Nov11: Admission into the Josephian IP Track for Secondary 1 in 2013 and Secondary 3 in 2014
18 November 2011
Dear Parents, Supporters, Friends and Fellow Josephians,
We are pleased to share with you that SJI will be offering a Josephian IP track for Secondary 1 in 2013 and Secondary 3 in 2014.
Leading up to the 2013 start of our IP, SJI will be “soft-launching” the Josephian IP curriculum in 2012 for incoming Secondary 1 students with PSLE T-score of 250 and above. These students will be able to participate in all the key programmes planned for the Josephian IP curriculum at the lower secondary levels. They could also be among the about 60 students who will be selected to join the Josephian IP track at Secondary 3 in 2014, based on the merit of their school-based assessment, which will include, among others, strong academic performance at Secondary 1 and 2 and strong achievements in co-curricular activities.
As announced, we will be offering two tracks from 2013 – a 6-year Josephian IP track leading to the IB Diploma and a 4-year O-level track. This dual track system will offer opportunities for late bloomers to join the Josephian IP track at Secondary 3 and for those in the IP track to opt for the O-level track if they should decide that the Josephian IP is not for them. At Year 5 (or JC 1), students who do well in the O-level can apply to SJI for their JC education.
The Josephian IP track will lead to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme at JC level. SJI is the only school, among the new IP schools, to extend the IB Diploma to Years 5-6 instead of the A-levels.
From 2013 onwards, SJI will take about 125 students at Secondary 1 for the Josephian IP track. At Secondary 3, the Josephian IP track will take in another 25 students from the SJI O-level track and from other secondary schools. For 2014 only, as there are no IP students moving up from Secondary 2, SJI will select about 60 students from the SJI O-level track and from other secondary schools to start the IP at Secondary 3.
SJI will also be planning to start the IB Diploma programme at JC 1 in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, SJI will take in about 80 JC1 students (both boys and girls) each year based on their O-level results. In 2016, the JC1 cohort of SJI will also include the about 60 IP students who had joined in Secondary 3 in 2014 and moved up to JC (for a total of about 140). From 2017 onwards, SJI will take in about 110 students at JC1 (both boys and girls) based on their O-level results to join about 150 IP students who will move up to JC 1.
SJI has a tradition of nurturing our students into leaders whose focus is on service to community and looking out for “the last, the lost and the least” amongst us based on the values of Faith, Service and Community. The IB programme is particularly suited for SJI’s brand of education as the IB is broad-based in terms of academic subjects offered, multi-disciplinary and humanistic in approach to learning and has a strong emphasis on community service.
SJI is very confident of offering a successful IP leading to IB as the school can leverage on the expertise and experience of SJI International. As you are probably aware, SJI International has produced graduates who are confident, articulate, and thinking young men and women who have gone on to win places in highly competitive faculties like medicine, dentistry and law in local universities, and in top overseas universities such as Harvard University and Imperial College London.
SJI has designed an exciting IP curriculum that provides a strong foundation in Science, Technology and Business Thinking. It will have a strong emphasis on communication skills, character and leadership development to prepare students to take on leadership roles in the new economy, especially in areas where a strong science foundation and business skills and dispositions will command a premium. It will also emphasize collaboration and partnership with top institutions such as our Harvard Artscience programme and the Business Design Thinking programme done in collaboration with University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Singapore Polytechnic.
The implementation of the Josephian IP track is guided by a Leadership Panel to ensure that the IP curriculum and delivery meet the needs of higher education and the global economy. The panel comprises our distinguished Alumni and is chaired by Mr Philip Yeo (Chairman, SPRING Singapore) with Professor Tan Chorh Chuan (President, NUS) as Deputy Chairman. The members include, among others, Mr Lim Chee Onn (Senior International Advisor, SingBridge), Mr Peter Seah (Chairman, DBS), Mr Davinder Singh (Senior Counsel), Professor Leo Tan (former Director of NIE), Professor Tan Cheng Han (Dean of Law, NUS) and Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon (Associate Chair (Academic) & Head of Sociology, NTU).
We have attached a set of FAQs for your reference to questions that you might have.
For more information on the SJI IP, please see the attached document below.
The SJI Scholarships was set up by the SJI Board of Governors in 2007. The scholarship is offered to outstanding Primary 6 pupils who apply to SJI after sitting for the PSLE. The scholarship will be awarded to boys who achieve a PSLE Score of 258 and above, and who display excellent quality of mind, active participation in co-curricular activities, positive personal qualities and outstanding communication abilities.
The scholarship is for a period of 4 years and is worth up to $3,000 a year.
Applicants who obtain a PSLE Score of at least 258 are invited to submit an application for the scholarship to the SJI Admin Office by Thursday, 24 November (5pm).
