Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim

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Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim
SMSAH emblem.png
Berilmu, Beramal, Berbakti
06000, Jitra
Kedah, 06000, MalaysiaMalaysia
Type Public Mixed-gender education, boarding school Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
Established May 7, 1963
School district Kubang Pasu
School code KEA4036
Principal Mr. Abu Seman bin Sareh Md Isa
Grades Form 1 - Form 5
Number of students 700
Classes (Lower form) Arif, Bestari, Ceria, Dinamik, Elit -(Upper form) Science 1-3, Teknikal 1-2
Medium of language Malay, English
Houses Pendeta , Sateria, Juara, Wira, Cendekia, Andeka

Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim or better known as SMSAH is a premier boarding school, located in Jitra, Kubang Pasu, Kedah.Established in 1963 under Razak Report, it is the first boarding school in Kedah. The school is nickname as Jenan. 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 specialized in rugby and wind orchestra.[2]The school obtained fifth place among all schools in Kedah in the recent Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2013 with 21 students obtaining straight A's.[3]


Establishment of Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim line to meet the development needs in the field of Malay-medium education in Malaysia after independence.

In 1958 a Malay-medium secondary degrees has been opened in Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar with enrollment of 31 people. Number of students has increased to 791 people in 1963. At this stage, there is a need to establish a specific school to accommodate Malay stream students. Razak Report is produced in 1956 and recommended the estabalishment of the school as among pilot school in Malay-medium education.

Flow of students studying at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar were absorbed into Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim (SMSAH). They moved into its own building located in Jenan, Jitra on May 7, 1963. Complex area of over 51 acres has 27 classrooms, a large hall, a gymnasium and a cafeteria. 2 classrooms temporary dormitory. In 1964, three dormitory buildings and a mosque was built. The opening ceremony was officiated by His Majesty the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, the Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman on 8 April 1965.[4] The school is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2013.[5]

Students Life[edit]

SMSAH Band is among the most influential orchestra band in SBP's. As the school is specialized in wind orchestra, the band have an excellent achievement in Finale Wind Orchestra. The band gain first runner up in 2003, crowned champion in 2004 and second runner-up in 2009.[6]

Former Students[edit]

The school alumni body is Persatuan Bekas Pelajar SMSAH.


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Coordinates: 3°19′21.00″N 101°16′27.96″E / 3.3225000°N 101.2744333°E / 3.3225000; 101.2744333