Kimmie was also a member of EJC Drama who attained a Distinction in a starring role at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2018.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR RESULTS AND WHAT HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THEM?

It still feels a bit surreal having just received my results half an hour ago. I am grateful to everyone who has been a part of my JC journey: my teachers, my family and my classmates who supported me tirelessly. My teachers who have truly been the greatest pillar of support, making lessons enjoyable and always supporting us even it meant losing their lunch break so we could have a consultation. I am also immensely lucky to have had such a loving and bonded class where we could strive together and help each other reach our fullest potential. Juggling school work with the duties that came with my leadership positions was difficult, and what helped me maintain balance in my life was proper prioritisation and taking breaks for as long as I needed in order to get back into a proper headspace to continue to do my best. Knowing what to do at the right time was something that helped make my JC life easier.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

My time in Eunoia was full of ups and downs and there were many tears as well as much laughter. It has been memorable and an experience of a lifetime because of the people in school.  My very vibrant class was made up of vastly different individuals who became one big family because we accepted one another as we were and gave each other so much love and support. I am immensely thankful for everything they have done for me and went through with me. EJC has so many teachers that truly teach from the heart and are always trying to be innovative and improve so as to better help students understand. The care and effort they put into their work is truly admirable and made this tumultuous JC journey more smooth-sailing and manageable. Finally, my House and CCA have provided me with a sense of belonging and giving me the best memories through all the events. All these experiences have truly helped me to learn more about myself and the people around me so as to grow into the person I am today and I am grateful to EJC for giving me such good memories to walk away with.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

As much as the truth is harsh, this journey will not be easy and you cannot expect it to be easy. Academically, it will be gruelling and stressful. It is perfectly normal if you feel burned out at times. Take all the time you need to rest, recharge and start again. Your well-being is more important than the grades that appear on a piece of paper. Apart from all the academics in JC, don’t forget to truly enjoy yourself. JC is the best time to discover your strengths and interests. Find the friends in whom you can find solace and support as you go through this tumultuous period together. Be true to yourself and listen to your own needs. Take good care of yourself and remember that you are stronger than you think you are. You will be able to get through this and conquer everything else in life. All the best!

The Class of 2019 Light the Way – Vol 1

The Class of 2019
Light the Way

VOLUME ONE

The Class of 2019 have come to define the college's glories and made history for themselves. For this first volume, we met Rebekah, Chong Yu, Sanchana, Wen Xin and Shin Loong to hear about their journeys as student-leaders, insights from their path to academic success and words of inspiration they wish to share with their juniors.

PHOTOS BY ASHER TAN, ANSELM LONG AND DING YONG KHAI

Rebekah Seow

ALUMNA OF CHIJ ST NICHOLAS GIRLS' SCHOOL

Rebekah Seow (18-A1) exemplified excellence in her academic, leadership and co-curricular pursuits and was an inspiration to her peers. Her many achievements and contributions included her role as the well-respected President of the 2nd Student Council, being a mainstay on the Dean’s List, and serving as a regular volunteer letter-writer at Meet-the-People Sessions at Kebun Baru. She led the organising committee for the EJC Orientation in 2019 and also was instrumental in crafting the Student Council Constitution, leaving a legacy for her juniors and subsequent batches of Eunoians.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS LATER TODAY?

Honestly, I feel quite calm today as I have done my best to prepare for the A-level exams. After speaking to many seniors and adults, I also know that the exams are just a small part of life and regardless of my results, it is still up to me to define my future.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

There were certainly some challenging periods — I still remember the daily routine of “eat, study, eat, study, eat, study, sleep”, then repeat! However, it was made much easier by my friends and teachers, who journeyed alongside me and kept me motivated. I constantly made the effort to see purpose in the revision and practice I did in order to remain positive.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

The lead up to the A-level exam can be incredibly draining and relying on your friends for support and supporting them can make a big difference. When I found it painful to get out of bed and study each morning, talking to friends and studying with them kept me going, as did the knowledge we were all going through the same struggle together.

