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School introduces itself to the public

20 Years Ago

OCTOBER 2, 1998 – Jerudong International School (JIS) introduced itself to the public on Wednesday evening with its inaugural Open Evening event.

Beginning around 6.30pm, students took part in various activities ranging from music and drama performances to displays of their study routine.

Since its establishment in 1997, over 600 students, both local and foreign, have enrolled in JIS.

Students’ achievement and progress from last year were highlighted for visitors to see. Visitors also witnessed the incredible show on physical education and co-curricular opportunities given to students.

JIS boasts world-class education saying the school is fully equipped with state-of-the-art educational facilities and students are given unparallelled access to leading-edge technology.

Living up to its motto “Achieving Excellence”, students of the school achieved outstanding results in JIS’ first IGCSE examination after just one year in operation. – Syed Rory

A kindergarten student brushes up on his keyboard skills

A kindergarten student brushes up on his keyboard skills

Borneo Bulletin | Lest We Forget - DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH BORNEO BULLETIN ARCHIVES | October 13, 2018




JIS hosts largest Football Funday

JERUDONG International School (JIS) hosted its 19th Football Funday on October 7.

This year, with 132 teams, saw the largest number of teams participating in the most anticipated community sports event of the academic year.

This year’s Football Funday was further enlivened by the presence of Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah.

Also participating in the Under-13 category of the event was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak ‘Abdul Haseeb bin Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim.

JIS was especially delighted to welcome local schools and football academies who were playing at Football Funday for the first time.

Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah in action at Football Funday 2018. – JIS

Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah in action at Football Funday 2018. – JIS

Alongside a number of teams from JIS, 10 local schools joined in the five-a-side football game on 19 pitches, in seven age groups from U8 years up to U19 years.

Other participating schools included International School Brunei (ISB), Hornbill School, Panaga School, Seri Mulia Sarjana School (SMSS), DES School, Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (Maktab Sains), Brunei Darussalam Schools Sports Council (MSSSBD), Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School, St Margaret’s School Seria and St Andrew’s School. Teams from Projek Ikan Pusu of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) also attended.

Every competitor received a certificate of participation.

The top three teams in each category received medals.

The winners in Boys Under-8, Under-9 and Under-11 were Panaga Dragons, Team Panaga and Panaga Raiders.

Teams from Projek Ikan Pusu won the Under-13 and Under-15 categories, while JIS Teams, JIS Red and Timor Leste were champions in the Under-10 and Under-19 categories.

Principal of JIS Barnaby Sandow said, “It was wonderful to see all three sports fields at Jerudong International School full of hundreds of young people enjoying every moment of playing football with their teams. There are plenty of sports opportunities at JIS and the most important thing is to simply enjoy the act of taking part in sport.”

Borneo Bulletin | Khairil Hassan | October 13, 2018




Brunei rugby under-14 team Japan bound

THE Brunei Rugby Football Union (BRFU) under-14 team will participate in a rugby tournament and exchange from today until October 9 in Fukuoka, Japan.

The aim of the rugby exchange festival is to grow and develop the game in Asia and to facilitate fostering next-generation leaders of Asian countries and promote their international exchanges through the game.

This event is supported by Fukuoka Prefecture as the host city, Japan Rugby Union as the host union and Asia Rugby.

The Brunei Rugby Union also thanked parents for allowing their children to participate and train for the tournament. Special thanks were also reserved to International School Brunei (ISB) and Jerudong International School (JIS) for supporting the training facilities and providing coaches.

The team will be led by Ken Han as the Vice President of the BRFU and head coach Colin Dickinson of JIS and assistant coach Grant Macpherson of ISB.

The team members comprise six children from ISB and six from JIS – Jonathan Hunter, Jack McCarthy, Muhammad Zaki M Raziq, Austin Greaves, Reuben Brown, Toby Heath, Rynhard Steyn, Frederick Gillam, Jayden Moffitt, Oliver Harris, Daniel Sim and Cameron Smith.

