DHZH Prize Giving and Graduation Ceremony

On the evening of June 10th, Dulwich International High School Zhuhai (DHZH) held the 2019-2020 Prize Giving and Graduation Ceremony. All the teachers, parents and Y13 students came together to celebrate the achievements of Year 13 students. 

The hosts of this year’s ceremony were Mr. Samuel Man and Ms. Hildy Hei. Due to the Covid-19, DHZH’s Director Mr. Andrew Macdonald-Brown was unable to attend in person, instead he gave the students a special graduation speech through the video. 

And so as the class of 2020, and as Old Alleynians / Dulwich alumni I close with 2 things – a question and an acknowledgment:  The QUESTION – how will you ‘make that positive difference in the world’?  How will you be that catalyst for positive change?   And the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – I leave Dulwich as you do.  I leave in the belief that we are lucky to have been part of the Dulwich Community, and we all have it in us the capacity to make a positive difference in the world.  I wish you all well.  I am immensely proud of each and everyone of you.  Good luck Class of 2020!”


—— Andrew Macdonald-Brown


Prize Giving Ceremony

The ceremony began with a singing performance of “Last Dance” brought by Gavin C and Bill W. After the performance, five genres of awards —— Tutor Group Awards, Outstanding Progress Awards, Top Subject Awards, the Special Awards and Top Year 13 Student For 2020 were presented to students. The “Top Year 13 Student For 2020” went to Minnie K for her top academic and outstanding extracurricular performances. After the Prize Giving Ceremony, the former Head of Year 13 Ms. Rachael Oakley sent a graduation blessing speech through a video.


The Parents’ Prize Giving

The FOD Liaison Officer, Ms. Celina Cai also gave a heartfelt speech about the spirits of Friends of Dulwich and thanked the parents for their effort of supporting DHZH. After the speech, Ms. Cai and DHZH Deputy Director Ms. Carol Han presented the Parent Awards to the Year 13 parents. 

Ms Zhou Yong Qing, the Head of FOD also gave a speech —— “ Despite the fear and uneasiness brought by the Covid-19  in 2020, the offers that our students had received from different top universities gave us hope for the future. Our Year 13 students created the most impressive achievements since the establishment of DHZH, let’s congratulate the students and the teachers!” 

After the speech, Year 13 parents also presented a copper globe as a gift for DHZH, symbolizing their thanks and best wishes toward DHZH. 


The Graduation Ceremony

The last session of the evening was the Graduation Ceremony.  Deputy Director Ms. Carol Han, the Assistant Director Mr. Paul Ripley and the Assistant Head of Year 13 Ms. Double Chen presented the graduation certificates and gifts to graduating students.  

After accepting the graduation certificates and gifts, the Year 13 students officially graduated from DHZH. They are ready to move on to their future study and become a global citizen. DHZH is proud of all the Graduates and we wish all them great success in their future!