MIS Year 13 Graduation Ceremony丨这批被世界前三十名校录取的曼校学子毕业了
2021-09-08 14:42:59



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MIS’s Year 13 A Level cohort will say goodbye to school and embark on their next journey, life at university. 



01

Graduation Ceremony

毕业典礼


Even though current gathering restrictions were in place, MIS was able to hold a small Graduation Ceremony to celebrate these outstanding young adults and bid farewell.


Sign in


Speech


Graduate Speech


Speech


Certificate Award


Throw the Hat


Students' Party


Students' Performance


Cut the Cake



02

Offers & Achievements

荣耀与收获



Having experienced a year full of uncertainties and challenges the Year 13 students still achieved amazing results.



This year due to changes in the international situation, overseas applications for universities in the UK and Hong Kong have increased rapidly.  Our Year 13 students were up against some tough competition for these prestigious universities.


Universities had to reduce their enrollment quota due to the global impact of COVID-19, and A Level exams were cancelled. This therefore meant that students who were accepted for September 2020 had deferred and reapplied for 2021. We couldn’t be more proud of what the Year 13's have achieved in this highly competitive market.  Our Year 13 students successfully received offers from the world’s top 30 universities despite this difficult year.


Our experienced University Counsellors Ms Elsa Jian and Ms Marion supported and guided all our students through the stringent application processes. Our students received university guidance courses weekly with Ms Elsa tracking their application process and guiding them accordingly to achieve maximum potential.



Unfortunately two students Keshwa and Shubh were unable to return to Shenzhen.  However MIS ensured that online learning and support was delivered equally to ensure that they too could finish their A Levels.  Ms Elsa and Ms Marion again supported their applications in all aspects including university choices, personal statement guidance, interview practice and of course the their exam arrangements.


Today was the last A Level exam and all of our Year 13 students have made their final university decision. We are looking forward to publishing their results when they arrive. Ready Ay Ready!




03

Farewell

临行赠言


Produced by Bilingual Media Centre Gabriel  and Sky


Mr Hilton

Head of Seniors

“Congratulations to Year 13 on your graduation. Life is what you make it...so make it count. Only you can be the author of the story you are destined to tell.”


Ms Buchan

Regional Director of Admissions, Communications & Marketing

“It has been a pleasure getting to know you and see you grow over the years, may you go onto excel in everything that you do. Follow your dreams and aim for the stars!”


Mr Copley

Head of Maths (Seniors)

“Good luck to the MIS class of 2021, you have dealt with the most difficult of times over the course of your A-Level studies and it is testament to you all that you will head off to Universities around the globe next year fully equipped for whatever life throws at you next! Well done and keep pushing forward.”


Ms McLaughlin

Director of Visual Arts, Display & Installation

“Year 13 you have shown such resilience, focus and commitment to your chosen paths. We are all in awe of you studying and achieving in a second language, everyday is a stretch and everyday you have risen to this incredible challenge. You are an inspiration to the whole MIS community, and have led the way with your impressive achievements. I have to say a special congratulations to LokMei and Linda, you are two of the most talented creative art students I have ever had the privilege to teach and I want to say thank you for putting up with my crazy ideas, and allowing me to push you into new areas of art. Year 13 YOU HAVE DONE IT!! enjoy a well deserved break the best is yet to come!”


Mr Nowak

Director of Sport & PE

“A huge congratulations to you all in completing your time at MIS, under the toughest of circumstances. You have shown grit, determination and resilience, and you have become stronger and more able as you move forward and on to the next chapter of your lives. Thanks for your efforts in PE and I hope that you remember what you have learned so that you can live happy and healthy lives. Good luck!”



04

Words of Wisdom

毕业演讲


Mr Smith

Head of Boarding & Pastoral Care


Congratulations Class of 2021. You are now very nearly Old Merchistonians. In the year that many of you were born China joined the WTO and opened its trade to the world, mobile phone cameras were an outstanding 1MP, the average house cost per metre squared in Shenzhen was 4000 Yuan, music was supplied to listeners via the compact disc (CD) and the shopping habits of the Chinese switched from markets and streets to online and I,  like you,  was starting an important period in my life. I was about to embark on becoming a Father to my second child.


