St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) recently celebrated its third batch of
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Scholars through a Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 19 October 2018. The event was graced by the Brother President of SJI International Singapore, Br. Lawrence Humphrey as the Guest of Honor and notable guests such as Ms. Chew Gek Hiang who is the council member of the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation.
A time honoured Lasallian tradition that is also observed in its brother school, SJI International Singapore, the IBDP Scholarship Programme is a cornerstone of the Lasallian International School. The scholarship programme is now in its third cycle and has been supported by many organizations, well wishers since its inception in 2016 and in particular, the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation who has been a significant benefactor of the initiative.
Each of these scholars stood proud as they were called on stage to receive their Scholarship Award Certificates while being celebrated by SJIIM’s Board of Governors, Principals, invited guests, teachers, parents and students. The presence of Br. Lawrence Humphrey as the Guest of Honour exemplifies SJIIM’s unbridled connection with SJII Singapore.
In his speech as the Guest of Honour, Br. Lawrence Humphrey congratulated the scholarship recipients and reiterated that as Lasallian Scholars, the honour should be worn with pride, distinction, responsibility and courage. He asked the scholars to appreciate the opportunity they have been given and challenged them to pass forward the generosity they have received in the future. The importance of this was further reiterated in his speech, stating “Next year we will be observing the 300th anniversary of the passing of De La Salle, who died in 1719. In the face of the many difficult situations he encountered, De La Salle had the courage and the faith to overcome fear and what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles – all for the sake of the mission.
You, too, as a Lasallian scholar, are called to touch hearts and change lives, especially for the Least, the Last, and the Lost, like De La Salle”.[…] The SJIIM IBDP Scholarship Programme is a unique outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia. It offers a 2-year scholarship to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in SJIIM. Applications are evaluated based on merit and means and all applicants are expected to be able to provide evidence of good academic performance and demonstrate active participation and leadership in service & co-curricular activities.
(Neoh Soon Ken; This is an excerpt, the full press release is available at: https://goo.gl/GRv4WS)