Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Retirement Dinner For Puan Choong

A fellowship of fellow Michaelians worth remembering
Later in the evening, on March 22, 2013, a farewell dinner for Puan Choong was hosted by Mr Adrian Tsen and Mr Joseph Michael Lee at Pusing Restaurant Ipoh. It was attended by Brother Vincent Corkery, Brother Matthew Bay and Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian and some 50 guests, including present and former teachers like Master Lee Kem Siang, Master Choo Ah Chye, Mrs Tan Khah Chuan, Master S. C. Koi and Mr Woon Fook Sim.
The soup that made their day   
Others were members of the OMA and PIBG. It was an evening to show our appreciation to a teacher who has contributed immensely and selflessly to the alma mater for the past 23 years.
Former teachers like Master Choo Ah Chye and Master Lee Kem Siang also turned up for the dinner.
Onward Michaelians! Valiant and True.

Retirement of Two Michaelian Teachers

Puan Hamsiah and Puan Chong cutting their birthday cake. With them are Principal Mdm Loh and senior assistants. Also in attendance that day were Brother Vincent and Mr Joseph Michael Lee.
Thank you Puan Choong Sau Han and Puan Hamsiah for your years with us at St Michael's Ipoh. The former, who started her tenure at SMI on January 1, 1991, was teaching at Keat Hwa in Kedah in 1983 to 1989 and SMK Seri Puteri in 1990 before being transferred here. Puan Hamsiah, on the other hand, was teaching at Methodist Girls School Ipoh for more than 29 years before her last port of call at SMI.
We wish both teachers well and Happy Retirement from us at St Michael's Ipoh.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On A Lighter Note

Chinese Wisdom

In the Chinese language, the word "LAO"老 means old. It also has the connotation of "experienced" or "seasoned".
An experienced or seasoned person can be an expert in manipulation, as shown in the following illustrations:
Two things in life that are difficult to achieve:
1. To plant your idea in someone's head
2. To plant someone's money in your own pocket.
Achieving any one of the above is difficult. But there are people, with the title of LAO, can achieve one or both:
1. He who succeeds in planting his idea in someone's head - we call Lao Shi (teacher)
2. He who succeeds in planting someone's money in his own pocket - we call Lao Ban (boss)
3. The one who succeeds in both - we call Lao Po (wife) or Lao Qian (trickster)
4. The one who fails in both - we call Lao Gong (husband)

Forwarded by Dr Yap Chee Seng, an old boy and OMA committee member.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

SMI Alumni Association Annual Dinner

Ensure that you get yourself a place at the dinner. What a novel way to fellowship and forge friendship.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SMI Proud Moments..Onward Michaelians!

SMI Cagers Who Made The Alma Mater Proud
SMI making its mark in basketball. With the boys their coach Cikgu Adi (right) and adviser Puan Fairul. The principal Mdm Loh is second from left. 
Pengetua SMI Puan Loh dan PK Ko-Kurikulum Puan Normah bersama peserta Forum Remaja Yang dapat mengalahkan MGS, Ave Maria, Sam Tet dan Seri Intan. Pencapaian ini dianggap sudah cukup hebat untuk St Michael. Pengerusi Terbaik ialah Abdul Mukhriz (kedua dari kanan). Tahniah diucapkan. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

STPM 2012

Our percentage passes is 97.97% while our PNGK is 2.41. Thank you to all our Form Six teachers for their hardwork and dedication.

Michaelians shine! Valiant & True. pix courtesy of Cikgu Azhar Rodzi
Congratulations to our scorers and to the rest, you can still pursue your dreams! Life only starts now.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, "wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!
Brother Vincent, Happy St Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happenings At St Michael's Ipoh

Our Michaelians with the rest of the contestants
Daniel Phuan Soon Lee was calm and collected 
Brandon Loo in his elements 
St Michael's participated in the Sathya Sai Human Values Public Speaking Competition held in Ipoh recently. We sent in two Form Six boys, facing off with five other educational institutions - Teachers' Training Institute, UTAR, Anderson, ACS and Ungku Omar Polytechnic. Despite limited time to practise, our boys gave the rivals a good, courageous fight. Our presentation was good and points strongly delivered. We congratulate the duo for a job well done. 
The competition saw twelve contestants. Our Brandon and Daniel were the only two who proudly started their introduction with the school or institution they are from.What a way to show their loyalty and respect to SMI. I thank Puan Shafinazaida for coaching the boys. 

Pertandingan Forum Remaja Zon 2 Daerah Kinta Utara
Tujuh sekolah telah mengambil bahagian di dalam pertandingan kali ini. Sekolah-sekolah yang terlibat ialah SMI, Seri Intan, Anderson, Main Convent, Sam Tet, Ave Maria dan MGS. Isu-isu yang dibincangkan ialah pendidikan, gejala sosial, program-program kerajaan dan pembangunan negara. SMI mendapat tempat kedua. Namun, SMI tetap bangga kerana dapat menganjurkan pertandingan dengan jayanya, hasil kerjasama dan kesungguhan guru-guru dari Panitia Bahasa Melayu. Abdul Mukhriz Nur Iman, pelajar Tingkatan Lima dari SMI, dipilih oleh para hakim sebagai Pengerusi Forum terbaik. Tahniah diucapkan.

Parent-Teacher Association of SMI 2013/2014
The 39th Annual General Meeting of the PTA of SMI was held on March 14, 2013. Mr Joseph Michael Lee helms the committee while Dato' Niza is the deputy chairman. Among the parents who sit on the committee are Mr Anthony Lourdes, Mr Thomas Wong, Mr Leslie D' Silva, Mr Andrew Leong, Mr Saranjit Singh and Mr Nadarajah.
We look forward to another term of fruitful and close working relationship. Congratulations from us at St Michael's Ipoh.
Participants of 2012 LEAD program.
La Salle Centre-organised La Sallian Expedition and Development Camp (LEAD) continues to leave an impact among Form Two boys for the past seven years.  We got hold of last year's batch who were selected to undergo the program and asked them how they were doing. Looking at the photo above gives us many answers. They remembered the activities they took part and one of their greatest achievements was how they managed to spend three days away from home, learning new things and getting independent. These boys carry themselves well in school. While a few still give their teachers restless moments in the classroom, these boys at least have other Michaelians to guide and assist them.

A Refreshing Start - The Revival of Michaelian Oath among Michaelians
We, Michaelians pledge ourselves at all times in the spirit of our motto "Quis Ut Deus"...

To be loyal to God and our country, to our school and to our class...
The school plans to carry out this practice on a monthly basis.