5th MBSSKL Chess Tournament

Posted on Jun 15th 2010 at 2:05pm under Events by zukhairiza@mbsskl.edu.my

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MBSSKL Family Day Carnival: Calling All Alumnus and Well Wishers

Posted on Jun 15th 2010 at 1:55pm under Events by wongck

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Alumnus Goh Soon Sinn Officiates Speech Day

Posted on Apr 28th 2010 at 5:07pm under Events by wongck

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The speech day on 17 April 2010 was another day which was graced by a prominent alumnus, this time none other than ‘WATERCO’ Goh Soon Sinn, the man who started the famous WATERCO filter in Australia and later parts of Asia, including Malaysia. Incidentally, the company controls a third of the Australian residential swimming pool equipment market, and employs 650 people worldwide. Mr Goh was given a warm and rousing welcome with a song by the Boys’ Brigade and then inspected the guard of honour formed by the uniform units of the school. After the inspection, he was given the traditional kompang welcome before proceeding to the hall. Seen together in this occasion were Mr Chooi Mun Sou, the chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Peter Yap, the Vice President of the MBS KL Alumni Association, Mr Yong Chee Seng, ex-principal and also Mr Michael Fu, an alumnus from New Zealand. In his speech Mr Goh touched on his early days in the school and how the Science knowledge and skills learnt in school had been found to be useful in his work as an entrepreneur in an engineering and construction company. He continued to say that he was not a prize winner during his school days but with sheer hard work, determination and the values he acquired in MBSSKL, he was able to build his company to what it is today.

Alumnus Prof. T Vasudevan Officiates Sports Day

Posted on Apr 22nd 2010 at 1:00pm under Events by wongck

The School Sports Day on 10 April 2010 saw the return of alumnus and ex-teacher Prof. T Vasudevan to officiate this grand and joyous event. The morning did not start well as the rain had poured overnight and drizzled continuously until about 9.30am. But that did not dampen the spirit of the students and teachers. A lot of hard work had been put into its preparation.

The program kicked off with the announcement of the arrival of the guest-of-honour. All present were then requested to stand to sing the National Anthem and the Malay version of the school song. The much awaited March Past followed, with the the Boys Brigade leading the Uniform Units and the Sports Houses. Professor was requested to step forward to the podium to receive the salute of the March Past. The symbolic flag raising ceremony followed to indicate that the start of the competition.

Next, was the oath taking ceremony lead by the school sportsman and Professor was then introduced to the contingent of the sports houses accompanied by the Principal.

Professor gave an inspiring speech before declaring the sports officially open. In his speech he gave a brief history of himself as teacher under Mr T Mori and how he managed to bring the glamour of sports to MBS, making it the champion on a number of events. He encouraged the students to excel in their sporting endeavours and always show respect to their teachers.

All the events went on smoothly with the final one being the tug-of-war between the parents and teachers.

The champion sport house went to Foong Wah, which also won the best March Past. The best decorated house was Goh Tong and the Boys’ Brigade won the best March Past for the uniform units category.
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Graduation Day 2009

Posted on Oct 28th 2009 at 11:16am under Events by

A day all students will look back on with cherished fondness and pangs of nostalgia.   23rd October 2009 dawned bright and clear and the activity was focused in the hall, the venue of the event.  A buzz of expectation could be heard among the 5th and 6th Formers for whom the graduation was held in their honour….for, at 7.30 a.m. the VIPs’ arrival was heralded by the staccato beat of the kompangs as the colourful fronds of the bunga manggar became visible.

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Speech by Wong Poon Ming

Poem & Speech by Dr.Ho Shu Nam

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18 July 2009: A Day To Remember

Posted on Jul 26th 2009 at 9:12pm under Events by wongck

18th of July 2009 was a special day for Methodist Boys’ Secondary School Kuala Lumpur. A historical landmark, the Yong Chee Seng Block was officiated in the bright, picturesque suburb of Kuala Lumpur. It was indeed a memorable day for everyone in the school, from the helpful and diligent students, to the lofty and caring teachers. Many guests comprising the ‘old boys’ of the school itself were gradually flooding in the entrance, queuing up to register their names at the front counters. When the Guests of Honour, Mr Yong Chee Seng, Bishop Hwa Yung and of course, all present officials and VIP’s comprising of more than one hundred of them, arrived, the event was started.

The 1st KL Boys Brigade Company started their band to mark the official beginning of the ceremony. The guests then moved in to the courtyard to start the opening ceremony. The emcee gave everyone a brief introduction and the national anthem was sung. Reverend Andrew Tan began the order of the service with a short greeting. Then scriptures were read by our school principal, Mr Wong Chee Kheon, followed by Pn. Victoria and Reverend Andrew Tan. It was then followed by a sharing by Bishop Hwa Yung.

Moving on, Mr Yong Chee Seng, clad in a fit, smart coat, went up to the podium and delivered his speech. He got everyone wondering of the main reason that the building was named after him. The answer is simple: because he is the only person with the distinction of being a ‘triple-ex’ of the school – an ex-student, ex-teacher and ex-principal. His contributions are immeasurable. His speech can be concluded in a phrase: “Education develops the mind, body and soul.”

The donors-cum-Guests of Honour were invited for the unveiling of the dedication plaque and ribbon cutting session. Colourful balloons and banner flew high when Mr Yong Chee Seng cut the main ribbon. Stainless steel plaques were given to the VIP’s as the emcee announced the recipients: Bishop Hwa Yung, Mr Yong Chee Seng, Dato’ Vincent Lee, Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan, Dato’ Lee Tak Lum (representing the Centenary Building Committee), Dr. Ho Shu Nam (representing the PTA), Mr Johnson Chong (representing the MBSOBA 2007/2008), Mr Kuan Yew Team, Mr Chiong Chee Kin (representing the consultants), Mr Phang Wai Hoong (representing Fifth Formers 1978), Dr Evelyn Ho (representing Fifth Formers 1979 / Sixth Formers 1981), Mr Wan Heng Yuen (representing the 10th KL Air Scout Group) and Ms Kok Wai Leng (representing the family of Mr. Kok Ah Too). The VIPs had a walkabout at the Yong Chee Seng Block, pondering at the physical manifestation of their gratitude to the school. The momentous event ended with a benediction and singing of the school song. After that, the school was reverberating with the MBSSKL favourite chorus: ‘Play up! Play up! Play up!’.

Go forward, MBS.