In the coming days and weeks, you will start building lifelong friendships for those who are joining us; you will begin classes and you will start to explore ways to fill out your days and evenings - the less tangible part of your education here which are nothing but the student experience.
And for those who are parting us, we ensure that our relationship will stay continued again for the next few years with some co-curricular activities that we have planned here.
Aside from the outstanding education you will receive at Umahs’ Day Care, I can tell you from personal experience that for Umahs’ Pre school graduates, it is overwhelmingly the student experience that stays with us the longest.
Having started at Umahs’ Day Care, and being a few years into my term as Principal, I envy you and where you are in your lives; I think back very fondly to my first days as a Pre-School graduate years ago when, like many of you, I arrived with a new world of possibilities, friendships, educational experiences and extra-curricular opportunities lying in front of me.
Hundreds of Umahs’ day care students commit time, energy and talent across the City every year, and this engagement and volunteerism has always set us apart.
I strongly encourage you to get involved.
As many of you know already, the institution is immensely gratifying to help and support a fellow human being and make their lives better.
I also urge you children and parents as a community to be formed to be respectful and are - of the community -- to personify the Institutions's vision as an inclusive and positive environment that celebrates equality and diversity.
Freedom of speech and thought, and the processes of analysis and criticism are at the heart of this and...