St. John’s International School Breaks New Ground with New Campus Opening

St. John's International School

KUALALUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 19 March 2019 - St. John's International School (SJIS) opensthe doors to brighter futures for its pupils as it officially opens a newcampus building for its upper Secondary and pre-university students. Just 200mfrom the Main Campus 1, the senior students will get hands-on learningexperiences with brand new facilities: science labs, computer labs, oral languagelearning centres, a new library, and renovated modern classrooms.


It's Official! Mr. David Thomas of the British High Commission cuts the ribbon to mark the opening of the new SJIS Campus. (L-R: Ms. Deepa Grace, Tunku Dato' Seri (Dr) Iskandar B. Tunku Abdullah, Mr. David Thomas, Mohd Rusland Bin Abu Samah, Mr. Suresh Dass, Dr. Inderjeet Singh)

SJISwelcomed the Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr David Thomas, to perform theribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a delighted crowd of parents, pupils andother honoured guests, including Y.M. Tunku Dato Seri (Dr) Iskandar Bin TunkuAbdullah, who is an Advisor on the SJIS Board of Governors.


"Weare tremendously proud and excited, for both the students and staff, to openour eagerly-awaited new campus building", said Mr. Suresh Dass, Principal &COO at SJIS. "We cannot wait for the students to make the most of the new,modern facilities, and for the staff, this represents a massive milestone forprogress in our school's history".


Thenew Campus 2 is set to accommodate the increasing number of students at SJIS,which has grown significantly in the last few years. From just a handful ofstudents and staff at the school's opening in 2011, SJIS has grown to over 600pupils today, with a total of 90 employees including teachers and supportstaff. The school offers the IGCSE and A Level programmes, featuring theCambridge International Examination series.


SJISprides itself on a superbly well-rounded and holistic education. Students haveregularly achieved regional, national or international honours in range ofacademic and athletic disciplines. The school has produced national swimmers,cheerleaders and gymnasts, a World Kickboxing champion -- even a CommonwealthGames 2018 triathlete. On the scholastic side, students have garnered nationalrecognition for Malay language in the Cambridge Excellence awards and recentsuccess in the inaugural international SINGA Mathematics Competition.


Thisyear, SJIS students secured 98% and 100% passes for the IGCSE and A-LevelExaminations. In the 2018 October/November IGCSE exam series, 41% of SJISstudents secured A* and A grades.


Theschool's progressive approach to education is in tune with -- and even inanticipation of -- government policy. Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malikrecently announced plans to implement 'streamless' curriculums into thenational school system; ahead of the curve, SJIS has already commenced allprogrammes without requiring students to elect Arts or Science streams.Additionally, the huge number of extra-curricular activities available ensuresthat students' learning goes beyond the classroom -- the school's new Drone TechClub will encourage pupils to get more hands-on with STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering & Mathematics) learning, through building, coding and flyingtheir own machines.

Openedin 2011 as a private extension of SMK St. John, St. John's International Schoolor SJIS is a private-funded International School that is an associate La SalleSchool in collaboration with the La Salle Brothers in Malaysia. SJIS presents anew milieu for students from different cultures and backgrounds to be nurturedin education, sports and extra-curricular activities excellence. Members ofSJIS faculty are discerningly selected for their top academic qualificationsand methodical competencies. Contact MEBY IGNATIUS, International Student Affairs Officer, on +60 172 471 788 or Admission Hotline: +603-9212 9640.