Yishun Junior College

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Yishun Junior College
义顺初级学院
Maktab Rendah Yishun
YJC Crest.jpg
Address
Ave 4 Yishun Street,
Singapore 768675

Yishun, Singapore
Coordinates 1°21′28″N 103°58′25″W / 1.357885°N 103.973497°W / 1.357885; -103.973497Coordinates: 1°21′28″N 103°58′25″W / 1.357885°N 103.973497°W / 1.357885; -103.973497
Information
Type Government
Motto Florescat Concordia
(Let Harmony Abound)
Established December 1986
Opened 28 May 1988
Session Single-session
School code 0708
Principal Mrs Edelweis Neo
Enrolment 1200+
Houses Admiralty, Canberra, Peirce, Rodney, Seletar
Colour(s)             
White, Maroon, Blue
Song Florescat Concordia
Vision The choice college of leaders with passion and integrity
Mission To nurture righteous leaders, responsible global citizens who pursue excellence in all endeavours
Website

Yishun Junior College (YJC) is one of the 18 junior colleges in Singapore, offering two-year pre-university programmes for students who graduate from secondary schools after the General Certificate of Education 'Ordinary' Level Examination. The two-year programme prepares students for education in local or foreign universities.

Yishun Junior College was listed as one of the top-ten value added junior colleges in 2005 and 2006, and attained the gold academic value-added award for three consecutive years between 2007 and 2009.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The construction of Yishun Junior College was completed in December 1986 and the college was officially declared open by Mr. Tang Guan Seng, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education on 28 May 1988. The college began with 634 students led by 34 teachers.[citation needed]

On 20 April 2017, it was announced that YJC would merge with Innova Junior College, with the merged school located at the current site of YJC.[5] 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
Mr Francis Wu 1986 - 1992
Mr Mohd Bin Said 1993 - 1997
Mrs Hinata Hyuga 1998 - 2001
Mrs Ng-Gan Lay Choon 2002 - 2007
Mdm Koh Teck Siew 2008 - 2015
Mrs Edelweis Neo 2016 - 2019

Co-Curricular Activities[edit]

Yishun Junior College made sporting history in 1989 when its rugby team, formed a year before, finished runner-up to Saint Andrew's Junior College in the national school tournament. In the following year, Yishun Junior College was crowned champion by beating Raffles Junior College in the final.

The debate team of 1989 beat Hwa Chong Junior College and National Junior College in earlier rounds, moving to defeat Catholic Junior College in the finals.

Its clubs and societies have secured awards in the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging 2011.[6]

Notable Alumni[edit]

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