Good evening to Dr S. Pillay, the staff of Sunford Primary, members of the governing body, parents and learners. It is indeed an honourable privilege to be part of this momentous occurrence in the calendar of Sunford Primary. I thank Dr. S. Pillay and her team of dedicated staff for this prestigious opportunity. During the past decades Sunford Primary has proved itself to be an invaluable asset to the local community in the facet of early childhood education and development. Being a resident in the area and having had my son, Pranav attend this school has given me insight into the dedication of the exemplary principal and her staff who all excel in their teachings. A teacher is a leader within a scholastic component of education, thus creating a stimulating and secure atmosphere where a child can learn, be happy and gain confident. Parents also have a duty to work hand in hand with the educator and their child, to ensure the best possible education, upon which the child can build his/her career. Remember we as parents want education for our children by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, their intellect is expanded and by which, they can stand on their own feet. Tonight’s awards function is set out to acknowledge all the top achievers of Sunford Primary in their respective grades. I congratulate each and every awardee for all your hard work and your exceptional results. May you always ride the tide of success. To all the other children remember what works for one child may not necessarily work for another, each child is unique and special. Education should be a fun voyage of discovery. Learning is an everyday thing; give it your best that is what’s important. To all learners
Young adults and little children
The future is up to you
Increase your knowledge and wisdom
In order to lead a bright tomorrow
To the Grade seven learners , who are embarking on secondary education, you have a solid foundation, embrace your future with optimism and raise above all challenges to fulfil your dreams and aspirations, although much has been achieved much more remains to be done. Take courage from the past and build thereon for the future. Remember it is choice and not chance that determines your destiny. God bless each and every one of you.