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JIS beats UK average

 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

JERUDONG International School (JIS) celebrated the achievement of its students' results in the May/June 2012 Advanced (A) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Levels this week. JIS achieved a total of 141 A* and A grades at 'A' Level, achieving a substantially higher average than the UK's national average.

Close to 84 per cent of all grades awarded were A* to C grades, while Art, Geography, Computing, Music, Drama and Further Maths all achieved an impressive 100 per cent rate in A* to C grades.

Equally impressive were the AS Level results; a third of which were of the A Grade and while the overall pass rate increased as well to 97 per cent.

Special mention for achievements of individual excellence in the 'A' Level examinations go to brothers Rajiv and Manoj Ashok. Rajiv achieved 5 A* grades while Manoj received 4 A* and an A grade. Both brothers will now further their studies by studying engineering at the University of Cambridge.

At the AS level, both Michelle Lau and David Kong achieved a stunning 5 A grades.

In recognition of JIS's success in the 'A' and AS level exams, the Principal of JIS, Andrew Fowler-Watt remarked: "I am delighted with these results, and congratulate the 'A' Level students and their teachers for what has been achieved. And with the opening of the stunning new Senior Academic and Administration Centre at JIS, I am confident that results will continue to rise in the future."

In the upcoming year JIS will be looking forward to celebrating the first cohort of their IB students receiving results next year alongside their 'A' Level counterparts.

As a result of the excellent results achieved by JIS, many of its students will be awarded places to further their studies at some of the top universities in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia.

The Brunei Times

PRESS RELEASE

Issued: Friday, 17 August 2012

JIS rejoices over A Level and AS Level Exam Results!

Jerudong International School this week celebrated another outstanding year of A Level and AS Level Results. 141 A*/A grades were awarded at A-Level (substantially above the UK National average), resulting in many students being awarded places at top universities in the UK, America and Australia. Rajov Ashok was awarded 5A* grades, while his brother Manoj received 4 A* grades and an A grade. Both boys now leave JIS to study Engineering at Cambridge University.

Along with the Ashok brothers the following students all achieved exceptional A Level results: Harin Tennakoon (3A* and 2A),  Junior Naing (1A* and 4A), Hugo Robles (2A* and 2A), Meei Chir Peng (1A* and 3A), Adlina Adnan (1A* and 3A), Haseb Rayhan (1A* and 3A), Aishah Sazali (1A* and 3A), Jane Thomas (1A* and 3A), Ben Elgar (4A), Shahrukh Javad (4A), Grace Barrand (2A* and 1A), Syafiqah Azamay (1A* and 2A), Joshua Chin (1A* and 2A), Fizzi Hazlan (1A* and 2A), Eliza Emran (1A* and 2A), Sin Nii Leong (1A* and 2A), Sameer Jalees (3A), and Elizabeth Mundia (3A).

Over 75% of Further Maths and English Literature Grades were A*/A. Almost 84% of all grades awarded were A* to C grades; Art, Geography, Computing, Music, Drama and Further Maths all achieved impressive 100% A* to C. JIS looks forward to celebrating the first cohort of their IB students receiving results next year alongside their A Level counterparts.

The AS Level results were even more impressive. A third of all results were A Grade, with a particularly significant and pleasing increase from previous years in the percentage of grades awarded an A or B grade (55%). There was also an increase in the overall pass rate (97%). Michelle Lau achieved a stunning 4 A grades and 1 A* at A-Level Maths and David Kong achieved similarly stunning 5 A grades. Jing Wei Koay, Ishrat Rayhan, Haziyah Razak, Natasha Thottacherry, Jason Toh, Alisa Wong, Justine Wong and Era Ya'akub all achieved 4 A grades.

The Principal of Jerudong International School, Andrew Fowler-Watt stated: “I am delighted with these results, and congratulate the A Level students and their teachers for what has been achieved. And with the opening of the stunning new Senior Academic and Administration Centre at JIS, I am confident that results will continue to rise in the future.”

New JIS centre handed over

The new Lecture Theatre and Wall of Water at Jerudong International School's (JIS) Senior Academic and Administration Centre. Picture: Courtesy of JIS

Friday, August 17, 2012

THE Board of Governors and Principal of Jerudong International School (JIS) held a "Handover Key Ceremony" of the new Senior Academic and Administration Centre (SAAC) on Wednesday.

The guest of honour was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong, the Minister of Education and Chairman of Brunei Investment Agency (BIA).

Other distinguished guests included Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hj Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of JIS, Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance, the Board of Directors of BIA and JIS Board of Directors.

The ceremony started with the recital of surah Al-Fatihah followed by opening remarks by Andrew Fowler-Watt, Principal of JIS.

Following the ceremony, the guest of honour and distinguished guests were given a guided tour of the prestigious Academic and Administration Centre. This includes an e-Learning Centre, a 200-seat Lecture Theatre, 30 new classrooms, 10 new Science Laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art fittings from the UK, a Design & Technology suite for workshops, Food Technology kitchens, a new canteen and a Senior Students Common Room.

