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400 attend HTK graduation ceremony

A section of the 93 graduates, Holy Trinity Kindergarten Tawau, 18 Nov 2017.

TAWAU -Some 400 people attended the graduation ceremony of 93 children from Holy Trinity Kindergarten here on 18 Nov 2017.

Themed The Beauty of Kindergarten, many of those attendees were parents and family members of the graduates.

Franciscan Sister Mary Julita Joseph, who is in charge of HTK, expressed her appreciation for the participation of parents by witnessing the completion of their children’s early education.

“Coming together and witnessing the graduation event for your children is part of the love and concern you show to your children, a gesture which helps develop their confidence and self-esteem,” said Sr Julita.

Sr Julita said that the Holy Trinity Kindergarten has now existed for 93 years since its establishment in 1924, and has consistently produced students who are prepared to continue in the primary school.

Renaldo Delos Santos, chairman of the Board of Governors for HTK, in his convocation address, stressed on the importance of preschool education in preparing them to face the growing challenges in terms of educational opportunities.

“A good education cannot be denied and pre-school education is one of the opportunities provided by both the government and the private sector to be available to everyone,” said Santos.

Boney Joumil, chairman of the Parent Teachers Association, also thanked everyone for their presence and support.

The programme included the presentation of certificates to the graduates, the presentation of gifts to the winners of colouring and drawing competitions, English and Bahasa Malaysia reading competitions, the best attendance of the year, as well as a dance performance by Year 4 and 5 pupils.  – Julita Kantod.

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