Saturday, January 23, 2016

REV. BRO. JOSEPH YEOH - A BIOGRAPHY BY DATUK REV. BRO. VINCENT CORKERY


IN MEMORIAM OF 

REV. BRO. JOSEPH YEOH
DIRECTOR OF ST. JOHN'S INSTITUTION KUALA LUMPUR
1969 - 1978

WHO PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON 
JANUARY 27, 1982


THE FOLLOWING IS A BIOGRAPHY OF REV. BRO. JOSEPH YEOH, OR FONDLY KNOWN AS 'OLD JOE', WRITTEN BY DATUK REV. BRO. VINCENT CORKERY.


MAY THIS SERVE TO BE A MEMORY OF REV. BRO. JOSEPH YEOH TO JOHANNIANS UNDER HIS ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS AN INSPIRATION TO PRESENT AND FUTURE JOHANNIANS



MANY THANKS TO MR. LIM HEAN HWA FOR PROVIDING THIS DIGITAL COPY OF BRO. JOSEPH'S BIOGRAPHY

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ST. JOHN'S - JANUARY 18, 2016


St. John's celebrated its 112th anniversary on Monday, January 18, 2016. 

At the same time, we also bade farewell to Mr. Mustafa Kamal, the former PK HEM now promoted as PK Tadbir and Kurikulum in SMK Taman Desa.

The guest-of-honour for the birthday celebration was Mr. Michael Simon, President of the Malaysian Federation of La Sallian Alumni Associations.

As early as 7am, invited guests began arriving at the Board of Governors room to sign the visitors' book. 


 





At 7.45am, the guests were ushered to the assembly area, accompanied by the bagpipes. After the Negaraku and state anthem, a series of speeches followed, starting with the School Captain.

Next to speak was Dr. M. Puvanendran, Principal of St. John's. He was then followed by Mr. Mustafa Kamal who addressed St. John's for the last time.

Last to take the podium was Mr. Michael Simon, the guest-of-honour for the birthday celebration. In his speech, Mr. Michael placed forth a challenge to Tuan Megat Mizan Nicholas Denney, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, to reinstate St. John's as an English-medium school to arrest the slide in English proficiency among students.

The school was then brought down memory lane with a presentation on the 112 illustrious years under the various Directors, put up by the prefects.


The grand finale of the event was the cutting of the cake. This year, every class brought a cake to the celebration and the cakes were cut after the singing of the birthday song.


It was indeed an exciting day for all Johannians, and it was good to see a number of old boys attending the birthday celebration this year.

Here's to a great year in St. John's.

Happy birthday, St. John's, and may God bless you always!

*Pictures courtesy of Deevnish (a.k.a. Jenko Chugani San), Garudamas

















 




 





 

Monday, January 11, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS PERTAINING TO SJI'S 112th BIRTHDAY

Greetings, fellow Johannians.

SJI will be celebrating it's 112th birthday on Monday, January 18, 2016.

The guest of honour for this year's celebration is Mr. Michael Simon, President of the Malaysian Federation of La Sallian Alumni Associations. 

Johannians, you can do your part in expressing joy and thanksgiving in conjunction with our beloved institution's anniversary. The following are links where you can post your best wishes to St. John's:




Come on, Johannians! Express your sincerest wishes in conjunction of the school's birthday either in words or visuals (the padlet supports the latter).

Happy birthday, St. John's, and may God bless you always.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - JANUARY

Notable events that took place throughout the month of January:

January 6
1969 - Rev. Bro. Joseph Yeoh was appointed as the new Director of St. John's after a 22-year absence. He will be at the helm of SJI for the next decade.

Rev. Bro. Joseph Yeoh's message from the 1968-1969 Garudamas


January 15
1904 - Three Brothers arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the opening of SJI. They are Rev. Bro. Andrew Corsini, Rev. Bro. Cyril Alexander, and Rev. Bro. Julian Francis. Rev. Bro. Francis was appointed the first Director of St. John's.

January 18
1904 - St. John's Institution opened its doors for the first time, with an enrollment of 40 students. The school was declared open by Mr. R. J. Wilkinson, Inspector of Schools.

