Monday, March 31, 2014

It's BaCk... SMI AnnUal DrAma 2014

Beauty and The Beast..Something to look forward to this year. The message is simple, "Know Yourself and Be Yourself", echoing one of SMI annual themes.
"Firstly, Belle doesn't care what other people think of her and her father. She does what she likes, and does not do what she does to impress other people. In a time when people frowned on women reading, she did it because she enjoyed it and it didn't melt her brain into a puddle of mush.
Another lesson it conveys is loving your family. Belle decided instead of having her father trapped in the Beast's castle, she would take his place. This tries to get kids to understand the importance of family.
Not judging a person by their appearance is another. Gaston liked Belle, but he was an ignorant self-centered, and narcissistic, and Belle saw that and rejected him. The Beast looked horrid, but once Belle got to know him, they fell in love.
The Last lesson I caught was first impressions are not always correct. The Beast imprisoned her father when she just met him. If she had just judged him, they would have never fallen in love. It teaches to love and look deeper than skin."
That's the Michaelian way. "Know Yourself and Be Yourself"

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Tickets are at RM20 and RM50 each. You can drop by in school for your tickets. I will be around to pass you the tickets. April 11, 12 and 13 April 2014 at 7.45pm in the school hall. Be quick and grab your tickets fast.

Friday, March 21, 2014

SPM 2013

It was an atmosphere filled with a very strong presence of the Michaelian spirit when more than 300 former students packed the hall to get their results. The alma mater produced 29 straight As' students compared to 22 in SPM 2012. Among the top scorers are Amardas Singh, Subashan, Bryan Cheah, Edward Kwan, Tan Wei Shern, Lee Hong Lam, Kevin Tai, Lee Guan Qin and Kuhan. Overall, all Michaelians scored well in the exams and most were pleased with their results. Congratulations to all. 
That's the spirit.. the Principal and the boys. 
Best wishes and charting for your future begins now.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Results were released today with smiling and contented faces of our last year's STPM students.St Michael's produced four straight As' students, two of them the twin brothers. We have done well. Tomorrow will be SPM 2013. I will post more details after the SPM results are announced tomorrow.Stay tuned.

Jubilant students with their school Principal (in uniform) and the sixth form senior assistant.

Congratulations and cheers!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SMI cagers thrash SM Wesley

Our cagers thrashed Wesley Methodist school 54-7 at the inter-district basketball competition this morning in Gunung Rapat. Congratulations. We will be facing SMK Pinji on Thursday. Venue: Gunung Rapat NV basketball court. Time: 3pm
Our boys with their advisers, Cikgu Adi and Cikgu Fairul. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Yes, honesty still exists at SMI

The young honest boy with Cikgu Sidik (left) and Cikgu Sohot.
Pravielana s/o Patmansritharan, a Form Two boy was walking along La Salle Auditorium when he saw a wallet. He knew what he had to do. He picked the leather wallet up, walked to the staff room and asked where was Cikgu Sidik, the afternoon session senior assistant. The blogger happened to be with Cikgu Sidik, Cikgu Azhar and Cikgu Sohot discussing about the hottest topic of the day – the missing MH370.
The young lad walked up to him and showed the wallet to Cikgu Sidik and told Cikgu Sidik about his encounter.  Upon checking, there were two stacks of notes and many other cards. The teachers in the staff room came up to him and congratulated him for his honesty. He flushed a little. Nevertheless, he knew he did something he was proud of.
The young boy was brought up well by his parents and that was demonstrated through his action – not taking what was not his. He walked back to the classroom with his head held high! He has made his parents and school proud.
Perhaps the school can arrange for special slots during the weekly assembly to recognise and salute these boys who choose to do the right things.
Onward Michaelians United and True. 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

True Blue Michaelians .

The blogger finally managed to trace the two Michaelians who, with their guitars, sang the School Rally beautifully at the school parlour. They are simply amazing. Thank you, Tan Tihn Chern and RJ Kevin. Thanks to a few MMB guys who assisted in tracking them down and also to send over the video clip. Superb!

That's Michaelian Spirit.

Retirement of Mr Loo Leong Hoo - after 22 years in SMI

Mr Loo cutting the birthday cake in conjunction with his birthday.
Mr Loo Leong Hoo finally bade goodbye to teachers and students of St Michael'sIpoh on February 12, 2014 after serving 22 years at the alma mater.
Known for his extraordinary skills in Mathematics, Mr Loo started his early education in SRJK Chung Hwa in Parit  before completing his secondary education in two secondary schools - SMK Iskandar Shah, Parit and SM Teknik in Penang. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honour) in Universiti Malaya in 1978.
Students bidding goodbye to Mr Loo. Accompanying him is Mdm Loh Wei Seng, the principal of SMI.
Mr Loo had served in SMK Methodist (ACS) Sitiawan and SMK Raja Chulan before being transferred to SMI in the early 1992.
The Michaelian community always considers him as a very helpful teacher and he will be missed by his students and colleagues here.
When asked by the blogger about his retirement plans, Mr Loo quickly replied that he would be travelling overseas for a long deserved holidays, with China being his favourite destination.
May you have an enjoyable retirement, Mr Loo.