[Education and Career Guidance] SJI Open House 2015

Dear all,

For your information, SJI Senior School will be having their Open House this coming Saturday, 25 April. Students who are interested in IB programme, you are encouraged to visit the Open House to have a better understanding of the IB programme.

The Open House will be held in their Bishan Holding Campus. 

SJI Open House 2015


For Secondary 4 students seeking admission to JC1 in 2016




(click on image for the registration URL)


St. Joseph's Institution
Holding Site: 21 Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579781
Phone: 62500022  •  Fax: 62533640
  Email: contact@sji.edu.sg  •  Website: www.sji.edu.sg
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephsinstitution

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Copyright © St Joseph’s Institution, 2015

S.U.R.E Specialist by NLB (Info Hub Programme)

Dear Students,

Come and be a SURE Specialist by completing 10 tasks* (Info/Media Literacy Skills)and you can even use this for your NYAA Skills component**. Members need to only attend an introductory workshop conducted by NLB in SST Info Hub (Date to be confirmed, but should be after SA1). After the workshop, you can work at your own pace to complete the tasks over a period of 6 months and submit your work to Info Hub.

You can register your interest with the School Librarian, Mdm Julie, over the counter or you can email the completed registration form to juliana_kamis@sst.edu.sg. Download the form here.
All completed tasks have to be submitted by 18 September 2015.





** to achieve the awards under this category, you need to be above 14 years and skills have to be gained over a period of six months

Morning Assembly for Monday 20 Apr 2015

Dear students,

Please note that morning assembly for Monday 20th Apr 2015 will be held that the respective venues for the following levels.

Secondary 1 and 2: Indoor Sports Hall
Secondary 3 and 4: Auditorium

This is to facilitate the briefing for the upcoming common test. Thank you.

(Digital Citizenship) Parents Engagement Session #6 on 16 May 2015 (Saturday)

You may click HERE to display the form in a separate tab.

Project Radiate Kindness I : Writing of Appreciation Cards (15 Apr, 7.45-8.05am, in respective Form Class)







Thank you
 all for your appreciation cards and support to Radiate Kindness
If you are still holding to your cards, please pass the cards to any PSB leader in your class or An Yi (S2-03) & Sock Hui (S2-07) latest by today, 1.45 pm (15 Apr).


Watch this space for our next kindness activity!

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Hi all,

Please bring coloured/stock paper to make appreciation cards during morning FT advisory in your respective classrooms . Thanks!

ProjectFUN Workshops @ DigiPen


YouthchaNgE 3.0 Voice Up! Challenge 2015

Our students from the SST Media Club have submitted an entry for the YouthchaNgE 3.0 Voice Up! Challenge 2015, featuring Kashif Edward's 'I am Speciable' Movement.
Do visit the link below to find out more about the movement and support Team SST by Commenting and Liking the video via the url below:
(Group Code: Sec_42)

Guidelines for Voting (applicable to primary school and secondary school entries)
  • You can vote for the videos you like by clicking on the “Thumbs Up” button on the 'more info' page!
  • There will be a special “Most Popular” award given to one primary school entry and one secondary school entry with the highest number of votes received.
  • The voting period for Secondary and Primary school entries will take place from 14th April 2015 to 25th April 2015, 0000hr.
  • Votes received before or after this period will not be considered.

Guidelines for Commenting (applicable to secondary school entries ONLY)
  • As your voice your opinions, please be respectful of the content creators and members of the discussion forum in the YouthchaNgE 3.0 community. To better ensure an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all, please adhere to the following guidelines when posting your responses:    
  1. Avoid “single word” comments. Keep your posts meaningful and constructive.
  2. Respect the views of other and choose your words wisely.
  3. Refrain from demeaning, hurtful or vulgar remarks, or comments which are meant to undermine the credibility or intellect of other members.
  4. No insensitive comments related to race, ethnicity or religion.
  5. No “trolling.” A "troll" is a person who intentionally attempts to disrupt, incite trouble, and/or receive negative attention by deliberately posting provocative comments.
  • All comments will be moderated prior to being posted on the YouthchaNgE 3.0 VoiceUp! Challenge website.
  • The commenting period will be from 14th April 2015 to 25th April 2015, 0000hr.
  • Comments received before or after this stipulated period will not be posted.
  • Thank you and we look forward for your votes and comments!

Exhibition - “Building Our Nation Through Science and Technology"

NUS 110th Anniversary Science and Technology Exhibition, “Building Our Nation Through Science and Technology. 
This is an interactive exhibition featuring
NUS innovation and inventions, epitomising the University’s spirit of improving lives through high impact research. 
More than 20 projects will be featured along five themes: Digital Nation, Healthy Nation, Multimedia Nation, Smart Nation and Sustainable Nation.

