Friday, November 30, 2012

SCHOOL THEME FOR THE YEAR 2013: Preparing Ways to THE NEXT Centennial

as translated by Google from

Finally, SMK St. Michael, Ipoh over the age of 100 years of its establishment. Now, the year 2013 will appear briefly to another. So swift passage of time when everything becomes history in the blink of an eye!

SMI has become a tradition constantly renewing vigor and determination portrayed through the varied school themes  for at least every two years. In essence, the school administration recommended the school theme for 2013 which reads Onward Michaelians - Valiant and True . If translated literally: Michaelian forward with determination and truth. 

Expression Valiant and true is contained in the lyrics of the school song (school rally). So, the theme this time is more to the process of strengthening self-esteem enhancement SMI students who have had previous exemplary Michaelian generation since 1913 again. SMI entry glorious achievement etched in ink history of education.

Memories and history is proof that a lot of bitter and sweet events were experienced by SMI before coming on stage now. As long as Michaelian willing to learn, then it will be a very useful kind of nostalgia. History can be traced to Michaelian step with care and style into the future full of new challenges that are difficult to determine.

Willpower or determination as expressed in the theme of the school must be accompanied by superior values ​​such as courage, determination and unwavering commitment. Courage is the exploration of ideas and thinking outside the box can lead SMI to the next milestones. In an era of ingenuity  above individual intelligence, cooperation and collaboration process to be so critical, important and necessary, or referred to as a sine qua non in Latin.

Great organization and respected not only have leadership qualities, but the ability to obtain all components and resources that is rich in diversity and unique background together. As a premier school which caters for a variety of expectations and beliefs of the stakeholders, SMI crave a strong passion and commitment of the entire school community. Indeed, the school theme Onward Michaelians - Valiant and True will be the basic framework of the planning and implementation of learning activities in SMI ... 

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Independence of a country generally means freedom from colonial rule. Countries have sovereign rule, territory and security for the welfare, survival, progress, prosperity, well-being, development and growth will be enjoyed by the masses at large. An independent state led by the leader with fairness, or without going persecution and betrayal of trust backed by the masses.

Real and genuine independence, is not only beautiful in terms of words and rhetoric, but also a sense of the soul entering the leaders and the people. The harmonious relationship between leaders and the people expressed through feelings of calm and serene, the distribution of values ​​and resources to uphold the principles of justice. The spirit of love and identity always enthusiasm for the nation's glory, as well as prepared for any possibility of trying to scratch favors independence gained through the process of a long struggle.

After more than 400 years colonized by foreign powers interchangeably, our country began to achieve independence with the down of Union Jack flag, and the national flag flew majestically which is now known as Jalur Gemilang. Sacred shouts of independence on August 31, 1957, at 55 years ago, is the culmination of that victory has long pioneered by tenacious fighters such as Dato’ Sagor in Pasir Salak, Dol Said in Negeri Sembilan, Pahang Mat Kilau, Tok Kenali in Kelantan, Abdul Rahman Limbong in Terengganu and many more. Starting with the Federation of Malaya, the formation of Malaysia has strengthened through inclusion of Sabah and Sarawak on 16 September 1963, although the country has lost Singapore two years later.

Generations in the era of historic event of independence 55 years ago had moved the golden ages, the 60's and 70's, as well as a lot of people have no longer with the post-independence generation. Young people and adolescents are just searching for the story and history of independence through classroom learning, reading and viewing other media. However, patriotism or love of country must always be grasped as if negligent, careless and negligent, it is possible that the physical occupation of the same bitter history will repeat unexpectedly, hopefully kept away by God.

Although the colonists had long gone, the fact there were the new form of colonialism which is worse, that the conquest of the mind, psychology, culture, tastes and way of thinking. Western colonial mentality was maintained through excessive admiration for anything that comes from the former colonial nations, including the attitudes, language, fashion, food and brands. Instead, there is a sense of inferiority which comes from local sources, including the consumption of goods and services.

