2013 5 May

TO                          :               ALL PARENTS

DATE                     :               29 April 2013

SUBJECT               :               Circular to parents

CIRCULAR NO.   :               May 2013


  1. St. Joseph’s Cathedral Parish Sales and Fair

1.1          The St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Sales and Fair will be held at:

Venue: SMK St. Joseph, Kuching

Date: Sunday 30 June 2013

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

1.2          The purpose of the Parish Sale and Fair is to raise fund for the furnishing and maintenance of the Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre (ACCPC) which was completed in April 2013.

1.3          The Catholic Church has donated RM3 million to St. Joseph’s Private School to put up its building at Nagor Road, Therefore, we should do our bit to raise fund for the Pastoral Centre.

1.4          Each secondary student at St. Joseph’s Private School is given one book of coupons (RM50.00) for sale to members of the public or to be purchased by the family. The coupons will entitled you to purchase goods at the sale. Therefore, it is not merely a donation.

1.5          St. Joseph’s Private School will run two stalls selling soft drinks, ice-cream and tin-stuff.

1.6          Parents who wish to help us at the sales may donate tin-stuff to the school. Please bring the tin-stuff to the school on the 21 June 2013. Thank you.


  1. Registration for Form 1 and Primary 1 (2014)

2.1          The registration for Form 1 and Primary 1 for next year (2014) will close on 30 April 2013. To date we have received 167 applications for Form 1 and 103 applications for Primary 1.

2.2          The applicants for Form 1 will sit for an assessment test on Saturday 11 May 2013 and for Primary 1 will be on Saturday 22 June 2013.

2.3          Final acceptance of the child will depend on the following conditions:

i) the number of vacancies available

ii) the child’s performance in the assessment test

iii) the child’s position in our wait list

iv) favourable reports from the child’s former school and other extra-curricular activities


  1. Used Aluminum Cans and Old Newspaper

3.1          The aluminum cans and newspaper project for the Pendidikan Moral and Geography lessons raised a total of RM1,080.10. We have donated the amount raised to the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society. Our big thank you to all those who have helped to make the project a success.


  1. Teacher’s Day Celebration

4.1          The school will celebrate Teacher’s Day on a modest scale on Thursday 23 May 2013.

4.2          There will be a Mass offered for the teachers on that day followed by some presentations of items by students.

4.3          While we appreciate the good intention of parents and students to shower their teachers with gifts, flowers, cakes etc. on this special day, we will appreciate it more if parents and students can please refrain from doing all these as we intend to teach our students that celebrations can be personal, meaningful and yet non-monetary.

4.4          The dismissal time for Teacher’s Day celebration is 11.45 a.m. (Primary) and 12.00 noon (Secondary).


  1. Mufti Day

5.1          On Thursday 23 May 2013, the school will also observe Mufti Day – No uniform day.

5.2          Students are encouraged to come to school not wearing their school uniform.

5.3          They may wear their normal clothes but they must be decent, proper and neat.


  1. Mid-year Holidays

6.1          The school will close for the mid-year holidays from Friday 24 May 2013 to Sunday 9 June 2013.

6.2          Parents of children in secondary school are kindly requested to ensure that your child spend some time (2-3 hours per day) doing light reading, revisions or catching up on their work.


  1. 7. Outstanding Achievement

Our congratulations to the following students on their recent achievements.

Joel Chua Hsien Zhi (F2C) for attaining silver in Category D (13-15 yrs) ChangQuan (Boys) at the Kejohanan Wushu Kebangsaan Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia held on 12-14 April 2013 at Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Sam Tet, Ipoh, Perak.
Jee Yu Fei (F2B) For attaining  silver in Girls 15 TKB Doubles and bronze in Girls 15 TKB Individual. Kejohanan Badminton MSSM Bahagian Kuching 2013, 15 – 18 April, held at Dewan Persatuan Bumiputera Sarawak.


  1. Important Dates

01.05.2013           Wednesday        –              Labour Day (Public Holiday)

(Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker)

02.05.2013           Thursday             –              Teacher-Parent Interview

03.05.2013           Friday                    –              Parent-Teacher Interview

09.05.2013           Thursday             –              Ascension of Our Lord (School Day)

11.05.2013           Saturday              –              Assessment Test for Form 1

13.05.2013           Monday               –              English Competition

19.05.2013           Sunday                 –              Pentecost Sunday

23.05.2013           Thursday             –              Teacher’s Day

Mufti Day

24.05.2013           Friday                    –              Wesak Day (Public Holiday)

25.05.2013           Saturday              –              Mid Year Holidays until 09.06.2013


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