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SPD Charity Hongbao 2015 collection


In the spirit of Chinese New Year giving and the spreading of good cheer to those around us, Millennia Institute had participated in the annual SPD Charity Hongbao collection for the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD). The collection was conducted and completed successfully. A photo frame with the collage of photos was given to us as a token of appreciation.

 


Chinese New Year "Lo Hei".


It has been a regular CNY activity for MI staff and stakeholders to have the Lo Hei ceremony since 2010. This year, we are glad to have IAC members Mr Bay Yew Chuan and Mr and Mrs Phang to join us for the Lo Hei ceremony despite their busy schedules. The Institute would like to thank all IAC members for their continuous support for our school events including the sponsoring of the sumptuous buffet by Mr Phang for the past five years.

 


Chinese New Year Hamper Making


The Hamper-Making Project for Chinese New Year 2015 was a success as Millennia Institute was able to donate a total of 107 hampers to the Realm of Tranquility (an elderly care voluntary welfare organisation).

 
 
 
 

Millennia Institute Orientation 2015


Millennia Institute Orientation 2015

Important Dates

  • 30th Jan-5th Feb: Pre-University 1 Orientation
  • 4th Feb: CCA Orientation
  • 5th Feb: JAE Parents Night

Aims:
1. To introduce Millennia Institute’s culture & induce our school’s values into new students
2. To provide a smooth transition for students to post-secondary education in Millennia Institute
3. To cultivate a stronger school spirit
4. To forge new friendships

 

Theme: Divergent

Students will be grouped into 4 Clans, each representing our school’s core values:

Abnegation – The Selfless (Responsibility)
Candor – The Honest (Integrity)
Amity – The Peaceful (Respect)
Dauntless – The Brave (Resilience)

 

Programme Highlights

30 Jan 2015

Friday 0730-1245

Principal’s Welcome Address

Mapping My Future (MMF) Mass lecture

Discipline and Library Talk

School Song & Cheer

2 Feb 2015

Monday 0730-1730

Mapping My Future (Classroom)

School Safety Talk

School Tour

Subject Talk

3 Feb 2015

Tuesday 0730-1400

MI Alumni Talk

Station Games

Skills Future, CCE and Gap Week Talk 

4 Feb 2015

Wednesday 0730-1730

Mass Games

Okinawa Performance

NE Fashion Show

CCA Open House

5 Feb 2015

Thursday 0730-2100

(Parents’ Night 1800-2045 )

OG Project

SPC Games

MI Dance and Cheer

Night Activities

Finale Performance

Prize Presentation & Montage

6 Feb 2015

Friday
(need not report to school)
 

E-learning

Subject registration (deadline: 2359)

 

Reporting instructions

  • Report in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM of your secondary school with covered footwear (white/ black/ dark blue based canvas/ track shoes) at 0730 am at the school hall.
  • International or Direct Admission students may report in PLAIN tee- shirt and jeans (black/ dark blue) on the first day.

 

Things to bring

  • $30 for orientation package
  • Writing materials
  • Extra set of PE/ Sports attire daily
  • Water bottle

 

Sales of MI school uniform and PE attire

  • MI uniform and PE attire will be on sale on 30th Jan, 3rd Feb and 4th Feb 2015
  • Uniform: Blouse + Skirt ($25), Shirt + Pants ($29)
  • PE attire: Shirt + Shorts ($13)

 

CCA selection and allocation

4 Feb 2015
CCA Open House (Orientation)

4-13 Feb 2015
CCA options (via MI link), CCA selections/interviews.

23 Feb 2015 (Week 8)
CCA allocation announced, CCA commences for PU1 students.

 

JAE Parents Night

All PU1 parents are invited to attend JAE Parents Night. Important information about our school's academic and student development programme will be shared by the Principal and school staff. Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Centrestage

Programme

6.30pm to 7pm: Dialogue with School Leaders and Key Personnel, Parents and Alumni
7pm to 7.15pm: Address by PSG and Alumni Chairman
7.15pm: Address by Principal, Millennia Institute; followed by Q&A session


MI OPEN HOUSE 2015





New Starting Time on Mondays in 2015


New Starting Time on Mondays in 2015

 

Dear Parents and students of MI,

Pls note that the Institute shall assemble at 0755 Hours for all school days, starting on 05/01/2015. 


Our young artists and their achievements!


