- St. Michael's Institution
Infobox Malaysia School
name = St. Michael's Institution
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St. Michael
motto = Quis Ut Deus (Who can compare to God?) and Signum Fidei (A Sign of Faith)
established = 1912
type = Govt-aided
session = Double Session
principal = Phoon Chong Chee
district = Kinta
enrollment = Over 2,000
Forms=One to Upper Six
colours = Green and white
homepage = [http://www.st-michael.edu.my]
St. Michael's Institution (SMI), is one of the premier
schools [cite web|title=List of Premier Schools in Perak|url=http://www.smke7.net/smkevii/2006/premier/senaraisek.htm|accessdate=2006-11-20] in Ipoh, Malaysia. It is situated on Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam (formerly Clayton Road). Located within the same premises are St. Michael's I & II (both primary schools).
St. Michael's Institution is part of the La Sallian community of schools worldwide; a brotherhood established by St. John Baptist De La Salle. The original building is now a designated heritage site in Malaysia.
The Early Days
That land St. Michael's Institution is built on started off as a very small roti channai stall on a small plot of land in a
coconutfield. In 1912, Reverend Father J.B. Coppinfrom St. Michael's Church initiated the idea of building a school. Despite the shortage of teachers, Father Coppin forged ahead and bought a small plot of land in Kampong Pisang. A bungalow on Clayton Road served as the school building and P.J. Morsinghwas appointed as the first Headmaster of St. Michael's Institution. For the convenience of students, a well was built beside the school. The foundations of both the bungalow and the well remain to this day.
Father Coppin was given the task of administering the school. He obtained the necessary grants from the
Perakgovernment, based on the statement from a Brother Visitor that the management of the school would be taken over by the Christian Brothers as soon as possible. The school opened on 4 December, 1912, with 37 students.
By 1913, the school enrollment had grown to 139. The few teachers who were available to the school were experienced, and with the help of the headmaster, the promotions were rapid. There were three major government examinations: Standard IV, VI, & VII.
Cambridge classes were introduced in 1917, the same year the school's enrollment reached 300.
By 1920, Fr. Coppin found it difficult to manage the enrollment of 327 students, and requested help from the La Sallian Brothers. After Headmaster Morsingh resigned in 1920, the Brotherhood sent
Irishman Brother Paul Gallangerto take charge of the school. Gallanger was also commissioned to draw up plans for a new building, but he returned to Irelandin January 1921, before any plans could be finalized. He was replaced by Frenchman Brother Vernier Augustus.
Augustus, who was trained in the field of architecture, arranged for the construction of a proper building, which was completed by the end of 1921. The building he designed was strongly ecclesiastical in feelingFact|date=September 2008, in the Gothic vernacular, and simple in its detailing. All classroom doors were arranged to face either north or south, never east or west, so that sun rays would not cause disturbance to class activities.
The foundation stone for the new building was laid on
17 June1922 by Major C.W.C. Parr OBE, who was the British Residentin Perak. Coppin blessed the finished building on 15 May1923, the Feast Dayof St. John Baptist De La Salle. Electric lighting was installed the following month. The school was completed in stages over a period of some 30 years, and was included as a must-visit site in the Tourist Guide Book to PerakFact|date=September 2008.
The cost for the whole building was $200,000. The Brothers did not avail themselves of a government grant because there were strings attached to acceptance of grants, such as reversion of land to the government in the event of the Brothers ever withdrawing from Ipoh. In addition, grants could only be spent on specified types of building, and chapels did not qualify. To accommodate more students, the Brothers decided to keep building.
Brother Patrick O'Donovanwas responsible for the extension of the school that included the chapel, hall, and science laboratories, which was completed in 1941. Patrick also introduced science lessons to the curriculum.
By 1939, the school had 14 classrooms, and 500 boys from Standards 1 to 7, Junior and Senior Cambridge classes.
World War IIbrought trouble in the running of the school. St. Michael's Institution quickly became an army transit hospital camp for the British Army. 15 days after Japan declared war in 1941, Japanese planes machine-gunned the building and damaged the roof. Looters stole furniture and books and even tried to wrench the tabernacle door from the altar of the school chapel. For three days, the Brothers stayed in St. Michael's church. Soon, St. Michael's Institution became the headquarters of the Japanese government of Perak and became known as "Perak Shu Seicho".
