Sunday, June 28, 2009
Skuad hoki SMI akhirnya mencatat sejarah baru apabila berjaya merebut tempat ketiga dalam pertandingan hoki sekolah premier zon Perak 2009, satu pencapaian tertinggi sejak penyertaannya dalam temasya berkenaan. Dalam perlawanan yang berlangsung di padang rumput SMK Dato' Abdul Rahman Yaakub (SMDARY), SMI menjinakkan SMK Sultan Idris Shah, Parit dengan kemenangan selesa 3 - 1. Perlawanan bermula pukul 8.30 pagi.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Perlawanan futsal di kalangan old boys telah diadakan di HTO De FUTSAL SUBANG JAYA. Seramai 11 orang telah hadir. Satu kehadiran yang amat mendukacitakan walaupun usaha promosi telah giat dijalankan, memandangkan sambutan futsal di IPOH boleh mencecah sehingga ke 25 orang Namun demikian, SMIOB memahami keadaan tersebut. Ramai yang tidak dapat hadir kerana ada urusan masing-masing dan mereka akan cuba hadir untuk sesi futsal yang akan datang.
Perlawanan diadakan di Court 6. Kebetulan di Court 8 terdapat juga sekumpulan bekas pelajar SEKOLAH TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN( STAROBA) yang mengadakan sesi latihan futsal mereka. Mungkin mereka sedang membuat persiapan sebelum mereka kembali ke sekolah mereka pada 26-28 Jun bagi menyambut OLD BOYS WEEKEND yang diadakan di ALMA MATER mereka di IPOH. Welcome home STARIANS:)
Terima kasih kepada old boys yang hadir. Sesungguhnya semangat cintakan sekolah, untuk sekolah dan demi sekolah masih tebal dalam sanubari anda semua walaupun anda semua berada jauh di perantauan.
1996-Mior Nor Haidir, Mohd Dzran, Hafizulfika Hisham, Mohd Idzma
1998-Noorlizamri Nan, Shaifurizam Jamaluddin
2002-Firdaus, Syazwan, Rahimi, Hanef (the batch first appearance)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
A T-SHIRT FOR OLD BOYS.
Interested to have one? You can proudly wear it and people will notice you and with your message they know that you love your school. This is our identity. Apart from wearing the old boys tie in the future, SMIOB believe time has come for us to strengthen the brand of our school name. Although some of us had left the school for so many years, our heart is still with the school. We still LOVE SMI.
If you guys want to have a piece of it, kindly leave a comment here and give your e mail address to enable us to contact you. You can also send an e mail to us and we will give you the details of the T-Shirt including the price and etc.
You can do anything, but not everything.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Date:20th June 2009
Venue: PICC Putrajaya
- SMJK Ave Maria, Ipoh
- Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh(STAR)
- Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak, Seremban(SDAR)
- Kolej Tunku Kursiah(TKC)
- Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar(MCKK)
- Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya(SAS)
- Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya(SSP)
- Sekolah Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra(SEMSAH)
TKC won this year WOC 2009. Three schools represent Perak and two of them are from Ipoh were among the finalists. SMJK Ave Maria as one of the CLUSTER school managed to be among the finalists. Congratulations to the representatives from Perak. The prizes were given by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Minister of Education.
Friday, June 19, 2009
SMI (boys) vs MCKK (budak koleq)
The SMI Hockey team will play against the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) in the Premier School Hockey Championship. They secure a place in the second round after the victory against Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ipoh (STAR) in a dramatic sudden death penalty on 18-6-2009.
The game will be held on home and away basis. On 23th of June 2009, the collegians will entertain the Michalians on their home pitch at 4pm and Stadium Azlan Shah will be the home venue for our boys on the 25th. (The time will be informed)
SMIOB would like to urge all Michaelians (boys and old boys), parents and teachers to COME and SUPPORT the team. Travel to Kuala Kangsar and Stadium Azlan Shah on both games if you can. Cheers and give encouragement to the players. SHOW to our opponent that they will never forget the day they play against the MICHAELIANS.
