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Students feted in much delayed graduation

Daniel Lim

Being a student in the pandemic era is not easy, and it comes with the extra stress and challenges requiring discipline. St James School’s Year 6 graduates “made history” and are not overlooked for having survived the highs and lows of the pandemic.

This was said by consultant and incoming chairperson of the Board of Governors at the school Jane Keasberry in her speech to the 41 graduating students.

The graduation ceremony was postponed for months until August 27 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Last Saturday’s event saw the school’s assembly area filled with teachers, students, their friends and parents as well as guardians eager to mark the milestone.

School principal Riman binti Sitai and deputy principal Leonardo Marasigan Amo were also present.

ABOVE & BELOW: Consultant and incoming chairperson of the Board of Governors at St James School Jane Keasberry and graduates in a group photo; and a performance during the event. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM

ABOVE & BELOW: Keasberry delivers a speech; and an exemplary student receives an award from St James School principal Riman binti Sitai

“It has been eight and a half months since you received your Primary School Assessment (PSR) results but it is never too late to say congratulations,” said Riman.

She said many of the students are continuing their studies at the school and expressed confidence that they will be able to meet the tougher academic challenges ahead.

“We hope you will continue to show confidence, fortitude and determination in overcoming any challenges that may come your way,” she added.

Meanwhile, Keasberry said the school strives to develop the students’ academic aptitude and build their character that will support the nation’s aspirations.

“Your academic journey is strengthened with our core values of LIGHTERS – leadership; initiative; gratitude; honesty; teamwork; excellence; respect; and self-discipline,” said Keasberry, who attended as the guest of honour.