ISLAMABAD: Around 150 students of a local school were awarded shields and certificates for their exceptional performance in O and A level exams at an event here on Monday.
The City School Islamabad campus hosted a ceremony for its high achievers, which was attended by over 600 people including parents, school management and teachers.
The students have once again proven the age old adage that hard work, discipline and academic high standards pay rich dividends, if they have the necessary drive and passion. The role of the school too plays an important role in ensuring that such expectations are inculcated from the very beginning and consistently ingrained in order to motivate the young minds towards the quest for excellence.
The event featured a colourful and vibrant ambience displaying the accomplishment and educational journey of the students personified with presentations, videos and pictures.
Teachers are the ones who sow the seeds of learning and hold the power to either make or break a child therefore it is not only a huge responsibility but a debt that one needs to pay to the future generations in full.
The parents, students and the school management were full of praise and applause for the vital contribution made by the teachers in once again maintaining the high standards.
The implicit trust and support of parents towards the institution has been the constant guiding light towards determining that collaboration is the key to success.
The event was attended by Dr Muhammad Hassan Zaidi, dean and principal of NUST, Diana Bao, wife of the Chinese Ambassador, Dr Zhang, vice-president Confucius Institute (NUML), Uzma Yousaf, country director CIE Pakistan, Ameena Saiyid, managing director Oxford University Press, Prof Dr Syed Shoaib Hussain, principal Shifa College of Medicine and others.
Regional director of the school, Shireen Javed in her address thanked the guests for gracing the occasion.
She highlighted the achievements of the school and said “The City School has campuses in 52 cities of the country and in a number of locations abroad. Its global initiative has definitely enhanced the scope of education in areas that benefitted with its unique teaching methodology and years of experience exclusively in the field of education.”
The principal of CCI, Mehsoona Waqar, in her welcome note congratulated the students and the parents.
It was followed by the distribution of shields and certificates amongst the students and teachers.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2015.