The Ahliyyah School for Girls and The Bishop’s School for Boys celebrated their Diamond Jubilee Graduation at the Royal Cultural Palace on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, in Amman- Jordan. Opening the evening, Superintendent Mrs. Haifa Najjar proudly welcomed distinguished guests, parents and students to celebrate 75 years of excellence in education, in addition to ASG’s 10th graduating IB class under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal.
This special occasion commenced with an inspirational speech by Superintendent Mrs. Haifa Najjar reminding students that “Luck does not come to us externally; we are the creators of our own luck.“ Moreover, to cap the significance of this occasion, the ceremony presented a short film, Seera Wa Maseera (Walking our Talk), prepared by schools’ teaching staff, which relays the history of ASG and BSA since their establishment in 1926 up to the present. It highlights major accomplishments that capitalize the schools’ mission of empowering youth with knowledge and choices to become agents of change in their society and the world. As the schools are considered academic and cultural landmarks in Jordan who remain faithful to their mission, the film shows graduates who have become eminent leaders of Jordan.
His Grace Bishop Suhail Duwani, Presiding Bishop of the Arab Evangelical Church and Head of the schools’ Board of Directors, stated, “ASG is a place of values, ethics and outstanding leadership.“ His message for students was to carry the values and qualities they were taught at ASG and BSA, and find purpose and pleasure in the challenges ahead that define their generation.
Select ASG and BSA Graduates presented the audience with memorable graduation speeches, expressing their heartfelt lessons, as they “were taught the importance of thought, self-reflection, love and giving”, in addition to being “touched, blessed and empowered by strong role models” whom they appreciate and cherish.
Having successfully obtained the PYP authorization in Arabic, and soon looking forward to becoming an MYP IB school, The Ahliyyah School for Girls always seeks progress to provide quality education for its student who are “ at the heart of Jordan, which is at the heart of the world” as Mrs. Najjar continuously says. The Bishop’s School for Boys is also pursuing this path, with all students being “the heart of the world”, looking forward to regain universal wisdom and serve humanity at their best.