Serangoon Junior College
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|Serangoon Junior College
Maktab Rendah Serangoon
|1033 Upper Serangoon Road
|Motto||Discere Servire (To Learn, To Serve)|
|Principal||Mr. Manogaran Suppiah|
|Colour(s)||Purple, Yellow, Chinese|
- 1 History
- 2 Principal
- 3 School Identity and Culture
- 4 Academic information
- 5 Co-curricular activities
- 6 School events
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Established in March 1988 as the 14th Junior College in Singapore, Serangoon Junior College set up its temporary premises in Hougang. With a pioneering staff strength of 45 teachers. Lessons for the first batch of 673 students commenced in April of the same year. In December 1990, the College relocated to its present campus at 1033 Upper Serangoon Road. It was officially declared open on 29 May 1992 by Mr. Lee Yock Suan, the then Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Cheng San GRC.
In recent years, the cut-off point for entry into SRJC has been constantly improving, from 20 points in 1989 to 11 points in 2016 for the JAE Admission.
On 20 April 2017, it was announced that SRJC would merge with Anderson Junior College (AJC), with the merged school located at the current site of AJC. 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, SRJC would stop taking in students from 2018 to minimise the need for students to physically relocated to the new site.
|Mr. Thomas Tan||1988-1996|
|Mr. Joe Lim||1996-1998|
|Ms. Jenny Yong||1998-2002|
|Mdm. Teo Chwee Kee||2002-2006|
|Mr. Tan Teck Hock||2007-2010|
|Mdm. Cheang Mei Heng||2010-2014|
|Mr. Manogaran Suppiah||2014-2019|
School Identity and Culture
Vision, mission, values
The vision, mission and values of SRJC was revised in 2016.
Vision – Leaders and Learners driven with values and imagination
Mission – Fire the Imagination, Hone the Character, Strengthen the Values through Holistic Development and Student-Centric Education
Values – (Be) Active, Selflessness, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Enterprise
Houses in SRJC
For competitive intra-school events, the student body is divided into five houses. Each house is led by a House Captain nominated from the Student Council.
The five houses are:
- Aquila (Yellow Bird)
- Cetus (Purple Whale/Sea Creature/Hydra)
- Draco (Red Dragon)
- Orion (Blue Warrior)
- Pegasus (Green Pony/Pegasus)
The course offered in SRJC consists of H1 General Paper, H1 Mother Tongue, H1 Project Work, together with four content-based subjects (3H2+1H1 or four H2 subjects). Students with a flair in an area will be offered subjects at H3 level after the end of JC1 promotional exams, even though students taking those subjects need to travel to other places (usually universities) to take those subjects.
In line with the new 'A' Level syllabus stipulated by MOE, students are also required to take a contrasting subject that is outside their area of studies. The contrasting subject may be offered at either the H1 and H2 levels.
Subjects offered by SRJC is listed below:
Compulsory Subjects (H1):
- H1 Project Work
- H1 General Paper
Arts/ Humanities/ Languages (H1):
- H1 Literature in English
- H1 Tamil Language
- H1 Chinese Language
- H1 Malay Language
- H1 Economics
- H1 Geography
- H1 History
- H1 Mathematics
- H1 Physics
- H1 Biology
- H1 Chemistry
- H2 Art
- H2 Economics
- H2 Geography
- H2 History
- H2 Literature in English
- H2 Chinese Language and Literature
- H2 Malay Language and Literature
- H2 Tamil Language and Literature
- H2 Mathematics
- H2 Further Mathematics (starting 2016)
- H2 Biology
- H2 Chemistry
- H2 Physics
SR Global Classroom Experience
SR Global Classroom Experience, or SRGCE, takes students’ learning beyond the shores of Singapore. With a service learning component designed into the programme, students are given opportunities to apply service learning within a larger community, while gaining cultural awareness and a global perspective. Destinations include Hong Kong, Java, Taiwan, Melbourne and Li Jiang and vary depending on availability and safety.
The college encourages participation in co-curricular activities for the all-round development of the individual. Students can opt to enrol in CCAs from the different categories as listed below.
Clubs and Societies
- AVA Club
- Community Champions Council (CCC)
- Red Cross
- Library Council
- Outdoor Activities Club (ODAC)
- Photography Society
- Society for the Scientific Training And Research (S*STAR)
- SR Debates
- SR Drama
- Student Council
Performing Arts Groups
- Guitar Ensemble
- Guzheng Ensemble
- SRJC Chorale
- Symphonic Band
- Runners' Club
- Rockclimbing (ROCMOC)
- Football (Boys)
- Football (Girls)
- Touch Football (Girls)
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
SR Friendship Games
SR Friendship Games is an annual sports event participated actively by the staff and student population of SRJC. Traditionally, it also marks the opening of the annual fund raising event.
The WILL Run is an annual fundraising event founded in 2008 that is integral in SR’s pursuit of perseverance and selflessness. The term WILL evokes the willingness of an individual to run at least 10 km to raise funds for the community and for the college building. The minimum annual total distance targeted for completion is set at 20,014 km – the distance from the North to South Pole.
Get REAL@SRJC, the service learning framework in SRJC, stands for Reaching out to the Environment, the Aged, and the Less fortunate. The strong emphasis in service learning is aligned to the college motto “To Learn, To Serve”.
The annual college fundraising event focuses on giving back to the community. Since 2008, the college has committed the first $50,000 of the donations collection to an identified beneficiary each year. The rest of the collection is channelled towards college improvements.
- Paige Chua: Actress
- Ya Hui: Actress
- Roy Ngerng: Activist
- Tiffany Teo: Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter
- "FIFTH PRINCIPALS' APPOINTMENT CEREMONY - Ministry of Education Press Release (2 December 2002)". www.moe.gov.sg. Retrieved 2016-10-13.