School’s telephone number (country code+city code+telephone number)
School’s fax number (country code+city code+fax number)
School’s email Address
Name of the Principal
Dr. Teh Keng Watt
Name of Teacher Coordinator:
Abraham C. Lotivio
Email address of the Coordinator
School website (if available)
Kindergarten 1-3, Year 1-11
Number of teachers in your school
Number of teachers participated in this programme
Number of students in your school
PART II: Information about the School’s Programme
Title of the school’s programme
I am a citizen of the World
Summary of the programme
St. John’s school has organized the global citizenship programme entitled ‘I am a citizen of the world’. The purpose of this programme allows students to participate in educational opportunities that will help them to work in a globalized world. Moreover, the aim is to encourage the students to think of themselves as people with social duties and responsibilities in a local, regional and global context. Students involved in this program acquire a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives. Activities in this program include, participation in after-school programs, completing individual projects, participating in a mentorship program with St. John’s school students, and attending leadership-skill building workshops. These activities will help them grow into society-defining global leaders.
The highlight of this programme is the Power point Speech Competition. This activity moulds the skills of students in speaking, singing, dancing, script writing and in making power point. The audience, specifically the primary and secondary students will be aware and understand about the South-east Asian countries, their cultural background, history and their national emblems.
The Humanities Department teachers and students have conducted a survey about the global citizenship. One of the parents has suggested that as part of the daily reading program, students can be given reading materials about different countries around the world to help students understand their culture, lifestyle, economy, government and other. Another respondent has suggested that : instead of celebrating Chinese New Year or Ramadhan & Ied Mubarak day in school (in Brunei), why not to celebrate other countries’ Independence Day as well. A student of St. John’s school has responded that global citizenship should be practiced weekly or monthly, just by starting off simple, which is observing and learning cultures of Brunei tribes. This study has helped the organisers for utilizing the school program.
There are a variety of activities that will enhance the students’ knowledge about global citizenship. 1. Essay-writing for the lower secondary students; 2. colouring, drawing and making a National Flag for the primary students 3. singing Folk songs and playing traditional instruments; 4. Recycling for Year8 students.
Panaga School has been part of St. John’s School global citizenship programme. The partner school has provided and shared their knowledge in some activities like seminars for teachers and sports and music activities for students. There will be a joint musical concert on the 17th of November 2014 that will be held at St. John’s School hall. The purpose of this activity is to showcase their musical skills and to introduce some folk music of the other countries.
Background information or reasons why the school created this programme
SERVICE AND LOVE- the school motto of St. John’s school.
The school has worked to provide an excellent service to the student, teachers and staff who comprise this dynamic and diverse community. Along with these communities, the school has embraced diversity as a core value and has adopted programs to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential.
If you will visit St. John’s school, there are Bruneian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Russian, Venezuelan, Bangladeshi and Thai. These students have adopted the Brunei culture and some of them can speak the native language of Brunei Darussalam which is Bahasa Melayu.
In the past few years (2008-2013) the school has joined in the University of Children that is organized by Hornbill school. Some teachers of St. John’s school has offered module like Drama, Theatre Arts, Rondalla Playing, Recording Playing, Singing etc. that is participated by students from the other school such St. Margaret School, Chung Ching School, Chung Hua School and Hornbill School. Students has exposed and experienced to mingle with the other students.
‘For we are all children of this world
We are today's dream and tomorrow's reality
Teach us loyalty and love of country
Your legacy of strong moral integrity’
An excerpt from the song written by Michael Montalban, a writer and a blogger
and the melody is composed by Abraham C Lotivio, St. John’s School Music Teacher
This is the theme song of the ‘I am a citizen of the world’ programme entitled ‘We Are the Children of this World’ and this is the reason why the school created this programme.
Objectives/goals of the programme
Students must gain the following competencies
1. to understand, accept, appreciate and tolerate cultural differences.
2. to work with others in a cooperative way and to take responsibility for one’s roles and duties within the school and community.
SJS Chorale participants were Bruneian, Filipino, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Indian.
Participants were exposed to the Brunei culture.
St John’s School Chorale members from Year 7 to Year 10.
It is a fundraising activity wherein students, teachers, parents and the community are helping one another. The school donated the money to the orphans and Autistic school in Brunei Darussalam. It is also purposely to upgrade the school library.
St. John’s School
9th, 16th & 23rd May
Participants listened to music from other culture and play music in the style of other culture
Participants experienced to sing and compose their own music.
Ms Christine Simpson, of Panaga School
Music Society members from Year 2 to Year 6
Humanities Department Meeting – Powerpoint Speech Competition
Planning and preparation for the Powerpoint Speech Competition and other activities.
Teachers are assigned to coach/ help their group.
19th May- 31st July
Research work about the Country
Participants formed their own group and assigned each member to research about the countries specifically their culture, geography, history etc.
