Princess Masna's granddaughter bags four best awards
Fadhil Yunus

The granddaughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Pg Nur 'Azeezah binti Pg Anak Hj Mohd Al-Mokhtar was one of the top recipients achieving four best awards during a mini-convocation ceremony for Year Six students at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Primary School at the International Convention Centre in Berakas last night.

The convocation ceremony, attended by YAM Pg Anak Hj Mohammed Al-Mokhtar, saw a total of 118 students graduating from the school and the start of preparations for studies in secondary school.

Pg Nur 'Azeezah received awards for Outstanding Performance, Best in Science, Best in Social Studies and Best in Computer Studies.

Five students from Year Six Yellow, four from Year Six Green, three from Year Six Blue, four students from Year Six Orange and four students from Year Six Purple were feted with achievement awards to commemorate their overall success in various subjects.

The most prestigious award for the whole Year Six intake during the year 2012 went to Pg Nur 'Azeezah's classmate, Nurul Najihah binti Hj Mohd Marasharin.

The guest of honour at the ceremony was Hj Brahim bin Hj Ismail, Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.

Cikgu Norbaini binti Hj Abdullah, the school's Principal in her speech said that 36 students, which equate 30.5 per cent of the entire primary six, achieved 5 'A' grades.

She also announced that the passing rate for this year was a perfect 100 per cent once again.

"This success has indeed brought ultimate pride to the school's teachers," said Cikgu Norbaini. "I sincerely believe that success is a result of the combination of total dedication, their valuable efforts and contributions, as well as sacrificing their time and energy to conduct additional classes outside their regular working hours."

Cikgu Norbaini also encouraged parents to send their children to Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School and elaborated that, with less than seven years of experience, the school could provide a learning environment that is conducive as well as good education for the students.

The principal also highlighted a visit made by 35 primary six students to Singapore for an invitational study visit.

The students were given the opportunity to visit several schools while observing the system and design of learning in schools.

"The visit provided students with an open mindset and self-confidence. I hope that programmes such as this will gain the support and continuous attention from the management parties in Yayasan as well as from the parents," the school principal added. - Borneo Bulletin (22 November 2012)