Our Dreamcatchers did us proud with their performance at our Anzac Day Assembly. They sang “I Am Australian” as students filed in and were seated, before engaging everyone present in a moving tribute to our Anzacs, as they sang “The Last Anzac”. Three soloists (William, Sequaia and Skye) led the Dreamcatchers’ performance, and the audience was rapt.
Our invited guest speaker was Mr Keith Simmonds from Margaret River RSL, who spoke movingly of the sacrifice made by so many servicemen and women to keep Australia safe and free. He explored the concept of the Anzac Spirit, saying:
The Anzac spirit is a warm and tender flame that burned in the hearts of our Diggers.
He then challenged our students to reflect the Anzac spirit in their daily lives both at school and at home, by demonstrating those qualities through simple acts of:
- friendship – with peers at school
- selflessness – by thinking of others and helping them when they see that they need help
- endurance – by sticking at tasks and overcoming challenges (academic and sporting…) to succeed
Our scouts then laid a wreath and lowered the flag respectfully for the one minute’s silence, before “The Ode” and our National Anthem concluded our assembly.
MRPS extends a very warm thank you to Mr. Keith Simmonds for his thoughtful and inspiring speech. Many thanks to Ms Jolly for organising the morning program and to all who contributed.
Video clip, photos, written and posted by D. Veary