Preparing your child for a future of boundless possibilities

In Seri Mulia Sarjana School Preschool, we believe that each child is an individual that learns in his/her own way and at his/her own pace. With great demands on knowledge, skills, and understanding of our fast-growing economy, our Preschool leads to establish a firm foundation on which continuing education can be built.

We strive to provide holistic educational experience that creates an open and trusting atmosphere with full opportunities to realise their personal goals. We nurture the children to develop adaptability, enquiry, resilience, morality, cooperation, thoughtfulness, communication, and respect.

Our IPC Early Years programme operates in all three modalities – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic in enriching environments full of activities that are intended to enhance children’s total development in a secure and warm environment to allow each child to enjoy all the different types of learning abilities and reach his/her maximum potential through play, hands-on activities and interaction with others.

In support of the Ministry of Education, SPN 21 vision and mission in providing a holistic education for each child, the learning strands through IPC for Early Years prepare them for jobs and a life in the future that no one has yet to imagine especially in the fields of technology and sciences.

We flourish and cultivate students’ multiple intelligences bringing about the confidence and whole roundedness of each individual through opportunities for children to be involved in a brain-friendly approach of learning which is geared to the knowledge, understanding, and skills that the child should acquire for lifelong learning.

Preschool Programme – The Early Years (aged 3-5 years)

The school with its mission to provide 21st century learning among students and to tie up with the National SPN21, the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) for Early Years has been introduced our current academic programme for children aged 3-5 years. This is a comprehensive and brain-friendly syllabus that provides innovative and interactive approach to instruction that is geared to the knowledge, understanding, and skill that the child should acquire for lifelong learning.

 

Preschool Curriculum

The school with its mission to provide 21st century learning among students and to tie up with the SPN21, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for Early Years has been implemented as the official curriculum for preschool. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal goals. The most significant areas of studies are covered in each unit that has been designed to ensure rigorous learning that makes it exciting, active and meaningful for children. Its learning process includes a whole cycle of engaging activities that covers the following:

Preschool Assessment

Evaluation for Early Years is done every term in all levels through oral and written diagnoses supported by narrative reports with photo and video evidenced records in all areas of learning. These assessments include parents’ involvement and regular report to help both teachers and parents to be aware of the child’s strengths and areas needing improvement. Assessments coupled with regular Parent-Teacher Meetings support student learning effectively, assessing areas such as literacy, numeracy and abilities such as critical thinking and problem solving that will better prepare them in primary level.

 

Nurtured in an environment that encourages the desire to succeed.

When it comes to preparing your child, you expect the best and this is where we become your partner in laying the foundation towards your child’s bright future. This section caters for the Lower Primary Level from Year 1 to Year 3; whereas the Upper Primary Level caters for Year 4 to Year 6.

As we build on the children’s existing knowledge and rich linguistic experiences, we also focus and assist in developing increased competence in the use of language arts, speaking and listening, reading and writing. Problem solving and number relationships are emphasized to assist children to manipulate and internalize mathematical concepts.

Children are exposed to Social Sciences where they observe, appreciate and develop respect; and become aware of different ideas and cultures around the world, past and present. The children are also introduced to weekly sessions to explore, observe, experiment and develop the skills they will need to move further in science programmes.

Primary Programme – Lower Primary and Upper Primary (aged 6-12 years)

The curriculum conforms to the National Education System for the 21st Century – or the SPN 21 (Sistem Pendidikan Negara Abad Ke-21) as prescribed by the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, and is further complemented by a wide range of activities to optimize every student’s potential in a stimulated environment that encourages the desire to succeed.

PRIMARY CURRICULUM

At the end of Year 6, all students are required to sit for the Primary National Assessment Examination or PSR Penilaian Sekolah Rendah in the subjects of English Language, Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Science and Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB).

The structure of the Primary Curriculum, in terms of which subjects are considered Core and Non-Core, is set out in the table below:

PRIMARY ASSESSMENT

Assessments at Primary Section are done every term in all levels. These assessments help teachers and parents to be aware of the child’s strengths and areas needing improvement. Assessments coupled with regular Parent-Teacher Meetings support student learning effectively assessing areas such as literacy, numeracy and abilities such as critical thinking and problem solving. The Lower Primary (Year 1 to Year 3) are assessed differently from the Upper Primary (Year 4 to Year 6).

