On 15 and 22 July, Saint Paul School held its graduation ceremony for about 800 students from Kindergarten Three, Form Three and Form Six at Saint Paul School, Clementina Leita Ho, Hall.
The ceremonies were graced with the presence of the Bishop of Macau, Don Stephen Lee; Representatives from DSEJ: Subdirector, Ms. Vicky Leong (names); The Provincial of the Our Lady of the Rosary Province, Fr. Bonifacio Garcia Solis; Representatives from the China Liaison Office in Macau, Ms. Choi Teng; The Rector of Saint Joseph University, Fr. Peter Stilwell; the President of Sing Ming Wui, Ms. Melinda Chow, Members of the School Board of Director and member of the Dominican Order. Likewise, the ceremony saw the presentation of the yearly awards in recognition for their personal growth and outstanding contributions to the School, in the company of distinguished guests and representatives from local Schools and schools from Hong Kong, parents and friends of our graduates.
The awards were presented to the following students
Students of the year:
- Kindergarten Section: 幼稚園部K3B鄭卓琳
- Primary Section: 小學部P6A林軒
- Secondary Section: 中學部高三6E梁駿濠
The Outstanding Awards were presented to the following students：
- Kindergarten Section:星級成就獎K2B梁洛僖銅獎K3F梁芷琪
- Primary Section：銀獎小六D鄧香凝
- Secondary Section: 金獎初三D張佩瑤白金獎高二F歐陽鳳瑜
In their speeches, Bishop Lee and representatives from DSEJ congratulated the graduates and expressed their hope that they would know how to combine the moral and social values, skills and knowledge being taught at Saint Paul Schools. For some of the graduates, there were tears of joy and sadness as they say their final goodbyes to their friends and teachers before departing to embark on the next chapter of their lives. ” It is going to be really weird to not come back next year. We really are saying goodbye to a big part of our life”, one of the Form Six students said after the graduation ceremony.
In his address, the Principal of the School. Fr. Alejandro Salcedo congratulated the students and told them that the graduation was the culmination of a long and challenging but ultimately rewarding journey. He reminded them that they had been educated and empowered to be leaders, not followers. You are among the best students in the world. God has put in each one of you the talents and potential to be outstanding in your further studies and future careers, to serve Him and the people around you. Make sure that you feel proud of what you do and the same for the people around you. Similarly, he reminded the graduates, who will continue their education in the School, that it is only in the dictionary were success comes before work. The School will continue providing you with a unique globalized learning environment where talent and creativity will be nurtured for you to become empowered with the skills and attributes you need to be the next generation of global leaders, but you will have to continue to try your very best in learning with perseverance and commitment.
The audience was amazed and entertained with performances from students and past students. Their high-quality performances reflect the foundation of excellence and seriousness that Saint Paul School has in everything they do.