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Praise all around as school celebrates 25th anniversary

Daniel Lim

Teachers and students faced many challenges over the years with the recent being the COVID-19 pandemic, where schools and the nation had to adapt to the new norm, said Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) President Haji Awang Abdul Alim bin Haji Awang Othman at Tunas Jaya PGGMB School’s hall on Saturday.

“Fortunately, we were able to overcome it and it will go alongside the many achievements made by the school.”

He made the remarks during the school’s 25th anniversary celebration, which was observed in 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The president was welcomed by school principal Fazziah binti Kamis.

The principal said since the school was launched on May 15, 1995, it has continued to realise its vision in fostering and nurturing students to be dynamic and creative in tackling challenges.

She added that a number of the school’s first students are working and continue to uphold the school’s vision.

ABOVE & BELOW: Tunas Jaya PGGMB School Principal Fazziah binti Kamis speaks at the event; PGGMB President Haji Awang Abdul Alim bin Haji Awang Othman presents an award to a recipient; and a student views an exhibition. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM

Haji Awang Abdul Alim also shared how the school started with only nine teachers and 92 students from Kindergarten to Year 1 in 1995 and has since grown to employing over 15 teachers to guide 138 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

He also spoke about the school’s achievements and activities such as the five-year savings project and educational visits, which provide the students opportunities to develop their skills and characters.

The event proceeded with video presentations and slideshows to showcase the daily lives of the teachers and students, followed by the handover of awards to the top five students in colouring, a collage-making, and essay writing competitions.

Ten students also received awards for saving the most money as as part of the continued five-year savings project launched last year.

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