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Poi Lam High School in 1975
It is time for the Mid-year Examinations
Invigilators await the students…
The students have finished the first Paper of the morning, gone out, and now wait at the field…
It’s time to come into the Hall for Paper 2.
Seated, they have been working on Paper 2…
The Mid-year Exams are a tense occasion for everyone, whether they are students, parents or teachers.
IN 1983, THE SCHOOL REACHED ITS ALL-TIME HIGH OF 1,666 STUDENTS.
TODAY, 7 JANUARY 2013, THERE ARE 1654 STUDENTS.
4 January 2013 | last updated at 08:28PM
Two Chinese schools in Ipoh get RM35,000
IPOH: The Dragon-i Group of Restaurants gave a total of RM35,000 to two Chinese schools, here, recently.
Dragon-i (Aeon branch) chief executive officer Henry Yip handed the money to SMJK Poi Lam Board of Governors chairman Steven Yow and Poi Lam High School (Suwa) deputy chairman Lam Sang.
SMJK Poi Lam received RM25,000 while Poi Lam High School received RM10,000.
Yip said the donation was part of the group’s corporate social responsibility initiative to contribute to society.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL RE-OPENING DAY, 7 JANUARY 2013
New Students (Junior 1) who achieved 5, 6 or 7 A’s in the UPSR, with their prizes…
Poi Lam won the National Debate held nu NTV7 and Sinchew Press.
The audience in the Hall
Prefects on duty
- 3 Jan 2013
- Metro Perak
- By EDMUND NGO firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by SAIFUL BAHRI and EDMUND NGO
SM Poi Lam welcome all despite overhwelming number of students
From page 1 PARENTS of children born in the year of the dragon in 2000 heaved a sigh of relief when SM Poi Lam in Ipoh welcomed the overwhelming number of Form One students with open arms yesterday.
The Chinese independent school made it a point not to turn away any student even when its enrolment for Form One swelled by the day.
Principal Leong Ping Chow said the school’s board of governors had initially set the enrolment limit at 400 but later extended it to 500.
“As of the first day of school, we have a total of 522 students in Junior One and Remove Class,” he told The Star.
Leong explained that the school had decided not to turn away anyone after taking into consideration the support for the school by parents.
“Besides, we have sufficient classrooms to accommodate them,” he said, adding that with the new intake, the school now had a total of 1,630 students.
He added that the school was popular due to it adopting the Cambridge syllabus.
One parent, Tan Swee Kheng, 39, said she was initially worried about not being able to get her son Wong Wing Han, a place at another school.
“We enrolled Wing Han at Poi Lam at the suggestion of a friend and did so only at the last minute on Dec 28.
“We are so relieved that he has been accepted into the school and are extremely satisfied with the syllabus adopted by it and the learning environment it provides.
“Hopefully, it will help our son possess a strong command of English as well,” she added.
Housewife Felicia Ho said she had enrolled her son Yeong Kah Ho, in Poi Lam early last November, knowing that everyone would be clamouring for a place in Form One at most schools.
Kah Ho, she said, was the youngest of her three children and the only one to study at a private school.
“We decided to send him to Poi Lam as we believe the Cambridge syllabus can better prepare him for the future,” she said.
1st DAY OF SCHOOL, 2ND JANUARY 2012
Activity at the hall, organized by the Counseling Department
Intern from UTAR, Kampar, helping out…
NEW CHAIRS AND TABLES FOR TEACHERS
This is my place….
One of last year’s Senior 2 students, Jiang Sin, returns for a visit…
Big jump in intake
Chinese schools report increase in enrolment as Dragon Year students enter secondary level
CHINESE independent schools in Perak are all geared up to receive their biggest batch of Form One students — a phenomenon which happens once every 12 years, as those born in the Dragon Year in 2000 enter secondary school tomorrow.
THE SCHOOL CANTEEN IS NO LONGER BIG ENOUGH. IN 2012, THE SCHOOL HAD 1,300 STUDENTS. IN 2013, THERE WILL BE 1,600!
The canteen is being expanded right now!
