FAMILY GATHERING: Grahame and Sue West, grandchildren Cody and Charlotte West, and Doreen and Graeme Whalan were reunited on Grandparents Day at St Stephen’s.
FAMILY GATHERING: Grahame and Sue West, grandchildren Cody and Charlotte West, and Doreen and Graeme Whalan were reunited on Grandparents Day at St Stephen’s. Laura Mckee

Grandparents show why they're the best at school day

ST Stephen's Lutheran College celebrated Grandparents Day on Friday, putting on a range of activities for students and their grandparents to participate in.

Year Three student Jorjia McCabe-Garthe has a close relationship with her grandma, Karen.

"Grandma drops me to school every day and picks me up," she said.

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"She is nice and helps me with my homework."

Mrs McCabe said she was "on-call" when looking after Jorjia and her little brother, Joey.

"Their mum was starting out doing veterinary nursing and I thought I would help out," she said.

"I like the time I have with them because I can watch them grow and help raise them."

Mrs McCabe said she and Jorjia had a lot of fun together.

"Jorjia helps me feed the horses, and at Easter and Christmas we always make a dish together," she said.

"We get our nails and hair done together. We are really close.

"People have even said we look like each other."

Mrs McCabe said she was also close with Joey, 3.

"I don't know what I will do next year when Joey goes to prep," she said. "I have him with me every day."

Grahame and Sue West came from the Sunshine Coast to be at Grandparents Day for grandkids Charlotte (Year 3) and Cody West (Year 5).

"I have only missed one Grandparents Day since Cody started school," Mrs West said. "We get here when we can because they are special."

Cody and Charlotte's other set of grandparents, Doreen and Graeme Whalan, were also present.

"We pick them up from school every day," Mrs Whalan said.

"On the weekends we go out for lunch. We spoil them rotten with ice-cream and strawberries."

"I like playing chess with granddad," Cody said.



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