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The Australian International School (AIS) recently rolled out the red carpet for its Foundation Day celebrations, marking a magnificent milestone – 30 years of academic excellence. The grand finale of this year-long journey was the glitzy 30th Anniversary Ball held at the Shangri-La Singapore.
A Year-Long Extravaganza
Throughout the year, the school organised a sequence of events designed to bring children and parents together to celebrate. Starting with “Picnic Under the Stars,” followed by the delightful “AISPA Fish & Chips” gathering. These events laid the foundation for an unforgettable journey that culminated in the much-anticipated “Global Festival,” where students celebrated their diverse cultures.
Foundation Day Assemblies: Bridging Past and Future
In term 3 each of the sub-schools held Assemblies, which were a tribute to the school’s storied past and a glimpse into a promising future. These assemblies not only celebrated AIS’s rich history but also looked ahead with great optimism to the next remarkable 30 years.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
On August 31st AIS held an Alumni event that allowed over 20 attendees, including current and past students, teachers, and parents, to tour the school. It was a moment of reflection and revelation as they witnessed the transformative changes AIS has undergone over the years, with some buildings not even in existence during their time at the School.
Students Illuminate the Path Ahead
During the celebrations, Secondary school students shared their visions for the next 30 years, offering inspiring glimpses of what lies ahead.
The 30th Anniversary Ball
The peak of AIS’s 30th-anniversary celebrations was undoubtedly the opulent 30th Anniversary Ball hosted at the Shangri-La Singapore.
The night unfolded with a thrilling line-up of events that extended well into the early hours. The festivities began with a captivating performance by the School band, setting a melodious tone for the evening. The stage then came alive with the band, Ruckus, who delivered an energetic performance that had everyone on their feet. DJ Shigeki kept the energy levels soaring throughout the night with an electrifying playlist.
Distinguished Guests and Community Spirit
The event attracted 310 distinguished guests, including notable dignitaries, former Heads of School, and esteemed partners. Their presence added an air of sophistication to the soirée.
The night was a seamless fusion of joy, nostalgia, and a profound sense of community as alumni, parents, and AIS colleagues celebrated the school’s remarkable journey and unwavering commitment to shaping a promising future.
30 Lucky Door Prizes
In true birthday fashion, AIS treated its guests to a fantastic array of 30 lucky door prizes during the Ball. From grand getaways to exquisite treasures, the prizes added an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. The Grand Prize, a 5D4N full-board stay at the Club Med Kani resort in the Maldives, valued at over $12,000, stole the show.
A Charitable Touch
Adding a philanthropic dimension to the celebrations, a Charity Auction raised an impressive $7,603 for the Children’s Aid Society, underscoring the AIS community’s dedication to making a positive impact beyond the classroom.
Anticipating the Future
As AIS marks three decades of excellence, it looks ahead to a future filled with promise, guided by a legacy of quality education and a steadfast commitment to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
Karrie Dietz, Head of School, expressed her gratitude, saying, “I would like to take this opportunity once again to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the students, parents, teachers, alumni, and community partners. The collective contributions of each one of you have been instrumental in our achievements.”