St Joseph’s International School was recently hit by the flash flood that affected numerous areas in Kuching. The flood occurred following the incessant downpour and the incidence of king tide. The worst flood finally took place on Thursday, 14 January 2021 after the earlier two days of mild flooding. The few inches of water affecting Blocks B and D rapidly rose to the height of one and a half feet, expanding to the entire ground floor of the school premises.
Br Robert Teoh, FMS, the principal of the international school rallied together a few teachers to come in on Saturday, 16 January to give a helping hand and to team up with the school support staff to clean the ground floor and to clear the mess and mud. By working together in good spirit, they were able to complete the task within a few hours. Their voluntary effort is very much appreciated.
Also, a big thank you goes to the Kuching Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuching). Despite their busy schedule that day, they were willing to spare a few hours of their time to assist the school by using their pump driven unit to extract most of the water that accumulated in the two lifts. If it wasn’t for their help and generosity, it would have taken the school support staff a much longer time to remove the water from the lifts.