On 26 August, the St. Joseph’s Institution International community came together for a memorable evening celebrating the school’s 15th anniversary.
Attendees included school founders, members of the Board of Governors and Board Committees, students, staff and parents from both the Elementary and High School, De La Salle Brothers and Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Sisters, as well as friends and supporters of the school.
The Guest-of-Honour was Senior Minister of Singapore and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean. Also gracing the occasion as the school’s Distinguished Guest was Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law and Member of Parliament of Singapore, Mr Edwin Tong.
Memories, performances and a silent auction
The evening’s programme featured a series of moving videos telling the 15-year story of SJI International, as well as impressive student solo and collaborative performances showcasing the abundance of talent across both schools. The school’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Darryl David, was the Master of Ceremonies.
Student artworks proved popular in a Silent Auction, with proceeds going towards the school’s Scholarships and Bursaries Fund or Building and Development Fund.
The highlight of the evening was the address by Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Roy Quek. He announced several new key initiatives for SJI International, including the launch of the SJI International-Lion City Sailors Elite Development Scholarship Programme commencing in 2023, along with the launch of a new preschool.
This article first appeared in the October 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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