Click HERE for more information about the exhibits


New Policy in Info Hub - No bags allowed

Dear Students



With effect from 13 April 2015, no bags are allowed in the Info Hub. Students are encourage to either use their locker for their valuables or leave their bags on the shelves provided outside the Info Hub @ Level 4. Leave your learning devices in your class lockers. Bring only what is required. Info Hub is not liable for any loss or theft of your valuables.

NTIL Examination Candidates


All students taking the Non-Tamil Indian Languages (NTIL) Examinations this Saturday are excused from CCA this Friday. Please inform your CCA teachers that you are taking the paper and give them the Entry Proof next week for filing. Otherwise, it will be treated as a case of absence from training. Please inform all your friends who are taking the above-mention exam.

If you have any queries, please approach Mr Dennis Lam or Mdm Bek.

Thank you.

Mr Dennis Lam

Student Leaders' Investiture on 17 April 2015 (Fri)

The Student Leaders’ Investiture will be held on 17 Apr (Fri) in the MPH. It marks the formal installation of student leaders into their various leadership positions. 

All investees would need to attend the following:
  • 1st Rehearsal: 8 April 2015 (Wed), 2.30 pm to 5 pm
    • Students report to MPH in school uniform
  • Final Rehearsal: 15 April 2015 (Wed), 2.30 pm to 5 pm
    • Students report to MPH in school uniform
  • Event Day: 17 April 2015 (Fri) 10.30 am to 12.45 pm 
    • Student organisers to be excused from class at 9.15 am
    • Investees to be excused from class at 9.30 am
    • Sec 3 and 4 students to report to MPH at 10.15 am
The rehearsals are important for investees to familiarise themselves with the event flow, and attendance is important. 

Please contact Thurga Kalaichelvan at thurga_kalaichelvan@s2012.sst.edu.sg for any queries or clarifications.

Dear Students,


Do you know someone who helped lay the foundation for Singapore’s nation building?

Civica is pleased to announce the MOE interschool competition Remembering Our Everyday Pioneer Heroes – A Digital Story. Interested? Click the links for competition information and FAQ. If you are keen, kindly approach Mdm Julie, School Librarian @ Info Hub. 



Registration closing date : 17 April 2015

2015 International Friendship Week@SST

Dear SST students,

On Friday, 10th April, Singapore will be commemorating International Friendship Day.  As an academic institution, SST has embarked on a week-long activities focusing on awareness, reflection and sharing.  Below is a list of activities, organized by NE Committee.  Do join us at Google+ Communities link.

Class NE Representatives, you are strongly encouraged to upload these information to your class blog.

1.  Monday, 6th April
-  All of you have received a complimentary copy from The Straits Times.  Do spend time reading, especially articles on International Friendship Day.

2.  Tuesday, 7th April till Friday, 10th April
- Static Display with related resources on International Friendship Day are available in InfoHub.  All are welcome to view the exhibits.

3.  Tuesday, 7th April & Wednesday, 8th April
-  Games Booth will be set up and managed by our NE Representatives & International students.  It will be during recess time.  Do come over and have fun completing puzzles.  Small tokens are given to winners of the competitions.

4.  Tuesday, 7th April & Wednesday, 8th April
-  Do come over to our Photo Booth corner during recess time.  Have fun &  snap photos with the self-made props done by our NE Representatives & International students.
- Once you took a photo, upload to Google+ through this link .  Pen down your thoughts: #IFD is __________________.

5.  Thursday, 9th April
-  Our canteen stall owners also joined us in the celebration.  There will be mini bazaar of International Food, prepared by our canteen vendors at a reasonable price.  Do enjoy the food!
-  Have a look at the promo poster.

6.  Friday, 10th April
- Morning Assembly : S405 would be sharing on International Friendship for their presentation in 'Our World Our Views'.
- Assembly@MPH :  All are welcome to join us for exciting programme which include our very own SST play & international costume parade.


Thank you.

The National Education Committee
Mr Alvin Tan, Ms Huang-Pearl, Ms Wong Ho Yan & Mdm Azizah


2015 Classroom Climate Survey

The 2015 Classroom Climate Survey on Tuesday to Thursday, during morning assembly slot, 0740 - 0805.

Students will observe national symbols in the classrooms with their FTs.

Students are required to bring their LDs. They are to login to Student Google site and access the survey forms there.

Sale of Discounted books on 1st and 2nd April 2015

Dear students,

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. —Richard Steele"

We would like to encourage the reading habit in the SST community. Thus, we have made
arrangements for a BOOK SALE in the Atrium today (1 April 2015) and tomorrow (2 April 2015) from recess time to about 2:45 p.m. in the afternoon. 

Look out for fiction, non fiction, self development, self help books, business  books, children books and cook booksThere are also many best-sellers that are now priced around 50% off the bookstore retail price.

Some books will include:

  • Novels from Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, John Green, Mitch Albom, Dan Brown, Veronica Roth and many more from $9 to $10. ( retail is about $18 each)
  • Cookbooks from Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and many more from $25 to $50.
  • Children's books from Geronimo, Roald and many more.
Enjoy!