Malaysia

2020 March 19
Solemn Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

Dear Lasallians in the Frontlines,

Greetings of peace and well-being! We salute and support your gallant efforts to quell COVID-19 as you perform your responsibilities beyond the call of duty while putting yourselves at great risk. We stand in solidarity with you as part of the health and medical team directly assisting the sick and infected, or as researchers and scientists pressed to review test results or find effective antidotes to the virus, or as round-the-clock logistics and security forces, public servants and volunteers doing your share to reassure the public, restore and maintain order and provide much needed services to everyone.

We are one with you during this very challenging time and assure you of our fervent prayers as your fellow Lasallians in East Asia. We will especially remember you as we pause for a few minutes of quiet prayer daily to remember all Lasallians in the frontlines and to intercede for all those who are working earnestly in many different ways to provide solutions and address the challenges we face.

For you, all Lasallians in East Asia will gather together and by association in their respective homes and communities at around 5:00 p.m. beginning today March 19, feast of St. Joseph, Protector of our Lasallian Institute, and ending on May 15, feast of our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. May the good Lord ever keep you in the palm of His hand. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!

Fraternally yours,

Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC

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Loving Father, our Lasallian Family draws near to you in fervent prayer for all those affected by COVID-19. 

In FAITH, we lift up to you our fears and anxieties and the sufferings of those who have been infected always remembering that even in our darkest hours we are in your most holy presence. 

In SERVICE, we beg you for strength and wisdom to do all that needs to be done knowing that we can be channels of your healing grace when we do all our actions for the love of you. 

In COMMUNION, we stand in solidarity with all the frontliners who risk their lives for others and pray for all medical teams and support personnel who earnestly seek its cure and provide remedy and comfort to those who are sick and most vulnerable. Most Loving Father we entrust our lives and the health and well-being of our families and communities to your care and protection for with you we will be safe and secure.

Amen.

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St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) recently celebrated its fourth batch of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scholars through a Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 27 September 2019. The event was graced by the SJIIM Board of Governors Chairman and Brother President of SJI Singapore, Dato’ Br. Paul Ho as the Guest of Honor and notable guests such as Dato’ Richard Ong who is a council member of the Tan Tan Sri Tan Foundation.

A time honoured Lasallian tradition, the IBDP Scholarship Programme is a cornerstone feature of St. Joseph’s Institution International Schools in Singapore and Malaysia. The scholarship programme is now in its fourth cycle and has been supported by many organizations and well wishers since its inception in 2016 and in particular, the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation who have been signifcant benefactors of the initiative.

Each of these scholars stood proud as they were called on stage to receive their Scholarship Award Certificates while being celebrated by SJIIM’s Board of Governors, Principals, invited guests, teachers, parents and students. The presence of Dato’ Br. Paul Ho as the Guest of Honour also exemplifies SJIIM’s unbriddled connection with SJI Singapore, the mother school of the SJI International Schools.

In his speech as the Guest of Honour, Dato’ Br. Paul Ho congratulated the recipients and reminded that the scholarship they have received is a result of their talent and intelligence and therefore, should also be used to make a difference to humanity. He mentioned that IBDP students need to be self-directed learners and yearn to learn for life. He akined this to the trait of the founder, St. John Baptist De La Salle and how he constantly looked to new ways to innovate schools which is one the hallmark reasons behind the longevity of LaSalle schools for over 300 years. In his closing remarks, Dato’ Br. Paul further urged the scholars to develop the habit of listening to others and to learn to give empathy to the perspective of other individuals and groups as this is what the world sorely needs today. 

An all-round enriching scholarship experience, the IBDP Scholars of this programme also had the opportunity to participate in a Lasallian Leadership Training Camp in the Philippines this year which focused on Lasallian Formation, Leadership Training and Service Work. This helped to prepare the school’s scholars as Senior Lasallian Student Leaders to serve the school’s community and the needy on their return from the camp.

