Friday, December 7, 2018

Goodbye, Year Sixes!

Over the past two weeks, we have been celebrating the last few remaining days of our amazing year six students and have held a range of graduation events.

Last Thursday, we had the official graduation ceremony, which saw 66 fine young people on stage, all ready to move on to the big world of secondary education! It was a wonderful evening. The students all looked a million dollars and they deported themselves with dignified distinction. Ava, Gnanadeep and Shreya all gave lovely speeches about their time at primary school, and Fearne helped to MC the evening.

Once the formalities were over and done with, we had the Year Six dance! I could not believe how many skilled dancers we have in Rm 22. Again, I was very impressed by the way they all participated and had a great time.

The very next day, we all toddled off to Fremantle, where we had the graduation lunch at the Esplanade Hotel. Again, the students were all dolled up and a nice time was had by all. The food was excellent and several members of the public (who were likely initially mortified when 66 children marched in to the restaurant) commented on their good manners and positive behaviour. That's the Wattle Grove Way!

We have only one more event left....the traditional 'Ringing of the Bell' ceremony, which will take place on the last day of school (Thursday 13th Dec). There will be, for the students and parents of the graduating students, a viewing of the Year 6 farewell powerpoint in the BER room opposite the kindy classes, followed by the actual 'Ringing of the Bell', which takes place on the grassed area directly in front of the flag poles. We will let parents know the exact times for this early next week. We encourage all to come and witness this moment - we promise there won't be a dry eye in the house!

Finally...I just want to say that it has been a complete joy to teach these students, and a privilege to have had some small part in their life. They are all an amazing group of young people and I know they are going on to big things. A huge thank you to all the parents, who entrusted your precious children to my care. You have supported me, helped me, and I can't thank you enough.

I have told the Year Sixes that they must comeback and visit us at least twice a year, to keep us apprised of their progress.

To all MAC parents, thanks for a great year. I look forward to an equally amazing 2019.

Have a great break,

Carl 'exhausted' Sanderson

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