School students across the Diocese of Parramatta took time out this week to show their mums some love. BBQ breakfasts, gift stalls and liturgies were just some of the special ways that mums, nans and other special people were honoured this Mother’s Day.
Holy Spirit Primary St Clair celebrated their mums with a special assembly led by their Year 2V class
Holy Spirit Primary St Clair celebrated their mums with a special assembly led by their Year 2 students. It recognised not just mums, but grandmothers and carers, and featured time for reflection and dancing.
Students also took the opportunity to share the work they have been doing in class writing about their ‘superhero' mothers. Here are some examples:
Holy Spirit Primary St Clair Year 2 student Santino R’s drawing of his ‘superhero mum’
Mums were given some timeout and treated to a delicious BBQ breakfast by teachers and students at St Bernadette’s Primary Lalor Park this Mother’s Day
St Bernadette’s Primary Lalor Park continued their tradition of putting on an early morning BBQ breakfast for their mums on Friday. Principal Phillip Kapitanow said the breakfast is always very popular at the school.
“Our teachers and staff usually arrive before 7am to start cooking and setting up for all our mums. It is a great community gathering and it’s really nice to see parents and children have some time together before the day begins," Mr Kapitanow said.
St Bernadette’s Primary Lalor Park Principal Phillip Kapitanow said teachers and staff set up the Mother’s Day BBQ breakfast from 7am in the morning to treat their mums
Amy Vierboom, mum of Year 1 student Alice, said the BBQ breakfast means a lot to her because it allows her to spend some time with her daughter and other school community members.
Fellow mum Angela Watson of Year 1 student Mia said they are new to the school and having a Mother’s Day breakfast is a “nice way to start the day”. “It is nice to take some time to sit down with my daughter and not be so rushed in the morning," Mrs Watson said.
Mum Lu Lu Taulia of Year 3 student Lancelot said Mother’s Day means a lot to her. “It is a celebration and acknowledgement of all the mothers and mother figures and the special relationships they have with their children," she said.
“Our school Mother’s Day breakfasts are fantastic because it gives us a chance to pause and enjoy time with our children," Mrs Taulia said.
St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill spoilt their mums with gifts of their work and a special morning tea organised by their P&F committee
St Bernadette’s Primary Castle Hill also spoilt their mums with a special celebration including students sharing their learning in the classroom. This was followed by a shared liturgy with mums and grandmothers, and a morning tea organised by the school’s P&F committee.