SMK Damansara Jaya

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damansara Jaya (SMKDJ), also known as Damansara Jaya Secondary School, is a secondary school situated in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It was awarded the Cluster School of Excellence status in 2014 by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

SMK Damansara Jaya
Damansara Jaya Secondary School
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TypeGovernment Co-Ed Secondary School
MottoBerilmu Untuk Berjasa
Established1983
School districtPetaling
SessionMorning
PrincipalTeo Boon Hwa
GradesForm 1 – Form 5
Medium of languageMalay language
AreaDamansara Jaya
Websitewww.smkdj.my

History

The school received its first intake of Form 1 students in 1983. The pioneer batch of students came mainly from SRK Damansara Utama and SRK Sultan Alam Shah 1 & 2, and there were also students from Sri Petaling and Kg Tengku primaries. The first headmaster of the school was Hj Abu Sujak, but the most memorable was Kevin De Souza (deceased). Pn Hjh. Naimah (deceased), who was assistant head during the school's early days, went on to become headmistress of the nearby SK Damansara Jaya many years later. The pioneer batch of teachers included Hjh Zuraidah, B.H. Lim, Raoul Huet, Imam Musaniff, Pn. Salina, Cikgu Rosli, Cikgu Syahrim, Pn. Loke, Pn. Leela and Pn Ooi.

The first student to be appointed head prefect was Syed Nasurudin Syed Abu Bakar, followed by Megat Fairuz Khairudin. The straight A students among the pioneers were consistently Chuah Beng Sim and Irene Siow Ai Ling. The celebrities who attended the school in the 1980s included Hasnol Hassan Ariff, Sofia Jane Hisham, Melissa Saila, Shahrizan and Shanie. The notable sports personalities include saloon car driver Eric Yeo and motorcycle rider Chow Yan Kit (deceased). A few years following the pioneers' graduation in 1987, the school celebrated the victory of one of its students in a yachting competition at the Olympics.

The school is rated as one of the best in Malaysia based on public examination results.

Early school students designed the school badge and composed the school song and lyrics. K. Thanalechumy won an art competition to design the school badge while Nicholas Ong composed the school anthem Berilmu Untuk Berjasa.

Demographics

The school's population is 46% Chinese, 40% Malays, 14% Indians and numerous other races.

See also

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