By Yusrin Junaidi and Azrol Azmi
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Pengiran Bini Hjh Faizah yesterday attended the ISB Year Six Graduation Ceremony for 2007 and certificate presentation at the ISB in Berakas.
A total of 65 students in Year 6 received their certificates after the completion of their studies in Year 6 for 2007. Among those who received the certificate was the daughter of HRH Prince Sufri Bolkiah, YAM Pengiran Anak 'Aliiyah Amalul Bulqiah. The Primary School Principal, Mr Shane Nathan, presented the certificates.
Also present at the graduation and certificate presentation were the Australian High Commissioner, Dr Ruth Adler, teachers, students, parents and other guests.
A welcoming speech was delivered by the guest speaker, Dr Ruth Adler, who paid tribute to the work of Mr Taylor, Mr Nathan and the team of Primary School teachers for the excellent job they had done during the children's journey through primary school.
She congratulated all of the Year 6 students for completing primary school, saying that this was a significant achievement and an important milestone in their lives.
Her speech was followed by a speech by Primary Principal, Mr Shane Nathan who recalled that some of the graduates were very excited on their first day at school, and couldn't wait to get into the classroom, sometimes, perhaps even forgetting to say goodbye or have time for a farewell kiss.
He said, "They have experienced at least seven different class teachers, countless specialist teachers, a myriad of classroom assistants and support workers, all of whom have contributed to their development. Sometimes, as we all realise, this development is more rapid in some years than others and I am sure that all of the graduates have their favourite memories of teachers and helpers, based on a range of factors".
He noted that "during their time in primary, they have been exposed to a wide range of opportunities and as in life, we get from it, experiences that commensurate with the effort we, ourselves, are willing to make".
- Borneo Bulletin
(23rd June 2007)