What a great day we had in the school on Thursday 19th of June. We celebrated with our 6th class who are moving of course on to second level. There was a wonderful ceremony with parents, family and our current fifth classes in attendance as invited guests. 6th class excelled themselves with their performance of our school song 'What a wonderful world', with Tom on keyboard, Aoife on accordion and Deirdre on violin. They also marked their friendships with one another with a rousing performance of Lean on Me. Each child spoke about the talents and character of another child in the class and I was thrilled with how warmly they spoke about each other and how united and supportive they are of each other.
The performance finished with a rendition of 'The Graduation Song' and a symbolic walk though the bridge of parents and pupils out to the yard. We had a great party with cakes supplied by parents of the children, Mrs. Eldieva, Mrs. Aabirouch, Mrs. Rechima and Mrs Rostam, a special thank you to you all. There was also a special graduation cake made by Mrs Ioanitescu.
There were many teachers involved in helping the children prepare and I thank them all for their help. A very special word of thanks to Emma, Rebekah and Gemma who took on the task of preparation and carried it out so well. A huge thanks also to Rob for his work with this 6th class and indeed to all the teachers who have worked with these children over the last seven years in the school.
I was delighted to accept a piece of artwork, 'Blowing to the Future' designed and created by the children in 6th class for us to take with us to our new school.
Lastly a special message to the children. Each one of you has made a unique contribution to our school and we are very proud of you as you go forward into 2nd level. Find what you are good at, what you like to do and go for it. As Tom says, Push open that door, you never now what might be behind it. Be courageous and loyal to your friends and always be true to your self,