A Special Morning For Year 12 Mums and Daughters

The Mother-Daughter Breakfast is always a highly anticipated event on the Year 12 calendar. It’s an opportunity for the girls to celebrate their mums, and the support they have received throughout their school journey.

The breakfast, hosted by Parent Connect, was held on Sunday at Fraser’s Restaurant. The venue provided a beautiful location with stunning views. The venue was decorated with lovely flowers put together with the help of some mums on Saturday. Thank you to those who assisted. As the guests arrived, they were surprised to see a photo frame on each table, containing a treasured image of each mum and her daughter together, chosen by the girls.

Following breakfast, the guests heard from guest speaker Amy Jacobson, an expert in emotional intelligence. Amy gave the girls some special advice as they embark on their journey into adulthood. She talked about owning who they were, being human and that it was okay not to know all the answers. Amy’s message was fantastic, and some mums were lucky to win one of her books to take home with them.

Entertainment followed with a musical item from Year 12 Music students Clare Perrott, Gabriella Gavranic and Chelsea White. The girls chose the beautiful song, ‘A Life That’s Good’ by Lennon and Maisy and dedicated it to all the mothers in the room.

Finally, Head Girl, Stella Hammond, thanked the mums on behalf of the girls. Stella invited the mums to open a special gift the girls had put together for them. Head Boarder, Sage Murphy wished everyone farewell. The event photos captured just how special this morning was and the special memories that were created. 

Marsha Pengilly, Dean of Students would like to thank the following people. “Thank you to Jodi Carle for being MC on the day, it was very much appreciated. A huge thank you to Vanessa Kilroe and Clare Ivancich for organising the morning and for acting as the Parent Connect representatives for the Class of 2021. Thank you for this event, and the many others you have organised for the families. They have been well attended and enjoyed by so many.”

Here is a reflection from Year 12 mum, Vanessa Carmody.

The Mother-Daughter breakfast was absolutely beautiful, bringing up a mixture of emotions for me:

Proud – of my amazingly beautiful daughter
Sad – that her schooling is coming to end
Excited – for what the future holds
Grateful – for everything that Santa Maria has provided for my daughter and our family
Thankful – for the huge amount of work that the parent community and Marsha Pengilly put into the event.

The breakfast was so special and will be a memory mums and daughters will hold close to their hearts forever. There were some very special moments throughout the morning, however, the one moment that touched every mum’s heart was when we were given a letter written by our daughter.  There were plenty of tears whilst reading the letters. What an absolutely gorgeous gift we received!  

I loved the event and it is a beautiful Santa Maria tradition!

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