St. John Brigade
In Junyuan Secondary, the SJB cadet is exposed to a mixture of first aid skills ranging from basic first aid treatment to practicing CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) with the aid of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). SJB students constantly revise and practise their first aid skills not only for competitions but are deployed for school and national events and public duties held at marathon for example. In addition, they engage in VIA projects which inculcate the values of responsibility and care for the community. SJB students are involved in various courses which allows them to get badges that are classified in four different categories, welfare and services, outdoor activities, crafts and hobbies and general. SJB is indeed a CCA organisation that prides itself on being a symbol of excellence as well as champions for the community.
All St John Brigade members may look forward to receiving training and experiential learning in the following areas:
- First Aid & Life Support
- Transportation of Casualties
- Cadet Proficiency Badges Scheme
- Home Nursing
- Foot Drill
- Leadership Courses
First Aid & Life Support consists of the full Basic First Aid and Adult First Aid certification syllabus, as well as CPR+AED and Basic Cardiac Life Support. All members are equipped with the foundational skills of First Aid, upon which further knowledge can be built through on-the-job training the Public Duties and further courses.
Home Nursing equips our members with the essential knowledge required to care for the sick and frail in the comfort of their own homes. Lessons will cover Hand Hygiene, Vital Signs Monitoring and Management, Wound Care, Administration of Medication, etc., which will ultimately culminate with the Basic Home Nursing certification.
Transportation of Casualties trains our members to transport the injured and overcome obstacles to safety, both with and without the use of stretchers. Members may also have the opportunity to train on our ambulances, and put their knowledge to practice through on-the-job training at Public Duties.
Foot Drill instils in our members the discipline, resilience, and espirit-de-corps expected of a uniformed organisation. Members will have the opportunity to participate in parades and ceremonies at their respective Corps, Zone, or the National Headquarters. Some members may even have the chance to march in the National Day Parade or the Singapore Youth Festival Opening Ceremony!
The Cadet Proficiency Badges Scheme (CPBS) is a unique badgework programme for our Cadets, aimed at encouraging them to further enhance their interest in subjects outside their normal curriculum. Under the CPBS, cadets are given opportunities to take part in an array of activities, divided into four categories:
1. Welfare and Service
2. Outdoor Activities
3. Skill and Hobbies
Each St John cadet will take ownership to craft their own unique and multi-disciplinary CPBS experience. Through the various proficiency badge subjects, Cadets will discover the joy of learning about the world around them, and equip themselves with knowledge which will accompany them for higher education and careers beyond secondary school.
Leadership Courses in St John provides the opportunity for cadets to undergo at least two levels of leadership training during their time with us – the Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers’ Courses. Through these courses, the Cadets not only learn to manage their respective Corps, but also discover their own strength and leadership potential, and bring home values which will accompany them for the rest of their lives.
Through St John, our members have grown to become resilient and compassionate leaders who are ready to contribute to their community. The St John Brigade community have a particularly strong group of alumni in the healthcare sector, who have continued to serve Singapore as doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Many of these healthcare professionals continue to volunteer with St John, sharing their passion with a future generation.
Today, the birth of the St John’s movement has been more than 900 years. Our motto, “For the Service of Humanity”, reminds us of our mission to help the sick and injured regardless of nationality, status, race or religion. St John Brigade (SJB) aims to provide opportunities for our cadets to not only learn first aid and nursing skills, but also to equip them with important life skills to serve the community and our nation.
1. Mrs Kho Chin Alicia
2. Mdm Nur Aisha
3. Ms Nur Zahirah
4. Mr Yeo Jun Qiang
CCA Schedule and Venue
Every Tuesdays (2.45 pm to 5.30 pm)
Thursdays / Saturdays (only if there are upcoming events)
Parade Square & Classroom C1-02
CCA Leaders (Year 2022)
1. Overall IC (OC): Ilya Qaisara (4N3)
2. 2nd Overall IC (2IC): Ng Wan Rou Queena (4E2)
2. 3rd Overall IC (2IC): Abdul Qhalam (4E1)
Corps Achievement Awards:
(a) First Aid and Home Nursing Competition (2019, 2018, 2017) - Silver
(b) SANA Ambassador Silver Project and Showcase (2018)
Highlights of our CCA
Our CCA Experiences (through challenging times)
"St. John CCA helped us to improve our character development, such as being a more independent, responsible and a more disciplined person. We learnt life saving skills that allows us to help others. As not many people are equipped with this skill, we have an advantage to put this knowledge into use when it is needed.
Our badge work training allows us to experience different types of activities that we may not be able to try in our daily lives such as: setting up a bow in archery course, building our teamwork and honing our leadership skills through hiking, camping and camp craft activities. We even learnt a different language for our language badge.
Overall I find St Johns is an amazing CCA that enriches our skills in different areas while allowing us to have fun at the same time. My personal favourite course is the First Aid Instructor course. Through this course, I learnt ways to enhance my first aid knowledge and apply them in real life. For example, we were put to test to many case scenarios whereby we were required to think on our feet on how we can treat the casualties. It was definitely a nerve wrecking experience but it definitely grew me to be mentally strong. I also learnt tips and tricks from the instructors who work as actual doctors and nurses.
Apart from that, another one of my favourite badge work is the Pet Care Badge. As part of the badge work, we went to AVA headquarters and learnt about abandoned pets and illegal animal trafficking. It was really an eye opener for me. During the session, we were allowed to interact with the rescue animals such as cats, dogs and even chinchillas!!
The skills I picked up not only helped me in secondary school journey, but will stick with me throughout my life. It is indeed a beneficial experience for me!!"
- Phoebe Leow, Nur Alhaya (4E1, 2021)
Zone 2 Award Ceremony