Junior School ANZAC Commemoration Service

Students and Staff joined parents and visitors from neighbouring Sirovilla at the Junior School roundabout for a moving service to mark Anzac Day. Year 4 Leaders capably led the service which included reciting the poems Ode to the Fallen and In Flanders Fields, and made special mention of Australia’s involvement in the defending of Villers-Bretonneux in France, exactly 100 years ago. The service also included moving performances of Abide With Me and I Am Australian by the Junior Choir and a musical and confident trumpet performance of The Last Post and Reveille by Mia Smythe, Year 5 student from the Middle School - Highton campus.

A reverent atmosphere was set by our Junior School students who respectfully listened throughout the service. A number of students brought along and proudly displayed medals and family memorabilia, bringing history to life, and there was also the opportunity to add a personal touch, placing a floral tribute at the flagpole.

This service marked an important annual event on the calendar and served as a reminder for all of the significance of the spirit of ANZAC.

Following our moving campus service, our School Captains participated in the Geelong Schools' ANZAC Service alongside other school leaders of the College. This event brought together student leaders from over 95 Geelong primary and secondary schools to lay wreaths and honour our servicemen and women.

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

 

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