Fathers Day came a few days early at Chifley College Bidwill last Wednesday.
Now in its fourth year, the Bidwill Blokes Breakfast attracted its biggest turnout yet with more than 50 dads in attendance.
Fathers went away with full tummies after enjoying quality time with their sons.
There was plenty to keep everyone busy, including police, ambulance and fire brigade displays, a reptile farm, petting zoo, woodturning demonstrations and soccer games.
Dads were also encouraged to bring their cars and bikes.
‘‘It was the biggest and most successful Blokes Breakfast we’ve had at the school,’’ principal Mark
Burnard told the St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.
The aim was to celebrate the importance of male role models in boys’ lives
‘‘We appreciate, honour and respect the role they have in our students’ lives and want them to feel part of the community,'' Mr Burnard said.
It was Shane Ansell’s third Bidwill Blokes Breakfast with son Christian, 16.
‘‘It gives me an insight into the atmosphere of the school and interact with my son’s teachers and friends,’’ he said.
Mr Ansell believes other schools would benefit from holding similar events.
‘‘It’s a good opportunity for everyone to meet,’’ he said.
‘‘I’ve met guys here who I didn’t know but live down road from me.’’
Noumea Public School also held a Blokes Breakfast last Friday.