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Princess Ameerah joins JIS students on educational trip

HER Royal Highness Princess Anak Puteri Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah joined 29 other Jerudong International School (JIS) Year 5 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students on an educational visit yesterday to Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School to get an insight into Bahasa Melayu.

The trip was organised by Head of Asian Languages at the Jerudong International School Melhan Adam, who together with four other staff members from the Asian Languages faculty accompanied the students.

Melhan said, “We are very grateful to the headmistress, teachers and students of Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School for extending such a warm welcome to the Year 5 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students. Such an event provides a wonderful opportunity to our students to speak Malay and make new friends.”

The educational visit commenced with opening remarks by Headmistress of the school Hajah Noorliah binti Haji Aspar, followed by a briefing on the day’s activities.

She explained that the school has included the utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT) as one of the tools to achieve best practices in its teaching, learning and education.

She said the school is fully committed to achieve the mandate given by the Ministry of Education, which is to use ICT as an effective learning tool. The ICT vision of the school, ‘Enhancing 21st Century Skills Using ICT to Empower Learning’ has enabled the students to gain commendable improvement in Bahasa Melayu in Primary School Assessment from 73 per cent grade ‘A’ to ‘C’ in 2011 to 95.16 per cent in 2017.

She also expressed hope that the visit can be a platform to generate new ideas on how teaching, learning and education can be enhanced, especially in the utilisation of ICT as an effective tool for the benefit of the community of teachers and students of both schools. The visiting JIS Year 5 students then joined in a Bahasa Melayu lesson with students from Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School conducted by three Bahasa Melayu teachers – Hajah Rafeah binti Haji Salleh, Firdaus bin Haji Hamidon and Aryati binti Haji Ahmad.

In the Bahasa Melayu class, Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah participated in various activities with other students in learning about Peribahasa (proverbs) and Penjodoh Bilangan (classifiers).

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah joined 29 other Jerudong International School (JIS) Year 5 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students on an educational visit to Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School yesterday to get an insight into Bahasa Melayu

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah joined 29 other Jerudong International School (JIS) Year 5 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students on an educational visit to Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School yesterday to get an insight into Bahasa Melayu

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah along with her classmates and students from Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School during the Bahasa Melayu lesson

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah along with her classmates and students from Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School during the Bahasa Melayu lesson

Her Royal Highness Princess Anak Puteri Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah in a group photo with Headmistress of Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School Hajah Noorliah binti Haji Aspar, teachers and staff. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Her Royal Highness Princess Anak Puteri Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah in a group photo with Headmistress of Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School Hajah Noorliah binti Haji Aspar, teachers and staff. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Borneo Bulletin | Ishan Ibrahim | June 29, 2018




JIS students make study visit to RTB

FORTY Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students from the Jerudong International School (JIS) yesterday made a study visit to Radio Television Brunei (RTB), to get more insights into the world of electronic media in Brunei.

Joining the young delegation during the educational visit were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel, and Pengiran Muhammad Hasbul Qahhar bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Suhaimi, the grandson of Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.

The trip was organised by the Head of Asian Languages at JIS Melham Adam, with the support of four other faculty members.

“We hope that our students who are learning Bahasa Melayu – whether as a mother tongue language or as a foreigner – will enjoy this opportunity and listen in to the many excellent programmes available in Bahasa Melayu,” said Melham.

The arrival of the Year 6 students was welcomed by the Director of RTB Haji Muhammad Suffian bin Haji Bungsu, who delivered a short briefing on RTB’s role in broadcasting educational programmes, news and entertainment for local, regional and international audiences.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Pengiran Muhammad Hasbul Qahhar bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Suhaimi, grandson of Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, along with their classmates in a group photo. A total of 40 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students from the Jerudong International School (JIS) visited Radio Television Brunei (RTB) studios yesterday to get an insight into the world of electronic media in Brunei

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Pengiran Muhammad Hasbul Qahhar bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Suhaimi, grandson of Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, along with their classmates in a group photo. A total of 40 Bahasa Melayu and Foreign Language Malay students from the Jerudong International School (JIS) visited Radio Television Brunei (RTB) studios yesterday to get an insight into the world of electronic media in Brunei

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel in a group photo

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel in a group photo

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel tours one of the radio stations. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel tours one of the radio stations. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel signs a memorial book

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel signs a memorial book

The students were then taken on a tour of the radio stations for Harmoni FM, Pilihan FM, Pelangi FM, Nasional FM and Nur Islam, where His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and his classmates were entertained by a Mukun performance in one of the studios.

