Last Friday the College commemorated Remembrance Day in a number of ways. This year’s theme was to recognise the contribution of Australians conscripted into the national service schemes from 1951 to 1972.
In the morning, the McClure unit opened their classrooms for shared activities with families.
At 10.30 our students, staff, special guests and members of the community gathered in the Wayikuu Centre for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
Year 12 students Hannah and Vincent returned to MC and we welcomed back bugler Danielle Clark, who has volunteered her talents for 17 years.
We reflected upon the meaning of Remembrance Day as the Junior Primary students sang ‘The Green and the Gold, and Year 6 and Year 9 students shared their learning. The choir sang ‘I Was Here’ and the concert band provided the soundtrack to the cross planting, a tradition that has continued since the centenary of Armistice 2018.
The flag bearers were Year 10 students and Army/Air Force Cadets Benita and Ethan. Wreaths were laid by students Noah and Amelia, along with invited guests.
Throughout the day, primary classes visited the library to view a memorabilia display set up by a group of local veterans.