Graduation Ceremony 2009 - British International School

On Friday 12th June staff, students, special guests and friends of the school gathered to celebrate our twelfth graduation ceremony.

The speeches, by Ms Keserovic, Mr King and our special guest, Mrs. Zalinah Yussof of the Malaysian Embassy, all had a common theme; the transition from life as a school student to that of being an active member of adult society. Mrs Yussof kindly shared some of her own experiences to help our graduates realise the challenges that may lie ahead and how she overcame her own difficulties to graduate from university and forge a successful career in the service of her country.

As well as graduate certificates being issued, this year’s ECIS Award for International Understanding went to Nadica Filipovic for her special contribution within the school.

With the formal part of the evening over, guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and good music in delightful surroundings. As everyone became more relaxed, the dancing began and it was a pleasure to see all generations on the dance floor.

Later in the evening, as has become tradition, our graduates left us to continue their party elsewhere whilst Mr Morris and Mr Davies from the Junior School provided an impromptu concert of 60’s and 70’s hits to entertain the remaining guests.

We wish all our graduates good fortune and look forward to hearing reports of their progress in the future.