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ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

20/04/2015

​Each year, on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders come together to remember and honour all those who fought for their country in wars long past.  This year's Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance.

As well as commemorating the landing of Australian and New Aealand Army Corp troops at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915, ANZAC Day is a time for reflection.

The spirit of ANZAC recognises the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice that were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing - qualities that our defence force personnel carry forward into the many international conflicts that trouble our world today.

But what does ANZAC Day really mean to today's young Australians, who are confronted by daily reports of horrific acts of war and aggression across the globe?  We hope that by learning more about ANZAC Day that our students will gain an insight into how our history has shaped the Australian character.  We hope they will be better 'armed' to take on the responsibilities of building peaceful communities for future generations and bring true meaning to the ANZAC Day pledge, 'lest we forget'.

Our ANZAC Ceremony will be held on Friday 24th April at 9.00am in the hall.  This will be a special ceremony commemorating the Anzac Centenary where our choir, verse speaking choir and ISHS band will play an important part in the ceremony.  We are also hoping to have the services of a RAAF Base Amberley Catafalque Party.

If your child is a member of an organisation that wears a uniform, eg. Church groups, scouts, guides, they are most welcome to wear that special uniform on Friday.  Your child is also welcome to bring a floral tribute if they wish.

Parents are most welcome to attend our ceremony.