5 April 2021: Sec 4 & 5 CCA Appreciation Tea 2021
The 2021 Sec 4 & 5 CCA Appreciation Tea was held on 5 April 2021 (Monday). It was an extraordinary session where all 22 CCAs were connected live via Zoom in their allocated venues, in line with Safe Management Measures (SMM). Student representatives of the graduating cohort shared their memorable stories from their CCA journeys, while the Boys Basketball Team coach and English Language Drama and Debating instructor joined in the session to share their personal experiences while coaching #teamjurongwest. Over the years, our students had forged a deep connection with their CCAs and built many meaningful friendships with their peers. As the event drew to the close, the CCA Appreciation Tea marks the end of our students’ CCA journey in JWSS as they turn their focus onto the National Examinations.
|Our enthusiastic event emcees, Kavya from Student Ambassador and Renee from Student Council.||Sharing by Basketball coach, Mr Lee Kendy.||Sharing by English Language Drama and Debating instructor, Mr Leuven.|
|Sharing by Nabil from Environmental Science Club and Alyssa from Netball.||Our passionate Volleyball players and Concert Band members, cheering during the Zoom session. 24|
|2021 CCA Appreciation Tea opening address by Vice-Principal, Mrs Rosie Lau.|
1 April : 20th Speech and Prize Giving Day 2021
On 1 April 2021, Jurong West Secondary School commemorated 20 years of history-making ever since its establishment in 2001! This year, we were honoured to have Mr Patrick Tay, BBM, Member of Parliament, Pioneer Constituency, to join us in our 20th Anniversary Celebrations. This year’s Speech and Prize-Giving theme ‘Our Heart, Our Hope, Our JW’ sought to tie the school’s past, present and future together. As one JW, we honour our past endeavours, celebrate our present and build our future.
Mr Patrick Tay (center) and the Welcome Party consisting of Principal, Mr Michael (4th from right), Vice Principals, Mrs Rosie Lau (2nd from right) and Mr Michael Chan (1st from right), SAC Chairperson, Mr Lee Kah Howe (3rd from right), PSG Representative, Mdm Chloe Toh (1st from left), Organising Committee IC, Ms Orry Zhang (2nd from left), President of Student Council, Jeff Cheah (4th from left) and Company Sergeant Major (Boys Brigade), Paul Lim (3rd from left)
The 20th Speech and Prize-Giving ceremony started memorably with Mr Tay greeted by NPCC’s salute and fanfare music played by Concert Band. Mr Tay was then invited to release 9 koi fishes from a holding tank custom-made by our D&T unit in the newly renovated Fish Pond. The number 9 represents continuity and longevity in the Chinese culture, and the release of the 9 koi fishes symbolises our hopes of everlasting happiness for JWSS!
Mr Patrick Tay releasing 9 koi fishes in the newly-renovated Fish PondJWSS NCC then dazzled the audience with their smart moves in the Precision and Free Style Drill Performance. Despite the event being scaled down to ensure adherence to safe management measures, our Modern Dance Club and Choir put up performances to bring the spirit to a high and to celebrate our successes. The performances reflected the million dreams that we have for JWSS and our hope that these dreams will take flight.
|JWSS NCC’s Precision and Free Style Drill Performance at the Parade Square||Mr Lee Kah Howe presenting the Top Academic Award for Sec 4 Express|
|Mr Patrick Tay presenting the MOE Long Service award to
Mr Lee Jun Wei
|Summer Goo of Class 2020, giving her Valedictory speech|
|JWSS Modern Dance Club, with their performance, A Dance that Took Flight||JWSS Choir, with their finale performance, A Million
The audience was also treated to two mesmerising videos – one sand art performance detailing the JW Dream with a poem written by our JWSS teachers, and another video commemorating 20 years of the JW Story as compiled by our very own alumnus, Ervin Liyu. Mr Tay was also presented with a token of appreciation titled Onward, a painting of the school’s façade in steeped in beautiful colours to represent the school’s vibrancy, which was done by our EAP student, Nur Dini of class 3N2.
Video 1 : The JW Dream
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Video 2 : The JW Story
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Mr Patrick Tay, Nur Dini and Mr Michael with the token of appreciation for GOH, titled Onward
The school’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations ended on a symbolic note. The JWSS Time Capsule, which contains the school’s memories, joys and hopes, was sealed by Mr Tay. This Time Capsule is set to be reopened in the year 2036!
