Another school year has come to a close.
For Year 6 students, this means the end of their primary school years.
Year 6 students from Mittagong Public School were honoured in a “magical” farewell dinner last Thursday night.
Themed ‘Paris at midnight’, the farewell dinner was held on Thursday, December 15 at the school hall.
Teachers and parents transformed the hall into a “Parisian style” setting for the students, with flowers, lights, lamp posts, and an Eiffel Tower.
School teacher Debbie Anderson said the children were “delighted with the decor”.
“The children chose the theme for the evening,” Ms Anderson said.
“They were very excited about what lay ahead.”
Throughout the evening, there were speeches, tributes and performances from the outgoing Year 6 students.
“In the lead up to the big day the children learnt lots of different traditional dances,” Ms Anderson said.
“But they concluded the evening with a surprise ‘flash mob’ for the parents.
“And then they sang a sentimental song about growing up and moving on which left many people in floods of tears!”
The evening was catered for by parents, some of whom were professional chefs.
“The children and teachers were treated to the most delicious and thoughtfully prepared meal,” Ms Anderson said.
“A lot of hard work took place leading up to the big event, but it was definitely all worth it.
“It really was a magical night for everyone involved.”
The Year 6 students had their official last day of primary school the following day on Friday, December 16.
Students from Year 1 to 6 will return to school on Tuesday, January 30.