Anzac Day is always a very important date on the Holy Name School community calendar, when local returned servicemen and their families are welcomed into the school to join the annual Anzac ceremony.
This year, the school has held its annual event in advance, as Anzac Day will be in the school holidays.
Holy Name School students are taught to understand that it is a solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for our country and also those who were deployed to support the peace keeping missions.
“We were privileged to have many special guests join us for our Anzac ceremony,” teacher, Simone Maloney said.
“Leigh Vaughan spoke about her family's experiences and the impact of war time on her parent's lives during WW2.
“Students were captivated by her words, they were very powerful. She asked the students to raise their hand if they knew a 16 or 17 year old boy and explained that many soldiers in WW2 were in fact only the same age who had lied about their age in order to sign up.”
Year six student, Mark Allan played the Last Post on his trumpet before before the school held a minute of silence.
After the ceremony, special guests were welcomed into the Mary MacKillop Hall and served lunch by the year five and six Holy Name School mini vinnies committee.
Stories were shared between one generation and the next.
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