Saturday, June 18, 2011

A FLASHBACK!!! ANOTHER PROJECT COMING OUR WAY?

Below is a write-up I posted on March 10, 2010.

Imagine having our Old Michaelians Association reunion banquet at a hall near the school and walk down memory lane after dinner. Look at this possibility, which is not impossible, as the old boys have been renting the hall of Red Crescent for years to hold its celebrations do. 
The hall, to be administered by the La Salle secretariat, could also cater comfortably for the school drama, accommodating a bigger number of audience and offering a better sound system.
St Michael's to have a hall like this? How wonderful. 
We must say that St Michael's has never failed to realise its dream of achieving anything because its fraternity believes in the impossible.
Three years ago, no one would have thought of having a four-storey primary school building built to replace the five-decade old, dilapidated St Michael's 1 and 2 premises. 
Now, the U-Paul Building stands proudly to greet its sons day and night, a clear testimony of individuals who want to make a change. 
The walkway, the pavilion, the OMA secretariat, the passage to the school office, the changing of rooftop and the completed work at the 50-year-old science laboratory are St Michael's notable and inspiring projects to usher in its Centennial Celebrations, comes 2012.
"The realisation of a new hall, theatre and multi-storeyed car park building is likened to placing the last piece into the jigsaw puzzle- a culmination of sorts for the Michaelian Agenda," said Mr Phoon Chong Chee, SMI principal.

Mr Adrian Tsen, president of the OMA, had once brought up this ambitious project with the old boys during one of the meetings. Known for his prowess in far-sightedness and being a visionary, the school hopes that Mr Adrian could review the project again.
Perhaps, the PIBG head, Mr Joseph Michael Lee, Dato' Seri Lee Oi Hian, chairman of the Board of Governors, parents and well-wishers could be roped in too to make this another reality.

Write in and let us know what you think.
Note from the Editorial: The response is amazing from many old boys, parents and Ipoh folks. Some of the feedbacks are:
a. Not only OMA related functions but wedding receptions, birthday dinners and annual gatherings can be held in the hall. The secretariat will work out the rental.
b. Many said the hall will be suitable for badminton or some indoor games. Again, the secretariat will work that out by the hour.
c. Holding of seminars by virtually any professionals.
d. Computer and book fairs and rental to any private functions.
e. Corporate dinners by workers from TAIKO, KLK and companies.
f. Cultural performances, youth meetings from the LA SALLE and gatherings.
g. Convocations by any institutions of higher studies.

2 comments:



m3lv said...
It is achievable. Nothing is impossible!! Seeing my own school develop every year just amazed me!! Frankly speaking, I'm proud to show my friends my school!!Our school!! Our Institution!!Every time when I make a visit to Ipoh with my friends, SMI is one of the MUST visit destination ^^ If the new school hall project could be launch, that'll be fantastic!! Possible to build the hall by 2012? It will be nice if its possible =)
Manmathan said...
Well, as far as i can remember Mr. Louis once told the student about this project. Hope it will become a reality.


A Note To Followers of the blog:
Something has developed from the article above. This is going to be the STORY of the year. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

SMI 1912-2012 said...

A fine tribute to the La Salle Brothers for their interminable contribution towards education.

m3lv said...

Ahahaha! That's pretty fast to bring up a new project for our school! Thumbs up! Can't wait to get more good news Mr. Khiew :)

Well done!