On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Swansea Public School will be holding its grade 8 graduation ceremony at 6:30 pm in the gym. Gym doors will be open for guest seating beginning at 6:00 pm. Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 6:15 and proceed up to the 2nd floor to report to their homeroom teacher.
Prior to grad, there will be a reception for parents, graduates, and staff in the Rennie Room from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Families are invited to bring an appetizer style finger food to the reception. Refreshments will be provided.
As to avoid any rush of photographers there will be an opportunity for pictures for a short while following the ceremony.
Following the graduation ceremony, there will be a dance for the graduates in the Swansea Room Gym of the Community Centre from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Parents will be required to sign their child in at the dance where they will be presented with a wrist band for the night. Parents are responsible for the pick-up of their child at the conclusion of this event at 10:00 p.m.
Parents always ask us about the appropriate clothing for graduation and we suggest that the students should be dressed appropriately, in clothing somewhat dressier than they would wear to school but not formal attire! Keep in mind that our gym will be very hot and students will be required to sit quite still for about 2 hours.
Our goal is to ensure that all our grade 8 students have the opportunity to invite their closest family members to the Graduation Ceremony. Since Swansea’s gymnasium has limited seating capacity, we are asking that each grade 8 student invite a maximum of four (4) of their closest family members to the Graduation Ceremony on June 24, 2015. Each student will receive a “family of four” admission ticket to the Graduation Ceremony. Admission tickets will be distributed at the end of the graduation rehearsal on June 23.
Please accept our best wishes for your child’s graduation and we look forward to seeing you on June 24th.