The Student Affairs and Management Department handles everything that concerns students so that students can be well-balanced individuals in a changing world.
Its programmes include:
- Career guidance
- Foreign students’ welfare
- Scholarship and Bursary Application
- Pastoral Care Programme
The college is aware of the many problems that students may face as adolescents as they respond to adult demands, group pressure, new environments and new study habits. To take care of this need, we have made available teacher-counsellors who are trained to help students cope with the pressure of college life. There is also an online counselling service provided.
Career Guidance Programme
College life does not consist of mere preparation for the GCE ‘A’ Level examinations. There is also the emphasis on educating students and preparing them for the wider aspects of life. The Career Guidance programme aims to prepare students for the job market and the working world. People with professional expertise are invited to give talks and conduct seminars for students. These serve to inform students about the necessary qualifications needed for various careers and to teach them how to match personality to career as well as handling job interviews.
Students may approach our ECG Counsellor, Mr Shaun Han, if they need more personalised guidance and advice on their higher education and career aspirations and choices.
|Mr Shaun Han|
|Shaun Han has over 30 years of experience in the corporate world with global multi-national companies, mainly in sales, customer success and regional business management. He is passionate about building and developing talents and has coached and mentored many business leaders in his career. He worked with many new entrants into the workforce from school and found it rewarding to work with them and help them to realise their potentials.|
Students who would like to have a session with him may schedule a session at https://go.gov.sg/meet-shaun-han.
Foreign Students’ Welfare Committee
Like many other institutions in Singapore, we accept a small number of foreign students into our college each year. There is a committee to look into their essentials such as accommodation and student passes. The committee also provides the necessary socio-emotional support to help students cope with their stay in Singapore.
Life Skills Programme
The college recognises the importance of imparting relevant life skills which are deemed necessary for successful living. These skills aim to help students cope with the stresses and challenges of daily life as well as to help them make responsible and sound decisions. We also hope that these life skills can be relevant and useful to students even after their junior college education.
The college focuses on six areas of life skills. They include:
Lifeskills One: Self-Awareness
- Two: Self-Management (Physical and mental well-being)
- Three: Social and Global Awareness (Social awareness, civic literacy, global awareness, cross cultural skills)
- Four: Decision-making (Research, decision-making and problem-solving skills)
- Five: Critical Thinking and Inventive Thinking
- Six: Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Our Lifeskills Framework adopts a holistic and comprehensive approach, which served as the guiding principle to help students develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness. In NYJC, students will learn to effectively manage themselves, their relationships with others and varied life situations. Students are encouraged to do self-reflection and discuss areas for improvements during conferences with their tutors using the Managing Self Development Tool.
Student Affairs and Management Committee
Students seeking a listening ear may turn to our School Counsellor, Mdm Harbinder Kaur.
|Mdm Harbinder Kaur|
|Mdm Harbinder is passionate about helping students succeed in articulating and reaching their goals in life. She believes that only when we love ourselves can we then function to the best of our abilities.|
The school counsellor may be found in her office, located in the Media-Resource Library; or you may contact her at 6-380-5174. She would be available from 9am to 3pm, but should you require an earlier or later appointment, it can be arranged. You may choose to speak with her face-to-face or through e-mail.
Contrary to popular belief, counselling is not only for individuals with severe mental or emotional problems. In fact, most of the students seeking counselling are able to cope in most areas of their life, except for the one or two difficult areas they might need help with, such as managing time better, dealing with test anxiety, working at struggles with communication or assertiveness, managing anger and relationships better. Counselling offers you an opportunity to explore the issue and to find strategies to help you cope better so that you may achieve your goals in life.
The things that you tell your counsellor are subject to a strict code of confidentiality, and your counsellor will not reveal these to anyone without your permission. There are, however, a few limits to confidentiality, such as when the counsellor finds that your life is in danger.
There are times when you might need to seek help from a 24-hour hotline. These are some hotline numbers you may call.
|Crisis Hotlines||Contact Info / Time||Who Is It For|
|Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)||1800 221 4444 (24 hrs)||For anyone facing a crisis or suicidal|
(TOUCH youth services)
|1800 377 2252|
10 am - 10 pm (Mon - Sat)
|For teens aged 12-20 years who have problems and need someone to talk to|
|Befrienders of Youth||6265 4440|
9am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
|For youths with any problems and need someone to talk to|
|Audible Hearts||https://audiblehearts.yah.sg||An anonymous online peer support network for youth by youth|
|Services Agencies||Contact Info / Time||Who Is It For|
|Child Guidance Clinic||6389 2000 / 6389 2222 (24 hrs)||For any child or youth with serious emotional and behavioural problems, e.g suicidal or psychotic problems|
|Ministry of Community Development & Sports, Family|
| 1800 258 5463||For families seeking help with resolving difficult family issues|
|Family Services Centres Hotline||1800 838 0100||For families seeking counselling|