2020 CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AND GRADE R GRADUATION
These celebrations are always a highlight on the school calendar, not just for the children, but especially for the parents with emphasis on the Grade R parents as they say farewell to Makabongwe and graduate to BIG School.
The virus continued, the numbers of infected people was climbing as was the number of deaths. It was dark and difficult times.
Fortunately the children at Makabongwe were not greatly affected by all this but protocols and safety measures had to be implemented and adhered to strictly for the safety of our educators, parents and the children in our care.
So I made one of the toughest decisions in my time as Principal at Makabongwe.
Parents would not be invited to the concerts and Graduation.
Instead the Grade 000 and Grade 00 classes would perform for Grade R and the Grade R’s for the Grade 000 and Grade 00 classes respectively.
We set up the stage outdoors and tried to make everything as special, colourful and Christmassy as we could.
Well done to the team to erected and dressed the stage area. It looked really professional and full of Christmas cheer.
The children performed their items so beautifully and we all gave the Grade R graduants an extra cheery send off and congratulations.
The concerts were filmed and the parents blessed with a copy of the DVD which was very well received.