Gran is back at school

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STEWART

Young­sters tugged at the arms of their grand­par­ents as they showed them around their classrooms at the Hin­uera Pri­mary Grand­par­ent’s Day.

Grand­par­ents, along with other friends of the school, were in­vited to spend the af­ter­noon with the chil­dren on Thurs­day.

Prin­ci­pal Dean McDon­nell said it was the first time they had held the day in a few years but that it was al­ways pop­u­lar.

‘‘It’s beau­ti­ful to be able to in­vite all the peo­ple in and to see all the en­thu­si­asm they have for the school,’’ he said.

‘‘ It’s just con­nect­ing with the com­mu­nity – which is huge for us as a com­mu­nity school.’’

It was a buzz for the chil­dren to have visi­tors in the classrooms and an op­por­tu­nity for them to share their hard work and feel proud of it, he said.

Chil­dren who didn’t have visi­tors could buddy up with other chil­dren so no one was left out.

Shar­ing: Flynn Daw­son, 8, shows his pub­lish­ing book to his nana Cindy.

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