Dear Director of Internation Programs of Jiangxi Department of Education, Executive Lead of International Programs of Nova Scotia Department of Education, Dear parents, teachers and students：
Time passes by before we know it, and here we are again, at the 2013 Sino-Canadian Program Graduation Ceremony, celebrating the success our graduates have achieved over the past three years. First of all, on behalf of the school, I would like to congratulate you all on this special occasion. Also, I would like to thank all of our Canadian and Chinese staff who through all the way have led you to explore the magical world of knowledge and witnessed every progress and mistake you made. Last but not least, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents here today, for your constant support and trust on us.
Some would say “youth is too hasty a book”. Indeed, before we have the chance to know more about each one of you, here we are at your graduation ceremony, looking back on your short but extraordinary high school life. Three years ago, when you first set foot on this campus, you were prepared. You were convinced that passion and perseverance were the two key elements to achieve excellence. Three years later, your success proves that true, and all the tears and sweat you shed over the past few years when you were chasing your dream, they will always stay young and fresh. Once again, let’s cheer for our graduates and how much they have achieved so far.
Undeniably, all those hard work over days and nights paved your way to success. In the future, no matter where you are and what you do, these three years will always be one of the best moments in your life.
Now that you are about to leave the school and study in universities overseas, I have a few things I want to remind you of: first, be creative. Three-year learning experience in the bilingual international program has surely taught you how to stay original and stay creative; therefore, it is my hope that you will keep that in mind and follow your heart when you are faced with negativity in future.
Second, be responsible. When you live and study in another country, thousands of miles away from the people you love, you have to realize you are the only person who will be responsible for the things you say or do in your life. You are on your own. Only when you start to see that will you be able to plan out your life wisely and make a responsible being out of yourself. Till then, you will be able to contribute to our society and our country, and realize your self-worth in a respectable way.
Last but not least, be loving and understanding. Life can be tough sometimes, but no matter how unfortunate you consider yourself to be, having a loving and understanding heart will melt down the hardest wall and let in a ray of hope. When your world is filled with love and tolerance, no obstacles will be unconquerable and anything becomes possible.
My fellow students, today is your graduation day, after which you are about to embark upon a brand-new journey in your life. I hope that you will cherish this opportunity of studying abroad and live up to what your school, your parents and your country expect of you.
Always remember, actions speak louder than words. I believe, you all have what it takes to be successful and you will be someday.
加拿大教育部官员 Mr. Michael Hodgett致词
Honored guests, Principal Wu, Parents, Teachers and Graduates,
As the leader of the International Schools program for the government of
I am especially delighted to be here for my first visit to Nanchang No.2 High School
I thank the entire school, Principal Wu and the key leaders of our program, Principal Covey, Director Ms. Zhu as well as the entire staff of the Chinese and Canadian schools.
Your high standards and spirit of cooperation make the program strong. Thank you to Inlet Education Group group for their continued efforts.
To the graduates; You join thousands of students in
You probably feel something is ending, and that something new and exciting is about to start.
Really you are continuing your march towards something very valuable: an international education, starting with the special combination of Chinese and Canadian learning that you now have as a result of your success at this school.
If you keep working at it, you will be expert at moving between western cultures and the culture of
I want to say congratulations to every one of you from the Minister, and from me. You have a great foundation, now go and build on it!
It has been my privilege to be the Canadian Principal of the Sino-Canadian Program this year. The accomplishments that I have witnessed in student achievement were amazing. I can truly say that the graduates of this program are well-prepared for their trip abroad to study in Canadian and American universities.
There is only one true way to success and that is through dedication and commitment. To all of the graduates, it is my hope that you find continued success and satisfaction in the undergraduate programs in which you are beginning at university. Be confident in your abilities and use your English skills as much as possible every day. It is wonderful to think that you will all be competent bi-lingual professionals in the near future.
Good afternoon, my friends, teachers, and guests. It’s such a great honor for me to have this opportunity to speak to you on the graduation ceremony.
I believe, at this moment, our graduates could not hide their excitement anymore, because today is the last day of our high school careers. Over the last three years, though there were many challenges we needed to deal with, they have never stopped us for one moment pursuing our dreams. And today, dreams are about to come true.
I still remember the hesitation I had, when facing the choice between the traditional high school and the Sino-Canadian Program. Coming to the Sino-Canadian Program means that I will experience a different way of being educated. And this decision is a venture investment. We are like financiers, investing in emerging markets with both high risk and high yield. Now, we all have received about four or five offers from different universities and the hesitations we had before no longer exist. These all come to prove that the high risk is only for those who have negative attitudes and present as the rule-violators. I would say, for us, joining the Sino-Canadian Program is a good choice.
The experience we have here is unique. In Sino-Canadian Program, our divergent thinking and operational abilities have been practiced and improved. Thinking about the handmade motor, business EXPO, science fair, photo essay, and satire project, they all go with the similar pattern. I have to go through difference phases of emotions, frustrations disappointments hesitations and, best of all, the excitement when it is done. If I allow the frustrations and disappointment dominate my emotion, I would never taste the excitement in the end. These independent projects all reflect the importance of attitude in one’s life. The life is like a mirror. It will smile back only when you smile toward it. Though the setback is the most frustrating part in our life, we should always be optimistic to face it.
Apart from those apperceptions, I want to talk more about my appreciations. I would like to sincerely thank my classmates for their company in more than one thousand days. Thanks to teachers for their inculcation and care. Thanks to the Sino-Canadian Program for exercising and improving my abilities. Added to this, special thanks to Principal Wu and other senior leaders for you established this program so that we could have such a special and unforgettable high school experience.
It is the time to say goodbye to the Nanchang No.2 High School. We are now standing again on the turning point of life. Recalling the years have just passed and looking forward to the future, all graduates of 2013 sincerely wish every success to our school and teachers. Let me quote a famous saying: we have come, we have seen and now we have conquered it. Class 2013, we did it.
Thank you for your attention.