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Graduation Day – Make it Special for Graduates!

Graduation Day is a celebration we can begin to think about and plan again as the country opens back up! Whether you are a graduating student, a school or a small business we have great products for your special day!

A graduation ceremony is a great way to celebrate any achievement. It gives graduates a chance to celebrate all they have accomplished and to appreciate the memories made on the journey. In addition, it prepares graduates for the next stage – a symbol of change and progression!

At www.graduations.ie we have the ideal gowns for that special graduation day! We sell a range of gowns suitable for use at preschool, primary school and secondary school. Furthermore, we also provide a range of graduation medals, certificates and banner posters to make any ceremony that extra bit special!

Preschool Gowns: Our preschool gowns are available in 4 colours and come in one size that fits children between 4 and 5 years old. They are made from poly cotton with a matte finish and have a zip on the front for ease of use on young children. Each set comes with a gown, cap (mortarboard), tassel and year charm. Super for taking pictures of the children with their certificates as they celebrate their time at preschool!

Primary School Gowns: After spending eight years at Primary School a graduation ceremony is a great way to celebrate and say goodbye. Our Primary School gown sets are perfect for any graduation ceremony and are the traditional style open front design with a matte finish. Available in black. The sizes available are 4’9″ up to 5’5″.

Secondary School Gowns: Made with high quality polyester and in the traditional open front design, these garments have a matte finish and include a mortar board and tassel. Available in black. The sizes available are 5’2″ up to 6’6″. These gowns are also suitable for college students. Once stored correctly the gowns can be used for many years to come!

Graduation Day – Keepsakes and Posters

Graduation Add-On Items: Probably most suitable for the younger graduates, we also have a super range of graduation add-on items. These items include banner posters, graduation certificates and graduation medals. The certificates and medals make for great keepsakes for the children to bring home to show family and friends. The banner posters make a brilliant back drop for taking those memorable photographs with the name of your company/school/service and the year included on each one!

Tassels and Charms: If you have purchased gowns from us previously and only require to add tassels and year charms for your big day, they are available to purchase in any quantity, either together or separately from our website! These can also be used as keepsakes for the children to bring home with them!

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We Have Everything You Need for Your Perfect Graduation Day!

Have you ordered what you need for your Graduation Day? If not, we can help you here at www.graduations.ie with a full range of items! We have Graduation Cap and Gown Sets, certificates, medals, banner posters and Sports Day medals – perfect for your special day! Place your order before 12 noon Monday – Friday and we will ship the same day. You also have the option of local pick up whereby you can place your order online and arrange to collect from our office here in Tallaght, Dublin! Place your order and call us on 01-6535008.

Graduation Day – Gown and Cap Sets

If it is Graduation Gown and Cap Sets you require you will love our products! They are available in four colours (blue, black, red and gold) and include gown, cap, tassel and 2021 year charm. The gowns are made from poly cotton with a matte finish. They have a zip front making it easy to put on and take off young children. The size is suitable for children who are between the ages of 4 and 5 years. Once taken care of and stored correctly the gowns sets can be used year after year for your graduation ceremonies. Furthermore, there is a discount applied for orders of 5 or more! If you already have your gowns and caps but require tassels and year charms we also have these available to purchase separately.

Graduation Day – Special Keepsakes!

Would you like to gift the children with a special keepsake on their graduation day? We have a lovely range of graduation certificates and medals available that make the perfect gift. The Graduation Certificates are available in a choice of six designs in both English or Irish. They are printed on high quality 160 gsm paper and can be purchased in a pack of 20 with the choice of 2 designs. The Graduation Medals are metal and gold in colour with a centre graphic in four colours (black, blue, red, gold). They come with a detachable ribbon that makes it easy to present to the children on the day. These are perfect as a keepsake for your graduating class! Remember with our Graduation Medal and Certificate Bundle Offer you receive a FREE graduation banner poster!

