Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Alexa gives her mum Brooke a kiss on the cheek. Photos: STEWART CHAMBERS 334129_03

By Eleanor Wilson

Mums were number one at schools across Cardinia Shire on Friday 12 May, as students shared quality time and lots of cuddles with the special mother figures in their lives.

At Cardinia Primary School, Prep students spoiled their mums with nail painting, craft activities and slices of cake.

Prep student Ella chose a glittery gold colour for mum Simone’s nails.

“I love my mum because she’s nice,” Ella said.

“I like playing with her and cooking.”

Principal Susan Wepster said about 150 mums, aunties, grandmothers, carers and special others filled the classrooms for a morning of well-deserved pampering.

“We want to recognise all of the special people in all of our kids’ families,” she said.

“We know every family is different and we just want everybody to feel part of our school.”

Officer Primary School marked Mother’s Day with a high tea of cakes, fruit skewers and other sweet treats, which were prepared lovingly by the students.

“It’s important to support all the mums and grandmothers and aunties …it’s our first event since Covid lockdowns as well so it’s really nice to come together as a community,” school council president Karen said.

“It’s more personal too, that the kids have put a little bit of time and effort to give back to their mums.”

A special pancake breakfast provided a sweet start to the morning at Garfield Primary School, while John Henry Primary School families went through 700 eggs and 3kg of bacon for its Mother’s Day breakfast.