Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a beautiful day where grandparents and special friends were blessed by beautiful Spring weather. The sun was shining and so were the smiles. Grandparents and Special Friends Day is our favourite event because it is all about bringing people together who support and love and care for each other.
Our visitors began the day with a special welcome and concert held in the Immanuel College Chapel. The Orchestra and Choirs entertained the large crowd and showcased their talents. Thank you to Peter Habib and Cathy Travaglione for preparing the students.
Students were particularly excited to have their visitors in their classrooms and introduce them to their teacher. Year 6 students proudly showed their visitors around their school and classroom before enjoying Morning and Afternoon Tea with them. A wonderful privilege that they have been looking forward to for many years.
Thank you to our visitors who purchased a ticket for the Classroom Art Raffle and the Treats for Adults Raffle. Your generous contributions has enabled the school to forward $3451.50 to Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) who will use this money to support families in developing countries. We hope you enjoy the new art work for your home. Thank you to Sharon Lynch for facilitating the creation of these masterpieces.
A very, very big thank you to our P & F Convenors, Naomi Jenkin, Anita White, Natalie Daou and Natalie Anderson and the many, many parent helpers who helped set up Thursday afternoon and also served Friday morning and afternoon. Your commitment to our school community is a blessing to us all. There were so many visitors who commented on how welcome they were made to feel and how lovely it was to end the day with a scone (provided through Baker’s Delight) and a cuppa.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is always a highlight and a most memorable day for all involved. Our students are truly blessed by your presence in their lives.