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Traditionally, these were the main institutions that provided programmes towards pre-university qualification - the Advanced-Level General Certificate of Education (GCE 'A' Levels). Centralised institutes, at this point in time only Millenia Institute, offers pre-university qualification over a three-year period as compared to Junior Colleges which are two-years in duration. There are now programmes offered by a few other schools that allow students to obtain pre-university qualifications from the moment they enter secondary education (bypassing the obtaining of the Ordinary Level General Certificate of Education - GCE 'O' Levels).
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

General Observation on Flags of Formal Educational Establishments in Singapore

It is my observation that where the identity of schools (of all levels from primary to junior college level) are concerned, school flags are not as widely promoted as compared to school emblems (badges, logos, arms, etc.). In school publications (such as yearbooks, handbooks, and student diary/organisers) the usual find would be on the interpretation of the Singapore flag, the Singapore Coat-of-Arms, the school emblem, and the lyrics to the national and school songs/anthems. It is quite rare to find mention/description of the school flag. This is true to date on the corporate profile on their websites as well. Despite this almost nationwide silence on the description of the school flags, all schools do have a flag to represent themselves hoisted second to the national flag on a daily basis on their premises. These flags are sometimes used during inter-school competitions, waved by supporters, and at various parades.

There are hundreds of formal schools in Singapore from the primary to pre-university level which would equate to the number of school flags available. It has been one of my hopes to document all of them but it is a rather massive task. Perhaps a small attempt at the flags of the Junior Colleges would be more manageable a start. Even then, I am unfortunately not able to document and present to you all 17 of them at this point.. The badges used in the making of the flags are primarily from the websites of these schools. More details on symbolism of the badges are available on their websites as well and are not given detailed mention here.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes in Singapore and their Flags

There are 17 Junior Colleges located across Singapore, some of which are affiliated to primary and secondary schools having the same heritage. There is currently only one centralised institute in Singapore, Millenia Institute.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Anderson Junior College (AJC)

[Anderson Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

A horizontal bicolour of light blue over yellow with a white triangle at the hoist on which is charged the school emblem, a depiction of a lamp and the school initials, in its proper colours.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC)

[Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The Anglo-Chinese Schools share a common flag, an unequal vertical triband with a larger central deep-yellow panel on which is charged the ACS shield-shaped badge with the motto-scroll. The left and right panels are dark blue. The colours of the school flag basically replicates the two main colours of the school emblem, yellow and blue. The creature occupying the chief of the shield is described to have a lion's head, eagle's wings, and dragon's body & claws.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Catholic Junior College (CJC)

[Catholic Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 2 April 2010

The CJC flag was described as reflecting the colours of the Catholic schools in Singapore including the Papal colours of yellow and white. The flag is parted into three parts through a white pall throughout symbolising Christianity. The hoist triangle segment is light blue and bears the college badge in a red and white depiction (the actual badge comprises other colours). The remaining two segments of the flag is yellow over green.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Hwa Chong Institution (HCI)

[Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 2 April 2010

Hwa Chong Institution was created from the merger of the Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College. Their flag is of a buff-yellow field with the institution logo of a stylised red torch at the centre, the name of the institution in Chinese characters (traditional Chinese script) across the top of the flag, and the name of the institution in English at the base of the flag.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

[Former Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 2 April 2010

The flag of the former Hwa Chong Junior College prior to the merger with the Chinese High School in 2005 was a plain white field with their then-logo of four upward arrows bound at the centre all in red.
Herman Felani M.Y., 2 April 2010

Innova Junior College (IJC)

[Innova Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Innova Junior College is simply white for the field on which is charged the school corporate identity and logo in full colour, featuring a torch and star.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Jurong Junior College (JJC)

[Jurong Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Jurong Junior College is an unequal vertical triband of green and white. The wider centre panel is charged with the green college logo, reflecting the initials of the college, JJC.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Meridian Junior College (MJC)