Ong Chong Yu

ALUMNUS OF CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Ong Chong Yu (18-A1) was a tenacious and compassionate Deputy President of the 2nd Student Council. He played an instrumental role in college life, emceeing the college’s Chinese New Year celebrations, publicising the Hair for Hope campaign and organising the Student Council Election. Effectively bilingual, he also won the Prime Ministers’ Book Prize in 2018 and was a Bicultural Studies Programme Scholar. Chong Yu contributed immensely not only to the college but to the wider community as well, serving as a long-term volunteer at Beyond Social Services, and was a deserving recipient of the MOE Edusave Character Award. In October 2019, Chong Yu received the distinguished Harvard Prize Book for his excellence in scholarship, character and holistic achievements.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS LATER TODAY?

While I’m nervous, I’m really excited to meet my friends and teachers in our new campus because it’s been a long time since we’ve gathered together as a batch and it feels great to be back home. I’ve been telling myself to be calm and to have confidence that I will figure things out after today, because this is just a pit stop in the marathon of life. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

It definitely wasn’t easy and there were many moments when I felt dejected, when I felt no sense of purpose and when I lost the motivation to keep studying. I am really thankful that the school, deans, teachers and friends in EJC were so encouraging, motivating, inspiring. The efforts we made to spur each other on, like saying “press on!” when we met along the corridor or exchanging high fives and hugs made this stressful journey much brighter, more heartwarming and definitely more unforgettable.

WHAT ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR JUNIORS?

Work with your tutors to refine your study strategies — I did not know how to summarise my notes efficiently which meant studying took me a lot of time and effort, and this drained my motivation to study. Once I got better at consolidating my learning, I had the momentum to keep going. Taking short breaks and pacing yourself is also a useful strategy. I got tired and burned out at times because studying was definitely less exciting than Council activities. Taking regular short breaks to reward myself and helped me feel less overwhelmed. I also tried to challenge myself to extend my studying time between each break and build discipline by turning off my phone while studying. Talking to friends, teachers and studying with them also boosted my motivation and spurred me on when I wanted to give up.

Sanchana Gnanasekaran

ALUMNA OF SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS' SCHOOL

Sanchana Gnanasekaran (18-O4) was an outstanding student and Deputy President of the 2nd Student Council. In the classroom and in the Student Council, she was able to elicit the view of a diverse range of individuals and reassure them that their views were valuable and had been heard, As the overall person-in-charge for high-profile college events such as the Orientation programme for the Joint Integrated Programme students (Eunite) in 2019 and the Student Council Investiture in 2018, Sanchana effectively communicated and managed the perspectives of the many different stakeholders with maturity, decisiveness and sensitivity. She also very quickly shaped up as a unifying and inspiring figurehead who could motivate everyone involved to do their very best for the events.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS LATER TODAY?

I’m feeling a lot less nervous than I thought I’d be today — I came across a quote the other day that spoke to me and helped me stay calm. “Disappointment reveals investment. What a beautiful thing to care, even if you were hoping for a different outcome. Celebrate that always.” And so regardless of what happens, I know that I will be okay and have it within me to make things work out in the end. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

My journey to the A-levels was tough — there were highs and there were many lows and there were points where I wanted to give up but the support of everyone kept me going. Through it all, though, I felt a lot of love and support from my peers who were going through the same thing and this made the journey so much better, more meaningful and one I will always remember.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED? HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO OVERCOME THEM?

I often felt that I was not performing up to expectations and having to keep going was difficult. However, I realised that keeping a positive outlook and focusing on your progress rather than how far away you were from your goals helped immensely. I always reminded myself that at the end of the day, the journey would be worth it.

Tan Wen Xin

ALUMNA OF CHIJ ST NICHOLAS GIRLS' SCHOOL

Tan Wen Xin (18-I1) was the Deputy Head of the Communications committee in the Student Council and stood out as a nurturing and empowering mentor. The teams she led benefited from her meticulous planning, clear guidelines and meaningful feedback and her efforts contributed to the Student Council strengthening its social media presence in order to better reach out to Eunoians. Wen Xin’s alma mater also benefited from her leadership as she made time amidst to serve as a Cadet Inspector with the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC), mentoring cadets at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS LATER TODAY?

