Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) recently held a Checkpoint Primary Graduation and Annual Academic Award ceremony in the school auditorium.
The event was attended by Senior Manager in Cambridge Assessment International Education Raed Umar Brahdeni as chief guest, Pakistani Consul Fozia Fayyaz Ahmed, and Head of Business Development at the British Council Ian Cortez.
Students were dressed in azure-colored graduation gowns with Cambridge-inscribed caps.
The top achievers of Cambridge Checkpoint Primary are: Muhammad Aitizaz Abro, Ibadullah Khan, Maaz M. Ziaullah, Abdul Rehman Paracha, Khuzaymah bin Haris, Huda Malik, Sarah Azeem and Maryam Farrukh.
High achievers in the internal assessment include: Easha Kamil, Salwa Nauman, Mahnoor Shahbaz, Khadija Khalid, Emaan Amjad, Abdullah Kamil, Ali Abbas and Muhammad Arsalan.
PISJ-ES Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Having produced such an outstanding accolade in Checkpoint, IGCSE and A-Level, our students have set another milestone of academic excellence. These laurels are undoubtedly the true manifestation of our students’ hard work and their teachers’ unwavering commitment and devotion.”
He added: ‘“Academic work is at the heart of what we do but it is certainly not the ‘be all and end all’ of PISJ-ES. From recognizing the diversified dreams of our students to extending the confidence, faith and belief in them — we strive for the passion which triggers their innate potential to bring out marvels.”
In his speech, chief guest Brahdeni said: “Education helps us to practice our values with conviction and confidence, it guides us to identify the right from the wrong and the virtue from the vice to become better individuals.”
A Class 6 student’s recitation of the poem “The Road Not Taken” impressed the audience.