St Martin's Celebrates Family Week

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Family Week at St Martin’s Primary School23 May 2016

By Anika Iyer and Lara Gagliano, School Leaders 2016, St Martin de Porres School, Avondale Heights

Family Week at St Martin’s Primary School is important because it reminds us of the importance of families, how different they all are, how much we love them and why we need to cherish each member.

The first activity during this wonderful week was a joyful Mother’s Day Mass hosted by the Preps. During this Mass, the Preps presented special bookmarks to their mums and other mums and women in the parish who care so much for them. The Preps sang and put smiles on the faces of young and old. There were some very proud mums who felt that the song was sung just to them and no one else!

We also had a Mother’s Day stall which allowed the students to buy gifts for their mothers, grandmothers, aunties and other special women in their lives. The funny thing about this stall was that the people who organised it were all mothers of children who go to this school.

Grandparents’ Day helped us interact with family members who support us but don’t get to spend enough time with us at school. We shared lunch with our grandparents and adopted grandparents (for the day) before collecting skipping ropes to show off our mad skipping skills. This was organised as part of Jump Rope For Heart’s Jump Off. We saw many grandparents turning ropes and having a go of skipping as well!

We enjoyed our week of special activities which helped us remember that families are special and play a very important role in our lives.