Grandparents visit school

August 09, 2017

The Prep to Year Two students put on a reflection performance at Mass.

Music teacher Karen Nihill led the school choir.

Bonnie O'Shannessy with her family who all enjoyed the morning.

Abbi Gilders andDenise Ferguson.

Grade 2 student Harry Cameron with his grandfather Martin Cameron.

Tatura Sacred Heart Primary School hosted its annual Grandparent’s Day on Friday last week when there were more than 400 friends and family in attendance.

Deputy principal Matt Cameron said a beautiful Mass was held to give thanks for the guidance, wisdom, love and care from grandparents and special people.

‘‘We were truly blessed to have so many people travel both short and long distances to help celebrate the tremendous influence more senior people have in the lives of our young children,’’ Mr Cameron said.

Parish Priest Father Michael Morley challenged students to trust and follow the guidance of their grandparents and special people in their lives because they needed to trust their own grandparents when they were young as well.

‘‘We have so much to learn from our grandparents,’’ he said.

Following Mass, grandparents were invited to share fruit platters kindly prepared by school parents in each of the classrooms.

Students were able to share their new learnings with their grandparents in the classroom environment.

Classroom visits were followed by morning tea in the Mercy Centre, complete with a spirited performance by the school choir led by music teacher Karen Nihill.

Martin Cameron, the grandparent of Year 2 student Harry Cameron said the day was written in their calendar each year.

‘‘It’s such a special day to share with the grandchildren and we wouldn’t miss it for the world,’’ he said.

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