"We are here today for "ABC Preschool's Graduation Ceremony. This is a momentous occasion in the lives of all the children. It is also a time to recognize the outstanding work of the staff here and the parents of the students.
Just looking around, the happy smiling faces says so much about the environment here at ABC Preschool. Our children have learned so much. The school places great value on community, learning and fun.
I am proud of the way the children love coming here to school and look forward to what they learn. Seeing the big smiles on their faces in the morning is fantastic. They have learned to love learning and that skill will help them so much as they progress with their education.
Life is not just about learning to read and write. They are important, but just as important is love and friendship. This school places great emphasis on being part of the community. This is a lifelong skill which will help all of us flourish. It may seem slightly old-fashioned, but a sense of community to me is very important to the future of our nation and our children.
So, thank you to the other teachers here, the love you have for the children shines through in their results. Thank you to all the parents who have willingly given their time volunteering here, and who have raised such wonderful children!
Looking ahead, our children are very well-equipped to take on the next part of their educational lives. They have strong foundations and we feel very confident that we have given the children a great start in life. They have learned many priceless lessons.
So children: Take on challenges, be loving, love learning, be part of the community, laugh and be all you can be.