Last Thursday the school had the year end function. Once again, we were invited. During the week, Sharda and I baked two large cakes and iced them. We also had frozen many of the cupcakes we'd baked for the previous function, so we defrosted and iced these as well.
All the school results were anounced and the children lined up for the parents and visitors to see how well they'd done. Naomi's little girl, (and our "progeny") Stacey, who joined the school in April this year, was also up there with the top students, having achieved 629/700 points. A vast improvement on the 480/700 mark she achieved in her first exam.
Stacey, (centre) smiles proudly as the Vice-head-teacher anounces her name and year-end result (While it's great to have these events outdoors, it's not always easy for the photographer to get good shots! Lol)
Several visitors were asked to hand out prizes.
Here Sharda congratulates a young student on her achievement
Johan hands out the awards to the Standard 7's
Grant congratulating a student on his achievement (Note the student's left hand under his right elbow. This is the African custom to show that he conceals no weapon and no malice is intended as he shakes your hand)
Aren't these two little visitors so cute, dressed in identical jerseys and jeans?
Head teacher, Caroline makes her speech imploring the parents to allow the children to rest over the holidays but not to forget about their books
Preparing the cake table
Teacher, Abigail lights the candles on the cake while Caroline, Sharda and I confer about something (can't remember what!)
When we'd cut the cakes, Caro (Guest House chef, who's child was also present) and several teachers served the waiting children and parents.
In amongst the excitement and cheering , I was most impressed by the sedate manner in which the children and their parents waited for their share of the cakes and treats. I 've seldom seen such good manners in the Western world!
The children wait patiently to receive their cake and lollipops...
...as did the parents