FAMILY BONDING: Malachai Michelborough reads with his grandmother Sharon.
FAMILY BONDING: Malachai Michelborough reads with his grandmother Sharon. Contributed

Grandparents join school family

DALBY Christian College students shared their lunches and library books at school for Grandparents' Day on Tuesday.

The annual event is always a fun day for the Christian College community, with grandparents spending the morning at the college to enjoy entertainment, a generous morning tea and, of course, precious time with their grandchildren.

Dalby Christian College administration officer Shelley Wieden said it's an event the students always look forward to.

"It's just a really special day, our kids get so excited about Grandparents' Day,” Ms Wieden said.

"The grandparents have such a fun time.

"It's exciting because we're like a family here.”

With more than 160 grandparents attending, this year was the largest group of grandparents for the Christian College.

The college band and the junior primary, upper primary and secondary choirs all sang for the special family audience, which Ms Wieden said was one of the highlights of the day.

"We start preparing for this day right at the beginning of the year and we get on board with our music staff to prepare the choir,” Ms Wieden said.

"The kids get such a delight out of singing for their grandparents.”

Another highlight for the grandparents was touring the college grounds and classrooms, before heading to the school library forsome reading time together.

"The younger kids take them all around the school so they get to see where the kids do all their classes and many of them have activities for them to do,” Ms Wieden said.

"The Year 1 classes had a list of questions for the grandparents to answer, to get them really involved and having fun.

"Our college captains also asked all the grandparents how many grandchildren they each have and I think the largest number was actually 17.”


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