It was a day full of excitement, laughter and festivity when Maseala Progressive School’s Grade R learners marked the end of informal education during a graduation ceremony at Ngoako Ramatlhodi Indoor Sport Complex last Thursday.
Prior to the official graduation, learners engaged in different extra mural activities that included singing, poetry, spiritual dances and a fashion parade. As proof of their delight at progressing to formal education and their happiness about being able to wear academic regalia and receiving certificates, the learners danced to current the hit ‘Malwedhe’ by Limpopo born King Monada.
Maseala Progressive School Executive Director Gladys Mohlahlana emphasised that the graduates were a gift from God and reiterated that the ceremony was a transition from informal schooling to formal. She further indicated that they had three categories of gown colours being black representing humanities, red for commercial stream and green symbolising science stream, adding that educators have been working closely with learners to see which education stream they would excel in.
Foundation Phase Principal Suzy Heynes said the gathering was special for both learners and parents and thanked those who made the gathering a success. She further stressed that Maseala Progressive School management is doing so much behind the scenes and thanked the two directors Gladys and Masilo Mohlahlana for a stunning job. Heynes went on to applaud educators for a job well done and learners for the commitment and hard work shown throughout the year.
The celebration was also addressed by a local motivational speaker, Ernette Mashamaite who urged parents to raise children into better people they aspire them to be, adding that parents should be the answer they want to see in the lives of their children.
Story and photos: ENDY SENYATSI