Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SMI Alumni Association Klang Valley Dinner 2014

The St. Michael's Institution Alumni Association, Klang Valley will hold its 2014 Annual Dinner at the Tropicana Golf and Country Club on Saturday 26th April starting from 6.30pm. The theme this year is “Michaelians: A voice is resounding”.
The autobiography, Life Ever Dawning, by Dato' Brother Vincent Corkery, former principal and veteran educator at St. Michael's will be launched at the dinner.
Tickets cost RM100 each or RM1,000 per table of 10 are available from exco members, including Francis 012-3661223 francischong33@gmail.com, Michael Lip 019-2225660 michaelyclip@gmail.com or Helen 016-2737808 helenlip58@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

St Michael's Ipoh - As Our School Drama Unfolds...

Students busy putting up posters and banners to promote the school drama
A big banner being put up at the frontage to ensure Ipoh folks do not miss out our play as well.
A group photo taken with the cast after the press conference.
The main hall is now equipped with new air-conditioners to replace the old units

The characters of "The Beauty & The Beast". You can see them in action on 11, 12 and 13 April 2014. 
The strong drama tradition at St Michael's lives on. 
The drama tradition at St Michael's Ipoh is strong. We started in 1954 with the inaugural stage production of "The Poet of Ispaha". This annual showcase of performing arts continues faithfully year after year. A check at the record in our archive, St Michael's has produced more than 50 plays - a truly remarkable achievements. Besides the full dress rehearsal we carry out each year before the actual play, the school has not forgotten the old folks and the children who live in homes. We played host to yet another 5 centres on April 8, 2014. We invited residents from the Anning Home in Ampang, Asrama Bintang, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Homes and Jelapang Old Folks Home. Michaelians remembered them..upholding our principle of spirit of Service.
Our guests were also feted with a hearty meal

That's our way to demonstrate a touch of the Lasallian spirit.
It's not too late to get a ticket to the show on the 11, 12 or 13 April 2014. Tickets are still available. Either get the tickets by e-mailing me at peterkhiew@yahoo.com or call the school at 05-2540418. You can also drop by at SMI during office hours or alternatively, get your tickets on the day itself as a ticket counter will be set up. Hurry up to support the Michaelian Agenda!


Monday, March 31, 2014

It's BaCk... SMI AnnUal DrAma 2014

Beauty and The Beast..Something to look forward to this year. The message is simple, "Know Yourself and Be Yourself", echoing one of SMI annual themes.
"Firstly, Belle doesn't care what other people think of her and her father. She does what she likes, and does not do what she does to impress other people. In a time when people frowned on women reading, she did it because she enjoyed it and it didn't melt her brain into a puddle of mush.
Another lesson it conveys is loving your family. Belle decided instead of having her father trapped in the Beast's castle, she would take his place. This tries to get kids to understand the importance of family.
Not judging a person by their appearance is another. Gaston liked Belle, but he was an ignorant self-centered, and narcissistic, and Belle saw that and rejected him. The Beast looked horrid, but once Belle got to know him, they fell in love.
The Last lesson I caught was first impressions are not always correct. The Beast imprisoned her father when she just met him. If she had just judged him, they would have never fallen in love. It teaches to love and look deeper than skin."
That's the Michaelian way. "Know Yourself and Be Yourself"

e-mail the blogger at peterkhiew@yahoo.com or tweet @peterkhiew for details.
Tickets are at RM20 and RM50 each. You can drop by in school for your tickets. I will be around to pass you the tickets. April 11, 12 and 13 April 2014 at 7.45pm in the school hall. Be quick and grab your tickets fast.

Friday, March 21, 2014

SPM 2013

It was an atmosphere filled with a very strong presence of the Michaelian spirit when more than 300 former students packed the hall to get their results. The alma mater produced 29 straight As' students compared to 22 in SPM 2012. Among the top scorers are Amardas Singh, Subashan, Bryan Cheah, Edward Kwan, Tan Wei Shern, Lee Hong Lam, Kevin Tai, Lee Guan Qin and Kuhan. Overall, all Michaelians scored well in the exams and most were pleased with their results. Congratulations to all. 
That's the spirit.. the Principal and the boys. 
Best wishes and charting for your future begins now.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Results were released today with smiling and contented faces of our last year's STPM students.St Michael's produced four straight As' students, two of them the twin brothers. We have done well. Tomorrow will be SPM 2013. I will post more details after the SPM results are announced tomorrow.Stay tuned.

Jubilant students with their school Principal (in uniform) and the sixth form senior assistant.

Congratulations and cheers!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SMI cagers thrash SM Wesley

Our cagers thrashed Wesley Methodist school 54-7 at the inter-district basketball competition this morning in Gunung Rapat. Congratulations. We will be facing SMK Pinji on Thursday. Venue: Gunung Rapat NV basketball court. Time: 3pm
Our boys with their advisers, Cikgu Adi and Cikgu Fairul. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Yes, honesty still exists at SMI

The young honest boy with Cikgu Sidik (left) and Cikgu Sohot.
Pravielana s/o Patmansritharan, a Form Two boy was walking along La Salle Auditorium when he saw a wallet. He knew what he had to do. He picked the leather wallet up, walked to the staff room and asked where was Cikgu Sidik, the afternoon session senior assistant. The blogger happened to be with Cikgu Sidik, Cikgu Azhar and Cikgu Sohot discussing about the hottest topic of the day – the missing MH370.
The young lad walked up to him and showed the wallet to Cikgu Sidik and told Cikgu Sidik about his encounter.  Upon checking, there were two stacks of notes and many other cards. The teachers in the staff room came up to him and congratulated him for his honesty. He flushed a little. Nevertheless, he knew he did something he was proud of.
The young boy was brought up well by his parents and that was demonstrated through his action – not taking what was not his. He walked back to the classroom with his head held high! He has made his parents and school proud.
Perhaps the school can arrange for special slots during the weekly assembly to recognise and salute these boys who choose to do the right things.
Onward Michaelians United and True. 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

True Blue Michaelians .

