Last Tuesday, 1st May, the College stopped to pay our collective respects to the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country. The service was the culmination of several weeks of planning and a fortnight of the “Learning Matters” program where the students learnt about The Armistice of Compiègne, of which the centenary is celebrated on 11th November this year, the significance of a sprig of Rosemary and a number of other historical facts regarding Australia’s service and the ANZAC legacy. The boys also made poppies in House Group, which was among the first living plants that sprouted from the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium, to wear to the Service.
Special thanks to Ms O’Brien, Mr Andrews, Miss Francis, Ms Cousins, Mr Morrison and Mr Wilkinson for their work in putting together both the program and the accompanying service. Thank you also to members of the Student Council for running Tuesday’s service and to our Year 12 students for running the Learning Matters program in House Group.
During the holidays a number of students also represented the College at Dawn services across the City. Special thanks to Justin Heywood, Stephen Lewis and Rick Maroulis for handing out programs from 4:30am at the Coogee Service and laying a wreath on behalf of the College and to Shane Farmer, Thomas Rabbitt and Jack Sorenson for laying a wreath at the Maroubra Junction Service. Nathan Allcroft was also involved in the State Service at Martin Place where he read the Ode to Remembrance and laid a wreath on behalf of Legacy.