St. Xavier’s Institution (Penang) Gets Ready For School Reopening

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Left to Right: Lim Lay Guan, Sitoe, Lim Choon San, Murugan, Victor Tan, Br Jason

The Malaysian government has decided that examination classes [Form 5 and 6] may resume schooling on June 24. The school community has been busy preparing for the first day back since our version of the ‘lockdown’ commenced in mid-March.

The school grounds have been cleaned and recleaned, and are now marked with social / physical distancing markers and reminders.

A group of former students from the class of 1984 passed the proverbial hat around and generously donated 80 litres of disinfectant to be used with special pedal dispensers. The new SXI Principal Mr Murugan received the donated items.

Meanwhile, the Parent Teacher Association is spearheading the sales of special reusable SXI face masks. 50% of the 1000 plus masks sold will be given back to those in need in the school. The PTA also plans to initiate a ‘food aid’ programme to benefit about 100 students. (Text & Photos: Br. Jason Blaikie FSC)