Posted 01 June 2005
Ohannesian Armenian School's final celebration was held on 26th May 2005 in Sharjah (Armenian Community Hall).
The audience enjoyed the lovely songs and poems recited by the students, in addition to the graceful folklore dances performed by the 8th grade girls. The themes covered the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. There were also 2 pieces played by the Sunday school and the kindergarten children.
Beautifully dressed as pets (bunnies, spiders, snails, etc.) the children did their best to sum up what they learnt during the year.
As a remarkable enlargement of the school's role in the society this year a special class was introduced for non-Armenian speaking children of Armenian origin who aspire to learn the essentials of the language. We can proudly announce that the children of this new class have done their utmost to move on from initially learning the alphabet to forming whole and accurate sentences by the end of the given semester.
At the end of the ceremony the headmaster handed over the diplomas and the medals for excellent students, reminding them that what acknowledgment they receive today is actually the first step towards their real life, during which they are called to honour their Armenian heritage.
The ceremony came to an end by playing a shourchbar Armenian traditional round dance, to make a connecting bridge with the Armenians who were scheduled to gather two days later around Mount Arakadz, celebrating the first republic's day on 28th May.
Hopefully we will see the day when all the Armenians will have their Shourchbar dance around our Mount Ararat.
Article by: Liza / Sharjah