International Educators charmed by Brunei’s first english school

15 International educators and lecturer from Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia had paid a visiti to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Collage (SOASC), as part of the International Conference on Education program organised by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE, University Brunei Darussalam.

As part of the International Conference on Education (ICE) program participants were given the opportunity to visit some of the selected schools in the country, where they are able to take a closer look on  the programs and education system in Brunei Darussalam.

Principal of SOAS Collage, PG Hj Zahari bin Pg Hj Ahmad said that it was an honour for the international delegates to visit SOAS Collage, one of the oldest schools in the country. During their visit they will have the opportunity to witness the programs and facilities offered by the collage.

Teachers of various programs from SOAS Collage had presented a short brief on their classes and programs in SOAS collage. The participants were later given a tour of the collage facilities, namely, the Home economics room, the elite class program, the learning center, the SOAS gallery, the Class of 64 library and the Pre Vocational Program (for special needs students).

The participants were impressed with SOAS collage’s facilities, as well as the care and dedication of teachers and the facilities offered for the pre vocational students.

One of the touching moments during the visits was when special needs students had presented mementos to the visiting participants.

The International Conference on Education, organised by the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE), the ICE is an annual international conference that serves as a platform for lively discussions, discourse and debates focussing on key issues in education. Carrying the theme “Challenging Models, Challenging Minds: Initiating Effective Educational Reform and Development”, ICE 2010 brings together international academics, educators and teaching professionals as they share their experiences and generate ideas in an attempt to find solutions for current issues in the educational field.

Malay version

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Khamis 27 Mei – 15 peserta Persidangan PEndidikan dari Taiwan, Thailand dan Malaysia telah melawat MAktab Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien sebagai salah satu acara dalam program perseidgan pendidikan ke 15.

Menurut Pengetua Maktab SOAS, Pg Hj Zahari bin Pg Hj Ahmad, lawatan para peserta tersebut ke Maktab tersebut adalah sebagai salah satu kebangaan bagi Maktab tersebut yang telah terpilih untuk menjadi destinatnsi para peserta luar Negara.

Para peserta telah diberi taklimat oleh guru-guru maktab mengenai program-program dan kemudahan-kemudahan yang terdapat di Maktab tersebut.

Antaranya adalah program ‘home economic’, pra vokasional, program ‘elite’ serta galeri Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddein, dan juga Perpustakaan Kelas 64.

Para peserta sangat kagum dengan sejarah Maktab SOAS yang begitu lama, dan juga kagum dengan program-program dan dedikasi guru-guru Maktab. Mereka juga berkesempatan melawat beberapa bilik darjah dan tempat-tempat istimewa yang terdapat di Maktab tersebut.

Antaranya adalah bilik pra vokasional yang mana penutut-penuntut pra vokasional (penuntut-penuntut istimewa) telah menjemput para peserta dengan makanan ringan yang telah diperbuat oleh tangan mereka sendiri.

Yang menrawankan hati lagi adalah cenderhati yang telah diberi kepada para peserta, yang mana telah disampaikan oleh penutut-penutut pravokasional. Cenderhati tersebut adalah hasil tangan mereka sendiri.

Persidangan Antarabangsa pada Pendidikan, dianjurkan oleh Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute Pendidikan (SHBIE), ICE ialah sebuah persidangan tahunan antarabangsa yang menjadi satu platform bagi perbincangan yang hangat, wacana dan debat menumpukan pada isu-isu utama dalam pendidikan.

Membawa tema “Model-model mencabar, fikiran mencabar: Memulakan pembaharuan pendidikan berkesan dan Development”, ICE 2010 menyatukan akademik antarabangsa, pengajar-pengajar dan profesional-profesional ajaran sebagai mereka berkongsi pengalaman-pengalaman mereka dan menjana fikiran-fikiran dalam satu percubaan kepada mencari penyelesaian-penyelesaian untuk isu-isu semasa dalam lapangan pendidikan.

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