WHILE the administration of mission schools fall under the purview of the Education Ministry, the Infant Jesus Sisters says that all Infant Jesus Convent schools being mission schools are characterised by their distinctive culture, ethos, and tradition.
Below is the full statement from Infant Jesus Sisters:
It was reported last week that SMK Convent Johor Baru allegedly conducted an SPM workshop at a hotel for its poor performing Malay students and we believe that investigations have been conducted by the relevant authorities.
The Infant Jesus Sisters would like to advise that all Infant Jesus Convent schools being mission schools are characterised by their distinctive culture, ethos, and tradition. Our emphasis has always been holistic education which incorporates not just academic excellence, but co-curriculum participation and character formation. Our philosophy is based on unity and education for all, irrespective of race or religion emphasising on the promotion of justice and peace.
Our motto “Simple In Virtue, Steadfast in Duty” continues, and it means to go to God in full confidence and love with an awareness to be of service to others.
Under the current arrangement, the administration of mission schools fall under the purview of the Education Ministry. Still, the land and buildings of all Infant Jesus Convent Schools belong to the Infant Jesus Sisters.
The Infant Jesus Sisters’ associations, relations and management as stakeholders for all their Infant Jesus Convent Schools have always been based on a relationship of esteem, mutual respect and collaboration.
We hope that this investigation will come to a final conclusion and that all parties can work in tandem to promote diversity and inclusivity through creative and adaptive education.
The Infant Jesus Sisters impress the importance to continue with the Infant Jesus Convent ethos for good moral character building and shared values.
SR MARY THERESA CHUA, IJS,
The Lady Superior of the Society of Saint Maur Provincial,
Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Malaysia.