(Best Design Presentation Award - Team)
(Young Architect Award - Syasya Batrisyia)
CapitaLand Young Architect Programme 2018
During the period of 4 August to 8 September, 4 JWSS students were selected to participate in the CapitaLand Young Architect Programme (CLYAP) funded by CapitaLand Hope Fund (CHF) and supported by People's Association (PA), Community Development Councils (CDCs) and National University of Singapore (NUS). These students are, Ainsley Adria Bte Suhardi, Surya S/O Ravichandran, Syasya Batrisyia Bte Eaddy and Teo Yang Hui, Javier.
The CLYAP was initiated with the aim to inspire the younger generation to play a role in shaping real estate of the future and sets out to empower the community in rethinking the design and infrastructure of public spaces around their neighbourhood through participatory design. The CLYAP 2018 comprises 4 workshops which require students to develop creative design solutions, address community needs and enhance the communal spaces, as well as involvement in the Finale Presentation for their project.
Mentors, consisting of architects from CapitaLand and students from NUS Architecture, are attached to our students to guide them. At the end of the programme, our students will compete with other schools from other districts in Singapore.
This was the first time that JWSS was invited to participate in this programme and the school would like to extent our warmest congratulations to the 4 students for achieving exceptional results at the competition.
1. Best Design Presentation Award (Team award)
The team was rewarded with $100 CapitaLand voucher (each student) and a plaque as a form of recognition of their exceptional performance during the competition.
2. Young Architect Award (Individual - Syasya Batrisyia)
Special mention also goes to Syasya for her stellar performance throughout the programme and in recognition of her enthusiasm and passion, she was awarded the Young Architect Award.
JWSS Student Cael Chua represents Singapore as the Team Captain of the National U-16 Ice Hockey Team at the South-East Asia Youth Cup.
The school wishes to offer our heartiest congratulations to Cael Chua for representing Singapore at the National U-16 Ice Hockey event at the South-East Asia Youth Cup. Cael is also the National Team Captain and will be representing Singapore during the games from 3-7 September 2018.
We wish Cael and Team Singapore, all the best in the games!!
The school would like to congratulate Cael Chua and the Singapore Ice Hockey Team for emerging 1st runner up at the South-East Asia Youth Cup! Well done, Team Singapore !
** UPDATE 8 September 2018**
JWSS Student Council President, Kim Jeong Soo, featured in the Straits Times IN for his participation in the Methodist Girls' School 10th Regional Youth Conference.
On 19th July 2018, 6 of our Student Ambassadors and Student Councillors represented our school to attend the Regional Youth Conference (RYC) at Methodist Girls’ school. The RYC is a conference for young student leaders seeking to explore some of the complex issues we face today and it also serves as a premier platform where our students from Singapore and the region get to interact with experts from the public as well as private sector.
The students had the golden opportunity to interact with the delegate students from ASEAN region and attend conferences which highlighted the contributions by the ASEAN citizens for their home cities, countries, and the region. The students also shared about their learning points from the conference during a morning sharing in school.
It was a unique and fruitful learning experience for the students to understand the importance of innovation and global awareness
JWSS Students featured in the Tamil Murasu for entrepreneurial dare in film-making (16 July 2018)
20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project is a short film series aimed at nurturing the next generation of local filmmakers. Commissioned by Temasek, a Singapore investment company, the project provides 20 young aspiring filmmaking groups with funding as well as mentorships by some of Singapore’s most renowned directors.
We are proud that 4 of our students Surya (3E4), Rosenah (3N2), Shamini (3N2) and Pon Anushaa (3N2) were one of the selected groups and had the opportunity to represent our school and produce a music video entitled “Dusk tlll Dawn” under the mentorship of Wee Li Lin, a renowned local film director.
Their journey and experiences were featured prominently in the Tamil Murasu - the local tamil language newspaper. Congratulations!
