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There’s something reverent about an Anzac Day ceremony.  It’s the way the crowd gathers in solemn silence, faces lost down the twisting paths of individual memories.  It’s the way that the flag flutters up and down the flagpole during that endless minute of silence.  It’s in the way that the speakers’ voices seem to resonate with emotion and every word spoken or sung, drips with meaning.

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It was a day like that on the final day of term one, when we gathered as a school at the base of our flagpole for a moving Anzac Day ceremony.

Mitchell Cook recites his poem about Simpson and his Donkey.
Mitchell Cook recites his poem about Simpson and his Donkey.

Students sat respectfully and listened to school councillors as they read poems and our choirs sang beautifully, under the guidance of our musical maestro, Ms Helen.  You can listen to them on the MP3s below.

The choir sang accompanied by soloists: Nick. P, Emma. H, Alex. N, Tess. M, Kate. M, Monique.T, Lizzy. J
The choir sang accompanied by soloists: Nick. P, Emma. H, Alex. N, Tess. M, Kate. M, Monique.T, Lizzy. J

I am Australian
 

The Diggers

 

Written, photos and posted by D.Veary

2 thoughts on “Anzac Day Commemoration at MRPS

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dawn…beautiful words.
    I am so proud of every single one of my students who were so respectful and my heart swelled with pride at being an Australian. Our forefathers and mothers sacrificed so much so that future generations can live in this amazing environment. I know that all of our students will grow up and spread this valuable message.

    Mr. C Madden
    Deputy Principal MRPS

  2. Kay Lehman and David Winstanley says:

    It was a privilege to be in the audience for such an important and wonderfully presented school event. We would like to congratulate all the kids involved and the great work by Ms Helen. All the kids watching had perfect manners and the whole event was a credit to the school. Well done.

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