Jurong Junior College

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Coordinates: 1°21′04″N 103°42′49″E / 1.3511°N 103.7136°E / 1.3511; 103.7136

Jurong Junior College
裕廊初级学院
Maktab Rendah Jurong
JJC Crest.png
Jurong Junior College Main Block.jpg
Location
U800 Corporation Road
Singapore 649809
Jurong West, Singapore
Information
Type Government
Motto Plus Ultra
(English for "Further Beyond")
Established 1981
Closed 2019
Session Single
School code 0703
Principal Dr Hang Kim Hoo
Enrolment Approx. 1,650
Colour(s)          
Brown, Green
Website

Jurong Junior College (Abbreviation: JJC) is a junior college located in Jurong West, Singapore. It is the ninth junior college to be established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore.

History[edit]

Jurong Junior College was first situated at West Coast Road, next to Pandan Reservoir. The college became functional in April 1981 and opened its doors to the first batch of students in 1982. In January 1985, Jurong Junior College was relocated to its current campus at Corporation Road.[1]

Jurong Junior College was designated as the 4th Language Elective Programme (Chinese) Centre by the MOE on 9 April 2005.[2] The Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP) aims to encourage students who have the interest in further studies in Chinese Language and Literature. [3]

JJC celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016, with an enrolment of about 1660 students (as of 2011), and a staff strength of about 170 which includes 20 non-teaching staff.

On 20 April 2017, it was announced that JJC would merge with Pioneer Junior College (PJC), with the merged school located at the current site of PJC . This was in view of the declining cohort sizes since 2014, which was attributed to the fall in Singapore's birth rate. As a result of the merger, JJC would stop taking in students from 2018 to minimise the need for students to physically relocated to the new site.[4]

Principals[edit]

Name Years served
Mr. Mr Koh Beng Thiam 1982-1986
Mr. V. Govindarrasu 1987-1993
Ms. Ching Ah Kim 1994-2002
Mr. Koh Yong Chiah 2005-2010
Ms. Tay Lai Ling 2010-2015
Dr. Hang Kim Hoo[5] 2016-2019

Identity & Culture[edit]

House system[edit]

There are four Houses under JJC House System, each named after athletes who have competed in various events:

Students are allocated a house according to their civics classes. Competition among the Houses previously took place during the annual Sports Meet, which was held until 2015.[citation needed]

College Crest[edit]

The circular shape of the crest represents continuous improvement and lifelong learning, reinforcing the spirit of excellence, dynamism and wholeness in all individuals. The circle, which represents the individual, stands on concentric arcs that represent Discipline and Motivation, which in turn come together in a bold, strong arc signifying Innovation and Enterprise. These strengths provide the momentum for the individual to succeed in the global economy and contribute to the community. It is coloured green, which represents life, vibrancy, energy and growth.

Uniform[edit]

The full college uniform consists of beige shirts and trousers for boys, and beige blouses and skirts for girls. It is worn on non-CCA days (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays), as well as during examination days. During CCA days (Wednesdays and Fridays) and consultation days, students can opt to wear half uniform, which consists of the college T-shirt belonging to each of the four houses, and school pants or skirt. Students wear a black tie every Monday. During official events, students don black blazers, white long-sleeved shirts and black ties.

Campus[edit]

The synthetic field (viewed from the 4th storey of the PD Block)
The stadium with a seating capacity of 1,500. The exterior of LT5 is seen at the left of the background
The classroom block

The premise of Jurong Junior College comprises 16 blocks. Some of the facilities include a 3-storey classroom block, a 2-storey library, computer laboratories, lecture theatres and a multi-purpose hall, all of which are air-conditioned. The college has five lecture theatres, with the 600-seater Lecture Theatre 5 (LT5) being the largest. Also, there is a 4-storey People Development (PD) block which houses various special rooms for the Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP), Racial Integration Programme and some CCAs such as Chinese Orchestra. The Leaders Network and Students' Council Room are at level 2, and the computer laboratories, with three labs in total and one Gaming lab, are at level 4.

The college has sport facilities such as a stadium holding a synthetic football field and a 400-metre 8-lane track with provision for field events and steeplechase. The stadium has a seating capacity of 1500. Sports and games facilities include four badminton courts in the college hall, table tennis facilities, two tennis courts, four multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball and netball, two squash courts as well as a semi-underground rifle range with ten targets. Apart from a gymnasium, there is an outdoor rock climbing wall and Physical Fitness Circuit with 12 stations. To add on, the rooftop of the PD block is equipped with zip-line (or often termed "flying fox") and abseiling facilities.

The college houses an art room and science laborotary blocks. A photonics laborotary allows students to conduct research.

Academic programmes[edit]

The college offers a two-year pre-university course leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examination. In accordance with the revised 'A' Level curriculum from 2006 as specified by the MOE, students could offer either three H2 and one H1 content-based subjects or four H2 subjects, in addition to General Paper, Mother Tongue (MT) and Project Work. Project Work is a compulsory subject at JC1 level. Students who scored a grade of at least D7 for Higher Mother Tongue at Ordinary level have the option of being exempted for MT at Advanced level, as they are considered to have fulfilled the H1 MT Language requirement.[6]

The subject combinations offered at JJC are classified as 3 main types:[7]

  • Science
  • Arts
  • Language Elective Programme (either science or arts)

The school also conduct workshops as prescribed by the national curriculum.[8]

Language Elective Programme[edit]

Jurong Junior College offers the Chinese Language Elective Programme (or 语特) since 2006. [9]

Students are required to undertake H2 Chinese Language and Literature and a Chinese Language related subject to be eligible for the programme.[10] As with other institutions offering the CLEP, students under the programme enjoys two bonus points in their admission to Jurong Junior College. Singaporean students are elegible for the two-year Chinese Language Elective Scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History | Jurong Junior College". Jurongjc.moe.edu.sg. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ "4th LANGUAGE ELECTIVE PROGRAMME (CHINESE) CENTRE TO BE SET UP IN 2006". Moe.gov.sg. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  3. ^ "5th Chinese Language Elective Programme Centre at Dunman High School". Moe.gov.sg. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
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  5. ^ "Ministry of Education Appoints 62 Principals in 2015". Moe.gov.sg. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  6. ^ "Ministry of Education Singapore: New 'A' Level Curriculum 2006". .moe.edu.sg. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Subject Combinations | Jurong Junior College". Jurongjc.moe.edu.sg. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  8. ^ Lee, Pearl. "Hwa Chong: Workshop staff 'ineffective'". My Paper. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "4th LANGUAGE ELECTIVE PROGRAMME (CHINESE) CENTRE TO BE SET UP IN 2006". www.moe.gov.sg. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Information Sheet on the Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP)" (PDF). moe.edu.sg. Ministry of Education, Singapore. 11 January 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Information Sheet on the Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP)" (PDF). Ministry of Education, Singapore. 17 November 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-21. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "Eric Moo skipped classes and exams to sing". Edvantage. 2011-06-02. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  14. ^ "I was a teen rebel". Asiaone.com. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  15. ^ "Pritam Singh : Towards A First World Parliament". Wp.sg. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  16. ^ "Yaw Shin Leong : Towards A First World Parliament". Wp.sg. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 

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