Early day for dads

Paul with daughter Ciara.

 Work boots, hi-vis vests, jeans, suits and a whole lot of fatherhood filled the gym at Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Healesville for its annual Father’s Day breakfast.

From 8am on Friday 30 August, egg and bacon rolls were cooked in abundance especially for dads.

The excitement and hum of male voices quietened at 8.45am when a class of junior students shared what they loved about their dads, and it was very clear that dads played a significant role in their children’s lives.

There was plenty of laughter, too, as children described the play-offs between Mum and Dad and the lollies that Dad gave them.

After offering a song of prayer blessing their dads, the children moved around the school filling in their Fathers’ Day Passport.

Dads read books to their children in the library, created in the STEM room, constructed in the Prep area, had their picture taken at the photo booth, had their portrait drawn in the art room, coloured mindfulness mandalas, played chess, drummed out some RUMBLE beats, played board games and dropped some baskets with the basketball.

There were tears when some dads left for work.

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