Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Reminiscences Of Past Gaiety

The pictures were taken a few years ago of Michaelians who made it academically. Most of them are now in institutions of higher studies. They are still very much remembered in SMI. If anyone of you read this, drop a line to say hello to the young Michaelians who need some inspiration. The old boys and teachers would also like to know where you are and what you are doing now.

PMR Results

There are 42 students scoring straight As' in the PMR 2008. There were 378 candidates who sat for the exam. Congratulations.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Some Updates For 2009

1. Jan 2, 2009 - Teachers are having a meeting from 8am to 12.30pm. Among the agendas discussed will be the programs for the year, current issues and distributions of circulars and documentations to teachers. There will be some new faces among the teaching staff. We welcome them to the Lasallian fraternity.

2. There will be some 370 Form One students coming in. They are from St Michael's primary One and Two, SK Panglima Bukit Gantang (the school next to the state secretariat). SK La Salle, Canning Garden and SK Manjoi Dua. Many applicants from other schools around Ipoh are waiting for the outcome to study at SMI. The first week will be Orientation day for Form One and Form Four. PMR results will be released tomorrow (Tuesday at 10am).

3. The school theme for year 2009 will be revealed by Principal Mr Phoon Chong Chee on Monday, Jan 5, 2009 during assembly.

4. To all present Michaelians- Form Two, Form Three and Form Five, we look forward to a more positive Michaelian culture which emphasises on strong personal character and good social behaviour.

Monday, December 22, 2008

We Are Lasallians.

We are proud to be Lasallians. Being a member of a very big family worldwide means a lot to us. Share the video with all Michaelians, wherever they may be, and let us encourage and inspire one another in our quest to touch hearts, in line with the Michaelian ideals of faith, zeal and community.

SMI Frontage Taking Shape

The SMI frontage is taking shape. The workers are doing a great and tidy job. The structure is adorned now with a slab of either a black granite or marble. Looks marvellous. It won't be long when the words, "SMK St Michael, Ipoh" and the ever inspiring school crest will be installed.
The guard house is ready, a pleasant new year gift to our security personnels. The completion of the frontage is on schedule, thanks largely to Brother Matthew's strict supervision.
And to the PIBG and BOG, we are grateful for making it happen!
To all Michaelians, all things at SMI belong to us. We must have a sense of ownership towards all properties of the school. Whether it is the chair or desk that lies at corner of the classroom or the decades-old wooden doors, we have the responsibilities to ensure that they are cared for.
Make 2009 a year all Michaelians cherish and uphold the great Michaelian ethos.
Signing off,
Mr Peter Khiew

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Updates Soon

Returned from HK, China and Macau. The frontage of SMI should be completed by now. Will get some shots to update fellow Michaelians. The AGM of OMA was Dec 19, 2008. The secretary Mr Harneak Singh will be contacted so that he can forward a copy of the minutes on what transpired during the meeting.
Remember to visit the link to another blog (on your right) which I set up about the Old Michaelians' Association.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Reporting From APLEC HK

The items given out to delegates The Brothers at the congress
The blogger (extreme right) with delegates from Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines

Brother David Hawke, fsc officiating at the Opening Ceremony

There are 117 delegates from 14 countries attending the congress at the Royal Plaza Hotel in HK. It is astounding to witness the determination and commitment of the Lasallian educators all around Asia Pacific coming here to share about their challenges and constraints facing their everyday lives while imbuing and instilling education, knowledge and values in their young charges. More postings are forthcoming. I salute the delegates particularly from Pakistan, Vietnam, India, Mynmar, PNG and Thailand who despite the difficulties and limitations,still make it here to share their experiences.
More reporting soon from HK.

Friday, December 05, 2008


It has been pointed out that our school rally has some words that are incorrect. Below is the right version.

All through our College a voice is resounding
Promptly respond to your duty's sweet call!
Hearken you all for the trumpet is sounding
Your Mater's proclaiming her watchword to all
Forward her children dear!
Ever with hearts sincere
Render with joy to your Mater her due
All that is vile, reject
Heaven will e'er protect
Sons of St Michael's
Valiant and true.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Master Timothy Chee Is Back!

SMI principal Mr Phoon Chong Chee has announced the return of Master Timothy Chee to direct the forthcoming drama in August next year. The award-winning artist, make-up extraordinaire and dynamic drama director, Timothy has been involved in the local scene drama since 1968, with more than 30 musical productions under his belt. Welcome home, Master.
Article dated Wed Aug 9, 2000