On Friday, 2 September, our Year 7 dads and students enjoyed an early Father's Day celebration together. The day started with a liturgy, followed by a delicious breakfast, cooked by our staff and students, and a very competitive game of ultimate frisbee.
We asked the students what Father's Day means to them:
"To spend time with dad and male role models and thank them for everything they have done." - Lucas
"A day to thank Dad for all the support and give them a present" - Sam
"Show our gratitude, spend time with them." - Georgina
"To show our fathers that they are most important to us and our world." - Eloise
"Father’s day is a day to appreciate your dads and let them know you love them and give back to them." - Ryan
"A celebration for what dad has done for us, for raising us and helping create a happy and healthy home." - Emmy
"Day to appreciate what they do for us." - Charlotte
"Caring, loving and respecting our dads and appreciating what they do." - Jed
"Acknowledging the sacrifices they make for us and an opportunity to spend quality time with them." - Lucas
"Father’s Day is a day to appreciate what they have done for us and honour their contribution to our lives and legacy." - Kyler
Happy Father's Day to all of Our Lady of Mercy Dads, Grandfathers and Carers!