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Students learn about brain scanning

SIX Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students and two teachers from the Psychology Department at Jerudong International School (JIS) recently visited the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital for a tour of the brain scanning facilities at the hospital’s Radiology Department.

A press release by JIS said the trip began with an introduction to the brain scanning facilities before a tour of the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning rooms. A radiographer from the hospital explained the procedures as well as strengths and limitations of the machines to the students.

The students also viewed a mini exhibition by the Radiology Department on the range of scans available.

They also spoke with the staff to learn more about the department in general.

The press release said the visit would help the students learn more about brain scanning techniques as part of the IB Psychology syllabus, as well as enhance their understanding of the relationship between physiology (the brain) and cognitions known as mental processing (thinking, language, attention, perception and memory).

In IB Psychology, students learn about brain scanning in the biological and cognitive levels of analysis, as it is a way of collecting data on brain activity and connections between the brain and behaviour.

IB Coordinator at JIS Dr Colin Dickinson said, “JIS is very grateful to RIPAS Hospital for allowing our students to visit and learn from their staff. It was a great opportunity to see how the theory taught in school is actually used to treat patients.”

Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Psychology students from Jerudong International School during the introductory talk at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital

Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Psychology students from Jerudong International School during the introductory talk at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital

ABOVE AND BELOW: Students view the mini exhibition on Radiology at the RIPAS Hospital. – PHOTOS: JIS

ABOVE AND BELOW: Students view the mini exhibition on Radiology at the RIPAS Hospital. – PHOTOS: JIS

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Borneo Bulletin | Danial Norjidi | November 15, 2018




JIS donates aid to special needs students

THE Junior School at Jerudong International School (JIS) recently hosted a donation handover ceremony with support from the Special Needs Unit at Katok ‘A’ Primary Schools in line with their special fundraising week.

Acting Director of Education at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee was the guest of honour.

Also present were Acting Head of the Special Education Unit (SEU) Haji Ali Yusri bin Abdul Ghafor in his capacity as the Chairperson of IKHLAS, Head of JIS’ Junior School Paul Bannister, SEU officers and JIS staff.

Aimed to raise money for children with special needs in Brunei, the students participated in activities throughout that week, raising BND8,800.

A total of 17 selected students with special needs from different schools received special equipment and learning resources.

Haji Ali Yusri hoped that the special equipment and learning sources will further enhance the students’ participation in class and make their learning experience more meaningful.

He said, “The handover ceremony illustrates the continuous collaborative efforts between the SEU through the IKHLAS initiative and JIS in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.A. IKHLAS sets out to meet the needs of special needs students, help them overcome learning barriers, enhance their accessibility and independence in school and at home as well as to realise Vision 2035.”

Acting Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and guest of honour Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee presents a token of appreciation to Jerudong International School’s Head of Junior School Paul Bannister at the ceremony. – FIZAH HAB

Acting Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and guest of honour Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee presents a token of appreciation to Jerudong International School’s Head of Junior School Paul Bannister at the ceremony. – FIZAH HAB

Borneo Bulletin | Fizah HAB | November 8, 2018




Students learn about franchising during visit

SEVENTEEN Year 10 IGCSE students of Jerudong International School (JIS) Business Faculty recently conducted an educational trip to McDonald’s at Jerudong to learn about franchising.

The visit provided the students the opportunity to relate the theory from their textbooks to the wider, real life context, where they were able to evaluate and discuss setting up a business.

According to school’s teacher Scott Conway, the students gained an excellent understanding of business operations during the visit.

“The students look at five key areas – Business Activity and Influences on Business, People in Business, Finance, Marketing and Operations as part of their study,” said Conway.

Conway added that it’s always good to show them real world examples as McDonald’s is the world’s largest franchise network with an incredible USD89 billion in global sales, and despite increasing competition, it has held on to this spot every year since the rankings were first released in 2000.

During the trip the students were tasked with completing exam style questions on franchising.

Year 10 IGCSE Business students at McDonald’s Jerudong for a lesson in franchising. – JIS

Year 10 IGCSE Business students at McDonald’s Jerudong for a lesson in franchising. – JIS

Borneo Bulletin | Izah Azahari | November 3, 2018




JIS celebrates International Day

JERUDONG International School (JIS) celebrated its annual International Day yesterday, which saw the participation of His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.

