ANZAC Commemorations

At the end of the term, our school joined together around our Cenotaph in a service to commemorate our ANZACs in the lead up to ANZAC day.  Our student speakers shared with us this the history of ANZAC Day, the acknowledgement of the many men and women who served our country in time of conflict and in humanitarian missions, and a perspective on what ANZAC Day means to us today.  As the last post echoed throughout the school, each student reflected on what they had heard and quietly each paid tribute to our ANZACs.

In commemoration of the 100 years of ANZAC, students enrolled in the school’s construction and landscaping course along with other volunteers had constructed a memorial to our ANZACS. The cenotaph made out of brick and concrete construction is located in the precinct of the school’s 50th anniversary garden. The cenotaph stands within the schools flag poles and was the centre piece of the school’s ANZAC service this year and for future years. It will remain as an integral part of the school’s culture and history.

While on the Gymea cultural and historical tour through Europe, our students and teachers stopped off in Belgium and Northern France to immerse in living history from WW1. Travelling along the Western Front, the group visited a range of war memorials that commemorate the fallen and missing Commonwealth and Australian soldiers.

Our students and staff had the opportunity to take part in a nightly service at Menin Gate Memorial, one of the largest memorials in Belgium, which is dedicated to those soldiers missing from the battles fought at the Ypres salient, an imperative territorial gain along the Western Front. This was an extremely moving experience with teachers and students grateful to pay our respects to the many Australian soldiers who fought and sacrificed themselves for us.

Further to this, as part of the centenary commemorations for Passchendaele, the 3rd battle of Ypres, the students participated in the Australian Platoon Experience, walking the same path the Australian soldiers did 100 years ago. Wearing a soldier’s uniform and eating “Tommy Tucker”, the students were confronted with many of the realities the ANZACs faced in the time of war.

On 25th April, our prefects and other students gathered at Miranda RSL at 5.00am to commemorate this very special day. The dawn service was very attended by our local community.  Liam Shearsby read a prayer as part of the ceremony.

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