Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Counseling Department


Graduation at SSIS

Today is the day our SSIS Class of 2017 has been waiting for–graduation is finally here! Fifty-one students of Grade 12 have successfully completed their high school program and walked up the red carpet to receive their SSIS diploma.  It is a big accomplishment to have survived these tough years and have completed the IB programs.  Congratulations from the Counseling Department to the SSIS Class of 2017!

While high school is officially over, it is time to start planning for the university journey that will begin in a short few months.  Before you know it, you will have to say goodbye to your parents and finally embark on the journey of independence.  It is an exciting and scary time of your life, but one thing is guaranteed–the best is still yet to come!  Here are another few things you might want to do this summer right before college comes calling.

  1. If you haven’t already, you should contact your university regarding details of your housing, arrival and class registration.  Things could get hectic the moment you arrive on campus, so start the preparation now!  The more you can familiarize yourself with the campus, the easier it will be to get settled.
  2. Learn to cook. If you have no experience in the culinary arts, now is the time to start.  Well, it doesn’t have to be artistic really, maybe just simple foods you enjoy.  The food scene on college campus may come as a disappointment compared to what you are used to, but if you know how to cook, you can always treat yourself a meal that smells and tastes like home.
  3. Hang out with friends.  You must have formed valuable friendships through your SSIS years, and there’s no reason that these relationships should end just because you are going to college.  Enjoy some last chance bonding time with friends and stay in touch and exchange notes once you get to university.
  4. Spend time with family.  Soon enough, you will get to experience what life is like without your parents around.  So spend some quality time with family this summer.  Show your love and appreciation for them and let them know you are ready to go out and conquer the world.

I hope these tips will help organize your last summer before college.  Once again, congratulations to all graduates!  We wish you abundance of success in the next chapter of your lives!


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