The Principal of SMJK Heng Ee, Mr. Goh Boon Poh had retired on this sunday. The staff, teachers and students of SMJK Heng Ee are proud of him as the principal of the school. Mr. Goh Boon Poh had make the difference in SMJK Heng Ee with his own vision ”Local Roots, Global Outlook”.
He said ”Success is not only his work but the work together with staff, teachers and student which lead by him to the success”. Many of their students are upset with his retirement of his serving as Principal in SMJK Heng Ee for ten years since 2004 until today.
There is a performance by chinese orchestra and band. There was a short clip played during the event about his story and memories during his younger age until today. In 2005 The school received the Most Distinguished School Award in Cultural Stage Performance on the 18th of December 2005 during the 5th Malaysian Xin-Chuan Cultural Stage Performance Award held in Kuala Lumpur.
In the year of 2007 The school rose above the challenge when it won the Sunlight Prize and the Best Conductor Prize in the 4th Beijing International Competition of Youth Chinese Orchestra held on the 11th of August 2007. Heng Ee High School celebrated its Golden Jubilee on the 9th of September with much pomp and ceremony.
A grand dinner was held in the school field to celebrate this special occasion. In the year of 2008 The Penang Municipal Council finally approved the sale of the two plots of land worth RM819,200 to Heng Ee High School to enable it to carry out its expansion project.
Heng Ee High School was awarded the School Excellence Award for the Co-Curricular Category by the Ministry of Education on the 4th of November 2008. 2009 Penang Municipal Council gave its seal of approval to the architect’s plan of Bangunan Wawasan (Block F) on 2 July 2009.
Construction works commenced on the 21st of November. The new school canteen began operations on 28 September 2009. For the first time in the history of Heng Ee, student enrollment hit a record high of 3000. 2010 Heng Ee High School hit a record enrollment of 3200 students, the highest in the school history.
It has also put Heng Ee High School as the school with the second highest student enrollment in the state of Penang. The construction of Bangunan Wawasan (Block F) was completed at the end of the year 2010. A milestone was set when three Form 4 students bagged three Gold Awards with their invention of FloodWarn, a flood-warning detector.
Another milestone was set in the month of July 2010 when Heng Ee High School’s performing arts bodies brought glory to the school. The School Choir bagged a Gold Award and an International Friendship Award in the 10th China International Choir competition.
The Chinese Cultural Dance Troupe bagged two Gold Awards in the 2010 China-Asean Youth Dance Interaction and Competition and the Harmonica Band won three Gold Medals and four Silver Medals in the Asia Pacific Harmonica Competition. Heng Ee High School was presented the Champion Award for the Co-curricular Category (Clubs and Societies) by the MOE on the 11th of November 2010.
2011 Heng Ee High School hit a record-breaking enrolment of 3271 students. it is now the school with the highest student enrolment in Penang. On the 9th of June 2011, the Chinese Orchestra was invited to a Cultural and Musical Exchange Programme at the Experimental School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
While our Chinese Orchestra was in Shanghai, they also had a musical exchange session with the Nanjing Arts Institute. On the 13th of June, the problem of floating classes for both Lower and Upper Six students was finally solved when the classes were finally moved to the newly built classrooms housed in Bangunan Wawasan.
On the 14th of July 2011, the School Choir ventured to Taiwan and took part in the Orientale Concentus 1V International Choral Festival which was organised by the Singapore Federation for Choral Music. Our School Choir bagged two awards; a Gold Award in the Mixed choir for the Youth Category and the Most Promising Choir Award.
On the 9th of September 2011, the newly built extension building was launched. Present to officiate the building were the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, the school’s board of director Dato’ Loh Geok Beng and chamber president Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping.