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Pioneer Heritage Programme

Panels of the 4 Pioneers outside the Window ( PJC Library) 

The college’s Pioneer Heritage Programme adopts a personality-based, multi-disciplinary and student-centric approach to inculcate values in our students. This is done through showcasing stories of sound values, exemplary leadership qualities and pioneering work exhibited by Pioneers of early Singapore. These Pioneers include Elizabeth Choy, David Marshall, S. Rajaratnam, Eunos Abdullah and Tan Kah Kee.

Performance during Total Defence Day 2011 on hardships faced by Pioneers 

The programme is integrated into the 4 NE Core Events and the Civics Programme. The 2011 Total Defence Day Commemoration had student performers enact the hardships faced by the early Pioneers upon their arrival in Singapore. Elizabeth’s Choy role as a war heroine was also highlighted as part of the college’s Commemoration of Total Defence Day 2012.

A W2 Cluster pilot Learning Journey was organised in Feb 2012 to the Pioneer Memorial Hall at the Ee Hoe Hean Club with the teachers of the primary and secondary schools in the Cluster coming on board.

A student from Pioneer JC sharing the Tan Kah Kee Learning Guide to educators from W2 Cluster and partners from the Tan Kah Kee Foundation at the Ee Hoe Hean Club in 2012. 

From the particular to the general, from an individual’s life to universal values, the Pioneer Heritage Project seeks to understand the past, see its relevance to the present and produce Pioneers with wholesome values for the future.