30 Jun, 2014
10 : 00
For the 54 Year 13 students at Gubei Campus, June 6, 2014 was a joyous night filled with emotions. Together, family, staff, and friends celebrated the graduates’ tremendous accomplishments during the graduation ceremony. The students all graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. The IB programme is an internationally-recognised, holistic education curriculum developing academic excellence, and opening the doors to top universities and careers.
In addition to several moving musical performances from students and choirs throughout the evening, two of the graduating students addressed their fellow classmates and the audience. Both Caroline and Bruno reflected on their time at YCIS, and discussed how the school has prepared them for their futures.
After the student speeches, each graduate proudly walked on stage, one by one, to receive their hard earned IB diploma from Ms Maria Sieve, IB Co-ordinator, and from the Gubei Campus Co-Principals, Dr Richard Swann and Ms Vicki He. Later in the evening, the Co-Principals distributed school awards to graduates for outstanding achievements, including the Diligence Award, ECIS Award, Outstanding Athlete Award, Creative Endeavour Award, Madam Tsang Chor Hang Award, and the esteemed Valedictorian Award.
As the keynote speaker of the evening, Mr Michael Johnson, IGCSE Co-ordinator at the Gubei Campus, left the graduates with words of motivation. He said, “I want to thank you all for providing me with such wonderful memories. You have been worth it. I want to wish you all success in your chosen paths. I hope that your dreams do come true and you can be people who will make a difference in this world.”
The global-minded graduates will head off to top-ranking universities across the world this fall, including the US, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, and Korea. Although they will be missed, YCIS congratulates all of the 2014 Gubei Campus graduates, and wishes them success in all of their future endeavours.