Graduation Day – Banner Posters and Sports Day Medals

If you would like to decorate your classroom with some colourful banner posters then we have the perfect thing! Our Graduation Banner Posters are 900mm long (almost 1 metre) and are available in six different designs. The banner posters are printed on heavy quality 170gsm paper. These posters make a great back drop for your photographs as they display the current year and your service/school name on them.

If you are arranging a Sports Day as part of your end of year activities we also have some lovely Sports Day Medals available in gold, silver and bronze. These medals are 50mm in diameter and display a trophy and the word ‘Sports Day‘ on them. They include a detachable ribbon in the Olympic colours that you can use for presenting to the children at the end of the day! Another great keepsake for the children to take home with them. Whatever you choose to do for your end of year ceremony we wish you a lovely day!

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Have you seen our new Medal and Certificate Range?

Have you seen our new medals and certificate range? At www.graduations.ie we now have a range of super graduation medals, sports day medals and graduation certificates for your end of year celebrations. Children love to be praised for their achievements, hard work and effort. Praising children can have a long-term positive impact on their outlook for future learning. Presenting them with a medal or certificate for their hard work and their individual achievements will make them feel very proud. In addition, it makes a wonderful keepsake for families that they will have for years to come!

Have You Seen Our Graduation Medals?

Give your little Graduates a special gift on graduation day with these super graduation medals. These medals will add the perfect finishing touch to your graduation day and the children will delight that they get to keep them! The graduation medals are made of metal and are gold in colour. They each measure 45mm in diameter and include a centre graphic with a picture of a mortar (cap) and the year 2021. There are four lovely colours to choose from; red, blue, gold and black. The ribbon colours are matched to the centre medal colour. The ribbon colours are red and white, blue and white, black and white and yellow and black. The dimensions of the ribbons are 395mm x 22mm.

Have You Seen Our Sports Day Medals?

If you are planning a Sports Day this year then we have the perfect prizes for your end of day presentation! Our Sports Day Medals come in three colours – Gold, Silver and Bronze. The medal measures 50mm in diameter and have a trophy and the words SPORTS DAY embossed on them. Each medal comes with a ribbon in the Olympic Games colours (Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red). The ribbon measures 395mm x 22mm. For younger children you might like to present them with the same colour medal for participation or a super effort. For older children you might like to award first, second and third place. Therefore, a mix of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals would be suitable. There is also a discount available on large quantities of Sports Day Medals!

Have You Seen Our Graduation Certificates?

Our Graduation Certificates are the perfect award for children finishing up in preschool or primary school. These can be presented to children on graduation day or last day of school. The certificates are available in six designs and are available in either English or Irish. They are printed on high quality 160gsm paper and can be purchased in packs of 20 (with a choice of 2 designs). Once received all you need to do is add the children’s names, date and service name. These are a super addition to your end of year party to present to children on the day. They also make a great keepsake!

Whatever you are planning as part of your end of school activities ensure that you put some time aside to recognise the effort each child has made over the last year. Transition is a big part of a young child’s life and it is important to celebrate all milestones. Praising and rewarding from a young age encourages children to have a positive attitude towards education and learning. Children will remember the positive experiences related to learning and look for more of that as they move forward. Most importantly celebrate the children, say goodbye, good luck and have fun!

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Graduation Day – Are you Planning Yours?

Graduation Day is getting closer! Have you started to get organised? If you need some help with graduation attire for your special day then look no further! We have all that you need for your special end of year ceremony here at graduations.ie. Our preschool graduation gowns, graduation medals and certificates will provide you with all that you need to dress the children and honour them with a special gift on the day. Furthermore, our graduation banner posters will make for a super background for getting those memories on camera!

Putting some time aside to celebrate year end with the children is a great opportunity to give praise for all the hard work completed throughout the school year. It is also a chance to say goodbye and to wish the children all the best for the next stage of their own learning journey. Transition is a huge part of a young child’s life and it is important to mark the big occasions. It will help children to understand the process of change in their young lives and prepare them for moving onto the next stage. Talk to the children about their graduation and include them in the plans and they will delight in being part of it in more ways than just attending!

