THE 335 Year Six pupils from the Setia Caring School Programme said goodbye in style.
The adopted schools under the programme were SK Meru Jalan Tap, SJK (C) Lee Min and SJK (T) Ladang Vallambrosa.
The presentation of graduation certificates and best student awards were held at the at Setia City Convention Centre.
There were also various activities and performances by both teachers and pupils including a multimedia presentation of integrated activities by the three schools.
A highlight was a Chinese Seasons Drums performance by SJK (C) Lee Min.
The SP Setia Foundation had contributed to the purchase of drums and coaching lessons for the pupils to develop their interest and nurture their talent for this.
The theme was “Celebrating Your Success: Fulfilling Dreams”, the headmaster, headmistresses and teachers from the three schools worked hand in hand to put together the heart-warming event to celebrate the achievements of the pupils who were bidding goodbye to their alma mater.
S P Setia Foundation Chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin and Klang District Education Office head Adliyah Ramli were present at the event.
“This is a momentous occasion for the schools and the nation. We brought these schools from the various backgrounds to come together as one.
“I am happy to see that teachers, parents and pupils from the three schools worked together to make this ceremony a success,” said Dr Wan Zahid.
He said unity was vital to bring everyone together.
Representing the headmaster and headmistresses of the three schools, SJK (T) Ladang Vallambrosa headmaster Tharman Loganathan said the graduation ceremony was held to celebrate and recognise the pupils’ hard work and efforts.
“There are no shortcuts to success,” he said.
One of the parents Choong Oi Ling who was present, said the graduation ceremony was an eye-opener.
“It is interesting to see that the three schools with pupils from from different races were able to celebrate their achievements together as well as witness each other’s culture.
“Today, the graduates not only walked away with a sense of achievement, they learnt something valuable while sharing happiness with their friends from other schools,” Choong said.
Besides the joint graduation ceremony, the S P Setia Foundation has been supporting other activities under the Setia Caring School Programme which was launched earlier this year.
These includes packing Raya goodie bags for the elderly, a teachers day celebration and environment-related activities.
Founded in 2000 under of S P Setia Berhad, the S P Setia Foundation is a charity trust that focuses on education and national unity.