Al Noor International School held its IGCSE, AS and A LEVEL Graduation Ceremony at the Gulf Convention Centre on 7 December, 2012. It was a magnificent event and an occasion for Al Noor students, parents and officials to celebrate the excellent Cambridge results obtained in June 2012.
The Chief Guest, H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Khalid Al Khalifa, President of the High Council for Islamic Affairs, was the main speaker at this ceremony. He emphasised the important role education plays in the prosperity of the individual and the country as a whole. He handed out the graduation certificates, together with Mr Ali Hassan, the school’s Founder Chairman. Also present were Mr. Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, the Minister of Labour and H.E Sadiq AbdulkKarim Al Shehabi, Minister of Health who handed out the graduation certificates together with the school Chairman. The function was also graced by the presence of officials from the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, members of the diplomatic corps, other dignitaries and parents
The School Chairman, Mr Ali Hassan, congratulated the students on their accomplishments and wished them success in their future endeavours. He thanked the Head Teachers, Coordinators and teachers of the school for the time and energy they devoted to the education of the students.
The Vice-Principal, Mr Rashid Mandi, extended a warm welcome to all the guests and parents. He praised the outstanding results obtained by the IGCSE, AS and A Level students and mentioned the school’s achievements during the course of the past academic year.
Out of a total of 289 students who received their certificates, 146 were from the IGCSE section. More than fifty percent of the students who wrote the IGCSE examinations obtained A*’s, A’s and B’s. Aya Tarek Moustafa Mohamed obtained the best results in the IGCSE examinations with 6A*’s and 1A. Rawaa Jaffar Mohammed Al Sayegh obtained 6A*’s, Aima Sohail and Salwa Emteyaz Ahmed Mukhtar achieved 5A*’s and 2A’s, Yusuf Ahmed Mukhtar Mohamed Mukhtar scored 5A*’s and 1A, Risham Mohammad Naeem obtained 4A*’s and 3A’s, Ahmed Mohamed Hejji Ahmed Ali Bushelaibi, Bader Adel Mohamed Saleh and Duaa Mahmood Darwish scored 4A*’s and 1A, Dania Adel Al Showaikh obtained 3A*’s and 4A’s, Farah Khaleel Mohammad Abdallah, Mohammed Azrin Hilmi Bin Mohd Nor Azmi and Fatema Ahmed Hamza Ahmed Ali scored 3A*’s and 3A’s, Mohammed Wael Mohammed Al Madani and Farooq Arshad Mahmood Hafiz obtained 2A*’s and 4A’s, while Yusra Mansoor Ali and Hesham Mahdi Al Showaikh obtained 1A* and 5A’s.
The following AS level students were rewarded for their diligence by obtaining straight A’s in all three subjects: Ali Mohamed Ali Salman Yusuf, Ateeb Khan, Isa Ahmed Yusuf Abdulla Al Doseri, Anoopa Sundararajan, Farayha Zafar Khan, Mariam A Halim Hassouna, Hassan Abdulla Hilal and Karen Daniel John.
Momin Jawaid Ali was the top student in the A Level examinations with 3 A*’s and 1 A, followed by Muna Mahdi Yousef with 2A*’s and 3 A’s, Ali Qasim Toorani with 1 A* and 3A’s, Fatima Abdulla Al Moallem, Mohamed Yahya Mohamed Mohamed Mahmood and S. Dhiyaa S. Noor S. Mahdi with 1 A* and 2A’s and Shamir Leon Colin Joseph and Elroy Cajetan D’Costa with 4A’s. This represents the best results in the history of the school. The results achieved by the AS and A Level students were quite remarkable considering the fact that many of them passed with distinction.
Yousif Ahmed Okal and Farah Khaleel Mohammad delivered the valedictory speeches on behalf of the IGCSE and AS/A Level students respectively. Yousif said that the certificates they had received demonstrated that they had developed a strong sense of responsibility, which will enable them to persevere and never waiver from their course of action. Farah thanked the school’s teachers for their unwavering faith in them and for equipping them with the skills to face the challenges they will face on leaving the school.
In addressing the audience, the School Director, Mr Muhammad Mashood, reminded the students that the ceremony did not symbolise the end of their studies. He told the students that that there is always more to do, more to learn and more to achieve, irrespective of how much they have done, or of how successful they have been in the past.
The Graduation Ceremony was a memorable, meaningful event which will always be treasured by the graduates and those who came out to support them.