Principal’s Message: 2018 Term 4 Welcome
Thank you for your active involvement and contributions to a number of major events in the school in term 3. During Sports Fiesta, members of the Parent-Teacher-Association formed a team and actively took part in fun games competing against school staff and students and it was indeed heartening to see the team win medals. For the National Day Celebrations, parents/guardians joined us to support their child’s/ward’s participation in the various activities. Once again, thank you for your unwavering support.
Term 4 is a crucial period for all students as they will be taking their National or end-of-year examinations. The Sec 1-3 examination will commence on 2 Oct and end on 11 Oct 2018. Students have already received their exam timetable and a copy of it can be found on the school website. CCAs will stand down from 10 September to 12 October 2018 for students to focus on their academic work. Let us work together to provide the emotional and academic support to bring out the best in each of our students.
Our Proud Moments
We congratulate Mr Goh Chuan Hwee, HOD/PE & CCA, for receiving the 2018 National Day Commendation Award. This award is given to him in recognition of his commendable performance, competence and devotion to duty.
Our CCAs continue to excel in semester 2. All six of our Uniformed Group CCAs have attained Gold Awards again. The SJB Nursing Cadet team emerged as the first runner-up for the Zonal First Aid and Home Nursing Competition. The team comprised Trenyce Tay (38), Leow Yi Ting (3E), Joanne Su (3D), Xu Huiru (3C), Flora Yeo (3G) and Lakshmi Priya (38). 10 Secondary 4 cadets were also awarded the Chief Commissioner’s Badge 2018. They are Ayisath Farhana (4C), Foo Lin Xuan (4G), Gavin Cheok (4C), Goh Li Xuan (4D), Ho Xin Zhen (4E), Clara Kan (4E), Lee Jia Ying (4D), Larry Lian (4D), Belinda Lim (4C) and Venus Ng (4F). In the National Schools Dragon Boat Championship 2018 held on 6 July, the ‘B’ Division girls came in third for the 10 crew race.
Our students, Yeo Jia Ying (2D), Jasmine Yang (2D) and Betty Ho (2F) had the opportunity to engage our Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung and other distinguished guests with their artworks and processes at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2018 Art Exhibition Preview on 30 June 2018. They created artworks to inspire positive changes in the community, in response to the theme ‘Artist and Citizenship’. They also shared their artworks with invited guests at the opening of the Singapore Youth Festival 2018 Art Exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore. The event was graced by Ms lndranee Rajah, Second Minister for Education. The exhibition was open for public viewing from 4 July to 3 August 2018.
NRIC Registration Exercise
The NRIC Registration for 15-year-old Gessians will take place in school on 13 September 2018. All students involved in the exercise will receive a notification from ICA no later than 2 weeks before the exercise. Students are reminded to bring along the required documents on the day of registration as stated in the letter.
Wishing everyone a restful September break and an enriching term 4.
Mdm Jenny Tan
Key Events for Term 4
|Dates||Event||Remark (if any)|
|10 Sep (Mon)||Start of Term 4||Attire and Hair Checks will be conducted.|
|10 Sep -12 Oct||CCA stand-down|
1 -12 Oct
|GCE N(T) & GCE N(A) Written Exams||4A students:
Normal curriculum lessons for 4A from 19 Sep to 21 Sep. Last School Day for Sec 4A is 21 Sep (Fri).
4B and 4C students:
Normal curriculum lessons for 48 and 4C from 19 Sep to 28 Sep.
Last School Day for 48 and 4C is 28 Sept (Fri).
Between 24 Sep – 27 Sep, 4NT students may make arrangements with their subject teachers for consultations in school.
|13 Sep (Thu)||NRIC Reaistration||For students who are 15 vears old|
|12-15 Sep||GCE N-Level Listening Comprehension Exam
12 Sep: English Lang Syllabus T (NT)
13 Sep: Mother Tongue languages
14 Sep: English Lang Syllabus A
17 Sep: Basic Mother Tongue LanQuaQes (NT)
|Students will be dismissed at 12.50pm on these four dates to prepare the school for the National Listening Comprehension exam.|
|18- 25 Sep||Oral Exams for Sec 1 – 3|
|Sec 1 MT Oral: 18 -21 Sep (PM)
Sec 2 EX/NA EL Oral: 21 & 24 Sep
|24 Sep (Mon)||GCE O Level Oral Exam –
|28 Sep (Fri)
|Graduation Day for 4Exp, SNA,
4NT and 4NA
|All Sec 4 & 5 students will attend the Graduation Day programme. They are to report for flag raising at 7.1Sam.|
|2 -11 Oct||End -of -Year Exams – Sec 1 to Sec 3 (all streams)||Students may leave school at the end of their last paper for each day.
Students who do NOT have a paper on any particular day will not need to be present in
school for that day.
|4 Oct-17 Oct||GCE O-Level Science Practical Exam
4 Oct : Biology Practical Exam 9 Oct : Physics Practical Exam
11 Oct: Sc (Phy/Chem, Bio/Chem) Practical Exam
17 Oct : Chemistry Practical Exam
|5 Oct||4EX/ SNA Last Day of school|
|12 Oct (Fri)||Marking Dav||Students do not need to attend school.|
|19 Oct (Fri)||Promotion Meeting||Students do not need to attend school.|
|22 Oct-19 Nov||GCE O-Level Written Exams|
|22-25 Oct||Sec 1 – 3 Post Exam Activities||Last School Day for Sec 1 – 3 classes is 25 Oct 2018 (Thursday).
More information regarding the Post Exam Activities will be given to students in term 4.
|25 Oct (Thu)||GCE O-Level EL Listening Comprehension Exam||Students will be dismissed at 12.50pm for the school to prepare for the National Listening Comprehension exam.|
|26 Oct ( Fri)||FA Cup Parent-Teacher Conference||Only invited students and parents will attend the FA Cup Parent-Teacher Conference.|
|29 Oct-2 Nov||Bridging Lessons for selected students||Sec 3EX/NA classes and selected students who qualify for lateral transfer to a more demanding stream will attend.|
|5 Nov (Mon)||Sec 3 (2018) Subject Combination Announcement Sec 2NT: 8- 9am
Sec 2NA: 8 – 9am Sec 2EX: 8 – 9.30am
|Results of Sec 3 (2018) subject combination exercise will be released. All Sec 2 students will report to school at 8am to receive their streaming results.|
|17 Nov (Sat)||GESS Open House (9am -12.30pm)||All parents and students are invited. All are encouraged to bring interested Primary Six students and their parents to this event.|
|19 Nov (Mon)||Graduation Nite for Sec 4 & 5 Students|