Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST) recently concluded its annual Teacher’s Day celebration with a ceremony feting educators for the integral role they play in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. The company hosted four events over a two-week period, starting October 16.
DST Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni together with the DST management team and DST team welcomed the arrival of the teachers at the celebration.
Radin Sufri said, “Teachers play an important role in our lives, without which we wouldn’t be who we are today, and we certainly wouldn’t be here today celebrating and appreciating you. It goes without saying that teachers play a vital role in helping to guide us and unlock our potential.”
As with previous years, DST started with the ‘Vote for Your School’ campaign on its social media, getting the public to vote for their favourite schools. The teachers from the winning schools were then rewarded for their hard work and dedication.
The campaign kicked off with the acquiring of votes in five different categories: higher institution, secondary school, primary school (private), primary school (government) and religious school.
Three schools with the most votes were chosen for the higher institution category, while four schools were each chosen in the secondary school and primary school (private) categories, and five schools each in the primary school (government) and religious school categories.
The top voted schools were then treated to an exclusive DST celebration. Additionally, DST extended invites to exceptionally special teachers from Negalang Primary School and Abdul Rashid Menunggol Primary School.
DJ Daffy and Najib Jaafri kept the crowd entertained, while a string of fun and games allowed teachers to let their hair down at the event that came complete with sumptuous meals and a lucky draw.
Teachers returned the favour with surprise performances, speeches and gifts to express their gratitude.
Schools receiving awards and prizes at the celebrations based on the five categories were Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Nakhoda Ragam.
Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School, Berakas Secondary School, Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School and Hassanal Bolkiah Boys Arabic Secondary School also receive awards and prizes.
St Andrew’s School, Seri Mulia Sarjana School, Sekolah Kesuma Mekar and Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Primary School, Kampong Mata-Mata Primary School, Dato Mohd Yassin Primary School, Delima Satu Primary School, Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School and Sengkurong Primary School were also included.
Pengiran Anak Puteri Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah Religious School, Jerudong International School (JIS) Religious School, Pengiran Anak Puteri Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School, Beribi Religious School and Jerudong Religious School were also awarded.