School Newsletters


Vita Sapientiae (Life of Wisdom), monthly newsletter of St Joseph’s Family of Schools


2019 08 August

2019 07 July

2019 07A July Special Edition – The White Rajah of Sarawak

2019 06 June

2019 05A May Special Staff Appreciation Issue

2019 05 May

2019 04 April

2019 04A April – Special Edition Athletics Meet

2019 03 March

2019 02 February

2019 01 January


October-November 2018

August-September 2018

June-July 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018


2017 Issue No. 12, December

2017 Issue No. 11, November

2017 Issue No. 10, October

2017 Issue No. 9, September

2017 Issue No. 8, August

2017 Issue No. 8A, August, Special Issue – The White Rajah

2017 Issue No. 7, July

2017 Issue No. 6, June

2017 Issue No. 5, May

2017 Issue No. 4, April

2017 Issue no. 4A, April, Special Inter-House Athletics Meet Issue

2017 Issue No. 3, March

2017 Issue No. 2, February

2017 Issue No. 1, January


Message from the Principal of the International School, December 2016

2016 Issue No. 12, December

2016 Issue No. 11, November

2016 Issue No. 10, October

2016 Issue No. 9, September

2016 Issue No. 8, August

2016 Issue No. 8A, August, Special Rhythm & Colour Issue

Program Booklet of Rhythm & Colour 2016

2016 Issue No. 7, July

2016 Issue No. 6A, June – Special Gawai Issue

2016 Issue No. 6, June

2016 Issue No. 5, May

English Drama Club’s “Us and Them: A Story of Ours”

2016 Issue No. 4A, April – Sports Day Issue

2016 Issue No. 4, April

2016 Issue No. 3, March

2016 Issue No. 2, February

2016 Issue No. 1, January


2015 Issue No. 12, December

2015 Issue No. 11, November

2015 Issue No. 10, October

2015 Issue No. 9, September

2015 Issue No. 8, August

The Tempest Program Book

2015 Issue No. 7, July

2015 Issue No. 6, June

2015 Issue No. 5, May

2015 Issue No. 4, April

2015 Issue No. 3, March

2015 Issue No. 2, February

2015 Issue No. 1, January


2014 Issue No. 12, December

2014 Issue No. 11, November

2014 Issue No. 10, October

2014 Issue No. 9, September

2014 Issue No. 8, August

2014 Issue No. 7, July

2014 Issue No. 6, June

2014 Issue No. 5A, May Gawai

2014 Issue No. 5, May

2014 Issue No. 4, April

2014 Issue No. 3, March

2014 Issue No. 2, February

2014 Issue No. 1, January


2013 Issue No. 12, December

2013 Issue No. 11, November

2013 Issue No. 10, October

2013 Issue No. 9, September

2013 Issue No. 8, August

2013 Issue No. 7, July

2013 Issue No. 6, June

2013 Issue No. 5, May

2013 Issue No. 4, April

2013 Issue No. 3, March

2013 Issue No. 2, February

2013 Issue No. 1, January


2012 Issue No. 9, December

2012 Issue No. 8, November

2012 Issue No. 7, October

2012 Issue No. 6, September

2012 Issue No. 5, August

2012 Issue No. 4, July

2012 Issue No. 3, June

2012 Issue No. 2, February

2012 Issue No. 1, January


External News

Rajah Brooke kutip dana bina dewan sekolah, Suara Sarawak, 9 July 2019

The White Rajah is back! Today’s Catholic, 8 July 2019

St Joseph’s Marching Band receives hero’s welcome after stellar performance in Germany, The Borneo Post, 5 July 2019

St Joseph’s Marching Band wins gold in Rastede, Germany, The Borneo Post, 4 July 2019

So long, farewell Brother Paul, Today’s Catholic, 3 July 2019

Musical on James Brooke with new songs and choreography, The Star Online, Metro News, 13 June 2019

