In September the Year 7 cohort spent a terrific morning with their grandparents and/or grandfriends. Grandparents Day has been running for 4 years now and continues to be a wonderful experience for all involved.
After a morning tea in the Pavilion the Year 7 cohort escorted their grandparents/grand-friends across to the King’s campus and the Chapel for a special Grandparents/Grandfriends Day assembly. Two significant music items were conducted and talks were given by Deputy Principal Mr Lawry and Head of Middle School Mr MacPherson about the role and importance of their own grandparents.
In preparation for this day all Year 7 students wrote a letter of gratitude to their grandparents and/or grandfriends. Parts of the best letters from each tutorial group were also read out at the assembly, drawing a few laughs and tears from the audience.
Following the assembly the grandparents/grandfriends went on a student-led tour of the Middle School campus, visiting eight key areas. The stops included the Library, KCLC, Music Rehearsal Area, Tech Studies and Art precinct, and a visit to the Shipsters Road Project led by Pembroke Principal Mr Thomson.
I’d like to thank all the grandparents and/or grandfriends for attending the morning, and the Year 7 cohort for embracing this opportunity. Our students were delighted to share their School with the grandparents/grandfriends and many great conversations were had. I’d also like to thank the Friends of Pembroke for providing the delicious morning tea, and the staff who presented at each of the stops on the tour.
Overall, the morning was a great success.
Assistant Head Middle School