King George V School, Seremban

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SMK King George V
SMK King George V badge.png
King George V Secondary School Seremban.JPG
Location
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia
Information
Type National Secondary School
Motto Veni Vidi Vici
English: I came, I saw, I conquered
Malay: Kudatang, Kulihat, Kutawan
Established 1923
Status Controlled by State Education Department of Negeri Sembilan
Category Urban Secondary School, Cluster School of Excellence
Principal Haji Mohd Md. Isa
Grades Form 1 - Form 6
Enrolment 1447 (2006)
Yearbook The Georgian
Other Names SMK King George The Fifth
SMK King George Kelima
Abbreviation KGV
Website

King George V School,[1] Seremban is a day national secondary school (sekolah menengah kebangsaan) in Malaysia. The enrolment of students is controlled by the state Education Department of Negeri Sembilan. King George V School is classified as a premier school and cluster of school of excellence.

Headmasters[edit]

Headmaster Years Headmaster Years
Chin Meow Cheong 1923–1928 R. Vivekananda 1958–1961
M. Wheatley 1928–1929 Tan Seng Chye 1961
E.H Willson 1929–1932 Cheah Cheng Eam 1961
R.J Huddie 1932–1934 N.S.R Bickers 1961–1965
F. Cobb 1934 P. Navarathnarajah 1965–1968
C.A Scott 1934–1935 K. Anandarajah 1968–1970
D. Roper 1935–1936 Lim Leng Lee 1970–1976
O.G Williams 1936–1941 Ahmad Dahan 1976–1980
EMF Payne 1941–1945 Hashim Jasa 1980–1982
Chin Meow Cheong 1945–1946 Mohd Zain bin Rais 1982–1989
EMF Payne 1946–1948 Mohd Taib bin Hussin 1989–1995
P.L Shaw and L.I Lewis 1948–1949 Ramlan bin Sulaiman 1995–1996
G.P Dartford 1949–1950 Mokhtar bin Mentol 1995–1996
A.L Mc Corkindale 1950–1952 Madzlan bin Borhan 1996–1997
Sutcliffe 1952–1955 Shahidan Bin Mokhtar 1997–1999
S. Thambiah 1955–1956 Samsudin bin Hamidan 1999–2007
P. Gunaratnam 1956 Zakaria bin Md. Zin 2007-2010
J.E.B Ambrose 1956 Mohd bin Md Isa 2010-2017 Present
W.V Hobson 1957

School identity[edit]

History of the school badge[edit]

SMK King George V was officiated on 23 April 1928 in conjunction with St. George’s Day, a historical day in England. The name of the school has its origins from a myth regarding St. George who according to legend successfully brought peace to England, which was threatened at that time by a dragon.

The legend is represented in the school crest which has the image of a warrior slaying a dragon. This image is an analogy that great leaders and warriors will emerge from this school. Beneath the image are the words “Veni, Vedi, Veci” on a yellow banner which means 'I came, I saw and I conquered'. These words areattributed to Julius Caesar. The yellow banner, on the other hand, signifies undivided loyalty to the school, country, religion and king.

The most prominent feature of the badge is the horseman slaying the dragon. This is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil, just as St. George slew the dragon that was yearly devouring the young beautiful virgins sacrificed to him. Presumably the school adopted this symbol firstly because the date of opening of the school coincided with the feast Day of St. George 23 April, and secondly because St. George was the patron saint of England.

In the year 1953, the school badge was altered as the image of the cross and a legendary western leader was considered inappropriate. The school crest became a plain one with only the initials “KGV” on it.

Then in 1968, this was regarded as being much too plain and the old badge was re-introduced because of the tradition and meaning attached to it.

In 1978, the badge was redesigned with the concurrence of the Old Boys, the Board of Governors, the Parent - Teacher Association. The familiar colours have been retained as also the crown symbolising the loyalty to our King and Country and the Sovereignty of the Monarchy. The red cross has been replaced by a red 'V' to represent the motto. It is hoped that there will be no more changes to the badge.

