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