 Millennia Institute has once again shown that we are a school that nurtures a climate that holistically develops our students. In 2014, our Arts students did the school proud after their art works were chosen to be exhibited and used in a number of events,

1) SINGAPORE YOUTH FESTIVAL 2014 ART EXHIBITION

    First, our students have proven that MI is a place where students are talented, not just academically but also aesthetically. 11A1's Clara Cheong Yu Zhen received a Certificate of Recognition in this year's SYF 2014 Art Exhibition after she conceptualised a stunning art piece that unites the ethereal nature of philosophy and the transcendent nature of art. Her artwork entitled 'Plato's Aquarium', was inspired by the allegory of Plato's cave. It an an examination and exploration of human perception and our inner worlds. This work explores on the idea of humans as prisoners and it is impossible to for us to break out of this self created world. With the use of multiple layers and water as metaphor, this work expresses how we co-exist in this complex, fluid, chaotic yet isolated world. It was exhibited at LASALLE with the other shortlisted artworks and featured in the catalogue.

Listen to Clara introduce her artwork by clicking on this youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihbs7VozU8

 

 

2) PAssion Arts Festival 2014 - Top 10 Works of Wonder Award.

Furthermore, our students showed that beyond individual accomplisments, they are able to be leaders and thinkers when our MI Art Club spearheaded a community art sculpture project called Ties That Bind - Places, Faces and Memories. In collaboration with Hong Kah North Community Arts and Culture Club, artist Terence Lin, Jurong West Sec and Westwood Sec, the Art Club created a unique piece of art that is both elegant and meaningful. The sculpture was exhibited at the "Singapore W.O.W” ! A Visual Arts Exhibition on the 16-17 Aug at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

 

 

 

 

3) Singapore Kindness Movement - Concept Train Design Competition

 

Finally, beyond working with youths, our students show that they are citizens that are concerned with larger social movements that are critical to Singaore. 3 students from the Art Club have been selected by the Singapore Kindness Movement and SMRT for their contribution to promoting kindness in train stations and their designs will be adapted to be featured and credited on the MRT in September 2014. The artwork will be displayed in train cabins so keep your eyes peeled for this wonderful piece of work!

 

The students are:

 Lim Kun Yi (14S2), for his concept of "Kindness is in our DNA".                                                                

 Liyana Kaiyisah (14S3), for her concept of "Kindness starts with K".

 

 Loke Mun Mun (13A2), for her concept of "Kindness Grows From Within".                  

 


2014 YMCA MSA Silver Award


The 8th Mandarin Speaking Awards (MSA), held in April this year, was jointly organised by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Ministry of Education, and Promote Mandarin Council.  The objectives of the YMCA MSA are to improve communication skills and build self-confidence among Youth in the use of Mandarin. 

Our students Chen Yizhao (14B7) and Chu Maojun (13S5) participated in the competition and won the Silver Award. 

Congratulations to Yizhao and Maojun for their achievement. 


938LIVE Campus Talk Show@Millennia Institute


 

Radio 938LIVE visited Millennia Institute on the 15th of August to discuss the topic "What is the role Youth play in nation building? How can Youth of today contribute to our country?"  

About 60 students from PU1 and 2 participated in the CAMPUS Radio Talk Show, which aims to feature the voices of youths on pertinent issues concerning them.  Sitting in the panel were Professor Kevin Y L Tan, Adjunct Professor at the NUS Faculty of Law, our alumni Mr Ng Bin Hong who has graduated from NUS Law school this year and is a REACH-NUS Ambassador, teacher representative Ms Nuradilah Binte Ramlan who teaches History and is also teacher-in-charge of the Institute’s National Education Council, and a student representative, Tessa Nah Yin Yin, who is a PU2 student.    In the hour long broadcast, both students and panel speakers aired their views on the importance of nation-building programmes, policies and initiatives. Top down approaches were challenged while grassroot movements promoting national identity were given rousing support. This discussion allowed students to remodel existing paradigms of nationhood and weaved disparate threads of ideas into a cogent tapestry of knowledge.


Ro-botics Ro-lled to Victory!


 

 Robotics1

The Millennia Institute Robotics Team scored a victory in the recent VEX Robotics Championship, Team MIElite came away with high scores for creativity and innovation in the design of their VEX robot, securing the Judges Award in the process. The School would like to congratulate the following winners:

13B2 Wesley Ang Xiang Wei

13S4 Ng Jian Yang

13S5 Gay Chao Wei

14B1 Goh Kai Sheng

14S2 Kilaparthi Aravind Rao

Teacher IC: Teoh Hock Meng


MI candidates excelled in LCCI Level 2 Book-keeping & Accounts Examination 2013


 2013 LCCI Awards sThe Institute congratulates the Business Department for garnering excellent results in the 2013 LCCI (LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY) LEVEL 2 BOOK-KEEPING & ACCOUNTS EXAMINATION. 

All of the 33 candidates passed the exam, and 27 of them obtained a Distinction grade. Ghang Chaeweon (13B1) won a Country Silver medal, and Eunice Lim Rato (13B5) won not only the Country Gold medal, but also the World Silver medal.  


