Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Scenes - Sarikei St Anthony's School 1975

Sarikei St Anthony's School 1975 - New Block Construction

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.

Sarikei St Anthony's School 1975 - New Block Opening Ceromony

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.

Sarikei St Anthony's School 1975: New Block with celebration flags

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.


G Wong said...

My class room, the one right above the biology lab. Sometime you could see cows mating below the field, not sure it was arranged by our biology teacher then.

Daniel Yiek said...

You may have seen a surge of readership from the counters. I went to graduates.com and emailed a few ex-Anthonians and ask them to refer this website to their friends. One of them (Class of 7x)emailed 40 of his classmates! Thanks...keep the content & comments coming as this website is for SARIKEI folks & friends and you need to keep this alive. See my message in my profile.

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