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Community Celebration of Leadership

Canadian International School of Guangzhou 2022-06-10 10:10:21

Photos, celebratory drinks, delicious food, surprise ‘alumni’ gifts from our beloved principal Mr. Rehman and Mr. Barks...

Today, our Class of 2022 graduates proudly celebrated their accomplishments and success at the best (yet) Graduation Gala in the history of CIS!


As an international community, CIS was honored to have many special guests from international Consulates and Chambers around Guangdong join us in celebration for our future leaders. 



We were honored to have some special guests join us to celebrate the Class of 2022:

Ms. Roxanne Hamel, Deputy Consul General of Canada in Guangzhou

Mr. Mark Vcislo, Consul of Canada in Guangzhou

Ms. Jo Hawley, her Majesty’s Consul General of the UK in Guangzhou

Mr. Ben Perkasa Drajat, Consul General of the Indonesian Consulate in Guangzhou

Mr. Michael Sadlier, Consul General of Australia in Guangzhou

Mr. Harley Seyedin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China

Mr. Daniel Dominguez, Consul for Promotion of the Consulate of Mexico in Guangzhou

Mr. Giorgio Daviddi, Italian Deputy Consul General

Mr. Felix Ye, Director of Education at the New Zealand Consulate

Mr. Jeremy Sargent, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou

Mr. Henry Zeng, General Manager of That’s GBA, That’s Shanghai, That’s Beijing, amongst others. 

Executive Team and Event Team of the CIS Parent Advisory Council – Irene, Anne, Marcia and Ferleen


CIS is grateful to have very close partnerships with international consulates and chambers, who bring with them a wealth of diversity, cultural experiences and support. Our Class of 2022 will be heading off to different countries in pursuit of their future careers and dreams, and today, they had an opportunity to network and connect with our international community. We know that they will take what they learned at CIS to make positive contributions to the community around them and to the world. #FutureLeaders

Mr. Philippe Rheault, the Consul General of Canadian Consulate of Guangzhou sent in his best wishes to students, staff and families.


Aryam Muthanna, Historian of the Class of 2022, presented a very special gift from the Class of 2022 to the CIEO Education Foundation. All funds from additional tickets sold from the Graduation Gala have been donated towards building a library for underprivileged children in Maoming, Guangdong.


In the journey of life, one endures obstacles, hardships and failures. But tonight, everything was forgotten as we gathered to celebrate the resilience, success, leadership and friendships gained throughout our time together. Just like our guests said in their remarks and speeches: Embrace the challenges and beauty of the unknown, be kind, keep learning, and take the chance towards building a better tomorrow.

Congratulations, Class of 2022; the best is yet to come! We love you, we miss you, and you will forever be in our hearts!


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