After the tour of the radio stations, they were taken to the set of Rampai Pagi, where they were invited to talk about school life at JIS.

After the live telecast, the students were given the opportunity to visit the news and editing suites to see how the news programmes are televised and learn about the behind-the-scenes process.

A Bahasa Melayu teacher at JIS Hajah Hasnah binti Haji Jumat said that the visit was aimed at exposing the students to the broadcasting process at RTB.

The visit ended with an RTB presentation for the Year 6 students, followed by a group photo session.

Borneo Bulletin | Syazwani Hj Rosli | June 27, 2018




Their Majesties grace JIS Year 6 graduation ceremony

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam brought cheers to Jerudong International School (JIS) yesterday as they graced His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel’s Year 6 graduation ceremony.

The event was organised by JIS Junior School at the JIS Arts Centre where Their Majesties were greeted on arrival by Minister of Finance II and Chairman of JIS Dato Seri Paduka Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah; JIS Board of Directors members – Deputy Minister of Education Datin Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad and Datin Paduka Magdalene Chong; JIS Principal Barnaby Sandow and senior members of the school.

Also present at the ceremony was Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah who is currently in Year 5 in the school.

The Year 6 graduation ceremony was led by the Year 6 graduating students who each spoke at some stage of the event with students sharing with the audience their favourite memories in Junior School.

The event was enlivened by poem recitations by Wa’iz, Iman, Sakhawi and Yi Hui, a memorable photo montage and music performances, namely Chanson Napoliante on the trumpet by Caitlyn, Prelude by Yi Hui and Jordan accompanied by the Foundation Strings and All is Calm by Melodee on the piano.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah at the Jerudong International School Year 6 graduation ceremony

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah at the Jerudong International School Year 6 graduation ceremony

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam interacts with students during the visit

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam interacts with students during the visit

His Majesty with Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam take a closer look at the creative artworks displayed by students. – PHOTOS: AZROL AZMI

His Majesty with Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam take a closer look at the creative artworks displayed by students. – PHOTOS: AZROL AZMI

His Majesty tours the classroom of Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah

His Majesty tours the classroom of Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel speaks during the ceremony

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel speaks during the ceremony

Head of Junior School Paul Bannister gave closing remarks, followed by the graduating students singing a rendition of the popular hit Hall of Fame.

Following the ceremony, Their Majesties took a closer look at the creative artworks displayed by JIS students at the foyer of the JIS Arts Centre. Their Majesties later went on separate tours of the Junior School campus.

His Majesty visited the classrooms of His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah, where the monarch met their classmates and teachers during a classroom session.

His Majesty, who takes a keen interest in the development of education in the country, was seen happily interacting with students who proudly explained and showed their work while in their learning sessions.

His Majesty also visited the classrooms His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah will study in for the new academic year which starts in August.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty enjoyed meeting early years students aged two-four years from the JIS Nursery and Kindergarten classes.

At the end of their visit, Their Majesties were greeted by students from the Junior School and class teachers.

With His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel graduating Junior School, His Royal Highness will be entering Year 7 of the JIS Middle Years, joining 132 other students in August.

On Their Majesties’ visit, JIS Principal Barnaby Sandow said, “Everyone at JIS is tremendously proud and honoured to have Their Majesties joining us today.”

JIS was established in 1997 and currently has around 1,650 international and Bruneian students aged two-19 years. Students study the British International Curriculum from age two. From 14-16 years, students study the I/GCSE programmes. Senior students may choose between the ‘A’ Level programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for their pre-university course.

Borneo Bulletin | Hakim Hayat and Izah Azahari | June 23, 2018




JIS presents donations to 90 orphans

JERUDONG International School (JIS) presented donations to 90 orphans at a ceremony at the Conference Room of the JIS Arts Centre.

The event was held in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.

