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The FSC’s Internat ional St rategy Committee (ISC) had its quarterly meeting at Hotel Benilde, Manila, Philippines on 13-14 July 2019. The ISC is the committee commissioned in 2017 by the Superior General to develop strategies to achieve optimal financial management of the Institute and the sustainability and vitality of the mission. Below are the members of the committee:

Br. Ambrose Payne FSC (AU)
Mr Nestor Tan (PH)
Br Armin Luistro FSC (PH)
Br Michael Quirk FSC (US)
Br Martin Rocha FSC (MX)
Mr Julio Gordillo FSC (MX)
Mr Pierre Damiba (BF)
Mr Alessandro Lombardi (IT)

This is the second time that the Philippine Sector has hosted the meeting. The last one was in January 2018. (Text & Photos: Mr. Ian Saulog)



23 Students of St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) Singapore attended the Year 4 Catholic Retreat from 5-7 July 2019 at La Salle Centre, St. Patrick’s School. The retreat was facilitated by 3 Filipino Young Brothers.

With the theme “Me and My Journey” the retreat focused on deepening of faith through self awareness and looking on one’s capacity to serve, together.
(Text & Photos: Br. Irwin Climaco FSC)



Ms Maureen and Dr Brown (left) with some of SJIIM's IBDP High Achievers

Excerpts from the Article:

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (9 July 2019) – Students of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) once again surpassed all expectations by producing outstanding results in the recent 2019 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examinations.

30% of its IBDP students obtained 40 points and above which should place them in the top 10% of worldwide results. SJIIM also achieved an overall average score of 37 points, far above the 2018 IBDP Global Average of 29.8 points and significantly higher than the 35.4 point average across Malaysian schools offering the IB Diploma Programme in 2018. Their stellar results are a fantastic achievement considering that this is only SJIIM’s second IBDP cohort.

Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her results
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her results
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her proud parents
Top SJIIM IBDP Scorer Chong Ying Xuan with her proud parents

SJI IM’s achievement resonates wi th the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s standing and it enjoys a very high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IBDP often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships or other admissions-related benefits at top universities worldwide. Today, more than 5000 schools worldwide offer IB programmes.

In celebration of SJIIM’s outstanding IBDP results, SJIIM will be offering additional scholarships to deserving students entering the IBDP August 2019. For additional information, please refer to www.sji-international.edu.my/ ibdp-scholarship-programme.
(Text & Photos: Mr. Neoh Soon Ken)


The Lasallian Learning for Life Conference will be held on the 8th and 9th September to help celebrate the Tercentenary. Lasallian Schools are offered a discounted price of $285 and invited to a free Lasallian dinner on Saturday 7th September. You can sign up using this link.

We have a wide variety of high quality keynote speakers and workshop leaders including James Anderson, Brother William Mann and Andrew Lines. The three main themes are Wellbeing, Character Development and Holistic Education.

Over 110 teachers signed up already from Singapore, China, South Korea, India, Myanmar, Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines.

Workshops are being offered by some of the leading schools in the region including De La Salle University, UWCSEA, Dulwich, Tanglin, Singapore American School, Nexus, Chatsworth and SJI Malaysia. The Lasallian part of the conference will be like a conference within a conference. Every time there is a break out session there will be the opportunity to attend a Lasallian themed workshop. (Text & Photo: Mr. Daniel Brown)