St John's Year 9 parent cheer squad.
St John's Year 9 parent cheer squad.

St John’s celebrates their parents’ hard work

ST JOHN’S Lutheran School treated their hard-working parents to a complimentary pop-up coffee shop to show their gratitude and give parents an extra boost as they count down sleeps until the Christmas holidays.

The Year 9 students organised the surprise morning for their hard-working parents in an effort to give back.

St John's Lutheran School hosted a complimentary pop-up coffee shop to show their gratitude for parents.
St John's Lutheran School hosted a complimentary pop-up coffee shop to show their gratitude for parents.

They wrote and choreographed their own cheers and became a parent cheer squad to cheer on parents as they arrived in the school carpark and provide some encouragement as they neared the finish line.

The Year 9 students also wore shirts with slogans such as “Christmas Holidays are a brown sock free zone”, “Stay strong the finish line is in sight”, and “169 packed lunches down, 2 more to go”.

Lilly Timmins and Poppy Fitz-Herbert at the St John's parent surprise.
Lilly Timmins and Poppy Fitz-Herbert at the St John's parent surprise.

The Tuesday morning surprise was a huge success and all involved agreed it was great to have the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of so many weary parents.

St John’s assistant principal Jonathon Kotzur said the celebrations were well deserved by the school’s hard working parents.

Shania Finney and Chloe Black at the St John's parent surprise.
Shania Finney and Chloe Black at the St John's parent surprise.

“They were all dressed up and did a welcome song and dance for the unsuspecting parents,” he said.

“They (the parents) sat and enjoyed their coffees and watched the antics of the year 9 students as they performed and cheered them on.

“We just wanted to give back something to the community and parents in a fun and happy way. It’s really just a light hearted and fun way to celebrate.”

Zach Knight and Ashton Williams at the St John's parent surprise.
Zach Knight and Ashton Williams at the St John's parent surprise.

Mr Kotzur said the parents have done so much over the year.

“Parents help a lot in the school and do so much,” he said.

“We just wanted to thank them for their support. This was for the parents who volunteer at events, school camps, in the classroom, at fundraisers and morning teas.

“It was a really fun way to show our support for them in the lead up to the holidays.”

St John's teachers Julie Woolf, Eureka Coetzee, Tracey Tunstall, and Sue Hyde.
St John's teachers Julie Woolf, Eureka Coetzee, Tracey Tunstall, and Sue Hyde.
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