Almost 200 grandparents were treated to morning tea and a chance to join their grandchildren in classrooms at Westmere Primary School yesterday.

Senior students Connor Hawley, Phoenix Grammaticogiannis and Vincent Gil greeted visitors at the gate and guided them to the hall where a morning tea provided by students awaited them.

Asher Hodson 6, hosted all four of his grandparents and showed his grandfather Alan Brider the charcoal portrait he had made of him.

Ruby Brown 6, was hosting her grandparents Keith and Anne Brown who had travelled from Upper Hutt to spend the day with her.


"We used to live up the river when Keith was a teacher at Koriniti," said Mrs Brown.
"It's lovely to come up and spend the day here."

Grandad Tim Whitford had the right attire for the occasion and wore his "Grandpas Rule!" T-shirt to visit grandson Chase Williamson.

There was a book fair in room 5 where children were choosing their favourite books for grandparents to buy.

Some grandparents took the opportunity to get out on the sports fields and courts with the children and Susan and Lance Erickson were playing netball with granddaughters Madelyn and Brylee.

The day was rounded off with musical performances by senior, middle and junior school syndicates in the hall.