While I was nervous this week, much like many of my friends, I think I have reached a zen state of mind. I know that no matter the results all of us will ultimately create meaningful lives for ourselves and that our A-Level grades do not define us.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

During our Eunoia GO trip to Sri Lanka, Mr Barry Chia once said that the A-Level examination is akin to that of a journey up Adams’ Peak, the mountain we were conquering. Although it is a one-man journey, we can choose to do it with friends and encourage each other along the way. I feel that this analogy aptly described my journey, as while it was a roller coaster of highs and lows, I am proud to call EJC my family, as even during the bleakest of times, my friends, teachers, family and alma mater have been immensely supportive and encouraging. Their thoughtfulness and generosity made this challenging journey a very memorable one indeed.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED? HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO OVERCOME THEM?

I think my toughest challenge was balancing my Council commitments with my academic work at the start of JC2.  With the support of my friends who helped to collect homework for me, as well as my subject teachers who were very patient when giving consultations, catching up with the class was a lot easier. I am grateful for the support I received from my EJC family.

Yeo Shin Loong

ALUMNUS OF CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Yeo Shin Loong (18-A1) was an instrumental leader in the Eunoia community, serving as an outstanding Captain of Akila House and a Student Councillor even as he pursued academic excellence as an MOE Bicultural Studies Programme Scholar. A constant on both the Dean’s List (Academic) and Dean's List (Character & Service) for his courage and integrity, Shin Loong was a noticeable presence during House events, rallying his peers with an infectious enthusiasm. He not only helped forge a strong house spirit within Akila, his efforts also helped strengthen the Eunoia identity amongst the Class of 2019.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS LATER TODAY?

I feel elated to visit our new home and catch up with my schoolmates and teachers. I also appreciate the opportunity to express my gratitude to my schoolmates and teachers that have supported me throughout this journey. Throughout the past week, there was a lot of anxiety, excitement and anticipation for results day but I held onto one belief - regardless of the results I receive, they will not define my future. The future is in our hands and the A-levels are but only a small milestone towards the greater end goals in life.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY IN EUNOIA AND WHAT MADE IT MEANINGFUL?

There were countless sleepless nights and self-initiated consultations with my tutors. The journey to A-levels not only demanded a great deal of stamina and perseverance but it was also a period of time that I learned how to strike a balance between taking sufficient breaks and studying. There were also many ‘eureka’ and ‘a-ha’ moments and disappointments along the way but in retrospect, these ups and downs were a crucial aspect of a rewarding Eunoia experience.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED? HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO OVERCOME THEM?

Having taken very content-heavy subjects, I found it challenging to digest all the lecture notes and tutorials. What eventually worked out for me was learning how to study smart and having a proper study routine: I learned that mindmaps and flashcards helped me internalise and thoughtfully apply what I learned and I also adhered to an exercise routine that allowed me to continue staying fit throughout my study sessions.

Coming Full Circle – Release of 2019 A-Level Results

Coming Full Circle

RELEASE OF 2019 A-LEVEL RESULTS

Dear Class of 2019,

 

The release of the 2019 GCE A-Level examination results will take place on 21 February 2020 (Friday) at 2.30pm.

In view of the escalation to DORSCON Orange, the Ministry of Education and Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) are stepping up precautionary measures to minimise the potential risks from large gatherings to safeguard your health and well-being.

Please read the following information which will detail how you will be receiving your results.

Reporting details for collection of examination results

If you are well, you may collect your result slips and certificates in the school from 2.30 pm on 21 February 2020. In line with the stepped-up measures that have been implemented in all schools, please declare your travel history using the attached Travel History Declaration Form which will be collected at the entrance to the college.

Your temperature will also be taken before you are allowed into the campus.  Do note that you can enter the school only through the Main (West) Gate situated at 2 Sin Ming Place. Alternatively, you can also access your results online if you prefer not to come to school.

If you are unwell, on a Leave of Absence (LOA) or Quarantine Order (QO) as of 21 February 2020, have recently travelled to Mainland China, or affected by travel restrictions into Singapore, please do not come to the school. You can access your results online.

Please note that parents, family members and friends will not be allowed into the school premises in view of the current situation.  Only candidates collecting their results will be allowed entry into the school premises.

If you are not collecting your results in the school, arrangements will be made for you to receive the hardcopy result slips and certificates.

