After weeks of silence, I am back. Thank you for the warm wishes. The school is in good hands, with Michaelians making the school proud with many of them scoring good results in their STPM and SPM 2007.
One of SPM top scorers is Wong Hon Kit, who was notified by the Perak Education Department to receive a commendation certificate. He obtained 11A1. The others are Ng Weng Sum, Lee Kitt Leong, Ng Cheng Yong, Tan Eng Juin and Clement Joshua. My hats off to all the SPM and STPM holders. I am sure they are currently in a busy state of applying for scholarships, bursary and places to varsities and colleges.
Yes, I pay my tribute to Mr Ratnam who has been a great help in maintaining cleanliness in SMI. He and six other workers are having their hands full everyday to ensure that the school is in spick and span condition. They not only sweep, pick and throw pieces of papers, plastic bottles and aluminium cans but also cart away damaged chairs and desks strewn at corridors, drains and inside classrooms. We thank all of them but at the same time, Michaelians should take care of classroom items as we take pains in acquiring them through the contributions of well-wishers, parents, old boys and the efforts from students themselves.
The desks and chairs purchased by the school is of high quality, meaning they can last for a very long time. Now, the school has to acquire new items to replace damaged ones every four months. If Michaelians can take care of the items like tap heads in toilets, wiring and softboards in classrooms, stop making grafitti on walls (we need money to apply another coat of paint to cover the "words" written), then the money can be channeled towards purchasing more books for the library, upgrading of computers and assisting more poor Michaelians in getting them shoes, uniforms and workbooks.
Let's stop the vandalism. Report cases to the school authorities.