The steady drizzle which turned into a huge storm later that morning did not dampen the excitement and warmth of welcoming mothers to our school for a special Mother’s Morning Tea event. It was the first time in about two years that the Preschool was able to welcome families back on site, albeit with some restrictions in place, so the gathering was extra special.
It was heartening to see some of our children craning their necks to spot if their mothers had arrived and their faces breaking into wide smiles when eye contact was made. Equally encouraging was seeing our children happily walking in through the door with their bag packs in one hand and their mother’s hand in the other.
Classroom tables were beautifully transformed into lovely dining setup with floral table clothes, decoration, and welcome cards. At the corner of each room were customised box packs the children had spent time making throughout the week and filled with snacks and messages for their beloved mother. At the garden, a prettily decked swing awaited mothers and their children as they took turns to capture the precious moment.
After taking a photo together, our children led their mothers to their classroom and proudly sat next to them while enjoying a lovely snack together. They then spent time bonding over colouring, crafting and bracelet making. Mothers also took the opportunity to catch up with the teachers and other mothers whom they haven’t had a chance to meet in a while due to the pandemic.
The visit culminated with an entertaining puppet theatre by Hands Alive. The large colourful puppet family took the children on a wonderful adventure, encouraging participation and providing lots of laughs. After a busy and most enjoyable morning, the mothers gave our children a nice warm hug before heading home.