Dr. Nicola Brown who is the High School Principal of SJIIM was also beaming with pride at the school’s latest scholarship awardees. She said, The support that the scholarship programme provides to students is invaluable and we are proud to be able to offer this assistance to these deserving recipients. Our fourth batch of scholars have been selected for not only for their academic potential but also for their commitment to our values and ethos. They are role models for our younger students and, as such, must represent the characteristics of true Lasallians who 'Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve'. We are proud to have them with us.”

The SJIIM IBDP Scholarship Programme is a unique outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia. It offers a 2-year scholarship to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in SJIIM. Applications are evaluated based on merit and means and all applicants are expected to be able to provide evidence of good academic performance and demonstrate active participation and leadership in service & co-curricular activities.

Applications will open again in November 2019 for SJIIM’s 2020/21 IBDP intake in August 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to learn more about the programme by contacting the Scholarship Coordinator at: scholarships@sji-international.edu.my

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Email: kenneoh@sji-international.edu.my

The Brothers in Sabah had the opportunity to meet Brother Armin, individually and as a communally during his canonical visit to Sabah on 25-26 February at De La Salle Butitin, Nabawan.

During the community meeting Brother Armin highlighted two points. Firstly, he brought a question for reflection “How can we as Brothers of Sabah do things as a community?” The Brothers should be seen as a fraternal community where our apostolic life is also shared. Secondly, he urged the Brothers to think as a District instead of merely a parochial community of Sabah. The Brothers community in Nabawan is part of a larger community of LEAD as well as in the Institute.

Brother Justin Mobilik and Brother Peter Ng will be joining Brother Egbertus Joikul to form a new community at De La Salle Butitin Nabawan officially by May 15, 2020. (Text & Photos: Br. Egbertus Joikul FSC)

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It has been an annual tradition to have a special Easter Issue featuring photos, both serious and not so serious, of the annual Holy Week retreat held in Malaysia (Hotel Equatorial, Malacca), Philippines (Benilde Retreat and Conference Center), and Thailand (Redemptorist Center, Pattaya).

Special thanks to the retreat facilitators this year: Br. Aidan Kilty, Br. Jorge Gallardo, and Br. Vincent Pelletier. Kudos also to the retreat coordinators: Brs. Andrew, Alex, and Francisco. Thanks to Br. Ranier for collecting these photos and posting them online. Happy Easter and enjoy the photos! (More photos in this link: https:// bit.ly/2XLfYR5)

Excerpts from my letter to the Lasallian Family in Malaysia:

“I was inspired by the efforts of your sector to revitalize the Lasallian Schools through active engagement in their governance by Brothers and Lasallian Partners through their respective school boards. Formally organized as the Malaysian Mission Council with the five regional councils represented, it has been an effective structure that has prioritized the Lasallian ethos as the essential spirit that distinguishes the Lasallian school from any other. This year, we can definitely refine and improve this organizational structure and further clarify the different degrees of membership and accountabilities of the many categories of schools. We can also begin serious discussions on how to further animate the alumni associations so that their strong ties and loyalties with their respective Alma Maters could further grow from active engagement in fundraising and supporting school projects into a more solid commitment to advance the Lasallian Mission in the country, in East Asia and in the world.

I was energized by the creativity and innovation of those who sought to respond to other educational challenges of learners that could not be addressed by the existing mainstream programs. Those pioneering adventures and stories of courage of Brothers and Lasallian Partners (several of whom come from other faith traditions) need to be retold especially as they journeyed to the peripheries, encountered the new poor and revolutionized traditional pedagogical methods in response to these specialized needs. Those initiatives are worth documenting as they can provide us and future generations of Lasallians with models on how the Lasallian mission may be contextualized in our times.

I was moved by the very palpable Lasallian Spirit that continues to burn brightly in the hearts of alumni, teachers, and students within an environment that does not always share the same priorities, values and aspirations of the Lasallian Family. This dynamism could not thrive without an effective formation program for youth and adults which your sector has invested in for close to three decades now. When one takes stock of what has been accomplished during those years preceding LEAD and then the foundational years after its inception, we can only look back in gratitude for the great things the Lord has accomplished through you. While we have yet many things to accomplish, it is also good for us at this time to pause and celebrate.

