ANZAC Day


LEST WE FORGET


On Friday the 23rd of April the school gathered for an ANZAC Day assembly. Two of our Student Councillors are pictured laying a wreath at the base of the flag poles. The flags were set to half mast during the playing of The Last Post.

The local Member for Maylands, Lisa Baker, was represented at our assembly by Fiona Sassenfield. Ms Sassenfield presented a book called "Gallipoli" to the school. This book tells stories of the experience of Western Australian soldiers serving during WW1. The book will become available for families to borrow from the school library.

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Sonnet for ANZAC Day

Sound the Last Post again, lest we forget

the freedom that we cherish has been bought -

not found like mushrooms in the field; the debt

is ours to pay, mindful of those who fought

and fell - yet still they held the torch aloft!

May we remain as zealous to withstand

the traitors who would make our fibres soft,

as well as enemies beyond the land.

The trumpet has the power to move us still,

and though the debris of a flood of years

lies over hand and mind, an aching thrill

comes rising perilously close to tears.

Sound the Last Post to hold the memory bright,

then sound the Rouse and keep the torch alight.

by Alf Wood