Meridian Junior College
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|Meridian Junior College
Maktab Rendah Meridian
|21 Pasir Ris Street 71
|Motto||Courage. Purpose. Character.|
|Principal||Mr. Lim Yan Hock|
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.
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 . This was in view of the declining cohort sizes since 2014, which was attributed to the fall in Singapore's birth rate.
|Name of Principal||Years Served|
|Ms. Esther Lai Choon Lian||2003 - 2014|
|Mr. Lim Yan Hock||2015 - Present|
Identity & Culture
- Atlas (yellow, dragon)
- Callisto (blue, eagle)
- Miranda (black, stallion)
- Phobos (red, phoenix)
- Triton (green, triton)
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.
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)
MJC offers a wide variety of CCAs which comprises 14 sports teams, 12 clubs & societies and 6 performing arts group.
|Sports||Clubs & Societies||Performing Arts|
Health & Fitness Club
Intellectual Games Club
Media Resource Club
|Outdoor Adventure Club
Service Learning Club
The Meridian Council