Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rest In Peace Mr Edgar Maurice Augustin

A short description of Sekolah Sri Inai Penang

Our Sri Inai Penang Logo that we Inaians are proud of...





Sri Inai (Senior) Penang was established in 1981 which was started by the Augustin Family with only a handful of pioneer teachers and students. The Junior (Primary) School was established in 1985. It conducts classes from Year 1 to Year 6, while the Kindergarten / Tadika was added to the Junior School in 1987. It is opened to children aged 3+ years and above. Till this date, the student population Sri Inai stands at 301 students. Sri Inai had produced over 1000 graduates since 1981.

In 1988, The Senior School moved its classroom and facilities to a brand new campus developed along Kelawai Road. Featuring modern laboratories and bigger classroom, it allowed the school to provide a wider range of facilities and a cutting-edge learning environment for its students.

Year 2003 marked 22 years since its inception of the school, the oldest private school in Penang for local students in the 22 years since its establishment. Sri Inai has gone through many phases of change to achieve the successful status of what it has proven today, as a leading private educational institution.. But unfortunately now the Sri Inai Penang does not exist anymore.. Now the name changed to Sri Pinang.. It was a sad news to know when the name was changed in 2005.


The motto of the Sri Inai School is "Bukit Sama Didaki" which is part of a Malay proverb "Bukit Sama Didaki, Lurah Sama Dituruni". It means that Inaians face all obstacles together until success, both covering a whole spectrum of academic and co-curricular aspects, is achieved.

Sri Inai maju dan jaya
Membentuk kita semua
Melahirkan putera puteri Malaysia
Berjiwa Berbakti Senantiasa

Bukit sama kita mendaki
Lurah sama kita turuni
Selagi Gunung Tahan berdiri
Sri Inai terus membimbing kami

Inaians are true and loyal Malaysians
Forever and ever we will be
Ever'd ever be our destiny
For Inaians at heart we'll always be

Sri Inai maju dan jaya
Membentuk kita semua
Melahirkan putera puteri Malaysia
Berjiwa Berbakti Senantiasa



The Proud Mr. Augustin of Sekolah Sri Inai Penang. Photo taken from Facebook Group of Sri Inai Penang.

This post is dedicated to Mr. Edgar Maurice Augustin who had passed away on Tuesday 16/6/2009.

As Inaians throughout most of my schooling life from primary and secondary school, It is with the deepest of sorrow that I face the fact that Mr Edgar Maurice Augustin, our teacher, headmaster has now left us, Inaians on the 16/6/2009. My sincere condolences to Mrs Augustin, Michelle.May you all stay strong in the time of grief. Today I was able to attend his funeral and pay my last respect to him for patiently guiding and educating us to be a better person.. We will always remembered and cherished the memories we have with Mr.Augustin and Sri Inai which is our beloved school. Luckily I made a right decision to come back to Penang and also thanked my colleagues for allowing me to take leave to come back to pay my last respect to him.. Besides, I was also lucky that I decided to come back to visit him when he was very sick before the school holiday started.. I was thinking after the school holidays which is the busy period for us, i would come back to see him. Thank god i didn't coz it will be too late.. So am really glad that I was lucky to see him and talk to him before he passed away and also able to attend his funeral.. Was also glad to meet all my dedicated teachers especially all those from the primary school.. Is really nice to see them again after soooo many years..

