A very moving programme was held on Friday 8th June, at the school hall that brought to an end the five year course of studies for our school leavers.
As the students and parents started to arrive, one could easily notice that in the eyes of many there was interplay of joy and sadness. Joy because this event was going to crown the work of five busy years, but sadness because it is very obvious that to certain extent this bond that was nurtured for so many years was now coming to an end.
The opening prayer consisted of short readings from excerpts taken from the writings of St George Preca. This was then followed by the sharing experiences by eight students, who highlighted some of the events, activities and incidents that they feel where most meaningful during the five scholastic years they spent at our school.
After the sharing of these experiences, a number of students from this cohort, who are also musicians, rendered some very nice musical interpretations. They played You Raise Me Up written by Brendan Graham, Boulevard of Broken Dreams written by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Numb of American Rock Group Linkin Park and Wolves of Selena Gomez.
Other students read a number of quotes written by the well-known educator Confucius, while another student read excerpt from The Prophet a writing by Khalil Gibran.
The audience was then addressed first by Mr Ruben Pace, Chairperson or our School’s Board of Directors and Mr Raymond D’Amato, Headmaster. The Headmaster then invited Mr Pace to distribute the Diplomas to the students, a certificate that reflects all the results the students obtained during their five-year study programme at our school.
On a lighter note, the last item before the reception was a visual presentation made up from a compilation of photos, depicting the various events this particular group of students lived, between Form 1 and Form 5.
It was really nice, and at times moving, to see the students, their parents and many members of the staff, enjoying themselves together in the school garden as one big family.
We would like to thank in a special way Mr Martin Abela our school secretary and the clerk, Ms Janet Agius, for their meticulous work in preparing all the data which served for the compilation of the School Profile and Certificate and the diploma. We also thank Mr Robert Aloisio who coordinated this celebration and all other Staff Members who helped.