One of the most special events of a boy’s time at St Joseph’s is Grandparents Day – an opportunity for students in Years 7 and 8 to welcome their beloved grandparents to the College and spend a morning with them.
This year’s Grandparents Day, held on Monday 28 May, saw more than 350 grandparents visit the College. Grandsons eagerly awaited the arrival of their special guests, some of whom had travelled long distances to attend the special day. One grandfather gave his grandson the ultimate surprise by travelling all the way from Scotland!
The morning began with a liturgy in the beautiful College Chapel, where boys lit candles for their grandparents and spent time reflecting on the grandparents who were unable to be there. The boys then took their grandparents on a tour of the College, proudly showing off their dorms, classrooms, dining rooms and other favourite areas.
All guests enjoyed a delicious morning tea on the lawn with their grandsons before being treated to a number of musical performances in the Brother Emilian Hall.
Headmaster of St Joseph’s, Mr Ross Tarlinton, said Grandparents Day is always a highlight of the school year and is an event the boys fondly remember. “Grandparents often play a very significant role in our lives – they teach, nurture, comfort and offer unconditional support. It is always a pleasure to see the genuine affection that exists between the boys and their grandparents.”
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