10 August: Blood Donation Drive
7 August: Bicentennial Board Display
1 August: Nurses' Day
Our ambassadors in school with the customized tote bags for the nurses
27 July: Fostering Resilience Motivation Workshop + Champions Eagles Talk
On 27th July 2019, Ms Josey Koh from Compass Life conducted the Fostering Resilience Motivation Workshop for our school to learn how to develop resilience to persevere and adapt positively in the face of challenges. Around 25 parents and students turned up and are empowered on ways to strengthen the child’s social and emotional skills, build positive belief, and improve their communication. Various deep breathing exercises were also taught to help them manage stress and parents had an opportunity to bond with their children through activities that they undertook together.
After the workshop we had the Champions Eagles Talk session where 2 of our alumni members, Glen and Nicole shared with us their fond memories during their time in the school, how the school helped them in building resilience and provided us the insight of the route taken by them upon their leaving from JWSS. The workshop ended with a Q&A session where we get to hear from the alumni some suggestions on how to build our resilience with parents and students.
6 July: Arts Labs @ Kampung Admiralty
On 6 July 2019, it was smiles all around at our Art Labs booth at Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza, as selected students from the Applied Learning Programme (ALP) and the Enhanced Art Programme (EAP) took part in the Intergenerational event, as part of the Singapore Youth Festival. Our students wowed the participants by harnessing the power of ICT to engage and guide the budding artists in their creations.
Through this meaningful engagement with the community and sharing of our school's art practices, our students were provided with real-life application of what they have learnt in school. It also provided an opportunity for them to acquire and practice life-skills, and build strong values and social emotional competencies through interaction with the community.
5 July 2019: W3 Cluster Literature Symposium 2019
On 5 July 2019, Jurong West Secondary School’s Literature in English Unit organised the 4th W3 Cluster Literature Symposium and received positive response from both student and teacher participants in the Cluster and West Zone.
The theme for this year’s symposium is Learning for Life in the Literature Classroom, where Ms Orry Zhang shared in her opening address on the enduring values and skills that the subject advocates and teaches.
Through The 4QR: A Tool to Structure and Deepen Thinking workshop conducted by Ms June Henry (ST, English Literature, Maris Stella High) and Assessment for Learning in Literature workshop conducted by Ms Sukhjeet Kaur (ST, English Literature, CHIJ Katong Covent), teacher participants enriched their learning and further strengthened their teaching pedagogy to instill the joy of learning of Literature in their students.
Student participants reignited their passion for the written word through the Unseen Poetry: Developing Personal Insight workshop conducted by Ms Meenakshi Palaniappan and Ms Nithya Rajaratnam (ELLB/CPDD) and the Singapore Poetry: Writing About and Beyond Borders workshop conducted by Ms Esther Vincent (Editor-in-chief and Founder of The Tiger Moth Review). Student participants also get to view Singapore through a different lens through the Singapore Films: An Appreciation workshop conducted by Ms Sunita (JWSS Literature teacher).
W3 Cluster Symposium participants watching the opening performance by Spoken Poet Ms Stephanie Chan
3 July 2019: Visit by 2nd Minister for Finance and Education, Ms Indranee Rajah
Ms Indranee had an engaging time with our students where they showcased their ALP projects and had an interactive engagement session with our students where our students asked Ms Indranee about equality in Singapore, MOE’s move to reduce academic stress, her experience working with our Founding PM, Mr Lee Kuan Yew as well as what it is really like being a Minister and what keeps her going.
Our staff also had an equally meaningful engagement session with Ms Indranee as they heard her views on matters such as Full Subject Based Banding and what it means for teachers, legislation governing youths as well as UPLIFT and how parents and schools could work in greater synergy with community groups.
Ms Indranee also mentioned about her visit to our school in her Facebook!
To view more photos of the visit, please click here
17-19 June: Peacemakers Conference 2019
29 May: SBS Bus Captain Appreciation and Kindness Promotion
27 May 2019: ECG Day
Sharing by our guest speakers about their career
|Mr Chia Hock Lai||Mr Adzfar Alami||Ms Cherlyn Lim|
CEO of Switchnovate, a
Fintech consultancy firm
Senior associate at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP,
one of the biggest law firms in Singapore
Trainer at SHATEC, Hospitality
and Business Studies
Our students were given the opportunity to ask the guest speakers some questions during the panel discussion.
Sharing by Jurong Pioneer JC
Sharing by our school's ECG Counsellor
Sharing by a former student on his educational and career pathway
Organisations were invited to set up booths in the school. Students were given the opportunity to visit the booths to find out more about the various post-secondary pathways and to clarify their doubts.