Mr Patrick Tay and his well-wishes card for JWSS, before sealing the JWSS Time Capsule in the School Foyer
Mr Patrick Tay talking to student emcees at the Foyer
Mr Patrick Tay also made a Facebook post to congratulate #teamJWSS for 20 wonderful years of achievements, accolades and memories! Please check out his post at
11 February : Chinese New Year Celebration 2021
On 11 Feb 2021 (Thursday), the MTL Department organised the annual Chinese New Year Celebration on New Year’s Eve.
This was indeed a unique experience for all JWSS staff and students. Even though we were not able to celebrate in the hall like previous years due to the pandemic, but it was still memorable as we were able to celebrate in class with meaningful classroom activities. Some of the activities that were done include: making of sky lantern, writing wishes for our COVID-19 frontliners, donating items for the hampers which were given to school cleaners and the elderly from the NTUC Health Senior Activity Centre (Taman Jurong).
|Our Principal, Mr Michael hanging the lantern to kick off the Chinese New Year Celebration!||Our students enthusiastically posing for the camera during the Light Up Sky Lantern segment!|
|4E1’s class representative handing over the class hamper to the school cleaner, Mdm The, who has served the school 20 years. ||Presentation of hampers to the cleaners and to the elderly from the NTUC Health Senior Activity Centre (Taman Jurong).||The elderly from the NTUC Health Senior Activity Centre (Taman Jurong) receiving hampers lovingly packed by the students of JWSS.|
06 February : Alumni Welcome Tea 2021
The Alumni Welcome Tea was held on 6 February 2021, and provided an opportunity for new Members and Partners of the Alumni Club to come together for a meal and some bonding activities. Safe management measures were followed strictly to ensure the safety and health of everyone. In fixed groups of 7, the 35 attendees spent a fun morning playing games and getting to know each other better. The attendees enjoyed playing some bonding games such as charades. Current Members of the Alumni Club were also able to reach out face-to-face with new Members and create new bonds. Through the different allocations of duties in Alumni Club, new Members were able to find out where their interests lay and where they could best contribute. The Alumni appreciated the opportunity to come back to their alma mater, with some returning 8 years after graduating back in 2012. We look forward to welcoming more members into Alumni Club next year!
|Attendees were asked to comply with safe management measures before entering the venue.||Attendees having fun playing charades.||Attendees took a trip down memory lane by eating delicious food from the canteen.||Chatting with seniors and juniors alike!|
29 January: OGL Appreciation Day
Our Principal, Mr Michael rewarded the team of Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) with an exclusive annual personal treat on 29th January 2021. The objective of the treat is for the school to express its appreciation to the OGLs and celebrate success of the Secondary 1 Orientation Programme. The OGLs were able to enjoy the treat together and had fun sharing stories from the Orientation Programme!
|Our Principal, Mr Michael affirming our OGLs for their good job done!||Enjoying the treat while watching appreciation videos from the Secondary 1 students!|
Secondary 2 Adventure Camp 2021
The 2021 Secondary 2 Adventure Day Camp was scheduled conducted from Wednesday, 6th January to Friday, 8th January 2021. With adherence to the Safe Management Measure guidelines, the Camp was held at the Sands Scout Camp, Jalan Bahtera.
The purpose of the Adventure Camp was to provide opportunities for students and Form Teachers to gel and bond together through participation in teambuilding and outdoor activities. The students were exposed to a wide range of interesting and exciting activities like outdoor cooking, orienteering, nature trail, zipline, quick jump and rock wall climbing.
Students had the opportunity to learn many valuable lessons at the rustic campsite with their classmates and teachers cheering each other on. Students were also thrilled to see teachers joining in the activities on the rockwall and zipline.
4 - 8 January: Secondary 1 Orientation Programme 2021
The Secondary 1 Orientation Programme was successfully held from 4-8 January 2021! With the aim of helping our new JWSS additions familiarise themselves with the school and class, our Secondary 3 and 4 Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) planned and executed many fun activities and games. It was heartening to see the Secondary 1 students learn the importance of teamwork and were able to bond with each other!