Swan Reach Students Reach Out With Letters to Maddocks Gardens

Maddocks Gardens resident Dot Peacock reads her letter from a student at Swan Reach Primary School.


“Please Mr Postman, look and see. Is there a letter in your bag for me?”

What better time to reach out to someone in your community with a letter?

The students at Swan Reach Primary delivered that very generous gift to Maddocks Gardens this week – dozens of handwritten letters to residents full of well-wishes and thoughtful enquiries.

Under the direction of teachers Robyn Rogers, Terese Hunter and Jim Allen, the students in years 1, 2 and 3 have been learning about respectful relationships.

The letters to residents were part of their education about the importance of respecting older members of the community.

“I hope you are all well and not sick. My name is Austin, I am in grade 1. I am 6 years old. From Austin.”

“I hope everyone is safe. I hope everyone is having fun!!!  My name is Brayden, I am 8 years old. From Brayden.”

The students also made small gifts to go with the letters.

“People don’t write letters very often these days, and so it was lovely for the residents to receive such a personal, caring gift,” said Maddocks Gardens’ team member Carolyn Morgan. “When we delivered the letters to everyone, you could immediately see how much they were appreciated. It was a really lovely community initiative.”