G5C1外方班主任Mr. Paul Dorsey致欢迎辞并做了演讲，他鼓励大家：“前方长路漫漫，大家还要在今后的很多年不断学习，加深我们对自身以及对自己作为世界公民的理解，但也请同学们相信，你们在小学阶段习得的技能和掌握的知识将伴随你们乘风破浪。你们每一个人都有能力取得非凡的成绩，也都足够重要，能够为你们所在的社群带来积极的影响和改变。”
Good morning and welcome once again to our school leaders, teachers, students, and to our dear Grade 5 graduates. It has been a remarkable experience to join this group of learners to see out their primary years. As most of you know, I joined VSP at the beginning of this semester. It’s not easy to begin teaching in the middle of the school year, and equally challenging for students to adjust to a new teacher. But you welcomed me so kindly and our time together here at VSP is an experience I’ll never forget. Thank you.
This group of students brings so many excellent and diverse skills to the classroom each day, and it has been a pleasure to see you grow and develop as individuals and as a team. We have shared joy and laughter, as well as hardship and struggle. Throughout it all, you have shown resilience and positivity. While it saddens me to say farewell to these students, as this year ends, I am left with a feeling of optimism that so many intelligent, creative, caring young people will continue to grow and develop next year and onward.
However, the achievements you have made, the relationships you have built, and the intense emotions you have surely felt in your career as primary students are proof that life does not begin after school. While you have many years to continue growing as individuals and as citizens of our world, remember that you carry with you all the skills and knowledge you have gained thus far. You are already capable of doing great things and making a positive impact on your communities.
So, go forward with confidence and passion, but remember to always keep an open mind. You will be surprised at the things you learn as time passes and your experience grows. Finally, know that we appreciate the person you are now, and that we count on you to become the best person you can be. I wish you success and satisfaction in your ventures in the years to come. Congratulations, Grade 5!
Good morning Grade 5, and all our fellow VSpers who honor us by joining today. I’m Hannah from G5C1. Today is a special day for all of us. Today marks the end of primary school for all the students in this room. It’s the closing of a chapter of our lives, and there’s so much to reflect on about where we’ve been and where we’re going.
We’ve all seen so much growth this year. For example, I can proudly say that I made a lot of progress in reading. Before, my comprehension was low, and reading felt like a chore. With hard work, focus, and some guidance this year, my reading skills have greatly improved and I love reading now. In fact, it’s clear that everyone here has improved in their studies. In the beginning of grade 5, no one was getting full marks on tests. But these days, many full marks are appearing. Every student is much more positive than before in many ways.
We’ve all had a great year in VSP. In one short year, we’ve shared ups and downs, flowers blooming and fading, but always showing progress in the end. Let’s all try to remember every laugh, every story, every lesson, while we take our next steps.
You know, graduations are so interesting because they are the fusion of two phases. In one sense, we are in this place we are so familiar with, but at the same time we may feel tentative and unsure about the experiences, opportunities and challenges ahead of us. Change is often difficult and unnerving, but it will come no matter how much we want to hold on to what’s familiar to us. So, let’s welcome middle school, and the chapter after that. Trust in our education thus far, and be open to the lessons yet to come. Finally, I want to thank all the students and teachers who helped and cared for me and everyone else in Grade 5, and to wish you all a bright future next year and always.
I am honored to be here as one of the graduates of Vanke School Pudong. The knowledge and skills we’ve gained empower us to overcome whatever adversities come our way as we continue our quest for better education.
The 5th-grade journey hasn’t been easy. We were bombarded with various obstacles that tested our resilience as students of modern times. Despite it all, we fought a good fight that brings us all here in joyful celebration. So let’s give ourselves a big round of applause.
My dear fellow graduates, we all have the reason to celebrate this victory of ours. Our path during our journey might have been bitter, but the fruit of our hardship is sweeter. We have had beautiful memories of being together. Everything we’ve been through has been worth it.
Apart from our hard work and efforts, we would not have reached this stage without our parents’ generosity, guidance, and unconditional love.
To our parents, who are always beside us since the first day of our schooling, this humble victory is fully dedicated to you all. We are always at peace along our journey, knowing that your love will never fade on supporting us.
We are incredibly grateful to you all for allowing us to enjoy our rights to education. We honored it as the best legacy that you could pass down to us. We are thankful and wholeheartedly grateful forever.
Our deepest gratitude also goes to our equally respected and able teachers. Because of your patience and hard work, we constantly grow in our academics and social lives. You taught us how to share, enjoy life, and accept each other wholeheartedly. Thank you for being a family.
May I ask you, my fellow graduates, to stand up and give our beloved parents and teachers a salute for a job well done.
This Graduation rite we have today is not the end; it is the beginning of our future. As we end a significant chapter in our lives, a new one begins. I am looking forward to seeing all of you grow far in life. Believe you can, and you are