Friday, October 23, 2009

Parents evening

Our final parents’ evening for the After School Program in 2009 went really well on 21 October, with about 40 parents/guardians and 90 children attending!

The children attended in their school uniforms, to add a more scholarly touch to the proceedings. The volunteers and children had put a lot of work into preparing for the evening: the Grade 1 & 2 and Grade 3 & 4 groups showed what they had learned through their extra/remedial work as well as memory verses from Bible Club, the Grade 5s performed a drama, and the Life Skills group (for Grade 6 and up) presented topics they had covered.
The Life Skills group (left) and Grade 4s and 5s (right)

In addition to this Lazarus had practiced songs with the children and the “choir” gave some lively performances. Displays for the different activities had also been set up, showing what was done in Bible Club, Life Skills, sports and arts and crafts (with the children’s handiwork on display).

The evening’s highlight was the awarding of certificates to the children for attendance, good behaviour and good marks/significant improvement in their subjects at school. This is the first time we’ve done this and it was great to have the children’s achievements recognized and see their pride in their accomplishments. As always, we closed with prayer, tea and refreshments!

Less than a month to go now until we finish for the year on 19 November.

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