New international school opens

ANOTHER private Lasallian educational institution has opened its doors in Malaysia.

St Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (Tropicana PJ Campus) (SJIIM) is also Tropicana Corporation Bhd’s first foray into education.

“Education is a critical component of nation building,” says Tropicana Corporation Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Yau Kok Seng.

Yau says the group is fully committed to providing a learning environment that will complement the Education Ministry’s aspirations to create a globally competitive future workforce.


“Our methodology will work to develop critical and creative thinking capabilities that will enable students to perform in both the sciences and the arts,” he adds.

“Being an ex-Lasallian, nothing beats a disciplined and holistic education.”

The school’s board of governors, chairman Michael Sng, says the school’s mission is “to nurture young boys and girls to become great people.”

“You are part of a great Lasallian tradition,” he tells students during the official opening ceremony held last Monday.

He stresses that their students “enter to learn and leave to serve.”

The ceremony was in conjunction with the Founder’s Day celebration at the school, which was graced by Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Tropicana Corporation Bhd founder and advisor, Tan Sri Danny Tan Chee Sing, and Lasallian East Asia District brother visitor, Brother Edmundo Fernandez.

“The school now has almost 500 students in classes from nursery to Year 12 and we are grateful to our founding parents for believing in our ethos and are proud to be the newest international edition in a long line of esteemed Lasallian institutions in Malaysia,” he says.

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