Culture through Kabaddi Competition 2018
Our Under 15 and Under 18 Tamil Language students participated in the Culture through Kabadi Competition on 30 June at Anglo-Chinese School - Barker Campus. The Under 15 team won the Challenge Trophy and the Under 18 team clinched the 2nd Runner Up. Congratulations!
Peacemakers Conference 2018
From 20-22 June 2018, 4 JWSS Students participated in the annual Peacemakers Conference 2018, hosted by Raffles Girls School and held at the Singapore Management University. The conference participants were introduced to the principles and processes of mediation and encouraged to consider how they can apply them in their daily lives to resolve disputes amicably.
Our 4 JWSS Students, Dinah Melah Binte Nor Azha, Tew Chun Hui, Sandhya Karthigeyan and Insyirah Binte Muhammad Isham did us proud by emerging as the Champions of the Conference on 22 June 2018.
Below is an excerpt from the official report from the Peacemakers Conference, which can be found here.
"After four gruelling rounds of competition, NUS High School of Math & Science and Jurong West Secondary School emerged as the top two teams.
The finalists had the unenviable task of mediating in front of our distinguished panel of judges at the final round of the competition. This year, we were honoured to have our judging panel consist of Judge of Appeal Judith Prakash, Mr Loong Seng Onn, and Professor Joel Lee. Set in the beautiful David Marshall Moot Court at the Singapore Management University’s School of Law, our finalists were given the challenge of mediating a dramatic and emotionally-charged school conflict, with the added pressure mediating in front of an audience of all the facilitators and participants of the Conference.
Both teams rose to the challenge and put up solid performances worthy of the occasion. Commenting on the outstanding performance by the two finalists, Executive Director of SMC, Mr Loong Seng Onn, noted to an agreeing audience how the caliber of the student mediators was akin to even that of professional mediators with many years of practice. Justice Prakash also commended the finalists for their ability to grasp such difficult concepts and apply them with such proficiency in such a short space of time. After a lengthy process of deliberation, Jurong West Secondary School eventually emerged as the champions for the second consecutive year – the first time any school has won the Conference twice in a row!"
|Students featured in Meathavi 2018 ::
A National Tamil Quiz Competition TV Show
Our students, Ramakrishnan Rishanthi (4E1), Cynthia Manivannan (3E5) and Sivakumar Harini (2N2) participated in 'Meathavi 2018', a National Level Secondary School Quiz Competition. When translated, Meathavi means ‘the knowledge arena’. The competition tested students on their language proficiency, general knowledge as well as mathematical skills. We are proud to announce that our students qualified for the quarterfinals and went through the semi-final round on 10 February 2018. The semi-finals was telecast on Vasantham channel on Monday, 4 June 2018 at 9.00pm and our students were featured on this episode.
10th ASEAN School Games 2018
Our JWSS Student, Mohamed Danial Bin Mohamed Irwan from 4N3 has been selected to represent Singapore at the 10th ASEAN School Games from 19 - 27 July 2018 in Malaysia for Volleyball.
The school wishes to express our congratulations and well wishes to Danial and that we are proud of his achievements.
Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) 2018
The English Language Drama & Debate Society (ELDDS) sent a team of five students to participate in the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) that began in February. The team comprised Nur Farzana Sykirah Bte Adam (4E1), Marinah Bte Mazlan (4E1), Su Myat Naing (4E3), Arunagiri Kirthiga (3E3) and Nashita Farveen D/O Dawood M (3E3).
These students prepared intensively under the guidance of their debate coach and faced the School of Science and Technology, Bukit Batok Secondary School and Serangoon Secondary School in the three Preliminary Rounds. They successfully won two of three rounds and qualified for the Quarter-Finals for the first time in JWSS history. We are delighted that Su Myat Naing and Farzana were awarded the Top 20 Speakers of the SSSDC (Division III) based on their scores for all the debate rounds.