The Brunei under-14 rugby team in a group photo. – FADHIL YUNUS

The Brunei under-14 rugby team in a group photo. – FADHIL YUNUS

Borneo Bulletin | Fadhil Yunus | October 5, 2018




Students go multi-lingual, multi-cultural to celebrate European Day of Languages

LANGUAGE students from the Jerudong International School (JIS) recently celebrated European Day of Languages, annually held on September 26, with an activity-filled day organised by teachers from the European Language Faculty.

Established in 2001, the European Day of Languages was set up by the European Commission and the Council of Europe to celebrate the linguistic diversity of a continent with over 200 European languages, 24 official EU languages, about 60 regional/minority languages and many more spoken by people from other parts of the world.

A total of 24 Year 11 IGCSE students participated in the multi-sensory cultural day, which was aimed to not only develop students’ confidence in speaking a different language, but to also give them some first-hand insight into the French, Spanish and Latin American culture.

According to the Head of European Languages Faculty Philippe Poulain, the European Languages Day has been celebrated in different ways over the years.

“This year we set up a whole day programme for our Year 11 Spanish students while French students were involved in a variety of activities during lesson time. Whatever the format, at the end of the day, it is all about promoting students’ awareness of European languages, something which is embedded in the schemes of learning at JIS we had fine-tuned collectively as a team,” said Poulain.

Year 11 students from Jerudong International School (JIS) enjoy traditional Mexican tacos

Year 11 students from Jerudong International School (JIS) enjoy traditional Mexican tacos

Hopscotch played by Junior School French Language students

Hopscotch played by Junior School French Language students

Year 11 students in a Spanish language class. – PHOTOS: JERUDONG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Year 11 students in a Spanish language class. – PHOTOS: JERUDONG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

French students participated in activities from playing Pétanque or Hopscotch outdoors to visiting places via virtual means using Google Virtual Cardboard glasses and learning through online quizzes hosted by the Council of Europe’s Centre for Modern Languages.

The students started their classroom activity in groups, encouraging each other as they attempted the Spanish Spelling Bee challenge which covered topics such as Flora and Fauna and the History and Geography of the Spanish speaking world.

This was followed with a general knowledge competition about Spain and frequently used Spanish words taken from a variety of IGCSE topics.

After a break and Churros con chocolate, the students were given recipes in Spanish with steps on how to make traditional Mexican tacos.

Albeit adapted according to ingredients available in Brunei, this activity provided students with a chance to work as a team, using problem solving skills.

At the end, they were happy to devour their tacos.

Finally, to develop their listening skills, historical understanding and cultural knowledge, the students watched a film based on a true story about child soldiers and the civil war in El Salvador. “Learning languages is a vitally important skill. Understanding how to see things from another person’s perspective starts with understanding their language because it is inextricably linked to culture, history and even geography. Only by understanding how another person thinks can one really create an integrated community.

“I am totally supportive of initiatives from the European Languages Department such as this to promote language learning in a creative way,” said JIS Principal Barnaby Sandow.

Borneo Bulletin | Izah Azahari & Khairil Hassan | October 4, 2018




JIS bags international award for Geography learning methods

JERUDONG International School (JIS) announced that it is one of the 24 schools to receive the prestigious Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) 2018 awarded by the Geographical Association (GA) in the United Kingdom (UK).

The SGQM is a prestigious award that recognises quality and progress in Geography, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools.

All the awarded schools underwent a rigorous process, and the National Moderation Team was hugely impressed by the manner in which schools embraced new and innovative approaches to teaching geography.

The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in Geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standard of Geography in their schools.

Over 500 SGQMs have been awarded since the scheme was launched in 2006, and with many active Centres of Excellence there is an increasingly widespread support network for teachers. Furthermore, this is the second time for JIS to receive the SGQM award.

JIS Principal Barnaby Sandow said, “I am delighted to learn that JIS has again received the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) 2018-21. This is the result and evidence of the hard work of the Geography teaching team at JIS that continues to provide an excellent educational foundation and curriculum for the JIS Geography students.

“JIS is all about ‘achieving excellence’ and so I am personally very proud when I hear of our teachers and the school being recognised and honoured in this way.”

Year 7 students conduct field work at Tasek Lama. – JIS

Year 7 students conduct field work at Tasek Lama. – JIS

Borneo Bulletin | Khairil Hassan | September 30, 2018