11 January 2019
The mergers of the eight junior colleges colleges were announced by the Ministry of Education last year.
The Ministry of Education said that the merged JCs would bear the original names of both colleges, with the older college coming first.
In an address to the students, Tampines Meridian Junior College’s new principal Ms Pamela Yoong said it was “a reminder to all of us that we carry the heritage and culture of two parent colleges”.
The other merged JCs are Anderson Serangoon JC, Jurong Pioneer JC and Yishun Innova JC.
On their first day at school, Tampines Meridian students gathered in the canteen for a batch breakfast provided by the school, where they munched on pastries, cookies and fruit, washed down by chilled packets of Milo.
The school also gathered to watch a friendly football game between the male students and staff on TMJC’s newly re-turfed pitch.