KUWAIT NATIONAL ENGLISH SCHOOL
SECONDARY GRADUATION CEREMONY
(Thursday April 12, 2018)
Kuwait National English School successfully celebrated the Secondary Graduation Ceremony on Thursday April 12, 2018. The ceremony started at 7:15 pm and ended at 9:00 pm. It was in the Al Farabi School Theatre. Students who have completed their Secondary Education at Kuwait National English School received their Diploma. The Guests of Honour was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kuwait from the U.K. Mr. Michael Davenport, MBE as well as H.E. Ambassador for South Africa, MP Bona
One, long service member of staff, Mr. Yousef Yousef, received the prestigious Chairman’s Award in recognition for his good and loyal service to Kuwait National English School.
Eloquent speeches were given by members of the Kuwait National English School Alumni, Student Council, the Head of Secondary, the School Director Madame Chantal Al Gharabally and His Excellency Mr. Michael Davenport, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kuwait. The Head Boy (Bader Saab) spoke of his positive experience and successes at Kuwait National English School. The Prefects (Saifeldin Mohamed & Taibah Al Husain) showed their gratitude to the many members of staff who helped them throughout their life at the school. The Head of Secondary wished all the graduates the best and commended them on their hard work and dedication throughout the years and stressed on the needs to maintain high academic standard in this era with digital technology, artificial intelligence and the tremendous impact of social media. He emphasized that Kuwait National English School would continue to maintain progress. To that end, the school would keep on working closely with the Council of International School (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the British Schools Overseas (BSO) and the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) to continue to improve academic standards. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Michael Davenport, talked about the benefit of technologies in our everyday life and gave a philosophical approach to a student future journey through life. He acknowledged the huge amount of Kuwait National English School students who continued their further studies in the United Kingdom and encouraged the graduating class 2018 to join them. He thanked Kuwait National English School for the continuous involvement with UNESCO in saving the environment. The School Director, Madame Chantal Al Gharabally, concluded by congratulating class 2018 and thanked them for giving a meaning to her life, dedicated to students and education. Madame Chantal was very pleased with the success of KNES alumni around the world and expressed her gratitude to the Sixth Formers for their continuous involvement in Fund Raising and in the organisation of school events such as Talent Show, Bake sale, overseas trips to Turkey & Greece etc.
Music and songs were performed by our Key Stage four students as well as from the choir of Kuwait National English School.
In addition to the awarding of Diplomas, awards were given in individual subjects for achievement and endeavour. Successful students also received their Gold/Silver/Bronze Certificates from the United Kingdom Mathematics Challenge 2018. The Prestigious Student of the Year Award 2018 went to Retaj Al Qallaf (Year 11) and
Saifeldin Mohamed (Year 12). The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Award for International Understanding was given to Zainab Al Zuaby (Year 11) & Ali Al Najar (Year 12). The Director’s Award 2018 went to Fawzi Tareq Fawzi Shtiwaiy (Year 11) and Saifeldin Mohamed (Year 12).
The Graduation ceremony concluded with the traditional cutting of the “Class 2018 Graduation Cake” by the Graduating students, the School Director and the Guests of Honour. To end the evening, a piece of the delicious graduation cake was served to everybody in a very friendly and chic atmosphere.
The Graduation was a very successful event which gave the students and their families a chance to reflect on a successful time at Kuwait National English School, to thank the school’s staff and management for all their hard work and to look to the future.
Kuwait National English School would like to wish the Class of 2018 a happy and prosperous future. It has been our privilege watching you develop over the years and reach your full potential.