This morning we celebrated Father’s Day with our annual Father’s Day Breakfast, this is an opportunity for us to celebrate our dads, hear from our dads and appreciate our dads or the significant male members or role models in our lives.
Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September in Australia. This is the first Sunday of spring and children often prepare for the day by making handcrafted gifts and cards for their fathers at school.
There's no succinct and confirmed reason as to why Father's Day in Australia is different from Malaysia and other parts of the world, however, the common theory is that when the Australians decided to adopt it, they chose not to wait for another year to celebrate. Instead, the day was simply inserted in the calendar, and in a similar season to where it was celebrated in other countries.
Strong male role models are essential for children as they help to share their emotional maturity, which, at times, does not happen automatically. Every culture has traditions and values around what it is to be a man. Young boys need to be taught these values to evolve into the men of the future..
In our community we aspire to have positive male roles who make a positive difference in the lives of our students through:
So to our dads and other significant male members or role models in our community, we are blessed to have you as an example in our community and we thank you for the role you play in the lives of our children. So to finish I would like to share a poem that I think sums up the importance of your role:
a father is neither an anchor to hold us back,
nor a sail to take us there
but a guiding light whose love shows us the way!!
Have a great weekend!
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