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ANZAC Ceremony

30/04/2013

​The ANZAC ceremony began with four of the company of cadets marching to stand guard at the field altar.

Kara Manteit delivered the acknowledgment of country and Stacey Trindall, our new CEC, acknowledged the sacrifice of Indigenous servicemen and women.

The audience enjoyed a choral performance of the song And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle. The choir was conducted by Mr Robert Williams and accompanied by Antonio Malferrari and Jacob Dunn. Jacob Bigby spoke about the symbols placed at the field altar and Kara Manteit read a poem that captures the experiences of Indigenous Serviceman Captain Reg Saunders. The ensemble performed Abide with Me and Katelyn Barr read the poem Why we remember, requested by special guest Abel Seaman Bernie Martin.

Guest speaker Private Simon Jeppeson from the Australian Army Reserves, also a teacher at the school, was invited to the stage to speak about why he became a part of the Australian Army and the meaning of ANZAC Day for him. Private Jeppeson explained the service he has given as part of the Army Reserves, since he was 18 years old.  School Captain Lauren Dalamaras played the Last Post, followed by the one minute's silence and then the Reveille.

Flowers were placed at the field altar by the school leaders, Kara Manteit and Stacey Trindle to symbolise our respect for those who have lost their lives in the service of their country. The Assembly closed with the singing of the National Anthem.