The Western Grammar School based in Plumton, Sydney held its End of the Year Assembly for 2018 on Thursday 13 December at St Mary’s Memorial Hall with performances, presentations and awards.
The assembly was divided into two sessions, the morning session devoted to classes from Kindergarten to Year 2 while the afternoon session was catered for Year 3 to Year 11.
The assembly was attended by students, parents, teachers and other school staff as well as invited community leaders where awards were given to students who excelled during the academic year 2018.
During his welcome speech, the Principal of Western Grammar School (WGS), Mr Irfan Afzal recalled the humble beginnings of the school starting its operations in March 2012 with only 8 students across Kindergarten to Year 4 and in a very short space of time now boasts a population of more than 300 students with its first batch of Year 12 graduating at the end of 2018.
“Our vision is to provide a well-rounded education suited to the cultural and historical framework of the current living environment in Australia. We hope to empower and equip the future generations to meet the challenges of today’s evolving and highly competitive world,” Mr Irfan said.
While further elaborating on the school philosophy, he said,” We aim to provide students with a formal education that meets and adheres to the curriculum guidelines provided by NESA (BOSTES) to provide children with an education that equips them with moral and social values that best prepares them to be active, positive participants in the wider Australian community.”
The School now has a reasonably sound infrastructure with an increasing number of devoted teachers and with a long waiting list of students wishing to enroll but limited by the number of classrooms. A new building complex is under construction which will give a new boost the school facilities during 2019.
The assembly also included a number of performances and plays by the students concluding with a vote of thanks by Assistant Principal Mr Z Malik.