(From left to right) Agung Santoso, Rudy Mosbergen (former national hockey and football player), Warren Fernandez (author of “Men for Others”), Noel Hon and Dr Tony Tan. All are former students of SJI. At the official opening of SJI International, Dr Tan said that the school shares the same mission with the other Singapore Lasallian schools in providing students with a holistic education: imparting to students skills and knowledge, and emphasising character building and instilling of sound moral values in students to live useful and productive lives in the Singapore society.
Photo by Ricardo Seah
SINGAPORE – It was double joy for the St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) community on Friday May 15 at the SJI International campus on Thomson Road.
On that day, eminent SJI old boy Dr Tony Tan officially opened SJI International and launched a book named “Men for Others”.
As the third Privately-Funded School in Singapore, SJI International caters to both Singaporeans and foreign students.
It opened its doors to a pioneer batch of 112 students in January 2007. Its elementary school section, which operates as a Foreign System School (FSS) catering to expatriate students, opened in March 2008.
To date, SJI old boys and other benefactors have donated about $12 million in support of the school.
The school’s total enrolment has increased more than five-fold since its establishment two years ago – from 112 in 2007 to the current 722.
The students are from a total of 39 countries. Fifty seven of them are on scholarships offered by the school and funded by the school’s benefactors.
-By Darren Boon