On 30 November, we celebrated the success of Kinderland’s graduating cohort of 270 children with parents, teachers, and partners. Held at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS), the concert commenced with refreshing speeches from four valedictorians. The valedictorians illustrated their tenacity by presenting their gratitude and learnings in a language aside from their mother tongue.
(From left to right) Our valedictorian from Kinderland Preschool @ Revenue House, Woodlands Mart, Yio Chu Kang and Pandan Valley making their speeches in English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil respectively
The morning continued with a musical adventure reflecting the capability, diversity and creativity of Kinderland’s children. Themed Journey Through Movie Stories, the children showcased their flair in music, dance, choir, martial arts, gymnastic and speech and drama through a variety of soundtracks from movie hits.
Captain Jack Sparrow leading his crew in an intense pirate treasure war through their drama A Pirate’s Life For Me
Testifying the children’s musical skill, they took a contemporary twist on movie soundtracks with traditional musical instruments such as the Angklungs and Tone Bells. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Kinderland’s Preschool Marching Band, the Stage Band stole the show with an iconic soundtrack, Raiders March, through drums, cymbals, electronic keyboards, marimba and xylophones. Evolved from the concept of the marching band was the Kinderland’s Stage Ensemble, exhibiting the capabilities of children playing in harmony on stage drum, electons, chimes, pianica, glockenspiel.
An evergreen song Somewhere Over The Rainbow beautifully represented through the tinkles of the tone bells
Our Kinderland’s Stage Ensemble (from Kinderland Preschool @ Sengkang and Yio Chu Kang) with a medley of songs from The Greatest Showman
Our 2019 Stage Band (from Kinderland Preschool @ Yio Chu Kang) with their musical piece – The Raiders March
Music has always been the essence of Kinderland’s curriculum and the benefits are aplenty. Our music-infused curriculum enhances skills required for learning such as language development, spatial-temporal adaptability and promotes cognitive and physical development which are essential in early years.
Through the speech and drama performances, children express and articulated exemplarily the essences of the movies. The gymnastics led by JACPA instructor Ms Nagomi, children also put their agility and toughness to the test.
Our children accomplishing the challenge of jumping over a vaulting horse
With an endearing finale, we wish our graduates an enriching journey ahead and hope they will continue to grow into curious, determined, and future-ready individuals!
Our marching band drummer Reyden Wong (in beige) capturing memories with his family and Kinderland’s Music Specialist, Ms Elvia (2nd row first from right)