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Anzac Day Ceremony: Reflecting on Sacrifice and Service

Today, 24 April 2024, our school community united to honour the significance of April 25th as a day of national remembrance. 

We pay tribute to the contributions of all who have served in our armed forces throughout history.

Our student leader led the assembly with Angus, commencing with the Acknowledgement of Country. Jessica and Cahlia then presented the Anzac Requiem, a reminder of the sacrifices made by countless Australians in times of conflict.

During their address, College Captains Alain and Claire reflected on the profound legacy of Anzac Day. Alain, speaking from the perspective of a 17-year-old, acknowledged the challenges faced by the young ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli. He emphasised the importance of embodying the values of courage, honour, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship – values that define not just this day, but the essence of Australian identity.

Altus and Mark laid the wreath, symbolising our collective remembrance and gratitude. Ben recited the Ode, followed by the Last Post. We observed One Minute's Silence, paying homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, before concluding with The Rouse.

Tomorrow morning, several Year 12 student leaders will represent our College at the Anzac Service in Brunswick. If you're in the area and wish to show your support, we invite you to join us and look for the College banner as the march begins from the Brunswick Ambulance Sub Centre on Ridley Street at 7:30 am.


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