One of our school expectations is ‘we are respectful.’ Over the holidays we commemorated ANZAC day as an opportunity for us to show our respect for those who fought under our flag.
As a Dominic community we were a presence at a number of ANZAC day services throughout the Hobart region.
This year we had high student attendance once again and were able to be at the New Norfolk, Glenorchy, Pontville, Lenah Valley and Hobart services.
It is so important for us to recognize all that is given to allow us to have the lives that we live and to give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Lest we forget.”
Mrs Olivia Stephen - Coordinator of Pastoral Care K-6
On Tuesday 30 April the College held an ANZAC Day service for Prep to Year 10 students in the Savio Centre.
As always, we come together as a community at the nearest available opportunity to ANZAC Day in order to pay our respects and to reflect on the sacrifices made by service men and women, past and present.
This year the focus of our prayers and reflections centred on the role of support personnel, such as military nurses, chaplains, organisational support staff, and those who toiled behind the scenes on the home front, keeping the war efforts alive.
These men and women who did not take up arms, but nevertheless made the greatest of sacrifices deserve our gratitude and remembrance equally as those who gave their lives on the front lines.
We are fortunate to have such a gifted and generous College community to contribute to an occasion like ANZAC Day; from the concert band who provided the music for our hymns and National Anthem, to the Tasmanian Army Band who provided a bugler to perform the Last Post, and Zoe Watson singing The Last Anzac during the wreath laying ceremony.
We are grateful also to Zoe’s father, Brad Watson, who spoke with insight and passion about his role as an Army Chaplain. His words helped us to understand what it is to be a compassionate and supportive colleague or peer.
Thanks to all the staff and students who contributed to the organisation of this important day on our calendar.
Mr Ben Fulton - Humanities Coordinator 7-10