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JIS receives PSQM Silver award

THE Jerudong International School (JIS) has announced that it has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) at Silver Level by the Primary School Quality Mark scheme in the UK.

This award is a great reflection on the Science education provided at JIS delivered from Nursery to Year 6 and led by Junior School Science coordinator Lynsay Scott, who is also the Osprey Boarding Housemistress, a press release said.

Junior School Headteacher Paul Bannister expressed, “I’m extremely pleased and proud that the work our staff and children put into making learning exciting, relevant and challenging has been recognised.

“This is a great reflection of the excellent Science provision taking place across the whole Junior School and the way we engage the children in exploring learning for themselves.

“Our facilities are fantastic, but it is the way the staff and children use them that makes the learning so amazing.”

A science lesson with Lynsay Scott, Junior School Science coordinator and Osprey Boarding Housemistress.

A science lesson with Lynsay Scott, Junior School Science coordinator and Osprey Boarding Housemistress.

In the Junior School at JIS, students from Nursery to Year 4 learn Science with their class teachers, with access to a dedicated laboratory for Years 3 and 4, while Year 5 and Year 6 students have Science lessons with specialist teachers in the laboratories.

A range of learning approaches are used by staff when delivering their Science curriculum and the local environment is used at every opportunity to make the children’s learning relevant.

JIS endeavours to provide a rich, hands-on practical approach interspersed with discussions to promote further questions to be investigated.

The JIS Eco Forest area is also a place that offers all of the young learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence as well as self-esteem through the hands-on learning experiences gained in a natural environment.

In the unique setting of Brunei, the establishment of an Eco Forest area supports the development of a relationship between learners and the surrounding natural world.

The PSQM award celebrates the development and commitment to excellence in Science teaching and learning in primary schools. Since its national launch in 2010, over 2,000 schools across the UK have received this award.

The PSQM is led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.

Borneo Bulletin | January 23, 2017




JIS holds Year 12 Higher Education Evening

THE annual Year 12 Higher Education Evening was held at the Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre last night.

The evening began with an opening address by the Principal of JIS, Barnaby Sandow, followed by an overview of the event by the Dean of Higher Education at JIS, Russell Mann.

Students and parents had the option of attending education seminar sessions for United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, and Oxbridge/Medicine that were held at the Main Auditorium, Conference Room, Foyer Gallery and Side Foyer.

United States Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen; Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Nicola Rosenblum; Canadian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Marina Laker; Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Ben Boddy; Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, Thomas Heilmaier; and the Honorary Swiss Consul to Brunei Darussalam, Pengiran Izad Ryan bin Pengiran Laila Kanun Diraja Pengiran Haji Bahrin, were also present.

Information booths were also set up to provide information on studying in Australia, Brunei (Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Universiti Teknologi Brunei), Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Ben Boddy, speaks at the event.

Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Ben Boddy, speaks at the event.

Students visiting the booth. – PHOTOS: DEAN KASSIM

Students visiting the booth. – PHOTOS: DEAN KASSIM

Borneo Bulletin | Abdul Hakiim Yakof | January 19, 2017




JIS students compete in tennis invitational in Bangkok

SIXTEEN tennis players from Jerudong International School (JIS) recently competed in the annual Fobisia Tennis Invitational in Bangkok, Thailand. The delegation was led by led by the head of tennis at JIS, Vanda Zebrakova and tennis coach, Chris Kruger.

The competition was jointly hosted by Harrow International School Bangkok and Bangkok Patana School, members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).

A total of 17 international schools from around the region participated in the three-day event with over 270 players.

According to JIS, the event “was a particularly spectacular effort from JIS students as they had extremely long days on the courts and still managed to show their competitive spirits.

“All players competed in four to six matches and all returned with some impressive wins.”

Photo shows the JIS Tennis Team in Bangkok during the Fobisia Tennis Invitational at Harrow International
School, Bangkok. – JIS

Photo shows the JIS Tennis Team in Bangkok during the Fobisia Tennis Invitational at Harrow International School, Bangkok. – JIS

Borneo Bulletin | Aziz Idris | December 31, 2016




JIS win silver at bowling tournament

FIVE students from Jerudong International School (JIS) won the silver medal during the Tenpin Bowling 2016 Championship for secondary schools and colleges in Brunei Darussalam, the school said in a press release.

JIS were defending champions but fell short this year due to a shift in players with only one reserve player in the team.

After a steady start in the tournament, all four players, Arif Amir Hamzah, Timothy Lim, Aiman Effendy, Natasya Rafi and Akmal Effendy played their best performance for their third and final game, scoring an impressive 688 with the captain, Natasya Rafie scored 222 with a remarkable set of eight strikes in her final game. This won her the accolade of best female player.

Despite narrowly beating the third placed team by three points with an overall score of 1846, they were outplayed by the champions and won 2nd place medals for team event, while Natasya Ahmad Rafie received a silver medal in the girls category.

This tournament was co-organised by the Co-Curriculum Education Department and hosted by the Sports School at Utama Bowling last Monday.

The JIS bowling team in a group photo with Roslin Hj Suhaili, Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Department

The JIS bowling team in a group photo with Roslin Hj Suhaili, Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Department

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Borneo Bulletin | Hakim Hayat | December 01, 2016 | PLACE




JIS brings Chitty Bang Bang to life in a ‘truly scrumptious’ production

THE ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ musical captivated audiences last night, with colourful characters brought to life to the accompaniment of classic song numbers, at the Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre.

Adapted from the children’s novel, ‘Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car’, by James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, the stage musical is the story of Commander Caractacus Pott, an inventor who constructs the ‘Paragon Panther’, a car that can take flight and travel on water. The inventor and his two children, Jeremy and Jemima, then go on an adventure in the powerful car in search of his father, Grandpa Potts.

The on-stage adaptation features elements from the musical, and song numbers such as ‘Me Ol’ Bamboo’, ‘P.O.S.H.’ and the ever-popular ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!’ taken from the 1968 MGM motion picture of the same title.

The evening’s cast saw William Brien as Caractacus Potts; Florence Holmes as Truly Scrumptious, Luke Conway as Jeremy Potts, Grace Shakeshaft as Jemima Potts and Charles Duru as Grandpa Potts.

The musical is being held at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre. – ABDUL HAKIIM YAKOF

The musical is being held at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre. – ABDUL HAKIIM YAKOF

The JIS Arts Centre will be showing the ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ musical again today at 7.45pm (doors open at 7.30pm) and on tomorrow at 2pm (doors open at 1.45pm).

Participating in the stage performance were 143 students and 128 staff members of JIS. With only 10 weeks to spare, the costumes, props, orchestra, stage management and crew, as well as set design and construction were all prepared with the help of the students and staff members.

Borneo Bulletin | Abdul Hakiim Yakof | November 26, 2016