Crush them BOYS!!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Len Olivero dan Mohamed Abdul Hadi (mantan kapten pasukan Malaysia) ialah dua orang bekas Michaelian yang tersenarai sebagai legenda hoki antarabangsa yang melonjakkan nama negara di persada saingan berkelas dunia. Kini, generasi muda hoki Michaelian kembali mempamerkan peningkatan. Bertempat di Stadium Hoki Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh, tanggal 17 Jun 2009 (Rabu),
SMI berjaya menunjukkan kualiti sebuah pasukan yang ada semangat juang, stamina dan taktikal yang baik lagi mantap. SMI bertemu STAR dengan misi membalas kekalahan tipis 0-1 (gol minit akhir) ketika saingan Zon 2 Kinta Utara untuk MSSD awal tahun ini. Nampaknya pasukan lawan telah menukar strategi dengan melakukan serangan bertalu-talu dan menguasai 80 peratus permainan pada separuh masa pertama. Hasilnya, mereka berjaya membolosi gawang SMI dengan dua gol padang (field goal) selang seminit pada minit kesembilan. Walaupun setelah itu STAR cuba menggandakan asakan, SMI berjaya mengekang kemaraan lawan.
Kedua-dua pasukan berjaya meraih satu pukulan sudut penalti (short corner), namun tidak menemui sentuhan penyudah. Separuh masa pertama berakhir dengan SMI ketinggalan 0-2. Sebaik wisel separuh masa kedua dibunyikan, giliran SMI pula melakukan serangan bertali arus dan gerakan cantik sehingga penjaga gawang STAR begitu sibuk melayan asakan bertubi-tubi SMI sambil menjerit kepada rakan lain untuk memohon bantuan (cover). Kali ini SMI pula yang menguasai 80 peratus permainan dan STAR kelihatan sudah kehabisan stamina (exhausted), walaupun sesekali berjaya membuat serangan balas. Kedua-dua pasukan berhasil mendapatkan dua pukulan sudut penalti,tetapi tersasar. Melihat ancaman SMI yang begitu bertenaga, hampir semua pemain STAR berkampung di kawasan sendiri.
Ketika kedudukan hampir kekal 0-2, Raj, pemain SMI berjaya menampan kemas hantaran bola dari luar garisan D, lalu menghalakannya ke pintu gol STAR dengan satu tolakan kencang menuju sudut yang sukar diselamatkan. SMI berjaya merapatkan jurang jaringan gol kepada 1-2.
Esok (18 Jun), kedua-dua pasukan akan bertemu sekali lagi di stadium yang sama. SMI perlu menang dengan kelebihan dua gol untuk mara ke pusingan seterusnya menentang MCKK yang mendapat bye di pusingan pertama. Jika menang 1-0, SMI bakal berputih mata atas peraturan gol di tempat lawan (esok giliran SMI berperanan sebagai tuan rumah). Jika menang 2-1, penentuan pemenang akan dibuat menerusi penalti stroke atau kaedah lain yang bakal ditentukan oleh pengadil.
Namun demikian (harap tidak berlaku), sebarang keputusan seri atau kekalahan akan mengakibatkan SMI terpaksa melupakan baki saingan sekolah premier 2009. Selain MSSD dan Sekolah Premier, SMI akan turut menghantar wakil untuk Piala Milo pada 26 dan 27 Jun ini. Untuk rekod, pada tahun 2008, SMI berjaya melangkah ke peringkat separuh akhir.
Ipoh, 18 Jun 2009 (Rabu)
SMK St Michael, Ipoh (SMI) berjaya mengenepikan cabaran Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh (STAR) menerusi penentuan tolakan penalti sudden death di Stadium Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh pagi tadi. Dalam perlawanan sepenuh masa SMI berjaya mengikat agregat 3-3 setelah memenangi perlawanan timbal balik kedua dengan jaringan 2-1. Peraturan kelebihan jaringan di tempat lawan yang tidak diambil kira dalam temasya tahun ini telah memberi talian hayat kepada SMI.
COURTESY OF CIKGU AZHAR RODZI SMI
Why? The Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen reduces the explanation to one pithy observation. "The teachers are respected; high talent is attracted into teaching; it is considered to be one of the most important professions", he told me.
But how did Finland get to such a happy state of being? Tapani Ruokanen, editor of Finland's leading news weekly, Suomen Kuvalehti, argues that it goes back to eighteenth century when the Lutheran bishops wouldn't allow anyone to marry unless they could read the Bible. Then in the nineteenth century there were a series a strong revivalists movements, which led to the creation of a flurry of newspapers and magazines.