REPORTING TIMES FOR CLASS OF 2019

18-A1 to A6 - 12.45 pm

18-E1 to E6 - 1.00 pm

18-I1 to I6 - 1.15 pm

18-O1 to O5 - 1.30m

18-U1 to U5 - 1.45pm

Viewing of Examination Results Online

Results can be accessed via the result release system on the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s website (www.seab.gov.sg) from 3.00 pm on 21 February 2020. This is the QR code to access the system.

For Singapore Citizens/Singapore Permanent Residents, you can use your SingPass pin. If you are eligible for SingPass[1] but have not activated it, you will receive a SingPass PIN mailer by 19 February 2020. If you are not eligible for SingPass (e.g., International students), SEAB will send an email with one-time login details to you by 19 February 2020.

Digital Certificate for Application to Local Autonomous Universities

Starting from this year, all A-Level candidates, who are Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, will receive digital certificates in OpenCerts format.

These certificates will be available on MySkillsFuture’s Skills Passport at https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/portal/en/individual/skills-passport.html from 24 February 2020. If you have SingPass, you can access and submit your digital certificates electronically to the Universities that you are applying to.

For international students, you may send your request for a digital certificate via email to seab_gce_admin@seab.gov.sg.

Applications for admissions and/or scholarships to the local Autonomous Universities (AUs) can be done online. All school candidates who apply to the local AUs online do not need to submit a copy of their A-Level certificates. Due to the Covid-2019 situation, the local AUs will also make alternative arrangements for any assessment for admissions if applicants cannot be physically present.

Education and Career Guidance (ECG)

Students who need guidance on their education options can approach their teachers or the ECG Counsellors supporting their schools. Students can also refer to the interactive MySkillsFuture portal at https://go.gov.sg/mysfpreu to find out more about the education options, career pathways and courses that are suited to their strengths, interests and abilities.

Alternatively, students can contact the MOE ECG Centre @ Grange Road from 14 to 28 February 2020 for ECG counselling via email: MOE_ECG@moe.gov.sg or phone: 6831 1420.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Ganison Rajamohan at  6351 8388 or deans@ejc.edu.sg during office hours.

 

Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng
Principal

Appeals for JC1 Admission
– JAE 2020

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The 2020 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Appeal Exercise is for students who have not been posted to Eunoia Junior College (EJC) under the JAE Posting Exercise.

Students admitted to other institutions via Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) are not eligible for this exercise.

The official appeal period for JAE is from 4 Feb 2020 to 10 Feb 2020 (5 pm).

Students who wish to appeal for transfer to Eunoia Junior College will need to meet the college’s course cut-off point (COP) in 2020, subject to the availability of vacancies and fulfilment of the college’s admission requirements. 

The 2020 COP is 7 for Science and 8 for Arts.

Instructions

Complete the online formYou are required to upload the following documents as part of your appeal submission:

  • Form A (Refer to Annex)
  • Verification slip for choice of JC / Poly courses (Refer to Annex)
  • O-Level results slip, including O-Level Mother Tongue result slip, if applicable
  • CCA records
  • Testimonials

If you are unable to upload the documents, you can submit the relevant documents by emailing the softcopy documents to eunoiajc@moe.edu.sg with the email subject titled, "Documents for JAE Appeal 2020 - Full Name".

All appeals must reach the college by 5.00pm on 10 Feb 2020.

Please refer to the subject combination document (accessible via https://tinyurl.com/EJC-SCOPE-2020) before you start on the form to understand the subject combinations available in EJC.

Incomplete / Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified by 11 Feb 2020 on the application outcome.

The decision of the Admissions Committee is final. No further appeals will be considered.

Annexes

A Hero Lies in Eunoian – Orientation 2020

#EJHero2020

EJC ORIENTATION 2020

Dear new Eunoians,

Hello and the warmest welcome! Eunoia is now your home and we cannot wait to make you a part of the Eunoia family.

As the newest and proudest additions, you will become a hero in every sense at Orientation, as you grow and excel in your next two years with us. Speaking from experience, we know you will have many cherished memories and form many beautiful friendships with your fellow Eunoians. As one Eunoia, our hearts unite and together, our dreams will take flight.