Sorkalam 2018, a National Tamil debate series for Secondary schools
Sorkalam 2018, a National Tamil debate series for Secondary schools, is one of the most highly anticipated competitions among the Tamil students’ community. This is our first experience participating in this competition and it was a remarkable achievement for our school to emerge as one of the top 8 schools among the 30 schools who participated in Sorkalam 2018. The finals was telecast live at Vasantham Channel on 7 April 2018 and the event was graced by Mr Vikram Nair, Member of Parliament, Sembawang GRC. We were awarded with trophies and a cash prize of $250 during this event.
The exciting journey had provided our students a platform to explore current affairs, hone their debating skills and also groom themselves to be confident speakers.
Singapore Police Force - NPCC Badge Award 2018
The SPF-NPCC Badge is the pinnacle award that NPCC cadets can vie for. The objective of awarding SPF-NPCC Badge to cadets is to identify and recognise outstanding cadets with good leadership qualities. Nominated cadets go through 2 rounds of rigorous interviews at Area level and also NPCC HQ. This year, only 146 cadets were selected for the SPF-NPCC Badge.
Two of the award recipients are from Jurong West Secondary School. They are Crystal Kwok from 4E2 and Yeo Ying Jie from 4E1. They have shown dedication to the corps and resilience as they actively led the unit as Cadet Leaders and invested numerous hours to train and lead their juniors in competitions.
10th International Model United Nations Conference 2017
Jurong West Secondary School students took part in the 3 days conference, hosted and organised by ACS (Independent) from 5th to 7th June 2017. This was the first time our school took part in this conference and we are very proud that one of our student, Shwetha Raj (3E2) was presented with the Best Policy Statement Award under the United Nations Security Council
Nanyang Polytechnic Science & Technology Challenge 2017
JWSS Science Department sent our students to participate in the NYP Science & Technology Challenge 2017 on 5 September. Our students went through a series of lectures to learn about scientific concepts related to their competition category. In the second section of the event, students were given time to construct their prototypes and do a field test. All the different categories competed and our students won in the following categories.
Champion in Wind-Powered Racer (Category 5), 1st Runner-Up and the Most Innovative Prize in Bodyweight Challenge (Category 3) and 1st Runner-Up in Take Flight & Soar (Category 10).
After participating in this event for 2 years, we are pleased to announce that Jurong West Secondary emerged as 1st Runner-Up for Science & Technology Challenge 2017! Well done to our students!
Global English Language Test (GELT) 2017
It measures students’ English language proficiency, and ability to
1.express an idea clearly, concisely, and grammatically correct
2.read, understand, and analyze standard written English
3.make a logical argument, and communicate effectively
International Competition and Assessment (ICAS) Science organised by the University of New South Wales
ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. Yee Ray (2E3) is awarded distinction for being the top 8% of the Secondary Two cohort at national level and Cai Xu Bin (3E1) is awarded high distinction for being the top 1% of the Secondary Three cohort at national level.
|Time Capsule Challenge 2017
On 27 July, a group of four JWSS students participated in the Time Capsule Challenge 2017. This is an Inter-School Humanities and Current Affairs Competition which aims to deepen students’ understanding of current affairs and the humanities through creative application of their knowledge to different scenarios. We are pleased to announce that two of our students, Melwinder Kaur and Nicole Lee from 4E3 were presented the Silver Award for their outstanding achievements in the individual category.
West Zone B Division Volleyball Championship (Boys)
Yu Jia Wei, Ron (4E3) Adric Kok Ming Hui (5N2) Fabien Ng Bing Jun (4E3) Huang Jiashun (4E2) Lim Jun Kai (4E1) Kris Chua Yi Fong (4N2) Ng Sze Keong, Melvin (4N3) Ames Ng Jun Han (4N3) Noorhakim B Mohama Zaid (3E5) Mohamed Danial B Mohamed Irwan (3N3) Elson Lim Wei Yang (3E3) Ang CHuan Kait (3E5) Lim Jing Kang, Donovan (3N2) Yap Kiat Meng (3T1)
The Jurong West Secondary School B Division Volleyball boys clinched the 4th place in the 2017 West Zone B Division Volleyball Tournament. In the Preliminary Round, the boys recorded wins against River Valley High School, West Spring Secondary School and Yuhua Secondary School and finished second in their group to qualify for the Semi Finals of the West Zone Tournament. The boys were pitted against Clementi Town Secondary School in the Semi Finals and acquitted themselves well, but were unfortunate to lose to the eventual first runner-up in the West Zone Tournament. Despite the loss, the boys have done the school proud by clinching the 4th place in the competition for the second year in a row.