The school served many purposes during the Japanese occupation. The first floor of the main building and the hall were used as the police department and the treasury respectively. A petrol kiosk was built near the porch of the building of the Primary school. The lecture theater was the
air raid shelterfor Japanese officers and the top floor was used as the governor's rooms. The first classroom on the ground floor served as a telephone exchange. The school's occupation ended when the Japanese surrendered, and the school reopened on 24 September 1945.
Post War Expansion
More expansion of the school grounds followed once the school was re-operational.
Brother Denis Hylandcontinued with the last two extensions to the main building, one at each end. During Brother Denis's reign, two new basketball courts and a tennis court were added. Due to the continuing increase in student enrollment, Brother Pius erected a separate building for the primary schools; the building was completed in 1960. The first primary school became an independent unit in 1957, and two years later, a second primary school was started. In 1958, priority was given to developing a more spacious library. Three classrooms were combined, and the space was furnished with new bookcases and individual working tables for the students. It was named the Marian Library.
Brother Ultan Paultook over, he erected an extension that actually doubled the size of the school, providing space for a new library, a canteen, more laboratories, a geography room, an art room, an administration centre and a staff room as well as extra classrooms. He started the project having only a small fraction of the total cost of $700,000. 10% was subsidized by the government, while class collections over a period of three years reached $100,000. Much of the remaining balance came from donations by people.
In 1955, Brother Ultan Paul embarked on what would become one of the most defining pieces of the history of St. Michael'sFact|date=September 2008:
The Poet of Ispahawas the first of many school dramas to be produced by the students.
The Modern Era
Brother Vincent Corkeryretired as director of the school in 1988, marking the end of an era. Mr. Chong Suan Ee became both the first Malaysian principal of the school and the first who was not a Brother. He was succeeded by Mr. K Subramaniam, Mr. Teh Chor Aunand finally, Mr. Louis Rozario Doss.
Louis Rozario Doss, the school underwent many structural improvements, funded primarily by money raised through the school plays. Among these structural improvements was the building of a new school toilet, the conversion of the Brothers' quarters into classrooms, the renovation of the lecture theatre, and the resurfacing of the basketball courts. Louis Rozario Doss retired in 2006, passing the baton to current principal, Mr. Phoon Chong Chee.
In the new millennium, enrollment increased to more than 2000 students, making St. Michael's among the 100 largest schools in Malaysia. Such numbers have caused the average number of pupils in each classroom to far exceed the government ideal of 25. A typical class in St. Michael's has about 40 students. Sixth form classes are even more dense, with numbers running into the fifties.
In November 2005, construction on the new primary school building began on a piece of land south of the existing secondary school building. This was in view of the state of the original building, which was falling apart. The new primary school building was completed by the end of 2006, and now provides more modern facilities for the primary students of the school. At the beginning of 2007, both Primary schools, St. Michael's 1 and 2, merged to form a single primary school that utilizes the new school building.
Following the government's decision in the National Education Blueprint to create 300 cluster schools of excellence, St. Michael's Institution was one of 23 schools in the State of
Peraknominated to participate in this program.
About the School
Principals of St. Michael's Institution
Rev. Fr. J. B. Coppin
St. Michael’s Institution was founded by Reverend Father J.B.Coppin, Parish Priest of the Church of St. Michael, Ipoh. He was a French Catholic Missionary belonging to the Paris Foreign Mission (MEP). As the population of the township of Ipoh boomed with the tin trade, Rev. Fr. Coppin saw the need for a good Catholic-based school to educate the children of Ipoh. It was Father Coppin who campaigned very hard to persuade the La Salle Brothers to purchase the site of the school for $6,000 and to manage the school. The first group of teachers to serve the school were lay teachers from St. Xavier’s Institution, sent by the Reverend Brother Visitor James Byrne. Father J.B. Coppin remained an active benefactor of SMI until his death.
