Speech day is a much anticipated ISS annual tradition which is a reminder of the wealth of activities and events that have taken place during the school year, and celebrates excellence in academic achievement and progress.
But it is also a whole lot of musical fun. Speech Day is also something of a misnomer as there is hardly a speech in sight!
Every year the ISS teaching staff nominates students to receive awards for remarkable achievement or progress in each subject. In addition, those students who have amassed the highest number of house points in each year group are recognized as Students of the Year. This year the honours go to Pear and Isabel in Year 7, Ava and Jina in Year 8, Bright and Ballet in Year 9, Brent and Gaya in Year 10 and Nami and Hut in Year 11. Congratulations guys!
Four students also take home the honour of being awarded the highly prized “House Award”, chosen by the house parents from either Oxford or Cambridge House for being an exceptional asset to the house group. This year’s honours go to Hut and Norma from Oxford, and Mimp and Bright from Cambridge.
Speech day culminates in a showcase of the senior musical talent, and the highlight of the day is the now legendary House Singing Competition. This year Oxford took the honours with their version of Linkin Park’s “One more light” beating Cambridge’s rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” into second place. A splendid time was had by all!
This is also the time of year when we bid our farewells to those students who are leaving at the end of the year. We wish them every success in their future endeavours, and welcome those who are returning or joining as our inaugural 6th Form students.