Celebrating Riley | Bethlehem College Kindergarten

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Today was a very special day for Riley at Bethlehem College Kindergarten.  Today was his graduation! Riley and his family have been a wonderful part of our centre community. now it is time for him 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.

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


Riley, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlRiley, some things that we love about you are your friendly and thoughtful nature. We love your inquisitive mind, your willingness to share your ideas with others, and your ability to focus your creativity to see a plan succeed. We love your smile and laugh which we have seen and heard a lot of at kindy!

heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy building with big boxes, creating for many hours with lego and mobilo, riding bikes, working on a building site, reading books, asking questions, and sharing your knowledge, adventures, and experiences with others.

heart-smlRiley, you are very interested in about all kinds of vehicles, machines, processes as well as what to do with ropes and tools. You apply your ability to think deeply about things to your learning and already have a wealth of knowledge – this seems to only fuel you to ask “why” all the more!

heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are Enthusiasm, Friendliness, Love, Excellence, Determination, Loyalty, Justice, Creativity, Orderliness, Integrity, Thoughtfulness. 


Riley, you can be proud of the character you have grown in your time at Kindy. Our prayer for you is that as you transition to primary school you continue to grow and develop in these areas, as you grow in the understanding of who God has created you to be. We pray that you will learn to lean into his wisdom and love. We also pray that your transition goes smoothly, that you make some great new friends and flourish as you keep learning and growing. May you really enjoy your first days at school!

Love and blessings from your Kindergarten teachers.




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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