Grandparents head back to school

The population of the Caloundra Christian College swelled by around 300 people on Wednesday, when the school held its Grandparents Day.
The annual event aims to allow the grandparents of students to come to the campus and get a first-hand view of their grandchildren’s schooling.
“It’s continuing the whole theme of ‘building communities’. We want our school to be a welcome place for our parents and for our grandparents, because they still have a contribution to make,” said Principal Mark Hodges.
The event included guest speaker Andrew Johnson, CEO of Christian Schools Australia, Queensland, as well as busking by popular bus driver Alan Yarnold, performances by some of the music students, and catering by the hospitality students from Years Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve.
Head of Hospitality Andrew McVittie, who manages catering for many school events, again ensured that the food was great, well presented and the students were well involved and organised.
Grandparents travelled from as far as Victoria, New South Wales and North Queensland to attend the annual event.
“I had probably 15 grandparents come up to me and thank me for having it again and tell me what a lovely school we have,” Mr Hodges said.