A celebration of mums from ‘All Around the World’

On 6 May 2022, the RGS Parent Association hosted around 90 guests to celebrate Mother’s Day by way of musical concert and high tea.  The theme this year was “All Around the World” – celebrating mums from all different backgrounds and cultures who are members of the RGS school community. 

Guests were treated to a music concert in the RGS Theatre.  Performances included the Singing Choir, Signing Choir, a Soloist performance, Brass and Saxophone Ensemble, Folk Group and Secondary Strings.   Guests then moved to the Space Frame for light refreshments before making their way to the Memorial Assembly Hall for a sit-down High Tea.  The delicious food was catered by RGS dining room staff and Year 10 students volunteered their time to serve the guests.

Below is a small excerpt from guest speaker, Head of Primary, Mrs Kate Harris’ address:

“A common word to connect us all, when it comes to motherhood, is love. 

Recently, we have been confronted with images from the Russia/Ukraine conflict.  Mothers and children are among the most vulnerable during war time.  As a mother of three children, it is unimaginable what people are going through.  But the lengths a mother will go to to protect her babies is phenomenal.  Suffering has been wide reaching.  How often as a mother do we need someone to lighten our load?   Mothers uniting in love and putting together an action to lighten the load is really powerful.  Small acts in helping each other.  

This journey of raising young children to be contributing, good humans is the most rewarding work I’ve ever done but it’s also the hardest.  I use humour, and the incredible friendship of other mothers to lighten my load.  This tribe of women help in so many ways.  We celebrate each other’s wins and we carry each other when needed.  I am incredibly grateful when I think of the support and friendship that has been extended to me over the years.  The tribe of my mother friends that I have made through school and sporting groups have helped in more ways than they will ever know. 

Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint and the more people helping and supporting our children as they transition into adulthood the better.” 

We would like to thank everyone involved who made this event a total success and look forward to welcoming mothers again next year.