Easter Festivities

12 April 2024

In the lead up to the Easter break students embraced a range of Easter related activities…and chocolate tasting!

From arts and crafts to traditional Easter egg hunts, church and chapel services, the school community came together to celebrate this special time of year in a variety of meaningful ways.

Easter Arts and Crafts
One of the highlights of our Easter festivities was the array of arts and crafts activities. There were Easter crowns, decorating Easter eggs and baskets, painting magnets, lots of colouring in and the Colley Room Preschoolers even got their hands dirty making hot cross buns from scratch, learning about the importance of yeast, rising, kneading and baking!

PFA Easter Raffle 
The PFA team put together some amazing hampers for the Easter Raffle, with not just chocolate delights, but vouchers to The Beachouse, TreeClimb and Bounce in the mix too. On the last afternoon before Easter break students and staff gathered in the Chapel for a hotly anticipated draw of the winners. With each announcement of the winners there was raucous cheer and some very happy students who collected their hampers.

Easter Chapel
As has become tradition at SPW, the children were treated to a performance of the Easter Play led by the Chapel Choir and written by teacher Michelle Lewis. The Easter Play was a light hearted, age appropriate telling of the Easter story allowing children to gain an understanding of the story recounting the events of Jesus’ resurrection and reflecting on the themes of renewal, hope, and redemption whilst also enjoying a few chuckles and songs.

Excursion to St Peter’s Church Glenelg
The three Preschool rooms went on excursion to St Peter’s Church Glenelg to visit our chaplain, Rev’d Andrew. The walk is part of their local walks program that familiarises the children with their local environments. Once they arrived at the church the children were treated to hearing a traditional Easter story told by Rev’d Andrew, and enjoyed studying some of the dioramas on display depicting the Easter story.

Easter Hunts
Across the week there were many visits from the Easter Bunny, giving our children plenty of eggs to hunt. As is tradition, the Reception students and their siblings were treated to an after school Easter egg hunt at Partridge House, beautifully organised by the Reception PFA representatives, Therese McNicol and Amy Goodgame. The beautiful garden beds made for a thrilling hunt, with each child coming away with a small bounty of goods.

In the Library Mrs Francis organised an Easter Egg Hunt for our Preschool children. The children had to explore the library to hunt down clues that would eventually lead them to some Easter delights.

Buddy Classes
During the allocated Buddy Program session, students used their time to enjoy some Easter activities too! The Year 6 students and Year 2 students combined STEM and their love for chocolate by getting into teams and racing chocolate eggs down a slip line on the Hub staircase. Other groups enjoyed crafting together, with the older students showing great patience in supporting the younger students to stick, cut and colour.

Thank you to all the staff and parents who organised so many wonderful activities for our students to enjoy in the lead up to Easter, it’s always such a special time of year!

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