High Tea for special women at Holy Rosary

May 18, 2024 BY
Holy Rosary Mother's Day High Tea

Mother's Day tradition: Mums, grandmothers, carers, sisters and friends at Holy Rosary Primary School have been enjoying special events for 56 years.

HOLY Rosary Primary School celebrated Mother’s and Special Women’s Day with a High Tea at the school last week.

It was the 56th year the school has held the event.

“The event celebrated the mothers and special women in our lives,” said Holy Rosary community engagement leader Tess Holmes.

“Aunties, grandmothers, carers, sisters and friends.

“Our parents, friends and carer committee put in an enormous effort to organise the day and a special thank you goes to president Leanne Slee and vice-president Lauren Tobin.”

During the afternoon, the school choir, led by Mariah McCarthy, sang two songs and Foundation students gave a presentation about why they love their mothers.

“It is a tradition that Grade 6 students act as waiters for the event,” said Ms Holmes.

“This year we had six boys doing the honours.

“We are very grateful to our sponsors and supporters, in particular Fallow Heathcote who donated the major raffle prize, a two-night getaway at Fallow Cottage.

“Other sponsors included Middleton Motors, Beauty Lies Within and Condie Estate Winery.”

The event was extra special for past student Kellie Rinaldi and her mother Dianne Rinaldi.

“Dianne used to attend our Mother’s Day luncheons when Kellie was a student,” said Ms Holmes.

“This year, Kellie and Dianne attended as mother and grandmother to Kellie’s son, Riley, who is in Foundation this year.

“There are many beautiful stories such as the Rinaldis’ and we love welcoming the women from the Heathcote community each year.”