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I wish to borrow Br. Barthelemy’s advice to a Brother who was then experiencing depression following the death of the Founder: “No, dear Brother, ...I forbid you to die... Do not be saddened any more by this, because he to whom you cry as dead, is alive and in peace.” In unity of mind and heart, I join all of you in prayer that our gracious God would grace us with the same spirit with which he gifted the first Lasallians so that we, too, could dare venture into the deep, for indeed, while a boat in the harbor is safe, it is not what boats are built for.

Let us continue to live and celebrate today the 300-year legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle in East Asia!”

(Photo: Br. Andrew Loke FSC)

A fire occurred at the Brothers Bungalow at 1pm yesterday, 30 June 2019. No one was hurt in the fire. The fire, however, destroyed the building's timber structures and flooring including the entire roof.

The Bungalow is about 10 km from St. Francis Institution.

Bomba, the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, responded to the emergency call and has put out the fire.

Investigations are under way. We will provide further updates as more information is available.

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Br Armin Luistro, Visitor made a canonical visit to La Salle Community Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from December 8 – 10, 2019. There are five Brothers in this community, namely, Andrew Loke (Dtr), Augustine Julian, Lucian Ng, Ambrose Loke and Michael Kum. Br Visitor had a personal talk with each one of us and ended with a dialogue with the community as a whole. In between, Br Visitor slotted in a meeting with the Revitalisation Committee, another meeting with the SJIIM group and personal talks with a few other Brothers who were around. He maximized his time during this visit. May God grant him good health to continue his work.

Last 23 November 2019 at La Salle Hall in Petaling Jaya, fourteen Brothers in the Sector of Malaysia gathered for their Assembly. Br. Andrew Loke FSC, the one responsible of Brothers’ Affairs, welcomed the Brothers, invited them to share their ideas, get familiar with all the matters happening, and keep participating actively in the life of the sector. During the Assembly, Mr. Michael Simon, chair of the Project Revitalization of Schools of the Malaysia Sector, share what the committee has done until the present and invited the Brothers to keep supporting this project. The Brothers also reflected on Direct Educational Services for the Poor (DESP) program and how they could keep supporting initiatives for the poor that most of them started by initiatives outside La Salle but came together to embrace the Lasallian charism with support of the Brothers and Lasallian Partners. Towards the last part of the Assembly the Brothers had time to reflect on community restructuring. Not an easy theme for reflection yet, they arrived to a preliminary decision and were open to keep talking about it in the next gathering. 

After a Western Style lovely lunch, six Lasallian Partners joined the Brothers for the Education Council (Mission Council). Our Lasallian Partners responsible for each area of Malaysia shared the achievements and challenges in those groups of schools. The spirit of zeal for the Lasallian Mission was very evident. 

The Lasallians in charge of the alumni federation and other committees joined the Brothers and council members for dinner and celebrated another aspect of our community life as Lasallians committed to the mission. (Text & Photos: Br. Antonio Cubillas FSC)

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The Lasallian Encounter is a vocation programme for catholic students between the ages of 15-19 that is held annually by La Salle Centre, Ipoh. This years' programme with the theme Jesus Our Illuminator, brought together 17 young men and 2 educators from 6 Lasallian schools within Peninsular Malaysia. It was held from the 24th to the 27th of May 2019 and was facilitated by Brs. Allan Buenavista FSC and Chuck Magno FSC, along with Isaac Stephen. 

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Part of the programme included an exposure to marginalised communities in the surrounding area. The participants had an opportunity to later share their experience and then develop their own plans to reach out to the less fortunate in their respective surroundings. 

"There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects.” - Edith Wharton

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever! (Text & Photos: Mr. Isaac Stephen)

On 17-19 June 2019, the Singapore Brothers had their annual retreat at La Salle Hall, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Fr. Winai Boolue, SJ facilitated the retreat. Brs. Paul Mata FSC and John Winkyaw FSC renewed their temporary vows.

