Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Pride of St Michael's

St Michael's illustrious sons --Ban & Aaron
Wishing them well -- From left (Mr Louis, former SMI principal, Brother Vincent, Ban, Aaron, Mr Phoon(principal of SMI) and Mr Adrian Tsen, OMA president.

St Michael's is proud to have two of its greatest sons, Aaron Singh and Ban Vin Shen to be accepted to the prestigious Cambridge University, UK.
Aaron, who obtained 9A1 in his SPM and later 4As in hisA-Levels, was admitted in 2005 to the Jesus College to study Medicine while Ban who bagged 11A1 and 1A2 in his SPM and 4 A's at A2, 1 A at AS Level will subsequently enrol at the Christ's College in October 2006.
Aaron pays tribute to St Michael's in offering him the base in the cultivation of values and knowledge that enabled him to get through Cambridge's stringent admission process.
"St Michael's was my second home, and I was fortunate to have many great teachers who passed on the values that cannot be learned from mere textbooks, and later went on to become friends to me," he said.
Aaron said St Michael's vision of LaSallian education not only equips the students with academic credentials needed for life in the working world, but also with the traditional and wholesome education that include vital values like faith, zeal and community.
Ban said SMI has definitely shaped him to become who he is today.
" The process of learning and growing up in SMI is something I will never regret or forget. I like to take this opportunity to thank all my teachers throughout my 11 years at SMI.
"Fellow students and friends from different backgrounds and races have given me the invaluable experience of living in a multi-racial harmony which is rare in other schools especially in vernacular schools," he said.
Ban said : "I feel extremely proud in proclaiming a child of SMI".
Note: St Michael's remembers and upholds both of you in our prayers.


caption: from left James Foong(Form 1), Mark Siew (F1), Pavin(F2),Thomas (F2), Daniel (F2) and Lee Seng Hoo(F2, squat)

For the first time, SMI was represented by a six-member team for the Kid Witness News (KWN) organised by Panasonic Malaysia and the PerakEducation Dept. It is a hands-on video education program, involving schools in Perak . We were not picked to represent the state but by participating in the program, it had rendered us invaluable experience and the know-how to attempt again the following year. Best wishes..

Annual Dinner of the Old Michaelians Association IPOH

Caption: From left - OMA KL Alumni secretary Jeannie Khoo, popular actor
and former deejay Patrick Teoh, OMA president Adrian Tsen and
an old boy from KL at the dinner.

Silver jubilarians were honoured at the event.

Versatile and multi-skilled master Timothy Chee and SMI administrators at the luncheon hosted by OMA KL Alumni president Dr Chin Yoong Kheong, an accountant and partner of KPMG.

Sept 23, 2006

It is said rain brings forth tremendous blesssings to man. This rings true for the community of St Michael's Institution when the visit by its old boys was greeted not only by the sounds of cymbals and drums by the members of the Michaelian Military Band but by a slight drizzle which brought along drops of good tidings to the alma mater.

Led by the president of OMA KL Alumni, Dr Chin, some 24 members walked down memory lane together with their spouses and children. Many had not stepped into the school compound ever since they left school 30 years ago. The atmosphere generated by the students in the classsrooms brought back sweet and gratifying feelings, taking them back to the era when they were in school. Many were seen sharing with their children the places and experiences they encountered during their student days.

The old boys also contributed a sum of RM100,000 towards the St Michael's primary school building, a noble and heart-warming gesture which had definitely won our accolade and salutation.

After spending some two hours with the present student leaders, inspiring them on the challenges ahead, they proceeded to meet the present and past teachers.

The dinner, in its 68th years, held at the Red Crescent Hall, was a tremendous success. It was attended by some 600 old boys who testified that the reunion was not merely about food and drinks but more to rekindling of friendship and strengtening the human bonding.