ANZAC day is one of our nation’s most significant days and it reinforces the values that we cherish as a community. On Wednesday, a moving ANZAC remembrance liturgy was led by our service committee. This was a very prayerful experience and enabled a mixture of reflection on the past and optimism for the future to be shared. Our school’s representation at Thursday's ANZAC march and commemoration was outstanding, and it was wonderful to have so many students, staff and parents marching together as a school community. I know that you would all share with me in congratulating our students on the manner in which they participated and presented themselves, of which we can all be enormously proud.

Often, it is activities like these that remind us that the students that we teach each day may well be the future leaders within their communities tomorrow. This really emphasises the importance of providing opportunities for our students to display and develop their leadership talents.

As we reflect on Anzac Day this year, may it inspire each of us to work for peace and love in our families and communities.​

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