The donations were handed over by Principal of JIS Barnaby Sandow and Principal of the JIS Religious School Hajah Noraidah binti Haji Tengah.

Also present were family members and guardians of the orphans and JIS staff.

Recipients during the donation handover ceremony at the JIS Arts Centre. – AK ZAKI KASHARAN

Recipients during the donation handover ceremony at the JIS Arts Centre. – AK ZAKI KASHARAN

The orphans were chosen by the Social Services Unit, Community Development Department (JAPEM), under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by a religious teacher from JIS Religious School Mohd Norisham bin Haji Kamis, followed by a Tausyeh performance by students of JIS Religious School and a welcoming speech by the Principal.

The event concluded with the recitation of Doa Selamat led by a religious teacher from JIS Religious School Norimy bin Haji Ahad.

Borneo Bulletin | Izah Azahari | June 9, 2018




Display of excellence by giving back to community

MEMBERS of the Junior School Council of Jerudong International School (JIS) donated a number of specialised equipment to nine special needs students from primary and secondary institutions at a student-led assembly yesterday to aid with their learning and mobility.

Acting Head of the Special Education Unit (SEU) at the Ministry of Education, Cikgu Haji Ali Yusri bin Haji Abdul Ghafor, was the guest of honour.

Also present were SEU officers and JIS Junior School students and staff.

JIS supports a number of local charities and in February this year, its Junior School raised BND8,000 at their annual Fundraising Week, with the funds for children with special needs in Brunei. The children are chosen in consultation with the SEU and this enables the Junior School of JIS to present children with equipment such as laptops, iPads and learning resources to help them with their learning needs.

The Fundraising Week provides an opportunity for JIS children to actively give something back to the wider Brunei community.

Paul Bannister, Head of the Junior School, said, “We talk a lot about achieving excellence in JIS. We expect our children to be not only academically excellent but display excellence in the way they live their lives and make a positive impact on others. By learning that they can contribute to the wider Brunei community, and help those who need it, we begin developing excellent citizens from a very early age. Seeing the difference that they can make to help other children overcome challenges in their education really helps them to understand the benefits of giving back to others.”

Acting Head of the Special Education Unit at the Ministry of Education, and guest of honour, Cikgu Haji Ali Yusri bin Haji Abdul Ghafor, in a group photo with Jerudong International School (JIS) Junior School Student Council members and recipients

Acting Head of the Special Education Unit at the Ministry of Education, and guest of honour, Cikgu Haji Ali Yusri bin Haji Abdul Ghafor, in a group photo with Jerudong International School (JIS) Junior School Student Council members and recipients

JIS Junior School Student Council members sell cakes to JIS students at a bake sale during the Fundraising Week in February this year. – PHOTOS: JIS

JIS Junior School Student Council members sell cakes to JIS students at a bake sale during the Fundraising Week in February this year. – PHOTOS: JIS

The Junior School students were enthusiastic in participating throughout the Fundraising Week’s activities such as ‘Dollar for a Job’, ‘Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar’, ‘Coin Drop’, ‘Bake Sale’, ‘Launch a Teddy’ and ‘Messy Day’, as it was one of the most anticipated events in their academic calendar.

One of the popular activities during the Fundraising Week is the annual ‘Coin Drop’ where students collect as many Brunei coins as they can and add their donation by rolling the coins down a designated pipe from the first floor of one of the Junior School buildings down to the ground level.

In ‘Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar’, students have three guesses for BND1 and the person with the closest guess will win the jar of sweets. The Year 6 students from the Junior School Council managed this year’s Bake Sale and sold a variety of baked goods to Junior School students during their morning break.

‘Launch a Teddy’ was a fun challenge where students participated in a creative challenge to design the best parachute to keep their teddy bear in the air for the longest time possible. For every teddy bear and student participating in Messy Day, BND2 was donated towards the fundraising.

Paul Bannister described the hard work and dedication shown by the students during the Fundraising Week as admirable and inspiring. “We are immensely proud of the Junior School children, parents and teachers for raising the money and we look forward to seeing how the learning resources we can now provide make a difference to those children who receive them.”

Borneo Bulletin | Khairil Hassan | May 17, 2018