Starise Intellectual Academy, on Saturday, held its Festival of ( lessons & Carols, and an end-of-year party in Delta State.
The twin celebration took place on Saturday at the school’s premises, Bendel Estate, Warri Delta State.
The event chaired by Mr Teria Donatus weaved a tapestry of faith, tradition, and harmonious melodies.
Starise Learners in their numbers raised their voices in unison, singing hymns that have echoed through centuries, such as Joy to The World, O Come All ye Faithful, and Silent Night, amongst others.
Highlights from the enchanting event included a sermon, bible lesson readings, drama presentation, dance, parents presentation, and teachers presentation.
Notable attendees were Engr Itsekure Gabriel, Chairman of Parents Teacher Forum (PTF), Mrs. Duru Mercy, Vice Chairman, PTF, Mrs. Ingbi Mercy, PRO PTF; Deacon Richard Loromoke, Director SIA; Pastor Okore, amongst others.
Mr Donatus while giving his opening speech said:
” I’m glad to be part of this occasion even though my kids are not here schooling, the hand of friendship has extended to me which I think is a privilege. The PTA chairman is a friend. Today is a celebration for the kids.
“I’m more happy because, within the past three days, I’ve been in the midst of students. On Wednesday I went back to my almata; where I finished my secondary school in Lagos. I was privileged to be in the midst of students who were not born by the time I left the school. Coming today is a thing of joy. Seeing the kids. I know when the school started. The school has done well in building up children”
Director of the institute, Deacon Loromoke, while giving his speech said:
“It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this Christmas party. Christmas as we all know is a celebration of the birth of Christ. And it is a thing of pleasure to have our party together as a family. And that is why every December we celebrate Christmas.
“I give God the glory because it is because of him that we are here. We thank God for our children who are here today and we also thank God for our parents who are here today. Because it is a celebration, we’ll enjoy what the children have packaged to showcase to us.”