The significant event in 1975 was the completion of the "New Block" which housed Form 5 classes on the upper level and Domestic Science and Biology Lab on the ground floor. The chronological photos documented a piece of the school's history - from zero to hero. "Hero" is awarded because these classes saw a key milestone for students who graduated from St Anthony's Form 5 (there's no Form 6 then). Students then moved to Binatang Government School for Form 6 or overseas or decided to enter the workforce.
Is that the famous lawyer Chong? Mr Titus, the former principal, looked very young & smartly dressed. Since St Anthony's School was a Catholic school, the bishop came all the way to sprinkle holy water. Feng shui sinseh (geomancy gurus in Mandarin & Hokkien) need not apply.
Does anyone remember the huge tree (Banyan tree?) with the dangling roots at the back entrance via the kampung? Its leaves were creatively used to frame the upper picture.
Sarikei St Anthony's School 1975: Domestic Science room
Domestic Science classes often sent aromas of cookery drifting out to the corridor. The teacher taught baking of pastries like rock buns & kueh's (local pastries) and cooking of local delicacies like bo bo cha cha (sago, sweet potato & yam soup dessert). Domestic Science? Shouldn't domestic expertise be both an art and a science? Did they teach the girls how to tame their future husbands? Ok guys, now you can crawl out of the kitchen with food on one hand.