‘The White Rajah of Sarawak’ musical is back!, Sarawak Tribune, 16 May 2019

The White Rajah of Sarawak Musical is part of the Rain Forest Fringe Festival. Read about it from the press conference held on 14 May 2019 at the Old Courthouse with the guest of honour, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Art, Culture, Youth and Sports. “RFF returns to showcase Sarawak’s culture”, The Borneo Post, 15 May 2019

Old Josephians all set to host third ‘Ora Et Labora Run’, The Borneo Post, 4 May 2019

Straight As for 30 St Joseph’s Private School students, Borneo Post, 16 March 2019

Good turnout at St Joe’s zumbathon, family day, Borneo Post, 22 September 2018

St Joseph’s Rhythm and Colour a sold-out affair, Borneo Post, 26 July 2018

SJPS Choir clinches Silver in Singapore, The Borneo Post, 15 July 2018

Best of friends score 10A+s in SPM, Borneo Post, 17 March 2018

St Joseph’s wins Swinburne debate again, Borneo Post, 10 February 2018

Geralyn Ting (F5SP) Sarawak State Champion: RHB NST Spell-It-Right National challenge: Exams no obstacle to finalists, New Straits Times, 17 October 2017

SMK Tabuan Jaya athletes lead, St Joseph’s Private impress, Borneo Post, 21 September 2017

St Joseph’s Private Primary School third in bowling championship and Jarvis Ting Best Bowler, SK Matang Jaya, SMK St, Joseph champs in Inter-School tourney, Borneo Post, 12 September 2017

SJPS took part in this jogathon: Over 2,000 take part in SMK St Joseph joggerthon, Borneo Post, 4 September 2017

A musical take on Sarawak’s living heritage, Kuching In and Out, August-October 2017

Over 340 swimmers, 39 new records at Kotas Meet, Borneo Post, 8 August 2017

SJK Chung Hua No. 2, St Joseph’s Private School are champs again, The Borneo Post, 7 August 2017

Schools present musical on White Rajah of Sarawak, The Borneo Post, 6 August 2017

SJPS Secondary defends the KOTAS swimming challenge trophy, The Borneo Post, 5 August 2017

Organiser extends showtime of ‘White Rajah of Sarawak’ musical play to three nights, The Borneo Post, 19 July 2017

School to stage play on life of James Brooke, The Borneo Post, 25 June 2017

Registration opens for St Joseph’s Kindergarten 2018 intake, Borneo Post, 14 April 2017

Many firsts for St Joseph’s Family of Schools at Sarawak Stadium, Borneo Post, 31 March 2017

2017 Mar 31 Borneo Post

Alyssa, Sau Jee score straight A+s, Borneo Post, 17 March 2017

St Joseph’s Private School records first straight A students in SPM, Borneo Post, 16 March 2017

Musical drama on James Brooke to be staged in August, Borneo Post, 16 March 2017

St Joseph’s Private School is debate champion, Swinburne website, 17 February 2017

St Joseph’s Private School Kuching Debate Champion, Borneo Post, 17 February 2017

Zachary Tan swims at the 44th Sarawak Age Group Swimming Championship (SAG), Borneo Post, 11 February 2017

St Joseph’s Private Secondary School new champion at KASA2010 2017, Borneo Post, 24 January 2017

Records tumble as St Joseph’s Private, SJK Chung Hua No. 4 grab early lead, Borneo Post, 22 January 2017

Private schools making presence felt in the pool, Borneo Post, 19 January 2017


SJS Band with Onyx Brass: Breaking new ground in music performances, The Star, 14 December 2016

Two top brass bands join forces at grand concert, The Borneo Post, 11 December 2016

Sarawak win 3 gold in school wushu championship, The Borneo Post, 22 November 2016

Mandy Lim Xin Hui (F3D) at national junior Wushu Championships in Penang, The Borneo Post, 18 November 2016

School Band to perform with Onyx Brass at The Brass Spectacular, The Borneo Post, 13 November 2016

SMK St Joseph school band members, Azam, SDI pay courtesy visit to CM, The Borneo Post, 20 October 2016

