Girls’ School Father and Daughter Breakfast 2015

September 16, 2015 at 6:54 AM

The unique bond between a father and daughter was fully evident at today's Girls' School Father and Daughter breakfast. Nearly 300 doting dads and their girls shared a special morning together at the Ellerslie Events Centre before the school and work day started. They were welcomed by Girls' School Acting Principal, Mrs Judith Dobson who expressed the importance of the father-daughter relationship. She quoted American author John Sinor: 'It is admirable for a father to take a son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for a father who takes his daughter shopping.' Chapel prefect, Selena Agaimalo said a lovely prayer to grace the food.

The guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast and following the meal, the dads and daughters worked on a fun activity together. Each family was given a rubber-band powered plane to construct as well as an origami jumping frog. There was a lot of competition to see who could be the first to finish the plane, and a lot of instructions being ignored!

It was then time for the spot prizes, with a student from each year group receiving a mystery treat, and some lucky dads also spoilt with products provided by generous sponsors. Before too soon, the buses had arrived to carry the students to school after a big hug for dad!

Our sincere thanks to Cate Scragg and Rebecca Scoones for organising such a great event! A big thank you also to the Paravicini, Murray Whitford, Wong, Ward and Fleming families for their donations and to the following for their support: Saint Kentigern Old Collegians' Association, Primal Earth, Abe's Bagel Bakery, Huawei, Fifth Ave Menswear, Ricoh, Benson Road Deli and Countdown.

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