Students feted in convocation ceremony

Azlan Othman

Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Madang held its 10th Convocation and Prize Giving Ceremony recently.

Deputy Chairman of PGGMB Haji Badar bin Haji Ali was the guest of honour. Assistant Secretary-General of PGGMB Haji Yahya bin Haji Mirasan, principals from PGGMB Sungai Akar School and Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Lambak branch, students, teachers and school staff were also present.

The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem, followed by the school’s song Pendidikan Teras Kehidupan by the Year 5 Excellent and Year 5 Intelligent students.

School’s Principal Haji Ali @ Mustapha bin Haji Ali expressed the sense of pride in the school’s achievements. Success and excellence are not idealism but a boundless and never ending journey, he said.

“It is said that excellence should be the culture in the flesh and blood of every aspect of human life and should not cease. There must be close cooperation between various parties to achieve success and excellence. We have done our best to align with the direction of the school. Therefore, strong partnerships between parents, families and communities are needed to help achieved the nation’s vision.

Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Madang students participate in a stage performance. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

“Parents and guardians are welcome to actively work together as a team in teaching the children in and out of the classroom based on their expertise, knowledge and experience,” he added.

He expressed his gratitude for Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Madang’s achievement in the Primary School Assessment (PSR), which recorded an excellent percentage trend over the last five years at 89.8 per cent (2014), 86.8 per cent (2015), 90.9 per cent (2016), 96.2 ( 2017) and 90.3 per cent (2018). He shared about the number of five ‘A’s achievers: one (2014), 10 (2015), six (2016), five (2017) and five (2018).

This year, the Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Madang is aiming for 10 students to achieve five ‘A’s and 100 per cent passes and to be in the top 10 schools out of 50 private schools across Brunei Darussalam.

The event continued with the presentation of certificates and prizes to first, second and third place as well as the best progress students in overall of each level.

The students also participated in several stage performances, storytelling and mini musical theatres.