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PETALING JAYA: The spirit of Christmas was shared by a multiracial Lasallian fraternity during a fellowship here.

“A Christmas Evening with Lasallians” was hosted by the Malaysian Federation of Lasallian Alumni Associations at La Salle Hall in Lorong 5/15B here, just opposite SMK La Salle in Seksyen 5 on Sunday.

The guests of honour were La Salle Brothers of Malaysia director Brother Andrew Loke and Brother Lucian Ng.

Present at the facility, part of the La Salle Provincialate, were association president Michael Simon, event organising chairman K. Paramjothy, activities chairman James Sia and secretary Don Darrell Augustine.

Sia said the evening was attended by youths and seniors from the 19 alumni associations nationwide.

“The youth’s role is important to keep activities like these alive to foster racial unity in our society. These are the youth who will take over the leadership from us seniors, who are an ageing lot,” said Sia of the event, which was complete with carols and a dinner.

He said they were fortunate to have La Salle Hall, which had been refurbished, complete with rooms for social functions and training seminars.

“The facility has a tennis court and 18 rooms for daily rental. La Salle Hall is also spacious for garden parties,” said Sia, who is former president of the Franciscan Club of Kuala Lumpur.

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(https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/550505/lasallians-celebrate-multiracial-christmas)

On 28 October, the members of the Lasallian family at La Salle School Klang, Malaysia had a memorial service for Br. Harold ‘Harry’ Reynolds FSC. He was a former Director there. Klang is about 40 km from PJ Brothers’ House.

It was followed by the unveiling of the statue of St. John Baptist De La Salle, which came from the Philippines. (Text & Photos: Ms. Irene Tan)

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SJIIM 2019 IBDP Graduates with Mr Nikodemus Jaya, Ms Desiree Leong, Mr Ian Chai, Mr Dennis Tang, Dato' Richard Ong, Dr Nicola Brown and Ms Maureen (centre)

Excerpts from the Article:

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (31 May 2019) - St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) recently held its 2nd IBDP graduation ceremony at its Tropicana PJ Campus auditorium. The ceremony which was attended by scores of graduates, parents, sponsors, teachers and VIP guests was graced this time by 3 unique Guests of Honour namely Mr Ian Chai, Ms Desiree Leong and Mr Nikodemus Jaya who were all founding SJII Singapore Scholars and are currently successful professionals in their respective industries in Singapore.

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SJIIM's Nicol Yong receiving the Josephian of the Year Award and Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Book Prize Award. With her is (left) Mr. Dennis Tang, SJIIM President and (right) Dato' Richard Ong, Council Member of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation

The Guests of Honour congratulated the graduates on completing their IB Diploma with flying colours. In their graduation address, they advised the graduates to be steadfast in their perspectives for whichever career path they take for the future and to suffuse their work with meaning and purpose. One of the Guests of Honour, Ms Desiree Leong who is a Legal Consultant at the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) agency in Singapore commended SJIIM on the tremendous strides it has taken in producing well rounded graduates in such a short period of time for a young school. SJIIM’s IBDP graduates also had a special opportunity to chat with, Ms Desiree Leong, Mr Ian Chai and Mr Nikodemus Jaya earlier as a tea reception was organised for the three Guests of Honours to meet the graduands before the Graduation Ceremony; during which they shared their respective post IBDP experiences and addressed questions raised by the graduands.

The ceremony concluded with two musical performances by the graduates along with the singing of the school rally at the end. Everyone in attendance were also treated to a graduation dinner after the ceremony to celebrate the graduates’ success. (Text & Photos: Mr. Neoh Soon Ken)

Ms Maureen and Dr Brown (left) with some of SJIIM's IBDP High Achievers

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (9 July 2019) – Students of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) once again surpassed all expectations by producing outstanding results in the recent 2019 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examinations.

30% of its IBDP students obtained 40 points and above which should place them in the top 10% of worldwide results. SJIIM also achieved an overall average score of 37 points, far above the 2018 IBDP Global Average of 29.8 points and significantly higher than the 35.4 point average across Malaysian schools offering the IB Diploma Programme in 2018. Their stellar results are a fantastic achievement considering that this is only SJIIM’s second IBDP cohort.

Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her results
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her results
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her proud parents
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her proud parents

SJI IM’s achievement resonates wi th the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s standing and it enjoys a very high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IBDP often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships or other admissions-related benefits at top universities worldwide. Today, more than 5000 schools worldwide offer IB programmes.

In celebration of SJIIM’s outstanding IBDP results, SJIIM will be offering additional scholarships to deserving students entering the IBDP August 2019. For additional information, please refer to www.sji-international.edu.my/ ibdp-scholarship-programme.
(Text & Photos: Mr. Neoh Soon Ken)

 

27th July, we celebrated 30 years of the Lasallian Youth Conventions in Malaysia. We had 190 people made up of past participants of the conventions, De La Salle Brothers and Alumni of our Lasallian schools in Malaysia. It was a great night of reminiscing. Many friendships were rekindled especially those who were meeting their friends after 30 years. It was indeed a great meeting of the old and the young with many interactions. Our thanks to all those who supported by attending this dinner, by sponsoring students and tables. And finally a big thank you to the ORGANISING TEAM!!! (Text: Mr. Isaac Stephen; Photos: W.X. Soon

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (16 August 2019) - The students of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) have secured outstanding scores in the recent Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. Overall, the results recorded were excellent and bested even the impressive inaugural set of IGCSE results it achieved in 2018.

37% of the grades achieved were graded at A* while 69% were graded at A*- A which is an outstanding achievement. Meanwhile, 88% of the grades achieved were graded A*- B and an unbelievable 97% were graded at A* - C. This achievement is also very impressive given that it is significantly higher than the world IGCSE examinations result average in 2018. There was further cause to celebrate when it was revealed that 96% of the students who sat for the IGCSE examinations achieved a minimum 5A* - C grade for all their subject papers which assures them of their further education pathways.

The top scorers for SJIIM were Emily Ng Siew Zhang and Joey Chee who both scored an amazing 10A* respectively. They were ecstatic and credited their success to the learning experience in SJIIM. Emily Ng, who will also be continuing her studies in SJIIM under the IBDP said, “My 3 years in SJIIM as a founding student has been a really great experience as I learnt so much academically and more importantly, developed and grew as a person, along with my classmates. The IGCSE was truly a rewarding experience for me.”

Joey Chee, who will be furthering her studies in the UK, also echoed Emily’s sentiment, “My time in SJIIM has been a wonderful experience with supportive teachers and a very strong sense of community. I am extremely grateful to have gone through my IGCSE in the conducive environment that SJIIM creates for its students.”

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Emily Ng Siew Zhang
Top Scorer with 10A
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Top Scorer with 10A

The Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide and is used as the high school academic assessment by top international schools around the world including SJIIM. (Text & Photos: Mr. Neoh Soon Ken)

PETALING JAYA: They may have long retired but thanks to the spirit of Christmas, these “forgotten” former La Salle teachers were brought together and honoured for their past contributions.

Leading the chorus of appreciation for the nearly two dozen ex-teachers was the Malaysian Federation of La Sallian Associations and Xaverian Club of Kuala Lumpur (XCKL).

Federation president Michael Simon said that despite the changes in the education system and La Salle schools over the years, the “old boys are still working to keep the spirit of the schools alive”.

“This is the time to honour and remember each and every one of you who have dedicated your lives to the cause of education. We will never forget your grand efforts, ” he said in his welcoming remarks at an Italian restaurant here on Saturday.

XCKL past president Jason Ong, who mooted the idea for the gathering, said it was apt to honour the La Salle teachers on the occasion of Christmas.

“You are the ones who instilled in us the spirit of brotherhood and good values. We are what we are today because of your teachings.

“There can be no better time than Christmas to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of you, ” he said in his address.

Ong said he had organised past events to honour the La Salle Brothers, adding that it was time now to cherish the teachers themselves.

