Outdoor & Adventure
SJI's Adventure Camps & Expeditions (ACE) are an integral part of our total education curriculum. The objectives of the camps and expeditions are to promote physical fitness self-confidence, self-reliance, teamwork and leadership through a series of well-planned and challenging experiences.
- Secondary 1 Orientation Camp / Canoeing Contact Time
The Secondary 1 camp involves a 2-day 1-night stay on the school premises. The objectives are to orientate our new students to the tradition of the school, to acquaint them with each other through a series of organised games and interaction activities. The team of teachers running these camps is ably assisted by trained student Peer Support Leaders. This programme culminates with a highly charged campfire attended by parents and students.
Secondary 2 Adventure Camp
Although this is categorised as a Secondary 2 component, it takes place at the completion of the students’ first year in SJI. As they become exposed to the great outdoors, they learn to work with one another as a team and also to develop personal resilience. A series of activities are organised prior to the camp to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for their safe and meaningful participation during the camp. These activities include Canoeing Contact Time (a basic kayaking skills orientation), Outdoor cooking practice, and Orienteering lessons and practice.
Secondary 3 Together-and-by-Association Camp (Camp TABA)
At the beginning of their Secondary 3 year, because they would have come from different lower secondary classes to form their new class, this camp helps the students to begin to know their new classmates and Form Tutors. During this camp, students take part in team-building activities and getting-to-know one another sessions. Outdoor elements help them to build resilience.
- Year 3 MOE-OBS Challenge Programme
As part of the National Outdoor Adventure Education Masterplan, the MOE-OBS Challenge Programme seeks to develop ruggedness, resilience, and build cohesion amongst youths. The programme comprises a series of school-based Physical Education and Character and Citizenship Education lessons facilitated by teachers as well as a 5-day expeditionary course at Outward Bound Singapore (OBS).
Enduring Journeys and Expeditions
We regularly organise expeditions for Secondary 2 and 4 students annually. Participation is voluntary and pre-selection is based on fitness and regular attendance at pre-expedition training sessions. Our boys have been to several exotic locations in Asia such as Krabi in Thailand, Bohol in the Philippines, Southern Islands of Singapore and Endau-Rompin in Malaysia.