The younger generation should not only bigoted against entertainment and sports imagery by former colonial powers, but trying to keep up with their best youth group in terms of knowledge, skills, leadership, innovation, creativity and design and advanced technology. Although in terms of the technology, our country may miss 50 years behind, we should be making their way quickly and regularly in order to catch up. In other words, the level of competitiveness of our young generation must be harnessed to the optimum level so that one day our country will be respected, stand tall to the entity's political, economic and social ambitions that have long maturities.

The spirit of independence flare should be equipped with appropriate filling of the meaning of independence. The contribution of the younger generation among others that determination in improving accessibility of knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to the generation of first class human capital at our own mould. Young people should always be prepared to face challenges and painstaking in an environment of constant change so rapidly.

The most ideal favors independence is the liberation from the bondage of mankind, but only a devotion to the One God, mean 'IB a dati'i-'IB a d, il a 'IB a dati'-ll a h . Let us pray that the blessings of independence that we enjoy all this will continue. Happy Independence anniversary to-55 times.

Merdeka, merdeka, merdeka!

Monday, August 20, 2012


We had got tired of listening to the English expression that the winners never quit, the quitters never win, that the winner does not have pulled out, while the withdrawal has not been won. The hero comes to the planning, the loser come to the ground. Although tired, so the fact that a life filled with challenges and struggles that never-ending succession and the environment. 

Schools represent a nurturing learning organization as a real stratification. There are five percent of the outstanding, 90 per cent of the usual and five percent of the diverted or marginal . Label or the sociological notion may seem extreme, but there is better planning perspective as a guide for the analysis of the environmental scanning rather than no direct input whatsoever.

Pupils come from diverse socio-economic background, whereas thier physical and mental performance is different, and have personal uniqueness may not be harnessed to the optimum. Thus, in the hands of teachers who were trained in various disciplines of academic specialization and professional qualifications of education, all potential and existing faculty in the student could be developed to a reasonable level. Basic task of the teaching is to help students through a structured learning experience and focus that can eventually become self-reliant, to understand their respective roles in society and achieve the educational domain needs in terms of cognitive, affective and psychomotor.

Armed with knowledge of education such as psychology, pedagogy, sociology, philosophy, statistics and the basic curriculum, the teacher actually already have the advantage of knowledge and best classroom practices. Teachers must be wise to stay longer work the specification of a high standard of knowledge into actual classroom environment. A contingency plan or Plan B must always be provided when a variable outside the control to be more influential and dominant.

Young children undergoing early phase of self exploration in terms of autonomy and begin to reject dependence on adults slowly. Meaning, students in the age tend to display characteristics of the rebellion as a way to show that they are no more small childrens that can be underestimated.Thus, it is not surprising that they would provide support for deviant behavior as do noise, sleep, and objected to the teacher talk.

Pupils of 'pious and gorgeous' will be labeled as a schema-compliant and will deviate from the majority. Good boys can hardly be lifted as a person they suspected of being a reference and thus antisocial. Teachers should not feel down because such phenomena are temporary before students actually reached their age of maturity.

Experienced school leaders (of age or knowledge input) serve as the complaints about the student's red side and the reason for falls in the category of unproductive discussions. Thus, the steps are preferred, and the hall is to discover ways of the existing environment can still be directed towards improving student achievement and also overall school perfomance. Teacher self-reflection that always carried their basic task is to provide the best aid to students learning without conditions.

As professional members, teachers pledge bound to service, ethics and responsibilities set forth when they accept the offer of office after passing strict screening integrity. Their appointments also mean a number of other candidates and applicants should be set aside. Then, teachers and school services funded through public funds of the taxpayer, other than the trust of God to uphold ...

Saturday, June 2, 2012


In the book How Full Is Your Cup , Dr. JM Sampath (2010:28-29) notes the story of a man who is willing to travel to all parts of the world to find a perfect wife candidate. When the man reached the age of 70, someone asked about the possibility of a very long time he did not see her looking for. In a sad tone, the old man said that once she had met women who desire to find, but she is also looking for a perfect catch too.

