On Friday we held our traditional ANZAC Ceremony at the front of the school in the memorial gardens. It was beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location and our students were so respectful of the occasion, which I was immensely proud of.
Much thanks must go to the amazing work to co-ordinate the service by Mrs Jody Kellen and Mr Darren Roxburgh, but also to the teachers and other staff who ensured our students were well prepared for the event and that their class had a beautiful wreath to lay. Our school leaders also did a fantastic job leading the service and with the flags. Much thanks to our grounds staff, Mr Adam Sheppard and Mr Tane Goffe and the cleaners who ensured the area was in tip top condition for the day. Thank you also to those members of the community who attended and to those parents who helped to create the class wreaths. A special thanks to our guest speaker, Warrant Officer Class One, Graham Forbes, whose speech helped the students make the event relevant and to understand the connections to their lives.
A small contingent of staff and students braved the early morning on Sunday to represent our school proudly at the Gaythorne RSL March and our school captains again did us proud as they lay a wreath on our behalf.
It is special events like this where our school come together to support each other that we see our true strength surface. Well done everyone!