Welcoming elders with open arms
Honouring the lives of our grandies
GRANDPARENTS day at the Whitsunday Christian College last week offered a special way for generations to connect.
The annual event is a way to celebrate and honour the lives of an older generation who were very special to the school.
Foundation phase co-ordinator Elmarie van der Westhuizen said the turn out this year was especially good for a day which was eagerly anticipated by the students.
More than 65 grandparents turned out for what Ms Van der Westhuizen described as the biggest grandparents day ever held.
The children had prepared questions to ask the grandparents about their life and when the guests of honour arrived an interview was done in front of the complete congregation.
Each class then performed for the grandparents.
Some classes enacted what it was like to survive a cyclone while others acted out a volcanic eruption and the little preppies performed a song about colours.
The grandparents sat with their grandchildren and all ate morning tea together.
Ms Van der Westhuizen said those kids without grandparents adopted one for the day.
“We really want to celebrate them as they are really important and special to us,” she said.
“There is nobody that can fix a head or put a bandage on like a grandparent. Nothing is too hard for a grandparent to fix.”
Ms Van der Westhuizen said the visitors to the school thoroughly enjoyed the morning and the kids had a great time too.
FAMILY CONNECTION: Joshua and Hunter Playford with nanna and pop at last week's grandparents day.
Jaxon, Ruby and Harper Henderson-Feldman with their grandad at grandparents day.
Kiara-Lee Cole and ‘Ouma’ Nilo Ballance at the Whitsunday Christian College grandparents day.