Bandar Seri Begawan - St george's School held a Kindergarten Graduation and Merit Awards at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Fire and Rescue Department in Old Airport Road, Berakas, yesterday.
A total of 54 students received the graduation certificates with the most outstanding student handed the Merit Award.
The guest of honour, St George's School Chairman of the Board of Governors, Anthony Liew Vun Chiang presented the certificates to the graduating students.
The Kindergarten Academic Awards were given to the six Kindergarten (KG) Three students for each class. For KG 3A, first place was handed to Muhd Zahin Majdi bin Ramlee, followed by Nur Aliah Harithah binti Md Hariz and Chad Villarin Lesley, who came in second and third places respectively.
Whereas for KG 3B, Nikita Austin Sudiyono came first followed by Aliyaa Yasmeen Mastura bte Hj Awg Jokeple in second and Fathima Aanisah Shiraz took third place.
Six students from KG 2 and six students from KG 1 were also presented with Kindergarten Achievement Awards for achieving best results in their overall examinations.
For the Primary School Merit Awards, a total of 36 students were given recognition for coming in first, second and third places in examinations.
Another category was for students who achieved excellent results in the Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) where six students in each respective class were handed a certificate and a book voucher.
Also, 30 students received the Secondary School Merit Awards for their excellent performances in their studies and exams.
An Outstanding Achiever Award was given to six top students in the 2011 GCE '0' Level examinations where all of them obtained an 'A' in every subject.
The recipients of this Outstanding Achiever Award were Ak Muhamad Az-Zubair bin Pg Hj Masri, Chin Xin Ying, Wan Mohammed Naszreen bin Mohd Zainal Abidin Ariff, Dk Hannan Nabilah binti Hj Halidi, Al-Zahraa Elsayed Mohamed Abd Zaghloul and Mohammad Amir Najmi bin Hj Moksin.
Ten students excelled in co-curricular activities that include those representing the school or state at national and international levels were also duly acknowledged and awarded and six students received Leadership Awards by the end of the day.
The Principal of St George's School, Mr Song Kin Fha mentioned in his opening speech that the KG 3 students were nurtured, guided and equipped with the necessary skills, education and knowledge in preparation for their primary education next year where he hoped to see the students work hard and gain excellency in their studies in years to come.
Performances enlivened the occasion as students from KG 3, 2 and 1 danced and sang. The Glee Club of St George's School primary students sang a medley of English and Malay songs, whilst the R&B group of the secondary school student gave an energetic hip-hop dance.
The finale ended with a medley of cultural dances that showcased the diverse ethnic groups of students. The finale saw students performing a Chinese dance, a Filipina, an Indian dance and a Malay dance.
The occasion marked the end of a very significant phase in life for the KG graduates and the beginning of the next most important phase of a new life in their pursuit of primary and secondary educations. To others, it marked the recognition of and appreciation for their academic and co-curricular achievements.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin