JIS Senior students participating in a peace themed chalk drawing event
Jerudong International School once again celebrated Peace Week, a spectacular combination of educational, artistic and recreational events, designed to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.
The week was led, planned and coordinated by the Head Girl, Rania Teguh and Head Boy, Jacob Hill. They spoke in detail about the week in a recent interview on Progresif Radio with DJ Jenny Malai.
The week commenced with peace themed activities and videos in tutor periods on Monday. The focus was on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: To promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. Monday lunchtime saw Senior students participate in a peace themed chalk drawing event. Music with a focus of peace was performed by students during lunchtimes through the week.
On Wednesday, students could choose to pay B$2 to wear clothes including white to symbolise peace. Monies raised from this will be donated to the charities which the School supports including the Polio Points initiative. The extended lunchtime included a number of outside vendors coming into school to sell their products. The students had carefully included several new and start-up companies. A ‘Peace Museum’ was set up by the students as a display to encourage and challenge students about the UN SDG 16.
Random Act of Kindness Day was Thursday! This was the launch of a new “Kindness” project to encourage students to consider others. Administration staff were delighted to receive cookies with “Thank you” on from senior students!
The week culminated in Peace Themed assemblies planned and led by the student leadership team.
The School’s Principal, Mr Barnaby Sandow said: “Peace Week is a unique and special week at JIS, in part due to the hard work and leadership of the Senior students. Seeing everyone working together to raise money for charity is inspiring and it reminds me that genuine education goes well beyond the classroom. Where more appropriate to focus on International Day of Peace than in Brunei Darussalam – the abode of Peace. It reminds us to value the blessing of living in such a beautiful country of peace.
A middle years’ student hand-painting the Peace Week banner
Head Girl, Rania Teguh, singing at Peace Week lunchtime performance
JIS Senior students participating in a tie-dye t-shirt activity