Credit: ISL

The International School of Luxembourg (ISL) has announced it hosted its Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2024 on Sunday 26 May at the Grand Theâtre in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.

With 115 graduates, this year marked the largest graduating class in the 60 years' history of ISL. Families, teachers, board members and guests gathered to honour the graduates’ achievements and to witness their transition into the next chapter of their lives.

Upper School Principal, Iain Fish, served as the master of ceremonies, wishing everyone a warm welcome and expressing his appreciation for the graduating class. Dr David J Condon, ISL Director, delivered an opening speech, acknowledging the dedication and achievements of the graduates. He expressed gratitude to the families and staff members who have supported and guided the students throughout their academic endeavours, ISL noted.

The student-elected speaker, Zian Hajee and faculty-elected speaker Liam Smith took the stage to address their fellow graduates. Zian, known for his wit and humour, shared words of encouragement and reflection on the challenges and triumphs experienced by the Class of 2024. He emphasised the importance of appreciating the unique journey each student has taken and encouraged them to embrace their individual successes and failures, reported ISL .

Liam Smith held a speech that highlighted the legacy of the graduating class. He commended the students for their resilience, leadership and camaraderie, emphasising the importance of leaving a positive impact on others and cherishing the relationships built during their time at ISL.

Throughout the ceremony, musical performances and a dance act showcased the graduating students’ diverse talents. The audience was treated to renditions of popular songs adding to the celebratory mood of the event.

As diplomas and awards were presented by Brian Blanchard, Chair of the Board of Governors and Dr Condon, the graduates were applauded for their academic achievements and contributions to the school community. Special recognition was given to Bob Sinclair, Upper School Dean of External Programmes retiring after fifteen years of service at ISL, for his unwavering commitment to ISL.

In his closing remarks, Iain Fish encouraged the graduates to embrace failures as opportunities for growth and learning. He reminded them of the importance of taking risks and learning from setbacks, urging them to approach life with courage and resilience.