The Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards Evening was held on Monday 8 January 2018 in the Saar Auditorium. This highly celebratory ceremony was attended by more than 250 students, families, honoured guests and teaching staff. Following the National Anthem of the Kingdom of Bahrain and addresses from Ed Goodwin OBE, Principal of St Christopher’s School, and Amanda McQuaid, Regional Development Director, Pearson Education, Jawhara performed Iza Ngomso by Christopher Tin and Trombonist, Marco Maggi played Konzertino by Ferdinand David. The GCSE Certificates were presented by Nick Wilson, Head of Senior School, assisted by Adrian Walker, Assistant Head of Senior School and Sarah Tierney, Head of Year. The A-level and IB Diploma Certificates were presented by Nick Wilson, assisted by Hilary Rowark, Assistant Head of Senior School and Andrew Beck, Head of Year. The Edexcel Special Awards were presented by Amanda McQuaid, Pearson Education. The Alumni addresses were made by Ishaan Mittal, who is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota , Twin Cities, USA and by Abdullah Elqaq, who is studying Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The closing address was made by Nick Wilson, Head of Senior School, which was followed by the Vote of Thanks proposed by the Head Girl, Aarti Rangarajan and Head Boy, Shane McCarthy. The ceremony concluded with refreshments and formal photographs.