Graduation Day Essentials Now Available!

Graduation Gown and Cap Sets – Our Graduation Gowns come in 4 different colours (red, black, blue and gold) in one size that will fit children who are aged between 3 and 6 years old. The set includes a gown, cap (mortar), tassel and 2021 year charm. The gowns are made from poly-cotton with a matte finish. They have a zip on the front making them easy to put on and take off the children. The tassel and charm can be easily removed, making them a great keepsake for children, if so desired. The gowns are lightweight and washable and when taken care of, services will have them for many celebrations to come.

Graduation Medals – We have recently launched our graduation medals to a great response from customers. The medals are made of metal, gold in colour and measure 45mm in diameter. Each medal has a centre graphic showing a cap (mortar) and the year 2021. This graphic comes in 4 colours – red, gold, black and blue and the medals include a detachable two-colour ribbon to match the centre graphic. These medals are a great way to honour your little students on graduation day!

Graduation Certificates – Our graduation certificates come in a choice of 6 different designs in both Irish and English. The designs are Pink, Blue, Forest Friends, Balloons in the Sky, Dinosaurs and Fairies. They are printed on high quality 160gsm paper and can be bought in packs of 20 with a choice of 2 options for each set of 10. Once received all you need to do is add the children’s name, service name and the date. You can then present them to the children on their last day!

Graduations Banner Posters – Our graduation banners are a great addition to any graduation celebration and make a great background for photographs on the day. They come in a choice of 6 designs and measure 210mm x 900mm. They are printed on high quality 170gsm paper. Furthermore, for every five graduation gown sets ordered you will receive one banner poster for FREE!!

Graduation Tassels and Year Charm – If you have previously purchased graduation gowns you may only need to update your tassels and/or year charms. We have tassels with the 2021 year charm available in red, gold, black and blue. The tassels and year charms are detachable so can be gifted to the children on the day if you so wish.

Graduation Year Charm 2021 – If you already have your gown sets and tassels but need to update your year charm to 2021 you can also purchase the year charms individually. The year charms are gold and clip onto the tassels. The old charm can be easily removed and replaced with the current one.

We will be launching Sports Day Medals on our site over the coming days so keep an eye on our Social Media for further information!

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Graduation Medals – A Special Keepsake for Children!

Give your little graduates a special gift on graduation day with our new Graduation Medals! These medals add the perfect finishing touch to your celebration and are available now on the graduations.ie website. The medals are metal, gold in colour and measure 45mm in diameter. They have a centre graphic showing a mortar (cap) and the year 2021 in four colour choices, Red, Black, Blue and Gold. The medals are attached to ribbons matching the centre colour . The ribbon colours are red & white, black & white, blue & white and gold & black. The ribbon dimensions are 395 X 22mm.

Graduation Medals – A Great Addition to Any Graduation Ceremony!

Whether you have an end of the year celebration or a formal graduation, it is fun to have time set aside for the children before they move on. Transition of any kind is a huge part of a child’s life. Therefore it is very important to mark each of these occasions. Celebrating the end of a school year also celebrates new beginnings as the children move to primary or secondary school.

It is important to recognise and celebrate all the work and personal growth for each individual child. Acknowledging the children’s hard work encourages a love of learning throughout their younger years and into adulthood. Honouring children with a medal on graduation day gives them a sense of accomplishment and pride. The medals are ideal for presenting to children on your special graduation day or end of year celebration. They will become a treasured keepsake for all families.

Children will feel truly special when you present them with these pieces and will be delighted to take them home. They will be proud showing them to parents, grandparents and friends who may not be able to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions. So if you are beginning to organise your celebration, order your medals now so that you will have them for your special day! If you require graduation banner posters, certificates or graduation gowns you can also purchase on our website.

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Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

Dr. Seuss

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Printed Graduation Certificates Now Available!

