Bandar Seri Begawan - Twenty-five students from Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Secondary School of Kelantan, Malaysia, visited St George's School as an international programme to interact and better grasp the universal language of English.
An array of activities was organised to welcome the visiting students at the St George's School whereby students from both schools participated in an ice-breaking session as well as a brief presentation of the two schools.
The students from St George's School then performed a special song and organised different games.
According to Azalina binti Mohd Yussof, the Head of English Language from Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Secondary School, "We are a high performing school from Malaysia and we are here for the international programme whereby we would like to get more insight on the teaching and learning of the English Language. This is because English is the second language in Malaysia."
Principal of St George's School, Mr Song Kim Fha, in his welcoming remark said, "The school has existed since 1937 and we are the oldest private education institution in town offering education in English. Over the years, we can proudly testify with confidence that our school has been able to produce innumerable number of high calibre students who have excelled in various fields.
"Many of our ex-students are now professionals in the field of medicine, engineering and law and they occupy distinguished positions in the public sector or in the private sector in the country as well as their countries of origin.
"Few of them worth mentioning are the former speaker of the Brunei Legislative Council, our two former ministers of education, honourable justice, solicitor general, deputy chief registrar, CEO of private companies and numerous numbers of medical doctors."
He also said the school has a cosmopolitan gathering of 978 students made up of various nationalities as well as diverse ethnic and cultural background.
He added, "Therefore, we consider our school as a melting pot for the students to interact and to learn to appreciate each others cultures and traditions."
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin--
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