|The Boys’ Brigade Founder’s Award (FAA) is the highest and most honourable award a BB boy can attain in the Seniors Programme. The award recognises boys for their outstanding performance in approved Brigade-level activities and the duties in the Brigade such as the annual Share-a-Gift project. This year, we are proud to announce that three of our boys received the Award and we congratulate them for the perseverance and dedication shown. They are Warrant Officers (WO) Ng Wei Jie, Alex and Alvin Tang Chin Yi, and Staff Sergeant (SSG) Junior Seng Zhi Wei. They received this award on 1 July 2017 at the SAFRA Jurong.|
|In 2017, the JWSS B Division Basketball boys achieved a 4th place in the West Zone Basketball Championship where they recorded wins against Teck Whye Secondary, River Valley High School and Commonwealth Secondary School in the Preliminary Round. In the Second Round, the boys continued to do well and recorded wins against Assumption English School, Hua Yi Secondary School, New Town Secondary and Nan Hua High School to finish 2nd place in the group and qualify for the Semi Finals for the West Zone Competition. The Zonal Semi Finals was played against Unity Secondary School where our boys gave a good account of themselves, but lost to the eventual champions. Nevertheless, the boys picked themselves up and played against Bukit Panjang Government High School where they lost narrowly with a score of 56-55 to secure 4th place in the Zone.
At the National Schools Basketball Championship, the team continued to do well in the first round where they scored wins against Guangyang Secondary School and Anglican High School to qualify 2nd place in the group. In the Quarter Final stage, the team came up against stronger schools to record 1 win and 2 loses before settling for a National Top 8 place as well as securing a “Fair Play Award” for their efforts in the National Competition.
On 1 April, a group of 12 JWSS students participated in the Destination Imagination National Tournament which provides opportunities for participants to think creatively, take risks and work together to solve common problems.
A team of 5 students from the Student Ambassadors participated in the Service-Learning Challenge titled “Ready, Willing & Fable” and a team of 7 students from the Art Talent-Driven Programme participated in the Fine Arts Challenge titled “Vanished!”
We are pleased to announce that both teams achieved the 1st Runner Up for Middle Level in their respective Challenges for this tournament.
For the Service-Learning Challenge, we have:
1) Jasmine Liew from 2E1
2) Nur Mahirah from 2E2
3) Koh Xin Ru from 2E2
4) Adiy Taufeeq from 2E4
5) Noelle Tan from 2E4
Team Manager: Mr Teo Eng Tong
For the Fine Arts Challenge, we have:
1) Angel Zhou from 2E1
2) Jessica Jenne from 2E1
3) Katrizia Movida from 2E1
4) Nashita Farveen from 2E1
5) Venus Lim from 2E1
6) Venus Png from 2E1
7) Yuhanaa from 2E1
Team Manager: Mr Sam Lim
|'Best Video' category at The Media Challenge 2017
Our students won the 'Best Video' category at The Media Challenge 2017 at Republic Polytechnic, organised by the Faculty of Diploma in Mass Communication, where the event drew 31 teams from 22 secondary schools with over 150 students.
The panel of judges from the industry were very impressed by our students from the team, JWSS Voice, and commended them on their high quality of work, dedication to the task and ability to put together a comprehensive social media package that adhered closely to the theme – Youth and their Aspirations: "If you could make one change, what would it be?"
