A new life awaits a group of children who graduated from pre-school at the weekend. The event, which was held at Waterstone Village shopping centre in Somerset West, marked the final step before primary school for Grade R learners of the Indy Sana Daycare Centre in Greenfields. Parents, teachers and learners gathered to celebrate the milestone with a graduation ceremony and enjoying special treats afterwards.School principal Indy Ngetu wished the young learners well for the future. “As a school we have prepared them for the big, new world they will now be entering, and we wish them well,” she said. “May they make us proud by becoming the best learners at the schools they will be attending from next year.” Excited and eager to embark on his primary school career, 5-year-old Imitha Xatyana shared his dreams with City Vision. “I want to grow and study to become a police officer, so I can help fight crime in my area,” he proudly said. The youngster said pre-school is not as easy as people think. “Learning to write is difficult, but my teacher assisted me and now I can write,” said Imitha His father, Sivuyile, who was at the celebration, said it is every parents’ dream to see their child graduate. He said: “It is a great feeling that brings joy, and I am happy for all the children who have reached this stage of their lives. I want to see Imitha wearing gowns at all the academic milestones in his life, when he graduates from high school and from a tertiary institution.” Ngetu further wished all children and parents of the school a happy festive season and reminded them to make an extra effort to register their children at school early and ensure that they buy uniforms for the children. “Parents should not wait until the last minute before looking for a school,” she warned. “Buying the uniform now is better, as January may be a hard time for most people.”The young graduates will end their year off with a final outing to Harmony Park, Strand tomorrow, Friday 7 December.