High achievers in PSR feted

James Kon

A total of 72 students from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Primary School who have excelled in their 2020 Primary School Assessment (PSR) were feted during a ceremony yesterday.

Prior to the start of the presentation, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Raihaanah Hanaa-Ul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil and Pengiran Anak Adriana Haziqah Jaida Bulqiah binti Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier participated in a choral speaking performance.

YSHHB Primary School Headmistress Hajah Mariam binti Haji Ladi said more than 50 per cent of its students achieved grade ‘A’ in all five subjects.

“With 133 students in the PSR examination, 54.14 per cent of 72 students obtained grade ‘A’ in all five subjects. This is an increase of 8.2 per cent compared to 2019. In a span of 19 years, this is the third time that we achieved the target of 50 per cent and more of students achieving grade ‘A’ in all subjects,” she said.

Hajah Mariam said the Malay language subject has shown the greatest improvement with 86.5 per cent of students achieving grade ‘A’.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Raihaanah Hanaa-Ul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil and Pengiran Anak Adriana Haziqah Jaida Bulqiah binti Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul ‘Ali Yil-Kabier during the performance. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar looks on as his daughter Pengiran Nur Aleeyah Syifa receives her prize

“This is an increase of 19.8 per cent compared to 2019. For MIB subject, 90 per cent of students got grade ‘A’, 63 per cent in mathematics, 73.7 per cent in science and 77.4 per cent in English language,” she said.

Among the recipients was Pengiran Nur Aleeyah Syifa binti Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar.

For grade ‘A’ to ‘C’ achievements, Hajah Mariam highlighted, “We achieved 100 per cent of grade ‘A’-’C’ in Malay, English, Science and Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), while mathematics at 97.7 per cent.

The headmistress attributed the school’s excellent performance in the examination to the strong support of stakeholders, the management, parents and teachers’ dedication.

With the country hit by the COVID-19 outbreak last year, schools nationwide resorted to online learning, and Hajah Mariam lauded the school’s knowledgeable teachers for being able to adapt to the situation within a short period of time.

Assistant Managing Director III of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Hajah Donaliza binti Abdullah Puasa presented the awards.

Meanwhile, eight teachers also received recognition for nurturing the students: Malay language and MIB teachers Asmahwati binti Yahya and Jaliha binti Abdul Rahman; Mathematics teacher Marhani binti Omar; English language and mathematics teacher Pooja Shivkumar Sajnani; English language teachers Theresa Wing Oi Yin and Rahmah binti Haji Ismail; science teacher Shanju Najumunniza Ammal; and Hajah Norsai’dah binti Haji Hassan of the Learning Support Centre.