Old Thomians Association receives additional RM10k from Bandar Kuching MP for co-curricular activities

Dr Yii (centre) presents the contribution to the Old Thomians Association.

KUCHING, Nov 10: The Old Thomians Association has received an additional RM10,000 from Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii for both St Thomas Primary and Secondary Schools.

He said the contribution from his office is aimed at helping the schools with their co-curricular activities, especially since schools are reopening soon.

Prior to that, he said, his office also contributed over RM50,000 to the school for the construction of a proper indoor assembly hall.

“It is good to meet and engage with the members of the Old Thomians Association as well. They have been organising all kinds of activities for the school and are actively finding ways to give back for all they have received during their time at the school.

“So we are looking forward to working with them as we identify ways we can work together to provide an conducive learning environment for the students,” said Dr Yii in a statement today.

St Thomas is the oldest school in Sarawak which was opened in 1848 by missionaries led by a priest-doctor, Francis Thomas McDougall. On Aug 5, he opened a Day School for boys in an empty house in town.

The House School was set up when Rajah James Brooke asked the Mission to adopt four Eurasian children. From there it has grown and moved forward as one of the pioneer educational institutions for all Sarawakians regardless of race, religion or background. — DayakDaily