The canteen for 2012
Work has started on the expansion…
The School Song
GRADUATION DAY 2012, Saturday 3rd November 2012
Senior 2, Senior 3 and Junior 3 Graduands
The Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr Leong, Principal
Graduands receiving their scrolls…
Ms Annie Lim
SENIOR 3 CLASS BOARDS:
由於該校參加入學考試的同學反應熱烈，但學額有限，特此吁請欲辦理注冊手續者從速，至額滿為 止。被編至劍橋班的學生須預交第一個月份的學雜費（308令吉）及注冊費80令吉，共388令吉；而統考班則預交第一個月份學雜費（160令吉）及注冊費 80令吉，共240令吉。（星洲日報／大霹靂）
- 16 Jul 2012
- Metro Perak
- By FOONG PEK YEE email@example.com
Education comes first
Dr Ting: Independent schools play vital role in nation-building
From page 1 AGOOD education has always been a way forward for an individual, and this in turn benefits the community and nation.
Asset to the community: SM Poi Lam in Ipoh is one of the independent schools in Perak which benefited from the oil palm joint-venture project.“The Chinese saying zai qiong ye bu nen qiong jiao yu, zai ku ye bu nen ku hai jer (no matter how poor we are, we must not be poor in education, no matter how hard life can be, we cannot let our children suffer) perhaps summed up the importance of education in the community,” said MCA Huaren Education Foundation chairman Tan Sri Dr Ting Chew Peh in an interview recently.
He said MCA had never stopped in its efforts to take care of education for the community since its inception in 1949.
As the party’s former secretarygeneral and education bureau chief for almost 15 years, he said helping the Chinese independent schools had always been one of its top priorities because these schools depended on public donations to survive.
He pointed out that the independent schools had been playing an important role in manpower training and nation building since their inception.
“The students from independent schools are also very competent in the Chinese language which is a much sought after asset nowadays,” he noted.
Education comes first
6 July 2012
2012 PARENTS’ DAY which is really REPORT CARD DAY!
Do you remember the yearly ritual? Waiting, usually in the hall, for your parent to arrive, to get your report card? The anxious moments spent thinking what the teacher would say to your mum?
If you were lucky, your elder sister came as Mum wasn’t free. That meant that you didn’t get scolded all the way in the car..
But if you were unlucky, your father came!
Today, 22 June 2012, Poi Lam held its Parents’ Day
It is not long past 9am and the field is filling up with the cars of parents…
The hall is also filling up with teachers, students and parents…
Some classes are up on the stage…
Most classes are scattered all over.
By 12.59pm, the place is almost empty.
At 1pm, only three teachers are still at work. School is over but the teacher on the right will be the last to leave….
I made a student cry today. The form teacher asked me to tell the student’s mother about the student’s performance in English. When I explained that she had given up learning English long ago, that she had decided that she would fail anyway, the student began crying softly. The mother, the form teacher and a classmate were anxious to comfort her but I merely said, “You know that I have told you the truth. Have a good cry, and if those tears are sincere, you will find yourself willing to give learning English a try.”
It is true that your attitude towards anything will have a big say in how much you learn. As soon as I decided that I would not let age be an excuse for avoiding the computer, my learning began.
It took me two lessons to learn about the computer and get onto the Internet, and I have never looked back.
I was on Facebook not long after it appeared. I learnt from a student.
In one school, I was the first to upload videos onto Youtube. All I did was ask one of my sons by SMS, and he sent me the instructions.
At another school, I introduced Facebook to my colleagues.
Don’t let your attitude get in the way of your learning, no matter how young or old you are!
2012 DINNER FOR ALL THREE POI LAM SCHOOLS 20 June 2012
Photos of teachers from long ago and still there…
Mdm Goh Li Yuan.
Ms Chai, favourite of so many!
Mdm Tan Yit Fei, first Principal of Poi Lam High School; Ms Annie Lim.
Mdm Low; Mdm Lee (Ah Fah cheh).
Yit Fei; Mr Lam.
Mr Choo (newly retired); Aloysius Ong
Dominic and wife.
This is the present Principal, Mr Leong
NEW FOR OLD BASKETBALL COURTS
The school has two indoor courts. You can now play even when it is raining or when the sun is burning hot!
The courts are next to the library, as before.
Take a closer look! Doesn’t it look grand? What a roof!!
Look at what’s inside….
You can see the canteen from here.
This view is from the canteen.