When the end of the school year approaches, there are mixed emotions for the children and teachers at the Early Learning Centre on Flower Valley Farm. It’s time for our Grade R children to say goodbye, before they start their primary school careers.
The ELC’s graduation concert took place in Gansbaai in December, celebrating the children, and the year that has passed. The class of 2017 took to the stage, performing for family and friends, with songs and rhymes, including the South African National Anthem. The children also danced to traditional Xhosa songs and the boys entertained the audience with a gumboot dance.
Even Father Christmas popped in to spoil the children with some parting gifts and invited all the children and parents to celebrate with a dance on stage.
The ELC’s Principal, Jimmona Schuurman, said that the children put so much effort and time into the graduation concert.
She had these parting words for the class of 2017: “As practitioners, we have loved teaching you and watching you grow into such curious and courageous young children. We wish you all the best for the future!”
A big congratulations to the nine children who graduated: Lily Dumont, Mikayla Mostert, Onika Yaleza, Lunathi Robhana, Asive Ngangelizwa, Iminathi Tyambe, Lakhiwe Dlova, Milisa Kwayimani and Christina Jonga. These young children are moving on to primary schools in Gansbaai and Hermanus.