The 2017 edition of the LIS graduation was held on the 27th of May at the school’s auditorium. It was a momentous occasion as the students of years 11 and 13 took this step of transition, the years 11 a transition to year 12 while the years 13 a transition to higher learning.
The ceremony was presided by Fr. Dr. Steven Payne, the principal Tangaza University college who in his address emphasized on the need for a continued collaboration in the education sector between parents, teachers and students. He hailed the unity of purpose that is the spirit of LIS as reflected in the school’s pillars of Leadership, Integrity, Good Judgment and Honor.
‘Graduations are not a sign of completion but assign of a greater role and duty coming’, these were the opening words of wisdom by Mr. Mbichire who spoke on behalf of other parents. He underscored the need to have the light of education bright and even brighter, directly addressing the year 11 class who will be moving to the A-level category.
To the delight and surprise of many the Principal Light International School, Mr. Ramazan, began his speech in Swahili quoting a proverb ‘ Penye nia pana njia’ where there is a will there is a way. The principal extended to the year 11s an offer of a three-week pre-A level induction program free of tuition fee.’ Btec business programme is underway and hopefully at the start of the next academic year it will be among our choices’, said the principal.
The director Light group of schools, Mr. Sadrettin on his part highlighted on the new developments that have been set to kick off in the new academic year including the complete use of technology and the introduction of key stages 1 and 2.
It was laughter upon laughter as LIS students of the performing arts team took to the stage getting the audience by surprise when the principal rose to act as part of the cast! It was indeed an entertainment galore showcasing the great ability of the school to nurture talent.
Then came the moment of fame where students were awarded starting with the Loyalty awards given to the parents with a longstanding commitment to having their sons and daughters take their education in our school.
Then followed the special awards category that saw students receive certificates in the following categories; best gentleman, best sportsman, most helpful, most cooperative and student council’s co-presidents.
The ceremony then climaxed to ushering of students on stage one by one accompanied by their parents and an exchange of a flowers and plaques of honor was done. Finally all the students came to the stage for a spectacular cap throwing and photo session.
The ceremony ended with a graduation dinner.