Message from our Rector
Greetings to the faculty, staff and students of the CTIS.
In 2020, we had a unique and unexpected situation brought upon us by the Covid pandemic. Physical lectures had to be cancelled and all lectures were instead conducted via Zoom. As many people have said before, every crisis is also an opportunity. But as people of faith, we can mirror that by saying that in every crisis, God is still there to guide us and show us the way to move forward. Despite the pandemic, the success and good feedbacks of the lectures on Zoom have shown us that a crisis can open our eyes to see and do things differently without compromising contents and quality of lectures.
I am heartened that our laity are still enrolling for the various formation sessions. In fact, this should be the best time for those who wish to attend faith formation sessions from the comforts of their own home. Zoom lectures have enabled students to attend classes from their homes and thus save a lot of precious time taken up for travelling. This is both an opportunity and a blessing. I encourage our laity to take this opportunity to avail themselves of this blessing to deepen the knowledge of their faith by simply enrolling for these Zoom formation sessions.
As for now with all the safety measures in place, I suppose lectures on Zoom will still be the way even as we hope that at some point of the year, students can return to physical classes. Although Zoom lectures have proven their usefulness, nothing can replace the experience of physical lectures where human interactions can take place, bonds can be forged and communities of people built. Perhaps, moving ahead a kind of hybrid lectures can be implemented. Similarly, in 2021, CTIS has to regretfully cancel our Inauguration Mass for the Academic Year in January as well as the Graduation Ceremony, customarily held in March. Let us pray for God’s guidance and blessings as we start a new academic year.
God bless you and keep you safe.
Rev. Fr. James Yeo,
Rector – CTIS
Registration closed for S1, 2021
Registration is closed for all programmes in CTIS for Semester 1, 2021. All successful applicants will be informed by email. Registration for Semester 2, will open in April 2021. For more information, please contact the Student Manager Ms. Janice Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation our usual Academic Year Opening Mass and the Graduation Ceremony will not take place this year.
Briefing for New Students
Date: January 14, 2021 (Thursday)
Venue: St. Cornelius Room (Basement)
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00 pm
Classes commence for Semester 1, 2021 (18-Jan-2021)
Please refer to the timetable for your schedule of classes.
Fund Raising for CTIS
Lilian is selling handmade Lanterns for Lunar New Year.
All proceeds will go to CTIS.
$50 each (about 32-35 cm diameter)
$30 each (about 26 cm diameter)
For payment and collection,
please WhatsApp Lilian @ 9746-6467.
Access to St Joseph Church Campus
With effect from 01 November 2020, the management of St. Joseph Church (BT) has started using Auto Gate System which automatically detects your car plate number for access. With effect from January 2021, the gates will remain open from 8:30am to 6:30pm. All students and visitors to CTIS Office and Library (all walk-in and driving) after 6:30pm are kindly requested to make an appointment through the relevant staff before your visit.
Please ensure that you always:
make a SafeEntry (for both SJC & CTIS) using your TraceTogether App/Token,
take your temperature upon entry,
show your NRIC/EP/SP/WP for verification, if necessary,
wear a mask at all times, and
maintain a safe distance of at least 1m between each person.
Library is Open
Our library doors are open again for you to borrow, browse, and return books. Do note, however, that as part of safe-distancing measures, users can only read in the library for up to 2 hours.
Before visiting, please email our Librarian (email@example.com) your name, intended date/time of arrival, and your car plate number (if applicable) by at least 5 pm of the preceding working day, so that the security staff of St. Joseph’s Church can be informed in advance. Visitors without appointments may not be able to enter the parish gate, which is not under CTIS management.
For more information on the Safety Measures, please refer to our updated Library Rules and Regulations.