Over a hundred 6-year-old kids were the stars of the night at the KinderJoy Graduation Concert, receiving their graduation certificates on stage. Parents were given the honour to present the certificates to the graduating classes.
Themed “It’s a Beautiful Day”, the children also put up an interesting array of dances to entertain their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and well-wishers. Dressed in glittering costumes, the children danced to popular tracks like Tennessee Waltz, Mamma Mia and even Gangnam Style, to rousing applause from the audience.
For the first time, KinderJoy presented High Achiever Awards to their former students. The 16 young alumni who are now in Primary One to Three, have achieved excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities.
The concert, held at Dewan Leong Wan Chin on the evening of Saturday, October 19, was attended by Pn Jamila Sharuddin, a senior officer from the Perak Education Department.
Shrieks of laughter could be heard from the driveway, as one approached Tadika Kinderjoy’s multi-purpose hall. The kindergarten was holding its annual sports day themed, “It’s a Beautiful Day” recently.
Children, as young as 3 to 6 years old, were assembled in their uniforms awaiting the arrival of Encik Azam Hj Alias, a unit chief with the Perak Education Department. When Azam finally arrived the kids gave him a rousing welcome with the rendition of the National Anthem and a dance performance.
Several events, specifically designed for each age group, were held. Even the parents were not forgotten. They got into the act in a special event, “Dress the King” where mothers dressed up the fathers to look like kings using the items supplied.
Azam, in his opening remarks, said that the government wishes to not only concentrate on the academic performance of students but to instil in them the importance of participating in at least one sporting activity in line with the ‘1 Student 1 Sport’ policy. This will encourage the production of intellectually and physically balanced students under the National Education Philosophy.
Some 100 pre-schoolers received their graduation certificates from Encik Aznan Hj Alias, Deputy Director of Education Perak during a concert held in their honour. They were students of Tadika Kinderjoy, Ipoh who had put up a superb show of on-stage talent for the benefit of parents and guests, numbering over a thousand. The end-of-term show was held at the SMJK Perempuan Perak Ipoh hall recently. Aznan, in his opening remarks, stated that children who were exposed to high-quality preschool teaching tend to be more successful academically than those who were not. Ms Looi, the principal, echoed similar sentiments and stressed on her kindergarten’s commitments to provide a solid grounding for children while in their formative years. This is Kinderjoy’s 15th consecutive graduation ceremony.