GEMS Wesgreen International School Honours Its Graduate Students
GEMS Wesgreen International School held the 14th edition of its Honours Ceremony at the Sharjah Cultural Palace to recognise 72 high-achieving graduate students.
Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, presented students with their certificates along with the Principal and teaching staff. Also as part of the ceremony, further recognitions were granted which included the Headmasters Award, as well as Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, from June 2017.
Her Excellency encouraged the students to on to achieve greater accolades in a competitive world both personally and professionally. Also in attendance was Waseem AlHanbali, Regional Director, MENA Cambridge Assessment International Education.
J. Calafato, Headmaster of GEMS Wesgreen International School, said: “The acronym of Wesgreen International School is WIS, which stands for work insures success. Scholastic knowledge without ethical understanding is wasted – at Wesgreen, our learning culture is geared towards enhancing leadership skills through hard work, responsibility, integrity, respect for all, compassion and humility.
“Following on from this fantastic ceremony which has been held to celebrate the success of our students, I wish them the very best that life has to offer.”
The programme covered recitation from the Holy Quran with translation, a recital of the National Anthem, speeches by the Head Boy and Head Girl and an overview of the school year by the Headmaster.
In 1959, two teachers, KS Varkey and his wife Mariamma, arrived in Dubai.
At the time, Dubai was a burgeoning trade centre on the Arabian Gulf. The Varkey family had left Kerala, India to seek a better life for their family. What they found was a real need to educate children arriving in the city from around the world.
Their son, Sunny, added a visionary’s ambition to a practitioner's experience. From simple roots in a family of teachers, GEMS Education, is today an international company with schools and education services across the Middle East. We still share the same mission - to provide a quality education to everyone.
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