Applicants are required to submit the following:
1) Photocopy of the PSLE Result Slip
2) SJI Scholarship Application Form
3) Photocopy of the Supporting Documents (eg: Certificates of Distinction for Mathematics Olympiads, CCA achievements, etc)
Interviews will be conducted in SJI on Friday, 25 November 2011. Please note that these scholarships are highly competitive as only a limited number is available. If you have any queries, please write to Ms. Tan Sia Hui Head (Talent Development) at email@example.com
The SJIOBA invites you and your family to the SJI Concert @Singapore Botanic Gardens on
Sunday, 25 September 2011
5pm to 7pm
at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage.
Performance by students and Old Boys from St Joseph's Institution, SJI Junior, SJI International, and SJI International Elementary School.
The event is part of the Parks Festival 2011 organised by National Parks Board.
Aug11:Hair for Hope @SJI
Friday, 26 August 2011
Outside PE Dept
Get your forms (Hair for Hope form + Donation List) from the office.
Pledge $20 as Donation and collect donations from others.
Pass completed forms to Brandon Krygsman (331) or Kannan Ramanathan (331). They will be at outside PE Dept everyday morning.
BE A HERO TO THESE CHILDREN
BE THEIR SENSE OF SUPPORT
BE THEIR MESSAGE OF HOPE
Let children with cancer know that there is nothing wrong with being bald, that there's nothing to be ashamed of.
Aug11: Third session of The Fullerton-SJI Leadership Lecture
The third session of the 2011 series will be held on Friday, 26 August 2011 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapoer at 5pm.
The speaker for this session is Prof Tan Chorh Chuan (President, NUS)
Jul11: SJI Open House
Come find out how Singapore’s leading Catholic boys’ school teach our students to Learn how to Learn, and to Learn how to Live, turning boys into Men of Integrity and Men for Others.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
9am to 1pm @SJI
Information & Registration. Foyer in front of Admin Office
School tour. Starts from Foyer; Last tour at 12.40pm
Introductory talk on SJI. 10am, 11am, 12pm
Special programmes trial classes. 9.30am & 11.30am (registration opens 13 July 2011)
Mutien Festival is a combined showcase of the Performing Arts Groups in SJI. It features the Band, Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Drama Club, Malay Dance, Chinese Drums, Chinese Drama and Indian Dance.
Date: Sat, 2 July 2011
Time: 7.30 pm (be seated by 7.20)
Venue: SJI Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $10 (free seating)
Tickets can be bought from the SJI Admin office or at the door on the day of the concert (subject to availability)
Jun11: SJI Carnival
The Carnival/SJIOBA Sports Fiesta is organised by the SJIOBA, SJI Parent Supprt Group and SJI Prefects. The festivities start at 9am and continues until 4pm on Saturday, 4 June 2011 in SJI.
All proceeds go to the school's St Vincent de Paul Society.
Come join the fun and games.
Scouts at SJI
2011 marks 100 years of Scouting at SJI.
For information on the upcoming celebrations, please write to Mr Alphonsus Gregory, Group Scout Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
May11: The second session of the 2011 Fullerton-SJI Leadership Lectures
The second session Lectures will be held at 4.30pm on Friday, 13 May 2011 at the Straits Room, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The speaker for the evening is Mr Peter Seah (Class of 1964), Chairman of DBS Bank.
Feb11: The first session of the 2011 Fullerton-SJI Leadership Lectures
The first session of the Lectures was held at 4.30pm on Friday, 18 Feb 2011 at the Straits Room, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Jointly organised by The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and St Joseph’s Institution (SJI), the Lectures feature SJI alumni who have played significant roles in Singapore’s development. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the venue sponsor and The Straits Times is the media partner. In conjunction with the series, official sponsor The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has generously donated a sum of S$500,000. On SJI’s suggestion, S$250,000 each will be donated to the SJI Scholarships Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
Mr Ee is a prominent contributor to Singapore’s social development. Despite his self-proclaimed retirement, he agreed to help the NKF in crisis, and now promotes Active Aging. He will be sharing his leadership moments as well as his personal challenges which we know - will be valuable lessons for the next generation.
Mr Warren Fernandez, also an alumnus of SJI, will chair the sessions and moderate the ensuing discussions. Each Lecture will be attended by about 150 invited guests, comprising representatives from schools, community groups, the business community and professional associations.
Originally planned for four lectures in 2010, the Lecture series will continue into 2011 with the generous support of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. “We have received encouraging support for the lectures and the speakers have inspired many. For 2011, we look forward to other distinguished SJI alumni sharing their personal leadership insights and experiences” said Mr Victor Lye, Chairman of the Organising Committee.
The four Lectures in 2010 were delivered by fellow SJI alumni Minister George Yeo, Mr Philip Yeo, Mr Lim Chee Onn and Mr Dick Lee respectively. Each of these distinguished alumni is recognized in Singapore for their accomplishments and contributions to the country.