A Message from the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Most Rev. Julian Leow Beng Kim.
A Message from the Chairman, Council of Directors, Yayasan Tan Sri Dominic Vendargon, BGen (Rtd) Dato’ Richard Robless.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, YAYASAN TAN SRI DOMINIC VENDARGON AND CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF GOVERNORS, SMIS
Education of our young is an investment for the future and Yayasan Tan Sri Dominic Vendargon was incorporated as a charitable foundation with this aim in mind to provide quality and holistic education in as affordable a manner as possible reaching out to as many as possible, limited only by our own physical and financial capacity.
Our schools, both national and international, which are branded as Stella Maris, have been established to prepare our young to meet demands of the future and the challenges of life, following the noble traditions of the great mission schools in the years gone past.
Our students are provided with an educational experience that is wholesome and balanced in body, mind, soul and spirit; one that not only adds knowledge and builds intellectual capacity but also nurtures our young with the right values and critical skills to enable them to maximise their potential and succeed in all that they endeavour for the betterment of themselves, their families and community.
Within a school environment that is liberal, caring, disciplined, value-focused and enterprise-driven, we are confident that our students will grow to become model citizens of tomorrow with sound moral standards and excel in service to country and society as true beacons of honour, truth, justice and peace.
To all our students and those who plan to join us, we wish you a truly fulfilling, enriching, enjoyable and exciting educational experience with and in Stella Maris. To parents, we thank you for your support and for entrusting your young to our care. To one and all, Happy Schooling and Welcome to the Stella Maris family.
With best wishes,
BGen (Rtd) Dato’ Richard Robless
Chairman, Council of Directors
Yayasan Tan Sri Dominic Vendargon
The Official Opening of Stella Maris International School Damansara and Blessing of the Sports Complex
The auspicious day began with the concelebration of Mass of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven by the Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow DD, Fr Mari Arokiam and Fr Alvin Ho SJ, followed by the Official Opening of the Stella Maris International School and the blessing of the newly completed Sports Centre. The gathering then adjourned to the School’s concourse where the Archbishop inspected a guard of honour of uniformed units to the accompaniment of drums. Guests were then taken on a guided tour of the various facilities in the school before being ushered into the Soter Auditorium for speeches and presentations by students and faculty.
Performances from the Primary School was themed on Citra Warna and the fusion of fan and kuda kepang dances together with “Choral Speaking” ensemble which brought the house down with idiosyncrasies of life in Malaysia. The Secondary School came up with remix and gana hitz dances. Beginning with “I have a Voice”, the Secondary School’s Choir presented “Voices of Hope” choreographed and composed by the Music Head, Helena Fernandez, climaxed the day’s activities which ended with the whole assembly singing the Negara Ku.