In the lead up to Easter SPW offered many exciting activities both in and out of the classroom; a special Chapel service where the students presented a play, Easter Egg hunts, lots of Easter arts and crafts and of course the annual PFA Easter Raffle!
In a two part Easter Special, presented by our very own Chapel Choir as well as Rev’d Andrew and Rev’d Michele, the whole school came together to celebrate and explore the meaning of Easter.
This year, as Easter was during school term, the Chaplains and the Music Department decided the Easter story could be told over two Chapel services. After all, Easter is more than a holiday, hot cross buns, easter eggs and bunnies. The Chapel Choir presented the Easter play, with part one depicting Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on a donkey to His death on the cross. In part two Jesus appears first to Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus and Solome. They then tell the other disciples Jesus is not in the tomb and is alive. Jesus appears to the disciples many other times.
Thank you to Mr DeLaine, Mr Mesecke, Miss Campbell, the Chapel Band and Choir for all their work putting this together.
Easter in the ELC
In the Byron and Partridge Rooms the children enjoyed decorating their own egg cups or Easter baskets to take home, painting Easter eggs to display in our room but most exciting (or egg-citing!) of all was our Easter egg hunt on Nutter Thomas Lawn. The Byron and Partridge children excitedly ran around searching high and low for the eggs hidden by our parent helpers and loved gobbling up the delicious chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny. We then sang one of our favourite ‘Move to Learn’ songs ‘Mrs Bunny’ which everyone loved.
On Wednesday 31 March the 4 year old children went on their first excursion for the year, where they walked over to beautiful Partridge House and enjoyed the sunshine for our annual Easter egg hunt and Easter celebration. Rev’d Andrew sang Easter songs with the children and talked about the true meaning of Easter. The children engaged in an Easter egg hunt and played on the playground.
A big thank you to the parent helpers and all the families that met at Partridge House to celebrate Easter and the end of a great term.
In the Moseley Room the children were visited by Brian the real-life bunny!
Nature Easter Eggs
Easter art varied from class to class with this Year 1 class collecting flowers, gumnuts, leaves, sticks, stones, and feathers from Nature Play and designing how they might decorate an egg template. The children glued the pieces of nature onto an egg shape cardboard cut-out and added string so that they could hang them and display on the classroom Easter Tree. It was a lovely, mindfulness activity where children could reflect on the beauty of creation, the miracle of the Easter story and the new life that Easter brings.
Mrs Culliver’s Year 1 class should be very proud of their creations, turning nature into art!
Across the school students were all very excited to receive their Easter eggs from their teachers, especially Mrs Forbes Year 4 Class!
Thank you to Rev’d Michele , the whole ELC team, Donna Culliver (Year 1 teacher) and Rachel Forbes (Year 4 teacher) for contributing to this story.