Twenty-four children donned their cute black robes to the delight of proud parents for their graduation at the St Pauls Lutheran Church Child Care Centre on Friday.
Early Childhood Teacher, Sarah Miskin, said the tradition of the black robes has been going on for as long as she can remember.
The four and five year olds celebrated their graduation by receiving their kindergarten diplomas in an informal ceremony.
“We like to do something extra special to mark this important occasion.”
Children danced a few songs for the parents, including ‘God made me smile’.
“After morning tea we went through their portfolios with their families and had a look at their learning journey over the year.”
Ms Miskin said although it had been a big year, they were committed to providing each child with the best care and education they could.
“Many days, we’ve gone home with snot on our shirts, paint on our faces and feeling absolutely exhausted, but we’ve been rewarded with so more days of laughter and happiness.
“They’ve brought us plenty of humour, big ideas, curiosity, and enthusiasm everyday,” she said.
Feeling a little emotional, Ms Miskin said, all of these children have given us moments to treasure.
“I've held back the tears, some of these kids I’ve known since they were babies, but I’m really excited and hopeful I get to watch them grow up and they come to visit us.”
Ms Miskin said they would like to wish all their little people all the best for the big adventure into big school.