Participants were Team-Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Venezuela, The United Kingdom and Sri Lanka
Year 7- Year 10 students
Flag waving of students and teachers
Cultural performances of some schools
The whole community experienced the Brunei culture and the Sultan’s birthday celebration.
Year 7 students were assigned to do the performances while Year 5, 8 to 10 students waved the flag.
13th – 22nd August
Flag Making Contest
As part of the Power-point Competition, the 6 finalists made the flag of the countries they represented. They were Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Malaysia, India, Philippines and Cambodia.
Final Round- Powerpoint Speech Competition
Finalists were Team Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Cambodia and India.
Students understood the different culture, costume, flags, food and history of each country.
Participants showcased their talents and skills in speaking, dancing, singing and hosting and in making powerpoints as well.
Year 1 to Year 11 students, teachers, parents, guests
Hari Raya Celebration
Everyone has shared food for the Hari Raya celebration. Most of the students were wearing Baju raya.
KG 1-3 students,
Year 1- 11 students
25th August – 4th September
B. Colouring the National Flag
C. Drawing of a National Costume
D. Making a National Flag
The Humanities Department conducted activities for Social Studies, Arts and Music.
A. Students have to make an essay of 150 words about the global citizenship. They should explain on how to be a good citizen of this world and their contribution in the community locally and globally.
B. Year 1 and 2 students recognized and coloured the national flag of South-East Asian countries.
C. Year 3 students have drawn the different national costume of the world specifically the South-east Asian countries.
D. Year 4 students have researched and made the national flag of the different countries.
A. Year 7 students
B. Year 1-2
C. Year 3
D. Year 4-5
10th -11th September
Recycled materials made into bags, mats etc and they were sold to students, parents and teachers.
Year 8 students
Teaching and learning methodologies that the school applies for promoting the core competencies as identified in number 5
A. Collaboration- A group set up to do the research about the country. Students learn to put in more effort to research for the topic, and apply effective techniques to get the result.
B. Demonstrating- With the help of demonstrative teaching, students get an opportunity to explore the various aspects and understand the theory from a different perspective.
Partnership, community participation and international connection (Details of partners, their roles and activities that they have involved)
1. Panaga School, Brunei Darussalam
The organizer invited St. John’s school Children’s Chorus to sing during the National Day celebration in the lower and upper primary department last 21st February 2014.
The music teacher, Ms Christine Simpson conducted a music workshop at St. John’s School for 3 sessions: 9th, 16th & 23rd May 2014.
There will be a Panaga School-St. John’s School joint choir concert to be held on 17th November 2014. The purpose of this activity is to expose the culture of the other countries through performing arts.
2. Community - Bruneian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino, Indian, Chinese and Pakistani
Some members of the community attended the Power point Speech Competition where they contributed to use their attire and helped the students for their performances.
They have served as respondents for the global citizenship survey and gave some feedbacks about the programme.
3. Students and Professionals from Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines
They have served as respondents for the global citizenship survey and gave some feedbacks about the programme.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and summary of results
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms:
1. The Power point Speech Competition has enhanced the students’ leadership skills and communication skills as well.
2. The global citizenships survey has helped the school to implement more activities.
Summary of results:
1. Students understood and appreciated cultural differences.
2. Students worked with others in a cooperative way.
3. Students experienced to have teamwork and cooperation.
Active Engagement: The school will implement programs and policies to encourage sustainability-based culture in school.
Teachers and Students Engagement
70 percent of teachers and students to engage as active change agents in supporting the school’s sustainability practices vision.
Increase Community Awareness
Establish integrated family of programs to communicate sustainability practices internal and external to the St. John’s School community.
Establish sustainability recognition programs for
members of SJS community.
Plan for the future:
Traditional Dances of the World
Students will perform different traditional dances of the world.
Power-point Speech Competition
Students will know and understand the culture of East Asian Countries (e.g. China, Japan, North & South Korean, Taiwan and Mongolia) and European Countries. (e.g. France, Italy, Switzerland, Scandanivian Countries etc.)
Students will perform about the culture of some countries in a form of a musical theatre.
List of attachments such as a copy of the school operational plan, learning/ teaching materials, samples of student worksheet, manual, etc. If the attached materials are in the local language, please provide a brief description in English language.
Attachment 1) Power point Speech Competition Video
Attachment 2) Music Workshop Video
Attachment 3) Powerpoint - India
Attachment 4) Lesson Plan- Music Workshop
Attachment 5) National Flags
Attachment 6) Survey
Attachment 7) We are the Children of this world- mp3
Attachment 8) We are the Children of this world- video
Attachment 9) We are the Children of this world- lyrics
Photos related to the activity/programme (Maximum of 6 photos with captions in English)
Participants and organizers of the Power point Speech Competition that was held at St. John’s School last 23rd of August 2014.
St. John’s School Chorale participated in the Secondary Patriotic Choir Competition that was held last 3rd of April 2014.