Girls’ School High Tea

May 20, 2019 at 4:20 PM

‘I love my mum because she is kind and sometimes reads me some stories.’
My mum always helps me with parts of my homework I don’t understand.’
‘She supports me with all my sports. She is very athletic and kind.’
‘My mum is a good mother because she always does everything for me.’
‘I like my mum because she takes me out to dinner and goes on holiday with me.’
‘I like how much flavour my mum puts in her cooking.’

When asked what the Girls’ School students like about their mothers, these were some of the many positive responses that Principal, Ms Juliet Small shared in her opening speech at the annual Mother-Daughter High Tea. The Guineas Ballroom at the Ellerslie Event Centre was humming with mothers and other special women in the lives of our girls, as they enjoyed an afternoon of fine company and refreshments on Sunday.

Ms Small formally welcomed everyone to the event including guests, Deputy Chair of the Trust Board, Mrs Rosemary Harris, Director of the Preschool, Sue Nash and College Head Girl, Alex Hynds and her mother. Girls’ School Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl, Jamie Chandler and Keeley Berkovits offered grace, giving thanks for the food and our mothers for all they do before tables were laid out with a wonderful array of food.

Laughter and conversation quickly filled the room and the food was enjoyed by all. While the adults chatted on, the girls took the opportunity to put on some outrageous headgear and sit in the photobooth, taking away instant photos. It was great to see our mothers join them.

Guest speaker for the afternoon was New Zealand Police Dog Handler and Senior Sergeant, Peter Pedersen, who brought one of his dogs along. Peter spoke about his role in keeping people safe, and how the dogs also contribute to that. The girls and mothers were not shy when it came to asking questions and having a chance to pat the dog.

The afternoon concluded with spot prizes and P&F’s Mrs Rebecca Scoones thanking everyone for attending. The event was a great success and a fantastic opportunity for all to step back from the busyness of daily lives and simply enjoy one another’s company.

We offer our grateful thanks to the many parents who worked so hard to make it such a special event, in particular, the organising committee led by Mrs Rebecca Scoones and assisted by Ms Gretchen Weightman, and our Prefect Team. You did a wonderful job!

Our thanks to the following sponsors and donors who supported the event: The Bay Tree of Remuera, Paul Whitford SSL Security, Giraffe, VnC, Grethchen Weightman and Tom Berkovits, the Saint Kentigern Old Collegians’ Association, Dmi Homestagers and Core + Co. 


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