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Monday Enrichment Programme Preview ’19: Global Studies Programme (GSP)

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Loh Su Jean (19A01A), Moh Jin Yin (19A01A), Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Eugene Chua (19A01B), and Li Ze Hua (19S05B)

“A man can do all things if he has but wills them.” — Leon Battista Alberti (Italian author)

600 years ago, this quote from one of the most accomplished Renaissance figures inspired one of the core aims of the Global Studies Programme (GSP) today: to develop students into modern “Renaissance men and women” capable of accomplishing anything they apply themselves to.

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Monday Enrichment Programme Preview ’19: Peer Helpers Programme (PHP)

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Teo Jun Hua (19A01A)

No kidding, JC is a stressful place. While teachers and friends will be supportive where they can, sometimes even that isn’t enough; other times the inherent familiarity makes it even harder for us to open up to them about our personal struggles. It was to fill this need that the Peer Helpers Programme (PHP) was established in 2016, in response to the growing awareness that “most students would prefer to seek out their fellow students or peers for help, rather than their parents, teachers, or… counsellors.

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Monday Enrichment Programme Preview ‘19: Government Civics and Engagement Programme (GCEP)

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By Xuan Zi Han (19A01A)

Questions like what’s the use of ‘I pledge allegiance’ without understanding? Like why is it so easy to divert thoughts and implant others? Like what is freedom and why is it so hard to explain? The Children’s Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can — then your children will…”

This is how The Children’s Story, written by British-American author James Clavell, concludes, and how our 2018 GCEP cycle started and continued — with a tinge of scepticism and an invitation for collective inquiry.

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CCA Previews’ 19: Soccer (Girls)

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Christie Soo (19A01B) and Catherine Kausikan (19A01B)

Soccer Girls is a CCA filled with muddy boots, tiring trainings, and lots of excited shouting from a team of passionate girls. If you’re interested in joining us, all you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. Our CCA is a developmental one in RJ, and as such there are no strict prerequisites expected of you! The trial will include some simple physical tests on your agility, speed, basic ball skills and game sense.  While the sport is physically demanding, there’s no need to be intimidated, as fitness can be trained! In fact, many previous members weren’t from sports CCAs in secondary school. Our trials are open to anybody and everybody who has an interest in the sport.

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CCA Previews’ 19: Track and Field

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Written by Joel Low (19S03I), Captain, Linnette Chua (19S03B), Captain, Abel Tng (19S03M), Vice-Captain and Amanda Tong (19S03G), Vice-Captain

When you think of Track and Field, what comes to mind? A bunch of people running at the track everyday, perhaps jumping or throwing? Or during match support at the annual National Schools Track and Field Championships in April: the show off of a multitude of talent and skills, the setting of new records, the receiving of medals and glory? However, the truth is: Track and Field is much more than that.

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