In addition, the architects have incorporated a number of eco-friendly features into their design, including a stunning vertical waterfall outside the Lecture Theatre, a Grass Roof for the canteen, and a moat encircling the e-Learning Centre which provides a cooling and relaxing effect.

The location of the e-Learning Centre and Lecture Theatre in the centre of the complex means no artificial lighting is required during the day in these buildings and as they are located in the shade of the other buildings, air conditioning costs will also be reduced.

After the guided tour, the guests were treated to a sungkai which began with a tahlil and doa selamat. After breaking the fast, the guests performed mass Maghrib prayers before enjoying their dinner.

The SAAC is a wonderful addition to the facilities at JIS and the benefits will be enjoyed by the wider Bruneian community as well as by JIS students.

Principal of JIS, Andrew Fowler-Watt stated, "at JIS, we are all very excited by the opening of the new SAAC. It is a truly exceptional facility, which will undoubtedly raise academic standards at the school even further. Not only are the buildings and resources genuinely world-class, but there is an added bonus. The whole complex is architecturally stunning! I am sure that it will prove inspirational for future generations of JIS students."

The Upper Years and Sixth Form at JIS presently count for over 800 students working towards their I/GCSEs, AS Levels, A Levels and IB (International Baccalaureate) examinations.

The Brunei Times

JIS launches new state-of-the-art centre

Hakim Hayat

The Minister of Education and the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office handing over the key to the JIS Principal.

The school's Lecture Theatre and Wall of Water. - PHOTOS COURTESY OF JIS

Jerudong International School (JIS) yesterday officiated its new state-of-the-art block dedicated to its Senior Students and Administration Staff which incorporates eco-friendly and energy efficient features. The school's principal describes the new block as "a truly exceptional facility".

The school's Board of Governors and Principal announced the opening of the prestigious architecture at a key handover ceremony yesterday, attended by the Minister of Education (MoE) and Chairman of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong as the guest of honour.

Also present were the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of JIS, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong; the Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah; the Board of Directors of the BIA and Board of Directors of JIS.

During the ceremony, JIS Principal Andrew Fowler said they are very excited with the opening of the new Senior Academic and Administration Centre. He added the facility will undoubtedly raise academic standards at the school even further. "Not only are the buildings and resources genuinely world-class, but there is an added bonus: the whole complex is architecturally stunning. I am sure that it will prove inspirational for future generations of JIS students," he said.

Following the handover ceremony, the Minister of Education and distinguished guests were given a guided tour of the new Academic and Administration Centre. It boasts an e-Learning centre, a 200-seat lecture theatre, 30 new classrooms, 10 new Science laboratories equipped with state-of the art fittings from the UK, a Design and Technology suite of workshops, Food technology kitchens, a new canteen and a Senior Students common room area.

The architects have incorporated a number of eco-friendly features into their design, including a stunning vertical waterfall outside the Lecture Theatre, a Grass Roof for the Canteen, and a moat encircling the e-Learning centre - these providing a cooling and relaxing effect, as do the stylish landscaped gardens and piazza areas.

The location of the e-Learning centre and Lecture Theatre in the centre of the complex means no artificial lighting is required during the day in these buildings, and as they are located in the shade of the other buildings, air conditioning costs will also be reduced.

Following the tour, the guest of honour proceeded to a recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Tahlil and Doa Selamat ceremony at the school before the breaking of fast and Maghrib prayer.

According to the School's Business Director Linda Tan, the project took two years to complete and costs at an estimated value of $20 million. A school spokesperson said the project was also the result of collaboration with consultants and engineers from UK and Brunei.

The Upper Years and Sixth Form at JIS presently caters for over 800 students working towards their I/GCSEs, AS Levels, A Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations.

"The Senior and Administration Centre is a wonderful addition to the facilities at JIS. Hopefully, the benefits will be enjoyed by the wider Bruneian community as well as by JIS students." JIS said in a press statement.

Rimba orphans get Raya cheer from JIS

Abd Lattif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusuf (R) and JIS Principal Andrew Fowler-Watt (2nd R) handing out gifts to orphans yesterday at JIS. Picture: BT/Anwar Rosly

Saturday, August 11, 2012

ABOUT 90 orphans from Rimba area yesterday received a distribution of Hari Raya gift bags that took place at the Jerudong International School (JIS).

The donation was part of JIS' initiative to help alleviate the burden of people who are listed under the Community Development Division (JAPEM), Social Services Unit, Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports.

Attending the presentation ceremony as the guest of honour was Abd Lattif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusuf, a member of the DST board of directors. He was accompanied by JIS Principal Andrew Fowler-Watt and JIS Religious School Principal Hjh Noraidah Hj Tengah.

Fowler-Watt expressed his delight at being at the event to share his joy with the orphans and stated his pleasure in giving out the handouts.

The JIS principal and the guest of honour presented the Hari Raya gift bags to all the orphans and mingled with them at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The Brunei Times