SMK Subang Utama

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SMK Subang Utama
Smksu logo3.jpg
SMK Subang Utama School Crest
Motto : Berjaya dan Bersepadu
"Success and Integration"
Location
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Malaysia
Information
Type National secondary school
Established 1989
School district Subang Jaya
Principal Pn Rahanim Bt Abdul Rahim
Grades Form One to Form Five
Enrollment 1400+
Head Prefect Ruben Alvin Joseph (2013-present)
Yearbook Gemala
Website

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Utama (or SMKSU) is a secondary school situated in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. It was formerly known as Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Jaya 2.

History[edit]

The school was one of the earliest secondary school available in Subang Jaya, when it was also known as SMK Subang Jaya 2. The school is located at Jalan SS18/1A, which is west of Subang Jaya and off Tujuan Avenue (Persiaran Tujuan). The school code is BEA 8614.

Campus construction began in 1987. The first batch of morning session students began on December 4, 1989. Those students took up two blocks of the campus (C Block and D Block) as the other two blocks were occupied temperature by students from Sekolah Rendah SS19 (SS19 Primary School). Most students come from the area of SS18.

The campus is approximately 130 acres (0.53 km2) wide with 3.9 acres (16,000 m2) of track and field, a canteen, an assembly area and four blocks. A single-story block consisting of four workshops (Bengkel Kemahiran Hidup) was built in 1993 for the Kemahiran Hidup subject (Electrical and Electronic, Pipe and Plumbing, Mechanical, and Technical Drawing).

In the same year, five science labs were operational. The science labs include two for the lower secondary cohort, one physics lab, one biology lab and one chemistry lab. Due to shortage of classrooms and an increasing of population throughout the years, these science labs became temporary classrooms for Secondary Four students (Floating Class).

Five years later in 1998, construction began for the school's first Surau. The old makeshift Surau was closed and the Surau was opened to all Muslims, including the public. Another single-storey classroom block was built to accommodate the increasing student population.

F Block has four classrooms, and was usually allocated to Secondary Five classes.

In 2003, the volleyball court between D Block and B Block was torn down for the construction of a two-storey Computer/IT Block. The block remained vacant for a few years, and later was only used for teaching purposes. A new volleyball court, along with a basketball court, were built next to A Block.

In 2003, construction of the multi-purpose hall was started. Many alumni criticized the building as it was not a proper solid wall, with students still getting wet inside when it rained. Then, the school was among the only secondary schools in Subang Jaya without a proper hall.

The five blocks (including the single-storied one) were named Anggerik, Bakawali, Cempaka, Dahlia and Flora. The construction of the fifth block, Block E, was completed in 2009.


Principals[edit]

# Name of Principal Took office Left office
01 Mr. Chee Hock Choong November 1, 1989 June 23, 1991
02 Madam Kamsiah Saabin June 24, 1991 October 15, 1992
03 Madam Kapsah Jaafar October 16, 1992 December 3, 1999
04 Miss Kamariah Sidek December 16, 1999 December 31, 2002
05 Madam Nor Hayati January 1, 2002 July 31, 2002
06 Madam Fatimah Uni August 1, 2002 September 19, 2006
07 Mr. Mothar bin Jaafar March 1, 2007 February 25, 2011
08 Madam Rahanim Binti Abdul Rahim May 11, 2011 November 15, 2013


Parent-Teacher Association[edit]

The Parent-Teacher Association of SMK Subang Utama contributes to the school financially and in terms of support. In 2009, the school hall which was once known as Dewan Sumbangsih was renamed Dewan Perdana PIBG after the Parent-Teacher Association for their efforts in upgrading the school facilities, particularly the school hall.

Sport Houses[edit]

There are five sport houses which include all students from Forms One through Five. The sport houses are named after the five legendary Malacca warriors. The sport houses, which compete in the school's annual Sports Day competitions, are Hang Tuah (red), Hang Kasturi (green), Hang Lekir (orange), Hang Jebat (yellow) and Hang Lekiu (blue). These sport houses were used until the year 2012. In the year 2013, the school reorganised the students into 4 sport houses due to the decreasing school population. The four new houses are Columbia (red), Atlantis (blue), Challenger (yellow) and Discovery (green). The new houses are named after the American space shuttles.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Hannah Yeoh, incumbent Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly for Subang Jaya (Class of 1996)
  • Joe Flizzow, Malaysian hip hop singer (Class of 1996)
  • Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008 (Class of 2004)
  • Sharifah Sofia, Malaysian Actress

Controversies[edit]

In June 2008, SMKSU came under the spotlight when the school board member decide to take action if the organisers of the school's annual ex-prefects reunion invite the Pakatan Rakyat Assemblyman for Subang Jaya, Hannah Yeoh. Yeoh was a former head-prefect of the school.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chew, Sarah (2008-06-26). "Subang Jaya rep ‘banned’ from function at old school". The Star (Star Publications (M) Bhd). Retrieved 2008-06-27.