12 September, 2017
ST ANDREW’S School celebrated its 60th Diamond Jubilee on July 8, with Stephen Ong, the Chairman of the School Board of Governors and an alumni of St Andrew’s School, as guest of honour.
The celebration was also attended by members of the school’s Board of Governors, staff and students.
In her opening speech, former student and current Principal of St Andrew’s, Jane Keasberry, traced the history of the school from its humble beginnings to its present status as one of the leading non-government schools in Brunei.
The guest of honour in his speech highlighted the importance of early education, as well as the impact of long-lasting friendships, tolerance, compassion and respect.
Certificates were later presented to the school’s most dedicated teachers, including Z Shafeullah, who has been with St Andrew’s School for 38 years.
Members of the school’s Board of Governors, who played a vital role in the welfare of the staff and students, as well as the development of St Andrew’s School, were also acknowledged.
Stephen Ong, the Chairman of St Andrew’s School’s Board of Governors and an alumni of St Andrew’s, as guest of honour, in a group photo with members of the school’s Board of Governors, long serving staff of the school and invited guests
Dato Anthony Chin, who has served on the Board for 51 years, received a special round of applause from all those present.
The occasion was further enhanced by a concert, which reflected the various nationalities and cultures of the school’s students.
There was also a display in the school library, depicting photographs of members of the royal family who attended St Andrew’s School, as well as previous principals, student councillors and key events in the history of the school.
Meanwhile, a Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner open to St Andrew’s School alumni and friends of the school will be held on August 4.