Indian School Darsait, Kindergarten Section held its Annual Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 24th February 2018 in the School’s auditorium to mark the end of one phase and the beginning of another for the outgoing batch of KG II. It was a moment of pride and honour not only for the students, but also for the parents, teachers and well wishers. The Chief Guests for the occasion were Mr. Ashraf Valappil, Treasurer, School Management Committee and Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head – Academic Subcommittee, for the morning and afternoon shifts respectively.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, School Management Committee, Mr. Sebastian Chungath Head, HSE Subcommittee, Mrs. Shama Shams, Head, SEN Subcommittee and other dignitaries were also present to witness the grand event. Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Vice Principal, Primary Section, Supervisor, Coordinators, teachers and parents joined in the proceedings. KG II students clad in their ceremonial graduation gowns walked down the aisle with pride and happiness. The function commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp. Mrs. Geeta Chauhan, Vice Principal, Primary Section accorded a cordial welcome to the august gathering and blessed the little children for a bright future. The Chief Guests blessed and felicitated the students with certificates. Students also had the privilege of receiving the certificates from the honourable members of the SMC. Mr. Ashraf Valappil in his address emphasized on the importance of kindergarten and how these initial years help in laying a foundation to shape the personality of an individual in the first session, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, in the second session, stated that a child learns the basic skills and values like sharing, caring, discipline, classroom rules etc. during these formative years. She also said that the child should be allowed to explore and given the freedom to learn while the teachers should only facilitate this process and provide a conducive environment for learning.
Mr. Thomas George, Convener, School Management Committee congratulated the students for completing their kindergarten journey and emphasized that each child should be motivated by the teachers and parents to follow their own dreams rather than imposing on them the ideas and aspirations of the adults.
Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, in her address, expressed that parenting is an art and parents should support their children with positive feedback rather than over pampering them which can adversely affect the child’s personality. She also appreciated the parents for the healthy relationship shared with the school and briefed about the various activities conducted during the academic year 2017-18 and later felicitated the students with maximum attendance and appreciated staff for their commitment and sincere efforts.
The teachers and the children recalled the fruitful and happy days spent as learners and facilitators. To add colour to the event, the KG I students were all tuned up in their finery and undoubtedly gave a rocking performance. As the audience swayed to the foot tapping music, the grand fiesta became a lovely memory to be cherished for a long time to come as they turned moments of farewell into moments of joyful memories.
The distinguished guests, parents and the staff of the school blessed the little angels in one accord as they grew wings and got ready to flutter into the yonder sky.