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Celebrating the launch of the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity, 24 May 2022


The CJC Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity was launched on 24 May 2022 by Mr Ong Kong Hong, Zonal Director of Schools (South). The launch was the culmination of years of meticulous planning and hard work by the CJC team involved in the School of the Future (SOTF) project initiated by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Celebrating the launch of the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity by Mr Ong Kong Hong, Zonal Director Schools South, with invited guests.

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From left to right: Fr Justin Yip, CJC Chaplain, Ms Gopi Mirchandani, CJC School Management Committee (SMC) Treasurer, Mdm Sambwani Vimi Dail, Cluster Superintendent, Mr Ong Kong Hong, Zonal Director Schools South, Mrs Phyllis Lim, CJC Principal, Mr Lim Boon Kong Andrew, Cluster Superintendent, Mr Darrell Low, CJC (SMC) Member. 

Mrs Phyllis Lim, Principal, CJC, said that the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity’s innovative “Conceptualise”, “Create” and “Connect” learning spaces are based on the College’s belief that students can develop into effective thinkers and leaders if they have access to resources and opportunities that optimise engaged learning.

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Mr Ong visiting the Conceptualise Space during a tour of the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity. 

Conceptualise Space

The Conceptualise Space is a technology-enabled space with modular seating. In this space, teachers can leverage on the affordances of technology to meaningfully enhance teaching and learning. The flexible configuration of the space creates endless opportunities for innovative pedagogy.

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Mr Ong speaking with a student in the Create Space during a tour of the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity. 

Create Space

The Create Space is a creative space where students can brainstorm and use 3D printers and laser cutters to create their own prototypes of ideas. This is useful for the College’s emphasis on STEM workshops and programmes.

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Mr Ong and Mdm Vimi (second from left) viewing a 3-D print in progress in the Create Space.

From left to right: Mrs Phyllis Lim, CJC Principal, Mdm Sambwani Vimi Dail, Cluster Superintendent, Mr Ong Kong Hong, Zonal Director Schools South, Mr Lim Chye Fook, HOD Mathematics. 

Connect Space

The Connect Space is an exhibition and event space where students can engage with and showcase their ideas to their peers; and engage members of the wider community including Voluntary Welfare Organisations to develop academic, student development or service learning projects.

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Mr Gerard Yee, HOD Project Work, sharing the journey and affordances of the Sister Deirdre O’Loan Centre for Creativity with invited guests in the Connect Space. 

Together, these three innovative learning spaces provide students and teachers with a seamless and flexible learning environment that will bring engaged learning to greater heights in the College. We also hope that this innovative project can be scaled up to be implemented in more schools, as part of MOE’s School of the Future (SOTF) project. 

View the video of the Opening Ceremony here.

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