WHITE River community high school (CHS) in West Honiara on Friday successfully held its annual prizing giving day and graduation ceremony.
About five hundred students from grade six (46 students), forms three (116 students) , five (139 students), six (201) and seven (45) marked the event in style.
During the event they were awarded their certificates of completion as students of the school.
The program which lasted more than 7 hours featured a march-in procession by the graduating students from the White River school sports ground led by a panpipes group.
This was followed by brief Bible thought, speeches from the guests, the school principal and students’ rep and the presentation of certificates and prizes to the top academic students.
The invited guests featured a rep from Honiara City Council Education Authority who was represented by Obed Zutu, Clement Aitorea CEO Professional Teaching Service at the Ministry of Education, Florence Riby University of the South Pacific (USP) Foundation Coordinator, Chairman of the school, a retired Church Minister Pr Caleb Pita who shared a brief thought from the Bible and members of the school administration.
Speaking at the event, school principal Charlie Tango congratulated the all the graduating students for their achievement and coming this far to complete the year.
He thanked them for their time at the school and for their support towards the school programs and activities.
Mr Tango also acknowledged the parents, guardians and supporters of the school for their continuous help towards the school this year despite the many challenges being faced this year.
Mr Zutu while congratulating the students also took the opportunity to thank the students and staff for their support towards the school this year which enabled them to conclude the year on a high note.
A student rep also thanked the school administration, staff and teachers for supporting them towards their education.
Following the formal ceremony it was entertainment and feasting which was held in the various classes.
One of the teaching school staff, Malrick Unikana described the event as very successful.
He said, the turn out of students, staff, parents, guardians and supporters of the school was very positive.
“It was a colourful event with a perfect weather and everyone really enjoyed their time together.”
He said the students and staff have cooperated well throughout the event to ensure the program ended successfully.
For now the graduating students will wait for their final results to know their placement for next year.
White River CHS has a total of 58 teachers comprising of 38 secondary school teachers and 20 primary school teachers.
It is now in its final third week of classes. This week is revision week to be followed by exam week next week.
Handing out of class reports will be done in a fortnight.
The school will the go for a Christmas and New Year recess before kicking off its 2016 academic in late January.