PLC Sydney support commemoration of ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day is a very important part of our Australian calendar. We gather as a community to remember all of the men and women who have given their lives for us. PLC Sydney plays an active part in this public commemoration every year and above are a selection of services we attended this year.
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1. PLC Sydney students, accompanied Mrs Chiba to the Dawn Service at Burwood.Community Prefects Maggie He, Georgia Antoun, Georgia Page and Kimberley Woo laid a wreath at the memorial in Burwood Park.
2. Charlotte Guest laid a wreath, on behalf of high school students, at Miranda RSL. Charlotte was seated with MPs Scott Morrison and Elani Petinos.
3. I accompanied the PLC Sydney Pipes and Drums and Wind Ensemble, a 70-strong group, who marched along Elizabeth Street in the city. Read more from the Music Department here.
Junior School Remembers the ANZACS
On Wednesday 27 April, the Junior school marked the occasion of ANZAC Day with a service in Thompson Hall. Led by Year 6, we remembered the contribution of the Australian and New Zealand forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula. From Mrs White’s photographs, the story came to life. The thin strip of sand was inadequate for supplies or cover. The hills were steep, dusty and uncleared. The Turkish were prepared. Girls could imagine a little bit of history.
Year 6 shared some of their original poems commemorating the day, and a small group of fine voices sang “Abide with Me”. Clare Bosco played The Last Post and Annabelle Adams played the Rouse, evoking the spirit of the ANZACS. It was a simple, but lovely service. Lest We Forget
By Deanne KalisStaring into the atmosphere of war,
We remember their sombre faces,
Poppies filling the land.
They fought for us,
Then they died for us,
Now we are all living in peace.
Still they’re in our hearts,
To be remembered always,
Are those who we loved.
Lest we forget.
Well done PLC Sydney!
Dr Paul Burgis
PLC Sydney Principal