 

Mr Ganison Rajamohan
Dean (JC1)

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Orientation 2020

Our EJC Orientation programme begins on 5 Feb 2020 (Wed) and culminates in a finale on 14 Feb 2020 (Fri).

We look forward to meeting you on 5 Feb 2020 at 7.50am in the auditorium. Assembly begins at 8 am.

Please be in your secondary school PE T-shirt and secondary school bottoms (pants/skirt). Please also bring your thermometer, water bottle and some writing material.

Our teachers and student-leaders will be contacting you shortly after the release of the JAE Posting Results to provide the above information and to 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.

NCOV MEASURES

We are just as excited as you are to start the first day of school in Eunoia. Your wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.

If you have returned from Mainland China on 22 January 2020 or later, you should not report to the college on 5 Feb 2020. A Leave of Absence (LOA) should be observed. Our teachers will be contacting all students and advise those who need to be placed on LOA.

Making Eunoia Home –
OH EUNOIA! 2020

Making Eunoia Home

OH EUNOIA! 2020

REPORTING BY EJC PRESS

Having started 2020 with our Big Move from Mount Sinai, we held our first Open House here at our Bishan campus, inviting prospective students to Make Eunoia Home. Our visitors were greeted warmly upon their arrival at the Auditorium, the first stop in an exciting campus tour led by the EJC Student Ambassadors. From the 900-seat Auditorium where lectures and concerts are held, to the Stadium which features the first elevated track and field in Singapore, the campus tour showed our visitors the beautiful place we call home.

At the last stop of the campus tour, our visitors entered the Library, where they were not just greeted with a scenic panorama of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, but also welcomed by our friendly alumni volunteers. Our alumni shared their academic experiences and engaged curious students and parents who wanted to find out more about the various subjects we offer, such as China Studies in Chinese (CSC) and Knowledge and Inquiry (KI). Subject tutors also addressed any queries posed regarding subject combinations and their teaching and learning philosophy. In addition, various taster lessons scheduled throughout the day at the Seminar Rooms and Science Laboratories allowed visitors to experience Eunoia's concept-based pedagogy for themselves.

The Learning Rooms and Student Lounge featured our Special Programmes showcase. Our students presented their learning experiences in programmes such as the Eunoia Global Orientation Programme (Eunoia GO), which aims to nurture informed and responsible global citizens through cultural immersion trips to various countries, and Programme Latitude, which aims to cultivate intellectual humility and moral responsibility in students through interdisciplinary modules that enrich and broaden their worldview.

At Symposia, our visitors stepped into a bustling hub of student activity, with various CCA booths helmed by enthusiastic students in their CCA and House shirts. Besides admiring the meticulously curated articles and artwork displayed at the EJC Press and EJC Visual Arts booths, visitors were also invited to try their hand at photography with different cameras at the Media Club booth. While students from our Sports CCAs engaged enthusiastic participants who were up for a game, the Aesthetics showcase featuring our Performing Arts CCAs regaled the crowd with song, dance and drama, and in the boisterous display of the five Houses’ dances and cheers, our college’s vibrant student culture certainly shone through.

It is with pride that we settled in our new home, and we hope OH EUNOIA! 2020 inspired you to make Eunoia your home too!

PHOTOS BY ANG WEI NING, ANSELM LONG, ASHER TAN AND DING YONG KHAI (EJC MEDIA)

OH EUNOIA! #EunoiaHome
– 15 Jan 2020

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#EunoiaHome

We have our own place now and we can’t wait to have you over. Our new campus shining. The programmes splendid. The people beautiful too. We’ll give you that feeling when... you know you’re home. Make Eunoia Home.

Discover a whole new Eunoia at our Open House on 15 Jan 2020, 9am - 4pm. Let us share our world with you at 2 Sin Ming Place, Singapore 573838.

