Can you believe it, we have already come to the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We congratulate all students who have successfully completed another year of school, but we would particularly like to congratulate our Grade 5 and Grade 8 students. This week our Grade 5 students graduated from our Elementary School and our Grade 8 students graduated from Middle School! Students received their diplomas at the closing ceremonies are now very much looking forward to starting their new adventures in our Middle and High Schools next school year.
Well done to all Student Council (STUCO) members in both Elementary and Secondary Schools who have made this year a success. We are sad to have to say farewell to our Elementary STUCO leader Ms. Ana Nunes, as she will be relocating out of the Netherlands. We thank her for her dedication to the Elementary STUCO over the past five years.
One of the wonderful aspects of an international school is that people from all around the globe join together to form a very special, tightly knit community. It's exciting to welcome people from different countries, make new friends and have the opportunity to enrich our lives in ways that only an overseas experience can afford. For better or for worse, this also means that people move on and we have to say good-bye. So as we arrive at the last day of the school year, it is the nature of international schools that we will be saying goodbye to a number of staff and students. Every single one of these staff members and students have left their mark on our school and NAISR is a better place because they were here. We wish them and their families well as they embark on their new adventures. Please keep in touch, and know that our doors are always open to you.
One specific person that we would like to mention at this time is our Director, Mr. Neal Dilk, who is relocating out of the Netherlands after eight years as Director of NAISR. We wish him and his family all the very best and thank him for everything that he has done for our School. Good luck in the next chapter of your career, Mr Dilk!
We would also like to extend our thanks to the entire NAISR community for the way you continue to support our school, our teachers and our students. We wish you all a wonderful summer, wherever you may be. For those of you who are returning to NAISR in the fall, we look forward to welcoming you back on the first day of school, which will be Wednesday, 19 August. Information about the new school year will be sent out in early August. You can view the 2020-21 school calendar here.
Please be reminded that today all students will be dismissed today at 12:00pm.
Have a happy, healthy and wonderful summer holiday.
All the best from our family to yours.