Handing on the legacy of (SK) St Joseph, Kuching to St. Joseph’s Private Primary School, Kuching

Poh (seen second row, first right) in group photo with teachers of both SK St Joseph and St Joseph Private School to symbolize the historical handing back of the school building along Jalan Were, Kuching to St Joseph’s Private Primary School yesterday morning (Dec 22).

KUCHING, Dec 23: Teachers from both SK St Joseph and St Joseph’s Private Primary School were on hand to witness the historical handing back of the school building along Jalan Were in Kuching by the outgoing headmaster of SK St Joseph Richard Kawi to the Archbishop of Kuching, His Grace Simon Poh yesterday morning.

According to Poh, he had expressed his gratitude to the State Education Department and the Ministry of Education Malaysia for having provided quality education through SK St. Joseph since 1963.

“I have fond memories of having studied in this school in 1970-1975. Today, with gratitude, I still hold this school in my heart for the educational opportunities and formation that I have received.

“Likewise, I invited all teachers who have taught at SK St. Joseph to keep the wonderful memory during their time of service in the school.” Said Poh in a statement issued here today.

SK St Joseph had stopped receiving Primary One students way back in 2015. The last batch of Primary Six students studying in SK St Joseph completed their primary education on December 18, 2020.


Over the years since 2015, St Joseph’s Private Primary School has been using parts of the building for their classes.

Meanwhile, Poh expressed his confidence that with the handing over of the premises, St. Joseph Private Primary School will continue to educate the young and to ensure that the Josephian spirit will continue to live on with the School.

Also present to witness the handing back of the school building where the chairperson of the Parent-Teacher Association of SK St Joseph, Khairuddin Abdul Kadir, Senior Assistant of SK St Joseph, Roseline Rongi, headmistress of St Joseph’s Private Primary School, Shirley Chong and the Chief executive officer of St Joseph’s Family of School, Christopher Chua. -DayakDail