Part I: Details of Your School

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PART I: Details of Your School

  1. Name of your school:

St John’s School

  1. Full address:

#36 Jalan Raya Kuala Belait

  1. Postcode


  1. Country

Brunei Darussalam

  1. School’s telephone number (country code+city code+telephone number)

+673- 333-4546

  1. School’s fax number (country code+city code+fax number)

+673- 333-4546

  1. School’s email Address

  1. Name of the Principal

Dr. Teh Keng Watt

  1. Name of Teacher Coordinator:

Abraham C. Lotivio

  1. Email address of the Coordinator

  1. School website (if available)


  1. Educational level

Kindergarten 1-3, Year 1-11

  1. Number of teachers in your school


  1. Number of teachers participated in this programme


  1. Number of students in your school


PART II: Information about the School’s Programme

  1. Title of the school’s programme

I am a citizen of the World

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Core competencies of students

Students should be able:

A. Knowledge and Understanding

1. to know and learn the rules of good citizenship including sharing, responsibility, working in the community, being a good friend and neighbor and treating everyone with respect.
B. Cognitive Skills

1. to work with others in a cooperative way and to take responsibility for one’s roles and duties within the school and community.

C. Non- Cognitive Skills

1. to appreciate the importance of honoring differences in cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

2. to instill in a sense of global citizenship.
D. Behavioral Capacities

1. to have a sense of commitment

2. to appreciate the other culture.

  1. Period of the time when the programme was or has been implemented

4th January to 15th September – 9 ½ months

  1. Activities (Actions and strategies of implementation)




Strategies / Description



8th February

Chinese New Year Celebration

  • The program has started by opening remarks by Dr. Teh followed by singing of the Chinese New Year by KG 3 students. Most of them were wearing Chinese attire.

Chinese Teachers and Community

KG 1-3

Year 1-6

Year 7-11

21 February 2014

Brunei Darussalam National Day Celebration

  • Singing of the National Anthem

  • Singing of ‘Tanah Airku, a patriotic song of Brunei Darussalam and an English Song ‘Peace Canon’.

  • Participants were exposed to Brunei culture and experienced to *** international school

Panaga School

St. John’s School Children’s Chorus- members from Year 2 to Year 6.

3rd April

Brunei Darussalam Secondary Choir Competition

  • Singing ‘Tanah Airku’ for 4 voices- Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

  • SJS Chorale participants were Bruneian, Filipino, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Indian.

  • Participants were exposed to the Brunei culture.

MOE Co-curriculum

St John’s School Chorale members from Year 7 to Year 10.

26th April


  • 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

Kindergarten1,2 &3

Year 1-6

Year 7-11

9th, 16th & 23rd May

Music Workshop

  • 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

12th May

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.

Humanities Department

Teachers and Students

4th August – 13th September

Global Citizenship Survey

  • Teachers and parents conducted a survey about the global citizenship.

  • This survey helped to know the importance of global citizenship education and some respondents have suggested activities for sustaining the programme.

Abraham Lotivio

Teachers, Students, Parents and Citizens from the other country

6th August- 3rd September

KG 3 Students

  • Kindergarten 3 students learned to sing the song ‘Believe’. They have done some hand languages dedicated to those people with disability (deaf)

  • They will perform it on 20th September during the SJS KG Open Day.

Abraham Lotivio

KG 3 students

8th August

Elimination Round

  • Participants were Team-Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Venezuela, The United Kingdom and Sri Lanka

Humanities Department

Year 7- Year 10 students

16th August

Sultan’s Birthday

  • Flag waving of students and teachers

  • Cultural performances of some schools

  • The whole community experienced the Brunei culture and the Sultan’s birthday celebration.

Belait District

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.

Humanities Department

6 Finalists

23rd August

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.

Humanities Department

Year 1 to Year 11 students, teachers, parents, guests

23rd August

Hari Raya Celebration

  • Everyone has shared food for the Hari Raya celebration. Most of the students were wearing Baju raya.

Ugama Department

KG 1-3 students,

Year 1- 11 students

25th August – 4th September

A. Essay

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.

Humanities Department

A. Year 7 students

B. Year 1-2

C. Year 3

D. Year 4-5

10th -11th September

Entrepreneur Day

  • Recycled materials made into bags, mats etc and they were sold to students, parents and teachers.

Ms Chong

Year 8 students

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Resources used for programme implementation

1. Global Citizenship survey


4. Social Studies Year 4-6 and First Step to Music Texbook Year 3-6

5. World History Book

6. Encyclopedia

  1. Benefits/Impacts/ positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and community

Students has:

  • increased their knowledge related to social and scientific domains of global issues.

  • enriched their leadership and problem-solving skills.

  • enhanced their sense of personal and community responsibility.

  • deepened their understanding of human diversity and cultural complexity.

  1. Plan for sustainability and plan for the future

Plan for sustainability:

Active Engagement: The school will implement programs and policies to encourage sustainability-based culture in school.



Target Year

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:



Target Year

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.)


Musical Theatre

Students will perform about the culture of some countries in a form of a musical theatre.


  1. 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

  1. 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.

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St. John’s School Chorale participated in the Secondary Patriotic Choir Competition that was held last 3rd of April 2014.

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