active member of this organisation, KTJ takes part regularly in inter-school
sports and music festivals. Our students have benefitted and enjoyed these
sporting competitions in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan. Our musicians
and singers similarly take part in festivals held in countries in the region.
last twenty years, our Sixth Form students have attended an outdoor adventure
programme in Lumut, Perak. The benefits this physically-challenging course
offer to our students is immense in that we see our students realising their
untapped potentials, developing their personal mindset and working effectively
in a team.
Educational trips and homestay student
programmes are organised annually for our students. Each year, there are at
least three such trips. The countries visited so far include South Korea,
Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Australia, France, Russia, New
Zealand, Holland, Taiwan as well as other countries in the region. Some clubs
and societies organise their own trips as well. The Model United Nations group,
for example, took part in conferences in Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
students’ enthusiasm for charitable work is clearly seen by the number of trips
undertaken to charitable organisations and institutions. Many of our clubs lead
the way in raising funds to support these organisations. Students also lend
their time and effort to these needs. Examples of these range from supporting
the local orphanages and volunteering at the local zoo to raising funds for
wildlife conservation in Africa and emergency reliefs in disaster-hit regions.
boarding houses organise house nights on termly basis. These nights allow for
activities that bring new students and current students together, creating bond
and camaraderie that will serve them well throughout their stay here and
competitions are held at least twice a term. There are two categories, senior
and junior, for every sporting event. Some of the competitions are football,
netball, swimming, athletics, cross-country, rugby and hockey. Houses also take
part in the annual and highly successful House Singing Competition.
The word ‘exeat’ refers to a weekend leave from the School. There is an exeat very two or three
weeks. Students may return home or go to their guardian’s place. They may also,
with parental permission, stay elsewhere such as with friends. The School
remains fully open, so students may also stay here.