Saint Joseph's Institution International

Saint Joseph's Institution International

Infobox Singapore School
name = St. Joseph's Institution International
圣若瑟国际书院 (Shèng Ruò Sè Guó Jì Shū Yuàn)


motto = "Ora et Labora"
established = 1852 (original school); 2007
type = International, Private, Mixed
session = Full day school
principal = Andrew Bennett
city/town = Thomson Road
school code = N.A.
enrollment = 330
colours = Green, White
homepage = [http://www.sji-international.com.sg/ SJI International]

Saint Joseph's Institution International (SJI International) is a Catholic international school owned by the De La Salle Brothers in Singapore. It is an arm of the SJI Family of schools comprising of SJI Junior, SJI Independent and SJI International.

SJI International is the third international school in Singapore which can accept Singaporean students without prior permission from the Ministry of Education (MOE), as in the case for ACS (International) and Hwa Chong International. Such international schools enjoy much more autonomy than government schools, in areas of curriculum, recruiting students and staff, and school fees. The school is also the only school in the SJI family to accept girls. The school still has to follow several policies of the MOE such as the bilingual policy and students having to sing the Singapore national anthem daily.

Since it's founding, SJI International has offered full high school education for Grade 7 to 10 students and expanded in 2008 offering elementary education for Grade 1s to 6s as well as the International Baccalaureate for Grade 11 and 12 students. SJI International is currently operating on three wings: SJI International Elementary, SJI International High School and SJI International IB.

Students at SJI International take the IGCSE examinations in Year 10, and the International Baccalaureate diploma in Year 12. However, the primary school section is unable to accept Singaporean students and is targeting foreign students. The SJI International Elementary has officially been opened on 31st March 2008.

The college prides itself on its international nature with students and tutors from all over the world. In the second year since its establishment, the college has students and tutors from United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Nigeria, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA, Philippines, South Korea, Hungary, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Japan,Vietnam, Spain and other countries.

SJI International was the only international school in the second round of proposals to be approved out of the nine proposals. The approval was given by the MOE on September 6 2006, and the approval was based on the strength of the management team, coherence of the curriculum offerings and the quality of education that the school could provide to their students. [ [http://www.moe.gov.sg/press/2006/pr20060906.htm Approval given for the setting up of 3rd Privately-Funded School] , Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 2007-09-06] SJI International and the Economic Development Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 27 2006 at the Singapore Art Museum, the former campus of SJI Independent. Sponsors pledged more than S$3 million in additional funding of scholarships and is additional to the S$1 million pledged earlier by the Leadership Council. The sponsors come from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is sponsoring five students from the region to study at the school under its Young Researchers Programme. [cite news | first = Peral | last = Forss | title = SJI International to hand out $3m worth of scholarships | url = http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/232811/1/.html | publisher = Channel NewsAsia | date = 2006-09-28 | accessdate = 2006-09-28 ] [$3m in scholarships for SJI International students, The Straits Times, 2006-09-28] A S$5 million was donated in November 2006 by the late tycoon Khoo Teck Puat estate. The late tycoon was an old boy of Saint Joseph's Institution. After the donation from the estate, the fund set aside for scholarships have a total amount of S$9 million. [SJI (International) gets $5m from tycoon’s estate, The Straits Times, 2006-11-08]

Association with SJI

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SJI is a Catholic school founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1852. It carries the tradition of St John Baptist de La Salle, the French priest who in 1680 started this order of religious Brothers to provide education for poor boys in France. It welcomes boys of all faiths to be part of its inclusive community. Like SJI International, its school mission states: ‘Enabling youth to learn how to learn, and to learn how to live, empowering them to become men of integrity and men for others.’
SJI has been notable over the years for its capacity to develop leaders of Singapore society, including members of the current government. Good discipline and strong student teacher relationships help to create a positive atmosphere and the rich range of co curricular activities ensure that the boys’ lives are enriched by constructive interests. SJI prides itself on the fact that no boy is ever turned away because he cannot pay the fees.
Underpinning the remarkable success of SJI has been the role played by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. They place a major emphasis on the need to give special care to each boy and are held in the highest possible esteem by generations of SJI old boys.

Vision, Mission and Values

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Mission:
Enabling youth in a Lasallian community to learn how to learn, and to learn how to live, empowering them to become people of integrity and people for others.
Vision:
SJI: A world class Lasallian Institution
Lasallian Core Values:
Faith, Service and Community
Institutional Values:
Spirituality, Mutual Respect, Internationalism, Leadership, Experiences, Service

College Anthem

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The School Rally
Verse 1:

All through our college
A voice is resounding
Promptly respond to your duty's sweet call
Harken you all for the trumpet is sounding
Your mater's proclaiming
Her watchwords to all
Chorus:
Forward her children dear
Ever with hearts sincere
Render with joy to your mater her due
All that is vile reject
Heaven will e'er protect
Heirs of St Joseph's
Valiant and True
Verse 2:
Onwards and upwards in life's earnest battle
Joyously bearing the brunt of the fight
Nobly forgiving for all that may pain you
And bravely defending the cause of the right

