Families all look differently, our children experience many different and complex family relationships. Our school and P&C have decided for this reason to move away this year from our traditional Mothers and Fathers Day celebrations, and instead celebrate “National Families Week".
The aim of National Families Week is to not only celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society, but to also reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children as they grow. National Families Week coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world.
Our school family have planned together a range of exciting activities that your family can choose to be involved in and celebrate from 15-21 May. We kick off Monday morning with a coffee Van on Kijini Oval, following lots of other fun activities during the day and throughout the week. One of the activities happening all week will be an option for families to help their child add their hand to our school “Diversity" mural. We have been waiting for cooler weather to get this mural finished and family week will enable you to make a lasting memory with your child. Make sure you book in for this as we can only take a few families at a time. Do not get paint on clothes!!! So please bring an old shirt or art smock to wear.
Please view the below Program for the week and join in celebrating your family. Some activities you will need to sign up for, as there are limited numbers. Sign Up Sheet is via https://volunteersignup.org/CXKET.
Any further questions around the activities, please contact Leisa Whybird email@example.com.
P&C Weekly Program for National Families Week.pdf