U11 BSME TEAM
Once again JPGS students have had their academic excellence recognized by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board.
At a ceremony held on 10th March at the British Consulate in Jeddah a total of eight students, with four at IGCSE and four at A Level were named as being among the top students in the Middle East North Africa region following their performance in the May/June 2016 exam session.
At IGCSE Noor Baksh received a double award as the Best Student Across Seven Subjects at IGCSE, with a High Achievement Award in Sociology. Other outstanding performers at IGCSE were Lidiya Khalil, who was Top Student in the Region for her performance in Computer Science, and Khawla Alnajafi who was Top Student in Saudi Arabia in Business Studies. Farah Al Azib, a new student at the school this year was also acknowledged for her efforts in French as a result of being named Top Student in Saudi Arabia.
At A level there were High Achievement awards for Zubair Junjunia (Computer Science), Dharifa Almasoumi (Global Perspectives), Zahra Farooq (History) and Abdelrahman Alsini (English Literature).
The School would like to congratulate these individuals their efforts and their families for their support. Events such as these serve to inspire other students and give satisfaction to the hardworking staff who work tirelessly in service of their students.
This cohort of students has raised the bar in terms of academic success but we are confident that we can continue to excel in the forthcoming exam season!
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
On Wednesday afternoon, the U19 boys prepared themselves for the U19 Boys invitational SAIKAC cricket competition, hosted at JPGS.
With all the preparations out of the way the boys and coaches were eager to see how our boys would perform against a usually strong BISJ team.
The match started a little after 15:00pm. JPGS lost the toss and were put into the field. With a very strong bowling line up, both players and coaches were sure that we already had the upper hand.
On Friday 26th February JPGS U14 Under 14 Boys football squad embarked on the journey to compete in the Red sea U14 football competition. Such is the popularity of “the beautiful game” JPGS were able to put enter two teams in the competition.
The first team was in what seemed a slightly easier group, whilst the second team were in a very challenging group. The first games JPGS first team up against AISJ 1 and JPGS team 2 were pitted against BISJ 1.
Team 1 played some good attacking football and scored first, but straight from kick off AISJ equalized to take the score at half time to 1-1. After a positive chat at half time everything that they had been doing in training clicked and they scored 3 unanswered goals to take the final score to 4-1.
On Saturday 27th February the Under 16 Basketball team met at 6am ready to make the journey to KAUST to compete in the RSAC U16 Basketball competition.
A relaxed coach journey and a smooth passage through security made sure that the team had a good warm up time.
The first game saw the team pitted against local rivals BISJ. This was an end-to-end game in which BISJ took a 9-3 lead at half time. With one minute left BISJ were leading 14-7, but with a 3 point shot from Rayan and a break away lay up JPGS took the score to 14-12. This led to a very nervy final minute of the game especially as JPGS pressed high up the court to get the winning basket.