ST JOHN’S International School (SJIS) officially opens a new campus building for its upper secondary and pre-university students.
Just 200m from the Main Campus 1, the senior students will get hands-on learning experiences with brand new facilities: science labs, computer labs, oral language learning centres, a new library, and renovated modern classrooms.
SJIS welcomed the Deputy British High Commissioner David Thomas, to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a crowd of parents, pupils and other honoured guests, including Tunku Datuk Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah, who is an advisor on the SJIS Board of Governors.
“We are tremendously proud and excited, for both the students and staff, to open our new campus building.
“We cannot wait for the students to make the most of the new, modern facilities, and for the staff, this represents a massive milestone for progress in our school’s history,” said SJIS principal and COO Suresh Dass.
The new 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 of students and staff at the school’s opening in 2011, SJIS has grown to over 600 pupils today, with a total of 90 employees including teachers and support staff. The school offers the IGCSE and A Level programmes, featuring the Cambridge International Examination series.
SJIS prides itself on a well-rounded and holistic education. Students have regularly achieved regional, national or international honours in a range of academic and athletic disciplines. On the scholastic side, students have garnered national recognition for Malay language in the Cambridge Excellence awards and recent success in the inaugural international SINGA Mathematics Competition.
This year, SJIS students secured 98% and 100% passes for the IGCSE and A-Level Examinations. In the 2018 October/November IGCSE exam series, 41% of SJIS students secured A* and A grades.
Additionally, the number of extra-curricular activities available ensures that students’ learning goes beyond the classroom -- the school’s new Drone Tech Club will encourage pupils to get more hands-on with Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) learning, through building, coding and flying their own machines.