Participating teams had to propose a cause they are passionate about and pitch it to the Editor of Youth.SG, a lifestyle and news website, covering entertainment, the latest trends and issues facing Singaporean youths today. The challenge saw many entries of excellent quality and our team clinched it for their clarity in storytelling through the video which reflected good camera work and video editing skills. Despite their youth and relative lack of experience, they created professional work that impressed everyone on the panel.
Our students' winning work can be viewed on: YouTube (CLICK HERE)
A separate production with Youth.SG on Facebook (CLICK HERE)
Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise (ICE) Challenge 2017
This national competition calls for primary and secondary school students to submit innovative and creative solutions to identified problems. It was jointly organised by MoneyTree Singapore and SPRING Singapore. This year, participants were required to create videos of their innovations and upload to YouTube to be judged by a panel of industry and business professionals.
29 students from our Science JeWel programme and the Science Club, working in teams, represented our school in this competition. Three of our students: Seo Jiwon (3E1), Eunice Ng Jia Jia (3E3), Venus Png Jia Yu (3E3), from team Beary, clinched the Third prize in the secondary section for their product "Sure Wake Up Watch".
Basketball National Under-18 Men’s Team
Wong Teng Yew (4E2)
Wong Teng Yew (from Class 4E2) has been invited to the National Under-18 Men’s Team training.
The National Under-18 Men’s team will be training for a period of 2 years, in preparation for the regional SEABA U18 Championship and continental FIBA Asia U18 Championship competitions in 2018.
Australian Mathematics Competition 2016
In the 2016 Australian Mathematics Competition, 116 of our students took part in the competition and they were awarded 4 Distinctions, 24 Credit, 77 Proficiency and 11 Participation awards.
|Nanyang Polytechnic Science and Technology Challenge 2016
The annual Science and Technology Challenge organised by NYP is an opportunity for young and budding engineers to get their hands-on building prototypes by applying their knowledge and understanding in science.
The competition put students’ real-life problem solving skills to the test and aims to challenge their creativity and team efficiency, requiring students to create innovative designs with the limited materials provided.
Two teams from JWSS made a strong showing in the ‘Hybrid Boat’ and ‘Take flight and soar’ categories and emerged 2nd runner up and 1st runner up respectively!
A big congratulations to our students!
Basketball National U16 Boys Team
Loh Weng Hon Louis (4N2)
Loh Weng Hon Louis (from Class 4N2) has been selected to represent the National U16 Boys in the 5th Asia Pacific Youth Basketball Cup to be held in Singapore from 20-23 October 2016.
Basketball National U16 Girls Team
Germaine Aw Zi Wei has been selected to represent the National U16 Girls in the 5th Asia Pacific Youth Basketball Cup, to be held in Singapore from 20-23 October 2016.
Boys’ Brigade Founder’s Award (FAA) 2016
Gan Yao Yang (4E4)
The Boys’ Brigade Founder’s Award (FAA) is the highest and most honourable award a BB boy can attain in the Seniors Programme. The award recognises boys for their outstanding performance in approved Brigade-level activities and the duties in the Brigade such as the annual Share-a-Gift project. We congratulate SSG Gan Yao Yang for the perseverance he has shown and the dedication put on the task. He received his award on 3 July 2016, Saturday.
SPF-NPCC Badge Awardees
SI (NPCC) Khong York Pan (4E4)
SI (NPCC) Dania Bte Azmi (4E3)
SSG (NPCC) Nur Laili Bte Samsuri (4E4)
Since 1997, the SPF-NPCC Badge has been the pinnacle badge awarded to NPCC cadets who display exemplary leadership qualities and outstanding achievements. Cadets experience two rigorous rounds of interviews before being selected for this honour. Out of the 160 recipients across approximately 150 schools in 2016, 3 award recipients are from Jurong West Secondary School NPCC. All three award recipients have shown dedication and resilience as they actively led the unit as Cadet Leaders and invested numerous hours to train and lead their juniors in competitions.
