Celebrating Gabriella | Bethlehem College Kindergarten

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Today was a very special day for Gabriella at Bethlehem College Kindergarten.   Today was her graduation!

Gabriella and her family have been a very special part of our centre community . Now it is time for her to go to primary school.

At Bethlehem College Kindergarten we celebrate this milestone with a special graduation ceremony.

The child’s journey at kindy, 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.

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




Gabriella, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlGabriella, some things that we love about you are your caring nature, your inquisitive mind, and the way you love bringing interesting ideas to activities, and are able to relate different positive behavior or action with virtuous super heroes. We love your ability to build and create using your awesome imagination and creative ideas. You have a sense of fun, and lovely positive attitude, an amazing smile and are inclusive in your play with others.

heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy being involved in art activities at Kindy where you use persistence and problem solving to achieve your goals. Dramatic play especially when it involves horses! Climbing, swinging and biking, all of which you are competent and confident at doing.

heart-smlGabriella, you are very interested in exploring the world around you. Gabriella you especially love animals and know lots about how to care for them. You love to share about your pets and keep us informed about what you get up to with them. You have shared your interest in animals by bringing your pets to Kindy so we all get to experience horse riding ( an experience some of the children hadn’t had until your horses came to Kindy) also having cuddles with your puppies who were soft and cute.

heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are caring – stopping to assist others when they need help, sharing the things you have, gentleness with our pets and with your friends, helpfulness, patience, respect and perseverance.

heart-smlGabriella, our prayer for you is that you will settle quickly into your new classroom routines and enjoy the opportunities to extend your learning as you engage in activities at school. I pray you make long lasting and special friendships and accomplish many great things as you develop your unique and God given potential. Gabriella may you grow in God’s wisdom and love.

Kia tau ki a tātou katoa. Te atawhai o tō tātou Ariki, a Ihu Karaiti. Me te aroha o te Atua.  Me te whiwhingatahitanga. Ki te wairua tapu. Ake, ake, ake. Amine

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all Forever and ever, Amen



At Bethlehem College Kindergarten 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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