Commemorating our ANZACs

Today, students from Prep-Year 4 and Years 5-12 attended assemblies to commemorate and show their respect to the ANZACs who died serving for Australia in the war.

The ANZAC services mark a special day in the Clarendon calendar as they see involvement from students across all year levels as well as all staff. It is a time to come together, reflect, remember and acknowledge those who served in World War I and World War II, including our Old Collegians.

Each year, every Year 12 student is tasked with carrying our Old Collegians’ crosses to the chapel where they are laid in the yard. Our younger students accompany them to place poppies on each cross.

School Captains, Jenul Jayakody Arachchige Don and Matilda Pearce, played an important role at this year’s assembly at Sturt Street, reading out the names of Old Collegians as students carried their crosses.

In addition to participating in today’s assembly, some Y12 students also attended the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service in Ballarat on Monday. May Bourke, Madi Crellin, Jenul Jayakody Arachchige Don, Arian Gazi, Charlie Goldsworthy, Matilda Pearce, Chloe Shieh and Baeley Tucker represented Clarendon at the service and School Captains, Jenul and Matilda laid a wreath from the school alongside the President of the Ballarat RSL.

The ANZAC services are a wonderful opportunity for our students to come together, no matter their age, to recognise the ANZACs serving Australia.

Thank you to the Year 12 students for their involvement in this year’s assembly.

Lest we forget.