| Daniel Lim |
AN ATMOSPHERE of joy and cheer filled Anthony Abell College’s (AAC) multi-purpose hall, Seria as an Academic and Graduation ceremony was held yesterday morning.
More than 100 students from Class of 2018 from Years 8 to 11 received trophies, certificates, and prizes for achieving excellent results.
Interim Chairman of the school’s Alumni Association (AACAA) and former president of the Brunei Institute of Geomatics Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan was the guest of honour. AAC’s Principal Masdiana binti Abdul Samad and Chairman of the school’s Parents and Teacher’s Association (PTA) Suhaini bin Haji Othman were present.
Deputy Principal of Administration Norazah binti Haji Marmin, Deputy Principal of Academic Claxairi Lasit, staff members, teachers, students as well as parents and guardians were also present.
The ceremony started with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Al-Quran verses, followed by a speech by the school’s principal.
“In realising the Brunei Vision 2035, we continue to strive to develop the young generation who will one day become leaders with creativity and critical thinking,” Principal Masdiana said.
She hoped that the students will continue to strive in helping to achieve the school’s mission and vision.
The ceremony also saw the presentation of Anugerah Cintai Bahasa Melayu to Ruzi Aszawannah binti Razoki from Year 8B.
The award was part of a new initiative for Year 8 students served to highlight high grades in the Malay Language along with being dedicated and responsible.
The ceremony continued with the presentation of trophies and certificates to graduating Year 11 students.
Top performing student award went to Tang Zheng Fook, who achieved an impressive eight ‘O’s in the GCE ‘O’ Level.
Several videos were shown, showcasing the achievements and words of gratitude from the graduating students.
The ceremony aimed to acknowledge the students’ academic achievements in last year’s exams and served as a motivation for the current students preparing to sit for this year’s exams.