Inspiring Chinese Language Teachers Award


Hui ChenThe Institute congratulates Ms See Hui Zhen who is an awardee of the Inspiring Chinese Language Teachers Award this year.  The award ceremony was held on 11 June, 2014.  

In an interview with Lian He Zao Bao, Ms See said that, “An increasing number of students come from English-speaking families; some do not have a good grasp of the language, some are not interested in it.  This is a challenge to me as a teacher, but I choose to look at it positively - this motivates me to teach creatively.”(translated)  

 

 


MI Parent Support Group Event- Parent & Child bonding activity at MacRitchie's Tree Top Walk


Millennia Institute's Parent Support Group (MI PSG) is organising a Parent & Child bonding activity at MacRitchie's Tree Top Walk. 
 
Details as follows -
 Date: 5 April 2014, Saturday
Time: 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Meeting point: Venus Drive Carpark
Programme include: Breakfast, games and a nature walk 
 
Do sign up with your child and join us for a fun-filled Saturday morning, exercising and getting to know fellow parents and students from MI. 
 
Registration closes 30 March 2014. 
Click on this link to sign up now!  http://bit.ly/macritchie 
 
Hope to see you there! 
 

Gracious Millennians Endorsed by the Public


Recently, the Institute had the pleasure of receiving letters from members of the public who were heartened to witness gracious behaviour exhibited by Millennians.

In one of these letters, Ms Mary Tan highlighted the helpful behaviour of Elean Ng (12S2) at a food court, who took the initiative to help Ms Tan with her food order upon seeing her difficulty with hand-carry load.

In another letter, Mr Gary Cooper applauded the empathy and sportsmanship displayed by members of the Millennian football team when a member of the opposing team suffered injury. He witnessed how our boys carried the injured student off the pitch and how the MI teacher also pitched in to help. Mr Cooper cited these acts as evidence of 'true values of sportsmanship and respect that have been excellently portrayed by [the MI] students'.

May these letters, which were shared with Millennians during morning assembly on 14th March, encourage and inspire us all to continue as civic minded ambassadors of the Institute.


Term 2 Topical Test Schedule and March Holiday Lesson Schedule


Dear Parents and Students, the schedules for Term 2 Topical Tests as well as March Holiday Lessons are attached.

March Holiday Lessons 2014.

Topical Test Schedule for Semester One 2014


MI Awarded 2nd Place in 2014 Budget Quiz


Millennia Institute is pleased to announce our achievement in the ‘Budget Quiz 2014’, a competition opened to all secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institute organised by the Ministry of Finance.

Comprising a series of weekly quizzes culminating in a final quiz that ended on 17 February 2014, the quiz challenged students on their knowledge of the national budget for 2014.

Thanks to our students’ consistent effort in contributing quality answers for the quiz, the Institute has been ranked 2nd in the Junior College category. Congratulations, Millennians!


2014 Orientation


Aims:
To introduce Millennia Institute’s culture and values to new students
To provide a smooth transition for students to post- secondary education in Millennia Institute
To cultivate a stronger school spirit
To forge new friendships among students

Theme: Olympus
To be resilient and strive forward through obstacles and to persevere despite the challenges ahead like the gods and goddesses of Olympus.

Students will be grouped into 4 Clans, each representing an important value of learning:
Hermes- Communication & Innovation
Apollo- Knowledge & Truth
Artemis- Hunting & Protection
Hera- Peace & Unity

Programme highlights

6 Feb 2014 
Thursday 

0730-1330 hr

Principal’s Welcome Address

Mapping My Future (MMF) Mass lecture

School Safety Talk

Pastoral & Financial matters Talk

School Song & Cheer

7 Feb 2014
Friday 

0730-2100 hr

Muslim boys will be excused for orientation from 1245-1430 for Friday prayers

Mapping My Future (Classroom)

Subject Talk

CCA Open House

Night Activities

Parents’ Night

10 Feb 2014
Monday

0730-1730 hr

MI Campaign Talk

Skills Foundation and Bridging Programme Talk

CCD & Activism Talk

Amazing Race

Mass Games

11 Feb 2014
Tuesday

0730-1730

National Education Games

MI Dance and Cheer

Finale Performance

Prize Presentation & Montage

Orientation Survey


Reporting instructions:

Report in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM of your secondary school with covered footwear (White/ black/ dark blue based canvas/ track shoes) at 0730 am at the school hall.
International or Direct Admission students may report in PLAIN tee- shirt and jeans (black/ dark blue) on the first day.

Things to bring:

1. $30 for orientation package
2. Writing materials
3. Extra set of PE/ Sports attire daily
4. Water bottle

MI school uniform and PE attire will be on sale from 6 Feb 2014 -
Uniform: Blouse + Skirt ($30.50), Shirt + Pants ($40)
PE attire: Shirt + Shorts ($15) 

 


Invitation to PU1 Parents' Night 2014


Millennia Institute and the Parents Support Group warmly welcome you and your child/ward to the MI family. As your child begins his/her next education pursuit, we would like to invite you to attend the following two events on 7 Feb, Friday, from 6pm onwards. 

