The International School of London Qatar (ISL Qatar) hosted its annual Grade 12 graduation to celebrate the success of 55 graduates. The graduation is the school’s sixth since its opening in 2008.

The ceremony was unforgettable for graduates as it marked their achievement and completion of the IB Diploma. Students, parents and teachers celebrated together a memorable afternoon with photos and videos from throughout the year.

Head of School David Monk
Head of School David Monk

Head of School David Monk, gave an inspiring speech to say goodbye to the graduates.

This accomplishment is a result of your hard work and you have made your parents and teachers very proud today. I hope that you achieve all that you wish for, that you live your life well, and that your dreams come true. Congratulations Class of 2018!’

ISL Qatar has an outstanding reputation for high academic standards, prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and an impressive record of admission to the world’s best universities.

The Class of 2018 graduates have been accepted into some of the world’s most prestigious universities in the UK, Canada, USA, Spain, Germany and Qatar.

The culturally diverse class of 2018 represents 26 different nationalities from across the globe. The class exemplifies the values of camaraderie, warmth, humour, creativity, intelligence and compassion and they have contributed much to ISL Qatar.

The graduation ceremony also highlighted and recognised the achievements of students:

  • Jan Sedlacek and Amatallah Al Maliki were honoured with Valedictorian Awards in recognition of attaining the highest academic standards, making outstanding contributions to the school and for being exemplary representatives of Class of 2018.
  • Noorin Iqbal was honoured with the Creativity Activity Service Award as the student who demonstrated excellence in all three strands of the CAS programme.
  • Lalitphat Phunchuan received the coveted Learner Award as the student who had shown outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment and intellectual development in his academic studies.
  • Marzia Foglietti received the Nadim Makarem Award as the student who personifies the values of ISL Qatar. She is also an outstanding representative of the school with a positive attitude towards the life and culture of others.
Class of 2018 Valedictorians Jan Sedlacek and Amatallah Al Maliki
Class of 2018 Valedictorians Jan Sedlacek and Amatallah Al Maliki

The graduation ceremony marked an end to one part of the graduates’ stories and everyone are looking forward to the next exciting chapter of their lives. Valedictorian Jan Sedlacek summarized these next steps with his address to fellow graduates: Whatever we do in life, let it be done honestly, so that we may settle down peacefully at the end of the day, knowing we have done nothing to compromise our moral integrity. He also called on his fellow graduates to set an example for future generations to follow.

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