ANZAC Ceremony 2021

On Thursday 22nd April 2021 we held our ANZAC Ceremony.

We remembered those who have fought and died in war and took time to reflect and acknowledge the sacrifice those brave men, women and animals made, appreciating the harmony we’re able to embrace everyday in Australia today.

Our Student Councillors Astrid, Arki, James and Juniper addressed the school, speaking about the ANZAC story and the origins of ANZAC Day.

We stood quietly for the Last Post and one minutes silence and then our school choir performed Advance Australia Fair.

Our Year 6 students laid a wreath and classes walked past the wreath on their way back to class. Some students placed their poppy next to the wreath

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Laurence Binyon, from For the Fallen, 1914
In Flanders Fields (1915) by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses,
Row on row,
That mark our place;
And in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
 
We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved,
And now we lie
In Flanders fields.
 
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands, we throw.
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break the faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow.
In Flanders fields.
Moina Michael, from We shall keep the faith, 1918
And now the Torch and Poppy Red 
We wear in honour of our dead. 
Fear not that ye have died for naught; 
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
 In Flanders Fields. 

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