JIS A, 64th clinch U-15 football title

JERUDONG International School (JIS) A and 64th were crowned co-champions of the Brunei Darussalam's Scouts Association (PPNBD) 9 a-side Under-15 Football Tournament yesterday after the final was cancelled due to bad weather.

Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School (SMSUA) All Stars finished third after defeating JIS B 1-0 in the third place play-off at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas. Earlier yesterday, Singapore League (S-League) reigning champions DPMM FC made an appearance as special guests at the one-day tournament.

The team which was led by head coach Steve Kean helped the Under-15 players during the warm-up sessions and offered them advice before the tournament starts.

"DPMM FC is the best football team in the country and they are also the defending champions of the Singapore (S-League), so we want them to come over and inspire the young players to excel in the sport," said the tournament’s secretary Ismail Dato Paduka Hj Osman in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.

"This year we see an increase in number of teams participating, with 16 team competing altogether…it is a very number encouraging number, we hope to have more teams competing next year. The main objective of this tournament is to develop a football team for the Brunei Darussalam Scout Club in particular. We have to start looking at players at young age so that these players can be the foundation of the club's football team in the future.

"Last year we only had two football teams from our club competing, but this year, we have five... it is a very good start for us in our search for potential players," he added.

Organised by PPNBD, Brunei-Muara District Scout Association (PPDBM), and Sahabat Pengakap 1024 with the support of the Department of Youth and Sports (JBS), the 16 teams were divided into four groups of four.

Academy Kilanas, Ikrab FC, 1024 Gennext 2035 and SMSUA All Stars were in group A.

Putra Warriors FT A, Brunei Sports School Soccer Academy (BSSSA), 64th and Brunei Muara District Scout Association (PPDBM) were pooled in group B.

Group C were made up of Griffins FC, JIS A, Gennext 2035 and PHD FC.

Meanwhile, group D consisted of Putra Warriors FT B, Tripas Muda, JIS B and PSI Galaxy.

Present to award the prizes to the winners was the Scout Chief Commissioner of PPNBD Hj Awang Badar Hj Awang Ali.

The Brunei Times | AK FAUZI PG SALLEH | Monday, May 9, 2016 | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

JIS community takes part in Family Fun Run

STUDENTS and staff of Jerudong International School and their families took part in the school’s second Family Fun Run yesterday.

A total of 370 children and adults participated in the run that kicked off at the school compound.

Three categories were open during the day, namely the 1km fun run, the 3km fun run and the 5km run.

“Today it’s all about having fun with a meaningful activity, and link JIS with the community, and to draw the community to have a wonderful time with us,” shared JIS Head of Sport Chris McGeorge.

At the end of the run, everyone was presented with medals and wristbands as recognition for their achievement.

The JIS Family Fun Run is an annual event and was sponsored by Grand Motors Sdn Bhd.

“Every year, JIS will organise several fun days, such as football fun day, the fun run, and hopefully next year we will be organising a basketball fun day,” McGeorge said.

The Brunei Times | ADIB NOOR | Monday, May 9, 2016 | BRUNEI-MUARA

JIS students visit Malay Technology Museum, Maritime Museum

A GROUP of 95 students from Year 9 and Year 6, accompanied by six teachers, went on an educational visit to the Malay Technology Museum and Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum.

The objective of the visit other than honing the students’ competency in Bahasa Melayu was to expose and enrich the students’ knowledge of the history and vast treasures of Brunei Darussalam, a press release said.

The visit enlightened students of Brunei’s rich Malay culture and technologies to expand their repertoire of Bahasa Melayu.

JIS students with teachers during the visit. – JIS

JIS students with teachers during the visit. – JIS

Borneo Bulletin | April 30, 2016

Raising the bar on studying Law

A NUMBER of Jerudong International School (JIS) students who are intending to pursue a career in Law recently got insight on the legal profession from lawyers of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).

