Inclusion and being aware that our children notice ‘everything’ were the two central themes of the well-attended event held on Thursday, 22 August.
The Emily Safe Schools committee hosts the now annual breakfast, which promotes positive relationships between dads and their children. This year’s theme of inclusion was based on R.J. Palacio’s book Wonder that tied into the school’s book week activities. As human beings, we all have a need to feel included and it is our resultant diversity, which makes us stronger.
Principal, Mrs Anna Owen addressed the dads at the breakfast with a focus on how dads are role models – sometimes consciously but at others not quite so.
One of the ‘activities’ during the breakfast was for dads and their daughters and sons to post onto the ‘Wonder’ wall - some of the reflections are below:
Dad is reliable – Always there for me.
My daughter is wonderful because she always sees the fun in a challenge.
My daughter is the smartest, sweetest, most thoughtful, quirkiest person I know.
He is always taking me to all my music rehearsals, which I appreciate very much!
I look up to my dad in every way!
Thank you to all involved in making the relationships at CGGS stronger and more inclusive.
Acting Director of Pastoral Care
Photo above: Sarah Bender (Year 11) with her father, Ross.