Excellent Service Award
Yellow Ribbon Project
In 2010, when People’s Association approached Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP) to form the “Yellow River,” a symbol of vigour and vitality, Jurongville Secondary School was the first few schools to volunteer its students to participate in the YRP. It responded with 300 student volunteers to form the “Yellow River” and generously volunteered the use of its sports hall for the 2 ½ months of training for the many partners and volunteers who signed up and trained, leading up to the Chingay. In recognition of the impactful public show of acceptance and re-integration, YRP was awarded the “Best in Audience Engagement” for the Chingay Parade Singapore 2010. Since then Jurongville has remained a loyal partner of YRP.
In 2011, in one of a rare move, and as part of the MOE Work Attachment Programme for long serving teachers, Jurongville Secondary School attached one of its teachers to YRP for a month. The attachment allowed for better understanding of offender rehabilitation work both in care and aftercare. Relationships were further strengthened between YRP and the school.
Since 2009 till 2014, each year about 200 students from Jurongville have volunteered to be the “hands and legs’ at YRP events. One such support is the packing of 10,000 Race packs after school at their school premise. In addition the students assisted with logistical support, distribution of pamphlets and goodie bags at the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run.
To date, more than 1000 students have supported and participated in the Yellow Ribbon Project.
The Yellow Ribbon Project seeks to engage the community in giving ex-offenders a second chance at life and to inspire a ripple effect of concerted community action to support ex-offenders and their families.
If you’ve participated in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run, then you’re bound to have noticed the eager students who tirelessly cheer runners on throughout the race.
Mr Mohan, a teacher at JurongVille Secondary School, is the teacher behind that initiative, and has been working with the Yellow Ribbon Project since 2008.
Other than cheering runners on, his students have also been helping the Yellow Ribbon Project assemble race packs for the past four years.
When asked why he chose to support our cause, Mr Mohan explained that while support for second chances has been increasing, much more can be done for ex-offenders who need our help.
He adds that ex-offenders have already srved their time and everyone should move towards reintegrating them back into society.
extracted from Yellow Ribbon Project Facebook page
Caring Teacher Award
This award is an acknowledgement by staff and students of JVS for teachers who have gone the extra mile in showing care and concern towards the holistic development of the students.
They have put in good efforts to ensure that their students grow up to be confident and independent learners.
Congratulations to the following school officers for achieving the Caring Teacher Award!
Mrs Adeline Pang
Ms Andrielle Lee
Mr Lam Seng Tat
Ms Heidi Low