Catholic Junior College Experience
Life as a student in CJC is a time to live, to grow and to remember. We hope to be your second family: meet your best friends for life, find your passion in a CCA and become a fuller person on your journey to higher education.
The CJC family spirit is clear from the moment you step into the college. Our Orientation programme will make you feel every bit a part of a vibrant student culture. From Rockafella to Alfresco, activities organised by students for students make school cool. You will never be far from what you love, with 40 co-curricular activities and our year-round house competitions. Discover new interests, challenge your limits and give back to the community.
Serving the community is part of our lifeblood. Through our fundraising and service learning projects, you will have unique opportunities to work with a wide range of beneficiaries, non-profit organisations and overseas communities. A life well-lived is one lived for others.
As a Catholic institution, we see the spiritual life as a way for you to make meaning on your journey. Daily reflections, our religion programmes and services remind us about what we have and who we can become. A balance of quiet moments and exciting times, your life in CJC stays with you forever.
House of Prayer
Throughout the year, important days in the Catholic Calendar are observed and the special masses are commemorated in the college as well. Weekday masses are celebrated by our college chaplain, Fr Leslie Raj, SJ., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Our House of Prayer is open to all looking for a place of solace and prayer.
Our Religion programme begins in JC1 with the Orientation Retreat where freshmen get to explore their new college environment and build bonds with new friends. Legacy is an important part of CJC and alumni and teachers are an integral part of the retreat to orientate the JC1s into our CJC family.
Our Religion programme challenges students to grow as individuals in service of others. We explore themes like friendship, family and the needy and world issues like poverty and human rights. By fostering both mind and spirit, we aim to help every CJCian discover their mission and the change they wish to be for the world.
Visual and Performing Arts
|Film Sound Video||Guitar||Guzheng|
|Music Ministry||Symphonic Band|
|Tennis||Tenpin Bowling||Track and Field|
Clubs and Societies
|Editorial Club||Environmental Science Society|
|First Aid Club||Interact Club|
|Legion of Mary||Nexus Society|
|St. Vincent de Paul||Political Science Society|
|Science Honours Society||Speakers’ Ink|
|Strategy Games||Student Council|
Unite to Ignite
These six houses would be a symbol of the college’s treasured legacy, giving students a balanced life in the college, a sense of belonging and camaraderie in competition. The Houses participate in a wide range of activities and competitions, both physical and non-physical:
- College Cross Country
- College Sports Carnival
- Inter-House NAPFA Competition
- Post-Exam Inter-House Games
- Subject-based competitions
- Talent competitions (e.g. Sing-off, Dance-off)
- Academic achievements
- Behaviour and discipline
Four Houses, One CJC
Our four houses are proud to have the leadership and service of the following House Captains and Vice-House Captains for their respective years:
Chen Jun Ming
|Seah Jit Sheng
Quek Jian Der
Teo Zi Wang Louis
| David Chew
| Brendan Pinto
| Sheryl Goh
|Nguyen Dang Khoa
The Home Tutorial System
Through the Home Tutorial System, we hope to:
- Develop the student intellectually, emotionally, socially and in building character
- Develop leadership skills in the student
- Inculcate a sense of belonging – class identity and spirit
- Build college spirit and loyalty
Each class is served by a Class Management Committee, which provides leadership opportunities for students, builds a greater sense of community, taps on the talents of our students and allows them to initiate their own activities and projects. Each Class Management Committee is led by a Home Tutorial Councillor (HTC), an Assistant HTC, a Pastoral Care Councillor and a Secretary-cum-Treasurer and supported by Sports Leaders, Subject Representatives, an ICT Representative and a Service Learning Project committee, including a Reflections IC.
Each year, we celebrate the efforts made at class level towards developing the traits of a CJCian who thinks critically with a clear sense of purpose and leads with a heart for the welfare of others. The Outstanding Home Class and Outstanding Class Contribution Awards recognise classes that have demonstrated leadership skills, good academic progress, contributions, participation and physical well-being.
Local Service Learning
Our JC1 classes attend a Local Service Learning Fair to learn more about various Voluntary Welfare Organisations and choose a partner based on their passions, interests and preferences. We encourage our students to propose a cause they want to work on and advocate, to have a sustained engagement with the VWO and contribute to the community.
Overseas Service Learning
Our bright minds are matched by our full hearts. CJC culture is, in our students’ own words, burning hot. Our brimming calendar of activities are designed by our students for our students, so expect everything and more. A sports carnival for all? Check. Charity bazaars? Check. Movies under the stars? Check. The legendary CJC Rockafella – our annual rock concert? Triple check. Simply put, we burn brighter.
What better introduction to the CJC warmth and vibrancy than Orientation? Our Orientation Group Leaders always put in maximum effort to get you started with JC life on the right note. Uniforms, stationery, subject combinations, scholarships – no sweat, all set.