True mean­ing of Christ­mas

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -­mu­ni­ d489442

With less than a week un­til Santa ar­rives, stu­dents at Millen Pri­mary School shared what makes Christ­mas Day spe­cial to them.

PRESENTS, food and ad­vent cal­en­dars aside, fam­ily is still the real mean­ing of Christ­mas for Millen Pri­mary School years 4 and 5 stu­dents in East Vic­to­ria Park.

South­ern Gazette vis­ited Millen Pri­mary School dur­ing the last week of school and asked stu­dents, “what does Christ­mas mean to you?”.

Kathleen Wil­son (10): “All our friends and fam­ily come and we all sit around our ta­ble and eat to­gether. Ev­ery year it’s al­ways the same and al­ways joy­ous.”

Evie Anne (9): “Some peo­ple think that Christ­mas is about re­ceiv­ing presents and eat­ing way too much food, but that is def­i­nitely not what it is about. Christ­mas is a time to give presents or gifts to rel­a­tives and have fun with your fam­ily.”

Georgia Waugh (11): “Christ­mas is a time to cel­e­brate all the peo­ple you love by bring­ing them all to­gether on one day to give gifts to show their com­pas­sion to friends and fam­ily.”

Alex Brown (10): “Christ­mas also means get­ting to­gether and love be­cause ev­ery year my fam­ily in­vites all our fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends to come join us for Christ­mas. We share presents, have a Christ­mas lunch and din­ner and go swim­ming in the pool to cool off.”

Rose Byleveld (10): “We usu­ally gather to­gether at my cousin’s swim­ming pool, we play wa­ter basketball, we have a race, lunch, we open up our presents at the end of the day.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis

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Millen Pri­mary School years 4 and 5 stu­dents Kathleen Wil­son, Evie Anne, Georgia Waugh, Alex Brown and Rose Byleveld.

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