It was an emotional day for 93-year-old Prisudiamah Kathirasoo, to come back and walk on the same pathway she walked past as a student almost nine decades ago. Being one of the pioneering students to study in Infant Jesus Convent (I.J. Convent), she was glad she is still alive to witness the day the school celebrated its 92nd anniversary.
“I distinctively recalled my standard one class just around the corner, and also going to mass in the same chapel here in 1930,” she said.
The nonagenarian was also lucky to have had a chance to meet and be blessed by His Excellency Most Rev. Joseph Marino, the Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia who was at the school to be a part of the celebration.
The Reverend was also there for a tree planting ceremony, signifying the 92nd anniversary of the school.
I.J Convent Johor Bahru was established back in 1925, with 83 students including boys. It was not until after 1938 that the school was made into an all-girls school. In 1959, the single school administration was divided into primary and secondary as it had stayed on all these years.