Meridian Junior College

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Coordinates: 1°22′36.246″N 103°56′15.19″E / 1.37673500°N 103.9375528°E / 1.37673500; 103.9375528

Meridian Junior College
美廉初級學院
Maktab Rendah Meridian
Meridian JC Crest - from Commons.svg
Address
21 Pasir Ris Street 71
Singapore 518799
Information
Type Government
Motto Courage. Purpose. Character.
Established 2003
Session Single-session
School code 0712
Principal Mr. Lim Yan Hock
Enrolment Approx. 1,500
Colour(s)          
Blue, Silver
Website

Meridian Junior College (MJC) is a junior college in Singapore, offering two-year pre-university courses leading up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination. Situated in the eastern residential estate of Pasir Ris, it is the sixteenth junior college established in Singapore. Students are referred to as Meridians.

History[edit]

Meridian Junior College was established in 2003 after RAdm Teo Chee Hean, the then Education Minister, suggested building a new junior college in Pasir Ris. Its first principal was Ms Esther Lai Choon Lian.

In 2005, the college hosted its official opening ceremony on 25 February, graced by RAdm Teo Chee Hean, and observed its first ever College Day on the 23rd of July.

Under the leadership of Ms Esther Lai, the college became a single-pointer JC (based on L1R5 admission) in less than a decade.

On 20 April 2017, it was announced that MJC would merge with Tampines Junior College, with the merged school located at the current site of MJC [1]. This was in view of the declining cohort sizes since 2014, which was attributed to the fall in Singapore's birth rate.

Principal[edit]

Name of Principal Years Served
Ms. Esther Lai Choon Lian 2003 - 2014
Mr. Lim Yan Hock 2015 - Present

Identity & Culture[edit]

House system[edit]

Academic Information[edit]

Upon admission, students commence a two-year course leading to the 'A' Level examination, with up to 4 H2 subjects, chosen either from the Arts Faculty or the Science Faculty. As in all junior colleges, most students sit for General Paper and Mother Tongue, and undergo Project Work in year one. Students with aptitude and deeper interests in subjects sit a Higher 3 paper, for an advantage in bids for scholarships and further education.

Campus[edit]

Meridian Junior College's campus include a gym, rehearsal rooms for performing arts groups (with pianos and dance studios), and a library in a 2-storey block, run by the National Library Board. The college has a fully air-conditioned hall, five lecture theatres equipped with audio-visual equipment, and a sports block and track.

Since 2008, students have access to the school's Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE), which allows students to discuss assignments online as well as access to academic databases such as The Economist and Science Resource Center. There is also the MJC Leisure and Learning portal where students can sign up for Organised Student Activities, submit suggestions and gain endorsement for participation in projects.

Currently Meridian Junior College have installed Lecture Recording system, in 2016, allowing students to view lectures after school.

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)[edit]

MJC offers a wide variety of CCAs which comprises 14 sports teams, 12 clubs & societies and 6 performing arts group.

They include:

Sports Clubs & Societies Performing Arts
Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Fencing

Football

Floorball

Rock Climbing

Shooting

Squash

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Tennis

Volleyball

Wushu

Business Club

College Publications

Debates Society

Health & Fitness Club

Intellectual Games Club

Library Society

Media Resource Club

Outdoor Adventure Club

Paddlers Club

Photography Club

Service Learning Club

The Meridian Council

Band

Chinese Orchestra

Choir

Dance

Drama

Guitar Ensemble

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]