The careers session on the profession, which was held at the school, was jointly organised by the AGC and JIS’ Careers Department. It also marked the second time such a session has been held following the success of last year’s inaugural session in March.

“We are here to help students and parents make informed, well researched decisions about universities that are tailored to the needs of the individual pupil and their family. This is why unique opportunities such as this one are so crucial, especially for those Year 12 students about to make their applications,” said JIS’ Dean of Higher Education Russell Mann in a press statement. “There is no better way to find out about being a lawyer than meeting some first-hand.”

The AGC team – comprising Christopher Ng, Vuina Song, Tracy Valencia Lai, Siti Khalillah Hj Hussin and Rabiqah Natasha Halim Mohd Yusof – met with a group of 20 students from the school, all aspiring to study law in the near future. Held in an informal Q&A format, the session saw students asking all kinds of questions, ranging from advice about applications, work-life balance and the ethics involved, to the different fields of law and the skills needed to get ahead in the profession.

Amongst the information imparted by the lawyers was the fact that students should do their best to take advantage of the work attachment opportunities offered in Brunei’s legal industry, such as in the AGC and private law firms, in order to get a true feel for what a lawyer’s work is actually like.

JIS Principal Barny Sandow said, “Here at JIS our goal is to prepare students for the real world: giving them the tools, confidence and skills needed to succeed in life beyond the school doors. This is why we have a dedicated Higher Education and Careers team committed to ensuring that each child chooses the right course, and meets top professionals in their fields is a crucial part of this process – not only to help them make decisions, but also to inspire the passion needed for a fulfilling career.”

The Brunei Times | Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

JIS focusses on waste management awareness on Earth Day

JERUDONG International School (JIS) practices an eco-friendly environment throughout the academic year encouraging students to reduce, reuse and recycle. JIS held its annual Earth Day on Thursday to complement the activities and workshops planned throughout the week celebrated as Earth Week, a press release stated.

Activities in Earth Week have all been organised by the Eco-JIS student committee.

This year, the focus was on waste management awareness with the aim of reducing the waste generated by cans, plastics and paper.

Eco-JIS envisioned encouraging recycling and upcycling through various initiatives such as implementing new recycling bins across the school and art projects that required students to design lamps made from sustainable materials. Last term, Eco-JIS achieved another stage towards becoming an eco-friendly school by instigating a ‘de-lamping’ project – reducing energy usage within the school by removing a total of 500 light bulbs where it was deemed unnecessary. This project enabled the committee to identify which parts of the school were using the most electricity.

During Earth Day, a $2 donation was contributed by each student who participated in casual clothes day and instead of uniform, wore green and blue colours. Students were actively involved in the fundraiser by having a ‘Zero Waste Food Sale’ where they sold food and implemented a ‘no plastic’ policy which required them to use banana leaves as takeaway holders instead.

Students purchasing and making their own plant biosphere

Students purchasing and making their own plant biosphere

Recycled art items are sold at the no waste sales by JIS Senior School Houses. PHOTOS: JERUDONG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Recycled art items are sold at the no waste sales by JIS Senior School Houses. PHOTOS: JERUDONG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

A key theme of the week was the importance of upcycling and reducing the use of plastic in the school.

Students showcased their creativity in upcycling by redesigning recycled plastic bottles into stationery pen holders as well as fabric bracelets and accessories. Mini competitions such as the ‘Upcycling Accessories’ competition and ‘What not to do with your waste’ video competition were held to start the eventful week of raising awareness on upcycling recyclable materials.

The money raised this week will be used to fund future Eco-JIS initiatives and also includes a donation to a clean water charity. Recently winning first place in Green Brunei Eco Drive’s recycling competition, JIS students aim to inspire future leaders of Brunei to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Eco-JIS (Junior school and Senior school students) are an active student-led committee that previously received a Silver Eco School Award from Eco-Schools. They are recognised for their achievement in working towards a sustainable lifestyle and plan to continue more eco-friendly initiatives in the future.

Borneo Bulletin | April 23, 2016