Girls' School Grandparents' Day

September 24, 2013 at 2:52 PM

DSC_3450.JPGOn a drizzly, spring morning, the Girls’ School welcomed the girls’ grandparents and special family members to their annual Grandparents Day; a chance to enjoy a morning of sharing and togetherness in celebration of all things ‘grand.’

Deputy Principal, Mrs Judith Dobson opened the morning assembly with tales of visits to her own grandparents’ home down in Taranaki. This included memories of very long car trips – something hilariously highlighted in an item at the recent Creative Arts Evening!

Mrs Dobson said that grandparents have a special connection in the lives of their granddaughters; they are the keepers of family history who pass on their stories to this next generation. After entertaining performances of choir, dance, play and mime, the guests were invited to visit the classrooms and take a tour with the girls.

The library book sale was popular once again with excited girls buzzing around to choose a book, taking a moment to read it together with their grandparents. All book purchases were for donation back to the library and were finished with a bookplate inscription of the girls’ names. And there was another option to purchase – our Year 2 marketers were out in force with their worm tea for sale to fertilize spring gardens!

The morning concluded with a shared morning tea in the hall. We thank the Parents and Friends for their assistance with this and to the visiting grandparents for coming along to share a special morning at school.

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