Announcements

Sun 26 Jan 2020 Term 1 Week 4 [Epiphany Term]

Dear Parents and Year 2 Josephians,

Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Rat bring you abundant happiness, good health and success in all your endeavours. Do spend time gathering with the family, be grateful for those around, who love and care for us.

Year 2 Matters

1. Travel Declaration

    • In the phase of enhanced preparedness, parents are requested to submit via email, if you have not already done so or submitted the hard copy on Friday 24 Jan, the scanned reply slip to your son's class tutor and copy me at <deniser@sji.edu.sg> please.

2. 2020 Year 2 Semester 1 ADM Registration

Gentlemen,

        • ADM registration for Semester 1 will start on 29 Jan 8pm (evening), and end on 31 Jan 8am morning). You may preview the list of modules here. Those who face technical problems previewing the modules should request for assistance at the IT Support Centre as soon as possible before registration starts. ISM will start only in Term 2. ADM and ISM will be offered again in Term 3.
        • Students who would like to apply for Transfer to IP should note that application starts only in Term 3. The AU requirements can be completed at the end of Term 3.
        • IP students should note that they have to complete 1 ADM and 1 ISM per year. The Design Challenge in the Innomakers Programme is worth 2 AUs. Those who are unsure of AU requirements or have problems attaining sufficient AUs (especially students who joined SJI only this year) should look for me.

3. Sale of SJI T-shirts

    • Dates :
      • 5 - 6 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
      • 12 - 13 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
    • Price :
      • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
      • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00
      • Hoodie (White) - $26.00
    • Payment mode : CASH Only
    • Venue: Canteen area (opposite bookshop)

4. Year 2 Catholic Matters

    • Wednesday Mass starts only after Inaugural Day.
    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)


Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 27 Jan to 1 Feb

  • Mon 27 Jan - Public Holiday
  • Tue 28 Jan - School Holiday
  • Wed 29 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 30 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 31 Jan - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 1 Week 5 - 3 to 7 Feb

  • Mon 3 Feb - Normal School Day *
  • Tue 4 Feb - Normal School Day *
  • Wed 5 Feb - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 6 Feb - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 7 Feb - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table

Schedule for Term 1 Week 6 - 10 to 14 Feb

  • Mon 10 Feb - Normal School Day * (Photo-taking Y1&3) (Total Defence Day)
  • Tue 11 Feb - Normal School Day * (Special NE Event)
  • Wed 12 Feb - Normal School Day * (Y5 Campfire)
  • Thu Feb - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 14 Feb - Normal School Day ** (Blessings of the new academic year - Inauguration)

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be made known when available

Have a Blessed Week ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 2, 2020

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Sun 19 Jan 2020 Term 1 Week 3 [Epiphany Term]

Dear Parents and Year 2 Josephians,

Thank you for your patience and understanding the past two weeks.

This week, the Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebrations will be celebrated on the eve, Friday 24 January 2020. This celebration is another wonderful opportunity for Josephians to foster multi-racial and multi-cultural understanding of one another’s racial and cultural practices and celebrations. Kindly note that the reporting time for students on that day will be at 0730h with the celebrations expected to end at about 1030h.

Year 2 Matters

1. Reminders for Assembly

    • Please leave the bags outside the classroom and make your way down to the track by 0725h to ensure that you will be comfortably seated at the track.
    • All handphones should be switched off, and placed in the locker by 0725h.
    • All Catholics are encouraged to be at morning prayer in the Chapel at 0710h.
    • On Thursdays school assembles at 0800h. You should arrive by 0755h.

2. Students' Accident Protection Scheme 2020

    • Why? Kindly note that all SJI students (from Year 1 to Year 6) are covered under the above which would include all student incidents during participation in activities in schools, including PE lessons and CCAs training / competitions. The coverage includes items such as medical expenses and hospital allowance benefits.
    • Policy Coverage & Benefits. Click <here>.

3. Use of Library. Students are to take note of the following when using the school library ... ...

    • Be in full school uniform
    • Before Entry to Library - Bags in Locker. All students using the library should put their bags in the lockers provided outside the library.
    • DO NOT leave bags on the floor. This is inconsiderate and very dangerous as it can others to trip over and get injured.
    • Upon Leaving the Library - To take Bags Along. Once students are done working in the library, they should take their bags with them. They should not leave their bags in the lockers outside the library, as they may be depriving someone else of a locker space.

