On Thursday, June 25, 2020, we held four simple ceremonies to present our graduating class with certificates and say goodbye for the last time. Having been in a distance learning mode for nearly 3 months, it was wonderful to see students in the corridors once again.
Message from Principal Olivia Tasher to the class of 2020
Graduation definitely took a different turn this year due to Covid-19. Our family and friends have to gather from a safe distance since we can’t be in close contact with them. Regardless, graduation will always be a time to celebrate student’s accomplishments and the exciting things that lay ahead in their future. As teachers and parents of the grads, you’ve already done your job of shaping their minds and filling their heart. Now it’s time to take a step back and let them share their wisdom and knowledge.
I present to you a group of bright, high achieving students that are about to embark on the next step of their academic journey. “Students, congratulations”. You’re now post primary school students ready for more responsibility, more work, and more opportunities than you could even imagine. I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for the contribution you have made to Holy Cross Anglican School. We are all better because of each and every one of you. The administration is proud of you, and I know that each of you will continue to show the world your brilliance.
This school year has been the most challenging for all students across the world. More so for some of you who didn’t have access to internet to access the work sent out by your teachers but you were able to made do with what you had available.
Parents, I hope you’re very proud of your students in completing the first step in their educational journey. I know they will continue to make you proud in whatever they do in the future. Please continue supporting them so they keep up the good work and keep their enthusiasm high for all of us.
Thank you, Ms. James, for your support. Together a lot can be accomplished.
Teachers, thank you for keeping students engaged with work during this pandemic. I know it was not an easy task because it was a new way of learning and adopting to change is something humans have always had difficulty embracing.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported us throughout the year The Holy Cross Education Foundation, our numerous volunteers, our auxiliary staff, Ms. Skrentner, and our literacy crew.
In closing, I would like to leave this quote from Malcolm X to the graduates. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Class of 2020, I wish you the best for the future.