Izah Azahari & Azlan Othman
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) of the Ministry of Education Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman said efficient administration is the key to a school’s success. He made these comments in a speech to commemorate Berakas Secondary School’s (SMB) Golden
Jubilee on Saturday.
He called for all school’s ‘Administrative Machinery’ and school leaders to cultivate lifelong learning, practice instructional and civil leadership as well as be proactive and innovative in implementing changes for improvement.
He called on the application of the Islamic approach, so the school faculty, staff and students will be able to perform their duties with a mindset to always improve in hopes to obtain blessings from Allah the Almighty.
The deputy permanent secretary was attending as the guest of honour for SMB’s
He also highlighted the school’s achievements, taking note of the increase in students obtaining five ‘O’-Level grades and above in the Brunei Cambridge GCE ‘O’-
He noted the school’s achievements in the The Crown Prince CIPTA Award (Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement) on the national level in 2017 and 2019, and winning the Bronze medal in the young inventor challenge on
“Achieving a level of excellence requires a high level of effort and commitment from the entire school community, while maintaining excellence is a challenge. All this requires cooperation and support from all parties, especially among teachers, parents
SMB’s anniversary event saw the school’s alumni and former school principals, deputy principals, teachers and staff participating in the celebration. The school was also formerly known as Berakas English School (BES).
The event began with the singing of the national anthem and recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Md Ridha bin Haji Asmat, as well as the recital of Al-Quran by the Champion of the National Youth Qari Musabaqah Tilawatil Al-Quran 2014, 2015 and 2020 Awangku Adi Nazri bin Pengiran Haji Jofri, who was a former student of Berakas Secondary School.
The launching was followed by the school’s choir performance, Tekad SMB, composed by Hajah Noorlelawaty binti Haji Md Yassin. A video clip presentation portraying the school’s timeline was also screened.
The event proceeded with guests visiting booths showcasing the school’s achievements throughout its 50-year history.
The highlight of the event was the launch of hashtag #SMB50 by the deputy permanent secretary alongside the school’s first local principal Haji Mohd Denis bin Haji Roslee, and former principal Datin Paduka Hajah Apsah binti Haji Abd Majid, as well as Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Rosli bin Pengiran Haji Chuchu, representing the first batch of BES students, and former deputy principal Haji Arsad bin Adis.
The BES/SMB alumni sponsored the hashtag.