In School, Mr Augustin is famously known as Auggie with his famous Volvo no.plate PBB 3363 (which is his beloved car) God knows how long he have that car de.. He was driving that car since I was in Form 1 until now, before he was very sick. Even though in school we will fear him especially when we hear the car coming back to the school, we will scream ' Auggie's back... Runn!!! haha.. is so funny everytime we see his car... lol.. when he makes his surprise classroom rounds, his voice when he comes into the class and also when he always ask questions and he will always make sure that we students will never answer 'I don't know' to him.. I remembered he dislike that phase and he will always tell us that instead of ' I Don't Know' we should say 'I'll find out the answer.'. That phase was drilled into us since Form 1.. Can u imagined 4 years of listening to that phase.. Haha.. But then ended up, every time he asked us questions, we will still answer him ' I don't know'.. Hahaha..When I came back in Form 4 after one year in a school I regretted, he still willingly accepted us back to the school and continue to patiently guide me...I remembered when i was in form 4 and form 5, i was very closed to Shari-Ann and he went he passed us, he would say that 'you both always stick to each other during breaks' LOL.. He was still going strong at 80 years old when I finished my form 5 in the year 2003. Although we fear him, but we also admired him for his passion and sincerely taking all his time and effort to teach and mold so many students since 1981.. I will also mostly see him around Pulau Tikus area walking.. Besides that, every year, me and Wye Ling will always visit him and Mrs. Augustin. Since he lost the school in the year 2006, he was feeling guilty and blamed himself, but no matter what, with or without Sri Inai Penang, we (the Inaians) will always appreciate him and the motto of Sri Inai will always be remembered by all Inaians.. Thank You, Mr. Augustin!!!


Rest In Peace Mr. Augustin... We will always remembered you for what you have done for all Inadians since 1981 till 2005.. Thank you once again...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

indians? or inaians?

Christine said...

haha.... sorry.. typo error.. already change it.. is Inaians.. =) thanks for letting me know..

Anonymous said...

http://bubbliems.blogspot.com/2009/06/rest-in-peace-mr-edgar-maurice-augustin.html

read this. both of ur posts are similar. dont know who copied who. but words are so similar..

blubbieMs said...

No Chrisine. Anonymouse ain't me. Anonymous is someone else that reads your blog too perhaps but he/she has found some similarity in our post which both of us knows why. =) But well, I want to say a job well done better than me as a student of SSI that went and pay your last respect to our dear departed headmaster. All I could do is to send our condolences and fruits and money together with Gwen and Siew Chee.

Christine said...

oh.. u wrote abt it too? which year were u from? Just read your blog.. I decided to change some and the format a bit just in case you think i copied urs.. but i guess every Inaians who have been there will have the same memories like us... coz that is so famous with auggie... anyways, thanks for letting me know.. =)

Christine said...

Oppss.. Sorry blubbieMs.. I thought u were thinking i was copying urs.. LOL.. but i decided to change some so that ppl won't be mistaken lah i hope.. As Inaians, we all know that the memories we have with mr.augustin is almost the same with our the other Inaians.. the car, he classroom rounds and also the very famous volvo.. anyhow, am really glad that you also wrote a post dedicated to him...

thanks for the comment... You would if ur in M'sia i bet.. Take care...

Christine said...

anonymous- thank you for pointing it out.. and also showing me bubbliems blog.. I found one of the seniors now from Sri Inai Penang too..But am sure most Inaians will agree with us that practically wat both our memories with him is the same as other Inaians.. =) his famous car, the classroom rounds during class time and also the famous phase.. but i decided to change a bit and elaborate a bit more so that you and the others that are not from Sri Inai Penang would think I was copying her... Thanks anyways for your comment.. appreciate it..

blubbieMs said...

I am in Msia, Gwen is not tho.. but I have a kid to take care of and a sick mother at home and I can't leave him with anybody else so it is rather inconvenient to travel all the way back to Penang for the funeral. We are planning to go visit Auggieboh tho when we are back in Penang. I am in the 1999 batch.

Christine said...

BlubbieMs- Oh.. I see I see.. Congrats for being a mother... What's ur name btw?? Haha.. Don't worry about attending the funeral, as long as we remembered and cherish him.. =) Mrs. Augustin will understand.. =)... all the best to you ya.. Take care always

★ whoaamello ★ said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Christine said...

Whoaamello- Thanks whoaammello.

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Sze Min Lee said...

I think one of the lines of the school song should be "And whatever be our destiny,".

kuan zin ven said...

im from sri pinang and currently in tenby ( national )... i heard lots of history of sri inai while at sri pinang ... and still from today i hear lots of sri inai history ..

Jane Doe said...

I miss SSI Junior and SSI Senior. Scouts, activities, study and friends.
Can someone enlighten me what happen to the old teachers?