Mr. P. J. Morsingh (1912-1920)
Mr. P. J. Morsingh, who had served at St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang, was appointed the first Headmaster of St. Michael’s by Reverend Brother Visitor James Byrne. He took charge of the school from 4th December 1912 until 1920 when the first batch of La Salle brothers were posted to St. Michael’s Guided. Inspired by Reverend Father Coppin, Mr. Morsingh steered St. Michael’s from its humble beginnings towards a more satisfactory level of accommodation and staffing. In 1915, the large attap shed of the school was converted to classrooms with unpaved floor, inlaid drains, and a roof not secured against rain and shine. In 1918, another temporary shed was put up behind the Indian Muslim mosque to accommodate more classes. Under Mr. Morsingh’s leadership the school grew in strength and reputation. From 1917 to 1919 the school achieved 100% passes in the public Standard VII examination, and when the school submitted its first candidates for the Cambridge Junior Certificate, two honours were obtained. By the year 1920, school enrollment had risen from 39 in 1912 to 327 pupils.
Brother Paul Gallagher (1920-1921)
Brother Paul Gallagher took charge of St. Michael’s Institution on 11 August 1920. An Irishman, he led the first community of La Salle Brothers at SMI: Brother Gallagher himself, Brother Hermenegild John from Hong Kong, and Brother Finian Loarn from Ireland. Though he was appointed as a caretaker principal until Brother Augustus became available in January 1921, St. Michael’s benefited from the brief leadership of a La Salle brother who was later to become the Visitor (1926-1929).
Rev. Brother Vernier Augustus (1921-1926)
Reverend Brother Vernier-Augustus Clerc, a Frenchman, popularly called Brother Augustus, was a strong visionary personality who set St. Michael’s on the road to greatness and fame. It was he who designed the original main block of the school building. Brother Augustus created a building “ strongly ecclesiastical in feeling, in the Gothic vernacular, simple in its detailing, while the strong horizontal lines are balanced by the vertical gabled projections from the main building.”Fact|date=September 2008 At the time the building was erected, it was the largest building in the Kinta Valley. Major C.W.C.Parr OBE, the British Resident in Perak, laid the foundation stone of the new building on 17 June 1922, and Father Coppin blessed the finished building on the Feast Day of St. John Baptist De La Salle, 15 May 1923. Brother Augustus is also credited with the designing of St. John‘s Institution, Kuala Lumpur, and the chapel of St. Francis’ Institution, Melaka. Upon completion of his tenure at St. Michael’s, Brother Augustus was posted to Mandalay, Burma, in 1925.
Rev. Brother Henry (1926-1929)
Reverend Brother Sigolin Henre’ Jaussaud, (Brother Henry), also of French origin, was the successor to Reverend Brother Augustus. It was under Brother Henry that St. Michael’s was the best in the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements, barring only St. George’s, Taiping. Brother Henry was also instrumental in the establishment of the Cadet Corps (1925) and the Scouts (1926). The King’s Birthday Parade used to take place annually on 4 June and the St. Michael’s Cadets were always called upon to participate in it. Hockey and cricket were the games played at this time. Inter-house cricket games were immensely popular. In June 1929, a school Debating Society was started. Motions that were debated included “ The Bookworm is more useful than the Athlete” and “ Rich men are a benefit to Society”. A junior class debated whether report books should be abolished. The first Annual Sports took place on 2 October 1926. Thus it was that a distinctive St. Michael's school climate, with strong emphasis on academic and co-curricular excellence, began to evolve, and Reverend Brother Henry was a prime mover in this early stage of this multifaceted story.
Rev. Brother Dositheus (1930-1936)
Reverend Brother Dositheus Le Du, affectionately called Brother Dositheus, a Frenchman from Brittany, added several new dimensions to the St. Michael's school culture. He encouraged music in the school; St. Michael’s now had its own orchestra, and the training it afforded to instrumentalists was carried on in an Old Boys’ Orchestra that met for the first time in 1936. In 1933, the inaugural meeting of the Old Michaelians’ Association was held and Brother Dositheus served as the Honorary President of the association. There was a reunion dinner every year until the outbreak of World War II, and the old students used to challenge the Georgians to football, hockey, badminton, ping pong, and billiards.
Rev. Brother Finan (1936-1938)
Reverend Brother Finan steered St. Michael's through the depression years. At one stage, he was directed to shut down an entire class. This led to so much disenchantment among the boys and their parents that Brother Finan decided to move on to a new posting.
Rev. Brother Marcian (1938)
Reverend Brother Marcian served as Director for 5 months commencing in January 1938. Brief though his term at St. Michael's was, staff and students liked him. It was Brother Marcian who composed the lyrics and tune of the school song, "All Through our College", drawn from an ancient Irish song. A man of prayer, he founded the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus to encourage more vocations to the Institute of Christian Brothers. Brother Marcian is also remembered for making the necessary representations with the Education Department for the later expansion of the school's enrollment and for the beginning of the dual-session at SMI. His passing away 5 months after his appointment as Director was greatly mourned by his staff and students.
Rev. Brother Patrick (1938-1948)
Reverend Brother Patrick O' Donovan stands out in St. Michael's history as a talented educator who succeeded in putting St. Michael's in the top rank of schools. Brother Patrick introduced science teaching and was responsible for increased interest and efficiency in the classroom and extra curricular activities, even in 1940 and 1941 when the school continued in an atmosphere of suspense and anxiety due to the growing threat of the war. Bro. Patrick continued the task for the expansion of the school block left behind by the previous director. The pre-war government policy on education hindered the natural growth of St. Michael's. Brother Patrick made another representation to the education authorities. So persistent was he that the Education Adviser himself, Dr. Linehen, agreed to his idea. Among the most significant seeds sown during the Patrician era was the setting up of Chinese language classes, the Literary and Debating Society, the Thrift Society, and the School Broadcasting Society and the Michaelian Magazine (1948). He was also responsible for the establishment of the De La Salle School in Kampar and the acquisition of the 'malay hut' to house the increased number of students.
Brother Denis Hyland (1948-1955)
Under Brother Denis's leadership, the school continues to grow and excel. He is credited with the final extensions to the main building, one at each end, completing the proportions which make it a landmark today. In 1951, St. Michael's was one of the few schools selected to open Post School Certificate Classes (later to be known as Sixth form) for students intending to go to university. This led to an influx of students from other school, notably Main Convent (Convent of the Infant Jesus), and girls made their first appearance then at SMI. Brother Denis saw a need in upgrading the laboratories facilities and assigned Mr. Lee Guan Meng, Senior Science Master, to plan and equip the laboratories and to spare no expense to ensure that students had the best facilities. During his 6 years as Director, Bro. Denis was popular with students, staff, and alumni, as well as the general public.
Brother Pius (1955-1960)
During Brother Pius's time as director that the primary schools saw greater development. In 1957, St. Michael's Primary was given its status as a separate school with its own headmaster, Mr. Lim Guan Choe. 2 years later, it evolved into two primary schools - Primary one and Primary two, with Mr. Teh Swee Kang, as headmaster for Primary Two. By 1960, the primary schools had their own building as well. In 1956, an annual school magazine - THE EXPLORER, was also produced, and this gave many students an opportunity to present their views as well. In 1958, priority was given to the development of a more spacious library. Classrooms were combined to form the room, and the space was furnished with new book cases and individual working table for students. It was named the 'Marian Library".
Brother Ultan Paul (1961-1971, 1975-1985)
In January 1961, as Bro. Paul took charge, his quiet style and sound basic values were soon in evidence. He was forced to extend the school facilities and his dream was for no half measures; the U-shaped 4-floor new block, that Bro. Paul envisaged was to represent a doubling of floor area to provide a magnificent new library, several spacious labs, a large staff room, a new canteen, and an administration offices. It cost RM700,000, and Bro. Paul personally joined Dr. Lip Seng Chiew, Dr. M.E. Tiruchelvam and Mr. Yap Yin Fah in approaching the school's traditional well-wishers to solicit assistance in funding the addition. Bro. Paul gave personal encouragement to stage productions, which was handled by Reverend Bro. Casimir, Bro. Vincent Corkery, and Mr. Timothy Chee. Rev. Bro. Paul is still widely acknowledged as the guiding spirit behind St. Michael's today.Fact|2008|date=August 2008
Rev. Brother Vincent Corkery (1972-1975, 1986-1988)
Rev. Bro. Vincent assumed the post of director after serving as sub-director of St. Michael's for a long time and had worked closely with Rev. Bro. Paul over the years. A distinguished scholar of political thought from the University College, Dublin, he brought a new quality and distinction to sixth form studies. He encouraged scholarly debate and creative writing, and he took a keen interest in the discussion of current affairs and issues. Another seed sown by Bro. Vincent as Sub-Director was the Michaelian Chinese Instrumental Group, which flowered into one of the hallmarks of St. Michael's identity. Bro. Vincent set the formula to help students towards a more tangible sense of belonging. For this purpose, it was decided to do away with streaming according to academic ability and to introduce mixed ability classes, which led to better academic performance. Competition in class marching was introduced, and this has become a colourful climax on the annual sports day. Since his retirement in November 1988, Rev. Bro. Vincent has lived in La Salle Centre, Ipoh. He remains an ardent campaigner for St. Michael's and is a vital link between the OMA and the school. Bro. Vincent has authored and written extensively on the Lasallian Heritage. He wields a powerful pen and has been the editor of the avidly read bulletin "The Michaelian Spirit".