Key Staff of SJI International

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Brother President
*Bro Michael Broughton, FSC
Principal
*Mr. Andrew Bennett
Principal of SJI International Elementary
*Ms. Louise Grant
Vice Principals
*Dr. John Underwood (Curriculum)
*Mrs.Susi Teo (Pastoral)
IB Coordinator
*Ms. Pam Carter
Head of Grade 11 and 12
*Mr. Malcolm Wong
Pastoral Director (Grades 7 - 10)
*Mr. Vincent Ananraj
Head of Departments
*Mrs. Laura Hammond (English)
*Mrs. Helen Rees (IB English)
*Ms. Chia Puay Leng (Asian Languages)
*Mr. Jean Paul Heusdens (French)
*Mdm. Goh Wei Kheng (IB Asian Languages)
*Mr. Renato Rainone (Mathematics)
*Dr. Jensen Hjorth (Science and Biology)
*Mrs. Rachel Kitchener (Chemistry)
*Mr. Jonathan Bowen (Physics)
*Ms. Kathy Smyth(Economics)
*Ms. Michelle Curry (History)
*Mr. Justin Toh (Physical Education)
*Mr. John Veneables (Music)
*Ms. Julia Goodchild (Art)

Campus and facilities

The school is housed on an eight hectare site along Thomson Road next to the SLF Building and MCYS Building. The school was housed in the holding campus on-site which will be used for their future primary school when it commences operations in 2008. Currently, the High School students (Grades 7 to 10) and International Baccalaureate students (Grades 11 & 12) are housed in the new campus which was completed in October 2007.SJI International planning primary school, The Straits Times, 2007-01-09] All facilities in the campus have been fitted with air-conditioning system to provide a more conducive environment for learning.
The current existing facilities of SJI International Ccampus are:
*8 Science Laboratories
*2 IT Centres
*2 Tennis Courts
*2.5 Basketball Courts
*2 Netball Court
*1 Multi Purpose Court
*Library
*Chapel
*1 Canteen
*2 Music Rooms
*1 Art Room
*6 Practice Rooms
*1 Performing Arts Room
*1 Multi Function Hall
*Year 7-10 Centre
*Year 11-12 Centre
*28 Classrooms
*1 Multi Purpose hall(Glass hall)
*1 Gamelan Hall
*1 Soccer/Rugby Field
*1 Children Playground
*5 teacher's room
*1 Meeting Room
*1 Fitness Corner

Future Facilities:
*Dormitory
*Gym
*Theatre
*Elementary Block(Using old school block)

ubjects Taught

*Science(Combined)
*Biology
*Physics
*Chemistry
*English
*Literature
*French
*Spanish
*Chinese
*Malay
*Bahasa Indonesia
*Hindi
*Tamil
*Mathematics
*Additional Mathematics
*Physical Education
*History
*Economics
*Geography
*Music
*Arts
*Drama
*Theory Of Knowleadge
*Religious and Moral Education
*National Education
*Information Technology

chool Activities

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SJI International students have a variety of external curriculum activities to take part in. The school prides in believing that no one individual should be deprived to take part in activities offered by the school due to lack of capability or skills.The activities offered by SJI International are:
Physical Activities:
*Touch Rugby
*Soccer
*Rock Climbing
*Tennis
*Basketball
*Netball
*Running
*Taekwando
*Badminton
*MuayThai
Arts:
*Chorus Choir
*Chapel Choir
*Jazz Band
*Orchestra
*Gamelan
*Philosophy Club
*Chess Club
*Newspaper
*Yearbook
*Debate
*Dance
Science:
*Chemistry Club
Service:
*Scouts
*Library
*Chinese Library Service
*SJI International Environmental Council

ocial Service

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All SJI International students are encouraged to take part in various service work and community projects. The institution aims to develop her students into people who will care for the community and help those in need, the last the lost and the least. SJI International IB Students as well as Grade 7s and 9s have compulsory once a week service as part of their curriculum.
SJI International has adopted the following centres for her students to carry out service work:
*Assisi Hospice
*Canossian School
*Good Shepherd Student Care Centre
*Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
*Gift of Love Home
*Singapore Association for the Visually-handicapped (SAVH)
*Singapore School for the Visually Handicapped (SSVH)
Apart from these venues, SJI International has also links with Global organisations such as the Gawad Kalinga in Philippines to send her students to Philippines to help build homes for the poor. The famous quotation in SJI International is for students 'not to do things for the people but to do things with the people'.

Uniform

The SJI International uniform is different from the SJI uniform.

Boys across all levels wear a white uniform with long green pants, while girls wear a white skirt with a green blouse. The school badge is worn on the top left hand corner of the shirt pocket (for girls) and on the left chest (for boys). Students should wear socks of ankle length and shoes (as close to white with minimum flashes or logos) are allowed. The SJI International PE Kit consists of a dry-fit white Polo Tee with the SJI crest on the left chest and, for boys, white and green shorts and green shorts for girls.

ee also

*Saint Joseph's Institution, Singapore
*Saint Joseph's Institution Junior
*Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

References

External links

* [http://www.sjiinternational.com.sg/ School Website]
* [http://www.sjiiscience.blogspot.com/ SJII Science Blog]
* [http://www.sjiiartgalery.blogspot.com/ SJII Art Blog]
* [http://www.sjiidebators.blogspot.com/ SJII Debating Team Blog]


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