The Naracoorte South Primary School grounds were a hive of activity this morning as parents, grandparents and friends of students enjoyed a morning tea together to celebrate National Families Week.
The school used the opportunity to combine their National Families Week celebrations with an ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’, as well as their regular ‘Bounce and Bop’ sessions for babies to four year olds.
Naracoorte South Primary School principal Kirsty Lush said ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’ was a worldwide movement involving over one million children.
“Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play,” she said.
“Children have enjoyed completing spelling and maths activities outside and will visit surrounding areas like the nature park and Memorial Oval as well.”
Mrs Lush said she was thrilled with the turnout for the school’s National Families Week celebrations.
“It’s wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents and special people here at the morning tea,” she said.
Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week, Australia’s annual celebration of families.
National Families Week has been run by Families Australia, with Australian Government support, every year since 2003.
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with family, make contact with extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life.
National Families Week is held between 15 and 21 May to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families. Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia participate in hundreds of community level National Families Week events annually.