| Daniel Lim |
A NEAT and orderly line formed beside the stage of the multi-purpose hall of St John’s School, Kuala Belait, as some of the school’s brightest students awaited their turn to receive their awards during St John’s School Merit Award ceremony on Saturday.
Over 30 students were feted for their achievements in the 2018 academic year during the event, an annual school tradition to reward the students for their efforts and encourage other students to strive to match their schoolmates’ accomplishments.
Chairman of the school’s Board of Governors Lee Yin Fah oversaw the ceremony.
In his opening speech, Lee expressed gratitude to the attendees and explained the various key performance indicators the school aspires to achieve in both academic and co-curriculum aspects, as well as how the students had achieved them throughout the previous academic year.
“While we expect that you (the students) will be faced with challenges ahead, we also believe that moving forward also presents a lot of opportunities,” he said.
“With the support of the parents and guardians and efforts by the school’s teachers and staff, we can help our students achieve their best in both their academic studies and co-curriculum activities.”
Following the chairman’s speech, the school handed financial aid to the father of a student whose mother passed away recently.
The ceremony continued with the presentation of awards and certificates to students who achieved top grades in the past academic year, as well as those who had shown improvements in their academic studies and co-curriculum activities.
Awards were handed out to Year 1 to Year 11 students who had achieved 5As and 4As in their exams, as well as those who had achieved outstanding results in their 2018 SPE and GCE ‘O’ Level examinations.
Several performances by the school’s string band and Glee Club in between the awards presentation enlivened the event.