The blogger finally managed to trace the two Michaelians who, with their guitars, sang the School Rally beautifully at the school parlour. They are simply amazing. Thank you, Tan Tihn Chern and RJ Kevin. Thanks to a few MMB guys who assisted in tracking them down and also to send over the video clip. Superb!

That's Michaelian Spirit.

Retirement of Mr Loo Leong Hoo - after 22 years in SMI

Mr Loo cutting the birthday cake in conjunction with his birthday.
Mr Loo Leong Hoo finally bade goodbye to teachers and students of St Michael'sIpoh on February 12, 2014 after serving 22 years at the alma mater.
Known for his extraordinary skills in Mathematics, Mr Loo started his early education in SRJK Chung Hwa in Parit  before completing his secondary education in two secondary schools - SMK Iskandar Shah, Parit and SM Teknik in Penang. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honour) in Universiti Malaya in 1978.
Students bidding goodbye to Mr Loo. Accompanying him is Mdm Loh Wei Seng, the principal of SMI.
Mr Loo had served in SMK Methodist (ACS) Sitiawan and SMK Raja Chulan before being transferred to SMI in the early 1992.
The Michaelian community always considers him as a very helpful teacher and he will be missed by his students and colleagues here.
When asked by the blogger about his retirement plans, Mr Loo quickly replied that he would be travelling overseas for a long deserved holidays, with China being his favourite destination.
May you have an enjoyable retirement, Mr Loo.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

More To Come....Mr Loo's Retirement, Leaders' Installation, Annual Drama, School Updates...

Chinese New Year Celebration At SMI

The boys who put up the decorations for that Chinese New Year atmosphere..it was worth the efforts! Welcoming the year of the Horse.

2014 year of the blue horse, typography, calligraphy. Happy New Year. - stock vector
Look how hard they work..at least to play a part in preserving the Chinese New Year tradition at St Michael's Ipoh.

The emergence of the lion excites the students. 

The teachers too joined in the celebrations
The school administrators were equally thrilled when a lion approached them. The Principal, as the Head of the institution, was presented with a gift. 
The season drums won the hearts of the audience with their beats and rhythms, ushering in a year which is good, exciting and welcoming. 

Exciting Times At St Michael's Ipoh

The Michaelian Run was held on February 8, 2014, attended by some 1000 Michaelians who completed the race in such a joyous mood. As I mentioned on Tweeter @peterkhiew, it was not to see who won the race but to "cross the country" in one big Michaelian family. Some walked and some ran but it was to finish the race that gave the students a sense of satisfaction and achievement. 
At the end of the race, everyone was a winner, and that made the Run historic. We thank Dato' Brother Vincent Corkery, PIBG chairman Mr Joseph Michael Lee, Mr Andrew Leong, Mr Anthony Lourdes for joining in the fun. It was a run meaningful for all. 

The date coincided with the Ninth Day of the Chinese New Year which was the New Year for the Hokkien community. When it was announced that the Michaelian Run day was also the birthday of the principal (who is also a Hokkien) of St Michael's Institution, Ipoh, the participants and teachers roared with excitement. The birthday song was sung for Madam Loh by the 1000-strong Michaelians! 

The Run ended with the singing of the School Rally. All went home happily.
Cheers from us at SMI.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Michaelian Run 2014

Calling Michaelians , young and old. February 8, 2014
St Michael's much awaited event, MICHAELIAN RUN, is on this Saturday at 7.30am. Registration for old boys starts at 7.20am at the school field. Everyone still has the time for last minute tuning to make an impact this weekend.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Welcome Back, fellow Michaelians

After more than 45 days of break, it's time of the year again to start the new school term. There will be teachers in class on the first day to ensure that lessons are carried out.Timetables will be given out by your form teachers so that you will know which teacher is teaching what.
For a more conducive teaching and learning process, do ensure that your class is kept tidy and clean at all time.
St Michael's is going on austerity drive so we hope that every Michaelian is supportive in assisting the school. No need to switch on the lights when the sun is bright outside. Use natural lights instead. Use the fans sparingly.
Stay smart... ties are worn neatly, hair short and tidy and always carry the pride of being Michaelians.
Class unity will be our focus of the year. Get to know one another. Help one another. This gesture is obvious every year during Sports Day when everyone, with the help of their teachers, helps to design class flags, encourage one another to perfect one's marching skills and to make sure the class stands out.
This class spirit can be extended to helping your weaker friends in class. Help them in Maths or History. Lend them notes and explain to them how to solve the equation. This is Michaelian spirit. The spirit to ensure that no one is left behind or left out.
Go another step further by organising an outing to old folks homes, orphanages or have recycling programs. Discuss with your teachers about your desire to reach out to the last, the lost and the least.
Take care of the school. Always treat the tables and chairs as your own. When you see a piece of paper at the field, at the corridor or near the door, pick it up. All of us can make St Michael's Institution a very special school. 
Welcome back Michaelians.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2014

I hope that this Christmas Day offers you love, joy, comfort and kindness at this special time of year. Happy New Year to all - my colleagues at St Michael's Ipoh, all present and old Michaelians, parents and friends.