| Hardy AJ |
SULTAN Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School (SMJA) conducted a briefing session for parents and guardians of Year 7 students yesterday at the school’s conference room.
The Principal of SMJA, Dk Hajah Rosnani binti Pg Haji Abd Rahman, in her welcoming speech, highlighted the school’s effort to upgrade its academic standing through early learning intervention. She said this occurs at Year 7, such as with learning aids which are conducted with a pull out system.
As the students will be learn-ing under the SPN21, evaluations/assessments in SPN21 classes are based on BCATs or Brunei Common Assessment Tasks for its core subjects, she continued.
The six core subjects are Bahasa Melayu, English, Islamic Religious Knowledge, Science, Mathematics and MIB, while two other subjects are Business, Art and Technology and Social Studies.
According to the principal, Social Studies is a combination of Geography and History subjects, while Business, Art and Technology are a combination of Computer Studies, Commercial Studies, Home Economics and Art. The principal also highlighted on the importance of cooperation and support from parents, which is needed in monitoring their children’s learning. She said that issues such as students’ attendance will affect the learning and student’s programmes.
The briefing was also attended by Haji Ali Yusri bin Haji Ghapor, Acting Head of Counselling and Career at the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, who was invited to present a talk on parenting skills.
This year, SMJA accepted a total of 215 Year 7 students, who have participated in a three-day orientation programme before commencing their studies.