Programme

Campus Tour

Starts at Auditorium
9am - 4pm

 

Principal's Talk

LT1 (Level 3)
10 - 11am, 1 - 2pm

 

General Enquiries

Library (Level 10)
9am - 4pm

Taster Lessons

Levels 3 - 5
Various times

 

Special Programmes

Levels 8 and 10
9am - 4pm

 

Academic Showcase

Library (Levels 9 and 10)
9am - 4pm

 

STEM Showcase

Library (Level 9)
9am - 4pm

CCA Showcase

Symposia (Level 1)
9am - 4pm

 

House Showcase

Symposia (Level 1)
10 - 11am, 1 - 2pm

 

Aesthetics Showcase

Studios (Level 1)
11am - 12pm, 2 - 3pm

Taster Lessons

General Paper

Seminar Room 1 (Level 4)
9 - 10am

 

Geography

Seminar Room 4 (Level 5)
10 - 11am

 

Biology

Biology Lab 2 (Level 3)
10 - 11am

 

China Studies in Chinese

Seminar Room 3 (Level 5)
11am - 12nn

Project Work

Seminar Room 1 (Level 4)
11am - 12nn

 

Economics

Seminar Room 1 (Level 4)
12nn - 1pm

 

Mathematics

Seminar Room 4 (Level 5)
12nn - 1pm

 

History

Seminar Room 3 (Level 5)
1 - 2pm

 

Physics

Physics Lab 4 (Level 5)
1 - 2pm

General Paper

Seminar Room 1 (Level 4)
2 - 3pm

 

Knowledge & Inquiry

Seminar Room 4 (Level 5)
2 - 3pm

 

Literature

Seminar Room 3 (Level 5)
3 - 4pm

 

Chemistry

Chemistry Lab 1 (Level 4)
3 - 4pm

Aesthetics Showcase

Rock Band

Performing Arts Studio 2
11am, 2pm

 

Choir

Performing Arts Studio 2
11.15am, 2.15pm

Dance

Performing Arts Studio 1
11.25am, 2.25pm

 

Chinese Orchestra

C.O. Room
11.35am, 2.35pm

Symphonic Band

Performing Arts Studio 1
11.40am, 2.40pm

 

Drama

Performing Arts Studio 1
11.50am, 2.50pm

Performance times are estimated and subject to variation

Getting Here

Bishan Campus

We are at 2 Sin Ming Place, Singapore 573838, sitting on the fringe of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and near the junction of Marymount Road and Sin Ming Avenue. The nearest MRT stations are Bishan station (NS17/CC15), located on the North-South and Circle lines and Marymount Station (CC16) on the Circle line.

By Public Transport

From Bishan station, use Exit B and cross the overhead bridge. Take service 1352, 88.

From Bishan bus interchange, board bus 52 or 410W

From Marymount station, use Exit A and board service 74851, 852.

The bus stops along Marymount Road (B53161 and B53169) are plied by 1374, 88, 851, 852

The bus stops along Sin Ming Ave (B53321 and B53329) are served by 52, 130, 162, 162M410W410G.

By Car

Our Bishan campus is located at the junction of Marymount Road and Sin Ming Avenue. From Marymount Road, turn into Sin Ming Avenue and turn right into Sin Ming Place. From Upp Thomson Road, turn into Sin Ming Avenue and turn left into Sin Ming Place. 

Parking for visitors is available at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park along Sin Ming Ave and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Block 409 and Block 410A multi-storey car park along Sin Ming Avenue, Sin Ming Industrial Park Blocks 37-39 and the housing estate at Bishan St 22.

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Graduation Day 2019 – Our Dreams Take Flight

Graduation Day 2019 -
Our Dreams Take Flight

The college bade farewell to the Class of 2019 in its second and last Graduation Day on the Mount Sinai campus on 18 Oct 2019. Spirits were high from the start of the ceremony, where Karis Goh (18-A3) and was joined on stage by Deputy Principal Mr Adrian Tay for a live rendition of 'Last Long', a song they performed and wrote respectively. Videos prepared by the JC2 Physics team, EJC Media Club, the JC2 civics tutors and Dean (JC2), Mr Ganison Rajamohan were met with a mix of laughter and sadness. The emotion only grew during the college pinning ceremony, urged on by Mr Crispin Rodrigues' reading of 'Take Flight', a poem he penned especially for the Class of 2019.

The five house captains would have the cohort cheering again, a level of energy matched by the performances by the Science department, Mr Alvin Toh and our resident rock band. After the civics groups gathered for lunch and photo-taking, the Class of 2019 came together one last time to sing the college anthem.

