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Summerhill School values our families, and so during the week of the 7th to the 11th of June, we took the time to celebrate the patriarchs of our families with thoughtful spoils.

The Grade 1 students celebrated Father’s day with a delightful “Doughnut with Dad” pack. Students took home a delicious doughnut along with colourful Father’s Day cards and bookmarks for their beloved dads. Some fathers were made to “voluntarily” pose for photographs at home during the card handover ceremonies and the special memories were shared with us.

The highlight was when students were interviewed and were asked to share what their dads cannot do. We received some delightful responses,

“There is nothing my father cannot do!”

“My father can do everything!”

“My father cannot braai, he burns meat all the time.”

“You don’t know my father, there is nothing he cannot do!”

Evidently, all our Summerhill fathers are superhero dads!

Fathers were made to feel very special by the Grade 2 students who created their own personalised cards for dad whilst working online from home.

The Grade 3 students honoured their dads for the support, strength, love and care that fathers display towards their families by constructing and decorating a beautiful star magnet with a photograph of themselves with dad, a treasured gift indeed for their wonderful fathers.

The Grade 4 students adopted the theme of Super heroes for Father’s Day this year.

Students decorated cards with printed images of Super Dad, and penned heartfelt messages of admiration and gratitude to their dads. The creations were super stunning and highlighted the roles of dads as superheroes with superpowers and super influence in the lives of their kids. We are sure these were most appreciated!

The Grade 5 students cut out a door hanger sign with “Dad’s Day Off” to give their hard-working dads a much-needed break. Students also decorated a card for their fathers.

The Grade 6 students created their own personalised cards for dad. They had lots of fun secretly gathering info on dad’s favourite things to do and to eat. They then put all this valuable intel into their cards. Lucky dads!

The Grade 7 students created accolades of achievement in the form of either “dad-badges” or “certificates of commendations” for their dads.

We hope that each and every father felt special and valued this Father’s Day!

Mrs Candice Pötscher  – Head of Senior Phase and Event Coordinator

Mrs Vanessa Singh –  Head of Junior Phase