Printed Graduation Certificates now available at graduations.ie. Take the hassle out of your graduation day with pre-printed certificates. We are delighted to announce a range of bright and colourful printed graduation certificates for use at Early Years Services. There is a choice of six colourful certificates in both English or Irish, printed on high quality 120gsm paper. The certificates come in a pack of 20 and you can choose up to two styles per order. Simply pick the design you would like and we will print and ship them out to you. All you then need to do is add the child’s name, the name of the service and the date awarded.

Printed Graduation Certificates – A great way to praise young children!

Graduation Certificates are a fun way to congratulate children on finishing preschool. These certificates can be used on your graduation day to present to the children who are leaving your service to move on to Primary school. It is a great way to to recognise the children’s hard work completed during their time at Preschool. Praising children from a young age for their achievements gives them a positive association with school. In addition, it makes for a great keepsake for families.

At graduations.ie we also stock a range of preschool graduation gown sets that include a gown, cap (mortar), tassel and 2021 year charm. The gowns come in four colours (red, blue, black, gold) and are suitable for children aged 3-6 years. The gowns have a zip on the front making it easy to put on and take off. They are made from a lightweight poly-cotton material with a matte finish. When cared for correctly, services can use the gowns for many years to come for graduation ceremonies. Purchase gowns from the shop and you will receive €5.00 off your printed graduations certificates. Discount on gown orders of 5+ available. In addition, gown orders of 5 or more receive a FREE customised graduation banner poster (900 x 210cm)!!

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Gorgeous Graduation Gowns for Preschool End of Year Celebrations!

Gorgeous graduation gowns now available at graduations.ie! It’s that time of year again where services are thinking about end of year graduation ideas for preschool children. Preschool children will be moving onto Primary School in September – a milestone that is an important one to mark! Young children learn so much about themselves and the world around them in these early years. Therefore, it is important to recognise their work completed and congratulate them on a job well done. An end of year ceremony also helps children to process transition. It will help them to understand they are finished preschool and they will go to Primary School after the Summer holidays.

Services engage with families a lot over during the school term and normally include them in end of year celebrations. However, in these uncertain times it is difficult to plan too far in advance with ever changing restrictions. It may not be possible to celebrate as a group this year but services can find ways to make it special. Last year children were not in the classroom but services still made it special. There were drive by, drive through, Zoom links and individual outdoor celebrations to name but a few! Thankfully this year the children are back in the classroom. Therefore, services are in a better position to provide a celebration for the children together as a group or pod. Activities can be shared with parents and family using Zoom or other online services.

Gorgeous Graduation Gown Sets Now Available!

If you are starting to plan now then graduations.ie have the perfect gowns for your service. The preschool graduation gowns come in four beautiful colours – red, gold, blue and black. They include a cap (mortar) and a tassel with 2021 year charm. All gowns come in one size and are suitable for children from ages 3-6 years old. The gowns are made from poly-cotton with a matte finish. They have a zip front making them easy to put on and take off the children. The tassel and year charm are detachable and make for a great gift as a keepsake, if desired.

The gowns are lightweight and washable making them a great addition to any service. Ensure they are washed and stored well and you will have them for many years to come for your celebrations! If you have previously purchased gowns from us and only require tassels and/or year charms you can also purchase these items individually. We also have a range of banner posters and graduation certificates available on the site that will further enhance your celebrations!

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Graduations During COVID-19 Times

We’ve heard so many interesting stories from Early Years service providers about how they celebrated graduations during Spring and Summer 2020 when it hasn’t been possible to do a traditional in-person celebration. We think it is so important to commemorate these transition times together and joyfully, and many of the early years services have gone to extraordinary lengths to make this happen!

Some have done “drive-in” graduation ceremonies where each child walks up to receive their certificate. Others have done “drive-by” graduations where the staff drove by the children’s homes so they can be photographed in their front gardens in cap and gown. Some have had graduation get-togethers via Zoom, Google Meet or other teleconferencing services.

