Dear Parents and Guardians,
Tomorrow, is our Presentation Day and Graduation Ceremony. Two of the most significant events in our school’s calendar. Both events represent progression and change, and for many students it is a time of significant transition.
At the Presentation Day, we will be celebrating some of the achievements of the year and highlighting individual students and teams who have made significant progress in their learning, been major contributors to the school community, and those who have demonstrated the all-important IB Learner Profile attributes so well. In many ways, we wish that we could have an award for every child in school, for all have grown and had success over the last 12 months. This is a great opportunity for each of us to consider our own achievements as well.
For our graduates, the Graduation Ceremony represents the end of their formal schooling, with many of them heading off begin their tertiary education in September. It is pleasing to note that we have students heading to colleges and universities all over the world. Even more pleasing to note, is that the students have applied to and been accepted at the universities that are the right fit for them. While we certainly have graduates heading to some prestigious institutions, it is far more important that our students head to the university which is going to be of most use to them providing the best possible foundation for their professional career.
On Friday afternoon, we will be hosting our EIS Model United Nations event. We have delegations of students from some of the other international schools joining and this is sure to be another challenging and stimulating event, where our students debate and discuss some of the most significant challenges facing our world. It is a fitting way for our participants to end the year, as it is a great way for them to show their learning and global citizenship skills that have developed through their school programme.
Our girls and boys under 14 volleyball teams had some great success last week, coming in second in their respective SISAC pools. Indeed, at yesterday's middle and high school assembly, Mr. Peter spent some time celebrating the development of sport at EIS over the year. What has been particularly pleasing for me as the Head of School, is seeing the number of students participating in sports increasing, and the ethos and philosophy with which our students join. The importance of teamwork, perseverance, responsibility and health has been forefront in our promotion of sports and our students have embraced these skills and dispositions wholeheartedly.
I look forward to catching up with you in the final 2 weeks.
All the best,
Head of School