Thursday, August 16, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Wishing my Muslim colleagues, friends and fellow students, "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri". Sambutlah Raya ini dengan penuh kegembiraan dan kebahagiaan.

Dari Peter Khiew dan keluarga. 

St Michael's Rest Room

Michaelians jump for joy upon learning that we emerged champion under the Kinta Utara Education Department "Best Toilet Competition".

We are now vying for the inter-district category. 
St Michael's Rest Room
Congratulations fellow Michaelians. You have made St Michael's, once again, the talk of the town.  

For A Worthy Cause

In the spirit of giving. More than 200 Form Six Michaelians turned up in drove to offer the most precious gift which is beyond monetary worth and materialistic advantage - blood.
Form Six students happily waiting for their turn to donate blood.
 Spirit of Service - A Form Six student donating blood.
Thank you for your courage and service above self.

Monday, August 13, 2012

SMI's Entry For The Star NIE on "Why English?"

Our record of appreciation to Cikgu Shafinazaida for her efforts in guiding and  mentoring our students in producing a remarkable video. To our students, well done. Your hardwork merits our applause and praises. 

Detail: SMK St. Michael, Ipoh,  Team: The Critical Essays

- Mark Siew Kit-Tze (Director, Assistant Editor, Scriptwriter)
- Tommaso Marchi (Chief Editor, Co-Director, Leading Male)
- Ong Jo Ey (Leading Female)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

St Michael's Toilet Declared The Best In Kinta Utara

SMI's toilet has again made us proud
Congratulations boys. St Michael's toilet has been declared the best in the district of Kinta Utara by the education department. Officers will be visiting our school and have a final check on Monday at 8am.
Please wear your uniforms neatly and showcase our identity as great Michaelians!
That's another feather in the cap for all.
Happy Centennial!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Congratulations Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian

Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian (left) receiving a certificate of congratulation from Dato' Brother Vincent. witnessed by St Michael's principal Madam Loh Wei Seng.  
Tan Sri is this year's recipient of the prestigious Palm Oil Industry Leadership Award.

Pavilion Given A Spruce Up

Spirit of Service - boys busy painting the pavilion. 
Many have not realised that the Adrian Tsen Pavilion, located at the right wing of the school block, is a decade old this year. It was officially opened on January 25, 2002 by OMA president Mr Adrian Tsen to mark the 90th anniversary of St Michael's, an occasion witnessed by the then Brother Visitor Brother Peter Foo, Brother Vincent Corkery and the chairman of the Board of Governors Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian. That auspicious day also saw the launching of St Michael's official school ties (this means the current ties worn by our present Michaelians are also a decade old).
The dedication of the pavilion to a notable old boy was to honour the immense contributions and solid dedication of Mr Adrian Tsen to SMI. Its simplicity in design and practicality to students reflect a loving reminder of his attachment and close partnership with the school.
Last week, a group of Form Two students led by En Zulkarnain Daud gave the pavilion a coat of paint. It was tedious but they got the job done perfectly, much to the amazement of the blogger who offered the boys praises and salutations.
With lighting fixed and a brand new look, the pavilion will faithfully serve fellow Michaelians in many, many more years to come.
A love for the alma mater. "Come To Learn, Leave To Serve"

Thursday, August 02, 2012

University of Canterbury Engineering Scholarships for 2013

Thank you Mr Joseph Michael Lee, our PIBG head, for alerting us to these scholarships. Michaelians might be interested in applying. 
Greetings from Selset New Zealand Centre.
I am pleased to inform you that University of Canterbury(UC) , New Zealand, is offering a number of scholarships for study of engineering degrees for the 2013 Feb and July intake.
Attached herewith the Scholarships information for your information. Please circulate this flyer to anyone whom you think might be interested to apply.
The application for Feb 2013 intake closes on 1st September 2012, while the application for July 2013 intake closes on 1st March 2013.
Those interested, please go into and submit the application to Selset New Centre by the respective closing dates.
For your information, the UC representative,Ms Jean Williamson, will be at our office on 5th August 2012 this Sunday from 12noon to 5 pm. You are welcome to come and meet with her.
Thank you.

Best wishes,
Selset New Zealand Centre

7, Jalan SS15/7, 
47500 Subang Jaya, 
Tel 0356310322

No 8, First Floor, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, 
70200, Seremban.
tel 067616363, mob 0122389793

8, Lengkok York,
Penang. Tel 04 2269322, Mob 0123950708

Rest In Peace, Master Noel Oliveiro

Monday, July 30, 2012 was a day of sadness for thousands of Michaelians who mourned the passing of a dear teacher, mentor and friend. The school observed a moment of silence as a mark of respect for Master Noel.
Boys line up infront of the school as a mark of respect when the hearse passes by St Michael's at exactly 1.40pm on July 30, 2012.
Prefects were at St Michael's Church to bid farewell.

Michaelian Military Band members were there to lend support 

Farewell but never forgotten...
Our deepest condolence to Mr Noel's family.
All Michaelians

A Letter From An Old Michaelian

By Rohan Marshall, Petaling Jaya (The Star, July 30, 2012)
I SUPPOSE it had to happen some day. The seemingly immortal person of Noel d’Oliveiro (pic) has passed on to a better place.
Noel holds a very special place in the hearts of thousands of those who studied under him or played hockey under him at St Michael’s Institution (SMI) Ipoh or the Main Convent.
He was a teacher and coach who made many feel important, no matter how rich or poor we were.
He subliminally inculcated human values in us, not by incessantly preaching to bored ears, but by inspiring us on the hockey field.
He taught us punctuality by always being one of the first on the field. We wanted to come early just so that we could spend a few extra moments with this adult who made us kids feel so important.
He taught us patience by never losing control, no matter how unfair the conduct of the referee or opposing players.
He taught us that great persons and teams can be built by inspiration and hard work rather than by intimidation.
He taught us the value of dignity and character by standing tall both in victory and failure on the pitch.
He taught us courage by playing on without complaining, no matter how badly his back hurt.
He taught us muhibah, to rise above our race and religion and love each other equally. To enjoy each other.
He taught us generosity, by always having time to share with us, even the quietest and most unattractive of us.
I was a quiet, gawky kid trying to get along in a tough world. Noel slowly, gently and steadily helped build up my confidence and courage.
I thought I was the only one who was special to him, who needed his help to bring out my own specialness.
When I grew up and looked back, I realised how many countless others he did the same for. And we all felt individually special.
Master Noel, as you move on, we celebrate your life, and your place in our hearts.