SIBU: SMK Sacred Heart recorded its best results in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a school average grade of 2.65 (GPS) for 2018.
In 2017, the school obtained an average of 2.98 and 3.25 in 2016 for SPM.
At the official announcement of SPM 2018 results in Mill Hill De La Salle Centenary Hall here yesterday, Senior Assistant I Ling Ngie Ming said 12 students scored 11As, 13 (10As), seven (9As), 10 (8As), 11 (7As), nine (6As) and 13 (5As) out of 161 candidates who took the examination last year.
The top students with 11As are Benedict Goh, Yap Liang Hong, Hercules Chien, Lau Xu Siong, Chiong Sie Seng, Ricky Pau, Ryan Lin, Daniel Wong Ngu Chii Ong, Jonas Ting, Dennis Wong and Simon Yii.
The pass rate for Bahasa Melayu and History (qualified for certificate) was 98.773 per cent.
Dennis Wong with 9A+ and 2A and Jose Emiliano Uzaraga (9A+ and 1A) were the best students.
“Our school scored a GPS of 2.65, putting us among the top three schools in Sarawak. This is a historic feat for the school,” said principal David Teo who was in Kuching yesterday to receive the SPM excellence award.
Meanwhile, in his remarks, Sacred Heart Old Students Association (Shosa) president Yong King Sung shared how he disliked exams during his school days.
“After leaving school, I realised that exams are part of life. Even in adulthood, we have exams too. In life, they are called challenges,” said Yong, who is the school’s board of management assistant secretary.