The 2018-2019 Academic year culminated in the annual Secondary Prize-Giving Ceremony held yesterday, 13 June 2019. Following addresses from CEO of ACG Schools and AIS General-Director, Mr Clarence van der Wel, the original founders of Australian International School, Ms Thuy Nguyen and Mr Nigel Russell, and the Executive Principal, Dr Roderick Crouch, prizes were awarded to over 100 students. Prizes included awards for Academic Excellence, Academic Endeavour and Citizenship, Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year ( Senior and Junior ), Musician of the Year, and Senior Leadership. The ultimate academic prize, Dux of AIS, was awarded to 2018-2019 Head Girl,
The PYP Exhibition was wrapped up over the 2-Day presentation. It went exceptionally well. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed talking and listening to Year 6 students, sharing their actions. Through their reflections, Year 6 students shared how they have become more confident in public speaking, competent in organising their time and effective in expressing their points of view. Visiting teachers and students from other schools commented on how they were very articulate in sharing their passions and influencing others to also make a difference. The students are to be congratulated for their perseverance, commitment and positive attitude towards their learning.
Recently we held our leadership assembly for the new school leaders in Year 12. The following is an extract from my speech to the students. Recently I saw Avengers: Endgame. As I watched it, it had me thinking about leadership. The Avengers – especially Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, were all leaders in their own right, but they all had flaws. They may have had amazing powers or abilities, but they were not perfect. They needed to work together. One of the statements in the movie is that the Avengers will do “whatever it takes’’ to make the world better.