The big departure that everyone refers back to was the decision by a Social Democratic government in the 1970s to turn what was then an elitist system into a comprehensive one. Before then the working class could only progress into the upper schools if they won a scholarship that covered their fees. But for the last thirty-five years the schools have been open to all, free and unstreamed.
Marie-Laure Foulon, the Stockholm correspondent of Le Figaro who has just published a book, "Le Rebond du Modèle Scandinavia" (The Rebound of the Scandinavian Model), argues that the critical ingredient in the 1970's reform was "to decide it was better to push up the bottom level to the middle than to push the middle to the top."
She says that Finland's success shows that a system based on equal opportunity is superior to one like the French, "with excellence at the top and mediocrity at the bottom." She adds, "the top will go to the top anyway." She tells of interviewing the head of the Finnish stock exchange who told her that although at the time when he was at school he felt he was not being stretched, he realizes because of the comprehensive system he now knows his peers better and that has enabled him to be a more effective businessman. "It appears", she concludes, " that equality in education creates productivity, even if it doesn't always create excellence."
Day to day, the Finnish government keeps the pressure on, indeed to such a degree that the pupils complain of a lack of fun at school, a problem that the minister of education, Antti Kalliomäki, tells me is being worked on with new proposals to extend the short school day that often ends at 2pm for another couple of hours where pupils can play sport and do their hobbies before they return home. Nevertheless, compared with say French or British children, the children should feel themselves lucky - there are no nation-wide exams or big final tests. It is a system of continuous assessment by a mixture of monthly tests and teacher evaluations.
Much of success of the educational system lies in a detailed application to the problems that can arise in all educational systems- from making sure that all children get fed by providing free meals at school to subsidised travel. Likewise no student, however badly behaved, need fear expulsion. The school is simply responsible for getting on top of whatever behaviour problems emerge.
Only 15% of those who apply to be teachers are accepted, even though pay levels are about average for Europe. No teacher can teach at any level without a master's degree. Once in a job teachers are encouraged to keep abreast of the academic literature so that educational decisions are based on rational argument, not just everyday intuition. Moreover, they are constantly being sent on courses during their long holidays to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
In short, the Finns work at it and, unencumbered by a class-stratified educational system, they have shown that equality is a plus, not a hindrance to fast progress.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
REMEMBER THE LADY ON THE LEFT?
Why calling such name? Let the old boys comment on it.
Some of us dislike her very much and some love her too. She was a kind of strict teacher. Her image now is much different from her days in SMI.
Her last post in SMI was as Penolong Kanan. Then she was promoted to the post of principal at SMK JELAPANG JAYA. She is now the principal of SEKOLAH RAJA TUN AZLAN SHAH (SERATAS) in TAIPING.
Who is she? What is her name? Let us share info about her.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The slide pictures are dedicated to the Form 5 1996. They were the KING in SMI as they are the most senior in terms of majority and based on the all boys concept.
They were graduated in SMI 13 years ago. They were baby boys born in 1979. Some of them were with SMI since Standard 1 and now they are an adult working man. Many of them have a successfull career such as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, IT Consultant, businessman, lecturer, teacher, officer and executive in private and government sector and others. Some of them had met with their life partner and be a father . And some still searching their soul partner too.
THE KING OF SMI 1996 ( including MICHAELIANS who left SMI after UPSR and PMR) will remains unite forever. Thank you to our juniors Form 1-4 ( baby boys born in 1980-1983) for your SUPPORT, OBEDIENT AND HONOUR to us. No hurt feeling if you had been harrassed, scold or bullied by us (if any). We did it for your own good, to make you strong and learn how to be a leader as you will become a successor to the throne.
And to other batches you are the KING of your own year and remember your day as the most senior students in SMI as a ONE SWEET DAY in your life.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
FUTSAL REUNION KL is postponed to 20th of JUNE 2009(Saturday).The venue is still at HTO SUBANG JAYA and the time is 9.00pm. Kindly take note.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Dont understand? Let me simplify it. In 1992, I was a form 1 student in SMI and my juniors were 3 years old. When I was in the final year in SMI that was in 1996, my juniors were standard 1 in SRK SMI 1 & 2 and when they were form 1 in 2002, I was a 23 years old young man. And when they took SPM in 2006, I was a 27 years old working man. This year in 2009, both of us aged 30 and 20 years old respectively.