School Song[edit]

WE GEORGIANS FAITHFULLY SHALL SERVE
OUR KING AND COUNTRY
ON LAND AND SEA WHEREVER GEORGIANS BE
WE PROUDLY FLY THE SCHOOL BANNERS HIGH
OUR SCHOOL BRINGS JOY NO WORDS
CAN TELL HOW WE HONOUR THEE
UNITED WE ARE TOGETHER OR APART
FOREVER CONTRIBUTING IDEAS TO PROGRESS

SING OUR SCHOOL SONG
BRINGS MEMORY SO SWEET
WITH GRATITUDE SO DEEP WE HAIL THEE

SING OUR SCHOOL SONG
BRINGS MEMORY SO SWEET
WITH GRATITUDE SO DEEP WE HAIL THEE

WE GEORGIANS FAITHFULLY SHALL SERVE
OUR KING AND COUNTRY TILL ETERNITY

Entry conditions[edit]

  • Form 1 - Complete Year 6 in any Government Primary School with 5As in the UPSR examination. Students from SJK(C) and SJK(T) with 7As (sat for Bahasa Melayu Sekolah Kebangsaan Paper) will be considered. Priority will be given to pupils who obtained high marks in their co-curriculum.
  • Form 4 - Minimum 5A achievement in PMR examination inclusive of Science and Mathematics. As of 2012, it has a requirement of 7A or 8A.
  • Lower Six - Pass SPM examination and obtained at least three credits inclusive of Malay Language. To enter the Humanity Stream, students must obtain a total aggregate not more than 12 units for the best three subjects. To enter Science Stream, students must obtain at least three credits with the total aggregate not more than 18 units for the best Science subjects.

Sport[edit]

Cross Country

The school is organised into five sport houses. The school has a full range of sports facilities. SMKKGV is one of the earliest school to provide swimming pool in Negeri Sembilan.[2]

Rugby team[edit]

Rugby is the most popular sport in KGV and has earned the school countless of trophies. KGV's rugby union team is named 'Cougar'. The team have rivalry mainly with local schools such as Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak (mainly in the 15s),[3] SMK Zaaba (15s and 10s) and others from all around Malaysia like Kolej Yayasan Saad and Sekolah Menengah Sains Yahya Petra.

In 2006, The come back of the rugby school team, coaching by Mr Razak made the 15s under 18 (senior team) placed 2nd at State level lost by 34–0 with Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak (SDAR) and the 10s under 15 (junior) team placed 1st beat sekolah sukan negeri sembilan (SSNS) formerly known as SMK Za'aba at state level . After 10 years of rest, with the help of Mr Razak, they qualified to the KRM MILO tournament. The tournament was held in Melaka. They lost in the finals with Sekolah Yahya Petra which is a school from Kelantan 5–0. The team is automatically qualified to enter the KRM-MILO Cup in 2007 because they reached the finals of the 2006 KRM. The team consists of mainly form 1, 2, 3, 4 & one form 5. They recently won the Champions in the plate division in the Sains Selangor Satang 10s held by the SM Sains Selangor Old Boys. In 2007 and 2008 the under 15 rugby team won the MSSM / MILO / KRM U15. In 2008 they also won the under 18 (senior) cup (1st place) . They beat Sekolah Sains Tuanku Jaafar (STJ) in the quarter finals,(SSNS) in the semi finals and SMK Teknik Ampangan in the finals. They successfully receive Cluster Award for the project of rugby by the Ministry of education .

Cricket Team[edit]

Cricket has been an ever popular sport in KGV throughout years. The school has produced plenty of state and national players. Credit should go to plenty of teachers and Cricket Masters who have dedicated and devoted countless amounts of time and efforts to keep the spirit of KGV Cricket going. A few influential names in the history of KGV cricket are former teacher and Cricket Master Mr S.Kunaratnam who is also a former President of the Negeri Sembilan Cricket Association, former Georgian and National/State Junior Cricket Coach, the late Mr. M.F Thevaratnam. Towards the end of the '90s, the KGV Cricket teams saw a slight slump in their achievements, always falling short of winning the state MSSNS title to STJ (SM STJ, Kuala Pilah). The new millennia brought new changes to KGV cricket. Under the watchful eyes of teacher and Cricket Master En Rashid Abdul Jalil and coach Mr M.F. Thevaratnam plus the support of Principal En. Samsudin Hamidan, the KGV Cricket team had risen to become state MSSNS champions once again defeating rivals Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar in an entertaining final match at the KTJ Oval in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan in the year 2002 and once again in the year 2004 regaining the Championship after having lost to the international college in the 2003 finals.


Notable Achievements :

  • Yr 1999 - U-15 State MSSNS Champions
  • Yr 2000 - U-15 State MSSNS Runner's Up
  • Yr 2001 - U-15 State MSSNS Champions
  • Yr 2002 - U-15 State MSSNS Champions
  • Yr 2002 - U-18 State MSSNS Champions
  • Yr 2003 - U-18 State MSSNS Runner's Up
  • Yr 2004 - U-18 State MSSNS Champions

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

There are 22 societies and clubs in KGV. In addition the school runs 12 uniform units.

KGV is also very notable in its high achievements in English related competitions especially Debate, Drama, Choral Speaking and Spell-It-Right. KGV is looked as one of the top debating schools in Malaysia and has always actively participated in invitational debates and college debates.

Notable alumni[edit]

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