Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More Reports Coming Up...

Exams are going to be over soon - the mid-year exams. Form One right up to Form Five. Upper Six students have another day to go. Pupils are getting excited so do the teachers mainly because once exams are over, holidays are coming.
The school is currently preparing for a few major events - the Sports Day, the Speech Day and SMI Open Day or Parents' Day.
We had a couple of hours break on 16 May 2014 because of Teacher's Day. We read the "Teacher's Pledge" infront of our students and later sang the lively "Kami Guru Malaysia" song.

The Pledge
Bahawasanya kami
Guru – guru negara Malaysia
Dengan ini berikrar
Mendukung terus cita – cita kami
Terhadap tugas kami
Dan menyatakan keyakinan kami
Pada cita-cita murni pekerjaan kami
Kami akan berbakti
Kepada masyarakat
Dan negara kami.
Kami sentiasa menjunjung
Perlembagaan negara
Kami mengamalkan
Prinsip – prinsip Rukun Negara
Pada setiap masa

Teachers were entertained by the Michaelian Military Band, a thoughtful gesture the boys are carrying out every year without fail. We feel appreciated. Public performances like this need practice, plenty of practice. Despite being busy with other external invitations, the boys reserved their little energy for the day.
Barely three weeks here at St Michael's, Lower 6 students had already wanted to contribute something for the 138 teachers - two groups of students entertained the teachers with two songs that inspired. The celebrations ended around 9am after which students came over to wish their teachers.
A day before, we were treated to a good lunch - courtesy of the PIBG- cut some cakes and had the opportunity to say thank you to Mr Joseph Michael Lee and his committee for upgrading our dining area - which we named, SMI Teacher's Diner. A very informal ceremony was held to officiate and grace the room.

Now, it's back at the classrooms -  back to our core business.
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart". I believe this will serve as a guiding principle for all teachers at SMI.

Note: Photos coming up.. plenty of them.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Heritage Play @ La Salle Centre, Ipoh.

Dear Member Associations of MFOLSA,

The 24th National Lasallian Leadership Convention, a leadership training programme for leaders in our secondary schools, will be held from Wednesday 11th June to Saturday 14th June 2014 at La Salle Centre in Ipoh.
Isaac Stephen, the programme director, is once again extending an invitation to MFOLSA to witness this showcase event, and at the same time foster the bond between La Salle Centre and MFOLSA. Our presence is expected for only one day of our choice. Transport and accommodation will not be provided.
The 11th night is the Heritage Play and 12th June starts the sessions proper.
I propose to go in time for the Heritage Play and return the next evening/night, but am open to majority vote of those who wish to go.
Please contact me by 23rd May 2014 if you are interested in this invitation to give our host time to prepare their logistics.

David Foo
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