Temasek Junior College

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Coordinates: 1°19′10″N 103°56′08″E / 1.319467°N 103.935438°E / 1.319467; 103.935438

Temasek Junior College
淡馬錫初級學院
Dànmǎxī chūjí xuéyuàn
Maktab Rendah Temasek
Temasek Junior College Logo, 2014.jpg
Location
22 Bedok South Road
Singapore 469278
Information
Type Government
Motto For College, For Nation
Established 1977
Session Single Session
School code 0702
Principal Mrs Low Ay Nar
Enrolment Approx. 1800
Colour(s) Green
Website

Temasek Junior College (TJC) (simplified Chinese: 淡马锡初级学院; traditional Chinese: 淡馬錫初級學院; pinyin: Dànmǎxī chūjí xuéyuàn) is a junior college located in Bedok. which is part of the Eastern region of Singapore. The college admits students for the six-year Integrated Programme and the two-year pre-university course, both culminating in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level national examination.

History[edit]

Temasek Junior College was established in 1977 as the second government junior college in Singapore. In 2005, TJC launched its four-year Integrated Programme, Temasek Academy, which caters to secondary three students.[citation needed] Since 2013, TJC offers the six-year Temasek Junior College Integrated Programme.

Principal[edit]

Name of Principal Years Served
Mr Wee Heng Tin 1977–1979
Mr Eugene Wijeysingha 1980–1985
Mrs Goh Chi Lan 1986–1988
Mr Robert Tan Hui Sen 1989–1999
Mrs Cheong Poh Gek 2000–2001
Mrs Lim Lai Cheng 2002–2005
Mrs Loke-Yeo Teck Yong 2006-2011
Ms Susan Leong 2012–2015
Mrs Low Ay Nar 2016–Present

Culture & Identity[edit]

Crest[edit]

The crest of the college depicts the letters TJC in bold form, with the letter T taking a symbolic shape and reflecting a characteristic architectural feature of the College. The square in the middle of the crest is the original school badge, taking the shape of the quadrangle surrounded by the administrative building.[citation needed]

  • The green background acknowledges the school's alignment with the national objective of projecting a clean and green country.
  • The divisions in the cross of the T stand for the five national ideals of justice, equality, happiness, prosperity and progress.
  • The segments in the trunk of the T symbolise the four major areas working in unison within the College towards the national ideals.[citation needed]

House system[edit]

The college has four houses:

  • Alpha Warriors - Blue
  • Beta Knights - White
  • Gamma Gods - Yellow
  • Delta Dragons - Green

Each house is run by a House Committee (led by the House Captain), which is part of the second highest student body in the school. The members of the House Committee are elected by students of their own houses.[citation needed]

The houses compete in events organised by the school and the House Committee usually takes charge of these events. Some events include the intra-house captain's ball/handball events or house functions organised throughout the year. They also compete in track and field and cheerleading events.[citation needed]

Civics Groups[edit]

On admission to the College, students will go through Orientation and participate in programmes organised by the Student Council. They will be divided into Civics Groups (CG) automatically by the College computer system. Every CG has nearly the same ratio of boys and girls and an optimum diversity of students from different cultural and educational backgrounds. In order to encourage bonding within the group, students of the same CG will join the same Orientation Group. An Orientation Group usually consists of two CGs.[citation needed]

However, since the year 2009, students in the same Orientation Group do not necessary go into the same CG. Each CG now consists of students from various Orientation Groups.[citation needed]

Each Civics Group is under the charge of a Civics Tutor who meets the group during the weekly Civics period on Wednesday. Thus, a civics group corresponds to a class in a normal school. Unlike the school system, however, students do not stay in an assigned room for all their lessons but instead move to different rooms for different lessons.[citation needed]

Academic Information[edit]

Integrated Programme[edit]

Main article: Integrated Programme
See also: Temasek Academy

Since 2013, Temasek Junior College offers a six-year integrated programme to all students participating in the Secondary School Joint Admission Exercise. Previously the Temasek Academy programme initiated in 2005, the integrated programme leads to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examination, bypassing the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level Examination.[1] TJC continues to accept students who sat for GCE 'O' Level examination through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).[citation needed]

Matrix (College E-Learning Portal)[edit]

The Matrix E-learning Portal was launched in Temasek Junior College 2008, which aims to enhance the learning experience of students in the college. It is used in conjunction with the lecture-tutorial system in the college. Topics may be covered solely online as an e-lecture, aided by streaming video, animations, discussion forums and online assessment outside of curriculum time or more commonly through a mixed mode teaching where readings, content materials and other e-resources are made available for students to access and prepare for tutorials during curriculum time. The chemistry department also uses MaTrix to host online quiz during holiday periods. The subscription fee is deductible from the students' Edusave fund.[citation needed]

To support the e-learning portal, the College has an IT block housing four Computer Labs and two IT Resource Rooms. Students can only access computers in The Hub and College Library. Wifi is accessible in 90% of the college premises for any student with a wireless-enabled laptop or mobile device can use the wireless internet service for free. Their movements are tracked by a moderator and undesirable websites are blocked.[citation needed]

Language Elective Programme (LEP)[edit]

Temasek Junior College is one of the five pre-university centres to offer the Chinese Language Elective Programme (or 语特), since the launch of the programme in 1990. Students are required to undertake H2 Chinese Language and Literature and a Chinese Language related subject to be eligible for the programme.[2]

Co-Curricular Activities[edit]

College Personal Development Programme[edit]

Every student is involved in at least one co-curricular activity or personal development programme (PDP) as it is known in TJC. Students choose a selection of programmes based on their interests. The College PDPs are grouped into three areas, namely Cultural and Performing Arts, Service and Enrichment, and Sports and Games.

Culture & Performing Arts[edit]

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chinese Cultural Club
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Debate
  • Guitar Club
  • Malay Cultural Society
  • Modern Dance Club
  • Symphonic Band

Service & Enrichment[edit]

  • First Aid Unit
  • House Committees
  • Infocomm Club
  • LEO Club
  • Science Council
  • Students' Council

Sports & Games[edit]

  • Air Rifle
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Floorball
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Activities Club
  • Soccer Boys and Girls
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table-Tennis
  • Tae-Kwon-Do
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo (Girls)

Notable alumni[edit]

Government and Politics[edit]

  • Mr. Lim Biow Chuan - Deputy Speaker, 2015-; Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC[3]
  • Ms. Fatimah Lateef - Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC[4]
  • Ms. Low Yen Ling - Member of Parliament, Chua Chu Kang GRC[5]
  • Mr. Patrick Tay Teck Guan - Member of Parliament, Nee Soon GRC[6]
  • Mr. Zainal Bin Sapari - Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC[7]
  • Mr. Inderjit Singh - Former Member of Parliament, Ang Mo Kio GRC[8]
  • Mr. Yee Jenn Jong - Former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament[9]
  • Mr. Hoong Wee Teck - Commissioner of Police, Singapore Police Force[10]
  • Mr. Lau Peet Meng - Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Singapore Police Force

Legal[edit]

Science and Technology[edit]

Education and The Arts[edit]

Corporate[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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