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School Profile


Early Period (1927 - 1931)

  • October 24th, 1926: The beginning of Canisius College with Father Kurris, SJ as the first Board Director.
  • June 1st, 1927: Class 1 AMS (Algemenee Middlebare School) started for the first time.
  • July 1st, 1929: Dormitory Building, Hall and Tennis Court completed.
  • October 26th, 1931: Father Van Hoof, SJ was appointed as the first rector.

The Age of Development (1931 - 1952)

  • 1931 : The establishment of our Vision and Mission as basic education, The birth of a lot of student's activity such as Orchestra, Choir, Magazine (Pemancar CC), and Theatre
  • The establishment of the new HBS building was suspended due to World War II.
  • January 1st, 1946: Canisius College opened again after long vacuum period due to World War II.
  • 1948: The completion of the new HBS building by Father Bastiaan, SJ
  • 1949: Indonesia’s national anthem ‘Indonesia Raya’ was first sung in Canisius College due to the Victory of Indonesia over Netherland.
  • 1952: The celebration of Canisius College’s silver year (25th birthday) by Ornamental Bike Parade.

Transition Period (1952 - 1967)

  • 1952: HS & SHS replaced JBS, HBS, and AMS.
  • 1952 - 1967: The formation of PPSK (Catholic School’s Students Union) as the embrio of Student Council
  • 1962 Canisius College was entrusted to open trials of class A and C. The formation of Canisius College’s Boys Scout SHS programs were divided into 4 : Culture & Heritage, Social Science, Exact Science, and Natural Science. The procurement of PORASKA (Pertandingan Antar Sekolah Katolik), in accompanionship with St. Ursula & St. Theresia by purpose to strengthen relationship.
  • 1966: PPSK CC helped eradicate PKI by guarding School Grounds.
  • 1967 The procurement of Night Arts Choir (With St. Ursula dan St. Theresia) Canisius JHS & SHS achieved the passing rate of 90% - 100% in the National Final Examination.

Independent Era (1967 - 1977)

  • 1967 The management of JHS & SHS were divided. Father Sewaka, SJ took over the JHS while Father Jeuken, SJ still in charge of SHS. Student’s Dorm was deactivated, replaced to Classrooms.
  • 1968 SHS's programs were divided into 4: Culture & Heritage, Social-Econimic, Exact-Natural. The procurement of Combined Exam wth St. Ursula, Pangludi Luhur, Budi Mulia, etc
  • 1974: The application of Credit Point system (in accompanionship with St. Ursula & St. Theresia)
  • 1977 The celebration of Canisius College's golden year (50th birthday) by Motorbike Rally and Bazaar The construction of new 2-leveled building, with assistance from Netherland government

Leading up Greatness Period (1977 - 2002)

  • 1982 Canisius SHS became the Sample of National Examination. The formation of Craddha by the initiative of Fr. Aziz Mardopo, SJ and Fr. Sandyawan Sumardi, SJ The formation of Canipress Jambore was held for the first time.
  • 1987 Canipress became the champion of national magazine competition. Class Guardian System applied for the first time.
  • 1991: The construction of new 4-leveled building
  • 1995 - 1997: Student Council was deactivated due to internal conflict.
  • 1997: The formation of SOCIUS
  • 1998: Due to the collapse of the New Order regime, the students who worked on exams forced to stay because the atmosphere was not safe.
  • 1999: The renovation of CC's Chapel and tribune expansion
  • 2000: Enacted a new rule: "Caught cheating will be issued."

Beginning of Greatness Period (2000 - 2009)

  • 2000 Fanfare was renamed as CWE. CC Cup was renamed as Central Cup (with St. Ursula & St. Theresia).
  • 2001: Central Cup was renamed as Cardinal Cup
  • 2002 Back to CC Cup The celebration of Canisius College’s 75th birthday with Fun Work, Canisius Gold Tournament, Akbar Reunion, and the publication of Alumni Directory Book. Canisius SHS achieved a lot of glory in the field of art and sports. We won various competition in different aspects.
  • 2003 The 1st Canisius Art Blast : West Side Story The formation of CEF, CRC, and KISS CC
  • 2004 The 2nd Canisius Art Blast : Jesus Christ Superstar (with St. Ursula) CWE was invited to play at Istana Negara in Indonesia’s Independence Day Celebration.
  • 2005: The formation of Canibreak and Canisius Multimedia

Starting Social Movement (Since 2010)

  • March 15th, 2010: A friendly visit from Loyola College, Semarang
  • April 24th, 2010 The 4th Canisius Art Blast : Oliver! (in collaboration with St. Theresia tourism high & Sang Timur) Social activity for the progression of Le Cocq D’Armandville College, Papua. A Solidarity Concert and Merchandise Sale (At Casanova) was held.
  • 2010 - 2011: several successions for the chair of the Moderator and Principal of JHS-SHS, and the Rector of CC
  • October 17th - 20th, 2011: Temu Kolese was held, where 8 Colleges in Indonesia gathered in Mertoyudan Seminary. TEKOL had the theme “Duc in Altum” & emphasized 3C.
  • October 23th, 2011: 30 years of Canilens. “Contrasts in Life” exhibition was held as a charity for Le Cocq College and Vincentius Girls Orphanage.
  • 2012: CC CUP (SHS), POR CC (JHS), CTS (JHS). “Conscientia Extravaganza” drama in Teater Jakarta opened the 85th Canisius College Anniversary events.
  • 2013: Kanisius Peduli Monas & Simfoni untuk Negeri were held as the finale of 85th Canisius College events.
  • 2014: Canisius Art Blast was held after 3 years of vacuum. The drama was entitled “Newsies”, which was adapted from Disney drama, in collaboration with SMIP Santa Theresia, SMA Santa Ursula, and Gonzaga College.

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