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ANZAC Day Assembly

19/04/2018
wreath laying
Assembly Leaders: Captains, Adeng and Jye
 
Acknowledgement of Country: Jessica Millward and Kiarah Woodbridge
 
Anzac Altar Guard: Volunteer members of the army, navy and air force cadets changed guard at appropriate intervals.
 
Royal National Anthem, God Save the Queen, performed by the school's vocal and instrumental ensembles.

School Vice-Captains' Speech

School Vice-Captains, Russell and Maddi, described the actions of those who served in the First World War.  “Many wars did indeed follow after the end of the First World War and while each and every war left a scar on Australia’s national psyche, none were more lasting, silent, and relentless than those scars left on the minds and hearts of the brave men and women who returned home. For those who sacrificed and for those that continue to sacrifice, lest we forget.”

Guest Speaker, Mr David Janetzki

Mr David Janetzki, the Member of Parliament for Toowoomba South and Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice, focused his speech on post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).  He provided historical context for those who suffered ‘shell shock’ and reflected on the struggle facing our returned soldiers today.
James Blunt’s ‘No Bravery‘, performed by Kira Thompson and Nalani Kiakpe.

School Captains' Speech

School Captains, Jye and Adeng, continued the focus on PTSD presenting history and current prevalence rates. 
 
Wreath laying, Last Post, minute silence and Reveille.
 
Australian National Anthem, performed by the Instrumental Ensemble.
 
Thanks to our invited guests, Mr David Janetzki, Mr John McVeigh, Mr Jordie MacDonald, Mr David Jones, Mr Christopher Parker, staff helpers and all participants who helped bring us together to acknowledge Anzac Day in a very special and memorable way.