SOME 186 Primary Six pupils from six branches of Nusa Laila Putri School and 13 pupils from Nusa Jaya School were awarded with certificates marking the final chapter of their primary school life.
On hand to present the certificates was Acting Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah.
In his speech, the acting health minister said that part of the learning process was giving praises or rewards to students as acknowledgement of their progress and achievements.
He added that a wholesome and effective learning,involved a tripartite relationship between teachers, students and parents. This in a sense that parents and teachers must share the responsibility of deciding the academic progress and success of the students.
"The reality is that progress and success in studies does not come easily and by itself, but through the commitment and dedication of teachers, concern of parents towards their child's education and the determination as well as hard work of students in revising their school work," Pehin Dato Hj Hazair said.
He also stressed on the need for interaction and close relationship between teachers and parents in monitoring and discussing problems as well as other issues relating to students education.
In this regards, he said that it was clear that parents involvement in the Parents-Teachers Association (PIBG) was important in raising the progress of students education.
In his advice for students, he urged them to never forget the contributions and sacrifice of their teachers who have tirelessly guided them to success.
Hjh Sharifah Noor Hj Saiyed Ibrahim, the Principal of Nusa Laila Putri School, in her speech mentioned how the event would hopefully become a driving force and motivation for students in their quest to achieve their ambition of continuing their studies up to University level.
She also touched on the school's achievement in Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (PSR) to which the school hold an overall passing rate of 98 per cent and 100 per cent pass rate for the Tutong Branch.
She said that since the formation of the school 30 years ago, a lot of hard work, money and time have been spent in making the school one of the best in the Sultanate.
"Currently, we have classes for kindergarten and primary level as well as secondary one. Next year, we will take one step ahead with the formation of a secondary three level for the school."
Dk Akilah Nursyahidah Pg Roslan, one of the graduates and recipients of the excellence award in PSR said that her graduation is a step forward to a more challenging experience and bigger responsibilities.
When asked about how she feels about the new education system (SPN21), she replied that being able to complete her lower secondary education in two years is something she would strived for.
"It will be somewhat of a challenge, but as long as I work hard, I am sure I will be able to attain that goal."
The event continued with various performances by the Primary Six pupils themselves which included a song interpretation by the Nusa Laila Putri School Berakas branch, Indian Dance by the Gadong branch, Qasidah Arab by Tanjong Bunut, Filipina dance by Kiulap and a poetry rendition by the Sg Buloh branches.
The event also coincided with the presentation of the best student award for secondary one and two students which was presented by Datin Hjh Rossnah Pehin Datu Indera Sugara Hj Johari, wife of the acting minister of health.
The Brunei Times
Saturday, December 8, 2007
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