Assessments include term tests, homework and coursework, and projects. Students must be consistent in their academic performance each term to qualify in the annual Top Academic Listing. Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) Reports are issued at Year 3 and Year 6. The CCA Report includes participation in CCA, Societies, Clubs, competitions and national events (such as flag waving, National Day, His Majesty’s Birthday, Maulud Nabi SAW procession and performances).

 

Shaping the next phase of our students’ learning journey.

Seri Mulia Sarjana today is among Brunei’s leading educational institution attracting local and expatriate students from all around the country.

It provides a holistic education through a challenging academic curriculum that is broad based which develops thinking skills and appreciation for life-long learning. The non-academic curriculum emphasizes on the cultivation of life-skills such as resilience, team work, problem solving and decision making. We continually challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone, trying new things that are not the norm but exception.

The curriculum is designed to help our students achieve their absolute best academically as well as developing confidence and a wider understanding of the world around them- enabling each student to go on and take their place as a successful ‘global citizen’.

Whilst the internationally recognized UK-UCLES BGCE ‘O’ level serves as a valuable intermediate benchmark for the majority of our students, those who are academically strong can benefit from engaging in broader learning experiences during their secondary years. Having proven its consistency in producing quality student achievers reflect in our high number of passes in public SPN 21 examination and GCE’ O’ level exam annually. However, the school will continue to have a school based assessments to measure student’s progress.

In order to be the best we can be, Seri Mulia Sarjana School concurrently looks both outward and inward. The staff is routinely engaged in professional development opportunities with the full support and encouragement of leadership teams, and simultaneously review and revitalizes the curriculum in the light of best practice and government agendas.

Secondary Programme – Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary (aged 12-16 years)\

Our programme is based on the teaching of critical and logical thinking, writing skills, the application of knowledge, examination of values and an appreciation of cultural diversity in a global society. Seri Mulia Sarjana School today is among Brunei’s Leading educational institution attracting local and expatriate students from all around the country. Having proven its consistency in producing quality student achievers reflected in our high number of passes in the public examination annually, our Secondary Section does not stop in its search to seek more ways to improve the current tertiary preparatory programme we offer.

SECONDARY CURRICULUM

The curriculum embraces yet transcends the prescribed curriculum for Brunei secondary schools. The programme is based on the teaching of critical and logical thinking, writing skills, the application of knowledge, examination of values and an appreciation of cultural diversity in a global society. This section caters for Year 7 until Year 11.

At the end of Year 8, all students are required to sit for the School Based Assessment exam held nationwide, after which they will be assigned to Express or Normal streams. In these streams, we offer a wide range of subjects at this level ranging from Languages, Sciences, Art and Design, Business and Commercial Studies, Computer Studies, Islamic Knowledge, , Principles of Accounts, Design and Technology. Every student is given this opportunity to develop areas of their academic strength and interest.

Both the Express and Normal stream culminates in the prestigious and globally recognized General Certificate of Examination under the auspices of Cambridge University in United Kingdom. Many of our students and alumni members have garnered Brilliance Awards, Top in the Brunei and Top in the World, at the GCE ‘O’ Level and GCE ‘A’ Level examination.

The SPN21 or 21st Century National Education System

In Year 7 and Year 8, all students are required to study twelve (12) different subjects comprising of six (6) compulsory core subjects, six (6) compulsory complementary subjects.

At the end of Year 8, students will sit for the nationwide SPE to ascertain their eligibility to continue their studies either in the Express (2 years) stream of the National Academic stream.

 

SECONDARY ASSESSMENT

Assessments at the Secondary Section are done every term in all levels. These include term tests, homework and coursework, and projects. Students must be consistent in their academic performance each term to qualify in the Top Academic Listing. Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) Reports are issued at Year 8 and Year 11. The CCA Report includes participation in CCA, Societies, Clubs, competitions and national events (such as flag waving, National Day, His Majesty’s Birthday, Maulud Nabi SAW procession and performances).

 

OPTIONS AFTER GCE ‘O’ LEVELS

There are a number of progression pathways available to secondary students. The options are varied and cater to the different needs of the students depending on their interests and potentials.

GCE ‘A’ Level

  • 1st Cohort (starts in January)
  • 2nd Cohort (starts in April)
  • Eligibility
    • A CREDIT Pass in Bahasa Melayu or Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK)
    • A PASS in English Language
    • 5 CREDIT Passes in IGCSE / GCE ‘O’ Level
    • The Ministry of Education (MOE) applies the same rules of admission to expatriates and children whose parents are attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with no special consideration.
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