Batu Lintang National Secondary School
|Batu Lintang National Secondary School|
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Lintang
Jalan College, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak
|Type||Co-Ed public secondary school|
"Serve with knowledge"
|Principal||Mr. Bahtiar Bin Afandi|
|Colour(s)||Black, yellow, white, blue, red|
Batu Lintang National Secondary School (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Lintang, abbreviation SMKBL) is a public secondary school located in Jalan College, Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Batu Lintang National Secondary School, Kuching started public service as a government school in 1977 with 13 teachers and 320 students in its opening year. During that year, there were only two class forms: Transition and Form 1. Two years later, the school was resituated at a temporary building in Jalan College. Currently, the aforementioned temporary building is in active use as a school for the blind, SMK Pendidikan Khas. Forms 2 and 3 had already been introduced by this time, supporting its students up till the PMR mass examinations.
In 1982, Batu Lintang National Secondary School offered Form 4 classes. By the following year, SPM examinations were held there for Form 5 students. Similarly, in the year 1988 and 1989, Lower Form 6 classes and STPM exams were offered, respectively. However, the classes and exams at this level were limited to the Literature stream; the Science stream classes were only available by the year 2003.
The Special Education Integrated Programme (Vision Impaired) was introduced in the school's system in 1986, allowing visually-impaired students (or resource students) to study in the least restrictive environment possible. As such, resource rooms containing Braille typewriters and dedicated teaching materials are provided to these students. The programme is currently active in this school's system.
As of 2012, there were 127 teachers, 17 non-teaching staff and 1591 students taking part in the various academic and co-curricular activities under the school's banner. By percentage, 54.81% of the students were Chinese, 43.68% were Bumiputera, 1.01% were Indian and the remaining 0.50% were of other races.
List of Principals
- 1977-1978 : Mr. Martin Chai
- 1978-1981 : Mr. Wong Sze Yong
- 1981-1984 : Mr. Paul Teo
- 1984-1985 : Mr. Ahmad Sabu
- 1985-1986 : Mr. Ahmad Hamdan
- 1987-1989 : Tuan Haji Mohd Zain Bin. Abang Ismail
- 1990-1992 : Tuan Haji Morshidi Ali
- 1992-1993 : Mr. Awang Bohli Awang Mohd Zain
- 1994-1997 (June) : Mr. Wang Chang Chung
- 1997 (June)-2003 : Tuan Haji Mohd Zain Bin. Abang Ismail
- 2004-2006 : Ms. Jaidah Bte. Haji Alek
- 2006-2007 (June) : Mrs. Faridah Abdullah
- 2007-2008 (March): Mrs. Fiziah Abdullah (Acting Principal)
- 2008-2012 : Tuan Haji Mohammad Syariff Affendy Bin. Matjeraie
- 2012-2016 : Puan Hajah Saftuyah binti Haji Adenan
- 2016 (December) : Puan Png Hellon (Acting Principal)
- 2017(January–February) : Puan Png Hellon (Acting Principal)
- 2017(March)-Current: Mr. Bahtiar Bin Afandi
School Magazine: Seri Lintang
Batu Lintang National Secondary School releases an annual school magazine titled Seri Lintang. The title is a mixture of two terms: Seri means 'beautiful' in Bahasa Melayu, whereas Lintang is derived from the second word of the school's name. Regular contents include the school's performance in PMR, SPM & STPM public examinations, school activities, teacher and staff photos, as well as student essay entries in multiple languages.
- Faye Jong Sow Fei won the first prize in Environmental Management Category during 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for her project entitled ‘Bio-Waste Materials as Eco-Friendly Mordant in Fabric Dye Process’. In 2015, Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) decided to name one of the main belt asteroids "1999 CV19" as "31460 Jongsowfei".
- "SMK Batu Lintang explained". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- Ling, Sharon (21 May 2014). "SMK Batu Lintang girl Faye shines at international science fair in LA". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- Fadzell, Aiezat (12 July 2015). "Asteroid named after Malaysian teen". The Sun Daily. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- "JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 31460 Jongsowfei (1999 CV19)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 July 2015.