ANZAC Memorial Service

An ANZAC Memorial Service was held at the College on the eve of ANZAC Day. The entire College community gathered to show their respect for those that have gone before them in the pursuit of freedom, as well as those currently at war for our country and those aiding other countries. The aim of the memorial was not to glorify war but to show our appreciation for those soldiers and the families that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the future of our country and to remember that this sacrifice is everlasting. The Year 11 History class was privileged to be able to prepare and deliver a very moving, solemn ceremony. Although we prayed for those that had given their lives in war, it was evident that the spirit of the ANZACs is very much alive and represented amongst us today. The Australian Flag was lowered to half-mast and a wreath was laid at the base as a sign of our respect to those gone before us, and those who will go after. A moving rendition of the Last Post was followed by a minute’s silence and the Rouse, which concluded the service. All the students reflected in a solemn and respectful manner. Many of the students have purchased ANZAC badges which is a further sign of their support of our fallen heroes.

Ben Madden,11A3 (History Student)