St. Joseph's Institution

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SJI (SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009)

Postby Perth2020 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:51 am

SJI is moving forward under the New Principal, Assoc.Prof. Koh Thiam Seng.
Please advise on SJI's curriculums & IP Appln outcome.

Thks & Rgds!

Perth2020

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St. Joseph's Institution

Postby Perth2020 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:55 am

Original Title: SJI Vs. SST (Both "O" Levels)

Hi,

SJI vs SST.

Both "O" Levels.

Pls advise.

Thks.

Perth2020
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Re: SJI (SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009)

Postby phankao » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:05 am

Perth2020 wrote:Please advise on SJI's curriculums & IP Appln outcome.
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Oh...are there MOE officials here to advise on IP application outcomes? Or SJI board/mgt to advise on SJI curriculum? :lol:

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Re: SJI Vs. SST (Both "O" Levels)

Postby phankao » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:10 am

Perth2020 wrote:SJI vs SST. Both "O" Levels.
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I personally feel this is up to your child?

My boy had said that if he only got SST dsa offer, then he would go for SST instead of his current affiliated sec school, which is also O-levels but a top sch.

His reasoning was that it's simply bc the curriculum at SST would certainly be way more interesting. That's a thought for you. But it would help if your child is more decisive and knows what he wants. For us, I doubt there would be any chance of us swaying his own views.

Hope that helps!

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Postby Jenn » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:45 pm

For me, the choice depends on which is the prefered route to university - thru poly or thru A levels.

SST is tied up with Ngee Ann Poly and the poly route seems better defined for them. While they state that going to A levels is an option, today there is little applied subjects at A level.

SJI on the other hand is a top O level performer and going to A levels from this school seems more likely.

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Postby karmeleon » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:18 pm

Jenn wrote:For me, the choice depends on which is the prefered route to university - thru poly or thru A levels.

SST is tied up with Ngee Ann Poly and the poly route seems better defined for them. While they state that going to A levels is an option, today there is little applied subjects at A level.

SJI on the other hand is a top O level performer and going to A levels from this school seems more likely.


I actually don't see all that many applied subjects at SST either. Maybe 2 or 3? The rest are the usual academic subjects. So I'm sure the child will have no problem adapting to classes eventually in a JC if they've done well at O-levels and decide to go on to JC.

And in fact, I think with the smaller class sizes and innovative teaching ways, the children might adapt to JC life's lecture-tutorial system quite easily.

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MANY THANKS!

Postby Perth2020 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi All Good Fellas,

Thank you very much.
CHEERS!

Perth2020
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karmeleon wrote:
Jenn wrote:For me, the choice depends on which is the prefered route to university - thru poly or thru A levels.

SST is tied up with Ngee Ann Poly and the poly route seems better defined for them. While they state that going to A levels is an option, today there is little applied subjects at A level.

SJI on the other hand is a top O level performer and going to A levels from this school seems more likely.


I actually don't see all that many applied subjects at SST either. Maybe 2 or 3? The rest are the usual academic subjects. So I'm sure the child will have no problem adapting to classes eventually in a JC if they've done well at O-levels and decide to go on to JC.

And in fact, I think with the smaller class sizes and innovative teaching ways, the children might adapt to JC life's lecture-tutorial system quite easily.

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Re: SJI (SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009)

Postby Perth2020 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:46 pm

Hi,
Oh I see!
Thanks.
Rgds!

Perth2020
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phankao wrote:
Perth2020 wrote:Please advise on SJI's curriculums & IP Appln outcome.
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Oh...are there MOE officials here to advise on IP application outcomes? Or SJI board/mgt to advise on SJI curriculum? :lol:

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Re: SJI (SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009)

Postby emoh » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:04 pm

phankao wrote:
Perth2020 wrote:Please advise on SJI's curriculums & IP Appln outcome.
:? [/b]


Oh...are there MOE officials here to advise on IP application outcomes? Or SJI board/mgt to advise on SJI curriculum? :lol:


u may want to see the reply on the webpage

http://www.sji.edu.sg/subpage.php?id=208

otherwise the fulltext is quoted below


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30 October 2009

Dear parents, supporters, friends and fellow Josephians

SJI Integrated Programme (IP) Stream Proposal

As you are aware, SJI has submitted an IP stream proposal to MOE in June 2008. Under the proposal, SJI will offer a 6-year through-train programme for eligible students, in addition to the current O level stream.

In response to queries from many of you in the past few months on the status of the proposal, I would like to inform you that active discussions between MOE and SJI to sort out the details of the proposal are ongoing. This is necessary before the proposal can be approved for implementation by SJI.

In a recent letter to SJI, MOE has noted that SJI is a school with a long tradition and is committed to offering a high quality education to its boys. MOE also said that based on the profile of boys that SJI takes in, our proposed dual-track model, where both GCE ‘O’ levels and IP tracks are offered, is appropriate. I hope you appreciate that I am not at liberty to disclose anything more at this stage. I am, however, confident that SJI will be able to conclude the discussion with MOE latest by the middle of next year.

Thank you once again for your support for SJI.

Yours sincerely,

NOEL HON
CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ST JOSEPH’S INSTITUTION

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Postby harini » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:30 am

Based on the reply posted on the SJI website, regarding their IP pgm status, does it look like SJI is almost successful in getting an IP pgm??

Should one base the school choice of SJI, hoping to get into their IP pgm ??? I am in a fix as my boy can surely get into SJI and if SJI will get a 6 yr pgm by next yr, it would be perfect for him. Any insights from the grapevines ??? :pray:

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