Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College welcomed 283 Year 7 students during a ceremony at the college’s auditorium yesterday.
The ceremony served to enable the students to adopt the new learning environment, teachers and friends, to get parents understand the formal education concept and to prepare the students in facing changes in the transition from primary to secondary education.
Principal Hajah Susilawati binti Dato Paduka Haji Muhammad stressed on the importance of improving reading, writing and calculating skills and parents’ role in achieving education.
She also called on the parents to consistently monitor their children attendance and to encourage their children to study and do revisions.
She also shared His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s titah during Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s 26th Convocation Ceremony where the monarch urged parents to give more attention to their children’s academic attendance.
The principal also highlighted on the disappointing statistics of students’ attendance last year particularly in November and sought parents’ cooperation to solve this issue.
She also shared on the School Based Assessment (SBA) that introduces multiple skills for students to adopt to new environment, adding that each student needs value added to themselves to be able to meet the demand or target needed at higher level.
The Year 7 students will engage in a programme called Satu Hari Programme to scout and evaluate their talent, raise their confidence level and sustainability towards the needs and situation they will be facing, which is part of the five-day introduction sessions between teachers and students.