The International Day celebration began with a parade by JIS Junior School students dressed in their national costumes followed by an assembly at the Arts Centre Foyer.

Participation in dressing up in their national costumes for International Day required students to donate a minimum of BND2 to start their own ‘Teaspoons of Change’, where all money raised on International Day will be donated to charities supported by the school.

JIS has contributed both money and hands-on service to worthwhile causes as it has made a significant difference to the children involved.

JIS students enjoyed trying food from different countries organised by parents of JIS Junior School to further celebrate the cultural diversity, while JIS senior students enjoyed a variety of food from London Kebab, Sugar & Spice, Fratini’s, The Acai Bar, Magnum, Kyna Ice Cream, The Currypuff Factory, Smarter Cookies, The Potato Habit, and Tasconi’s Pizza.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel with classmates at Jerudong International School (JIS) International Day celebration

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel with classmates at Jerudong International School (JIS) International Day celebration

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah playing a game of congkak at the celebration

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah playing a game of congkak at the celebration

Gamelan group from the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam performs at the event

Gamelan group from the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam performs at the event

JIS Junior School students participate in the International Day parade. – PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI AND JIS

JIS Junior School students participate in the International Day parade. – PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI AND JIS

The school’s music department, meanwhile, organised an International Day performance for students from Year 4 to Year 13 with the theme ‘Music from around the World’ performed by 81 JIS senior students.

The International Day performances showcased a culturally diverse list of songs, where this year saw a Gamelan group from the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam perform.

Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko was also present to enjoy the performances, warmly greeted by the student audience.

Music included Bengawan Solo performed by the Jazz Band and N’kosi Sikeleli Africa by the Senior Choir. The students were also entertained by the school’s Orchestra, Years 7 and 8 Choir, String Ensemble, Senior Choir and the Angklung Ensemble.

JIS welcomes 1,650 students from 55 nationalities daily; being an international community with a Bruneian heart, International Day is an opportunity to encourage students to develop as a global community and celebrate each other’s nationalities, cultures, customs and languages.

This year, International Week focussed on the theme ‘Teaspoons of Change’ and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the week, senior students participated in a range of lunchtime special activities such as the Great Geography International Quiz, a student lecture focussing on poverty, SDGs and international integration.

Borneo Bulletin | Izah Azahari | November 1, 2018




JIS students perform thriller comedy ‘The 39 Steps’

AROUND 100 Jerudong International School (JIS) senior students took the stage in the school’s adaptation of the thriller comedy, The 39 Steps last weekend at the JIS Arts Centre.

The show began with the ‘Swinging Sisters’ singing several 1940s style songs to help the audience picture the period in which the play takes place.

The opening scene saw final year student Caleb Burhan as Canadian Richard Hannay and Nicholas McCorrister as Mr Memory.

Both were involved in the school’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream play in November 2017.

The Director of The 39 Steps Sarah Grimshaw commented, “As a director, I feel it is my job to take those ideas straight from the students and help them to transform them into workable and interesting moments on stage.

“It is a show that belongs to the students and I could not be prouder.”

The school production was performed by senior schools students from Year 9 to Year 13, where 49 appeared on stage and more than 50 worked behind the scenes in set design and construction, designing and building props inspired by the 1950’s classic detective comics, making costumes, creating choreography, the complex lighting and sound, hair and make-up.

Principal Barnaby Sandow said, “It is a critical part of the journey at JIS that students challenge themselves to try something new and grow as a result. These are sizeable obstacles in terms of self-confidence, communication and trust that each individual has faced and overcome.

“The quality of performance that you have seen does not come about without a huge amount of commitment, resilience and determination given by each cast and crew member involved,” he added.

Caleb Burhan as Mr Hannay and the wicked Professor Jordan played by Eden Chiam. – PHOTOS: JIS

Caleb Burhan as Mr Hannay and the wicked Professor Jordan played by Eden Chiam. – PHOTOS: JIS

Spy Annabella Schmidt by Evie Hogan

Spy Annabella Schmidt by Evie Hogan

Borneo Bulletin | Wani Roslan | October 21, 2018