Serangoon Junior College

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Serangoon Junior College
实龙岗初级学院
Maktab Rendah Serangoon
SRJC College Crest
Discere Servire
(To Learn, To Serve)
Location
1033 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534768
Information
Type Government
Established 1988
Session Full Day
School code 0710
Principal Wong-Cheang Mei Heng
Enrolment Approx. 1,700
Colour(s) Maroon, Green, Blue, Gold
Website

Serangoon Junior College (SRJC) is a junior college in Singapore, offering a two-year course for pre-university students leading up to GCE 'A' Level examinations.

History and Achievements[edit]

Established in March 1988 as the 14th Junior College in Singapore, Serangoon Junior College set up its temporary premises in Hougang. With a pioneering staff strength of 45 teachers, lessons for the first batch of 673 students commenced in April of the same year. In December 1990, the College relocated to its present campus at Upper Serangoon Road. It was officially declared open on 29 May 1992 by Mr. Lee Yock Suan, the then Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Cheng San GRC.

Principals[edit]

The College has been served by five principals thus far: The founding principal Mr. Thomas Tan from 1988 to 1996, Ms. Jenny Yong from 1996 to 2002, Mrs. Kok Chwee Kee from 2002 to 2006, and Mr. Tan Teck Hock from 2007 to 2010. The current principal, Mrs. Wong-Cheang Mei Heng, appointed in December 2010, is the College’s fifth principal.

College Anthem
Lead us all to glory
A glory to be told
Every step we take
Challenges ahead
We turn them all to gold
Learning for tomorrow
We find our dreams today
Reaching out along the way
Lending a hand
Being a friend
Growing each day
We lead her to glory
Our best in all we do
SRJC all for you
Your call is ours too

Vision, mission, values[edit]

Vision – Every SRJCian a graduate with Imagination, Character and Values
Mission – Fire the Imagination, Hone the Character, Strengthen the Values through Holistic Development and Student-Centric Education
Values – (Be) Active, Selflessness, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Enterprise


The current set of vision, mission and values was revised in 2012.

Achievements[edit]

Academic Value-Added Award (Gold) (2010,2011)
SRJC received this award for her achievement in the 2009 and 2010 GCE 'A' Level Examination. The 2009 and 2010 GCE 'A' Level Examination results saw increases in the number of students who attained 80 rank points and above out of a maximum of 90. There were also more than 30% of students obtaining ‘A’ grades for Project Work in both years.

Character Development Award (Gold) (2010)
This award affirms the systems and processes that the College has established in the honing of students' character.

Sustained Achievement Award (Aesthetics) (2010)
This award recognises the continued attainment of the Achievement Award for the past 2 consecutive Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) years.

Academic Information[edit]

The course offered in SRJC consists of H1 General Paper, H1 Mother Tongue, H1 Project Work, together with four content-based subjects (3H2+1H1 or four H2 subjects). Students with a flair in an area will be offered subjects at H3 level after the end of JC1 promotional exams.

In line with the new 'A' Level syllabus stipulated by MOE, students are also required to take a contrasting subject that is outside their area of studies. The contrasting subject may be offered at either the H1 and H2 levels.

Subjects offered are:

  • H1 Art
  • H1 Biology
  • H1 Chemistry
  • H1 Chinese Language
  • H1 China Studies
  • H1 Economics
  • H1 General Paper
  • H1 Geography
  • H1 History
  • H1 Literature in English
  • H1 Malay Language
  • H1 Mathematics
  • H1 Physics
  • H1 Project Work
  • H1 Tamil Language
  • H2 Art
  • H2 Biology
  • H2 Chemistry
  • H2 Chinese Language and Literature
  • H2 Economics
  • H2 English Language
  • H2 Geography
  • H2 History
  • H2 Literature in English
  • H2 Malay Language and Literature
  • H2 Mathematics
  • H2 Physics
  • H2 Tamil Language and Literature

Non-academic information[edit]

Co-curricular activities[edit]

The college encourages participation in co-curricular activities for the all-round development of the individual. Students can opt to enrol in CCAs from the different categories as listed below.

Clubs and Societies

  • AVA Club
  • Community Champions Council (CCC)
  • First Aid Club
  • Health and Fitness
  • Library Council
  • Nature Society Serangoon
  • Outdoor Activities Club (ODAC)
  • Photography Society
  • Pilates
  • Society for the Scientific Training And Research (S*STAR)
  • SR Debates
  • SR Drama
  • Student Council
  • SR Drama
  • Yoga

Performing Arts Groups

  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Guzheng Ensemble
  • Dance
  • SRJC Chorale
  • Symphonic Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Runners' Club
  • Netball
  • Rockclimbing (ROCMOC)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football(Girls)
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Houses in SRJC[edit]

For competitive intra-school events, the student body is divided into five houses. Each house is led by a House Captain and an Assistant House Captain nominated from the Student Council.

The five houses are:

  • Aquila
  • Cetus
  • Draco
  • Pegasus
  • Orion

Key College Programmes[edit]

SR Olympics[edit]

SR Olympics is an annual sports event participated actively by the staff and student population of SRJC. Traditionally, it also marks the opening of the annual fund raising event.

WILL Run[edit]

The WILL Run is an annual fundraising event that is integral in SR’s pursuit of perseverance and selflessness. The term WILL evokes the willingness of an individual to run at least 10 km to raise funds for the community and for the college building. The minimum annual total distance targeted for completion is set at 20,014 km – the distance from the North to South Pole.

Get REAL@SRJC[edit]

Get REAL@SRJC, the service learning framework in SRJC, stands for Reaching out to the Environment, the Aged, and the Less fortunate. The strong emphasis in service learning is aligned to the college motto “To Learn, To Serve”.

Annual Fundraising[edit]

The annual college fundraising event focuses on giving back to the community. Since 2008, the college has committed the first $50,000 of the donations collection to an identified beneficiary each year. The rest of the collection is channelled towards college improvements.

SRGCE[edit]

SRGCE, which stands for SR Global Classroom Experience, takes students’ learning beyond the shores of Singapore. With a service learning component designed into the programme, students are given opportunities to apply service learning within a larger community, while gaining cultural awareness and a global perspective. Destinations include Hong Kong, Java, Taiwan, Melbourne and Li Jiang and vary depending on availability and safety.

Since 2007, SRJC has established a twinning programme with Sacred Heart Canossian College in Hong Kong.

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