49th National Day Celebrations
“There is no place like home” encompassed everything that National Day celebrations offered on the 16th of November. Oman is home to many and embodies a sense of togetherness and pride which became very apparent during the celebrations. Smiles, laughter, and patriotism filled every inch of the stadium as people came from near and far to celebrate Oman and the successes of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The atmosphere was one to behold as people gathered to reminisce about times gone by and to discuss future endeavours. Forty-nine years of growth and development was celebrated by friends, families and our student body to ignite a sense of pride for all involved. Oman has welcomed all those who wish to settle in this beautiful country, so to celebrate in such a nostalgic manner was truly a memorable experience. There was no stone left unturned as students from Grade 1 to grade 12 scrambled to try and take part in this prestigious event. Students gathered to read poetry, sing, dance and to show off their beautiful garments in the fashion show. As the day progressed, more activities took place to involve everyone in the celebrations. Celebrating national day is not just a one day event as students and teachers work tirelessly to perfect the day’s activities and to ensure that they do their country proud. Vibrant colours, tantalizing aromas and an electric atmosphere filled every corner of the International School of Choueifat - Muscat as each person left feeling joyful and uplifted as their aspirations for such a fabulous day were met.