It was a respectful whole-school audience who listened attentively to the proceedings during our school Anzac Day Ceremony. For their first performance of the year, our Dreamcatchers looked the part in their stunning choir shirts, creating a reflective mood in the audience as they sang Lee Kernigan’s “Spirit of the Anzacs”

School councillors participated actively, reading a poem, lowering the flag, and carrying a beautifully made wreath up the aisle to lay it symbolically beneath the flagpole.

Mr Walker explained the meaning of “The Last Post” before leading the school in the Ode of Remembrance. The Dreamcatchers then sang an inclusive version of “I am Australian”, singing a number of verses in Ngoongar language, before leading the school in the National Anthem. This was their first performance this year and their confidence and enthusiasm was obvious to the audience.

On Anzac Day itself, our school was represented in town at the War Memorial where two of our students, both scouts, laid a wreath at the base of the obelisk. Thank you to Frankie and Rohan.

One of the highlights of our town’s ceremony is the march through town, where Ros Love (Year 1 teacher) and her partner led the Bunbury 10th Light Horse Brigade platoon in a nostalgic and meaningful nod to our shared history.

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We thank Helen Grantis (Educational Assistant) for her creativity in making the wreaths, both for our school and for the War Memorial Ceremony.

Written, video clips and posted by Dawn Veary; Photos by Helen Grantis

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