The SJI family remembers three dear Josephians who have passed on in 2015 . These old boys have spent their lives serving the nation , living up to the school ’ s vision of being men for others . We pray for the repose of their souls and may they find eternal peace and rest in God .
Rudolph William Mosbergen ( 8 April 1929
– 22 February 2015 ) – Olympian , teacher , principal , educator , and author
An old boy from the Class of 1948 , Mr Rudolph ( better known as Rudy ) William Mosbergen was a former Deputy Principal ( Pupils Services ) at SJI from 1988 – 1989 . Rudy stood out among the SJI community at almost every stage of his life and career . During his school days , he was an all-rounded sportsman , taking part in soccer , hockey , badminton and athletics . He was vice-captain of the school ' s formidable soccer team . He went on to play in the national soccer and hockey teams , and represented Singapore in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics as a member of the National Hockey team . After a teaching stint in SJI from 1955 – 1961 , Rudy left to lecture in the then Teachers Training College . He went on to become the principal of several secondary schools – Naval Base Secondary , Pasir Ris Secondary and Swiss Cottage Secondary , as well as Principal of Raffles Junior College . He also served as a deputy
director of Curriculum Development at the Education Ministry . In 1988 , he returned to SJI as deputy principal and played a key role in SJI ' s move to Malcolm Road and its transformation into an independent school .
Goh Yong Hong ( 21 August 1939 –
10 April 2015 ) – Commissioner of Police
SJI alumnus Mr Goh Yong Hong , the former Commissioner of Police passed away peacefully at age 76 on 10 April 2015 . Mr Goh was also an alumnus of St Anthony ’ s Primary School and he completed his ' O ' levels and pre-university education at SJI in 1955 and 1958 respectively .
He joined the Singapore Police Force in 1961 and retired as Commissioner of Police in 1992 . Over his 31 years of service , Yong Hong held various appointments in police land divisions and the Criminal Investigation Department . He became Deputy Commissioner of Police ( Operations ) in 1976 before assuming the
position of Commissioner of Police in 1979 .
During his 13-year term as Commissioner of Police , he initiated community policing . The Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and the National Crime Prevention Council were set up in 1981 during his watch . In 1983 , he oversaw the set up of the Neighbourhood Police Posts , which marked a shift from reactive , investigation-based policing to a more proactive policing approach that emphasized prevention and community cooperation . During his tenure , he also introduced new technology to improve police operational and investigation capabilities .