Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah (in
Malay), or 'SAS' (Sekolah
Alam Shah), is a boys-only fully residential school
located in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
was previously situated in Bandar Tun Razak, a suburb in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur for 41 years, before shifting to Putrajaya in 2003.
SAS was established as a result of the National Education Policy
under the Razak Report of 1958. The Malay vernacular
secondary school system began in 1958; however SAS was the first
Malay school to offer Form 6 (pre-university) classes. SAS takes
pride as being the first fully residential or Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
medium school in the country.
The start of construction of the school was planned together with
that of the Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas (MPIK)
Teachers' Training College), Jalan Cheras in 1958; however this was
delayed to 1961. The school was completed in 1962, at a cost of
RM3.0 million. On 7 February 1963, SAS enrolled its first students.
His Majesty the Second Yang
, Al-Marhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam
Shah Al-Haj ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah
consented the use of His Majesty's name (Alam Shah) on the school.
The first principal was Mr. Halimi bin Haji Sharbaini and his name
is now given to one of SAS' residences, Halimi.
On 7 March
1964, the school was officially opened by His Majesty the then
Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj ibni
Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, with the Selangor
Menteri Besar and the Minister of
The first intake consisted of students from Forms 4-6, including 8
female students in Form Lower 6. In 1974, enrolment of Form 1
students began and in 1972, the school halted the intake of female
students with the opening of a girls' residential school, Sekolah Seri Puteri
. Meanwhile, the
enrolment of National
University of Malaysia
(UKM) matriculation students began in
1975 and was ended in 1998.
April 2003, after some resistance from the alumni of Sekolah Sultan
Alam Shah (ASAS), students and teachers, the school shifted
premises to a new 142,000 m2 campus in Putrajaya.
The move into the Multimedia Super Corridor
(MSC)-designated city was in line with the school's status as a
smart school. The old premises in Bandar Tun Razak now house a new
school, Alam Shah Science School (ASiS).
Rally and blazonry
The School's anthem, Alam Shah Jaya
, which means Alam
was written and composed by an Indonesian
teacher, the late Oscar H. Batoebara.
(School anthem in Malay)Sekolah Alam ShahMegah BerjasaMembimbing
Cita Usaha JayaAmalan KitaJadi Cogan KataSetiap Masa
Pelajar Alam ShahTaat BerbaktiUntuk Nusa Dan BangsaIbu
Tuhan MerestukanCita-Cita MuliaBertekad Dan BerdoaAlam Shah
The school motto is Cita, Usaha, Jaya
Aspire, Strive and Succeed
. The armorial bearings are a
white tome, a torch, a banner bearing the school motto (with
'Chita' spelled out in old Malay language) and Jalur Gemilang
-derived crescent and star set
on red and yellow in the school blazonry.
The red and yellow colours signify dynamism and cautioun; 1963 is
the year SAS was founded; the torch signifies education; the
crescent and star symbolize the nation, Islam
; the colours blue and
white represent the values of serenity and purity; and the book
List of Principals
- En. Halimi Hj. Sharbaini
- En. Eric Yeow Teck Siang (temporary)
- En. Ahmad Salleh (temporary)
- En. Ariffin Suhaimi
- En. Hamid Ayob
- En. Mohd. Ghazali Hj. Hanafiah
- En. Mahpor Baba
- En. Ibrahim Yahaya
- En. Ghazali Oda Omar
- En. Hamzah Salas
- En. Baharom Othman
- En. Harun Hassan
- En. Mohamad Ahmad Sani
- En. Abd. Rahman Mohd. Yunus
- En. Mohd. Razali Hj. Mahmud
- Tuan Haji Abdul Raof B. Hussin (1990-1995)
- Tuan Haji Mohamed Zon B. Ramli (1995-1996)
- Tuan Haji Md. Yusoff B. Othman (1996-2003)
- Tuan Haji Shamsuddin B. Md Nor (2003-2005)
- Tuan Haji Khairil B. Awang (2005-2008)
- Tuan Haji Mohamad Kamaludin bin Taib (2008- present)
Government examinations are Penilaian Menengah Rendah
and Sijil Pelajaran
(SPM). To succeed in both exams, the school's
administration has prepared trimester exams and monthly tests.
Academic programmes at the school include Muridku Sayang (MKS),
tests, seminars, academic camps and Rakanku Sayang (RKS).
In PMR, every year SAS maintains a 100% pass record and a high
percentages of straight-As.
In SPM, SAS has produced 100% first grade students in 1998 and made
history when the school monopolised top results in nearly all main
subjects, and was ranked best government school in Malaysia.
Sekolah Alam Shah, Kuala Lumpur (1963-2003)
Sekolah Alam Shah, Kuala Lumpur
Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya (2003 - Present)
Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya
Student body houses:
- Dato' Onn (red)
- Halimi (blue)
- Tan Sri Jamil Rais (orange)
- Hishamuddin (yellow)
- Aminuddin Baki (green)
- Zaaba (purple)
Alam Shah won the inaugural Prime Minister Cup for boarding Schools
(PPM). Since then, Alam Shah had won the PPM trophy nearly 10
times. The team won the UIA Interschool Debate Championship for
both Malay and English category and became the first school to get
both titles. Other achievements by the debate team include MMU 2006
Champions (English) and SBP Central Zone Champions (English).
Nearly all representatives for the state of Putrajaya in MSSM come
from this school.
Alam Shah teams compete at national and international level. Alam
Shah U-15 chess team (2007) won one silver and one bronze in
"Masterskill 1st ASEAN Team Chess Championship".
Some school rugby players go on to play professionally in local
rugby teams, and also play for the Alumni SAS (ASAS) rugby
The Wind Orchestra has won SBP titles for many years.
The Alam Shah Robotic won the UNITEN sumo robotic tournament and a
bronze medal for the Lego League.