SMK Convent Sentul is just 17 days into the new year 2015. Already, so many exciting things have happened for us at the school! The exciting lovely events signals a wonderful beginning to our 75th year Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Our school began as an English-medium school with primary and secondary school sessions. It began with 348 pupils - mostly girls and about 10 little boys, 75 years ago, on the 5th January 1940.
We held our Form 1 Orientation on the 2nd January 2015. Parents and students who came were delighted by our pretty school in a garden concept. Visitors young and old whipped out their phones and took photos of the cheerful yellow sunflowers contrasted against the purple petunias.
|From this perspective with the Gothic style |
architecture of the school,
some could be misled to think
they were in Europe
and certainly not in a school in Malaysia.
|Bees visit our sunflower|
|The feathery look of the trees leaves adds|
a very soft feminine dimension to the school.
Then on the 3rd of January, St Joseph's Catholic church organized the Thanksgiving Mass in gratitude to the Lord Almighty for sustaining the school through 75 years of existence and providing quality education to all races and religions. Thank you Father George Packiasamy for organizing this event. His Grace, the Archbishop Julian Leow very kindly conducted the thanksgiving service in St Joseph church. His Grace, very graciously walked over from the church and walked through our school after the service. Surely, the anointing of his footsteps rests upon our walkways. This special day also happened to be His Grace's 51st birthday!
|His Grace, the Archbishop is delighted to see |
the new classrooms standing in the
location of the old caretaker's house.
|We celebrate Archbishop's birthday with great joy!|
|A very handsome and|
youthful looking Archbishop strides
the stairs of SMK Convent Sentul.
The thanksgiving mass was a wonderful time of reunion for the nuns who had served faithfully in our school with many of their ex-students.There were many happy faces and the sweet memories warmed everybody's hearts.
|Standing :Datin Cheam, Geraldine, Sis Lawrece, Sister Elizabeth,|
Brother Ken Wong, Pn Tan, Mrs Rozario, Ms Anne.
Seated: Sister Teresia Mowie, Sister Luke, Sister Anne Tan, Pn Vimala Mathews
|Awed to meet Sister Anne Tan - the ex headmistress|
of SMK CS from 1965 to 1969.
|The joy of meeting Sister Teresia Mowie,|
the ex principal of CS in the eighties.
|Mrs Vimala Methews, ex principal of CS in 1989|
is simply very happy to walk through
the school grounds once again.
|I apologize for the shaky photo but |
the joy of the ex-school principal
meeting and recognizing her ex-student
and vice versa is unmistakable.
|Sister Teresia, Madam Maria Tan and Sister Elizabeth |
holding their bouquets like beautiful young brides.
|The young and the old - |
Dimple bridges the generation gap
by serving the retired nuns.
|The young and the old|
Vika and Sister Anne Tan
|Through the corridors of time.|
|Was the canteen like this back then?|
|The lanes divide.|
|The heartwarming comments of students on|
meeting Mrs Rozario, their excellent ex-accounts teacher.in FB
Then on 5th Jan 2015 itself, we celebrated the school's 75th birthday with two birthday cakes. What an auspicious date! The numbers were were so balanced and symmetric 5/1/15.
|Blessed 75th Birthday SMK Convent Sentul!|
|A quiet moment of birthday joy.|
Shirlyn, Tang Chee and the table tennis coach Winson Teoh also dropped by the school on this auspicious date. They wanted to survey our table tennis equipment to see how they could help to improve table tennis standards in our school. Shirlyn made a generous offer to donate 300 ping pong balls and the balls catching net and also the partitions needed for the tournament.
|Shirlyn and Tang Chee posing by our happy sunflowers|
|Tang Chee and Winson sweats it out and fix the net|
to catch the ping pong balls on the 10th Jan 2015.
This will help the girls improve their service.
On the 15th Jan 2015, another beautiful and balanced date 15/1/15, Dr Cheah Yin Mee accompanied by her sister, visits our school. Dr Cheah and her friends under the Big Sisters group has provided funds amounting to RM 18,949.50 in 2014 alone, to provide meals for our needy students. Dr Cheah, her family and friends has been doing this faithfully and quietly since 2012. May God's blessings of health and favour come upon you and on all those who render kindness to the needy in CS. Dr Cheah is delighted by the beautiful flowers and upgraded facilities in CS.
|Dr Cheah Yin Mee and her friends -The Big Sisters |
provide funds for food for the needy in CS since 2012.
|She enjoys the view of the pretty petunias|
|The fixtures in the VIP toilets are in. Thank you Mr Cha.|
|She checked out our beautifully balanced|
colonial looking summer gazebo on her own
|The gazebo has 4 benches where we can sit and relax.|
The golden thryallis vine creeper is growing fast
and its tendrils keep climbing higher.
|The gazebo looks equally captivating by night.|
|Our beautiful school by dusk.|
|Our garlic vine creepers in full bloom at this season|
This coming Monday, the 19th of Jan 2015, Mr Lee Geok Ai, the chairman of our board of Governors will bring his beloved daughter Helen to address the school assembly. Helen will present generous ang pows, on behalf of her benevolent father to the outstanding students of the PT3 2014. Such an exciting year!
Now if ever you want to visit our school and join our Diamond Jubilee celebrations and are quite not sure of our whereabouts, do google our location. You will find SMK Convent Sentul, securely ensconced between the church and the market along busy Jalan Sentul, just after Jalan Perhentian.