Tuesday, March 1, 2011

“A question - why are we here?

For some of us it’s to depart and say our last goodbyes for others it’s a new beginning.

On behalf of my graduating colleagues, I would like to thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for allowing us expatriates to study in this beautiful country and to the ministry of education for making it possible for us to excel in our studies. All our past and present teachers, mentors and our families and friends.

Muscat Private School has served as a second home to me. It’s so much a part of my life. I’ve been here since Kindergarten, when I was just 3 years old.

As I look around i can’t believe how fast time has passed me by. It seems like my first day was just a blink ago.

Writing this speech brought back so many memories, on of which I would like to share with you. It was a time when I had an English assignment to work on during class. I looked at my teacher in despair and uttered “I can’t find the word’s miss”. She drew closer to my desk and said “Charlotte, I don’t care about your IQ, I care about your I can…” Those words echoed in my mind and still do until today.

As I graduate this year I can proudly say that I have “found” the words. I am one of the topliterature students in my class.

And as we, the MPS graduates of 2006 venture out into the world, I just wonder… if we will truly be leaving Muscat Private School, or if our presence and memories will stay alive and echo in our school forever.

I know why I am here… Do you?”

I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic and enamoured by myself. This speech may read very dull but I remember tapping into my inner thespian and bringing on the theatrics! I’m overwhelmed with memories and thoughts, none of which I really want to or know how to describe at this very moment, but I am smiling.