Easter bonnets ring in the holidays

Cranbourne West Primary School student Riley shows off his hat creation.

Schoolyards across Casey were a scene of colour on the last day of Term 1, Thursday 6 April, as students got into the holiday spirit in annual Easter Bonnet parades.

At Cranbourne West Primary School, students were encouraged to design and create their own hats for participation in the school-wide parade.

Staff, family and friends watched on as the kids displayed their hat with their classmates in front of the appreciative audience while two keen eyed judges sought the most creative efforts.

Two students per class were chosen for the most outstanding hats and their efforts are rewarded with a book, certificate and chocolate egg.

All students were considered winners at Cranbourne West Primary School and receive a mini chocolate egg at the conclusion of the event. In case you are wondering, the school bought over 600 eggs!

Meanwhile, at Hampton Park Primary School, students also got festive for the last day of the school term, with their own Easter bonnet parade.

Students showed off their creative streaks with fun hats adorned with carrots, plastic eggs and and even an egg carton.

Delicious prizes were awarded to the most creative hats in each year level.

“The excitement from the learners from Prep to Grade 6 for the Easter Hat parade was enormous. It was amazing to see the range creative designs our learners created for this event,” educator Shilpa Sanghani said.

“The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and it was wonderful having our HPPS parent community back viewing the annual event.”