Anderson Serangoon Junior College

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Anderson Serangoon Junior College
安德逊实龙岗初级学院
Maktab Rendah Anderson Serangoon
ASRJC Flag.png
Address
4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 569843

Information
TypeGovernment
Co-educational
MottoDiscere Servire-Non Mihi Solum
(To Learn, To Serve-Not for Myself Alone)
Established1984 (as Anderson Junior College)
1988 (as Serangoon Junior College)
January 2019 (merged as Anderson Serangoon Junior College)
SessionSingle
School code0715
PrincipalMr Manogaran Suppiah[1]
EnrolmentApprox. 1,500
Colour(s) Teal   Orange 
Vision"Imaginative Thinkers, Caring Leaders"
Mission"Empowering Students to find Purpose, Courage and Passion in Learning, Leading and Serving"
Websitewww.asrjc.moe.edu.sg

Anderson Serangoon Junior College (ASRJC) is a junior college located in Yio Chu Kang, Singapore, opposite Yio Chu Kang MRT station, offering two-year pre-university courses leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations. ASRJC has been affirmed as one of the leading junior colleges in Singapore for value-added academic performances.

Anderson Serangoon Junior College houses the Elementz Laboratory, the MOE North Zone Centre of Excellence for Science, and Makers Lab. The college hosts the annual Elementz International Science Research Conference and Exhibition, an event that accords recognition to students from secondary school (upper secondary levels) and Junior Colleges who have conducted scientific research to showcase their findings.[2]

History[edit]

Anderson Serangoon Junior College was formed after the merger of Anderson Junior College (AJC) and Serangoon Junior College (SRJC) and received its first batch of students in 2019. The mergers are based on geographical proximity so as to maintain a good spread of schools across the country, MOE said, adding that the sites for the merged schools were chosen based on accessibility to transport and quality of infrastructure.[3]

The Anderson Junior College Hostel was planned and construction commenced in 2009. The hostel was opened in 2012,[4][5] but was permanently closed from 2019 as MOE announced that demand for boarding places continue to fall and there are fewer international students in schools in Singapore.[6]

Merger[edit]

On 20 April 2017, it was announced that Anderson Junior College would merge with Serangoon Junior College, with the merged school located at the current site of Anderson Junior College.[7] The merged school was named as Anderson Serangoon Junior College, which is a combination of the two schools' names, from 2019. The former SRJC principal, Mr Manogaran Suppiah proceeded to be the founding principal.[8]

Principals[edit]

Anderson JC[edit]

Name of Principal Period Served
Lee Fong Seng 1984-1988
Rebecca Mok 1988-1992
Tan Teng Wah 1992-2001
Tan Tiek Kwee 2001-2006
Susan Leong 2006-2011
Lee Seng Hai 2011-2015
Tay Lai Ling 2016–2018

Serangoon JC[edit]

Name of Principal Period Served[9]
Thomas Tan (Mr.) 1988-1996
Jenny Yong (Ms.) 1996-2002
Kok Chwee Kee (Mrs.) 2002-2006
Tan Teck Hock (Mr.) 2006-2010
Wong-Cheang Mei Heng (Mrs.) 2010-2014
Manogaran Suppiah (Mr.) 2014-2018

Anderson Serangoon JC[edit]

Name of Principal Period Served
Manogaran Suppiah (Mr.) 2019–present

Identity and culture[edit]

Motto[edit]

The college motto is Discere Servire – Non Mihi Solum, which is Latin for To Learn, To Serve – Not for Myself Alone. It is a combination of the previous mottos of Serangoon JC (Discere Servire) and Anderson JC (Non Mihi Solum).[10]

Anthem[edit]

The college anthem is titled Discere Servire – Non Mihi Solum, similar to the college motto. It was personally penned by ASRJC's first principal, Mr Manogaran Suppiah.[11]

House system[edit]

For competitive intra-school events, the school population is divided into four houses. These houses are based on classes, which are in turn based on the students' subject combinations:

House Colour Subject combination(s)
Artemis Green H2 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, H1 Economics (PCMe)
Helios Red Some PCMe, and all other combinations with H2 Physics
Athena Purple All combinations with H2 Biology
Poseidon Blue All other combinations not mentioned above

A house committee is in charge of each house, with each house having a captain and vice-captain. The house committee is made up of student councillors.[citation needed]

Campus[edit]

Hall of Anderson Junior College, at the release of results for the 2015 GCE Advanced Level examination.

The present Anderson Serangoon Junior College campus consists of 13 buildings (blocks). Under the JC Rejuvenation Programme, most of the present campus will be demolished and rebuilt from 2023 to 2025. During this period, ASRJC will move temporarily to the former campus of Serangoon Junior College.[12]

College facilities Classrooms and labs Sports facilities Aesthetics facilities
  • Air-Conditioned Hall
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Auditorium
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Library
  • Reading Room
  • Nexus
  • Canteen
  • Air-Conditioned Classrooms
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Science Laboratories
  • Elementz Lab
  • Air Rifle Range
  • Basketball Courts
  • Indoor Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Fitness Corner
  • Air-Conditioned Fitness Gym
  • Obstacle Course
  • Rock Wall
  • Soccer Field
  • Squash Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Track
  • Dance Studio
  • Choir Room
  • Band Room

Academic information[edit]

Anderson Serangoon Junior College offers both Arts and Science courses that leads up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations.

The college will be a Tamil Language Centre offering the Tamil Language Elective Programme (LEP) with effect from 2020[13] for students who excel in the language to pursue their passion for and interest in Tamil.

Co-curricular activities (CCA)[edit]

Performing Arts
  • Tamil LDDS
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Dance Society
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Harmonica Band
  • Malay LDDS
  • StAJeWorks
  • Symphonic Band
  • Chinese LDDS
Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Shooting
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Sport Climbing
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Touch Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Taekwondo
Clubs and Societies
  • Audio Visual Aids Club (AVA)
  • Sports Climbing
  • Debate and Creative Communications (DCC)
  • Interact Club
  • Outdoor Activities Club (ODAC)
  • Photographic Society
  • STEM Inc (formerly Project Eureka)
  • Red Cross Youth
  • Students' Council
  • Visual Arts Club
  • Strategist Society (Chess Club)

Notable alumni[edit]

Anderson Junior College

Serangoon Junior College

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2015/10/08/annex-a-aacp-2015.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Here are the junior college cut-off points entry scores for 2016 | Mothership.sg
  3. ^ "Anderson, Serangoon JCs among 8 junior colleges to merge". CNA. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  4. ^ "life as an asean scholar: Living in Singapore". 8 November 2016. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  5. ^ "A Tribute to Mrs Tay". Anderson Junior College Alumni Association. 18 October 2014. Archived from the original on 9 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  6. ^ "AJC hostel to close by 2019: MOE". TODAYonline. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "MOE announces names of merged junior colleges". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Our Heritage". Serangoon Junior College Official Website.
  10. ^ Lin, Rongxiang. "Non Mihi Solum". Linrx-Again. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Our Identity – Anderson Serangoon Junior College". Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions – Anderson Serangoon Junior College". Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  13. ^ "15 secondary schools to offer language elective programmes from 2020". CNA. CNA. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  14. ^ "SPEECH BY MR THARMAN SHANMUGARATNAM, ACTING MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, AT THE AJC 20TH ANNIVERSARY - HOMECOMING DINNER OF ANDERSON JUNIOR COLLEGE AT SUNTEC BALLROOM ON SATURDAY, 24 JULY 2004 AT 7.30 PM". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°22′44″N 103°50′45″E / 1.3788°N 103.8457°E / 1.3788; 103.8457