THE school-based committee members of Chemistry of the Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday visited Jerudong International School (JIS) to meet the JIS Chemistry teachers, visit lessons and tour the chemistry laboratories.
The visit gave the committee, led by Hjh Rosinah Hj Sabli, the opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics of mutual interest.
Present to welcome the visitors was Barnaby Sandow, Acting Principal of JIS. He hoped this visit would be “the first of many visits and the start of a continuous collaboration”.
More than 50 teachers from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS), Menglait Secondary School, Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School and other secondary schools in Mentiri and Tutong were welcomed by Ken Hill, Head of Science. During the visit, the MoE chemistry teachers attended a carousel of Year 12 and Year 13 ‘A’ Level chemistry lessons where students carried out a range of experiments.
Jonathan Barton, Senior Laboratory Technician, was quizzed about how he managed to run the 26 Science laboratories in JIS with his team of technicians.
One of the visiting teachers was a JIS graduate and was delighted to see her previous Chemistry teacher, Dr Nigel Baldwin, still teaching at the school.
According to a statement, JIS hoped to work with the school-based committee members of MoE Chemistry in holding joint workshops where best practices on chemistry can be shared. Workshops for younger students – Years 7-11 – have also been suggested.