HWA CHONG JUNIOR COLLEGE ALUMNI

661 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269734

Attn: Honorary Secretary

HCJCAlumni@hci.edu.sg

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ABOUT US

About the College

Established in 1974, Hwa Chong Junior College (HCJC) is the second government-aided junior college to be set up in Singapore.

Since the 1980s, the college has enjoyed a distinguished track record in academia, sports, music, culture and the arts, with many graduates making important contributions to Singapore's private and government sectors. In 2004, HCJC became the first junior college in Singapore to turn independent. Reminisce the past with the college anthem (school song) of former HCJC.

With the merger in 2005, The Hwa Chong Junior College now forms the College Section of Hwa Chong Institution.

About the Alumni

The HCJC Alumni was founded to foster friendships and maintain robust ties among our graduate students. Through the years, the Hwa Chong tradition we have cultivated, and the different circumstances we overcame together, have helped us grow closer and more cohesive.

Besides supporting the college and student activities, we also support Hwa Chong students who require financial assistance. We believe every student should be given the opportunity to realise their full potential, and have been proactive in organising fundraising events in aid of the HCJC Alumni Bursary Fund.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Alumni are: 

  1. To promote, foster and maintain friendship and goodwill among past Collegians;

  2. To initiate and/or support, by pecuniary or other means, any project which the Alumni deems deserving for its members, the College or the community;

  3. To promote social, cultural, educational and recreational activities.

 
Welcome message
 

2019 is a very special year as it marks the 45th anniversary of Hwa Chong JC as well as the 100th anniversary of Hwa Chong Institution (HCI).  Personally, it is even more special as I begin my first term in serving the Alumni.

The Alumni has always been a way for graduates to connect back to the school. However, to be effective, it is equally important for the Alumni to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide a platform for alumni members to network and maintain close ties with one another 

  • Provide career counselling, assistance and networking opportunities to students as they graduate from HCI and universities, and step into the working world

  • Provide support to the school in its effort to drive academic and character excellence

We look back on the major events which were organised by the Alumni in 2018: 

  • The Alumni College Day Dinner (ACDD) hosted more than 400 guests in the HCI school hall. This annual event served as a fundraising platform for book prizes for students. It also provided us with an opportunity to reconnect with friends, retired teachers and our beloved campus. We invited HCI bursary recipients to join us for the first time at ACDD. 

  • Teachers' Day Gift – Crabtree & Evelyn cookies & tea were presented to teachers to show our appreciation.

  • Monthly ‘Limkopi’ sessions and a few durian parties - Sessions with various themes (CCAs shout out, Durian, Thanksgiving, CNY) were held at the College Times Café, allowing alumni members to meet up with friends and teachers in a casual setting.

  • Mid-Autumn Festival (MAF) – The Alumni organised activities in conjunction with the school’s celebrations. Some of these were children's art competition, lantern carrying and a mini-disco at College Times Café.

  • Presentation of HCJC Alumni Bursaries – Total of $75,000 was presented to 78 students to support their studies

  • Annual sponsorship of Hwa Chong Overseas Support Group (OSG) UK activities, prom magazines, exam dinners.

  • HCJC Alumni Calligraphy Exhibition @ Bras Basah Complex – Exhibits were presented by Alumni members, teachers and current students.

  • In celebration of Hwa Chong JC’s 45th College Day anniversary, we kicked off the Celebrity Chef series with the 1st Celebrity Chef workshop on 15 Dec 2018 conducted by Chef Daniel Tay of Bakerzin.

  • The inaugural Alumni Softball Tournament on 28 July 2018 brought together different generations of HCJC Softball players for a day of Slowpitch Softball friendly games.

We are heartened to see popular support for various events held in the first quarter of 2019, including:

  • Golf Challenge 2019, with a total of 128 golfers signing up for the event held at NSRCC. A total of $39,081 was raised in support of HCJC Alumni activities and bursary funds.

  • ‘Limkopi’ session-cum-CNY celebrations in Feb.

  • Continuation of Celebrity Chef series, including the 2nd workshop on 12 Jan 2019 conducted by Chef Ng Ziyang from Jumbo Group, and 3rd workshop on 23 March 2019 conducted by Chef Jackson from Furama Riverside Hotel.

We look forward to many more events being planned. So watch this space and join us for the fun activities throughout the year.

It is with a heavy heart that we saw the passing of two well-loved and respected former principals of HCJC in 2018 and 2019 – our founding principal Mr Lim Nai Tian who walked HCJC through early teething years of 1974 – 1976, and Mr Bernard Fong, a fatherly figure who led HCJC through a difficult period (1980 – 1988) when it had to relocate its campus. Many of us have fond memories of Mr Lim and Mr Fong, and we will miss them dearly. 

I would like to record a note of thanks to all past patrons and committee members who have served lovingly and selflessly. They have helped the Alumni to grow into a strong and close-knit outfit. Many have donated generously and given time and effort to organise activities for Alumni, help the students and serve the school community.

饮水思源. The 33rd Exco will continue to be guided by this principle and fly the flag of HCJC Alumni high, remain active and relevant to both the alumni members and students alike.

On behalf of the 33rd ExCo, here’s wishing everyone good health and happiness in the year ahead, and we look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events!

