Designing the House Crest and Unveiling of the House Banners
On Thursday, November 30th students from Year 1 to 13 gathered in the MPH to unveil the House Banners that are now displayed in the foyer. These banners were the culmination of ideas from students and teachers from across the school.
Last school year, 2016-2017, the ES Student Representative Council chose the animals for each house and made them relevant to Malaysia: sea turtle, sea eagle, hornbill and the sun bear. The High School Student Representative Council chose to use the same Saints and colours as SJI Singapore to build unity with our sister school. This school year, 2017-2018, the High School House Captains and Teacher Heads of House decided on the two virtues that describe the Saint. Brother Danai created the portraits of the Saints and the watermark of the animals in the background.
On September 18th, the students were introduced to the first High School House competition of the 2017-2018 school year. The High School students were asked to design a House Crest to encompass everything into one picture. Students were asked to design either a single crest for their House or they could also do one for each House using a similar style. They were given one month to submit their work and the entries were plentiful and amazing. The High School Student Representative Council and House Captains, as well as the Senior Leadership Team, selected the winner. The winning entry was a series of crests by Chula Jugo in 12K and will be used on the House Shirts. The submissions were of such a high quality that a video of the honourable mentions can be found here.
To celebrate the unveiling event, the High School Houses choreographed dance routines and taught it to their Houses during Tutor Time. As the music played, each House would stand up for their music and dance. The elementary students joined with their High School compatriots by waving ribbons in their House colours and some even tried to follow along. The atmosphere in the MPH was electric!
We look forward to more such events as the purpose of the Houses at SJIIM is to promote community, students working together from different age groups and building student leadership.