Alam Shah Science Secondary School
Alam Shah Science School (abbreviated as ASiS; Malay: Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah) is a boarding science secondary school located in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The school was established on 16 June 2003 on the grounds which was formerly Sultan Alam Shah School in which the latter was relocated to Putrajaya.
|Sains Alam Shah|
SM Sains Alam Shah
Jalan Yaacob Latif
|School type||Fully Residential School|
High Performance School
|Motto||Malay: Kreatif, Inovatif, Produktif|
(Creative, Innovative, Productive)
|Established||16 June 2003|
|SBP Rank||4 \ 69 (as in SPM 2018)|
|School code||WEA 0247|
|Principal||Norazhar Mohd. Shah|
|H. Student||Saufihakim Fadzil Anuar|
|Grades||Form 1-Form 5|
|Age range||13~ 17|
|Slogan||Moulding World Class Leaders|
|Song||Malay: Menuju Cita|
|Nickname||ASiS / SMSAS|
As an outcome of Razak Report, Sekolah Alam Shah (SAS) was formed on 7 February 1963 at Kampung Congo (now Bandar Tun Razak), Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. However, just several months after its 40th anniversary celebration, SAS was relocated to a new modern school complex in Putrajaya. The Education Ministry then did not take long to make use of the still largely operational old premises. On 16 June 2003 a new school came into being on the site whilst still carrying the name of the fifth Selangor Ruler, the Alam Shah Science School.
ASiS campus is located in the outskirts of metropolitan Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The atmosphere is natural with old trees left untouched, including fruit trees like rambutans and durians. This contributes to the leafy areas around the school, besides giving students the chance to handpick fresh fruits during the seasons. The school site covers 34 acres, comprising three administration and classroom buildings, four hostel blocks, one dining hall, one teachers' apartment, one staff apartment, six teachers' quarters and a principal's bungalow.
Facilities include tennis, futsal and basketball courts, and a football/rugby field shared with Institut Perguruan Ilmu Khas. ASiS is surrounded by education institutions, which are the Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cheras, Institut Perguruan Ilmu Khas, Institut Perguruan Teknik and is near to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM). Also in the vicinity of the school is the KL Football Stadium that is the venue of ASiS' Annual Athletics Day.
Student selection is based on the achievement in the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) nationwide, with co-curricular factors also put into consideration. The selection process is made by the Ministry of Education, as per all Malaysian public boarding schools (SBP). The first batch of students, calling themselves PIONEERs by that virtue, sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia SPM in 2004 with the number of candidates 84.
Each enrolment may cater for over 200 boys and is divided into three intakes.
The first principal was Tn. Hj. Mohd Idrus bin Abdul Hamid, who officially took up the position on the same day ASiS was inaugurated. He was assisted by the Vice Principals; Razmi Abdul Razak (Academics), Ahmad Shafrin Abdul Aziz (Student Affairs), and Rijaluddin Che Mat (Co-curriculum). The administration board remained unchanged until 2011, when Principal Mohd Idrus finally retired after eight years galvanising the school.
Thirteen teachers entered ASiS on the first day. Some of them, including then Principal Mohd Idrus, had been on the grounds long before the existence of ASiS as the workforce of Sekolah Alam Shah. On 12 September 2003 12 more teachers entered ASiS.
The school has expanded much since its inception. In 2009, the total number of ASiS teachers was 51, with 22 staff. The number of students reached around 500 per school year.
List of School Principals
1. 2003 - 2011 : Idrus Abdul Hamid
2. 2011 - 2015 : Baharudin Burhan
3. 2015 - 2017 : Roslie Ahmad
4. 2017 - Current : Norazhar Mohd Shah
School Housing System
ASiS students are divided into four houses. Their placement in the hostel is made according to their respective houses. The houses compete for House of the Year award during the annual Nostalgia Abadi Dinner (the equivalent of the graduation day/dinner to most schools).
Batch and Academic Performance
|Batch||Years Active||SPM Ranking||Batch Name||Pronunciation||Head Student||Valedictorian|
High Performance School
On 17 February 2011, in an announcement made by Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, ASiS was conferred the status High Performance School, or Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi (SBT) together with another 22 excellent schools. This batch of SBTs is an addition to the 20 schools elevated to such title earlier in 2010.
The highest ranking debating competition between the student of Fully Residential School is The Prime Minister's Cup (PPM). Below is the achievement of ASiS in PPM.
|Alam Shah Science School||Royal Military College|
|Alam Shah Science School||Sekolah Seri Puteri|
|Malay College Kuala Kangsar||Alam Shah Science School|
The Internationalisation Program the school's main annual agenda, aimed to expose the students to the world, especially in academics. Lists of places to which ASiS students had been due to the programme are Jogjakarta/Lombok/Bandung/Sumbawa/Jakarta, Indonesia; Satun/Bangkok/Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand; Perth, Australia; London, England; Kyoto, Japan; Beijing, China; Busan, South Korea; Nijmigen, Netherlands; Vietnam; Cambodia; Singapore; Brunei; etc.
Old Boys of Alam Shah Science Schools (OASiS) is an alumni association established on January 7, 2012 by the school's ex-students to unite all students either from the First Batch (PIONEER) or the Future Batches (UNKNOWN).
List of OASiS Presidents
|Nik Irfan Nik Adnan [PIONEER]|
|Syazwan Zainal Abidin [ASSASSIIINS]|
1. Dr. Irshad Noor Abadi Khairil Anuar, PhD (Oxon) - Oxford Graduate
2. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Asraf, MBBChBAO (RCSI) - Recipient of RCS Ireland International Citizenship Award
3. Mohd. Noor Mustasyar Mohd. Hasbullah, MEng (Starsbourg) - Recipient of KBR France High Achiever Award
4. Mohd. Yazrie Mohd Shukri, BSc (UiTM) - Forbes Asia 30 Under 30
5. Danial Imran Azmi - Cambridge Undergraduate
6. Dr. Mohd. Hafiz Zainal, BDS (UKM) - Media Personality
- Kecemerlangan sekolah satu gender, Utusan Online
- "School's Info".
- Razak's Report
- Seri Puteri, Alam Shah - Now a Science School, Utusan Malaysia
- "School's history". Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- ASiS Best in KL 2015, The Sun Daily
- ASiS Best in KL 2014, Berita Harian
- ASiS Best in KL 2010, YouTube
- List of SBTs
- Science Challenge, The Star
- Pseudo Alcohol, Vulcan Post
- Microsoft's Statements, The Malay Mail
- 2016 Prime Minister's Cup Debate, Harian Metro
- 2013 Prime Minister's Cup Debate, SBP Malaysia
- PPM Debate Winners 1974-2016
- "Irshad N.A Research Contributions".
- "Ahmad Zaki Research Contributions".
- "May KBR France High Achiever Award".
- "Forbes Asia - Yazrie's Profile".
- "Metro - Mahu Tonjol Bakat Sebenar".