ST. JOSEPH'S INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
Hello to all of you in Kuching. Since my arrival here, I have been greeted continuously by very friendly people here with the phrase “welcome to Kuching”. It is wonderful and I find myself very much at home here. Thank you so much for your warm welcome.
First of all, allow me to thank Archbishop Simon Poh who has invited me to head SJIS after Br. Paul Hough has laid a good foundation for SJIS. Thank you Archbishop and I will try my best to develop further SJIS.
Secondly, a big “terima kasih” to Br. Paul Hough for all that he has done in bringing up SJIS during his tenure as the Principal of SJIS. 3 years ago, he accepted the invitation from Archbishop John Ha to come here and start this school. He actually moved away from his familiar country and comfort zone to Kuching for the sake of realising the dream of the archdiocese to establish an international school with Catholic tradition. Congratulations Br. Paul for the work well done.
Lastly, I ask all of you to pray for our staff and students, and particularly for me so that we can work together in moulding our students to be good citizens and persons with faith. Only with God’s help we can change the hearts of our students and transform their lives. May we keep up the Catholic tradition of educating with love and care according to the will of God.
Br. Robert Teoh, FMS
St. Joseph’s International Secondary School
St. Joseph’s International School is a Catholic School managed by the Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Private School Management Berhad (Company No. 981967-X). It was granted a license (Ref.: KP.BPS.SPIPS700-2/9/190(7) dated 28 November 2014 by the Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur to start in January 2017.
The school is located at the former SK St. Teresa, Padungan, Kuching. In 2017, St. Joseph’s International School opened its doors to three classes of Year 7 (equivalent to Form 1) and one class of Year 8 (Form 2).
The school is managed by the Marist Brothers (official name is Fratres Maristae a Scholis (FMS) – The Marist Brothers of the Schools, founded by a French priest, St. Marcellin Champagnat in 1817), and they are aptly assisted by a team of trained, experienced and dedicated teachers.
St. Joseph’s International School offers the Cambridge syllabus leading to the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-levels (Advance Level) examinations. The books to be used are sourced from the United Kingdom. All subjects will be taught using English as the medium of instruction. Malaysian citizens are required to study Bahasa Melayu, Pendidikan Moral or Pendidikan Islam (Muslim only).
St. Joseph’s is a single session and co-ed school with lessons from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Development of soft skills such as the creative arts – music, drama and dance, and the nurturing of interpersonal skills and leadership qualities are all provided in a holistic education.
St. Joseph’s International School welcomes both foreign and local students.
The school also offers special English classes for students who needs help.