Last Thursday's Grandparent's Day was very well attended by grandparents from near and
far... and by far I mean interstate....and even from overseas! The school was flooded with
the spirit & energy that only Grandparent's Morning can bring! So many smiles..so many
proud moments...what it’s all about! The reflection below, provided by current grandparent
and former St Thomas' teacher, captures beautifully the spirit and energy
that such experiences provide in the life of our school community..... "What a wonderful morning we had. Thank you staff and thank you children. A
beautiful start to the morning, sharing prayers with the children in the hall,
then off to their rooms where we saw their work displayed and were able to sit
and chat with them as they showed us their workbooks and worked with skill on
their iPads. What a difference to the teaching techniques in the 1970’s and
1980’s when I taught at St. Thomas’. In my last year there (1986) we had 2
computers which had to be shared between all the classes. They were wheeled
on trolleys from classroom to classroom so that all the children could have a turn
at maths and language games on the computer. Of course the teachers had to
have a few computer lessons first for this to happen.
I really enjoyed my time there with my family. Then it was time to share a lovely cuppa with other parishioners who have been
friends for many years. Some of these were parents of children I taught in the
70’s and 80’s.
What a lovely day! Thank you to all".