SMK Subang Utama
|SMK Subang Utama|
Jalan SS 18/1A
|Type||National Secondary School|
|Motto||Motto : Berjaya dan Bersepadu |
"Success and Integrity"
|School district||Petaling Perdana|
|Grades||Form 1 - Form 5|
|Website||SMK Subang Utama official website (inactive and outdated)|
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.
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, new construction of a brand new three-story 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.
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
The school anthem was written by Madam Hajah Kamsiah binti Saabin and arranged by Mr. Mohd. Azzan bin Mohd. Fadzil.
|Malay lyrics||English translation|
|Sekolahku Subang Utama||My school is 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 society|
|Berjaya dan bersepadu||Success and integrity|
|Cogan kata sekolahku||My school motto|
|Menuntut ilmu, berdisiplin diri||Attaining knowledge, self discipline|
|Melahirkan insan yang berbudi||Producing noble characters|
|Miliki guru berdedikasi||Endowed with dedicated teachers|
|Pada guru kami berjanji||To our teachers we promise|
|Melangkah dan berjuang bersama||To stride forward and strive together|
|Mengharumkan Subang Utama||In honour of Subang Utama|
|#||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|
|08||Madam Rahanim binti Abdul Rahim||11 May 2011||15 November 2013|
|09||Madam Zanariah binti Abu Bakar||2 January 2014||25 August 2017|
|10||Madam Yasmin binti Kamarudin||25 September 2017||Present|
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
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
|#||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||2012|
|08||Mr. Hamdan bin Mohd. Nor||2013||2013|
|09||Mr. Mohd. Fadzli bin Yusof||2014||2014|
|10||Mr. Mohd. Solihan bin Badri||2015||2016|
|11||Mr. Tan Ban Chin||2017||2017|
|12||Mr. Patrick Lai Khin Yoon||2018||2018|
|13||Mr. Erwan Os'hara bin Omar||2019||Present|
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 colour orange has since been retired. This downsize was made to reflect the school's smaller student population.
|House colour||1990 - 2012||2013–present|
The Board of Prefects
Prefectship is the highest position of trust granted upon a student by the school. 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 Spchool Administration under the leadership of the Head Prefect. Among the duties entrusted on a prefect are overseeing the smooth running of the weekly 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
|#||Name of Head Prefect||Year|
|02||Wong Kok Loon||1993/1994|
|03||Su-Anne Toh Ee Shiow||1994/1995|
|05||Lau Nam Kee||1996/1997|
|06||Toh Mei Vern||1997/1998|
|07||Ignatius Edmond Anthony||1998/1999|
|09||Goh Chee Seng||2000/2001|
|11||Karanbir Singh Hundal||2002/2003|
|12||Ooi Yinn Cher||2003/2004|
|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|
|21||Nicole Choong Yie Hern||2011/2012|
|22||Nur Izzat Aiman||2012/2013|
|23||Ruben Alvin Joseph||2013/2014|
|25||Tricia Lai Xiao Lian||2015/2016|
|27||Amelia Lai May Ern||2017/2018|
|28||Lau Yuen Shuen||2018/2019|
|30||Wong Sue Lin||2020/2021|
|32||Shreiyaa Anieksha Praksah||2022/2021|
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.
In August of 2019, SMK Subang Utama was the winner of the Choral Speaking competition hosted by Bank Rakyat. The team brought home a grand prize in the form of a round-robin trophy and an i-Bank Rakyat savings account voucher worth RM4,000. The team also won the Best Script category award.
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.
- Hazique, Syed (3 August 2019). "Selangor muncul juara Choral Speaking 2019". Kosmo Online. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
- "Bank Rakyat Choral Speaking 2019 Champions". Facebook. Bank Rakyat. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
- Chew, Sarah (26 June 2008). "Subang Jaya rep 'banned' from function at old school". The Star. Star Publications (M) Bhd. Retrieved 27 June 2008.