INSIGHTFUL DIALOGUE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Somewhere in early November 2017, we said our last goodbyes to our formal principal, Principal Susilawati with her giving a farewell speech & welcoming our new principal, Tutty Hyrneeita.
It’s been over two months since the new principal has taken the helm! So, we thought it was about time we got to know a little bit more about the new Head!
Full name: Tutty Hyrneeita bte Hj Abd Latip
First School she taught in: Maktab Duli (a.k.a MD)
First subject she taught: English O'Level
- Are you a bookworm or a shopaholic?
Oh bookworm, definitely bookworm
- Do you have any favourite authors?
Oh wow the thing is, I read with a purpose you see. So if it’s for work, I would - when I say work, I mean it is for me to develop myself as an officer. There are some authors that would be recommended to me, so I would read them. But for pleasure, or for de-stressing, there would be other authors. So what i'm saying here is, I don't have a favourite book!
- If you actually have a favourite movie, what is it and why?
-The thing is, I like mysteries and romance. So, if there is a movie that can give those two elements, that would be my favourite. Um.. cause I like to think while enjoying it emotionally, you know? <laughs>
- What did you think of STPRI when you first came here? :
OH WOW. To be honest, it reminds me of my old school (Maktab Duli) because the buildings were made in the 70s which is like MD and the teachers are very very experienced and there’s also some new teachers. The students are a first for me because it’s an all girl school. I’m used to being in a mixed school <laughs> it’s very, very eye-opening actually!
- What are some of the goals you have for the school this year?
<gasp> youre talking about my vision, which is really, really big.
Before I could start something new with a new school, I would have to study the school which is what i’m doing in the moment. Although I came in last year, two weeks before the school closed, it was not a good time as the school was winding down to the end of the year. So i’m still learning about the school to see where I could make it better.
- If you could wave a magic wand and change one aspect about Bruneian education what would it be?
NO EXAMS. That's what I would change because it's so rigid . Everything is about grades and numbers. Learning is not necessarily how you measure ability.
- What do you do outside of STPRI?
Watch tv dramas
You know the website Netflix? <yeah> There's a lot of interesting shows there. I would check my usual dramas like madam secretary.
- If you could give the girls at STPRI one piece of advice, what would it be and why?
To be brave, to make a difference. Our culture I guess socially are trained to be quiet and keep our thoughts to ourselves unless we were given the opportunity to do so. But my advice would be, if you have something to say, like to share your opinions, be brave to do so, take that first step.
- Was your ambition always to work in education?
Would you believe that i was thinking about being a librarian?
<What?> <Oh really?>
Because my favourite subject in A'level and O'level was actually English , and English Literature. So I was looking around for the related field in this particular subject, and it was librarian.
- If you were left in a shipwreck, in an island what would you take with you?
Its either I would bring my Ipad with all my books in it, or my phone which is for communication which I can call for help? Its either you have to practical, or be comfortable. I would have to say my phone then. But you would have to push me <laughs>
- If you could live anywhere in earth and work what would it be. Why?
I never thought about this before. OMG this is a difficult question. I would say it would be in a big city. Where everything is in convenient I want to live in an apartment in a big city All the convenience is their like deliveries, takeaways are there, visit museum or movies for the weekend
Work... I don't know I would like to actually work in ship... Like a cruise ship. You know you could travel and work at the same time so it a 2in1 deal.
"Always have a plan B"
- Do you think that KPOP is a bad influence?
To be honest I'm not into K-pop, I'm more familiar to the Japanese culture so I cannot say definitively that it's a bad influence
We thank Principal Tutty Hyrneeita for giving her time .
Written by: Aaliyah Hafli & Farah Dania
FAMILY FUN DAY @ STPRI
The annual STPRI Family Day was held at the STPRI Princess Arena. On Saturday, 20th May 2017. The event started at 1:45pm and went until 4:30pm. It was organized by teachers to spend more time with family and friends.
The teachers, students and parents wore sports attire according to the house colours.
The STPRI aerobic club lead the warming up before the games started!
There were many fun and exciting activities to take part in. Such as, wearing socks without using hands, hula hoop, popping balloons, coconut hockey, an eating contest and last but not least, a tug of war. there were also prizes awaiting for those who won.
Games played such as coconut hockey! Fancy playing hockey with a coconut!
Food for the mini eating contest
Teachers and families enjoy themselves on family day