Mr. Ronald Tay

President

33rd Executive Committee

Hwa Chong Junior College Alumni

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 
33rd Executive Commitee
(2019 - 2020)

President

Ronald Tay

First Vice-President

Chua Aik Boon

Vice-President (Comms)

Tan Wan Lin

Vice-President (Membership)

Lim Wee Meng

Vice-President (Special Projects)

Annie Low Boon Cheng

Vice-President (Sports & Entertainment)

Dr. John Yam Poh Nam

Honorary Secretary

Zoe Seet Ching Yah

Honorary Treasurer

Seow Hwye Tiang

Honorary Auditor

Sanny Ong Yee Ping

Honorary Auditor

Jack Wang Ying Yang

Committee Member

Jess Loy Soo Hui

Committee Member

Lee Puay Hien

Committee Member

Lim Jun Yu

Committee Member

Mah How Teck

Committee Member

Ong Sin Yee

Committee Member

Peng Chi Sheng

Committee Member

Tan Kok Jin

Committee Member

Dr. Yim Heng Boon

Group photo of 33rd Executive Committee members at Alumni College Day Dinner on 27 July 2019

PATRONS
 
interest groups

Hwa Chong Voices

华初校友会书画研究会

1988年当华初搬迁至武吉巴督临时校舍时,一些书画研究会的前会员与华初校友,每个星期天下午,都会回到学校练习书画。自然而然,就促使我们要成立一个正式的校友团体。经吕振端老师及校友们的筹备下,华初校友会书画研究会在8月14日正式成立。


自1989年起,书画校友会连续三年都与校方联办展览,为建校基金筹款。到了1992年初,在与吕老师讨论后,我们决定自办书画展,以筹集活动经费。通过吕老师的引介,我会与华中校友会洽谈联办“华中华初校友美展”的可行性。大家对联展深感兴趣,既可为两校友会筹集活动经费,又可促进两校校友间的交流。于是,“华中华初校友美展”顺利在1992年8月29日至9月6日举办,共展出七十五位师长及校友的一百卅余件作品。此举开创两校友会联办活动之先河,意义重大!


除了书画展,书画校友会自成立以来还主办过五届全国中学现场书法比赛。我们每年也举办挥春、新年团拜、中秋节庆祝会等活动,联络校友与学院师生的感情。


1994年后,因为主干团员逐步踏入社会,开始为各自的事业及家庭忙碌,以致活跃会员日渐减少,书画练习活动也逐渐沉寂下来,直到1997年左右才完全停止。2010年农历新年,校友们循例到吕老师家团拜时,复办书画活动的提议在当时获得大家的支持。加上华初校友会的帮忙与校方的同意,我们再度展开了搁置十余年的校友书画活动。自恢复例常练习以来,吕老师就一直鼓励我们举办书画展,借此目标激励大家努力学习,促进与书画界的艺术交流,以提高书画水平。


2013年,我们在中华总商会举办复会后的第一个展览——“黄城墨韵”书画展,展出廿六位校友和在籍学生的五十余件作品。此展净收入所得悉数捐献华初校友会助学基金。


2014年,为庆祝华初建校四十周年,我会在中华总商会举办“黄城四十 。翰墨因缘”书画展,共展出三十余位师长、校友和在籍学生的五十多件作品。


2015年和2017年,我会在陈笃生医院一楼中庭举办了第二届与第三届的“翰墨因缘”书画美展。这两次美展的部分所得,均捐赠予陈笃生医院的社区慈善基金。


2018年是我会创立三十周年,我们在百胜楼艺展社举办“黄城墨韵—华初校友会书画研究会三十周年书画展”以兹庆祝。此展展出师长、校友和在籍学生共六十余件作品。


华初校友会书画研究会自创会以来,为爱好中国书画的华初、华中(高中部)的校友们提供了一个亲近艺术的天地,让校友们沉浸在书画的优美境界中。有兴趣参与我们的例常练习和活动的校友们,欢迎联络我们:

2018年 “黄城墨韵 -- 华初校友会书画研究会30周年书画展”
2019年 “华中百年校庆万人宴”

Hwa Chong Overseas Support Group (UK)

The Hwa Chong Overseas Support Group (United Kingdom) comprises alumni members of Hwa Chong Institution who reside in the United Kingdom. It aims to help alumni members establish and maintain contact with one another, as well as stay connected to the school and Singaporean community. We also hope that in doing so, we will be able to connect alumni members with opportunities offered back home in Singapore, even while they are overseas.
 
We achieve the aforementioned objectives by organising various events for the Hwa Chong alumni. Examples include pre-departure induction programmes for alumni heading for studies in the UK, get-togethers in the UK, career- and study-related events.

Our main events include the freshers induction in Hwa Chong, a Chinese New Year festival in late Jan/early Feb, and finally culminating in our biggest and final event of the year, Hwa Chong Night. 

The HCOSG 19/20 committee comprises:
President - Lu Liang Hao
Vice President - Marcus Neo
Secretary - Markus Leo
Treasurer - Xavier Neo
Events Director - Tan Yan
Sponsorship and Liaison Director - Zhong Yi Lee
Publicity Director - Mavis Ting

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