Note: We will follow up with this proposal and suggestion. Michaelians can use this blog as a forum to offer input as all suggestions will be brought up with the appropriate people like the BOG, PIBG, OMA and the school administrators.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Towards the SMI Centennial Celebrations
Below is one comment from a Michaelian on our 2012 celebrations...
I would like to suggest that as 100 years of SMI is just around the corner, why don't Brother Vincent write a book on the school regarding unwritten information such as the origin of De Lasalle Statue & St. Michael's statue at the front of the school. I'm sure many want to know the country of origin of the statues, cost, who was in-charge in bringing in the statue and putting them in SMI, how they raised up the statues and placed them at the top of the school building as there where no modern tech at that time.
Why the school is named St. Michael's Institution? Who designed the school badge? The hidden meaning of the colour and shape of the badge. Why was yellow colour removed from the badge? Why does the motto' Quis Ut Deus' chosen & by whom? Where is the building material of the school such as roof tiles, bricks, pipes & others originated? (During the roof changing project, I had seen the old roof tiles were written (originated) from France, Paris & India). Where were the workers from? It has been said that during the War Time a firearm was hidden at the roof top? Is this true? I was told that there were 3 designs of school building given, and why did this(current design of school) was chosen? The significant & meaning of each part architecture of the school? The meaning of the 2 logos on the school building, the Signum Fidei & Indivista Manent? (Why are both logos not painted nicely?).
I have personally talked to Bro. Vincent informally about this & he said that give me(everyone) your support & we can do it.
I hope someone would come forward to take this project. I think the Board of Governors can look into this project. All the magazines can be combined and reproduced for the 100 years of SMI. The book on Bro. Ultan Paul written by Bro. Vincent can also be reprinted.
By Alexander SMI
A Note From Brother Vincent:
Quite a challenge. I would like to support some of these useful suggestions.I still have several copies of Br U Paul's story.
Regards, Br Vincent
Posted by Peter Khiew at 11/19/2008 11:54:00 PM