Saturday, January 26, 2008

Phew... That was close

True enough. A lorry came today and clear off the pile of debris. If the wheel was not spotted and action taken fast enough, the wheel would have ended up at the Bercham dumpsite. Now we are going to ensure that this historical piece makes its way to the primary school - a spot we are going to identify and let it stand there for many,many more years.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Piece Of Relic That Tells A Story

The wheel was stacked among the pile of debris waiting for the garbage man to come. Quick action by a group of Crime Prevention Club members managed to save a precious item from being carted away and destroyed. What means so much to us could mean little or nothing to people who do not know the story behind that wheel. Apart from a few items which will continue to remind us of the old primary school premises, the wheel still commands a strong statement that links us to the blocks which managed to accommodate we Michaelians for six good years.
We plan to talk to the old boys, Mr Adrian Tsen particularly on our next course of action - that is to place the wheel at the new primary block. Tomorrrow I will talk to the headmaster and work out a few things. Will keep all of you posted when we have come to a decision.
Note: The wheel is now safely placed in front of the secondary school staff room.

Mr Woon says goodbye





It was an occasion laced with sadness for many Michaelians. We remember Mr Woon as an extremely calm man, characterised by nobility and virtues. Despite his quiet nature, Mr Woon exudes a figure of authority feared by many, yet demonstrates a personality respected by those around him. Wishing him Happy Retirement and may God bless him abundantly.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

SMI SCHOOL DRAMA 2008

A place where "violence is not strength, compassion is not weakness"
The story is about the king of all England, who was raised in the woods by a magician.
According to the tale, Arthur grows up to become a king (King Arthur) who wants to make a "civilized" world ruled by law, not violence, where violence is not strength; compassion is not weakness."
This is our 47th drama production. The 3-day show starts on Aug 15, 2008 at 7pm.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Little Update

Just a few lines to keep all Michaelians updated.

1. The school's editorial team is finalising the 2007 magazine. The magazine this year looks exceptionally special with a very innovatively designed cover, with Michaelian green prominently and boldly displayed.

2. SMI's school theme for this year is "Michaelians Care For Mother Earth". Myriads of programmes have been planned throughout the year. Drawing and colouring competition, public speaking competition, talks by environmentalists, banning the use of plastic bottles in school, encouraging the usage of handkerchiefs (no more tissue papers) - already enforced among the afternoon students and minimizing the usage of water and electricity among students. Banners have been prepared and can be seen displayed in the school compound.

3. There were some 380 new students reported for Form One on the first day of school. Students came from St Michael's primary One and Two, La Salle Primary School, SK Manjoi 2, SK Panglima Bukit Gantang, SK Poi Lam, SK Yuk Choy and a few other schools. Appeal cases of students to be transferred to SMI are still aplenty waiting to be processed by the department. We are still the choice school of many parents.

4. Some 15 new teachers are now teaching in St Michael's.

5. Our school drama will be on Aug 15, 16 and 17 this year.

6. The site previously occupied by the primary blocks has been cleared. Grass has been planted, now taking roots. Long deprived of a field to conduct activities, the primary school is also blessed with a cement court at its side, which I believe will be made into a basketball court. Thanks so much to Brother Matthew Bay for his great and untireless efforts.

All the very best from us at St Michael's.

From Peter Khiew