Celebrating Cerys | Olive Tree Education and Care Graduation

Olive Tree Education and Care is led by a male head-teacher who facilitates a fun learning programme where boys can be boys and girls can do anything! Our experienced teaching team care for children aged 6 months–5 years. Parents love the spacious and caring babies and toddlers unit. CLICK HERE to book a centre visit



Today was a very special day for Cerys at Olive Tree Education and Care.   Today was her graduation!

Cerys and her whanau have been part of our centre community since she was 8 months old.  Now it is time for her to go to primary school.

At Olive Tree Education and Care we celebrate this milestone with a special graduation ceremony.

The child’s journey at Olive Tree, their interests and virtues are shared at this time.  The other children are able to contribute to the celebration and a bible is presented to the child.


Cerys, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlSome things that we love about you are: that you like to be organized and take responsibility, you show care and compassion for our younger students. You are full of ideas and often get others involved in games you make up. We also love that you can tell the difference between our triplets and help us identify them.


heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy family play and make great art works with your own ideas. You also support teachers and the other children.


heart-smlYou are very interested in  Projects with set goals, and also love a physical challenge. You love to spend time in the sandpit with friends playing with the water and baking.


heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are:  Responsibility, Orderliness, Helpfulness, caring, joyfulness, and truthfulness.



Our verses for you from the Bible as you transition to school are:

Don’t worry
Philippians 4:6-7  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Know you are very valuable
Psalm 139:13- “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Cerys it’s our pleasure to send you off to your new adventure at school with our love, support and blessing ♡



At Olive Tree Education and Care you’ll find happy children in a nurturing environment, enjoying genuine relationships with caring teachers who facilitate creative play and quality learning experiences.

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