Community concert to pack a punch, The Star, 11 October 2016

St Joseph’s Secondary School Band poised for better things, The Borneo Post, 9 October 2016

Cor Amoris to hold charity run on Nov 20 at MBKS carpark, The Borneo Post, 12 September 2016

St Joseph’s Private School is the new champion in KOTAS swimming competition, The Borneo Post, 13 September 2016

Maia Faith Leong (P3Love) – Winner of NST Spell-It-Right Primary School Category 2016 First timer takes home RM2,000 in NST’s Spell-It-Right Challenge, New Straits Times, 20 August 2016

SJPS Third in UCSI Science and Mathematics Quiz – SMK Green Road wins Science and Mathematics quiz, The Borneo Post, 17 August 2016

Sarawak Government donates RM1m to St Joseph’s International School, Free Malaysia Today, 15 August 2016

CM presents RM1 mln grant to RC Archdiocese of Kuching for St Joseph’s International School, The Borneo Post, 16 August 2016

A showcase of rhythm and colour by St Joseph’s Private School, The Borneo Post, 7 August 2016

Sarah Ng (F1B) and Emilie Jabu (F1C) taking part in SUKMA, The Borneo Post, 19 July 2016

Selina Sim (F3D) and Stephanie Sim (F1D) taking part in SUKMA 18 in shooting, The Borneo Post, 14 July 2016

Fewer participants in rhythmic gymnastics Sarah Ng (F1B) and Emilie Jabu (F1C) taking part in SUKMA 2016 rhythmic gymnastics, The Borneo Post, 23 June 2016

Sarawak bags 31-medal tally at national schools taekwondo. Lucas Lei Han Yew (F 5 Arts) and Lau Sheng Fung (F1E) won two gold medals each; St Joseph’s Private School third overall, The Borneo Post, 13 June 2016

Sasa overpower Kasa, Kotas third 2016. Zachary Tan (F3C) created a swimming record in the Boys Group 2 50m freestyle with a time of 25.25s, chipping 0.02s off the old record of 25.27s, The Borneo Post, 7 March 2016

Fun, Love and Care for the Future: Career Guidance Day for St Joseph’s Private School. Borneo Post, 21 November 2015

Another article on The Tempest, “Outstanding staging of The Tempest” (Borneo Post, 25 October 2015)

Mandy Lim Xin Hui won bronze in the women’s traditional long apparatus in the 25th National Wushu Championship. Read about it in Sarawak finish third in national wushu championship, The Borneo Post, 28 September 2015

St Joseph’s School Marching Band emerged champion in the Division III A category after scoring 90.1 as a result of a stellar performance at MetLife Stadium at East Rutherford in New Jersey. They also swept all caption categories including the highest scores for visual, music, overall effect, percussion and colour guard to upstage 53 other top high school bands at the September 26, 2015 competition. Twenty five students of St Joseph’s Private School took part in this event. Read about it in SJS Marching Band triumphs at US Bands Yamaha Cup 2015, The Borneo Post, 3 October 2015

St Joseph’s School did the state and country proud when its marching band took first place in the recent US Bands Yamaha Cup in New York. Read about it in another article, SJS band success makes state, country proud, The Borneo Post, 3 October 2015

Welcoming the band members back to Kuching on 1 October 2015

Welcoming the band members back to Kuching on 1 October 2015

St Joseph’s School Marching Band, Kuching tops in US as reported in Kuching school band tops in US, The Star, 3 October 2015

St Joseph’s Secondary School Emerges As Champion In USBands Yamaha Cup 2015, See Bernama, 27 September 2015

Runner-up in the Kuching Division Inter School Wushu Tournament 2015 – St Joseph’s Private School emerged second with overall points of 70, falling behind champion SMK Sungai Tapang, 78 points. See SMK Sungai Tapang retains inter-school wushu crown, The Borneo Post, 24 September 2015

