Jit Sin High School
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|Jit Sin High School National-type (Cluster School of Excellence
Chinese: 日新国民型中学(卓越学校); pinyin: Rìxīn Guómínxíng Zhōngxué
Respect, Love, Diligent, Humble (敬爱勤朴)
|Jalan Binjai, Taman Sri Rambai,
14000 Bukit Mertajam
|Established||2 March 1918|
|Sister school||Jit Sin Independent High School
The Heights School (Australia)
|Principal||Mr. Lim Thian Aun (林天安)|
|National ranking||50 |
Jit Sin High School (JSHS) used to share the same compound with Jit Sin Independent High School at Aston Road. In 1992, Jit Sin High School moved to a purpose-built campus in Taman Sri Rambai. Students attend classes from Form 1 to Form 6, and they are organised into morning and afternoon sessions. Jit Sin High shares the same school anthem with Jit Sin Independent High School as well as its primary school counterparts, SJK(C) Jit Sin (A) & SJK(C) Jit Sin (B).
The school is known nationwide as a top elite school for its excellent academic results in public examinations such as Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) consistently every year. The school's success is largely attributed to its merit-based admission of students from primary vernacular education. The entry requirement is set at a maximum of 9 accumulative points scored in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) over 7 subjects, where an A constitutes to 1 point and E is 5 points, meaning that prospective students had to score straight As, or near-straight As, whomever ranked best, so as such until the intake for that particular academic year is full.
In October 2011, Jit Sin High School was awarded the title of Cluster School of Excellence (Sekolah Kluster Kecemerlangan), and is the first vernacular secondary school in Penang to achieve this premier status.
The school consists of two sub-schools, divided by form level. The sub-schools are:
- Secondary school: Form 1 to Form 5
- Pre-University: Form 6 (Lower sixth and Upper Sixth)
Jit Sin High School branch campus
New branch campus at Jalan Tasek, Sungai Bakap, Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang, which is located at the south of Bukit Mertajam is currently undergoing constructions. It is built due to physical limitations at its current location, and to cater to an ever-expanding student intake.
|No.||English name||Chinese name||Years assumed post|
|1||Mr. Song Ban Kheng (deceased)||宋万庆（已故）||1962-1980|
|2||Mr. Yong Bong Shin||杨旺成||1980-2000|
|3||Mr. Hwong Seng||方成||2000-2006|
|4||Mr. Tan Kim Tong||陈金忠||2006-2013|
|5||Mr. Tor Peng Chiang||杜秉章||2013-2015|
|6||Mr. Lim Thean Aun||林钿安||2017-Now|
- Girl Guides (Pandu Puteri)
- Youth Cadet Corps (KRS)
- 06th/23rd Bukit Mertajam Scout Troop (Pengakap)
- Red Crescent Society (PBSM)
- Male Police Cadet Corps (KPL)
- Female Police Cadet Corps (KPW)
- Philharmonic Orchestra (JSPO)
- Chinese Orchestra (JSCO)
- Firefighters' Cadet Corps (KBP)
Clubs and Societies
- Chinese Language
- Malay Language
- English Language
- Arts & Crafts
- History and Geography
- Life Skills
- Science Society
- Invention and Robotic
- Information, Communication and Technology
- Buddha Religion Society
- Chinese Language Debate
- Lion Dance
- Junior Chamber International
- Music and Soundcraft
- Environmental Protection
- Criminal Defense
- Youth Chamber of Commerce
- School Beautification
- Task Force
- Media and Radio
- School News
- Christian Youth Movement
Sports and Games
- Football (Soccer)
- Table Tennis
- Chinese Chess and Scrabble
- Ultimate (sport)
In 2007, the Harmonica and Choir Club and Environmental Cadets have been disbanded as a uniform body and re-categorised into clubs, following new guidelines set by the Ministry of Education.
The school has seen changes made by the 5th and current principal in order to improve the schooling atmostphere as well as the declining discipline among the students – notably the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras. Stricter regulations has also been enforced by the school disciplinary board.
Wi-Fi is available campus-wide by the IT Department in 2010, but made exclusive to the staff room.
- Yeoh Chen Chow 杨正超
Is an alumnus of Cornell University. Product Manager at JobStreet.com. Founder of ReCom.org (The Worldwide Malaysian Students Network). Secretary of Malaysian Mensa Society and American Universities Alumni Malaysia. Chairman of Cornell Alumni Admission Ambassador Network.
- Tan Yunn Chzuan 陈韵传
Broadcaster at Astro(TV) AEC Evening Edition.
- Andrew Tan 陈势安
Singer based in Taiwan.
- Ong Ching Yee 王菁忆
News Anchor of 8TV
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