Speech Day 2018 began with much preparation and rehearsals prior to the event which was held on 12th July. We were excited not only for this closing celebration, but also because it was the last day of the academic year 2017/2018. The day started by the parents, teachers and students singing to the national anthem and school song.
To start the ball rolling the Principal, Mr. Stephen West gave an inspiring, motivating and encouraging speech. The main point he stressed on during his talk was his personal story on the importance of teachers being able to understand students on their level and students being able to acknowledge their own special talents. He further implied how parents play a big role in urging, encouraging and guiding their children to go the extra mile by dreaming dreams.
Next up on the programme was the presentation of the certificates for student council as well as the much awaited and anticipated installation of School Prefects. The positions were as follows:
- Performing Arts Captain- Natasha Elizabeth McFarlane
- Debating Captain- Syinas Safinah
- Community Service Captain- Phang Chen Hui
- Sports Captain (Girl) – Myra Lim
- Sports Captain (Boy) – Gian Luca
- Deputy Head (Girl) – Shahad Ahmed
- Deputy Head (Boy) – Muhammad Miqahil Iskandar
- Head (Girl) – Harini Sre
- Head (Boy) – Sulaiman Khan
Following this announcement, was a light musical performance by Adam Ayman Yahaya. The next presentations were the Academic Awards from Years 7-10 and the Rising Star award which was won by Dinh Nam Phuong from Year 8.
Moving on to the third category of awards was the ‘Most Valuable Contributor’. The two deserving winners were Myra Lim and Natasha Elizabeth McFarlane from Year 10.
Talent Show Award winners were also given their prizes:
- 1st place: Amy Looi
- 2nd place: Adam Ayman Yahaya
- 3rd place: Ziad Ausama
Finally, the Sports Awards and the winners were announced.
- Key Stage 3 Girl: Dinh, Nam Phuong
- Key Stage 3 Boy: Gian Luca
- Key Stage 4 Girl: Natasha Elizabeth McFarlane
- Key Stage 4 Boy: Muhammad Miqahil Iskandar
- IGCSE Foreign Language: Tara Gee Wen Shu
Then, Natasha Elizabeth McFarlane entertained the audience with a song and newly appointed Head Girl Harini Sre and Head Boy Sulaiman Khan presented their maiden address which brought the Awards ceremony to a close. – By Harini Sre 10T