Twenty graduate from Tiny Tots Pre-school in Stubbs
June 28, 2011

Twenty graduate from Tiny Tots Pre-school in Stubbs

Sunday afternoon was a special occasion for 20 pre-schoolers of the Tiny Tots Pre-School of Stubbs as they celebrated their graduation with family, friends, and well-wishers.{{more}}

The pre-school, owned and operated by veteran Early Child Educator Joy Ryan of Calder, has been in existence for the past 21 years.

The school’s 16th graduation, held at the Stubbs Seventh Day Adventist Church under the theme, ‘Today’s Children: Tomorrow’s Leaders’, was a momentous occasion, as the gathering was entertained by lusty singing from the graduates and a cameo by past pre-school models, who strutted down the aisle. This segment had the audience exploding with laughter and much pleasure.

The graduates were, however, pleased with the several trophies, medals and gifts, which served as a fitting tribute to the accomplishment of their first major milestone.

But while the afternoon was filled with entertainment, it also called on parents and guardians to take stock of the way they execute their duties.

The timely reminder came from Veronica Trotman, Head Teacher of the Calder Primary School, who delivered the feature address.

Trotman, an educator of 40 years, told the audience that all children are born with the potential to develop.

“As adults, we must realise that the task of molding tomorrow’s leaders is placed in our laps,” said Trotman.

She expressed the view that parents should ensure that rules are obeyed at all times by their children.

“Stop letting the child control you,” Trotman urged.

She also encouraged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards have a spiritual upbringing. She also called for children to be taught self-control and self-discipline.

“Parents don’t let children take control or you’re not going to get what you want them to be,” Trotman warned.