St. John’s International School Talents Abound
15 Jan 2018
At St John’s International School (SJIS), talents are certainly abound. Its students have demonstrated exceptional achievements in the academic field and sports arena, as well as in their extra-curricular activities. In the 2016 Cambridge IGCSE Examinations, 57 percent of them scored either an A or an A+, and a high 89 percent of students secured A-C grades.
In addition, for the May/June 2017 IGCSE ‘Malay as a Foreign Language’ paper, 87 per cent passed with a huge number scoring A and A+. In fact, SJIS has attained ‘Top at Malay Language’ result for the recent IGCSE June 2017 examinations, with two of its students, though Chinese by descent, Isaac Lee Kian Min and Isabelle Lim Ning having successfully mastered the Malay Language. They were awarded the distinctive title of ‘Top at Malay Language’ at a prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards held on November 27, 2017. The prestigious award is only accorded to exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations globally. The primary intent of these awards is to celebrate and recognise the success of selected high-performing Cambridge learners, which include the ‘Top in Country’, ‘Best Across’ and ‘High Achievement’ categories. Prior to this, SJIS has been accorded Top in Malaysia for the IGCSE May-June 2016 examination for the Malay Language subject, in which, Pravindren, a non-Malay student by descent had demonstrated an excellent mastery of the Malay Language due to the coaching and guidance of the Malay language teachers at SJIS.
Results obtained in November 2017 from the American Mathematics Olympiad 2017 have demonstrated outstanding results for SJIS students who had participated in the competition. Five of the students obtained recognised rankings, whilst five secured Certificates of participation. Excellent rankings were obtained by Wayan Wing Jian Wei, ranked at 143 winning the Silver Award (of year 8 then), Ryu Do Gyn ranked at 166, winning the Bronze Award (of year 9), Hwang Chae Eun and Wong Ian both ranked at 286, winning the Bronze Award (of year 8), and Paula Mikki Evado Tindoc ranked at 332, winning the Bronze Award.
In addition, for the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) 2017, SJIS students had demonstrated brilliant achievements, securing Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards with world class rankings. Wayan Wong Jian Wei of year 8 secured Malaysia Ranking 13 and Global Ranking 91; accorded the Gold Award, while Kim Dahye of year 10 was ranked Malaysia Ranking 63 and Global Ranking 191; accorded a Silver Award. In addition, Hwang Chae Eun of year 8 was ranked Malaysia Ranking 68 and Global Ranking 320. Furthermore, Tong Hui of year 11 was ranked Malaysia Ranking 97 and Global Ranking 118; accorded a Silver Award. Moreover, the string of successes continuous with the Bronze Awards accorded to Evan Koay and Tan Jia Jun, both of Year 9.
To add feathers to its cap, SJIS has produced ‘Top’ Swimmers, Kickboxing proponents and Cheerleading performers. In 2014 SJIS attained top position in Kickboxing, and since 2014 to date, SJIS has secured top position at national level in the arena of swimming. Its swimming sensation dynamic duo, Anson Chew Chee Ming and Low Ken Ji had amassed five Gold, seven Silver and seven Bronze medals in total. Anson Chew Chee Meng garnered three Gold, six Silver and two Bronze medals for the under-18 category. He secured three Gold medals in the 200 m freestyle, 200 m backstroke, 100 m butterfly stroke and 50 m breaststroke event.
In addition, Anson clinched two bronze medals in the 50 m freestyle and 200 m freestyle event respectively. Meanwhile, Low Ken Ji secured two Gold medals in the 100 m butterfly stroke, one Silver medal in the 100 m freestyle event and one Bronze medal in the 50 m butterfly stroke event in the under-18 category. Other medal contributors were Cheong Kah Yan who participated in the under-15 category, winning three bronze medals for the 200 m freestyle, 200 m backstroke and 50m butterfly stroke events, and Cheong Kah Man who secured a Bronze medal for the 100 m backstroke event in the under-15 category at the MSSM 2017 competitions,
Adding more awards under the belt are SJIS participants in the Track and Field MSSWPKL events. Trail blazing duo; Kuan Jun Hao and Brandon Tan Chia Jin won two Gold medals and a Silver medal each respectively for the under-15 category. Kun Jun Hao garnered two gold medals in the 800 m and 500 m run, while Brandon bagged a Silver medal in the Shot Put event. As for Squash, Yong Huan Xi secured a Bronze medal for the under-18 Girl category.
To add icing to the cake, SJIS is also top at Cheerleading Competitions. Its charming cheerleaders cheered their way to victory and charmed the crowd with their agile performance. Accorded champions for the Team Cheer High School Co-ed Level 2, 2017 in July 2017, SJIS Team ROYALS was again crowned as winner to several categories in November 2017 at the Cheer Factor 2017 Cheerleading Competition. It is accorded champion (The Royals) Team Cheer Level 2 for the restricted High School Co-ed CGS lower secondary level 2 category, first runner-up (Royals wannabe), Champion (Royals Revolution). As for the AGGS secondary level 2, SJIS Team Royals was second runners-up (Royals Regal) and first runner-up (D Starz Lunar) Champion (Moon Bears).
At the end of the day, SJIS will not be satisfied to rest on its laurels and stay complacent.It will relentless move ahead and guide its students to be champions, the best at what they endeavour to be, to be leaders and holistic world citizens.As a reputed top International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the achievements attained add on to the already illustrious SJIS track record. It further showcased the school’s capability of producing outstanding students. The positive testimonials and accolades received are aplenty for this rather new school which is steeped in scholastic noble tradition, yet is relevant and pragmatic.
Indeed St. John’s International School, Kuala Lumpur is where champions and all-rounders are groomed.