SMK Subang Utama

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SMK Subang Utama
Smksu logo3.jpg
Address
Jalan SS 18/1A
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Malaysia
Information
Type National Secondary School
Motto Motto : Berjaya dan Bersepadu
"Success and Integration"
Established 1989
School district Subang Jaya
Principal Pn Zanariah Abu Bakar
Grades Form 1 - Form 5
Enrollment 1400+
Head Prefect Farhan Danial (2016-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.

The school began classes in 4 December 1989. It is the second-oldest national secondary school in the district of Subang Jaya after SMK Subang Jaya.

History[edit]

The construction of the SMK Subang Utama commenced in 1987 and was completed in October 1989. One of the oldest institutions of secondary learning in Subang Jaya, SMK Subang Utama was built to accommodate the swelling population in the area. The school welcomed its first class of students on 4 December 1989. Nests along the main highway into metropolitan Subang Jaya, the school attracts many students residing within the area, especially from the precincts of SS18 and SS19. The campus spreads across an area of about 13 acres (0.053 km2). The school was then equipped with a cafeteria, an assembly area, a multi-purpose field, and four blocks of classrooms, namely Anggerik (A), Bakawali (B), Cempaka (C), and Dahlia (D). The founding class of SMK Subang Utama shared the newly-built campus with students of SRK SS19 (SS19 Primary School) as the latter waited for the construction of their school to be completed. The primary-school students temporarily occupied Block A and B, while the secondary students Block C and D.

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 student enrollment throughout the years, these science labs became temporary classrooms for Secondary Four students (Floating Classes). On 30 July 1994, the school was officiated by the then State Secretary of Selangor, Dato’ Haji Yaacob bin A. Hamid. 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. In 2000, a temporary single-story block was built to accommodate an even larger student population. This block, named Flora (F), houses four additional classrooms. In 2003, a two-story computer lab was built on what was formerly the site of a volleyball court between Block B and Block D. In the following year, a new volleyball court, along with a basketball court were built next to Block A.

In December 2004, the construction of a multi-purpose hall was started. For the next five years, the hall—named Dewan Sumbangsih—would be left incomplete, with only a rooftop and structural frames but no walls. Over the years students and alumni alike raised complaints that the hall was not functional during times of extreme weather. For example, students would get wet when it rained outside. The school administrators, with the help of the Parent-Teacher Association, actively fund-raised toward the completion of the hall. The hall was finally completed in 2009 and renamed Dewan Perdana PIBG in honor of the school's Parent-Teacher Association.

Further, in December 2008, the single-story Block D was demolished to make way for the construction of a brand new three-story block. This new block was completed in 2009 and named Exora (E). Block Exora opened its doors to students in the following academic year. This block houses new classrooms, a library, state-of-the-art science labs, and workshops. At about the same time, the surau was renovated and expanded to accommodate the increasing number of worshipers in the area.

School Vision[edit]

Insan Seimbang
Kita Cemerlang
SMKSU Gemilang

School Mission[edit]

Kecemerlangan pelajar dan kegemilangan SMKSU
dicapai dalam suasana kondusif
melalui pengajaran-pembelajaran yang berkesan
serta aktiviti-aktiviti kokurikulum
dan pembinaan insan yang terancang
berlandaskan Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan

School Anthem[edit]

The school anthem was written by Madamme Kamsiah Binti Saabin and arranged by Mr. Mohd. Azzan Bin Mohd. Fadzil.

Subang Utama

Malay lyrics English translation
Sekolahku Subang Utama My school Subang Utama
Mencari ilmu hingga berjaya Toward success we seek knowledge
Demi masa depan yang tercinta For our cherished future
Untuk nusa dan bangsa For mankind and for society
Berjaya dan bersepadu Success and integration
Cogan kata sekolahku The motto of my school
Menuntut ilmu, berdisiplin diri Attaining knowledge, disciplining self
Melahirkan insan yang berbudi Shall produce noble character
Miliki guru berdedikasi Endowed with dedicated teachers
Pada guru kami berjanji To our teachers we promise
Melangkah dan berjuang bersama To stride forward and fight together
Mengharumkan nama Subang Utamaku In honor of her name, Subang Utama

Principals[edit]

# Name of Principal Took office Left office
01 Mr. Chee Hock Choong 1 November 1989 23 June 1991
02 Madam Kamsiah Saabin 24 June 1991 15 October 1992
03 Madam Kapsah Jaafar 16 October 1992 3 December 1999
04 Miss Kamariah Sidek 16 December 1999 31 December 2002
05 Madam Nor Hayati 1 January 2002 31 July 2002
06 Madam Fatimah Uni 1 August 2002 19 September 2006
07 Mr. Mothar bin Jaafar 1 March 2007 25 February 2011
07 Madam Rahanim Binti Abdul Rahim 11 May 2011 15 November 2013
09 Madam Zanariah Abu Bakar 2 January 2014 Present

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)[edit]

The Parent-Teacher Association of SMK Subang Utama has contributed vastly to the school, financially and in terms of support.

