AAESS Graduation
09 May. 2017

AAESS Graduation

On Saturday 29th April AAESS celebrated the Sixth Form Graduation at the Ayla Hotel. The event celebrated academic, sporting and cultural achievements made by students during the academic year. It is most exciting to see the list of outstanding universities that these students have been accepted into, and they are acknowledged for their hard work, diligence and dedication.

Our guest speaker, Dr Paul Grabec an ex student and now Ear Nose and Throat surgeon at Oasis Hospital inspired the students with words of wisdom and encouragement. Special mentions go to our Head Boy Toby Payne who was presented the Spirit Award for his outstanding overall contribution to academic and school life. He also won the History and English Literature subject awards and the overall Humanities Award. Lama Al Shadid won the International Award for her universal perspective to school life, displaying respect and understanding for all cultures. Other major contribution awards:

Languages – Anita Shishani

Maths & Science – Hiva Meshkati

Arts – Meera Madhu

Sport – Celine Sloan


The following students received subject awards:

  1. YEAR 12 ARABIC 1- Hana Sary
  2. YEAR 12 ARABIC 2- Raghad Al Shoubaki
  3. YEAR 12 ART- Yamnaa Qureshi
  4. YEAR 13 ART – Meera Madhu
  5. YEAR 12 BIOLOGY – Hiva Meshkati
  6. YEAR 13 BIOLOGY – Sami Baahmed
  7. YEAR 12 BUSINESS STUDIES – Clarise Esterhuyse
  8. TEAR 13 BUSINESS STUDIES – Tessa Du Randt
  9. YEAR 12 CHEMISTRY – Luna Lababidi
  10. TEAR 13 CHEMISTRY – Christian Mourani
  11. YEAR 12 DRAMA – Kyle Herselman
  12. YEAR 12 ENG LANGUAGE – Farzona Mukhamdova
  13. YEAR 13 ENGLISH LANGUAGE – Anita Shishani
  14. YEAR 12 ENGLISH LITERATURE – Danielle Samrani
  16. YEAR 13 FRENCH AWARD – Anita Shishani
  17. YEAR 12 GEOGRAPHY – Celine Sloane
  18. YEAR 13 GEOGRAPHY – Natasha Carr
  19. YEAR 13 HISTORY – Toby Payne
  20. YEAR 12 ICT – Danielle Samrani
  21. YEAR 13 ICT – Fadi Eid Katrina
  22. YEAR 12 ISLAMIC 1- Hana Sary
  23. YEAR 12 ISLAMIC 2 – Ayesha Al Baloushi
  24. YEAR 12 MATHEMATICS- Nour Elbery
  25. YEAR 13 MATHEMATICS – Christian Mourani
  26. YEAR 12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Mollie Sommerville
  27. YEAR 12 PHYSICS – Hiva Meshkati
  28. YEAR 13 PHYSICS – Christian Mourani
  29. YEAR 12 PSYCHOLOGY – Mollie Sommerville
  30. YEAR 12 PSYCHOLOGY – Natasha Carr
  31. YEAR 12 SPANISH – Hajar Teir


Congratulations to Nina Dessoir and Hiva Meshkati who have been elected as the new Head Prefects for the coming academic year. We wish them all the very best. The morning awards ceremony was followed by a dinner in the evening where students and staff ‘let their hair down’ and celebrated another successful year.

Andrew Thomas, Principal of the School said, “This was a wonderful event and my congratulations go to all our students.  I love graduation and this is possibly the best I have ever attended.  It is really exciting to hear of all the achievements in the 6th Form, what our students are going on to read at University, and where in the world they travel too next.  This is an exciting new chapter that they started to write today, and I know we will continue to read about their successes in the very near future”.

We wish all our students all the very best for their final exams and their exciting futures.


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