The sad truth is, I don't even remember who the speaker was at my graduation let alone what he/she talked about but I do remember squinting alot and having a  vague sense that I would never again be around so many attractive, available young people in my life. It is my solemn duty to inform you that that fear may be well founded.


As you can appreciate some things have changed a lot since you were born (and I became a father) and often, I can tell you, these changes creep up on you unnoticed through the course of your life and often there is little significant influence you can have on them. What I would like to talk to you about today as you leave us and move onto the next stage of your life, is how you can make a difference to your life no matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, whether you’re brainy, sporty, nerdy, crazy, some or all of the above. 


My advice to you today on how to live full and successful lives is built on ideas. Don’t confuse my ideas with knowledge. Knowledge is only a click away. Ideas are flames of the imagination. Ideas are the things that can change your world.


Here are seven ideas that I believe in and would like to pass on to you:


The new economy of which you are part of is about emotion travelling through screens, about a movement not a market, about return on involvement not a return on investment.


I see a lot of bright futures out there. You’ve got the world at your finger tips, or at your thumbtips in this "age of Apple", so no excuses!


So ...there are times when you are going to do well, and times when you're going to fail. But neither the doing well, nor the failure is the measure of success. The measure of success is what you think about what you've done. Let me put that another way: The way to be happy is to like yourself and the way to like yourself is to do only things that make you proud.


So as you leave us now an embark on your new journey my wish is that you find something in your lives that fulfils you and keeps you happy and that allows you to experience success on your own terms and finally, on whatever scale, try really hard to make a positive difference to something or someone in your lives.


Speaking on behalf of the staff; you go with our love and best wishes.



今天,曼校十三年级学生即将告别校园,踏上他们的下一段人生旅程,步入崭新的大学生活。



01

Graduation Ceremony

毕业典礼


尽管目前由于疫情管控,曼校还是坚持举办了一个小型的毕业典礼来和这些优秀的青年们告别。


在毕业墙签名


校长做毕业演讲


远方连线的毕业生做演讲


寄宿及德育校长做毕业演讲


授予毕业证书


我们毕业了!


毕业趴体


学生表演


共同切毕业蛋糕



02

Offers & Achievements

荣耀与收获




经历了充满不确定性和挑战的一年,13年级毕业生仍然取得了惊艳的好成绩,我们对此感到骄傲!


曼校第二届毕业生们面临着近年来最难的申请季,由于国际形势的变化,申请英国以及香港地区大学的学生成倍速增长,竞争压力加大。


与此同时,由于疫情影响,去年A Level考试的取消,导致2020年度大学入学学生规模扩大,也有不少拥有A Level成绩的学生选择重新加入2021年度申请季,直接促使大学在今年的应届生招生指标上进行进一步缩紧。曼校的毕业生们在这样的竞争环境下,仍然能够取得如此优异的升学成绩实属不易,我们对他们取得的成就感到无比自豪。尽管今年困难重重,但是我们13年级毕业生还是成功收到了世界30强名校的offer。



在校的学生们每周都会有对应的升学指导课程,Elsa老师全程跟进学生们的申请流程,参与家长面谈、择校、文书定稿、笔面试辅导培训、落实最终录取情况、宿舍申请以及签证准备,为毕业生们的未来保驾护航。




遗憾的是,Keshwa 和 Shubh 两名印度籍学生由于疫情原因无法返回深圳,老师们为他们开启了专属的在线教学,升学指导老师Ms Elsa Jian在Ms Marion的指导下,全程在线对学生们的申请进行指导,每周和学生都保持沟通,从选校到文书修改到面试培训再到最终对他们的考试安排都一一跟进,跟各个高校沟通学生情况,不落下每一个细节。


今天是最后一次A Level考试,我们所有的毕业生已经确认了毕业去向。期待他们都取得好成绩。为未来而来!



03

Farewell

临行赠言


该视频由曼校双语媒体中心 Gabriel 和Sky制作


Mr Hilton

中学校长

“祝贺所有毕业生们,你们创造了属于自己的人生,所以,请珍重未来之路。只有才是自己人生的‘主笔’,希望你们能够写好自己的人生!”


