Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah

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Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah
Sekolah Alam Shah (SAS)
SAS Blazonry.png
Chita Usaha Jaya (Aspire, Strive and Succeed)
Address
Parcel G, Precinct 1
Putrajaya
Malaysia
Information
Type Secondary school,
Premier Boarding School,
Sekolah Berasrama Penuh,
All-Boys School
Established 7 February 1963
Principal Mr. Haidzir Hussin, s.m.p.
Grades Form 1 - Form 5
Number of students ≈800-850
Classes Bestari, Cita, Dinamik, Jaya, Maju, Usaha
Medium of language Malay, English
Classrooms 30
Houses Dato Onn, Halimi, Jamil Rais, Hishamuddin, Aminuddin Baki and Zaaba
Colour(s)             Red, Yellow, Blue
Yearbook Alunan Suara Alam Shah (ASAS)
Affiliations Sekolah Berasrama Penuh, Ministry of Education (Malaysia)
Alumni Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Alam Shah (ASAS)
Website

Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah (in Malay), SAS or Sekolah Alam Shah, is a premier residential school in Malaysia. It is located at Precinct 1, Putrajaya. The school was previously situated in Bandar Tun Razak, a suburb in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur for 41 years, before moving to Putrajaya in 2003. The school is one of the only two boarding school in Malaysia that are under royal patronage. Its patron is HRH the Sultan of Selangor. In 2010,the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School[1] title, a title awarded to the 20 schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages. The school is specialised in rugby and wind orchestra.[2] The school performance in the 2014 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination is the best in Putrajaya with GPS of 1.56.[3]

History[edit]

SAS was established as a result of the National Education Policy under the Razak Report of 1958. The Malay vernacular secondary school system began in 1958; SAS was the first Malay school to offer Form 6 (pre-university) classes, and was the first Malay Medium boarding school or Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP).

The construction of the school was planned together with that of the Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas (MPIK) (Special Teachers' Training College), Jalan Cheras in 1958; however this was delayed to 1961. The school was completed in 1962, at a cost of RM12.3 million. On 7 February 1963, the school enrolled its first students. The first principal was Mr. Halimi bin Haji Sharbaini and his name is now given to one of SAS' residences, Halimi. On 7 March 1964, the school was officially opened by His Majesty the then Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, with the Selangor Menteri Besar and the Minister of Education.

The first intake consisted of students from Forms 4-6, including 8 female students in Form Lower 6. In 1974, enrolment of Form 1 students began and in 1974, the school halted the intake of female students with the opening of a girls' boarding school, Sekolah Seri Puteri. Meanwhile, the enrolment of National University of Malaysia (UKM) matriculation students began in 1975 and was ended in 1998.

On 26 April 2003, after some resistance from Alumni Sekolah Alam Shah (ASAS), students and teachers, the school shifted premises to a new 142,000 m2 campus in Putrajaya. The move into the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)-designated city was in line with the school's status as a smart school. The old premises in Bandar Tun Razak now house a new school, Alam Shah Science Secondary School (ASiS).

On 24 March 2006, at the official opening of SAS's new campus in Putrajaya, HRH Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah had proclaimed the school to be renamed as Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah.

In 2011, the school band have been featured in a flashmob style, reality programme, Refleksi Orkestra in conjunction with Orkestra RTM 50 Golden Jubilee.[4][5]

On 7 February 2013, the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebration which was launched by Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat, President of Putrajaya Corporation who is also an alumnus of Sekolah Alam Shah.

Rally and blazonry[edit]

The school motto is Chita, Usaha, Jaya which means Aspire, Strive and Succeed. The armorial bearings are a white tome, a torch, a banner bearing the school motto (with 'Chita' spelled out in old Malay language) and Jalur Gemilang-derived crescent and star set on red and yellow in the school blazonry.

The red and yellow colours signify dynamism and cautioun; 1963 is the year SAS was founded; the torch signifies education; the crescent and star symbolise the nation, Islam and Rukunegara; the colours blue and white represent the values of serenity and purity; and the book represents knowledge.

List of principals[edit]

  • Allahyarham Haji Halimi Hj. Sharbaini (1963–1966)
  • Prof. Dato' Dr. Ariffin Suhaimi (1967–1969)
  • Dato' Hj. Mohd. Ghazali Hj. Hanafiah (1969–1970)
  • Dato' Haji Mahpor Baba (June 1970-Dec 1970)
  • Dato' Haji Ghazali Uda Omar (1971–1972)
  • Tuan Haji Hamzah Salas (1972–1978)
  • Allahyarham Haji Baharom Othman (Mar 1978-Dec 1978)
  • Dato' Dr. Haji Harun Hassan (1979–1982)
  • Haji Mohamad Ahmad Sani (1982–1985)
  • Haji Abd. Rahman Mohd. Yunus (1985–1987)
  • Haji Mohd. Razali Hj. Mahmud (1987–1990)
  • Dato' Haji Abdul Raof B. Hussin (1990–1993)
  • Tuan Haji Mohammed Zon B. Ramli (1993–1996)
  • Tuan Haji Md. Yusoff B. Othman (1996–2003)
  • Tuan Haji Shamsuddin B. Md Nor (2003–2005)
  • Dato' Haji Khairil B. Awang (2005–2008)
  • Tuan Haji Mohamad Kamaludin B. Taib (2008–2010)
  • En. Ahmad Rosidi B. Ramley(2010-2012)
  • En. Haidzir B. Hussin (2013 - now)

Co-curricular[edit]

Debate Team Alam Shah won the inaugural Prime Minister Cup for boarding Schools (PPM). Since then, Alam Shah had won the PPM trophy nearly 10 times. The team won the UIA Interschool Debate Championship for both Malay and English category and became the first school to get both titles. Other achievements by the debate team include MMU 2006 Champions (English) and SBP Central Zone Champions (English).

Co-curriculum In athletics and major sport like rugby, golf and badminton, Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah have good participations in Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia (MSSM) events through every year. Some of the student manage to represent state of Selangor (2006 and before) and Putrajaya (2007 and onward).

Alam Shah teams compete at national and international level. Alam Shah U-15 chess team (2007) won one silver and one bronze in "Masterskill 1st ASEAN Team Chess Championship".

The school band, Alam Shah Wind Orchestra (ASWO) had achieved various achievements, holding the record for 15 times of consecutive gold awards since the year 2000 and 7 times champion in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010 in the aannual SBP WO Festival.

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