SMSA holds Open Day

Daniel Lim

As part of an annual event in gathering secondary students from both government and private schools across Belait District, especially those awaiting ‘O’ Level results, the Sixth Form Centre at Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) conducted a Pre-U Open Day event.

The Open Day was held at the school’s multipurpose hall and select locations within the school’s compound yesterday. The event aimed to provide relevant information on subject choices to students.

Many were briefed on the various subjects that are available at the school including Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, History, and many more.

In addition, a Career and Higher Learning booth was also set up to give advice to the students on career choice and higher learning institutions after they complete their Sixth Form.

Attendees comprised of students awaiting 2019 ‘O’ Levels results as well as students from 11 schools across Belait District who are preparing for their upcoming examinations, members of the public, parents and guardians.

Some of the students visiting a booth at the Pre-U Open Day event at SMSA. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM

The school’s Principal Steven Shim Sheau Hui explained that such an event represents an opportunity for the school to introduce the students to various ‘A’ Level subjects, as well as for the students to get a sense of the everyday school environment and lifestyle.

He also noted that following the Open Day, the school will be preparing for the students’ registration day. The orientation for new students is slated to be held in late February.

“The A Levels is filled with challenges which include not only the subject choices and combinations that the students choose. They also need to work hard as the short two years will play a major role in determining their future career path,” he concluded.

Over the course of the day, students visited the various booths and asked questions to the teachers tending them.

In addition, several vendors set up stalls in the school’s foyer, mainly by the students and staff of the school.

This not only enlivened the event with various food and beverages, but also provided an opportunity to the students to hone their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.