Welcome / selamat datang Parents’ Briefing forGlobal Citizenship Programme Brunei Darussalam 5 November - 9 November 2012
SST’s Global Citizenry Program (GCP)The GCP is designed to: Prepare students for a global future shaped with the attributes that will allow them to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities abroad, while remaining connected and emotionally rooted to Singapore.
Alignment with SST’s Vision, Mission and Goals(VMG)Mission To Develop World-Ready and Future-Looking Leaders through Innovative Technology and Applied Learning
GCP GoalsAcquiring Knowledge• Students develop interest in and take stewardship of local and global issues• Students understand Singapore’s relationships with ASEAN, ASIA and the rest of the worldBuilding Competencies• Equip students with 21st century skills• Promote self-awareness, self-management and responsible decision- making in studentsCultivating Character• Students embrace diversity and cultivate respect for all people• Students act upon ideas for the improvement of their society and the wider world
Objectives of GCP Brunei• Extend a platform for students to develop anunderstanding of Singapore’s relationship with Brunei.• Enhance understanding and appreciation of Brunei’srole and identity by creating a meaningful opportunity forstudents to explore, appreciate and understand theculture and language of the people in Brunei• Broaden our students’ learning networks with theirBruneian counterparts with SST’s twinning school, theprestigious Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan ScienceCollege
What it means for SST and the students Expectations of the group upon their return - impact the school community• Share their learning to parents and the rest of the school• Host the next visiting Maktab Sains contingent (2012)• Role model to their peers the expected attributesBeing a leader and caring about the community
Brunei Darussalam, The Abode of Peace.• A rainforest covered gem of a country nestled on thenorthern shores of the island of Borneo• Richly diverse natural and cultural heritage• Centuries old majestic Royal heritage• A prosperous oil and gas producing nation with a small,peace loving population• Ruled by His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei, the 29th of anunbroken line dating back 600 years• Tranquil, clean and pollution free environment• Safe, stable, healthy, wholesome and sincerely hospitablesociety• Near absence of traffic jams
Accompanying Teachers• Mr Nur Johari (teacher ic)• Mr Kenny Teoh (asst teacher ic)• Ms Shireen (asst teacher ic)Accompanying Secondary 2 Student Leaders• Sharifa Suhaila• Md Ada
Brunei Darussalam, The Abode of Peace.Land Area = 5,675 sq. kmPopulation = 390,000Density = 68 persons/sq. km. source:geology.com
Flight DetailsDeparture – 5 Nov 2012• ETD 1155 / ETA 1405• Royal Brunei Airlines Flight No: BI 422• Terminal 2. Row to be confirmed.• Students are to report at 0900 hrs @ Changi Airport.Return – 9 Nov 2012• ETD 1800 / ETA 2000• Royal Brunei Airlines Flight No: BI 423* Students will be dismissed from Changi Airport Arrival Hall.
Accommodation• Kiulap Plaza Hotel• 4* hotel• Address: Kiulap Commercial Area, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam BE1518 Tel: (673)223 2252 http://www.kiulap-plaza-hotel.com
Trip Highlights - Water Village• Water Village (Kampung Ayer)• Venice of the East• Largest water village in the world• Approximately 40 000 people live here• About 1500 years old• Built on stilts in the water along the Brunei River• Mode of transport – water taxi• Schools, houses, mosques
Trip Highlights - Royal RegaliaOpened in 1992Large collection of the Royal Regalia across generations
Trip Highlights - Food and Custom Ambuyat• Bruneian dish• derived from the interior trunk of the sago palm• starchy bland substance, similar to tapioca starch• eaten with a bamboo fork called a chandas, by rolling the starch around the prongs and then dipping it into a sour fruit sauce.
Profile of Partner SchoolMaktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan (PadukaSeri Begawan Sultan Science College)
Profile of Partner School Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan (Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College)•Renowned throughout the region forits excellent O-level and A-levelresults.•Former Maktab Sains students can befound in universities all over the worldincluding Imperial College, Oxbridgeand the Ivy League.
Profile of Partner School Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan (Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College)•To gain admission to the school, students must earnstraight 5 As in their Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (formerlyknown as Primary Certificate Of Education).•Many of Bruneis royal family, were taught in MaktabSains.
Trip CostTotal cost = $990 includes‣ Return flight (including taxes) on Royal Brunei Airlines‣ All meals‣ 4* Hotel accommodation (twin-sharing) - Kiulap PlazaHotel‣ Travel insurance (AIG Chartis Superior Plan)‣ Land transport by coach‣ Accompanying tour manager from Singapore‣ Local tour guide• SST standard subsidy = 50% = $495 (exclude visa costs, if any)Students on 75% and 100% ISB will have further subsidies.
Modes of Payment• Edusave• Cheque• Combination of Edusave & ChequeEdusave Authorisation Form has been given out.If you have not already done so, kindly complete the replyslip and submit together with any cheque payment by 5thOct 2012.
Safety Measures/Precautions• Traffic– Look right, look left and look right again before alightingbus or crossing the road• Illness / Hospitalisation– Travel insurance (AIG Chartis Superior Plan) included inprice– Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, or RIPASHospital• Accommodation– Always look doors– Stay in assigned room
Rules and Expectations• Students are ambassadors of Singapore and SST!• Be socially sensitive and aware. Exercise courtesy andgraciousness during interaction with peers in the local schools e.g.not to brag about Singapores progress, or what luxuries are absentin Brunei. Their conduct will determine whether these schools want acontinued relationship with SST.• Behave appropriately at public places• Observe the laws and regulations in Brunei• Follow teachers’ instructions at all times• All students are required to sleep by 11pm so that they haveenough rest for the next day’s activities.• Respect other visitors in the hotel. Noise must be kept to theminimum.
Rules and Expectations•Speak in low and gentle tone. No shouting or screaming.•Be polite and exercise courtesy and graciousness during interactionwith peers in the local schools e.g. not to brag about Singaporesprogress, or what luxuries are absent in Brunei. Their conduct willdetermine whether these schools want a continued relationship withSST.•Do dress modestly. No shorts / bermudas / short skirts ! long trackpants•Do to take off your shoes when visiting a mosque. Women arerequired to cover their heads and wear a dress that covers theirknees and arms.
Rules and Expectations• Students are advised to stay locked in their rooms and avoid goingto and fro their friends’ rooms for their own safety and well-being.• Be punctual at all times.• Be considerate and helpful to your peers.There will be disciplinary consequences for students who do notadhere to school rules and instructions given during the trip.Students who endanger their own safety and that of others will bebarred from participating in subsequent activities.
Suggested Packing List• Clothes & Footwear– School uniform (x 2)– Formal attire (Blazer) & formal shoes– PE t-shirt & long track pants (x2)– Sports/track shoes– Cap & umbrella• Learning Device & Power plug adapter (for assigned leaders only)• Camera & charger• Writing materials• Pocket money of maximum $100• Others - medication*Detailed packing list will be provided at a laterdate
Emergency Contact•School’s contact – handphone 9339 – 5028 (inSingapore)•Teachers’ contact will be advised at a later date•Please minimise phone calls and communication timeswith students.•In case of any emergencies, please call the teachers NOT students – students may not know how to handlethe situation.
Secondary Two Students’ Sharing on their Learning Takeaways from the trips