Nalanda Dhamma School Honours Day

The Nalanda Dhamma School community on 31 December 2016.

The Nalanda Dhamma School community on 31 December 2016.

On the last day of 2016, Nalanda Dhamma School Facilitators, students and their parents, alumni, volunteers and guests gathered at Nalanda Centre for the annual School Appreciation and Honours Day.  It was an important event to celebrate the learning and progress of students throughout the year, and also to give thanks to teachers and parents who supported their learning.

Junior Dhamma School students paying respect to their teachers.

Junior Dhamma School students paying respect to their teachers.

The students also paid respect to their parents out of gratitude.

The students also paid respect to their parents out of gratitude.

The evening began with a colourful procession of facilitators and students into the Dhamma Teaching Hall, accompanied by the toiling of bells and beating of drums.  In her speech, Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong rejoiced in seeing the effort and growth of students through many learning opportunities and activities the whole year.

Student leaders lead the traditional procession bearing flags.

Student leaders lead the traditional procession bearing the Malaysian, Buddhist and Nalanda flags.

School Facilitators follow the procession bearing the Dhammavijaya Challenge Trophy, medals and certificates.

School Facilitators follow the procession bearing the Dhammavijaya Challenge Trophy, medals and certificates.

Following that was the highlight of the evening – the Awards Ceremony – where certificates, medals and prizes were presented to students to recognize their efforts, personal growth and selfless service towards the School.  This year, the Dhammavijaya Challenge Trophy was won by Naga House, making it the fifth consecutive year they have bested Garuda House!

School Director Sis. Sunanda congratulating Garuda House Captain Neville Lee.

School Director Sis. Sunanda congratulating Garuda House Captain Neville Lee.

Sis. Evelyn presenting the Dhammavijaya Challenge Trophy to Naga House Captain.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn presenting the Dhammavijaya Challenge Trophy to Naga House Captain Jun Yin.

We congratulate Nalanda Dhamma School for 12 years of continuous growth and success.  May the School community continue to shine for many more years to come.

Students cheering for their friends who receive various awards.

Nalandian students cheering for their friends who receive various awards for achievements and improvements.