Thursday, July 21, 2016

Biography of Rev. Bro. Conleth Henry 
by the late Rev. Bro. Vincent Corkery

Johannians studying in St. John's between the mid-1960's to the 1970's, would be familiar with this name. 

Bro. Conleth was among the several Brothers who were teaching in SJI back then.  

Sunday, July 17, 2016

FAREWELL CEREMONY FOR THE PRINCIPAL OF SJI


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, A FAREWELL CEREMONY WILL BE HELD FOR
DR. M. PUVANDENDRAN, PRINCIPAL OF ST. JOHN'S INSTITUTION
WHO IS RETIRING BY MANDATORY STATUTE.

STJOHNINSTITUTION.BLOGSPOT.COM TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS ITS SINCEREST GRATITUDE TO DR. PUVANENDRAN FOR HIS SERVICES TO SJI OVER THE YEARS AS SENIOR ASSISTANT AND PRINCIPAL.

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - JUNE & JULY

Greetings!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the June edition of This Month in History could not be completed within the month of June. 

In this edition, we will explore the events that took place over the months of June and July.

June

1906 - Rev. Bro. Imier of Jesus, Provincial Visitor of the United States visited SJI

June 5
2002 - The last Director of SJI, Rev. Bro. Michael Wong officially retires

June 7
1971 - To emphasize the importance of Bahasa Malaysia, Rev. Bro. Joseph Yeoh announced that Bahasa Malaysia was to be spoken at all times on Fridays except during lessons.

1984 - The Job-A-Long campaign raised RM42,344.67

June 14
1969 - The opening of the play "The Government Inspector" by the Dramatic Society. Bro. Celestine stars in this play.

June 21
2004 - The launching of the "Limited 2D Art Piece" by then Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah

July

July 6
1957 - The Cadet Corps receive their Colours from General Sir Francis Festing, Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Land Forces

July 8
2002 - A new beginning as SJI welcomes its first lay principal, Mr. Peter Yii Sing Chiu

July 9
1955 - After one year since the extension project commenced, the new field was opened with the school Annual Sports.

July 21
1989 - SJI bade farewell to its school bus due to financial constraints

July 31
2004 - The centenary Hari Keluarga 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY 2016 FROM US AT stjohninstitution.blogspot.com

Ladies and gentlemen,

On Monday, May 16, we will be observing a day in which we express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to a group of amazing people who made most of us who we are.

On this auspicious occasion, we would like to wish all teachers, past and present a Happy Teacher's Day. Thank you for your guidance and support in our quest to success and finding ourselves. May God bless all of you for your noble actions.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

Saturday, May 14, 2016

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - MAY

In this edition, we will look at the events that took place in St. John's during the month of May:

May 1
1956 - Formation of the S.J.M.A.C

May 2
1984 - "The Pledge to St. John's", a song written by Mr. Dennis Doss in conjunction of the 80th anniversary, was introduced to Johannians. 

May 17
1955 - Rev. Bro. D'Joseph, Director since May 1948 was transferred to St. Xavier's Institution, Penang. His successor was Rev. Bro. Tibertius Lawrence Spitzig.

Front Page of 1955 Term Review Term 2

May 20
1964 - HRH The Sultan and Tengku Ampuan of Selangor attended the staging of "Bamboo Princess" at KL Town Hall in conjunction of the Diamond Jubilee year. Also present was Tun Dr. Ismail, Home Minister and Chairman of the Developmnt Committee.

May 23
1964 - HRH The Sultan and and Tengku Ampuan of Selangor attended the Jubilee Sports held at the school field. 

May 24
1954 - The St. John's Dramatic Society presents William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" for seven consecutive nights in the school hall.


Reviews on "Macbeth" from the Term Review

1956 - Visit of Mr. Edward Payne, Director of Education in conjunction of Commonwealth Day.


May 30
1964 - During the Old Boys Dinner, Rev. Bro. Joseph McNally, Director of SJI announced that the Director house will be renamed D'Joseph house in honour of former Director Rev. Bro. Joseph Brophy.



Transcript of Rev. Bro. Joseph McNally's speech during the Old Boys Dinner

Saturday, April 16, 2016

THE ORIGIN OF THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE - 1953 TERM REVIEW

In 1953, Rev. Bro. Celestine introduced a tabloid that reports happenings in the school and select works from Johannians. The name of this tabloid - Term Review.

It ran as a series of three papers per annum until 1963 when it was merged into a magazine. The Term Review then became Term Review/Garudamas before it was renamed as Garudamas in 1966.

In case you're wondering, the volume count of the present day Garudamas started when the Term Review became a magazine in 1963.

The Term Review made its debut on April 15, 1953. Today, we proudly present a copy of the Term Review Volume 1 Number 1 for your viewing pleasure.











Sunday, April 10, 2016

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - APRIL

Events that took place in St. John's in the month of April.

1921 - Rev. Bro. Director Claude Marie was transferred to St. Francis Institution, Malacca after five years of service in St. John's.

April 3
1969 - A United Nations Mock Assembly was held jointly with Convent Bukit Nanas.

April 15
1953 - The first edition of the Term Review was made available.

April 28
1959 - Rev. Bro. Celestine Jennings was appointed Director in the absence of Rev. Bro. Lawrence Spitzig. He is to remain Director until his transfer in December to St. Paul's Institution, Seremban.

April 29
1970 - Minister of Health, Tan Sri Sardon Jubir was guest-of-honour for Speech and Prize Giving Day. 

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