The 3rd of May was a busy day at the College with Primary and Secondary ANZAC Services held back to back.
The Secondary Service was held first with an excellent turn out of politicians and distinguished guests, including three who have been awarded an O.A.M. For the first time at a Secondary ANZAC event, bagpipe music was played by Pipe Corporal Ailsa Edwards during the laying of seven wreaths. Our speaker was Chaplain Paul Quicke, who spoke from the heart about a trip to the Areopagus in Greece. He commented on the growing attention to ANZAC Day and how it has become spiritualised whilst there is a corresponding decline in attention to Easter. He reiterated that he is proudly Australian and reveres those who served in war, but said we need an Areopagus approach where we identify the positive and use it to point to what is better – Jesus who gave the greatest sacrifice.
A morning tea was held between the services where staff and invited guests were treated to a delectable spread put on by Café Chef Manager, Mr Anton Zulch and the Hospitality students.
After tea, the Mr Nelson’s class of 4-3 presented an ANZAC Assembly. The class presented a short skit about an ANZAC bear called the Armistice Bear. Chaplain Scott Norman, spoke about the meaning of being an ANZAC.
Both events honoured those who made a sacrifice for our freedom and the student’s attentiveness was an indication of how the significance of ANZAC Day has been passed on to the younger generation.