Finally, school is over and done with! ^_^ Haha… well, I’m happy it’s vacation time, now I have lots of time online and not tire myself with too much stuff to do especially travelling.
I am happy that vacation is starting but I am most happy with my big ate’s school achievements. I know we are thriving to get high scores in her quizzes and exams but it didn’t sink in to me that we are aiming for academic awards when school ended, or even special awards.
It just hit me when I was talking to Little Zoie’s adviser, Teacher Ghen, about the Moving Up Ceremony as the last month of school started, March. I was praying that we could, at least, get a special award of some sort.
But it was more than that… We got more than just any special awards last Friday, March 22, Educamp Learning School’s Moving Up Ceremony at B Hotel, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang. I’ll show her achievements at the end of the post. ^_^
Though I know that we are a bit late, thanks to the taxi driver, the ceremony haven’t started yet when we arrived at the hotel. We still have time to freshen up and some little photo opp for Little Zoie and her classmates.
Just like any other school-end ceremony, they have to march. Parents are given time to take pictures of their kids on the stage.
The last two weeks of going to school is all about practicing for their Moving Up Ceremony. And in the program, you can see that every kid did their best with their respective performance. You can really hear proud parents cheering and intently watching everyone’s presentation.
Kinder 1 and 2 boys have their own performance as well, one of One Direction’s songs, but had a poor shot with them so I’m not posting it here.
After all the prepared song and dance presentations, was the presentation of Graduates, Kinder 2. Though Kinder 2 children are the ones graduating, all the kids have been required to wear togas and was given certifications just like the Kinder 2s.
Then, the distribution of the awards, awarding ceremony. Of course, they started with the Toddlers, then I noticed that every kid has their own special award or awards, if not an academic award. I begin to feel excitement as they started giving out the awards for the Kinder 1. My excitement became less when almost everyone was already called out, and every possible special awards and academic awards and my Little Zoie is not being called yet.
The suspense is already there when suddenly my Little Zoie’s name was called out for 3 academic awards: Best in English, Best in Science, and Most Outstanding Student! I was really surprised… it is all academics and not just any special awards! ^_^
Another thing, hubby got teary eyed when he was taking a picture of them while singing ‘Glowing Inside’. He didn’t record all of it but he got to record their singing of the song ‘That’s What Friends Are For’.
Me and hubby are very happy. Good job, my big ate! We are so proud of you!
Kids in Doodles #54
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