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Mrs Ruth Thamm with grandson Nicholas Thamm and Stephanie Lucas ... St John's pupils enjoyed showing their grandparents what it's like at school these days

June 11, 2012

Grandparents from far and wide attended a special Grandparents Morning at St John’s Lutheran Primary School last week to experience what it’s like to be a student in the 21st century.

Some grandparents travelled from Toowoomba, Brisbane and Gympie and further to attend the day.

St John’s principal Helen Folker was pleased at the attendance.

“It was great to walk around and see the children’s faces light up as they were showing their grandparents what they are learning about,” she said.

“I think many of the grandparents enjoyed seeing how the children interacted in their classrooms and how they worked with technology. We are also very fortunate to have so many dedicated and skilled teachers who can assist with the choirs, ensembles and dance teams so they can perform at such a high standard. We are very happy with how the day turned out.”

To start the day, Year 7 leaders welcomed the grandparents and ushered them to their seats for a time of Worship. The grandparents then visited the classrooms where they participated in lessons with their grandchildren.

Many grandparents were fascinated by the use of interactive whiteboards and technology in the classrooms.

One commented: “It is so much fun these days! Look at what these children can do!”

The grandparents then enjoyed a morning tea in the Multi-Purpose Building, provided by parents and served by the Year 7s.

Everyone then gathered for a concert which included entertainment from the school choirs and ensemble groups.

The choirs performed the items they recently sang at the local eisteddfod, where they gained first places.

The Dance Fever QSA Team also performed their dance moves to the delighted audience.

“This is the second year I have attended and I want to say a big thank you!” one grandparent reported back to the school.

“The children are well behaved. It is such a blessing to see young ones conduct themselves in this manner. I returned home and I am already looking forward to next year’s Grandparents Day.

“Thank you again teachers, for your kindness and children for caring and their manners. Your parents and school can be very proud of you.”

The grandparents enjoyed the eisteddfod-winning performances by the St John's choirs


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