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Character and Citizenship Education
At TJC, we are committed to nurturing good citizens whose actions uphold our motto, “For College, For Nation”. Through our Citizenship Education, and Values-in-Action programmes, our students become active participants in community and national life. As TJCians step out into the world, we are confident that they will continue to contribute to the larger local and global communities in a spirit of compassion and service.
TJC's Citizenship Education aims at enabling TJCians to appreciate what being Singaporean means, and why we work at enhancing social cohesion, the instinct for survival and confidence in the future. Guided by our aims, our Citizenship Education programmes develop students into active citizens who have well-informed perspectives on national issues. One key event is the annual SG Perspectives, attended by all students, which gives TJCians a keener understanding of contemporary issues and the considerations behind policymaking. We also leverage on our Citizenship programmes as platforms for students to exercise leadership skills by customising activities during National Education Commemorative Days for the entire cohort. These experiences empower students to be active participants in community and national life, while they are at school and in the years to come.
Guided by our core College value of Compassion, we want our students to contribute meaningfully to the larger community. All JC students participate in community outreach projects through their PDP groups. Often, students initiate projects where they can use the skills they have learned in their PDPs to enrich the lives of others in the community. For example, our Guitar club entertained the residents of a home for the elderly with their musical talents, while our Floorball team taught basic floorball skills to the children at Jamiyah Children’s Home.