DATE: 5TH FEBRUARY 2020
VENUE: MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending; however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate.
By Catherine Pulsifer
A Prayer Service for the Graduating Students of class X batch of 2019-2020 was held on the vivid winter morning of the 5th of February, 2020. It was a memorable and solemn occasion as the students of class X bid adieu to the Middle School.
The ceremony commenced with the planting of sapling by our Principal, Brother Miranda, our Headmistress, Mrs. Sheel, our Coordinator, Mrs. Jain and one student representative from each section of class X symbolising a fresh and gratifying start to this very special occasion.
Our school choir,led by Mr. Macdonald,joined in by singing a prayer song:ONE PAIR OF HANDS.
This was followed by the Bible Reading and prayer to bless the students.
Next on stage were the Valedictorians who shared their experiences and spoke about their journey through the Middle school, a time of fun and frolic, innocence and pranks. They expressed joyful gratitude to Brother Miranda, Mrs. Sheel and the teachers for their continuous support and guidance and for moulding them into mature individuals. The following Valedictorians impressed the audience with their speeches:
10A: Shambhava Sood
10B: Ibrahim Haneef
10C: Aditya Vohra
10D: Tanmay Jain
10E: Amit Sahu
10 G: Joshua Victor
This was interspersed with a mesmerising song by the school choir ‘COUNTING STARS’ BY ONE REPUBLIC, while Krishna Prasanna, student of class 9 enchanted the audience by playing the flute. Thereafter, our honourable Principal, Brother Miranda enlightened the students with his words of advice inspiring them to continue to strive towards excellence.He also urged the students to seek out greater heights and do their best even after graduating from school.
Another heart warming performance was the presentation of the instrumental version of ‘I WANT TO BREAK FREE’ by Steve Alexander (10 B) on the Saxophone accompanied by Mr. MacDonald and John Alexander. (10E). Then, our Coordinator, Mrs. Jain gave some valuable tips to the students to tackle their upcoming Board exams.
The event drew to a close with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Sheel who motivated the students to work tirelessly with zeal and perseverance.She also wished the students good luck for their future endeavoursas they embark on the next chapter in their lives.
The Prayer Service culminated with the singing of the School Anthem. It was a deeply poignant moment as the students stood once more to attention to sing together the School Anthem with pride like never before.
Mrs. M. Khiani