01 Feb

Yesterday in school we celebrated Grandparents’ Day as part of our Catholic Schools Week programme.

The day began with Mass in St.James’ Church giving thanks for all our grandparents. The mass was prepared and led by Mr.Clarkes Fourth class who deserve great credit for their hard work and the manner in which they read and participated in the mass. Our grandparents were then invited back to school where they enjoyed treats. A very special thank you to our Parents Association for all their hard work and support with this.

Many grandparents then visited our classrooms and chatted with pupils. We heard many stories of what their school days were like, how they travelled to school, First Holy Communion Day, etc.We learned of chores they did on family farms and jobs which they worked as young adults, hobbies and interests.

Grandparents Day gave us the opportunity to meet some of our grandparents and also think about the importance of all of our grandparents and the gift they are to our lives. For some, it was a return to their alma mater and time to reminisce.

For all in St.Attracta’s NS it was a privilege to have the opportunity to acknowledge the enormous contribution grandparents make.

We sincerely thank those who took the time to visit and speak to our students and hope that all our grandparents from near and far had a lovely day!