1994 - The Sports Complex, comprising of an open-air hall, badminton hall, and three squash courts, was officiated by Rev. Bro. Visitor David Liao, in conjunction of SJI's 90th anniversary. The building was part of an agreement with Dairy Maid in exchange of acquiring the field for the construction of an office tower and underground car park.

January 21
1989 - Rev. Bro. Cassian Pappu officially retires and Rev. Bro. Michael Wong was officially installed as the new Director of SJI. Bro. Michael, or fondly known as 'the BMW of St. John's' was the last Brother Director of SJI upon his retirement 14 years later in 2002.

Taken from the 1989 Garudamas


January 29
1982 - The body of former Director, Rev. Bro. Joseph Yeoh, lies in state in the school chapel. Bro. Joseph, fondly known as 'Old Joe', passed away peacefully in Singapore three days earlier, in the evening of January 26, due to a jaundice relapse. He was 52 years old. His remains were laid to rest the next day after service in St. John's Cathedral.

1989 - Rev. Bro. John Svrcek, member of the staff between 1935-1937 and 1978-1989 lies in state in the school chapel. Bro. John was involved in a fatal accident two days earlier and was buried the next day.

GREETINGS OF THE NEW YEAR FROM US

FELLOW JOHANNIANS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! 
WE HOPE THIS YEAR WILL BE AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS.

THIS YEAR, ST. JOHN'S TURNS 112.
 WE AT STJOHNINSTITUTION.BLOGSPOT.COM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING YOU UPDATES ON THE LATEST HAPPENINGS IN SJI. 

AT THE SAME TIME, WE ALSO WISH TO REVISIT IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN SCHOOL. 
FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, WE WILL BE PUBLISHING A SERIES OF ARTICLES TITLED "THIS MONTH IN HISTORY". 

IN THIS SEQUENCE OF 12 PUBLICATIONS, WE WILL PROVIDE INSIGHT OF THE VARIOUS HAPPENINGS IN SJI OVER THE YEARS. 

MAY ALL THESE HELP STRENGTHEN THE JOHANNIAN SPIRIT AND IDENTITY WITHIN US. 

FIDE ET LABORE! 

P.S. THE JANUARY EDITION OF "THIS MONTH IN HISTORY" WILL BE UP SHORTLY

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SJINCB BATTLES IN THAILAND AND MAKES ST. JOHN'S PROUD

THE ST. JOHN'S INSTITUTION NAVAL CADET BAND (SJINCB) PARTICIPATED IN THE 

THAILAND WORLD MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
HELD IN BURIRAM, THAILAND
FROM DECEMBER 2nd - 4th, 2015.

SJINCB MANAGED TO SECURE THREE WINS:
 1st RUNNER-UP IN THE MARCHING SHOW BAND OPEN CLASS CATEGORY

1st RUNNER-UP IN THE STREET PARADE & SOUNDSPORT

2nd RUNNER-UP IN THE DRUMLINE BATTLE



OUR HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SJINCB FOR THEIR ASTOUNDING ACHIEVEMENTS!

All images and information courtesy of Pn. Jessica


 OUR CADET BAND IN ACTION






THAT'S 68 000 BAHT IN TOTAL.

WELL DONE, SJINCB!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

JASAMU DIKENANG - ENCIK MUSTAFA KAMAL, PENOLONG KANAN HEM MENABUR BAKTI DI SEKOLAH BAHARU

*Artikel ini telah dikemas kini pada 11 Januari 2016

Salam sehati sejiwa, warga Johannian.

Selepas hampir 5 tahun berkhidmat sebagai Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid, SMK St. John terpaksa mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Encik Mustafa Kamal bin Musa.



Cikgu Mustafa telah memulakan kerjaya sebagai seorang pendidik pada tahun 1993 di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Pada 7hb Mac 2011, Cikgu Mustafa telah melangkah masuk ke St. John sebagai Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid yang baharu, menggantikan Puan Hajah Najibah yang berpindah ke Tingkatan Enam. 


