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    Rain does little to dampen back-to-school spirit

    Daniel Lim

    Students returned to school as the new academic year kicked off yesterday nationwide.

    Even the early morning rain did not dampen the spirit in the the Belait District as schools were filled with sights of parents sending their children off to school.

    Among them was St Margaret’s School in Seria, where primary and secondary school students were welcomed back to the fold.

    Principal Liew Yong Kim expressed his gratitude towards to the government for their efforts in ensuring the nation was able to push through the past few turbulent years.

    “With the height of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and the start of the new academic year in the Endemic Phase, we are looking forward to finally realising our year-long academic plans to the fullest, like how we had done so before the pandemic,” he said.

    He added that the school had prepared way ahead of the new school year with several cleaning campaigns to ensure students are learning in a safe environment.

    Children arrive on their first day of school at St Margaret’s School in Seria after a month-long break in December 2022. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM
    ABOVE & BELOW: Students arriving at St Margaret’s School; students in their classes; and students attending a refresher course at Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA). PHOTOS: ST MARGARET’S SCHOOL & DANIEL LIM

    “We are still making preparations today by going through our checklist to make sure that the students and teachers can settle into the their classes at the school, “he said.

    With the start of the new academic year, he hopes that the school will see improvements in both academic as well as co-curriculum fronts.

    Meanwhile, Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) Kuala Belait, welcomed their students back with a morning assembly led by Principal Steven Shim Sheau Huei.

    Shim shared that the students will be provided with refresher courses to ease them back to their studies after the month-long holiday.

    Year 10 student Ahmad Asyraf Hakeemi bin Mohammad Rukhzaidin said, “My new year resolution in this academic year is to continue to work hard and to uphold the values of the school.”

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