There are a few parts to celebrating a graduation. Probably the most important part is the acknowledgment of achievement from family, friends and educators. There are also physical ways the occasion can be made more memorable for children. A graduation certificate is a lovely way to announce the achievement and gives the child something to look back on with pride in later years. Children love to dress up. Wearing a ceremonial cap and gown is a real reminder of how special the occasion is, and more importantly, that the child themselves is being celebrated for their achievement. The tassel and year charm can make a great keepsake for a memory box or hung from their bulletin board.

Graduation ceremonies are usually decorated with balloons and banners. We have heard from some early years educators that put up their graduation decorations at home so they could be seen in the background in their virtual graduations.

We’re quite impressed with the effort everyone has gone to in order to celebrate their early years graduations this year, and look forward to hearing your plans for any upcoming graduation ceremony! Hopefully everyone will have the chance to celebrate together in person.

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Make Your Graduation Ceremony a Day to Remember!

The education given to children in the early years plays a vital role in the rest of their lives. During the school year the children learn so much about themselves, about their peers and about people in their community. They also learn how to work together, how to solve problems and how things around them work. There has been a notable transformation in the children and everyone is proud of them. 

The transition from preschool to primary school is a big milestone for young children and therefore it is important to recognise their work upon completing their preschool years. Children always react positively to affirmations and praise. If we praise our children for reaching each educational milestone it will help them to have a positive association with learning and school throughout their lives. 

A great way to do this is to organise a graduation ceremony for both the children and their parents. This gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate together before the children move on to primary school. 

How to make your graduation a day to remember!

You can make your preschool graduation as simple or as fancy as you wish. The first thing is to ensure it is something that the children will be comfortable with on the day, so involving them and getting them to help in the preparation will ensure that they are on board with it. All children have varying personalities and this needs to be taken into consideration for the big day! Other things you will need to consider for the day will be;

  1. Venue – What are your options in terms of venue? Will you simply have it in the preschool setting or do you have a nice garden area you can use? There may be a local hall that can be used if you are short on space at the preschool or a park nearby that could be used for a great outdoor celebration. The size and location of the venue will help to determine what dances and songs the children can perform and how you will serve refreshments on the day (if you decide to do so). 
  2. Theme – The theme should always reflect back to the work the children have done throughout the year. The children’s artwork can be used as decoration (for example a gallery style wall) and they can perform their favourite songs and dances they have learned throughout the year. If there was a specific project that they loved during the year that could always be used as the main theme for the ceremony. For example, a caterpillar and butterfly theme from a metamorphosis project. If the children have grown any flowers or plants during the year they can use them for decorating the venue. 
  3. Invitations – Allow the children create their own invitations to their parents for the ceremony. This is another way of involving the children and ensuring they are included in their big day. They can help decide what should be written on them and who they should invite. 
  4. Photograph Slide Show – Parents love to see what their children have been up to at school so creating a slideshow of the children is a great way to see them in their school environment. Show them doing various activities, both individually and in groups. You can then display the photos on a screen or you can create photo boards for each child and hang them around the venue on the day. 
  5. Refreshments – Each service can decide if they would like to serve refreshments on the day. If you do decide to provide refreshments, keep it simple! If you are on a budget you could ask all parents to bring one dish each or donate something for the day. You can decide whether it is best to make the food or buy it. This will depend on the venue and the space you have. 
  6. Making great memories – The graduation ceremony is a really great opportunity to create family memories for the children in your service. Set up a photo booth style area where the parents can get photos with their child on their special day. The children’s artwork would be a great backdrop for this. 
  7. Eliminate Dress Code Problems – You can make your ceremony extra special and avoid any unnecessary dress code problems by using graduation gown and cap sets on the day. The investment in graduation gowns will allow for many years of colourful and bright graduation ceremonies. The gowns are made from high quality fabric that can be easily washed, stored and used for years to come. Parents, grandparents and siblings will delight to see the children in their colourful robes!