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House System

PJC House System

                                                                    Six houses of Pioneer Junior College


In Pioneer Junior College, the students are divided into six houses. The Houses are named after Pioneers who have made an indelible mark in their field and the system seeks to encourage bonding between students and ultimately promote college spirit.

House Overall - In - Charge: Ms Ng Yee Leen

 

 

House Byron


Students of Byron House

Who is the house named after?
Augusta Ada Byron was an English mathematician and writer mostly known for her work on the analytical engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. She is often described as the world's first computer programmer. Her mind-set of "poetical science" led her to ask basic questions about the Analytical Engine, examining how individuals and society relate to technology as a collaborative tool.

House Motto
Be the best you can be.

House Totem/Animal
The Wolf

Attributes of House Members 
Byron House members collaborate and work well towards a common goal. Like their house namesake, members are inquisitive and are able to manage challenging situations well. As all house members are team players, it is apt that the house totem is the wolf. Like wolves in a pack, they are unbreakable as a team and have a sense of commitment, not only to the house and college, but also to any task they undertake.

House MasterMs Tan Zhi Ai 
Assistant House Master: Mr Matthew Lim 

 

House Darwin

Students of Darwin House

Who is the house named after?
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist. He believed that all species of life descended over time from common ancestry and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution changed the way the world looked at the creation of life.

House Motto
Dare To Win.

House Totem
The Pegasus

Attributes of House Members
Darwin House members are known for their relentless desire to succeed as stated in the motto, ‘Dare To Win’. Inspired by Charles Darwin’s bold pursuit to understand evolution, house members are equally bold and daring, demonstrating confidence in their pursuit of success. Their house totem is the brave mythical winged stallion Pegasus, a symbol of chivalry, a reminder that the pursuit of success is part of the larger process of building strength of character.

House Master:  Ms Alexis Yeoh Phaik Khee
Assistant House Master:  Mr Mohamed Osman 

 

House Keller


Students of Keller House

 

Who is the house named after?
Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Keller once said, "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trail and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Thus despite Keller’s disabilities, she triumphed over every obstacle that stood in her way. She proves to us that one can succeed with strength of character, determination and passion. Her experiences and triumphs over her disabilities have led her to become a role model for millions of disabled people all over the world.

House Motto
Vision to Soar.

House totem
The Falcon

Attributes
Keller House members are known to be resilient. Inspired by Helen Keller, they are known to overcome all odds. They have a strong determination and confidence to succeed. They give their all in every aspect. To a member of Keller House, nothing is impossible. Like the traits of their house totem, the falcon, house members have a pioneering spirit to soar and forge the way ahead so that others may benefit from their ability to cross new frontiers. Keller House members help their community to soar to greater heights.

House Master:  Ms Jasima Zakir
Assistant House Master Mr Lee Wei Chai

 

House Nobel

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Students of Nobel House


Who is the house named after?
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer and innovator. Nobel held an amazing 355 different patents. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes which recognised excellence in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace to inspire and promote the greater good of Humanity.

House Motto
Igniting Zeal and Power.

House Totem/Animal
The Dragon

Attributes of House Members
Nobel House members have the confidence that they can achieve and the zeal to never give up. Following the footsteps of Alfred Nobel, they are willing to devote themselves to complete the task at hand. Their house totem is the dragon as members show power through their strength and sheer ability to overcome and conquer any situation that they might face. When a member of Nobel House is present, they often inspire and ignite zeal and power in the people they lead.

House Master:  Mr Yap Lok Hun
Assistant House Master:  Mr Lim Yu Ching

 

House Owens


Students of Owens House

Who is the house named after?
James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was an African American track and field athlete who specialised in the sprints and the long jump and was recognised in his lifetime as ‘perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history’. Known for his fortitude and passion for running, he overcame great challenges to pursue his sport. Despite the risk and misgivings of others, he participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals and was the most successful athlete at the Games. This victory was especially poignant and often noted because Adolf Hitler had intended for the 1936 games to promote the Nazis’ elitist and racist ideals.

House Motto
Life’s worth the run.

House Totem/Animal
The Horse

Attributes of House Members
House Owens members epitomise strength, speed, and the passion to excel, which are the traits of their house totem, the noble horse. Inspired by their house namesake, Jesse Owens, who used his strength and speed to continuously improve to overcome the odds, house members will always be ready to face any challenge in life with strength, speed and passion.

House Master:  Mr Russell Lau Seng Loong 
Assistant House Master:  Mr Choy Chee Ping

 

House Polo


Students of Polo House


Who is the house named after?
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant traveller who did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He surpassed all the other travellers in his determination, his writing, and his influence. His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. His willingness to adapt to new cultures and tenacity to overcome adversity allowed him to reach further than any of his predecessors, exploring beyond Mongolia and into China. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became the greatest travelogue of his age.

House Motto
Without stones, there is no arch.

House Totem/Animal
The Viper

Attributes of House Members
Polo House members are known for their ability to adapt to new situations. Inspired by their house namesake Marco Polo, house members are always ready to explore and cross new frontiers as true Pioneers and like their house totem the viper, are well equipped to deal with any new situation due to their sharp intuition and strong instincts.

House Master:  Mr Lee Eng Seng
Assistant House Master:  Mr Oh Keng Yong