Singapore Olympic Foundation Peter Lim Scholarship
Azura Bte Azlan (1N2)
The scholarship provides financial assistance to help young deserving sports talents from humble backgrounds to achieve their sporting goals. It also seeks to support under-18, high-performing athletes to pursue sporting excellence in their chosen fields.Past winners include Joseph Schooling and Tao Li. The award ceremony was held on 20 May 2016 at ITE College East with a total of 99 secondary school students were awarded for their respective sports.
Azura Be Azlan (1N2) from JWSS was awarded the scholarship in the category of Football and she was 1 of the only 4 girls who received the Scholarship for Football. Her achievements included participating in the Football Association of Singapore National Girls Under-14 Team, Japan FA International Girls Festival in March 2016, Hong Kong FA Jockey Club Girls’ International Youth Competition in April 2016, Laos AFC Under-14 Championships in May 2016 and representing Singapore in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls Regional Championship in June 2016.
Red Cross Youth (RCY) President’s Award
Han Wan Chee (4E1)
The Red Cross Youth (RCY) President’s Award was introduced in 2012 to recognize outstanding cadets in the Red Cross Youth. Recipients of the award will receive a badge and a plaque as a token of their outstanding service in RCY and the community. We are proud to announce that Han Wan Chee of 4E1 received the award from His Excellency, President Dr Tony Tan, on 6 October 2015.
Boys’ Brigade Founder’s Award (FAA)
Warrant Officer Jared Lim (4E1)
Warrant Officer Benjamin Tan (4E2)
Warrant Officer Goh Boon Siong (4E1)
Warrant Officer Tan Jian Wei (4E4)
The Boys’ Brigade Founder’s Award (FAA) is the highest and most honourable award a BB boy can attain in the Seniors Programme. The award recognises boys for their outstanding performance in approved Brigade-level activities and the duties in the Brigade such as the annual Share-a-Gift project. The 4 boys received the award from Ms Liew Wei Li, Divisional Director, Student Development Curriculum Division at SAFRA Mount Faber on 11 July 2015 (Saturday).
Finalists for the SINO Junior Reporter Programme (SJRP) 2015
Poh Quan Ting (4N1)
Wong Xiang Ying (4N1)
Shalni D/O Selvarajoo (4N1)
Noor Rasul B Shaik Alavudin (4N1)
Lim Shao Han (4N1)
The above students participated in the SINO Junior Reporter Programme (SJRP) 2015 and qualified to represent the school as finalists among 60 other students from various local educational institutions.
Organised by the SINO Group and the South China Morning Post (SCMP Young Post), and supported by the National Youth Council, the objective of the programme was to enable participants to appreciate the pivotal role that Singapore’s historical buildings have played in shaping Singapore’s future. The SJRP 2015 served as a fantastic interdisciplinary platform (Humanities & English) to provide our students with a deeper appreciation of Singapore, in addition to developing them through learning valuable interviewing, research, analytical and writing skills.
Quan Ting shared that, “The experience of participating in this competition made me better understand and appreciate the importance of our urban heritage”.
Rasul additionally added, “Participating in such national programmes boosted my confidence. I got to interact with students from other schools, and also learn from senior management in the SINO Group”.
4th placing in the National Schools Basketball Championships 2015
Benjamin Ang (5N1)
Dexter Tan (4E1)
Cheang Yiuwei (4E2)
Lim Zhi Yi (4E3)
Sean Tiah (4E3)
Wang Jingkai (4E3)
Ong Jin Han (4E5)
Shaun Ong (4E5)
Ye Ytun Naing (4E5)
Jeff Tan (4N3)
Kelvin Ser (4N3)
Joseph Po (4N3)
Achievement in Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (IITAAS) and SINDA:
Junior Category- Won the 1st Prize in the inaugural Singapore Indian Young Writers Competition
Mahendra Prasad (4N1)
Currently studying in Jurong West Secondary School
More information on the competition is available from the attached write-up: https://www.filedropper.com/mahendrasuccessstory_1 and at the following website: https://www.
His award winning essay can is available for reading at: https://www.filedropper.com/mahendraessay