LUMEN | THE ST JOSEPH ’ S INSTITUTION MAGAZINE
Lumen is Latin for light or lamp . It also means clearness and understanding .
We hope this magazine will throw light on the people , programmes , and philosophy of SJI .
Whether you are a student , a teacher , a parent , an old boy , or just someone who supports the school , may what we have to say help you understand the school and what it stands for and perhaps shed a little more light onto your path on the journey that is life .
On the cover : A group of old friends , alumni who gathered with over 2 200 other Josephians to celebrate 160 years of Lasallian education in SJI .
The LUMEN Team
Malcolm Wong & Rachel Tan
Daisy Chia & Lim Boon Siang
Design & Production
Jerry Tan ( Paschal East Design )
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Lumen is a publication of St Joseph ’ s Institution , Singapore . © 2012 SJI . No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means , electronic or mechanical , including photocopy , recording or any information storage or retrieval system , without the permission of the copyright owner .
Errata : In the July issue of LUMEN Russell Yip topped his cohort academically in Secondary One and not Hubert Yeo as reported .
1 | LIM BOON SIANG ( Pages 6-7 )
1 | From the Editors 2 - 5 | SJI Behind the Lens 6 - 7 | ArtScience 8 - 11 | Boys ! Welcome Home to our 160th Dinner 12 - 13 | The Simple Life : Friar John Paul 14 -15 | In Conversation With Edwin Tong 16 -17 | Living the Josephian Spirit : Danny Yong 18 -19 | Shaping Culture : Nicholas Fang 20 | Athlete with Zeal : Raymond Scott Lee 21 | First Year Josephians 22 | My Role as a Female Lasallian Educator : Anne Loh 23 | Journey to Cambodia 24 | Visits that Stirred My Heart
Boon Siang , an English teacher , is passionate about nurturing the young and building their resilience . She reports on the inaugural ArtScience Prize that was launched on our very own premises as well as provides us with an exclusive interview with Mr ArtScience himself , Professor David Edwards .
2 | CHAN GUET HAR ( Page 8-11 )
As the Programmes Manager , Guet Har is also involved in corporate communications . Despite being relatively new to the school , she managed to convey the story of the 160th Anniversary Dinner with her choice of photos and quotations by alumni .
3 | TIMOTHY WONG , LEE YI ( Page 16-17 )
With a combination of passion and a goal for excellence , both Timothy and Lee Li embraced the opportunity to interview Mr Danny Yong a leader in the field of investment . 3
4 | MARC ONG , DYLAN RAJ SINGH AND NOAH LIM ( Page 14-15 , 18-19 )
Marc , Dylan and Raj from class 204 are all passionate about sports , albeit different ones . They jumped at the opportunity to apply their language ability by interviewing two alumni involved in Singapore politics : Mr Nicholas Fang and Mr Edwin Tong .
5 | RACHEL TAN ( Pages 12-13 )
A journalist by profession and parishioner at St Mary of the Angels , Rachel thought her Lasallian links were distinctly limited to old friends who introduced her to Man United and British Pop but has since realised , post-interview with her parish priest , Fr John-Paul Tan , that the influences stretch much further and deeper .
6 | DAISY CHIA ( Page 20 )
Daisy Chia has been with SJI for 19 years . With every class she teaches , she hopes the boys are inspired to love and enjoy the English language . She highlights athlete
Raymond who is driven not just in running but other areas of his life .
7 | P MARAKATHAM ( Page 21 )
Interacting with the youngest members of school , the Secondary One students from class 112 Mara catches a glimpse of their Josephian experience .
8 | ANNE LOH ( Page 22 )
Anne joined the school as Vice Principal just 2 years ago but makes it a point to remember every staff member ’ s birthday with a gift and a greeting . Her article is a personal reflection after attending a symposium on Lasallian Women .
8 | JOSEPHINE WEE ( Page 24 )
A dog lover and a caring teacher , Josephine goes through some soul searching after her visits to members of the Handicapped Welfare Association and pens her thoughts down .