2013 9 September 0

TO                          :               ALL PARENTS

DATE                     :               20 August 2013

SUBJECT               :               Circular to parents

CIRCULAR NO.   :               SEPTEMBER 2013


1.0          Blessing and Official Opening of New Building, St. Joseph’s Private School, Kuching.

1.1          The Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Private School Management Berhad cordially invites all parents to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and blessing at 8.15 a.m. presided by the Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, Archbishop Joseph Marino followed by the official opening of the new building of St. Joseph’s Private School at Jalan Nagor, Kuching at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 24 August 2013 by the Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.

1.2          The details of the programme have been given in the previous circular.

1.3          There are only two invitees for each family, preferably the parents of the student.

1.4          It is compulsory for all students to be present on 24 August 2013 (Sat) at the Opening Ceremony. It is considered a school day, and students are to be in school uniform.


2.0          Preparations for the Opening

2.1          Some students have been diligent in helping out with the exhibits for the exhibition during the Opening Ceremony. Bravo to them!

2.2          In order for us to set up the exhibits, we will take 22 August 2013 (Thursday) off. All students, with the exception of the secondary school students required by the teachers to help out with the exhibition, do not need to come to school on that day. All primary school students are not involved in the exhibition. Therefore, the primary school will have their day off on 22 August.

2.3          Secondary school students who are involved in the exhibition will be notified by the teachers beforehand. On 22 August, they are to be dropped off at the school at Jalan Taman Budaya at 7.30 a.m. Students are to wear their PJ outfit. These students can be picked up at the new building either at 12.30 p.m. or 3.50 p.m. depending on the need of the exhibition preparation.

2.4          School will be normal on 23 August 2013 (Friday). However, we will have a full dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony at 9.00 a.m. at the new building at Jalan Nagor for all students. We will take a walk to the new building from our school at Jalan Taman Budaya and return in the same manner. Parents are to drop off and pick up their child at the usual times at our school at Jalan Taman Budaya on 23 August.


3.0          The SEED 13 for Form One and Form Two Students

3.1          To be held from 7 September, 8.00 a.m. (Sat) until 8 September, 4.30 p.m. (Sun) at Tan Sri William Tan Auditorium, SMK St Joseph. It is organized by the Sarawak Catholic Teachers Guild and facilitated by the Empowered Ministry and friends.

3.2          The core message of this programme is to introduce JESUS into the lives of the young people. When good SEED is planted, with the adequate nourishments and essentials to grow, it will naturally bear fruit. At this age of Form One and Two, many may not see the significance and importance of JESUS in their life but it is never too young to sow the SEED, the SEED that will last, the SEED that will bear much fruit in time to come.

In this programme, the young people will be given a chance to commit their lives to JESUS as their personal Saviour, Lord and Redeemer.

3.3          Registration fee (including 2 lunches, 3 teas, event kit) is RM30 per person.

3.4          It is compulsory for all Catholic students from Transition, Form One and Form Two to attend The SEED 13. Other students are also welcome to attend. Registration to be done through the class teachers.

3.5          The SEED Family Nite (Saturday evening, 7 September): Potbless-dinner style (bring along food to share). Parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.


4.0          Outstanding Achievements

Our congratulations to the following students:

  • Mark Leong Wei Yang (F1B) – Bronze in the Junior Age Group Tennis Tournament 2013 organized by Persatuan Tenis Bumiputera Sarawak (PTBS) held at PTBS Complex, Kuching on 29-30 June 2013.
  • Zoe Tan (F2B) for her achievements:
  • 3rd GCM Inter-Club Age-Group Swimming Championship, 29 – 30 June 2013: Best Girl Group 2. Gold – 50m Backstroke; 50m Butterfly; 50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle; 200m Ind. Medley. Silver – 50m, 100m Breaststroke
  • The Third Samarahan-Kuching Division Inter-School Swimming Championship, 6 – 7 July 2013: Best Girl Group B. Gold – 50m, 100m Freestyle; 50m, 100m Breaststroke; 50m Backstroke; 50m Butterfly; 4×50m Freestyle Relay; 4×100m Freestyle Relay


5.0          Important Dates

19.08.2013           Monday               –              Fourth Term Resumes

24.08.2013           Saturday              –              Blessing and official opening of new building of St. Joseph’s

Private School

27.08.2013           Tuesday               –              Teacher-Parent Interview

28.08.2013           Wednesday        –              Parent-Teacher Interview

30.08.2013           Friday                                    Textbook order 2014 to be returned

31.08.2013           Saturday              –              Hari Kebangsaan (Public Holiday)

04.09.2013           Wednesday        –              Mass and Assembly

07.09.2013           Saturday              –              TYT Governor’s Birthday

–              The SEED 13 (7 – 8 Sep)

16.09.2013           Monday               –              Malaysia Day (Public Holiday)

30.09.2013           Monday               –              Last day for payment of fees for Final Term


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