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.
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
Dan negara kami.
Kami sentiasa menjunjung
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.