Graduation Celebration

Chrisdof International School Celebrates Graduation

It was all joy and thanksgiving to God recently when Chrisdof International School graduated her Basic Six pupils and stepped up others to Basic One.

The school currently has over 500 pupils with 32 teaching and non-teaching staff with over 500 pupils spread into the various categories of nursery/kindergarten, basic one to six classes as well as a Junior High School that annually produces exceptional students who are enrolled in best Senior High Schools in the country. The school also has a Crèche for nursing mothers. With its Motto as “To Rest is To Rust”, the school has indeed strived to live up to this tenet as attested to in the Chairman’s opening remarks during the graduation ceremony in which he stated that as far as Ashaiman is concerned, Chrisdof is known for excellence. He said that the school is rooted not only in academic knowledge but also backed up by the word of God; leading the pupils to high standard of discipline and hard work.

 The graduation ceremony which attracted a large crowd of the parents, teachers and many children had a Talk delivered on the theme of ‘discipline as tool for child modeling’. Here, parents were advised to take their children’s well-being very serious if they want them to be disciplined. Teachers also should avoid showing their pupils, transferred aggression. Discipline, the speaker pointed out is about helping the pupils to pick up healthy attitudes and change bad behaviour and not just about punishment. “Effective discipline should be based on academic and moral records and not just on subjective opinion”, the speaker concluded.

The day’s celebration witnessed  cadet performance as well as drama, choreography, debate and news casting presentations by the various grades of the pupils. Some of the graduands interviewed are quite ambitious of moving to the next level in their academic pursuit and eventually taking to the traditional professions of becoming medical doctors and lawyers. Asked about the message they have for the junior ones especially those stepping up to Basic one through four, the graduands were unanimous in their emphasis on punctuality to school, obedience to their teachers and to the school rules and regulations, neatness and above all, hard work. The graduands also appealed to the state government to parents their monthly salaries so that parents can in turn pay their children school fees. They appealed to the government also to stop kidnappers and maintain peace so that children will feel safe to go to school and study.

The ceremony came to an end with a powerful valedictory speech delivered by the overall best graduating pupil, to the admiration of all present.

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