Kids hopping mad for Easter season
STUDENTS from Gayndah State School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have been learning and celebrating in the lead-up to Easter.
Despite hosting a mini-Commonwealth Games and cross-countries on top of Easter celebrations this week, teachers from both schools said the children had impressed under busy circumstances.
Gayndah State School students have taken time in the week to craft hats for an Easter hat parade on Thursday morning.
The kindergarten will be joining in on the festivities and parents have been invited to attend.
“You can tell they’re very excited for Easter and they’ve loved learning and getting creative for the holiday,” Gayndah State School teacher Deb Ulcoq said.
Principal Andrew Goldie said Easter celebrations mainly included arts and crafts and celebrating friendship and family.
“We embrace a lot of different cultures at our school so when it comes to Easter we don’t go down a religious path,” Mr Goldie said.
“Every time I go down to visit the classrooms the children are very excited to show me the creative work they’ve been doing, their enthusiasm has been really lovely.”
Learning about Jesus’s last week of life has been a focus for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School this week.
“We’ll be having a Stations of the Cross enactment throughout the school grounds on Thursday,” St Joseph’s principal Terese Shepard said. Mrs Shepard said Easter was one of the most important celebrations on the church calendar and was foundational to the Catholic faith.
“It’s important for our students to understand the true meaning of Easter,” she said.
“Our students have been practising for the Holy Week liturgy and we’ve been focusing more on that side of things.”
ON THE HUNT: Gayndah State School pupils Zoha Tariq, Bella Griggs and Jasie Clibborn are celebrating with a hat parade today.
BUNNIES AT THE READY: Gayndah State School Prep students are excited for the school’s Easter hat parade on Thursday.