Friday, 22 June 2018

Oh, What a Night! ~ Our Concert and Graduation

We recently held our annual concert and graduation.  The evening marks the crowning glory of our time together and one that our school community looks forward to. 

There was much excitement as our concert venue began filling up with family and friends.  

The children were happy to see one another outside of our school. 

When everyone had arrived, the children took their places on the stage.  After a few words of encouragement, we were ready for our audience!

Backstage Before the Concert

Welcome Everyone!

Each year, the children are involved in the selection of the songs they would like to sing for their parents.  The show began with some of the songs we sing during Friday Kindermusik classes with Mrs. L.

The children sang some of their favourite French songs led by Madame D.

The children sang so beautifully!  We ended the concert portion of our evening with This Little Light of Mine.  This is a perennial favourite at our school. Did you know that this song was sung by the choir at the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?  Our little students knew!  It was sung at the end of the ceremony when the Duke and Duchess emerged from the church and boarded their carriage.  The students at our little yellow school were so taken with the wedding.  In the weeks following, it was not unusual for 'princesses' to be among us at school.

Some of our Little Princesses

The time had come to celebrate our graduates.

Getting Ready

Our 2018 graduates!

Seeing our lovely graduates on stage, it is hard to believe our time together is over.  Thank you to all of our wonderful families for allowing us to share in these precious early years.  Thinking back to the first day of school, the children (and some parents) experienced separation anxiety.  It was a time for the staff of our little yellow school to build trust with both the children and the parents.  Over time, we built a relationship with a united goal - to provide the children with what they needed to develop and grow.  Together we formed a community that enabled them to grow both personally and academically.  Now that we are at the end of our journey together, it is the teachers who have separation anxiety.  We don't want to let go of our graduates, yet we know they are ready to face all that lies ahead.  May they always let their lights shine!

After the concert, it was wonderful to see children and families celebrating together.    One of our families shared their snow cone machine with us.  The snow cones were a huge hit!


It was also nice to see some former graduates in the audience.

A. (left, 2017 graduate) with his little brother.

K. (left, graduate 2016) with her little sister.

l to r - E. (graduate 2015 ) and M. (graduate  2012)

Current Student M. (in centre) was very happy to reunite with two of last year's graduates.

Thank you to all of our families for their continuous support throughout the years.  We have truly enjoyed getting to know your children and your families.  We have so many beautiful memories of our time together which we will cherish for years to come.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.

~ Dr. Seuss

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