2013 3 March

TO                          :               ALL PARENTS

DATE                     :               26 February 2013

SUBJECT               :               Circular to parents – March 2013

CIRCULAR NO.   :               March 2013


  1. First Term Break 2013

1.1          The school will close for the First Term Break from Saturday 23 March to Sunday 31 March 2013.

1.2          Classes will resume for the Second Term on Monday 1 April 2013.  All students must be present for the first day of school.


  1. First School Examination 2013

2.1          The first school examination for all classes is scheduled to be held from 10 April 2013.

2.2          Timetable for the examination will be issued in due course to all the students concerned.

2.3          Please advise your children to spend sufficient time in revision for the examination.


  1. Payment of School Fees and Miscellaneous Charges

3.1          Please be reminded that School Fees/ Miscellaneous Charges for the Second Term are now due for payment.

3.2          Payments (preferably in crossed cheque made payable to “St. Joseph’s Private School Management Berhad”) are to be paid at our office during the following hours: –

8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

3.3          The rates for payments are :

School fees         Miscellaneous Charges                  Total

Primary 1, 2 and 3   –        RM900.00            RM100.00                                  RM1,000.00

Form 1 and 2            –        RM1,100.00        RM100.00                                     RM1,200.00

3.4          The last date for payment of fees is Friday 5 April 2013.  An interest of 5% will be imposed on late payment.

3.5          Payment can also be made by credit card. A one and a half percent (1.5%) is charged for the use of credit card.

3.6          A list showing the materials provided by the school under miscellaneous charges is appended  on page 33 of the School Diary.  Kindly note that all materials for ECA will not be provided by the school.


  1. Payment of Textbooks/ Workbooks

4.1          By now your child should know the textbooks/ workbooks taken by him/ her and the amount to be paid. This amount can be confirmed with the class teacher who has a separate list.

4.2          It will be greatly appreciated if parents can kindly pay the amount for the textbooks/ workbooks to the office during the month of March 2013.

4.3          A separate receipt will be issued for the sale of textbooks/ workbooks.


  1. Construction of St. Joseph’s Private School

5.1          The Board of Management, St. Joseph’s Private School Management Berhad regrets to inform all parents that there is a delay in the construction of St. Joseph’s Private School, along Jalan Nagor.

5.2          The new school building is expected to be completed by May 2013. We hope to be able to move over to the new building by June 2013.

5.3          We regret for any inconvenience caused and hope that parents will be patient with us.


  1. Lenten Appeal – Catholic Welfare Services

6.1          During Lent (Ash Wednesday 13 February to Wednesday of Holy Week 27 March 2013) Christians are supposed to make sacrifices by fasting and alms giving.

6.2          The Catholic Welfare Services is appealing for donations to assist the poor, the needy and the marginalized in our society.

6.3          Each student in the school is given a Lenten Appeal Box. We will be grateful if the Lenten Appeal Box can be returned to the school by Thursday 21 March 2013

6.4          Donations are not compulsory but the Lenten Appeal Boxes must be returned.


  1. Registration For 2014

7.1          Registration for admission to Tahun 1 (Primary 1) and Tingkatan 1 (Form 1) for the Academic Year 2014 is now open for students born in 2007 (Primary 1) and 2001   (Form 1).

7.2          The closing date is 30 April 2013.  Assessment will be conducted on 11 May 2013.

7.3          Parents who wish to register their child with us for the academic year 2014 please do so before 30 April 2013, otherwise we may not be able to accommodate you especially if all our classes are full.

7.4          We will be opening 2 classes of Primary 1 and 3 classes of Form 1 in 2014.


  1. International Competitions and Assessments for Schools 2013

8.1          The University of New South Wales, Australia is organizing the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools.

8.2          Please refer to attached information sheet about the competition.

8.3          Kindly be informed that the competition is optional.


  1. Outstanding Achievement

Our congratulations to the following students:

Mark Leong Wei Yang (F1B) Won gold for Doubles Under 15 Boys, in the MSS Tennis Sarawak held on 29-30 January 2013


Kirstin Leong Kher Ting (2A) Won silver for Doubles Under 15 Girls and bronze for Singles Under 15 Girls, in the MSS Tennis Sarawak held on 29-30 January 2013


Sushil a/l Pubalan (F2A) Took the 6th Placing in the Boys Under 15 Category of the Bowling Championship organized by Amateur Bowling Association of Sarawak (ABAS) on 24 January 2013


Zoe Tan Chia Chia (F2B) Won Best Girl Award for Girls Group 2 (9 Golds, 2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes), 25th Kuching Age Group Inter School Swimming Championship organized by Kuching Amateur Swimming Association (KASA2010) at Pusat Kecemerlangan Akuatik, 26-27 January 2013

Gold: Freestyle 400m, Freestyle 200m, Freestyle 50m, Breaststroke 100m, Breaststroke 200m, Butterfly 50m, Butterfly 100m, Individual Medley 200m, Individual Medley 100m.

Silver: Freestyle 100m, Breaststroke 50m

Bronze: Backstroke 100m, Girls 800m



  1. Important Dates

19.03.2013           Tuesday               –              Feast of St. Joseph – our Patron (School Day)

21.03.2013           Thursday             –              Last date for return of Lenten Appeal Box

23.03.2013           Saturday              –              First Term Break until 31.03.2013

28.03.2013           Friday                    –              Last date for payment of textbooks/ workbooks

29.03.2013           Friday                    –              Good Friday

31.03.2013           Sunday                 –              Easter Sunday

01.04.2013           Monday               –              School reopens for Second Term

05.04.2013           Friday                    –              Last date for payment of fees (Second Term)


St. Joseph’s Private School – education beyond the ordinary.





St. Joseph’s Private School