November 18, 2011

[Graduation Day!]

This post is all about G's graduation from Kindie..... As mentioned on my FB update -
"Tissues check, camera check, video check.... All set for g's graduation. Can't believe 4 yrs of Kindie is over for my firstborn...."
Unfortunately, I didn't check the BATTERIES in the camera... grrrrr....! So, this post will sadly be only with iphone photos of G in her graduation gown (until I get the proper ones from school) But it's the sentiment that counts right?!!
The girls have been looking forward to this day for a loooong time. G especially so! Throughout these years, she has always maintained a very close and warm relationship with all the teachers. We love hearing them talk about their 'babies', how each and everyone of the children that passes through the kindie is special. They remind us on the good points of our children and raise alarm bells on the not-so-nice points. Luckily for us, we can continue this relationship with them as K is still in kindie :) I think we will miss this warmness and closeness most of all when G goes to the "big girls" school. She will too, perhaps that is the main reason why she went through a phase of acting up so that she can be 'baby-ed'.

I still remember so vividly the first time we stepped into Bethany. Even though we do not share the same faith, somehow it was by such chance that we walked into this church kindie, that it was almost like divine intervention that led us straight in! From Day 01, we always had a good feeling about sending our girls there. The love and passion that the teachers and support network had for the children really made us very thankful that they both can spend their formative years under such care. It's not the sort of place where everybody is all about appearances, there are no designer toys, and no 'prescribed method' of teaching, no doing this or that just because it's the current "in" think in early childhood development. It's more about the love for the children and it really does show in the way the girls learn and grow, emotionally and academically. So.. a BIG BIG thank you! from the bottom of my heart to all you hardworking teachers and pastors and all the aunties and uncles at Bethany (yes, i know you will read this :)

Indulge me in more reminiscences....
- here's a post of G's 2nd day at Kindie - so super tiny and so so cute!!
- on school friends and the activities in school
- more on that 1st year
- G's 3 yr old bday in school - she looks so much like K now... it's uncanny, down to the Barney obsession.....
- End of year concert with bff Gis - incidentally they will be 'reunited' in P1! :)
- another End of year concert - can't believe I haven't blogged much about school! although there were many many outings together with pictures to prove!
- a more detailed post on the girls and what they do in school

And finally, here are the pics of Graduation Night!!
G with her fav teacher S
Principal / Teacher EH with G - she looks awfully grownup here!
K with her little friends and me in the background taking a vid
comparing sticker tattoos
Waiting patiently for their turn to go upstairs to the dressing rooms.
my little monkey with pigtailsThe graduating class - 18 kids!!
Walking to stage in her graduation gown and mortarboard... she was thrilled to bits... look at her smile!
So proud of my little girl!
More pics with Teachers S and HM
Last but not least with Lao Shi!
And yes, at the end of the night, they all were super hyper and no more prim and proper! hah!

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