On Thursday 4 April, we celebrated our grand Grade 0 Grandparents’ Day, which celebrates the importance of relationships across generations. Grandparents came from far and wide to enjoy a special morning celebration with their granddaughters. The Grandmas, Nanas, Grannies, Pa’s, Poppies and Granddads celebrated the great privilege they have, which is to love, guide and support their children and their grandchildren. The girls thoroughly enjoyed showing them around the school and introducing them to their friends and teachers. Thanks to our amazing music teachers, grandparents were treated to a marvellous singing programme where our learners sang like angels. It’s unbelievable that in just a term, our Grade 0 girls are able to recite poems and sing songs in all four of our official languages, namely, Sotho, Zulu, English and Afrikaans. Grandparents were then escorted to the field where they witnessed our fit and flexible Headmistress, Mrs Howden doing cartwheels and other great activities with the Grade 0 girls.
Our parents were amazing as usual and served everyone a nice cup of coffee, tea and some yummy eats. The grandparents then made their way to the classrooms to see the wonderful work that the girls have been doing with their teachers, Mrs Macleod and Ms Seabi. There was much laughter all round when our grandparents realised how interesting they look through the eyes of the Grade 0 artists.
It was a day where everyone could witness the beautiful connection and the special relationship between grandparents and their granddaughters. There is no doubt that it was a very memorable day for all participants.
As the saying goes, ‘A grandparent is a little bit of a parent, a little bit of a teacher and a little bit of a best friend.’
Ms Liziwe Seabi