[Anderson Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Meridian Junior College is a field of white with the circular blue and grey badge of the college and the initials "MJC" in blue charged across its centre.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Nanyang Junior College (NYJC)

[Nanyang Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Nanyang Junior College is a field of white with the shield-based college badge, featuring the merlion's head erased on a red field with blue waves at the base, charged at the centre.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

National Junior College (NJC)

[National Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of National Junior College is a "banner of the emblem or logo" of sorts for a lack of a better term to describe it. The college badge and flag is parted vertically into red and white segments. The canton region is charged with a gold lion passant guardant but lacking details such as facial features. The lower fly area is comprised of four white and five red stripes. These are all associated with the symbolism of the national symbols and colours of Singapore.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

 Pioneer Junior College (PJC)

[Pioneer Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The college flag is parted diagonally from the lower hoist to the upper fly. The black-white-red squarish college emblem is charged in the canton region of the upper triangle which has a light blue field. The lower triangle portion of the flag is made up of five light blue (like the upper triangle) and five lighter blue stripes.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Raffles Institution (RI(JC))

[Raffles Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

Raffles Institution (secondary school and junior college wings) utilises a common flag, a vertical tricolour of green, white, and black with the institution badge at the centre white panel. The institution badge is based on the armorial bearings of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British official who obtained Singapore from local rulers for as a trading port in 1819. The main feature of the arms is a double-headed eagle displayed; a gryphon appears as the crest in the achievement of arms. A better description of the Raffles arms is located here: http://www.ri.edu.sg/main/rafflestradition/crest.
Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009, 16 March 2010

Based on other sources, one of which wis http://www.flickr.com/photos/69528240@N00/2389685290, the correct tricolour arrangement from the hoist should be green-white-black.
Herman Felani M.Y., 2 April 2010

St Andrew's Junior College (SAJC)

[St. Andrews Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of St Andrew's Junior College is also that of the entire St Andrew's family of schools. The flag is a banner of the arms of the school - a white St Andrew's saltire on a dark blue field charged with yellow keys in saltire in chief and a tiger head in yellow at the base.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Serangoon Junior College (SRJC)

[Serangoon Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Serangoon Junior College is white with the emblem of the college at the centre. The college badge is quarterly maroon and beige bearing the gold initials of the college in each quarter. There is a green chief with a lion passant guardant between two torches all in gold as well and the motto-scroll and laurels at the base. (I studied in this junior college from 1999 to 2000).
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Tampines Junior College (TPJC)

[Tampines Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Tampines Junior College is a horizontal unequal tricolour of white (largest), dark green (smallest), and pale green (intermediate-sized) from top to bottom of the flag. The college badge, triangular with the college name and "JC" initials in gold, is charged at the centre of the upper white band.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Temasek Junior College (TJC)

[Temasek Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Temasek Junior College is green throughout and the college emblem is charged at the centre approximately a third of the hoist height. On the flag, the college emblem colours are altered somewhat. The most obvious is that the original green wreath is substituted with a yellow wreath.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Victoria Junior College (VJC)

[Victoria Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Victoria Junior College is a horizontal bicolour of red over yellow. The college badge - featuring the motto-belt and shield bearing an open book, the initials VJC, and flames - is charged over all at the centre of the college flag. The college badge and flag is very similar to those of the affiliated Victoria School (secondary school).
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Yishun Junior College (YJC)

[Yishun Junior College, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of the college is a shade of maroon throughout with the pentagon-shaped college badge charged at the centre. The text "Yishun Junior College" appears at the base of the flag in white.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009

Millenia Institute (MI)

[Millenia Institute, Singapore] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 27 December 2009

The flag of Millenia Institute is white with a pale red and a pale blue segments in the canton edge and lower fly edge. Image taken directly from the corporate identity manual at http://www.firefish.com/preview/images/millennia_institute_brand_manual.pdf. Former institutes included Outram Institute and Jurong Institute.
Herman Felani M.Y.
, 27 December 2009