“Good afternoon everyone.
This is a milestone for us, the grade six students as we exit the elementary level and step forward to high school. The six years we spent in the elementary school have left us with many memories, both bad and good. We have gained friendships from our classmates, we have obtained love and guidance from our parents and teachers, and most of all, we have learned and grown from our every academic work in the classroom. This is the day for us to be extremely thankful to them for they are the reasons behind our victory.
My dear fellow graduates, I am aware that our Elementary years were filled with many performance tasks, quizzes and examinations, and we are all fulfilled that we have overcome every challenge and task. Now that we are leaving our elementary years behind, let us not perceive that hardship will end right here on our graduation day. Hence, the priceless lessons, skills and values that we have learned from our alma mater will be our powerful tools as we step forward to the next chapter of our lives. I know that the first months of grade 7 will be hard, but if we, as a batch, cooperate and stick to our goals and dreams, I believe that all of us can Soar high in the Junior High School.
Giving up to a challenge will not give you anything. But, moving forward and taking a step is a big progress to make our future brighter. The six years we spent here in the elementary have taught us to never give up to every challenge we encounter. Our teachers have trained us to face every day with a positive attitude in life. Small wins lead to big victories so I am encouraging you all to give yourselves the chance to enjoy the process of learning and discovering. Mistakes are part of the journey and the only way to GROW is to correct and learn from them and never look back. Together with our transition to teenage life and all the exciting and nerve-wracking changes it would give us, let us keep the faith that God will be our ultimate source of wisdom, enabling grace and strength. He will help us deal, endure and overcome every challenge until we reach the glorious finish line- just like what He did today.
My dear fellow Sagradans, I am positive that our knowledge, talents, skills and distinct personalities as a student community will be flourished through the education that we are bound to create and consume in the coming school years. We may be different in a lot of ways but with a united spirit, our diversity will not be a hindrance to our academic goals because of our strong determination to put our best in everything that we do. As we seal this unforgettable chapter of our academic life, allow me to congratulate you all for all the accomplishments that we have obtained out of our daily undertakings in school. Our victory is also our school and family’s success. Let us always be reminded that our education is a gift and we should never take it for granted. Let us use it to be a blessing to others. Thank you and may the Lord bless our future academic life.
Sagradan Elementary Graduate, Batch 2019