 
1. Parents Support Group Lo Hei (Prosperity Toss) event 
Date: 7 Feb 2014 (Friday)
Time: 6 pm
Venue: MI Canteen
Programme: Join your child/ward's orientation group in the Lo Hei and have opportunities to interact with other parents. 
  
2. PU1 Parents' Night
 Date: 7 Feb 2014 (Friday)
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: MI Centerstage
Programme:
  • MI Corporate Video
  • Principal's talk
  • Sharing by Parents Support Group
  • Q&A session 
 

Event Calendar

 

Calendar of Key Events in 2015

Term 1 (05 Jan to 13 Mar)

Event

Date

Temperature Taking Exercise

8/1

JAE Registration

12/1 – 16/1

MI Open House

14/1

PU1 Orientation 

30/1 – 6/2 

JAE Parents Dialogue 

30/1

JAE Parents Night

5/2

Temperature Taking Exercise (PU1)

5/2

Common Test (PU2 & PU3)

9/2 – 13/2

Emergency Exercise

17/2

CNY Celebration

18/2

Commemoration of Total Defence Day

18/2

MI.World Launch

25/2

PW Workshop for STs

4/3

Target Setting and Review (PU2 & PU3)

5/3 –11/3

PW Release of 2015 Tasks

9/3

PU2 & PU3 Parents Day

14/3

 

Term 2 (23 Mar to 29 May)

Event

Date

MT Fortnight

30/3 – 10/4

A Level Registration (PU2 & PU3)

6/4 – 24/4

Commemoration of International Friendship Day

8/4

Earth Week

22/4

PU3 H1 MTL, MTB Prelim 1

29/4

PU3 Physics SPA

4/5 – 8/5

Issuing of Subject Tutors' Report (PU1, PU2 & PU3)

8/5

Institute Day

9/5

PU3 Biology SPA

11/5 – 15/5

Homecoming Games Day (Evening)

15/5

PU3 Chemistry SPA

18/5 – 22/5

PU1 GP Promo 1

25/5

PU2 GP, H1 MTL, H2 MTL and MTB Promo 1

25/5

PU3 GP, H2 MTL

25/5 

Gap Week (PU1)

26/5 - 28/5

Eat With Your Family Day

29/5

VIA Day cum Healthy Lifestyle Day

29/5

MI.World OVIA

30/5 – 6/6

Pre University Seminar

2/6 – 6/6

 

Term 3 (29 Jun to 04 Sep)

Event

Date

PU1 and PU2 Promo 1

29/6 – 10/7

PU3 Prelim 1

29/6 – 10/7

PW Written Report Workshop for STs

1/7

A Level Mid Year MTL Oral Exam

7/7 – 24/7

Night Study Programme

13/7 – 27/8

Commemoration of Racial Harmony Day

15/7

Hari Raya Celebrations (HTP)

15/7

Target Setting Exercise and Review (PU1/2/3)

23/7 - 31/7

A Level MTL LC Exam

24/7

PW Deadline for EOM

24/7

PU1, PU2 & PU3 Parents Day

31/7

Career Fair (PM)

5/8

National Day Celebration

7/8

PU2 Biology SPA 

11/8 –14/8

PU2 Physics SPA

17/8 – 21/8

PU2 Chemistry SPA

24/8 – 28/8

R & P 1

28/8

PU2 Promo 2 

1/9 – 2/9

PU3 GP, H2 MTL Prelim 2

2/9

Teachers' Day Celebration

3/9

 

Term 4 (14 Sep to 20 Nov)

Event

Date

PU3 Prelim 2

14/9 – 25/9

PU2 Promo 2

31/8, 1/9, 2/9,

14/9 – 22/9

R & P 2, R & P 3, R & P 4

14/9 – 16/9

PU2 Marking Day

23/9

PU3 Marking Day

28/9

PU2 Promo Exercise (PM)

14/10

PU2 Mass Checking

15/10

Issuing of PU3 Results Slips

16/10

PU1 Promo 2

19/10 – 29/10

PU3 Appreciation Tea

19/10

Issuing of PU2 Results Slips

21/10

Target Setting (PU2)

22/10 – 30/10

A Level Science Practical Exam

27/10 – 29/10

PW OP Exam

30/10 – 6/11

PU1 Marking Day

2 /11

PU1 Promo Exercise

11/11

PU1 Mass Checking

12/11

Issuing of PU1 Results Slips

16/11

Target Setting (PU1)

17 - 18/11

A Level Exams

2/11 – 3/12

Student Leaders Camp, OVIA and MI.World

21/11 – 28/11