Said bin Ali al Qadhi, chairman of MIS, welcomed H E Dr Rawiyah. The ceremony proceeded with the procession of the graduates followed by the National Anthem and a reading from the Q’uran by graduating student Hammam bin Salim al Ghazali.
This was followed by the principal’s address by Stefano Piumatti.
In his speech Piumatti spoke about the growth of MIS into one of the major and unique schools in Oman. A testament to this is the largest cohort of Grade 12 graduates – 65 since inception of the school, comprising of 18 nationalities. In addition, he expressed his pride at working in this most distinctive school which was the first Omani bilingual school to pioneer the British IGCSE/A Level curricula in 1990.
“Today MIS continues to grow in health and we continue to be individual in our approach to each individual with our Special Education Programme. Indeed this year we have five such graduates who have successfully finished their course of study and now are seeking placement in universities.”
The highlight of the ceremony was the distribution of school certificates by H E Dr Rawiyah to the graduates of the GCE A-Level, General Education Diploma and Special Education classes, followed by the presentation of the awards to the outstanding students.