$8,000 Raised for Charity by Junior School JIS

May 16, 2018

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15 May 2018 - NINE special needs students received a number of specialised equipment to aid with their learning and mobility donated by Junior School of Jerudong International School (JIS). Present as the guest of honour was Acting Head of the Special Education Unit, Yang Mulia Awang Ali Yusri bin Abdul Ghafor as well as officers from the Special Education Unit from the Ministry of Education, junior school students and staff. Members of the Junior School council presented the learning resources to nine students from local primary and secondary institutions at a student led assembly. Jerudong International School supports a number of local charities and in February this year, the Junior School raised $8,000 at their annual Fundraising Week. The money raised at JIS Junior School’s Fundraising Week is for children with special needs in Brunei. The children are chosen in consultation with the Special Needs Unit and this enables JIS’ Junior School to present children with equipment such as laptops, iPads and a variety of learning resources to help them with their learning needs.

Fundraising Week provides a great opportunity for our children to actively give something back to the wider Brunei community. “We talk a lot about achieving excellence in JIS. We expect our children to be not only academically excellent but display excellence in the way they live their lives and make a positive impact onothers. By learning that they can contribute to the wider Brunei community, and help those who need it, we begin developing excellent citizens from a very early age”, believes Paul Bannister, Head of Junior School. “Seeing the difference that they can make to help other children overcome challenges in their education really helps them to understand the benefits of giving to others.” The Junior School students were enthusiastic in participating throughout fundraising week’s activities as it was one of the most anticipated events in their academic calendar. The fun activities were namely, ‘Dollar for a Job’, ‘Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar’, ‘Coin Drop’, ‘Bake Sale’, ‘Launch a Teddy’ and ‘Messy Day’.


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JIS Junior School Student Council in a group photo with recipients and GOH Ali Yusri bin Abdul Ghafor

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$8,000 berjaya Dikutip Semasa Minggu Kutipan Dana Junior School JIS

15 Mei 2018 - Pada petang tadi, 9 pelajar berkeperluan khas telah menerima sumbangan berupa alat-alat bantuan khas untuk pembelajaran dan mobiliti para pelajar tersebut yang disumbangkan oleh Junior School dari Sekolah Antarabangsa Jerudong (JIS). Hadir selaku tetamu kehormat ialah Yang Mulia Awang Ali Yusri bin Abdul Ghafor, Pemangku ketua Unit Pendidikan Khas, Kementerian Pendidikan. Turut hadir pegawai-pegawai dari Unit Pendidikan Khas, pelajar-pelajar dan kakitangan sekolah. Sumbangan alat bantuan pembelajaran pada petang itu diserahkan oleh ahli-ahli Majlis Junior School JIS kepada 9 pelajar dari sekolah rendah dan menengah kerajaan. Penerima-penerima sumbangan menerima sumbangan berbentuk komputer riba, iPads dan lain-lain dan diharap sumbangan ini dapat membantu untuk memenuhi keperluan pembelajaran mereka. Sekolah Antarabangsa Jerudong menyokong beberapa badan kebajikan di negara ini dimana pada bulan Februari lalu, Junior School dari JIS telah megutip dana sebanyak $8,000 semasa Minggu Kutipan Dana Tahunan. Hasil kutipan dana tersebut adalah untuk kanak-kanak yang berkeperluan khas di Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Minggu Kutipan Dana merupakan peluang yang baik untuk pelajar-pelajar berkhidmat dan memberi sesuatu kepada masyarakat. Semasa minggu tersebut, pelajar-pelajar berpeluang untuk mengikuti beberapa aktiviti seperti ‘Dollar for a Job’, ‘Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar’, ‘Coin Drop’, ‘Bake Sale’, ‘Launch a Teddy’ dan ‘Messy Day’.Menurut Paul Bannister, Guru Besar dari Junior School JIS, beliau beharap pelajar-pelajar untuk tidak hanya berjaya dalam pembelajaran, tetapi juga berjaya dalam kehidupan mereka dengan memberi impak yang positif kepada orang lain. Dengan mendidik pelajar-pelajar dari awal lagi mengenai cara untuk membantu mereka yang memerlukan, dan memberi mereka kefahaman bahawa memberi bantuan tersebut dapat merubah hidup seseorang agar mereka dapat mengharungi cabaran semasa belajar dan seterusnya berjaya, beliau percaya masyarakat akan menjadi lebih baik di masa yang akan datang.