Mr. Ong then called the two and another student to meet him. Thomas Ting, a fourth former, was more experienced than Lam and Alex at building a page on the website. Mr. Ong formed a team and so with these three students they started off to make improvements to the original site. The team collected information, photographs and data about the school to furnish the site with not the most up-to-date tools but using simple Java scripts running on the MIDI player. They would upgrade the site regularly with the latest information about the school.
When the website was quite completed, Mr Ong proposed to the principal, Mr Peter Wong, to officially launch the SHS Website as part of the Teachers’ Day celebration of the school. So on 5th June 1998,the webteam led by Mr Ong Chin Kim, accompanied by the principal, were at the launching ceremony officiated by the late YB Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew. Other VIPs present were Datuk Teng Chin Hua and members of the School Board.
Sacred Heart School Webteam continued to work at improving the site. With the help of a new program that they accidentally come across, Front Page 98 assisted their editing and updating greatly. They replaced HTML with ActiveX. To accommodate the expanding website, a second version of SHS website was created to contain more information which included the latest news of the school, exams results, clubs and societies in the school.( But the server of the second version based on 2020Net was soon shut down.) The team was happy with the layout and graphic design but to them at that time , it was not good enough to come top in the state competition. (More of this later) Nevertheless, it was a class of its own. This was the website that won the Sarawak Secondary School’s Web Design Competition organized by SAINS. The team is proud to present it to you at http://schools.sains.com.my/smbsh/
When the late Mr Lau Kui Poh took over as the teacher in charge in 2006, the school website was going strong, loaded with up-to-date information of the progress of the school. Under the new principal, Mr Vincent Liong Shou Chuan and the help of Mr Ngu Mee Ung, who was Head of ICT Resource Centre of the school, a new base in geocities was set up to link the various clubs and societies of the school. Somehow this resulted in a misuse of GEOCITIES and to solve the problem the school decided to come up with its own domain name – http://www.shssibu.edu.my. SMS Parradot Company was contacted and a new base with the new domain name was established at a cost of RM100 with a web space increased to 2GB costing RM400.