4. Setting the Tone : Conduct Grading for Students. Parents are kindly to note the following:

    • At the end of each school term, a Conduct Grade is given to a student and this is reflected in his Results Slip.
    • Please note that any of the following will result in a 'Fair' Grade for Conduct for the Term:
        • being late for school with no valid reason for more than 3 times in a Term;
        • defaulting in CCA attendance with an attendance rate of less than 75% during with no valid reason in a Term;
        • has committed a serious disciplinary offence as deemed by the Disciplinary Panel that may have resulted in being issued a Pink Form, a Letter of Warning in the course of a Term;

5. Sale of SJI T-shirts

    • Dates :
      • 5 - 6 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
      • 12 - 13 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
    • Price :
      • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
      • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00
      • Hoodie (White) - $26.00
    • Payment mode : CASH Only
    • Venue: Canteen area (opposite bookshop)

6. Year 2 Catholic Matters

    • Wednesday Mass starts only after Inaugural Day.
    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)


Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 20 to 24 Jan

  • Mon 20 Jan - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts to Year 1s)
  • Tue 21 Jan - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts to Year 1s)
  • Wed 22 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 23 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 24 Jan - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year **

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be released at a later time

Schedule for Term 1 Week 4 - 27 to 31 Jan

  • Mon 27 Jan - Replacement Public Holiday
  • Tue 28 Jan - School Holiday
  • Wed 29 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 30 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 31 Jan - Normal School Day*

*Dismissal as per time-table

Blessed Lunar New Year in advance.

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 2, 2020

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Sun 12 Jan 2020 Term 1 Week 2 [Epiphany Term]

Dear Parents and Year 2 Josephians,

In my brief address to the Year 2 Josephians on Friday, I spoke about starting the year right by first and foremost being present and punctual in all that we embark upon this new year. By doing so, we need to plan ahead and take initiative. I also spoke of respect; first respecting one's self in the way one speaks, how one presents himself (attire) and how one needs to be aware of what goes on around him. All of these point to the traits of being Principled, Reflective, Self-directed, an Effective communicator and a Community Builder.

As we approach the second week and beyond of 2020, it is important to remind ourselves that we (the adults) should 'let go' and allow the boys to grow up and be responsible for their own learning, It will become evident that some of the boys will struggle with their identity and emotions and there's a need for us to give them the space but also gently remind them that we are there if they ever need help. It will do the boys good if they are allowed to 'take ownership of their life' and also make mistakes just like when a child falls as he learns how to walk.

Year 2 Matters

1. Class Time-table - Term 1, 2020. Click <here>

2. Reminders for Assembly

    • Please leave the bags outside the classroom and make your way down to the track by 0725h to ensure that you will be comfortably seated at the track.
    • All handphones should be switched off, and placed in the locker by 0725h.
    • All Catholics are encouraged to be at morning prayer in the Chapel at 0710h.
    • On Thursdays school assembles at 0800h. You should arrive by 0755h.

3. Temperature Taking Exercise on Thu 16 Jan.

    • Please make sure you have a working thermometer to show your teacher on Tue 14 Jan 2020.

4. Calendar for Academic Year 2020. Click <here>

5. Sale of SJI T-shirts

    • Dates :
      • 5 - 6 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
      • 12 - 13 Feb : 1000 - 1600h
    • Price :
      • Fraternity t-shirts: $12.00
      • Casual Friday (White/Green): $15.00
      • Hoodie (White) - $26.00
    • Payment mode : CASH Only
    • Venue: Canteen area (opposite bookshop)

6. Year 2 Catholic Matters

    • Wednesday Mass starts only after Inaugural Day.
    • Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)

7. Triple P Message to Parents Regarding the Invitation Package and SDQ Form

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You would have come across a package that your child has brought back to you regarding Triple P.

The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based parenting program proven to work in raising successful and confident children. It has its origins in the University of Queensland, and is purportedly one of the best programmes out there in helping parents level up in their parenting. It has been studied, refined, and proven to have improved parenting competencies and decrease parenting stress. All parents will stand to benefit from the programme, even if there are no perceived issues with the child at the moment. You can know more about the programme at https://www.triplep-parenting.net/global/triple-p/

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) brought in Triple P to support families in Singapore in their endeavours to raise well-adjusted children. This programme has been made available to all families of children studying in local public primary and secondary schools, regardless of nationality. While it would be costly to attend this programme outside, the Ministry has made it free of charge to you through the school.

