Why is it important to commemorate Anzac Day in schools?
This Sunday we proudly show our respects for the lives lost on the 106th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove on Sunday 25th April, 1915.
As a school, we will be paying our respects to our Anzacs at three community events. Girls Grammar will be represented by our year 12 cohort at the Botanic Gardens Dawn Service where they will have the honour of wearing the historical Girls Grammar berets and participating in a candlelight vigil during the service.
Following this, year 12’s will attend the Rats of Tobruk memorial where our Head Girls have been invited to deliver a speech to members of the Rats of Tobruk Association and community. These speeches will be published in the National Rats of Tobruk newsletter which is a huge honour for our girls and school.
We will then proudly march in the Anzac Day Parade, meeting behind Target in Alma Street at 9:40am. We hope to see as many students as possible marching proudly with Girls Grammar as this is an important aspect of community service which is highly valued at our school. Student involvement in Anzac Day events brings an awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice and determination of the soldiers who gave their lives at Gallipoli along with the challenges they endured that we simply cannot comprehend today.
Anzac Day is an important time for students to reflect with humility and gratitude on the experiences of the many men and women in World War 1, and how their actions and the true spirit of mateship and camaraderie have defined us a nation.
I look forward to seeing many members of our school at Sunday’s Parade to pay tribute to our Anzacs.
Lest we forget
Deputy Principal - Students