Catholic Junior College

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Catholic Junior College
Maktab Rendah Katolik
Catholic Junior College Crest.svg
Catholic Junior College Facade.png
129 Whitley Road

Singapore 297822

Coordinates1°21′17″N 103°50′41″E / 1.35472°N 103.84472°E / 1.35472; 103.84472Coordinates: 1°21′17″N 103°50′41″E / 1.35472°N 103.84472°E / 1.35472; 103.84472
MottoIn Veritate et Caritate
(In Truth and Love)
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
EstablishedJanuary 1975; 45 years ago (1975-01)
School code0802
PrincipalMdm Chua Suan Gek Phyllis
EnrolmentApprox. 1,400
Campus size7 hectares (17 acres)
Colour(s) Blue   White   Gold 

Catholic Junior College (CJC) (Chinese: 公教初级学院) is a junior college in Singapore, offering a two-year course for pre-university students leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination. Founded in 1975, Catholic Junior College was the third junior college to be established in Singapore.[1]


Catholic Junior College was founded in 1975 by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore, Michel Olçomendy in an effort to centralise the pre-university education provided by the different Catholic schools, a move in the nation's adoption of the junior college system. At current standings, Catholic Junior College is regarded as the first government-aided junior college in the island city-state.[1]


Name of Principal Years Served
Patrick Loh 1975 - 1978
Joseph Kiely, FSC 1979 - 1987
Deirdre O'Loan, IJ 1988 - 1994
Maria Lau, IJ 1995 - 2001
Paul A Rogers, FSC 2002 - 2009
Christine Anne Kong 2010 – 2016
Chua Suan Gek Phyllis 2017 – Present[2]

School Identity and Culture[edit]


Former crest of Catholic Junior College.

The principal symbol of Catholic Junior College is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God, depicted by the dove and the cross, guides the College in every word, thought and deed. It represents the belief of the students of Catholic Junior College (or CJCians) upholding the motto ‘In Truth and Love’, in and beyond the College.[3]
The flame insignia in the college crest reinforces the symbol of the light of God, knowledge and wisdom The College crest, in the shape of a golden shield, depicts the determination to uphold the college spirit.and acts as a reminder to CJCians of the pursuit of excellence in learning and living.[3] The school crest was redesigned and unveiled in 2013[4].


The College motto "In Veritate et Chatte" translates as "In Truth and Love" [3]

It meant that the concern for men inspires the search for truth. It speaks of the college's mission to nurture students who will be thinkers and leaders that uphold integrity, and are driven by the desire to serve and improve the world around them.[3]

Uniform & Attire[edit]

Catholic Junior College's uniform is themed in a light shade of blue. The uniform was designed by the first batch of CJ Students.[3] Male students wear a plain light blue shirt with light blue pants. Female students wear a light blue blouse with light blue skirts, with or without shorts underneath. A collar pin bearing the flame insignia of the College is worn on the left collar of the uniform.[5] Navy blue blazers and tie is worn on important ceremonies and events.[3]

Admission & affiliation[edit]

Catholic Junior College is affiliated to all Catholic schools in Singapore that offer secondary education.[1]

Students from the affiliated institutions are entitled to two additional point reduction to their L1R5 raw scores for their GCE Ordinary Level examination results when applying for admission into CJC as the first choice (a maximum of 4 reduction points to L1R5 score is allowed for JC Joint Admission Exercise, with the exception for appeals through Language Elective Programmes to participating pre-university centres, which allows up to a maximum of 6 reduction points).[6]


Catholic Junior College is located off Whitley Road.[7]

Academic information[edit]

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

Academic subjects[edit]

H1 Level H2 Level H3 Level
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language
  • Economics
  • General Paper
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature In English
  • Malay Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Project Work
  • Tamil Language
  • General Studies in Chinese
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Economics
  • English Language & Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Literature in English

Co-curricular activities (CCAs)[edit]

The list of co-curricular activities (or CCAs) offered at Catholic Junior College are listed below.[8]

Visual & Performing Arts Physical Sports Clubs and Societies
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • English Drama
  • Film Sound Video
  • Guitar
  • Guzheng
  • Music Ministry (2nd CCA)
  • Symphonic Band
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Floorball
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee (2nd CCA)
  • Volleyball
  • Editorial Club
  • Environmental Science Society
  • First Aid Club
  • Interact Club
  • Legion of Mary
  • Nexus Society
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Political Science Society
  • Science Honours Society
  • Speakers’ Ink
  • Strategy Games
  • Students' Council

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Our History - Catholic Junior College". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  2. ^ "Press Releases". Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Our Identity". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  4. ^ "Refreshed Crest". Catholic Junior College. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Student Conduct". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  6. ^ "NANYANG JUNIOR COLLEGE - JAE Information Booklet 2016" (PDF). nanyangjc,
  7. ^ "Home Page". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  8. ^ "Experience - CCAs". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  9. ^ [1]