03 Jan 2020
Annular Eclipse Observation at NJC
We have captured an animation of the hydrogen-alpha Sun during the different phases of the annular eclipse ending with a ring of fire which you could viewed at https://tinyurl.com/NJC-eclipse-animation. You can see a zoom-in image of the second sunspot (the one at 8 o’clock position) taken by one of our high-resolution solar telescopes at https://tinyurl.com/NJC-eclipse-sunspot
We deployed 2 types of telescopes, namely white-light solar film telescope and hydrogen-alpha solar telescope for the eclipse observation. A white-light solar telescope enables us to see the bright white light from the Sun. It presents the Sun as an orange blank solar disk. An orange image is produced by such a telescope because observers prefer an orange Sun over a white one. A Hydrogen-alpha telescope, on the other hand passes only a narrow band of red-orange light emitted by glowing hydrogen atoms while blocking the overwhelming white light from the Sun. It enables us to see dynamic and explosive events like prominences, filaments and solar flares in the Sun’s chromosphere.
The images in the animation were taken by a hydrogen-alpha telescope at the NJC High-resolution Solar Research Observatory (HISRO). You can see two big sunspots (white regions) on the Sun. One sunspot was near the 2 o’clock and the other at the 8 o’clock position. Solar flares can be seen from such sunspots. Unfortunately, or fortunately there were no flares on the day of the eclipse.
Students interested in astronomy are welcomed to join us for future events.
31 Dec 2019
Happy New Year
We wish all NJCians a joyful and peaceful 2020.
23 Dec 2019
Annular Solar Eclipse 2019
We will be hosting a viewing party on 26 Dec at NJC for students, teachers and members of public. Telescopes and binoculars with filters for enthusiasts to witness the rare sighting will be placed at strategic locations for the viewing. We expect more than 600 enthusiasts to be present.
25 Oct 2019
Congratulations Mrs Marianne Tan on winning the INSPIRING TEACHER OF ENGLISH AWARD 2019!
Every student wants to be in Mrs Marianne Tan’s Language Arts class because of her engaging lessons and wicked sense of humour. She is able to inject fun into her lessons and make learning relevant for her students. Being taught by Mrs Tan is a life-changing experience that will imbue in all students a desire to become better users of the English language.
Read more about Mrs Tan’s achievement here:
16 Sep 2019
WSPC-ICAAS Most Outstanding Junior College Science Student Award & Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) 2019
Tan Yee Lin has won this year’s Most Outstanding Junior College Science Student Award 2019, jointly sponsored by World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC) and the Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore (ICAAS).
As the winner of this award, Yee Lin will be attending the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) in early Dec 2019, in conjunction with the Nobel Prize Presentation Ceremony.
16 Sep 2019
Distinguished Chinese Language Teacher Award 2019
Ms Lin Qiao has been awarded the Distinguished Chinese Language Teacher Award 2019. She is one of nine teachers selected for the Award. We have a proud history of 6 teachers given this award over the last 21 years.
27 Aug 2019
14th World Dragon Boat Championships
NJC girls represented Singapore in the Junior A team category at the 14th World Dragon boat Racing Championships and emerged Champions for the 200m event and Runners-up in the 2000m event. Our girls competed against teams from countries from all over the world.
We are proud that our National Anthem “Majulah Singapura” was played at the prize giving ceremony. It was an emotional moment for all the dragon boaters who represented Singapore.
Kudos to the team.
07 Aug 2019
Class of 2019 Award Recipients – NTU
Every year, NTU honours a group of outstanding students with various awards. These awards are given to those who have not only consistently secured high academic record but also participated in various projects, research and special activities. We are pleased to share with you the following list of Class 2019 award recipients who are alumni of National Junior College.
Name Course Awards Aisyah Binte Yusoff Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award Lim Zhi Jun Double Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) and
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Seah Xin Yun Bachelor of Science in Chemistry &
Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and
Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award
Tang Xian Cher Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics &
Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Yap Hua En, Elyse Bachelor of Communication Studies Dentsu Singapore Gold Medal cum Cash Award Yee Yew Fai Edward Double Degree in Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award and
Huray Gold Medal cum Cash Award
for Social Responsibility
11 Jul 2019
Talk by Mr Jesudason on Foreign Policy
This morning, we invited Ambassador Jesudason (NJC Alumnus) to speak with NJCians on Singapore’s foreign policy. Mr Jesudason highlighted critical points on Singapore’s foreign policy. Our students asked good questions.
As a small nation and city-state, our students need to understand that a sound foreign policy is necessary to ensure our relevance to the world and our survival.
04 Jul 2019
“Future of Leadership” by Mr Lim Siong GuanMr Lim Siong Guan will be visiting National Junior College on Tuesday, 9th July 2019, to give a talk to our students.In his talk on the “Future of Leadership”, Mr Lim will discuss what the future holds – specifically the VUCA world and a world shaped by technological advancements and dynamic geopolitics. He will share his views on how to think of the future – the choices one can make, and the importance of having a culture of innovation.
Mr Lim will also share his personal experiences in the public service and how that has led Singapore to where we are today.