Celebrating Our Grandfriends

By Ms Tracey Markovic, Assistant Head of Junior School Operations

An enormous thank you to all our grandparents and friends who attended the annual Grandparents' Morning last Friday.

The glorious sunny morning in Canberra brought generations together and created cherished memories for our students and their beloved grandparents. This unique occasion, hosted by Radford Foundation, celebrated the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

One of the highlights of Grandparents' Morning was the chance for grandparents to spend quality time in the classroom with their grandchildren who were undertaking a ‘normal’ day. The classroom is where lasting memories are made, and sharing this space with grandparents was a truly enriching experience. It was a heartwarming moment for both grandparents and students.

After the classroom visits, all grandparents were invited to gather for a special morning tea hosted by Radford Foundation. This was a perfect opportunity for our grandparents to connect with each other, reflect and share stories, while also building a network of support and friendship within our community.

Our Grandparents' Morning was a day filled with love, warmth, and the celebration of family. We look back on the celebration of Grandparents' Morning with fond memories and are grateful for the opportunity to create cherished moments that last a lifetime.

An enormous thank you must go to Mrs Donna Driver, Administrator - Fundraising & Events Mrs Monique Glavonjic and Radford Foundation for hosting this event. Donna, as the grandparent of three Junior School students, shared her insights into how fortunate we are at Radford to have such a wide and full curriculum with many rich offerings.

Thank you also to all the staff who helped make this event possible. A special thanks to Ms Cathy Jackson and the Year 9 Service-Learning students who spent their morning hosting the morning tea. Your support is invaluable!