Anderson Junior College

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Coordinates: 1°22′42.6″N 103°50′44.7″E / 1.378500°N 103.845750°E / 1.378500; 103.845750

Anderson Junior College
安德逊初级学院
Maktab Rendah Anderson
Anderson Junior College (crest).jpg
Anderson Junior College, Nov 06.JPG
Address
4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 569843
Yio Chu Kang, Singapore
Information
Type Government
Co-educational
Motto Non Mihi Solum
((Not for Myself Alone))
Established 1984
Session Single
School code 0705
Principal Ms. Tay Lai Ling[1]
Enrolment Approx. 1,650
Colour(s) Blue, Yellow.
Vision "Passionate Learners, Adventurous Thinkers, Caring Leaders"
Mission "To mould men and women of Purpose and Character"
Website

Anderson Junior College (AJC) is a junior college established in 1984 and located in Yio Chu Kang, Singapore, offering two-year pre-university courses leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations. Anderson Junior College has been affirmed as one of the leading junior colleges in Singapore for value-added academic performances.[2]

History[edit]

Anderson Junior College was the 11th junior college to be established in Singapore and received its first batch of students in 1984. It celebrates its anniversary on the 5th of April each year.[citation needed] The Anderson Junior College Hostel was planned and construction commenced in 2009. The hostel was opened in 2012.[3][4]

Presently, AJC has more than 160 teaching staff, including 10 Heads of Department, and approximately 20 non-teaching staff. Courses operate over a two-year period.[5]

Principal[edit]

Name of Principal Years Served
Lee Fong Seng 1984-1988
Rebecca Mok 1988-1992
Tan Teng Wah 1992-2001
Tan Tiek Kwee 2001-2006[6]
Ms. Susan Leong 2006-2011
Mr. Lee Seng Hai 2011-2015[7]
Ms. Tay Lai Ling 2016–Present

Identity & Culture[edit]

Crest[edit]

The college crest is formed from the initials of the College. The letter A, in the form of a yellow flame, symbolises the vitality and youthful aspirations of the students. The dark blue letters, J and C, supporting the flame, symbolise college support for the individual in his efforts to realise his ambition. The four circles at the base depict racial harmony, highlighting the college motto.[citation needed]

The crest was designed by Mr. Heng Eng Hwa in 1984.[citation needed]

Motto[edit]

The college motto is Non Mihi Solum, which is Latin for Not for Myself Alone.[8]

House System[edit]

For competitive intra-school events, the school population is divided into five houses:

  • Jaguar (Red)
  • Panther (Yellow)
  • Puma (Green)
  • Cheetah (Grey)
  • Cougar (Blue)

The House Committee is in charge of each house, with each house having at The House Captain and the Vice-Captain. The house committee is made up of student councillors.[citation needed]

Campus[edit]

Hall of Anderson Junior College, at the release of results for the 2015 GCE Advanced Level examination.
College facilities Classrooms and labs Sports facilities Aesthetics facilities
  • Air-Conditioned Hall
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Auditorium
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Library
  • Reading Room
  • Nexus
  • Canteen
  • Classrooms
  • Container Classrooms[9]
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Science Laboratories
  • Elementz Lab
  • Air Rifle Range
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Fitness Corner
  • Fitness Gym
  • Obstacle Course
  • Rock Wall
  • Soccer Field
  • Squash Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Track
  • Dance Studio
  • Choir Room
  • Band Room

Anderson Junior College Hostel[edit]

The Anderson Junior College Hostel was opened in 2012, providing accommodation for scholars in AJC as well as those from Nanyang Junior College, Anderson Secondary School, Nan Chiau High School and Catholic High School.

Academic Information[edit]

Anderson Junior College offers both Arts and Science courses that leads up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations.

Co-curricular activities (CCA)[edit]

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Shooting
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu
  • Chinese LDDS
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Dance Society
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Harmonica Band
  • Malay LDDS
  • StAJeWorks
  • Symphonic Band
  • Tamil LDDS
  • Audio Visual Aids Club (AVA)
  • Climbing Club
  • Debate and Creative Communications (DCC)
  • Interact Club
  • Outdoor Activities Club (ODAC)
  • Photographic Society
  • Project Eureka
  • Red Cross Youth
  • Students' Council
  • Visual Arts Club
  • Strategist Society (Chess Club)

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2015/10/08/annex-a-aacp-2015.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Here are the junior college cut-off points entry scores for 2016 | Mothership.sg
  3. ^ "life as an asean scholar: Living in Singapore". 2016-11-08. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  4. ^ "A Tribute to Mrs Tay". Anderson Junior College Alumni Association. 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  5. ^ Stricter rules on JC transfers
  6. ^ "Anderson Junior College Kiss pic gets Digged!". 25 July 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "NEW STEWARD AT THE HELM". Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Lin, Rongxiang. "Non Mihi Solum". Linrx-Again. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "These". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "SPEECH BY MR THARMAN SHANMUGARATNAM, ACTING MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, AT THE AJC 20TH ANNIVERSARY - HOMECOMING DINNER OF ANDERSON JUNIOR COLLEGE AT SUNTEC BALLROOM ON SATURDAY, 24 JULY 2004 AT 7.30 PM". Retrieved 7 March 2016.