It was not so long ago when our kindergarteners took their first few steps into the school’s portals with bashful trepidity, unwilling to leave the tightly clenched finger of their mother or father, and exploring the new world of knowledge and discovery. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and the months added up to a year in no time. Yet, in this last one academic year, we- the teachers and parents – have seen our children blossom and grow from shy little children to confident little darlings, who have explored and learned so much that they are ready to leave the preparatory section and launch into a new journey of exploring the myriad pathways of knowledge by graduating to the primary section.
So, it was with great pride and pleasure that the pre-primary teachers and the nursery toddlers bade their eldest members adieu by wishing them the best for their new voyage, in a dazzling Kindergarten Graduation ceremony.
The Head pre-primary, Ms Rizwan Fatima, presented the students their Kindergarten diplomas in a ceremony that was marked with great fanfare. All three sections of nursery presented a bouquet of prayers, songs, rhymes, and dance performances to wish their seniors good luck. The Kindergarteners too, left their mark on the audience, comprising of their proud parents, with their power packed dance performances on two songs before accepting their diplomas in all the convocation finery. The little ones looked thrilled and tiny little geniuses in their convocation gowns and caps.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal, Ms. Kumar highlighted the sense of fulfillment felt by the teachers on witnessing the tremendous progress made by the kindergarteners in the short span they have been at Staford. Both, the Head- Pre-primary and the Principal expressed their gratitude towards the parents for cooperating and supporting the school in chiseling and moulding the personality of their children and shaping them into better and well rounded individuals.
All of us at the Staford School wish our kindergarteners of 2014 a very happy and fulfilling journey ahead. The Kindergarten Graduation 2014, will always occupy a special place in our collective memory, even as we look forward to many more yet to come!