Ms Buchan

曼校中国区市场招生及沟通部总监

“很高兴能够认识你们,并且陪伴你们成长。愿你们继续在未来的人生之路中表现出色,你们的世界是星辰大海!”


Mr Copley

中学数学学科组负责人

“祝贺2021届毕业生,你们已经度过了A Level阶段最艰难的时刻,相信这段经历帮你提前演练了未来的大学生活:无论生活给你怎样的机遇,你都做好了万全的准备。干得漂亮,继续加油!


Ms McLaughlin

视觉艺术及展示总监

“这届毕业生拥有无可比拟的坚韧和专注,能够坚定地为自己选择的目标去努力并坚持到底。大家坚持用第二语言学习,这其中所付出的心血令人折服,每一天你们都有所进步、都勇敢迎接了新的挑战。你们的努力感染了曼校全体师生,也助你们获得了令人赞叹的成就。在此尤其祝贺LokMei和Linda,你们是我教过的艺术生中最有才华的两名学生,很荣幸有机会做你们的老师,感谢你们容忍我的异想天开,也感谢你们容许我逼着你们突破艺术的边界。13年级毕业生太棒了!祝你们假期愉快,准备好迎接美好的未来吧!”


Mr Nowak

Direcotor of Sport & PE

“热烈祝贺大家渡过这段最艰难的时期,成功完成曼校学业。在你们身上,我看到了勇气、决心和韧性,我相信当你们迈入人生的下一个阶段时,你们会变得更加强大、更加能干。感谢你们认真上好每一节体育课,希望你们记住课上所学知识,从此快乐健康地生活。祝你们好运!”



04

Words of Wisdom

毕业演讲


Mr Simth

Head of Boarding & Pastoral Care




今天,我要恭喜2020年毕业班的同学们,你们现在已经是资深的曼校人了。在你们当中很多人出生的那一年,中国加入了世界贸易组织,开始频繁与世界进行贸易往来。当时,中国手机的摄像头就已经达到了惊人的100万像素,彼时深圳的房子每平方米均价才4000人民币,要听音乐只能买激光唱片,中国人逐渐开始接触线上购物,我和你们一样,也开始了人生中一段重要旅程——成为第二个孩子的父亲。


很遗憾,我对谁在自己的毕业典礼上发言没有深刻记忆,更不记得演讲内容是什么,但我记得自己悄悄斜视周围的同学们,隐约感觉到自己这辈子再也不会被这么多魅力非凡、忠实可靠的年轻人围在身边。在此,我郑重地告诉大家,这种担心是有理有据的。


我想你们应该都很清楚,这个世界自你们出生后已发生剧变,这些变化会不知不觉影响你们的人生,并且无法逆转。今天你们将离开曼校,进入到人生的下一个阶段,我想告诉你们,无论你是谁,来自哪里,是足智多谋、爱好运动、呆板木讷抑或疯狂热烈,你都能主宰自己的人生。

今天,我会就如何通过信念指导行为提出一些建议,从而帮助你们过上充实而成功的生活。请不要将我的建议与知识混为一谈,因为知识只需点击一下网站便可获得,信念确是想象力的火焰,它足以改变你的人生。


你们生于互联网时代,简单滑动屏幕便可尽知天下事,你们所看重的不应是投资回报率,而是参与回报率。


外面的世界丰富多彩,在这个智能手机的时代,你们轻而易举便可以触及整个世界,所以赶紧探索起来吧!


有时候你会成功,有时候你会失败,因为这都不是衡量成功的标准,重要的是你对自己所做所为的看法。换句话说,喜欢自己你才会感到快乐,而喜欢自己的方式则是做让自己感到骄傲的事情。


因此,在你们离开曼校开启新的旅程后,我希望你们能在生活中发现一些宝藏,让你们感到充实且幸福,并且在日后体验到成功的滋味。最后,无论贡献大小,我都希望你们尽力对身边的人和事创造一些积极的影响。


我谨代表曼校教职工发表此演讲,望各位同学带着母校的爱和祝福顺利毕业。







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