Celebrating 131st Anniversary in Green Style

This year St Joseph`s Secondary School celebrates its 131st year with minimal fuss and pomp. Instead it commemorates its foundation with meaningful and righteous effort to conserve its environment- a debut move to realise long term plans in making the school a better and more conducive learning place. Collective and consolidated attempts are forthcoming between the school authorities, teachers, students, parents and ex-Josephians to give the school a face-lift to its gardens, a new coat of paint to liven the old building structures, some catchphrases on good old Lasallian values to revive the Josephian spirit and display plaques of the La Salle brothers to remember their remarkable service in education.

The emphasis on `going green` is clearly reflected on the mural at the in-door stadium. The mural was painted by the Art teacher, Abdul Razaq bin Kudus and his Sixth Form students during the community service organised by the school. Others tried their hand at clearing, replanting and landscaping the gardens. All was accomplished in good time.

In an attempt to make the celebration wholesome, programmes have been merged and blended into the curriculum as well as the extra-curricular activities. As a final celebration marking the 131st year, the Old Josephians will be organising a reunion dinner at the end of the year. The dinner is expected to be held at the Riverside Majestic on the 23rd of November 2013. Those who are interested in attending the dinner can contact Louis Ng at 016-8880944.

The Chairman of Old Josephian Association, Professor Dr SimKuiHian officiating the launching of the mural. With him, were Abdul Razaq (left), Thomas Lau (principal) and the secretary of OJA, Louis Ng (extreme right)

Abdul Razaq with his artistic students

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