TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS 2020
While covid-19 may have meant VJC’s Teachers’ Day celebrations had to be carried online, teachers were left feeling no less encouraged and celebrated. Celebrations kicked off on 27 August morning with a classroom programme hosted by student emcees. Highlights of the programme included heartwarming performances by students, as well as a tongue-in-cheek video featuring different profiles of teachers put together by new teachers that had joined VJC in 2020, an internal teachers’ only celebration planned by the Staff Welfare Committee and a specially catered lunch for teachers the following week on 3 September prepared by our very own Parent Support Group (PSG). While covid-19 may have changed the way in which school celebrations are run, it certainly hasn’t taken away the good cheer and positivity that remain a fixture in schools as places of hope and promise.
A Level Results Release: Class of 2018
On Fri 21 Feb 2020, the Cohort of 2018 returned to College to receive their A-Level results. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, results release took place in the classrooms this time. Different as that was, the excitement of being back in College and meeting their peers was no less palpable. The results were also outstanding. The cohort attained a Median University Score (UAS) of 85, with 170 students achieving at least 6 distinctions, and 91 students achieving the highest possible UAS of 90. We congratulate all Victorians on their excellent achievements. Nil Sine Labore!
OPEN HOUSE 2020: THE VICTORIA EFFECT
The Victoria Effect was held on 14 January. Decked out in our finest gear, Victorians welcomed close to 1,500 visitors. Our student ambassadors, known affectionately as the FACEs of VJC, brought O-Level graduates and their parents around our campus home, showing them the different facets of Victorian life and giving them a glimpse of the Victorian Effect. Visitors enquired about academic and non-academic programmes on offer, were enthralled by performances by our Victorian talent and basked in the vibrancy of Victorian culture. VJ Boleh!
Our campus is getting a facelift as we upgrade our facilities to create a conducive environment for learning. Look forward to more collaborative spaces in the library, brighter lecture theatres and a spruced up sports gallery!
On 11 October 2019, we held a Farewell Assembly for our J2s as the college gathered to celebrate their achievements, appreciate their contributions to the college and wished them all the best for their A level examinations.
33RD YMCA PLAIN ENGLISH SPEAKING AWARDS (PESA)
The following students have performed well for the JC/Poly/ITE/CI finals at the 33rd YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards (PESA) concluded this afternoon: Cheryl Susan Varghese (19S33) has placed 2nd runner up, and Krishnakumar Varsha (19S54) was announced as the Champion for this year’s competition! Good job!
5th PRESIDENT’S SCHOLAR: SIOW MEIN YEAK, YUE
We are delighted to announce that Siow Mein Yeak, Yue, from the class of 17S44, has been awarded the President’s Scholarship, by the Public Service Commission. This scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded to students with a strong ethos for Public Service, sound character, and a steadfast dedication to improving the lives of Singaporeans.
In 2019, VJC celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the theme Viesta! A gala dinner was held at at the Shangri-la Hotel in July. The occasion was graced by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance who is an alumnus of VJC from the class of 1989. In addition to the dinner, the celebratory events included a concert series and a “Back to School” Home Run.
URA CUBE Competition
A group of 6 students from VJC took part in the URA CUBE Competition where they redesigned Serangoon Central based on the theme of A Sustainable Singapore. The VJC team was 1 of 4 schools who were awarded the Outstanding Project award. Congratulations to the following students: Kelly Soo Chia Yi (18S31), Lin Yonghui (18S31), Yanesh Sreedharan (18S31), Kay Yeo Hui (18S41), Rachel Lee Rui Qi (18S41) and Zhou Zhou Zhou (18S64).
2019 ASIAN PHYSICS OLYMPIAD
A group of VJC students participated in the Asian Physics Olympiad 2019 held in Adelaide, Australia. Eight of our students brought home a total of six awards – 2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes, and 2 Honourable Mentions. 18S55 Ge Shu was awarded the Silver award as well as Best Overall Female Performer. Congratulations!