Many events happened in that year from the winning of rock group SEARCH with it's famous hit, ISABELLA in the JUARA LAGU to the fall of communism in most of the communist countries. My favourite football club, LIVERPOOL was in the headlines too. The tragedy at Lepping Lane in Hillsborough Stadium during the semi final of FA CUP between Liverpool and Notthingham Forrest had caused the death of 96 supporters who were crushed to death and among the victim was Steven Gerrard cousin, John Paul. The Liverpool captain quote " The 96 supporters will never ever be forgotten and whenever I play for Liverpool, I play for JOHN PAUL".
The fall of communism was the highlight event in that year. The reunification of west and east Germany saw the destruction of Berlin's wall. Other main events were the fall of SOVIET UNION and the TIANANMEN SQUARE massacre in CHINA. When most of communist countries inclined towards democracy, the CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY (CCP) still hold the power. Democracy has no place here. The rules of unchallenged one party was still applicable at that time.
However, the death of Hua Yobang, a pro democracy leader in CCP in the mid of April has sparkled the students from various universities to protest against the government and they went to Tiananmen Square to express their grouses and dissatisfaction and to the extent they went for hunger strike after negotiations between the students leaders and the government failed. The students protest has outraged the Government and the premier, Li Peng with the blessing of Supreme CCP leader Deng Xiao Ping, ordered the People's Liberation Army to storm into the square on 4th of June and the order is to clear the square before dawn. The armed soldiers and with the support of tanks accomplished their mission with heavily price; the death and injuries of unarmed people.
Aftermath of the massacre, students leaders were in hiding and living in exile. The most wanted students leaders were Wang Dan, Chai Ling, Li Lu and Wuer Kaixi. Some of them are now in the United States and Taiwan. They had never returned to their homeland. In Malaysia such similar rebel by students were occured in 1974 where student leaders staged series of demonstration against not the communism but the struggle against oppression of the peasants especially poor people in rural area who were being neglected by the authorities. Leaders such as Anwar Ibrahim, Ibrahim Ali, Syed Husin Ali, Billy Lim, Hishamuddin Rais and others were the main student leaders who organized the protest in the heart of Kuala Lumpur including protest in the Universiti Malaya. Hishamuddin Rais was living in exile in foreign countries and only be permitted to return to Malaysia in 1994, 20 years after the demonstration.
The tragedy in Tiananmen Square has opened the eye of the government and as a result of the students protest, China has opened and free it's economy and in return the people must accept the rule of unchallenged single party. With the China's economic liberation, more investment came in from the western countries. This year is the 20th anniversary of the massacre and 4th of June 1989 was remembered as the day of democracy challenged the communism in China although the mission failed. Neverthless, the image of tank man ( see the picture above) remains forever in the heart of the people.
In Malaysia, the Communist Party of Malaya seized its weapons with the government of Malaysia in that year. It's leader, Chin Peng with the presence of other comrades like Rashid Maidin and Abdullah CD were in negotiation with the government of Malaysia. The outcome of the treaty is communism fall in Malaysia and the our beloved country is safe from the communist threat.
Thus, 1989 is a year that should be remembered. And dont forget in that year Allahyarham Sudirman won the Best Asian Performer award and in the closing ceremony of SEA GAMES he wore the Malaysian FLAG Baju Melayu to show his love to this beautiful country. And we must love our country too.
This article was written by:
MOHD DZRAN BIN MD DESA
One of the administrators of SMIOB.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Finally the SMIOB Futsal arrives in KL. The first futsal activity will be held in Klang Valley on 20th Of June 2009 (Saturday). After numerous futsal games in Ipoh including friendly games, we spread our wings to KL.
The futsal arena in Klang Valley is much alive and more competitive. Klang Valley is a home ground for most of school alumni in Malaysia. A home for STAROBA, MCOBA, SJAA, HSKOBA, VIOBA, ANSARA and others.
The venue will be at HTO DE FUTSAL SUBANG JAYA. A famous ground for the futsal players in Klang Valley and has organized many futsal tournaments.
Be there at 9pm and meet our fellow Michaelians, seniors and juniors.