May 16, 2017
The St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (Tropicana PJ Campus) celebrated its first year of operation with an official opening ceremony at the school’s auditorium yesterday.
Held in conjunction with the Founder’s Day celebration, the event was graced by the Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Tropicana Corporation Berhad Founder and Advisor, Tan Sri Danny Tan Chee Sing, and Br. Edmundo Fernandez, Brother Visitor of the Lasallian East Asia District.
“The Ministry of Education has always emphasised the importance of helping students experience the joy of learning, to instil an intrinsic motivation towards learning in every student.
“We are moving from exam-oriented education to producing a well-balanced and holistic nation. Learning should not only be for passing examinations but a lifelong journey, where one experiences deep personal achievement from learning new knowledge and skills.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (C) officiates the St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (Tropicana PJ Campus) official opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, May 15, 2017
In his speech, Mahdzir said he was glad the school places great emphasis on character development as one of its pillars in school excellence. He is confident that St Joseph’s will provide a holistic and well balanced learning environment for students.
“Tropicana Corporation Berhad has been fully committed to providing a learning environment that will complement the ministry’s aspirations to develop students who will be globally competitive.
“Our methodology will promote and develop critical and creative thinking capacities that enable our students to perform in both the sciences and the arts. We select the best teaching staff to help us develop students who are disciplined, ethical, tolerant, respectful and broadminded,” said Tropicana Corporation Berhad Group CEO, Datuk Yau Kok Seng.
A RM75,000 cheque was also presented at the event to the Lasallian Mission from the school’s Lasallian Fund. Its provisions function to equally aid Lasallian outreach and service activities in Malaysia and Lasallian Mission Fund initiatives of LEAD which will be applied at the regional level.
A brother school of St. Joseph’s Institution and SJI International in Singapore, SJIIM provides Lasallian holistic education for three to 18-year-olds. The campus is a 2.6ha purpose-built school offering a wide range of facilities.
Established in 2007, St Joseph’s Institution International is part of Singapore’s 7 Lasallian schools with roots dating back to 1852. Throughout the years, SJII has grown into one of the best and most respected institutions in Singapore with a significant number of its students being scholarship holders and pursuing their tertiary education at the most prestigious universities around the world.
St Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia also upholds the importance of nurturing their students with a sense of tolerance and humanity in a multi-cultural environment to ensure that they will become effective members of the society. Their tuition fee starts from RM36,000 annually for primary school and RM60,000 annually for secondary school.