Sepanjang tempoh perkhidmatan beliau di SJI, Cikgu Mustafa telah memperkenalkan dua elemen baharu. Sumbangan pertama beliau adalah memperkenalkan anugerah-anugerah hal ehwal murid dalam majlis Hari Anugerah Kecemerlangan Ko-Kurikulum untuk menunjukkan apresiasi pihak sekolah kepada para pelajar yang mempamerkan sahsiah yang cemerlang sepanjang tahun. Ini adalah satu perkara yang amat sinonim dengan nilai-nilai Johannian dan memberi nafas baharu dalam upacara Hari Anugerah di SJI.


Sumbangan kedua beliau adalah memperkenalkan Hari Graduasi untuk pelajar Tingkatan Lima. Walaupun idea ini tidak lagi diteruskan, ia adalah lagi satu usaha murni untuk memberi kenangan indah kepada pelajar-pelajar SMK St. John sebelum meninggalkan alam persekolahan.


Selain itu, Cikgu Mustafa juga telah secara proaktif mewujudkan dua infrastruktur baharu di SJI. Beliau telah merealisasikan idea bilik kesihatan serta bilik pengurusan sahsiah untuk melancarkan aspek hal ehwal pelajar-pelajar SJI. 

Cabaran terbesar Cikgu Mustafa sepanjang bertugas di SJI berlaku pada tahun 2014, apabila beliau terpaksa memangku tugas Pengetua dan Penolong Kanan Tadbir & Kurikulum tatkala En. Lim Hean Hwa sakit dan Pn. Azizah Yahaya dilantik sebagai Pengetua di SMK Manjalara. Selama hampir tiga bulan Cikgu Mustafa terpaksa menggalas tiga portfolio tertinggi di SJI, dan beliau berjaya melaksanakan tugas-tugas tersebut.


Sekarang tiba masanya untuk warga SJI mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Cikgu Mustafa. Walaupun sedih, kami turut gembira kerana Cikgu Mustafa telah dinaikkan pangkat menjadi Penolong Kanan Tadbir dan Kurikulum di SMK Taman Desa. Kami berharap agar Cikgu Mustafa akan membawa nilai-nilai Johannian ke sekolah baharu dan meneruskan perkhidmatan cemerlang beliau.


Selepas ini, kita tidak akan lagi melihat Cikgu Mustafa yang tidak pernah lupa mengenakan baju melayu lengkap bersampin dan bersongkok setiap Jumaat. Kita juga akan merindui karekter 'no-nonsense' Cikgu Mustafa yang boleh dilihat sejak hari pertama beliau bertugas di SJI.


Dedikasi Cikgu Mustafa kelihatan sehingga hari terakhir beliau di SJI. Pada minggu sebelum Krismas, beliau telah datang ke sekolah untuk menyediakan tong kitar semula untuk kegunaan warga sekolah. Beliau bersama isteri telah mengecat label tong kitar semula dan memastikan tong-tong boleh diguna pakai. Jika Cikgu Mustafa masih berada di SJI ketika sekolah buka, sudah pasti program kitar semula akan menjadi satu lagi sumbangan beliau kepada sekolah.

Secara peribadi, saya juga ingin merakamkan setinggi-tinggi terima kasih kepada Cikgu Mustafa atas keikhlasan beliau untuk membantu sekolah serta bantuan beliau sepanjang saya berkerja bersama pihak sekolah.



Terima kasih, Cikgu Mus, dan selamat bertugas di sekolah baharu! 



Berikut adalah sedikit bingkisan sepanjang tempoh Cikgu Mustafa berkhidmat di SJI.

*Images courtesy of Pn. Jessica and Garudamas




   Larian Serentak 1Malaysia 2011


Peraga pakaian Hari Guru 2012 

  Wajah serius menjalankan tugas sewaktu Karnival Ulangtahun ke-110 SJI

 Confirm event ni hari Jumaat - sebab Cikgu Mus berbaju Melayu lengkap.

Tahukah anda Cikgu Mus adalah seorang pemain bola sepak?
Diambil sewaktu pertandingan bola sepak PSKPP Kuala Lumpur 2015

Cikgu Mus kini menyertai Puan Azizah, Encik Lim Hean Hwa, dan Encik Goh Chee Chiang sebagai mantan pentadbir SJI.

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