5th Samarahan-Kuching Divisions Primary and Secondary Schools Swimming Championship 2015  –  St Joseph’s Private Secondary School emerged third with 229 points at this swimming competition held at the Aquatic Centre of Excellence, Youth and Sports Complex. The first school won 278 points while the second school won 270 points. Zoe Tan Chia Chia (F4ScTheta) won Best Girl in Group A (15-17) with four golds, three silvers and one bronze. SMK Batu Lintang ‘dislodged’ as swimming champs, The Borneo Post, 17 August 2015

Sushil Pubalan – tenpin bowling champion in the Sarawak Leg of the Sportexcel-NSC-Milo-MTBC Junior Circuit 2015, The Borneo Post, 9 August 2015, Sarawak bowlers strike six of six

Third news item on The Tempest in the Borneo Post, 6 August 2015, Full Steam Ahead for The Tempest

Another news item on The Tempest in the Borneo Post, 25 July 2015, Students to conjure Shakespearean play ‘The Tempest’

A write-up on the school drama put up by the students on William Shakepeare’s last play, The Tempest. Students hoist sails for The Tempest, The Borneo Post, 28 June 2015

Kuching sweep 10 titles at MSSS tennis meet 2015   Champions: Kirsten Leong (Girls U18 singles), Angeline Ong and Abigail Ong (Girls U15 doubles), Angeline Ong (Girls U15 singles), Mark Leong (Boys U15 singles) Borneo Post, 25 April 2015

Mighty Minds 2015   SJPS won second place in the Lower Secondary Category, Mighty Minds State Challenge, 11 April 2015, Plaza Merdeka, Kuching, The Star 13 April 2015

Charity car wash at St Joseph’s Private School on March 21-22 (Borneo Post, 15 March 2015)

Cor Amoris Charity Club 2015   Students set up Cor Amoris to raise funds for the needy, TheStar 10 March 2015

An Evening at the Symphony 2014    Some of our students are part of the St Joseph’s School Band and a concert was held on 7 December 2014 at Trinity Methodist Church, Ellis Road, Kuching. The concert was titled “An Evening at the Symphony” featuring the T’ang Quartet, a string quartet from Singapore. TheStarOnline 11 December 2014: Young SJS musicians collaborate with T’ang Quartet for an unforgettable show

Congratulations to Lau Sau Jee, Jeremiah Dudun Henry and Zachary Aw Zheng Quan (F3A) for winning fourth prize in the Lower Secondary category of Mighty Minds National Challenge held on 27 September 2014 at Cititel, Kuala Lumpur. Article in The Star Online 5 October 2014: The cream of the crop

St Joseph’s offers ‘An Evening at the Symphony’ (Borneo Post, 3 October 2014)

Congratulations to Lau Sau Jee, Jeremiah Dudun Henry and Zachary Aw Zheng Quan (F3A) for winning first prize in the Lower Secondary category of Mighty Minds State Challenge on 3 May 2014 held at THe Spring. See the news article in The Star, 4 May 2014

Congratulations to Mandy Lim Xin Hui (F1C) who topped the Girls B nanquan event by scoring 8.43 points at the KPM Wushu Championship. Article in The Borneo Post, 22 April 2014

SJS band shines at community concert (Borneo Post, 29 December 2013)

Band of 55 skips vacation in countdown to SJS concert (Borneo Post, 8 December 2013)

Privatisation Paves Way for School to Regain Past Glory (Borneo Post, 26 Aug 2013)

Opening of the New Building (Utusan Borneo, 25 Aug 2013)

Opening of the New Building (Borneo Post, 25 Aug 2013)

New Building for St Joseph’s Private School (The Borneo Post, 10 Mar 2012)

St Joseph’s Private Schools Open (Today’s Catholic, 25 Feb 2012)

St Joseph’s Private Schools Open (The Borneo Post, 7 January 2012)

St Joseph’s Private Schools receive very good response (The Borneo Post, 17 June 2011)

St Joseph’s Private School to start Primary Two classes next year (The Borneo Post, 27 May 2011)