The programme comprises various levels (mass talks, individual sessions, group sessions) catering to different level of parenting needs of participants. To ensure parents get catered to only what is needed and not spending more time in the programme beyond what is necessary, parents are given a questionnaire (Strengths Difficulties Questionnaire – SDQ) to fill in, after which the responses would help determine which level of the programme they qualify for.

Once filled in and submitted, a third-party vendor appointed by MSF would collect and score the questionnaires. Only the Social Service Agency attached to our school – TOUCH Community Services - and the school itself would be privy to the eventual scored results and the qualification level. Upon receipt of the results, TOUCH would then be contacting parents of the school to let them know of the level that they have qualified for, and how they can proceed from there.

It is important to know that the results of the questionnaire would solely be used to determine the qualification of the Triple P level. The results would be in no way a reflection of how well the parent is in his or her parenting, and definitely bears no implication beyond determining the Triple P level qualification.

We hope that this has provided clarity as to why you are requested to fill in the questionnaire and have it returned to us in the sealed envelope. We encourage you to leverage on this funded programme in building up confident and well-adjusted children. Do fill in the questionnaire as husbands and wives as much as possible, so that the observations of your child are based on both perspectives. Otherwise, it would be beneficial for the primary caregiver to be giving the observations and subsequently attending the programme.

If you wish to understand more about the benefit and considerations of the Triple P programme before submitting your response, do drop our partner agency TOUCH Community Services an email at parenting@touch.org.sg – they will be happy to connect with you.

Warmest Regards,

Jasmine Lee | Family Life Educator | Programme Executive

TOUCH Family Life

TOUCH Community Service


Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 13 to 17 Jan

  • Mon 13 Jan - Normal School Day * (Release of O Level Results)
  • Tue 14 Jan - Normal School Day *(SJI Open House - Y5/6)
  • Wed 15 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 16 Jan - Normal School Day * (Temperature Taking Exercise)
  • Fri 17 Jan - Normal School Day* (Y1 CCA Orientation & Campfire)

Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 20 to 24 Jan

  • Mon 20 Jan - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts to Year 1s)
  • Tue 21 Jan - Normal School Day * (Sale of SJI T-Shirts to Year 1s)
  • Wed 22 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Thu 23 Jan - Normal School Day *
  • Fri 24 Jan - SJI Celebrates Lunar New Year **

* Dismissal as per time-table

** Details to be released at a later time

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 2, 2020

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Sun 5 Jan 2020 Term 1 Week 1 [Epiphany Term]

Dear Parents,

Compliments of the Season! It only seemed like yesterday that we first met at Year 1 Reporting, Orientation Camp, CCA selection, etc ... ... . Thank you all for making 2019 so special and memorable for all of us.

Have a Blessed Weekend ahead!

Year 2 Matters

1. Class Time-table - Term 1, 2020. Click <here>.

2. Day 1 School Matters

(a) Order of the Day

(b) Morning Assembly Layout and Classroom Layout

3. Calendar for Academic Year 2020. Click <here>

4. Subscription of students newspapers from SPH for CL, HCL and ML, HML students.

(a) CL & HCL

(b) ML & HML

5. Booklist. Click <here>

6. Gentle reminders to bring :

(a) a rag to clean up your class

(b) a lock for your locker

7. Temperature taking on Thu 16 Jan 2020. so please make sure you have a working thermometer to show your te

teacher on Tue 14 Jan 2020.

8. Year 2 Catholic Matters

(a) Wednesday Mass starts only after Inaugural Day.

(b) Daily Morning Prayer at 0710h @ SJI Chapel. (Thu @ 0740h)


Schedule for Term 1 Week 1 - 6 to 10 Jan

▪ Mon 6 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Tue 7 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Wed 8 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Thu 9 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Fri 10 Jan - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 2 - 13 to 17 Jan

▪ Mon 13 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Tue 14 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Wed 16 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Thu 17 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Fri 18 Jan - Normal School Day *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Schedule for Term 1 Week 3 - 20 to 24 Jan

▪ Mon 20 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Tue 21 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Wed 22 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Thu 23 Jan - Normal School Day *

▪ Fri 24 Jan - SJI celebrates Lunar New Year *

* Dismissal as per time-table


Have a Blessed Week Ahead!


Mrs Nicole Khoo

Head of Level 2, 2020

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