GCSE Awards Evening – A Night to Remember!
The achievements of our GCSE pupils were celebrated last week at our annual GCSE Awards Event. The ceremony was held at school in front of an audience of parents, pupils, teachers and other staff. The evening began with a recitation from the Quran and a nasheed from the school’s Nasheed Choir. Both were delivered with confidence and were very well received. Each member of the Class of 2016 was presented with her GCSE certificates and was given a goodie bag containing a gift token, a commemorative and personally-engraved Cross silver pen and, of course, the much-sought-after PMGHS hoodie containing the names of the every member of the 2016 leavers cohort.
Subject awards were presented by Mrs Secretary and the first half concluded with The Deputy Headgirl, Sadiya Vaez delivering a solo nasheed to an appreciative audience.
The evening reached its highpoint with the presentation of sevenspecial awards. The Special Awards were presented by Mufti Javid, Headteacher who warmly congratulated all of the pupils on their achievements. The Highest Attainer Award was given to Aisha Bax who achieved an amazing 8 GCSEs at grade A* and 2 at grade A. The Contribution to the School Award was given to Fadheela Nadeem, for her outstanding role as Head Girl during the year. The Most Improved Award went to Hafsa Tailor for her year on year progress since Year 7. The school presents The Endeavour Award to someone who has overcome adversity or difficulty during their time at the school, and this year it was awarded to Tasneem Saiyed.
Every year the school awards a special award to the pupil who has made a special contribution to developing spirituality inschool or who has demonstrated all of the characteristics we would expect of a young Muslim, and this year the winner of the Muslimah Award is Ammarah Patel. The school recognises the importance of attendance and was delighted to be able to award this to Zaiba Patel who never had a day off in all of her time at the school and so was awarded the 100% Attendance Award. The final award of the evening was The Headteacher’s Award. This prize is awarded directly by the headteacher in recognition of a special achievement by someone during their time time at the school. This year The Headteacher’s Award was given to Maariyah Mohtat for the exceptional effort she has shown over the years in her learning, her outstanding behaviour and positive attitude, and for demonstrating resilience in the face of challenges whilst contributing towards a positive change at the school. The evening concluded with a vote of thanks from Mr Foster and a prayer delivered by the current Year 11 Spirituality Prefect, Humaira Desai.
Well done to them all and to all of our staff, parents and pupils.