The new Junior College (JC) which will offer an Integrated Programme (IP) for secondary students from 2017 will be named Eunoia Junior College, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Dec 29).

Eunoia JC will be located at a temporary site in Mount Sinai when it opens, until its campus in Sin Ming is ready in late 2019. The bulk of its students will be those taking the IP at Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. Under this programme, secondary students can sit for their GCE A-Level Examinations without taking the GCE O-Level Examinations.

According to MOE, Eunoia refers to “beautiful thinking” and “goodwill towards others”, “alluding to the convergence of the heart and mind, which is one of the key tenets of the JC’s vision: Thinkers with Heart”.

MOE also said the choice of name demonstrates the JC’s commitment not only to nurture students with outstanding academic abilities but its belief in the importance of building character and wisdom in tandem with intellectual pursuits.