Celebrating Sonja | Bethlehem College Kindergarten

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Today was a very special day for Sonja at Bethlehem College Kindergarten.  Today was her graduation! Sonja and her family have been a wonderful 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.

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





Sonja, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlSonja, some things that we love about you are your bouncy energy as you approach each task. Your acceptance of each person, often observing and voicing positive observations of them. We love your joyful, generous attitude to life and the honest answers you give. You really are a treasure Sonja!

heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy animals, especially little piggies – we won’t tell how many pig projects we have done at Kindy! The animal dress ups (horse, dogs, crocodiles) have all been well used by you for all kinds of games and inspiration. You enjoy drawing and    painting especially, but will try all kinds of ways to use your creativity. You enjoy the outdoors and being active too – gymnastics, swings, bikes….and shining in the cross country!

heart-smlSonja, you are very interested in bringing colour and creativity into whatever you do. Because of this you don’t shy away from giving it your best shot when it comes to creative processes and skills, and often generously share your ideas, inspiration and understanding with others. You are interested in story telling in all kinds of ways – puppets, playdough, dressing up, books, or conversation.

heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are caring, encouragement, enthusiasm, joyfulness, flexibility, generosity, kindness, thankfulness, humility, friendliness, forgiveness, determination, purposefulness and integrity.

heart-smlOur 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. We pray you make long lasting and special friendships and accomplish many great things as you develop your unique and God given potential. Sonja 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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