Our 21st Graduation Day was held on November 1st. 111 children from six K2 classes started the event with an astounding gymnastics item that drew “Oohs” and “Aahs” from the audience at the Ikeda Culture Auditorium of the SSA Headquarters. The loudest applause was heard when the top-man of the four layer human pyramid stood up with his hands in a ‘V’ formation. This item showcased a wonderful display of team work and precision.
After a quick change the children returned to the stage to present four stories. The story, ‘Princess and the moon’, written by school founder, Dr Daisaku Ikeda, was presented in Mandarin by the three classes in the morning session. The three classes in the afternoon session presented inspiring individual stories that emphasised the importance of kinship, the courage to pursue one’s dreams, the perseverance to win over challenges and care for our environment. These performances presented by the children were the children’s expression of their growth and development after three years in the school.
At the ceremony segment the children received a message from Dr Ikeda, read to them by Vice-Principal Mr Tan. Then each child received a medal that signifies the victories they have achieved throughout the three years in the kindergarten.
Finally, representatives from each class presented their speech to thank all the people who have walked this three-year journey with them. The event ended with each child presenting gifts to their parents.