ANZAC Day services 2017

To commemorate and honour the 100th Anniversary two years ago, of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli, we asked all Dominic College students to get involved in their community as a way of recognising and honouring the sacrifices of our forebears. Over 150 Dominic College students participated in numerous parades and services. This was a fantastic experience for our students to have the chance to be directly involved in such a significant community event. We received such positive feedback from the RSL (Returned and Services League) and students that we decided to make this an annual college community commitment.

It is important that as Australians we never forget the sacrifice that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and volunteers gave towards the future of our country. As a young vibrant section of the community we have an obligation to provide a link between generations and ensure this sacred day in the Australian calendar is always honoured appropriately.

In collaboration with the RSL Branches in and around the Greater Hobart region we have arranged opportunities for our students to be involved at the following memorial events on Tuesday 25 April:

  • Glenorchy – Parade and Wreath Laying

Main parade 10.30am (assemble Glenorchy RSL at 10.15am)

Main service 11.00am (Glenorchy City Council Memorial Gardens)

  • Hobart – Main Parade

Main parade 10.30am (assemble at 9.45am in Macquarie Street near Tear Town Hall)

Main service 11.45am at Hobart Cenotaph, Queens Domain

  • Lenah Valley – Parade and Wreath Laying

Main parade 8:30am

  • Pontville – Parade and Wreath Laying

10.15am assemble at Pontville Memorial Park (corner of Brighton Road and Ford Road), 10.30am 1-minute silence and the March to Remembrance Park (Old Army Camp site)

Main service 11.00am Remembrance Park

  • New Norfolk – Parade, Wreath Laying, Flag Bearers & Helpers

Main parade 10.45am (assemble at bottom end of High Street, Arthurs Square at 10.30am)

Main service 11.00am New Norfolk Cenotaph

This will be an amazing opportunity for students to be involved in something greater than themselves and we ask for your support as we come together as communities to pay tribute and remember our servicemen and women who sacrificed for the freedoms we now enjoy – Lest we Forget.

Students in 7-10 will accrue double House points towards the College Mission Shield through their participation.

Please fill in the form sent to you on Parent Paerwork, indicating which event your child will attend, by Wednesday 12 April.

Mr Andrew Pritchard, Director of Pastoral Care K-10