Dr Wafaa Salim al Harrasi was the guest of honour for the girls’ occasion, and Dr Saleh Mohammed al Fahdi, head of Values Centre, presided more than the boys’ occasion. Alongside the school’s chairman, CEO and principal, they conferred the diplomas and Excellence Awards to the graduates. The theme of the graduation had been the ABM Core Values of: Tolerance, understanding and co-existence, Health, security and environmental conscientiousness, Preservation, practice and reviving the Omani tradition and values, Global outlook, Global citizenship, Leadership, Honesty and Integrity.
Principal Maimouna al Ruqeishi, in her opening address expressed gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and wished him excellent well being and a extended life. She highlighted the outstanding achievements of the students who demonstrated the numerous values via inter-college competitions in each academics and sports. ABM students earned very first spot in handball, football (boys), and chess (girls). During 2016, 2017 and 2018, pick ABM students earned IGCSE Top in the Country awards in Business Studies and Arabic. The college is proud to have 500 educated sailors and the winner of the national Q’uran recitation competitors. ABM was chosen by Cambridge to be amongst the couple of schools to collaboratively pilot the new Global Perspectives syllabus worldwide. The German-Omani Student Exchange Programme and hosting the National Science Competition and Arabic Reading Competition had been further activities effectively executed this academic year.
ABM students skillfully performed standard Omani cultural recitals of ‘Fann al Aazi’ and ‘Fann al Midan’, and dually presented motivational speeches in Arabic and English to their peers as they embark on a journey into life following graduation. The commitment to leadership was demonstrated by the head boy and head girl as they handed more than the baton of leadership to their successors Shihab Aqueil Ba Alawi and Fatma bint Ahmad al Hosni. Excellence Awards had been provided to graduates who had excelled in academics, art, sports, leadership, citizenship, values, neighborhood service, charity and overcoming challenges, in the course of their final years at college.
The most honoured and outstanding award was the Makarim al Akhlaaq Award presented to 4 students who reflected ABM Core Values and demonstrated esteemed character in the places of honesty, humility, tolerance, generosity, and so on.
Information Source: Muscat Daily