Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai walked across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony in the presence of royal guests, teaching staff and families.
The special guests at the ceremony included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose son Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum is in the graduating year. Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education was also present at the ceremony.
Jumeirah College Dubai has been rated as an ‘Outstanding’ for the ninth year in the KHDA inspection process. Jumeirah College has not just contributed towards the academics of the students but also has added its efforts in the overall development of the students.
The event included an inaugural speech by Emirati Global Shaper, Omar Al Busaidy who gave motivation to the students as they prepare themselves for higher studies. The graduate students have already received offers from the universities across Canada, UK, Holland, London such as Imperial College London, Durham University, University of Glasgow, UCL, KCL, University of Southern California, University of Cambridge and Parsons School of Design.
A special award was also honored in the name of Mohammed Kassim, a former student who sadly died some years ago. Mohammed Kassim was a well-respected student who showed great values throughout his time at Jumeirah College. The Mohammed Kassim award was presented to Antoine de Mascarel who has not only been an exceptional student but also has committed much of his spare time in organizing a surf club for Students of Determination.
The principal of Jumeirah College, Mr Simon O’Connor said; “Our Graduation Ceremony is always a wonderful day as it celebrates the culmination of many years of hard work by our students and the success that they have subsequently achieved. I am extremely proud of our students for what they achieved as they head towards the next goal in their academic lives.”
Some of the graduating students this year included stars such as Irini Van Zijderveld-Paipai who competed at a national level in Fencing, Caterina Battiston who represented the UAE in Netball, and Rosemary Wooley and Zaid Khan who were presented with Gold International Awards by the HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex earlier this year.
The school over the years have created an environment where students are challenged and raise a bar to achieve the demanding targets put ahead of them.