PISJ-ES holds graduation ceremony to honor toppers

PISJ-ES students with guests at the Checkpoint Primary Graduation and Annual Academic Award ceremony in Jeddah.
Updated 16 September 2019

PISJ-ES holds graduation ceremony to honor toppers

Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) recently held a Checkpoint Primary Graduation and Annual Academic Award ceremony in the school auditorium.

The event was attended by Senior Manager in Cambridge Assessment International Education Raed Umar Brahdeni as chief guest, Pakistani Consul Fozia Fayyaz Ahmed, and Head of Business Development at the British Council Ian Cortez.

Students were dressed in azure-colored graduation gowns with Cambridge-inscribed caps.

The top achievers of Cambridge Checkpoint Primary are: Muhammad Aitizaz Abro, Ibadullah Khan, Maaz M. Ziaullah, Abdul Rehman Paracha, Khuzaymah bin Haris, Huda Malik, Sarah Azeem and Maryam Farrukh. 

High achievers in the internal assessment include: Easha Kamil, Salwa Nauman, Mahnoor Shahbaz, Khadija Khalid, Emaan Amjad, Abdullah Kamil, Ali Abbas and Muhammad Arsalan. 

PISJ-ES Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Having produced such an outstanding accolade in Checkpoint, IGCSE and A-Level, our students have set another milestone of academic excellence. These laurels are undoubtedly the true manifestation of our students’ hard work and their teachers’ unwavering commitment and devotion.”

He added: ‘“Academic work is at the heart of what we do but it is certainly not the ‘be all and end all’ of PISJ-ES. From recognizing the diversified dreams of our students to extending the confidence, faith and belief in them — we strive for the passion which triggers their innate potential to bring out marvels.”

In his speech, chief guest Brahdeni said: “Education helps us to practice our values with conviction and confidence, it guides us to identify the right from the wrong and the virtue from the vice to become better individuals.”

A Class 6 student’s recitation of the poem “The Road Not Taken” impressed the audience.


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.