Flanny Friday to end St Joe’s term

Out of uniform: St Joseph’s Primary School students Evie Riordan, Heidi Woodfine and Mia Nicholson in their fannelette shirts for the final day of term on Friday.
Colourful crew: Jed Cox (front) with Chad McKee and Jack McConnell, in their flanny shirts at St Joseph’s Primary School on Friday.

For teachers and students at St Joseph’s Primary School the “Flanny Friday” celebration was about much more than fishing out the warmest and loudest patterned shirt from the bottom of the winter clothes drawer.

It brought to an end a week-long Appreciation Week, included on the school curriculum to recognise the roles of teachers, administration and support staff, parents and, of course, the student population.

St Joseph’s principal Liz Trewick said a series of events during the week culminated in the student celebration, with activities and a sausage sizzle for the final day of term at the school on Friday.

“We had a morning tea for the staff, the parents received a bookmark from students and we offered our appreciation of the students with lots of fun on Flanny Friday,” Ms Trewick said.