Haji Mohd Salleh (HMS) Primary School in Sungai Hanching worked hard to conduct physical classes following the second wave of COVID-19 as teachers and students had to adapt to the new normal, said its headmistress Nazrah binti Haji Abdul Samad. She said this at a ceremony to celebrate Year 6’s convocation and award the best students at the Community Hall 1 in RPN Kampong Lambak Kanan yesterday.
“Since the second wave, teachers have worked diligently to provide home learning packs. Upon the return of physical classes, they reviewed topics covered during online sessions on top of the ongoing resumption of classes as one of the school’s initiative to replace learning lost,” she said.
This, she said, is also in support of a titah by 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 calling for the integration of blended learning in the new normal with the use of technology. Flipped classroom and station rotation were also applied by teachers to adapt to the Industrial Revolution 4.0 as well as answering the call by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to apply 21st Century skills by teachers and students.
Meanwhile, the school’s ‘Go for Green’ is in the pipeline to assist weaker students to improve their performance through intervention and appropriate evaluation method, while identifying students in need of assistance to be placed in the ‘Mind That Child’ programme, which focusses on basic strengthening of literacy and numeracy skills.
The ceremony saw 36 top students awarded and 47 Year 6 graduates receive certificates and plaques from Cluster II Officer at the Department of Schools Ali bin Naim.
The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem, recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Selawat Tafrijiyyah, followed by Doa Selamat by Suhaili bin Haji Jelihi and recitation of Al-Quran verses by Year 6 student Abdul Harith bin Abdul Habib.
The ceremony also featured stage performances by the students.