In 2009, the school hall which was once known as Dewan Sumbangsih has been renamed Dewan Perdana PIBG after the Parent-Teacher Association for their great efforts in upgrading the school facilities, particularly the school hall.

List of PTA Presidents[edit]

# Name of President Year service began Year service end
01 Mr. Wan Abdul Wahab bin Abdullah 1993 1993
02 Mr. Mohammad Said bin Harun 1994 1998
03 Mr. Haji Mohammad bin Afandi Ismail 1999 2000
04 Datuk Abdul Razak bin Dawood Sultan 2001 2004
05 Tn. Ir. Haji Yusof bin Mohd. Sani 2005 2007
06 Mr. Rudy Yong Yeak Yau 2008 2010
07 Mr. Andy Oon Soo Peng 2011 2013
07 Mr. Hamdan Bin Mohd. Nor 2014 Present

Sport Houses[edit]

The student body is currently sorted into four sport houses. The sport houses are named after American space shuttle missions: Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, and Discovery. Students represent their sport houses in the school's annual Sports Day competitions. Prior to the 2013 academic year, there were five sport houses in place of the present four. Named after the legendary Malacca warriors, the five houses were formerly known as Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir, Hang Jebat, and Hang Lekiu. The team color orange has since been retired. This downsize was made to reflect the school's smaller student population.

House color 1990 - 2012 2013–present
Hang Tuah Columbia
Hang Lekiu Challenger
Hang Kasturi Discovery
Hang Jebat Atlantis
Hang Lekir

The Board of Prefects[edit]

Prefectship is the highest position of trust the school granted upon a student. Students who intend to run for the prefectship are required to undertake a mandatory four month probationary period during which their personality, character and leadership qualities are appraised. This board supplements the tasks of the School Administration under the leadership of the Head Prefect. Among the duties entrusted on a prefect are overseeing the smooth running of the School Assembly, catching those who break the school rules, conducting spot-checks.

The Head Prefect is the highest position bestowed upon a student. His/her election usually goes through an official meeting between the Principal, the Prefect's teacher adviser, the outgoing Head Prefect and his executive committee. The newly elected Head Prefect generally assumes office in August.

List of Head Prefects[edit]

# Name of Head Prefect Year service began Year service ended
01 Lau Ken Wah 1992 1993
02 Wong Kok Loon 1993 1994
03 Su-Anne Toh Ee Shiow 1994 1995
04 Hannah Yeoh 1995 1996
05 Lau Nam Kee 1996 1997
06 Toh Mei Vern 1997 1998
07 Ignatius Edmond Anthony 1998 1999
08 Mohd Taufiq 1999 2000
09 Goh Chee Seng 2000 2001
10 Mohamad Hashim 2001 2002
11 Karanbir Singh Hundal 2002 2003
12 Ooi Yinn Cher 2003 2004
13 Adelle Pushparatnam 2004 2005
14 Lawrence Wong 2005 2006
15 Winter Tan Ian Lee 2006 2007
16 Kwok Si Onn 2007 2008
17 Joanna Foo Sze-Lin 2008 2009
18 Siew Tzer Wern 2009 2010
19 Amanda Yeo 2010 2011
21 Nicole Choong Yie Hern 2011 2012
22 Nur Izzat Aiman 2012 2013
23 Ruben Alvin Joseph 2013 2014
24 Shaheera Aleya 2014 2015
25 Tricia Lai 2015 2016
26 Farhan Danial 2016 Present

Awards[edit]

In 1997, SMK Subang Utama was awarded the title Sekolah Harapan Negara Peringkat Selangor.

In 1998, SMK Subang Utama won second runner up in the Sekolah Harapan Negara Peringkat Kebangsaan contest.

In 1998, SMK Subang Utama was placed third in the Sekolah Sejahtera competition. The school won a computer unit.

In 1999, SMK Subang Utama was the winner of the Program Bersepadu Sekolah Sihat competition.

On 24 November 2000, SMK Subang Utama was acknowledged as "Cemerlang Akademik Kategori Sekolah Menengah" by the Ministry of Education (Malaysia) for the school's strong academic record in the Penilaian Menengah Rendah and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.

In 2006, SMK Subang Utama was conferred the title Cemerlang (Translation: Excellent) by the Ministry of Education and was nominated as one of the cluster schools in Malaysia. Cluster schools are public schools that are given autonomy in administration and adequate funding from the government to excel in specialized fields (academic, sports and extra-curricular activities) of choice.

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 (26 June 2008). "Subang Jaya rep 'banned' from function at old school". The Star. Star Publications (M) Bhd. Retrieved 27 June 2008.