How to survive the first week of school

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new school year! Although with the lessons starting and homework piling you may not feel very welcome and may in fact already feel like dying. I feel you. This was me just three weeks ago, lying on a hammock on the best beach in Asia with not a care…

Hello JC1 students!

Hello JC1 students! I’m so glad you clicked into my blog. ­čÖé My name is Joan and I’m the School Counsellor here at YJC.┬áMost students call me Ms Joan. Usually I get a slot during orientation to introduce myself to new JC1 students but this year the orientation programme was so packed I didn’t get…

Peter Bergman’s 18 Minutes Time Management Tip

Welcome back to the new school term! I wonder how you used your June holidays? Many times I get students who come and see me after a school holiday and lament that they’ve totally wasted their holiday, that they┬ádidn’t get much work done at all even though they had good intentions and a very long…

Motivating words from an ex-YJCian

Hey everyone, I received this ‘comment’ from an ex-YJCian in response to a post I wrote on motivation. I’m reposting it here for everyone cos it was impactful to me as I think about the difficulties students face, the obstacles in their way and the resilience and strength of character some of you display. Enough…