Celebrating Millie, Olive Tree Education and Care Graduation







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

Millie 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.

Millie, we have loved getting to know you.


heart-smlSome things that we love about you are:  that you show empathy to animals and a caring attitude towards your friends, taking on a tuakana teina roll.


heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy Art activities and the family play area. You love to re-create art works to invent new ways and finding solutions to problems.


heart-smlYou are very interested in role modelling your teachers, you are a natural leader and are good at drawing younger children into your play



heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are: Kind, Compassion, Helpfulness, Confidence, Caring, Respect, Truthfulness and Friendliness.




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.”

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


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