Mr. Chong Suan Ee (1989-1991)
Mr. Chong was the first lay principal of SMI. He came to SMI in January 1989, with a distinguished service record as an educator. A specialist in the teaching of Living Skills and Geography, Mr. Chong made a critical appraisal of the groundwork for the teaching of living skills - the new subject introduced to form 1,2 and 3. At some point, Mr. Chong conceived the idea of a new Living Skills block, for the school and this began the long fund raising effort, by three succeeding headmasters ( Mr. Chong, Mr. Balasubramaniam and Mr. Teh Chor Aun) On 21st August 1998, the new Kemahiran Hidup block was declared open. Mr. Chong retired in 1991 and is currently the Principal of Sri Inai College, Kuala Lumpur.
Mr. K. Balasubramaniam (1992-1994)
An old boy of ACS Ipoh, Mr. Balasubramaniam set the pace for a new momentum in school life. He drove himself hard and set challenging targets for his staff and students. He gave priority to staff development programmes, had a plan to green the compound - and was soon producing colourful results - and pushed for better facilities for the teaching of Living Skills. Most memorable was his effort to raise funds to replace the broken furniture and to enhance the school's facilities, including a challenge to cycle to Sungai Siput, if the proposed target was reached. In fact, the target was greatly exceeded, and the cycling trip did take place. Mr. Balasubramaniam is now retired but continues to work for many social causes. He is the President of the PTA for the SK Tarcisian Convent, Ipoh and conducts motivation sessions for parents and young people.
Mr. Teh Chor Aun (1995-1998)
Mr. Teh worked hard to maintain the school's tradition of devotion to academic excellence and service to community. He nurtured the fostering of strong links with La Sallian schools with other mission schools in Perak. He also worked very closely with Reverend Brother Paul and Reverend Brother Vincent in all matters of school policy at SMI. Under Mr. Teh's tenure office, the OMA and the school worked together to give the school a new coat of paint. This was a massive project which cost RM200,000, and it was completed successfully with the tremendous support of the OMA Presidents, Dato K.K. Lim and Mr Adrian Tsen. Mr. Teh retired on 15th January 1998, and was given a warm send-off by the school.
Mr. Louis Rozario Doss, AMP (1998-2005)
Mr. Louis Rozario Doss was the first old boy to return to St. Michael's Institution, his alma mater, as principal. Mr. Louis was educated at St. Michael's Primary School (1956-1961), St. Anthony's Secondary School, Teluk Intan (1962-1963), and St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh (Secondary 1964-1967). Mr. Louis grew up under the shadow of the legendary St. Michael's figures, among them Mr. Tan Boon Kwee, Mr. Lim Guan Choe, and Mr. Teh Swee Kang. In his school days, Mr. Doss, known better by his given name Louis, was an avid school debater coached professionally by Rev. Bro. Casimir and Mr. Eric Gomez. He is also a product of the Michaelian drama group, 1964. He played the part of Sir Robert Morton in a production of "The Winslow Boy", and also had a minor role in "The Magic Key". It was an enjoyment of literary activities, like these and inspiration of educators like Rev. Bro. Paul and Rev. Bro. Vincent that impelled him to choose the teaching profession for his career. He chose to do the English (Honours) degree at University Malaya, in preparation for a teaching career. After graduating, he served for 16 years as the Head of the English Department at Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh. In 1978/1979, he was chosen by the Ministry of Education and the British Council to attend one year post-graduate course in Teaching of English Overseas at the University of Manchester.
Phoon Chong Chee (2005-present)
Phoon Chong Chee is currently the principal of the Institution.
