Monday, March 24, 2008

Be Back Soon

Rather busy with school work and other administrative matters. Will definitely be back soon with more news from St Michael's. Currently working on SPM and STPM top scorers, Sports Day and other happenings. There are so much to report from the alma mater.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Parent-Teacher Association(PTA) AGM 2008

The PIBG Mesyuarat Agong will be held tomorrow, March 17, at 4.30pm at the Main Hall. All parents are welcome. For more details, call 05-2540418 during office hours.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

SMI Footballers Shine!

Michaelian footballers U15 at the Kinta Utara B Zone.

Under 15 team (2008)

We thrashed SMK Jati 1 -0. SMI proceeded to play with SMK Kampung Pasir Puteh, beating them 2-0. The boys then met up with SMK Jelapang Jaya but we lost 0-1. We qualified for the quarter-final, went home happily after we took SMK Aminuddin Baki, Chemor with an impressive 4-0. However, during the semi-final, we lost to SMK Anderson 0-3. Nevertheless, we achieved what we actually hoped for this year - we got third placing after beating SMK Pusing, 3-1.

Coach En Zulkarnain Daud was greatly pleased with the overall performance of the players. We congratulate them for their strong Michaelian spirit.

Under 18 team(2008)

For the U18 tournament, SMI beat SMK Buntong 3-1. We went on to beat SMK Poi Lam 3-0. The match with SMK Kampung Pasir Puteh was 1-1 and SMK Jalan Pasir Puteh 0-0. We therefore qualified for quarter-final but lost to SMK Jelapang Jaya after we played an additional time of 2-2. The penalty kicks were the deciding factor. We lost 2-4.

The tough fight we put up was commendable. We went battling against much tougher and seasoned teams with strong fighting spirit. Against Anderson, we put up a brave front and went home losing with only a narrow margin. Yes. We aspire to beat them next year.
Thank you, En Adi, En Zulkarnain, En Abi Talib, En Sharruzaman, En Omar and En Hashim from PKNP for helping the school. Thank you all for a job well done.

RM400,000 divided among 49 Perak mission schools

SMI's Wushu Club members performing a high class lion dance to welcome the entourage.
Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting's inaugural visit to St Michael's, with Mr Phoon, SMI head.
From right (Brother Vincent, Dato" Seri Lee, state education chief, Ong and the Menteri Besar)
Brother Vincent Corkery, on behalf of all La Sallian schools, receiving the aid from Dato Seri Lee Oi Hian.
A token of appreciation to Dato Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Cabinet considering giving missionary schools full aid

IPOH: The cabinet will look into problems faced by missionary schools nationwide, including according them fully-aided school status.
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, in giving this assurance, said the government would have to clarify the status of the schools first as they were usually built on privately-owned land.
He said this in his speech at the handing-over of cheques totalling RM400,000 to 49 missionary schools in Perak at SMK St Michael here yesterday.He said certain grants had been approved for the missionary schools. He did not elaborate.
Ong was responding to an appeal at the function by a representative of missionary schools, Phoon Chong Chee, who asked the government to turn the partially-aided missionary schools into fully-aided schools.
Currently, the schools' board of governors have to raise funds to buy teaching and learning aids, furniture and other facilities, including computers.
According to Ong, 53 of the country's 226 missionary schools were more than 100 years old and needed assistance.He also said the government had provided scholarships to more than 2,000 non-Bumiputra students to further their studies abroad in critical courses, including medicine, over the last eight years.
"The government does not discriminate against any race. If a student is qualified, he or she will be provided with a scholarship, regardless of race."
Also present were Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali, state MCA chief and MCA secretary-general Datuk Ong Ka Chuan and Perak Education Director Hussain Harun.
The cheques were handed over by St Michael's board of governors chairman Datuk Seri Lee Oi Hian to representatives of the missionary schools.Meanwhile, Tajol Rosli commended the missionary schools for their excellent education system and track record.
"They have produced prominent personalities in the country." NST