4 May 2019: Yoga Session for Parent Support Group
Student Council Investiture and Student Leaders’ Appointment Ceremony 2019
The Student Ambassador EXCO
Student Leaders and their parents, together with our principal, Mr Michael Muhunthan
Students Leaders (CCA) and their parents, together with our principal, Mr Michael Muhunthan
24 April 2019: UG POP and CCA Appreciation Tea 2019
12 April 2019: JWSS Sports Day 2019
The JWSS Annual Sports Day 2019 was held on 12 April 2019 at the Clementi Stadium. The much anticipated event provided an opportunity for the school to come together to celebrate sporting excellence as well as school spirit. Apart from the individual and team track events, students also took part in the Obstacle Course and Physical Challenge activities. Our JWSS teachers and Parent Support Group members also demonstrated their athletic abilities in the Teachers’ Relay Race.
Students attempting the new obstacle challenge during Sports Day
Participants of the Sec 2 100m race starting their race.
30 March 2019: Drug Prevention Workshop + Engaging with Teenagers Talk
The second part of the session was a talk that revolved around engaging with teenagers. The talk was conducted by Ms Cynthia Khoo from Focus on the Family Singapore Limited. Ms Khoo introduced to the parents various techniques to ensure that there is an open and effective communication between the parents and their teenagers. Among others, the talk also gave an insight into the minds of the teenagers so that the parents are able to foster a better cooperation with their teenagers.The lively session also provided parents to share their own experiences to foster better communications with their teenagers. With this sharing of knowledge and in the presence of an expert in her field, the participants were able to equip themselves with the relevant tools to engage more effectively with their teenagers.
27 - 29 March 2019: Secondary Two Adventure Camp
Secondary Two Cohort start their camp by pitching up their tents
Aspiring Master Chefs in the making figuring out their menu for Outdoor Cooking
Brainstorming how to put their raft together using the knotting skills they learned
Highlight of the camp, the Zipline!
They must have confidence in themselves to cross the bridge they built
Braving new heights was one of the activities our Secondary Two cohort has to overcome using their abseiling techniques
Bring me to safety with the Tarzan Swing!
Service above self, students take turn to serve each other meals during the camp
Our students showing their entrepreneurial skills, convincing the facilitator the special traits of their pioneering project
What other way to end a camp other than a Campfire Night!
SC Presidential Elections 2019
The 19th SC Presidential Elections were successfully conducted from January to March 2019. The eight presidential candidates demonstrated strong communication skills and leadership competencies as they spoke in front of the student body and teachers to gain their support during the panel discussion. It was certainly a tough decision for the student body to vote for their ideal Presidential Candidate as all of them stood out during the elections. Guan Yi Min (3N2) was eventually appointed as the President-Elect while Fong Jia Cheng (3E3) and Tew Chun Hui (3E2) were appointed as the Vice-Presidents-Elect.
15 March 2019: Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight Programme
23 February 2019: Parents Support Group Welcome Tea Session
18 February 2019: Sports CCA Oath Taking Ceremony 2019
Jurong West Secondary School commemorated the official Opening of the 2019 National Schools Games (NSG) on 18 February 2019. The purpose of this ceremony is to mark the start of the National School Games (NSG) for 2019 and to highlight the roles of different stakeholders (including school leaders, teachers, coaches, officials and student athletes) in ensuring that the NSG is conducted safely, fairly and remains a meaningful learning experience for all. In addition to the Minister’s speech read by our Vice-Principal Mdm Lim Lay Hoon, student athletes from the school’s 8 Sports CCA came together for the National School Games Oath Taking Ceremony. Movida Katrizia Erika Pareja (4E5), Captain of the JWSS Netball Team, led all Sports CCA Leaders in reciting the Athlete’s Oath in the presence of the entire school. The Athlete’s Oath was a solemn promise that every athlete make to play fairly in the name of true sportsmanship. This ceremony gave students better appreciation of the value of sports participation and to show their support for their school representatives. We wish all student athletes from Jurong West Secondary School the very best in their upcoming competitions and to remain resilient while achieving excellence in every training session and competition.
4 February 2019: Chinese New Year Celebration
2 February 2019: Alumni Tea Session
Alumni Tea is the first meeting for the Alumni and teachers in charge to welcome our new Alumni who just graduated the year before. This year we welcomed about 10 new alumni and throughout the year we will still be expecting more to join us! It was great seeing different batches of students from JWSS getting to know each other and looking forward to contributing back to their alma mater.
25 January 2019: CCA Open House
The 2019 CCA Open House was held on 25 Jan 2019 (Friday). It was a fun and memorable day when all 20 CCAs in the school setup their CCA booths to welcome the Secondary 1 students. There were performances put up by the school Band, Choir, Dance and English Language Debate & Drama Society in the School Hall, a combined UG skit featuring the SG Secure Movement, as well as the UG Showcase held at the Parade Square during the Free & Easy segment of the programme. Parents and Secondary 1 students met with CCA teachers, Instructors, and CCA students to find out more about the prospective CCAs that they would be interested in.
Boys trying an Archery Tag activity at the Boys Brigade booth
Boys from the National Cadet Corp showcasing their rifle drills
Dance performance during the Free & Easy segment
Parents and students visiting the CCA Booths
CCA Teachers and Instructors addressing questions that parents and students have