Happy Father’s Day Dad!
31 August, 2017

Mufasa: A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on time here and will rise with you as the new king.

Simba: And this’ll all be mine?

Mufasa: Everything.

This scene from our production of the Lion King Kids crystallises the gift our dads give us. We begin with the gift of life, but our dads share with us opportunities and wisdom as we move from age to age. Our dads are probably not kings like Mufasa, but they are certainly kings of our hearts.

As we move towards the weekend we are all conscious of our dads and other special men in our lives. And we give thanks for the love, guidance and support that we are so fortunate to receive from these special men. It is also a time for us to be mindful that not everyone in our society enjoys a positive relationship with the men in their life and, perhaps, this time can also be a reminder that we need to ensure that our sons grow up understanding what it is to be a good man. We also especially remember those in our community whose dads have died. I am sure that each Father’s Day is bittersweet as they remember the life of a wonderful man, yet also acknowledge their absence.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Thanks to Julie Sagnol and her team of volunteers who again did a wonderful job looking after all those hungry men and children who lined up for breakfast this morning! Our annual breakfast is a great community building event.

Julie has been the heart and soul of this operation for many years and we are so fortunate that she has given so generously each year. This was Julie’s last year coordinating and we are hopeful another parent will be able to step forward to continue this great event. As well as a special event for the men in our children’s lives, it is also an important fundraiser for our Parents and Friends.

Well Done Danny!

Danny McKenna (Degan’s dad) was named as Warrnambool’s Father of the Year in the Rotary awards this week. This was great recognition for a dad in our community who works hard for his family and contributes to our school.