Celebrating Zac | St Andrews Preschool Graduation

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Today was a very special day for Zac.  Today was his graduation from St Andrews Preschool!

Zac and his family have been part of our centre community since Zac was three years old.   Now it is time for him to go to primary school.


At St Andrews Preschool we celebrate this milestone with a special graduation celebration.

We celebrate the child’s birthday and graduation together at mat time. Parents, grandparents and friends are most warmly welcomed to join us.1

The teachers share some of the special things about the child and goes through the child’s portfolio, following their preschool journey.  We all look at the self-portrait on their very first day and notice how they have changed over their time at preschool.  They also compare their handprint now against the size of the one in their portfolio on their first day or preschool. 

Finally, the child is presented with their very own children’s bible which has a special messages written on the inside cover from each of the teachers.


Zac, we have loved getting to know you.

BELC HeartSome things that we love about you are your kindness towards others. Friendships are important to you and you love to share your thoughts, ideas and toys with your friends. We love how you are able to find humor in situations and how you love to have a laugh with your friends.


BELC HeartWe’ve noticed that you enjoy singing and dancing, especially at mat times. You enjoy reading stories and looking at books with your friends. You enjoy counting and learning about numbers and you enjoy being outdoors and active with your friends. You also enjoy dressing up and pretending to be a superhero.


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Zac, you are very interested in constructing, whether it’s with wooden blocks, Lego, Mobilo or with sand in the sandpit. You enjoy making your ideas come to life and showing your constructions to others. You are also interested in technology and you enjoy playing games on the iPads.


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The character virtues we have seen you develop are friendliness, determination to finish the goals that you set for yourself, purposefulness in your work designs, confidence in communicating your ideas, patience in turn taking, responsibility, and resilience.



BELC HeartZac this is our prayer for you as you transition to school: We pray that your school journey will be full of opportunities to explore and create. We pray that you will make lasting friendships that will inspire you to be even more creative and that your kindness will inspire others to be kind. Jesus is with you Zac! He will always be there for you.


May you continue to know the joy of exploring and being inquisitive. Never forget that you are special and precious.

Zac, it was our pleasure to celebrate YOU today!

We are sad to say goodbye to you, but we proudly send you off to your new adventure at school with our love, support and blessing ♡

Anne Campbell (Head Teacher) & the St Andrews Preschool Teaching Team


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