OPA Annual Reunion Dinner
27 August 2016
Regent Hall Seremban
Old Paulians’ Association has had to make a very difficult decision
to break from tradition and move the 90th OPA Annual Reunion Dinner
to the 27th of August 2016. Traditionally held on the 1st Saturday
of September each year, the 2016 dinner date has to be moved to ensure
that OPA can continue to offer Paulians the best in both venue and
food provided by The Regent, Seremban. Unfortunately, The Regent Hall,
the grand venue for the 2015 dinner had been booked for 3rd September
2016 two years in advance as September is the auspicious wedding month
for the Chinese. Therefore, having offered Paulians a larger grand
venue in 2015 that brought together over 1700 Paulians and friends
in 2015, OPA felt that it would be a great shame to move to a smaller
or inferior venue just to keep to the traditional date.
OPA assures Paulians that the 2017 Reunion dinner will return to the
traditional 1st Saturday of September.
Venue: SMK St. Paul
Date: 6 August 2016 (Saturday)
Mr. Steven Chan Tel: 019-2175038
Mr.Lee Kok Keong Tel: 016-2857057
Anuual Dinner 2016
Venue: Regent Hall, Seremban
Date: 27 August 2016 (Saturday)
We will be celebrating the 25th and 50th year Groups
Class of 1966 (50th year)
Class of 1991 (25th year)
Tickets are sold at RM600 per table
Book your tables early to avoid disappointment!
OPA Golf Tournament 2016
Date: 27 August 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Seremban International Golf Club
Contact Mr. David Wee Tel: 012-6383945
Mr. Steven Chan Tel: 019-2175038
Download Golf Entry Form
and a very good morning to one and all. To all my Christian friends
and members a very happy Easter. I like to thank everyone who has
taken time off this Sunday morning to attend the 90th AGM of the OPA.
On behalf of OPA, I’d like to thank Mr. Santhanasamy Amaladas, the
Headmaster of SK. St.Paul, for allowing us to use the school’s meeting
room to hold our AGM. Mr. Santhansamy was only recently appointed
as headmaster of the St Paul’s Institution primary, taking over from
Mdm Wong Mei Peng. Mr. Santhana as he is fondly known, is no stranger
to us, being a former Paulian (Class of 1981) as well as a former
OPA committee member. We congratulate him on his appointment and wish
How time flies when you are engaged in meaningful activities. I still
remember way back in 2011 when I was first elected as President of
the OPA taking over the helm from Mr Hilary Sta Maria. Now, this is
already my 3rd term in office, and next year 2017 is an election year.
It is my hope and aspiration to see more new members stepping forward
to serve the Association. As I mentioned last year, this will be my
last term as I wish to see a new face as the President. We have many
capable members in the present committee and whoever sits there will
always get the full support of the entire management committee. We
are always a family, and every member is always a team player.
The various activities of the Association are highlighted in the Annual
report which has been sent to you earlier together with the notice
of the AGM. Rest assured, the Association will continue to serve its
members as well as provide support to both the schools either financially
or indirectly in terms of human resource and moral support. To date,
the OPA sports fund have contributed more than RM400,000 to both schools,
whilst the Bro Felix Donohue fund to help needy Form 6 students has
contributed about RM140,000. However, the BFD
fund has reached a critical level of depletion as we only have
about RM15,000 left to carry out our student support activities. We
need about RM30,000 a year to help needy Lower 6 and Upper 6 students.
Therefore on behalf of the OPA I would like to appeal to members to
contribute to top up this fund so that we can continue to support
needy Paulians in Form 6.
Meanwhile, the OPA has also extended the scholastic awards to member’s
children obtaining straight A’s in the UPSR examination as well. OPA
has also embarked on a book loan scheme to help needy students in
Form 6 as the cost of Form 6 books are expensive and the students
don’t enjoy the free book scheme as provided by the government to
As for the Annual statement of accounts, our financial position continues
to improve. Last year, we showed a surplus of RM38,575.00 as compared
to RM11,819.00 in 2014. This is mainly attributed to the annual dinner
which for the first time was held away from hotels at the Regent hall.
This greatly reduced our organizing cost.
This year, we shall continue to hold the dinner at Regent hall but
with a slight breakaway from tradition. The event will be held on
27th August 2016 rather than on the first Saturday of September.
This year we shall honour two year groups, namely the Class of 1991(25th
year) and the Class of 1966(50th year).
The annual games shall be held on the 6th of August, and to commemorate
our 90th year celebration, we would probably have it on a larger scale.
On behalf of OPA, I also wish to extend our deepest condolence to
Paulians and their families who have lost love ones.
At this juncture, on behalf of OPA, I would like to congratulate Ms
Jeyadhevi, former headmistress of St. Paul’s Institution primary on
the conferment of the award DBNS which carries the title Dato’ in
conjunction with HRH Yang di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku
Mukhriz ibni al Marhum Tuanku Munawir’s birthday celebration, recently.
On behalf of OPA, I would also like to thank the heads of both the
primary and secondary schools as well as the PTA and the Boards for
their continuous support and cooperation in helping OPA run its various
I also wish to thank the OPA Management committee and our Advisor,
Tan Sri Chan Choong Tak for their continuous support over this past
Wee Toh Kiong
Sembilan Overall Most Outstanding Student Award 2015
Sagaya Raymond was awarded the Overall Most Outstanding Student Award
(Modal Insan Terbilang Sekolah Menengah) in Negeri Sembilan for 2015.
It is a most prestigious award presented for overall excellence in
cocurriculum, sports, leadership and academics.
was also awarded the Most Outstanding Student (Male) for Co-curriculum.
Sagaya is a top-achiever in academics and head prefect of SPI Secondary.
He has won karate competitions, both at national and international
Foundation was incorporated on 30 October 2004 as a charitable
organisation with the objective of providing financial
assistance for educational purposes for the poor Malaysian,
irrespective of race, religion or creed. Its Founders
are Dato’ Seri Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Mr Lim
Kian Onn and Dato' David Chua Ming Huat who collectively
donated a total of RM63 million to the Foundation. Details
can be obtained from their website.
or children of Ex-Paulians are advised to extend a copy
of their application forms to the Old Paulians’ Association
or the Principal of SMK St. Paul Seremban.
James Macken Memorial
Another moment in Paulian History
The Bro. James Macken Memorial Event held
at St. Paul’s Institution primary on 21st April 2012 was
a unique event, probably one that has no parallel in the
history of SPI. Jointly organised by the Old Paulians’
Association and the Board of Governors of SPI primary
and secondary, the event was aimed at remembering Bro.
James Macken in SPI, a school to which he gave so much
of his life, energy and passion to.
Bro. James Macken FSC Eulogy
welcome the following new members:-
Hendry Ng Han Swee
Dr. Patrick Harry Gomez
S. Jeyadhevi (former headmistress of SPI Primary) for
being conferred Dato' Setia Bakti Negeri Sembilan (DBNS)
by DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Besar, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
on 14 January 2016.
year, Dato' S. Jeyadhevi was awarded “Tokoh Guru Negeri
Sembilan 2015”, the highest award accorded to an educator.
deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to:
Loo Seng Pong on the demise of his beloved mother