Speaking of school education and also more or less the same with a short anecdote or story above. Parents seek a school that is considered perfect, students expect a perfect learning experience, education authorities expect principals, and teachers who are perfect and beyond. In short, fixed perfection coveted despite the fact that, in her lack of any.

Parents hope their children will have the opportunity to mold the future of life assurance. They assemble a dream that their children will emerge as genuine independent and competitive. During school, their children get the most equitable treatment and full protection of their security.

The students hope to attend learning activities that are always fun, always interesting and happening. They want the learning process in line with the taste of young people leading to the exploration of individual access and new ideas. They do not like to be bound by various rules and taboos that inhibit creative thinking.

Education authorities are hoping that the principal and teachers are always acknowledges the professional level of teachers' best practices. Collaboration and empowerment of nuturing learning process is expected to be the main agenda in schools. Although the education officer at the school can not afford to live like the rich and wealthy owner of the corporate empire, but they are rich in honor and esteem.

Hope to perfection in school is just like high as a mountain and deep as the ocean. It is only natural to continue to hope so, but there must be flexibility. Meaning, the concept of perfection in schools must be placed in certain limitations.

Perfection is the benchmark or the highest performance standards. Lack of perfection is the difference between the actual achievement. This lack will create a need for improvement.

Parents can not just hope, but must also contribute on their capabilities, not least as a member of the PTA. Pupils should be a lot of exposure on the life story of famous figures, while the education authorities must find a way so that the welfare of their education officers in school are always at an optimum level.When all the stakeholders in the school stick to certain roles, respectively, a hope to find perfection in schools will be more reasonable ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


(Direct translation from Google from the Malay original text, very sorry for inconvinience)
Very noble and generous nature so coveted in societies that have achieved a high level of civilization. Gracious is the willingness to lend any form of assistance either in terms of objects, ideas, time and energy to a good without expecting any reward. The nature of genuine generosity is born out of pure conscience.

The nature stingy ( stinginess , selfishness ) is the generous nature of the enemy. Parsimonious nature refers to the refusal to pay out of pocket or is resolved to offer help. People who are mean just to spend or lend assistance if the situation is really forced, desperate or just because of embarrassment to humanity.

In the Malay proverbs are expressions "stalk soaking", which is very hard to shop for himself either, let alone to help others. Even if you have high income and savings moncah, soaking the stalks are very afraid to enjoy their own wealth. Scrooge is a chronic mental patients, and in urgent need of recuperation and therapy by a specialist.

When people are encouraged to shop and help out, is not meant to be extravagant or excessive. Ancient wisdom says that the measure shirt in your body. Humans are not charged beyond the capacity of which has been given by God.

Hijrah lessons to be institutionalized in thought and practice throughout the ages. Al-Ansar (the people of Medina) welcomed people sheltered (Mecca) with open arms and stated willingness to lend any form of assistance, including offering their own wives (for married was over the divorce). However, people sheltered nor take advantage of receiving all the assistance or offer and thus they are people who have undergone the education process ruhani ( spiritual ), which makes them worthy people.

Abdul Rahman bin Auf, a successful entrepreneur, just want to be shown a business location, not collect capital has to offer. Ansar and Muhajirs have pledged allegiance. They indulgence of disagreement to make way for the spread of missionary efforts effectively.

Generous nature of not just the monopoly of the rich, while the stingy nature is not only due to the lack of wealth or ability. Symbolized by the generous willingness to share knowledge, comfort, convenience, food, fun and all the difficult things that lead to goodness and piety.The generosity will always perform the rights themselves and the rights of others, ie to be Assertive or strictly personal.

Truly he succeeds who preserved the parsimonious nature. They are not stingy always pray for his brother who believe and cast far away feelings of envy and jealousy that may have nested on the edge of the distant bosom. Titipan Surat al-Hashr (59:9) to be attached to and embedded in our souls .