Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Dear Old Michaelians,

Greetings of Peace!
It is always a joy to send my message to your annual Reunion. Allow me to share my reflection on the meaning of Quis Ut Deus, your school motto.
Your Alma Mater’s motto: Quis Ut Deus in English is: “Who is like God?” This is the translated meaning of ‘Michael’, the Angelic Warrior, Guardian of Paradise. The question is as haunting as it is triumphant. “Who is like God?

Implicit in your motto is that any old boy of SMI is a man who is righteous, willing to be of service to society; someone who lives the Lasallian Core Values of Faith, Service, and Community.

A quick glance of the roster of past teachers and Old Michaelians is evidence of this.

You have excellent teachers such as Mr.N.C. Thomas (1960s) taught English and English Literature for Forms 4 and 5. Who took special care of students who did not show much academic promise.

You have Student-Athletes who took prove to us that athletics can bring out the best in us such Vincent Arokiadoss (Michaelian 1970s) who was selected to play for Malaysia U-21 in the Asian Youtj Soccer Tournamnent in Teheran (1970). Vincent was a key player for Kinta Indian Association and the Telecoms in the Ipoh League.

And how can I forget, you have with you a Brother whom I feel is the epitome of Serving God: Br. Vincent Corkery, awarded the Dato Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) award in 2010.

Dear Old Michalians, if I were to list all your notable teachers, Brothers, and old boys, I would fill up all the pages of this souvenir. The three notable examples I cited above make my heart swell up with pride that we have a school in the Lasallian District that have taken to heart the question: Who is like God? You have responded to it by living exemplary lives. I sincerely wish that you continue to live up to the legacy you have received from SMI.

I offer you my warm congratulations and fraternal regards in your annual reunion.

In St. La Salle,
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC

Note: Brother Edmundo is the Brother Visitor of the Lasallian East Asia District consisting of
Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Esprit De Corp at St Michael's - Truly A Unique Michaelian Value

All things are possible at St Michael's Ipoh simply because we have a common goal and a common vision. Look!It is actually in line with the La Sallian song, "ONE LA SALLE". 
The lyric is 
Our faith, our foundation, no matter how we pray,
To the poor we give our service
To brighten up their day
We are a community,
Each other we uphold
Our Motto Signum Fidei,
joins us both young and old.
Mr Rajan and the blogger were at Kamdar to acquire some materials to make choir stole for choir members, They were performing for Brother Vincent's Diamond Jubilee.
Librarians and prefects preparing display materials for Founder's Day at the foyer. We thank them for a job well done.

Wushu club members practising hard for a lion dance performance in conjunction with Brother Vincent's Diamond Jubilee.

Season drummers in action, also for Brother Vincent's celebration. The boys practised hard for the occasion.

Michaelian scouts gathered for a cooking competition. Events like this are not only healthy but building team work and strengthening friendship.

Waiting for their creation to be judged by the seniors.
This group needs no introduction. Yes, it's the Michaelian Military Band. This band stands out in everything they do. We did not win a place at the state-level Merdeka parade but we were glad we took part.

Speech Day on 30 July 2015 was another event to remember. Our guest-of-honor was Dr Adib Vincent Tung who is an old Michaelian.  Here, he is accompanied by our Principal Mdm Chan Nyook Ying to inspect the guard of honour.

Rehearsal for Brother Vincent's Jubilee. All went well. All parties worked hard. Thank you all.
I have more stories in store to post in the next few days. As for now, I have three classes of question papers to mark, numbering around 110 scripts so I need a few more days before I can update the next posts. Oh yes, this year, I am teaching Form Three and the boys are taking the PT3 in October 2015.
That's all for today. Cheers and best wishes from all of us at St Michael's Ipoh.

Signing off,

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Registration For Form One In Controlled Schools 2016 - A Note From the Department


Murid Tahun 6 (2015)
Sekolah Kebangsaan Negeri Perak


Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Bahagian Pengurusan Sekolah Harian (BPSH) dengan kerjasama Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Perak telah membuka satu sistem atas talian untuk permohonan Tingkatan Satu (1) sesi 2016 ke sekolah kawalan negeri oleh ibubapa/penjaga .

Sistem Pendaftaran Atas Talian (SPATKPM) telah dibuka kepada orang awam mulai 1 September 2015 hingga 30 September 2015. Para ibubapa/penjaga murid tahun 6 yang bersekolah di Sekolah Kebangsaan boleh membuat permohonan ke sekolah kawalan dengan mendaftar masuk ke sistem tersebut. Sila hubungi sekolah untuk dapatkan nombor angka giliran UPSR anak tuan/puan. Perakukan permohonan dan serah permohonan (cetakan) kepada pihak sekolah . Seterusnya Pengesahan permohonan itu akan dibuat oleh pentadbir sekolah anak tuan/puan.

Sistem Pendaftaran Atas Talian boleh dicapai melalui url berikut: https://public.moe.gov.my

Sekiranya ada pertanyaan mengenai sistem ini sila emailkan kepada kmp.kawalan@moe.gov.my
Sila muat turun Syarat Pemilihan Murid dan Senarai Sekolah Kawalan Negeri.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Unit Menengah
Sektor Pengurusan Sekolah
Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Perak

All That Happened, All That Excitement... at SMI Ipoh

The Founder's Day at St Michael's Institution. It’s a day to reflect on the rich history of the Lasallian mission and celebrate the man whose vision and dedication in providing holistic education to the young, especially the poor. 
Each year, Lasallians honor St. John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the La Salle Brothers and patron saint of teachers, on May 15, known as Founder’s Day. Many schools and ministries host various events and liturgies to honor De La Salle. 
At St Michael's, we celebrated Founder's Day on July 27, 2015 at a very meaningful ceremony during the Monday assembly witnessed by fellow Michaelians, teachers and members of the PIBG. Brother Matthew Bay was present at the event.

The week-long celebration included playing La Sallian songs on air, exhibition of La Salle's life journey, Lasallian education and values. The school's Michaelian Heritage Gallery was made available to the students during the week.
The Founder's Day was launched by school Principal Mdm Chan Nyook Ying. Looking on are Brother Matthew Bay, fourth from left, Mr Michael Joseph Lee, PIBG chairman, second from left, OMA secretary Mr Anthony Lourdes, extreme right and school administrators.
The blogger is in the process of uploading videos on youtube on events taking place in school. While others are already doing that for years, I am still in the stage of exploring. Thank you again for being strong supporters of the alma mater. Yes, all of you can make a difference.  

It's good to display materials on La Sallian values and how these values can form the foundation in character building of these students. All Lasallian schools should organise events like the  Founder's Day to ensure the school community preserve this age-old tradition.
The exhibition area at the school foyer- efforts of the librarians and prefects in making this possible has to be mentioned here. 

An event worth remembering - the Founder's Day at St Michael's Ipoh.
The school foyer also known as the school parlour