Tuesday, February 28, 2012

St Michael's Cake-Cutting Event & Logo Unveiling Widespread Coverage

Happy Birthday St Michael's - pix by ipohnews.my
video courtesy of ipohnews.my

Happy Birthday St. Michael’s Institution
Brother Vincent giving his speech. Pix courtest of emily2u

Happy Birthday St. Michael’s Institution
Cake-Cutting Ceremony - pix courtesy of emily2u 
New logo embodies school’s values
The Star, Feb 28, 2012

SMK St Michael, Ipoh, has unveiled its centennial celebration logo, to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary.
The logo, carrying the school crest and its centennial celebration theme “Cherishing the Past, Embracing the Future”, was launched by the school’s Board of Governors chairman Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian at the school recently.
Lee was also joined on stage by school principal Loh Wei Seng and also former principals the during the unveiling of the logo.
Birthday bash: Lee (third from left) cutting the centennial cake with former principals (from left) Louis Rozario Doss, K. Balasubramaniam, Corkery, Loh, Old Michaelians Association president Adrian Tsen, former principal Teh Chor Aun and school Parent-Teachers Association chairman Joseph Michael Lee.

Lee noted that the unveiling of the logo was part of the school’s many programmes outlined for the centennial celebration, which was launched three years ago.
“More programmes are in the pipeline this year, particularly the Centennial Fun Fair, talentime, school drama and the reunion dinner,” he said.
On the centennial celebration’s theme, Lee said it was reflective to the school’s endeavour to treasure its ethos, culture and heritage.
“These are the foundations for the school to move forward.

Informat ive: Visitors having a look at the Heritage Gallery in the school.
“Towards this end, we are much indebted to our La Salle Brothers and predecessors who passed on to us a rich heritage of good values and effective practices,” he said.
Prior to the unveiling of the logo, Lee, former school head Brother Director Datuk Brother Vincent Corkery, Loh and several other former school principals also took part in a cake-cutting ceremony.
In his speech, Corkery said this year’s batch of students would be the pioneers of students for the new century.
He urged students to keep the school’s spirit and traditions alive and to make the school proud.
He also thanked all contributors that had made the refurbishment of the school’s building a reality.
Coverage by the local media was extensive, thanks to journalists from ipohnews (Michelle), local blogger (Emily), Ipoh Echo (James Gough), The Star (Ivan Loh), The New Straits Times (Diana), Nanyang Press (Frankie) and China Press (Chung). These people are St Michael's best supporters! We will be compiling all these reports for our documentation.The ceremony kicked off at 7.45am sharp with the arrival of our Chief Guest, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, chairman Board of Governors and Centennial Celebration committee. Wushu boys were again at their best performance with the amazing rendition of lion dance and beating of drum.
Others who turned up to be part of St Michael's Centennial do were Dato Brother Vincent Corkery, Brother Matthew Bay, Mr Adrian Tsen, Mr Joseph Michael Lee, Mr Teh Chor Aun, Mr K. Balasubramaniam, Mr Louis Rozario Doss (all three former principals of St Michael's) and all former teachers who took time off to attend the celebrations.
The cake-cutting ceremony was obviously an event anticipated by all. Looking at the numbers, 1,0,0, we must realise that we have come a long way. Tan Sri said in his speech, "This centennial celebration, for many of us, is a celebration of “our past and the future” which is the theme aptly adopted by St Michael’s Institution, Ipoh, which is “Cherishing Our Past, Embracing The Future”.
"This theme is reflective of our endeavor to treasure our ethos, culture and heritage because they are the foundation for the school to move forward. Towards this end, we are much indebted to our La Salle Brothers and predecessors who passed on to us a rich heritage of good values and effective practices".
The unveiling of the Centennial Logo was even more exciting for the Michaelian community. The video above (courtesy of ipohnews) said it all. The judges had a hard time deciding the winner as all entries were equally creative and met the conditions set. To be part of St Michael's amazing journey in educating young Lasallians, collar pins presented to some 1,650 Michaelians that morning are to be worn daily throughout 2012. 
I thank the school head and organising committee for their hardwork and meticulous planning in making the event a successful one.
Peter Khiew

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