Among the teachers who attended was Lee Kah Chee, who at 86 was the oldest of the lot.

Despite his deteriorating health and failing memory, the gritty former teacher from St Michael’s Institution in Ipoh came with his walking stick.

“I was determined to be a part of the reunion with my ex-colleagues and students, ” said Lee, who underwent brain surgery some time ago.

Former teacher of the St Xavier’s Institution in Penang, Michael Quah, 76, shared his enthusiasm for “continuing to learn and to give back to the community by being a driven and passionate individual”.

“Teachers devoted their life for the growth of young children and the ethos of the La Salle Brothers is about nurturing life.

“I spent the later parts of my life painting and being actively engaged with everybody, including my grandchildren who may think I’m a nuisance, ” he added as the others laughed.

Another ex-teacher of the school, Antony Gomez, who taught English and literature, said: “I treasure my formative years at St Xavier’s both as a student and a teacher because the interest I developed there was maintained for the rest of my career and my life.”

He spoke fondly of his regular meet-ups with former students, whom he said visited him often at his home.

St Francis Melaka alumnus James Sia underlined the sense of belonging that has driven the La Salle brotherhood over the years.

A strong believer of La Salle’s mission of providing education to the poor, he said education was key in bringing people out of poverty.

“In school, the senior boys guide the young ones. We used a mentoring approach and hopefully, the government recognises this. Our ethos has not changed much, and the mentoring still continues, ” he said.

Despite the meagre salary of teachers in the past, Sia said they were motivated by their passion to make an impact on students’ lives.

“Back in the early days, teachers were paid very little, probably RM30 to RM40, and the schools were surviving on donations.

“It is passion that drove the educators and because of that, we still have the sense of belonging to go back to school, even today, ” he said, adding that after leaving school in 1972 he still returned every now and then.

A former student of St Michael’s Institute in Ipoh, Angeline Lazaroo, said mission schools instilled a strong sense of culture among its students.

“We often give bursary to our students and sponsorship for clubs like musical instruments or any repairs and financial assistance.

“Mission schools also believe that the heart of education is the education of the heart, ” she said, expressing her pride in being a Michaelian.

To add to the festive air, the teachers wore Santa caps and danced and clapped as a Christmas choir group entertained.

(https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/23/ex-la-salle-teachers-feted)

SJIIM scholars together with (from left.) Ms. Maureen - IBDP Coordinator, Mr Dennis Tang - President of SJIIM, Dato' Br. Paul Ho - Guest of Honour, Dato' Richard Ong - TST Foundation Council Member and Dr Nicola Brown - SJIIM High School Principal

Excerpts from the Article:

St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) recently celebrated its fourth batch of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scholars through a Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 27 September 2019. The event was graced by the SJIIM Board of Governors Chairman and Brother President of SJI Singapore, Dato’ Br. Paul Ho as the Guest of Honor and notable guests such as Dato’ Richard Ong who is a council member of the Tan Tan Sri Tan Foundation.

A time honoured Lasallian tradition, the IBDP Scholarship Programme is a cornerstone feature of St. Joseph’s Institution International Schools in Singapore and Malaysia. The scholarship programme is now in its fourth cycle and has been supported by many organizations and well wishers since its inception in 2016 and in particular, the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation who have been significant benefactors of the initiative.

An all-round enriching scholarship experience, the IBDP Scholars of this programme also had the opportunity to participate in a Lasallian Leadership Training Camp in the Philippines this year which focused on Lasallian Formation, Leadership Training and Service Work. This helped to prepare the school’s scholars as Senior Lasallian Student Leaders to serve the school’s community and the needy on their return from the camp.

The SJIIM IBDP Scholarship Programme is a unique outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia. It offers a 2-year scholarship to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in SJIIM. Applications are evaluated based on merit and means and all applicants are expected to be able to provide evidence of good academic performance and demonstrate active participation and leadership in service & co-curricular activities. (Text & Photos: Mr. Neoh Soon Ken)

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Dato Richard Ong and Dato Br Paul Ho together with the TCT Foundation - SJIIM Scholars