Family is an important part of life at ACG Sunderland. It’s something we celebrated recently at our Grandparents and Special Friends day, where we spoke to a few ACG Sunderland grandparents about their perception of the school.
Every year Anne and Richard Winston come all the way from Sydney to spend Grandparents Day with their grandchildren Leah, Year 5, and Owen, Year 4. Anne said they enjoy the interaction with the children and the entertaining assembly.
“Our favourite thing about ACG is the respect shown to the basics of education and the range of additional subjects,” she added. “Leah and Owen have learned to work hard and be responsible.”
Mary Younan is grandmother to Kourtney in Year 2 and Chelsea in the preschool. She found the school organised and well thought out with a friendly atmosphere – and thought the children seemed to love what they were doing and learning.
She said it was great to see her granddaughters’ values.
“They’ve always been wonderful, but they are learning to be respectful, kind and helpful to others through experiences at the school.”
Both grandmothers felt grandparents could play an important role in their grandchildren’s education – sharing stories and experiences of how things used to be to enrich their knowledge.
“They can also support the parents in teaching good values,” Mary added.
Thank you to all our grandparents and special friends who joined us at the school. We love having you as part of our family community.