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SCSS STUDENTS STAND FOR THE ANZACS

29/04/2015

​Yesterday the school held its annual ANZAC Commemoration. This year we honoured our 'own' Defence Families as we acknowledged 100 YEARS OF ANZAC.

I couldn't have been more proud of our students. Their display of respect and impeccable behaviour was a credit to each individual child, their teachers and their families. Our student leaders; Paris, Kallai and Lillian ran the commemoration with poise and confidence. It was heart-warming to witness genuine understanding and respect displayed by the class representatives who laid a wreath on behalf of their peers.

Having a real life Catafalque party courtesy of the Engineer Support Regiment RAAF base Amberley was a highlight adding just the right balance of authenticity and formality to the event.

On the way into school, children every child had an opportunity to plant their own poppy and pay personal respect. These poppies were hand made by the children with support of Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Golding and classroom teachers.

We were privileged that so many of our Defence parents were able to join us. Those who were unable to join us due to deployment were proudly represented by their wives. We pay tribute

Special and invited guests were presented with an ANZAC cake, baked especially by Mrs Playle and Mrs Turnbull. The patty cakes were topped with a slouch hat, hand made by a wonderful parent volunteer, Mrs Sam Reid.

On display were honour cards submitted by our students. This display brought tears to the eyes of many. These will remain on display for parents to see at assembly. Each class also prepared a display of their ANZAC knowledge.

The Springfield Central State High School band produced an amazing sound as they played Abide by Me for the wreath laying and the Australian and National Anthem. The Last Post was played by a high school student with precision. Our sincere thanks to Mr Hornagold and the

The commemoration was solemn. After the Catafalque party marched out we were treated to a song performed by Mr Gooley. It was an amazing sight to see the students of Springfield Central State School STAND for the ANZACS.