St. Michael's Institution offers both primary and secondary education. The Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah (KBSR) curriculum is available in both primary school, St. Michael's Primary 1 and St. Michael's Primary 2. From Standard One to Three the students are taught Malay, English, Science, Math, Physical Education, Music, Moral Education or Religious Studies and Civics. In Standard Four, Kajian Tempatan (Local Studies) which is a combination of both History and Geography and Kemahiran Hidup (Living Skills) is added to the sylabbi. In Standard Six, students sit for the UPSR (Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah) which is a primary education assessment test. The secondary education program, Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Menengah (KBSM) is offered in the secondary school, St. Michael's Secondary from Form One through Three, students are prepared for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations which is a lower secondary assessment test. The subjects tested in this examination are Malay, English, Math, Science, History, Geography, Living Skills and Religious Studies. There is also the option of taking a third language of Tamil, Punjabi, Mandarin, Arab or bahasa Iban.
In Form Four and Five, students are given the option of studying in the science stream or the vocational and technical stream. Compulsory subjects for all students are Malay, English, Math, Moral Education or Religious Studies, and History. In the science streams, students have the option of taking Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Additional Mathematics, English for Science and Technology and Information Technology. Vocational and Technical stream students have the option of Business Studies, Basic Economics, Accounting and Art.
The STPM pre-university program is also available in St. Michael's Institution. These students study a one and a half year program as sixth formers. Subjects offered are General Studies, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computing Studies, Economics, Business Studies, Statistical Mathematics, Malay, History and MUET (the Malaysian University English Test).
St. Michael's Institution is affiliated to other La Sallian Educational Institutions such as:
* La Salle School, Ipoh Garden, Ipoh, Perak
St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur
* La Salle School,
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
* La Salle School,
Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur
* La Salle School, Peel Road,
* La Salle School,
* La Salle School,
Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
La Salle School, Klang, Selangor
* La Salle Chinese Primary School, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
* St. Theresa Chinese Primary School, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
La Salle School, Kota Kinabalu
St. Andrew's School, Muar, Johor
St. Francis Institutionin Melaka
St. George's Institutionin Taiping, Perak
St. Joseph's Schoolin Kuching
St. Martin's Schoolin Tambunan, Sabah
St. Paul's Institution, Seremban
St. Xavier's Institutionin Penang
* St. Anthony's Secondary School, in Teluk Intan,
Saint Joseph's Institution, Singapore
St. Patrick's School, Singapore
St. Joseph's College, Hong Kong
alumnifrom St. Michael's Institution include:
* Tan Sri Dato Justice Michael
Chang Min Tat, Federal Court judge and Commissioner of Law Revision and Law Reform
Dato' Seri Lim Keng Yaik, former President of the Gerakan Party and Minister of Energy, Water and Communications
Tan SriDato' Seri (Dr) Lin See-Yan, Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysiaand former Deputy Governor of Bank Negara
DatukPaul Leong Khee Seong, former Minister of Primary Industries and former Deputy President of Gerakan Party
Lee Lam Thye, former Politician and national activist
Archbishop EmeritusGregory Yong Sooi Ngean, Roman CatholicArchbishop Emeritus of Singapore
* Datuk Seri Lee Oi Hian, Chairman of KL Kepong Berhad
*Ahmad Farid Ridzuan,
CEOof TV3, a private television station
*Ralph Marshall, Group CEO of Astro, provider of satellite television services
Bernard Chauly, film director of "Gol & Gincu" and "Goodbye Boys"
*Datuk Tan Yee Khan, All England badminton doubles champion 1965 and 1966
Koo Kien Keat, All England badminton doubles champion 2007
Peter PekMCSD, first publisherof Superbrands Malaysia, host of ntv7's corporate reality television series, "The Firm", and talk showhost of " Brand Malaysia with Peter Pek" on Radio24
*In the movie "
Sepet", scenes of Orked receiving her examination results were shot in St. Michael's Institution.
*Certain scenes of "
Gubra" used the primary school building
*Bernard Chauly's "
Goodbye Boys" is centered around 8 scouts from the 02 Kinta Troop of St. Michael's who set out on a 100 km expedition. The school is seen in many scenes throughout the movie. The movie is based on Chauly's similar experience as a scout during his days in St. Michael's. [ [http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=16191 Sun2surf movie review] ]
* [http://www.st-michael.edu.my/ Official website]
* [http://www.michaelianmilitaryband.cjb.net/ Michaelian Military Band (The Saints)]
* [http://quisutdeus.bravehost.com/ St Michael's Memory]
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