129 Year 8 students from Jerudong International School (JIS) recently enjoyed a Healthy Living focused session led by Fitness Zone, held in one of the School’s gymnasiums. Fitness Zone focused on the importance of movement and exercise to complement the students prior learning to appreciate the importance of healthy nutrition, sleep and a balanced lifestyle.
This is not the first time Fitness Zone have worked with Year 8 students at JIS, having collaborated with them over the past three years to deliver this component of their Healthy Living programme.
“It’s great to be able to teach the children the importance of exercise and still have fun at the same time. The founder of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, is a JIS parent and Fitness Zone has been tremendously supportive to JIS,” said Mr Richard Bourbon, Pastoral Director at JIS.
In the Senior School, the PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) Programme covers three key focuses of physical health, emotional health and intellectual health. In the Middle Years (Year 7 to Year 9), these strands are labelled Friendships, Healthy Living and Emotional Resilience. In addition, through their curricular Physical Education programme, all JIS students from Reception through to Year 13 all engage in a variety of physical activities all designed to promote an understanding of the importance of physical activity.
“We are so grateful to Fitness Zone for assisting us with our Healthy Living focused PSHE strand”, said Sue Mead, Middle Years Healthy Living PSHE Coordinator. “As global childhood obesity rates continue to rise, it is increasingly important that our younger generation realise the impact of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Children who are physically active tend to be more physically fit, have stronger bones and muscles, and feel better about themselves compared to kids who are inactive. They may even have reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression caused by Social Media and long exposure to Internet time,”
At JIS, our school comprises a community that strives to be integrated. As an international school, students, staff and parents alike can benefit from an integration of communities that stretches across cultures and languages. In senior school, students have an hour a week that is set aside as pastoral time which falls under three central strands: House time, Tutor time and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). PSHE at JIS aims to equip each student with knowledge, self-understanding and social, emotional and intellectual skills necessary to live a healthy, safe and well-balanced life to achieve their full potential
“Not only were all students able to participate and have fun while engaging with Fitness Zone, but in this one session, we incorporated all three strands of PSHE we promote here at JIS - Friendship, Healthy Living and Resilience” Sue continued.
The PSHE curriculum at JIS takes a positive, preventative approach, aimed at empowering students with the self-awareness and emotional resilience required to confront the challenges of life.
Year 8 boys enjoying their Body Attack session.
129 Year 8 students participated in the Body Attack session with Fitness Zone.
Year 8 students in a group photo with Fitness Zone.
About Jerudong International School
Jerudong International School was started in 1997. It presently has around 1650 international and Bruneian students aged from 2 years to 19 years. Students study a British International Curriculum from ages 2 years to 3 years. From 14 years to 16 years, students study the I/GCSE programmes. Senior students may choose between the A Level programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for their pre University course. JIS has a thriving boarding house for up to 200 boarders.
Jerudong International School,
PO Box 1408, Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam, BS8672
Tel: +673 241 1000
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