Thank you very much to everyone who entered our Mother’s Day Competition.
Diversity & Challenge
Our intention for the competition was to recognise the good work mothers and grandmothers do to raise children. However, it became so much more. We were moved by many of the entries we received. It has certainly given us greater insight into the diversity of families in the school community and the challenges they face.
“I have two children… one is on the Autism Spectrum. Life is hard trying to get both dressed in the morning and get lunches sorted out also. Ordering lunch would be a great for everyone.” Mum.
“She is the kindest mum in the world and she just went through chemotherapy for her breast cancer that she had! She is just starting back at work which has been extremely stressful for her life!” Student.
“My sister & I live with Nan. She’s looked after us since I was 18 months old & my sister was a new born baby. There’s only Nan & us. Nan works full time & we think she deserves a break.” Student.
“I would like for my Nana to have a day off as her and Pa have been looking after me since my Mummy and Daddy were killed in a car accident. I love Nana so much.” Student.
It made us reflect on the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. Rory’s School Lunches is proud to be a member of that village, even if we only play a small part in providing nutritious meals to feed children to give a mum or grandmother a day off.
Students Express Their Gratitude
We were also impressed by the students who expressed their gratitude to their mums and grandmothers for their hard work and sacrifices.
“This mum deserves a day off because she’s been a wonderful friend, cook, woman all 365 days a year. And for Mothers Day she needs a break she truly deserves, to let Rory’s healthy lunch take over.” Student.
“Everything she does is for her children and her day starts at 5:00 and doesn’t finish until 10pm every night. Cooks and cleans endlessly for a house of 6. Would love a day off for a sleep and relax.” Student.
“My mum does everything for me without complaint. She is always there when I need her. She makes me laugh when I am sad and she gives me the best hugs.” Student
“My mum gets up every day of the year and makes me, my brother and sister every meal we eat. Breakfast, lunches, dinners, home made snacks and even sweets. Sometimes she doesn’t even eat herself.” Student
There were so many worthy competition entries and we would love to give a voucher to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to the following people who are the 2017 Rory’s School Lunches Mother’s Day Competition winners. Each of these mums and grandmothers received a lunch voucher from Rory’s School Lunches.
|Natalie Stevenson||King’s Baptist Grammar School|
|Ama Abeywickrama||Magill Primary School|
|Stina Hammer||Magill Primary School|
|Chui Ling Lo||Magill Primary School|
|Laxmi Shrestha||Magill Primary School|
|Charisse Yang||Magill Primary School|
|Melissa Dow||Pedare Christian College|
|Carrie-Anne Graham||Pedare Christian College|
|Janice Howland||Pedare Christian College|
|Kerry Kendrick||Pedare Christian College|
|Nicole O’Farrell||Pedare Christian College|
|Jenny Thomas||Pedare Christian College|
|Kia Ennett||Playford Primary School|
|Caroline Crush||Seaford Secondary College|
|Toni Worden||Seaford Secondary College|
|Cindy Kromwyk||St Francis Xavier Primary School|
|Kylie Buttery||Thomas More College|
|Renae Porcelli||Catherine McAuley School|
|Tania Bailey||Gleeson College|
|Linh Reuter||Heathfield High School|
|Jodie Averay||Keithcot Farm Primary School|
|Katie Bramley||Keithcot Farm Primary School|
|Lisa Thomas||Keithcot Farm Primary School|
|Jenny Cameron||King’s Baptist Grammar School|
|Rochelle Kitchin||King’s Baptist Grammar School|
|Connie Broome||Magill Primary School|
|Janine Joy||Magill Primary School|
|Helen Madden||Pedare Christian College|
|Christine Need||Pedare Christian College|
|Grace Pascal||Pedare Christian College|
|Georgia Lefty||Pulteney Grammar School|
|Amanda Cock||Seaford Secondary College|
|Marie James||Seaford Secondary College|
|Donna Whitehead||Seaford Secondary College|
|Michelle Slatter||St David’s Parish School|
|Joy Etienne||Thomas More College|
|Teresa Martin||Charles Campbell College|
|Alicia Harding||Gleeson College|
|Suzana Varga||Gleeson College|
|Joedy Willcocks||Heathfield High School|
|Sara Yaghoubian||Magill Primary School|
|Kerryn Ciracovitch||Pedare Christian College|
|Nicola Fotheringham||Pedare Christian College|
|Heather Hills||Pedare Christian College|
|Shannon Murdey-Green||Pedare Christian College|
|Renee Sweeney||Pedare Christian College|
|Debra Bruce||Pulteney Grammar School|
|Han Zhang||Pulteney Grammar School|
|Lee-Anne Zardo||Thomas More College|
|Amy Campbell||Charles Campbell College|