About SJII Malaysia

Mission

Enabling students, within a Lasallian community, to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, empowering them to become people of integrity and people for others.

Our School Vision and Values: Character Education

“The young should be able to see in your wisdom how they should behave.”
St. John Baptiste De La Salle

At SJIIM, we believe that an important part of Lasallian education is to develop ‘good character’: a set of core ethical values that enables students to, not just be successful in exams, but live fulfilling lives as members of society. As such, our character education programme provides a framework by which we aim to cultivate ‘practical wisdom’ so that members of our community are able to make decisions that are guided by a moral compass, empathy, tolerance and consideration for others.

We understand that, whilst performance virtues (such as resilience, grit and determination) and intellectual virtues ( such as critical thinking and reasoning) are important, for these to be true virtues they need to be guided by moral virtues (compassion, integrity and humility) and civic virtues (community awareness, civility, service).

We believe that:

  • Good character can be caught through the promoting of positive school values and the development of a culture where people feel respected and valued.
  • Good character can be taught through the development of classroom activities that provide the vocabulary and means by which students can reflect on their own character and what they can do to improve it.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle

To build good character, as a school, we encourage:

  • All members of our community to show care for one another and build positive relationships founded on fairness and mutual respect;
  • All members of our community to contribute to the school in meaningful ways – this includes engaging with service outreach activities;
  • All members of our community (whether staff, parents or students) to model exemplary behaviour and attitudes;
  • All members of our community to ensure our school is a clean and safe environment.

Our History

We Are Lasallian

Established in August 2016 by LAPIS (Lasallian Asian Partnerships for International Schools) in partnership with Tropicana Corporation Berhad and with the blessings of the Brother Visitor and the Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD) council, St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (Tropicana PJ Campus) is a brother school of the esteemed St. Joseph’s Institution and St. Joseph’s Institution International School in Singapore.

Being the first SJII in Malaysia, the school is a continuation of St. John Baptist De La Salle’s 300-year-old education mission and focuses on producing well-rounded learners at all levels with its values-centred education approach that is based on the very best of the globally-recognized Lasallian education ethos. With this backbone, SJIIM builds on its brother schools’ extensive history of educational excellence and initiates collaborative learning platforms to encourage sharing of knowledge and resources between the institutions.

SJIIM goes by the tagline of ‘Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve’ and welcomes students of all faiths to be part of its community. From its inception the school has been dedicated to bringing education to all, especially ”the Least, the Last and the Lost’.

SJIIM opened with a record numbers of enrolments for a new school in the tier one category with 430 founding students ushering in a new beginning for Lasallian education in Malaysia. Today, the school has grown even further by leaps and bounds with more than 29 different nationalities of students represented in the school. With the school’s rock solid foundations and elements working in harmony, SJIIM marches towards the aim of being the best international school in Petaling Jaya and Malaysia.

The SJI Crest

The present crest of St. Joseph’s Institution was introduced in 1950.

It was designed by Mr Richard Walker, the then Art Supervisor of the Education Department.

The green eld of the crest is divided into four quadrants by a white cross, the symbol of the Christian faith. In the centre of the cross lies the logo of the Brothers, a ve- pointed star, the Signum Fidei, the Sign of Faith. It has as its origin the Star of Bethlehem which led the Magi (wise men of the East) to the birth of Christ. In fact, Signum Fidei is the motto of the Brothers of the Christian Schools founded by St John Baptist de La Salle. It reminds all Josephians to centre their lives on faith and to reach always for the reachable star of their convictions and ideals.

In the top left quadrant are three interlocking circles, symbolising games and the sporting spirit of all Josephians.

In the top right quadrant is the lamp of knowledge on a book, which is a symbol for learning.

The Lion at the bottom left quadrant represents the courage and determination with which Josephians face the many challenges of life. It also reminds us that our school, the agship of the Lasallian enterprise in Asia, was established in Singapore, the Lion City, in 1852.

At the bottom right quadrant of the crest is the monogram of the school – SJI.

The crown surmounting the crest symbolises victory – the victory of faith over the forces of evil. It also reminds us that St Joseph’s Institution was founded in the days when Singapore was still a British Colony. The Latin motto of the school, Ora et Labora (Pray and Work), is inscribed on the scroll at the bottom of the crest.