KUCHING: The first ever Josephian Day on March 13 will gather students from the five schools in Kuching for common activities on the grounds of SMK St Joseph and St Joseph’s Private School.
The five schools are SMK St Joseph, SK St Joseph, St Joseph’s Private Primary School, St Joseph’s Private Secondary School and St Joseph’s International School.
Several prominent ex-Josephians are expected to attend including Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian who is also Old Josephians Association (OJA) president.
Another notable ex-Josephian, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuching His Grace Simon Poh, will lead the opening prayer.
In a published statement the organisers said Josephian Day is a great opportunity for students from various backgrounds to mingle under the proud identity of being called a `Josephian`.
They will be joined by old boys from the alumni body OJA.
Students will get to play interactive games run by students from the different St Joseph schools.
A performance corner will showcase the variety of talents and their entertaining abilities.
“OJA members will also compete with current students in the `Back to School Games` in badminton, ping pong, basketball and futsal.
“We’ll see who wins – older Josephians or younger ones,” said the organisers.
Younger Josephians from the primary schools will have their active and fun `senamrobik` in the SK St Joseph grounds.
At least 10 food trucks have agreed to sell their delicious snacks to hungry students on school grounds. There will also be a book and stationery exhibition from at least two bookstores.
“It is hoped that this first-ever Josephian Day can be a first of many Josephian Days in the years to come,” the statement added.
The Borneo Post