Big Day for Year 11 Graduates
The midway point of the year is always a special and significant period for R.E.A.L International School (RIS) as it celebrates its annual graduation ceremony. This year’s edition at RIS Cheras Campus saw its Year 11 Seniors mark a new milestone in their academic journey as they walked down the red carpet in the campus’ Hall of Character garbed in trademark graduation gowns and mortar boards.
In a ceremony filled with tradition and decorum, the graduates went on stage to receive their respective graduation scrolls and certificates of merit that not only included outstanding achievements in academics but also character first, sports and other co-curricular endeavours.
In her welcome address, Principal of RIS Cheras Campus, Ms. Catharine Sandanasamy; felicitated the graduates and wished them all the very best as they embark on a new chapter in life. Meanwhile, students from Year 7 to 10 dished out the day’s entertainment which included:
- An upbeat band performance by the Art & Design Department
- A solo violin performance by Cheryl Chin, and
- A song and dance medley by the Year 11 students themselves as a farewell gift to the school
It was indeed an emotional day for everyone involved. While it was sad for many to say their goodbyes, there was no doubt that the day was one of celebration; celebrating the hard work and dedication of both students and teachers which have paid off. Once again, congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017! The R.E.A.L family is very proud of the graduates’ achievements and hope that they would always remember their alma mater and return to participate in future school events.
A Day for Students to Cherish Their Teachers
The fun and celebration continued at R.E.A.L International School (RIS), Cheras Campus the following month when the school community came together to celebrate Teachers’ Day in honour of all the hard work, passion and dedication put forth by the teachers throughout the year. Split into two separate sessions, the first part of the celebrations which was held on Friday, 7 July 2017; saw the involvement of the Year 5 to 11 students and the setting up of a ‘7-game station’ by the Secondary school prefects. Despite all the excitement to complete all seven stations, a healthy rapport was built between teachers and students.
The celebrations resumed the following Monday, with student performances taking centre stage (literally) this time at the Hall of Character where Year 1 to 10 students presented an array of interesting items such as a light dance, glow-in-the-dark hand mime, table percussions, magic show, band performances and skits. This was followed by a heartwarming appreciation video by the secondary students and speeches by RIS Principal, Ms. Catharine and the Secondary school Head Prefect. A cake-cutting ceremony topped off a memorable day thanks to the students who took great effort to shower their teachers with much-deserved love, attention, gratitude and recognition.