Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guiding Principle...

"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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

School Theme For 2015?

St Michael's Institution Ipoh, being a Lasallian school, has always worked on the principles of Faith, Service and Community. 
Our founder John Baptist de La Salle regarded a school as a community of believers working cooperatively to achieve a shared vision. We believe a school motto/theme will do the job.
In 1999, SMI came up with its first theme, "Michaelians March Into the 21st Century". In 2009, it was "Upholding The Great Michaelian Ethos" and it's "Onward Michaelians United & True" this year.
Each theme is carefully and meticulously drawn and crafted, aimed to aspire, motivate and spur our young Michaelians as to the needs and directions for the year. 
What will be our theme for 2015? 
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Greetings Michaelians

Hello fellow Michaelians,
It has been weeks since I last wrote. As usual, received e-mails about why postings have stopped, just that there are just too much things to work on and the brain just won't function - writer's block. I replied worry not as I will get the blog moving very soon. Here goes, just after the launching of the book, Life Ever Dawning, at St Michael's Institution, Ipoh. Life has been hectic, with examinations and assessments coming in. PT3 starts this year and the school is involved, with 361 Form Three students in nine classes sitting for the assessment. The boys are sitting for their papers from 12 to 17 October 2014.
Form Five and Form Four students are working hard for their respective examinations. I observe that our boys are more serious this year, including the Form Six students.Yes, the book launch saw an attendance of some 200 people, mainly former teachers, old boys and well-wishers. A review of the book was carried out by Ipoh Echo and you can read the write-up in the October 1, 2014 issue.
I must mention our band boys who are making waves nationally. Not only they make the school proud by participating at most functions, they never said no to invitations if the outings do not clash with their examinations or tests in school. Michaelian spirit prevails at SMI.
Last holidays I attended the Malaysian Lasallian Educators Conference (MaLec 6) in Taiping, themed, " Inspiring Dignity. Nurturing Quality". A total of 120 delegates, 12 La Salle Brothers, two Infant Jesus (IJ) Sisters and 10 presenters participated in conference. St Michael's was also represented by Mr Lawrence and Mr Sivagobi (new teacher).
Just got the news that St Michael's has the best public speaker in the country - Isaac Lucas. He took home the trophy for being the top at the National Public Speaking Competition held in Gambang, Pahang.
Isaac, second from left and his adviser Mr Waran, with another contestant and an officer before the result was announced.
There are many more accolades to mention here but do give me a few more days. I need to mark the PT3 English Language papers - three classes in all.
That's all for now. Oh yes, there is a programme organised by the SMI Alumni Klang Valley. A poster is attached.
Have a cheerful day ahead and best wishes from all of us at SMI Ipoh.