2013 10 October

TO                          :               ALL PARENTS

DATE                     :               25 September 2013

SUBJECT               :               Circular to parents

CIRCULAR NO.   :               OCTOBER 2013


1.0          Moving of St. Joseph’s Private School, Kuching.

1.1          On behalf of the Board of Directors, Headmasters and Staff of St. Joseph’s Private School, Kuching, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all students who helped us to move from Jalan Taman Budaya to our new school at Jalan Nagor, Kuching. The students were all very helpful in cleaning up the rooms, loading up the furnishings at the old school and carrying them up to the respective rooms in the new school. The movements were completed in half a day.

1.2          Our deepest gratitude to all parents of the secondary students for allowing them to help us with the move. They were all very helpful and it is a credit to you as parents.

1.3          Our special thanks to Messrs Jores Sedek, Peter Ong, Vincent Tan, Carol Lim and Jeremy Sim for providing us with the transport and manpower for the move. It was really a big help and save the school quite a lot of money.

1.4          We like to thank also all parents for the understanding, patience and good will during the past one year and nine months and we look forward to serving you and your children in a better and more conducive environment.


2.0          End of Year School Examination 2013

2.1          The final school examination for the secondary school will begin on Wednesday 23 October 2013 and end on Wednesday 30 October 2013.  Primary school will start their examination on Thursday 24 October 2013 and end on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

2.2          Timetables for the examination will be issued to all students concerned on Friday 27 September 2013.  Kindly ensure that your child spend sufficient time revising for the examination.

2.3          All extra-curricular activities (ECA) will be suspended from Monday 21 October 2013 until the end of the year.

2.4          Dismissal times during the examination period (23-30 October 2013) are as follows:

Primary school 12:00 noon
Secondary school 12:30 p.m.

We hope that with the earlier dismissal, your child will have more time for revision.

1.5          The Mandarin Language Examination for Form 1 will be held on 16 October and 21 October 2013 and Form 2 on 17 October and 22 October 2013 from 3:50 pm to 5:20 pm.

1.6          School Report Cards will be issued on the last day of school 15 November 2013 after the prize giving.


3.0          Retreat Camp (Form 1 and Transition)

3.1          A retreat is planned for the 11, 12 and 13 November 2013 (Monday to Wednesday) at the school, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The retreat will be conducted by the Empowered Ministry.

3.2          Parents are to drop off their children as usual before 7:30 a.m. and pick them up at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Private School.

3.3          During the 3 days of retreat, they will be no classes for the students in the secondary school in the afternoon.

3.4          Students of the Primary school have classes as usual.


4.0          Retreat Camp (Form 2)

4.1          To be held at St. Lukas’s Centre at Kota Padawan from 11-13 November 2013. The students stay overnight there.

4.2          Parents are to drop off their children as usual before 7.30 a.m. on 11 November at the school and pick them up at 3.00 p.m. at the school on 13 November 2013.


5.0          End of Academic Year

4.1          The school will close for the final term on Friday 15 November 2013. We resume school on Thursday 2 January 2014.

4.2          A final assembly/ prize giving ceremony will be held for all students at 8:00 a.m. on Friday 15 November 2012.

4.3          All students are to report for school in school uniform by 7:30 a.m.

4.4          Report cards will be issued to students after the assembly/ prize giving ceremony.

4.5          Dismissal times on 15 November 2013 will be as follows: –

Primary 10:15 a.m.
Secondary 10:45 a.m.

4.6          Parents are welcome to our prize giving ceremony.


6.0          Outstanding Achievement

Our congratulations to Mandy Lim Xin Hui (Transition) for obtaining a Gold medal in the Traditional Long Weapon Female Category, at the Milo 24th National Wushu Championship 2013 held at Tan Sri Hamzah Arena, Wisma Olympic Council Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur on 7 and 8 September 2013.


5.0          Important Dates

30.09.2013           Monday                 –               Last Day for the final payment of fees

14.10.2013           Monday                 –               Media Literacy Seminar (Form 1 and Transition)

15.10.2013           Tuesday                 –               Hari Raya Haji (Public Holiday)

21.10.2013           Monday                 –               All ECA to stop

23.10.2013           Wednesday          –               Final School Examination until 30.10.2013

–               Staff Meeting

01.11.2013           Friday                     –               All Saint’s Day

Holy Day of Obligation (School Day)

02.11.2013           Saturday               –               All Soul’s Day

05.11.2013           Tuesday                 –               Awal Muharram (Public Holiday)

11.11.2013           Tuesday                  –               Retreat camp until 13.11.2013

15.11.2013           Friday                     –               Final Assembly

Prize Giving

Report Card’s Day

16.11.2013           Saturday               –               School closes for the year

02.01.2014           Thursday               –               School reopens for 2014



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