Class Four students of the Gordon Walters Primary School should now be better prepared to build their futures, after listening to lots of advice during today’s graduation ceremony.
The function for the graduates of the school formerly known as St. Patrick’s Primary, was held at the Christ Church Parish Church Centre in Church Hill and encompassed the 40 pupils who all gained places at public secondary schools.
Principal Tyrone Marshall reassured the students that while he was experiencing his first graduation ceremony at the school he had good reason to consider them all winners.
He stated that the Common Entrance Examination would never tell the story of those students who were ill and had to fight through the examination or those who had difficulty reading and were able to read two sentences on the examination paper — but encouraged them to continue fighting their “Goliaths”.
“If you are building for success, I give you Jesus, for he is the water that you will drink and never thirst. Watch out my children for there is a man called Lucifer, who wants to bring you shame and disgrace — are you too young to lie? Are you too young to steal? Are you too young to die? Therefore then, you cannot be to too young to serve the Lord,” Marshall stated.
The principal also advised parents to continue to support their children and warned them against being permissive parents who will love their children to death. He cautioned them to let what their “yes be yes, and your no be no”.