SJC during World War II
During the Second World War, the school premises were occupied by the Japanese. The Brothers became guests of the Dominican and Jesus Fathers. After the war, the Brothers returned and had to start all over again since the furniture and equipment had either been looted or destroyed.
After the war was ended, Brother John, Brother Paul and Brother Martin returned and had to start the College all over again as much of the furniture and equipment had either been looted or destroyed. The Government could not offer much help. Many schools could not even get enough paper to print their exam papers.
Brother John called on a Portugese old boy, Mr. Rosario to restart St. Joseph's with him. With his connections with the Hong Kong Bank, Mr. Rosario managed to supply the College with materials for teaching. He retired at the age of 70, devoting his life to St. Joseph's. Mr. Rosario passed away peacefully in February 1998.
Brother Egan and his staff continued to devote their time re-establishing and building up the facilities of the College. Since 1957, the Green and White School Magazine has been published annually.