For the Class of 2019, may your memories of our Mount Sinai campus and of each other stay with you as your dreams take flight!

PHOTOS BY ASHER TAN, DING YONG KHAI, GOH JUNXUAN, TAY JINGWEN

Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2019

MS KOK LI-EN

Inspiring Teacher of
English Award 2019

The college congratulates Ms Kok Li-en on receiving the Inspiring Teacher of English Award (ITEA) 2019 from Guest of Honour Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, at a ceremony on 8 Oct 2019.

Ms Kok was one of nine educators to receive the award, which acknowledges teachers who ignite a love for the English language and are effective in helping their students speak and write accurately.

She joins the ranks of the other ITEA holders since its inception in 2008, including Ms Chia Hui Ping (2012), Mr Marc Kenji Lim (2015) and Ms Bernice Yeo who received the college's first award in 2018.

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On receiving the award, Ms Kok shared:

"I’m deeply humbled to receive an award that I’m frankly still uncomfortable associating myself with. If anything, I hope this award will speak about how the Eunoia English department has been an amazing, nurturing and dynamic team that has allowed me to grow and develop as an educator. And of course I want to dedicate this award to my wonderful students whom I have truly enjoyed teaching tremendously – you have brought me more joy than you know (I tend not to show it), and provided me with ample opportunities for growth and learning (try to infer what this means). Hopefully in due time you will realise that nothing you’ve learnt in GP is merely academic – it is life itself!"

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In their nominations, Ms Kok's students shared how she inspires them in the Eunoia General Paper classroom:
"I think Ms Kok is more than deserving of the Inspiring Teacher Award because of her passion for teaching the subject. From the very first day I stepped into her class, I knew that I was in good hands simply because she made me feel like I could gradually like GP as a subject even though it was definitely not one of my favourite subjects."
NICOLE SANKAR
"Ms Kok genuinely cares for her students and she always puts a lot of effort into her lessons to ensure that her students get good resources, imparting new knowledge to us whenever possible. She has a genuine passion for the subject and as her students, we can genuinely feel that she loves the subject that she teaches and the things that she does. As such, I feel that Ms Kok definitely deserves this award."
BENJAMIN SEET RUI FENG

MoU with Chongqing No 8 Middle School

SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH

Chongqing No 8 High School

On 16 August 2019, the college welcomed Mr Yang Hua, Principal of Chongqing No. 8 Middle School and a contingent of nine primary and secondary school principals from Chongqing province. Principal of Eunoia Junior College (EJC), Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng and several heads of department hosted the contingent for a tour of the school's facilities, lesson observations, and an exchange session with 80 students from the college's Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP).

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mrs Wong recalled that in 2016, the Ministry of Education, Singapore, the Chinese embassy and the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission established a partnership between Chongqing No. 8 Middle School and the college even before we welcomed our first cohort of students.

The overseas exchange programme is one of the key components of the BSP, allowing students to appreciate and understand the socio-economic developments that have taken place in China. The college had the opportunity to visit Chongqing No. 8 Middle School in 2017 and 2018, receiving a warm reception and leaving with fond memories.

In the light of the growing partnership between the two schools, Eunoia Junior College is pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Chongqing No. 8 Middle School, marking the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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2019年8月16日,重庆市第八中学杨华校长带领重庆市九位中小学校长来到新加坡诺雅初级学院,与张美馨院长和各部门主任进行了会谈交流。校长们参观了学校各个设施、进入课堂观课,并与80位诺初双文化学生共进午餐和交流。

 

张美馨院长在谅解备忘录签署仪式致辞时,回顾诺初2016年,在还未迎接第一批学生时,就通过新加坡教育部和中国大使馆、重庆市教委牵线,与重庆八中建立友好学校关系。海外浸濡游学是诺初双文化课程的重点活动之一,让学生通过浸濡,了解中国现今的发展状况。我们在2017和2018年到访八中,受到热情的接待,收获丰盛,两次都留下美好记忆。

 

鉴于两校愉快的合作经历,我们签署合作谅解备忘录,标志两校关系进入新的里程碑。

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