Wesley School Graduation Ceremony 2020
Graduation is a special day in our educational journey, and this is the first graduation of the children young lives. Over the past three years there was laughter, smiles, tears. We made friends, we learned new things, we succeeded, we failed, we tried again. We took the most important steps on the way to being lifelong learners, because we will never stop exploring or asking why. On Saturday the 11th of July 2020 the Wesley adventure concluded with the graduation of K3A and K3B. Of course, a day as special as this must be celebrated in style, a day to remember all of the happiness that will last forever. Let’s see how the Wesley School class of 2020 left their mark on the graduation ceremony!
Let the Party Begin!
K3B kicked off graduation day in style with their musical play performance of ‘Chinese Doll’. Our wonderful audience was amazed by the stunning display. Every detail – from the costumes to the chorography was just perfect. We even had the surprise of being joined by some K3B family members on stage for this performance.
K3A’s opening piece was a street dancing performance from some of the K3A boys. With their handsome outfits and quick moves, they wowed the audience in attendance. This was the ideal way to get everyone ready for the upcoming ceremony.
Graduation hosts Teacher Qiuqiu and Teacher Adrian got formal preceding’s underway by welcoming distinguished guests, family members and of course, the graduating children to the ceremony. The role of hosting was not only limited to teachers, however. On this day some of graduating children also helped out with hosting duties. Wonderful confidence and charisma displayed, just like true professionals. Well done guys!
So Many Happy Memories
On a day filled with so many wonderful emotions – pride, excitement, gratitude, happiness and even sadness – we had the honor of sharing just how we feel and how much our teachers care about their children. Principal Baolandy and Principal Xiaopeng shared their deep love with everyone through their thoughtful blessings. Next we had heart felt speeches from Teacher Ben and Teacher Natalie during their respective class’s ceremony. In the morning Teacher Ben told everyone the tale of his kindergarten teacher recognizing him 15 years after leaving her class. In the Afternoon Natalie reminded us that we can all learn from each other, with her story of one of her students teaching her the word ‘atmosphere’ in Chinese. Powerful and moving displays of the love and the bonds that have been built to last forever.
Principal Baolandy and Principal Xiaopeng presented the K3A and K3B classes with their graduation certificates. And with that the first big step in the children’s educational journey has been taken. What a great achievement. What a special family.
I can dance, I can sing, I act, I can do anything!
Following the presentation of the graduation certificates it was time to enjoy the many colorful performances that have been put together by the children and the teachers for this special occasion.
All K3B children got together to perform a high energy dance.
K3B充满活力的舞蹈《Better when I’m Dancing》。
Teacher Hu Xiaoyi and Teacher Gloria preform a mesmerizing musical duet with the Piano and Gu Zheng.
Next was a performance from K3B girls and their fathers. A loving reminder that a girl is always Daddies little angel.
What about the boys and their father then? Well they also had a super cool basketball performance, complete with matching uniforms.
The mothers of K3B brought us a surprise fashion show. Very beautiful.
Teacher Ben also got involved in the performances when he played the guitar while the children sang a beautiful version of ‘Touch the Sky’.
Next was an Orff musical performance with wooden fish instruments, symbols and xylophones.
Some of the K3B kids showed us their tremendous piano skills with these two songs on the Piano.
Before the final performance, Teacher Juile, Teacher Gloria and Teacher Cao read a heartfelt poem to their graduating class ‘Goodbye, Dear Children’.
K3B’s graduation ceremony was fittingly topped off with a final group performance of a song, Well done!
K3A kicked off their performances with a short play that they chose to perform for everyone as a reminder of the fun that everybody had during English Read Aloud classes.
A day to be with your family. Alden’s older sister came to Wesley school to share her singing performance with us all. So wonderful
Next the entire K3A class came together to perform ‘Hello Goodbye’. Graduation day represents a kind of ‘goodbye’, goodbye to teachers and friends. But it also represents a ‘hello’, hello to new friends and new experiences.
We heard the beautiful message of thanks being giving to the teachers through song
Jackie’s mother showed us the amazing beauty of traditional flower arrangement and tea culture with her performance.
Next Dylan, his Mother and his Father brought us their very uplifting and comical version of the tale ‘Wusong kills a tiger’.
A wonderful performance from some K3A mothers, two daughter and Teacher Angela
Charles and Charlie shared their message that learning English is fun and that we should also be willing to try our best with their cool performance.
Charles 和 Charlie兄弟的英文歌曲串烧。
Teacher Natalie, Teacher Angela, Teacher Mumu and Teacher ….. read their poem to their graduating class. It was an emotional goodbye.
K3A’s graduation was finished off with a big group performance of the ‘Graduation song’. Kids, teachers and even parents got involved in this last performance, spreading the joy of graduation together.
Good fortune awaiting you with
Relationships, built on love and caring
Adventures, that beckon you to follow your
Dreams, keeping them always close to your heart
Understanding of others’ opinions, and
Achievements you’ll be proud to make
Trust, in yourself to make good choices with
Energy, enough to fulfill your lifelong goals
Happy Graduation Everyone! You Done it!