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2015 New Year Message
A warm and hearty welcome to all my pupils and teachers.
This year we have an enrollment of about 240 students in Form 1. The registration for the Form 1 students was on the 15th of December, 2014. The enrollment figure clearly indicates that there will be 8 classes of 30 students per class. Science and Mathematics will be continued to be taught in English till the year 2016.
PT3 also known as Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 was held on the 5th of October til the 8th of October 2014. The results of the assessment was announced on the 22nd of December, 2014. These results were used to stream the students into the various classes. Names of the students and their respective streams was immediately posted onto to the school website.
The first wave of PPPM (Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia) went on full swing nationwide in 2013. The DTP (District Transformation Program) was launched at the beginning of 2014. Now the District Education Department will closely monitor the academic performances, students' and staff's attendance in all schools under its charge. The SIPartners+ and SISC+ were formed and these officers regularly visit schools to discuss and give constructive comments on good teaching practices and excellent administration procedures for the school.
Two important courses were introduced in 2014. Firstly was the HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) program and then followed by the I-Think program. It was compulsory for all our teachers to attend these courses. After that our teachers were supposed to apply these thinking skills and mind-mapping methodology in the classrooms. Hopefully this will enable our students to think critically and intelligently.
This year's theme is Pelajar didahulukan dan kecemerlangan diutamakan . This theme has been aptly chosen to remind us to strive harder and show excellence in whatever we do and to be more students-centred.
In order to succeed, first and foremost, the discipline of the students have to be improved and strengthened significantly. The existing Demerit System will be replaced by the Merit-Demerit System which promotes and encourages good and praiseworthy conduct of our pupils. Positive approaches and a caring heart will go a long way to correct the destructive negative behaviour as shown by some of the teenagers today.
Meanwhile, the counselling and the discipline units will be challenged further to come up with more effective programs and strategies. The success of these programs can only be assured when students' attendance in school shows a marked improvement and their interest in studies and written work is excellent. In other words, the students should take learning as their priority and responsibility.
When this is achieved, schooling will be more meaningful for the students and teaching more enjoyable for the teachers. Undoubtedly, our teachers will be more passionate and committed in their work and duties.
The academic results of the school must show progressive improvement. All programs will be reviewed and improved further for their effectiveness. Extra classes will be conducted from the start of the school term for the Form 3, Form 4, Form 5 and Form 6 students. All Heads of Departments for the various subjects have already prepared their worksheets for this purpose.
The roles played by the Board of Governors, Old Xaverian Association and PTA cannot be understated. Their financial support, participation and close association with development projects of the school is essential and welcoming. It is my fervent hope that their co-operation and support will make SXI a model of success in Penang.
Well, let us look forward to a better tomorrow. We need to strive harder and maintain the trust given to us by our stakeholders and the nation.
Happy schooling to my beloved students and happy teaching to all my dedicated Xaverian teachers.