On Friday 30 September 12 students received their IB diplomas and TTO senior certificates at the IB English A graduation ceremony.
The evening was opened by Mrs de Ruiter, the TTO coordinator. After the opening the students were called onto or in front of the stage to receive a speech by their chosen teacher.
Some speeches were recorded on video, some were given to and read out by other teachers and some teachers were present in the hall. Each of the speeches were a thoughtful and personal reminder of the teacher’s bond with the student and of the student’s time at school. The speeches were all received with either tears of joy or laughter and smiles.
After each speech the students received a well-deserved applause by the audience that consisted of their family and friends. They were then handed their IB diplomas and signed their TTO senior certificates.
When the official part of the ceremony was over everybody could catch up while having drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
It was an intimate and memorable evening.
TTO Brugklas enjoyed Phileas Fogg